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Round 2: Water Fight on Tonight

Gladys` group please note that round 2 of the water fight is tonight (Tuesday the 2oth) in the Park. Please come with your weapons fully loaded!

Keith Marks selected for CSIT Games

Clonliffe jumper Keith Marks has been selected by Leinster athletics to compete on the Irish team in the long jump for the CSIT Games which take place in Riga, Latvia from June 13th to 18th.

Also selected is Javelin thrower Stephen Rice.

Latest article now posted in “Coaching Corner”

What is the single most important factor in improving your athletic performance Increased mileage  ? More speed work ? Weight training ?  Plyometrics ? Hill-work ?  More tempo runs ? More interval training ? More “threshold pace” repetitions ( cruise intervals ) ? Increased flexibility ? More core work ? Better nutrition ? More rest and recovery ?

While all of the above are important , and are all part of the “jig-saw” which results in enhanced performance , none of them is the single most important factor . So what is ? The answer is CONSISTENCY .  If you train  consistently , you  will improve . Simple ? Well………..  maybe . For more see Peter McDermott`s latest contribution to our ” Coaching Corner page” .

(Warm weather training camp: Santry April 8th!)

Have your Blood Pressure tested

On Tuesday next, the 21st and the following Tuesday, the 28th, McCabes Pharmacy will be at Clonliffe Harriers offering free Blood Pressure Tests to all athletes aged 18 plus from 6.00pm to 7.30

Tonight`s training for Gladys` group cancelled

Parents and athletes please note that due to the weather Gladys has cancelled training for her group. Please therefore if you are in this group do not come to Santry tonight.

Spring clean – batteries or electrical goods (WEEE) for recycling


Anyone that has old batteries or electrical goods that can be recycled, please leave them in the cage beside the clubhouse. These are for our generous Xmas Cracker sponsor European Recycling Platform (ERP).

ERP will accept anything that can be recycled under WEEE regulations, basically anything with a plug (old toys,microwave etc) or batteries. Batteries can be small or car/golf cart.

The Cage will be taken away next week. Please give generously !!

Time to pay a visit to Coaching Corner

If members haven`t paid a recent visit to our Coaching Corner page now may well be an opportune time to do so. Peter McDermotts 7th article has just been posted there. The most recent articles have dealt with the most common forms of quality/faster training:  fartlek ,tempo running, interval training , cruise intervals , hill work, paarlauf and time trials. The next two articles will deal with what it’s all for : racing !

Grand prix series leaderboard update

There is just one more race left in the 2016 Grand Prix series, the Irwin cup (6k over XC) taking place on 26th November. It is very tight at the top of the adjusted leaderboard with joint leaders in Shane Casey and Declan Grant, with Richi Barr a further point behind.

The top 15 in the overall leaderboard adjusted for the best 10 races is as follows

Name Points
Shane Casey 293
Declan Grant 293
Richi Barr 292
Deirdre Fitzsimons 284
Liam Hennessy 279
Mick Gleeson 275
Sean Doran 269
Thomas Sherlock 268
Dave Brady Raheny 266
Trevor Wisdom 250
Stephen tracey 250
Ernie Ramsey 242
Shane Rooney 240
Kevin Dowling 236
Anne Lyons 235


The Grand Prix presentation night will take place Thursday 8th December.

Club gear on sale this Thursday night

Clonliffe Harriers athletic gear for sale on Thursday 10th November  in the club house from 8pm to 9pm

Clonliffe Singlet’s Price €25

Clonliffe Hoodies Price €25

Clonliffe Jackets Price €50

Noreen KEANE 087 6846662

No training for Juveniles for next two Sundays

Please note that with the Marathon/Bank Holiday weekend and the Dublin Cross Country Championships in Santry next week. Juvenile training will not take place tomorrow October 30th (except Mick/Noel`s group who will train as usual at 11.00) or Sunday November 6th.


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