Tullamore Harriers Report 9th March 2020

National Master Indoor Track & Field Championships
Adrian Brennan and Mary Walsh represented the club at the National Masters Indoors. Adrian posted a personal best in the 60m sprint with 8.78 finishing in 5th place and he was just out of the medals in the Long Jump with a jump of 3.56m. Well done Adrian. For the day that is in it – International Women’s Day, Mary Walsh is without a doubt a true role model for the club. She has worn the blue and white for many a year now and showing no signs of hanging up the spikes. Mary took the gold medal in the ladies O70 200m sprint with a time of 41.39. Congratulation Mary..

Harriers in Action in Irish Universities Cross Country

The IUAA Irish Universities Cross Country took place at the weekend in Cork. Five Tullamore Harriers lines out for their respective colleges and the great results are a reflection of the hard work they are putting in. 
If the women’s race had of been a club instead of a University competition it would have meant a victory for Tullamore Harriers as all four competing finished in the top twenty. 
Danielle Donegan was first home finishing in 7th with Nadine Donegan 9th, Claire Rafter 15th and Emily Grennan 20th. 
Kacper Kapturkievicz is just back from injury and slowly building back his fitness. He is improving each week so his 66th place finish is just a reflection of where he is at at the moment but in the weeks ahead he will make steady improvements.

Kinvara Half Marathon and 10k
Basil Cronin and Leonard Owens took on the Kinvara Half Marathon. Melissa Hogan competed in the 10k. While Kinvara is renowned for it’s beautiful scenery in south Galway…..the race is noted for the hills!. Basil had a super run posting 1.28.17. Leonard too had a good run with 1.30.50. and Melissa posted 1.21.31 for her 10k race. Well done all.

Bohermeen Half Marathon
The annual Spring Half Marathon hosted by Bohermeen Athletic Club was again a huge success on Sunday with over 1200 finishers. It has become one of the most popular races for this time of year, selling out well in advance of race day. The race was won by Yared Derese in 1.03.12. Tullamore’s Pauric Ennis who has been in fantastic running form of late, posted a PB with a time of 1.11.35 to take 9th place in this very competitive race. Well done to all our athletes who lined out in the blue and white. 
Results: 
Pauric Ennis 1.11.35
Eddie Garry 1.18.12
David Flaherty 1.26.18
Amanda Owens 1.53.11
Liz Ryan 2.05.10
Richel Murtagh 2.05.10
Aisling McCormack 2.10.53
Joanne Kelly 2.10.53

Colin Dunne 5k
Congratulations to Mick O’Brien who won the Colin Dunne 5k race in Mucklagh on Sunday. Mick posted 17.13 with Leonard Mooney on his heels taking 2nd place in 17.15 and Cian Martin 3rd in 17.23. Well done to all our members who lined out. 

Sean Lowry 5k

Tullamore Harriers was represented at the recent Sean Lowry 5k race which was hosted by Birr Athletic Club. Jonathan Dunne was first home for the club with time of 18,13 and next was new member Padraig Keane in 20.33. Pat Kennedy posted 25.33. Well done lads.

Fixtures

Wed 11th March Couch To 5K Road Race – Tullamore Harriers AC

Sun 15th March Offaly 5k Road Race Series Round 1 – Tullamore Harriers AC

Sun 22nd March Offaly 5k Road Race Series Round 2 – Naomh Ciaran AC, Castlejordan

Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon

The 2020 Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon is now open for registration. As always, it is on the last Saturday in August – so this year it will be the 29th of August. Don’t make the mistake like so many last year who (despite our warning!) didn’t get in before sell out. Register here: https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/TullamoreHarriersHalfMarathon2020

Training

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 Sean Reynolds 085-1742418 or Anna Hyland Guilfoyle 086-8248928 or any club member. Full details regarding Juvenile training on tullamore.com

Club Membership 2020/Access to Facilities

Thank you to all who have renewed their annual membership, to new members and parents who have submitted all details required for club membership with Tullamore Harriers. Just a reminder that any person using the club facilities must be a paid up member. The fee covers club membership and registration with Athletics Ireland which is necessary in order to take part in club training and competition. You cannot compete for Tullamore Harriers without current membership. Membership is from January 1st to December 31st. Membership forms can be found in the club house and on our website http://tullamoreharriers.com/join. Please note: ASSOCIATE MEMBERS are only entitled to WALK on the tarmac track and must not use the track after 5.30pm on weekdays or on days of competition. Any enquiries to Club Registrar, coach or any committee member.