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Weekly News Roundup - Week 15/2018

 

 

Ladies Masters Road Race – Portarlington April 8th

Sunday last saw the red and white out in force as 12 of our senior ladies took on the tough 3k route on a very warm morning in Portarlington. Lisa Sweeney from St. Michaels led the race from the start but was closely followed by our own Sharon Grant who never let her out of her sight. Paula Grant had a tough battle over the first kilometre with Colette English from St. Abban’s and Monica Corcoran from St. Michaels but had enough strength to hold off her competitors and take a convincing third place. In these races every place is crucial and very strong performances by the rest of the girls in the field holding off ladies from other clubs secured a team silver made up of the two Grant sisters and Anna Duggan.

Other stand out performances on the day were from Anna Duggan who picked up an individual silver in her age category and Ursula O’Malley who was first lady home in hers. A special mention must go to Suzanne Miley who despite a fall was determined to get up and carry on and in doing so helped her fellow team members.

It was great to see so many on the road last week and in particular those who are just back from injuries. It’s a testament to all and a sign of things to come.

Sharon Grant (Overall Silver), Paula Grant (Overall Bronze), Anna Duggan (Silver o45), Catherine Ryan, Lucy Dunne, Niamh Kavanagh, Julieka Cahill – Reid, Ursula O’Malley (Gold o55), Nuala Arrigan, Marie O’Rourke, Olive Maher, Suzanne Miley

Mens Masters Road Race – Portarlington April 8th

Cyril Cuddy had a strong run to home in 3rd place followed by Richie Reid in 5th. The father and son combination of Noel and Fionn Marum took 17th and 18th. Joe Walsh, Niall Collins and Bill Devereux had  strong performances on the day.

The Portlaoise Men’s team of Cyril Cuddy, Richie Reid, Noel Marum and Joe Walsh took the bronze team prize.

 

Berlin Half Marathon

Well done to Paul Cuddy and Maria Cuddy who had great runs the the recent Berlin Marathon. Paul had a strong run and crossed the line in a time of 1:24 and Maria ran 1.47.

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Training Times  

*From Sept 2017 Onwards

Monday: Seniors St. Fintans
Meet at 8pm - run at 8.15pm

Tuesday: Juveniles Portlaoise Track
Ages From 8+ Meet at 7pm

Tuesday: Seniors St. Fintans
Meet at 6.15pm - run at 6.30pm

Wednesday: Seniors Portlaoise Track
Meet at 7pm (€2)

Thursday: Seniors Portlaoise Track
Meet at 6pm (€2)

Thursday: Juveniles Portlaoise Track
Ages From 8+ Meet at 7pm

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5K Road Race Committee: sop@portlaoiseathleticclub.com

 

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