WCAC Newsletter #246, 01-11-19

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track will be closed from Monday 11th November to remove moss and clean the track. The work will take 5 days so Track Training Sessions on Tuesday 12th November and Thursday 14th November will be cancelled. But the Club has use of the whole Ellesmere Port Sports Village Sports Hall on Tuesday 12th November between 7-8pm and members wanting to train indoors are being requested to register in the corridor outside the sportshall at 6.45pm.

Further news updates will appear on the Club Website, Facebook Page, Twitter Account, and via a Niftyentries email to your inbox.

CLIPS NEEDED FOR PROMOTIONAL CLUB VIDEO

Any members possessing video clips of them in action in road races, cross country races, sportshall competitions, or track and field events are being requested to forward them to Dennis Wall by email ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

The video clips will be considered for a promotional club video being planned to be shown at the Annual Club Awards Evening on Saturday 1st February.

THIS WEEKEND

Sportshall Athletics Training takes place this Saturday at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am-12 noon), ahead of our home league match at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday 10th November.

West Cheshire AC members are also being invited to attend a Jumps Training Session this Sunday, (3rd November) at Robin Park Stadium, Wigan, between 10am and 12 noon, being supervised by Jumps Coach, Carl Foster. Athletes, coaches and spectators will be admitted free of charge. More details can be obtained from Dennis Wall by emailing: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

HELPERS NEEDED FOR BOXING DAY CHESTER WALLS RACE

Members, parents and friends are needed to help out at the Boxing Day Chester Walls Race being organised by West Cheshire AC. If you can help please email Dennis Wall ASAP at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

URGENT HELP NEEDED
The Club needs urgent help, support, and assistance from parents during Tuesday evening (6.30pm-8pm) and Saturday morning (10am-12 noon) training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (6.30pm-8pm).

PARENTS who can help should contact Dennis Wall on 07968643038 or email:dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

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.

LIVERPOOL CROSS CHALLENGE ENTRIES NOW OPEN

Entries close on Friday 15th November for the UK Cross Country Challenge at Sefton Park, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool, L17 3AL, taking place on 23rd November.

Start Times – 10.45am Under 11 Boys (2000m), 10.55am Under 11 Girls (2000m), 11.05am Under 13 Girls (3000m), 11.20am Under 13 Boys (3000m), 11.35am Under 15 Boys (3000m), 11.50am Under 15 Girls (3000m), 12.05pm, Under 17 and 20 Women (4400m), 12.25pm, Under 17 Men (5500m), 12.45pm, Under 20 Men (6700m), 1.05pm, Senior Women (8100m), 2.05pm, Senior Men (9800m)
The link for entries is at: https://www.uka.org.uk/competitions/the-british-athletics-cross-challenge/

LONDON MARATHON CLUB BALLOT
All first claim club members aged 18+ are being invited to enter our ballot for a place in next year’s London Marathon. Please direct requests for entries to Richard Batterham via: westcheshireroadraces@gmx.co.uk

MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY OPEN RACES
Aintree, Liverpool, will be the venue for men’s 8k and women’s 6k open cross country races on Saturday 16th November. Entries will be accepted on the day between 12 noon and 1.15pm, before the race start at 2.15pm.

COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Although online entries are open for the Cheshire Cross Country Championships at Winsford on Saturday, 4th January 2020, there is no need for West Cheshire AC members to enter (and pay) individually, as the club has confirmed that it will cover all entries to those who commit to run. This will be done en-bloc in December by Club Cross Country Secetary, Dave Alexander. An email will be sent to club members in due course.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Please make a note of the following two dates in your diary:

Friday, 29th November – Club EGM and AGM, at Ellesmere Port Athletics Trackside Community Room, (7.30pm start).

Saturday, 1st February – Club Awards Evening, at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Chester.

AND…please remember to pick up a copy of the Club Winter Fixtures Card from the EPSV Athletics Track Office.

CHESTER WALLS RACE MUG DESIGNERS NEEDED

As we approach the end of the year the club’s Road Race Organising committee is looking for design ideas for the Round the Walls race mug.

Ideas for the mug design should be sent to John Parlevliet before October 11. Ideas such as a suggestion or description, a sketch, a photo, or any other medium are welcome, but the intent for this year is to continue with the same type of mug. Of relevance to anyone thinking to provide a full design, the artwork should include the club logo and the Essar logo, but otherwise you can treat it as a blank canvas.

