Weekly News – 11th September

Wake up and Smell the Roses Run

Anyone up for another 28km tomorrow morning (12th September) we are meeting at the South Beach car park at 9am It will be a nice slow/chilled pace so all are welcome. See you in the morning

Next Monday & Wednesday Training Sessions:

Next week’s sessions are as follows:

Endurance/XC Group

Marathon & BQ Group – only 58 Days to go!!
Monday 14th September – Location TBC
Hills 10 x 400m up & down (8km) 85% MHR

Wednesday 16th September – Road
8/10miles easy


Leg it for Lakers 10km Roundwood 5th Spetember
Well done to following athletes: Lisa Howley – 45:49, Glenn Hynes – 53:31, Martina Colleran – 54:40, Aggie Waters – 55:40, Margaret Lennox – 56:37, Mary Keddy – 60:16, Felicity Keane – 63:00, Maeve O Hanlon – 63:49, Claire O’ Neil – 81:15, Eileen Strahen – 83:07, Valerie Fortune – 85:35, Breda Dalton – 80:10 and Julie Cole Byrne – 56:17. Well done everyone great running by all!

Andy Hayes
So last weekend Andy competed in the Lost Sheep half Ironman in Kenmare. In total there were 420 competitors which included some of the top Irish athletes in the triathlete field. Andy finished in the top 10 in his age category in a fantastic time of 4hrs 52mins and finished 30th overall – Awesome Andy well done!

2 weeks ago Andy won the Oranmore Duathlon which entails a 5km run, 15km bike and another 5km run in an amazing time of 58mins. Great stuff Andy!

Upcoming Events

Éire Óg Greystones GAA 5km Road race 19th August
Please see below link to details of 5km run that Éire Óg Greystones GAA are organising to help raise funds for their club J It will be professionally chipped and is a nice scenic route around Greystones J


VX Season
As you know we are coming into the cross country season. This is where all your hard training efforts will pay off

Sunday 4th October – Wicklow Novice & Even Ages – U8 – 200m U10 – 1000m U12 2000m U14 3000m U16 4000m – all boys and girls U18 girls 4km – 4km Women 6km Men – hosted by Parnell AC in Avondale

Sunday 11th October – Wicklow Intermediate & Uneven Ages – U7 – 200m U9 – 600m U11 – 1500m U13 – 2500m U15 3500m U17 4000m – hosted by Roundwood AC – exact location TBC

Sunday 18th October – Autumn Open Cross Country (formerly know as the Gerry Farnan) – location TBC! – Una would like us to enter a team into this

Sunday 25th October – Leinster Even Age, Novice & Master Cross Country – Avondale is a potential venue but this is to be formally confirmed

Sunday 8th November – Leinster Uneven Age & Intermediate Cross Country – location tbc

Saturday 14th November – British & Irish Masters XC – Dublin

Sunday 22nd November – Inter Clubs & Juvenile Even Age XC – location TBC – Fionnuala would like us to enter a team into this

Sunday 6th December – National Novice & Juvenile Uneven Age XC – location TBC

Sunday 13th December – Wicklow Senior XC – Avondale – 5km Women 10km Men

Sunday 3rd January 2016 – Wicklow Masters XC – Ashford – 4km Women 6km Men

Saturday 9th January 2016 – Glohealth 4km & Juvenile B Cross Country – location TBC

Juvenile League
There will be three rounds of the Juvenile League held between September and December and medals will be presented to those athletes who take part in TWO of the three events

Round 1 – Friday 11th September – Greystones (this is a change from the original venue as Inbhear Dee declared the original site at the Murrough to be unfit for the event)

Round 2 – Friday 20th November – Parnell AC

Round 3 – Friday 11th December – Bray Runners AC