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from AAI webiste – Middle Distance Squad Day
– Build-Up Begins For Titantic Quarter 10k
– Irish Milers Club
– World Junior Preparation Day And Junior Hurdles Day
Middle Distance Squad Day

800/1500 Mtrs Squad Day On Saturday April 5th At Morton Stadium Santry

Day details as follows

11 am Introduction

11 15 am Training Session

1 45pm Discussion on training for the Pre Track Period with Dave Sunderland leading UK Middle Distance Coach

3 Pm Advice on Stretching and Injury Prevention with a leading Physiotherapist.

4 PM Close.

Athletes and coaches interested in attending please contact National Senior Endurance Coordinator Jim Davis @ 0879537637

Or 0868538750 E Mail [email protected] before Wednesday April 2nd.

Build-Up Begins For Titantic Quarter 10k

Athletes Get Ready For Only Official Warm Up Race For Belfast City Marathon

Titanic Quarter is encouraging fun runners and athletes to start their build up for this year’s Titanic Quarter 10K where participants can for the first time see the extent of building work on the Queen’s Island development. The TQ10K Race formerly Laganside 10K, has become an annual fixture in Northern Ireland’s athletics calendar attracting elite and international competitors as well as local participants ranging from beginners to experienced runners.

Irish Milers Club
The Irish Milers Club are delighted to announce their permit approved fixtures for the 2008 season:

2008 Irish Milers Club Events

Date, Location, Distances :

May 3rd Irishtown M 3000m/1000m/600m W 1000m
May 31st Tullamore M Olympic Mile W 800m
June 21st Irishtown M 800m W 800m
July 5th Irishtown M 3000m/1500m W 1500m
July 12th Cork M 800m W 800m

See our website www.irishmilersclub.com for more details and race fields before the event. PB bonuses, excellent prizemoney and pacemaking. Permits have already been approved. A, B and C category standards catered for in all events. 2008 BMC/IMC Membership €20.

Contact Des Lynch [email protected] or
Garrett Coughlan [email protected]
for more details.

World Junior Preparation Day And Junior Hurdles Day

Amazing spirit developed in a short period of time

If enthusiasm, energy, talent and sheer hard work are pre-requisites for success then Saturdays relay squad session in Santry was the first step in our junior men’s and woman’s sprint relay teams preparation for World Junior qualification.

Six hours of work with a short interlude for lunch developed the skills required for relay success. Both squads developed amazing spirit in a short period of time cumulating in specific work through the relay “change box” were the competitive instincts of all the athletes came to the fore. Led by Athletics Ireland’s speed consultant Graham Knight and assisted by sprints co-ordinator Stephen Maguire, and coaches Joe Evans and Brian Corcoran the squads enjoyed top class feedback and practical advice. The buzz in the indoor area was enhanced by fellow athletes with parents and personal coaches enjoying the session.

On Sunday the hurdles squad kept up the momentum, again led by Graham each hurdler visibly grew in confidence as the day progressed. The theme of the day was developing proper technique, posture and attack on and off the hurdle, and blessed with a hint of spring weather the athletes demonstrated their skills to the assembled coaches during the afternoon session.

On both days the squads had the benefit of video analysis and each athlete will receive a DVD to help them and their club coach in analysing their technique.

For further information contact Stephen Maguire on 07730308311 or Gary Ryan Director of Coaching.