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Archives 2019 October to December

Lock up the year 2019 - 31st December 2019

A suitable finish to a great year of running for the club today with a large group of adult members completing the Lock up the Year Half Marathon (or thereabouts) this morning along the Royal Canal from Ferran's Lock to Leixlip while our juvenile members were in a training session at the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown in preparation for the Kildare Indoor Championships on Sunday 5th January. Happy New Year everybody.

St Stephen's Day Santa Run in aid of St Brigid's SVP Conference, Kilcock - 26th December 2019

Thanks to all who joined us this morning for the annual Santa Run at the track. This year, a total of €422.80 in funds were raised in aid of St Brigid's SVP Conference, Kilcock. Well done everybody.

National Cross Country Championships - Day 2 (Juvenile Uneven Ages & Novice)
Cow Park, Dunboyne, Co. Meath - 15th December 2019

By Carmel Kelly

The last cross country event of the year took place today in nearby Dunboyne. The Irish Life uneven ages all Ireland. The club had 26 athletes qualified to run but unfortunately a few of them were unlucky not to make it due to illness. However there were some fantastic performances all round and even though no medals were won the athletes ran up to and beyond expectations with much to take from the season.

Luke McKeon tasted his first all ireland representing Kildare County in boys U11. Roisin Beggan also representing the county in girls U13. Both running well. The U13 boys team improved on their Leinster run to finish 7th overall (2nd Leinster team). Feilim Dikcius, Brian Caffrey, Daniel Geraghty and Harry Cahill packed well finishing between 40th and 70th. Aoife McNerney led the girls u15 to 11th place with a 21st place finish. The other girls Niamh McDonald, Sadhbh Buckley and Ruby Olivier all running well too. An amazing last 1500m for Oisin Farrell brought him from mid 40's to 25th and he led the team to 4th place. Eoin Richards, Thomas Richards and Tadhg McCauley combining well. Kirsten Monaghan. Zofia Terzyk and Shane McNerney were all running as individuals in the u19 races. All running well but out of the medals.

The end of a long and most successful cross country season. Well done to everyone and to all the coaches who have brought the athletes to this level.