Sunday, 11 April 2010

Spring has sprung!!

At last!! Yes this is the Bush track this morning when over twenty young athletes from Glenmore joined our own regulars for the Sunday session. Beautiful morning and everyone running well. We are indebted to Glenmore AC all winter for use of the track. Our athletes are due for their first track race of the year at the YAL meeting at the Antrim Forum on the 24th of this month. Then it's onto MPT Belfast on the 29th. Details about travel asap.

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Back to hard work!

Training resumes for younger athletes tonight at 6.30 in the Abbey grounds now that Kookie has returned from the land of the mouse........see you all there.

Friday, 23 May 2008

Program for Training

There will be no sessions for the younger athletes again until Tuesday the 10th June as both Rodney & Kookie are off on holiday. We both took early holidays so that we can be there just for you guys all summer! I'm sure you believe that! Jan will still be in the Abbey as normal for the older athletes. So until then dont be lazy. 

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Primary schools XC

Some of our younger members took part in the annual schools xc in Kilbroney Park on Tuesday morning, some also didn't due to a remarkable short-sightedness by a number of schools. It seems ok to have kids sit at the mind numbing bore-fest that is the Feis for hours and days on end yet their physical education appears to be not worth a morning out in the sun!! Go figure!! Star turn of the day was one of the youngest members, 8 year old Lorcan Forde, who stormed home in the P.4 boys race, star of the future for sure. Charlotte Rea ran really well to come home 2nd in the P6 race and Sheagh Dobbin continued his improvement with a fine 8th place in the P7 boys. Well done to all who took part.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Bush track this week

There will be a session this Saturday 17th at the Bush @ 4.00. Ring me if you need a lift and I'll see what I can do.

Thursday session

This Thursday, 15th, its back to the track for 6.30.

Monday, 12 May 2008

Sore foot!!

Boo! Hoo! Victoria Kinkaid broke a bone in her ankle playing netball in school last week. While we are very sad about this we have to ask.......NETBALL!!! For crying out loud, what's that all thing she will want to play football or even, perish the thought, go swimming! Stick to the athletics!! 
P.S. Get well soon.

Thursday, 8 May 2008


We are aiming to have a fun orienteering session on Sat this week weather permitting. Meet at the pool at 11.30 and transport to Sl Gullion forest park for a fun map reading run. Should be a laugh. We should have a BBQ going so a bite to eat is on the cards.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Thursday session

This Thursday 8th May training session will be at the track at the back of the pool at 6.30. Tata.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Schools Track & Field

Good results for the Kinkaid twins at the regional heats of the N.I. schools championship held in Bangor yesterday. Representing Our Ladies Grammar School both girls won their heats of the 800 mts to qualify for the finals in two weeks time. Victoria strolled home in a time of 2'47" while Maria declined advice to do just enough to qualify (as usual) and blazed her way to the line in a scorching 2'37"!! That left this coach wondering what happened at the league in Mary Peters 2 weeks ago when Maria served up a 2'46".  I'll be watching you next time!! Congratulations to all concerned and credit to the school for taking an interest. Don't know which twin this photo is and I suspect neither does anyone in the Kinkaid house!! 

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Session at the Bush

After last weeks successful track session another is on the cards for this Sunday the 4th May at 4 p.m. Same stuff. Be there or miss out. £2 at the door please..............


A very touchy subject for a lot of people.........a very important subject for athletes! A representative from the club (alright it was me) attended a recent seminar on sports nutrition. Organised by the councils excellent minority sports development officer, Nikki mcAlinden, and held in the Arts Centre it was an opportunity to ask how diet affects children in sport. And ask was what this correspondent did.....the results were interesting! Any parents interested in chatting should call me or ask at one of the club nights. In the meantime I believe that good practices should begin at the club sessions and to this end we will try to encourage everyone to leave the sports drinks at home and bring a bottle of water and a piece of fruit to the sessions from now on instead. Better recovery benefits and cheaper to boot, everyone's a winner!