Lucan Harriers Fit4life Section are holding an open night on Monday 10th September at 7pm.
The Fit4life Section is a vibrant section within the Club and welcomes members of all abilities from beginners to those who take part in distance races. The focus is getting fit through athletics while having fun.
All are welcome to come along and try a session with the group. There is no cost on 10th September and if you enjoy the session, there is a reduced membership of the Club of €60 from September to December.
We will be meeting at 7pm at the Lucan Harriers Clubhouse & track at 7pm and then moving into the park immediately behind the track for the session.
Lucan Harrier and Athletics Club had a wonderful morning on Saturday 25th August when they took over Griffeen parkrun and carried out all the volunteer roles to ensure the parkrun ran smoothly.
197 came out to take part in the weekly, timed and free 5k run, jog and walk around Griffeen Park in Lucan. Of that number 37 were members of Lucan Harriers AC and a further 27 Club members volunteering to run the event including acting as Run Director, set up and take down of the route, timers, handing out tokens, marshalls, pacers and tail walkers. The club members also shone in the baking front with home made goodies on offer to all who took part after the run.
On the running front second home was Club member Alex O'Brien in 18.06 and first and ladies home were both from the club with Breda Smyth finishing in 21.19 and Anne Whelan in 23.24.
Thank you to those in Griffeen parkrun for their support of the Club and all Club members who came out and volunteered, supported and took part in the parkrun.
Irish Life Health National Masters Championships – Saturday 18th August
Lucan Harriers athletes headed to Tullamore on Saturday 18th August to take part in the Irish Life Masters National Masters Championships. There were very strong performances all round by the Lucan athletes.
There were Gold medals for Carol Kearney in O50 200m and Hilary McGee in O40 Weight for Distance – the first time this event was part of the National Masters Championships.
Silver medals went to Breda Smyth in O45 1,500m, Carol Kearney in O50 400m, Hilary McGee in O40 Shot Putt and both relay teams. 4 x 100m team of Annette Durkan, Breda Smyth, Laura McAteer and Carol Kearney and the 4x400m team of Laura McAteer, Hilary McGee, Tricia Gough and Bernie Stapleton.
Two bronze medals went to Ben Prenter in Shot Putt and Weight for Distance.
Claire Johnston got PBs in both her 100m and 200m and Annette Durkan also got a PB in the 100m.