Colin Griffin crosses the line in the Belfast Marathon earlier this year
Fast times were the order of the day for Leitrim duo Colin Griffin and Clive Glancy at the Charleville International Half Marathon in Cork last Sunday.
Ballinamore AC’s Colin Griffin finished an excellent eighth in Charleville and knocked 2 minutes and 22 seconds off his previous best for the distance with a time of 70 minutes 20 seconds as he prepares for the Dublin Marathon.
Carrick AC’s Clive Glancy finished 22nd in a time of 73 minutes 41 seconds, just five seconds off his previous best and another good sign for an athlete who will be competing in the European Police Marathon Championships at this year’s Dublin City Marathon.
It completes a busy month for Griffin who had finished third in the Grant Thornton Corporate Challenge 5Km with a time of 16.09 while he finished fifth in the KIA series 10K in Mondello Park with 33.20.
Primary schools starts cross-country season
Dates have been set for the Cross-country and Indoor season with the Leitrim Primary Schools Cross-country Championships in Leitrim Gaels Community Field on Wednesday, October 3, the first event.
There will be no walking events this year with third & fourth class girls and boys covering 1,000m and fifth and sixth class boys & girls covering 1,200m. The following are the dates for the season:
Wednesday October 3: Leitrim Primary Schools Cross-country in Leitrim Gaels community field 10.30 am; entry fee €4 per child
Saturday October 13: Connacht Primary Schools & Senior League Cross-country in Bushfield, Loughrea 12 noon; 3rd/4th Class 1000m, 5th/6th Class 1200m; Senior league, women and O65 men 4km, men 8km, start time approx. 1.30pm women, 2.00pm men
October 20/21: Leitrim Cross-country championships (venue & date TBC)
Sunday November 4: Connacht Even Ages & Senior league 2 Cross-country at Sligo Racecourse 12 noon
Sunday November 11: Connacht Uneven Ages & Senior League 3, Belleek Woods, Ballina.
Sunday November 25: Athletics Ireland National Evens, Seniors, Juniors Cross-country in Abbottstown, Dublin
Sunday December 16: Athletics Ireland National Unevens, Novice, venue tbd
Sunday February 3: Athletics Ireland National Intermediate, Masters, Juvenile B’s and Relays
February 23/24, 2019: Connacht Indoors in Athlone
Saturday June 8, 2019: Connacht Team Finals & U12/13 T&F in Dangan
Saturday June 15, 2019: Connacht U14 to Senior T&F in Sligo
Ballinamore AC Open Night
Ballinamore Athletic Club are holding an open Information and Planning evening in advance of the resumption of training on Thursday September 27, at 8.30 in The Den adjacent the Sports Hall and all interested are invited.
Carrick AC training
Training for existing members of Carrick-on-Shannon AC resumes next Tuesday, October 2, in Carrick Sports Complex. Full details on our website at http://carrickac.blogspot.com/.