World 50km Race Walk Champion Robert Heffernan (Togher A.C.) is set to make his competitive comeback since his magnificent performance in Moscow on the 14th of August. Heffernan joined Irish Athletics legendary status by becoming our third World Champion. Since then Heffernan has been busy training and setting up the High Performance centre in Cork and spearheading a very successful Fit2walk Challenge in Sligo where over 300 children participated in a 1km race walking event
The Woodie’s DIY National 30km Championships is set to take place in St. Anne’s Park, Raheny on the 22nd of December at 11.00. Rob’s competition will mainly compromise of domestic athletes which include four Olympic standard 50km athletes. Brendan Boyce (Letterkenny AC) after his 25th position and personal best in Moscow will face stiff competition from Colin Griffin (Ballinmore A.C.) and Micheal Doyle (Tara A.C) who as 50km specialist will all be using this as an early season indication on how well they are training coming into the Christmas period.
The up and coming walkers in Ireland will also be in action including Cian McManamon (Westport A.C.) who is ranked in the top 15 U23 in Europe and is destined for a big future in the event after taking four minutes off his 20km PB last season. Another break through athlete of the year Luke Hickey (Leevale A.C.) will be using this opportunity to test himself against senior opposition.
Heffernan’s main competition could come from Alex Wright who is now based in Cork High Performance centre. Alex represented Great Britain in the World Championship over 20km and finished a very creditable 31st will provide stiff competition if within striking distance in the final 5km.
Other National athletes set to open their season are James Treanor (Shercock A.C), David Kidd (S.L.O.T) and Nial Prendiville (Farranfore Maine Valley A.C) who will provide excellent depth to the event. There is also junior races and under-age race available to athletes of all ages and levels. Entry is available online via the Athletics Ireland website:Online Entry
Ladies and juviniles will also race at any distance they wish from 1km up to 20kms. These development races will take place as the senior men battle it put over 30km.
It’s also a wonderful opportunity for our juveniles to watch our world champion in action. Indeed it’s an opportunity for all athletics fans to come and watch Heffernan in full flow as he embarks on another important year as he will try and add a European title to his World crown.
Clonliffe are delighted to confirm the return of the Goal Mile to the Morton Stadium on December 24th, Christmas Eve. This event is being run by Clonliffe Harriers and Morton Stadium. There will be a series of Mile Race and Fun Runs for a 90 minute period from 10.30am until noon to support a very worthy charity. Simply come along put your name on the start sheet, make a donation and run a mile, your support can make all the difference to someone`s life.
If anyone would like to raise further funds for Goal Sponsorship Cards are available from both Morton Stadium and Clonliffe Harriers. See www.goal.ie for updates.
Irish throwing will receive a pre-Christmas bonus with the confirmation that notable International coaches will attend and deliver sessions at the National Throws Squad in Tullamore on December 14th.
Shot Put aficionados will be delighted that Petur Gudmundsson from Iceland will be returning to Ireland to follow up on his previous visit 18 months ago. Petur is the Icelandic record holder with a best throw in excess of 21 metres and he now coaches many of the leading Icelandic throwers. Petur is a very popular coach with an excellent coaching style, where he combines modern thinking on both rotational and glide techniques along with the old style methods of hard work in training.
Javelin throwing will also be pleased that Terry McHugh (Irish record holder and Swiss National coach) has agreed to lead the Javelin event group for the upcoming season. Terry hopes to bring along 2 very notable athletes from his ‘stable’. These are Asdis Hjalmsdottir (javelin 62.77m and finalist in London 2012 Women’s Javelin) and Lukas Wieland (75m thrower and Swiss Junior Record holder). Terry is an excellent communicator and consistently inspires his audience.
It is hoped that as many coaches and athletes as possible will attend and learn from one or both of the above coaches. The session is free to attend and open to anyone. Only National squad athletes can take part in the sessions, but anyone else can observe. So if you are interested in learning about throwing and how to get to the highest levels – Get to Tullamore Harriers track on December 14th (10am to 4pm). Petur Gudmundsson will also be doing a follow on session on Sunday morning in Santry from 10am to 1pm.
For further details, please contact David Sweeney at Athletics Ireland
The next squad session for the National Combined Events Squad will be in Morton Stadium, Santry, on Sunday the 29th of December at 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
All coaches are welcome to attend national squad sessions. The focus at this session will be on competition preparation for the indoor season.
