We had a great end to 2014 with 2 really enjoyable events for our junior members:
Duathlon Training Day – Corkagh Park
It was our first time to hold this event at the fantastic Corkagh Park in Clondalkin. Although it was extremely cold, thankfully it was dry and bright. It was also the first time we invited outside members of other clubs to participate and we received very positive feedback from them.
We had the Under 8’s dash which was a 400m cycle followed by a 200m sprint. Following this was the 8-10 years which was a 400m run/1500m cycle/400m run. Next up was the 11-12 years event which was a 400m run/3750m cycle/400m run. And then last was the older members who did an 800m run/3750m cycle/800m run. Well done to all who participated.
Afterwards we enjoyed some hot chocolate and home-baked goodies which helped warm the bellies!
All participants received medals and it was fantastic to see our own members do so well. I hope you all learnt a little about what competitive racing is like!
Swim Gala – Greystones
We had a bigger number of participants this year for our annual swim gala which was great. Members were divided into waves based on their ages and each wave did a front crawl race and then a breast stroke race.
All participants received a certificate and the first 3 places received a prize.
Afterwards he had a Christmas party in one of the rooms with music, party food and a presentation. There were plenty of spot prizes too and of course chocolate Santas. It was a great way to end the year!
We would like to thank all the bakers, the helpers, the marshalls, the volunteers, senior club members, the coaches and the committee members for a stellar job done this year with all the training and the races.