Great results from our athletes who were racing over the weekend. Niall Larkin had a fantastic run in the Seville Marathon, Niall recorded an excellent time of 2hrs, 49mins, 33sec. On Saturday at the Leinster Indoor T/F C/ships, Conor Maher ran a new Pb of 61.65sec for 400 mtrs., and won the bronze medal and in the 3000mrts Dominic Horan added to his medal collection, taking home silver in a time of 10min 04sec. Well done to both and to all our fellow Sli Cualann athletes who took part.
The start of the Love me Leave Me Trail 5k, held on Saturday 15th Feb.
Sharon Ryan and her partner (for the day) Richard Kavanagh finished 7th from 88 teams in the mixed team category and first in the 110 to 129 age category. Their combined time was 25.59. (22.40/23.19). Tough course, but good fun and well organised.
Well done to all our athletes and our fellow Sli Cualann athletes who took part in the Enniscorthy 10k on Sunday 16th February. Some great times recorded on what was a very cold and windy day. Suzanne Foot finished 3rd in the women's race in an excellent time of 39.40. Will Foot also broke the 40 minute mark, running 39.55. The ever consistent Jean O'Kennedy ran 45.12 and was 1st in 0/50 Category. Stephen Carter ran 47.37. Ciara Carter ran 48.31, Jason O'Connor 49.22, Peter Doran 53.40 and Paul Gannon 55.24. Awaiting official confirmation, looks like the Sli Cualann Women's team of Suzanne, Ashling Kirwan, Jean and Ciara should be in the prizes.
The Armagh International Road Races were held earlier this evening, Thursday 13th Feb. In the Women's 3k race Ashling Egan finished 3rd in the 0/45 Category in a fine time of 11.14. In the Men's 3k Dominic Horan had a fine run finishing 2nd in 0/50 category in a time of 9.50. Well done also to our good friend Ian Egan who ran 9.47 to win the 0/50 Category in the 3k men's race. Well done to all.
Well done to all our athletes and our fellow Sli Cualann and County athletes who took part in the National Underage/ Masters and Intermediate C/C C/ships, which were held in Avondale on Saturday 8th February. Congratulations to the organising committee and all the volunteers who helped to put on an excellent event. Congratulations to Orla Phillips, who had an excellent run, finishing 2nd in 0/65 category. (Results on AAI website show Orla in wrong category). Ashling Smith added to her evergrowing collection of medals, finishing 3rd in 0/45 category, with Suzanne Foot hot on her heels, finishing 4th in the same category. Our Masters men, Paul O'Brien, Paul Allen, Conor Maher, Bernard Quinn and Richard Kavanagh, all had fine runs. The competition for places in ALL categories was fierce, the first 3 in the 0/65 men were the 2019 0/65 European 5000mtrs champion, 2019 0/65 European 800 and 1500 mtrs champion and 0/65 Irish 10k record holder. We also had a number of juveniles take part, all of whom performed brilliantly. Well done to Elanor, Ella, Eile, Adam, Samuel, Dara and Bobby.
Well done to all our athletes and our fellow Sli Cualann athletes who took part in the Trim 10mile on 02.02.2020. Darren Cullen ran a fine time of 57.07 and finished 23rd overall. Paul O'Brien ran a new Pb of 57.34 and was 27th O/a. Neil Felton ran 70.38, knocking over 6minutes off his previous best for the distance. Michael Knight continued his preparations for Paris marathon with an excellent 70.38, and 2nd 0/60. Fantastic run also from Sarah Baryga, 62.34, and 5th overall