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Fibrus Press Release:


Junior Cross Country Series set to produce some Hyperfast Performances


East Coast Athletic Club (ECAC), based in the County Antrim town of Larne is bringing back their popular junior cross-country series with the support of full fibre broadband provider, Fibrus. After a break due to the covid pandemic the return is a welcome sight for the growing junior running scene.


The series which is open to children born between 2005 and 2018, will be run over 3 separate weekends beginning on 30th January at Larne Grammar School and will welcome athletes from across the province.


Speaking at the launch of the series, ECAC Chairman Justin Maxwell said: “As a club we continue to promote the local junior running scene by delivering weekly training sessions, encouraging support at other events and by working with stakeholders such as Fibrus, local schools and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council to promote an active lifestyle in our young people.


The support from Fibrus in our 2022 event in invaluable. Without it we would be unable to organise events such as our Junior Cross Country Series and our kids would miss the opportunity to experience cross country running in a safe environment.”

Jemma Dougherty, PR and Communications Specialist at Fibrus added:

“Digital connectivity is an essential part of the everyday lives of young people now and a hyperfast full fibre broadband connection enables them to home school in real time, game without the lag time and watching movies without buffering but at Fibrus we know life is about balance.


“The team at East Coast Athletic Club have done some fantastic work with their junior section, ensuring they have down time away from screens and promoting positive mental & physical health. As a result, the Junior Cross Country Series has produced some hyperfast athletes, and we are delighted to support such a positive event.”

Clubmark accredited East Coast Athletic Club, which was founded in June 2013, is an all-inclusive, all ability, running club based in the Borough of Larne but drawing membership from the wider coastal East Antrim area, and beyond.


For full details and to register for the series please visit here.


NOTES TO EDITOR


Dates & Locations:

30th January – Larne Grammar

13th February – Larne High School

27th February – Sandy Bay Playing Fields

Prices are £4 per race, £7 for two races or £9 for all three races.

The series is open to boys and girls with a birth year of 2005 – 2016.

East Coast AC are delighted to announce details and entry options for our popular junior XC series.  Further details can be found by clicking on the image below. 
THE RETURN OF OFFICIAL CLUB (SENIOR) TRAINING... POST COVID-19:

We are absolutely delighted to announce that official senior club training has returned in April 21 in full compliance with the current Covid Guidelines from, ANI.

Unlike last time when there was so much uncertainty around Covid we are now also pleased to be able to open the club to new members.

We aim to attract, facilitate and inspire anyone of any ability to achieve what they want to achieve in Athletics.

We also want to build a community that our members can feel part of, invest in and be proud of no matter what your running goals, and to develop a social and family entity with our passion for athletics for all ages at its heart.

Our UKA (UK Athletics) qualified coaches offer a varied and all inclusive training programme suited to all.

We offer the following groups:
• For Beginners (or those returning to the sport) – who want to start with runners of equal ability or get back out there and enjoy running again after a break;
• For Participation – Runners who want to get active in a pressure free and friendly environment;
• For Development – runners who have made the start and now want to progress to their next level; and
• For Performance – runners who want to push their performance to the best they can be, we have expertise in place to help the best push further.

We believe East Coast Athletic club can offer you exactly what you need no matter what your level or experience.

Details of how to sign up can be found here.

For those who may be a bit apprehensive about making the step to a club environment our coaching team would be glad to discuss any questions or concerns you may have, just drop us an email via eastcoastac@gmail.com for any inquiries.

JUNIOR TRAINING:
We have had a lot of inquiries about or Juniors section. 

At this time we are unable to use our current premises as its being utilised by the Health Service. We are trying to secure a venue that is safe, secure and can accommodate all of the children (with social distancing in place).

Updates and places will go out to current members as soon as we have something confirmed.  

Please watch out for updates.

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East Coast AC - Training Information:

East Coast AC seniors train Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7pm at:

 

Tuesday: Sandy Bay, Larne

Thursday: Sandy Bay, Larne

 

All abilities are welcome. Guests are welcome!


East Coast Cheetahs (Mini's and Minors) train every Thursday from 6pm at Larne Market Yard, however locations may vary.


ECAC Juniors (11-16yrs) train every Tuesday from 6pm at Larne Market Yard, however locations may vary.


For more details, please visit our Club Training page HERE or contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.

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