WCAC Newsletter #340, 03-09-21

PLEASE HELP! – CHESTER HALF MARATHON VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED

On SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER West Cheshire AC is contracted to provide 40 marshals for the Chester Half Marathon, in return for which, 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.

To those who have benefited from being a club member in terms of free races, reduced entry fees and structured training sessions, here is your best opportunity all year to commit to giving something back, for a mere four hours of your time – equivalent to, say, two long runs!

You need to be available between 8am and 12 noon on race day. No past 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

THIS WEEKEND

Fixtures this weekend include the Under 13 and Under 15 Youth Development Track and Field League at Wavertree, Liverpool, on Saturday (11.15am start), and the Under 17 and Under 20 Youth Development Track and Field League at Wavertree, Liverpool, on Sunday (11.15am start).

Best wishes to all our athletes, officials, and helpers.

ONLINE ENTRIES OPEN FOR MULTI-TERRAIN LEAGUE

The first round of the Wirral Multi-Terrain League takes place on Tuesday (September 7), at Royden Park (7pm start), and other fixtures are at Thurstaston on Tuesday, (September 14), at 7pm; at Harrison Drive, Wallasey, on Tuesday, (September 21), at 6.30pm; and at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead, on Tuesday (September 24) at 6.30pm. Online entries are being accepted at: https://wirralmultiterrain.niftyentries.com

SELF-ENTRY FOR NORTH STAFFS CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE

The organisers of the North Staffs Cross-country League ask all runners wanting to run in the opening round to register by September 11th, one week before the first fixture at Betley Court on September 18th. You can save money by entering all four rounds of the league in one go.

Please remember, unlike previous years, all WCAC members have to self-enter to take part in this league: there is NO scope for turning up on the day and hoping to run!

The league website is here: http://www.nsccl.org.uk/ . Enter here: https://www.avtiming.com/nsccl

Series Fees (ie all four rounds):

Juniors & U20’s – £7.00 (+£1.00 Admin Fee).

Senior & Vets – £14.00 (+£1.50 Admin Fee).

Closing Date for Series Entries is 6pm on the 16th September.

Per Race Fees:

Juniors & U20’s – £1.75 (+£0.65 Admin Fee).

Senior & Vets – £3.50 (+£1.00 Admin Fee).

By entering all four rounds in advance, juniors and under 20s would pay £8, as opposed to £9.60 if entering all four rounds separately. Equivalent figures for seniors and vets are £15.50 versus £18.

The club is also active in both the Manchester Area Cross-country League (all age groups) and North Wales Cross-country League (under-17s upwards); it is proposed that the club will continue to pay members’ entry fees to these leagues, presuming that there are no significant changes to the leagues’ own entry procedures.

If you have any questions, please feel free to select “Cross country officer” from the contact page of the club website. https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/contact/

REGISTERING FOR BORDERS LEAGUE RACES

John Parlevliet is vetting the Borders League registration list for West Cheshire AC members wanting to compete this season.
Eligibility requires EA membership (for competition) paid as part of your club membership.
John will be removing many names due to non-current membership. If you wish to compete in this series including:
* new members (or renewing any time from now onwards)
* newly eligible (eg 15 and 16 year olds), or
* just never registered for this league previously….let John Parlevlet know ASAP.
Coaches feel free to discuss with athletes if this competition is right for them.
Eligibility 15yrs+ at end of September and 1st claim club membership with EA membership.
Please email John ASAP at: jparlevl@gmail.com

SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY RACE SERIES IS BACK!…

The 2021-22 West Cheshire Athletic Club Cross Country Race Series will return this month on the field at Ellesmere Port Sports Village. The dates for your diary are: Saturdays, September 25, October 2, October 23, and November 27, all starting at 10am. Please help to publicise the event and email Dennis ASAP if you can help out at the opening round at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

WELL DONE LUCIA!

Lucia Pyne celebrated success at the Cilcain Mountain Race on Monday.

The talented teenager was the first under 18 lady finisher with a time of 46 minutes nine seconds at the popular Bank Holiday fixture.

Lucia was joined at the 7.5km race by Tom Booth (seventh in 36:02), Mark Davies (28th in 42:35), Iain Wood (42nd in 45:00), Andy Carter (68th in 49:59), and club coach, Tim Palmer (46th in 46:02).

CONGRATULATIONS TO STEVE AND ZOE!

Steve Fernyhough clocked one hour 20 minutes 20 seconds at the Antrim Coast Half Marathon, alongside team mate Zoe Smith who posted 1:47.

The pair and their coach, Graham Patterson, met Olympian, Mo Farah, during their stay in Northern Ireland, and the road race was televised by the BBC.

PB’S GALORE AT TRAFFORD MEDAL MEET

Several youngsters toasted new personal bests at Trafford AC’s Bank Holiday Monday Medal Meeting.

