WCAC Newsletter #258, 31-01-20

31st January 2020, Number 258

AWARDS EVENING – PLEASE COME ALONG AND SUPPORT YOUR CLUB!

Members can buy tickets online until 5.30pm on Saturday for the Annual Club Awards Evening being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester, on Saturday 1st February, or pay on the door. Our guest speaker is UK Number One Female Long Jumper, Abigail Irozuru. The link to buy tickets is here.

Raffle tickets will be on sale at the Club Awards Evening (6.30pm start), so please remember to bring some money along and support the annual event.

CLUB TREASURER VACANCY

Our Club treasurer, Lisa Davies, is stepping down in September and the Club is searching for her replacement. The Club ideally needs someone who can work alongside Lisa until she steps away from the role. Please contact Dennis Wall if you are interested by emailing: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

THIS WEEKEND

Saturday sees the West Cheshire AC Annual Awards Evening, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester. Please arrive for a 6.30pm start.

The final round of the North Wales Cross Country League takes place on Saturday at The Marches School, Oswestry, (1pm start).

The Cheshire Schools Cross Country Championships take place at Knights Grange, Winsford, on Saturday (10am start).

The British Universities and Colleges Cross Country Championships take place at Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, on Saturday.

The Northern Masters Cross Country Championships, take place on Saturday at Spenborough.

The Northern Indoor Under 13s and Under 15s Championships take place on Sunday at Sheffield.

The Alsager Five Miles Road Race takes place on Sunday.

And West Cheshire AC have a stall at the Sports Market in the Storyhouse, Chester, on Saturday morning between 9.30am-1pm.

Best wishes to all our athletes and officials.

HELPERS NEEDED FOR CHESTER JUNIOR PARKRUN

Club member Mark Gallagher is working on setting up a 2km Junior parkrun at the Countess of Chester Country park every Sunday morning (9am start) from April for 4-14 year olds. Further details can be found here.

ENGLAND INDOOR AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIPS

The closing date for entries to the England Indoor Under 15, 17 and 20 Championships being held on February 23, is February 3.

Further details can be found at this link.

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.

CLUB KIT

Anyone wanting to purchase club vests and/or hoodies 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).

URGENT HELP NEEDED

The Club needs urgent help, support, and assistance from parents during Tuesday evening training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (6.30pm-8pm).

The club currently has a waiting list for under 11s, and this situation can only be resolved by asking parents to volunteer on a rota basis at Tuesday night training sessions.

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

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.

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

Further details about coaching can be found here.

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.

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.

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

WEEKLY PRESS REPORT

This week’s Club press report can be found here.

2020 TRACK & FIELD FIXTURES UPDATE

Club Trials Part One – Saturday 28th March at Ellesmere Port (10am-12 noon)

Club Trials Part Two – Thursday 2nd April at Ellesmere Port (6-8pm)

Youth Development League U13s/U15s North Premier West Division

Round One – Saturday 16th May at Preston
Round Two – Saturday 6th June at Ellesmere Port
Round Three – Saturday 18th July at Bebington Oval
Regional Match – Saturday 8th August at Middlesbrough or Trafford
Youth Development League U17s/U20s North Premier West Division
Round One – Sunday 26th April at Ellesmere Port
Round Two – Sunday 24th May at Leigh Sports Village
Round Three – Sunday 21st June at Blackpool
Northern League Division One
Round One – Saturday 2nd May at Blackburn
Round Two – Sunday 7th June at Trafford
Round Three – Sunday 12th July at Preston
Round Four – Saturday 1st August at Ellesmere Port
Cheshire League
Round One – Sunday 19th April at Wrexham
Round Two – Sunday 5th July at Stockport
Round Three – Sunday 2nd August at East Cheshire
Round Four – 12th or 13th September at Ellesmere Port

Ellesmere Port Schools Year 5/6 Quad Kids Competition – Thursday 30th April at Ellesmere Port
English Schools Track and Field Cup County Round – Wednesday 6th May (12 noon start) at Ellesmere Port
Cheshire AA Track & Field Championships – Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th May at Ellesmere Port
English Schools Track and Field Cup Regional B Final South – Wednesday, 3rd June (11am start) at Ellesmere Port
West Cheshire AC Schools Track & Field Cup – Wednesday 10th June (4pm start) at Ellesmere Port
Year 7 Cheshire v Merseyside Schools Match – Monday, 6th July (5pm start) at Ellesmere Port
Chester Primary Schools Track & Field Championships – Monday, 13th July (Field AM, Track PM) at Ellesmere Port
West Cheshire AC Club Championships – Saturday 5th September at Ellesmere Port

FIXTURES

Saturday, February 1 – West Cheshire AC Annual Awards Evening, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester, (6.30pm start).

Saturday, February 1 – Cheshire Schools Cross Country Championships, at Knights Grange, Winsford (10am start).

Saturday, February 1 – North Wales Cross Country League Final Round, The Marches School, Oswestry (1pm start).

Saturday, February 1 – British Universities and Colleges Cross Country Championships, at Edinburgh.

Saturday, February 1 – Northern Masters Cross Country Championships, at Spenborough.

Sunday, February 2 – Northern Indoor Under 13s and Under 15s Championships, at Sheffield.

Sunday, February 2 – Alsager 5 Miles Road Race.

Wednesday, February 5 – Ellesmere Port High Schools Sportshall Athletics Competition, at Whitby High School Sportshall (1.30-3.30pm).

Saturday, February 8 – Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Races Series Final Round, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start).

Saturday, February 8 – Manchester Area Cross Country League at Heaton Park, Manchester (12 noon start).

Sunday, February 9 – Liverpool and District Cross Country League Championships, at Clark Gardens, (11am start).

Sunday, February 9 – Nick Beer 10k, at Llandudno, (12 noon start).

Thursday, February 13 – Ellesmere Port Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics Competition, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, (12.30-3pm).

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