CLICK HERE to view the National Combined Events squad list for 2014.
Congratulations to those selected and I look forward to working with everybody in 2014.
Don’t forget our National CE indoor Championships in AIT on Saturday the 11th of January!
Train well, stay healthy and have a lovely Christmas. See you all at the end of December in Santry!
If you have any questions or queries please call Kieron Stout, CE Coordinator, 086 2450134, firstname.lastname@example.org
The workshop planned for the national jumps squad due to be held this Saturday 14th December in Nenagh has now been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The squad will now commence in January and those members of the squad will be contacted directly. If any athlete or coach feel that they should be included in the squad please contact the National Jumps Co-Ordinator Pat Power at 087-9586138 or by e-mail at email@example.com
The Finn Valley club used the opportunity of their annual athletics Christmas celebration night out to acknowledge 4 local Fit 4 Life Leaders, namely Mark Connolly ,Aghyaran ;Dermot Mc Granaghan ,Castlefinn ;Mary Martin ,Finn Valley Centre ;and John /Louise Mailey ,Convoy .
Club Chairman Patsy Mc Gonagle underlined the positive contribution each bring to their group and the importance of the social,physical and health benefits ensuing . The enthusiasm and motivation that each group has provided through these people deserved to be recognsed .
250 people turned out at the Centre to enjoy a most enjoyable evening with excellent food catering by ‘Little India’ followed by music.
Presentations were made by athletes involved in each group . Two further presentations were made, a lifetime achievement award to long serving member as athlete ,coach ,committee member and trustee Neil Martin . His involvement dating back to his early days with Glenties AC, then Glenfinn AC, with whom he won the Ulster novice title in Omagh, then a lifetime with Valley which included from the athletics competitive side scoring Donegal and Valley team member at every level, Donegal cross country champion, latterly joint finance officer at FVAC, national Team Leader, Chair of Donegal and Athletics Ulster. And that’s only a bit of it, well received with a standing ovation .
Its interesting to note that the Area Leaders have a strong pedigree of achievement and contribution in many aspects of the sport outside the current relevance of Fit 4 Life . In that capacity they lead 250 approx in total .
Finally Kieran Carlin a long time member made a deserved presentation to Conor Mc Gonagle who has led the development project at the Centre including the pool , refurbishment of existing athletic Centre ,new additional multi purpose football ground ,Car Park etc and on this evening a new extended multi purpose area in which the meal was served . In effect the new look Finn Valley Leisure Centre .
A great night was enjoyed by all and the announcement of the performance by club athlete Sarah Colllins in setting a new Irish record in U S just an hour earlier drew long applause .
Just a week after helping Providence College win the NCAA women’s cross country team title Sarah Collins (Finn Valley AC) was back in action at the UMass Boston Indoor Open on Saturday. Competing in the 5,000m she surprised even herself when she finished a close second to her Providence team-mate Emily Sisson. Her time of 15:41.00 marks the first time she has run under 16 minutes and, as well as being a new Irish junior record, it is also a ‘B’ standard for the European senior championships in Zurich. Her previous best outdoors was 16:19.80 which is also a junior record.
UMass Boston Indoor Open Boston, Mass
Men 3000m Run
Finals: Heat #1
Place Overall Name Year Team Time Score
1 Goose, Mitch Unattached 8:07.17 -
2 Gilland, Taylor Unattached 8:13.12 -
3 Sanca, Ruben SR Whirlaway Racing Team 8:14.98 -
4 Cooper, Kevin SR-4 Providence 8:15.22 -
5 Karwoski, Nick Whirlaway Racing Team 8:17.80
Women 5000m Run
Finals: Heat #2
1 Sisson, Emily JR-3 Providence 15:40.62
2 Collins, Sarah SO-2 Providence 15:41.00
3 Nagel, Laura JR-3 Providence 15:42.60
BSC Panther Indoor Icebreaker Birmingham, Ala.
Women 3000 Meter
1 Niamh Kearney Ga State 10:23.88
2 Caroline Reiser Fla Int 10:25.50
3 Sarah Livett UAB 10:25.59
Fordham Season Opener Bronx, N.Y.
