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Endurance Coaches Network Itinerary And Details January 23rd


Endurance Coaches Network (ECN) Day Sat 23rd Jan Final Details

The first AAI Endurance Coaches Network (ECN) day is taking place on Saturday 23rd January at Athlone IT and some final details for those registered are below. Please find below also the final timetable for the day including room numbers and the speaker bios. Please note the change of speaker with Richard Rodgers replacing Donie Walsh. Richard is the coach of Kerry O’Flaherty, amongst others, and will be discussing the training of our Rio Olympics Qualifier and European XC Championship medallist. 

Final details below to take note of:


We will be based in the main building (where canteen situated) at Athlone IT on Saturday, see map here  and here


When you arrive participants are asked to go direct to the main Lecture Theatre B1029 where you can register between 8.45am-9.15am. Please make sure you do this and give your name to the people at registration. Only those registered for the event and on our master list will be allowed entry to the Lecture Theatre, please do not invite or arrive with anybody else as they will be turned away. We are oversubscribed and there are no further places available. We would very much appreciate your support on this and avoid any potential embarrassing situations for anyone being turned away.


We will be located in the following rooms:

B1029- Main Lecture Theatre (Daragh Sheridan/Joe O Connor/Alan Rankin/Chris Jones)

B2091- Joe Ryan

B2093- Richard Rodgers

B2082- Steve Macklin


It is of paramount importance that all those attending arrive on time in the morning for registration and are punctual to all presentations. We must respect those presenting and having people arrive late into rooms is very disruptive. Please be seated 5 mins before the start time of each presentation in the correct room. Again we appreciate your support with this.

What to Bring

Coaches can wear anything they wish and may want to bring a pen & paper with them for any notes they wish to take.


There will be tea/coffee/biscuits served outside the breakout rooms during the day and at lunch people can go to the main canteen where we have arranged for food to be served. This must be paid for by each individual themselves.


Anybody looking for accommodation for the Friday night we recommend the Creggan Court Hotel located just up the road from the college.


Members of the public visiting AIT for education or recreational purposes are advised to use the underground car park situated underneath the AIT International Arena.  This is within 100m of the main building. The cost of this is €3 per day per car, payable at the entrance barrier.  Clamping is employed by AIT in the main campus areas.  Your car will be clamped if it does not have a valid ticket or pass.

For further information please contact Steve Macklin at 0876335565 or

For the full timetable click HERE

For the bios of the speakers click HERE

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