Xmas Newsletter

CONGRATULATIONS
Well done to Cillian Browne  on his silver medal in the County junior XC in Avondale and also to the boys team of Cillian Browne, Padraig Lennon, Jamie Lennon, Dylan Grimes Larkin & Jack Lacey Curtis on their team silver.

GOOD LUCK
Best of Luck to all those taking part in the National uneven ages on next Sun. Dec 15th in Waterford. We have James Nicholson in the U11B, Ben Jones & David Phibbs in the U13B, Richael Browne, Susie McParland, Lisa Dallaghan, Etain Pegman, Sinead O’Neill U15G, Sadhbh Redford, Anna Hayes, Isobel Kenny, Rosa Kirwan U17G, Cillian Browne U17B, Padraig |Lennon, Jamie Lennon, Dylan Grimes Larkin & Jack Lacey Curtis U19B. As well as representing Greystones AC, James Ben, David & Padraig also represent Leinster and Richael, Susie & Lisa represent Wicklow.
Best of Luck to Padraig Lennon, Cillian Browne & Jamie Lennon who will represent Leinster at the International XC in Antrim on Jan 4th 2014.

CANDLELIGHT RUN
A huge Thank You to  to everyone who supported our Candlelight Remembrance Run on Sat.last. To the galant crew who worked so hard to prepare everything  and to put out and then light all 450 candles and then come back on Sun. morning to collect them all and tidy up. To the Borel family for acquiring all the jars for us and returning them afterwards, the Lawless family for facilitating the parking, the Quirk family for the beautiful signs  and to everyone who supplied all the lovely food. Thanks also to Inbhear Dee AC for the tent etc. and for all their help and support and special thanks to everyone who turned up on the night to take part. We were blessed with a beautiful evening and collected €1120 for AWARE. The Patrick family were overwhelmed by the fantastic support they received and have asked us to thank everybody on their behalf

ROUND 3 WICKLOW XC LEAGUE
Round 3 of the XC League will take place at An Tochair, Roundwood on Fri 13th Dec. Check-in by 6.30pm, with the 1st race at 6.45pm. Races for U6/8/10/12/14/15, 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 we are hoping for a big increase as we only have 12 names so far. Entries for this one will close on Wed 11th Dec. NO LATE ENTRIES CAN BE ACCEPTED. The 6-7pm groups will not have training on that Fri.13th Dec.due to our coaches and hopefully lots and lots of our athletes being at the XC League. The 7 - 8.30pm athletes who are not taking part in the League races, will train as normal.

LEINSTER JUNIOR/SENIOR/XC RELAYS
Entries for the Leinster Jun/Sen/Mast and the U12/14/16 XC relays on Jan 15th in Ballyroan, Co Laois, will be due in over the Xmas break, so we need the names in. The form is also up on the website, so get your name down now if you are interested and we will fill as many teams as we can. We will let you know asap if you are on a team. Relays for those born 1999 –2004. Juniors born 1995-1998.

STREETS OF WICKLOW
Inbhear Dee wil be holding their annual “Streets of Wicklow” 5K on St Stephen’s day again this year. It’s always a great fun event and a great way to run off the turkey & pudding. You can register online now @ Run Ireland or at East Glendalough school on the day from 10.30am. Race starts @ 11.30am. There is a childrens 1ml race @ 11am. Your support would be greatly appreciated as always.

CLUB SHOP
Our club shop will be open next Tues. evening 10th Dec. from 7-8.30pm, for anyone who might want or need club hoodies, singlets, shorts, t-shirts, rainjackets etc. We recently got in a small number of the Nike girls red shorts in size 8-10(XS) and we have some Nike tracksuit bottoms reduced to €10  in this size. We also have showerproof bottoms, male & female, in larger sizes, reduced to €20.

CHRISTMAS TRAINING TIMES
The 5-6pm & 6-7pm training groups will finish up for Christmas on Tues 17th Dec. when we will have an evening of athletic fun & games (weather permitting) with the 6-7pm group returning to training on Fri 3rd Jan. and the 5-6pm group on Tues.7th Jan.
The 7-8.30pm groups will continue training until Fri 20th Dec and will also return on Fri 3rd. Some training sessions will be arranged over the holidays for athletes competing in Jan. and those who wish to keep up their training. Times/dates will be available before we break up for Xmas.  Those who don’t attend training sessions should get out and run every second day, to keep up fitness levels……. we have the relays coming up very soon!

SUNDAY RUNS
Attendance at the Sunday run has improved a bit, but is still very poor. This is a very important part of your training and by far the most enjoyable run of the week.  We have been keeping it local by running in Djouce @ 10am most Sundays, with a reminder going up on our FB page and our website each week. Please make an effort to attend these runs, you will be amazed at the difference it will make to your running and your general fitness.

ADULT CLUB MEMBERS
The Tues night road runs are continuing and everyone who comes along is really enjoying them. 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. We now have markings on the cycle track in both directions to help you gage distance and pace. 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. . We hope that the numbers will continue to grow. 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

 

BEGINNER2WINNER

Starting on Mon 7th Jan, a new beginners group for those that want to start the New Year off on the right track. Run in conjunction with Shoreline Sports Park, our qualified & experienced coaches will teach you proper warm-up & stretching routines, offer practical advice and encouragement and ensure a proper cool-down is done afterwards. Using a tried & tested walk/jog formula, we will have you up and running quicker and easier than you ever thought possible. Sessions on the track each Mon. & Wed. from 6-7pm. You can attend one or both sessions each week. Hi-vis vest and diary with programme supplied, when you sign up for a 6 week programme. Our regular Fit4Life sessions will continue as normal. 

A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR CLUB MEMBERS, FAMILIES & FRIENDS!

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Sunday Run

Diary Dates for Upcoming  Events:

 

Solstice Mile: Sli Cualann AC will host a series of graded 1 ml races (4 laps of the track), to mark the winter solstice on Wed. 20th Dec. at 7pm. Entry donation 5euro for Adults, 3euro for U12’s – U16’s. Refreshments afterwards. Open to everyone!

 

 

National XC Championships Sun.17th Dec. Novice and Uneven Ages, Waterford

 

 

Streets of Wicklow 5K Tues 26th Dec in Wicklow Town @ 11am

 

 

Roundwood Biathlon: Charity Biathlon on Tues 27th Dec. Starting at 2pm, walkers 1.45pm.

 

 

Endurance Squad Training Tues 2nd Jan, Greystones Track (Invitation only)

 

County Masters XC Sun. 7th Jan, Shanganagh Park, Bray

 

 

National Indoor League R1, Sat 13th Jan, Abbottstown

 

 

Leinster Juv Relay,Inter/Master

XC Champs, Sun 14th Jan,

Dunboyne

 

 

 

National Combined Events Sat 20th Jan, Athlone

 

 

National Indoor League R2, Sat 27th Jan, Athlone

 

 

National Junior/U23’s, Sun28th Jan, Athlone

 

Selection of Relay Teams

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