WCAC News #447 27-10-23

QUIZ AND BINGO NIGHT

Club members and friends are being invited to attend a Quiz and Bingo Evening in the EPSV Trackside Room TONIGHT (Friday 27th October, 7pm start). Please bring along a raffle prize.

CLUB KIT FOR CHRISTMAS

Purple Club hoodies have been ordered and should be delivered in the next couple of weeks, so please look out for details soon.

Meanwhile, Club members can also access an Online Club Shop selling a range of items. Please look at this link using WCAC2023 as the password.

THIS WEEK…

Friday 27th October – Club Quiz & Bingo at EPSV Trackside Room (7pm start).

Sunday 29th October – Under 11s & Under 13s Indoor Combined Events Competition at Deeside.

Sunday 29th October – Macclesfield Running Festival on Sunday which features a 5k (9.45am start), 10k (9.30am start), and half marathon (9am 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:

Kate Moulds, Finley Boulton, Adam Howe, Emily Owen, Erin Barnard, Finn Powell, Annabelle Smith, Caden Ryan. 

And next week (30th October-5th November): 

Margaret Brooks, Millicent Rees, Elsie Taylor, Harry Miles, Ethan Edge, Hamish Rumney, Tim Durrant, Christine Snowden, Gareth Coyne, Thomas Booth, William Scott, Millie Warren, Olivia McDonald, Mollie Garratt, Reeve Scadeng, Felicity Snowden, Isabelle D’Enrico, Beatrice Hill. 

CLUB SECRETARY VACANCY

Our Club Secretary, Julian Tegg, is stepping down from his role at next month’s Club AGM, so the Club is looking for someone to fill the vacancy. If you are interested and want to learn more, please email Julian at: secretarywestcheshireac@gmail.com

SATURDAY MORNING

Please note that the Club junior run-jump-throw training on Saturday Morning (19th October) at Ellesmere Port Sports Village is taking place.

HIGH JUMP TRAINING

Jane Palmer, will be supervising an indoor high jump training session tonight (Friday), 20th October, between 6pm-8pm, at Cambria College, Kelsterton Road, Connah’s Quay, Deeside CH5 4BR. There is a fee of £4.50 per athlete payable to the Centre on arrival.

Jane will also supervise Monday night plyometric training sessions at the EPSV track, (6.30-8pm).

HILL TRAINING

Sprints coach, Jon Moss, will supervise a hill training session and conditioning work at Wepre Park, Connah’s Quay, this Saturday between 10am and 12 noon.

ENTRIES OPEN FOR LIVERPOOL CROSS COUNTRY CHALLENGE

Entries close on 17th November for the Liverpool Cross Challenge fixture at Sefton Park being held on Saturday 25th November. The online entry link is: https://www.entryhub.co.uk/british-athletics-cross-challenge-liverpool-2023

CHESTER ROUND THE WALLS RACE

Entries for the Chester Round The Walls Race being held on Boxing Day are now open!

Please remember that Club members wanting to run should provide a helper on the day to ensure the fixture runs smoothly and the names of helpers need to be emailed ASAP to Dennis Wall at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

The online entry link is: https://wcac.niftyentries.com

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT TRAINING SESSIONS – PLEASE GET INVOLVED!

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: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

CLUB AGM

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

COACHING OPPORTUNITIES

Any parents of junior members or older athletes wanting to become a qualified assistant 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/

There is also Athletics Coach Day 1 & 2 courses in our Region booked at SportCity on the 13th & 14th January, with 17 spaces available. There is an alternative course planned for Sheffield (16th & 17th December).

There are also some face-to-face assessments for Athletics Coach instead of the current Remote Assessment (ROPA). As this requires booking of facilities plus additional Tutors to run there is a cost of £75 to attend. Those currently completing their Athletics Coach assessment via ROPA have been emailed offering them the chance to switch to a face-to-face assessment.

Leadership in Running Fitness is a ‘Virtual Classroom’ course with multiple dates, please book via Athletics Hub.

