Press Report: Top threes for WCAC

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club produced many impressive performances at the weekend.

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village-based outfit finish second in their Northern Track and Field League first round match at Blackburn, and third in the Cheshire League second round fixture at Macclesfield.

Jacob Clark, Callum Stow-Povall, Liam Davoren, Matthew Webb, Alan Littler, Paul Morrison, Sammy Hollins, Fraser Campbell, Victor Oyesola, Dave McKay, Will Scott, Lauren Williams, Emma Holmes, Imogen Pughe, Beth McMahon, Carys Roberts, Lucia Pyne, Jodi Bemand, Ruby Wisbey, Danielle Erskine, Isla Shillington, Sophie Percival, Francesca Pughe, and Debra Erskine combined for West Cheshire AC at Blackburn.

MATCH RESULT: 1 Blackburn 450 points; 2 West Cheshire 356; 3 Sale 329; 4 Preston 315; 5 Wigan 206.

WEST CHESHIRE AC’s under 15s and under 17s combined to secure third spot in the latest round of the Cheshire Track and Field League at Macclesfield.

Lauren Williams, Ruby Wisbey, Emma Holmes, Evelyn Hogan, Rose Duggan, Emily Owen, Macy Brett, Holly Bosworth, Lara Fields, Sophie Haslam, Aimee Phillips, Carys Manson, Bella Khanijay, Harriet Wheeler, and Kara Stoll combined for the female squad.

And Fergus Garland, Callum Stow-Povall, Lewis Parsons, Rob Austin, Alex Rutherford, Nathan Brassington, Luke Parker, Luke Haslam, and Tom Shillington teamed up for the male contingent of the squad.

WEST CHESHIRE AC will host the second round of the under 17 and under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track this Sunday. Volunteers are requested to help out before, during and after the fixture which starts at 12 noon.


THE British Track and Field Championships take place in Manchester this Saturday and Sunday.

WCAC Newsletter #330, 18-06-21

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE MATCH

The Club will be represented at the Northern League match for Under 17s, Under 20s, and Seniors, at Witton Park, Blackburn, BB2 2TP, this Saturday, 19th June. The first field events start at 11.30am, and the first track event starts at 1pm. 

Team managers, Dave McKay and Jenny Manning, are still finalising the squad, so please help them fill any gaps in the team sheet and officials declaration sheet. Dave’s email address is: djmckay80@googlemail.com

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE MATCH

The Club will be represented at the Cheshire League match which is only for athletes in the Under 15 and Under 17 age groups, at Macclesfield Leisure Centre, Priory Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 4AF, this Sunday, 20th June. The first event takes place at 1pm.

Team managers, Victor Oyesola and Leanne Wheeler, are still finalising the squad, so please help them fill any gaps in the team sheet and officials declaration sheet. Victor’s email address is: segvic95@yahoo.co.uk

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

Noah Booth, Lillie Collins, Alfie McGowan, Chloe Fitzpatrick, Leah Roberts, Glenys Potter, Stephen Ball, Natasha Cobb, Lauren Dimbylow, Stuart Hague, Harry Lark, Chris Morgan, Ellen Molloy, James Smith.

And Next Week: Marley Renowden, Patrick Tait, Lily Moorhouse, Callum Hill, Joseph Hancock, Jenny Manning, Jessica Lark, Edith Storey.

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entries are now open for the Northern Under 17, Under 15 and Under 13 Track and Field Championships being held at the Costello Stadium, Hull, on August 14 and 15. The entry link is here: https://www.northernathletics.co.uk/2021/06/15/u17-u15-u13-championship-prospectus/

BIRKENHEAD PARK 5 MILES ROAD RACE

Entries are open for the Birkenhead Park 5 Miles Road Race being held on Wednesday 23rd June. The Entry Page link is here: https://wirralac.niftyentries.com/Birkenhead-Park-5-Mile-2021

REMINDER ABOUT HEALTH CHECKS

Having watched Christian Eriksen collapse during the European Football Championships, it’s a reminder that we should all be having regular screenings and health checks given the intensity and levels we train at.
The attached link is for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) they are an organisation that screen 14-35 year olds, they use the screenings to check if there are any anomalies in the subjects cardiac rhythm.You can also consult your GP should you have any concerns.  “Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).” The link is: 

www.c-r-y.org.uk/

YOUR CLUB COMMITTEE

The Club is managed by a committee who are re-elected every 12 months and meet on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss a range of issues concerning the Club.

