WCAC News #435 28-7-23

SATURDAY MORNING TRAINING IS ON

Please note that Club training on Saturday Morning (29th July) at Ellesmere Port Sports Village is definitely taking place.

SUMMER TRAINING @ EPSV

Please remember that Club training at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track continues during the summer holidays. 

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED

The Club is preparing to organise the Guilden Sutton 10K (previously the โ€œSutton Sixโ€) on Sunday 17th September – the 40th Anniversary of the Race. If you can help make the fixture a big success please contact Dennis ASAP at: [email protected]

SIGN UP FOR TRACK OFFICIALS COURSE @ EPSV

West Cheshire AC is hosting a Level One Track Officials Course on Tuesday 8th August in the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Trackside Room from 6pm. 

The Course is ideal for parents wanting to become graded officials to help the Club and the sport.

The booking link is: https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/login?s_id=dc33d672fac5b5a56ff7895745532570
Please book onto the course ASAP so the numbers show on the system. For those who are West Cheshire AC members, the club will reimburse for the course cost – please contact Darren on: [email protected] for this.

ASSISTANT CLUB COACHING COURSE @ DEESIDE

Welsh Athletics is organising an Assistant Club Coaching Course at Deeside College, Connah’s Quay, on Saturday 23rd September. 

The course is perfect for anyone who currently volunteers at the Club and who wants to become a graded coach to help the Club. It outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Coaching Assistant, how it differs from the Leader and Athletics Coach courses and its position within the Coach Development Pathway. The basics of movement (biomechanics) will be taught and an introduction to the athletics events will be covered. Identifying the principles that underpin and improve performance as well as applying an athlete-centred approach to delivery are among the many areas covered during this course.

The booking link is: https://www.welshathletics.org/en/event/coaching-assistant-waca23-3deeside

For those who are West Cheshire AC members, the club will reimburse for the course cost – please contact Darren on: [email protected] for this.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!

Well done to our Under 13s and Under 15 Youth Development Track & Field League squad and our team managers after winning the league title at Litherland on Saturday.

This week’s Club Press Report can be found here: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

CONGRATULATIONS LINDSAY!

Well done to Lindsay Fisher who broke the Women’s Club 10k record with a time of 35:43 to win the over-35 women’s age group title at the Helena Tipping Memorial 10k Road Race at Wrexham.

POLE VAULT TRAINING INVITATION

Club members wanting to learn how to pole vault are being invited to the next training session at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Track being supervised by Don Darroch on Thursday, August 3 (6.30-8pm). 

BORDERS ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE

PROVISIONAL fixtures have been released for the Borders Road Running League which will now consist of six races, with the final evening race no longer counting towards the team and individual results.

Race One: October 1 at Eryri; Race Two: November 5 at Birkenhead; Race Three: December 3 at Wrexham; Race Four: January 28 at Pensby; Race Five: February 25 at Deeside; Race Six: March 17 at UTS.

All races will start at 11am unless circumstances change, and April 7 is available as a replacement date for a cancelled race.

The final race and presentation will be held on Wednesday, May 1 at Wallasey.

WIRRAL MULTI-TERRAIN LEAGUE FIXTURES

The four-round series of Wirral Multi-Terrain League fixtures has been published. They are: Tuesday 5th September at Royden Park (7pm start); Tuesday 12th September at Thurstaston (7pm start); Tuesday 19th September at Harrison Drive (6.30pm start), and Tuesday 26th September at Arrowe Park (6.30pm start).

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]

ONLINE CLUB KIT SHOP

The Club now has an Online Club Shop selling a range of items. Please take at look at this link using WCAC2023 as the password.

ENGLAND ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

ENTRIES are now open for the England Athletics U15 & U17 Championships will be held at Birmingham Alexander Stadium on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August 2023.ย The entry system will close at midnight onย Sunday 13th August. Late entries will not be accepted.

Entry link is: https://meets.rosterathletics.com/

DATES FOR THE DIARY…

Saturday, August 6 – Trafford AC Open Track and Field Meeting;

Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7 – England Athletics Under 15s and Under 17s Combined Events Championships at SportCity, Manchester;

Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13 – Northern Under 13s, Under 15s and Under 17s Track and Field Championships being held at Middlesbrough;

Tuesday, August 15 – Trafford AC Grand Prix Track and Field Meeting;

Wednesday, August 16 – Ellesmere Port 5km Road Race;

Saturday, August 19 – Northern Track and Field League, at Trafford;

Sunday, August 20 – Birchwood 10k Road Race;

Friday, August 25 – Mid Cheshire 5km Road Race at Kingsley;

Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27 – England Athletics Under 15s and Under 17s Championships, at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham;

Monday, August 28 – Trafford AC Open Track and Field Medal Meeting;

Monday, August 28 – Moel Famau Fell Race, at Cilcain;

Sunday, September 3 – Cheshire Track and Field League at Ellesmere Port Sports Village;

Tuesday, September 5 – Wirral Multi Terrain League Round One at Royden Park (7pm start);

Saturday, September 9 – Northern Track & Field League Grand Regional Final, at Doncaster; 

Saturday, September 9 – North West Road Relay Championships at Heaton Park, Manchester;

Saturday, September 9 – Combined Events Classic Meeting for Under 13 girls, Under 15 boys, Under 17s, Under 20s and Seniors at Trafford; Sunday, September 10 – Sandstone Trail Races;

Sunday, September 10 – Combined Events Classic Meeting for Under 13 boys and Under 15 girls and Open Medal Meeting at Trafford;

Tuesday, September 12 – Wirral Multi Terrain League Round Two at Thurstaston (7pm start);

Sunday, September 17 – Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race;

Sunday, September 17 – Warrington Open Track and Field Meeting;

Tuesday, September 19 – Wirral Multi Terrain League Round Three at Harrison Drive (6.30pm start);

Saturday, September 23 – Trafford AC Medal Meeting;

Sunday, September 24 – Farndon 10k Road Race.

Tuesday, September 26 – Wirral Multi Terrain League Round Four at Arrowe Park (6.30pm start).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

Kathryn Rawson, Sophie Percival, Rosie Grimsditch, Dillon Jervis, Bob Benson, Hope Scott.

And next week: Dave Gough, Paul Van Schie, Darren Shillington, Oliver James,Charlotte Wilson, Chloe Martin.

DEESTRIDERS OFF ROAD GRAND PRIX SERIES

Deestriders are organising their off road grand prix series of races at Shotton on Thursday, 3rd August, and on Friday 1st September. Email your name, address, date of birth, EA number, and email address to: [email protected]

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).

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 contact Dennis Wall with any news.

Posted by Dave Alexander
29th July 2023
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