Sara Tracey LMFM Interview
Sara Tracey won the British Indoor 3000m Championships last week and she caught up with Gerry Kelly to speak about the win and the future with Rio in mind. Listen to the interview here.
Track Action this Saturday 28th February
Good luck to our "Couch to 5K and beyond" group who will tackle their 5K challenge this Saturday at 11am. Eleanor and the C25K team are fully confident in your ability and they've never called it wrong before. Folks, please arrive before 10.45 to register. Bring your family and friends along to support. We'll have tea and coffee afterwards, so cancel all other plans and bask in your own glory over a cuppa. The 11am 5K is strictly for C25K registered participants ONLY but fear not folks, nobody will be left out of a 5K challenge. At 10am, we are holding an open 5K for all club members. All sections of the club are welcome and are actively encouraged to take part -good for a race or a training run! Entry is FREE. Please arrive at 9.45 to register and warm up. After the 10am 5K, why not stay to support C25K in their challenge and meet them over the cuppa. There will also be a top class throwing competition on the infield, so this is a great opportunity for us track and road athletes to experience another side of athletics. As always, we would welcome a few volunteers that morning, so if you can spare an hour or two, please let Eleanor, Viv or Ger know. Good luck to all! It will be a great day!
Are you taking part in the Bohermeen Half Marathon? If so, ensure you are registered as a club member!
Bohermeen AC host their Half Marathon Road Race on Sunday week, 8th March This race also doubles as the Meath Half Marathon Road Race Championship. Bohermeen always put on a good show and we would like to encourage all our members to enter this race or the 10k race that takes place in conjunction with the Half Marathon. Bohermeen AC and the Meath Athletics Board have asked that all athletes state clearly their Athletic Club on their race entry, and of course, to be eligible for the championship all athletes must be registered with the Club.Athlete's have had ample time and opportunity to register for 2015 so far. The link to registration for those who haven't yet registered is below.
The club would like to entend its condolences to Bridie Thornton, one of the juvenile coaches, whose father Francis Patrick (Paddy) Hallinan of Cloonen, Dromore West, Co. Sligo passed away. Full details on RIP.ie
Meath Co. Board Minutes
4th February 2015
Throws Meet at Duboyne AC
Saturday 28th February
Saturday 28th February sees the return of the annual Winter Throws Meet at Dunboyne AC. The all weather track with Olympic standard throwing cage is the venue for this prestigious event, and participants should register online here. Dunboyne AC is located on the Rooske Road in Dunboyne and car parking is available.
2015 Online Registration
- Hammer Men 10.30 Women 11.30
- Shot Men 11.30 Women 12.30
- Discus Men 12.30 Women 1.30
2015 online registration is now open! It is now February!!... so we ask that all members register as soon as possible. Just click on the “Club Membership” buttom here and choose your plan and the payment options. Many thanks.
Sponsorship for the 4 Mile Race
Members, each year a small number of people work hard in the months leading up to our 4 mile race on the 29th March to request advertising or sponsorships from local businesses. This is a very significant part of our fundraising for the club and with a little help from the overall membership this year we're hoping to do better than ever. If you have any contacts through work connections, family, friends, or neighbours etc. who may be interested in sponsoring our race please contact Martin Cahill (firstname.lastname@example.org) or any member of committee. There are a number of options available, ranging from small advertisements in our race booklet (given free to every race participant - over 1,000 last year) through to becoming an associate sponsor - full details available on request. Members, if you'd like to help the work of the sponsorship team, please let us know. Finally, and most importantly, if you are a business and are interested in sponsorship or advertising please contact us for more details, and be part of one of the best events on the Irish running calendar!
Message to members from Fiona Reid
Hi all. A colleague has asked me could I send this to members of the club. She's a UCD psychology student and this is her final project - a study called: Perfectionism and mood states in athletes. The survey is here
. Please complete the survey IF you are aged over 18 and not have had an injury in the last 6 weeks.
Members, don't leave any valuables in view in your car when you park up at training...
Following on from yesterday post on thefts from cars, this type of crime is a problem around the county. Since Christmas thieves have been busy targeting GAA club grounds, Shopping Car parks, Railway station car parks and Gym car parks to name a few. Phones, cash and tools have been easy pickings in many of them. Thieves will continue to carry out this type of crime once it is lucrative. To try and prevent the thefts from occurring avoid leaving valuables on display on or in the car. Lock and secure your car. It is worth remembering that thieves maybe watching you put valuables in the booth or under the seat when you arrive at your destination. If you leave any valuables on display in your car it is an invitation for thieves to break in so don't do it.
Club Leaderboard Challenge 2015
We had some fun before with the Leaderboard Challenge and we've decided to run it again in 2015. We'll be recording performances from the seniors at the distances below in 2015, updating the table every few weeks and posting here on the club website. If of course you're not running with our 7pm group and you'd like to have your times posted on the leaderboard (all about the bragging rights innit?) just drop us a message on Facebook or to the email@example.com and we'll include you on the table for 2015. Members only and it goes without saying that its for AAI Permit / officially measured races only. Good luck to all!!!
Date for Diary...
- 4 Mile
- 10 Mile
- Half Marathon
We have provisionally booked Slevins for 11th April for an 80’s disco, to celebrate the road race and the end of C25K. Save the date!
Sara Treacy named alongside Fionnuala Britton for Team Europe
Brush Shiels in "The Loneliness of the Short Distance Runner" part 1
Dunboyne AC's 801st member of 2014 kicks off his sprinting career - Give it socks Brush!!! Check out the video
, it's just 2 minutes long.
Development Club of the Year 2014
Dunboyne Athletic Club received the ‘Development Club of the Year’ award at the Athletics Ireland annual awards ceremony at the Crowne Plaza, Santry today.
The club received the recognition for a number of reasons such as facilties available, Fit4life outlets as well as achievements by those wearing the club colours at provincial and national competitions. All aspects of the club are taken into account in the presentation of this award. Only one club is picked out of the 300 in the country and we’re delighted to be the one chosen. Tommy McDonnell says “I’ve been involved with Dunboyn AC for 50 years the club has grown so much I don’t know all the people involved. So many people have carried out work in the club and this reward is for them." There was also an award for Fr Murphy clubman Tony Ennis who won and outstanding award. Promising young Trim AC athlete Harry Purcell was also honoured. See more at www.meathchronicle.ie
. Some great coverage also in The Herald Athletics column
with many thanks to athletics journalist Lindie Naughton for singling us out among a large number of award recipients.
Dunboyne AC Track Redevelopment Update 22nd October 2014
for update. Many thanks to the Track Redevelopment Committee. Every member of the club is strongly encouraged to attend committee meetings, the AGM or any EGM that is announced, to find out more information and to contribute their views. The next meeting will be held on Thursday 6th November.
We are looking for Senior/Fit4Life athletes or parents who would be interested in getting involved with Juvenile training. We have a large number of juveniles and it would enhance the training sessions if there was more adult help available. Training takes place Mon & Wed 7-8pm. Are you free? Only one hour per week!!!
If you have a skill, trade or expertise in a particular area e.g. painting, carpentry, catering, first aid etc. that you would be prepared to offer the club on accosions, we would be happy to add your name to our database. We are all volunteers and the more help we have the better the club will be. Please email Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org