Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Dates Set for Kildare Track & Field Championships

The county board has set the dates for round 1 and 2 of the County Track & Field Championships. Dates are as follows:

Round 1 - Sunday 10th May
Round 2 - Sunday 17th May

Venues have not been confirmed.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Le Chéile represented in Masters All Ireland Team

Its been a few years since Kildare was represented at the Masters All Ireland Cross Country championships. Last Sunday saw a hardy ('old') group of seven don the brilliant white county vests and with the pride of the county in their hearts set off on the 7km course in Tymon Park (Dublin). It was a fantastic day for running with the sun shining and only a light breeze to contend with, with generally good conditions under foot.

The team was led home by Larry and followed not too far behind by John, but more importantly all finished with bodies intact (which is important at our ages!!) and smiles on faces. Our team came in 10th position which leaves lots of room for improvement, but its a great start having a masters team represent the county again.

The team consisted of Larry Kelly (St Cocas), John O'Regan (Le Chéile), John Canning (Newbridge), Tony Brennan (Le Chéile), Gerry Halton (Naas), Brendan Delaney (Naas) and Sean Sweeney

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Training - Tonight thursday

Due to the condition of the track after all the snow and the forecast conditions, all training will take place in the hall this evening.

Please dont forget to bring along 2 euro to cover cost of hall.

O'Regan storms the Empire State Building

John O'Regan, Le Chéile coach and athlete, added another unusual event to his long list of achievements.
On Tuesday (3rd Feb), John joined 249 other runners to complete the race to the top of the Empire State Building in New York.

This event involves athletes starting at the ground floor of the building and climbing the 86 floors (1576 steps, 320m in elevation) to the observation deck. John completed the race in just under 15 minutes, which anyone who has visited the building will appreciate is a fraction of the time required to queue to take the lift.

Well done John, another fine example of how fitness can be applied to the most unusual and challenging endeavours.
If you are interested in seeing a video of this gruelling event click here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Training Cancelled Tonight...

Due to snow-covered track and the likely continuation of the severe weather, training is cancelled tonight (Tuesday 3rd Feb).

Normal training will resume on Thursday evening.