WCAC Newsletter #245, 25-10-19

THIS WEEKEND

Sportshall Athletics Training resumes this Saturday at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am-12 noon), but everyone should register first at the Track Office.

Those members wanting to represent the club in cross country are being invited to compete at this Saturday’s North Staffs Cross Country League fixture at Stafford Common, Stone Road, Stafford, ST16 1JY, (First race is the under 11s with a 12 noon start).

ATHLETICS TRACK IS OPEN

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track will remain open until further notice after scheduled delamination work on the athletics track was postponed.

The Trackside Toilets and Community Room will be open for all Club training sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Further news updates will appear on the Club Website, Facebook Page, Twitter Account, and via a Niftyentries email to your inbox.

REPLACEMENT SPIKES

Any member requiring replacement spikes for this Saturday’s North Staffs Cross Country League fixture at Stafford Common should email Tim Durrant at: timd@yahoo.com

Please state size needed and quantity if packs are required and he will pass them to you on Saturday.

9mm are  £1.60 per pack; 12mm are £1.70 per pack; and 15mm are £1.70 per pack.

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.

LIVERPOOL CROSS CHALLENGE ENTRIES NOW OPEN

Entries close on Friday 15th November for the UK Cross Country Challenge at Sefton Park, Liverpool, taking place on 23rd November. The link for entries is here.

LONDON MARATHON CLUB BALLOT

All first claim club members aged 18+ are being invited to enter our ballot for a place in next year’s London Marathon.  Please direct requests for entries to Richard Batterham via: westcheshireroadraces@gmx.co.uk

MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY OPEN RACES

Aintree, Liverpool, will be the venue for men’s 8k and women’s 6k open cross country races on Saturday 16th November. Entries will be accepted on the day between 12 noon and 1.15pm, before the race start at 2.15pm.

COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Although online entries are open for the Cheshire Cross Country Championships at Winsford on Saturday, 4th January 2020, there is no need for West Cheshire AC members to enter (and pay) individually, as the club has confirmed that it will cover all entries to those who commit to run. This will be done en-bloc in December by Club Cross Country Secetary, Dave Alexander. An email will be sent to club members in due course.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Please make a note of the following two dates in your diary:

Friday, 29th November – Club EGM and AGM, at Ellesmere Port Athletics Trackside Community Room, (7.30pm start).

Saturday, 1st February – Club Awards Evening, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester.

AND…please remember to pick up a copy of the Club Winter Fixtures Card from the EPSV Athletics Track Office.

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

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, 2nd and 3rd November.

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

Further details about coaching can be found here.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS ROAD RUNNING WORKSHOPS

England Athletics are organising two Fitness in Running and Walking courses for run leaders, coaches and runners. Both are at GMP Training Centre, Hough End, Bolton Arena, between 7pm and 9pm, at a cost of £10 for each course. Details are as follows:

  • Warm up & Drills for Road Running, 27th November 2019.  Details here, book here.
  • Preparation & Recovery for Road Running, 29th January 2020. Details here, book here.

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.

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 26: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Two, at Stafford Common, (12 noon start).

Saturday, October 26: Snowdonia Marathon, Nant Peris, (10.30am start).

Saturday, November 9: Manchester Area Cross Country League, at Kenworthy Woods (12 noon start).

Sunday, November 10: North West Sportshall Athletics League Round Two, Ellesmere Port Sports Village (12.30pm start).

Sunday, November 10: Borders Road Running League Round Two, at Deeside (11am start).

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