The Irish Universities Road Relay Championships took place in Maynooth on Saturday last. Tullamore Harriers had two members representing their colleges.
First up was Claire Rafter representing Trinity College Dublin. Claire ran the last leg covering the mile in a time of 5min 46sec with her team finishing second overall. Next up was the in-form Matthew Molloy was competing for DCU. Matthew ran the 1st leg and covering the 1850m in a time of 5 minutes 37 seconds with his team finishing 11th over all.
Clontarf Half Marathon and 5 mile
The annual Clontarf Half Marathon and 5 mile road races were run off at the weekend with the usual large entry. In the 5 mile, race 4 of our ladies lined out. Ruth Galvin 37.37, Mary Galvin 37.45, Mary McIntyre 38:33 and Lavinia Leahy 39:25. In the Half Marathon Eddie Garry finished 11th overall with a time of 1:20:57 and Declan Rosney 1:51:11.
Gingerbread 10k and Half Marathon
A large gang from the club made the short trip to Portarlington for the Gingerbread 10k and Half Marathon. Running conditions were perfect with autumn sunshine but some testing climbs were included on the new course for 2018 making for a harder than expected course. In the 10k David Murray was 2nd overall with a great time of 35:24. Darragh Rigney was first Tullamore man in the Half Marathon with a time of 1.26.21.
Full Tullamore Harriers results:
David Murray 35.24; Arlene Finnerty 53.18; Martina Lydon 53.29; Kevin Sampson 54.39; Tracey Stewart 55.08; Olivia Weldon 55.17; Adrian Larkin 55.13; Eithne Moran 55.37; Alma Quinn 56.13; Richel Murtagh 58.53; Sharon Larkin 1.08; Helen Larkin 1.09; Melissa Hogan 1.16; Bernard Doheny 1.05; Olive Harte 1:16
Half MarathonDarragh Rigney 1.26.21; Robbie Westman 1.28.40; Basil Cronin 1.29.47; John O’Connell 1.31.27 Gerry Dunican 1.32.10; Leonard Owens 1.36.30; Peter Bennett 1.37.00; Dermot Smith 1.39.20; Alan Mitchell 1.43.01; Ray Murray 1.47.28; Verona Smyth 1.47.49; Sean Spollen 1.49.28; Emer Guilfoyle 1.55.13; Karen Martin 1.56.01; Pascal Naughton 1.57.59; Anne Daly 2.06.34; Amanda Owens 2.08.04; Joanne Kelly 2.08.08; Joe White 2.12.55; Mick McConigley 2.10.38; Mary Fox Mann.
Well done everyone.
John Todd was winner in his age group (o/65) in the Irish Life promoted BHAA combined cross country race last weekend. John who is carrying an injury recently posted 27.31 for the 6k finishing 156th overall. Well done John.
The eagerly awaited Tullamore Harriers Book – 340 pages of history, profiles, pictures and records will be launched on Thursday November 22nd at 8pm in The Tullamore Court Hotel. Special guest Catherine McKiernan will attend along with past and present members and dignitaries. We look forward to a very successful launch. All welcome to attend.
British and Irish Masters Cross Country
Well done to Jim Langan who travelled to Wales for the British and irish Masters Cross Country championships on Saturday. Jim along with Mick Duggan and Martin Keane were on the Irish o75 team and finished 4th team.
Tueday November 29th: 7pm Round 2 of Winter league. 5k.
Sunday November 25th: National Senior and Junior Cross Country, Abbotstown.
Training for adults every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 8.00am except on race days. New members always welcome. Please contact Leslie Buckley 087-6130971 or Anna Hyland Guilfoyle 086-8248928 or any club member. Full details regarding Juvenile training on tullamoreharriers.com.
Access to Harriers Facilities
Please note that use of the club’s facilities, including the tarmac track, is restricted to members of the club.