Racing Over the Festive Period 2016

Portlaoise A.C. Members were out in force over the festive period, not only taking part in their own charity race but also supporting other races around the county and further afield. Well done to all who ran.

Cuisle Fun Run

Kids came out on their bicycles, Adults came out with their dogs, Mammies came out with buggies, some even dressed up in their new running gear but more importantly they all came out to support a great local cause. Portlaoise A.C. would like to thank all who came and supported our Fun Run for the Cuisle Centre on St Stephens Day. It was great to see both young and old tackling the "Block" course and all finishing with smiles. A fabulous €1148.93 was raised for this great local cause. Many Thanks to FBD Insurance for their generous donation.

Thanks to Ursula O Malley who organised this year's run. First Female home was Niamh Quinn in 26:10, First male home was Fionn Marum in 25:02. Thanks again to all who came along.


Clonmel 4 Mile Road Race

Louise Stack travelled down to run this prestigious race in county Tipperary on St Stephens Day, this race is known as a high quality race and so attracts top athletes from Tipperary and beyond. Louise worked hard from the start and finished the 4 Mile race in a great time of 24:30 taking the Junior Ladies title by 3 seconds from Sorcha Moloney.

Coolrain 6K Road Race

Five of our Athletes Paul Cuddy, Fionn Marum, Martina Hyland, Anna Duggan and Maria Cuddy travelled to Coolrain today for a 6K Road race in aid of Clonenagh National School. Anna Duggan won the ladies race and was followed by Maria Cuddy in 2nd place and Martina Hyland in 5th. Fionn Marum just got the better of Paul Cuddy winning the Men's race with Paul finishing in 4th place.

Tom Brennan Memorial 5K

We had 2 Portlaoise athletes in action on New Year's day in the highly competitive Tom Brennan memorial 5k in the Phoenix park. Louise Stack continues an upward curve, finishing in 19.03, coming home 5th lady overall. James Hamm was 22nd overall and 8th in his category in a time of 17mins.

Naas Park Run

Patricia Cuddy was first Lady home in Naas park run recently, Patricia was joined by son Fionn who pipped his Dad Cyril on the line. Aoife Cuddy also ran and had a great run.

Vicarstown Park Run

Well done to all who ran in the Vicarstown Park run today, John Scully and his team were trying to create a record where they were trying to get 20 runners to run 5K in under 20 minutes.

Portlaoise AC had a great representation out there with Nuala Arrigan, Claire Cosgrove, Martina Gardiner, Sinead Curtis, Caitriona Marshall, Elaine Moore, Patricia Naughton, Amy Walsh, Niall Collins, PJ Carroll, John Lambe, John Healy, Robert Grant, Joe Walsh.

Three of our Athletes managed to get in under the 20 minutes, they were Richie Reid, Grace McConnell who set the ladies course record and Patrick Marshall who was the all important 20th person.

Castlecomer Wellington Race

Anna Duggan continued for good form with a great win in the Castlecomer wellington race on New Year's day. your social media marketing partner

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