A huge congratulations to James, Bobby, Niamh and Eleanor who competed so well at the National unevens cross-country championships yesterday. To say that the underfoot conditions were challenging would be an understatement. A large portion of the course was basically a mud-bath!! But it didn’t faze our guys too much, in particular James who ran a brilliant race winning another National medal, this time silver, he also led the Leinster province home to gold. Niamh too put in a great performance coming home 24th and was the 5th Leinster runner. Well done to all the athletes who competed throughout the xcountry season, in the counties, league races, Leinsters and Nationals, you all put in amazing performances and the results this year really proves that.
Athletics Wicklow Indoor Event 04.01.2020
Athletics Wicklow is organising this Indoor Event which will be great preparation for anyone who wants to compete in the Leinster indoors and provides the athletes with a relaxed, fun competition.
All events are finals - no heats - where numbers dictate, races will be run in sections with times deciding places.
Under 9, 10, 11 will be offered an Awards Scheme - 60m, 600m and Long Jump. These events will start at 1.00pm sharp and should be completed by 3.00pm.
Events for all other Age Groups are: 60m, 200m, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, Shot Putt. Other events could be added if there’s a demand.
Athletes may compete in a max. of 3 events. If numbers are too big, this may be restricted to 2 so when entering, declare your events in order of preference. Please let us know by return email, or on the What’s App groups, what events your child wishes to enter. Closing date for entries, Friday December 20th. Entry fee €5 per athlete.
Age groups for 2020 are:
Born 2012 Under 9; Born 2011 Under 10; Born 2010 Under 11; Born 2009 Under U12; Born 2008 Under 13; Born 2007 Under 14; Born 2006 Under 15; Born 2005 Under 16; Born 2004 Under 17.
Tomorrow night: Xmas party and awards night in Bray Bowl 7-9pm (instead of training). Please bring €5 as we will be having pizza. We will then be taking a break from training until Thursday January 2nd.
On the 2nd we will have a training session in Wicklow with a talk from former European, World and Olympic 3000mt s/chase runner Roisin McGettigan who is now a sports psychologist. More details about this will be posted closer to the time on the What’s App groups.
Athletics Wicklow Indoor Championships, NIA, Blanchardstown, Saturday 4 January, 2020, 1 pm - 5 pm, Entry €5 (three events) (See above).
1st & 2nd February 2020 - AIT - Leinster Juveniles Days 1 & 2
Thanks again to the parents who have volunteered to help out at training. Without your assistance we would not be able to keep accepting new members. We will keep the appeal going for parental assistance, every week as we keep growing with 108 registered juveniles with the club, and in order to maintain the smooth running of our training sessions we need help. You do NOT have to be a runner, all you have to do is provide encouragement and support to our young athletes. Please feel free to speak to any of our coaches about volunteering.