Sunday, 13 January 2013


2012 was a great year for Tramore AC with so many new people joining our group and so many of our members taking part of the first ever Waterford Viking Marathon in June. 
We were well represented around the country and beyond in many events from 5k's to marathons and well done to everyone involved.  As it is not all about taking part in races, well done also to everyone who turned up week after week all year round to train and play a vital part in our club.
With a large number of our members signed up for the Dungarvan 10 mile race on the 27th January next, training continued over the Christmas and New Year period for many.  There are approximately 23 of our runners taking part in what is a popular race and this a great measure of how our club has grown.  We will also have our "cheerleaders" in attendance, it wouldn't be the same without them!  We have booked Merry's in Dungarvan for food and a well earned drink after the race.
As many of you will already know, there is a huge fundraising campaign underway for treatment for Ryan and Ethan Caulfield McCormack, two young boys from Tramore, Co.Waterford, who were recently diagnosed with Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD). ALD is a deadly genetic disease that affects 1 in 18,000 people. 
Our club are playing our part along with Waterford AC and Miche├íl Mac Craith GAA club.  We are looking for teams and individuals to take part in the Viking Marathon in relays or on their own and to raise sponsorship for the appeal.   Those who take part will get entry into the Viking Marathon,  a "Save Ryan and Ethan Appeal T-Shirt" as well as a Viking Marathon T-Shirt in return for raising €125 in sponsorship per person.   
Monday 14th January is the start of the training for the big day and our club are taking on the task of training people for the challenge.  We would ask that club members would make themselves available to help any beginners in their training.  Entry forms and sponsorship cards will be available on Monday 14th January for members who wish to take part in the Ryan and Ethan Viking Marathon Challenge and we would hope that as many of you as possible will be willing to take part.
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Annual subscription is now due.  Please collect a membership form from Siobhan, complete it and return it to her along with the fee of €25.   Please remember that if you don't pay your membership, you are not insured!


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