WCAC Newsletter #326 21-05-21

NORTHERN LEAGUE MATCH AT BLACKBURN THIS SATURDAY IS CANCELLED

The Club’s scheduled Northern Track and Field League fixture this Saturday (22nd May), at Witton Park, Blackburn, has been cancelled because of concerns about the situation regarding Covid-19 in Blackburn.

The decision means that West Cheshire AC’s opening Northern Track and Field League fixture is now scheduled to be held at Blackburn, on Saturday, June 19.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

Debra Erskine, Scarlett Whittall, Teresa Arvidsson, Andrew Howarth, Abigail Hutton, Ellen McMahon.

And Next Week: Daisy Ross-Maddock, Ellie Collins, Ian McLintock, Phoebe Arnold, Lexi Ireland, Clive Giddis, Adam Poole, Angela Tegg.

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE THIS SUNDAY

The Club will be in action this Sunday in a Cheshire Track and Field fixture at Macclesfield in a scaled down format for under 11s and under 13s. Only youngsters selected in advance should travel to the fixture. Good luck to all our athletes, officials, and parent helpers.

The second round of the Cheshire League will only be for Under 15s and Under 17s, at Macclesfield, on Sunday 20th June, and league officials are hoping that round 3 at Macclesfield and round 4 at Ellesmere Port will cater for all age groups.

Please note that the Club Committee has agreed to pay for every member who represents West Cheshire AC at this seasons Cheshire Track and Field League fixtures.

STARS OF THE SMALL SCREEN

Cheshire County Athletics Association has released a short film of the Cross Country event held in April. “It’s a ‘Thank You’ to everyone in Cheshire for staying strong through this pandemic and hopefully getting back to competition from now on,” Cheshire AA said. ”It’s not a ‘this is what happened in each race’ film because we wanted to showcase as many people who made it possible as we could, not just the winners. It’s for the organisers, the medical support staff, the timing people, the volunteers, all the officials, the people giving out numbers, and most importantly the athletes and coaches and parents. Everyone is important to a complex event like this and we recognise that fact. It’s also a bit of a reminder of what we all do this for; the preparation, the race, and the elation of finishing. It’s a love-letter to competition, to racing and to participation. And we make no apologies for that nor should you. Enjoy the rest of your season. We’ll be here with you every step of the way.” The film is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bsaMrULKpg This film has been created for all the clubs in Cheshire and can be shared freely on your website and social media channels. Just click the ‘Share’ button to receive the link to post on your own sites and pages. If you have any questions please contact Allan at: ajw01@cyteenfoundation.com Please ‘Share’ the film as widely and as often as you wish. We’d only ask that you ‘Subscribe’ to the Youtube channel, ‘Like’ and ‘Share’ as well as often as you can because then the Facebook page will gain ranking in the algorithms used. It’s your page, it’s your film, it’s our sport together.”

CLUB DISCOUNT AT RUNNERS NEED CHESTER STORE

Running supplies store Runners Need have created a club reward system. West Cheshire AC members are entitled to a 15% discount using a code to be circulated in an upcoming Club email. For those not aware Runners Need have an outlet at Cotswold Outdoors in Chester (amongst other places) and online too: www.runnersneed.com

This would be 15% off in store and online for Runners Need, Cotswold Outdoor and Snow and Rock.

CLUB WELFARE TEAM VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED

Club Welfare Team Volunteers are needed to ensure that we provide a safe, supportive set-up in which any welfare or safeguarding issues can be reported and dealt with fairly, efficiently, and in line with England Athletics guidelines. Details of the role can be found: https://england-athletics-prod-assets-bucket.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/03/England-Athletics-Welfare-Officer.pdf

If you would like informal advice on what is involved, please feel free to email club secretary, Julian Tegg, at: secretarywestcheshireac@gmail.com

HELPERS WANTED FOR COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS

West Cheshire AC is scheduled to host the Cheshire Track and Field Championships at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22.

But County Officials secretary, Alan Morris, is currently struggling to find enough timekeepers and field judges, and we will need to allocate people to other roles such as Technical Manager, Seeding, Announcer, and Presentations, to ensure the event runs smoothly.