There are Coach in Running Fitness Courses at Gateshead in October and Sheffield in November, please see Athletics Hub for full set of dates.

Please remember that West Cheshire AC will pay for your Coaching Course fee, but please contact Dennis Wall for more details at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

UNDER 11s & UNDER 13s INDOOR COMBINED EVENTS COMPETITION @ DEESIDE

Entries for Deeside Winter Indoor Events are open now. Enter here.

Each athlete will have the opportunity to perform 3 disciplines in 3 hours. These will change according to the facilities available and configuration of hall.

The first two of the events will be at Deeside Indoor facility on SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER 2023 and SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2023. Each day is split into two sessions; the morning session from 09:30hrs to 12:30hrs (3 hours) and the afternoon session from 13:30hrs to 16:30hrs (3 hours also). Each session will offer the opportunity to ‘Warm Up with a coach’ from the region for 15 to 20 minutes beforehand and end with a 20 minute feedback session for athletes, parents and coaches at the end.

All events are licensed with England Athletics and all results will be published on the Power of 10 website as well as being highlighted on North West Combined Events social media pages.

These events are limited to the U11 and U13 year old age groups (as they are currently established; we will accommodate any future changes as they occur). Each session is very limited in the number of athletes who can enter in order to make the experience of participating in them more enjoyable. It also helps to make sure they are organised with the athlete, coach and parent experience in mind. There are NO ‘on-the-day’ entries.

There will also be a series of Under 9 events in other halls to offer some real competitive opportunities across the Winter period.

INDOOR ATHLETICS CHRISTMAS OPEN COMPETITION 

Entries are now open for Deeside AAC’s North Wales Indoor Christmas Open being held on Saturday 9th December, at Deeside Indoor Athletics Centre. The closing date for entries is Thursday 30th November and the entry link is: wales.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2023/GBR/nwxmid/?fbclid=IwAR1SYTinAFxgQhVSFq5sd_j8UaCZmbgkRvtNRBrcNsIgKTE3FMUZye2qiiM

UP & RUNNING SHOP OFFERS

Up & Running Shop, Bridge Street Row, Chester, is offering discount to Club Members, so please visit their store or go online: www.upandrunning.co.uk

WINTER INDOOR OPEN MEETINGS

Sale Harriers Manchester have announced the dates for their winter series.

The dates are: Sunday 10th December, Sunday 17th December, Sunday 7th January, Sunday 28th January, Sunday 18th February, and Sunday 10th March.

Entries are open for these and more information at this link: https://saleharriersmanchester.com/index.php/events-fixtures/winter-indoor-series

The approximate timings are:

60m Hurdles: 10.30am sharp

Long Jump: 10.30am sharp Pool 1 (less than 5 metres). 4 trials

Pole Vault:  10.30 sharp Pool 1 (Starting Height 2 metres)

60m sprint: approx 11.00am Senior down to under 15.

Long Jump: approx 12.15pm Pool 2. (over 5 metres). 4 trials.

Pole Vault: approx 1.15pm Pool 2. (Starting Height 3.2m)

High Jump: approx 1.30pm 2 beds. down to U15.

Shot put: Approx 1.30pm Under 17/Under 15 only. 4 trials.

600/300/200m: races approx 1.30pmSeniors down to U15

60m sprint (second run): approx 4pm following completion of all other events.

OXFORD UNIVERSITY INVITE

Oxford University Athletic Club (OUAC) has been in touch to offer an exciting opportunity for athletes who are students from year 10 to year 13, and have an interest in applying to Oxford (or Cambridge).

They are hosting an ‘Athlete Taster Day’ on 16th November 2023, where athletes will have the chance to meet some current student-athletes and coaches, as well as hear about life at Oxford, learn about the admissions process and spend the day in the beautiful college of Magdalen. There will also be a tour of Oxford’s sporting facilities. All travel costs will be paid for, as well as lunch.

Sign-up will close on 26th October, but spaces are limited so they are encouraging any athletes to sign up as soon as possible.

