Our first cross country race which our club will participate in this year will be held this Sunday morning at 11am. Children do not have to be a member of a club to participate so if you have other children with you on the day they can compete if interested.
Cost €3 for juveniles - (3 athletes per team)
Meeting at track at 9.30am Sunday morning and last car will pull out 9.45am at the latest. See below for directions and details of cross country races.
For new comers not used to cross country events: Wear running spikes if you have them or old flat runners. If the course is mucky it can be slippy running in runners. Some athletes will run barefoot as they will have a better grip. (However, keep in mind their little feet can be cold and may get spiked by other kids if huddled together).
Ensure athletes warm up well. Keep warm before their race. Wear hats/gloves/rain jackets and legs if they have them. Don’t strip off too soon before the race.
For the race wear:
Take off all layers and hats etc for the race as they will not be comfortable running in jumpers/jackets or heavy track suit bottoms.
Recommend wearing: Long sleeve Base layer top under our club singlet with either shorts or running tights, socks and spikes.
If it’s raining they will get wet and mucky but that’s all part of the fun.
Bring full change of clothes and jacket and dry socks and runners to go home in. Make sure the kids don’t put their dry socks/runners on to go back into a mucky wet field. Bring extra dry socks/shoes.
If it’s a lovely warm day all the better but prepare for the worst and they will enjoy the day. However, if the weather is bad don’t be put off. The children will have a great time running in the rain and hopefully lots of muck and if they have nice dry clothes to go home in they will be great.
They are a better opportunity to win medals as the first 6 home get a medal and first three teams so our teams will be very important for cross country running. They could be the last person home but still make up a team.
Bring packed lunch and plenty of water to drink.
(If anyone is buying spikes, the leather ones are best for the winter months as they will keep feet a little drier than the soft material ones. Dunboyne Sports stocks spikes and will order in sizes also 8251036. Blondelles will be stocking running tights and other athletics gear shortly 8257711)
STAR OF THE SEA A.C.
25th ANNUAL CROSS-COUNTRY MEETING
SUNDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2013
GREENANSTOWN, STAMULLEN, CO.MEATH
Note: Venue will be signposted from Duleek to Julianstown road and from Stamullen village.
JUVENILE PROGRAMME COMMENCES AT 11AM
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
- REGISTRATION FOR JUNIOR, SENIOR & MASTER RACES AVAILABLE ON THE DAY UNTIL12.15PM
- 3 PER TEAM FOR ALL JUVENILE RACES
- JUNIOR AND SENIOR TEAMS CAN CONTAIN ANY COMBINATION OF JUNIOR AND SENIOR ATHLETES – 3 PER TEAM.
- MASTERS TEAMS – 3 PER TEAM.
- JUNIOR RACES ARE UNDER 20 YEARS OF AGE.
- ALL JUVENILE & JUNIOR AGES AS AT 31ST OF DECEMBER 2013
- PRIZES FOR 1ST 6 JUVENILES AND 1ST 3 TEAMS
- CASH PRIZES FOR 1ST 6 FINISHERS OVERALL IN THE JUNIOR, SENIOR & MASTERS RACE.
- CASH PRIZES FOR 1ST 3 JUNIORS