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Coaching Corner latest: “Monitoring and Testing”

Peter McDermott`s latest paper is now available in “Coaching Corner” titled “Monitoring and testing the athlete”. “ As the training year goes by, the coach will want to see if his athlete is making progress and is the training programme being effective. Now, many down to earth individuals will say “Isn’t it easy to find out: just put him into a race and see how he does. That will soon tell you where he’s at”. And they certainly have a point; indeed, it may be fair to say that the real “acid test” of any training programme is whether the athlete’s performance in racing actually improves or not…” (read on in “Coaching Corner”)

Clonliffe track times in Morton Stadium for Winter months

Club athletes and coaches are advised that the club’s stadium usage hours for the period 1st of October to 30th of March have now been agreed with the Stadium Management. This stadium usage is for the exclusive use by Clonliffe members of the track and infield, together with equipment and training lights, and the Indoor track and dressing rooms. The confirmed track hours are as follows:

Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – when there are no other bookings

Thursdays 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturdays – no track usage or stadium usage permitted – the clubhouse will be open from 11 a.m. for athletes looking to train on the cross country in the park. (Clonliffe members may of course use the Stadium facilities on Saturdays when Athletics Ireland have bookings made for use by Athletics Ireland clubs/members)

Sundays – 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Please note that Clonliffe athletes do not have any use of the Stadium facilities outside of these hours. If there are groups of athletes/coaches looking to train outside of these hours they must make their own arrangements with Morton Stadium direct.

Athletes contact your coaches as most groups will continue to meet and warm up as normal at 7.00 pm and then use the track from 7.30pm.

(The Clonliffe hours will change to slightly extended hours for the track season from April 1st to September 30th)

Change in Clonliffe Sunday hours in Morton Stadium

Members please note that the Clonliffe use of the Stadium from this Sunday, October 1st, changes to 9.30 am to 11.00am, this will remain the position until the Spring.

Club members looking to use the Stadium facilities outside of these hours on Sundays must make arrangements with Morton Stadium direct.

By way of reminder Clonliffe do not have any arrangements for use of the Stadium on Saturdays, the Clonliffe clubhouse will be open from 10.45 am on Saturdays for athletes wishing to change and train outside the stadium.

Other changes to times on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be posted once finalised with Morton Stadium.

The Committee appreciates our members cooperation.

Notice to Club members: Saturdays in the Stadium

Clonliffe members please note that as of this Saturday September 16th the Stadium facilities are no longer available to club members. For those athletes looking to train in the Park the Clonliffe clubhouse will be open from 10.45am. Those who wish to avail of the stadium facilities will need to talk to the stadium staff to make their own arrangements.

Notice: training for Gladys’ Group cancelled

With the rain not due to let up Gladys has cancelled training for her group tonight.

Latest advice can be found in Coaching Corner

Steve Cram once said “All you need to do to become a great runner is lots of running” . But could there be a little more to it than that ? Are there some other forms of training that will complement or supplement the running ? And will these  supplementary exercises make you a stronger and less injury prone athlete?
 Hope this article answers that question. The latest instalment for Coaching Corner from Peter McDermott can now be found on the “Coaching Corner”

It`s almost time! Juvenile training resumes Tuesday the 29th.

Training for all Juvenile groups resumes on Tuesday next, the 29th at 7.00pm. We look forward to seeing you all back and eager to go! New members are most welcome.

Latest from Peter McDermott in Coaching

Peter McDermott`s latest Coaching Paper has just been posted. See Coaching Corner on menu above. The timing is perfect with athletes about to return after their break. Peter reports that there are about four more articles for coaching corner after this latest.

No Training for Gladys`group tonight

Gaadys has cancelled training tonight for her group.

Stadium track closed next week

Members please note that the outdoor track is closed from 5.00pm on Tuesday until Saturday for lane painting and other maintenance works.  We understand that the indoor track will be still available. The club have made a booking of the track in ALSAA for Tuesday from 7.00pm to 8.00pm as an alternative for athletes.


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