WCAC Newsletter #276, 05-06-20

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

Julian Tegg, Alex O’Hare, Lowri Huxley, Rhys Young, Josh Ford, Dan Gilroy.

And Next Week: Chris Given, Phil Howe, Sam Hewitt, Colm McNabb, Grace Fairweather, Aaron Scott, Evie Tipping.

LATEST CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT

England Athletics CEO Chris Jones issued his latest statement this week.

PLEASE PAY YOUR 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.

STAYING IN TOUCH

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.

Hopefully you are continuing to stay fit, healthy and upbeat in these strange times. Please forward me your contributions for the Club Newsletter by email to: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

WELL DONE JOSEPH AND ROSEMARY!

Joseph Morrison and Rosemary Rogers celebrated success in the Virtual Wirral Seaside 5km Race.

They won their respective age group categories in an event that attracted 143 entrants and is normally held at Leasowe.

Joseph clocked 15 minutes 53 seconds to win the senior men’s age group, while Rosemary posted 24 minutes 24 seconds for top spot in her over-70 year old age group..

USE THIS TIME AS A STEPPING STONE INTO COACHING…

A new online workshop course is available to book now – England Athletics are delivering a Leading Athletics practical workshop as a two-part webinar-based series. This new online delivery will incorporate two 1.5 hour sessions. Webinar course dates are currently available for 15 & 17 June. The course is open to anyone aged 14 years and above.

While not a formal qualification, the Leading Athletics workshop is aimed at individuals who are interested in an introduction to the skills needed in leading athletics activities for young athletes. It’s perfect for athletes wanting to support younger members at their club or parents who want to take their first steps into volunteering and leading. Individuals completing the course will be able to support Coaching Assistant and Athletics Coaches.

Further details can be found here.

HEATHER McLINTOCK’S REHAB EXERCISES…

Club member and physio Heather McLintock has provided a webpage developed for athletes to access over the COVID period. The link contains video exercises which can be used to rehabilitate whilst you can’t visit her at the practice. The link is here.

HOME PENTATHLON UPDATE…

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.

CATHRYN WOODALL’S WORK-OUT INVITE…

Club member and Farndon physio Cathryn Woodall has posted crab walk and squat video exercises on her Farndon physio Facebook page here.

Cathryn is also thinking of doing a Facebook live/Zoom video of a 20-30 minute exercise routine, if anyone is interested. 

JASON OSWELL’S 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

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 an Explosive Throw Challenge.

MEGHAN BEESLEY’S LOCKDOWN TRAINING

The European 400m hurdles bronze medallist shares insight into her sessions, featuring a “5kg fluffy white ball”.

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

In these unprecedented times, I wanted to draw your attention to some of the great resources available online. England Athletics is expanding its campaign to support Athletics and Running for everyone @home, with a focus on ‘Running @home’ support and advice. The homepage can be accessed here.

There are many webinars, interviews and tips from top coaches and athletes on how to stay conditioned and focused.

In addition, there are some fantastic videos for 4-11 year olds on the Funetics webpage put together in conjunction with England Athletics. The videos demonstrate parents and children (aged 4-11) taking part in FUN activities based on fundamental core movement skills: running, jumping and throwing. Funetics is a programme that has been designed to reflect the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2. At this time when our children are currently schooling at home, we hope that these video activities will support the need for education to continue at home.  You can access the videos here.

The links to other updated webinars can be found here, here and here.

VIRTUAL CHESHIRE ROAD RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cheshire County Athletics Association in conjunction with Run Cheshire and Gogledd Cymru are organising the Cheshire County Virtual Road Racing Championships.

The online entry link is 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 at the following link.

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 strength and conditioning exercises to help avoid injury.

MORE GREAT MEMORIES…

David Hemery, Emil Zatopek, Tessa Sanderson and Fatima Whitbread feature this week. Enjoy…

McCOLGAN: “THERE ARE PEOPLE CHEATING AND THAT IS JUST THE WAY OUR SPORT IS”

Eilish McColgan fears her athletics history could still be rewritten because of drugs cheats who will eventually be caught.

PULLING ATHLETICS TOGETHER

Scottish Athletics chair Ian Beattie believes the recently-published blueprint to reform UK Athletics (UKA) can lift it out of the doldrums and put the whole sport back on track.

BARBORA SPOTAKOVA AMONG WINNERS IN ‘BACK ON THE TRACK’ SERIES EVENT

World record-holder Barbora Spotakova won a javelin contest in Kladno on Monday as the ‘Back on the Track’ series saw athletics action resume in the Czech Republic: 

TOM EVANS’ MARATHON MOTIVATION

From trails to the treadmill, it is now an Olympic target which is helping to keep the British ultra runner on track during lockdown.

2020 BOSTON MARATHON CANCELLED BECAUSE OF COVID-19 CRISIS

The Boston Marathon has been cancelled for the first time in its 124-year history because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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:

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/westcheshireac/

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