WCAC Newsletter #331, 02-07-21

2nd July 2021, Number 331

NORTHERN TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE MATCH

The Club will be hosting the Northern League match for Under 17s, Under 20s, and Seniors, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village this Sunday, 4th July. 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

Volunteers are needed to set-up the equipment from 8am, during the event from 11.30am, and to tidy away from 4.30pm onwards. Please help your Club.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

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

And Next Week: Steve Fernyhough, Zac Lunt, John Mercer, Dylan Moore, Megan Bould, Bethany Long, Genevieve Smith, Tony Thackray.

HELP YOUR CLUB AND ATHLETICS BY BECOMING AN OFFICIAL…

The Club need officials at every fixture we attend, so why not help the Club and the sport? England Athletics are looking to arrange some Level 1 courses over the summer. Any potential new officials can fill in an expression of interest form on the EA website. Follow this link for more details: https://www.englandathletics.org/officiating/officiating-journey/officiating-journey-step-1/

CONGRATULATIONS ELOISE!

Eloise Eccles finished second woman while representing the Club at the Montane Summer Spine Race. She finished the 268 miles race from Edale, Derbyshire, to the Scottish Borders in a time of 120 hours 35 minutes 26 seconds.

QUARTET SECURE SUCCESS IN BIG TEAM EFFORT

Jamie Richardson, Francesca Pughe, Isla Shillington, and Henry Robinson celebrated success for the Club on Sunday.

The quartet starred at the second round of the under 17 and under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League Merseyside Division.

Jamie secured victories in the under 17 men’s 1500m and 1500m steeplechase, Francesca powered her way to success in the under 20 womens hammer, Isla spun the under 17 womens discus to a winning mark, and Henry won the under 17 men’s B 1500m steeplechase.

The quartet were supported by team mates Jacob Clark, Ben Rutherford, Matthew Webb, Fraser Campbell, Kyran Croft Illich, Ruby Wisbey, Abigail Cartwright, Imogen Pughe, Fergus Garland,  Callum Stow Povall, Nathan Broomfield, Sammy Hollins, Lauren Williams, Emma Holmes, Carys Roberts, Megan White, and Jodi Bemand.

MATCH RESULT: 1 Wirral 384.5 points; 2 Preston 296; 3 Liverpool 247; 4 West Cheshire 243; 5 North Wales 237.5; 6 Southport Waterloo 51.

GRAHAM HEADS CLUB CHARGE 

Graham Wells (40:27) headed the Club’s charge at the Robbie Webster Wobbler Race organised by Helsby Running Club, ahead of Steve Fernyhough (41:03), Keely Smith (44:19), Neil Field (50:32), Clare Mallon (53:15), Andy Carter (53:23), and Stephen Ball (57:26).

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/

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

WIRRAL MULTI-TERRAIN RACE SERIES

A license for the series from Run Britain has been applied for and Wirral Council have agreed to the following fixture dates: Tuesday 7th September at Royden Park; Tuesday 14th September at Thurstaston; Tuesday 21st September at Harrison Drive; Tuesday 28th September at Arrowe Park.

Races are for members of local affiliated UKA running clubs and this year entry will be online and chip timing will be used to gather the results. NOTE: this means that entry fees may be a little more than the historic fee of £1 per race.

WIRRAL SEASIDE 5K RUNS ARE BACK

Licences and permissions are in place to offer a reduced series of three Wirral Seaside Races on the last Wednesday in July, August and September. The cost is £5 (UKA affiliated), but there will be no prizes or awards. Details of how to register for the July race will be available soon.

HELP NEEDED

The British Masters Athletics Federation have a masters event on at Trafford on 24th July and are short of field judges. Travel expenses will be paid and food provided. Any grade welcome. If anyone can help please email Cath McGrath at: cathmcgrath@btinternet.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, July 25 (at Bebington Oval), and Sunday, September 5, (at Wavertree, Liverpool).

West Cheshire AC’s North Premier West League squad will host at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, July 4, and conclude the campaign at Trafford, on Sunday, August 1.

West Cheshire AC’s Cheshire League third round is at Macclesfield on 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.

Members and parents are reminded to look at the following links for updates about the Club:

IT’S GOOD TO TALK

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/

Posted by Dave Alexander
4th July 2021
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