WCAC News #443, 29-09-23

SATURDAY MORNING TRAINING IS ON

Club junior run-jump-throw training on Saturday Morning (30th September) at Ellesmere Port Sports Village is taking place.

HELP NEEDED

Volunteers are needed for the club to organise the first round of the West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, on Saturday, 7th October. Help is needed from 8am to set up the course, from 9am to register the runners in the EPSV Trackside Room, from 10am to help as a marshal or volunteer at the start/finish area, and to help tidy away after the final race. Please email Dennis ASAP if you can help at: [email protected]

TRANSPORT FOR CLUB MEMBERS TO BORDERS LEAGUE RACE AT CAERNARFON

A 49-seater coach has been booked for Club members to travel to Caernarfon for the first round of the Borders Road Running League fixture on Sunday 1st October (11am start). A very few seats are still available and the fare is Β£6. The coach will leave Ellesmere Port Sports Village at 8:30am and also pick up at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton By Chester, at 8.45am, and return after everyone has finished the race at approximately 12:30pm. If you would like to reserve a seat, please email Dennis ASAP at: [email protected]

CONGRATULATIONS!

Leanne Andrews, Christine Snowden, Bradley Spurdens and Andy Manson all qualified as Assistant Club Coaches after attending a course at Deeside over the weekend.

Any parents of junior members wanting to become a qualified coach have two options – On-line modules followed by the Remote Observed Practical or On-line modules followed by a face-to-face practical day. The next planned face to face option in our Region is on the 2nd December at Parrs Wood High School, Didsbury, although there are alternative options at Gateshead and Sheffield in November. All bookings for the Remote practical and the face-to-face practical can be made via Athletics Hub: https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/public/

Please remember that West Cheshire AC will pay for your coaching course fee, but please contact Dennis Wall for more details at: [email protected]

WELL DONE!

Club members shone in Spain, Germany, and closer to home at the weekend. Follow this link for the Club Press Report: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/news/

HIGH JUMP TRAINING

High Jump coach, Jane Palmer, will start her winter training sessions on Mondays at the EPSV track, starting on Monday 2nd October which will be Plyometrics (6.30-8pm), and High Jump training on Friday Evenings indoors at Deeside (6pm-8pm), will start on Friday 6th October at Cambria College, Kelsterton Road, Connah’s Quay, Deeside CH5 4BR. There is a fee of Β£4.50 per athlete payable to the Centre on arrival.

QUIZ AND BINGO NIGHT

Club members and friends are being invited to attend a Quiz and Bingo Evening in the EPSV Trackside Room on Friday 27th October (7pm start).

CLUB AGM

The West Cheshire AC AGM will be held on Tuesday 28th November, in the EPSV Trackside Room, at 8.15pm.

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]

THE WEEK AHEAD

Sunday 1st October – Borders Road Running League Round One at Caernarfon (11am start): https://www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/

Monday, 2nd October – Chester District Secondary Schools Girls Cross Country Races (Christleton, 4pm start).

Saturday 7th October – West Cheshire AC Schools Race Cross Country Series Round One at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start).

Sunday 8th October – Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon.

Monday, 9th October – Chester District Secondary Schools Boys Cross Country Races (Christleton, 4pm start).

Good luck to all our athletes and officials!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

Jamie Richardson, Matthew Jones, Hugo McLintock, Blake Riley-Jones, Isabelle Hein, Mark Davies, David Morris, Tracy Rogers, Kara Stoll, Milo O’Brien, Daisy Storrar.

And next week (2nd-8th October): 

Sarah Booth, Charlotte Austin, Eva Renshaw, Betty Jerjomina, Kadan Cariga-Williams, Ella Woodcock, Abigail Mulcaster, Bella Finnigan, Nathan Partington, Dave Barratt, Neil Finegan, James Rawson, Daniel Hooker, Leanne Wheeler.

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Saturday 14th October – North Staffs Cross Country League Round Two at Stafford Common

Saturday 14th October – North Wales Junior & Senior Cross Country League Round One at Treborth, Bangor

Sunday 15th October – Manchester Half Marathon

Saturday 21st October – North Wales Junior & Senior Cross Country League Round Two at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay

Saturday 4th November – West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round Two at Ellesmere Port Sports Village

Sunday 5th November – Borders Road Running League Round Two at Birkenhead.

Saturday 11th November – Manchester League Round Two at Wythenshawe Park

Monday 11th November – UK Cross Challenge at Cardiff

Saturday 18th November – West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round Three at Ellesmere Port

Saturday 18th November – North Staffs League Round Three at Park Hall

Saturday 25th November – UK Cross Challenge at Sefton Park, Liverpool

Saturday 25th November – North Wales Junior & Senior League Round Three at Shrewsbury (TBC)

Posted by Dave Alexander
29th September 2023
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