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1**DUHAC WEEKLY EMAIL**
Posted by: Maria O'Sullivan osullm24@tcd.ie on Mon Mar 31st 10:04:06 2014
Hey Hey Duhacers !!!
Hope training and college is going well for everyone :) If anyone wants a break from study.. this is the email for you, a jammed packed email full of FUN events to get involved in !!! #GetInvolved

1)Outdoors 11+12/04/14:

IV Outdoors Track and Field is on the 11th and 12th of April !!! This is the big one guys!! Its a two day event with a banquet and night out on the Saturday night. A bus will leave Trinity on the Friday morning to Waterford and return Sunday afternoon. Bus and staying the night isn't compulsory, anyone can make their own way too. Here is the timetable and list of events you can get involved in: http://iuaa.org/Championships/TF/index.html
#GetInvolved!! There is open races on too ;) Please contact Laura lauracfrey@gmail.com if your interested!


2)Colours TCD-v-UCD 03/04/14:

This will serve as a trial for Outdoors as there is only two places in each event at IV- so the fight is on !!! lol!!

This Thursday in Irishtown 2.30-4.30
Official timetable will be put on facebook in the coming days but this is a provisional one :

Track: 2.30 100m Hurdles W 2.40 100 W 2.45 100 M 2.50 800 W 2.55 800 M 3.00 400 W 3.05 400 M 3.15 1500 W 3.25 1500 M 3.40 200 W 3.45 200 M 3.50 5k M+W 4.10 4 x 200m Mixed Relay 2.45
Field: Long Jump W+M 3.30 Javelin W+M 3.50 Shot Putt W+M.

Good fun day is in store :) Please contact Laura lauracfrey@gmail.com if your interested!


3)11mile relay 02/04/14

This is taking place on Wednesday All Day !! We need as much people as possible to get involved either running a few miles or sitting by the pav to collect donations.
The relay is DUHAC's main fundraising event of the year so it is really important that as many people get involved as possible. #GetInvolved A percentage of the funds will be donated to Special Olympics Ireland. A grand total of 222 laps of the campus half-mile loop, starting at the back of the pav at 7.30am till all the miles are ran around 7.30-8 in the evening.
People are needed to run miles and shake buckets throughout the day! DO help out, its good fun !!! If you are interested in doing either/both please get in touch with Ciaran(porterci@tcd.ie). Please let him know when you run and how much miles you can run for.. or how long in half an hour blocks can you man the stand :)

Future events:

Firstly, Chariots of Fire - o9/04/14
The historic "dash" around Front Square !!!
Heats will be at 10.30, Semi Finals are at 11.15 and the finals will go off at midday., when the bell rings!!! Its a pretty EPIC 280m dash under the camponile.

Secondly, DUHAC AGM - 14/04/14
Do try attend.. its on at 7pm in the in the Moyne Institute. This is a lovely summary of the year, awards and voting for next years committee.

Nominations for next year's committee positions and for the Dr. Iain Morrison Award for Inspirational Achievement should be emailed to the one and only Iseult at odonnei@tcd.ie.

A)Committee Positions are as follows:

Four Captains: Men's and Women's Athletics, Men's and Women's Harriers.
Secretary, treasurer, public relations officer.
Ordinary Committee member x 3
Its a brilliant opportunity to get involved in the running of the club. #GetInvolved

B)The Iain Morrison Award will be voted on:

"The Iain Morrison Trophy for Inspirational Performance is awarded annually - not for the best athlete, rather for the member who shows the greatest improvement, commitment and effort throughout the year. For example: performance relative to PB, involvement in club, dedication & enthusiasm."

Anyone in the club can nominate somebody, and everyone in the club can be nominated. Can you all email to Iseult odonnei@tcd.ie with your nominations, including a short blurb detailing why that person deserves the award.
Nominations for this will close on Wednesday 9th, and a shortlist of candidates will be circulated before Varsities. More information on the award can be found at www.duhac.tcdlife.ie/Information/Awards/

Stewarding:

Trinity Sports Centre are organising the annual Campus 5K. On the 9th of April at 6pm. If anyone is racing best of luck :) and if anyone is available to steward please get in touch with me: osullm24@tcd.ie. Thanks in advance.

Gear:
If anyone is interested in some DUHAC gear please get in contact with Kevin Miggie: miggek@tcd.ie
The singlet is the only compulsory gear to own: €60 for tracksuits, €25 hoodies, €20 singlets, €25 crop tops, €15 t-shirts, and for the lads DUHAC ties €20 are also available.

