Weekly News Roundup - Week 38



SSE Airtricity Dublin Half Marathon Saturday 23.09.17

Running conditions were perfect on Saturday. Unfortunately, it was the traffic that caused a problem getting into Newbridge Demense that lead to the race being delayed half an hour.  Thankfully all of our athletes made it to the start and first across the line was Richie Reid in 1:24:40, followed by Olwyn Larkin in 1:43.55, Niall Collins in 1:48.28, Maria Cuddy in 1:52.30 Cathy Mulhare in 1:55.40, Sinead Curtis 2:12.34, Olive Maher 2:16.57, Nuala Arrigan in 2:13.23, Niamh Kavanagh 2:17.07 and Ursula O ‘Malley 2:24.34. The course was a tough but a fair one with most of the first 5 miles up hill.  This was a good test for many who are training for the full Marathon in October and the very best of luck in the rest of your training.


Interclub Duathalon Saturday 23.09.17

Our first interclub duathlon took place on Saturday 23rd September at 5.00pm in Togher Rugby Club.  41 participants (6 Laois Cycling and Touring Club, 11 Portlaoise Athletic Club, 23 Trilogy, 1 relay team) took part in the 2k run 15k cycle and 1k run in very windy conditions!  Thanks to all who took part and to sponsors David Walsh (Ballykilcavan Brewery), Specsavers (water) and Race Right Cycles (Martin Keane). Approximately 85 people attended the bbq after which was provided by M& M catering, delicious desserts were provided by Orla Calt & Emer Matthews (Trilogy). The event was scored by whichever club had the first 5 club members across the line; Congratulations to Trilogy who came 1st, Laois Cycling and Touring Club 2nd and Portlaoise A.C. 3rd.  Hopefully this will become an annual social event!


Naas town 10K Sunday 24.09.17

Sinead Curtis & Niall Collins had a busy weekend with the half marathon on the Saturday and both completed this 10k on Sunday.  Well done guys you are great.


Junior Park Run Sunday 23.09.17

Grace Meade, Leah Smullen, Tara and Ross Ring, Rebecca and Harrison Marshall all took part in the junior park run on Sunday. Rebecca posting a new PB.  Well done guys. your social media marketing partner

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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