The Club Committee is comprised of: Mike Lamb (President), Jon Clarke (Chairman), Dennis Wall (Vice-Chairman, and Track and Field Officer), Julian Tegg (Secretary), Darren Shillington (Treasurer), Jane Pughe (Membership Secretary), Eddie Gore (Facilities Officer), Dave Alexander (Cross Country Secretary), John Parlevliet (Road Running Secretary), and Mark Duffey (Marketing Officer).

All the committee members are volunteers and at the next AGM Jon Clarke and John Parlevliet have confirmed they don’t want to be re-elected, so replacements are wanted. If you can help please get in touch with our club secretary, Julian Tegg by email at: secretarywestcheshireac@gmail.com

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, July 17, (at Bebington Oval), and Saturday, September 4 (at Wavertree, Liverpool).

Under 17/Under 20 Youth Development League Merseyside Division: 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, June 19, at Blackburn, before hosting 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.

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/

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/

WCAC Newsletter #329, 11-06-21

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE MATCH

The Club will be represented at the Northern League match at Witton Park, Blackburn, BB2 2TP, on Saturday, 19th June. The first field events start at 11.30am, and the first track event starts at 1pm. 

Team managers, Dave McKay and Jenny Manning, are still finalising the squad, so please help them fill any gaps in the team sheet and officials declaration sheet. Dave’s email address is: djmckay80@googlemail.com

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE MATCH

The Club will be represented at the Cheshire League match which is only for athletes in the Under 15 and Under 17 age groups, at Macclesfield Leisure Centre, Priory Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 4AF, on Sunday, 20th June. The first event takes place at 1pm.

Team managers, Victor Oyesola and Leanne Wheeler, are still finalising the squad, so please help them fill any gaps in the team sheet and officials declaration sheet. Victor’s email address is: segvic95@yahoo.co.uk

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

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

And Next Week: Noah Booth, Lillie Collins, Alfie McGowan, Chloe Fitzpatrick, Leah Roberts, Glenys Potter, Stephen Ball, Natasha Cobb, Lauren Dimbylow, Stuart Hague, Harry Lark, Chris Morgan, Ellen Molloy, James Smith.

BIRKENHEAD PARK 5 MILES ROAD RACE

Entries are open for the Birkenhead Park 5 Miles Road Race being held on Wednesday 23rd June. The Entry Page link is here: https://wirralac.niftyentries.com/Birkenhead-Park-5-Mile-2021

REMINDER ABOUT HEALTH CHECKS

Having watched Christian Eriksen collapse on Saturday night during the European Football Championships, it’s a reminder that we should all be having regular screenings and health checks given the intensity and levels we train at.
The attached link is for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) they are an organisation that screen 14-35 year olds, they use the screenings to check if there are any anomalies in the subjects cardiac rhythm.You can also consult your GP should you have any concerns. “Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).” The link is: 

www.c-r-y.org.uk/

YOUR CLUB COMMITTEE

The Club is managed by a committee who are re-elected every 12 months and meet on the second Tuesday of every month to discuss a range of issues concerning the Club.

The Club Committee is comprised of: Mike Lamb (President), Jon Clarke (Chairman), Dennis Wall (Vice-Chairman, and Track and Field Officer), Julian Tegg (Secretary), Darren Shillington (Treasurer), Jane Pughe (Membership Secretary), Eddie Gore (Facilities Officer), Dave Alexander (Cross Country Secretary), John Parlevliet (Road Running Secretary), and Mark Duffey (Marketing Officer).

All the committee members are volunteers and at the next AGM Jon Clarke and John Parlevliet have confirmed they don’t want to be re-elected, so replacements are wanted. If you can help please get in touch with our club secretary, Julian Tegg by email at: secretarywestcheshireac@gmail.com

LONDON MARATHON PLACE

West Cheshire AC London Marathon club place for Sunday 3rd October 2021.

