WCAC News #419, 31-3-23

CAN YOU SPARE JUST ONE MORNING THIS YEAR TO HELP YOUR CLUB??

Can you spare a morning to help the club by volunteering as a marshal at the Chester Half Marathon this year?

We need as many volunteers as possible for this event as it results in important support from the race organisers which is used towards equipment and facilities costs etc, helping us to keep subscriptions down.

Volunteers will be allocated to one of three zones which West Cheshire has responsibility for. Detailed arrangements will be confirmed closer to the time but individuals will be asked to help between approximately 08:15 and 12:30.

If you are able to bring friends or family to help too the extra hands would be hugely appreciated. Children are welcome but please let me know if you will have any under 16s with you so that we can allocate to suitable positions.

All volunteer marshals receive a full race goody bag, including technical t-shirt and light refreshments. Please email Ian at: [email protected] and include โ€˜Chester Half 2023โ€™ in the subject line if you could help.

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

Entries are now open for the Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race being organised by the Club at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, on 12th April (7pm start). The online entry link is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Chester-Spring-5-2023

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS ONLINE ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN…

Entries are now open for the Cheshire Track & Field Championship being held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday and Sunday, 13th and 14th May. The closing date for entries is 7th May. You will need to create or sign in to an account with Roster Athletics to enter online. There will be no late entries or entries on the day. NO REFUNDS. Junior athletes (u13-u17s) can enter a maximum of 3 events in one day, U20s can enter a maximum of 5. Medals will be awarded to the first 3 in each age group. The online entry link can be found here: www.cheshireaa.com

THIS WEEKEND:

SATURDAY 1st APRIL – West Cheshire AC Training Sessions, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (10am-12 noon).

SATURDAY 1st APRIL – Bury Spring Throws Meeting: www.race-results.co.uk

SATURDAY 1st APRIL – Knowsley 5k Road Race.

SATURDAY 1st APRIL – Pendle Fell Race.

SUNDAY 2nd APRIL – Liverpool Harriers & AC Open Meeting for U11s, U13s, U15s, U17s, U20s & Seniors: www.race-results.co.uk

SUNDAY 2nd APRIL – Trafford AC Open Medal Track & Field Meeting: www.traffordac.co.uk

Good luck to all our athletes and officials!

TEAM MANAGERS NEEDED

The Club is looking for parents to team manage at our four fixtures in the Cheshire Track and Field League.

If you can help please contact Dennis ASAP at: [email protected]

CLUB DISCOUNT AT UP & RUNNING STORE

Up and Running have an exciting opportunity for Club members to get an extra 10% off in their Bridge Street Row, Chester store on sale items if using the code: CLUBSALE10. All club members will also get 10% off full priced items in store using: CLUB10. Offer is available whilst stock lasts or until 23rd April 2023.

CLUB FIXTURES CARD

The Club Summer Fixtures Card is now available for you to pick up from the EPSV Track Office.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Club members achieved personal bests and medal performances at the EPSV Track on Saturday. Please see this link for a full report: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/news/

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

Isabella Rimmer, Katie Lowman, Karl Fenney, Joy Hickman, Fiona Cook, Elizabeth Brookfield, Sebastian Whiteley, George Greenhalgh, Johnie Greenhalgh.

And next week: Patrick O’Loughlin, Orlaith Hughes, Ruby Billington, Mia Ting, Polly Johnson, Eva Brooks.

OPEN TRACK & FIELD MEETINGS

As well as the Club’s 25th Anniversary Open Track & Field Meetings this month there are a number of other fixtures being organised. Here is a list with entry links, and entry forms can also be found on the Track Office Container Door: 

Saturday 1st April – Bury Spring Throws Meeting: www.race-results.co.uk

Sunday 2nd April – Liverpool Harriers & AC Open Meeting for U11s, U13s, U15s, U17s, U20s & Seniors: www.race-results.co.uk

Sunday 2nd April – Trafford AC Open Medal Track & Field Meeting: www.traffordac.co.uk

Saturday 15th April – Liverpool Throws & Jumps Meeting: www.liverpoolthrowsjumps.co.uk

Saturday 15th April – Warrington AC Open Meeting: https://www.trybooking.com/uk/events/landing/36682

Monday 24th April – Wirral AC Evening Open Meeting for U15s, U17s, U20s & Seniors: www.race-results.co.uk

Wednesday 26th April – Wirral AC Evening Open Meeting for U9s, U11s, U13s, and U15s: www.race-results.co.uk

CHESHIRE ROAD RUNNING GRAND PRIX

The Chester Spring Five Miles Road Race and Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race feature in this year’s 8-race Cheshire Road Running Grand Prix, with the best 5 from the maximum of eight races counting in each prize-winning section.

The races selected for the 2023 Grand Prix are: Chester Spring 5 (12th April); Park Run Chester (13th May); Dunham Massey 2, Dave Telford Memorial (8th June); Birchwood Brook 5k (15th June); Park Run Alderley Park, Nether Alderley (8th July); Birchwood 10k (20th August); Guilden Sutton 10k (17th September); Congleton Half Marathon (1st October).

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.

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 contactย Dennis Wall with any news.

Posted by Dave Alexander
31st March 2023
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