Welcome to Lusk Athletic Club
Since reforming in the Spring of 2009, the club has steadily grown. For children aged 6 to 8 we offer the Little Atletics programme which is a foundation level and gives the children the ability to develop the speed and agility that forms the basis for all future development.
The older children and teenagers are provided with the skills that they need to become fit and healthy athletes. We actively support those who wish to take part in competition that will allow them rise to the best of their ability. All athletics events are catered for, such as Sprints, Hurdles, Middle-distance running, Cross-country, Shot-putt, Discuss, Javellin, Long-jump, High-jump, Pole-vault,
For adults, we encourage all ages to get out, get involved, get fit and when ready to take part in the many events available to them.
Our philosophy is to get active, feel alive and above all, have fun.
Tuesday: Lusk National School
All members of the club. (7.00pm to 8.00pm)
Thursday: Lusk National School
Juveniles, Juniors, Seniors and Masters in competition
(6.30pm to 7.30pm)
Fit4life and Adults Only.
(7.30pm to 8.30pm)
Sunday: Ardgillan Castle
Juniors, Seniors and Masters. (10.30am to 11.30am)
All children attending training, must be registered with the club - membership forms can be downloaded and returned to the mentors.
Only children who are aged 6 years or over in year of registration can become members.
Athletics Ireland anti Doping policy
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Lusk Athletic Club Notes 17th Jan 2014
Lusk Athletic Club Notes - January 17th 2014.
Juvenile competition – (Athletes must be registered with the club to take part).
Please review the schedule of events for these competitions, which were sent earlier. There are a couple of key dates in relation to these competitions:
We will need to know the Individual event(s), name & date-of-birth by Tuesday 28th January.
For relays we will need to form the teams by Tuesday 4th February.
To prepare the athletes for sprints and hurdles, training of U13s+ will be provided in Santry:
• Sprints on Saturday 25th January, and
• And on hurdles on Saturday 1st February.
We have sent around the timetable for both days of training. Please turn up at least 30 minutes before your slot so that you can be warmed up. The jolt of starting can pull hamstrings etc.
Registration for the Junior and Under 23 National Indoor competition which takes place in Athlone on the 26th is now closed.
The annual 5-mile race takes place in Raheny next Sunday. Check out Raheny Shamrocks website for details. There is normally a nice bag of goodies at the end of this race.
There was a great turn-out for the training session on Thursday last, which was a tough session in fartlek running. Lusk AC was again well represented in the Malahide 5km park run on Saturday. This weekend, Sean Kearney was the first Lusk athlete home and was followed by Colm McNaly, Katie Halpin, Liam Halpin and Rodrigo Lara.
Fit4life training continues on Thursday nights at 7:30pm. Beginners are welcome!
A group of runners are preparing for the Connemara half and full marathon. They are already up about 12-16kms at this stage. If you are interested in joining up with this group, let us know.
Juvenile & Little Athletics Training
Training for Little Athletics and the Juvenile group continues on Tuesdays at 7pm. With the recent rain, it may not be possible to use the school field. Instead we may have to use the playgrounds and the ring-road. All athletes should wear high-vis when they are training.
The club AGM is planned for Wednesday 22nd January at 8pm in Lusk National School. All are welcome. This is your opportunity to influence the direction of the club in the next year.
Just before Christmas we presented medals to athletes within the club who had competed within 2013 or had persistently attended training. If your child did not get a medal and deserves one, please let any of the mentors know.
Currently 9 people have confirmed attendance at a series of 5 training sessions in Core/Gym which will start on 13th February at 7pm in DP Gymnastics in Rush. The cost for this programme is €25 and more places are available if you wish – contact Seamus at 086 8519306.
Athletics Ireland has adopted the Sports Anti-Doping Rules which are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. Athletics Ireland strongly recommends that all athletes become familiar with their rights and responsibilities in relation to anti-doping programmes and act according.
Athletics Ireland condemns the use of banned substances and unethical methods to improve the performance of athletes in sport. We support a fair and equitable competition environment and doping does not promote the good health and safe welfare of athletes. We believe that any illegal substances and methods are against the spirit of sport and will bring the Sport of Athletics into disrepute and accordingly have zero tolerance for such practices.
Please click here for full details of AAI Anti Doping policy.