Tue

13

Mar

2012

Club Newsletter

Please read asap........lots of important information on events during this week!

FIT4LIFE  RACE
Round 3 is a set of mile races on the Greystones track tonight, Tues 13th March. and includes children’s races. The Adult races kick off as usual at 7.30, with registration from 7.00. Entry is €5, with the usual refreshments and prizegiving afterwards. The timetable will be as follows:
Kids Races (under 12s): at 6.50, 7.00, 7.10, 7.20  Entry fee for the Kids race is €2. Check-in from 6.30pm for these.
Adult’s races:
7.30 6-7mins
7.40 Sub 5.30
7.50 8mins +
8.10 5.30-6mins
Children U12 may take part in the adult competition if they wish, provided they pay appropriate fee and take part in their correct time grade.  Also, any competitors who are clearly sandbagging will be removed from their race!! (Ie do not run in the 8min+ if you know you can do a 6min mile!!!).
Normal training will take place for anyone who doesn’t wish to run the mile race!

ST. PATRICK’S  DAY  PARADE
Names are still being taken from athletes intending to walk with the club in the parade this year. With over 200 registered members, Greystones AC is one of the largest athletic clubs in the Country and we want to make sure everybody knows it!  Let’s get everybody out there next Saturday and make a big impression! Please let coaches know immediately if you want to play your part and support your club! We really need our older athletes to support this!
We will meet at the Shoreline (swimming pool) carpark at 11am  to organise for the parade and younger athletes can be collected from the Health Centre carpark after the goodie bags have been given out!
 Please wear your Club Hoodie, Singlet, Tracksuit, Rainjacket or T-shirt for the parade, if you have one. If not, please come dressed in Red. If wearing a T-shirt or singlet, make sure you have something warm on underneath!

XC  LEAGUE
Round 3 of the XC League is this coming Thursday evening in Rathdrum Rugby Club. Check-in from 5.45pm with races starting at 6.30pm  All will be finished by 7.30pm. €2 per athlete. Certs for Round 2 will be presented at training tonight! Don’t forget that you are building points for the club, as well as points for yourselves, towards the overall prizes!

OFFICIALS  COURSE
All clubs have to supply a minimium of three officials o help at the county Championships in May and also at all other county events. Athletics Wicklow is aware  that there are many people willing to lend a hand, who hold back because they feel they don’t have the skills needed. To help rectify this situation, Athletics Wicklow have organised a short training course on officiating at the various Track & Field events, as well as at XC and road races. None of this is very difficult and it can be quite enjoyable to get involved once you feel confident about what you are doing. If more people  have these skills and are willing to help out, we will run our events more efficiently and in far less time. The course will take place on Tues 27th March at 8.30pm, after club training. Please let Theresa know if you wish to take part. Reember we must have at least three, but if we have a good number then we can do shifts instead of whole days!

AWARD  WINNERS
Congratulations to all our athletes who collected nuumerous certs and trophies at our Award ceremony last Sunday. A big ‘Thank You’ to all the athletes and parents for turning up and to all our coaches for all the work they put in to make the day a success. Special congratulations to Pippa Rogan voted “Athlete of the Year” and Ellie Hartnett “Senior Athlete of the Year”  Photos of the day will be uploaded shortly on the web page. . Keep up those attendances now, as our Attendance Day Trip will be coming up soon!
LEINSTER  SCHOOLS  XC
Congratulations  to Jamie Cullen and Steven Diggin for their great performances at the All Ireland Schools XC last Saturday in Galway and to Ellie Hartnett who finished 17th in the inter-varsities XC in Waterford! Congratulations also to Niamh Kearney who set a new  1500m PB, in her first outdoor race of the season ,over in the US

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS
 Round 3 of the Fit4Life series is the  mile challenge race, on Tues 13th March in Greystones. Check-in from 6.30 for children’s races and from 7pm for adults.
 Round 3 of the XC League is this coming Thursday evening in Rathdrum Rugby Club. Check-in from 5.45pm Races start at 6.30pm. U8/10/12/14/15. Certs to all finishers!
 National Juvenile Indoors take place on March 24th/25th/ 31st, All events are in Nenagh this year. Events that concern us: 24th 60m, 300/400m, 1500m heats. 25th 60mH, U15 LJ, 1500m finals, 31st 200m, 800m with the relays on Sun. 1st April


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