There was a brilliant 24/7 contingent in action at the Kilmacrennan 10k on Sunday morning.
A tough hilly course, it was a good course to start the season off on and that didn’t stop 24/7 members running a number of PB’s.
Ben Carr was the first club member to cross the finish line in a superb time of 35:10, 4th overall. Gavin Crawford and Paul Cullen also had great runs, both finishing in a brilliant 37:50- Paul with a 10k PB. Paul McIntyre is well used to the hills of Kilmacrenan and also ran well, crossing the line in 39:31.
Natasha Kelly had a fantastic race, winning 1st female in a brilliant 39:43, a PB of 70 seconds for Natasha. Paul Doherty crossed the line in 40:42.
New recruit Terence Diver ran a brilliant 41:08. Fionnuala Larkin just pipped Matthew McKinley by one second, finishing in 43:43 and 43:44 respectively. Pat Brady, in the black and amber of LAC, wasn’t too far behind, finishing in 44:17.
Aidan McFadden had a good run crossing the finish line in 48:29 with Enda Carr hot on his heels with a fine run of 48:50. Desiree Casburn will be delighted with her finish time of 49:06, as will Anne Robinson who was just 34 seconds behind in 49:40.
Rachael Stilvern also started off her racing season in fine form with a PB time of 51:36. Martina McDaid ran well crossing the finish line in 54:27 and Patrick Patton in a time of 59:48.
Donegal Sports Star Awards
Congratulations to Natasha Kelly who was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Donegal Sports Star Triathlon award on Friday night at the awards ceremony in the Mount Errigal Hotel.
Club Information Night
A club information night will take place on Monday 25th February at Century Cinema. Start time is 6.45pm. All club members are welcome; please spread the word to anyone you think may be interesting in triathlon/joining the club.
Be bright, be seen- Stay safe!
Club members are reminded of our Club policy- The below are all essentials for taking part in all club training sessions:
- Front white light
- Rear flashing red light
- Bright/Reflective clothing
- Hi-Viz on all club runs
Elaine has some club hi-viz vests still available and will she will have them with her at upcoming sessions if required.
2019 Club Membership
All club members are reminded that 2019 membership must be renewed by January 31st to ensure you are eligible to take part in any club training sessions.
Club membership and Triathlon Ireland membership for 2019 can be renewed on the attached link:
Many thanks to members who have already renewed for 2019. Please make sure you select Letterkenny 24/7 as your club when signing up!
Remember your membership needs to be up-to-date to take part in all club sessions from now on including the run, club cycles and swim sessions.
2019 sees Letterkenny 24/7 celebrate its 10 year anniversary, so an exciting year awaits!
Saturday Swim Sessions
There will be no Saturday swim session this Saturday 2nd February due to Swilly Seals Gala taking place.
Club training continues as follows:
- Monday: Coached track session at Aura
Message from Coach Ciaran O’Donnell: Leaving reception at Aura at 6.30pm SHARP to complete 2 mile warm up, out past Ballymacool Park. Latecomers will know where to head to meet them if anyone running late. On track and warmed up for 6.50pm, with session getting underway as soon as!
- Wednesday: Swim session- Novice 7-8pm, Intermediate/Advanced 8-9pm
- Thursday: Long run session leaves Aura at 6.30pm sharp- Hi-Viz is compulsory for these sessions- Be safe, be seen!
- Saturday: Club cycle from Aura at 9am- All members must have front and rear lights to take part in the club session.
- Saturday: Club swim session Saturday at 6pm Additional lane added for 14-16yr old club members- MUST be accompanied by a parent (please note prepayment does not cover Saturday swim).
Ben Carr 35:10 4th
Gavin Crawford 37:50
Paul Cullen 37:50 PB
Paul McIntyre 39:31
Natasha Kelly 39:43 PB 1st Female
Paul Doherty 40:42
Terence Diver 41:08
Fionnuala Larkin 43:43
Matthew McKinley 43:44
Pat Brady 44:17
Aidan McFadden 48:29
Enda Carr 48:50
Desiree Casburn 49:06
Anne Robinson 49:40
Rachael Stilvern 51:36 PB
Martina McDaid 54:27
Patrick Patton 59:48