August: Three Championships and Rio

IMAG2752There’s just three weeks until the first of three championship events, and it could be a fruitful summer for our members with individual and team medals to be won.

National  Half Marathon, Dublin August 7, a Club League race (AAI entry deadline July 31).

Co Mayo 10k Killasser, August 17 also a Club League event (entry on the day) ,

and National Masters Track & Field August 21 (AAI entry deadline August 12).

Details as known on events calendar.

The 2016 Summer Olympics – Games of the XXXI Olympiad, and commonly known as Rio 2016, is due to take place in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, from 5 to 21 August 2016. A record number of countries are participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 206 countries, will feature 28 Olympic sport.

Athletics events are scheduled from August 12-21:  track and field, marathon and race walking.

Or daily athletics timetable Aug 12-21:


Meanwhile, best of luck to Michaela Walsh (Swinford AC) who competes in the shot put at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland from July 19-24.






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