Sunday, September 28, 2014

Meath Even Ages- Cross Country Teams

The following athletes have been selected for the Meath Even Ages Cross Country in Greenanstown, Stamullen on Sunday October 5th. We will be meeting at our track at 9:30am to travel to the venue. 
  

GIRLS
BOYS
Hannah Bailey U10
Sam Carey U10
Roisin Flynn U10
Liam Doyle U10
Amy Forde U10
Eoin Kane U10
Sophie Greene U10
John O' Connell U10
Laura Kelly U10
Harry O' Connor U10
Ellie Mahon U10
Mark Wallace U10
Niamh Murray U10
Stephen Walsh U10
Lily Nannery U10
Oiliver Walter U10
Sophie Quinn U10


Aisling Strarford U10


Lauren Fewer U10


Ciara Coroner U10


Caoimhe Fitzsimons U10





Lili O Connor U12
Tom Kilgannon U12
Aimee Doherty U12
Fionn Drummond U12
Aoife Rutherford U12
Kyle Witter U12
Ella Healy U12
Oisin Kelly U12
Elbha Toole U12
Nathan O' Connor U12
Grace Mahon U12
Matthew Hayes U12
Laura Smith U12
Matthew Flemming U12
Molly Keane U12





Karen Hayes U14
Daragh Casey U14
Sophie O' Connor U14
Harry Haskins U14
Rachel Doherty U14
Fergal Kilgannon U14
Aoife Kelly U14
Cian Maher ? U14
Maria Rogers U14
Matthew Buckley U14
Zara Kane U14


Kate Smith U14





Aine O' Connor U16
Alex Hunter U16
Lauren Kelly U16
Ben Mahon U16
Hannah Dooley U16
Harry Bailey U16
Katie Lewis U16
Brian Kiernan U16
Jennifer Bradley U16
Ciaran Barry U16
Kate Byrne U16


Sophie Dunne U16


Niamh Gannon U16


Aoife Rennolds U16







Deirdre Healy U18
Ciaran McCarty U18
Amber Roche U18
Philip Marron U18



Ryan O' Connor U18








Earle Doyle Novice



Ian Marron Novice



Ian Phelan Novice



Alan Phelan Novice



Hugh Kelly Novice



Henry Flemming Novice



Conor Duncan Novice



Keith Heffernan Novice





Star of the Sea Cross Country Report

The annual Star of the Sea cross country took place today at Greenanstown, Stamullen. The weather was great and the course was in great shape. We had a great turnout from the club with over 25 athletes competing on the day. Our girl’s teams were particular strong winning bronze in the girl’s u9 event with great individual performances from Caoimhe Fitzsimons 4th and Ciara Coroner 5th. Our u10, 11 and 12 girls’ teams took gold with standout individual performances from Sophie Quinn who was 1st in the girls’ u10 race with Laura Kelly 5th and Niamh Murray 12th.  Aimee Doherty had a strong run to win the girls u11 event, with Elbha Toole 5th, Molly Keane 11th and Aoife Casey 20th. Our u12 girls Ella Healy, Lili O’ Connor and Aoife Rutherford all ran well finishing 3rd, 8th and 10th respectively to take the girls title. Harry O’ Connor had a great run finishing 3rd in the u10 500m leading the boys’ home to bronze in the team event. James Kelly, Fionn Heffernan and Gavin Witter running out of their age were very strong in the u9 boys’ event finishing 7th,10th and 20th.
Well done to all athletes who made the trip today for our first cross country of the season and a reminder that the Meath even ages cross country championships will take place at the same venue this Sunday October 5th.
Thanks to Star of the Sea Ac for another terrific event.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Adult Training Session - From Monday 22th September

Well done to all those who took part in the Dublin Half Marathon in the Phoenix park last Saturday. It was a beautiful day. There was a few Ratoath Singlet’s on display

Fit4Life group
Warm Up/ Drills / Cool down as normal
Training : 6 laps without stopping or Join main adult Group

