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Sprint Relay Workshop - University of Limerick


Athletics Ireland are delighted to welcome you to our Sprint Relay Workshop which will be taking place in the University of Limerick on Sunday 25th of November.


Sprint Relay Workshop- Limerick

25th of November 2018

10am- 1pm


Relays are an excellent way of creating a team environment among club members and athletes. Albeit athletics is an individual sports, relay programmes and teams notably develop skills such as teamwork, building relationships and communication amongst our members.Relays have the ability to encourage both competitive and recreational athletes , which in turn makes our clubs more engaging and sustainable. 

Relays also adhere to LTAD strategies. For example,in recent seasons the national relay programme has made positive progress. The 2018 season alone saw six national teams compete at major championships. Three national records were achieved by the U20 Women’s 4x100m , U20 Men’s 4x100m  and Senior Women’s 4x100m.

The U20 women’s 4x100m also created history in 2018, claiming a world championship silver medal, Ireland’s first global outdoor relay medal.

We are delighted to have this relay workshop lead and delivered by Karen Kirk, who guided the Irish women's 4x100m relay team to a sliver medal at the World U20 championships.

Karen has worked with relays from youth to senior level, and encourages those coaching relays at club and schools level to attend. 


Workshop Content

This workshop will look closely at the basics of coaching sprint relays including:

  •   4 x 100m  and  4 x 200m
  •   Baton exchange technique
  •   Squad drills
  •   Exchange zones
  •   Check marks

Cost of this workshop is €20. If you are interest and would like to register please click HERE

If you have any questions or queries or would like more information please contact our RDO for Limerick, Cork & Kerry Lilly-Ann on

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