An Ríocht AC athlete, James Doran won the Pat the Baker Half Marathon in Longford on Sunday in a time of 01:11:44. His clubmate and fellow distance runner, Sean O’Sullivan finished third in the over 40 category on a time of 01:17:13. Larry Hickey finished third in the over 50 race in 01:31:56.
Further afield, the ever improving Shona Heaslip finished a highly creditable 11th in a personal best time in the 5000 metres at the World University Games in the city of Taipei in Taiwan on Sunday.
Infamous Boston Marathon
Brosna native, James Doran has competed in marathons all over the world and was involved in the now infamous Boston Marathon in April 2013 in which three people were killed and hundreds injured by a terrorist bomb which was detonated close to the finishing line.
September 5th Return for Couch-to-5K
Couch-to-5K returns to An Ríocht Athletic Club for the sixth autumn / winter series of its gentle fitness programme on Tuesday, September 5th and Thursday 7th at 7pm. It will be held twice weekly from there on at the same time.
School Children Free
The cost is €2 per night with primary school children free.
The popular, social event provides an excellent opportunity to build on your fitness without having to venture out on the roads as the evenings darken.
The 5K series has been postponed until spring of 2018 due to the delay in track events and the re-surfacing of the track.
Club Members’ Draw for July and August
July winners: €100 to Suzanne Neilan, Tralee; €50 each to: Stephen Murphy, Tralee; James and Sheila Greaney, Castleisland and Redmond Horan, Cordal.
August winners: €100 to Joan Glover, Ballymacelligott and €50 each to: Tom and Lena Fleming, Scartaglin; Joseph Reynolds, Tralee and Kathleen Casey, Currow.
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