Someone once said, “A marathon seems like a small thing when we consider the journeysthat others have to make”
It’s sometimes hard to remember that it’s only 10 years since LSA was established as a Juvenile athletics club, and even more surprising to think that it’s only two years since our adults group was formed. For this reason the River Rock Belfast City Marathon on 3rd October was a big day for LSA as it marked the first real life marathon for our adult members. Fifteen of our marathoners were running individually and had set their own personal goals. Another fifteen were running as part of our three relay teams. The benefit of being part of a club was evident with training groups, company for long runs, sharing of tips and the invaluable logistical and emotional support on the day.
The words of our athletes sum up the experience…..“It was my 8th marathon overall, but my first ‘real’ marathon as a member of a club, and what a difference that made!! It was like a local race, with so many familiar faces running in it and supporting us .” PB
“Last year’s virtual Dublin marathon was without all the good stuff that should come with it. The other runners beside you, the crowd, the cheers, finally running through the finish line!” SB
“The support from LSA was phenomenal. During the hills and headwinds of the second half of the run it made all the difference, as the words of encouragement gave the motivation to keep pushing for the line. What a great club!” PMcC
“First non-virtual marathon 3hr 11mins what an incredible day with a fabulous club and friends. What a weekend!” EC
Meanwhile, our Little Athletics group is now well established; some of our members have been participating in Holywell Junior Park Run on Sunday mornings, and our older juveniles have been getting a flavour of cross country competition at Dublin Athletics League races in Lusk and Tymon Park. Well done to all.For more information visit our website lambaysportsathletics.ie and for membership enquires please contact our Registrar on firstname.lastname@example.org or indeed you can Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook- Search LSA