Monday, July 26, 2021

Ratoath Half Marathon Road Race & 5K Fun Run Now OPEN


Ratoath Half Marathon Road Race & 5K Fun Run


Now OPEN https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/RatoathHalfMarathon

 

Most of the half marathon has been filled with people who deferred their entry from 2019 so there are

very limited spaces available.   


Saturday, September 11th, 2021 8.30am

 

We are hosting from Fairyhouse racecourse

1. two waves of 200 entries for the half marathon road race starting at 8.30am

Basic race entry Cost €30 + fees (medals and t-shirts additional cost as detailed on link )

 

2. one wave of 200 entries for the 5k fun run at 1pm

Basic 5K race entry Cost €15 + fees (medals and t-shirts additional cost as detailed on link)

 

If you wish to purchase t-shirt and/or medal these are additional costs and will be detailed on the link

 

Medals and t-shirts will be posted after the event in case for any reason the race cannot go ahead, your money can be refunded or you can avail of a virtual race option

 

Link for half marathon

 

 

The attached link is now open on a first come first served basis

We sincerely apologise to anyone who is not lucky to get an entry 

 

The event will be held in accordance to Government and Athletics Ireland guidelines at the time of the event. 

The event has limited places to coincide with the current guidelines to ensure the safety of participants. 

 

Please read the current guidelines set out by athletics Ireland. These can change prior to the event. 

The event will be held in accordance to the current guidelines at the time of the event. 

An e-mail will sent 1 week before the event with the full event information https://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/coronavirus-covid-19-update

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Leinster Athletics Outdoor Championships Dates Update

 

Leinster Athletics Outdoor Championships 2021 - Updated 9th June

Subject to goverment restrictions in place at the time of the event:

July 3rd & 4th - Leinster Junior Senior & Master Championships - IT, Carlow

Saturday July 10th - Leinster Juvenile U12-U13 (+ Some 3000m) Championships Day 1 - IT, Carlow

July 17th & 18th - Leinster Juvenile U14-U19 Championships Day 2&3 - IT, Carlow

Saturday July 24th - Leinster Juvenile U12-U19 Championships Day 4 - IT, Carlow

 

There will be no Pairs Championships due to Logistic Challenges faced by Leinster, along with several counties not doing championships for these age groups.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

AAI Covid-19 Guidance – 31/03/21

AAI Covid-19 Guidance – 31/03/21

Government guidance on level 5 restriction has been updated. Full details of updated level 5 restrictions can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/81029-government-announces-phased-easing-of-public-health-restrictions/

Your guide to the new changes

If you have received the second dose of the vaccine more than 2 weeks ago, you can meet with other fully vaccinated people from 1 other household indoors without wearing masks or staying 2 metres apart. This measure comes into place immediately.

If you have received the second dose, you have to wait 2 weeks until you can meet other fully vaccinated people indoors.

From 12 April

Activity Guidance

Schools In-school teaching to fully return

Meeting other households: You can meet 1 other household outside but not in your garden or theirs

Travel: You can travel within your county or within 20km of your home if crossing county boundaries

Construction: All residential construction can restart as well as early-learning and childcare projects

From 19 April

Activity Guidance

GAA: Training for and playing of National Governing Body sanctioned and organised adult intercounty National Gaelic Games Leagues not including under 20 or minor competitions

From 26 April (subject to prevailing public health situation)

Activity Guidance

Outdoor attractions: Outdoor visitor attractions can reopen (for example: zoos, open pet farms, heritage sites). Amusement parks are not permitted to open

Underage sport Underage non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 or fewer can restart

Funerals: Maximum attendance at funerals will increase to 25

The Athletics Ireland Covid Group continue to work closely with the Sport Ireland Expert Group in regard to providing our members with regular updates and information during this difficult time. We are coordinating regular, on-going discussions with key stakeholders on a return to competition as soon as possible and we thank you all for your patience regarding this challenging matter.

HSE Guidance on protecting yourself and others from COVID-19 can be found at the following link:

https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/protect-yourself-and-others.html#:~:text=of%20COVID%2D19- ,Wash%20your%20hands,shortness%20of%20breath%2C%20difficulty%20breathing

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Provisional competition dates from Athletics Ireland

Athletics Ireland has released provisional competition dates in the expectation of competition resuming this summer (link below). Restricted club training may be possible when conditions improve and restrictions ease. It’s important that our athletes are prepared for a return to activity.

Provisional Competition Calendar 2021 - https://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/2021-provisional-competition-calendar

Many clubs are currently assisting young athletes with home training schedules. These athletes will be well placed to resume regular club training when it eventually returns. We’re aware that numerous other clubs are keen to take this route and we’re circulating these resources to assist the coaches and athletes. These activities cover all the event groups and will help improve fitness and conditioning from home. Please circulate these to your club members that are involved in juvenile athletics and beyond. We have compiled a short video highlighting some of the great work being carried out by clubs during the lockdown.

