WCAC Newsletter #268, 10-04-20

STAYING IN TOUCH

I hope you are all staying fit, healthy and upbeat in these unprecedented times. It’s so important to keep in touch, so please forward me your contributions for the Club Newsletter by email to: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

I hope you enjoy this latest weekly issue of the Club Newsletter which features news, work-outs, competitions, and links to video clips. Remember that you can all play your part in communicating and sharing your thoughts and ideas during this lull in Club training and competition.

TIPS FROM A FAMOUS MUM…

You’ll love this! Five-time Olympian Jo Pavey supervising a training session with her two children, plus a really interesting interview (free video; you will need to subscribe to thetimes.co.uk to see the full article).

CHESHIRE POSTER COMPETITION

Junior Club Members are being invited to take part in a competition to design a Cheshire poster. Many thanks to Sarah Scott for sending the information and link. Children up to the age of 11 can take part and further details can be found at this link.

VIRTUAL EASTER RUN INVITE

With social gatherings no longer able to take place due to the Coronavirus why not support some of the most vulnerable people within our communities during the crisis.

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Virtual Easter run costs just £6 to enter. Runners can pick a distance that best suits their ability and run any day until the end of May to get an exclusive Easter medal and Roy Castle running buff. Every runner is also invited to join the Strava Club to meet other like-minded runners.

As a charity, a lot of the activity focuses on getting people active and looking after the lungs which makes running the perfect activity to do this. Therefore, why not promote and/or share the virtual running event? To register to be part of the Roy’s Runners team this Easter, visit here.

Every person that signs up will be actively supporting the most vulnerable people within our communities during the crisis. Sadly, lung cancer patients are being faced with some impossible decisions right now; should they access treatment and put themselves at risk of catching COVID or delay their life-saving treatment. Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is determined to raise more money to provide extra support to all patients during this worrying time for them.

TRY THESE BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES…

For the club athlete some simple bodyweight exercises can be as effective as those using gym equipment, so take a look and try these examples.

NEW DATE FOR BRITISH TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Müller British Athletics Championships will now be held on August 8-9, provided competition can recommence during this outdoor season. Further details here.

PRE-RACE YOGA WARM-UP WITH LILY PARTRIDGE…

The British half-marathon champion demonstrates a lower leg and hip routine which can help to wake up your key running muscles and get you ready for the miles ahead. See here.

LATEST CASUALTIES

Unfortunately, the Youth Development Track & Field League and Northern Track & Field League have both decided to cancel this season’s fixtures.

HELP AND SUPPORT

Anyone requiring help and support while self-isolating can contact the local council hotline number of 0300 123 7031.

This is a dedicated hotline number for those self-isolating and who don’t have anyone to help. A call to this number will provide help organising food or medicine deliveries, or some sort of social contact. The number for the most in need is 0300 123 7031. It is open Monday to Sunday (8am-7pm).

ALSO – Please feel free to ring me (Dennis) if you want a chat or need any help or support. My numbers are: 0151 201 1254 and 07968 643038.

UPDATED ONLINE ATHLETICS WEBINARS

England Athletics are continuing to offer a variety of online webinars of interest to athletes, coaches, officials, parents, and fans of the sport we all love.

The link to the updated list of webinars covering Throws, Sprints, Endurance Running, Jumps, Steeplechase, Race Walking, Pole Vault, Combined Events, and Running Drills can be found here and here.

STAYING FIT AND HEALTHY

The links below offer a range of advice on exercises we can all do while confined indoors.

MIND provides a series of workouts here

Joe Wicks has become a household name with his daily online morning workouts which can be found here.

Sport England is offering tips, advice and guidance on how to stay active around the home on this link.

Youth Sport Trust is providing healthy tips including a series of 60-second Challenges on this link.

Realbuzz has provided 10 strengthening exercises for runners which can be found here.

MORE GREAT MEMORIES…

Here are my latest clips to bring a smile back to your faces. Enjoy!

IT’S GOOD TO TALK

Members and parents are reminded to look at the following links for updates about the Club:

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

Dennis Wall

Posted by Dave Alexander
8th April 2020
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