Weekly Roundup September 19th

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Arklow Running Club

Our Saturday morning crew kicked off the weekend by clocking up the miles as usual with distances from 5k, Half Marathon and beyond! Well done everyone! Slawek headed to the Wicklow Mountains for some final Ecotrail training.

Gareth and Suan both headed to the new Gorey parkrun course finishing in together in 28:20 & 31:05 respecively. Meanwhile Caoimhe returned to take on Avondale parkrun finishing in a PB of 35:01. Well done to all!

On Sunday we welcomed 36 children to the Duckpond Junior parkrun. Well done to 7 of our Juvenile Club Members who ran brilliantly as always – Adam, Baileigh, Beth, Diarmuid, Ethan, Kate & Layla.

Huge thank you also to our wonderful Senior Club Member volunteers – Slawek, Susan, Zydrune, Jacqueline, Tiernan, Gareth, Donna, Justin, Gillian, Michael, Teresa, Aoife & Geraldine along with the rest of the volunteer crew. If you haven’t helped out yet, give it a go it’s great fun – you don’t have to be bringing kids to help out. For more information you can check out the Facebook page here – https://www.facebook.com/arklowduckpondjuniorparkrun/

Next up it was the turn of our amazing female members who completed their Womens Mini Marathon run over the weekend. Huge well done and congratulations to Teresa, Jacqueline, Joanna, Zudrune, Melissa, Justyna, Gillian, Toni, Geraldine, Carmel, Janette, Aoife, Susan, Layla, Samatha & Trish. The ladies are also raising funds for Talk to Tom which is a community based suicide prevention, mental health awareness and bereavement support charity so every donation helps! You can find out more on the link here https://www.facebook.com/donate/376376874032146/

Last but very not least, Denny ditched the club vest (and everything else) to take part in the ‘Dip in the Nip’ event in aid of Wicklow Hospice. Luckily it wasn’t too cold and well done Denny! You can dontate to Denny’s cause here – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/denny-green

The Atheltics Ireland Family Mile takes place over the European Week of Sport Sept 23- Sept 30 and invites people all over Ireland to celebrate the joy of moving again after over a year of lockdowns at their own pace – by running, walking or rolling a mile (1.6km). There are both Live & Virtual options for Families to take part in and entry is Free! More details on the Athletics Ireland Facebook page here – https://www.facebook.com/AthleticsIreland

Senior Training continues at 7pm on Tuesday at the track. Don’t forget to book in!

We have welcomed a lot of new members over the last few months and our Adult Membership is open so why not drop us a message if you have any questions or to arrange a chat with us. We have options to suit everyone!

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