Weekly News Roundup - Week 47/2019


British and Irish Masters Aintree – 16th November

Silver medals on the double for our two boys in Aintree at the British and Irish masters cross-country. Conditions on the morning were ideal for racing, cool but dry with little wind, while ground conditions were a little soft but not bad considering all the rain over the previous few days. Tom Lupton had a super run to take 8th overall and first Irishman home on the 0/35 team as they claimed silver, while Aengus Burke was 4th on the 0/55 team as they done likewise.   

Gingerbread Run Portarlington 2019

Sunday November 17th saw the action in Portarlington for the sold out Gingerbread run. We had great numbers running on a fine sunny but cold morning. The runners lined up for the 10K and half marathon, with a hilly start greeting the athletes to settle the nerves. In the 10k we had  Olwyn Larkin, Niamh Kavanagh, Sarah Conroy, Ursula O' Malley, Margaret Mary Grant, Tracey Gavin, Martina Mardiner, Claire Cosgrove (who is  doing fantastic training these days )  and Louise Donoghue. In the half marathon, we had Cathy Mulhare, Niamho Kavanagh, Edel McCormack and Mary Catherine Meade. Massive display again by the ladies, flying the flag in big numbers again for the club.                                                                     

Waterford 10 Mile - 17th November

Great running in Waterford on Saturday by Richie Reid and Jennifer Carter.  They competed in the 10 miler in aid of Downes syndrome.  Richie posted a fantastic time of 59.59, these coming just weeks after his fine performance in the Dublin marathon.  Jennifer had a time of 1.16, another impressive run by Jennifer who has made fine progress this year. your social media marketing partner

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