A proud week for the club as SGR Robbie Marsh did the area proud at the Seven Sisters Skyline in Donegal 2 mountains Marathons in 2 days ,one of which was an Ultra.
SGR Robbie Marsh surpassed himself once again by taking part in the Seven Sisters Skyline two day Marathon on Saturday and Sunday.
This two day event saw Robbie run with the finest elite mountain runners from across europe and around the World in Ireland’s first Skyline event on an amazing Wild course in Donegal.
Day one saw Robbie take on the 26km Sky Challenge a 2,100m ascent and gave Robbie a feel for what was to come with day 2 as he took on the 50km Skyline a massive 4,000m ascent from Mackoght Mountain to Errigal Mountain Commonly known as the “Seven Sisters”, each of the seven mountains have their own gaelic names of Errigal (751 m), Mackoght a.k.a. Little Errigal (555 m), Aghla More (584 m), Ardloughnabrackbaddy (603 m), Aghla Beg (564 m), Crocknalaragagh (471 m) and Muckish (666 m).
What these mountains may lack in Altitude, I guarantee you they more than make up with their Attitude !!. Robbie not only tackled 2 days of mountain running but with amazing times in both events coming in 05:37:01 in the 26km Sky Challenge and 13:02:39 in the 50km Skyline. Well done Robbie from everyone at the club on an outstanding event.
GET WELL SOON ELAINE………..
We would like to wish SGR Elaine Mc Cann a speedy recovery from everyone at the club. Elaine who is also a very busy committee member of the club had a operation on her ankle and is sadly out of running until mid October. We know Elaine will come back stronger and we will be there to support you all the way
SIGNED UP FOR G819 YET ? ……..
The G819 8k /8 Mile run and 8K Walk is back for 2019 and will take place at the Slieve Gullion Forest Park on Sunday 3rd November ,online registration is now open at www.eventbrite.co.uk just type G819 on search bar and please sign up, help us celebrate our clubs 5th birthday celebrations in style by taking on the G819. More details to come on the event leading up to the G819. We would like to thank our Main sponsor Mulkerns EUROSPAR for their continued support and we will also be helping to support the Fight-For-Alfie at the event. Thank you to Roibeard Stewart of Up ‘N’ Bouncing for sponsoring our first G819 Mile marker.
MONDAY CLUB RUN ……………………………………….
Come join us for our clubs Monday run at Slieve Gullion Forest Park for a 6.45pm start time .Meeting point will be at Slieve Gullion car park .Everyone welcome.
UPCOMING EVENTS …..
The Michael Fearon / Kevin Marron Carlingford 5k is on this Friday 2nd starting at 8pm and the Mullabghawn Cuchullains GFC 10K /5K is on this Sunday 4th August starting art 12 noon reg on day open at 10:30-11:45am from club rooms. Please support our many running events in your area.