If you are available to help on August 21 and/or 22 can you please Alan at: alanmorris56@outlook.com

CONGRATULATIONS!

Harriet Wheeler achieved new personal bests in the under 15 girls discus (19.73m) and hammer (25.13m), and launched the javelin to a mark of 32.77m at the Leigh Harriers Spring Throws Open Meeting after hitting a new shot best of 8.65 the day before at the Trafford AC Open Meeting.

Harriet was joined at the Trafford fixture by her sister, Eleanor, who posted new personal bests in the under 13 girls 75m (12.71) and 800m (3:15.2).

Charlotte Austin celebrated a hat-trick of new bests in the under 13 girls 75m (11.50), 150m (23.47), and high jump (1-15m), while Satine Wearden clocked new under 13 girls bests in the 75m (13.05), 150m (26.69), and 800m (2:47.27).

Theo Shepherd clocked new under 13 boys bests in the 75m (10.17) and 150m (19.96), and Macey Jones clocked a new under 13 girls 75m best of 10.87.

Macey Brett achieved a new under 15 girls 100m best of 14.24, while Rob Austin clocked new under 15 boys bests in the 100m (12.08) and 200m (24.79).

Ruby Phillips blasted her way to a new under 13 girls 150m best of 21.62, while Sophie Haslam achieved under 15 girls bests in the 200m (29.57) and 800m (2:27.64).

Aimee Phillips posted a new under 15 girls 300m best of 45.96, while Jess Lark clocked under 15 girls bests in the 300m (45.0), and 800m (2:25.20).

Luke Parker rounded the under 15 boys 1500m in a new best of 4:40.50, while Ruby Carlile cleared a new under 15 girls high jump best of 1-30m, and Luke Haslam launched the under 15 boys javelin to a mark of 25.80m.

Megan White has also recently competed at the Trafford Open Meetings and clocked an 800m time of 2:36.85.

2021 NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE

ENTRIES close on Friday 28th May for the Northern Under 20 and Senior Track & Field Championships taking place at Leigh Sports Villageon 12th and 13th June.

The prospectus for the Northern Athletics Start Fitness T&F Championships (Senior/U20) is now available here: www.northernathletics.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/2021/_Sr-Entry_prospectus-.pdf

Entries are open now at: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2021/

The U17/U15/U13 Championships are scheduled for the 14th and 15th August at Costello Stadium, Hull, and hopefully will be as close to ‘normal’ as possible.

ENGLISH SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD CUP FIXTURE CANCELLED

Please note that the English Schools Track & Field Cup fixture scheduled to be held at EPSV on Wednesday 9th June has now been cancelled.

ONLINE COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

An updated list of England Athletics Coaching and Officials Courses and Workshops can be found here:

https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/current-online-courses-and-workshops/

UPDATED PROVISIONAL DATES FOR YOUR DIARY…

Subject to Covid-19 rules, West Cheshire AC’s latest revised league season looks like this:

Under 13/Under 15 Youth Development League Merseyside Division: Saturday, June 5, (at Ellesmere Port Sports Village), Saturday, July 17, (at Bebington Oval), and Saturday, September 4 (at Wavertree, Liverpool).

Under 17/Under 20 Youth Development League Merseyside Division: Sunday, May 30 (at Ellesmere Port Sports Village), Sunday, June 27, (at Ellesmere Port Sports Village), Sunday, July 25 (at Bebington Oval), and Sunday, September 5, (at Wavertree, Liverpool).

West Cheshire AC’s North Premier West League squad will open their season on Saturday, May 22, at Blackburn, before heading to Wigan (still to be confirmed) on Saturday, June 19, then hosting round three at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, July 4, and concluding the campaign at Trafford, on Sunday, August 1.

West Cheshire AC’s Cheshire League season is scheduled to start at Macclesfield, on Sunday, May 23, before Macclesfield host round two and three on Sunday, June 20 and Saturday, July 24; and West Cheshire AC will host the final round at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, August 29.

