Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dates for your athletics diaries....


Sept 11 Fit4Life 5K (Race 1) Doorly Park 7.00 p.m.

Sept 15th Sligo City Marathon/Half Marathon Sligo IT

Sept 18 Fit4Life 5k (Race 2) Grange

Sept 25th Fit4Life 5K (Race 3) Skreen

Sept 29th All Ireland Schools Combined

Sept 29th Co Sligo Primary Schools CC Hazelwood 1.00 p.m.

Oct 2nd Fit4Life 5k (Race 4) Tubbercurry

Oct 5th Primary School Relays Sligo IT 10.30

Oct 7th Grange 10K Grange

Oct 13th Connaught Primary School CC Hazelwood 1.00 p.m.

Oct 20th Sligo IT 5k Sligo IT

Oct 21st Co Sligo CCountry U10/11/12/13/15/17/U19 Oxfield 1.00 p.m.

Nov 4th Connaught Even Ages CC + Novice & MAsters Ballina 1.00 p.m.

Nov 11th Connaught Uneven Ages CC + Intermediate Galway 1.00 p.m.

Nov 24th National Even Ages and Inter Counties Fairyhouse

Dec 9th National Uneven Ages and Novice Adamstown Wexford

Jan 19 Masters Indoors

Feb 3 Intermediate & Masters CC Derry
Juvenile Development CC

Feb 9/10 Senior Indoors

Mar 2/3 Connaught Indoors 12 -19

Mar 9 All Ireland Schools CC

Mar 23/24 National Juvenile Indoors

Apr 6/7 National Juvenile Indoors

Apr 14 10k Road Championships

Apr 27 AAI AGM

July 6/7 AAI Juvenile T & F

July 20/21 AAI Juvenile T & F

July 29th AAI Juvenile U9 – U11

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Training for the youths....

Sligo AC Monday evening athletics for 5 year olds upwards recommences on Monday 17th September at 6.00 p.m at the track at Sligo I.T

Sunday, September 2, 2012

All Ireland Champion....

Many congrats and well done to Sligo AC's Enda Whelan who won his first National Gold Medal in the M/60 category in the National Half Marathon in Athenry. A richly deserved honour for one of the clubs great servants.

For the Ladies....

The Sligo Fit 4 Life Women’s 5K series begins in two weeks time starting on Tuesday September 11th. These events, organised by Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership in conjunction with County Sligo Athletics Board and with support from Sligo Credit Union involves a series of 5K runs/walks on four consecutive Tuesday evenings. Four different locations around County Sligo have been selected for each event with Doorly Park selected for the event based in Sligo town, Grange Sports Complex will host the North Sligo event, Skreen/Dromard Community Centre will provide the base for the West Sligo event before completing the series in Tubbercurry in South Sligo with registration and awards/refreshments at St Bridget’s Hall, Tubbercurry. This series is part of Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnerships Women in Sport Initiative designed to encourage women of all ages and abilities to become more physically active. The series is aimed at females of all ability levels aged 16 and will provide them with the opportunity to walk, jog or run the 5k distance at each event. Regardless of ability or current fitness levels, the series will enable participants to monitor their progress with special awards also being presented to the twenty people who show the greatest improvement in their personal times over the separate events. Entry fee for the series is €5 per event or €15 for all four events. A series T-shirt will be provided to all participants who take part in at least three of the events. All events start at 7pm with registration at the above mentioned venues from 6pm on each date. For more information contact Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership on 0719161511 or Terry Hayes, County Sligo Athletics Board on 0872274622

John's a winner...

Just to let you all know Sligo AC has a fantastic Masters athlete who competes to a winning standard and here is some of his latest achievements .

In July he won the UK 300M hurdles and and got 2nd in the 400 meters. Two weeks after he won the UK masters decathlon.
Last week he got 3rd in the European masters decathlon and 2nd in the 300M hurdles. he now holds 4 Irish M65 records- Decathlon, 100M hurdles, 300M hurdles and pole vault.
He also did the pole vault for Sligo AC in the recent enter-club event.
Who is this superstar....non other than the winning John Mac Dermott. Congratulations John from all your friends in Sligo AC.

Mayo Race.

The Padraig Cullina 8k will be held in Irishtown (nr Ballindine) on Saturday the 8th of September 2012 at 5pm. Accurately measured course with AAI permit.
This is a fundraising event for the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice in Memory of Padraig Cullina, former secretary of Mayo AC. Padraig took up athletics in 1980 and made an outstanding contribution to the sport as an athlete, coach, administrator and event organiser. For 30 years Padraig competed across the spectrum of athletics from track & field, indoor and outdoors, to cross country and road racing, winning numerous Mayo, Connacht and National medals in the process. Registration is available on the day in the Irishtown Community Centre from 3pm. You can also enter in advance at Refreshments will be served afterwards. All are welcome to Run, Jog or Walk in Memory of Padraig