Monday, September 15, 2014

Adult Training Session - From Monday 15th September

Fit4Life group
Warm Up/ Drills / Cool down as normal
Training : 5-6 laps without stopping

Adult Group 

Monday Speed Session 

(Cautionary note to those who did the 5k yesterday that your muscles may be feeling stiff - if so, you shouldn't push yourself too hard this evening - stay within your comfort zone)

4 lap warm up
Dynamic Stretching Session
10 x 1 minute with 1 minute recovery
3 x flying 60m sprints
Warm Down Static Stretching
2 x Cool Down Laps

Wednesday Tempo Session
4 lap warm up
1 x 8 minutes
2 minutes recovery
1 x 5 minutes
2 lap cool down

Long Runs - Saturday
This weekend coming is the Dublin Half Marathon in the Phoenix Park - Best of luck to those taking part. 

Long runs as a result wont be offered for this week

Monday, September 8, 2014

We would like to advise you of upcoming road restrictions which will be in place on September 14th, during our annual 5k road race.

These restrictions will be in place from approx. 10:30 to 12:00 on the day.

We would request that houses on the route that have dogs or other pets, keep them inside during this period to save them from being stressed as the runners pass by

There is signage around the course advising of the restrictions

The course starts and finishes at the GAA club and follows the route below

This year we are trying to get as many of the community involved in the event as possible with special team events and prizes for male, female and mixed teams.

The RAC committee would like to thank you in advance for your continued support of our main fundraising event

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Little Athletics

Little Athletics returns tonight (2nd of September) outdoors on grass area next to car park

U6/U7 (2009/2008)     6:15pm-7pm 
U8       (2007)              7pm-7:45pm

**Please take great care in car park at all times**

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

National Community Gmaes- Weekend 2

Weekend 2 of the National Community Games finals was held last Saturday and Sunday at Athlone IT. We had a large group of athletes competing from the club this year from u8-16.
Our u8 sprinters Katie Doherty and Cian Maye competed very well in the 60m and 80m, Cian making the A final finishing 7th and Katie making the B final finishing 4th. Lili O’Connor made it to the semi-final of u12 100m where she finished 5th just one place off qualification for the final. In the u14 100m Matthew Buckley and Ivie Okome both qualified from their heats and semis and in the final Ivie finished 5th and Matthew 7th, a great achievement as both athletes will be u14 again next year.
Our u12 middle distance athletes Aimee Doherty and Tom Kilgannon had a mixed weekend; Aimee was very unfortunate in the heats of the 600m falling at the start and so did not get to finish her race. Tom ran a very good heat finishing 2nd looking very comfortable, however in the final he got off to a bad start, mainly due to the group start policy and he did not get into his running, finishing 8th overall. Both athletes are u12 again next year and will have gained from their experience, we hope that the Community Games will change their start policy for the 600m event from a group start to a staggered start to avoid future incidences.
Our sprint relay teams got off to a great start on Saturday with all four teams qualifying from their heats. The U12 girls were going very well in the semi-final when disaster struck on the final change over and they were unable to recover in time to qualify for the final. The U14 girls and boys both ran well in the semi qualifying for Sundays final where the lads finished 4th and the girls finished 3rd in a very tight race. The relays were of a very high standard this year and it was a great achievement for both u14 teams to come away with national medals. Well done to the boys Kevin Conway, Kritsada Cooke, Matthew Buckley, Daragh Casey, Cian Maher and girls Emma Coroner, Ivie Okome, Lara Power and Aine Cooney.
Unfortunately our u16 mixed relay team of Peter Kilgannon, Brian Kiernan, Lua Hendrson and Orla Hays had to withdraw from the final due to injury.
The performances of the weekend came from Alex Hunter, Aine O’ Connor and Philip Maron, Alex took gold in the u16 Marathon with a strong display of running on a very tough course, Alex also claimed a second gold as part of the Meath Marathon team.  Aine O’ Connor was very close to an individual medal finishing 5th in the girls u16 Marathon but was rewarded with a silver one as part of the Meath team. Philip Marron was very impressive in qualification in the u16 1500m on Saturday and in Sundays final he put in another great performance and was only passed in the last 50m of the home straight, Philip finished 2nd and was just outside his pb , a great run in difficult conditions.
Well done to all our athletes who competed over both weekends.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Adult training sessions for week of 25th August

Congratulations to all those who did the Frank Duffy 10 mile at the weekend - you are now well on your way to your full or half marathon goal for the year - you are 4 weeks from the Dublin half or 8 from the full Dublin Marathon. Keep it up....

Basic beginners
Monday – Wednesday – Friday
600m jog (that’s 1.5 laps), 200m walk (Repeat 4 times)

Adult / F4L
Monday - Speed Session

Warm Up
Dynamic Stretching
8 x 1 min with 1 min rec
3 x 30m sprints
Warm down

Wednesday Tempo Session
4 x easy laps + dynamic stretches
3 x 8 mins with 2 min recovery
4 x easy laps cool down


Hill of Tara Session
each loop = approx.      2 miles inside on grass
                                   5 miles outside on road

Saturday Long Run

Group A – 11

Group B – 14 miles

Monday, August 18, 2014

National Community Games- Weekend 1

Weekend 1 of the National Community Games was held last held last Saturday and Sunday at Athlone IT.  A number of our members were competing in Art, Swimming, Soccer, pitch & putt, cross country and gymnastics. Congratulations to Aoife Cosgrove, Rachel Doherty, Laoise Murphy, Aoife Kelly and Riona Murphy who finished 4th in the U13 freestyle Swim relay on Saturday. Sophie O’ Connor competing for Trim placed 2nd in the u15 soccer tournament and Lili O’Connor finished 3rd as part of the u12 Trim soccer team. Aoife Rutherford and Aimee Doherty combined with Doireann Ni Fhlatharta (Dunboyne) and Nora Clarke (Killyon) competed on the Meath u12 cross country relay and finished 4th after a great run in the final on Sunday. Tom Kilgannon ran a great leg of the boys u12 cross country relay on Saturday but the lads just missed out on qualification for Sundays final. Daragh Casey and Karen Hayes were part of the Meath u13 mixed cross country team who finished 6th overall just 2 places off the medals.
Weekend 2 will see a large number of our members competing individually in the track and field events, with 4 relays also competing from u12-16.
The very best of luck to our athlete’s competing this weekend.