Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Ratoath AC Half Marathon 2020 Cancelled



2020  Cancelled

We regret to inform you that following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus we have decided to cancel Ratoath AC Half Marathon 2020.


We feel this is the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold our 2020 half marathon event as we know many were hopeful and had been looking forward to this event, but we know it’s the right decision for the health and safety of our participants, volunteer and community.


The good news is: we're now planning our 2021 event which will take place on Saturday the 11th of September 2021 we will be releasing more information on this over the next few weeks.


My run results will email all those registered over the next few days with the refund link. If you have not received this in a few days please check your spam folder 

Email: for all enquiries

Monday, November 9, 2020

Athletics Ireland Covid FAQ – level 5 06/11/2020


Athletics Ireland Covid FAQ
level 5

  1. What athletes can train during level 5? All elite athletes (definition below) and school going children and young people aged 18 years or below can attend club training.

  2. How many children can train together? Pods of 15 including the coaches can train outdoors together socially distanced and following good hygiene etiquette.

  3. How many pods are allowed in an outdoor setting? Multiple pods can train where space allows for social distancing.

  4. What is the definition of an elite athlete? Senior international athletes are defined as elite.

  5. Can school going children and elite athletes travel beyond 5km to attend training? Yes, they


  6. Can coaches travel beyond the 5km limit to deliver training sessions: Yes, coaches are

    allowed to travel over 5km to attend club training sessions.

  7. Can athletes and coaches cross county boundaries? Yes, if travelling to a club training.

  8. Can we use indoor facilities for training? No, indoor facilities remain closed under level 5.

  9. Do we have to continue using the Athletics Ireland booking app and health questionnaire

    before every training session? Yes, for contact tracing purposes the booking app and the health questionnaire should be used before each training session. See the following link for the booking app.

  10. Can athletes and coaches cross from the six counties into the Republic? Yes, for the purpose of delivering a club training session for school going children 18 years or younger and elite athletes.

  11. Does all equipment e.g. hurdles, javelins, shots, etc., require sanitising before and after use? Yes, the guidelines regarding sanitising equipment remain in place.

  12. Can adults train collectively in groups? No, only individual training for adults is allowed.

  13. Can competitions or matches take place? No, competitions or matches cannot take place in

    level 5.