Cilles AC – September 2021

Hope everyone enjoyed their summer, typical of the weather to improve for the return to school! All our running groups are back up after a shortened summer break, hopefully there will be some cross country action to train for.

Bon voyage Holly & Lauren

Holly Brennan departed for the States on Aug 19th to take up a scholarship place in Providence, Rhode Island. She’ll be training with coach Ray Tracey, brother of John Tracey Olympic silver medallist. Ray has an outstanding track record in cross country in the States, Hollys’ already considerable talent can only blossom under his tutelage. All the best Holly, we look forward to hearing all about your adventures. Lauren Murphy has also gone stateside for her ‘Erasmus’ year, hope you have an amazing time.

Club night fundraising for ‘Zak Rocks’

On Aug 26th, we held a club run on the beach to fundraise for Zack Morans treatment, a wonderful 11 year old with stage 4 cancer. We retired to Reddans afterwards for refreshments (thanks to Gary and all the staff for looking after us so well) and a raffle, raising €725 in the process. Thanks to all involved in organising, contributing prizes and giving so generously.

Couch to 5k

Keep an eye out on facebook for the start date, the couch to 5k will be back in the next couple of weeks. Great for beginners and those needing a tune up after a lengthy absence from running. It may suit some existing members as a way to get back into it with a group and hopefully we’ll see lots of new faces.

Juvenile training/Waiting list update

We are in the process of offering places in the groups but are very restricted at the moment with the 15 in a pod rule. We will keep reviewing and offering places as they become available, so please bear with us if you’re waiting on news. If there are any budding coaches out there who’d like to get involved we’d love to hear from you, contact us through messenger or the number on our website

Senior training

Our adults have returned to club training in pods of 15 since May 11th, we’re be meeting at the usual spot in the Tescos carpark, Bettystown, 7.30pm Tues/Thurs, new members always welcome.

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