The coaches and the kids will be taking a well-earned break from training at the track for a few weeks and training will start back in August at the Girls Model again. Details will be confirmed in the parents WhatsApp in due course.
Looking back and what a year so far for the young Stags who have graced cross country races in Donegal, Belfast, Comber, Larne, Armagh, Antrim, Kilkenny and Dublin as well as dozens of track events. It’s been great to see the numbers at training grow and with that seeing more of the yellow vests at those events. Every single one of the juniors has done the club proud and they’ll only get better with the training.
The coaches advice for the July break is for the kids to enjoy their Summer and if they really enjoy going out for runs up over a mountain, through the incoming tide or along forest trails then that is exactly what they should do but not overdo it as we all need down time to recuperate.
Athletics NI Youth League Track & Field Competition – Saturday 2nd July 2022
At a sunny Mary Peters Track, 14 of our Juniors participated in various events at the second club league event of the Summer so far.
800m – Cormac Leheny (2:36:47) and Alex Reid (2:45:31)
100m – Senan McConnell (16:80)
75m – Heidi McCaffrey (11:77)
1200m – Erin McAuley (4:45:59)
1500m – Charlie McLarnon (5:11:19)
200m – Treasa McConnell (31.28)
800m – Niamh McAuley (2:42:37) & Noelle Devlin (2:54:82)
200m – Saul Thompson (24:83) and Finn Hardy (28:26)
800m – Max Reid (2:14:18) and Eoin McConnell (2:27:03)
High Jump – Leah Horan (1.40)
Discus – Leah Horan (20.96)
Great efforts from all of the stags on the day but a special shout out to Leah Horan who put in two great performances and came first in the Discus and second in the High Jump.
Parkuns – Saturday 2nd July 2022
Good running from our junior stags at Waterworks and The Valley on Saturday morning. Quieter numbers this week with many of the kids away on holiday.
Junior Parkrun – Sunday 3rd July 2022
Great running on Sunday morning from our Juniors at Waterworks Junior Parkrun.
Upcoming races for Juniors
Firmus Fab 5 Meet
The next Firmus Fab 5 Meet events takes place on 18 August and 1st September. Feedback from those who have taken part to date has been really positive so it would be great to see lots of the young stags take to the Mary Peters Track at the next events.
Each event has various track distance races and some field events so a great opportunity for our juniors to gain some fantastic experience.
Registration for the August event is now open and you can view events and book via https://ani.opentrack.run/en-gb/x/2022/GBR/firmus-august-2022/
(Entries close 12th August)
Registration for the September event is also open and you can register via
(Entries close 26th August)
Laganside Childrens 1 Mile Run
This is the popular 1 mile run at Ormeau Park hosted and organised by North Belfast Harriers on Sunday 4th September. All finishers get a medal. Entry fee is £5 and you can enter via this link; https://nbh.enthuse.com/ps/event/2022Laganside10k
Reporters Summer break
Well folks the writers of the weekly run reports will also be kicking back over July and taking a well-earned rest and we’ll return with the run reports in August. We hope our reports have been informative and helped spread the joy and positivity that our club gives our juniors and their families. Big thanks to my fellow run report team members Conor Curran, Ciaran Browne, Barry Reid, Dermot Coy and Andrew Steele, we’ve covered each other’s backs with all the numerous results and photos for the reports!
Enjoy July everyone and we’ll see you in August!