Anyone over 18 who has been a fully paid up member continually since at least 1st April 2019 is invited to enter a ballot for this club place. The entry will be guaranteed but the full fees will be paid by the entrant themselves.

Please email applications to: westcheshireroadraces@gmx.co.uk and ensure you add ‘London Marathon 2021’ in the subject line so we can easily sort them.

Applications should be received by WEDNESDAY 16Th JUNE. A random draw will then be done. The successful member will be notified and registered on the London Marathon system. London Marathon will send a customised link directly to the WCAC member giving personal access to the online entry system. The place cannot be handed on to a family member or friend.

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, July 17, (at Bebington Oval), and Saturday, September 4 (at Wavertree, Liverpool).

Under 17/Under 20 Youth Development League Merseyside Division: 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, June 19, at Blackburn, before hosting 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/

Press Report: PBs at EPSV

PERSONAL bests were the order of the day for West Cheshire Athletic Club members at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Emily Owen, Lewis Parsons, Alex Rutherford, Robert Austin, and Macy Brett all celebrated success at the opening round of the Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League.

Owen ran her first race of the year and sliced a second off her under 15 girls 100m best, lowering her time to 12.7 seconds which is the qualifying time for the English Schools Championships and lifts her to 13th for her age group rankings overall in the country and fourth for a first year under 15.

Parsons sliced 0.3 off his under 15 boys 100m personal best to clock a club record-equalling 11.5 seconds which ranks him fifth in the country, and his time is also a qualifying mark for the English Schools Championships.

Rutherford lowered his under 15 boys 100m best to 12.1 seconds and Austin clocked a new best of 12.0 seconds, while Brett shaved 0.42 off her previous under 15 girls 100m personal best to post 13.6 seconds.

Parsons, Austin, and Rutherford were backed up in the under 15 boys age group by Luke Parker who posted 42.7 seconds in the 300m and 2:19.4 in the 800m, and by Luke Haslam who spun the discus to a mark of 19.10m and hit 6.92m in the shot.

Alfie Lane teamed up with Parsons, Austin, and Rutherford for a winning time of 47.5 seconds in the 4x100m relay.

Owen and Brett were backed up in the under 15 girls age group by Jessica Lark (2:22.8), Sophie Haslam (2:32.5), and Aimee Phillips (2:29.3) who produced a triple success in the 800m, and by Maddi Mercer, Lara Fields, Carys Manson, Helen Tenner, Holly Bosworth, Emily Russell, Harriet Wheeler, and Kara Stoll.

Isla Entwistle (31.50m) and Eleanor Neve (23.02m) teamed up for success in the under 13 girls javelin, and they were supported by team mates Macey Jones, Faith Barlow-Gambles, Charlotte Austin, Nancy Collins, Ruby Phillips, Ruby Billington, and Mae Grant.

Theo Shepherd, Ellis Williams, Evan Miller, Healy Smyth, Daniel Walker, Noah Woolgar, James Davidson, and Oliver Douglas combined for the under 13 boys.

MATCH RESULT: 1 Wirral AC 283 points; 2 Preston Harriers 271; 3 Liverpool Harriers & AC 266; 4 Southport Waterloo AC 222; 5 West Cheshire AC 208.

FIXTURES this weekend include the Northern Senior and Under 20 Track and Field Championships at Leigh Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday. 

WCAC Newsletter #328 , 04-06-21

LONDON MARATHON PLACE

West Cheshire AC London Marathon club place for Sunday 3rd October 2021.

Anyone over 18 who has been a fully paid up member continually since at least 1st April 2019 is invited to enter a ballot for this club place. The entry will be guaranteed but the full fees will be paid by the entrant themselves.

Please email applications to: westcheshireroadraces@gmx.co.uk and ensure you add ‘London Marathon 2021’ in the subject line so we can easily sort them.

Applications should be received by WEDNESDAY 16Th JUNE. A random draw will then be done. The successful member will be notified and registered on the London Marathon system. London Marathon will send a customised link directly to the WCAC member giving personal access to the online entry system. The place cannot be handed on to a family member or friend.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE MATCH AT EPSV THIS SATURDAY

The Club is hosting the first round of the U13/U15 Youth Development Track and Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village this Saturday, 5th June (12 noon start).

