Essar WCAC Schools Cross-country Series Round 2

Well done to all who took part in today’s second round of the Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross-country series. Provisional results are now available near the foot of the Off-road page.

WCAC Newsletter #244, 18-10-19

HELP NEEDED

Sportshall Athletics Training is cancelled this Saturday because the Club is organising the second round of the Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series at Ellesmere Port Sports Village.

Help is needed from 8am to set out the course, from 9.15am to register the runners; from 10am when the first race starts; and after the event to tidy away.

ATHLETICS TRACK IS OPEN

The Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track will remain open until further notice after scheduled delamination work on the athletics track was postponed.

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

CROSS COUNTRY INVITATION

West Cheshire AC will be represented at this Saturday’s second round of the North Wales Cross Country League at Fox Hills, Via Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, LL29 7SP. The first race is scheduled to start at 2pm.

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 .

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 Secretary, 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

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.

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.

The next Coaching Assistant Courses are being held at SportCity, Manchester, on 26th and 27th October.

And there are Fitness in Running and Walking Courses at GMP Training Centre, Hough End, Manchester, on Saturday and Sunday, 2nd and 3rd November.

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

Further details about coaching can be found here.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

FIXTURES

Saturday, October 19: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round Two, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start).

Saturday, October 19: North Wales Cross Country League Round Two, at Foxhills, Colwyn Bay, (2pm start).

Sunday, October 20: Flintshire 10k Road Race, at Mold, (10.30am start).

Monday, October 21: Chester & District District Secondary Schools Boys Cross Country Championships, at Bishop Heber, Malpas, (3.30pm start).

Wednesday, October 23: Ellesmere Port, Neston & Helsby District Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships, at Helsby High, (4pm start).

Saturday, October 26: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Two, at Stafford Common, (12 noon start)

Press Report: WCAC Can’t Half Run in Caernarfon

JOSEPH MORRISON celebrated success at the opening round of the Borders Road Running League.

The talented West Cheshire Athletic Club teenager won his under 20 men’s age group and posted 33 minutes 33 seconds for the 10km course at Caernarfon. He was supported by club mates Sion Roberts and Jean Claude Randon who were fifth and sixth respectively in their under 20 age group with times of 35:19 and 35:20. Andy Carter was eighth over-45 man in 37:52, ahead of Isaac Tait (12th under 20 man in 38:04), and Graham Wells (ninth over-45 man in 38:30).

Andrew Clague was fourth over-50 man in 38:40, backed up by 14th over-40 man John Parlevliet (39:33), and Paul Morrison and Fraser Campbell who were 14th and 15th under 20 men in 39:53 and 39:56 respectively.

Dave Tiernan was second over 55 man in 40:22, backed up by Dan Thwaites (41st senior man in 41:02), 16th under 20 man Patrick Tait (42:16) and Adam Poole who was the 50th senior man in 44:14.

Kerry Riley (15th lady in 43:16) headed the West Cheshire AC female contingent, supported by Debra Bemand (fourth over-45 lady in 46:09), Clare Mallon (sixth over-45 lady in 47:02), Rachael Patterson (46th lady in 47:50), Amy Mills (70th lady in 50:55), and 12th and 13th over-45 ladies Ellie Robinson and Lisa Davies who both posted 51:47.

ROUND ONE TEAM POSITIONS
MEN DIVISION ONE: 1 Wallasey 255 points; 2 Buckley 379; 3 Ellesmere Port 490; 4 Prestatyn 507; 5 West Cheshire 571; 6 Wrexham 606; 7 Helsby 1044.
MEN DIVISION TWO: 1 Eryri 192; 2 Wirral 232; 3 Abergele 836; 4 Cybi 873; 5 Wrecsam Tri 1118; 6 Deestriders 1121; 7 Birkenhead 1481; 8 Chester Tri 2316; 9 Tattenhall and Deeside 3500.

WOMEN DIVISION ONE: 1 Wirral 60; 2 Wallasey 72; 3 Helsby 95; 4 Deestriders 121; 5 Buckley 125; 6 Prestatyn 144; 7 Chester Tri 230.

WOMEN DIVISION TWO: 1 Eryri 14; 2 Ellesmere Port 47; 3 West Cheshire 85; 4 Abergele 88; 5 Cybi 95; 6 Wrecsam Tri 243; 7 Tattenhall and Birkenhead 305; 9 Wrexham 526; 10 Deeside 600. The next round will be hosted by Deeside on Sunday, November 10.

CARYS ROBERTS, of West Cheshire AC, secured third spot in the under 15 girls race at the opening round of the Manchester Area Cross Country League. Roberts was backed up by team mates Sophie Grainger (ninth), Jodi Bemand (35th), and Henrietta Duffey (57th) for fifth team position. Jessica Lark finished sixth in the under 13 girls race, supported by team mates Aimee Phillips (12th), Sophie Haslam (17th), Cerys Rowlands (21st) and Ruby Carlile (28th) for fourth team position.

