Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sligo Athletic Club News: Fit4Life & Upcoming Races!

The last Fit4Life race in the current series was held on Tuesday night last, 25th May. The circuit was a demanding one through the wood on Cairns hill ensuring that all participating athletes worked hard for their times. Fastest female on the night was Triona O Donnell in 13mins 3 secs with Aisling Cawley 2nd in 13.07 and Roseanne Mitchell 3rd in 13.19. Fastest male was Hugh Moran 11.52 with Brian Mullen 2nd in 11.53 and overall series winner Liam Maloney 3rd in 11.58. Well done to all who participated in the series (totalling over 165 athletes) & its hoped that all will seek to further improve on their fitness and times when the next series gets underway. Presentation of prizes were in the Southern Hotel at 8.30pm after the last race with finger food at 9pm. A large crowd gathered for the function where the Top 20 athletes in the League received prizes, well done to all.
Top ten athletes in the Fit4Life Series;
1: Liam Maloney 161pts
2: Ciaran Mullen 165pts
3: Linda Higgins 166pts
4: Iain Howard 171pts
5: Sharon Finnegan 174pts
6: Vanessa Foley 190pts
7: Maureen Laffey 190pts
8: Michael Ryan 191pts
9: Ruth Walsh 191pts
10: Anna Gorman 196pts

Upcoming Local Races:
Now that the current Fit4Life series has ended here are a number of local road races where athletes can test their fitness over slightly longer courses.
Donegal 5k: Friday June 4th. run 7.30pm. Race starts at Super Valu and proceeds through the town onto the Mountcharles Road to the first roundabout, onto Ballydevitt and Drimark and back onto the Killybegs/Donegal Rd. to finish opposite Tir Conaill Park. Registration – Abbey Voc Gymnasium from 6.30pm. Refreshment afterwards.
Maugherow 10k: Sunday June 13th. walk 11:30am, run 12 noon. Race takes usual route from Maugherow hall out to Raughly Harbour and back finishing at the church. For anyone not familiar with area it will be sign posted both from Yeats Tavern and from Grange with Maugherow church being the land mark to aim for. There is a childrens race (national school age) of approx 2k which takes place at 11:30am with all children recieving a medal for ther effort. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Calry 5k: Friday June 18th, walk & run 7.30pm. Race starts at Hazelwood Community pitch, out & back course which proceeds onto hazelwood avenue & turns before gates of hazelwood house. Finishes once again at pitch. parking, changing facilities and refreshments available. All proceeds to Northwest Hospice.
Finn Valley 5k: Friday June 25th, run 7.30pm. Aghyaran Centre, Park Road, Castlederg, Co. Tyrone BT81 7UP For more information please email
Ransboro 10k: Saturday June 26th. walk 6pm, run 6.30pm. Race takes usual route with start and finish at ransboro school. Registration will be in the school from 5.30pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards. For more information please ring Clive Kivlehan on 0872100481

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