Any questions should be sent to the OUAC President 2023-24 at: catherine.spencer@ccc.ox.ac.uk

BORDERS ROAD RUNNING LEAGUE

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 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.

DATES FOR THE DIARY…

Sunday 29th October – Under 11s & Under 13s Indoor Combined Events Competition at Deeside.

Sunday 29th October – Macclesfield Festival of Running (5km, 10k, and Half Marathon).

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 Cross Country 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 – Inter Counties Cross Country Schools Dave Sunderland Trophy, at Warwickshire

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

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

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

Sunday 26th November – Under 11s & Under 13s Indoor Combined Events Competition at Deeside.

Thursday 30th November – Christmas Indoor Athletics Open Track & Field Competition at Deeside.

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.

WCAC News #428 9-6-23

CHESHIRE TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE @ WREXHAM, ON SATURDAY 17th JUNE

Please contact Dennis Wall ASAP if you are wanting to compete or help/officiate in the second round of the Cheshire Track & Field League on Saturday, 17th June, at Queensway Stadium, Wrexham (11.45am start).

The Cheshire League caters for anyone aged 9 years old and above in every age group (Under 11s, Under 13s, Under 15s, Under 17s, and Senior and Veteran Men and Women), and it will be great to see a good turn out from club members.

A check-list of items to bring with you should include: Club Vest – Money to buy food and drink – packed lunch – warm clothing – waterproof clothing – spikes and/or running shoes.

If you need any further details please don’t hesitate to contact Dennis on 07968 643038 or email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

WELL DONE HARRIET!

Harriet Wheeler exceeded the javelin standard of 48 metres for the Youth Commonwealth Games on Wednesday night at a Birmingham University Open Meeting where she hit a mark of 50.61m.

And Club members achieved a team victory, personal bests, and club records at the weekend. Please see this link for a full report: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/news/

CONGRATULATIONS!

The trio of Lindsay Fisher (1:20:18), Fiona Cook (1:23:33), and Emma Nutt (1:38:37), won the Club team prize at last month’s Chester Half Marathon and the £75 team prize has been received by club treasurer, Darren Shillington, so can Lindsay, Fiona and Emma please email Darren to claim their share of the prize money at: treasurerwestcheshireac@gmail.com

WELL DONE JODI!

After breaking her under 20 women’s 2000m steeplechase club record (7:51.64 for fourth place) in the Northern Championships at the weekend, Jodi Bemand was the first lady finisher on Wednesday night in the Race Up The Beast Fell Race from the Miners Arms, Maeshafn.

CONGRATULATIONS EMMA!

Emma Holmes pocketed a silver medal at the Northern Track and Field Championships in Manchester and broke her under 20 women’s 400m club record after clocking 55.58 seconds for second spot in the final, and added the under 20 and senior women’s 200m club record with 24.62 in her heat and 24.89 in her final for fourth position.

WELL DONE EMMA!

Emma Nutt was third lady finisher at the Deestriders Off Road Race at Shotton.

Other club finishers were: 5th Isaac McKenna, 6th Mark Davies, 9th Andrew Clague, 22nd Neil Field, 47th Clare Mallon (12th woman), 59th  Dave Crawford, 62nd Tony Kennedy, 77th Mark Povey, 91st Brian Beattie.

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.

HEADPHONES OFFER

Shokz headphones are offering club members an extra £10 off the sale price of their bone conduction (out of the ear) headphones. The sale is until 11th June, details as follows: Code: shokzclub10off

Link: https://uk.shokz.com/pages/2023summersale?utm_source=ac_bd_runningclub&utm_medium=BD

NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS…

10,000m Championships, at Leigh, on July 7th: Prospectus: www.race-results.co.uk/onlineentries/uploads/info4870.pdfU13s, U15s, U17s Championships, at Middlesbrough, on August 12th & 13th: Prospectus: www.race-results.co.uk/onlineentries/uploads/info4849.pdf
Entry for all events via: www.race-results.co.uk 

THIS WEEKEND:

Saturday 8th June – NO Club Training at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Athletics Track.