NORTHERN ATHLETICS 5k CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2021 Northern Athletics 5K Road Race Championships will return to the Sunderland 5K – hosted by Sunderland Harriers. The event will be on the evening of Thursday, 22nd July 2021, (subject to govt. regulations). Entry details will be posted on the Sunderland Harriers website when available.

TRACK AND FIELD COMPETITION UPDATE

England Athletics updated their Return to Athletics and Running Guidelines on 13th May which can be found here: www.englandathletics.org/coaching/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-2021/

ENGLAND ATHLETICS RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT’S ROADMAP

England Athletics have outlined in an ‘athletics and running roadmap’ infographic what everything means at each stage. More detailed guidance will be provided they have received further information from Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Please note, all these dates are subject to the UK Government’s four-step roadmap to ease restrictions across England and the conditions which must be met before the country is able to move from one step to the next. More details: www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/guidance-update-2021/

COACHING WEBINARS

Take a look at the long list of EA webinars relating to running, jumping and throwing at this link: www.englandathletics.org/about-us/athletics-at-home/coaching-webinars/

PLEASE HELP TO STAY IN TOUCH

I would welcome any contributions for the Club Newsletter from yourselves, any impending marriages, or additions to the family, any running or competing incidents, also anything to help everyone stay entertained. Currently the response has been excellent, but if you have anything that could make it into next week’s Newsletter – please email me at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

COACHING COURSE UPDATE

England Athletics has started to publicise Virtual Coaching Courses on their website. Follow this link to find a list of virtual courses:www.athleticshub.co.uk/course-list/eng?what=Coaching%20Assistant%20&_ga=2.18717049.1392192673.1

Please get in touch with Dennis if you do book on the course at:dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

HEATHER McLINTOCK’S PHYSIO OFFER

Heather McLintock has been in touch to say she is still able to offer physiotherapy if anyone is injured over this lockdown…Heather knows how important it is to exercise in this time so if she can keep people exercising that would be great. Heather’s email address is: heathermclintock@hotmail.com

JASON OSWELL’S LOCKDOWN PHYSIOTHERAPY 
Jason Oswell is now doing face to face Physiotherapy at the Athlete Factory gym in Chester. He is charging £30 a session to anybody from West Cheshire AC (normally charge is £45). His work email is now: contact@jasonoswellphysio.com and his website is: www.jasonoswellphysio.com

RUN LEADER DEVELOPMENT DAYS…

England Athletics Run Leader Development Days is a series of informative and engaging workshops aimed at leaders and coaches from affiliated clubs and RunTogether groups. They are designed to bring leaders and coaches together in an environment where they can network and learn from each other by sharing skills and challenges, plus expand their knowledge of managing and growing groups, and enhance their understanding of technical skills in running.

Read more and book online at: https://bit.ly/EARLDevDays

Please get in touch with Dennis if you do book on the course at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com 

ENGLAND ATHLETICS WEBINARS

A revised list of England Athletics webinars can be found here: www.englandathletics.org/about-us/athletics-at-home/coaching-webinars/

PLEASE HELP OUR CLUB WHEN YOU SHOP…

West Cheshire Athletic Club has registered with easyfundraising, which means over 4,000 shops and sites will now donate to the Club for FREE every time you use easyfundraising to shop with them. These donations will help SO MUCH, so please sign up to support us – it’s completely FREE and doesn’t take long at the following link:

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/westcheshireac/?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_content=gs-w1

STAYING IN TOUCH WITH DAN GILROY

Our Club President, Dan Gilroy, passes on best wishes to everyone at the club. Dan said he would welcome members to ring him and have a chat. His number is: 07594 464287.

ATHLETICS WEEKLY NEWS UPDATES

All the latest athletics news can be found on the Athletics Weekly website here: https://www.athleticsweekly.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.

LOOKING BACK…

This week: Chris Chataway, Emil Zatopek, and Dick Fosbury. Enjoy…

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPTTX71rOgI

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c4Z8cbcIiA

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZsH46Ek2ao

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

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