Trinity Ball *******************************************
Trinity Ball is this Friday!! For those new to DUHAC, we all traditionally meet at 1am on the steps of the dining hall for chanting and general banter!
Attendance is mandatory

#DUHAC...

Change to Timetable:
*Last circuits session this Wednesday
*No Core on Friday

Harriers
Monday - 3/6/9etc mile run, meet at sports centre at 6pm
Tuesday - Intervals, meet at cricket pitch at 6.15 (session starts @ 6.30)
Wednesday - Circuits in Ancillary hall in the sports centre at 6pm + 111 mile Relay
Thursday - COLOURS
Friday - NO CORE
Saturday - Watch Facebook for updates ***

Sprints/jumps
Monday - 3 mile run, meet at the sports centre at 6pm
Tuesday - Track and Field training, Irishtown Stadium at 7pm
Wednesday - Circuits in Ancillary hall in the sports centre at 6pm + 111 mile Relay
Thursday - COLOURS
Friday - No CORE

If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact us:
Men's Harriers: Gerard Claffey claffeg@tcd.ie
Ladies' Harriers: Maria O'Sullivan osullm24@tcd.ie
Men's Track: Conal Campion ccampion@tcd.ie
Ladies' Track: Laura Frey lauracfrey@gmail.com

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/groups/duhac/
WEBSITE: http://www.duhac.tcdlife.ie/

That's all folks,
Maria & the one and only DUHAC committee


2DUHAC Weekly Email - Outdoors are coming!!!
Posted by: Laura Frey freyl@tcd.ie on Mon Mar 24th 11:11:30 2014
Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii DUHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAC!

First of all, huge congrats to the DUHAC ladies intervarsities CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONS for the 2nd year in a row - Maria O'Sullivan, Becky Woods, Clare McCarthy and Sorcha Humphreys coming 1st 2nd 8th and 10th to absolutely dominate! Congrats to the rest of the girls and the boys running also AND to the boys and girls that competed in intervarsity mountain running this weekend and also came first. DUHAC covering themselves in hilly muddy glory!

INTERVARSITY OUTDOORS 11/12th April

The biggest and bestest event of the intervarsity calendar is almost upon us!! Events on Friday and Saturday in Waterford this year - with a huge dinner/party afterwards to tie up the university season! Not to be missed. Full programme of events including 4*100 and 4*400 relays and steeplechase and all the sprinting long distance and field events you can imagine. The timetable can be found here http://iuaa.org/Championships/TF/index.html

You can come for 1 day or 2 or even just to support the team and come to the party but please email me asap letting me know what events you are interested in competing in! (lauracfrey@gmail.com)

Colours Track and Field Wed 2nd April!:

As preparation for outdoors and to act as trials for the event we have a match against UCD at Irishtown on the afternoon of Wednesday 2nd April. Its a great way to shake out the outdoor cobwebs and really important that as many people come and take part in as many events as possible so we can win! Especially if you would like to be on a relay at outdoors you need to be there to secure your spot and we have fun 4*200m mixed relays at the end - as well as electronic timing. The provisional timetable is:

3.30 100m Hurdles W
3.40 100 W
3.45 100 M
3.50 800 W
3.55 800 M
4.00 400 W
4.05 400 M
4.15 1500 W
4.25 1500 M
4.40 200 W
4.45 200 M
4.50 5k M+W
5.10 4 x 200m Mixed Relay

3.45 Long Jump W+M
4.30 Javelin W+M
4.50 Shot Putt W+M

so please let me know you want to come (everybody shooooooooould :) ), what you might do, if there are any events you would like added or if you need me to write you an excuse note for class! It's a great event for all levels of competition and a fun afternoon!

Other dates for the diary:
111Mile Relay Thurs 3rd April: Duhac's biggest fundraiser of the year - 111 miles round campus - Contact Ciaran Porter or Ann Marie Duffy if you'd like to run a mile or two on the day!

Chariots of Fire Wed 9th April: Great chance to run a 280m race round campus under camponile, its the girls turn to start their final under the bell at 12pm with wonderful prizes for both winners - a mustnot miss event for competitors AND spectators!

DUHAC AGM Mon 14th April: Summary of the year, awards and voting for next years committee - get thinking if you want to run for positions/nominate someone!