Luke Parker secured sixth spot in the under 13 boys race, while Sammy Hollins (15th), Henry Robinson (24th), Dan Willetts (33rd) and Charlie McMullan (43rd) combined for seventh team spot in the under 15 boys race.

Claire Harris (55th), Ellie Robinson (98th) and Alex Duffey (233rd) completed the senior women’s race. And Dave Alexander (142nd), Andrew Clague (156th) and Richard Hayes (191st) combined in the senior men’s event.

The next round will be held at Kenworthy Woods on Saturday, November 9.

WEST CHESHIRE AC were runners-up in the North West England Club of the Year Awards held at Wigan, where Eddie Gore and Dennis Wall were runners up in the Volunteer of the Year and Coach of the Year categories respectively.

Track STILL OPEN, 14-10-19

Please be aware that the Ellesmere Port Sports Village (EPSV) athletics track will remain open this week, as the planned maintenance work has been postponed. Watch this space for dates when this essential maintenance will be undertaken.

The club continues to have use of the whole EPSV sports hall on Tuesdays between 7pm and 8pm. On Tuesday October 15th, those attending these sessions should register in the EPSV Corridor at 6:45pm.

Circuit training on Wednesdays, in the old Stanney School sports hall at EPSV, will also continue to take place between 7pm and 8pm.

WCAC Newsletter #243, 11-10-19

BEST WISHES
The Club passes on it’s best wishes to Ellen Molloy who is currently in the Countess of Chester Hospital recovering from a stroke she suffered on Sunday.

HELP URGENTLY NEEDED
Eddie Gore and Dennis Wall need help this Friday from 7pm to move sportshall equipment from the old Stanney Sportshall to the Ellesmere Port Sports Village. If you are available to help please just turn up and lend a hand.

AND…help is also needed this Monday from 1pm for the Club to host the annual Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Championships on the field at the back of Ellesmere Port Sports Village. Please just turn up.

ATHLETICS TRACK CLOSURE
The Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track will be closed from Monday, (14th October), because of delamination work on the athletics track.

The track is closed due to health and safety reasons, and work will take 8 to 10 working days to complete, weather permitting, because the material being used needs to dry and cure.

Training will take place on Tuesday night in the Ellesmere Port Sports Village Sportshall (meet at 6.45pm to train between 7-8pm), while the throws group will use the Old Stanney High School Sportshall on Tuesday (7-8pm), and Saturday morning training in the EPSV Sportshall (10am-12 noon) will be unaffected, but please check on Tuesday night with group coaches about Thursday night training arrangements.

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

CROSS COUNTRY INVITATION
West Cheshire AC will be represented at this Saturday’s opening round of the Manchester Area Cross Country League at Wythenshawe Park, Wythenshawe Road, Manchester, M23 0PH, by club members who have pre-entered with club cross country secretary, Dave Alexander. The first race for the under 13s start is scheduled to start at 12.15pm. Further details can be found here and here.

For those Club members who are not pre-entered in the Under 17s and Senior Men’s and Women’s age groups, the Liverpool & District Cross Country League first round takes place this Saturday at Sherdley Park, St Helens (11am start). Further details here.

BORDERS ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE INVITATION
West Cheshire AC will be competing in the round of the Borders Road Running League this Sunday at Caernarfon (11am start). Meet at Cheshire County Sports Club, Upton, Chester, for car share (by 8:45am). The Club needs 10 men and 3 women to score for the respective team competitions. Further details here.

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.

COUNTY CALL FOR ABERGELE 5 MILE
Cheshire is looking to select 6 men and 6 ladies to represent the County at the Abergele 5 miles road race, hosted by North Wales on Sunday 3rd November.

Selection will be made from Power of 10 and recent performances. Please contact Louise Blizzard: loucooper30@yahoo.co.uk  or Andy Whittingham: andrew@runnorthwest.co.uk  if you wish to be considered for selection.

STEPHANIE STARS ON BAKE OFF
Former West Cheshire AC sprinter and hurdler, Stephanie Blackwell, is making a name for herself on the latest series of The Great British Bake Off. More details can be found here.

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 atjparlevl@gmail.com 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.

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.

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.

The next Coaching Assistant Courses are being held at SportCity, Manchester, on 26th and 27th October.

And there are Fitness in Running and Walking Courses at GMP Training Centre, Hough End, Manchester, on Saturday and Sunday, 2nd and 3rd November.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

This week’s press report can be found here.

FIXTURES
Saturday, October 12: Liverpool Cross Country League Round One, at Sherdley Park, St Helens, (11am start).

Saturday, October 12: Manchester and District Cross Country League Round One, at Wythenshawe, (12.15pm start).

Sunday, October 13: Borders Road Running League Round One, at Caernarfon (11am start).

