Name: Amanda Crotty From: Youghal Club: Leevale and Paralympics Ireland Event: 800m/1500m Achievements to date: Represented my country at the world paralympic games in Lyon 2013
My Story I am a visually impaired who has a passion for athletics. I train full time 7days a week. I have being in athletics most of my youth but as i got older my sight got worse and i now need the aid of a running partner to run alongside me to be my eyes and to let me run with more confidence. I have very big ambitions in my athletic career. I have European champs coming up next year (2014) in Swansea, and with me ranked 4th in Europe i am excited and how this comp will go. Long term focus is on the next World Champs in 2015 and then all roads lead to Rio in 2016 for the Paralympic Games.
Hear is where your help comes in. I am looking for runners that can assist me in my running. All runners. Just even to run with me for 40/60min run. I would really like company for my long runs. I can run in my local field at home, but having assistance makes me run more relaxed. I do appeal to people that no you will not trip me up, and no i have not fallen (not much anyway). You do not have to be a fast track runner. I do understand that a lot of runners out there have there own training, and with myself getting better and better i am finding it hard for people to train with me and do there own. Even one day a week would be great our even if a group of friends could plan a rota between them.
Any help welcomed.
Typical Training Week Monday: 30min easy/45 evening run steady Tuesday: 30min tempo run (6.40 pace) Wednesday: 30min morning/45 evening run Thursday: Circuit Friday: 30min tempo Saturday: 30min morning run/45min evening run Sunday: 90min Long run (7.30/8min pace)
I am willing to travel where the guide is once there is a safe place to run.
Formed in 1966 Midleton Athletic Club is one of the few clubs in the Cork area that has both a juvenile section and a senior section as well. This blog will deal with the senior section. The senior section has a wide variety of members ranging from members in mid seventies to just out of juvenile. It is proud to boast that two of our members represented Ireland in the Olympic Games. Whilst most members nowadays seem to favour road running over the complete variety of distances from 3Km to marathon and beyond also X Country and track and field as well. There is an active social side to the club. Anyone wishing to join is welcome to try out for a session before committing to the club. The club trains on Mondays from 6pm in the Midleton College All Weather Cricket Field and on Wednesdays @ 6.30 meeting at the Community Centre also on Thursday's at the Co Op Market Green at 9pm. Other group runs are organised amongst members during the week. New members are welcome anytime. Phone 0872403940
Contact Senior Section enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0872403940
(For information on Juvenile Section please ring 0830767876