The Charleville Half Marathon was held on Sunday 13th Sept, with a restricted entry list of just under 100 athletes. Well done to Ian McGrath who made the long trip to Charleville and ran a fine 77.21. Well done also to our fellow Sli Cualann athlete Brian Geraghty who ran an excellent 72.08. First athlete home was Mick Clohisey, Raheny Shamrocks, in 65.08 and Breege Connolly, Derry Spartans, was first woman home in 77.27. Well done to all who took part.
Well done to all who took part and to those who helped to organise the event in these difficult times.
In a very competitive men's 0/40 1500mtrs, Conor Maher ran a new Pb of 4.47.85 to finish in 8th place. Well done also to all our fellow Sli Cualann athletes who took part, which included Billy Tyrrell, 19.28, 4th in 0/60 5000mtrs, Catherine O'Connor, 10.33, 4th in 0/40 3000mtrs, Nick Russell, 73.50, 2nd in 0/60 400mtrs, Tim Grummell 4.22.93 4th in 0/35 1500mtrs and William Belton, 6.23, 1st in 0/70 1500mtrs.
We had our 'virtual' awards night on the evening of 29th May. Congratulations to all the winners' Joe Kelly, Darren Cullen, Jean O'Kennedy, Dominic Horan, Sharon Ryan, Peter Doran, Orla Phillips and athlete of the year Michael Knight. Well done also to our league winners Sharon Ryan, Lee Borland and Paul Allen. On the night there was also recognition for services to the club for Richard Kavanagh and Cyril Smyth. Hope to see you you all in person again soon.
We asked our members (senior master and juvenile) to take part in a gentle virtual 5k run on Sunday 19th April at 11am.
'Entry fee' was a suggested €10 and all funds raised this way go to Bray Meals on Wheels who continue to deliver meals to our vulnerable citizens at this time.
The response was simply fabulous as can be seen in the pictures below. Thanks to all who walked, jogged, ran and donated.