WCAC Newsletter #327, 28-05-21

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE MATCH AT EPSV THIS SUNDAY

The Club is hosting the first round of the U17/U20 Youth Development Track and Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village this Sunday, 30th May (12 noon start).

Helpers are needed from 9am to set up the equipment, from 12 noon to help during the competition, and from 3.40pm to help tidy away. If you can help please come along.

Best wishes to all our athletes and officials on Sunday.

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS…

ENTRIES close today (Friday 28th May) for the Northern Under 20 and Senior Track & Field Championships taking place at Leigh Sports Village on 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.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

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

And Next Week: Liz Renondeau, Julian Tegg, Alex O’Hare, Lowri Huxley, Rhys Young, Josh Ford, Dan Gilroy. 

CONGRATULATIONS!

Katie Clarke, running her last race for her US College, SCAD, Atlanta, Georgia, finished in 4th place in the 10,000m final of the NAIA Conference Championships in a time of 36minutes 23.14 seconds which sets a new West Cheshire Club Best Performance, beating her own previous time of 36 minutes 50.85 seconds set on 9th April 2021. 

Congratulations to Katie on her excellent performance and who is now at the end of a four year academic stay in the US.

A GREAT START TO THE LEAGUE SEASON

The Club celebrated success in their first post lockdown track and field league match.

The under 11s and under 13s won the opening round of the Cheshire League held at Macclesfield.

Theo Shepherd, Macey Jones and Ruby Phillips produced the top individual performances in the cold and blustery conditions.

Theo clocked a grade one under 13 boys 100m time of 12.9 seconds, while Macey posted a grade two under 13 girls 100m time of 13.7 seconds, and Ruby rounded the under 13 girls 800m in a grade four time of 2:39.1.

Theo was backed-up by under 13 team mates Ellis Williams, Daniel Walker, Thomas Rimmer, and Noah Woolgar, while Macey and Ruby were supported by under 13 team colleagues Ursula Archer, Beth Manson, Faith Barlow-Gambles, Maddy Cobb and Esme Graham.

Logan Sefton, Dylan Gledhill, Noah Booth, Tom Birkett-Evans, Maya Jennings, Florence Harte, Grace Hole, and Isabelle Stammers represented the club’s under 11s team.

MATCH RESULT: 1 West Cheshire AC 289 points; 2 Crewe & Nantwich AC 270; 3 Macclesfield Harriers & AC 265; 4 St Helens Sutton AC 130; 5 Handforth Harriers & AC 72.

UNDER 11s MATCH RESULT: 1 West Cheshire AC 142; 2 Crewe & Nantwich AC 137; 3 Macclesfield Harriers & AC 129; 4 St Helens Sutton AC 76; 5 Handforth Harriers & AC 28.

UNDER 13s MATCH RESULT: 1 West Cheshire AC 207; 2 Macclesfield Harriers & AC 196; 3 Crewe & Nantwich AC 193; 4 St Helens Sutton 84; 5 Handforth Harriers & AC 44.

JESSICA LARK and Ella Harvey posted new 800m personal bests at the British Milers Club PB Classic fixture held at Leigh Sports Village.

Jessica clocked 2:22:54 in her under 15 girls age group, while Ella posted 2:55:41 in her under 13 girls age category. 

CONGRATULATIONS!

THREE Club members celebrated personal bests at this week’s Trafford AC Sprints Open Meeting.

Callum Stow-Povall clocked 12.19 and 25.23 for the Under 17 men’s 100m and 200m, while Imogen Pughe posted 59.61 for a new U17 women’s 400m Club record, and Beth McMahon posted 59.93 for an U23 women’s 400m personal best.

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

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 second and third rounds are at Macclesfield 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 27th 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.

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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