Noelle, Gary smash Pbs

In the National Half Marathon, on 2nd Sept, Noelle Thorpe took over 11 mins off her previous best to run 1hr 37m 46s and take the silver medal in 0/50 cat. She now adds that to her bronze in the National 10k from earlier this year. Gary Condon also ran a brilliant pb, 1hr 17m 16s, a pb by over 2mins. He finished 51st overall, a great performance in such a high quality field. Jason O,Connor, in his first half, set out to run 1hr 41, and true to his word he ran 1hr 41m 17s. 

Thursday Training, 30th AUG.

   A large turnout of 25 athletes plus 3 on bike support for training last night. There was 2 groups, with Dermots group doing speed work (300s and 400s ) and Seans group doing 1ks on the Fit4Life course. We had a couple of newcomers, Dessi, we hope he enjoyed it, and Jackie, 2nd week, who showed an amazing improvement from her first week. Please note, no official training next Thursday, as we are hosting the Fit4life 5k @7.30pm on that evening. If you are not running please come along to help out.

Pace Setters

For anyone looking to break 90mins or 1hr 40 in the Dublin Half Marathon this year, Gary Condon is part of the 90min pacing group and Dominic Horan is part of the 1hr 40 group.

In the Dublin Marathon this year, Joe Cawley and Ian McGrath will be on 3hr. pacing duty.There will be pacing groups up to 5hrs.

Longford Marathon

   On sunday 26th Aug., Martin Francis ran 2hrs 57.03, to finish 8th overall and 1st O/50. Full results available on the Longford Marathon website. 

Dates for your diary

Athletics Wicklow have announced the following dates for their Cross Country Championships,

Novice/ even ages,      Roundwood,     7th Oct@11am

Inter/ uneven ages,     Rathdrum,        14th Oct@11am

Senior/Junior,             Shanganagh      14th Dec@11am

At the AAI national congress the following distances for CC championships were agreed,

Men, Senior, 10k... Inter, 8k... Novice, 6k... Masters, 7k. Masters 0/65, 4k..... Women, Senior,8k.. Inter, 5k.. Novice, 4k..Masters, 4k. 

Weekend News

In the Frank Duffy 10mile, held on Saturday 25th Aug, Ian McGrath ran 55.10 to finish 3rd o/35, and Martin Francis ran 60.53 and finished 1st o/50.

In the Longford Half Marathon, Sunday 26th Aug, Joe Kelly ran 1hr 24.07, PB, 11th overall and 1st o/40. In the same race Bill Stanley ran 1hr 29.15 also a new PB, 25th overall and 3rd o/40.

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