Well done to all of our competitors in the National XC in Waterford on Sunday Dec. , James Nicholson in the U11B, Ben Jones & David Phibbs in the U13B, Richael Browne, Susie McParland, Lisa Dallaghan & Etain Pegman U15G, Sadhbh Redford, Anna Hayes, Isobel Kenny, Rosa Kirwan U17G, Cillian Browne U17B, Jamie Lennon, Dylan Grimes Larkin & Jack Lacey Curtis U19B.
Very special congratulations to Ben Jones on his fantastic individual medal performance and also to Richael Browne & Susie McParland on their county team silvers!
Well done also to everyone who competed in Round 3 of the XC League in Roundwood.
Congratulations to GAC athletes Cillian Browne, Jamie Lennon, Caoimhin MacMaolain, Richael Browne, Jackie Patrick and Christine McCann on some top performances in the Streets Of Wicklow 5K.
Best of Luck to Padraig Lennon, Cillian Browne & Jamie Lennon who will represent Leinster at the International XC in Antrim on Jan 4th 2014.
STAR AWARD WINNERS
Once again GAC athletes have won both of the Leinster Juvenile Star Awards, with Ara Freeman taking the girls award and Conor Dempsey taking the boys award. These will be presented at the awards dinner in Carlow on Sat 4th Jan.
GAC athletes also won all four of the Wicklow Juvenile Star Awards, with Alana Ryan and Conor Dempsey taking the U14-16 awards and Amaris Borel and Stephen Rice taking the U16-19 awards. GAC’s Padraig Lennon wins the Junior Boys Award. These will be presented at an Awards evening in St. Coleman’s Hospital, Rathdrum on Fri 10th Jan. at 7.30pm. All are welcome to this event and it would be lovely to see lots of club support on the night. The Slí Cualann Fit4Life awards will also be presented at this event. Congratulations to all the award winners!
WICKLOW MASTERS XC
The County Masters XC takes place in Shanganagh Park on Sun 5th Jan at 11am. Any men & women, O35 up, who wish to take part in this, need to text Theresa or e-mail our website by Fri 3rd Jan. please.
This year’s Sportshall competition will take place on Sun 12th Jan in the Community Hall at Shoreline swimming pool from 2.30-5.30pm. Open to all athletes from Little Athletics up to U15 in 2014 (born 2000). Teams will be made up on the day and athletes must be available for the entire event, including the relays at the end as it is a team event! Lots of help will be needed for this one, so if you are available, please let us know asap, so that events/jobs can be assigned in advance. Help from our older athletes is invaluable for this event, so please let us know if you can come along and help. This is always a really fun event, so hoping to see lots and lots of young athletes attending.
LEINSTER JUNIOR/SENIOR/XC RELAYS
Entries for the Leinster Jun/Sen/Mast and the U12/14/16 XC relays on Jan 19th in Ballyroan, Co Laois, will be due in very soon, so we need the names in now please. The form is 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.
RETURN TO TRAINING
The 6-7pm groups and 7-8.30pm groups will return to training on Fri 3rd Jan. and the 5-6pm group on Tues.7th Jan.In the meantime try to get out and run every second day, to keep up fitness levels……. we have the relays coming up very soon!
Starting on Mon 6th Jan, a new beginners group for adults 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 established Fit4Life sessions will continue as normal.
GAC WISHES EVERY HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS IN 2014 TO ALL OF OUR CLUB MEMBERS, FAMILIES & FRIENDS! HOPING FOR MANY NEW PB’s IN 2014 AND MAY YOU ALL ACHIEVE YOUR ATHLETIC GOALS!