Winter 23/24 round up!

Thanks to everyone who have been involved in another successful XC Season. The women were so close to matching last season’s feats but a 2nd place finish in the league & Senior champs is an amazing result in itself. NBH are a club with over 1000 members & had to really get organised and bring out all their big guns in the end to defeat us which is a testament to our own ability to consistently put out 10+ quality runners for so many races.
The men have equalled last season’s 5th place in the league but with an extra 16 points compared to last year, finishing on 108 points. 3rd place team finishes in the Malcolm Cup, NI & Ulster Novice XC, & Masters XC is a sign of what’s to come for a fast improving team and the individuals within it. The league position finish & points is again mostly down to the fact that we had so many willing to go out race after race and get at least a point for the club.
An amazing achievement by the St Peter’s AC Lurgan ladies to come 2nd place in both the NI& Ulster cross country league and Senior Championchip 23/24. A tough season plagued with injurys, against 25 teams and the might of the Belfast superclubs the girls took it to the last race of the season in Donegal, and only 4 points behind the winners N. Belfast Harriers. The mens team again put in almighty season to finish 5th in the League, again against the whole of the country’s big clubs. Club juniors Cadence and Harley have been putting amazing runs in this last few months in their x country events. Superb guys! We look forward to next season!
A proud evening for St Peter’s AC Lurgan when the Ladies team Kate Mulholland, Gillian McCrory and Orlagh Mc Kavanagh received their National Championship winning medals after their superb Dublin Marathon race in October. Declan Leung Development Officer from Athletics NI presented the medals. This was a remarkable achievement for the Lurgan Girls whos’ marathon times came first in over 65 teams from all over Ireland. And for Orlagh and Kate their first marathons this was something special! Gillian also received her Gold winning age category medal, 5th Irish lady and 11th overall! 2023 was a groundbreaking year for the Lurgan club to end up as NI & Ulster Cross Country League and Senior Championship winners and National Marathon winners Awesome! You go girls!
What a momentous year for St Peter’s AC with the club producing some amazing results in almost all distances from the track, cross country, park running , ultra, ironman and all terrain adventure races. For our Ladies team to win the NI & Ulster X Country League and NI Championship was along with the best team in the Dublin Marathon championship really was a awesome year. No surprise to everyone in the club the talent has always been there. We had multiple podium places from male , female, and our teams put the club on the national level with their awesome results. The ever growing youth level made amazing strides at school and youth events. Our London, Belfast , Dublin, and world major marathon runners made some amazing PB times, along with podium places in major events in Ireland.
Club records soared with new half, full and ultra marathon records set and the team performances of our superwomen have made us all very proud to be part of this very special club. A place where all our runners no matter what age, speed, time, distance all have their place  and personal performance is the real winner.
We look forward to a new year and welcome all back this week. The team wish everyone all the very personal best.
What a weekend for the supergirls of St Peter’s AC Lurgan, to retain the Irwin Speers trophy in the most challenging cross country conditions in years and also to be confirmed as the National Team Champions in the Dublin Marathon of 23! This has been an outstanding year for the Lurgan Girls and has put St. Peter’s on the national map on multi distance running. The club is beaming with pride on the super effort these runners have put in. To end the year as NI & Ulster Cross Country League and Championship winners and with the National Marathon winners on top is something else. #blacknwhitesstickingout out!
Another unbelievable day for the runners from St Peter’s AC Lurgan in the 42nd Dublin City Marathon when records were smashed, PBs galore and outstanding debuts in the most challenging conditions in a rainsweapt Dublin. Over 28 runners kept up the long tradition of our association with Dublin marathon and how they ran. The St. Peter’s supergirls put the whole of Ireland behind them and came first overall team in a field of 16,500! Gillian was an amazing 10th lady and came 5th in the Irish only championchip section. Now that’s a proud day not just for the club, but the whole of Lurgan! Superstars!
History was made this week in more ways than one with St Peter’s AC Lurgan holding it’s first ever x country event in the stunning terrain of Lurgan park. 6 races in total from u 9 to senior men and ladies and 2 masters events as well.. The clubs juniors were represented in all races and had a super day. A strong field from all over the country seen the clubs teams coming runners up in the Ladies and 3rd in the mens. Gillian McCrory 2nd in her event and a super team effort from the guys in preparation of the bigger cross country events ahead.
Chicago Marathon Stephen Cochrane broke the club marathon record in the world major Chicago course with a 2.36 finish, truly outstanding! Brilliant

St Peters ac 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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