WCAC Newsletter #332, 09-07-21

BEST WISHES…

Five Club members have been selected to represent Cheshire at the English Schools Track and Field Championships this weekend, at Sport City, Manchester.

Carys Roberts (intermediate girls 800m), Lewis Parsons (Junior Boys 200m), Emily Owen (Junior Girls 100m), Kara Stoll (Junior Girls Hammer), and Harriet Wheeler (Junior Girls Javelin) are all scheduled to feature at the event.

Everyone at West Cheshire AC sends their best wishes.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

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

And Next Week: Macey Lockerbie, Jeremy Brown, Madhuvanti Guruprasad, Dave Bish, Georgia Andrews, Izzy Hunter, Jane Pughe, Anthony Spruce, Gracie Hole, Sophie Webb.

YOUR CLUB COMMITTEE

The Club is managed by a committee who are volunteers and 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 needed. If you can help or would like to get involved please get in touch with our club secretary, Julian Tegg by email at: secretarywestcheshireac@gmail.com

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

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/

TEAM EFFORT EARNS SECOND SPOT

The Club achieved second spot at the latest round of the Northern Track and Field League hosted at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Well done and many thanks to all our athletes and officials who contributed to a well organised fixture despite the heavy rain.

MATCH RESULT: 1 Blackburn Harriers & AC 506 points; 2 West Cheshire AC 411; 3 Preston Harriers 285; 4 Sale Harriers Manchester 266; 5 Wigan & District Harriers & AC 211.

WELL DONE NATHAN!

Many congratulations to Nathan Brassington who represented Cheshire at Telford in the North West Regional Combined Events Championships and finished third in the Junior Boys Pentathlon with 2,121 points (13.4 seconds in 80m hurdles; 10.17m in shot put; 5.15m in long jump; 1-50m in high jump; 2:35.3 in 800m).

MANY CONGRATULATIONS STEVE!

Steve Fernyhough finished runner-up in the Chester Ultra 50 Miles Race alongside Danny Paddock. Just eight minutes separated first and second-placed runners with Steve crossing the line in a time of seven hours 28 minutes 16 seconds.

WELL DONE ANGELA AND JULIAN!

Angela and Julian Tegg completed the Tour of Merseyside Series which comprised of running a total of 52 miles – the Southport Half Marathon, Thurstaston Multi-Terrain, Sustrans Cycle Trail, Raging Red Bull 5, Knowsley Cross Country, and Wirral Coastal Run.

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entries close on 26th July 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/

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.

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.

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 conclude their 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.

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