Tullamore Harriers Club Report 14th September 2020

Final Day of National U20s
Ava O’Connor and Ruby Stueven finished off their 2020 track season at the All Ireland U20 Championships in Santry, Dublin. They both competed in the 800m. The race went out at a fierce pace and Ava passed 400m in second place in 65 seconds. She dug deep on the last lap and made the podium with a bronze medal having just being caught before the finish line in the battle for the silver medal. 
Ruby in her first season as a junior raced well to make the final. Her performance in it proved she’s earned her place at this level and she matched her seventh place finish from the 1500m last week with the same position in the 800m.
New Club Record for Ava O’Connor 
Ava O’Connor raced to a new club record for the mile on Friday evening when she ran at the Morton Live track meet in Santry stadium. Ava crossed the finishing line in a time of 4.55:5 just under a second faster than Pauline Curley’s club record of 4.56:4 which was set in Tullamore in 2002. 
Ava had lined up at the start alongside club mate Ruby Stueven and training partner Claire Fagan. Claire led the race early on and they went through 800m in 2.21. Ava then took up the lead and pushed all the way to the finishing line. Her efforts being rewarded with a club record. Ruby dug deep too in the final stages of the race to come third in a time of 5.18.
Charleville International Half-Marathon 2020
Barry Minnock put on a blistering run at the Charleville International Half-Marathon on Sunday. He clocked 1.12.51 in what was a very competitive field of athletes with the top 20 under 72 minutes. The race was won by Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock ac) in 1.05.08 
Well done Barry. Great run.
Mondello 5k
Congratulations Paul Mitchell who was 2nd finisher at the 5k at Mondello.  Paul had a great run with a time of 15.44. The race was won by Ferbane Ac Mick Fogarty (15.17) and 3rd was also Ferbane Ac athlete Paul Buckley (16.15). Great running lads.
Training for adults every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.40pm  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.