WCAC Newsletter #241, 27-09-19

CROSS COUNTRY INVITE
Club members in the under 11s age group through to seniors are being invited to take part in the first round of the North Staffs Cross Country League this Saturday, (September 28), 12 noon first race, at Knights Grange Sports Complex, Grange Lane, Winsford. Postcode: CW7 2PT.

Further details can be found here.

SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS INVITE
Any junior members in the under 11 (School years 4, 5 & 6, minimum age 9), under 13 (school years 7 & 8), and under 15 (school years 9 & 10) age groups are being invited to represent the Club in the North West Indoor Sportshall Athletics League. 

Training for the league season takes place this Saturday morning at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Sportshall between 10am and 12 noon, but members must register as usual at the Track Office.

The first round on Sunday, October 6, takes place at Sir William Stanier School, Coronation Street, Crewe, CW1 4DJ.

HELP NEEDED AT SCHOOLS FIXTURES
The Club is helping to organise the Chester and District Primary Schools Cross Country Races at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Monday, (30th September), and the Ellesmere Port and Neston Primary Schools Cross Country Races at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Thursday, (3rd October).

Volunteers are needed to help set up the course from 1pm, act as marshals during the races, as well as tidy away after the final race.

THANK YOU!
Many thanks to all those members who volunteered last Saturday to help make the club’s hosting of the Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series such a success. 262 pupils took part!

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
All parents of youngsters attending track training sessions are reminded to collect their sons and daughters from the track – not from the car park. The Club wants to ensure everyone stays safe and that every youngster safely leaves every track training session.

All youngsters attending track training sessions should bring along warm clothing, preferably waterproofs, hats, gloves, as well as a bottle of water.

INDOOR CIRCUIT TRAINING
Dave McKay and Jenny Manning will be supervising winter circuit training for club members on Wednesdays in the old Stanney High School Sportshall (Annexe) from 7pm.

BECOME ONE OF OUR CLUB COACHES
Any parents of West Cheshire AC members wanting to become qualified coaches will be fully supported by the Club who will pay for coaching courses.

The next Coaching Assistant Courses are being held at SportCity, Manchester, on 26th and 27th October.

And there are Fitness in Running and Walking Courses at GMP Training Centre, Hough End, Manchester, on Saturday and Sunday, 5th and 6th October, and on Saturday and Sunday, 2nd and 3rd November.

Please email Dennis if you are interested at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details about coaching can be found here.

CLUB HALL OF FAME
All members are being invited to nominate candidates to be inducted into the West Cheshire AC Hall of Fame.

Candidates should be athletes, coaches, officials, or volunteers, and nominations should be handed to the EPSV Athletics Track Office before the end of November.

The list of those inducted into the Hall of Fame will be announced at the annual Club Awards scheduled to be held in February.

REGIONAL COACH AND ATHLETE TRAINING DAYS
England Athletics is running a series of Regional Coach & Athlete Training Days across the country between September 2019 and March 2020. Delivered by elite-level coaches, these practical event-specific sessions are tailored to either Speed, Endurance, Jumps or Throws and are perfect for club-based athletes and coaches looking to develop in areas including training, preparation and technique.

Further details can be found here.

SPIKES FOR SALE
Stocks of 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, and 15mm spikes are now on sale from Tim Durrant who has currently taken charge of spike sales. Spikes are no longer kept in the Club Office Cabinets and can only be bought from Tim. If he is not at the track on Club training nights he can be contacted via email at: timd284@yahoo.com

REGIONAL ENDURANCE WORKSHOP
West Cheshire AC has agreed to host England Athletics Regional Endurance Coaching Workshops this Winter.

The target audience will be Coaches working with athletes who are County standard or higher, and athletes aged 11-18. The duration will be up to three hours to include Q&A/discussion.

An interval training session will be held on Thursday, 5th December, and a threshold training session will take place on Thursday, 5th March.

URGENT HELP NEEDED
The Club needs urgent help, support, and assistance from parents during Tuesday evening (6.30pm-8pm) and Saturday morning (10am-12 noon) training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (6.30pm-8pm).

PARENTS who can help should contact Dennis Wall on 07968643038 or email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

WHY NOT BECOME AN OFFICIAL?
West Cheshire AC is keen to help any parents of members wanting to become qualified officials. The Club will pay for parents of members wanting to attend an officials course.

Please email Dennis if you are interested at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details about officiating can be found here.

IT’S GOOD TO TALK
Members and parents are reminded to look at the following links for updates about any Club training sessions being cancelled due to adverse weather conditions:

FACEBOOK: West Cheshire AC, West Cheshire AC Road Running, west cheshire ac jnr to u20 middle distance group

WEBSITE: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/westcheshireac

CLUB KIT
Anyone wanting to purchase club vests (£17) and/or hoodies (£15) is reminded that parents Vikki Brett and Joanne Lark will sell club kit at the EPSV Track Office AFTER Tuesday night training sessions.

Payment can be made by cash, or by cheque made payable to West Cheshire AC.

PHYSIO SUPPORT
Club member Heather McLintock is a qualified physiotherapist and offers substantial discounted prices for West Cheshire AC members on production of their membership card. Heather can be contacted on 01244 381350 or 07885 462487.

WEEKLY PRESS REPORT
This week’s press report can be found here and here.

FIXTURES
Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29: Final Fling Competition, at Queensway Stadium, Wrexham, (9.30am start)

Saturday, September 28: North Staffs Cross Country League Round One, at Knights Grange, Winsford, (12 noon start).

Sunday, September 29: Sandstone Trail Race, Duckington to Delamere.

Monday, September 30: Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Races, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, (4pm start).

Thursday, October 3: Ellesmere Port and Neston Primary Schools Cross Country Races, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (3.30pm start).

Saturday, October 5: North Wales Cross Country League, at Wrexham, LL13 9NG, (2pm start).

Sunday, October 6: North West Sportshall Athletics League Round One, at Sir William Stanier School, Coronation Street, Crewe, CW1 4DJ, (12.30pm start).

Sunday, October 6: MBNA Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon, Chester Racecourse (9am start).

Saturday, October 12: Liverpool Cross Country League Round One, at Sherdley Park, St Helens, (11am start).

Saturday, October 12: Manchester and District Cross Country League Round One, at Wythenshawe, (12.15pm start).

Sunday, October 13: Borders Road Running League Round One, at Caernarfon (11am start).

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