Tullamore Harriers Club Report Monday 21st December 2020

Tullamore Harriers Committee would like to wish all its members, members families and friends of the club a happy Christmas. Bíodh saoire shuaimhneach agus shláintiúil agat.
Tullamore harriers hosted the inaugural Hospice Christmas Mile last year raising a phenomenal  12,000 euro for the Offaly Hospice Foundation. Club members past and present along with their friends and families, walked the mile in the club stadium, and donated generously to this most worthy cause. While it was the first Tullamore Harriers Mile for Offaly Hospice, the club has facilitated many a mile for charity on Christmas mornings having supported the Goal charity for many many years. 
Not only has this tradition benefited the charities it has been part of Christmas morning for many folk where they meet up with friends who they haven’t seen since their last Christmas date on the track! Kids on their new bikes and doggies on leads even get a free run on the tartan!
This year unfortunately due to Covid 19 restrictions, the club cannot facilitate the event on the club grounds, but …..that does not mean it cannot go ahead. The Tullamore Harriers Hospice Mile WILL GO AHEAD – but with some modifications.
We are asking you all to get out and walk or run a mile whatever day suits you best over the Christmas period. You can walk your mile now!  But the important point is: Please donate to Offaly Hospice on this link: https://www.idonate.ie/TullamoreHarriers
**Please contact Adrian Curley (0861636059) or any committee member who will accept donations if donating online is not suitable for you**
We hope to put together a Tullamore Harriers Hospice Mile album so we want you to send a photo of you/your family/friends out on your walk. The photo can be sent to the Tullamore Harriers Facebook page via messenger or on whats app to 0868727311 between December 24th to December 26th.  But PLEASE donate before you send in your photo. 
Offaly Hospice Foundation is a voluntary fundraising committee founded in 1990 to financially support the Palliative Care services within our own county.  Funds raised by Offaly Hospice Foundation have been used to employ Specialist Nurses and Carers allowing patients to be looked after in their own home. All funds raised helps to support patients and their loved ones when emphasis is gone from curing the patient to providing them with the best quality of life possible at this precious time. Palliative Care has advanced from Cancer only care to the care of patients with end stage Heart Failure, Dementia, Chronic Lung and Neurological diseases. 
In 2019 the Offaly Hospice Foundation launched the Midlands Hospice Building Fund which aims to raise enough money to fund the building of a Specialist Palliative Care Unit in the midlands serving Offaly and surrounding counties.  This specialist 16-bedded unit which will be sited on the grounds of the Regional Hospital Tullamore, is estimated to cost 10 million euro so fundraising is essential and Offaly Hospice now need donations more than ever. 
Please remember to donate. Every cent will matter.
Stadium will remain closed from Friday 18th December to Tuesday 5th January.
The club will be accepting membership for 2021 from  the 7th of December to avoid unnecessarily heavy work load in mid January. Application forms are available to download from the club website or can be collected at the back gate from the club marshals on COVID duty. If anyone has any further queries, please contact club registrar. Please note Due to covid-19 restrictions juvenile membership for both middle distance and track and field will only be open to existing members. Any queries please contact covid Marshals on duty or any committee member.


Leinster Dates for the 2020 XC Season:


Janurary 30th & 31st 2021 – Even Ages, Junior & Senior – Stradbally Hall, Laois

Feburary 13th & 14th 2021 – Uneven Ages, Novice & Master (Provisionally) – Venue TBC

These dates are provisionally and are depended on Covid-19 Restricitons enforce at the time…