Blackrock A.C. Return to Training for Senior Sections

Blackrock A.C. Return to Training for Senior Sections

It is great to announce that Blackrock A.C. return to training this week, up to groups of 15 and runners must adhere to current HSE restrictions. Below are the plans and guidelines for our Fit4Life and Men’s sections return to training.

COVID 19 Requirements – Please Note

To attend training, you must complete the COVID form. These forms have been emailed by club captains/leaders. (Please email or if you are new and would like to join)

You only need to do this once unless your health circumstances change. People also have to verbally say they are well when they arrive at training before they are allowed to train. If anyone is not feeling well in any way or injured you should not come to training.

Related: Return to Training Procedures

Blackrock A.C. Fit4Life Return to Training

The training meeting point will still be in UCD Smurfit with runners assigned to a group (A, B, C and max 15 per group and spaced out) when they arrive and to a specific location for the next weeks. The groups are listed below. Volunteers will also be required at each training session and your cooperation is requested with this or we will not be able to proceed with training.

Provisional Fit4Life Return to Training Timetable

Day (Mainly 7pm)

Group C at 6pm

Fit4life Training- Meet at UCD Smurfit only. A High Viz vest will be needed from now on and I will have some at training this week


Tuesday Group A

(pace 7min/km or slower)

Route to Seapoint Slow- Slow run – walk if necessary

Optional – Go faster on the way back

Tuesday Group B

(pace 5.30 to 6.30min/km)

Metals Route along the upper road towards Monkstown Avenue. 3 options; 6km (left at Monkstown), 8km (left at York Road), 10km (left at Glasthule)

Tuesday C – 6pm

(pace 4.30 to 5.30min/km)

Fit4life – Hilly route (10km) Steady run.

Advanced group – Please email Rob for details Numbers may be limited for this session with preference given to existing members.


Groups A, B, C

All groups meet at 7pm. Routes are mostly towards Sandymount at a steady pace. However, groups can arrange among themselves to meet at 6pm
Saturday and Sunday

8.00am Saturday long runs via WhatsApp (let Gerry Flaherty know if you want to join this WhatsApp group

9.00am Sunday – All are welcome 8-12km. various paces


Blackrock A.C. Men’s Return to Training

Training Signups, This Week (Tues 11 May)

Please note pre-registration is required. Rob has sent an email with the form to be filled. However if you are new and would like to join, please email Rob will confirm details to those who sign up by Tuesday lunchtime so please register by Tuesday morning at the latest. If more than 15 people sign up we will split into 2 groups. Please also see a useful guide of our COVID-related procedures for athletes – please read through before you sign up.

We’re going to start with a bang! Alma Road Hills

  • Meet at outside Blackrock DART Station (unless I advise by email a different location) at 7:00pm
  • Jog down to Alma Rd to warm up
  • 2 sets of 5 x 300m reps with 90sec recovery between sets.
  • Jog back to cool down

From next week we’ll also be resuming the Sunday Long Run – effective 16th May onwards. In next week’s email and for the foreseeable future I will have one signup form for both sessions (Sunday and Tuesday together) so you can sign up to one, the other or both as you wish but only have to fill out the form once.

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