EDAC Membership Registration

Membership renewal fee is now due. The membership year runs from 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017. You can renew at any of the club sessions or by posting the forms (details on form).

To simplify the process I have pre-filled your new Registration Form with your 2015/16 details. You can collect the forms at the club from Mark McDowell or Frank Cunningham, check all the details and update were needed prior to paying the fee.

The following blank forms can be used by new members.
Click here for Senior Membership Form
Click here for Junior Membership Form

Membership fees 2016/17:

ADULT £30
JUNIORS (under 18yrs old) £20
Family (Option 1) For 2 x ADULTs £45
Family (Option 2) For 1 x ADULTs + 1 x JUNIOR £35
Family (Option 3) For 1 x ADULTs + 2 x JUNIORs £45
Family (Option 4) For any larger family group than above £55 max

Junior Membership:

Ballymote
The Thursday night sessions at Ballymote are at capacity and new members can register for the waiting list at any of the Thursday night sessions at Ballymote 6-7pm. I would remind all renewing members to complete the forms and pay the fee ASAP to secure your place.

Club rooms
You can renew at any of the club sessions or by posting the forms (details on form).
To simplify the process I have pre-filled your new Registration Form with your 2015/16 details. You can collect the forms at the club from Mark McDowell or Frank Cunningham, check all the details and update were needed prior to paying the fee.

All new members are very welcome and can register at any of the club sessions. You can come along and try out a couple of sessions before committing to membership…. Just bring your gear along.

Please read the East Down Athletics Club Child Protection Policy Statement, Junior Club Membership Rules contained within our Handbook at (http://www.eastdownac.co.uk/?page_id=383) and relay the contents to your children.

EDAC Emails

If any EDAC member is not receiving email news from membership@eastdownac.co.uk and you would like to receive these, can you please email me to the above address with the members name and email address. This also applies to any member wishing to change their email address.

Mark McDowell

3 Lakes and Les Jones 2016

Hill and DALE – Round 5 – ROCKY

Thursday and the arrival of race 5 means the Hill and Dale series has almost reached the half way point – and I’ve only done two, so it’s farewell to my chances of getting this year’s award for completing 6 out of the 11 rounds – those among you who are about to criticise my former maths teacher for dereliction of duty should hold off. I know it’s theoretically possible to do another 4 out of the remaining 6, but given that they include Slieves Lough Shannagh and Donard and a couple of other equally hairy and scary ones I trust you’ll understand my reasoning. Anyway Thursday  night saw the return to Rocky – good name for a film that? – and with several East Down regulars missing due to the call of the Les Jones “easier option 10K”on Friday night it was Neil Andrews who led the way for the East Down contingent, claiming a very respectable in 27th place overall with Gavin Hynds while Niamh Kellettt  won her category and remains a leading contender for silverware come the end of the series.

 

LES JONES 10K

Friday night was ideal for the latest running of this popular event, much of it along the Lagan towpath, before the tough climb into Barnett’s Park, and Martin Willcox Continue reading

Thursday night senior training sessions

ALL SENIOR MEMBERS SHOULD WEAR HI-VIZ CLOTHING DURING SESSIONS

Departing EDAC Clubhouse at 7:15pm sharp:

19 May – 6 X 1km with 2 minute recovery – Quoile

26 May – (Flat) Pyramid: 400m, 600m, 800m, 1000m, 1000m, 800m, 600m, 400m (@5K pace) [90sec recovery throughout] – grass

2 June – 4 X 1 mile with 2 minute recovery – Downshire

9 June – 3x {4x300m} (first set at 3k pace with 100m recovery jog, second set at 1500m pace with 100m recovery jog, third set at 400m pace with 2min recovery) 2 minutes between sets – grass

16 June – Cruise Intervals (Tempo pace) 4 X 1 mile (60s recovery) – Downshire

23 June 6-8 X 800m with 90 second recovery – Quoile

Each training session will begin with a warm up of 15 mins slow jog and finish with a cool down of 15 mins slow jog back to the clubhouse and on the night we will divide into groups of runners of similar ability.

BEET-IT (beetroot juice) Sports Shots on marathon running performance

A research team at St. Mary’s University is conducting a study on the potential impact of BEET-IT (beetroot juice) Sports Shots on marathon running performance. We are looking for male and female study participants aged between 20-50 who have registered to run one of the following

marathons: Cork, Wexford, Waterford, Killarney or Edinburgh. Potential participants must have run at least one marathon before. Please e-mail Andrew Nippard at St.Mary’s University at 135047@live.smuc.ac.uk if you are interested in participating and to receive more detailed information. Upon e-mailing you are under no obligation to participate in the study.

Best wishes and happy running, Andrew.