Preparing for a return to club activity video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ8wt1Zjgac

Please also see the below link to the recent article on the Role of RDO during COVID-19, this highlights where clubs and athletes can get information on training, virtual competitions, webinars, club development and coach education.

Role of the RDO - https://www.athleticsireland.ie/news/rdo-role-during-covid-19/

Remember to always follow the Guidelines & Restrictions in place. If you have any questions on how to help get your athletes training from home and prepare for a return to scheduled training and competitions, please let me know.


Kind Regards,
Paul McKee
Regional Development Officer
Athletics Ireland
M: +353 (0) 858709703

W: www.athleticsireland.ie

Monday, February 15, 2021

Ratoath Athletic Club among the 6 finalist in the sports category of the national lottery good causes awards

 We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to be among the 6 finalist in the sports category of the national lottery good causes award, we are also one of the 36 finalist for the overall prize. Our club committee has worked for many years to develop our tartan sprint & field event track and without the support of the national lottery this would have never happened. 

 



We are delighted for our members, families, volunteers and our community this is well deserved recognition for all the hard work building and developing a future for our club💙💛

Fingers crossed for the final🤞.


Best of luck to all the finalist.  #GoodCausesAwards .



https://www.lottery.ie/good-causes-awards

Friday, January 22, 2021

AAI Covid-19 Guidance – 22/01/21

 

AAI Covid-19 Guidance 22/01/21

The Athletics Ireland Covid Group continue to work closely with the Sport Ireland Expert Group in regard to providing our members with regular updates and information during this difficult time. We are coordinating regular, on-going discussions with key stakeholders on a return to competition as soon as possible and we thank you all for your patience regarding this challenging matter.

Covid-19 Athletics FAQ’s

1. Can members run and exercise in public parks?

Yes, on an individual basis and not in groups. Persons may exercise in pairs being mindful of others and keep a social distance between other park users. Avoid congregating in groups when exercising outdoors. Please be mindful of pedestrians at all times. Remember that exercise can only be taken with one other person under level 5 restrictions.

2. Can athletics clubs open their facilities for individuals to use for exercise?

No, all clubs must remain closed at this time. The only exception is for a small group of high-

performance athletes who have an exemption to continue to train. These athletes have a letter of exemption from the HPD. Access to facilities by high performance athletes should be agreed locally with the club.

3. Are AAI registered club members covered by AAI insurance when exercising from home?

Yes, if the session is part of a coordinated programme supplied by their club, the AAI personal accident insurance is in place. Additionally, all AAI registered members participating on a live virtual club training session facilitated by their club coach are also covered under the AAI personal accident insurance cover.

4. What are the international travel guidelines?

Athletics Ireland is following the Department of Foreign Affairs guidelines as per the EU Traffic Light System. Note all guidance can be found here https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/e40d7-travelling- outside-of-ireland/

Current Government guidance for level 5 for exercise and sport is as follows: Exercise and sporting events
Training

People may meet with people from one other household in outdoor settings when taking exercise. No indoor or outdoor exercise group activities, including those involving children, should take place. Outdoor golf and tennis are not permitted.

Individual training only. No exercise or dance classes. No indoor or outdoor gatherings involving “individual training” except for professional and elite sports.

Matches and Events

Professional, elite sports, horse racing, greyhound racing and approved equestrian events only are permitted to continue behind closed doors.

No other matches or events are to take place.

Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools

Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools are closed.

Full details of level 5 restrictions can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2dc71-level-5/

Friday, January 1, 2021

Level 5 lockdown Email from athletics Ireland Dec 30th 2020

To All Athletics Ireland Members,

From midnight last night Ireland entered a new Level 5 lockdown with very strict guidelines in place to limit the spread of the virus due to its increasing spread. We await specific athletics implications from Sport Ireland but note the following advice below which can be found at https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2dc71-level-5/

We request that all our members follow the latest government advice during this challenging time and please ensure that you all stay safe and healthy.

Exercise and sporting events

Training

People may meet with people from one other household in outdoor settings when taking exercise.

No indoor or outdoor exercise group activities, including those involving children, should take place.

Outdoor golf and tennis are not permitted.

Individual training only. No exercise or dance classes. No indoor or outdoor gatherings involving “individual training” except for professional and elite sports.

Matches and events

Professional, elite sports, horse racing, greyhound racing and approved equestrian events only are permitted to continue behind closed doors.

No other matches or events are to take place.

Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools

Gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools must close from close of business on 31 December. 

No organised indoor or outdoor gatherings should take place.

Regards

 

Hamish Adams
Chief Executive Officer
Athletics Ireland
T: +353 1 886 9933
M: +353 86 3502552

W: www.athleticsireland.ie