Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Training 31 July 2012

Little Athletics U6,7,8 at 6:15 and 7pm is cancelled due to the weather. Too wet for the little ones.
U9,10,11,12,13,14's Training is on at 6:30 to 7:30.
Gerry's group training at 7:30.
Fit4Life training at 8:00 at the track

NOTE for the Little Athletics and the U9,10,11,12,13,14's that have been training with Tom, Fiona, and Peter this will be the last session until 1st Tues in September. Enjoy the break :)
For those interested in preparing for Cross Country Season Gerry, Peter and Tom will be at the track on Tuesdays at 7:30-8:15, Sundays at 12:00-12:45 and at Fairyhouse Racecourse at 7-7:45pm on Fridays.
Fit4Life also training on Thursdays at 6:00pm

Monday, July 30, 2012

Double All Ireland Gold for Eamon Wallace

Eamon Wallace completed a terrific double last Saturday in Tullamore winning the boys U 19 200m, adding this title to his 100m National title that he won two weeks ago. In very windy conditions Eamon ran a time of 22.5s winning the race comfortably. This rounds off an excellent season for Eamon and we wish him the best of luck in his Athletics scholarship application to DCU and leaving Cert results which will be out in August. Abraham Zaidan just missed out on making the 200m final, running a time of 24.3s, which was outside his seasons best. Abraham has made significant progress this year performing well ahead of his targets.

We had no luck with the Inter club and County relays, the boys U19 4 x 100m team consisting of Eamon Wallace, Brian O’ Connor, Abraham Zaidan and Joey Wallace finished 5th in a time of 46.5, and the 4 x 400m team consisting of Brian O’ Connor, Tom Gannon, Eamon Wallace and Abraham Zaidan finished 4th in a time of 3:48.5. The U19 Boys 4 x 100m County relay team consisting of Niall Flanagan- Cushinstown, Joey Wallace, Eamon Wallace & Abraham Zaidan had a real chance of a medal, but were unfortunately disqualified for a zone infringement.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Training Tues 24th July

Little Athletics u6,7,8 Born 2007,2006,2005 is cancelled due Weather.
U9,10,11,12,13,14 Born 2004+ training still on and they are all together at 6:30-7:30 due numbers.
Thank you

Monday, July 16, 2012

National Juvenile Track & Field Championships U13-U19

Congratulations to Eamon Wallace who won another National Title, winning the boys U19 100m in Tullamore on Saturday. Although still not fully recovered from his foot injury he was able to hold off the competition and won his race comfortably in a time of 11.3s into a head wind of +2. Abraham Zaidian was disappointed not to make the final; he ran below his best with a time of 12.2s in the heats. Joey Wallace competing in the All Ireland’s after a long break was very unfortunate being disqualified for a false start in boys U18 100m. Best of luck to Eamon and Abraham, who will be competing again in the National U19 200m on the 28th of July.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

National Senior Championships

The National Senior Championships were held in Morton Stadium last Saturday and Sunday. For the first time in a long number of years Ratoath had athletes competing in both individual and team events. Eamon Wallace while not at full strength due to a foot injury just missed out on making the Senior final in the 100 and 200m, Abraham Zaidan set a new pb in the 200m in a time of 23.88, which is well ahead of his target for this year.  The senior men’s 4 x 100m relay team consisting of Peter Doherty, Eamon Wallace, Joey Wallace and Abraham Zaidan finished just outside the medals in 4th position in a time of 45.6s, while the 4 x400m team consisting of Neil Finnegan, Eamon Wallace, Peter Doherty and Abraham Zaidan finished 6th setting a new club record of 3:44.57s in the process. Best of luck to Eamon, Joey and Abraham who will be competing this weekend in the National U18 & U19 100m finals in Tullamore.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Reminder Training Still on on Tues evenings.

Hi All,
Just a quick reminder that training is still continuing for during July. While we have the warm wet weather instead of the cold wet weather :).
For the U9's and older we'll be concentrating on good warmup routine adding some body weight conditioning exercises eg press ups, squats, planks etc and finishing with some steady running to begin base building for the cross country season in the winter. We might even be encouraging some mam's and dad's to do a little training during the week with their young charges....
See you on Tuesday

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Ratoath AC 5k Fun Run

We have some exciting news! On Sunday September 16th at 11am we will be holding our Inaugural 5k Fun Run around Ratoath village. We will have more information about the route, prizes, costs etc soon. In the meantime you can get updates here or on the Facebook page specifically for the event here.

Online registration here: http://precisiontiming.primo-solutions.co.uk/ps/event/Ratoath5km

AAI permit approved,
€15 online or €18 on the day,
All runners/joggers/walkers welcome,
Prizes available,
Part of the Meath Road Race Series.
If you live locally and want to train with us or need advice on training get in touch with us.

