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Star-studded line up confirmed as Laois athletics club hosts for series of webinars

Shane Bowe, Phil Healy, Laura Mahony, Donncha Phelan

A Laois athletics club have announced a series of webinars with star-studded guests to celebrate their tenth birthday.

Ballyroan Abbeyleix & District AC are hosting a series of live Zoom talks/classes each week for the month of April.

These talks are aimed at their club members but they are kindly extending the welcome to all Laois athletics clubs.

The action got underway on Monday night as club member Shane Bowe held a beginner strength and conditioning class.

Shane is currently in his second year in WIT studying Exercise Science.

He recently competed in the Irish CrossFit open and finished in 5th place.

Shane competes over 200m and 400m and his PBs in both distances are 23.8 (200m) and 52.8 (400m).

Shane’s advanced class is on tonight, Thursday April 8 at 7pm via Zoom. Details of how to access tonight’s class are available on the Ballyroan, Abbeyleix & District Facebook page.

The remaining webinars take place on the final three Mondays of April.

On April 12, ‘Ireland’s Fastest Woman’ Phil Healy will present a webinar.

The Cork native set an Irish 200m national record in July 2018. In the 2018 European Championships, she placed fourth with a time of 23.23.

Most recently, she came fourth in the European Indoor Championships in Poland and will represent Ireland at the Olympics later this month.

On April 19, the focus of the webinars changes to how you correctly fuel your body.

Laois native Laura Mahony, who is a Consultant Dietitian and Performance Nutritionist, will deliver a webinar called Let’s Talk All Things Nutrition.

Both of those webinars are at 7.30pm while the final one, scheduled for April 26, is on at 8pm.

Former Laois minor football manager Donncha Phelan, who is an osteopath, will give the final webinar on that day.

His webinar ‘Stress in the body and barriers to recovery’ will conclude the series.

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