Saturday 8th June – Cheshire Schools Track & Field Championships, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (9.15am start for field events and 10am start for track events). Details: https://www.cheshireschoolsaa.co.uk/_files/ugd/efb2d0_922c8528602042499f637c94fbdae163.pdf

Sunday 9th June – Port Sunlight 5k (10am start) and 10k (11am start).

Good luck to all our athletes and officials!

CLUB TREASURER VACANCY

Our Club Treasurer, Darren Shillington, is stepping down from his post at the Club’s next AGM, so the Club requires someone to replace him. If you are interested and would like more details, please email Darren at: treasurerwestcheshireac@gmail.com

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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

Nia Manson, Phil Howe, Lewis Tandy, Yasmin Smith, Tilly Paterson, Isabelle Heverin, Charlie Buck, Oliver Dowell, Izzy Adams.

And next week: Emma Holmes, Anest Muller, Aaron Scott, Milo Harding, Helen Bosworth, Joanne Lark, Ian-Paul Flanders, Bethany Leader, Evie McEnery, Noah Booth, Daniel Clegg.

DEESTRIDERS OFF ROAD GRAND PRIX SERIES

Deestriders are organising their off road grand prix series of races at Shotton on Thursdays, 6th July, and 3rd August, and on Friday 1st September. Email your name, address, date of birth, EA number, and email address to: beavyg@msn.com

TATTENHALL TOUGH TEAM RACE

Entries are now open for the annual Tattenhall Tough Team Race being held on the evening of Friday 23 June. The race is for teams of three – female, male or mixed – and is about 9 miles long with a mixture of roads and trails. Full details are at: https://tattenhallrunners.niftyentries.com/Tough-Team-2023

WENLOCK OLYMPIAN GAMES

A full day of athletics with events for all age groups including a multi-terrain 7 miles race on Sunday 2nd July, from Much Wenlock Leisure Centre. TF13 6NB. Entry details on: Opentrack.run

PARK HALL 5km ROAD RACE

Oswestry Olympians are organising the Park Hall 5k road race on Friday 23rd June (7.30pm race start). More details and entry at: https://www.entrycentral.com/OO_Parkhall_5k

CLUB FIXTURES CARD

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

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: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

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.

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: igp64run@gmail.com and include ‘Chester Half 2023’ 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: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

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: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

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.

WCAC Newsletter #210, 15-02-19

HILL TRAINING INVITE
Tim Durrant is inviting junior and senior club members to join him for a hill training session this Sunday at Castle Park, Frodsham, between 10am and 12 noon. If you are wanting to take part just turn up and meet in the large car park at Castle Park.

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Newsletter

Merry Christmas to all members, parents and friends

22nd December 2017

IT’S NEARLY TIME FOR AWARDS NIGHT AGAIN
Our awards evening will be held on Saturday, 10th Feb, at Mollington Banastre, with a guest celebrity presenting the prizes (Can you guess who it is?).

It promises to be a bit different this time – more news will be announced very soon.

LAST CHANCE TO GET MUDDY FOR WCAC!
Dave Alexander is organising free-of-charge club entries for the Cheshire AA County Cross Country Championships at Delamere Forest on Saturday 6th Jan.
If you’d like to compete, please email Dave before next week with your name, date of birth, email address and phone number. Dave’s email address is: dif.alex@hotmail.co.uk

Officials are also needed for the start and finish teams. If you’re available, please let Alan Morris know. His email address is: alanmorris56@outlook.com

FUN MORNING THIS WEEKEND
Come and take part in our fun morning at Ellesmere Port Sports Village sportshall this Saturday. We also need help to set-up everything up if you can spare some time. It all starts at 10am and cost £1 – all proceeds to Cheshire Junior Carers.

