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Fit4life In Full Swing in Co. Wicklow


Fit4life is in full swing at the Charlesland Sports centre in Co Wicklow where one of the Wicklow based groups under the banner of Greystones / Sli Cualann are being taken through their paces by group leader Teresa Kinane. The group meet on Monday nights and are ready to start at 8.30pm. Many of the group add this to their “Buggy Buddies” group where parents meet to go on strolls with their young children. “We run two groups from the centre, Monday and Wednesday nights, with a simple aim of encouraging everyone to take part in exercise”.

Over the last few weeks the girls have registered with the club and are participating in the Fit4life league that the county also have running in various venues where we had over 50 entries on Sunday in Ashford. Wicklow has a comprehensive Fit4life program which is detailed below.

Wicklow Fit4life Meet & Train Groups
Sli Cualann A.C. are running Meet & Train Groups in the following locations with details as follows:

Wicklow Town
Inbhear Dee A.C.
Noreen O’Reilly 0404-67951 / 087-2330403

Parnel A.C.
Bill Porter 0404-46010 / 087-2928660

Eamonn Tilley 01-2761641 / 086-8097162

Greystones A.C.
Theresa Kinane 01-2876115 / 086-8635797

Bray Runners
Dermot Brennan
01-2861183 / 086-8227454

Lakeshore Striders
Niamh Gaffney 087-6141239

Wicklow Fit4Life Leagues

General Information
Entry fee to all Fit4Life League events is €5.
All participants of the Fit4Life Leagues must be registered with the Athletics Association of
Registration with A.A.I. is €20 and covers the period January 1st 2008 to December 31st 2008.
Seven races from the twelve month League must be run to be counted for overall awards.
Presentations for each race will be made on the day.
These presentations will be nominal – medals, tee shirts, sports socks etc. They will be awarded to the first three in each category.
An overall award will be made to the Top Individual in each category, who has participated in seven races. This Award will be made at the annual Star Awards Presentation evening.
Register for event no later than 30 minutes before start time.

Fit4Life league – Event Details


Sunday 27th
Fit4Life Round 1 / Trail 4 ½ Miles
Glendalough 10:30am
Meet at Laragh GAA Club


Sunday 24th
Fit4Life Round 2 / 5Km
Ashford 10:30am
Meet at Ashford House Car Park


Sunday 2nd
Fit4Life Round 3 / Grass 4 Miles
Murrough, Wicklow 10:30am
Meet at Free Car Park in the Murrough


Friday 25th
Fit4Life Round 4 + County Road Ch. 5Km
Kilcoole 7:00pm
Meet at Colaiste Chraobh Abhann


Sunday 11th
Fit4Life Round 5 + Spar Mile Challenge
Greystones 10:30am
Charlesland Sport & Recreation Park


Wednesday 18th
Fit4Life Round 6 / Road 2 Miles
Roundwood 7:30pm
GAA Complex


Friday 18th
Fit4Life / Track 5Km & 3Km
Greystones 7:30pm
Charlesland Sport & Recreation Park


Sunday 24th
Fit4Life Round 8 / Predictor Run
Djouce 10:30am
Top Car Park – closest to Bray.

Athletes minus watch. All will be timed. Individual in each category closest to predicted time will win spot prize.


Sunday 21st
Fit4Life Round 9 / Road 5Km
Shangannah 10:30am
Meet in big field before the bridge.


Wednesday 15th
Fit4Life Round 10 / Road
2 Miles Wicklow 7:30pm
Comhaltas building, Wicklow


Sunday 30th
Fit4Life Round 11 / Road Relays
Arklow 10:30am
Meet at Arklow Sport & Leisure Centre.

Essential to register early. Teams of three. Teams will be selected randomly on the day based on best times for mile. Individual times will be taken for League purposes.


Sunday 14th
Fit4Life Round 1 / Trail 4 ½ Miles
Glendalough 10:30am
Meet at Laragh GAA

The Fit4Life programme is suitable for beginners through to regular runners. The emphasis is on meeting with people of a similar ability on a regular basis. You will be under the guidance of a qualified Fit4Life leader. Those leaders will set out a schedule suitable for your needs. The training nights will feature group fitness, with each group composed of people with similar fitness levels. These groups will range in ability from complete beginners up to regular runners and they will each train at their appropriate level