Tullamore Harriers Report 22nd July 2019
Milner in Action in Sweden
Mark Milner travelled with the Irish U20 squad to Boras in Sweden to compete in the European U20 Track and Field competition on Friday 19th July. Mark was seeded to compete in the third of three heats on Thursday morning. He was probably a bit unlucky that the first heat was a fast affair and, as a result, both the second and third heats became tactical affairs. Mark was the early leader in his heat but the pace was very slow and in the final sprint Mark just missed out on qualification. It was a huge achievement to qualify for competitions like this and Mark may not have got on the podium but has proved that he can compete at this level. We look forward to seeing Mark compete in the months ahead.
Brady and Dunne Compete in London
Two of Tullamore Harriers athletes travelled to London on Saturday 20th July to compete in the British Milers Club track meet in Eltham. Liam Brady has a great run to finish 9th in his 5000m in a time of 14m39. James Dunne competed over 1500m and ran a new PB of 3.53:5 to finish fourth in his heat. Well done to both athletes on great performances.
Katelyn Farrelly Selected For Irish Youth Cup Nations Team
Katelyn’s hard work over the last couple of years paid off with her selection for the Irish 4×100 Relay team in the Youth Nations Cup, to be held at Morton Stadium in Santry on Saturday 03rd August. Congratulations to Katelyn on her selection and also to her coach Ger Hensey on the fantastic achievement. Congratulations also to Canice Whearty from Oughval AC who also was selected for the 4×400 relay team. Canice is also coached by Ger and trains with the group weekly.
Frank Kilrane 10 Mile Road Race
Well done to all from the club who competed in the Offaly Athletics 10 Mile Championship Race which was hosted by Edenderry Athletic Club on Sunday 21st July. The Frank Kilrane Cup was also part of the Kia Race Series.
Almost 400 took part in the 10 mile and relay races. The Frank Kilrane Cup was presented to the first Offaly Man and Woman finishers. Derek Nugent, Ferbane AC and Aisling O’Connor, Edenderry Ac were the deserving recipients of the trophies with Derek 2nd overall man and Aisling 3rd overall female. The race was won by Paddy Sharkey – Longford AC and 1st lady was Portlaoise AC’s Mary Mulhare. Age Group prizes went to Pauline Curley -1st O50, Mary Galvin – 1st O60 and Johnny Ferry – 1st O60. Lavinia and John Leahy won the Relay Race.
Tullamore Harriers results:
Padraig Berry 59.21, Eddie Garry 1.01.55, Darragh Rigney 1.02.35, Conor Mooney 1.02.44, Jonathan Dunne 1.03.43, Pauline Curley 1.04.03, Ian O’Kelly 1.04.34, Leslie Buckley 1.05.50, Ollie Neary 1.05.53, Rory Farrall 1.06.07, Garry Whittle 1.07.11, Liam Byrne 1.08.29, Darren Butler 1.08.44, Alan Heffernan 1.09.31, Rob Maunsell 1.09.45, Tara McKinney 1.10.21, John O’Connell 1.10.24, Finian McDermott 1.10.24, Shane Origan 1.10.42, Aidan Egan 1.11.04, Johnny Feery 1.11.23, Fionnan Minnock 1.11.26, John Joe Galvin 1.11.34, Nita McLoughlin 1.12.20,
Gerry Dunican 1.12.31, Lorcan Scally 1.13.02, Peter Bennett 1.13.05, Alan Mitchell 1.13.31, Rita Daly 1.13.40, Aidan Egan 1.13.51, Sean Reynolds 1.14.11, Maire Triona Keane 1.14.18, Martina Costello 1.14.15, Karen Nolan 1.15.11, Evelyn Herlihy 1.16.25, Sean Spollen 1.16.49, Mags Grennan 1.17.07, Helena Buckley 1.20.22, Una Mullen 1.20.38, Jack Ryan 1.21.01, Mary Galvin 1.21.23, Aoife Marron 1.23.25, Tracey Stewart 1.25.55, Pascal Naughton 1.28.59, Noreen Hunt 1.30.33, Martina Lydon 1.30.29, Patricia Shaw 1.33.30, Olive Mannion 1.35.38, Eithne Moran 1.36.00, Emer Guilfoyle 1.45.29, Dara Byrne 1.45.21, Carmel McGreal 1.57.43, Barbara O’Connell 1.57.43.
Brandon Bay Half Marathon
It was 1, 2 and 3 for Tullamore Harriers in the Brandon Bay Half Marathon in West Kerry on Saturday 20th July. Mick O’Brien was winner of the beach run and broke the race record with a time of 1.20.36. Eanna Gowran was 2nd in 1.23.02 and he was followed into 3rd place by Glen Finlay in 1.25.44. Our fourth club runner was Kevin Corrigan who was 13th overall in 1.34.50. Great result lads.
Run Killarney 10k and Half Marathon
Laura Mooney had a fine run in the Killarney 10k, also on Saturday 20th July. She was 2nd lady overall with a time of 39.03. Jason McDermott, Paul Hensey and Sandra Busteed competed in the Half Marathon with times of 1.32, 1.49, and 2.10 respectively. Great running all.
Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup Half Marathon 2019/Phyllis Delaney Cup
It’s getting very near! Only 5 weeks to the Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup Half Marathon. The 7th annual event will take place on Saturday 31st August 2019. Last year we sold out early and unfortunately many were disappointed they didn’t make the cut off of 1000 entries. Again this year we will cap the entries at 1000 so please register to secure your place. The relay race will go ahead again this year. The Leinster and Offaly Half Marathon Championships will be incorporated into this year’s race.
This year we have the brand new Ladies Team Trophy so get your team together. The lady to whom the trophy is dedicated to is Phyllis Delaney or Mrs. Delaney as she was addressed by everyone in Tullamore Harriers many years ago. She played a huge part in the development of the Juvenile section of the club in the 1970’s. Phyllis and her late husband Jim, moved to Tullamore from Surrey, UK in 1973 and immediately became involved with the club. They both dedicated huge time and effort into coaching the younger athletes helping them win provincial and national medals. Mrs. Delaney had a great relationship with the club athletes leaving them with fond memories of their earlier days in athletics. It is apt that the lady’s trophy is named The Phyllis Delaney Cup, as it was Phyllis who helped form the first ladies section of Tullamore Harriers in 1975. Up to that time it was mainly a male dominated membership. Phyllis now lives in Bray where we recently visited her for a photograph with the Phyllis Delaney Cup. She will present the trophy to the winning ladies team at the Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup Half Marathon on August 31st. So get your teams in ladies….and that trophy could be yours!
The Men’s Team trophy is also up for grabs. Every year we get huge positive feedback from participants and spectators alike who praise the friendly atmosphere and quality of the Tullamore Half Marathon.
Register at: https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/QuinlanCupHalfMarathon2019
Fri 02nd Aug Offaly Road Race 5k Series 2019 Race 8 Birr AC
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 tullamore.com.
Please note that membership for 2019 is now overdue. Forms are available in the clubhouse or from Tullamore website, http://tullamore.com/join
Access to Facilities
Please note that use of the club’s facilities, including the tarmac track, is restricted to members of the club.