Training:
Harriers
Monday - 3/6/9 etc. mile run, meet at sports centre at 6pm
Tuesday - Intervals, meet at cricket pitch at 6.15 (session starts @ 6.30)
Wednesday - Circuits in Ancillary hall in the sports centre at 6pm
Thursday - 3/6/9 etc. mile run, meet at sports centre at 6pm/Track at 7pm!!
Friday - Core at 12 in the Ancillary Hall in the sports centre
Saturday - Watch Facebook for updates - either Hills at the Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park or meeting in Fairview Park for 10.30am

Sprints/jumps
Monday - 3 mile run, meet at the sports centre at 6pm
Tuesday - Track and Field training, Irishtown Stadium at 7pm
Wednesday - Circuits in Ancillary hall in the sports centre at 6pm
Thursday - Track and Field training, Irishtown Stadium at 7pm
Friday - Core at 12 in the Ancillary Hall in the sports centre

LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL SOOOOOOOOOOOOOON

ps some motivation to get you all pumped up for track and field

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7ezSwXv-Qk

Love Laura and your dashing DUHAC committee

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


3DUHAC Weekly Email
Posted by: Donal Foley foleydl@tcd.ie on Tue Mar 4th 11:44:27 2014
Hello DUHAC, how are you this week?

Exciting times this week, as all eyes turn to cork for. . .

INTER VARSITIES CROSS COUNTRY!!!!

That's right folks, the wait is almost over, and this Saturday the greatest
athletes in the country will be gathering in Cork IT to compete. Plus I heard
the other colleges will have people running too! So, if you want to run, or
just support, (and why wouldn't you?) and haven't already done so, please
contact one of our lovely captains, Maria (osullm@tcd.ie) for the girls or
Ger (claffeg@tcd.ie) for the boys, and let them know:

1. If you'll be getting the bus down with us
2. If you'll be staying the night in the hostel
3. Your student number
4. If you intend on competing
5. If you're getting a meal ticket.

As you may have gathered from that last item, the fun doesn't end with the
race. There will be a lovely meal with the other colleges afterwards, which is always great craic.

Plan is to meet at 8:40am on saturday to head down to the race, then get the bus home sunday morning, after staying in a hostel for the night. Price is coming in at 30 - 40 quid, brilliant bargain for what you get.

DUHAC GEAR FOR SALE

Just a reminder of the gear we have available, we have t shirts, hoodies,
track suits, crop tops and singlets. If you're going to compete for trinity
you'll have to wear one of those last 2, and if you want to be fashionable
as well as fast, some DUHAC gear is a must.
If you're interested in getting some gear, please contact our equipment
manager Kevin Migge, miggek@tcd.ie and he'll sort you out.

Mini Marathon Fundraising for ALONE

For anyone considering running in the women's mini marathon, ALONE are looking for people to help them raise funds.

ALONE is an independent charity that works with the 1 in 10 older people who are at risk of homelessness, socially isolated, vulnerable or in crisis. We provide Supportive Housing, Befriending and Community Response Services to over 300 older people on a weekly basis, as well as a Campaigning Service to highlight issues affecting older people in need.

We hope to recruit at least 100 women to Run or walk for ALONE in the Flora Women's Mini Marathon, this June. Receiving no government funding, all fundraising efforts will ensure that we can continue helping those older people most in need.

If you are interested in helping out this very worthy cause, visit their website, and look for the link about the race.

Training
Training will continue as normal this week despite a few people being away for reading week. The only exception is there will be no training on saturday, as we'll all be down at Varsities.
Harriers
Monday - 3/6/9 etc. mile run, meet at sports centre at 6pm
Tuesday - Intervals, meet at cricket pitch at 6.15 (session starts @ 6.30)
Wednesday - Circuits in Ancillary hall in the sports centre at 6pm
Thursday - 3/6/9 etc. mile run, meet at sports centre at 6pm
Friday - Core at 12 in the Ancillary Hall in the sports centre
Saturday - Watch Facebook for updates - either Hills at the Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park or meeting in Fairview Park for 10.30am

Sprints/jumps
Monday - 3 mile run, meet at the sports centre at 6pm
Tuesday - Track and Field training, Irishtown Stadium at 7pm
Wednesday - Circuits in Ancillary hall in the sports centre at 6pm
Thursday - Track and Field training, Irishtown Stadium at 7pm
Friday - Core at 12 in the Ancillary Hall in the sports centre

If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact us:

Men's Harriers: Gerard Claffey claffeg@tcd.ie
Ladies' Harriers: Maria O'Sullivan osullm24@tcd.ie
Men's Track: Conal Campion ccampion@tcd.ie
Ladies' Track: Laura Frey lauracfrey@gmail.com

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/groups/duhac/
WEBSITE: http://www.duhac.tcdlife.ie/

That's all for this week Folks, can't wait to see you all on Saturday!
Dσnal, and the rest of your DUHAC committee.


