Best of luck to all our athletes taking part in the Leinster XC this Sunday in Dunboyne. We are looking forward to a great day of competition and hopeful of some good results once again. Details of start times and a map of where to find the course are up on www.athleticsleinster.org. Please arrive early and allow plenty of time, as Leinster events are very busy indeed with lots of traffic delays and big crowds. U10’s should be at the course by 11am latest and U12/14’s by 11.20, to allow time for check-in, warm up etc., as athletes will be taken to the start line well ahead of their event. Late arrival causes unnecessary stress and upset for the athletes. Theresa will have all the club numbers, so you do not need to go to the check-in tent, just find the Greystones group on the course. We will bring the red club banner to help you to locate us. MOB for Theresa is 0868635797, in case you can’t find us.
UNEVEN AGES LEINSTER CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Entries for the second of the Leinster XC Champs for 2013, which takes place in Adamstown, Co. Wexford on Sun. 10th Nov. at 12 o’clock, are due in by this Thurs. 31st Oct. Leinster entries have earlier closing dates than Counties and there are absolutely no late entries accepted from anyone! Races for U11/13/15/17/19/Intermediate. (U10’s, born 2004 can compete U11) Entry form on the web-site as usual……. only 4 entries so far!
ROUND 2 WICKLOW XC LEAGUE
Round 2 of the XC League will take place in Bray Emmets football grounds on Fri next 1st Nov. Check-in at 6.30pm, with 1st race at 6.45pm. Races for U7/9/11/13/15, with all registered athletes eligible to compete. Certs to all finishers with medals at the end of the League to all who complete 3,4, or 5 of the League races. Athletes who have paid their €2 sub on Tues/Wed, do not need to pay again at the race on Fri. Entry form is on the web-site and entries for this one close on Wed 30th Oct. NO LATE ENTRIES CAN BE ACCEPTED.
Training will take place as usual next week on Tues.29th and Wed.30th Oct, but the 6-7pm groups will not have training on Fri.1st Nov. due to our coaches and hopefully lots and lots of our athletes being at the XC League in Bray. The 7 - 8.30pm athletes who are not taking part in the League races, will train as normal.
ADULT CLUB MEMBERS
Delighted to report that despite the terrible weather last Tues night, there was a better turnout for our adult road run and reports are that everyone who comes along is really enjoying it. We hope that the numbers will continue to grow week by week and that we will soon have several groups out enjoying these runs. 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.Runners of all abilities are welcome, but remember, you do not have to be a runner to come along to any of our adult sessions, as beginners are very welcome. Running is something you can take up at any age, so why not join in the road run on Tues.nights while the kids are on the track or try a Fit4Life session on Mon or Wed. at 10am or 8.30pm
Congrats. to all of our club athletes who took part in the Fit4Life mile challenge races last Thurs. night. Fine performances in all races with AJ Cotter running 5.55, Jackie Patrick 6.38, Carol Costello 6.39, Alan Drinkwater 7.48, Christine McCann 8.50, Muriel Drinkwater 8.58, Patricia Redmond 9.37. Well done everyone!
Congrats also to all the club athletes who competed in the Wicklow Schools Invitational XC last Tues. in Avondale. Tremendous performances from all of our athletes on the day, with the senior boys literally finishing to thunderous applause, as a storm broke over the course. Well done to all who competed.