1. Gooding, Darrel SO-2 Fairleigh Dickinson 4:24.10H
2. McGann, Ryan FR-1 Fordham 4:25.20H
3. Armstrong, Hugh FR-1 Providence 4:25.50H
4. Polo, Ryan SR-4 Fordham 4:25.70H
5. Robertson, Stephen SO-2 Providence 4:27.70H
Bill Ward Indoor Meet South Huntington, N.Y.
Women 200 Meter
1 Josephine Watson SO Liu Brooklyn 25.74
2 Claire Mooney JR St. John’s 26.23
3 Latasha Collins JR St. John’s 26.33
The book details the history of Irelands premier athletic club and features all aspects of the club activities since 1886.
Since their first national cross country title in 1895, Clonliffe has produced many Irish champions in all disciplines and currently holds the record for the number of senior cc championships.
The chapter profiling the record number of Olympians is a must for any athletics fan as is the section dealing with the eminent role of club members in the administration side of the sport at local and national level.
The two most prominent members of Clonliffe have been Tommy Burton, who was captain from 1905-1946 and who initiated the famous Clonliffe sports meetings in 1912, and Billy Morton, Irelands greatest ever sports impresario, who spearheaded the purchase of lands in Santry which yielded the world famous stadium.
In 1963 the ladies section was founded and produced such champions as Claire Walsh (the first club female Olympian), and Ann O’Brien. These ladies blazed a trail for many of the more modern champions like Mary Purcell, Sonia O’Sullivan and Derval O’Rourke.
In addition to profiling the current generation of “Wasps” The book also contains a very comprehensive list of club statistics compiled by Killian Lonergan and is a must read for any student of Irish athletics. The book has been a labour of love for Dominic Branigan as he has delivered on his promise to chart the history of the club. Billy Morton would be proud of his efforts. The book can be purchased online at www.originalwriting.ie
After winning the European Cross Country Championships for two years in a row a medal was just beyond Fionnuala Britton’s grasp today in Belgrade, Serbia. The race was fast and furious from the start with Koroline Bjerkeli of Norway breaking away at the early stages. The Norwegian was reeled back in at the halfway mark by the chasing pack of quality championships performers including Britton, Dulce Felix (Portugal), Gemma Steel (Great Britain), Sophie Duarte (France), Julia Bleasdale (Great Britain) and Almensch Belete of Belguim.
Duarte then began to exert her presence moving away from the field with Felix and Steel battling it out behind and Britton in fourth who continued to try to get back into a medal contention spot. It was to be the French Women’s Duarte’s day and she took the title in 26.34 from Steel in second and Felix in third with Britton fourth in 26.45.
Britton who had missed the Summer season due to illness spoke after the race “I came here to take the title, I felt it was my race as much as anyone’s. I never felt comfortable and I was trying to reel the girls (Felix and Steel) back but there were driving each other on. It was very frustrating. I was there to challenge for a medal but they were just better on the day”
The rest of the women’s team battled hard but were missing three of the top scorers from last year’s winning team and finished in sixth place. Sarah Treacy improved on her 42nd place from last year to finish 31st followed by Ciara Durkan in 36th and Sarah Mulligan a late call up finishing in 44th completing the scorers. Ann-Maire McGlynn in her first major senior championships finished a solid 49th and Dublin Marathon winner Maria McCambridge came home in 55th place.
The Senior Men’s Team also finished in sixth place. The team bunched well with two top 20 finishes; Michael Mulhare in 15th and David McCarthy in 18th. Both of were members of the U23 Gold Medallist team from 2010 and delivered very heartening performances with Mulhare improving on his 44th place from 2012 and McCarthy delivering in his first competition at Senior level. The other two scorers were National champion Paul Pollock in 26th with Dan brother of Michael in 31st place. Mick Clohissey placed 56th and Stephen Scullion 63rd.
The Men’s U23 Team were battling for a podium position throughout the race but finished in a highly commendable fourth place with 120 points. The team were in third place throughout but faded to fourth in the last lap. Great Britain won with 40 points, Ukraine second with 72 points and France third with 78 points. Paul Robinson led the team home putting in a stellar performance to work his way through the field to finish in ninth place. John Travers was the next of the Irish in 32th, followed by Kevin Dooney in 38th. Shane Quinn who had been up in the top 20 in the early laps faded to 41st completed the scorers. Jake Byrne placed 60th and Ryan McDermott 71st.
