Week ending Saturday 10th March 2018
Weather plays havoc with fixtures
We should be reporting on how Mullingar athletes fared on the final day of the Leinster Juvenile Indoors last Saturday and at the AAI National Masters Indoors last Sunday, but of course the snow that hit last Tuesday evening just before training followed quickly by Storm Emma put paid to those fixtures and they had to be postponed.
The AAI Masters will now take place this Saturday in Athlone IT and the final day of the Leinster Juvenile Indoors will take place this Sunday, also in Athlone IT when over sixty five of the Club’s underage members will compete in nearly eighty events, the biggest entry by any Club. The names of those entered for Sunday are displayed on the notice board in the Clubhouse. As it is Athlone, we expect that everyone will make their own travel arrangements but if anyone needs a lift, please let Club officials know this week. This is a Championship event, so you must wear your Club vest. Don’t forget to bring four pins for your race number and remember the maximum length of spikes allowed is 5mm but you can also wear runners. Everyone must collect their own race number and make sure they are checked-in for their event.
As a consequence of these date changes, day one of the AAI Juvenile Indoors for relays and some older age field events that was originally scheduled to take place this Saturday has moved a month to Saturday 7th April.
This Saturday too of course cross country eyes will be on Waterford IT where the All-Ireland Schools cross country finals take place and nearly twenty Mullingar athletes will be action competing for their schools and colleges hoping to win national honours.
Indoors or outdoors this week-end, we wish all Club members the very best of luck in their competitions.
AAI Master Cross Country correction
A month ago, we reported on the apparent gold medal winning performance by Christy Creagh in his category at the AAI Masters Cross Country finals in Galway. However, since then the results have been reviewed and apparently Tullamore’s Jim Langan had been overlooked in the results and it was he who had finished first, with Christy in second place in his age category. We’re happy to make the correction and it is still a fine result for Christy.
The Club’s website was offline for a while, but thanks to Gary Kelly and Cormac Finnerty at “Mind’s I Graphic Design”, www.mullngarharriers.com is up and running again with a fresh new look. Reports and news for 2018 are loaded and the task of populating it with older news and reports and galleries of photographs is underway. In addition to the new website, we also have our Facebook page as a very useful way of keeping up with all the news at the Club.