It was business as usual for some of the Lifford Strabane AC athletes last week. Not to be deterred by the severe weather warnings being issued & the extremely wet & windy effects of “Storm Deirdre” being felt across the Island of Ireland on Saturday 15th December.
Completing marathon number 45!! (15th this year) was Lifford Strabane AC’s marathon man, Gerard Campbell. Gerard took on the Armagh Christmas Cracker Marathon, hosted by Run Armagh. The course is a looped course on The Folly Glen.
Cross country season continues as 3 of our juvenile athletes made the trip to Navan to compete at the National Juvenile Cross-Country Championships on what was a very difficult course!!
In the Girls U13 race Lifford Strabane AC’s Elsa Moore placed 28th & placing 91st was Ashleigh McArdle in a field of 165 runners.
At the same event in the Boys U17 race Lifford Strabane AC’s Wilson Craig placed 90th overall in a field of 106 runners.
Closer to home at the North West Cross Country, Gransha Grounds, Derry in the U11 Boys event Lifford Strabane AC’s Hughie McBrearty finished a triumphant 1st overall in this race!! Well done Hughie!!
In the Girls U12 event Lifford Strabane AC’s Emer McFadden had a great run to finish fourth overall. Well done Emer!!
Well done to all who competed & represented Lifford Strabane AC over the course of the week. A special word of thanks to the club coaches & parents that made the trips to the various race venues in support of our athletes. All at the club are tremendously proud of your achievements!! Keep up the great work folks!
Juvenile Athletes – Last night of training for younger age groups is Monday 17th December & Wednesday 19th December for the over 12’s age group. Training resumes on Monday 7th January 2019 for all juvenile athletes.
Please note: Training for the younger age groups will take place in the Lifford Community Centre 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Senior Athletes – Final training session takes place on Thursday 20th December, resuming on Tuesday 8th January 2019.
All of which are subject to change with individual coaches advising their athletes!
Save The Date:
Dates & venues for the Lifford Strabane AC 2019 Spring Series are as follows:
Carrigans @ 10am 13th January 2019, Strabane @ 10:15am 20th January 2019 & Lifford @ 10:30am 3rd February 2019. Online registration will be available soon.
Strabane Lifford Half Marathon 2019 May 12th 2019.Tags: