Thankfully there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel and of course with the continued easing of Covid 19 restrictions the prospect of a return to the normality of athletics looks very good indeed. Athletics Ireland are expected to confirm over the coming days that the national senior track and field championships will take place in Morton Stadium on the weekend of August 22 and 23rd. Athletics Ireland are also expected to confirm dates for national juvenile Championships, possibly limited to the U/17 ages upwards, incorporated into national junior track and field championships over the weekends at the end of August and early September. It is also anticipated that Masters track and field championships will take place in September.
Of course we already have the good news of the confirmation of Leinster track and field championships for juniors/seniors/masters taking place on the weekend of 8th/9th of August (venue to be confirmed).Further good news came yesterday from the Dublin Athletics Board who have confirmed that there will be Dublin juvenile Championships for U/17, U/18 and U/19 athletes to be held in conjunction with the Leinster juvenile Championships on Saturday, August 1 (venue to be confirmed).
Clonliffe Harriers are delighted to confirm that the club will hold club track and field championships next month. These championships of course in this Covid 19 era will be somewhat different to the norm. There will be pre-entry, details will be announced closer to the dates, athletes will be expected to adhere to all health guidelines with regard to hand hygiene, absence of physical contact and social distancing pre-and post event, no dressing rooms/showers etc. These Clonliffe club championships will have to be confined to Clonliffe Harriers athletes only (regrettably this year we cannot allow guests). Clonliffe will of course fully implement all updated Athletics Ireland guidelines for these championships.
The dates for the club championships are:
Thursday July 16 – 5000m
Tuesday July 21 – 100m and 800 m
Thursday July 23 – 400m and 1500m. ( we would also like to include some field events for these championships, but these will have to be limited and of course subject to demand, if you would like to see field events included please speak to your coach and ask your coach to discuss)