How did JnrCru get on at the Dublin Indoor Championships, training closed until further notice and other news.
In support of the Government decision to close schools etc. there will be no training until the 29th March 2020. Please stay safe and well and follow the HSE guidelines.
Based on guidance received we will update this position as we get near to the 29th.
Thanks and stay safe and well.
Jim, John & Maria
NATIONAL SPORTS CAMPUS
Where? National Sports Campus Abbotstown
How do I enter? By emailing athletes name, date of birth and events to be entered in to firstname.lastname@example.org We will only accept entries where 2020 membership has been paid. ENTRIES CLOSE 19th January.
Who can enter? To enter you must be a current member and registered with Athletics Ireland for 2020. You can only be registered if you have paid your 2020 club membership. WE WILL NOT ENTER ANY ATHLETE WHO HAS NOT PAID THEIR 2020 MEMBERSHIP
How much does it cost? The cost is €4 per event entered. The club will pay entry for all athletes who turn up and compete. If you enter and do not turn up you must reimburse the club the cost of entry.
When & what events can they enter? See events post in upcoming competitions. If your athlete turns 10 in 2020 they are U11; if your athlete turns 11 in 2020 they are under 12 etc etc
What does my athlete wear/bring? When racing you must wear your Crusaders singlet/t-shirt. Don't forget your spikes if you have them. Please also bring water and you may need food etc. if there all day.
Who is responsible for my athlete? YOU ARE; with the large number of entries it would be impossible for coaches to be responsible for athletes. There is also a requirement on Crusaders to provide officials and this takes up coaches time.
What time should I arrive? To ensure your athlete checks in, completes a warm-up, gets familiarity with surroundings we recommend arriving a minimum of 1 hour before race scheduled time.
"BUT it never runs to schedule?" : With the large number of athletes entering multiple events it is very difficult to schedule; please be patient with officials and expect to spend time there.
I am not happy with a result? In Crusaders sportsmanship comes first. If you are not happy with a result DO NOT CHALLENGE THE OFFICIAL (they have voluntarily given their time); please refer to John Caird, Jim O’Neill or Maria Caird ONLY.
Any hints to make the weekend more enjoyable? Be prepared to spend time there. Your athlete may have to complete heats and a final; bring food, drinks, extra clothes etc.
Where do I park? There will be parking on the campus BUT, it will get very busy. We recommend you arrive early.
How will I know when my race is on? Listen carefully to announcements and follow timetable but, remember it is subject to change on the day. Crusaders coaches will be around on the day and will also assist.
They won't let me on the track with my athlete/child? Only officials are allowed track side. It is normal for there to be a call area which is where your athlete is brought to when their race is called. You will then return to the viewing area.
I don't have a Crusaders singlet OR T-shirt? Your coach can get you one at training. T-shirts are now €10 and Singlet €20.
My athlete does not have spikes? Spikes are not a necessity but, do give an advantage. Our members have found the following shops very helpful in the past: Grandstand Sports, 106 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire. Runzone 27/29 Orwell Road , Rathgar. We also have a bag of spikes in the SHED. If you have spikes that no longer fit please bring them down and swap for a pair in your athletes size.
Well done to all Crusaders athletes who competed in National Juvenile Championships Tullamore over two weekends in July.
Crusaders was well represented in a variety of events against very strong opposition. Conor Napper brought home a silver medal in the U15s pole vault and battled against fierce competition in blazing heat in high jump & triple jump. Morgan Brennan also received a silver medal in the U17 discus and placed 6th in the hammer.
Shane Cosgrave narrowly missed out on a medal placing 4th in U16 hammer.
Luke Timlin, Sean Owens, Emily Lyne, Stephen Conneely and Hugo Magee all qualified from their heats into the final of their track events while Nadine Deehan & Luke Timlin battled hard in their field events.
Congratulations to everyone.
See below for new season cross country training.
The new season starts Saturday 07th September at 10.15 sharp. Please come for 10.00hrs and bring water, waterproofs etc. The groups will be allocated with training starting at 10.15 in groups with your coach. Please be on time.
Cru Future Stars: 8 + 9 yrs
Saturday: 10:15 to 11:45
Learning to Train: 10 - 11 yrs
Thursday: 18:00 to 19:30
Saturday: 10:15 to 11:45
Training to Train: 12 - 16 yrs
Training to Compete: 16 - 19yrs
Tuesday: 18:00 to 19:30 (12+ ONLY)
Thursday: 18:00 to 19:30 (10+ ONLY)
Saturday: 10:15 to 11:45 ( All age groups)
In preparation for the new season of cross country running we will have two pre-season cross country training days on Saturday 24th, 29th & 31st of August. These sessions will take place in the park beside Irishtown Stadium. Please meet at the entrance to Irishtown at 10.15am. There is only cross country training on these dates. Please bring water, water proof jacket etc.
Well done to U14 girls relay team who secured a hard fought silver in the Dublin Indoor Championships.