4DUHAC Weekly Email
Posted by: Ger Claffey claffeg@tcd.ie on Sun Feb 23rd 22:23:58 2014
What's up all you DUHAC Snakes!

I hope everyone who has a reading week is enjoying it and living the dream. For those of you who don't have one and are still hitting the books . . . . . Join the club! lol

(For those of you wondering the new nickname for Trinity Athletic club DUHAC; is the "DUHAC SNAKES". Long story ill tell you a bout it later ;)

And now for the weekly words of wisdom from great man him self on leading my example;

"If you're asking your kids to exercise, then you better do it, too. Practice what you preach."

"Our mission for younger people is to do our best to make exercise cool, hip - the thing to do."

-Bruce Jenner (Decathlon Olympic gold medallist and Star of Keeping up with the Kardashians) #legend


Now for a change of pace; a few announcements;

Colours Cross Country
A big congratulations to all the duhac snakes who were down at the Phoenix Park representing duhac in the colours cross revival. It was a great day out with the Women putting in a dominant performance bringing home the victory. Captain Maria O Sullivan bringing the team home with a near perfect score of 11 points to UCD's 25 points. The Men's race was a much closer affair with UCD's Cian O Reilly taking home the victory closely followed by duhac's Donal Foley. The Men just missed out in the team victory with a points tally of 22 compared to UCD's impressive 16 points. Well done to all who competed. The race was a great prep for the Intervarsity Cross Country in two weeks time!

Intervarsity Cross Country
One of the biggest college athletics events of the year is almost upon us guys! Intervarsity Cross Country will be help down in Cork in two weeks time on March 8th. As always it's a great weekend away with lots of banter for everyone! The race is open to everyone in the club and for athletes of all abilities.The races will be 5km for women and 8km for men. DUHAC are usually well represented with the most athletes competing of many different abilities and we want it the same again this year. After the race, host University CIT will hold a very fancy banquet which is always the highlight of the weekend. The plan is to leave all together on the Saturday morning by private bus, race, party, and stay in a hostel in Cork. Leaving the next morning by bus. So if anyone is interested; guys get in touch with me (claffeg@tcd.ie) and girls get in touch with Maria (osullm24@tcd.ie) . We will need to know your student number and if your getting the bus, meal ticket and hostel. Don't worry if you're one of the injured athletes out there, everyone is welcome to come on down to support and partake in the banter ;) The price will work out in the region of 30-40 euro which is a total bargain! I CAN NOT WAIT!!!!!!

Training
Training will continue as normal this week despite a few people being away for reading week. The only exception is there will be no core class on Friday.
Harriers
Monday - 3/6/9 etc. mile run, meet at sports centre at 6pm
Tuesday - Intervals, meet at cricket pitch at 6.15 (session starts @ 6.30)
Wednesday - Circuits in Ancillary hall in the sports centre at 6pm
Thursday - 3/6/9 etc. mile run, meet at sports centre at 6pm
Friday - -----
Saturday - Watch Facebook for updates - either Hills at the Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park or meeting in Fairview Park for 10.30am

Sprints/jumps
Monday - 3 mile run, meet at the sports centre at 6pm
Tuesday - Track and Field training, Irishtown Stadium at 7pm
Wednesday - Circuits in Ancillary hall in the sports centre at 6pm
Thursday - Track and Field training, Irishtown Stadium at 7pm
Friday - -----

If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact us:

Men's Harriers: Gerard Claffey claffeg@tcd.ie
Ladies' Harriers: Maria O'Sullivan osullm24@tcd.ie
Men's Track: Conal Campion ccampion@tcd.ie
Ladies' Track: Laura Frey lauracfrey@gmail.com

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/groups/duhac/
WEBSITE: http://www.duhac.tcdlife.ie/


That's all for this week guys,

From Gerard and the DUHAC Committee :)


5[DUHAC] Weekly Email
Posted by: Maria O'Sullivan osullm24@tcd.ie on Mon Feb 17th 09:41:10 2014
**DUHAC WEEKLY EMAIL**


Hey Hey Duhacers !!!

WOW.. I'm still so delighted with everyone's super performances at Indoors last week. If anyone still hasn't heard we broke 5TCD records. Don't forget to read all about it here: http://universitytimes.ie/?p=24115 or pick up the papers on campus !!!

