Get Ireland Running: European Week of Sport


Athletics Ireland is supporting the European Week of Sport which starts on September 23rd 2020. Athletics Ireland will be offering up free tips and advice to help you stay active while adhering to the HSE guidelines with respect to COVID-19.

Exercise helps with not only your physical health but also your mental health, and the simplicity and accessibly of running makes it the perfect form of exercise to keep you enjoying an active lifestyle. We would urge you to get involved and try some of the home drills and exercises listed below.

Please ensure that we all continue to follow the guidelines set out by the HSE in relation to exercise.

There will also be a number of challenges uploaded to our new Athletics Ireland Facebook Group to keep you motivated so make sure to join.

You can also join our Virtual Running Group on Strave HERE

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We look forward to supporting you on the journey and make sure to tag Sport Ireland and use the hashtags



Long Jump Challenge

How far is two metres? Check out our Long Jump Challenge and you'll find out!

No Hurdles? No Problem!

Don’t let access to facilities or equipment stop you hurdlers from staying sharp. Get your drills done at home with the help of the video below Get creative and show us your best efforts #hurdleathome #ActiveAAi #KeepYourDistance

Home Circuit Training

Circuit training is an excellent way to improve mobility, strength and stamina. This circuit training routine comprises of multiple exercises that are completed one exercise after another.

Running Drill to try at Home

We can all keep training from the safety of our homes. Use this time to practice drills and technique. Here are some running drills you can do at home. 

Medicine Ball Workout

A Medicine Ball is a great piece of equipment that you can use to work on your power, strength and coordination. It is also a great way to get in a full-body, core-intensive workout.
Remember to stay explosive, quick and powerful with every movement!

Decathlon Circuit Challange

10 events 20 exercises: You choose 10. 20 seconds workout -> 20 seconds rest! Follow the video for a few you drills can try. All done following restrictions in place around travel & social contact.

Useful Links:

  1. Webinars
  2. #ActiveAAI Circuit Training
  3. AAI MobiIity Program
  4. Endurance Running Drills
  5. Summer Camp Drills
  6. Virtual Family Mile
  7. Minimise risk of injury
  8. Nutrition tips
  10. Health and Safety Authority
  11. Government of Ireland
  12. Athletics Ireland Running Community on Facebook
  13. Athletics Ireland Instagram

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