WCAC Newsletter #278, 19-06-20

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

Noah Booth, Lillie Collins, Chloe Fitzpatrick, Leah Roberts.

And next week: Glenys Potter, Stephen Ball, Natasha Cobb, Lauren Dimbylow, Stuart Hague, Harry Lark, Ellen Molloy, James Smith, Marley Renowden, Patrick Tait.

STAYING IN TOUCH

I hope you are staying fit, healthy and safe in these strange times and that 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.

As you will see below, attempts are being made by Club coaches and athletes to take small steps towards staying in shape after the lockdown, and England Athletics have set-out a timetable of steps towards a new normal in terms of organising pilot club competitions before attempting to put on open meetings, subject to restrictions being relaxed. Please take a look at the latest news from England Athletics which has been published online this week.

If you have not yet paid your Club Membership Fees and are currently taking part in the training sessions being supervised by Club coaches, please support your Club and pay your Membership Fee. 

The Club is still waiting to find out from Brio when the Ellesmere Port Sports Village site will re-open for business so that training can take place within the government’s guidelines.

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

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.

In line with the Club’s hopes and aspirations, UK Athletics has confirmed that due to the extreme impact of Covid-19 on competition structures within the sport, the 2020 outdoor track and field competition year will be extended from September 30 to October 31.

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

GROUP TRAINING SESSIONS

Mark Duffey and Dennis Wall have started to organise group training sessions to help Club members stay in shape. The NEXT car park at Cheshire Oaks was the venue for the first session on Tuesday night this week, and two sessions were being held on Thursday this week at Whitby Park, Ellesmere Port. Please keep an eye out on the Club’s Facebook and Twitter accounts for more details, or email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Graham Patterson is also planning to organise a group training session next week so please get in touch with him if you are wanting to get involved by emailing: graham.patterson@ntlworld.com

And Jon Moss is supervising a training session this Saturday at Whitby Park, Ellesmere Port, starting at 10am.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS UPDATE

England Athletics provided a new update on Wednesday this week. More details here

UPDATE ON COMPETITION PLANNING 2020

England Athletics published an update on Wednesday this week. Further details can be found here

ENGLAND ATHLETICS VIRTUAL 5k ROAD RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entries to the England Athletics Virtual 5K Road Running Championships (July 11-13) are now open. the original event cancelled due to Covid-19, EA has launched a free-to-enter virtual running version of the race for 2020 (following government guidelines). The Virtual 5K Championships provides a platform for performance-focused runners to challenge for the national title and, with no minimum entry standard, also gives runners a chance to gain their first experience in national competition! For details & to enter, visit here.

BASIC FUNDAMENTALS FOR DISCUS…

Thanks to Tim Durrant for forwarding this: Jade Lally has recently produced two videos relating to the basic fundamentals for Discus. This is Jade’s first video on How To Hold A Discus:  the second video is on Discus Basics: Foot Placement. 

2020 ABERGELE 5 MILES AND 5K RACES CANCELLED

Abergele Harriers has cancelled the 2020 Abergele 5 mile and 5k races. The races will be hopefully be back in November 2021.

2020 GREAT NORTH RUN CANCELLED

The Great North Run, scheduled to take place on September 13, has been cancelled. Further details here

2020 SNOWDONIA MARATHON POSTPONED

The Snowdonia Marathon due to take place on October 24 has been postponed to October 30, 2021. Further details here

2022 BIRMINGHAM COMMONWEALTH GAMES

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will now begin on July 28, and runs through to August 8. Further details here. 

STANDING TRIPLE JUMP CHALLENGE

Thanks to Graham Patterson for spotting this.

DESIREE HENRY CORE SESSION…

Take a look at this core session by Desiree Henry.

ATHLETICS WEEKLY NEWS UPDATES

All the latest athletics news can be found on the Athletics Weekly website 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 (Dennis) 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

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 the club’s 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 link 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 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 strength and conditioning exercises to help avoid injury.

MORE GREAT MEMORIES…

This week it’s Emil Zatopek, Tanni-Grey Thompson, and Cathy Freeman. 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 INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/westcheshireac/

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