WE NEED YOU!
We need all members, parents and friends to help make this year’s Essar Chester Round The Walls Race on Boxing Day another big success. We’re looking for helpers to set-up, marshals around the course, and anyone who can help with tidying away after the race. If you can help please contact Dennis Wall by email at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

FESTIVE TRAINING TIMES
The track’s opening times over the festive season are:
Saturday, 23rd December – open until 8pm (Christmas fun morning in EPSV sportshall 9am-12 noon)
Saturday, 30th December (0pen 9am-4pm)
Tuesday, 2nd January (open Normal Hours)

Please speak to your training group coaches for their individual training arrangements over Christmas and New Year.

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND-UP
This week’s press report can be found here

FIXTURES
Saturday, 23 December: Christmas Fun Morning, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village sportshall, (10am start).

Tuesday, 26 December: Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse, (10.30am start). Details

Saturday, 6 January: Cheshire AA Cross Country Championships, at Delamere Forest (11.30am start). Details

Saturday, 6 January: North Wales Cross Country Championships, at Rhug Estate, Corwen (11.30am start). Details

Saturday, 6 January: Merseyside Cross Country Championships, at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead (11am start). Details

Saturday/Sunday, 6/7 January: England/Northern Indoor Combined Events Championships, at Sheffield.
Sunday, 7 January: Sale Harriers Open Indoor Track and Field Meeting, at Sportcity, Manchester. Details

Saturday, 13 January: Manchester Area Cross Country League Round Four, at Woodbank Park, Stockport. Details

Saturday, 13 January: North Wales Indoor Track and Field Championships, at Connahs Quay, Deeside. Details

Saturday, 13 January: Twin Piers 10k Road Race, at Colwyn Bay/Llandudno. Details

Sunday, 14 January: Borders Road Running League Round Three, at Abergele. Details

 

 

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

8th December 2017

TRAINING CANCELLED ON SATURDAY
There’s no training for the under 11s, under 13s and under 15s at the track this Saturday. It’s not all bad news though as you can take part in the free-of-charge Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Races instead.

Registration is from 9.15am with the first race at 10am.

AGM NEWS
Dan Gilroy was re-elected club president at Friday’s AGM, while Andy Carter was re-elected club chairman, Clare Mallon replaced Kay Hayes as club secretary, and Lisa Davies replaced Bob Benson as club treasurer.

Other committee members are: Dennis Wall (vice-chairman and Track and Field Officer), Peter Smith (Cross Country Officer), John Parlevliet (Road Race Officer), Debbie Baker (Membership Officer), and Eddie Gore (Facilities Officer).

Mike Lamb was elected as a life vice-president.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALICE AND LIAM
We’d all like to congratulate sprinters Alice McMahon and Liam Davoren who announced their engagement on Saturday. Looks like we might all need a new hat soon.

FANCY A NEW CLUB HOODY?
New hoodies are available at £12 each. If you’d like to order one, please let us know what size you need from the list below together with your payment in an envelope to the club office by next Tuesday (12th December).

Kids Large (32″) Age 9-11; Kids XLarge (34″) Age 12-13; Adult (36″) (Small); Adult (40″) (Medium). Because of  legislation, kids’ versions don’t have cords on the hoods.

The order will be placed on 13th December based on numbers received – you can’t reserve a hoodie without payment.

ESSAR CHESTER WALLS RACE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT
We’ve reached the entry limit for this year’s Boxing Day fixture, so all club members, parents and friends are needed to help make this year’s Essar Chester Round The Walls Race another big success.

Please contact Dennis Wall if you’d like to help marshal the course at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com 

COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2018 Cheshire AA County Cross Country Championships will be held at Delamere Forest on Saturday 6th January. Details can be found here
If you want to compete, please email Dave Alexander with your name, date of birth, email address, and phone number.

We also need officials for the start and finish teams. If you’re available, please let Alan Morris know by 1st December. His email address is: alanmorris56@outlook.com

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND-UP
Missed this week’s press report? Catch up here

FIXTURES
Saturday, 9 December: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start). Details
Saturday, 9 December: Liverpool and District Cross Country League, at Beacon Park, Skelmersdale, (2pm start). Details
Saturday, 9 December: Welsh Inter-Regional Cross Country Championships, at Brecon.
Saturday, 16 December : North Staffs Cross Country League Round Four, at Staffordshire University, (12 noon start). Details
Sunday, 17 December: Sale Harriers Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting, Sportcity, (10am start). Details
Saturday, 23 December : West Cheshire AC Christmas Fun Morning, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Sportshall, (10am start).
Tuesday, 26 December: Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse, (10.30am start).