Chris Jones National Endurance Coach commented: “This is a team of exceptionally talented athletes and given the calibre and quality of the team, we were expecting a finish in the top five and they delivered”
First off today were the Junior Women’s team in the 4k race. They finished in 16th place with Siofra Clerigh Buttner (DSD AC) the highest placed athlete in 37th position followed by Amy O’Donoghue in 58th place. The rest of the team who are club-mates from Dundrum South Dublin finished as follows; Meghan Ryan in 69th, Isabelle Odlum in 78th, Clare McCarthy in 98th and Sarah Fitzpatrick in 100th.
While in the Junior Men’s 6k race, the team finished in ninth place improving on their 18th place from last year. Sean Tobin (Clonmel AC) led the team home in an impressive ninth place in 18.18 minutes. Tobin who was not able to compete last year due to sickness, put himself in contention throughout and was up with the breakaway group from 1.5k into the race. The Tipperary man ran strongly throughout to maintain a top ten position.
Speaking after the race Tobin spoke of his disappointment: “Everything has been focused on getting the best out of ourselves (the team) at these championships. At least I got to the line healthy this time but I am still very disappointed with ninth - I really wanted a medal”.
Andrew Coscoroan (Star of the Sea AC) was the next Irish man across the line in 40th, Aaron Hanlon (Clonliffe Harriers AC in 47th and Ruairi Finnegan (Letterkenny AC) 61st. Kevin Mulcaire (Ennis Track) finished in 85th and Con Doherty (Westport AC) in 95th.
Jones commented: “Our junior athletes are part of the development programme and they will have gained tremendous experience from this event. Our key focus for this group has been on preparation and working with their personal coaches to help them to deliver their best performance at these championships.”
Speaking of the overall performance Jones said: “We had strong teams here in Belgrade and we just missed out on podium positions with Fionnuala and the Men’s U23 Team finishing fourth. I am delighted with the Senior Men’s team sixth place finish and I feel we can really build on that for next year. The preparations for the team were ideal and we see this as a platform that we can really build on over the next few years to consistently deliver performances.”
The Knockbeg College Jingle Bells road relays take place on December 11TH at 11am in Knockbeg college.
Contact John Maye on 087 6379354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm entry, please see below flyer for all the event information:
The Irish Schools’ Athletic Association (ISAA), a sub-committee of the Athletics Association of Ireland, is the organisation responsible for the development of Schools’ Athletics in Ireland. The ISAA has over 650 affiliated post primary schools spread throughout the 32 counties and organises regional, provincial and national championships in both cross-country and track and field annually. It takes part in three Schools’ Internationals each year and it, also, hosts international cross-country and track and field events involving Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales on a regular basis.
The present incumbent in the role of Administrative Director: Irish Schools’ will retire shortly and we are now taking applications for his replacement.
Core responsibilities of the role are:
—To administer Irish Schools Athletics on a day to day basis.
—To organise the Irish Schools Championships and competitions.
—To organise the International Schools competitions.
—To prepare budgets and monthly and annual accounts.
—To liaise with the Marketing Manager on sponsors management ensuring that the sponsors objectives are met.
—To liaise with the Marketing Manager on Marketing/Public Relations activity for schools competitions across all communication channels.
—To organise initiatives in schools aimed at increasing participation.
—To work with all relevant support bodies.
—To work with teachers in the development of Athletics in schools.
—To assist the Athletics Ireland Coaching Team in the development of Schools’ Athletics.
—To work closely with Athletics Ireland to promote Juvenile Athletics.
The person will report to the Chief Executive Officer of Athletics Ireland and the President and Board of the Irish Schools’ Athletic Association.
Ideal Candidate Profile
•Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.
•Have a passion and understanding of the sport of athletics.
•Have a third level qualification.
•Flexibility is required on working hours – there will be evening and weekend work associated with the role. Overnight stays may be required.
•Own car is essential with full licence – mileage allowance provided
Applications to: email@example.com by the 15th December.
Athletics Ireland is seeking clubs to participate in its Fit4Youth programme. This is a participation based initiative aimed at teenagers – attracting new recruits while retaining existing members. It is based on the Fit4Life model which has proved very successful among adult members.