Helpers are needed from 9am to set up the equipment, from 12 noon to help during the competition, and from 3.30pm onwards to help tidy away. If you can help please come along.

Best wishes to all our athletes and officials on Saturday.

NO CLUB TRAINING THIS SATURDAY MORNING

There will be no Club training sessions this Saturday morning at Ellesmere Port Sports Village because the Club is hosting and organising the first round of the U13/U15 Youth Development Track & Field League.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

Liz Renondeau, 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. 

BEST WISHES!

West Cheshire AC conveys it’s best wishes to Paul Waters and Ian Fraser who are now recovering after suffering set-backs.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Emma Holmes, Carys Roberts, Jodi Bemand and Imogen Pughe combined to equal the under 17 women’s 4x300m West Cheshire Athletic Club relay record on Sunday.

The quartet clocked two minutes 59.7 seconds during the opening round of the Under 17 and Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League hosted by their club at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Imogen also posted 41.6 seconds for victory in her 300m, while Carys clocked winning times of 26.8 seconds (200m) and 4:50.0 (1500m), alongside under 17 team mate Megan White.

Carys Roberts has broken her own under 17 and overall 800m Club record, as well as the Under 17 Club 1500m record, in the last week.

Callum Stow-Povall, Nic Nowell, Nathan Broomfield, and Henry Robinson teamed up for West Cheshire AC’s under 17 men, while Abigail Cartwright, Lily Moorhouse, Lucia Pyne, and Francesca Pughe combined for the under 20 women.

Adam Howe spun the under 20 men’s discus to a winning mark of 30.58m and was backed up by team mates Jacob Clark, Matthew Webb, and Fraser Campbell.

MATCH RESULT: 1 Wirral AC 370 points; 2 Liverpool Harriers & AC 269; 3 North Wales 215; 4 Preston Harriers 204; 5 West Cheshire AC 193; 6 Southport Waterloo AC 133.

JOSEPH MORRISON clocked a new under 23 men’s 800m personal best of 1:50.38 at the British Milers Club Grand Prix Meeting held at Sport City, Manchester, on Saturday.

MACEY BRETT clocked new under 15 girls personal bests in the 75m hurdles (12.79 seconds) and 100m (14.02) at Monday’s Trafford Open Meeting.

She was joined at the fixture by club mates and sisters Ruby and Aimee Phillips who rounded the under 13 girls 800m in new personal bests of 2:25.91 and 2:27.96 respectively.

Lewis Parsons clocked 11.98 seconds in his under 15 boys 100m, and 24.11 in his 200m, alongside club mate Alex Rutherford who posted new personal bests of 12.19 (100m) and 25.08 (200m), Theo Shepherd who posted new under 13 boys personal bests of 19.87 (150m), and 10.19 (75m), Eleanor Wheeler (13.15 for under 13 girls 75m), Satine Wearden (under 13 girls 1500m pb of 5:38.75 and 150m pb of 27.04), Sophie Haslam (new pb of 46.57 in under 15 girls 300m), Luke Parker (under 15 boys 800m in 2:21.79), Jessica Lark (under 15 girls 800m in 2:37.87), Ruby Carlile (under 15 girls high jump of 1-30m and 800m in 2:50.91), Kara Stoll (under 15 girls hammer throw of 29.27m and discus of 15.88m), and Harriet Wheeler (under 15 girls hammer of 23.84m, javelin throw of 36.25m, and shot put of 8.44m).

COUNTY CALL UPS

Jodi Bemand and Lucia Pyne have both been selected to represent Cheshire at the Junior Inter-counties Fell running Championships.

ROBBIE WEBSTER’S WOBBLER RACE

Entries are being accepted for the Robbie Webster’s Wobbler Race being organised by Helsby Running Club on Wednesday 30th June – a fell/trail race over Frodsham Hill (8.4km long with 370m of climb). Entries are limited to 75 runners and opened at 6pm on Friday (4th June). See the Robbie Wobbler’s Wobbler Facebook page for more details.

RACE THE TRAIN CANCELLED

The 2021 Race the Train event in Tywyn, Mid Wales has been cancelled.

