Fit4Life update September

September 2014 update – Fit4Life go longer and faster! (report by Gerry Flaherty)

Blackrock A.C. Fit4life goes from strength to strength with many athletes regularly achieving personal bests in races and six athletes recently completing  half marathons. In recent weeks, a lot of new people have joined the beginners section with numbers now over 70. The following lists the events that members have taken part in in the last 5 weeks.

Sept 28th, 2014 Punchestown 10km Matt Harrison 48-06

Sept 27th, 2014 Marlay 5km Parkrun – Gerry Flaherty 18-55, Maire Therese McCoy 24-00, Emily Foynes 26-08, Lynda Costello 26.56, Jackie Dean 27-52 (pb), Joe Byrne 28.00 (pb), Stephanie McDonnell 28-51 (pb), Claire McGoldrick 28-55, Leonie Lawlor 30-25 (pb), Ciara O’Dwyer 30-46.

Sept 20thDublin Half Marathon – Gerry Flaherty 1-28-42, Des Fitzgerald 1-32-08, Dervla Batt 2-00-43 (pb) Patricia Forde 2-02-28 (pb), Lynda Costelloe 2-02-43, Mairead Cullen 2-17-55

Sept 20th, 2014 Marlay 5km Parkrun – Matt Harrison 23-13 (pb), Maire Therese McCoy 23-44, Dee Carlin 28-56 (pb)

Sept 14th Waterside Half Marathon, Derry – Phena O’Connor 2-49-49

Sept 13th, 2014 Marlay 5km Parkrun – Maire Therese McCoy 23-56, Niamh Bolger 24-16 (pb), Ornagh Burke 25-45 (pb), Lynda Costello 25.49

Sept 13th, 2014 BHAA Trim 5km Trail Race  Gerry Flaherty 20-11 (2nd O-45), Jennifer Lee 26-53

Sept 6th, 2014 Dingle Half Marathon Mairead Cullen 2-07-50

Sept 6th, 2014 Marlay 5km Parkrun – Sarah Flaherty 23-06, Matt Harrison 23.26 (pb), Lynda Costello 25.35, Carmel Flaherty 28-16, Emer Kelly 28-17(pb)

Sept 2nd Grant Thornton 5km Des Fitzgerald 19-11, Lynda Costelloe 25-28

August 30th, 2014 Marlay 5km Parkrun – Michael O’Brien 22.09, Dervla Batt 23-20 (pb), Matt Harrison 24.17 (1st timer pb), Lynda Costello 26.09.

August 23rd, 2014 Frank Duffy 10miles and Dublin championship– Gerry Flaherty 66.40, Des Fitzgerald  67.51, Michael O’Brien 81.03, Helen Hennessey 84.20, Maire Therese McCoy 86.01, Jennifer Lee, 86.35 , Dervla Batt 90.38, Patricia Forde  90.57, Rosie McAweeney  98.54

August 23rd, 2014 Marlay 5km Parkrun – Lynda Costello 26.26, Emer Kelly 28-40 (pb),  Joe Byrne 28.53 (pb), Ciara O’Dwyer 29-47 (pb),  Jennifer Connolly 31.57 (pb)

Training continues Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm (also in Benildus College) and Sunday at the new times of 9.00am/10.30am and all abilities are catered for from total beginners to those who are training for half marathons or longer.

Gerry Flaherty 0872331346 (