Athletics Ireland is offering a three-day course to be held at St Laurence O'Toole AC, Carlow, from Wednesday, October 30, under the auspices of the coaching committee.
The programme is targeted at the post-Junior Certificate developing athlete, to prepare them for a lifelong commitment to athletics. The aim is to aid athletes in thinking, planning, working and lifestyle management processes, to help them to become as successful as possible.
Subjects to be covered are time management, computer research, training programmes, personal development, diary keeping, interpersonal skills, nutrition, public relations and more.
The cost of the course is €75 for the three days. Contact Tom Clinton on 086 2642796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BROTHER SCHOOLS' C-C EVENT GETS BIG ENTRY
More than 1,400 young athletes took part in last week's annual Brother-sponsored Clonliffe Schools' Cross-Country promotion held at Santry Demesne. This was double the entries received for the inaugural event in 2010.
The best overall school on the day was St Aidan's CBS, and there were some impressive victories in a range of events, including Sarah Healy (HC Killiney) in the minor girls, Laura Ward (Pres Carlow, junior girls), Isabelle McCarron (Skerries CC, intermediate girls), Jack Moran (Col Mhuire Mullingar, minor boys), Paddy Maher (Dunahaughlin CCO, junior boys).
The biggest entry was in the boys' 1,500m race, won by Jack Moran of Coláiste Mhuire, where more than 200 took part. The final race of the day – the senior boys' 5,000m – was won by Killian Kirwin of St Fintan's.
BRAIN TUMOUR IRELAND TO HOLD RACE IN PARK
The Brain Tumour Ireland charity is holding a 10k and 5k Family Fun Run/Walk in the Phoenix Park on Sunday, November 3.
The event takes place during Brain Tumour Awareness Week and is part of 'Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours'. You can register for this event at www.braintumourireland.com