A group of club members travelled to Galway on Saturday to take on various distance races on Saturday morning. 1 member took the full marathon on with Tadhg Henderson coming home with a 4.22 in his pocket.
The Half Marathon saw 3 members taking up the challenge. Louise Henderson clocked a well deserved 2.09, Enda O'Sullivan was next over the line in 2.12 and Brian Reilly stopping his watch at 2.17.
The 10k was the final race of the day to start and the club had 5 members taking part. Paula Gondard was home in 48 mins, Siobhan Doyle stopped her watch at 1.11, Sinead Ryan taking on 10k for the first time was rewarded with a 1.07 time , Orla Redmond took a nice 1.01 home with her and Bridie McGuire added another 10k to her list.
On Sunday after the rain all day Saturday, the County Cross Country took place in the sunshine in JFK New Ross hosted by Untied Striders.
In the Junior girls race Ciara Dolan pushed herself and secured a county silver over the 4k course.
Grace Kelly was a well placed 5th in a competitive u12 race.
Helen Sinnott was the sole lady racing the 4k course finishing well up the field in a well earned 11th place.
Three men stepped up to tackle the 6k race, Neil O'Grady finished in 16th after a sprint finish and John Dier was 34th in his bare feet in a very fast paced race. Speedy recovery to Paul Donovan who had to pull up during the race.
Morgan Haydon had a sprint finish to come home in 2nd place earning silver in the Junior boys race also over 6k.
Well done to all our club athletes who acquitted themselves so well on the day.
The Saturday morning Racecourse Parkrun reverted to the horseshoe route today with 5 members taking part. Dermot Foley was 2nd over the line with 20.40 on the clock, Finbarr Bradley recorded 22.39, Martin Kelloy 23.38, John Dier 24.00 & Fran Power continuing to lower his 5k time with 25.01. Good work from all members continually recording good times as a result of consistent training sessions.