St Senans AC Open Cross Country, Kilmacow, 25-Sep-2016

2Well done to the Strider Juveniles who competed at the St Senan’s AC Open Cross Country event. Myles Hewlett was the star of the day, winning his e1vent, in great style. Also in action and performing really well were Isabel Bawden, Cian Flanagan, Cosmo Hewlett and Rebecca Bawden. This gang will be ready to hit the ground running next week at the county event.

Competing for the Seniors was Alan O’Connor, who had a great performance to finish second in the Masters Category. Well done to all.

Lake Region Medical 4 Mile Run & Walk

1United Striders are delighted to be supporting the Lake Region Medical 4 Mile Run & Walk, which takes place on Sunday 23rd October. Lake Region Medical and their charity committee are working hard and raising money for the Hope Cancer Support Centre in Enniscorthy. Plus one of our own, Catherine Ronan is helping with race organisation.

For more details, check out the Lake Region Medical 4 Mile Run & Walk Facebook page.


Sports Nutrition Presentation with Gerry Byrne, CBS Secondary School, Friday 30th Sept, 7:30pm

gbnutritionGerry Byrne is kindly assisting USAC by presenting on the topic of Sports Nutrition, at the CBS Secondary School, on Friday 30th September, 7:30pm to 9pm. An accomplished cyclist, Gerry has completed an MSc in the area of Health, Sport & Exercise Science and brings a level of expertise to an area that is of importance to all USAC members. The presentation has been highly recommended by a number of sporting organisations, including our local cycling club, the Barrow Wheelers. We encourage all USAC Juveniles, Seniors and Parents to attend.

Thanks to Gerry for taking time out to share his knowledge and expertise with us. Thanks also to the CBS Secondary School for the venue.

USAC membership temporarily closed to Under 10 age group and younger

closedDue to ever increasing numbers of Juvenile athletes turning up for our Wednesday training sessions, combined with limited resources, we regret to announce that we have closed membership for the Under 10 age group (born 2007) and younger. Those younger athletes who have recently started attending training, but haven’t yet completed registration, are not impacted and encouraged to continue attending. The Under 11 age group (born 2006)Β  and older, are also not impacted and we have capacity to accept new joiners, in these age groups.

We will monitor attendance and expect to be in a position, early in 2017, where membership is open to all again. In the meantime, feel free to contact the club regarding placing new joiners on a waiting list.

Kilmore AC 10km Road Race, Kilmore, 17-Sep-2016

1Great excitement tonight at the Kilmore Athletics Club 10k. As usual the Striders were out in force, with great support for this AAI approved event. It’s an unlucky number for some, but 13 of this Striders gang brought home 5 prizes! Super running.

The women outnumbered the men this evening and well deserved category prizes for Alison Murphy (1st O50) and Lorraine O’Brien (2nd O45). They were in good company with the other ladies of Sandra Young, Sheila Paterson, Patricia Foran, Elaine Devereux, Chantel O’Brien and Mary Butler Carney. Brilliant results ladies. Continue reading

Adamstown Open Cross Country, Adamstown, 11-Sep-2016

7Well done to our younger athletes competing in Adamstown x country 8yesterday. Adam O’Connor recorded a great victory in the Boys u14 . Spurred on by this great run Cian Flanagan did exactly the same in the Boys u16 winning in great style. Also competing yesterday and building their fitness for the new season were Rebecca and Isabel Bawden, Isabel O Connor and Luca O’Connor.
Well done lads, all recorded really good top ten finishing positions. First x country is always a shock to the system.
Our Seniors were also in action at the Open Cross Country in Adamstown. Continue reading

2016 USAC 5 Mile Stride, New Ross, 06-Aug-2016

ACWexford native, Andrew Connick, running for Ferrybank AC, was the well deserved winner of United Striders AC’s 5 Mile Stride, around the roads of Tererath, New Ross, last weekend. In a top class field, Ballyfin AC’s Colin Maher finished second, with last years winner Niall Sheil, St Killians AC, taking third place. With a winning time of 25 minutes 27 seconds, the pace was fast from the start, with Connick, Maher and Sheil establishing an early lead on the chasing pack headed by regular visitors Myles & Paul Gibbons SBR AC, Martin Monaghan Slaney Olympic AC and local man John McGrath. Continue reading

National Juvenile Track & Field Championship, Tullamore, 23-Jul-2016 / 24-Jul-2016

12The Track & Field season ended on a real high for the Striders, thanks to great performances at the Nationals from Aoife Muldoon, Eve Byrne and Joshua Hewlett. Well done to Aoife Muldoon on finishing 5th in all Ireland under 17 triple jump with a new pb of 9.34 only 4cms off 3 place. With guidance from coach Vance O’Reilly, Aoife has made enormous progress in a short time.

Congratulations to Eve Byrne who narrowly missed the medals in the All Ireland Walk. Eve’s fourth place is a great reward for all the hard work she’s put in and she leads the way for our growing group of under age walkers. Continue reading