Registrations are now completed and we welcome the new members to our club and hope they enjoy their training with us. We remind all athletes that regular attendance is expected and athletes who
go missing for up to 3 weeks without contacting us to explain why, will be deemed to have left and their places will be given to those on the waiting list. We also remind the athletes in the
7-8.30pm groups that they have committed to attend at least two sessions a week. Less than this means they struggle to keep up with the training, which consequently demoralises them and holds
back the progress of the entire group.
Thanks to the parents who have agreed to help out with checking in the athletes at the track gate as this is a great help to the coaches, who can then concentrate on getting on with the training session. We still have room for more and also for extra coaches if anyone would like to get involved.
Our club AGM will take place on Thurs. 13th March at 8pm. All club members and parents of juvenile members are encouraged to attend and will be made very welcome. Why not come along and see what makes the club tick and maybe add your ideas and suggestions for the future. While we are always looking for new committee members and helpers, we promise not to put pressure on anyone on the night. Nominations and/or motions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMPETITIONS (please read and save details)
We have a lot of competition still to come over the next few weeks and entry forms are already up for the first few of these.
Sat/Sun 15/16th Feb. National Senior Indoors in Athlone. Entries closed.
Sat 22nd Feb. Round 2 National Indoor League in Athlone. (Athletes U17 & up) Contact Theresa.
Sun 23rd Feb. Intermediate, Masters & Juv Development Cross Country Championships, Dunboyne. Closing date for entries is this Thurs 13th Feb. No late entries. Form on web site.
Fri 28th Feb. Round 4 of the XC League, Bray Emmets for athletes U7 - U15. Closing date. Wed 26th Feb. Form on website. No late entries
Sat 8th/Sun 9th March Leinster U12-U19 Individual events in Athlone. Closing date Wed 19th Feb. No late entries. Form on website. Athletes are allowed to compete in a maximum of 3 events (this includes the 800 or 1500m run on Feb 1st) Programmes on www.athleticsleinster.org (Day 3&4)
Congratulations to Conor Dempsey on winning the 2014 National Star Award for Wicklow for the 2nd year in a row . This is a great achievement and is the 4th consequetive year that a Greystones AC athlete has won this award.
Boys U12 Team ; James Nicholson, Liam Phibbs, Joe Prendergast, Danny Jones who won the gold medals in the XC Relays.
Girls U16 Team: Alannah O’Carroll, Richael Browne, Alana Ryan, Rebecca Murphy, Alison Dawson Whelan who won silver at the indoor Relays.
Padraig Lennon who won gold in the Indoor U19 1500m and silver in the Junior 3K, Cillian Browne who won silver in the U18 1500m and bronze in the Junior 800m, Ben Jones who won bronze in the U14 800m, Richael Browne 4th in U16 1500m. Best of Luck to these athletes in the All Ireland’s.
Caoimhinn MacMaolain who won bronze in the M1 1500m and Nick Russell who won bronze in the M5 400m.
We are currently working on the club awards for 2013. Date and venue will be announced shortly.
FIRST AID COURSE
Congratulations to our coaches who completed their First Aid course recently. We will be organising another one shortly for those who haven’t done it yet.
Our new BEGINNER2WINNER programme is in it’s 6th and final week and has been very successful. We will be starting a continuation programme from next Mon and also a new Beginners programme. These are held on Mon or Wed evening at 6pm.
Our regular established Fit4Life sessions will continue as normal Mon/Wed at 8.30pm & Wed/Fri at 10am. All these are run in conjunction with Shoreline Sports Park, so you don’t have to be a club member.
Our road run continues on Tues evenings at 7.15pm also. This one is for club members, as is the Sunday morning run, but you are welcome to come along for a trial session before joining.
Our club shop will be open on Tues.25th Feb. from 7-8.30pm. We have a new batch of singlets in all sizes and a small number of the Nike girls short. Lots of t-shirts, shorts, hoodies and rain jackets. We also have some Nike track bottoms reduced to €10 and some larger Nike showerproof bottoms reduced to €20. 5mm spikes are now in stock also.