John Parlevliet can be contacted by email at: jparlevl@gmail.com

INDOOR CIRCUIT TRAINING

Dave McKay and Jenny Manning will be supervising winter circuit training for club members on Wednesdays in the old Stanney High School Sportshall (Annexe) from 7pm.

BECOME ONE OF OUR CLUB COACHES

Any parents of West Cheshire AC members wanting to become qualified coaches will be fully supported by the Club who will pay for coaching courses.

Please email Dennis if you are interested at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details about coaching can be found here: https://www.englandathletics.org/coaching/qualifications-landing-page/

REGIONAL COACH AND ATHLETE TRAINING DAYS

England Athletics is running a series of Regional Coach & Athlete Training Days across the country between September 2019 and March 2020. Delivered by elite-level coaches, these practical event-specific sessions are tailored to either Speed, Endurance, Jumps or Throws and are perfect for club-based athletes and coaches looking to develop in areas including training, preparation and technique.

Further details can be found here: https://www.englandathletics.org/coaching/development/regional-coach-athlete-training-days/

REGIONAL ENDURANCE WORKSHOP

West Cheshire AC has agreed to host England Athletics Regional Endurance Coaching Workshops this Winter at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

The target audience will be Coaches working with athletes who are County standard or higher, and athletes aged 11-18. The duration will be up to three hours to include Q&A/discussion.
An interval training session will be held on Thursday, 5th December, and a threshold training session will take place on Thursday, 5th March.

WHY NOT BECOME AN OFFICIAL?

West Cheshire AC is keen to help any parents of members wanting to become qualified officials. The Club will pay for parents of members wanting to attend an officials course.

Please email Dennis if you are interested at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details about officiating can be found here: https://www.englandathletics.org/officiating/news/on-your-marks-become-an-athletics-official-this-year/

IT’S GOOD TO TALK

Members and parents are reminded to look at the following links for updates about any Club training sessions being cancelled due to adverse weather conditions:

FACEBOOK: West Cheshire AC, West Cheshire AC Road Running, west cheshire ac jnr to u20 middle distance group

WEBSITE: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/westcheshireac

CLUB KIT

Anyone wanting to purchase club vests (£17) and/or hoodies (£15) is reminded that parents Vikki Brett and Joanne Lark will sell club kit at the EPSV Track Office AFTER Tuesday night training sessions.

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

PHYSIO SUPPORT

Club member Heather McLintock is a qualified physiotherapist and offers substantial discounted prices for West Cheshire AC members on production of their membership card. Heather can be contacted on 01244 381350 or 07885 462487.

WEEKLY PRESS REPORT

This week’s press report can be found here: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/2019/10/31/press-report-muddy-great-results-at-stafford/

FIXTURES

Sunday, November 3: Abergele 5k Road Race, Abergele, (10.30am start).

Saturday, November 9: Manchester Area Cross Country League, at Kenworthy Woods (12 noon start).

Sunday, November 10: North West Sportshall Athletics League Round Two, Ellesmere Port Sports Village (12.30pm start).

Sunday, November 10: Borders Road Running League Round Two, at Deeside (11am start).

Press Report: Muddy great results at Stafford!

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club celebrated a double success story at Stafford Common.

Jamie Richardson and Ruby Phillips both secured victories at the second round of the North Staffordshire Cross Country League. (photo courtesy of Bryan Dale)

Richardson won the under 15 boys race and Phillips grabbed glory in the under 11 girls race to maintain their bid to win individual titles from the four round series.

Jessica Lark finished runner-up in the under 13 girls race, backed up by team mates Aimee Phillips (fourth), Sophie Haslam (seventh), and Cerys Rowlands (eighth), to earn second team position.

Carys Roberts was third in the under 15 girls race, supported by sisters Georgina and Henrietta Duffey who were 16th and 21st respectively to earn third team position.

Joseph Morrison finished sixth in the senior men’s race, ahead of team mates Sion Roberts (18th), Andrew Clague (89th), Paul Morrison (103rd), Rory Willson (116th), and David Tiernan (154th) who earned third team position.

Isaac Tait (12th), Fraser Campbell (14th) and Matthew Douglass (19th) combined for the under 17 men who finished in fifth team position, while Reece Munro completed the under 13 boys race in 20th spot.

