LAOIS Athletics makes a long awaited return to competitive action on Sunday next, 20 September. Like all sporting activities, athletics has also been locked down all summer.
The National Track and Field did proceed with some great success for Laois athletes, and local action is now ready to recommence in Laois. The Downey’s Suzuki Laois Novice Road Race was the last competitive event, back on 16 February.
As we are now approaching the cross country season, the remaining Junior, Intermediate, Masters and Senior championships will be combined into one race each for ladies and men. In observing Covid 19 Restrictions, entries will be taken on-line in advance of the race.
Individual medal winners will have medals presented on the day, however the various team categories will be presented later, as working out team winners in four races combined may take more time than usual.
St Abban’s will host the combined Downey’s Suzuki Laois Junior, Intermediate, Senior and Masters Road Race championships on Sunday 20 September which will be run the Turra Triangle.
The ladies’ race, over 3k, starts at 12pm, to be followed by the Men’s 6k event at 12.20pm.
Club secretaries will circulate the on-line link to their athletes over the coming days.
The next event on the calendar will be Day 1 of the Downey’s Suzuki Laois Cross Country programme. The event is hosted this year by Oughaval AC, and will take place in Stradbally Hall on Sunday 27 September.
The events on the day are U/10, U/12, U/14, U/16, U/18 and Novice.
More details will follow, as we are informed of ongoing Government Covid-19 restrictions.