WCAC Newsletter #336, 06-08-21

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN FOR CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entries close on Saturday 14th August for the Cheshire AA Track and Field Championships being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22. The link for entries is: https://athletics-uk.org/cheshire/

COME & TRY ATHLETICS DAY

The Club is organising a Come & Try Athletics Day at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track on Sunday 15th August (10am-2pm), to help promote the club to the community on the back of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The event will be free of charge and food and drink will be provided for everyone. If you are available to help out please confirm ASAP by emailing Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE INVITATION

Can any club members wanting to represent West Cheshire AC at the final round of the Cheshire Track & Field League on Sunday 29th August, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track, please email Dennis Wall ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CONGRATULATIONS!

Many congratulations to John and Natalie Manning on the birth of their daughter, Francesca, from everyone at West Cheshire AC.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

Elizabeth Tweedle, Paul Van Schie, Charlotte Wilson, Frances Hopper, Ilias Moufakkir, Darren Shillington, Scarlett Barton, Eliza Barton, Eddie Fulton, Bradley Spurdens.

And Next Week: Dan Nowosielski, Jane Palmer, Curtis Rodway, Isaac McKenna, Richard Hunt, Mark Duffey, Liam Lawton.

R.I.P. DAN GILROY

Former club president, senior coach and founder member of West Cheshire AC, Dan Gilroy, has passed away aged 83, in a nursing home in Bath, after living with motor neurone disease for a number of years.

The funeral will take place at Haycombe Crematorium, on 12th August, at 1pm. Donations are being requested for the MND Association via this link:

https://www.dignityfunerals.co.uk/funeral-notices/15-07-2021-daniel-gilroy/

The funeral service will be live on a webcast and the details are:

https://watch.obitus.com

Username: qeho4397

Password: 335875

Anyone wishing to send a condolence card can address it to Dan’s daughter: Karen Read, 31 High Street, Rode, Somerset. BA11 6PA. 

REVISED EPSV CLUB TRACK & FIELD TRAINING PLAN…

With Covid-19 restrictions lifted from Monday 19th July, the Club produced a revised club track and field training plan (see below) for the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track which was 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 and parents are encouraged to attend and assist at our training sessions.

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, 6-8pm)

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).

ENTRIES NOW OPEN FOR CILCAIN MOUNTAIN RACE

Entries are now open for the Cilcain Mountain Race being held on Bank Holiday Monday, August 30. More details at: https://www.clwydianfellrace.org/?page_id=1817

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/

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

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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