Lily Moorhouse finished 57th in the senior women’s race, backed up by Alex Duffey (107th) and Hannah Moorhouse (109th).

The next round of the North Staffs Cross Country League is at Park Hall Country Park, near Stoke on Trent, on Saturday, November 16.

TOM BOOTH completed his first 100 miles race in a time of 16 hours 42 minutes.

The West Cheshire AC distance runner achieved seventh spot overall and was fifth man at the Javelina Jundred Race held at Phoenix, Arizona.

He said: “Absolutely over the moon with that! Hell of a race. Not a bad first crack at 100 miles.”

ENTRIES for the Chester Round The Walls Race being held on Boxing Day are now open. The entry link is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/Essar-Chester-Round-The-Walls

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the UK Cross Country Challenge event at Sefton Park, Liverpool, on Saturday, November 23. The closing date for entries is November 15 and the link for entries is: https://www.entryhub.co.uk/british-athletics-cross-challenge-liverpool-2019?fbclid=IwAR0PuICw_mKC4OPU0W1OybFXB2qdfeADnLPWL9iN6qr4VK6THJgsBtOu0XQ

FORTHCOMING fixtures include the second round of the third round of the Manchester Area Cross Country League at Kenworthy Woods, on Saturday, November 9, and the North West Sportshall Athletics League second round being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday, November 10.

SEVERAL West Cheshire AC youngsters have been selected to represent Cheshire in the Dave Sunderland Cup, an Inter Counties Cross Country fixture being held at Lilleshall National Sports Centre, on Saturday, November 16.

THE third round of the Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series will be held at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Saturday, November 30.

FURTHER details about West Cheshire Athletic Club can be found at: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

Press Report: WCAC Storm in the Port

EMMA HOWE and Laura Turley both represented West Cheshire Athletic Club at the British Track and Field Championships.

Howe launched the javelin to a mark of 43.64m for eighth position at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium, less than 9m behind winner Laura Whittingham and nearly 3m clear of British number one heptathlete, Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

And Turley posted 25.12 seconds for sixth spot in the opening round of the 200m, and 55.30 seconds for fifth position in the opening round of the 400m.

The pair will be members of West Cheshire AC’s Northern Track and Field League Division One squad next year who face opposition from Blackburn, Isle of Man, Wakefield, and Sale and Preston who finished first and second respectively in the Division One Play-Off Match at Trafford.

JODI BEMAND, Henrietta Duffey and Georgina Duffey made it a West Cheshire AC 1-2-3 at the Ellesmere Port 5k Road Race at Capenhurst.

Bemand won the under 20 ladies prize after posting 22 minutes 46 seconds, ahead of Georgina who was runner-up in 23:31, and Henrietta who was third with 24:03.

Club mate Neil Hershaw won the over 55 age group prize with 18:26, and Andy Carter was second in his over-45 age group with 17:35, behind eventual winner Edward Shepherd (Woodford Green) in 14:53.

Other West Cheshire AC finishers included Steve Fernyhough (17:57), Mark Davies (18:06), Andrew Cooper (18:07), Ian Gloyne-Phillips (18:28), Tony Woodall (19:06), Luke Ellis (19:58), Debra Bemand (22:59), Cathryn Whalley (24:33), and Alex Duffey (26:16).

TOM BOOTH of West Cheshire AC finished second in the Cilcain Show Fell Race held on Bank Holiday Monday, ahead of several other club members in an event which incorporated a round of the club’s Off Road Race Series.

IMOGEN PUGHE of West Cheshire AC secured a double success story at the Trafford AC Open Medal Meeting on Bank Holiday Monday.

Pughe clocked 12.71 seconds in the under 15 girls 100m and posted 26.15 seconds in the 200m, and was joined at the fixture by other West Cheshire AC winners Robert Austin, Lewis Parsons, Luke Parker, and Ruby Wisbey.

Austin posted a winning time of 12.86 seconds in the under 13 boys 100m and finished second with 27.19 seconds behind club mate Parsons (25.95) in the 200m.

Parker rounded the under 13 boys 800m for victory in 2:24.91, and Wisbey celebrated a winning under 15 girls long jump of 5.01m and added a new 75m hurdles pb of 12.95, and clocked 13.72 in the 100m.

