The Athletics Ireland Connacht Board have orgainised an athletic competition (not a Championship) for:

U14/15/16/17/18/19/Senior and Masters

on the weekend of 15th/16th August.

There will be long jump and shot put on Saturday 15th August, at Craughwell AC

100m, 800m and U17+ 3000m on the Sunday 16th August, at Athlone IT.

These events are planned ahead of the National U17/18 and 19 championships on 29/30th August.

This is NOT a championship event, no Connacht medals to be won.

It will provide some basic level of competition for young athletes and some preparation for older athletes who are intending to compete in the National Juvenile, Juniors, Seniors or Masters events later in the season.

A maximum of 200 people will be allowed at a gathering and event will conform to all HSE Covid-19 guidelines.

Competition will take place over two days:

Saturday 15th August, at Craughwell AC:

Long Jump and Shot Put

Sunday 16th August, at Athlone IT: 100m, 800m and U17+ 3000m

Four age groups: U14, U15, U16, U17+(inc Senior/Masters)

U14, U15 and U16 events will take place in the morning and U17+ events in the afternoon with a clear break between

Max 4 entries per club in each age group, ie U14, U15, U16, U17+ with a waiting list in operation.

There may be flexibility on numbers depending upon the entries received

An athlete can only enter one event across the weekend, if an event remains unfilled then we can open entries again to all.

U14, U15 and U16 will compete in age groups.

U17+ will compete as one age group but seeded on times for track and use own weights for shot?

Pacers are allowed but they have to enter as per all other athletes.

€5/entry: clubs will be billed for entries; no cash will be taken on the day.

Closing date Monday August 10

Contact Club Secretary Adette