Leinster Master Cross Country

Our Men's Quartet of Tony Reilly, Cyril Cuddy, Colm Fitzgerald and Aengus Burke represented our club in the Leinster Masters Cross Country held in Dunboyne, County Meath. This is a very competitive race with all the best Masters runners in the province lining up.

All our guys had super runs giving everything right to the line and bringing home 10 Leinster medals. (3 Individual medals, 4 Club Silver medals and 3 County Silver Medals).

Tony Reilly led the team home finishing 5th overall and placing 2nd in the O/45 section. Tony also led the Club and County teams to Silver medals. Cyril Cuddy was next and had a great run passing two guys coming down the home straight, For all his hard work Cyril picked up a bronze medal in the O/40 section and also got a Club & County Silver. This was Cyril's first Individual Leinster medal in Cross Country and well deserved.

Colm Fitzgerald, our Laois Novice Champion was next and Colm's strong run got him Club & County Silver medals, Aengus was next in and Aengus got a silver medal in the highly competitive O/50 section and also got a club silver medal.

Great running by all the lads and just reward for their hard work and dedication.

Couch to 5K

Another Super turnout for our Couch to 5K programme. All groups now have their second week over and are looking forward to the weeks ahead. Even at this early stage people are starting to see small differences in their fitness levels. Come the 17th of March they will be coasting down the main street of Portlaoise in our Streets of Portlaoise 5k. Well done to all and keep up the great effort.

Vicarstown Park Run:

Again we had a good numbers out in the Local Park run out in Vicarstown.
The ladies outnumbered the men but all put in great performances.
Grace Reilly was 1st Lady, Grace was followed by Joanne Carroll 3rd, Anna Duggan 6th, Maria Cuddy 7th Maria set a new PB, Patricia Naughton 8th, Elaine Moore 12th and Yvonne Lambe who was pacing Eoghan in his first Park run finished in 38th place.
Fionn Marum was 1st Man home, followed by Paul Cuddy 3rd, Richie Reid 4th New PB by Richie, PJ Carroll 10th and Robert Grant 27th. your social media marketing partner

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