Weekly Roundup September 20th

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We’ve been keeping ourselves busy these last few weeks! Thursday night is the new Avondale Forest run day with a 5k event being held over 4 weeks. On night 1 Coach Michael and Denny put in super performances on the tough course. Michael completed in 20:45 and Denny 22:59. Michael was took part on the second night, taking 20 seconds of his time completing in 20:23.

Last week Cormac, Conor and Gary took on the Virtual Great North Run and they certainly had a great run completing in 1:27. Well done guys!

Our ladies received their medals for the County Championship. Congratulations again to our Women’s team of Aoife, Geraldine and Jacqueline on their bronze medals. Geraldine and Denny also received their Silver medals for their age categories, well done to both.
On Friday, Susan embarked on an epic adventure as part of the Belfast to Dublin run. Well done to Susan on completing a staggering 67km in 12 hours getting from Belfast to Newry.
On Saturday morning, on what should have been the morning of the Dublin Half Marathon, we set our sights on getting out for a run ourselves to complete the half marathon distance. Geraldine and Lisa set out on Monday evening to measure the route for us, thank you ladies – it was spot on! 13 of us lined up at the Track ready to take on 13.1 miles, out towards Inch and back. Carmel, Denise, Geraldine, Justyna, Lisa and Paula covered 5 miles meeting at Suds and running back in the road to keep us company. Gareth was our wing man cycling out and manning the water stop for us whilst also getting some great action shots. Well done to everyone who took part. Results for 13.1 –
Conor 1:33
Gary 1:34
John 1:34
Slawek 1.50
Aoife 1:54
Denny 1:54
Rose 1:56
Clair 1:57
Justin 2:01
Donna 2:04
Teresa 2:04
Alan 2:06

Jacqueline 2:06 – first half

Our juveniles are now 4 weeks back to training and are absolutely flying. Due to Covid restrictions, our juvenile group is currently operating a waiting list.
Senior training continues and new members are always welcome so why not get in touch if you would like to join us.
Our new club gear design has been finalised so make sure to get your order in this week.
Next club runs;
Mini Marathon 10k – 10th Oct
Marathon with Relay option for 10k or Half Marathon – 25th October

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