Letterkenny AC's Runners Shine in Recent Races and Community Events

May 01, 2024

Congratulations to LAC’s Philip McHugh who won The Streets of Ballyshannon road race in a superb time of 15:32. An outstanding achievement by Philip in a competitive race.

The Gaelscoil 3km and 5km road races were very well supported by LAC runners.

In the 3km race Ciarán MacGonagle ran 16:37, Cian Friel 22:04, Angela McGee 22:55, Bridget Friel 22:55, Laoise Gibson 26:28, and Stephen Gibson 26:32

In the 5km race Dale Corbett ran 17:42, Enda McLaughlin 18:00, Dessie Sheilds 18:04, Stephen Wood 18:25, Colly O’Donnell 18:43, Callum Keaveney 19:09, Fintan Smith 19:14, Peter Gallagher 20:35, Frances Judge 21:54, Joan Naughton 22:49, Paul Lee 22:35, Conor McDaid 23:52, Ray McDermott 23:54, Frank Pinder 24:02, Irene McFadden 24:07, Margaret Shields 24:13, Liam Wiseman 25:51, Teresa Wiseman 26:02, Rosie Duffy 26:33, Mary Higgins 28:40, Noreen Pinder 30:34, Linda Cronin 31:38, Denise Gallagher 32:45, Claire Price 33:04 and Denis Shields 34:51.

The Hickey, Clarke & Langan Inter Firms 5km is scheduled to take place on Tuesday the 14th May 2024 at 7.30pm from Diver’s Hyundai on Canal Road, Letterkenny while the countdown is on to the 2024 North West 10km charity run and walk on the May 6th.

All entrants will receive a North West 10k t-shirt and the first 1,000 entries will receive the new 2024 North West 10k t-shirt register at https://www.njuko.net/nw_10k_2024.

Thank you to Donegal Person of the Year Moya Brennan who will be our Special Guest to officially get the runners and walkers on their way on Monday, May 6th in Letterkenny.

Congratulations to Marie Boyle and Gary Kearns on the birth of their beautiful baby girl from all club members.

LAC meets Tuesday 5.15pm and at 6.30pm for an interval running session, Thursday evening for a hill run at 6pm, Saturday morning at 9.30am for a tempo run and Sunday morning at 8am for a long run.

All runs start at the Aura. All levels catered for and encouraged.

Fit 4 Life which is run by LAC in conjunction with the Donegal Sports Partnership takes place every Monday at 5.45pm on the track at the Aura Leisure Centre Letterkenny.

The aim of the programme is to reach out to those who wish to improve their fitness and all are most welcome any Monday they choose to attend.

Fit 4 Life is not about speed but fitness and the coaches from LAC particularly welcome newcomers.

Notes and photographs prepared by Letterkenny Athletic Club P.R.O. and Club Photographer.

Featured Image: Philip McHugh winning the Bundoran 5k

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