 

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

1st December 2017, Number 151

AGM DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

Please try to attend the club’s annual general meeting being held this Friday, 1st December, at the Pavilion, Cheshire County Sports Club, Mannings Lane, Chester, CH2 2PB. 7.30pm start.

ESSAR CHESTER WALLS RACE NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

The entry limit for this year’s Boxing Day fixture has been reached and a waiting list has been created, so all Club members, parents and friends are needed to help make this year’s Essar Chester Round The Walls Race another big success. The popular event needs marshals around the course and if you can help please contact Dennis Wall by email at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

THIS WEEKEND

The Club’s under 11, under 13, and under 15 boys and girls are being encouraged to represent West Cheshire AC at this Sunday’s final round of the North West Indoor Sportshall League Match being held at the old Stanney Sportshall and Gymnasium on the Ellesmere Port Sports Village site. The event will start at 11am, but athletes are being requested to arrive at 10am with their club vest and £2.50 entry fee.

The Club’s under 17s, under 20s, seniors and veterans are being encouraged to represent West Cheshire AC at this Sunday’s Borders Road Running League fixture being held at Birkenhead Park which has an 11am start.

COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2018 Cheshire AA County Cross Country Championships will be held at Delamere Forest on Saturday 6th January. Details of the event can be found at: http://www.cheshireaa.com/ 

Club members wanting to compete at the event should email Dave Alexander with their name, date of birth, email address and phone number. Dave’s email address is: dif.alex@hotmail.co.uk

Officials are needed for the start and finish teams. If you are available, please let Alan Morris know by 1st December. His email address is: alanmorris56@outlook.com

INDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Online entry details have been posted for the Northern Indoor Age Group Track and Field Championships being held at Sheffield in January and February. More details can be found at: https://www.northernathletics.org.uk/

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND-UP

This week’s club press report can be found at the following link: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/2017/11/28/press-report-anest-best-purple-vest/

FIXTURES

Friday, December 1: West Cheshire AC AGM, at Cheshire County Sports Club Pavilion, Upton, Chester, (7.30pm start).

Saturday, December 2: Northern Open Indoor Track and Field Meeting, Sheffield, (10.45am start). Further details: https://www.northernathletics.org.uk/

Saturday, December 2: Manchester Area Cross Country League, Kenworthy Woods, (12 noon start). Further details: http://maccl.co.uk/venues/

Sunday, December 3: Borders Road Running League, at Birkenhead Park, (11am start). Further details: http://www.bordersleague.org.uk/fixtures/

Sunday, December 3: North West Sportshall Athletics League, at Old Stanney Sportshall and Gymnasium, (11am start). Help needed to set up from 9am.

Saturday, December 9: Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village (10am start). Further details: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/races/off-road/

Saturday, December 9: Liverpool and District Cross Country League, at Beacon Park, Skelmersdale, (2pm start). Further details: https://www.lps-athletics.co.uk/ld-cross-country/

Saturday, December 16: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Fourm at Staffordshire University, (12 noon start). Further details: http://www.nsccl.org.uk/staffordshire-university.htm

Sunday, December 17: Sale Harriers Indoor Open Track and Field Meeting, Sportcity, (10am start). Further details: http://www.saleharriersmanchester.com/pages/5889/winter-indoor-series-sportcity

Saturday, December 23: West Cheshire AC Christmas Fun Morning, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village Sportshall, (10am start).

Tuesday, December 26: Essar Chester Round The Walls Race, at Chester Racecourse, (10.30am start). Further details: https://www.westcheshireac.co.uk/races/road/

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

3rd November 2017

OH WE DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE
Fancy a day at the beach? We’re having a training session this Sunday, (5th November), at Talacre, North Wales. Everyone’s welcome.