The race, which is organised by the Rotary Club of Tywyn, have cancelled the event due to a “lack of clarity from the authorities and the uncertainty over easing of coronavirus restrictions.”

Malcolm Austin, who is the race director, said: “Due to circumstances beyond our control the Rotary Club of Tywyn has regretfully taken the decision to cancel this year’s Race the Train.

“The lack of clarity from authorities and the uncertainty over the future easing of Covid restrictions has made this difficult but pragmatic decision necessary.”

Stuart Williams, general manager at Talyllyn Railway, said: “It’s very disappointing for us at the Talyllyn, as well as for the local community that the Race has had to be cancelled again this year. It’s however very understandable as none of us can predict how the current restrictions might ease, or even tighten in the future.

“However, Race the Train has not gone away. It is simply hibernating and we will start planning a bigger and brighter event for when we welcome you back to the Race on the 20 August 2022.”

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, 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/

Press Report: Records All Round

EMMA HOLMES, Carys Roberts, Jodi Bemand and Imogen Pughe combined to equal the under 17 women’s 4x300m West Cheshire Athletic Club record on Sunday.

The quartet clocked two minutes 59.7 seconds during the opening round of the Under 17 and Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League hosted by their club at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Pughe also posted 41.6 seconds for victory in her 300m, while Roberts clocked winning times of 26.8 seconds (200m) and 4:50.0 (1500m), alongside under 17 team mate Megan White.

Callum Stow-Povall, Nic Nowell, Nathan Broomfield, and Henry Robinson teamed up for West Cheshire AC’s under 17 men, while Abigail Cartwright, Lily Moorhouse, Lucia Pyne, and Francesca Pughe combined for the under 20 women.

Adam Howe spun the under 20 men’s discus to a winning mark of 30.58m and was backed up by team mates Jacob Clark, Matthew Webb, and Fraser Campbell.

MATCH RESULT: 1 Wirral AC 370 points; 2 Liverpool Harriers & AC 269; 3 North Wales 215; 4 Preston Harriers 204; 5 West Cheshire AC 193; 6 Southport Waterloo AC 133.

KATIE CLARKE ran her last race for her US College, SCAD, Atlanta, Georgia, and finished fourth in the 10,000m final of the NAIA Conference Championships in a time of 36 minutes 23.14 seconds which sets a new West Cheshire Club best performance, beating her own previous time of 36:50.85 seconds set on April 9. 

JOSEPH MORRISON clocked a new under 23 men’s 800m personal best of 1:50.38, and club record, at the British Milers Club Grand Prix Meeting held at Sport City, Manchester, on Saturday.

MACEY BRETT of West Cheshire AC clocked new under 15 girls personal bests in the 75m hurdles (12.79 seconds) and 100m (14.02) at Monday’s Trafford Open Meeting.

She was joined at the fixture by club mates and sisters Ruby and Aimee Phillips who rounded the under 13 girls 800m in new personal bests of 2:25.91 and 2:27.96 respectively.

Lewis Parsons clocked 11.98 seconds in his under 15 boys 100m, and 24.11 in his 200m, alongside club mate Alex Rutherford who posted new personal bests of 12.19 (100m) and 25.08 (200m), Theo Shepherd who posted a new under 13 boys 150m personal best of 19.87, and 10.19 in his 75m, Eleanor Wheeler (13.15 for under 13 girls 75m), Satine Wearden (under 13 girls 1500m pb of 5:38.75 and 150m pb of 27.04), Sophie Haslam (new pb of 46.57 in under 15 girls 300m), Luke Parker (under 15 boys 800m in 2:21.79), Jessica Lark (under 15 girls 800m in 2:37.87), Ruby Carlile (under 15 girls high jump of 1-30m and 800m in 2:50.91), Kara Stoll (under 15 girls hammer throw of 29.27m and discus of 15.88m), and Harriet Wheeler (under 15 girls hammer of 23.84m, javelin throw of 36.25m, and shot put of 8.44m).

THREE West Cheshire AC members celebrated personal bests at last week’s Trafford AC Sprints Open Meeting.

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

FIXTURES this weekend include the Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League Merseyside Division match at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Saturday (12 noon start).

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