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PRO Report 14/11/2016

November 14, 2016
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Letterkenny Athletic Club’s women’s highly successful cross country season continued in Sunday’s Donegal Senior Championship. The Finn Valley Centre course was a stamina sapping mudbath but the unseasonally mild, dry weather meant that runners enjoyed pleasant overhead conditions. Catriona Jennings certainly didn’t allow herself to be  derailed by the mud and gave spectators a masterful exhibition of front running. Catriona, who picked up a Silver medal in the Irish Championship in the recent Dublin Marathon, led from start to finish. […]

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PRO Report 1/11/2016

November 1, 2016
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In ideal running conditions, 16,825 runners lined up for Sunday’s Dublin City Marathon. The event, after being run for 36 consecutive years on October Bank Holiday Monday, was this year moved to Sunday. This had a positive effect, with 5700 international runners taking part. The Dublin Marathon is now the 4th largest Marathon in Europe. Like most years, there was a substantial Letterkenny Athletic Club presence. 2012 London Olympian, Catriona Jennings, took 2nd place in the Irish Championship,  which is […]

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PRO Report 17/10/2016

October 17, 2016
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Letterkenny Athletic Club had runners at the weekend in race venues as diverse as Coney Island in Sligo and the roads of Amsterdam. The 2016-17 cross country season entered its 3rd weekend, with Donegal runners  having competed in Ballybofey  and Trialougha on the previous 2 weekends. Sunday’s Autumn Cross Country moved from its traditional home in Phoenix Park to the new, purpose-built cross country course in the National Sports Campus at Abbotstown, Co Dublin. Within the high quality race, the […]

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PRO Report 3/10/2016

October 3, 2016
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Letterkenny Athletic Club’s 4 man relay team put on an excellent performance in Saturday’s Northern Ireland and Ulster Road Relay Championship, which was held in Victoria Park, Belfast. The club achieved a highly creditable 3rd place finish. The winning team was Derry Track Club, who were just 81 seconds ahead of LAC. 2nd team, North Belfast Harriers, were 34 seconds ahead. The Derry club’s total time of 39.16 was a new course record. Pauric Breslin ran the 1st of the […]

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PRO Report 26/9/2016

September 26, 2016
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With the Grand Prix now over and the cross country season not starting until October, this weekend provided a lull in competitive action for most Letterkenny AC runners. However, a few LAC runners still found competitive action. 2012 London Olympics Marathon runner, Catriona Jennings,  has recently joined LAC. The Letterkenny native had an excellent run in the Dublin Half Marathon on Saturday, one of several official build up races for the Dublin Marathon. Catriona was 3rd in the women’s race […]

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PRO Report 19/09/2016

September 19, 2016
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Barry Mackey produced another excellent performance in Tuesday night’s Loreto 5K in Letterkenny. Barry’s time of 19.36 gave him 4th place overall and first place in the M50 category. He was followed by retiring club chairman, Michael Galvin, who clocked 20.05. Michael was 2nd in the M40 category. The race winner was Dale Corbett in 18.11. Barry was back in action again on Saturday in the 5K Memorial Classic in Derry. Barry again achieved a sub 20 minute finish, with […]

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PRO Report 12/09/2016

September 12, 2016
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On Friday night, Pauric Breslin travelled to Killybegs and had another victory. He ran 16.28 in the Niall Mor National School 5K to come home almost 2 minutes ahead of 2nd placed runner, David Conwell. On Saturday, Marie Boyle showed clearly that her Dublin Marathon training is paying off when she achieved a PB after running 1.33.54 in the Athlone half marathon. The journey to the Midlands was well worthwhile for Marie, who still has several weeks to continue her […]

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September 5, 2016
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The McGranaghan’s had a very successful evening on Tuesday in the Abbey Village 5K in Kilmacrennan. Gerard’s time of 18.03 gave him 2nd place, just 6 seconds behind Limerick AC’s visiting athlete, John McCallion. Monica’s fine form continued and she took the senior women’s prize in a time of 19.15. Monica finished 4th overall. Another Letterkenny AC runner in excellent form is Noreen Scanlan and her time of 19.39 gave her 2nd place in the women’s race. Barry Mackey was […]

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PRO Report 20/8/2016

August 22, 2016
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Letterkenny AC  Notes  20/8/2016 A whirlwind of a week for Letterkenny AC . From Manor to Rio and more in between. Brendan Boyce walked himself into the history books this week with an outstanding top 20 finish in the gruelling 50k walk in the Olympic Games.  Conditions were hot and humid which were reflected in the number of athletes that failed to finish. Brendan as always left nothing behind in what is his best global performance to date. The Manor […]

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PRO Report 15/8/2016

August 15, 2016
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With the bulk of the Grand Prix events now over and  many Letterkenny AC runners on holiday, there were fewer club runners than normal in competitive action over the past week. Gwyn Yemm was the 1st LAC runner home in an excellent time of 18.54, in the St Mary’s GAA 5K in Convoy on Tuesday night. Finn Valley’s Dermot McElchar was the race winner in 16.32. In-form Noeleen Scanlan chalked up another win, which was the latest in a highly […]

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