Fantastic to see LSA represented at Junior Park Run. This week Karen Moloney and her daughter Nicole and Aoife Connolly and her nephew ran the Lusk Junior parkrun. If any of our little Athletics or juvenile members are taking part in any Park Runs or Junior Park Runs make sure to post a photo so that they can be included in the newsletter!Karen Molony and her daughter Nicole at the Lusk Junior Parkrun
Aoife Connolly with her nephew at the Lusk Junior Parkrun
FINGAL 10k (July 17th 2022)
Belated congratulations to Willie Cahill who won a prize for Podium place in age category in the Fingal 10k. Amazing achievement for Willie & for LSA.
Inner City Runners Club 10k & Half Marathon
Our inaugural 4 Mile Peninsula Road Race in May was well supported by the Inner City Runners Club and LSA were warmly welcomed on Saturday to their 10k or Half Marathon. Well done to everyone who took part.Inner City Runner 10k & Half Marathon Saturday 30th July
Howth Castle 5k Colour Obstacle Run
Nuala, Georgean, Siobhan & Aoife braved the 5k Colour obstacle course at Howth Castle! This Event combines the fun of coloured powder, the thrill of obstacle course and the atmosphere of a music festival! Well done ladies, looks like great fun!Howth Castle 30th July 2022
LSA Ladies Team in the National Track & Field League
(Report by Enda Gavigan)
We had a little bit of LSA history made on Sunday when our Ladies team qualified for the final of the National Track and Field Outdoor League. Qualification took place over two days: Round 1 on 22nd May at the Mary Peters track in Belfast and Round 2 on 31st July at the TUS track in Athlone. The final takes place in Tullamore on the 14th August.
The Track and Field League is a Team event where teams compete in up to twenty one disciplines over the course of the day, and score points in their best fifteen events. Teams are allowed to have two guest athletes join in order to cover all the disciplines.
Team LSA got off to a storming start with Cabinteely AC guest Ella Carey placing 2nd in the 100m Hurdles followed by a win in the High Jump at 1.5m. Fiona Branigan had a great outing in the 1500m Race Walk in Belfast; for Round 2, Ellen Gavigan took on this event, missing out on the win by the narrowest of margins: two hundredths of a second.
After a great performance in Hammer and Javelin in Belfast, unfortunately Mary Dalton was unavailable for Athlone, but we hope to have her back for the final.
Alison Branigan took a fall in the very slippy conditions in the 400m Hurdles, but managed to get up and continue to score valuable points for the team.
Anna Gavigan was well ahead in winning the Discus and produced a great Shot Putt throw of over 10m to score nine points for each win. She was supported by Nicole Michael guesting in the Shot Putt with a great throw of 7.04m.
Our 4 x 100m relay team comprised guest from Mid-Sutton AC Lara O’Connor, Maria Carr, Michelle Branigan and Ella Carey (Cabinteely AC). They provided great excitement and were just pipped into fourth place at the line.
Eimear Caulfield built on a great 1500m in Belfast by finishing 2nd in Athlone. Maria Carr battled it out for third in the 400m.
After a great 3000m win in Belfast, Sophie Mataboro had a strong start in Athlone but unfortunately had to withdraw due to injury. We hope she’s fit for the final.
With our Javelin thrower Mary Dalton unavailable for Athlone, it was all hands on deck with Alison Branigan standing in to throw for the team.
Michelle Branigan battled it out for fourth place in a tough 800m, and an injured Dara Carr picked up great points with a third place finish in her first time trying Weight for Distance.
Ella Carey (Cabinteely AC) had a great 4.68m long jump for 2nd place, with Ellen Gavigan competing alongside as a guest with a best jump of 4.25m.
Eimear Caulfield bravely took on the 3k Steeplechase for the first time with a fantastic 2nd place finish, providing great entertainment with her waterjump technique!
Speedy Lara O’Connor (Mid-Sutton AC) had a great 3rd place in the 100m sprint and the day was rounded off by our 4 x 400m team of Maria Carr, Sarah Minto, Alison Branigan and Michelle Branigan.
It’s a big undertaking to organise and field a team, so great credit to all involved. It’s a great achievement to make the final in our first year – we look forward to the final in Tullamore on Sunday 14th August!LSA 4x 100m Relay Team: Michelle Branigan, Lara O'Connor (Mid Sutton AC) Alison Branigan, Ella Carey (Cabinteely AC)Sarah travelled to athlone from her weekend in Boyle especially for the relay. Maria warming up for the block start of the 4 x 400m . A proud moment for her mum Dara!Alison Brannigan doing the 4 x 400m relayLSA 4 x 400m Relay team: Maria Carr, Sarah Minto, Alison Branigan, Michelle BraniganNicole & Anna Shot Putt plus Dara helping as an official in the competitionEimear Caulfield (1500m & 3000m Steeplechase), Maria Carr (400m & relays) & Sophie Matabaro (3000m)
LSA on Tour
Dates for your Diary...
Closing Date Alerts
Templemore Throwing Festival Saturday 6th Masters & Sunday 7th August Juveniles and Seniors. To enter see event no. 622 on here
National Masters Track & Field Championships for athletes who will aged 35 or older on the competition date (Saturday 13th August). This takes place in Tullamore at Tullamore Harriers AC. Standard price entries close Wednesday 3rd August. To enter see event no 617 on here
National Track & Field League Final: LSA Ladies Division 1 team has qualified for the final on August 14th in Tullamore. This is the first time that LSA has had a National League team. The minimum age for team members is U17 (ie born in 2006 or older). For more info contact Enda 0862446973
An important message from Enda...
Hi folks. Our Ladies National League Team (aged 15-53!) has been a huge success with the added bonus of qualifying for the league final on Sunday 14th August. We were very stuck for support people last Sunday as there is a good bit of team coordination needed but as always, each club has to supply two officials to help with measuring etc. So… if anyone is available to come to Tullamore on Sunday 14th, to do a bit of measuring etc, it would be much appreciated. (Unlike the juveniles days)It won’t be too demanding and you get a front row seat! We rotate regularly so nobody gets overtasked! A PM would be great if you can assist.
Frank Duffy 10 mile Road race Championships
The Irish Life Frank Duffy 10 Mile, incorporating the Dublin 10 mile road championships, takes place on Saturday 20th August in Phoenix Park.
Entries for this race will close on 5th August. Runners who entered a Dublin club name at race registration will be eligible for the championships.
Medals will be awarded to the first three home from Dublin clubs and for the usual masters’ categories (M/F35+ to M/F65+).
Team medals will also be awarded for senior and masters’ (35+ and 50+ teams). Registration Link here
If any of our members enjoy Sea Swimming locally, Fingal County Council have issued an update relating to Jellyfish on Fingal beaches. More info can be found here
If anyone has running gear they can donate to Sanctuary Runners...