This was the 2nd running of the Ratoath AC championships and in spite of the weather threatening to derail proceedings a great night of competition and camaraderie was had. All our young athletes gave 100% effort in each of the races which was great to see. The parents races were among the most hotly contested and I can see people thinking about getting into training in preparation for next year :)
Our Club Marathon Fundraiser brought a smile to everyone especially when our youngest athletes proudly ran up the finishing straight with their Olympic Torches held high. Thank you to everyone who brought back their sponsorship cards it is through your efforts that we have and can maintain this fine facility of ours. We're still hoping to get more of the sponsorship cards back and if you have one you can bring it to the track next Tues 28th at our training session for the Gerry's track athletes at 7:30pm.
Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the evening run so well, Vinny Donnelly for his excellent work on the PA, Peter Doherty for sourcing our new club medals and to MMI Group for part funding the molding costs of them, Rene Pierce, from Kraft Foods, and her family for sourcing and packing all the goodie bags given out, Marie Cantwell for designing and organising the Marathon Forms and along with Siobheal Cummins and Eileen Sheeran getting the signing in done as rapidly as possible. To all of the race and long-jump officials, and Phil recording the results, who kept proceedings moving even to the point of brushing water off the long-jump run up a special word of thanks.
Well done again to all our young athletes.