Monday, October 14: Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Championships, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (3.30pm start).

Tuesday, October 15: Chester & District District Secondary Schools Girls Cross Country Championships, at Christleton High, Chester (3.30pm start).

Saturday, October 19: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series Round Two, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start).

Saturday, October 19: North Wales Cross Country League Round Two, at Foxhills, Colwyn Bay, (2pm start).

Monday, October 21: Chester & District District Secondary Schools Boys Cross Country Championships, at Bishop Heber, Malpas, (3.30pm start).

Wednesday, October 23: Ellesmere Port, Neston & Helsby District Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships, at Helsby High, (4pm start).

Saturday, October 26: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Two, at Stafford Common, (12 noon start).

Press Report: WCAC Win National Title at Home

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club has secured the first-ever All England Marathon Team Championship title.

(more…)

WCAC Endurance League

Five points separate Andy, Steve and Andrew, while Ellie, Clare M and Deb remain well-spaced. All regular cross-country runners 😉 . For tables at the end of September, see the middle of the Road Running page.

WCAC Newsletter #242, 04-10-19

SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS INVITATION

West Cheshire AC will compete at the opening round of the North West Sportshall Athletics League this Sunday, 6th October, at Sir William Stanier School, Coronation Street, Crewe, CW1 4DJ.

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Press Report: Wins for WCAC in Wet Winsford

WEST CHESHIRE Athletic Club members tasted success in cross country, trail running, track and field and road race fixtures at the weekend.

(more…)

WCAC Newsletter #241, 27-09-19

CROSS COUNTRY INVITE
Club members in the under 11s age group through to seniors are being invited to take part in the first round of the North Staffs Cross Country League this Saturday, (September 28), 12 noon first race, at Knights Grange Sports Complex, Grange Lane, Winsford. Postcode: CW7 2PT.

Further details can be found here.

SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS INVITE
Any junior members in the under 11 (School years 4, 5 & 6, minimum age 9), under 13 (school years 7 & 8), and under 15 (school years 9 & 10) age groups are being invited to represent the Club in the North West Indoor Sportshall Athletics League. 

Training for the league season takes place this Saturday morning at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Sportshall between 10am and 12 noon, but members must register as usual at the Track Office.

The first round on Sunday, October 6, takes place at Sir William Stanier School, Coronation Street, Crewe, CW1 4DJ.

HELP NEEDED AT SCHOOLS FIXTURES
The Club is helping to organise the Chester and District Primary Schools Cross Country Races at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Monday, (30th September), and the Ellesmere Port and Neston Primary Schools Cross Country Races at Ellesmere Port Sports Village on Thursday, (3rd October).

Volunteers are needed to help set up the course from 1pm, act as marshals during the races, as well as tidy away after the final race.

THANK YOU!
Many thanks to all those members who volunteered last Saturday to help make the club’s hosting of the Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series such a success. 262 pupils took part!

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.

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.

The next Coaching Assistant Courses are being held at SportCity, Manchester, on 26th and 27th October.

And there are Fitness in Running and Walking Courses at GMP Training Centre, Hough End, Manchester, on Saturday and Sunday, 5th and 6th October, and on Saturday and Sunday, 2nd and 3rd November.

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

Further details about coaching can be found here.

CLUB HALL OF FAME
All members are being invited to nominate candidates to be inducted into the West Cheshire AC Hall of Fame.

Candidates should be athletes, coaches, officials, or volunteers, and nominations should be handed to the EPSV Athletics Track Office before the end of November.

The list of those inducted into the Hall of Fame will be announced at the annual Club Awards scheduled to be held in February.

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.

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

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

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.

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 and here.

FIXTURES
Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29: Final Fling Competition, at Queensway Stadium, Wrexham, (9.30am start)

Saturday, September 28: North Staffs Cross Country League Round One, at Knights Grange, Winsford, (12 noon start).

Sunday, September 29: Sandstone Trail Race, Duckington to Delamere.

Monday, September 30: Chester Primary Schools Cross Country Races, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, (4pm start).

Thursday, October 3: Ellesmere Port and Neston Primary Schools Cross Country Races, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (3.30pm start).

Saturday, October 5: North Wales Cross Country League, at Wrexham, LL13 9NG, (2pm start).

Sunday, October 6: North West Sportshall Athletics League Round One, at Sir William Stanier School, Coronation Street, Crewe, CW1 4DJ, (12.30pm start).

Sunday, October 6: MBNA Chester Marathon and Metric Marathon, Chester Racecourse (9am start).

Saturday, October 12: Liverpool Cross Country League Round One, at Sherdley Park, St Helens, (11am start).

Saturday, October 12: Manchester and District Cross Country League Round One, at Wythenshawe, (12.15pm start).

Sunday, October 13: Borders Road Running League Round One, at Caernarfon (11am start).

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