Christmas & New Year Training

Christmas & New Year Training

Dear Parents and Guardians,

With the North Leinster Championships now on in January the School’s Cross-Country Team is organising a number of training sessions to allow students sustain and improve their level of fitness over the winter break.

Traditionally these sessions have been at the historic Hill of Tara, however this year they will also include the Porchfields in Trim, which hosted the Meath Cross Country Championships this month. As per previous years students are welcome to attend any and all sessions. We appreciate that families travel around the holiday period so student may not all be available at times.

I will be managing the sessions that take place at the Porchfield’s in Trim and be present for the 5k race in Navan on the 27th however I will be absent for the Hill of Tara sessions. These will be overseen by senior athlete and school team captain David Hawes. Finally I have also included a local 5k race that students may wish to take part in.

All sessions will last for approximately 45 minutes to one hour and will be on the following dates.

  • 12.00 Tuesday morning, December 27th – Robbie Byrne 5k. Claremont Stadium. This is an official race organised by Navan A.C. and will offer athletes a nice run out The cost of entry to this race is 15 euro online, 18 on the day, which athletes must pay if they wish to take part.
  • 10.00 Thursday morning, December 29th – The Porchfields Trim (this is the field that contained the Yellow Steeple and we will be meeting at road side gate).
  • 10.00 Saturday morning, December 31st – The Porchfields Trim (as above).
  • 11.00 Tuesday morning, January 3rd – The Hill of Tara. I will be absent for this and the following session and this will be managed by senior athlete & school captain David Hawes.
  • 11.00 Thursday morning, January 5th – The Hill of Tara. As above.
  • 10.00 Saturday morning, January 7th – The Porchfields Trim.

At both the Hill of Tara and at Trim there are a lot of car parking facilities, a coffee shop and plenty of walking opportunities for families who wish to wait. There are no changing facilities however and students should dress for the weather. At Trim the closest parking can be obtained at the Castle Car Park which is connected to the Porchfields by a wooden foot bridge or alternatively there is a small cul-de-sac that coming from Navan is straight through the traffic lights before taking an immediate sharp right.

Training will be cancelled only if severe frost makes the roads dangerous to travel on.

Mr. Ronan Moore.
Cross-Country Organiser.