County Novice “B” Road Championships
A superb run by Louise Fogarty in the Ladies 3k event at the County Novice “B” Road Championships saw her come home in second place in a time of 12.05 to claim the silver medal. Louise was our only lady athlete to compete, but we had two men in the men’s 6k event where Brian Carroll came home in 17th place in 23.05 having stayed with the pack until the 3k mark while Tom Percy finished 26th in 24.27, in what was his second outing on the road for the club. Well done to all three athletes on their performances.
National Indoor Track & Field Championships
Days 1 and 2 of the Irish Life National Juvenile Indoors took place on March 30 and 31 last in Athlone. We had 4 athletes representing the club in these extremely competitive championships. They were Sarah McGinley, Aaron McLaughlin, Dylan McLaughlin and Jack Hickey. Jack was in action in the U19 60m, 400m and 200m. He finished 5th in his 60m heat with a pb of 7.50 and 3rd in his heat of the 400m in 54.08, which was also a pb. In the 200m, he made the final with a time of 23.82, another pb, where he finished 6th overall. Dylan McLaughlin ran in the U18 800m where he finished 9th in 2.07.83 and in the 1500m, he placed 8th in 4.21.83 taking 4 seconds off his previous pb! Aaron McLaughlin competed in the U15 1k Walk. He finished 5th in a time of 5.36.08. In the U12 Shot Put (2kg) Sarah finished 18th, with a throw of 5.34. Well done to all these athletes and their trainers who put in lots of hard work every week and its super to see it all paying off!
County Intermediate Road Championships
Ballyneale Village is the venue on Sunday next for the County Intermediate Road Championships where the ladies will run over 4k and the men 8k. The best of luck to all those from the club who will be competing.
Winners of €20 in the lucky dip this week were Mary Russell, Dublin and Siobhan Hackett, Athnid. Thanks to everyone who supports the lotto. Tickets are available at all training sessions.
A meeting of all Officers and Committee members will take place on Wednesday night, April 10 at 8.30pm in the Clubhouse. We hope everyone will make a special effort to attend.
The 16th annual Burma Challenge is on the horizon. Taking place, this year, on the Thursday night’s of 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd May, we hope everyone that has taken part previously will also come along again this year along with new participants. People can walk, jog or run the challenge. Everyone takes off together the first night for the 5k, the second night is a one-mile team challenge on the track, the third night is the handicap over 5k with the fourth and final night a team relay covering the 5k route. The cost of the full event is €10. Anyone interested in any further information can contact John on 086-8403515.
The club will host our annual 10k mini marathon on Monday 3rd June at 12 noon. This is the tenth year of the event and we have had some fantastic times over these ten years. The race has attracted people from all over the Country and here’s hoping we will have more of the same again this year. Keep the date in mind. More details later.
Saturday, April 6 – National Juvenile Indoor Championships Day 3 – Athlone
Sunday, April 7 – County Intermediate Road Championships – Ballyneale
Wednesday, April 10 – County Secondary Schools T&F Championships – Templemore
Sunday, 21st April – County Masters Road Championships – Clonmel
Sunday 28th April – County Junior, Senior & Masters T&F Championships – Templemore