News: Congratulations to all DUHACers who competed in the National Seniors Indoors over the weekend. #makingDUHACproud


Coming soon:
Colours XC - 22nd of Feb
Gran Canaria Trip Away - 22nd Feb - 1st of March
IV Cross Country : 8th of March
IV Mountain Running: Late March

Colours XC - 22/02/14

This is Trinity -v- UCD cross country race. This race is part of the colleges tradition, and is a good way to get a XC race under the belt before National Intervarsities. Its on on the 22nd so NEXT Saturday. The more the merrier in this event and its rather informal so if your just looking for a free and hassle free race this is for you too. It will also be a good laugh :). Get in contact with myself: osullm24@tcd.ie or Ger: claffeg@tcd.ie if your interested. Thanks.

GRAN CANARIA - 22/02/14 till 01/03/14

Those interested in travelling to Gran Canaria for a professional warm weather training camp email Laura Frey (lauracfrey@gmail.com) to express your interest before booking flights!! Flights are still around 200e and accomodation for week plus training is 280e. Hope everyone going has an AMAZING TIME !!

CROSS COUNTRY!!! - 08/02/14

This is only 3weeks away!!! I cant believe it, and so excited! This is our first night away of the year and one of the biggest and best nights out!! We will be getting a bus down on Sat the 8th, run or cheer on the runners in the womens and mens super fun xc race and then onto a Banquet that night. Perfect excuse for girls to wear a nice dress and lads to get out a shirt. This (I don't lie) is a lot of craic with all the other colleges who compete, and we'll get the bus home on Sunday.

3weeks is a long time training wise. Therefore THIS IS CRUNCH TIME. Absolutely everyone can run in the Womens and Mens race or go as a spectators. The more the merrier :).However the first 4 women and first 6 men who finish will count as scoring members of DUHAC, and on that note if anyone wants help with their training programme to try and do themselves justice at XC please contact me: osullm24@tcd.ie. I'd be happy to offer any advice I can. **The women won the Title last year and I think we have the depth to do it again**. #MakeitRain #DUHACsnakes

Contact Maria (osullm24@tcd.ie) for the women's team or Gerard (claffeg@tcd.ie) for the men's.


GEAR:
If anyone is interested in some DUHAC gear please get in contact with Kevin Miggie: miggek@tcd.ie
The singlet is the only compulsory gear to own (to race), however it looks really well and professional if we all have matching gear.

€60 for tracksuits, €25 hoodies, €20 singlets, €25 crop tops, €15 t-shirts, and for the lads DUHAC ties €20 are also available.

Club Colours eg Mens Ties
Historically, Duhac Colours are an honor awarded to an athlete that meets any two of the following criteria:

1. Represented D.U.H.A.C. in at least two matches of the same nature against UCD.
2. Represented D.U.H.A.C. in at least two Intervarsity championships of the same nature.
3. Won any event in the above matches.
4. Have been a member on a winning team in any of the above matches.
5. Represented his/her country in any event.

A member that meets this is entitled to wear the Club Tie, (wooo..) which in that case can be purchased from Kevin.


WE NEED YOU:

Trinity Sports Centre are organising "Trinity Operation Transformation" run on the 26th of February at lunch time 1 o'clock. If anyone is available to steward please get in touch with me: osullm24@tcd.ie. The race wont go on too long, you'll 100% for fill your duty and have a chat with everyone before 2. In fairness the sport centre does put up with our mucky shoes on Tuesday so think we should help out :P Thanks in advance.

Keep up the training guys, it's paying off... BIG TIME!!

Harriers
Monday - 3/6/9etc mile run, meet at sports centre at 6pm
Tuesday - Intervals, meet at cricket pitch at 6.15 (session starts @ 6.30)
Wednesday - Circuits in Ancillary hall in the sports centre at 6pm
Thursday - 3/6/9etc mile run, meet at sports centre at 6pm
Friday - Core at 12 in the Ancillary hall in the sports centre.
Saturday - Watch Facebook for updates - either Hills at the Magazine Fort in Phoenix Park or meeting in Fairview Park for 10.30am

Sprints/jumps
Monday - 3 mile run, meet at the sports centre at 6pm
Tuesday - Track and Field training, Irishtown Stadium at 7pm
Wednesday - Circuits in Ancillary hall in the sports centre at 6pm
Thursday - Track and Field training, Irishtown Stadium at 7pm
Friday - Core at 12 in the Ancillary Hall in the sports centre

If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact us:

Men's Harriers: Gerard Claffey claffeg@tcd.ie
Ladies' Harriers: Maria O'Sullivan osullm24@tcd.ie
Men's Track: Conal Campion ccampion@tcd.ie
Ladies' Track: Laura Frey lauracfrey@gmail.com

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/groups/duhac/
WEBSITE: http://www.duhac.tcdlife.ie/



That's all folks,
Maria & the one and only DUHAC committee