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In the Spring of every year - keep an eye on social media
This group is aimed at people who have never run before and would like to challenge themselves with something new. It is also ideal for those who have run in the past and would like to get back to running again after injury etc. Once the C25K program is complete our athletes have the option of moving to the next level. The program runs on Monday & Wednesday night at 7pm for 8 weeks with day 3 of each week at the local park run.
This group is aimed at our C25K graduates and those who want to run in a non competitive environment to maintain their 5k level and improve their 5k times. The next stage is to get to 10k and beyond. The group meet on a Monday and Wednesday night at 7.15pm. Athletes take part in parkruns and road races. Type of training - Long slow runs, Intervals and hill training with dynamic warmups, and static cooldowns. Athletes have gone on to do half and full marathons.
2. 6.30 @ 6.30pm
This group meet on a Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm for long slow runs.
This group is the next stepping stone to longer & more endurance running. The training is aimed at building pace alongside increasing distance over time. The group is mixed ability with some maininting 5km distance with quicker speed while others increase both speed and distance up to half marathon & marathon level. This group meets Tuesday nights at 7pm for structured training (Hill, interval, Tempo & Fartlek). They also meet on Saturday mornings for interval training in Newbridge House at 9.30am. All athletes at this level are encouraged to train a further 1-2 times extra per week also.
This group train together on Wednedays at 7pm for long intervals and a Saturday mornings at 9.30am for a full interval session. These athletes are encouraged to take part in middle distance athletics Ireland competition, half and full marathons.
We have a level 4 Track and Field Coach training at various times and locations. Please contact Dara Carr on 0876599847 or Enda Gavigan on 0862446973, for more details. This group are a competitive track and field group taking part in sprinting, jumping and throwing competition.
Our throws group "The Tossers", meet at 11am on a Saturday in Newbridge House. Come and join us, it's great fun and for all abilities and ages who want to try out throws. Please phone Jennifer on 0872936509 for more details.