There were some good performances by our Rosses and Gaoth Dobhair athletes at the Sportshall Athletics trials at the Aura on Sunday last.
Two Shot Putt victories and three personal bests from Emily Croke, Maghery who threw 8.36m in the U-13 Girls; Éamonn Ó Gallachóir, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair who threw 10.71m in the U-13 boys and Saoirse Bonner who was 2nd U-15 with a throw of 8.64m.
A double sprint victory by Dungloe lad John Boyle in the 2 Lap and 4 Lap. Victory for Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair girl Orfhlaith Winters in the U-15 Speed Bounce, indeed a 1,2,3 for our athletes here with Saskia Boyle and Caoimhe Boyle filling the top spots.
There were many other fine performances from our athletes also. Well done to all. It is obvious the training and hard work is paying off.
Well done to our athletes who received awards at the Donegal Athletics Board Awards night on Saturday last at the Finn Valley Centre. Those included Leah Mc Garvey, Ailbhe O Donnell, Patrick Marry and Aidan Gillespie for Master Athlete of the Year
The Club AGM was held on Friday night last in the center in Dore and it was great to see the large attendance. A strong committee and support team were put in place with positions filled to be detailed next week. For the new committee please note there will be a Committee Meeting this Friday night at 8pm again in the Center in Dore.
Please note that Registrations are now due for the calendar year 2015. This will be required and cover for all athletes for indoors, track and field, cross country, etc. Forms can be got and returned at the Sporthall nights in Gweedore and Dungloe. Paul McGee will have forms for the adults as well as the form being posted on facebook. A registration night will also be held over the next few weeks so please watch for details.
Sportshall Athletics are started again in the Pobalscoil Gweedore on Monday nights. Contact Ita for details on 0871309536.
The club 5k Spring Series is coming up with the following dates Race 1 – Sunday February 1st at Carrickfinn. Race 2 – Sunday March 29th at Carrickfinn. Race 3 – Sunday April 26th at Carraickfinn. This is a good starting point for people looking to run 5ks, 10ks, adventure races, etc for the year as part of a pre season plan, getting started into walking, jogging or running. The idea would be to get a benchmark to start with and build over the 3 months. The races will be open to serious runners, recreational runners, joggers, walkers, etc in a family friendly environment promoting health, participation and fun. Come on, join the fun and get healthy.
Training sessions are happening on Wednesday evenings at 7pm at the Industrial Estate with planned sessions happening. Please feel free to come along and join the adult group who do a long run in the forestry every Sunday morning at 11am. Meet at the Blue Bridge, Arduns, Gweedore.Tags: