Firstly, we hope that everyone is keeping well in these strange and challenging times.
 

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Athletics Leinster committee have taken the difficult decision to postpone all of its scheduled May and June Outdoor Track & Field competitions until further notice.

Currently we don't know when we will be back, but the season will be reduced due to limited days & resources.

 

Orginal Dates, New dates to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Outdoors Championships
23rd May 2020 - Leinster Combined Event - Cancelled
 
24th May 2020 - Leinster Relays - Uncertain
 
31st May 2020 - Leinster U23, Senior & Masters Championships - TBC
 
1st June 2020 - Leinster Team Championships - Cancelled

6th June 2020 - Leinster Pairs & U12/U13 Field Events Championships - Cancelled
 
13th & 14th June 2020 - Leinster Juvenile (U14-U19) Championships - TBC
 
TBC - Leinster Juniors - Venue TBC
 
 
 
Finally we are still looking for an Outdoor Compeition Secretary as it was left unfilled at our AGM back in Janurary.
The Role Involves:
  • Organise, prepare and administer the operation of Athletics Leinster’ outdoor track & field program.
    1. Includes but not limited to: Medals, Venue, First Aid, Security, Accommodation, Timetable, Officials, Officials Food, etc.
  • Make all decisions, following appropriate consultation with executive officer’s present, regarding matters or disputes, excepting those proper to an official appeals process.
  • Report on the operation of such outdoor track & field program.
  • Term is for 1 year, Max 5 Years.

Any queries about the role please get in contact with Andrew @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 threat the ISAA Executive are now in a position to confirm the cancellation of all scheduled Track & Field Events at zone/district, provincial including the distinguished Irish Life Health ALL Ireland Schools Track & Field Championships fixed for Saturday, 30th May 2020 in Tullamore Harriers. Leinster Schools Championships were due to be on the 13th & 16th May 2020 in Morton Staidum Santry.

These decisions have not been taken lightly but reflect the concerns of all at ISAA and Athletics Ireland around the health and safety of pupils, teachers, parents and Officials. Everyone associated with Irish Schools Athletics in Ireland are asked to continue to follow the restrictions in place around travel and social contact for as long as it takes. PLEASE STAY SAFE!!

- On Behalf of the President of the Irish Schools Athletic Association, Mr. Billy Delaney

Notes from Higher Grounds - The ultimate altitude training travel guide

When Irish steeplechaser Elizabeth Egan was planning to visit Kenya for a training holiday a decade ago, she had difficulty finding information about the best places to visit, where to stay, and if it was possible for a female to travel alone. After weeks of searching, she stumbled across the website of Lornah Kiplagat’s High Altitude Training Centre (HATC) in Iten, and arranged the first of many trips to the ‘Home of Champions’. She knew then that this sort of information should have been easier to find, and in 2010, she set about researching a travel guide which would detail how to get to Iten and 14 other popular altitude training venues across the globe.

Notes from higher grounds: an altitude training guide for endurance athletes (Kukimbia Huru Publishing) is the product of almost 4 years of research, and provides the information that any distance runner or their coach would need to arrange an altitude training trip. Any athlete that wants to run with the Kenyans or stride along the Albuquerque trails made famous by Paula Radcliffe, can now do so. Ifrane, Mammoth Lakes , and Boulder have suddenly become more accessible, and places like Falls Creek and Addis Ababa are no longer reserved for elite athletes with connections there.

Egan says ‘I hope that Notes from higher grounds will enable more athletes to sample altitude training, East African running culture, and the beautiful mountain trails of places like Font Romeu, St. Moritz and Flagstaff’.

The 368-page full-colour publication includes practical advice, spectacular photographs, interesting features, and light-hearted blog excerpts detailing the author’s own experiences and observations. It is available to purchase through http://www.altitudetrainingcamps.com/.

All, please find the latest Covid 19 update below after consultation with Athletics Ireland insurer:

 

Tuesday 24th March

 

Following the latest announcement from our Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar earlier this evening that from midnight tonight All organised indoor and outdoor events of any size are not to take place.

 

The effect of this government decision means that no Athletics Ireland Provinces, County Boards, Clubs or affiliates can operate in any capacity. As such no insurance covers of Athletics Ireland for Provinces, County Boards, Clubs and individuals are operational during this period.

 

We stress the importance of all our members following this expert advice and hope you all stay safe in these difficult times.

 

For clarification;
The AAI personal accident covers any registered member who is injured as a result of an accident at an official club event or during official club training. This policy does not cover individuals training at their own discretion.

The government directive has now shut down all club activity hence the withdrawal of our club personal accident cover.