April 2014 Update- Fit4life on the run!
April was an exceptional month for the Fit4life members with personal achievements by many of the Group over distances 5km, 10km, 10miles and half marathon. The following lists all the main races:
April 26 Samsung Night Run – Lynda Jones 56-06, Maribé Dunne 58-17, Claire McGoldrick, 61-20 Maire Kelly-Mcenry, 62-53 Leonie Lawlor 64-57
April 26 Wexford Half Marathon – Catherine Galvin 1:52:00
April 26 Marlay 5km Parkrun – Gerry Flaherty 18-51 (Marlay pb), Sarah Flaherty 23-09 (pb), Patricia Forde 23-55 (pb), Michael Wood 24-38 (pb), Mairead Cullen 28-30 (pb), Carmel Flaherty 29-34 (pb)
April 23rd Colmanstown 10km Galway – Gerry Flaherty, 39-17 (2nd 40) Patricia Forde 51-28 (pb),
April 19th Ballyliffin Coastal 10mile Challenge, Donegal Phena O’Connor 1-52 (pb)
April 19th Marlay Parkrun – Michelle O’Brien 28-24
April 13th Meet and Train League Lucan – Patricia Forde and Claire McGoldrick
April 12th BHAA K Club 10km Gerry Flaherty 38-50
April 5th Marlay Parkrun – Lynda Jones 25-38 (pb). Also April 12th 25-42 and April 19th 27-10
Well done to all on these fantastic achievements. Fit4life is more though than races and PBs. It’s all about getting fitter and healthier in a fun and social environment. Each week we share hints & tips and articles to increase our motivation to keep us going and turning up again and again at training. There are possibly as many other personal achievements which are not listed in terms of individuals running their first 3k or 5k without stopping which are equally exceptional.
Each month our numbers continue to grow and we now have almost 40 (Male and Female) members and we are delighted to share that we now have a walking group established. So regardless of whether you are thinking about getting fit, starting your journey, recovering from injury or an established jogger or a runner wanting to increase your miles – there is a group for you in Fit4life.
One of our next big events that we are busy training for is the Ladies Mini Marathon on the June bank holiday Monday. Best of luck to all those participating in your training and on the day.
Gerry Flaherty, Fit4life Coordinator