As Level 5 drags on, our club group training is on hold and the weather at times has being a little cruel now more than ever we need to dig deep and stay upbeat. There is light at the end of the tunnel and it’s getting closer. We’re hopeful some groups can resume training in March. In the meantime stay active, exercise with one other household & partake in the club initiatives (Little Athletics zoom sessions, individual plans, Jerusalema Dance, 40 Day Challenge).There were some amazing times recorded by our athletes in the Raheny 5 mile virtual event. Mark Dunne was our fastest male finishing in a speedy 29:50 while Alex Bell’s brilliant 32:26 was enough for a top ten finish and along with Dara Harford and Sheila Bourke helped our ladies to third place in the team event.Congratulations to Sean Greensit on completing the Donadea Virtual 50k recently. Sean has competed at this event in Donadea forest every year since 2017 and this time was able to pick a route around the beautiful peninsula of Donabate and Portrane. Weather conditions were challenging with strong winds throughout but with the help of a brilliant support crew he finished in a great time of 4:07:39 securing a top ten place.February was a chance for the juveniles to complete a Marathon by running 42km over the course of the month. Well done to all who completed the challenge.We commenced our 40 day sunrise challenge on February 17th. It’s not too late to get involved. Your run starts at dawn from your own front door and it’s a great way to start your day. Check our facebook and instagram pages for all the details.Annual club membership is now overdue. 2020 insurance expired on 31st January so please complete your club registration as soon as possible via the club website. As always, do not hesitate to contact us with any financial concerns.The Lusk 4 mile road race is here again. This year’s event is a virtual one and can be completed any time between 28th February and 7th March. Registration is only €10 via the club’s website with options to purchase a t-shirt and medal. There is also the Thomas Ashe Dash for children to enter shorter races.