Please meet The Lighthouse Inn Car Park (CH8 9RD) for 10am. The car park charge is 20p for 2 hours and £2 for 4 hours or all day.

Directions: take the A548 coast road from Flint. Look out for signs for Talacre/Point of Ayr. At the roundabout take 2nd exit signposted ‘Beach’ – Station Road. Follow over the railway line and straight on. At Talacre Beach Holiday Home Park the road forks, take the right fork. Follow the road down to where it narrows with a superstore left / Toilets and amusements opposite. Signpost for Lighthouse Car park is 20 metres on. Turn right and into car park.

HELP URGENTLY NEEDED WITH YOUNGSTERS
We need your help!

Because of the number of Under 11s joining us recently, we’ve had to block new membership applications from this age group. The situation will be reviewed in Jan when we can hopefully return to normal.

In the meantime, we’re looking for parents of any U11s to help with training on Tuesdays on a rota basis.

If you can help, please see Dennis Wall before Tuesday training sessions or email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

OFFICIALS COURSE
On Saturday 25th November, Macclesfield Harriers are hosting a Level 1 course for timekeepers and track and field judges at their track.

It starts at 10am with a health and safety course followed by the discipline specific modules. You can find out more and book on the England Athletics website.

AGM DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
Please try to attend the club’s annual general meeting being held on Friday, 1st December, at the Pavilion, Cheshire County Sports Club, Mannings Lane, Chester, CH2 2PB.

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND-UP
This week’s club press report can be found here

FIXTURES
Sunday, 5 November: Abergele Five Miles Road Race, incorporating North Wales Championship (12 noon start). Details

Saturday, 11 November: Manchester Area Cross Country League Round Two, at Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester (12 noon). Details

Sunday, 12 November: North West Sportshall League Round Two, at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, (12.30pm).

Saturday, 18 November: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Three, at Stafford Common, (12 noon). Details

Sunday, 19 November: Conwy Half Marathon (10am). Details

Saturday, 25 November: Liverpool and District Cross Country League (2pm), and European Cross Country Trials, at Sefton Park, Liverpool (11am).

Saturday, 25 November: North Wales Cross Country League Round Three, at Treborth Playing Fields, Bangor University (2pm). Details

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

20 October 2017

HELP URGENTLY NEEDED WITH YOUNGSTERS
We need your help!

Because of the number of Under 11s joining us recently, we’ve had to block new membership applications from this age group. The situation will be reviewed in Jan when we can hopefully return to normal.

In the meantime, we’re looking for parents of any U11s to help with training on Tuesdays on a rota basis.

If you can help, please see Dennis Wall before Tuesday training sessions or email: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

OFFICIALS COURSE
On Saturday 25th November, Macclesfield Harriers are hosting a Level 1 course for timekeepers and track and field judges at their track.

It starts at 10am with a health and safety course followed by the discipline specific modules. You can find out more and book on the England Athletics website

ESSAR CHESTER WALLS RACE PREPARATIONS HAVE STARTED
Please help make this year’s Essar Chester Round The Walls Race a success. The popular Boxing Day fixture needs marshals around the course – if you can help please contact Dennis Wall at: dennis.wall1@ntlworld.com

COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2018 Cheshire AA County Cross Country Championships will be held at Delamere Forest on Saturday 6th January.

If you’d like to compete, please email Peter Smith at: peteandcol@sky.com with your name, date of birth, email address and phone number.

We also need officials for the start and finish areas. Please let Alan Morris know by 1st December if you can help. His email address is: alanmorris56@outlook.com

SEFTON PARK RACE ENTRIES NOW OPEN
Entries close on Friday, 17 November, for the British Cross Challenge Cross Country event at Sefton Park, Liverpool Saturday, 25 November. The fixture includes the British trials for the European Cross Country Championships.

INDOOR ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Check out the online entry details for the Northern Indoor Age Group Track and Field Championships being held at Sheffield in Jan and Feb.

