WCAC Newsletter #333, 16-07-21

THIS WEEKEND

Fixtures this weekend include the Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League at Bebington Oval, on Saturday (11.15am start), and the Chester 10k Road Race from Chester Racecourse on Sunday with four wave starts at 7.45am, 8.30am, 9.15am, and 10am, and the Lancaster Marathon on Sunday (10am start).

Best wishes to all our athletes and officials.

REVISED EPSV CLUB TRACK & FIELD TRAINING PLAN…

With Covid-19 restrictions being lifted from Monday 19th July, the Club has produced a revised club track and field training plan (see below) for the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track which is effective from Monday 19th July.

Athletes will be able to train with more than one group but must ask to join a group before attending.

All Club Training sessions will continue to be delivered throughout the School Summer Holidays.

MONDAYS:

Ian Ackroyd/Tim Palmer (Middle Distance, Lanes 1 & 2, 6-8pm)

Karl Fenney (Hurdles, Lanes 6, 7 & 8, 6.30-8pm)

Jane Palmer (High Jump, 7-8pm)

Victor Oyesola (Long Jump, 7-8pm)

Jon Moss (Sprints, Lanes 3, 4, 5 & 6, 6-8pm)

Helsby Running Club (First Monday of every month, Lanes 1 & 2, 6.30-7.30pm)

TUESDAYS:

Jill Gore/Jo Cartwright (Under 11s group, Lanes 1 & 2, & Long Jump, 6.30-8pm)

Dennis Wall/Mark Duffey (Middle Distance, Lanes 3 & 4, 6.30-7.30pm)

Graham Patterson (Middle Distance, Lanes 3 & 4, 6.30-8pm)

Alan Littler/Liam Davoren (400m group, Lanes 5 & 6, 6.30-8pm)

Victor Oyesola (Sprints, Lanes 5, 6, 7 & 8, 6.30-8pm).

Dave McKay/Jenny Manning (Throws, 6.30-8pm)

THURSDAYS:

Chris Morgan (Distance Running, Lane 1, 6.30-8pm); 

Graham Patterson (Middle Distance, Lanes 1 & 2, 6.30-8pm)

Ian Ackroyd/Tim Palmer (Middle Distance, Lanes 1 & 2, 6-8pm)

Alan Littler (400m group, Lanes 3 & 4, 6-8pm)

Victor Oyesola (Sprints, Lanes 5 & 6, 6.30-8pm)

Jon Moss (Sprints, Lanes 5, 6, 7 & 8, 6-8pm)

Dennis Wall/Mark Duffey (Multi-Events group, Lane 6, 6.30-8pm)

Jane Palmer (High Jump, 6.30-8pm)

Dave McKay/Jenny Manning (Throws, 6.30-8pm)

SATURDAYS:

Dennis Wall/Jane Palmer/Victor Oyesola/Jo Cartwright (U11s-U13s/U15s Multi Events Group, 10am-12 noon)

Jon Moss/Alan Littler/Liam Davoren (Sprints, 10am-12 noon)

Dave McKay (Long Jump/Throws, 10am-12 noon).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

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

And Next Week: Fraser Campbell, John Hughes, David Irving, Bethan Jones, Sam Pierre-Louis, Claire Gloyne-Phillips, Claire Bennette, Tom Tudor, Sam Owens.

CONGRATULATIONS

Harriet Wheeler (Junior Girls Javelin), Lewis Parsons (Junior Boys 200m), and Emily Owen (Junior Girls 100m) all secured third positions while representing Cheshire at the English Schools Track and Field Championships at the weekend, at Sport City, Manchester.

Carys Roberts (intermediate girls 800m), and Kara Stoll (Junior Girls Hammer), also represented their county at the prestigious fixture.

WELL DONE PHIL!

Phil Woodley represented the Club at the Lakeland Trail 55km Race and completed the challenging course with 2,000 metres of elevation in a time of nine hours nine minutes 34 seconds.

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MANCHESTER

Entries are now open for the England Athletics U17s and U15s track and field championships in Manchester on 7-8 August. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/EAU15U17ChampsOpen

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/

NORTH WALES CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUEDetails of the North Wales XC League season have been announced. The league caters for U17 and above age groups. Confirmation of this years fixtures are:Sat 2nd Oct – Roman Road Sports Centre, Shrewsbury SY3 9DESat 23rd Oct – Vaynol Park, BangorSat 27th Nov – MostynSat 22nd Jan – Fox Hills, Colwyn Bay (Parking at Eirias Park LL29 7SP)Sat 5th Feb – Marches School, Oswestry SY11 2APThe North Wales Cross Country Championships will be held at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd, Wrexham, on Saturday 8th January. More details here: https://www.northwalesxc.com/

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/

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/

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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