Weekly News Roundup - Week 16



St Michael’s 8k Forest Run Friday 11.4.17

Another great Forest run organised by St. Michaels AC.  The hills and terrain don't get any easier but it's nice to run off road for a change. First to finish for Portlaoise was Richie Reid who was 1st over 40 in 29:14 followed by Patrick Marshall 31:45, Tek Kilmut in 35:12 and Niall Collins after running in Kilkenny the previous evening had a very good run in 35:18. Grace Reilly was 2nd female over all in 32:07 great results Grace. Great to see club members in featuring in top 3 race after race.  We also had Maria Cuddy in 36:41, Elaine Moore 44:23, Olive Maher 46:47 Nuala Arrigan 47:58, Olwyn Larkin 48:02 Olwyn was running alongside her daughter Emma home from Vietnam for a holiday great to see, Martina Gardiner 48:11, Tracey Gavin 50:07 and Margaret Mary Grant 50:07. There was great support from club members as usual on along the course.


Inaugural Streets of Kilkenny 5k 13.4.17

Nice to see some Laois athletes at the first running of the Streets of Kilkenny 5k on Thursday 13.4.17 in one of the most scenic cities in Ireland. We had Niall Collins run in 20:02, Anna Duggan getting stronger by the day ran in 21:02 and Sinead Curtis in 27:54.  Great results PB’s all around and very well done to all. By all accounts this was a very well organised race, with nice scenic route by the riverbank, and lovely refreshments in Langton’s afterwards. Kilkenny City Harries have already confirmed next year event will take place on Holy Thursday March 29th 2018.


Fighting Cocks 10k Carlow Saturday 15.4.17

James Hamm had a great run on this 10k and won this race in a time of 34:12. Super running James.


Vicarstown Park run Saturday 15.4.17

Noel Marum was 2nd to finish in Vicarstown in 18:24, followed by Joe Walsh in 21:07. Lucy Dunne was 3rd female overall in 25:08, followed by Sinead Curtis in 28:53.

We had 2 first timers this week David Furlong in 21:41 and Luke Gibney in 25:24, and Charlie Walsh in 27:31. Great training each week out in Vicarstown.


Battle of Clontarf 10 Mile road race Monday 17.4.17

Tom Lupton ran the Battle of Clontarf 10-mile road race in St. Anne’s Park Dublin on Monday. Tom finished in 6th place overall in time of 55:01. The race incorporates the Leinster 10-mile Championship. Well done Tom.


Timahoe Ladies Football Club 5k Family fun run Monday 17.4.17

The one thing to say about this event is that there was a super turn out from Portlaoise A.C. So many turned out would be too hard to mention you all. The event was organised by Timahoe Ladies Football Club and all proceeds went to 2 very worthy charities The Cuisle Centre and Suicide Awareness. Both of these charities are very close to all our hearts and especially to Richie and Julieka Reid so it was great to see this run so well supported by all. Well done to you all and to Timahoe Ladies Football Club. your social media marketing partner

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