Adult Group 


Monday Speed Session 


(Cautionary note to those who did the Dublin Half Marathon at the weekend. Your muscles are probably a little sore. If so do the warm up and a few laps and stay within your comfort zone)


4 lap warm up
Dynamic Stretching Session
Pyramid Session 2-3-4-5-4-3-2 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 6 minutes
2 lap cool down

Long Runs - Saturday

if you were training for the half – you’ve done it, Well done – don’t sit back now – keep it ticking over – 10 miles this Saturday


Those training for Dublin Marathon – you have 4 weeks left – you need to be starting to taper soon so this week or next week you should be looking at completing your last big run. Depending on where you are in your schedule you should be 16-18+ miles this week

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cross Country Season



The cross country season is now upon us and we have a number of up and coming events over the next 3 weeks. The first event to kick of the season is the annual Star of the Sea open cross country which will be held in Greenanstown, Stamullen on Sunday September 28th. This is an open cross country with competitions from u9 to senior level.  See programme below:
STAR OF THE SEA OPEN CROSS COUNTRY (29/9/2014)

  JUVENILE PROGRAMME COMMENCES AT 11AM

GIRLS                                                                      BOYS

RACE 1: U9 500M                                                                 RACE 2: U9 500M
RACE 3: U10 500M                                                              RACE 4: U10 500M
RACE 5: U11 1,000M                                                            RACE 6: U11 1000M
RACE 7: U12 1,500M                                                            RACE 8: U12 1,500M
RACE 9: U13 1,500M                                                            RACE 10: U13 1,800M
RACE 11: U14 2,000M                                                           RACE 12: U14 2,200M
RACE 13: U15 2,200M                                                           RACE 14: U15 2,500M
RACE 15: U17 3,000M                                                           RACE 16: U17 4,500M 

 

JUNIOR, SENIOR AND MASTERS PROGRAMME COMMENCES AT 12:45PM
WOMENS: JUNIOR, SENIOR AND MASTERS (O/40, O/50 & O/60) 3,000M

MENS: JUNIOR, SENIOR AND MASTERS (O/40, O/50, O/60) 6,000M


We will be meeting at our track at 9:40am on Sunday morning to travel in convoy to for anyone who wishes to compete in this competition.  (Note: Entry on the day)


Meath Cross Country Championships - (5/10/2014 &12/10/2014)
The Meath Cross Country Championships will be held on October 5th and 12th. The Novice, Master and Juvenile age groups U10,12,14,&18 will take place in Greenanstown, Stamullen on the first Sunday- October 5th commencing at 12 noon with the Intermediate, junior and Juvenile un-even ages U9,11,13,15,& 17 taking place in Fr. Murphy’s athletic club, Fraine, Athboy on Sunday October 12th at 12 noon.

Meath Cross Country Distances 2014

Female
Age
Male
800m
U9
800m
1000m
U10
1000m
1200m
U11
1200m
1500m
U12
1500m
2000m
U13
2000m
2500m
U14
2500m
3000m
U15
3000m
3500m
U16
3500m
4000m
U17
4500m
4000m
U18
6000m
4000m
Junior
6000m
4000m
Novice
6000m
4000m
Master
6000m
4000m
Intermediate
8000m
4000m
Senior
8000m

If you wish to compete in the Meath Championships please let your coach know this week so that we can send in our entries. All athletes must be registered with the Club for Meath Championship competitions.
We will be meeting at our track to travel in convoy to both venues: October 5th- Meeting at 10:30am, October 12th-Meeting at 10:20am.

British and Irish Hill Running Championships



Alex Hunter did his club proud yesterday in his first international hill running competition. Alex competed in the u17 event at the British and Irish Hill running championships at Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. Over a very tough 5600m course with a climb of 314m, Alex ran a great race finishing 7th overall and was the first Irish man home in the u17 event, this despite taking a heavy fall on the descent. Our coach Gerry Finnegan was also part of the Irish Coaching and Management team for the event. This we hope will be the first of many international vests for Alex.