Friday, December 17, 2010

Sligo Athletic Club: News Update

Mystery Turkey trot in Calry is cancelled due to the worsening weather conditions and icy conditions which would prove too hazardous to ask athletes to run .We hope to reschedule in the early New Year as a Trolley dash.
Sligo AC''s Annual Club Run over 2 miles takes place at 12 noon on St Stephens Day in Hazelwood. If athletes want a longer run come earlier but we encourage all to join the group for a casual jog at 12 noon .This is also an opportunity to fill your registration for 2011 and , if possible get a few euro for sponsorship. The club registration at 30 euro is one of the lowest in the Country and most of it goes to Athletics Ireland for membership and Insurance. Thus the club also needs some sponsorship to survive and prosper. The Club had over 260 registered members in 2010 and we assisted both young athletes and Seniors with entry to Connacht and National events along with a small contribution to travel to these events. Thus by joining the Club you help ensure the future for our young Athletes. See you on Stephens morning and have a happy and peaceful Christmas. Don't run over 100 miles a week during the festive Season! Finally best of luck to our Competitors in National Cross Country next Sunday.
The following Indoor Competitions takes place in the New Year. Please let any club Coach know if you wish to be entered and note closing Dates. Sat 15 Jan 2011: Junior Indoors closes 7 Jan. Sun 16th Jan AAI Indoors closes 7th jan. Sat 22th Jan Combined Events Senior/Junior/Masters closes 14th Jan. Sun 23rd Jan Masters Indoor closes 14 Jan. All above in Nenagh. Sat 19th and Sun 20th February Senior Indoors in Belfast closes 23rd January.
Fit4Life top 16 athletes from the Autumn series are as follows. Well done to all!
1. Clarke, Corina
2. Beatty, Hubert
3. Sweeney, Trevor
4. Parkinson, Tony
5. Janyst, Pawel
6. Sullivan, James
7. Mcglone, Kevin
8. Hosey, Lorraine
9. Kennedy, Linda
10. Teape, Bernadine
11. Martin, Louise
12. Whelan, John
13. Deering, Keenan
14. Gilroy, John
15. Keane, Ronan
16. Filan, Finbar

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sligo AC Athletics Update

Fit4Life: Race 5. On a day when many of the participants found it almost as difficult to negotiate a safe route to the start of the 2 mile run in Hazelwood as to do the run itself, a field of 43 eventually took to the line in what proved an enjoyable days sport. Two youngsters led the field home with Keenan Deering holding off Riona Connor for first with a slightly older trio of Bernie Flynn, Barbara Curran and Linda Kennedy filling third to fifth. Seamus Somers with 10 mins 46 secs was fastest home while Roseanne Mitchell was fastest woman in 13 mins 12 secs. Top ten finishers of Race 5 as follows;
1st. deering, keenan 14.50
2nd. connor, riona 15.57
3rd. flynn, bernie 15.12
4th. curran, barbara 16.51
5th. kennedy, linda 16.04
6th. henry, monica 15.41
7th. gilroy, john 14.54
8th. sweeney, trevor 13.28
9th. clarke, corina 14.49
10th. whelan, enda 14.00
Next Saturday at 12 noon the final leg of the League takes place over the same 2 mile circuit.
Presentation of prizes will be in the Southern Hotel at 6pm with light refreshments and the top 15 finishers overall will receive a prize.All are welcome as well as friends and partners.
Glasses missing from Race Course, Cleveragh on Saturday 4th December at approx 1pm. If anyone mistakingly picked them up please contact club officials at