Greystones Athletic Club News
Congratulations to Caoimhe Basquille on her silver medal in the National Indoors in Nenagh this weekend.Well done also to Claire Fox 4th in 800m U18, Amy Howard 8th in 800m U17, Claire Foley 5th in 200mU17. Well done to our relay teams Boys U14 Jamie Fallon, Luke Donoghue, Scott Howard, Steven Digginwho finished 5th and Girls U13 Alison Dawson Whelan, Sinead O'Neill, Lisa Dallaghan, Alannah O'Carroll,Rebecca Murphy, Richael Browne who finished 8th overall.
The final round of the XC League was held on the Murrough in Wicklow on Sun. 27th March. There was a good turnout from the club, especially in the U10’s & 12’s and we saw some great running. Well done to everyone who competed in this League and helped Greystones AC to win the overall trophy, which is now proudly displayed in the reception area at the track.
We have a few quiet weeks now for the younger athletes with their next club event being the County Championships on Sat/Sun 7th/8th May. As this is one of our biggest events of the year we will expect to see everyone make a huge effort to be there. This is open to all registered athletes from U8 to over 80.
Many of our secondary school athletes will be taking part in the East Leinster schools events on Apr 12th/13th/14th, in Irishtown and we will keep you up to date with their progress.
The Wicklow Primary schools T&F is on Fri 15th Apr in Greystones. Individual entries will be taken if yourschool is not taking part.
The County 5K Road Race will be held in Kilcoole on Wed 13th Apr at 7.30pm. We would love to see our Junior/Senior athletes out competing in this.
The next Fit4Life will be the 1 mile challenge, which will be held on the track on Wed 20th Apr starting at 7.30pm. Check-in from 7pm.
The club will be holding our annual fund-raising 5K race on Sun 1st May at 12 o’clock. This year the race isopen to men as well as women and we will be adding a childrens race as well. Check-in, results, refreshments etc will be done from Shoreline Leisure centre. We would hope that as many as possible will take part and that you will all encourage family members to come along and take part as well. You can run, jog, walkor even push a buggy…….. just come along and support us. Medal & T-shirt to all finishers, refreshments afterwards and lots of Spotprizes!
If you can’t run or walk the course, then please come along and give a hand on the day. We will need lots of marshals, help with the teas and a host of other jobs.
We are still looking for more help with training, especially with the 6-7pm groups, so if you can spare anhour a week or even every other week please get in touch. We promise we won’t throw you in at the deepend. We will organise a coaching course for all volunteers and we promise lots of help and support. If you think you can help, please contact Theresa on 0868635797 or have a chat at training.
The club shop will be open on the 1st Tues of each month in the room behind the reception area at the track.It will be open from 6.30pm to 7.30 pm approx. We have singlets, shorts, t-shirts, hoodies, jackets, tracksuit bottoms and rain gear in most sizes. We have a couple of pairs of second hand spikes in stock also and one new pair. Next shop day will be Tues 5th April.
A reminder to all those selected for the Regional Squad that your next training session is on Sat. 9th April in Santry from 11am-2pm. If you are lucky enough to have a place on this squad you should make a big effort to attend.
The 2011 registration cards have arrived. The club usually holds on to these for safe keeping, but this year the card entitles the holder to a 10% discount on purchases at Woodie’s, so we will be giving them to the athletes at training. You will need to keep this card safely, as it may be required during the year. If you only paid your registration very recently, your card may not have arrived yet.