Weekly News Roundup - Week 43/2019


Dublin Marathon

We had a fine crew in the capital on Sunday for the Dublin marathon, a mixture of first timers and seasoned marathon runners.  No matter how many you have ran it does not get any easier, the hard work still has to go in for months in advance with many sacrifices and choices having to be made.  Therefore massive credit to our members Louise Donoghue, Tracey Gavin ,  Niamho Kavanagh, Cathy Mulhare, Anna Duggan,Olwyn Larkin, Joannd Carroll,  Richid Reid , Niall  Collins and Donal Heagney  who all put in superb performances  to cross the line in style on a super day  for running.


Leinster Novice Cross Country Gowran - 26th October 2019

We had a good crew in Gowran  on the Bank Holiday Saturday for the  juvenile and Novice races.   A beautiful morning greeted the runners after the previous day’s downpour, and naturally, the conditions were soft to say the least. 

First championship race was girls u12 2k we had just Emma Jane Cuddy competing and well done to her.  

Following this was Boys 12 2k.  Daniel Downey was another sole Portlaoise athlete.  He was leading this race at one point until he had a little battle with some muck but stuck with it and ran a super race coming home in joint 3rd with a fellow Laois athlete. This qualifies Daniel to compete in All Ireland u12.  Well done.

Girls U14 over 3k had a super little team today led home by Caoimhe Cuddy, Leah Smullen, Rebecca Marshall and Sarah Dunne .   Great credit to all who got out and ran - super stuff.

Novice ladies 2 laps 4K 

Aisling Bohan following her debut at Laois Intermediate only 2 weeks ago ran a very brave race today.  Aisling settled well into the race and after 3k continued to pick people off to finish in the middle of a very strong field.  Super Aisling well done.

Novice men 3 laps 6k 

After a morning of racing the course had almost no grass left making conditions extremely tough.  David Mulhare was first of our men home with a steady run today in leading position until the last lap.  David was 5th on the Laois team who took top spot. Colm Fitzgerald looked very strong despite running XC two weeks in a row and along with David was on the Laois County team.   Paul Cuddy is getting stronger over the muck as the weeks go on and finished very strong.  Great running by all, no mean feat in testing conditions.   Lastly great to see the friendly face of our own Joe Walsh as the starter today well done Joe.

Thanks to Gowran AC host club. 

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