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. Bring a picnic, suncream, chairs are a great idea, whatever you need to enjoy the day.
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, Moya Nolan or Brian Linton 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, chairs, extra clothes etc.
Where do I park? There will be parking at venues 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? It is normal for only officials to be 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? You will need to come to training to purchase one. T-shirts are now €8 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. Mick Dowling Sports World, Terenure.