A long trip North proved to be worthwhile and very successful as far as local athletes Murty and Joe Kelly were concerned.
The Brow Rangers athletes travelled to Belfast on Saturday for the Northern Ireland Masters Track and Field Championships, which were held at the Mary Peters track.
The pair had great success at the event, coming home with a haul of six championship medals. Joe, competing in the M3 category, won the hammer and shot-put before adding a discus silver to his two gold medals.
Murty, competing in the M7 category, also won two gold medals. He took first place in the hammer and discus and added a shot-put bronze to his tally.
St Joseph’s athletic club will hold the annual Richie Young Memorial race on Sunday, September 22 at the Pink Rock, Rosbercon. Registration will open at 11.30am for walkers and runners with the race start at 12 noon sharp.
This is a race where runners will predict their own finishing time so there will be a strict ban on watches phones and iPods. The race distance is about 5k, while the registration fee will be in the form of a donation bucket.
Post-race refreshments and prize giving will be in the Parish Pump so all runners and walkers are invited to the Pink Rock for a race with a difference - and a technology detox!
St Joseph’s hold adult and juvenile training every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm in the parish sports grounds.
Fit 4 life training continues at the Pink Rock every Monday and Wednesday at 7.15pm.
Meanwhile training for the cross-country season starts this month in most clubs. The county athletics website (www.kilkennyathletics.net) has links to the club facebook pages and websites, where full details of club activities can be found.