May has been an exciting month for our club and a very busy time for all our athletes. It began on the bank holiday where 22 of our seniors happily ran that extra distance in the 2019 controversial Belfast Marathon (see separate report) which was soon followed by the turn of our juveniles who had an amazing and very successful Louth Track & Field Championship in both the relays and individual competition (see separate reports), not to mention the North Leinster and Leinster Schools Championship Finals (see separate reports). Below are other events our seniors enjoyed in this beautiful month of May…
May 31st – When the showers had passed a few of our members with family and friends enjoyed St Kevin’s Community Centre’s 5K Fun Run in Philipstown this evening. Well done to Kevin Carroll 21:27, Brian Duff 22:02, Conor Lynch 22:15, Oran Lynch 24:17, Michelle Lynch 25:11, Pauline Breslin 28:32 and Trudi McGuinness 33:44.
May 26th – Running fun today for our adult members as Leo Farrell and Ben Corcoran headed to Garristown in Dublin competing in the Windmill 10k Run whilst up north we had Nathan Anderson, Danny Cirdei, Roy Crawley, Michelle Lynch, David Thyuis, Shane Carroll and Aidan Mooney running the Newry Half Marathon. Well done everyone.
May 23rd – Three of our members, Michelle Lynch, Conor Lynch & Michael Lundon competed at Drogheda & District AC’s Graded Meet… with some impressive performances. Well done you three.
May 19th – Congratulations to Darren Weldon who threw a PB of 24.59m coming 2nd in the Hammer and 3rd in the Discus at Mary Peters Track, Belfast whilst representing Louth in Round 1 of the National League. Well done Darren.
May 17th – While we had juveniles racing on Blackrock Beach six of our seniors were across Dundalk Bay competing in the Cooley Coast Run 10K. Fantastic times for Danny Cirdei 43:04 who came home in 11th position overall and was soon followed by Brian Duff 46:45, David Tyhuis 48:22, Conor Lynch 49:01, Aidan Dunne 49:39 and the amazing Belinda Rogers 51:03 who won 2nd place in the Ladies o50. Congratulations and well done everyone.
The Cooley Coast Runners… Brian, David, Aiden, Danny, Conor and Belinda.
Belinda Rogers – 2nd Place O50s Cooley Coast Run.
Our Runners in action… “hills are our friends!”
May 12th – On this day Barry Reid headed north and ran the Strabane/Lifford Half Marathon in an impressive 1:38:46 while a little closer to home Roy Crawley, Aidan Mooney and Kevin Carroll competed the Legends of Louth 5K. Well done lads.
Roy Crawley and Aidan Mooney