Recent races

Our Fit4Life members have been busy recently! On Saturday June 30th a group of us took part in the Irish Runner 5 mile (8k) race in Phoenix Park. It was raining on and off and a bit windy, but there was a real buzz and it was well organized. Over 4,500 runners, joggers and walkers took part. Here's some photos of our team in action:

Also, last night (Wednesday 4th) more of us took part in the 25th Annual South O'Hanlon 5k road race. I had run it last year in the *pouring* rain, but this year the conditions were just perfect! It was about 18 degrees, blue sky and a slight breeze. Having done the race last year, I told the others that there were only two small hills...I think they ran faster so they could give out to me at the finish line!! It wasn't as hilly as the Phoenix Park though.

 The rest of the photos are courtesy of RacePix:

It was so sunny, we all ran in our shades. Check out the new club t-shirts too!
If you're interested in joining, or if you're a member and want a club t-shirt, get in touch. Contact details on the website here.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Training Tuesday 3-7-2012

Little Athletics for u6,7,8 is cancelled.
U9,10,11 training at 6:30 will still go ahead as a running session with some conditioning exercises. Please dress appropriately light rain jacket and cap. It may be a shorter session 40 mins parents will be advised at the track.
U12,13,14 session at 7:30. As above easy running session probably for 40 mins.

South O'Hanlon 5k tomorrow

Hi all,
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow evening South O'Hanlon AC are holding their 25th anniversary 5k fun run/race. Details on their website.

See you there!


Monday, July 2, 2012

Gerry Finnegan-Middle Distance Training Group

As most Athletes in the group are away at the moment, training will resume at 7pm on Friday the 13th of July at Fairyhouse Racecourse. We would like to encourage our younger Athletes from U 9 up to train on Fridays with Gerry in order to build up fitness levels for the Cross Country Season which will be held from September to December 2012. The Friday evening session consists of one lap of the racecourse which is approximately 3000m.

Inter Club League- Day 4 Results

Day 4 and final day of the inter club league was held last Wednesday evening in Navan, We had a good turnout on the night with some terrific performances from our Athletes with 13 first place, 7 second place and 4 third place finishes. We are awaiting news from the County board regarding our final points total and finishing position in the league. We will post the final league table here as soon as we receive it. We have listed preliminary results below from Day 4 based on feedback from the athletes and parents on the night; if any results are left out please e-mail us at ratoathathletics@gmail.com

Thanks again to all athletes who participated over the four league nights and a special thanks to parents for bringing them down each night.

Boys U 9 Long Jump
Marcus Zaidan 1st, Fionn Drummond 2nd
Boys U 9 250m
Marcus Zaidan 1st, Fionn Drummond 2nd
Girls U 9 250m
Aimee Doherty 1st, Molly Keane?, Laura Smith ?
Girls U 9 Long Jump
Aimee Doherty 6th, Laura Smith?, Molly Keane ?
Girls U 10 Ball Throw
Ciara Coffey 4th, Sinead McCarty ?
Boys U 10 100m
Tom Kilgannon 1st Brian Kiely 3rd
Boys U 10 Ball Throw
Tom Kilgannon 1st Brian Kiely ?
Girls U 11 300m
Emma Coroner 1st, Rachel Mc Partlin 4th, Kate Smith?
Girls U 11 Long Jump
Emma Coroner 1st, Rachel McPartlin?, Kate Smith?
Boys U 11 300m
Kevin Dat Conway 3rd, Mathew Buckley?
Boys U 11 Long Jump
Mathwew Buckley 1st, Kevin Dat Conway 4th
Girls U 12 High Jump
Shauna Coffey 1st, Ivea Okome 4th Zara Kane?, Rachel Doherty?
Girls U 12 100m
Ivea Okome 2nd, Shauna Coffey?
Boys U 12 High Jump
Kritsada Cooke 3rd
Boys U 12 100m
Kritsada Cooke 4th
Boys U 15 1500m
Peter Kilgannon 1st, Philip Marron 2nd
Boys U 15 Shot Putt
Peter Kilgannon 2nd, Philip Marron?          
Boys U16 200m
Ciaran McCarty 4th
Boys U 16 Long Jump
Ciaran McCarty 2nd
Junior men 400m
Abraham Zaidan 3rd
Senior Men 400m
Neil Finnegan 1st
Master Men 400m
Peter Doherty 1st
Master Men 3000m
Keith Heffernan 1st
Junior Men Ball Throw
Abraham Zaidan 2nd
Senior Men Ball Throw
Neil Finnegan 2nd