Other West Cheshire AC members in action included Fergus Garland (41.34 for under 15 boys 300m), Megan White (2:41:43 for under 15 girls 800m)) and Sophie Haslam (under 13 girls 150m pb of 22.58, 800m pb of 2:39.87, and shot put pb of 5.55m).

Hugo McLintock posted a new under 11 boys 75m pb of 12.96 seconds, alongside sister Amelia McLintock (under 11 girls 75m pb of 13.35 and 2:02.77 for 600m pb), Eleanor Williams (under 13 girls 75m pb of 12.67 and 2:59:93 for 600m), and Joe Williams (under 11 boys 150m pb of 22.78, and 2:02.38 for 600m).

Kara Stoll scored a new under 13 girls 75m pb of 13.12 and hit 18.49m in the discus, alongside club mate Holly Bosworth (11.78 for 75m and 1-20m for high jump), Charlotte Austin (12.38 for 75m and 150m pb of 24.70), Eleanor Wheeler (13.96 for 75m, and 2:30.75 for 600m), Satine Wearden (13.98 for 75m), Cosette Wearden (3:07.38 for 600m), Harriet Wheeler (pb of 14.70 for under 13 girls 70m hurdles, and pb of 6.11m in shot put, and 22.46m in javelin). Oliver Wells (pb of 15.30 for under 13 boys 75m hurdles and pb of 1-20m for high jump), Luke Haslam (under 13 boys javelin pb of 22.51m, 6.70m for shot and 15.97m in discus), and Emily Dawson (under 15 girls javelin pb of 13.42m).

FIXTURES this weekend include the final round of the Cheshire Track and Field League being hosted by West Cheshire AC at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Sunday (11.45am start).

ENTRIES are now being accepted for the Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race being hosted by West Cheshire AC on Sunday, September 15. The online entries link is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com/guildensutton10k

FURTHER details about West Cheshire Athletic Club can be found at: www.westcheshireac.co.uk

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HELP URGENTLY NEEDED FOR GUILDEN SUTTON 10k ROAD RACE 

With just three weeks left until the Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race and Fun Run, Dennis Wall is still needing helpers for the Club to host and organise the fixture scheduled to be held on Sunday 15th September.

Any member who is entered to run should provide a helper to ensure the event runs smoothly.

If you can help please email Dennis at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS INVITE

In order for Ellie Robinson to input all of the club entries by the advertised closing dates, the deadline for anyone wanting to  take part in the North West and Cheshire Road Relays at Ormskirk is Friday 30th August and, the deadline for anyone wanting to take part in the Northern Road Relays at SportCity, Manchester, is Tuesday 3rd September. However, early response is appreciated so Ellie can gauge likely numbers of teams to input.

The North West Counties and Cheshire Road Relays Championships (for Under 11s through to Seniors) at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, is taking place on Sunday, 8th September, and the Northern Athletics Autumn Road Relays Championships (for Under 13s through to Seniors) at SportCity, Manchester, take place on Sunday, 15th September.

The club will pay the entry fees as in previous years. You must be a first claim claim member.

Unfortunately, this year we have a clash on 15th September with the Guilden Sutton 10k Road Race which hopefully a lot of you are already committed to running in or helping at.

Please email Ellie at:ellie.henrob3@outlook.com

SPIKES FOR SALE

Stocks of 6mm, 9mm, 12mm, and 15mm spikes are now on sale from Tim Durrant who has currently taken charge of spike sales. Spikes are no longer kept in the Club Office Cabinets and can only be bought from Tim. If he is not at the track on Club training nights he can be contacted via email at: timd284@yahoo.com

OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

Club members are reminded that training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track are held all year round – including during the school summer holidays.

HELP NEEDED FOR WIRRAL MULTI-TERRAIN LEAGUE FIXTURE

Five volunteers are needed to help West Cheshire AC set up and marshall the Wirral Multi Terrain League race at Thurstaston on Tuesday, 10th September (7pm start). Anyone who can help should email Mike Lamb ASAP at:myclam.pleck@tiscali.co.uk

The full list of Wirral Multi Terrain League dates and venues are: Royden Park on Tuesday 3rd September (7pm); Thurstaston on Tuesday 10th September (7pm), Harrison Drive on Tuesday 17th September (6.30pm), and Arrowe Park on Tuesday 24th September (6.30pm).

