There will be no Senior or Fit4Life training on the night of 29th January so as to ensure that all members are available to our AGM. Couch25K and Beyond training will go ahead at the usual time of 9pm.
2015 Online Registration
2015 online registration is now open! We ask that all members register as soon as possible. We are encouraging as many members as possible to register online this year. If the registration is done online, it makes the job much easier for our registrars. Just click on the “ Club Membership” buttom here and choose your plan and the payment options. Alternatively, you can register upstairs in the clubhouse this week at training times. Many thanks.
Dunboyne AC AGM
Please take this as notice of the Dunboyne AC AGM in Mulvany's Fingal House on Thursday 29th January at 8pm. The purpose of the AGM is to:
- Review the year by means of reports from the President, Chairman, Captain, Treasurer, Registrar, Juvenile Rep, Fit4Life Rep & Fit4Youth Rep.
- Elect officers and executive committee members.
- Get members views on Club and Association policy.
- Consider Club policy and revise or endorse.
- Make submissions through motions to the County Committee on the framing of policy and dealing with the rules of the Association.
A list of the 2014 Dunboyne AC office holders can be found here
. Nominations and motions can be made either to Club Chairman Michael Cornyn via email email@example.com or the Club email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance or will be taken on the night from the floor. We have secured 'The Sturdy Beggars' for post AGM entertainment - downstairs in Mulvany's - to help us celebrate a very successful year with some quality traditional music and a drink or two!
There will be no Senior or Fit4Life training on the night of 29th January so as to ensure that all members are available to attend. Couch25K and Beyond training will go ahead at the usual time of 9pm.
Trim AC 10 Mile Road Race Championship incorporating the Meath 10 Mile Road Race Championship
Trim AC host their inaugural 10 Mile Road Race on Sunday 1st February which also doubles as the Meath 10 Mile Road Race Championship. We would like to encourage all our members to enter this race. Trim AC always put on a good show and we should be aiming to have a few podiums in this Championship. In order to be eligible for the Championship, athletes must be paid their membership and be registered with the Club by this Thursday 29th January at the latest. MEMBERS SHOULD HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP PAID BY THE END OF JANUARY IRRESPECTIVE OF THIS. You can register and pay online on this page.
REGISTRATION AND NUMBER COLLECTION will be on Saturday 31 Jan from 4-7pm AND Sunday1 Feb from 9.30-11.30am at the Diocesan Hall, St Loman St Trim opposite St Patricks Church of Ireland Cathedral. Please use public car parks in the town at Castle St, Haggard St, Emmet St, Watergate St and the Long term facility on the ring road. Follow this link for the REGISTRATION HQ. Directions on approach routes to the town: http://tinyurl.com/lnf3jvm
. Best of luck to all our athletes taking part!
Are you racing in Tuam?
The National Masters & Intermediate Cross Country Championship takes place in Tuam Co. Galway on Sunday 8th February next. Timetable here
. Can those interested in competing ensure that a) they have paid and been registered as club members by this Tuesday, and b) inform Tony/Tommy, or mail email@example.com with your intention to run by Thursday 5pm at the latest.
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!
Good news... you can now order the club kit online here
. However, please note that prices are slightly higher than the bulk order we did before Christmas. We will hopefully be doing another bulk order soon.
Sara Treacy named alongside Fionnuala Britton for Team Europe
There is no outrunning Sara Treacy this New Year. Check out this article on www.womenssportsjournal.com
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