Another Great Day of Athletics At The Morton Stadium, Santry
Update from Sebastian
Lily, Isabella, Samuel, Shane og, Andre, Darragh and Dylan.
News From Greg
League 4 at Santry so I picked up me pal Altan (new spikes – thank-you Breen) and off we went. 11am meet as the hurdles were at 10.30 and none of me troops wanted to try them out. Especially Breen who replied when I asked him “Greg I’m a sprint man none of that hurdles lark for me!” A young man who knows his strengths and weaknesses! Wish I was 14 again!
Registration and I got meself me stickers. Slight panic as Marie and her girls were not here? Panic over as Keva came down to me and all three were up in the stands. Marie is Skerries AC No1 fan and she takes a mean picture! (see attached)
The weather you ask, well started off sunny and showers throughout the day. Quite warm in the stands for a change.
Sprints first. Nicole and Keva, great pals’ great sprinters. Speedy with great times. 60 metres went in a flash!
Daphney up next, little further 80 metres. Walked her down to start, quick pep talk and she was at the line! Boom! made the final no bother!
The U14 sprints came up really quickly and nearly forgot about Naomi! She went to the start on her own and used the blocks. Well impressed! Great run too.
Ben next (who showed me how to set up his blocks!) he flew out of them and finished well. I see him as a sprinter, powerful, good action, but you are not getting out of the Ardgillan runs Ben! Thanks Mr Ben for taking photo’s (see attached).
Keva, get your 3 Euro worth says me, so she ran in the 400m and Daphney in the 500m both doubling up. Keva came in about 12th and Daphney came second – well done girls that’s value for money!
Lorcan, well to be honest I missed the long distances as I had to see a man about a dog but my co-coach John said “what a run” twice so it must have been good. Strolled in 1st and not a bead of sweat! Rio still a bit too early for him but Olympics maybe one day.
Altan came in 7th which was half decent too. This lad runs with a smile on his face. He lit up the track on Saturday both in his 80 metres and long distance. Look after them spikes sir!
Hugh and Ben ran well, not put off by running with the girl U16’s and in atrocious conditions, yes the heavens did open!
Lastly thanks to all the kids (they do the hard bit) the mum’s and dad’s (the easy bit- the cheering) and fellow coaches Sébastien (photos too), Ide, Martina, John and all officials at Santry who give their time for the love of the sport.
We all love the sport too!