WCAC Newsletter #358, 07-01-22

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

Ian Gloyne-Phillips, Heather Russell, Steven King, Issy Clarke, Abigail Cartwright, Lauren Williams, Luke Parker, Juliet Robinson, Isabella Zarac, Beau Barritt.

And Next Week: Brian Beattie, Steve Duffy, Kay Hayes, Keely Smith, Danielle Erskine, Megan White, Alex Rutherford, Mia Jones, Jake McGill, Maxwell Walker, Harry McKenna. 

THIS WEEKEND

SATURDAY – Cheshire Cross Country Championships, at: The Farm Club, Pickmere, Knutsford, WA16 0LG. Details: www.cheshireaa.com

SATURDAY – Merseyside Cross Country Championships, at Sherdley Park, St Helens. Details: www.race-results.co.uk/onlineentries/uploads/info4265.pdf

SATURDAY – North Wales Cross Country Championships, at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd, Cefn Road, Wrexham.

SUNDAY – Sale Harriers Manchester series of indoor open athletics fixtures at SportCity, Manchester. Details: www.saleharriersmanchester.com/index.php/events-fixtures/winter-indoor-series

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO ENTER NORTHERN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entries close on 17th January for the Northern Indoor U15s/U13s Track and Field Championships taking place on 6th February. The online entry link is here: https://www.race-results.co.uk/onlineentries/user/login.php?raceid=4252

YDL U13/U15 TRACK & FIELD TEAM MANAGERS NEEDED

West Cheshire AC urgently needs male and female team managers for next year’s U13/U15 Track and Field League fixtures. If you are interested please contact Dennis ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN!

West Cheshire AC is helping to organise Schools Sportshall Athletics Competitions this month at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, and is looking for volunteers (mums, dads, and friends), to make the fixtures a success.

If you can help out at the Chester fixtures on Wednesday 19th January (10am-12 noon and/or 1-3pm), and on Thursday 20th January (10am-12 noon and/or 1-3pm), and the Ellesmere Port fixtures on Tuesday 25th January (9am-12 noon and/or 12.30pm-3pm) please email Dennis ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CONGRATULATIONS!

Fiona Cook and Steve Fernyhough started the New Year on a winning note.

The duo were first lady and first man in the Liverbird New Year’s Day 10km Race held at Otterspool.

Brian Wright completed the Thornton Hough to Willaston 3.5 miles Road Race on New Year’s Day organised by John Jennings in memory of his daughter, Michelle.

INDOOR ATHLETICS FIXTURES UPDATE

ENTRIES are now open for the England Athletics Age Group (U15/U17/U20) Indoor Championships in Sheffield (12/13 Feb). Register now on the Roster app or website. See more information at: https://bit.ly/EAChamps2022

ENTRIES are now open for the Sale Harriers Manchester series of indoor open athletics fixtures at SportCity, Manchester, on Sunday, January 9, Sunday, January 30, Sunday, March 6, and Sunday, March 13. Further details can be found at: www.saleharriersmanchester.com and the online entries link is here: www.race-results.co.uk

ONLINE entries are now being accepted for both Northern Indoor Championship events being held at Sheffield.

The U15s/U13s fixture on 6th February (Closing date is: 17th January): https://www.race-results.co.uk/onlineentries/user/login.php?raceid=4252

ENTRIES for the England Athletics Indoor Championships are scheduled to take place at the EIS Sheffield.

12-13 March 2022: England Athletics U15/U17 Combined Events Indoor Championships.

BE SEEN AND BE SAFE

All Club members training at night on routes that involve crossing roads and where there is traffic are reminded to wear bright and reflective clothing. Please be safe.

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

All parents of youngsters attending track training sessions are reminded to collect their sons and daughters from the track – not from the car park. The Club wants to ensure everyone stays safe and that every youngster safely leaves every track training session.

All youngsters attending track training sessions should bring along warm clothing, preferably waterproofs, hats, gloves, as well as a bottle of water.

TRACK FLOODLIGHTS UPDATE

EPSV site operators, Brio Leisure, has informed West Cheshire AC that the track floodlights won’t be repaired until February.

EPSV site manager, Peter Davies said: “I have now received confirmation that the track lights will be repaired on Tuesday 8th February 2022. I appreciate this will be disappointing to you however this is the earliest date the specialist company that holds the winch can get out to do the job.

“I have asked Engie our maintenance provider to see if they can do anything to speed up the process and if there are any other options we can explore to speed up the process and will keep chasing them up. I will as ever keep you informed as soon as I hear anything.”

West Cheshire AC training sessions at the EPSV track can unfortunately only currently take place on the home straight and two bends due to safety reasons. All middle and long distance running sessions being organised by Ian Ackroyd, Chris Morgan, Dennis Wall, and Graham Patterson, will take place away from the EPSV Track until the floodlights are repaired.

Please look at the club website and Facebook pages for further updates about the issue.

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