Background to the Initiative
The programme was instigated by Geraldine Nolan in Kilkenny City Harriers and proved very successful. It was then extended on a pilot basis to a small number of clubs with similar results. It is now hoped to extend the opportunity to participate nationwide.
It arose due to concerns raised around the:
1. Fall off in the number of participants in Junior events, particularly endurance events.
2. Scarcity of the ‘Training to Train’ phase in terms of L.T.A.D. as cited by Istvan Balyi. Athletes exit the system without ever reaching their potential, often despite many years of club structure and input… Too much - too young - too soon.
3. Level of consideration and lack of understanding given to various ranges of maturity - physical - mental - emotional within club athletics structure.
4. Inadequate provision of easy entry point for teenagers into club athletics. If an athlete is not started into athletics at U12 to U14, they are unlikely to join an already well established training group from U15 to U18 years.
5. General fitness of Irish teenagers, particularly girls and boys who do not play team sports.
Fit4Youth is not aimed as a short term solution to the falling numbers within this category but rather a long term view of looking at the bigger picture and complementing existing work in juvenile / junior club athletics with the focus on:
1. Instilling and helping to foster an awareness of fitness and an enjoyment of running over a set period of weeks, with the aim to build up to 5k in a ‘Learning to Run’ programme that is paced and carefully monitored while increasing incremental distance.
2. Giving opportunities to explore field events as part of the programme i.e. Shot / Javelin / Jumps and encouraging participants to understand that athletics encompasses other disciplines other than running.
3. Identifying talent and encouraging participants who may naturally have developed an interest / aptitude for a more structured approach or a particular event into the club that bests meet their need.
4. Helping to foster a positive attitude to health and fitness that will become a life skill.
5. Helping build confidence and self esteem with future possibility of linking in a self development workshop to encourage confidence, motivation and positive attitude. This will support new skills and empower participants to continue to commit to regular and ongoing exercise, whilst tapping into previous unrealised talents / strengths and natural abilities.
A series of workshops will be held to outline how Clubs can start up a Fit4Youth Programme, giving advice on who to target, how to promote and considerations to hosting this proposed programme.
Clubs and Counties can forward an expression of interest for this new Fit4Youth initiative through Pat Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org
One year after the IAAF celebrated its centenary, one of its oldest member federations, Ireland, has commemorated the first ever International athletics match between nations by unveiling a plaque where it took place in Lansdowne Road 137 years ago.
The Aviva Stadium, formerly Lansdowne Road, played host to an Ireland v England dual meeting on Monday June 5th 1876, 3 years after the first Irish Championships took place and 4 years before the foundation of the AAA of England.
The then named “Irish Champion Athletic Club Grounds” were established by Henry Wallace Doveton Dunlop.
Yesterday the great and the good of Irish athletics turned out in support of the unveiling of a plaque to mark the occasion in which England’s Walter Slade set a then world record of 1.59.2 when winning the 880y.
For the home team one of the legends of Irish sport Maurice Davin won the shot put, hammer double 8 years before he became one of the founder members of the Gaelic Athletic Association.
The commemorative plaque was unveiled by Irelands first ever female Olympian Maeve Kyle who competed in Melbourne 56, Rome 60 and Tokyo 64.
Organised by the Hibernian Athletics Historical Association (HAHA), the occasion also included a photographic display of athletics events staged in Lansdowne Road from 1876 until 1957.
AIT Baseline Indoor T&F Meet - Wednesday December 18th, AIT, 7pm start.
Athlone IT AC currently invites entries to the inaugural ‘AIT Baseline Indoor T&F Meet’ from athletes looking to lay down a marker for the coming indoor season.
This will be a low-key event where athletes will have the opportunity to test themselves over several non-standard distances on the state-of –the-art Athlone IT International Indoor Arena track. Electronic timing will be available.
While many athletes may not yet feel fully race fit, the programme comprises several distances often used in training to assess fitness, or lay down a base-line. So get down to AIT on Wednesday December 18th to lay down your baseline and kick off your indoor season.
Entries must be made on-line by close of business on Monday 16th December. Cost is €5 per event, payable on line. Athletes must be eligible for senior competition as per Athletics Ireland rules
List of events below. Timetable will be confirmed after entries close.
