Tullamore Harriers Club Report 12th April 2021

PB for Dunne as he gets on the Train in Grand Junction 
James Dunne competed at the weekend as part of the Adams State Track & Field team at the Maverick Multi Open in Grand Junction, Colorado. James lined up in the 1500m and once the gun went he was in got into a good position in the middle of the lead pack. This was a highly competitive racevand the fifteen runners stretched out like a train behind the pace maker. The pace picked up as the laps went by and James ran the last 800m in 2.00m as he fought hard to maintain his position. James crossed the finish line in eight and was delighted with a new PB of 3.51:9. James previous best was 3.53:3 ran in Eltham in London in 2019. Significantly Grand Junction has an altitude of 1400m and as a result James run is ranked by the NCAA as 3.47:4. Its great to see James making such huge improvements in his first year in college. The coaching and facilities at Adams State are world class and when you add to that the great attitude James has you understand why the improvements are coming. 
Mangan Toes the Line in Witchita 
Aaron Mangan competed as part of the Fort Hays State men’s track and field team on Saturday (April 10) at the Wichita State Open. He first raced in a tactical 800m in which he held his own to run 1.54:7 to finish 10th. A few hours later Aaron was back on track and he raced a 1500m. He finished 4th in a tightly paced finish in a time of 4.01:7.
The Chairman, Committee and members of Tullamore Harriers Athletic Club would like to extend our deepest condolences to The McDonnell family on the passing of James (Jimmy) McDonnell. 
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