Saturday scene – a bright new day for athletes

The colourful Crew on the Hill this morning

The lifting of restrictions has certainly lifted the spirits of athletes this weekend.

Our grass training crew gathered at Mellet’s Hill this morning for another of Colette Tuohy’s get-togethers.

Mike Griffin was also leading the action with a additional faces enjoying the great outdoors at the Swinford venue.

It was another opportunity to improve fitness and gain experience in preparation for the upcoming National Masters cross country in Castlelyons on February 13.

Also today, the National Combined Events Championships continues on livestream from Athlone AIT – with spectators!?

However Athletics Ireland announced yesterday

“All Covid-19 Information and regulations currently in place will remain valid for this weekends events regardless of Government announcements later today.

This is to ensure any new guidance can be implemented effectively by Athletics Ireland and allow critical time for implementation. ”

In Belfast the Northern Ireland International Cross Country races are  being  livestreamed from Billy Neill Country Park.

Looking ahead organisers will be delighted that next weekend’s National Masters Indoor Championships and the Mayo Indoor Championships February 13 will be held under relatively normal conditions. Both are scheduled for Athlone AIT.

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