Congratulations once again to every athlete who took part in last Sundays XC in Avondale. We were blessed with a beautiful day again and once again we had top class performances from our athletes. Individual Gold medals to James Nicholson, Sadhbh Redford, Cillian Browne & Padraig Lennon and silver medals to Erin O’Brien Howard, Joe Prendergast, Rachel Diggin, David Phibbs, Rosa Kirwan, Isobel O’Grady. We had seven teams running this week of which six won gold and the other silver, which is an absolutely fantastic result once again. Fantastic running from our U7’s & U9’s also, who all collected certs for their achievements. Full results should be up on www.athleticswicklow.com. shortly,under results.
LEINSTER CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Reminder that entries for the first of the Leinster XC Champs for 2013, which takes place in Dunboyne, Co. Meath on Sun. 27th Oct.at 12 o’clock, are due in by this evening Thurs. 17th Oct. Leinster entries have earlier closing dates than Counties and there are absolutely no late entries accepted from anyone! Races for U12/14/16/18/Novice. (U11’s, born 2003 can compete U12)
There is now a race for U10’s (U9’s can run) with individual and team medals. Start time 11.40am.
We are finally featured in this weeks Fit Magazine, in today’s Irish Independent.
ADULT CLUB MEMBERS
We had our first adult road run last Tues night and this was thoroughly enjoyed by those who came along. We hope that the numbers will grow week by week and that we will soon have a big group out enjoying these runs. A big Thank You to or group leaders, who are looking forward to seeing lots more runners next week. The group meets at the track at 7.15pm, and after a short warm-up various groups, from absolute beginners to regular runners, head out for a run over various distances. Remember, you do not have to be a runner to come along to any of our sessions, but you will be amazed how quickly and easily you become one! Running is something you can take up at any age and continue doing for the whole of your life, so why not give it a try! You may learn to love it as much as we do!
Also watch out for additional Fit4Life sessions………… coming soon!
Next race is on Greystones Track next Thursday, 24 October 2013 @ 7:30pm. Registration takes place down on the track from 7pm. €5 for AAI affiliated members and €7 for non AAI affiliated members
Graded 1 mile races
Timetable: 7.30pm: 6:30 - 7:30, 7.40pm: Sub 5:30, 7.50pm: 7:30 - 8:30, 8.00pm: 5:30 - 6:30, 8.10pm: 8:30+
Prizes: Open categories: Men and Women: 1st 3 Junior, Senior (under 40 on race day), O40, O50 and O60.
Fit 4 Life Categories: Open to New and Recreational runners. Self-selected by participant.
The hoodies & small T-shirts have arrived and we will open our club shop on Tues next 22nd Oct. from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, for those who are waiting for them, or those who need singlets for the Leinster XC, as club singlets must be worn at Leinster level.