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2017 In View

An amazing year for St.Peter’s AC with club members breaking records in nearly all race distances. Our club runners took part in races from Chicago to Connemara, Melbourne to Manchester and the main event the London marathon. Eimer Rose stormed back from injury with an amazing 3.17 in the Dublin marathon, Gillian Mc Crory has had an amazing year and a very frequent visitor to the podium with firsts, and all distances and finished off the year on the 30th Dec first in the EAM marathon.We also seen the departure of Gerard Heaney who left the club and Ireland for Australia, great to see Gerard getting on so well and still producing great race performances down under.We also seen the first ever club runner to reach 100 marathons, Amazing Barry Shanks!

Jan A cold but bright and dry January morning saw a bunch of St Peter’s AC runners head to the woods for the first ever Armagh Mid Jan marathon, Stephen, Barry and Gillian

February Congratulations to Kate for her great performance in the senior girls All Ireland schools cross-country. Kate went from finishing 13th in the Ulster’s to being the 7th Ulster girl home in the All Ireland’s Peter Murray came home with a silver medal in the intermediate boys race, missing 
out by only 3 points on the gold. A proud day for the club.

Amazing running at the Larne half marathon Mark Cornett getting an amazing 1.17! The senior side of the club down and all posted good times! Castle ward Challenge Half Marathon Well done to Mark who was first in the 10k, and Meadow who came 3rd amazing guys!

Clan na Gael 10k-First class running as the only club runner in this years lakes race, Grainne Crilly! First lady home! All the training paying off Grainne!.

April The race season has really took hold with club runners involved in various races from the off road half marathons in Castleward right up to marathons in Paris, Connemara & London. Eunan, Paul Casey , Paul Moore and Dwyer took on the grueling Connemara international marathon Def no park run! The run has a variety of Hills (Just) but the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland. Club runners also competing in the Armagh 10k race, Stephen Dunn -East Antrim marathon 6 hour challenge completed and his second ultra marathon.Paris Marathon-Emmanual Le Fouler from the club had an amazing marathon in his home city of Paris he came in at an amazing 3.29!London Marathon 2017– Congratulations to Eileen Stevenson who recorded a pb in an amazing time of 339,

June Great times coming through from team St. Peter’s in the Derry City Marathon today, class running guys! Special mention to the senior master of the club just short of his 55th birthday Paul Casey, who knocked 35 mins of his lad Derry marathon! A new pb! You done us all proud!Slieve Gullion twin peaks half marathon the one we had all been looking forward to or dreading depending on who you talked too. The race didn’t disappoint really great race probably the toughest half club runners have ever done but loved every minute of it well done to you and your whole team for an excellent day out.The first lady home was our very own Eileen Stevenson!, first class Eileen!

July Aug Round up—Normally the mid season holiday month, but there were plenty of outings for club runners. Gillian mc Crory winning the Ladies Great Rossa Half Marathon, and second in the Cookstown Half a great month for Gillian. The Ladies really were the stars of the month with amazing success in Rossa, Divis, and track success in the Masters for Joanne Mc Cauley! There was also the mammoth Sea to Sky event that attracted over 800 runners and the club was well represented with a team of over 10 from the club!

Sept club race he event of the month was the Clubs own 10k/5k race in Lurgan, proving to be a great event, and over 160 runners taking to the pathways of the park. Gerald Heaney there to claim the cup, It Was up to the Clubs own James Monaghan, and didn’t disappoint with a amazing time of 34.36, really great time from James 2 mins ahead of second place. Eimer was the first lady home in the 10k a great 40mins, Kate and Emma claimed the top 2 in the 5k well done girls!. Eoghan, Oisin and Niall had great runs for the juniors came in second in the 10k! It was a great turn out considering the poor weather and there was a lot of praise for the race organizers, in how well the event was organized, marshaled and the after race refreshments, so well done St Peters ! Full report and results in the October Round up.

October the 38 Dublin city marathon. The highlight of the year for the club was without doubt the Dublin marathon in October where over 25 club runners took part. Sean & Linda Farquhar; club had a total of 17 Pbs in this years marathon, we are very proud of all who came and supported the team this year. Also we hope to make the post race get-togethe first time ever the club had 2 runners beating the sub 3 hour with James and David coming in at 2.55 an 2.57 respectively. James Monaghan deserves the applause as he has just came back from injury and beating last years Pb. Our club has a long history with Dublin marathon with the ladies achieving some amazing personal bests, others celebrating first marathons, outstanding performances and runners celebrating overcoming illness. The club is very proud of the mass turn out of the black and whites and were proud to be part of such a special occasion. Our club continues to go from strength to strength! Congratulations to everyone who took part did fantastically well.

St Peter’s took over the City parkrun on Saturday the 11th of November, Citypark have a difficult job some weeks getting enough volunteers at the local event, so Gillian and crew took the helm for a very successful day!

December -Santa run -Barry and club volunteers raisaied an amazing amount for charity in the local santa run 7800 raised! Some Amazing outfits, from our club runners! The year was brought to an end by the club coming out in full force to support Paul and Dwyer’s hospice quiz which raised 950 and Gillian taking first lady home in the East Antrim New years eve Marathon!

 St Peter’s AC is based in the Lurgan County Armagh, N Ireland and is an officially
affiliated club with Athletics Northern Ireland. The Club prides itself on a long tradition of athletic training in all aspects of the sport. The club welcomes athletes of all abilities from complete beginner to proficient competitors, male and female in junior and senior sections. With a current membership of over 80, the club competes strongly in local, national and international events. The Club today continues to develop in line with the standards of the Irish Athletic Association/NI Athletics.

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