Track events – first race 7pm.
1. 60m (race 1)
6. 60m (race 2)
Field events .
With only days to go until the 2013 SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Belgrade, Serbia the following are the options for watching the championships live:
RTE two will show live coverage of both the senior men’s and women’s races with the broadcast starting at 12pm on Sunday December 8th, they will also show selective highlights of the junior and u23 races. The show will be presented by Peter Collins and he will be joined in the studio by Jerry Kiernan and Lizzie Lee (gold medalist on the senior women’s team at last year’s European cross country championships).
2013 European Cross Country Championships Timetable (IRL time)
Women Junior 4km - 9:00am
Men Junior 6km - 9:45am
Women U23 6km - 10:30am
Men U23 8km - 11:19pm
Women Senior 8km 12:12pm
Senior Men 10km - 1:09pm
Live Stream Option
European athletics TV will be showing a live stream of all six races on Sunday, the stream will begin with the junior women’s race at 9am (IRL time).
The updated list of members registered per club and county has been published. Our membership total has now reached 49,448. We would like to encourage all clubs to keep up the good work as the target for the year end is to surpass 50,000 members.
All members should have received their membership cards. If you have not received one yet please contact your club secretary or Moira Aston (Registration & Child Welfare Manager) in Athletics Ireland by email: email@example.com
Woodie’s DIY are extending their sponsorship of our members by offering a 10% discount on presentation of an Athletics Ireland membership card.
Both Alistair Cragg and Mark Kenneally of Clonliffe Harriers had disappointing runs at the Fukuoka Marathon on Sunday, December 1st. Cragg reached the halfway point in 64:25, however he suffered from stomach problems in the second half of the race which resulted in a 26th place finish in a time of 2:23.05
Kenneally didn’t fair any better as he had to pull up at the 35k mark due to on going injury problems.
Sports Hall Athletics introduced to Donegal by George Bunner MBE as part of a promotional road show many years ago when he visited the Abbey Voc School and then PE teacher Eamon Harvey. The concept of running children’s athletic events in indoor venues all across Donegal has been growing steadlyover the intervening years with the development of internal club/schools and a more recent primary schools programmes.
Donegal Sports Partnership with the support of Athletics Ireland and the Donegal Athletics Board have been driving the primary schools programme which is now in year 3 and features running, jumping and throwing events in a team format for children from third to sixth class. Currently seven regional heats, involving over 2,000 children from fifty primary schools will be run at indoor venues in Clonmany, Castlefinn, Dungloe, Letterkenny and Ballyshannon with the winners going forward to a county final which will be held in the Aura Leisure Centre, Letterkenny on Thursday 12th December starting at 11am. The Donegal winners will also have an opportunity to go forward to national qualifying events ahead of national finals to be held in Athlone in 2014.
This concept of athletics has also been used by Donegal Sports Partnership to support special needs schools in Donegal with a dedicated project being delivered under the Sports Inclusion Disability Programme.
The 2012 Sports Capital programme which is coordinated by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport provided finance to support the Sports Hall Athletics Programme in Donegal through a grant of €10,000. This equipment which will support the increased demand on the programme and will be distributed to clubs and community groups across Donegal and will further strengthen community involvement by children in sport.
Further information on the programme from Donegal Sports Partnership, River Front House, Pearse Road, Letterkenny – firstname.lastname@example.org 074 9116078/9116079 or from Donegal Co Athletics Board 0872797548
The IAAF Antrim International Cross Country will take place on Saturday 4th January 2014 in CAFRE Greenmount Campus
Athletics Northern Ireland is now recruiting volunteers for the above event. We have various roles including admin, course marshal, finish assistant and media assistant available through our online application portal.
This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for experience in events management, admin and media and we’d be delighted to welcome new volunteers as well as those we’ve met before.
For more information and to apply please follow this link to Athletics Northern Ireland Volunteers - Current Opportunities
If you have any queries please contact Jenni Robinson on (0044)28 9060 2707, (0044)7841 804 031 (mobile) or email email@example.com
The Dunboyne & District schools’ invitation cross country takes place on Wednesday, 4th of December in Cows Park, Dunboyne, Co. Meath. The event is open to all schools, if you are going to attend please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . For further details please see the event flyer below: