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/

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