Race Update 1st September 2019

Well done to all our athletes who were racing during the past week. The results we have to hand are as follows. At the Pfizer 5k on Wednesday last, 28th Aug, Bernard Quinn, ran a Season Best of 21.10 and finished 2nd 0/65. On Friday evening, 30th Aug, a number of our athletes took part in the Tara AC 5k, the 5k with the big hill, and in the juvenile 3k.. In the 3k, restricted to athletes U/16, James Foot put in an incredible performance, breaking away from the pack at the 2k mark, to win comfortably in a very impressive 10.05. 


In the 5k, Paul Allen ran 17.09, 7th overall and Paul won the 0/40 category. Garrett Kelly ran a new Pb of 17.24 and finished 11th overall and was 2nd 0/40. Will Foot ran 18.09 and Conor Maher ran 18.31. Suzanne Foot ran 20.07, 6th woman overall and 2nd 0/45. Richard Kavanagh ran 21.23,1st 0/65. Jason O'Connor ran 22.29 and Noelle Thorpe continued her impressive comeback to racing, running 22.50 and finished 2nd 0/55. Orla Phillips, ran 25.20 and was 1st 0/65. In the men's team event the lads were just pipped for first place by an excellent Dunshaughlin AC team. Above times are all gun times.
At the prestigious Tullamore AC Quinlan Cup, Darren Cullen and Paul O'Brien put in excellent performances. Darren finished 11th overall in 74.53 and Paul ran 75.47, 16th overall and 3rd 0/40. Great running from both. Well done to our good friends Cathy Mitchell who ran a fine 21.52, and Ben Mitchell, running his second or maybe third race, ran 17.21, finishing 5th overall at the Pfizer 5k. 

National 1/2 Marathon C/Chips 2019

The National Half Marathon C/ships were held on Sunday 11th August 2019 in conjunction with the Rock and Roll H/M. Once again there was excellent performances from our athletes and our fellow Sli Cualann athletes. Congratulations go to Michael Knight who won Gold in the 0/65 category, recording a gun time of 1.36.38 (1.36.30 chip). Paul Allen finished 6th in the 0/40 category in a gun time of 1.18.48 (1.18.40 chip). Paul took almost 4 minutes off his previous best for the distance. 

Great running also from Sarah Baryga, 1.24.39, Gold in 0/40 Category and Catherine O'Connor 1.29.39, Silver in same Category. The Sli Cualann women's, 35/49, team of Sarah, Catherine and Ann Marie Kenny, 1.39.18, won an excellent Gold. William Belton, 1.42.02, won Bronze in the 0/65 Category. Times are gun times. Well done also to Mark Messitt and Ray Kenny on an perfect pacing job, congratulations to all who took part.

Streets of Galway 8K 2019

Well done to all our athletes who took part in the Streets of Galway 8k on Sat 10th Aug. Dominic Horan ran a fine 28.38, 38th overall and 2nd 0/50. Richard Kavanagh, 34.10, 2nd 0/65. Great run from Noelle Thorpe, 36.24 and 2nd O/55. Mary Hayde, 37.45; Sharon Bailey, 38.12; Jenny Lawlor, 39.24 and Conor Joyce, 40.57; all ran Pbs for the distance. Sandra Brady was very pleased with her time of 42.33. Well done to our good friend Ian Egan who ran 28.18 and was 1st 0/50.

At the British Masters T/F C/ships, Ashling Smith put up a brave defence of her 1500mtr title, finishing in a fine 3rd place. At the Kippure Mountain Trail run Amy Carrol ran 75.25, finishing 8th in Senior Women Category.

Bay 10K 2019

Well done to all our athletes, and our fellow Sli Cualann athletes, who took part in the Bay 10k earlier today. Ian McGrath ran 34.13, 5th overall and 1st 0/45 home. Fine runs also from Paul O'Brien 35.22, 9th overall and Niall Larkin 35.57 and 12th overall. Paul Allen 36.16 and was 18th overall.

Great to see Gary Condon continue his return to racing, Gary ran 36.42 and was 2nd 0/45. Garrett Kelly continued his fine season running 37.57. Paul Gannon ran 51.06, Mark Duncan ran 51.49, a seasons best and Peter Doran ran 53.58. Dolores Gilliland 58.01, Eileen Fox broke the hour mark for the first time, running 58.18, Aisling Ennis, running her 1st 10k ran 60.08. Maire Ni Mhidhigh, running her first race, ran 63.28. Elaine Norton ran 56.22 and Ana Molina ran 61.31. 

Great run from Sarah Baryga, 38.25 and 2nd woman home. Well done also to our fellow Sli Cualann athletes, Alan Duffy 37.26, Aisling Kirwan 43.44 and 1st in her age Category and Ann Marie Kenny ran 44.40 (Good prep for Venice).

The Sli Cualann team also won the team prize, (teams must include at least 1 female athlete). The scoring members were Sarah Baryga, Ian McGrath and Paul O'Brien.

Well done also to our members who are involved in the organisation of the race. These are the results we have to hand.

Wexford T/F Championships

Great running from a couple of our athletes at the Wexford T/F Championships on Wednesday last, 31st July. In the 3000mtrs Ian McGrath finished 2nd in a time of 9.57 and Dominic Horan finished 3rd in 10.07. Well done to both. 


Well done also to our good friend Ian Egan who ran a fine 17.11, 2nd 0/50 in the Birr 5k earlier this week..
We wish all our athletes taking part in the Bay 10k, or any other event over the weekend, the very best of luck.

Coca's 5K 2019

Well done to all our athletes and our good friend Dessie Shorten who took part in the Cocas 5k earlier this evening. Paul Allen continued his amazing run, smashing yet another Pb, Paul ran 16.36, knocking 20 seconds off his previous best, recorded just 4 weeks ago. Not to be outdone Garrett Kelly also smashed his Pb, running 17.31, 26 seconds off his previous best.

Helen Murphy also recorded a new Pb, Helen ran an excellent 20.08. Jason O'Connor and Siobhan Butler both recorded Season's Best, Jason running 21.26 and Siobhan running 21.47. Gerry Keaty ran a tidy 20.50 and Paul Gannon was pleased with his 24.04. Great run from Dessie Shorten who ran 19.00 and was 1st in his age Category. Great running from all.

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