WCAC Newsletter #248, 15-11-19

THIS WEEKEND

CLUB CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURE: The North Staffs Cross Country League third round takes place on Saturday, 16th November, at Park Hall Country Park, Weston Coyney, Hulme Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 5AY, (12 noon start). More details: http://www.nsccl.org.uk/category/fixtures/

The timetable is: 12 noon: Under 11 Girls (2km); 12.15pm: Under 11 Boys and Under 13 Girls (2km); 12.35pm: Under 13 Boys and Under 15 Girls (3.5km); 1pm: Under 17 Ladies and Under 15 Boys (4.5km); 1.30pm: Under 20 Ladies, Senior and Veteran Women, and Under 17 Men (5km); 2.10pm: Under 20 Men, Senior and Veteran Men (8km).

SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURE: Best wishes to all West Cheshire AC youngsters selected to represent their county at the Dave Sunderland Cup Inter Counties Schools Match being held at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Postcode: TF10 9LQ, on Saturday, 16th November. Race times:- 1.30pm, Year 7 Boys, 1.50pm, Year 7 Boys, 2.10pm, Junior Girls, 2.30pm, Junior Boys; 2.50pm, Intermediate Girls; 3.20pm, Intermediate Boys.

SPORTSHALL TRAINING: An indoor sportshall athletics training session, will take place on Saturday, 16th November (10am-12 noon), at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Sportshall. Everyone needs to register first at the Track Office.

HIGH JUMP TRAINING: All members in the Under 13s age group and above are invited to a high jump training session supervised by Jane Palmer, at Deeside Indoor Athletics Centre, Kelsterton Road, Connahs Quay, CH5 4BR, on Friday, 15th November (6.30pm start). The cost to use the facility is £4 per athlete.

THROWS TRAINING: All members in the Under 13s age group and above are invited to a throws training session supervised by Dave McKay, at Deeside Indoor Athletics Centre, Kelsterton Road, Connahs Quay, CH5 4BR, on Friday, 15th November (6.30pm start). The cost to use the facility is £4 per athlete.

JUMPS TRAINING: All members in the Under 13s age group and above are invited to a jumps session supervised by Carl Foster at Robin Park Indoor Athletics Centre, Wigan, Postcode: WN5 0UH, on Sunday, 17th November (10am-12 noon). The cost to use the indoor track is £3.60 for juniors £4.50 for adults (levied by the Arena) – coaches and spectators are free.

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER LIVERPOOL CROSS CHALLENGE: Entries close this Friday, November 15th, for the UK Cross Country Challenge at Sefton Park, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool, L17 3AL, taking place on 23rd November. The link for entries is at: https://www.uka.org.uk/competitions/the-british-athletics-cross-challenge/

The Start Times are: 10.45am Under 11 Boys (2000m), 10.55am Under 11 Girls (2000m), 11.05am Under 13 Girls (3000m), 11.20am Under 13 Boys (3000m), 11.35am Under 15 Boys (3000m), 11.50am Under 15 Girls (3000m), 12.05pm, Under 17 and 20 Women (4400m), 12.25pm, Under 17 Men (5500m), 12.45pm, Under 20 Men (6700m), 1.05pm, Senior Women (8100m), 2.05pm, Senior Men (9800m).

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track has been closed this week to remove moss and clean the track. The work is scheduled to take five days, so the club is hoping track training sessions will resume as normal on Tuesday 19th November. But please keep a look out on our club Website: www.westcheshireac.co.uk for further news updates, as well as the Club Facebook Page, Twitter Account, and via a Niftyentries email to your inbox.

CLIPS NEEDED FOR PROMOTIONAL CLUB VIDEO

Any members possessing video clips of them in action in road races, cross country races, sportshall competitions, or track and field events are being requested to forward them to Dennis Wall by email ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

The video clips will be considered for a promotional club video being planned to be shown at the Annual Club Awards Evening on Saturday 1st February.

HELPERS NEEDED FOR BOXING DAY CHESTER WALLS RACE

Members, parents and friends are needed to help out at the Boxing Day Chester Walls Race being organised by West Cheshire AC. If you can help please email Dennis Wall ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

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

BE SEEN AND BE SAFE

All Club members training at night on routes that involve crossing roads and where there is traffic are reminded to wear bright and reflective clothing. Please be safe.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Friday, November 15: High Jump Training Session, at Deeside Indoor Athletics Centre, Kelsterton Road, Connahs Quay, CH5 4BR (6.30pm start). For all Club members in the Under 13s age group and Above. The cost to use the facility is £4 per athlete.

Friday, November 15: Throws Training Session, at Deeside Indoor Athletics Centre, Kelsterton Road, Connahs Quay, CH5 4BR, (6.30pm start). For all members in the Under 13s age group and Above. The cost to use the facility is £4 per athlete.

Saturday, November 16: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Three, at Park Hall Country Park, Weston Coyney, Hulme Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 5AY, (12 noon start).

Saturday, November 16: Dave Sunderland Cup Inter Counties Schools Cross Country Match, at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, Postcode: TF10 9LQ. Race times:- 1.30pm, Year 7 Boys, 1.50pm, Year 7 Boys, 2.10pm, Junior Girls, 2.30pm, Junior Boys; 2.50pm, Intermediate Girls; 3.20pm, Intermediate Boys.

Saturday, November 16: Indoor Sportshall Athletics Training Session, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Sportshall (10am-12 noon).

Sunday, November 17: Jumps Training Session at Robin Park Indoor Athletics Centre, Wigan, Postcode: WN5 0UH, (10am-12 noon). All members in the Under 13s age group and above are invited to a jumps session supervised by Carl Foster. The cost to use the indoor track is £3.60 for juniors £4.50 for adults (levied by the Arena) – coaches and spectators are free.

Sunday, November 17: Conwy Half Marathon, (10am start)

Sunday, November 17: Preston 10 Miles Road Race (10am start).

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