WCAC Newsletter #242, 04-10-19

SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS INVITATION

West Cheshire AC will compete at the opening round of the North West Sportshall Athletics League this Sunday, 6th October, at Sir William Stanier School, Coronation Street, Crewe, CW1 4DJ.

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.

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.

Parents planning to go to Crewe this Sunday are reminded to take along portable chairs, as well as food and drink, and arrive at 11.30am for a 12.30pm start.

CROSS COUNTRY INVITATION

Club members in the under 17s, under 20s, seniors and veterans age groups are being invited to take part in the first round of the North Wales Cross Country League this Saturday, (5th October), 2pm first race, at Morgan Llwyd School, Cefn Road, Wrexham. Postcode: LL13 9NG.

Further details can be found here.

CHANGE OF PLANS FOR CHESTER MARATHON

The Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon this Sunday, (6th October), are still going ahead but some changes to the Start and Finish have been made due to the adverse wet weather conditions. Further details here: https://www.activeleisureevents.co.uk/marathon

FLOODLIGHTING PROBLEMS

The Club is hoping that the recent problems with the floodlighting at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track will be resolved very soon.

Brio Leisure, who manage the site, are hoping the floodlighting will be working as normal by next Tuesday, but all club members will be informed about any progress on this matter, so please look at the Club Website, as well as the Club’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for latest updates.

CHESTER WALLS RACE MUG DESIGNERS NEEDED

As we approach the end of the year the club’s Road Race Organising committee is looking for design ideas for the Round the Walls race mug.

Ideas for the mug design should be sent to John Parlevliet before October 11. Ideas such as a suggestion or description, a sketch, a photo, or any other medium are welcome, but the intent for this year is to continue with the same type of mug. Of relevance to anyone thinking to provide a full design, the artwork should include the club logo and the Essar logo, but otherwise you can treat it as a blank canvas.

John Parlevliet can be contacted by email at: jparlevl@gmail.com

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 at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

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.

FIXTURES

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).

Posted by Dave Alexander
2nd October 2019
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