Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Duleek & District AC 5k Road Race

Duleek & District A.C are proud to present the Duleek AC 5k Road Race. The event is permitted by Athletics Ireland, and will commence on Sunday 26th Februrary @ 1pm. Register early and be sure to get your T shirt. The first 150 registrations will be assured T Shirt

Date & Time

Sunday 26 February 2017 13:00

Event Timing

MyRunResults  http://www.myrunresults.com/events/duleek__district_ac_5k/1969/details

 

Club Training week ahead 30/01

Club Training for week ahead 30th - 4th

Monday 30th
Juvenile Athleties 7-8pm Lourdes Track bus departing at 6.30pm
Adult Track Session 8-9pm Lourdes Track
Adult Club Session 7.15pm Duleek Village Green 7.15pm
Couch-To-5k 7.15pm Duleek Village Green {Hi-Viz}

Tuesday 31th
Little Athletics 5-6pm in the Duleek Parish Hall

Thursday 2th
Couch-To-5k 7.15pm Duleek Village Green
Adult Club Session 7.15pm Duleek Village Green {Hi-Viz}

Saturday 4th
Free Run 0800 Duleek Village Green

If we need to cancel a training session it will be posted on this page and by club text alert.

Enjoy your week,

Open Season

Duleek and District Athletic Club

 

Duleek and District athletic club opened its adult and juvenile account for 2017 in fine style last weekend. Firstly it was the north Kildare village and deciduous plantations of Staplestown that bore witness to some great performances and some notable achievements. On a bitterly cold, but clear morning Ray Cassin bowled for 76 not out as he completed his 76th marathon in the annual East of Ireland event. This momentous achievement which included 10 in consecutive days in 2014, with an impressive time of 4 hours and nine minutes providing the icing on the cake.  The milestone of surpassing the 75 marathon mark was recognised by East of Ireland with a well deserved presentation for Ray on the day. The current club athlete of the year Derek Reilly brought his 2016 form and then some to the occasion as he completed a spectacular PB of 1 hour 27 minutes for the half marathon distance. Eric Devine is shaping up nicely for the National 50k championships in Donadea next month with an impressive marathon performance. Sean and Sandra Cassin, Deborah O’Sullivan, Mary Murray and Anita Lenehan put in fine performances on the day in the half marathon event.

On Sunday 20 of the clubs Juvenile’s made the short trip to Cushinstown for their maiden voyage of the 2017 season.  The Cushinstown AC indoor event is traditionally the first event in the track and field season and is always popular. This year’s event was well attended by both local Meath clubs as well as clubs from further afield in the region. As a result, the standard and calibre in each race was exceptionally high. The indoor arena in Cushinstown had the dual benefit of keeping the cold out and amplifying the atmosphere within for the large crowd that attended. A number of Duleek athletes were making their debuts in the green vests and all performed excellently on the day.  First up was the tot’s race with Rian Power and Cian Rohan placing and Leigh Doyle narrowly outside the places.  Myles Killeen sprinted strongly in his 60m heat, qualifying for the final in the process where he was narrowly pipped for a medal. The under 9 grouping excelled with Saoirse Power winning 60m sprint Nessa Rohan finishing in an excellent third place. Abbie Seery and Ella Cullen also ran excellent races. In the boys under 9 60m Rhys Doyle ran a great race. There was a podium double for the club in the long jump with Saoirse Power and Nessa Rohan taking first and second place respectively in the girl’s long jump with Rhys Doyle finishing fifth in the boys long jump.

Jules Tankersley competed strongly in a very competitive girls under 10 60m with Evan Hoey, Jack Maxwell and Kenny Killeen flying the flag for the boys. Jack qualified strongly through the heats and finished the final with a late surge to take a fantastic silver medal. The competition was no less fierce in the under 11s with Ruby Hartford, Nicole Hoey and Doireann Power all finishing strongly in the girls 60m. Doireann qualified for the final and narrowly missed out on a medal. Jack Fields was another to make his debut running strongly in the boys under 12 60m with Aoife Rohan taking an excellent third place in the girls 60m sprint. Tadgh Dixon qualified through the heats in the under 13 events and with a podium placing in the final just evading him. Sarah Maxwell showed great consistency by sprinting strongly in the 60m and finishing agonisingly outside the medals in the long jump. However, the performance of the day was saved for one of the last and most technical events with Aoife Rohan smashing her previous best and taking gold with a mighty clearance of 1.25 metres. 

