Weekly Notes – 4th Oct 2021

Schools Cross Country:
The Co. Longford Primary Schools Cross Country takes place at Moyne CS this Sunday, 10 October. Registration will begin at 3pm and the first race starts at 4pm. The distances are 1000m for third and fourth classes and 1200m for fifth and sixth classes. There will also be a race for Secondary school children who are preparing for the Connacht clubs. Entry is €3 per child.

Results:
The cross-country season got underway for club members on Sunday with the Mullingar Harriers Open event at Belvedere. Sophia Carey had a super run for first place in the Under 12 girls with Alisha Manning third. Rachel Keenan ran strongly for second in the Under 14s whilst Keeva Manning was fourth in the Under 10. Well done girls.

Conditions were favourable at the Galway Bay Marathon on Saturday. John Scott again covered the 26.2 miles just a week after his efforts in Tralee and showed no weariness running a 3:14 personal best. Kevin Ward and Christaan Snell also completed the distance in good times.

The ever-popular road races in Tarmonbarry returned on Sunday and was a very enjoyable and well-organised event by St. Barry’s GAA. In the 8km, Edel Mooney continued her good form with a win in 31:33 whilst Jack Gallagher was first junior. Good runs also from Edel Nolan, Maureen Fallon and Teresa Blake. A few club members lined up in the half marathon with Barry Sheil first home and strong runs also from Adrian Wrobel, Enda Coffey, Michael O’Hara and Collette Brennan. Longest run of the day from the club was by John Farrell who covered the three-quarters marathon distance with an evenly paced run.

Fit 4 Life / C25K: Fit 4 Life and Couch To 5k continues on Tuesdays at 8pm at the Mall. All welcome. Email longfordac@gmail.com for more information.

Friday Athletics: On 8 October, there will be Little Athletics only at the Mall. From 15 October, changes will come into effect with the scheduling of Friday evening athletics. Full details have been emailed to parents of registered members.