Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Deirdre finished 7th in 5 min 4sec which was just outside her best. The calibre of the field can be gauged by the fact that Louise Shanahan is the 2013 EYOF 800m gold medalist. Nevertheless this was a great performance by Deirdre and bodes well for the upcoming cross country season.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Eimear Griffin had the distinction of breaking not one but two PB's in the one race. She blasted the first 400m in 69 / 70 sec & went on to finish her 800m in 2 min 34.98 sec - an improvement of 3 sec on her previous best. Eimear looks set to crack 2 min 30 sec in the right race. Deirdre Healy was just outside her best time when finishing second in her 800m race in 2 min 24.57 sec. Her 200m splits of 34 sec, 36 sec, 37 sec and 37 sec would suggest that when Deirdre moves back to her preferred 1500m distance she is ready to unleash a big performance. Neil Finnegan won his 400m very comfortably in 54.43 sec from the unfavourable inside lane - 0.4 sec better than his PB while in the same race John Wallace showed that his nephew Eamonn is not the only speed merchant in the family and looks to be getting back to full fitness after some early season hamstring injuries.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Details of this week's run:
Date: Monday 01st July
Track Session - Warm up - 4 x 800m @ VO2 pace with 2 mins active recovery - warm down
Meeting: Ratoath AC
Date: Thursday 04th July
Meeting: Hill of Tara (note change of time)
1 x lap = 2 miles
2 x lap = 4 miles
3 x lap = 'A Jarlath'
This is a tough session so only do what you can -
Date: Saturday 06th July
This is the start of the 12 week schedule for all those planning on doing the 12 week Dublin Half Marathon schedule - September 21st)
- just reply if you need me to resend a copy of the training schedule
8:00am - Group A - 10 Miles
Ratoath AC - Ratoath AC - Kilbride Rd - 3rd right - follow lane for approx 3 miles - at T junction turn right - go past Fairyhouse on your right - pass the national school and loop around the village via the roundabout at Jamestown and finish at Ratoath AC
8:00am - Group B - 7 Miles
Start/Finish Ratoath AC - Go out Kilbride road - take 2nd right onto Glascarin Lane - follow lane all the way to Fairyhouse Road - turn right - follow road to village - at roundabout at Tesco cross road and head in the direction of the GAA pitch - turn right at Steeplechase (at the roundabout before the GAA) follow road to the Skryne road - turn right and follow road past pitch n putt & Codliss - Run through the lights past back of Donnelly's - run to roundabout at Jamestown - turn right and finish at AC
Well done to all those who completed the Phoenix Park 5 miler on Saturday, there was some great times, results as follows:
Ø Alan Phelan 32:49
Ø Sharon Phelan 33:03
Some of the Meath Road Race Series races coming up include:
Ø 18.08.13 Duleek & District AC 10k Road Race & Fun Run Duleek & District AC Duleek
Congrats to both athletes on some magnificent performances.