The club's Juvenile

The club's Juvenile athletes opened their account for 2017 in fine style at the Cushinstown AC indoor events today. We had a great representation from tiny tots up to under 13 and all of our athletes performed brilliantly. The club returned home with an impressive medal haul of 7 and a numerous excellent placings. This was an excellent days work as the calibre and standard in all races was very high. Cushinstown's indoor facility served the dual purpose of keeping the cold out and amplifying the excitement within in a very well organised event. Grassroots athletics was the real winner today. Well done to all of our athletes and coaches and thanks to all parents who came along to support. There will be lots more events over the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned to this page for all details.

 

Club Training week ahead 23/01

Club Training for the week ahead;
Monday 23/01/17
Juvenile Athletes 7-8pm Lourdes Track bus departing at 6.30pm
Adult Club and Track Session 8-9pm Lourdes track
Adult Club Session Duleek Village Green 7.15pm
Couch-To-5k 7.15pm Duleek Village Green 7.15pm

Tuesday 24/01/17
Little Athletics 5-6pm in the Duleek parish hall

Thursday 26/01/17
Adult Club Session Duleek Village Green 7.15pm

Saturday 28/01/17
Free run 8am Duleek Village Green

If we need to cancel a training session it will be posted here on the club page and by club text alert.

Enjoy your week .

 

Couch-To-5k 2017

Duleek and District Athletic Club Couch-to-5k 2017

Question;

  • Are you a first time runner?
  • Are you looking to get back running after time out?
  • Are you looking to improve your fitness?
  • Are you looking for a challenge or have a goal to run 5k?

Whatever your reason, the Couch-to-5k can work for you.

Starting;

  • Thursday 12th January 2017
  • Two days a week {Monday & Thursday 7.15pm Duleek village green}
  • 7-week program – ends on Thursday 23rd February
  • Run the Duleek AC 5K on Sunday 26th February
  • The cost of the program is €65 and will also entitle you to one year’s membership of Duleek & District Athletic Club, so after you complete the Couch-to-5k program you will have the fitness and motivation to continue with your running and progress and set yourself new goals.

For more information about Duleek and District Athletic Club, please visit www.duleekac.ie ,And for info on the Couch-to-5k program email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Summit to Shore

Duleek and District Athletic Club

 

Milder than usual temperatures are making for a busier than usual month of December for Duleek and District AC with a number of athletes finishing an excellent club year on a high note. There was an interesting Cassin double with a summit and shore theme as Ray and Gigi Cassin picked ideal weather conditions and one of the east of Ireland’s most scenic locations as they tackled the Sugar loaf 10k. The trail race which encompassed hill, stone, bushes and rock on the out and back course with outstanding views of the surrounding countryside lakes and seas proving ample reward for the onerous uphill parts of the course. The out and back course proved as popular as ever with the numerous athletes who took part and looks like being a racing fixture for many years to come.

There was a shore finish to the annual Lanzarote marathon as Sean and Sandra Cassin rounded off a very successful racing year in the balmy Canary island. Both Sean and Sandra followed up on excellent performances and PBs in the Dublin marathon this year. Indeed, there was a very Irish flavour to the event with the race being won by Irish athlete Gary O’Hanlon. From there it was back to more familiar and local surroundings at the Lourdes stadium, Drogheda for the inaugural Drogheda and District AC Christmas 5k. Santa hat and elf costumes added a festive feel to the event which was very well organised by local club Drogheda and District AC. Mingled amongst the red and white were a number of green vests as there were some notable achievements and milestones by Duleek and District AC athletes.

Marion Hayden rounded off a fantastic debut season for the club in this race. Since joining the club through its couch to 5k programme earlier this year Marion has gone from strength to strength. A club award last month proved ample and deserved recognition for her achievements this year. However, it was definitely a case of saving the best until last as Marion clocked her most notable achievement of the year by taking third place in her category. The success of the couch to 5k group did not end there with Olive Wall also running a great race finishing in an impressive time of 27 minutes and 53 seconds and smashing her previous PB in the process. Club captain Lorna Fields made an excellent return to racing action whilst there were also great performances by Caroline Doyle, Liz Carolan and Sam Power.

Press Release

Great way to finish off 2016 with this great news. A Press Release following last night’s ICLC meeting, It's just the kick start Duleek & District Athletic Club & Duleek Bellewstown GFC and the whole community of Duleek need going into 2017. Congratulations and well done to the hard-working Steering Committee and all involved.

