EDAC Training Programme – The Spring / Summer programme.

SENIORS
The Senior training session has moved to Wednesday evening at 7pm meeting at EDAC club rooms. Please note that the seniors will not be meeting at 7pm at Ballymote or on a Thursday evening at 7:30pm at the EDAC club rooms.

JUNIORS
The Juniors (P6 – 16yrs ‘Sinead’) training session has moved to Wednesday evening at 7:15pm – 8:15pm. Please note that the juniors (P6 – 16yrs Sinead) will not be meeting on a Thursady evening at 7:15pm at EDAC club rooms.

The Juniors (Post Primary – 16 yrs ‘Kim’) training session has moved to Wednesday evening at 7pm – 8pm. Please note that the juniors (Post Primary – 16 yrs ‘Kim’) will not be meeting on a Thursady evening at 7:30pm at EDAC club rooms.

Full details can be found on the website http://www.eastdownac.co.uk/?page_id=326

EDAC Training Programme – The Spring / Summer programme

SENIORS
The Senior training session has moved to Wednesday evening at 7pm meeting at EDAC club rooms. Please note that the seniors will not be meeting at 7pm at Ballymote or on a Thursday evening at 7:30pm at the EDAC club rooms.

JUNIORS
The Juniors (P6 – 16yrs ‘Sinead’) training session has moved to Wednesday evening at 7:15pm – 8:15pm. Please note that the juniors (P6 – 16yrs Sinead) will not be meeting on a Thursday evening at 7:15pm at EDAC club rooms.

The Juniors (Post Primary – 16 yrs ‘Kim’) training session has moved to Wednesday evening at 7pm – 8pm. Please note that the juniors (Post Primary – 16 yrs ‘Kim’) will not be meeting on a Thursday evening at 7:30pm at EDAC club rooms.

Full details can be found on the website http://www.eastdownac.co.uk/?page_id=326

A Grand Day

photo 2Does the date 15th April 15 mean anything to you? Something to do with the Titanic? No. The date the Magna Carta was signed? No. Daniel Atkinson’s birthday? Yes, but perhaps I should be even more specific and give the date as 15th April 2015? It should in fact have
been 7th April but the stork got sidetracked and miraculously it resulted in what for me became a “GRAND” day. Some of you may know that I have 4 daughters and 4 granddaughters, hence when people talk about “G8 meetings” it means something different to me than to others. So the later the arrival of the much anticipated new baby became, the more we were convinced it was another girl. The G8 would inevitably become G9. Imagine then the excitement and indeed shock when those 3 little words IT’S A BOY were uttered on last Wednesday evening. The effects of this announcement were immediate and in one respect at least, utterly devastating. In one fell swoop not only did it transform our thinking from Lily the Pink to Little Boy Blue, but it also wiped out the entire family strategy for dealing with the huge collection of hand me downs, gathered up over the past 40 years. Add to this the coincidence that it was also my eldest granddaughter’s 24th birthday and my grand niece’s 7th birthday and you’ll see why it was the grandest of grand days for me. Continue reading

Titanic 10k

TITANIC 10K

With many in the process of fine tuning their preparations for the London marathon in 2 weeks time and the Belfast equivalent in just over 3, there was a smaller than normal East Down contingent in the Titanic Quarter on Sunday for the annual 10K. In the absence of last year’s winner Paul Pollock and the recently dominant Project Africa athletes the opportunity for Ulster”s home based squad was seized by Glaslough’s Conor Duffy who came home just 8 seconds ahead of last year’s third placed Scott Rankin of Foyle Valley, Continue reading

Jog around the Bog in Peatlands Park on 25 April

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Below is a press release from Ally Bennett who I have been helping with the arrangements for the “Jog around the Bog” in Peatlands Park on 25 April, Clearly marked at Junction 13 on M1.  This is a really lovely location and is an ideal route for runners of all abilities – it’s flat, multi terrain with lots of boardwalks, tree lined avenues similar to the path at Quoile and plenty of springy turf paths as well – it’s not called the Peatlands Park for nothing  – distance about 5.5 miles.

I would appeal for a big turnout for what I think is an extremely worthy cause. For all our runners in Hill and Dale, it will be wee buns, similar conditions but no hills! And there will be sandwiches and more wee buns afterwards!! Continue reading

Ballygalget 10K

Ballygalget 10kI always enjoy the Ballygalget 10K, perhaps it’s because it’s not your ordinary, run of the mill event, as it requires a bit more planning than just hopping in the car and driving off. For those of us on this side of the Lough it involves a sea crossing and on a fine sunny Easter Sunday morning what could be more attractive?  In fact for scenic content alone the Lecale area far surpasses many of the far flung attractions we pay hundreds of pounds to visit. Continue reading

Junior Training Update

There will be no club training sessions this Thursday evening 9th April 2015. This includes for the following:

  • Junior – Ballymote
  • Junior - EDAC club rooms (inside and outside)