Macy Brett clocked new pb’s in the under 15 girls 75m hurdles (12.78 seconds), and 300m (45.75), alongside Sophie Haslam who also posted pb’s of 13.81 (75m hurdles) and 45.22 (300m).

Aimee Phillips clocked new under 15 girls pb’s in the 300m (45.09) and 800m (2:26.22), Charlotte Austin clocked a new under 13 girls 75m pb of 11.22, and Ruby Carlile cleared a new under 15 girls high jump pb of 1.37m.

Rob Austin won the under 15 boys 100m in 11.85, and club mate Alex Rutherford clocked a new pb of 11.96 for second spot, and Patrick O’Loughlin clocked a new pb of 13.21. Rutherford (24.33) and O’Loughlin (26.58) then posted new 200m pb’s

Jessica Lark rounded the under 15 girls 800m in 2:22.87 and the 300m in 45.41, while Reece Munro won his 800m heat in 2:14.24, and Ruby Phillips posted 2:36.09 in the under 13 girls 800m, ahead of Satine Wearden (3:32.72).

Emily Owen posted 12.73 in the under 15 girls 100m and 26.90 in her 200m, while Ruby Phillips (11.28), and Satine Wearden (13.02) completed the under 13 girls 75m.

Kara Stoll hit 28.78m in the under 15 girls hammer, while Holly Bosworth cleared 1.47m in the under 15 girls high jump.

TOM AND ROB IMPRESS AT CHESHIRE LEAGUE FIXTURE

Tom Booth and Robert Austin produced two of the top performances at Sunday’s final round of the Cheshire Track and Field League hosted by the Club at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Tom rounded the 3,000m in 10 minutes 10 seconds, and Rob posted 11.9 seconds for victory in the under 15 boys 100m.

The duo were backed up on the day by club mates Oliver James, Will Scott, Mark Davies, Colin Berry, Sharon Stoll, Francesca Pughe, Fergus Garland, Sammy Hollins, Alfie Lane, Alex Rutherford, Nathan Brassington, Patrick O’Loughlin, Ellis Hancock, Theo Shepherd, Ellis Williams, Daniel Walker, Noah Woolgar, Thomas Rimmer, Evan Miller, Will Rawson, Logan Sefton, Beau Barritt, Noah Booth, Harry McKenna, Jude Sefton, Imogen Pughe, Lauren Williams, Evelyn Hogan, Megan White, Fatoumatta Bojang, Kara Stoll, Emily Owen, Lara Fields, Macey Brett, Sophie Haslam, Aimee Phillips, Holly Bosworth, Teresa Arvidsson, Jessica Lark, Isabella Rimmer, Ruby Phillips, Macey Jones, Charlotte Austin, Nancy Collins, Eleanor Neve, Emilia Pyper, Mae Grant, Ursula Archer, Maya Jennings, Gracie Hole, Ameila Snowden, Olivia McDonald, Ava Hancock, Alicia Morris-Yousaf, Betty Brookfield, and Lucy Caldwell.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

Joanne Hope, Imogen Pughe, Fergus Garland, Ben Scott, Charlie Boyce, George Fraser, Sharon Stoll, Sara Pearson, Isla Shillington, Heather Miller, Victor Oyesola.

And Next Week: Ursula Archer, Evan Miller, Miles Thompson, Alan Littler, Joshua Oates, Kadie Gledhill, Jac Goodall, Mae Grant, Rob Little, Beth Mackay, Isaac Millachip, Luca Richards, Daniel Walker, Eleanor Neve, Andrew Barratt, Elizabeth Jones.

CLUB DISCOUNT AT RUNNERS NEED CHESTER STORE

Runners Need are offering members 20% discount until the end of September. Show code in-store or enter it at the basket page online: RN20PERCENT

Full T&Cs apply.

At Runners Need, they source the latest innovations in performance fabrics and footwear, high-tech gadgets and training and nutrition science, so that you get the most out of every run.

Shop now at: runnersneed.com 

T&Cs: https://help.runnersneed.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360002092219-Partnerships-agreement

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

COACHING COURSE UPDATE

England Athletics has started to publicise Virtual Coaching Courses on their website. Follow this link to find a list of virtual courses: www.athleticshub.co.uk/course-list/eng?what=Coaching%20Assistant%20&_ga=2.18717049.1392192673.1

Please get in touch with Dennis if you do book on the course at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

HEATHER McLINTOCK’S PHYSIO OFFER

Heather McLintock has been in touch to say she is still able to offer physiotherapy if anyone is injured over this lockdown…Heather knows how important it is to exercise in this time so if she can keep people exercising that would be great. Heather’s email address is: heathermclintock@hotmail.com

JASON OSWELL’S PHYSIOTHERAPY 

Jason Oswell is now doing face to face Physiotherapy at the Athlete Factory gym in Chester. He is charging £30 a session to anybody from West Cheshire AC (normally charge is £45). His work email is now: contact@jasonoswellphysio.com and his website is: www.jasonoswellphysio.com

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