Well done to everyone who trained so hard and competed so well during the Track & Field season. It was a very long and very successful season this year, culminating in a very rewarding day at the National League final on Aug 19th. Congratulations to all the medal winners and to all who achieved new PB’s this season!
We hope that our older athletes are enjoying their short break and that our younger ones are well refreshed by now. Apart from those on the League teams, all group 1& 2 members (7-8.30pm groups) should start back running this week ( if they haven’t started already) starting with 15-20 mins for Group 1 and 10-15 mins for Group 2 every second day and increasing by 5 mins every couple of runs, so that you return ready to train. These two groups will return to training on Fri 7th Sept. at 7pm.
All younger groups ( 5-6pm & 6-7pm) will return on Tues 11th Sept. This allows the children a chance to settle back into school before starting training.
NB MEMBERSHIP LIST
As notified in the Newsletter on the 6th July, we have revised the members list over the summer and removed the names of athletes who haven’t attended for a month or more and haven’t contacted us as requested to explain absences. Should athletes who have been removed from the list for non attendance wish to return, they will have to go back on the waiting list until a place becomes available again! We have taken on a number of new members and are full to capacity at present!
Volunteers age 14 to adult needed for a bag-pack in Tesco in aid of our club. Groups of people needed for 2 hour stints throughout the day! If you can lend a hand at any stage during the day, please contact Helen on 0879881760
LUCOZADE SPORT CAPS
Would anyone who has been collecting caps on our behalf please drop them into Shoreline Sports Park by the weekend, as the collection has to be handed over early next week! Thanks to all who have collected for us, in particular the Shoreline staff who have done the bulk of the collecting!
Athletes interested in attending a training weekend from Fri evening 28th Sept to Sun 30th, should contact Theresa to book a place. It is expected to cost approx €50-€60 per athlete, which includes accommodation, food and training, Guest speakers will give talks on nutrition, strength & conditioning training and mental preparation for competition etc. It is hoped to include an optional fun event on the Sun. afternoon. This weekend is open to athletes aged 14 to adult only and numbers will be strictly limited.
We have organised some jumps workshops for Sept. open to all athletes over 12 and to all coaches. Experts in their fields will come in to coach Long Jump and Triple jump on Tues 11th and High jump and Hurdles on Fri 14th. These will take place between 6-8.30pm and will cost €5 per session. Please let Theresa know if you wish to attend, as athlete numbers will be limited and these sessions are open to other clubs also. As there will be two sessions each night, all coaches should have an opportunity to avail of at least one of them, should they wish to attend.
Notice of throws workshops to follow and a training day for the younger groups will also be arranged shortly.
Our younger athletes are first off this year, with the first round of the XC League taking place on the top field at the track in Greystones, on Fri 21st Sept.at 6.30pm. Events for all athletes up to age 14. All athletes receive a cert for completing each race and they also score points for the club towards the overall trophy. Medals will be awarded to all who complete 4 of the 6 events! Round 2 in Bray.on 23rd November and Round 3 in Rathdrum on 14th December.
County events which will be held on the first two Sunday’s in Oct, do not count as past of this League!