Well done to all the GAC athletes who competed in the National XC’s and represented us so well.
Congratulations to Richael Browne who won Gold with both the Co. U18 team & the Co. U19’s, silver with the Leinster U18’s, silver with the Slí Cualann junior team & bronze with the Co Junior team. Congrats also to Joe Prendergast on his silver medal with the Leinster U14 team. Great running from everyone who competed & congrats to all on a great XC season.
Well done also to all who competed in R6 of the XC League. Great running from everyone and some terrific wins once again! Most of the medals have now been given out, but we still have a few in hand due to athletes not being present at training. If you think you are due a medal from either the Co. Champs or the League, please ask Theresa on Tues. night, as they may get forgotten when we come back in the new year and we really do want you to have them.
UPCOMING COMPETITIONS (Busy month ahead!)
Solstice Mile: Sli Cualann AC will host a series of graded 1 ml races (4laps of the track), to mark the winter solstice on Wed 21st Dec. at 7pm. Entry donation 5euros for Adults, 3euros for U12’s – U16’s. Refreshments afterwards.
STREETS OF WICKLOW 5K A great way to run of the turkey on Stephen's day is The Streets of Wicklow 5K at 11am. Always a great event, with lots of prizes & spotprizes & great refreshments afterwards. There's also a kids 1 mile race just before the big event on the day!
Roundwood Biathlon: Roundwood AC host a Charity Biathlon on Tues 27th Dec. supporting leukaemia & Cancer Research at Vartry House Kavanagh's. Starting at 2pm, walkers 1.45pm.
Wicklow Masters XC (age 35 & up) will take place in Shanganagh Park on Sun. 8th Jan @ 11am.
National Indoor League R1 is on Sat 14th Jan. in Athlone. Open to all athletes from U17 up. If you are interested in being considered for a team or want to guest at this event, please fill in the form on the website. We won the Ladies League in 2016, so have a title to defend girls! We want a full men’s team also this year lads!
Leinster Intermediate & Masters and Juvenile Relays (U12/14/16, 4 x 500m) will take place on Sun. 15th Jan. In Dunboyne. If you are interested in being on a team, please fill in the form which will be up shortly.
National Combined events for athletes from U14 upwards will take place in Athlone on Sat. 21st Jan. Form will be up shortly.
The National Intermediate XC & Inter Club Relays ((U12/14, 4 x 500m) will take place in Tuam on Sun. 22nd Jan. Form will be up shortly.
National Indoor League R2 is on Sat 28th Jan. in Athlone. Open to all athletes from U17 up.
National Junior/U23’s in Athlone on Sun. 29th Jan.
The County Star Awards will take place in Roundwood Parish Hall on Fri. 13th Jan at 7.30pm. We have a number of GAC athletes in the running for awards and all athletes and their families are invited to come along and support our stars! Award winners will be announced shortly.
XMAS TRAINING ARRANGEMENTS
All groups have training this Tues. 20th Dec. and this will be the final session for the younger groups. The 7-8.30pm session will go ahead as usual on Wed, but this will be the last session before Xmas. as the centre closes at 6pm on Fri. Training will officially resume on Tues 3rd Jan, but some coaches may make their own arrangements with groups over the holiday period. Do keep running and keep your fitness levels up, as competition starts early in January for many of you.
We hope all our members and friends have a very Happy Christmas!
“Stronger! Higher! Faster!” for 2017!”