WCAC Newsletter #271, 01-05-20

LATEST UPDATE – SUSPENSION IS EXTENDED…

Following previous statements on 17th March and 24th March, England Athletics, in collaboration with the other Home Country Athletics Federations and UKA, can confirm that the suspension period relating specifically to athletics competition has been extended until at least the 30th June 2020.

EA have collectively taken the decision to extend the suspension of licensed competition activity due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and in recognition that event organisers, clubs, athletes, officials and coaches at all levels of the sport need clarity, advanced notice and time to plan.

In addition to this announcement, England Athletics can also confirm the postponement of its own U20/U23 Track & Field Championships – originally scheduled to take place on 6-7 June 2020 in Bedford.

The full statement can be found here.

STAYING SAFE AND STAYING IN TOUCH

I hope you are all staying fit, healthy and upbeat in these strange 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, links to video clips, and a list of club members who are celebrating birthdays. Remember that you can all play your part in communicating and sharing your thoughts and ideas during this lull in Club training and competition.

SOME GOOD NEWS

As you are aware, following the cancellation of the Chester Spring 5 Miles Road Race, the Club asked the entrants if they wanted to decline their partial refund in order to support our club funds but also so that we could give a donation to Upton High School funds (as we would have done had the race gone ahead).

The Club were delighted that a large proportion of entrants did in fact decline the refund and so we have been able to offer a donation to Upton High School as planned. Ellie Robinson has received a very grateful email from the head teacher. Their DT department is currently working to fabricate much need face visors for key NHS workers. They will be putting our donation towards buying more materials for that.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Please remember to renew your Club Membership to help support West Cheshire AC prepare for life after the lockdown when the Club is aiming to organise a Club Track & Field Championships in September and hopefully host the Cheshire Track & Field Championships if restrictions are lifted.

The link to the Club Membership payment page on the website is here.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Many happy returns to the following Club members who celebrate their birthdays this week:

Holly Coates, Johnny Goodall, George Mann, Milly James, Alex Duffey, Hannah Moorhouse, Matthew Smithdale, Thomas Wilde, Thomas Wilson, Andrew Leishman, Michael Young, Harley Shakespeare-Wetton.

And Next Week: Charlie Hyde, Ethan Ackroyd, Lucy Ashcroft, Jane Barker, Ruby Carlile, Nolan Heller, Matthew Bailey, John Driscoll, Charlotte Blackstone, Jacob Clark, Sammy Hollins, John Parlevliet, Lorraine McFaul.

GET BEHIND MICHAEL YOUNG’S BIRTHDAY BASH…

Club member Michael Young is hoping to celebrate more than his 33rd birthday this Saturday.

He is preparing to run 69 miles on a treadmill and looking forward to contributing towards the NHS and is hoping to receive plenty of support.

Michael said: NHS staff and volunteers are doing amazing work right now in caring for COVID-19 patients. Together, let’s show our respect and gratitude as they work tirelessly in the face of the virus. It’s our turn to make sure we look after them, to ensure they can keep doing their vital work”

Anyone wanting to donate can follow this link.

EXERCISES CLOSE TO HOME…

Club member and physiotherapist Cathryn Woodall has posted some crab walk and squat video exercises on her Farndon Physiotherapy Facebook page. Watch that page, and this space, for more exercises, and, if there is interest among club members, a FB live/ Zoom video 20-30 minute exercise routine.

HOME PENTATHLON UPDATE…

A number of members have been in touch since last week’s request to send me results of their Home Pentathlon.

The Webb and McMahon families who live next door to one another staged a neighbourly competition on each side of their fence. Their results from the Shuttle Run, Long Jump, Throwing, Speed Bounce, and Vertical Jump were:

Francesca Webb (31.22, 2.01, 8pts, 46, 34cm), James Webb (24.21, 2.27, 4pts, 49, 50cm), Patrick Webb (24.40, 1.99, 8pts, 51, 38cm), Matthew Webb (24.76, 2.60, 4pts, 56, 64cm), Ian Webb (27.86, 1.67, 12pts, 43, 45cm), Lesley Webb (47.50, 1.22, 4pts, 29, 25cm).

Beth McMahon (26.89, 2.07, 4pts, 50, 44cm), Ellen McMahon (28.55, 1.70, 12pts, 49, 33cm), Maggie McMahon (40.95, 0.76, 4pts, 20), Peter McMahon (30.78, 1.63, 12pts, 34, 39cm).

The Parsons family provided a well-produced video of their performances from the back garden. The results were:

Lewis sprained his ankle so did all the exercises by hopping and still came out on tops with 171 points, while his dad, Matt, scored 170 points, Carol scored 169, and Owen 98 points. 

If you haven’t completed the Home Pentathlon yet, please give it a go and let me know how you get on. The link can be found here.

BALANCE WORK-OUT OF THE WEEK…

Team GB ski cross star Emily Sarsfield guides you through her easy-to-follow balance workout, which you can do at home without any equipment.

PYRAMID WORK-OUT OF THE WEEK…

Join Steve Backley for a Pyramid work-out which can be found here.

HOME CHALLENGES WITH JENNY MEADOWS…

If you need something to brighten up your week, then the Jenny Meadows Weekly Challenge is just for you! Our friend, World and European medallist at 800m and coach Jenny Meadows, will be setting a special fun challenge each week, that you can do within your home. This week is a Throwing For Accuracy Challenge.

EXHAUSTING WORK…

If you fancy a big challenge, then why not test yourself against Dina Asher-Smith? Take a look here.

ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The English Schools Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday 13th March 2021 – at the Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent
Please be aware this is a change of the date published in the 2020 Programme at Sefton Park.
More information will be published throughout the next few months as the organisers look forward to hosting the Championships in Kent – last held in the county back in 2004.

LOCKDOWN PHYSIOTHERAPY 

Jason Oswell has been in touch to say he is doing Physiotherapy video consultations during lockdown. If anybody has any issues he is prepared to provide a consultation to anybody from the club for £10. His email address is: jason_oswell@live.com

VIRTUAL BANNISTER MILE

Club members might be interested to learn that a Virtual Bannister Mile is being organised on May 6th – the 66th anniversary of the first sub4 mile. More details can be found here.

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, 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 seven household items you never knew you could workout with.

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.ukTWITTER:https://twitter.com/westcheshireac

Posted by Dave Alexander
29th April 2020
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