WCAC Newsletter #403, 25-11-22

CHESTER WALLS RACE HELPERS URGENTLY NEEDED

Volunteers are urgently needed for the Club to organise the 50th Anniversary Chester Round the Walls Race on Boxing Day. Please email Dennis if you can help at: [email protected]

EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Parents wanting to purchase club hoodies (Β£15) as Christmas presents are reminded that Kathryn Rawson will being selling club hoodies at the EPSV Track Office AFTER Saturday Morning training sessions.

Payment can be made by cash or by cheque (made payable to West Cheshire AC).

CLUB CHRISTMAS TRACK HANDICAP

Saturday 17th December – West Cheshire AC Christmas Track Handicap, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, 10am start, (800m for Juniors, and 3,000 metres for Seniors. Entry is a wrapped present). The event will be followed by drinks and food in the EPSV Trackside Room. Please email Dennis ASAP if you want to take part or want to help out: [email protected]

THIS WEEKEND

Saturday – North Wales Seniors Cross Country League, at Whitford, CH8 9AN, (1pm start for Women, 65+ Men, under 17 Men, and 2pm start for Senior Men).

Saturday – UK Cross Country Challenge Races at Sefton Park, Liverpool, (10.45am start).

Saturday – Track & Field Training Sessions at EPSV Track, supervised by Dave McKay, Dennis Wall, and Jane Palmer (10am-12 noon), and attended by England Athletics North West Regional Coaching Lead, Carl Foster.Β 

Saturday – Hill Training Session at Wepre Park, Connah’s Quay, supervised by sprinting coach, Jon Moss (10am-12 noon).

Good luck to all our athletes, officials, helpers and volunteers!

AGM NEWS

The Club Annual General Meeting was held at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Trackside Room, on Friday night. Mark Duffey (Chairman), Dennis Wall (Vice-Chairman), Julian Tegg (Secretary), Darren Shillington (Treasurer), Jane Pughe (Membership Secretary), Eddie Gore (Facilities Officer), Dennis Wall (Track and Field Officer), Ian Gloyne-Phillips (Road Running Officer), Dave Alexander (Cross Country Secretary), Leanne Wheeler and Anna Woolgar (Welfare Officers) were all re-elected.

GOOD LUCK NATHAN!

The Club conveys best wishes to Nathan Brassington who will be representing England at this weekend’s Schools International Indoor Pentathlon fixture in Glasgow.

DATE CHANGE FOR MANCHESTER CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE

To those running in the Manchester Area Cross-country League, please be aware that the round that was due to take place at Heaton Park on Saturday, December 3, will not take place on that date. It is rescheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2023, still at Heaton Park.

VENUE CHANGE FOR CHESHIRE CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Cheshire Cross Country Championships being held on Sunday, January 8, will now be held at Knights Grange, Winsford, not Reaseheath College, Nantwich.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

The Club will be holding a Presentation Evening at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester, on Saturday, February 11, 2023. More details will be announced soon.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT TRAINING SESSIONS
The Club needs helpers to register members on the Tablet at the EPSV Track Office before training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track, and volunteers are needed to assist our coaches to help deliver training sessions. If you can help, please email Dennis at: [email protected]

PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

All parents/ guardians of youngsters attending track training sessions are reminded to collect them 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.
We also ask that all youngsters attending track training sessions should bring along warm clothing, preferably waterproofs, hat, gloves, and a bottle of water.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Many happy returns to the following club members who celebrate their birthdays this week:

Andy Carter, Ben Rutherford, Matilda Hughes, Ellen Maxwell, Logan Sefton, Oliver Kimpton, Sofia Patnett.

And next week: Charlotte Finegan, Heidi Wetherall, Dave Kimpton, Ava Williams, Ellis Hancock, Ben Davies, Rebecca Miller, David Sefton, Joseph Morrison, Beth McMahon, Cosette Wearden, Harriet Wheeler, Grace Henderson, Peter Southall, Imogen Davies, Emilia Potocki, Anna MacDonald

LATEST NEWS
Congratulations to all club members who competed at Saturday’s West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series.

To Cosette Wearden who clocked a new Under 17 ladies’ Club Record time for the 1,000 metres of 3:10.49 at the Northern Open Indoor Meeting held in Sheffield.

As well as Wullie McGarrell (third M55 in 1:03:02) and Sarah Hibbert (third F55 in 1:26:34) who completed the Preston 10 miles Road Race.

Micheal Young (3rd in 1:14 :17); David Shearer (1:29:12); and Cathryn Whalley (1:56:13) who completed the Conwy Half Marathon.

Mark Davies (2:18:34) who completed the Run GP Oulton Park.

And congratulations to all other members who have competed elsewhere for the club recently.

COMPETITION DIARY

Sunday 4th December – Manchester Indoor Open Meeting at SportCIty.

Saturday 10th December – North Staffs Cross Country League Round Four, at Keele University.

Saturday, 10th December – West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round Four, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (8am course set up for 10am start).

Saturday 17th December – West Cheshire AC Christmas Track Handicap (800m for Juniors, and 3,000 metres for Seniors, and entry is a wrapped present, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village 10am start, followed by drinks and food in the EPSV Trackside Room).

Sunday 18th December – Manchester Indoor Open Meeting at SportCity.

PLEASE HELP TO STAY IN TOUCH
We welcome contributions to your club newsletter from club members, be they about events that you have taken part in, impending marriages, additions to the family, or anything club-related that other members may be interested in. Feel free to contact Dennis Wall with any news.

Posted by Dave Alexander
24th November 2022
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