Tullamore Harriers Club Report 1st March 2021

Spring League Round 2
Round 2 of this year’s Spring League was the  3k race with over 70 club members posting their times over the weekend. In line with Covid restrictions, the League is a virtual competition this year with 3 races  – the Mile, 3k and a 5k race. Team captains are Clive Young, Liam Byrne, Hilary Duncan and Mary Daly. 
Well done to everyone who took part with many clocking impressive times. Remember to post your time on the club  what’s app on Sunday or send to Anna before noon on Monday. Stay safe and continue to run and train within your permitted area.  
1st Darren Butler 9.39
2nd Leonard Mooney 9.53
3rd Barry Minnock 9.59
4th Mick o Brien 10.02
5th Glenn Finlay 10.11
6th Brendan Abbott 10.33
7th Pauline Curley 10.44 
8th Liam Byrne 10.54
9th Alan Heffernan 11.08
10th Fionnan Minnock 11.35
11th Shane Origan 11.37
12th Darragh Rigney 11.37
13th Diarmuid Herlihy 11.42
14th Johnny Feery 11.43
15th Declan Meehan 11.44
16th John Lowry 11.48
17th Jason McDermott 11.49
18th Evelyn Herlihy 11.50
19th Lorcan Scally 11.54
20th John o Connell 11.57
21st Sean Reynolds12.03
22nd Tara McKinney 12.12
23rd Ian o Kelly 12.17
24thBrendan Carroll 12.19
J24th Ruth Galvin 12.19
26th Charlotte Abbott 12.20
27th Peter Bennett 12.24
28th Basil Cronin 12.38
29th Rodge Larkin 12.41
30th Michelle Mullanney 12.43
31st Gary Dwyer 12.49
J32nd Paula Nolan12.50
J32nd Rita Daly 12.50
34th Finian McDermott 13.03
35th Mary Galvin 13.07
36th Simon Byrne 13.10
37th Siobhan Stewart 13.23
38th Jonathon King 13.24
39th Adrian Martin 13.27
40th Joe Wrafter 13.35
41st Fra Mollen 13.38
42nd Emer Guilfoyle 13.43
43rd Patricia Gallagher 13.52
44th Karen Martin 13.53
45th Shane McLaughlin 14.03
46th Maire Triona o Connor 14.07
47th Anthony Hughes 14.10
48th Diarnuid Finlay 14.11
49th Deirdre Lambe 14.12
50th Clive Young 14.13
51st Matt Corcoran 14.45
52nd Mary Daly 14.46
53rd Naomi Galvin 14.53
54th Richael Murtagh 14.56
J55th Hilary Duncan 15.02
J55th Joe White 15.02
57th Martina Lydon 15.09
58th Sara McLaughlin 15.14
59th Sandra Busteed 15.20
60th Maria Gallagher 15.34
61st Paschal Naugthon 15.39
62nd Dara Byrne 15.43
63rd Ray Murray 15.45
64th Noel Browne 16.03
65th Liz Ryan 16.19
66th Aisling McCormack 16.29
67th Joyce Stephenson 17.00
68th Helen Reynolds 17.13
69th Trish Kiernan 17.14
70th Lorna Coll 17.33
71st Olive Mannion 17.59
72nd Lorna Corcoran 18.02
73rd Sharon Daly 18.48
74th Mary Fox Mann 19.16
75th Elaine Heffernan 19.49
 
European U20 Standard for Mooney 
Laura Mooney along with the Providence College women’s indoor track team competed at the Mackal Field House in Kingston, Rhode Island on February 25. The tri-meet included Providence, Rhode Island and Northeastern.
 
The Friars took three of the  first four spots in the 3,000m, with Laura in third in 9.41:39. Her team mates Abbey Wheeler had finished first in 9:17:17 and Maria Coffin was fourth in 9:42:02. 
 
The time is an eight second PB for Laura and is well inside the qualifying standard for the European Athletics U20 Track and Field Championships, which is set at 9.48:20. Athletics Ireland has not released the standards it expects athletes to achieve but Laura and her coach are confident that her mark should be sufficient. The European U20 Championships take place in Tallinn, Estonia in July. 
 
Ava O’Connor last year ran the standard for the 1500m for these championships and with the lack of races available due to the Covid 19 crisis it is expected that the time should count for this year’s championships too. Ava and Laura’s outstanding performances follow on from Mark Milner and Danielle Donegan who qualified for European U20 Track and Field Championships and Cross Country respectively in 2019.
 
Mangan Runs 800m PB 
Aaron Mangan as part of the Fort Hays State men’s track competed at the 2021 MIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships over the weekend. 
Aaron finished second and earned All-MIAA honors in the 800m final, running a personal-best time of 1:52.86. Aaron ran the race conservatively going into 7th place after the usual frantic start. He then waited until 250m to go before he made his move. Once he accelerated he passed most of the field and moved into second place. He held this position all the way to the finish line. Aaron’s time is a PB of half a second and augurs well for the outdoor track season. Aaron’s lap splits were 28, 28, 28, 27 showing that his discipline early on helped him get into the medals and run the PB time.
 
Condolences 
The Tullamore Harriers A.C is deeply shocked and saddened upon hearing of the untimely passing of Ferbane AC stalwart Marion Feehan. 
Marion , daughter of the late Hugo Smith, was immersed in athletics all her life. She was the driving force behind  Ferbane A. C. , spotting and nurturing young athletes for many years. 
 A talented athlete in her own right, she also excelled as an administrator and organiser. 
On my own behalf and on behalf of the committee and members of Tullamore Harriers, I wish to extend deepest sympathies to her husband Jude, her sons Max and Deema, her mother Lucy, sister Edel and brother Noel. 
May she rest in peace. 
Adrian Curley 
Chairman 
Tullamore Harriers.
 
Membership 
Membership for 2021 is now being collected. Anyone who hasn’t yet renewed the membership can download the form on Tullamore Harriers website and post directly to our registrar Mary  Daly ( please contact for address) or drop into the post box at the back gate of club. If paying by bank transfer please contact Mary for bank details.