PILOT TRACK & FIELD EVENT ORGANISERS NEEDED

The Club have accepted an invitation from England Athletics Club Support Manager Nick Settle to pilot an open competition with a difference later this summer in a bid to encourage more youngsters to participate in athletics.

Members and/or parents keen to help deliver the Blast Pilot Initiative should contact Dennis Wall ASAP at Club training or by emailing: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

REGIONAL ENDURANCE WORKSHOP

West Cheshire AC has agreed to host England Athletics Regional Endurance Coaching Workshops this Winter.

The target audience will be Coaches working with athletes who are County standard or higher, and athletes aged 11-18. The duration will be up to three hours to include Q&A/discussion.

An interval training session will be held on Thursday, 5th December, and a threshold training session will take place on Thursday, 5th March.

URGENT HELP NEEDED

The Club needs urgent help, support, and assistance from parents during Tuesday evening (6.30pm-8pm) and Saturday morning (10am-12 noon) training sessions at the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track (6.30pm-8pm).

PARENTS who can help should contact Dennis Wall on 07968643038 or email:dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

HAVE YOUR SAY

As part of England Athletics’ commitment to consulting with members, and building on the volunteer, coach and officials survey they ran in December last year, they have developed two surveys for athletes and clubs. To understand what they value most and how satisfied they are with the current level of service provided. This feedback will help inform their future strategy, to grow our sport and help to improve the programmes and services they provide.

To have your say go to the following link: https://www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/club-athlete-consultation-2019/

WHY NOT BECOME AN OFFICIAL?

West Cheshire AC is keen to help any parents of members wanting to become qualified officials. The Club will pay for parents of members wanting to attend an officials course.

Please email Dennis if you are interested at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details about officiating can be found here: https://www.englandathletics.org/officiating/news/on-your-marks-become-an-athletics-official-this-year/

BECOME ONE OF OUR CLUB COACHES

Any parents of West Cheshire AC members wanting to become qualified coaches will be fully supported by the Club who will pay for coaching courses.

The next Coaching Assistant Courses are being held at Robin Park Stadium, Wigan, on 21st and 28th September; and at SportCity, Manchester, on 26th and 27th October.

Please email Dennis if you are interested at dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

Further details about coaching can be found here: https://www.englandathletics.org/coaching/qualifications-landing-page/

IT’S GOOD TO TALK

Members and parents are reminded to look at the following links for updates about any Club training sessions being cancelled due to adverse weather conditions:

FACEBOOK:West Cheshire AC, West Cheshire AC Road Running, west cheshire ac jnr to u20 middle distance group

WEBSITE:www.westcheshireac.co.uk

TWITTER:https://twitter.com/westcheshireac

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. 

CLUB KIT

Anyone wanting to purchase club vests (£17) and/or hoodies (£15) is reminded that parents Vikki Brett and Joanne Lark will sell club kit at the EPSV Track Office AFTER Tuesday night training sessions.

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

INVITE TO OBTAIN TRACK AND FIELD CERTIFICATE

All Club members are being invited to support our club by completing the Track & Field Online Management Course to help West Cheshire AC look after the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track. Further details can be found here: https://www.ulearnathletics.com/module/154

PHYSIO SUPPORT

Club member Heather McLintock is a qualified physiotherapist and offers substantial discounted prices for West Cheshire AC members on production of their membership card. Heather can be contacted on 01244 381350 or 07885 462487.

WEEKLY PRESS REPORT

This week’s press report can be found here: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/2019/08/19/press-report-howe-to-throw-with-the-best/

FIXTURES

Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25:British Athletics Track and Field Championships, at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.

Sunday, August 25:Ellesmere 10k Road Race.

Monday, August 26:Trafford Open Medal Track & Field Meeting.

Monday, August 26:Cilcain Show Fell Race (West Cheshire AC Off Road League Race).

Wednesday, August 28:Wirral Seaside 5k Race, at Leasowe.

Thursday, August 29:Mid Cheshire 5k Road Race, at Kingsley.

Saturday, August 31-Sunday, September 1:England Athletics Under 15 and Under 17 Championships, at Bedford.

Sunday, September 1:Cheshire Track & Field League Round Four, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Press Report: Double Whammy at Stafford

 

RUBY PHILLIPS and Sion Roberts earned West Cheshire Athletic Club a double success story at Stafford Common.

The purple-vested duo raced to individual victories at the second round of the North Staffordshire Cross Country League. (more…)

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