Awards Night and PB's

Duleek and District Athletic Club

The running year that was 2016 was commemorated in fine style at the recent Duleek and District ac annual awards night. The night, which is the main event on the clubs social calendar, was well attended. It was a night of reflection and celebration of the clubs numerous achievements during the year. There were several notable highlights some of which were the clubs inaugural and massively successful Couch to 5k programme with the programme welcoming many new members who breathed new life into the club. The Indaver Duleek 10k continues to go from strength to strength and has become a fixture on the Meath road running calendar. The captain’s league was also introduced during the year and added a fun and comraderie dimension to a number of summer road races. The clubs juvenile’s continued to fly the flag for the club in Track and Field and achieved some notable successes in Meath League and Meath championship events in Navan. The club sent its largest ever contingent of 28 to the start line of the Dublin marathon with 11 of these taking on the distance for the first time. Within those feats there were numerous great performances, personal bests, county medals and notable achievements.

Orla Crosby and Alan McKeown were unveiled as the club captains for 2017, both of whom proving to be hugely popular choices.  Within the Fit for Life group Jean Wynne, Marion Hayden, Gary Moore  and Billy McCormack received awards for their achievements during the year. Anne Hamilton and Paddy Lennon scooped the most improved awards in the Meet and train group with both athletes having shown great form during the year. Kevin Durkin and Amanda Noone were rewarded for numerous impressive outings during the year as they received the Meet and Train male and female athlete of the year awards. It was with eager anticipation that the club Athlete of the year and club person of the year awards were announced. Karen O’Sullivan was an extremely worthy winner of the club person of the year award, a fitting recognition for all of the hard work Karen does behind the scenes on behalf of the club. An equally popular winner was club athlete of the year Derek Reilly. Derek excelled across all distances during the year setting numerous personal bests and racing consistently.

A short few days later the glad rags were replaced by gloves as a number of the clubs athletes were in action across the region. Anne Hamilton rounded off an excellent year with a great performance in a cold and hilly Waterford half marathon. Anne has carried through her form from her first marathon this year and continues to go from strength to strength as she clocked a new PB of 2 hours and 4 minutes. Eric Devine has been no stranger to PBs this year and is finishing the year exactly as he started it with an excellent PB of 1 hour and 37 minutes in the East of Ireland half marathon in Howth. Marathon stalwart continued his preparations for his upcoming 100 mile challenge as he completed back to back marathons in consecutive days in the hills of Howth. Peter Hearty locked up the year in fine style, saving his best performance of the year until last and breaking the 17 minute barrier for 5k along the way. Peter clocked a mightily impressive 16.56 in a highly competitive Jingle Bells 5k in the Phoenix park. David Doyle clocked 18 minutes and 7 seconds in the same race.

Great week on the Northside

Duleek and District Athletic Club

 

Despite the onset of icy conditions and the curtain closing on the running season of 2016 there were some notable highlights for Duleek and District AC over the past week. Four venues in North Dublin saw some great performances across varying distances from Duleek athletes. First off was the Amy Devine who lit up the Dublin run in the Dark 5k event with a smashing performance. Amy has been putting in some great work on the track of late and it came as no surprise to see her reap the rewards of this effort by knocking in excess of 2 minutes off her personal best and completing the course in a time of 31.48. From the Docklands the action moved a few miles north to an equally icy  Clontarf which hosted its annual 5 mile and half marathon road races. Flying the flag for Duleek AC in the half marathon was Susan Walsh. Susan has had a great year which has seen her go on to complete her first marathon in Dublin this year. She put all those marathon preparation miles to further good use by running a great race in the half and completing the distance in a time of 2 hours and 10 min.

The next piece of action took place in Balbriggan on the same day as the East of Ireland bandwagon rolled into town. The events on offer were the full and half marathon distance.  Ray Cassin continues to show great consistency and completed the full marathon in an impressive 4 hours and 20 minutes. The club had several members taking on the half distance. Sean Cassin followed up on a big PB in the Dublin marathon by running another excellent race. Aishling Duff, Susan Gleeson, Barbara Lenehan and Anne Hamilton also proved that they had lost none of the pep from their step and Paddy Lennon, Stephen Burke and Sandra Cassin also putting in great performances. Elsewhere, David Doyle took second place at the ALSAA winter league 3,000m track event. 

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