WCAC Newsletter #337, 13-08-21

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER 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.

West Cheshire AC is the host club and it would be great to see many of our members in action. The link for entries is: https://athletics-uk.org/cheshire/

VOLUNTEERS are also needed as Car Park Attendants for both days to help Officials, Athletes and Spectators park safely on the EPSV field. If you can help please email Dennis Wall ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com 

COME & TRY ATHLETICS DAY

The Club is organising a Come & Try Athletics Day at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track this 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

CHESTER HALF MARATHON VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED

On SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER West Cheshire AC is contracted to provide 40 marshals for the Chester Half Marathon and in return the Club receives a generous financial contribution to Club funds (Without this single source of income your Club membership subs would be significantly higher each year ….)

You need to be available between 8am and 12 noon on race day. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED.

You will have great fun cheering on the 5,000 runners and your club mates who have entered. And you’ll get a technical t-shirt and goody bag full of chocolate and Haribo as thanks.

Just to clarify – you don’t need to be an active Club member yourself to be a marshal – any friend, family member or ex-Club member over the age of 18 would be very welcome! Although anyone under 18 doesn’t count in our head count of marshals, kids are welcome to come down with you and will enjoy the event too.

Please let Ellie Robinson know if you can join the WCAC marshal team by emailing her at: ellie.henrob3@outlook.com

NORTH WEST ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Please let Ellie Robinson know ASAP if you want to take part in the North West Road Relays, incorporating the Cheshire Championships, taking place at Birchwood, on Saturday 11th September, (the event is for Under 11s through to Seniors and Veterans). Ellie’s email address is: ellie.henrob3@outlook.com

Details about the event can be found here: https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2021/nwcrr21e.php

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

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

And Next Week: Lewis Morris, Frank Rose, Tony Sangha, Evie Bennett, Andrew Clague, Oliver Eaton, Isabella Aura, Lucia Pyne, Lowther Barton, Debra Bemand.

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

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, September 4 (at Wavertree, Liverpool).

Under 17/Under 20 Youth Development League Merseyside Division: Sunday, September 5, (at Wavertree, Liverpool).

West Cheshire AC will host the final round of the Cheshire League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, August 29.

TRACK AND FIELD COMPETITION UPDATE

England Athletics updated their Return to Athletics and Running Guidelines on 15th July which can be found here: www.englandathletics.org/coaching/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

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