This weekend was a special weekend in many ways as not only did many of our club athletes pull on the blue and white singlet and do us proud, but we paid our respects to Ashling Murphy on Saturday evening following the tragic events in Tullamore on Wednesday, our thoughts and prayers are with Ashlings family and friends 💙🙏🏻
On Saturday our Senior men put in a fabulous team performance to upset the apple cart and take home team silver behind Raheny AC in the Leinster XC Championships. Well done to Stephen, DOC, Garry, Barry, Ian, Derek, Rob, Peter, Lawrence & that man Frank, and Peter also took home individual Leinster bronze and county silver in his age category - a stunning performance from the lads 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 🥈
In Donadea on Saturday, we had many athletes taking on the World Half Marathon challenge.
In Race 1, Tom took home a stunning 3rd 🥉place overall in a brilliant time of 1.21, as Ross ran strongly finishing 9th, while Linda ran a blinder as she was the First Lady home🥇a super achievement 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
In Race 2, Shane ran strong finishing 7th overall in 1.30, while Graham kicked off the season in 1.43.
Race 3 saw our Fit 4 Life take over the forest as Claire, Aidan, Joe, Joan, Caitriona, Sue, Debbie, Kathleen, Alan, Sandra, Laetitia, Eleanor, Anne-Marie & Seamus proved that there really is only one F4L group worth being apart of these days, and that’s ours 😊 congratulations everyone 💪🏻👏🏻
In Leixlip yesterday, our Juvenile sprinters kicked off there season in style in the County Championships!!! We had many great performances as some of our younger athletes competed on the track for the first time in a year and in some cases the first time ever, while our teenagers performed very well, many making finals and missing out on medals in competitive fields.
Under 17 girls, Michaela 🥈
Under 16 boys, Leigh 🥇
Under 16 boys, Adam 🥈
Under 15 girls, Eimear 🥇
Under 15 girls, Ella 🥉
Under 15 boys, Max 🥈
Under 14 boys, Jack 🥈
Under 13 girls, Doireann 🥈
We returned to Leixlip this morning for the County Championships as our walkers and middle distance runners kicked off there season. Again, we had many athletes across the age groups with lots of PB’s and encouraging performances.
Under 12 600m, Doireann 🥈
Under 17 800m, Hannah 🥈
Under 17 800m, Zara 🥉
Under 14 800m, Jack 🥈
Under 16 800m, Adam 🥇
Under 16 800m, Daniel 🥈
Lots of medals across the race walkers too in all age groups 💪🏻
1500m walks, Rhea 🥇
3,000m walks, Ellie 🥇
1500m walks, Saoirse 🥇
3,000m walks, Leah 🥇
1,000m walks, Chloe 🥇
1,000m walks, Holly 🥈
1,000m walks, Danielle 🥉
We had many strong performances across all age groups over the 2 days of Juvenile events, well done all, it was fantastic to see everyone back competing.
Next weekend sees the county championships for field events and relays, more excitement 😊
Thank you to the coaches who spent hours over the weekend supporting there athletes 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
We drive on 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