There have been a few incidents and accidents at training over the last weeks. Please read the safety advice below. As someone who's not been able to join you running for a while and has been driving near groups on Monday evenings, please be advised that many of you are poorly visible to traffic. Reflective gear is essential.
Well it's almost that time of year. Yes, grass racing time! The NI Winter League starts on Saturday 22nd October with the Bobby Rea Memorial Cross Country to be held at the beautiful Kilbroney Park,Rostrevor. The women's 5K race is at 2.40pm; men's 8K race at 3.10pm.
Over the following Saturdays we have the Comber Cup on 29 Oct and the McConnell Shield on 5 Nov.
To help you prep for these events we're offering club training on Sunday 9th October & Saturday 15th October. Meet 9:30am at Peoples Park for warmup laps and then run to Sentry Hill for the workout. Bring spikes or trail shoes. Cool down is the run back to Peoples Park (after changing shoes). In Week 1 the session will be 3 x 8 minutes, jog 4 minutes. In Week 2 is will be 3x10minutes, jog 4 minutes.
Tonight's Slemish 5K has been postponed. Please join us at Seven Towers Leisure Centre for our usual programme. The new kit will be available so come along a wee bit early if you can to pick up your vest or tee.
Would you like to take part? It's something a bit different - shorter distances and the chance to raucously support one another whilst catching up with friends from other clubs. Interested? Ladies, contact Ruth; gents, talk to Alastair.
We will be starting a new Cosy Sofa Programme in Ballee:
Tuesday 13th September (and the following 9 Tuesday evenings)
Meeting point will be the car park just up from the Phoenix Petrol station in Ballee (Queen Street/Antrim Road)
We know that getting out the door will be the hardest step in the nine week course. We also know that all the club members who help with this are only there to make you feel good, give it a go you won’t regret it. So be reassured that our experienced club runners and coaches will all join in to help newcomers along, and get them started. Click for more info and to apply.
Part of the Gig 'n The Bann festival, this friendly 5K road run begins on Portglenone Main Street at 7pm and ends at the Community Centre/Marina on the Gortgole Road. Registration is on the night 6-6:45pm, but to avoid congestion, James T is taking your entries at tonight's training.