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Indoor championship races 2020

There are 3 indoor championship meets coming up:

  • Leinster Senior & Masters (22nd February, Abbotstown)
  • National Senior (29th Feb - 1st March, Abbotstown)
  • National Masters (8th March, Athlone)

The meets will have the standard indoor distances: 60m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m

There are also a couple of relay events, 4 x 200m (where 4 runners complete a single lap each) and 4 x 400m. Entry for individual races isn't allowed on the day, only in advance, but entry for relays can be done on the day (for the Leinster championships at least). The National Senior relays are "club timed" which probably means that everyone does the race on their own and the fastest time wins.

If you wear your cross country spikes make sure they're 5mm spikes. The longer ones rip up the track and aren't allowed

The 60m, 200m and 400m have a block start. There are generally practice blocks set out on the practice track if you need them

You can look at the AAI site to see all the entries along with age categories and PBs. The PBs might not be representative at the runner's current form since it doesn't ask for a season best.

You need your AAI number to register with the site to enter the races

Leinster Indoor Junior, Senior & Masters

22nd Feb
National Indoor Arena, Blanchardstown
€10 per event, €15 for a relay team. Late entry price from 12th Feb

This is the most convenient. It's not far and it's on a Saturday afternoon. The level is reasonable and there are already a wide range of ages competing. You can see the people who have entered on the AAI website and check their age category and PBs

National Senior Indoor Championships

Saturday February 29th & Sunday March 1st
National Indoor Arena, Blanchardstown
Standard price €15.00, Late entries €25.00
Price Increase 20th Feb

This is a higher level event. I think that anyone can enter, you don't need to have won a regional championship to qualify but I'm not sure.

National Masters Indoor Championships

Sunday, 8th Mar 2020
AIT, Athlone
Standard Price €15.75. Late price €26.25
Price Increase 27th Feb, Late Entries Until 1st Mar

This is the big indoor meet for masters. There are generally a few people from Sportsworld who head across to it. No timetable as yet but you can look at last year's results to see the rough level

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