WEEKLY NEWS ROUND-UP
Our latest press report can be found here

FIXTURES
Saturday, 21 October: North Wales Cross Country League Round Two, at St David’s College, Llandudno (2pm). Details

Sunday, 22 October: Flintshire 5km and 10km Road Races, at Mold Leisure Centre, Mold, (9.45am). Details

Saturday, 28 October: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Two, at Park Hall Country Park, Stoke on Trent (12 noon). Details

Saturday, 28 October: Liverpool and District Cross Country League Round One, at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead (2pm). Details

Saturday, 11 November: Manchester Area Cross Country League Round Two, at Boggart Hole Clough, Manchester (12 noon). Details

Sunday, 12 November: North West Sportshall League Round Two, at Kingsway Leisure Centre, Widnes, (12.30pm).

Saturday, 18 November: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Three, at Stafford Common, (12 noon). Details

Sunday, 19 November: Conwy Half Marathon (10am). Details

Saturday, 25 November: Liverpool and District Cross Country League (2pm), and European Cross Country Trials, at Sefton Park, Liverpool (11am). Details

Saturday, 25 November: North Wales Cross Country League Round Three, at Treborth Playing Fields, Bangor University (2pm). Details

West Cheshire Athletic Club Newsletter

29 September 2017

CLUB OF THE YEAR!
Alan Littler, Ellen Molloy, Jenny Manning and Dennis Wall travelled to Wigan’s DW Stadium on Monday night to receive the England Athletics North West Club of the Year Award for the second successive year. Hope you all had a great night.

JENNY MEADOWS WORKSHOP
60 club members attended a fantastic workshop by GB international middle distance runner Jenny Meadows on Sunday.

BRILLIANT START
The Essar West Cheshire AC Schools Cross Country Race Series got off to a brilliant start as 322 pupils rocked up on Saturday morning at our home track. The next round will be held on Saturday, 9 December.

   

 

 

 

 

 

REPRESENT YOUR CLUB
If you’re a club member aged 9 or above, why not come and take take part in the opening round of the North Staffs Cross Country League at Knights Grange, Winsford, this Saturday (12 noon first race). You’ll need the new club vests to compete. More details 

Club members aged 15 years or older are being invited to compete in the first round of the Border’s Road Running League at Capenhurst this Sunday (11am start). If you live in Chester and need a lift, meet at the Cheshire county sports club by 9:40am (for departure by 9:45am).
Details

SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS
Club members in school years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 can compete in this winter’s North West Sportshall Athletics League Competition. Please pick up a letter at the track office if you’re interested.

GET UP AND RUNNING WITH IN-STORE DISCOUNTS

From Now until the start of December Up and Running in Chester is offering all club members 20% discount on all full-price items in-store, including footwear, clothing, accessories and nutrition There’s also 10% discount on full-price electronics.

Bring your UK Athletics card along to claim your discount

FIXTURES
Saturday, 30 September: North Staffs Cross Country League Round One, at Knights Grange, Winsford, (12 noon start). Details

Sunday, 1 October: Borders Road Running League Round One, at Capenhurst (11am start). Details

Saturday, 7 October: North Wales Cross Country League Round One, at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd, Wrexham (2pm).

Sunday,8 October: North West Sportshall Athletics League Round One, (12 noon start).

Wednesday, 11 October: Ellesmere Port Primary Schools Cross Country Races, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, (3.30pm start).

Thursday, 12 October: Ellesmere Port and Neston Secondary Schools District Cross Country Championships, at Ellesmere Port Sports Village, (3.30pm start).

Saturday, 14 October: Manchester Area Cross Country League Round One, at Heaton Park, (12 noon start).

Sunday, 15 October: Farndon 10k Road Race (10am start).

Saturday, 21 October: North Wales Cross Country League Round Two, at St David’s College, Llandudno (2pm).

Saturday, 28 October: North Staffs Cross Country League Round Two, at Park Hall Country Park, Stoke on Trent (12 noon).

Saturday, 28 October: Liverpool and District Cross Country League Round One, at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead (2pm).

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