Tullamore Harriers Club Report 10th May 2021

May Day Virtual 10k Run.
34 club members who took part in the May Day Virtual 10k handicap race last weekend. Well done to Pauline Curley who was deemed the winner of this event after the times were adjusted according to the handicap given to each athlete. 2nd finisher was Martina Lydon, 3rd Lorcan Scally, 4th Karen Nolan and 5th Mary Galvin so the ladies almost swept the board! Fastest runner of the day was Pauric Ennis with 34.40 and fastest lady was Evelyn Herlihy who posted 41.58. Let’s hope we will shortly be back running together again. Well done everyone and to Joe Wrafter our Handicapper.  Full results here: 
 
NAME Adjusted Time  Actual Time  Handicap
Pauric Ennis 00:34:40 00:34:40 00:00:00 Fastest Man
Leonard Mooney 00:35:01 00:35:11 00:00:10
Darren Butler 00:34:34 00:35:49 00:01:15
Pauline Curley 00:32:37 00:37:52 00:05:15 1st Finisher
Shane Origan 00:34:49 00:38:09 00:03:20
Evelyn Herlihy 00:34:13 00:41:58 00:07:45 Fastest Lady
Johnny Feery 00:35:49 00:42:09 00:06:20
Lorcan Scally 00:33:25 00:42:15 00:08:50 3rd Finisher
Diarmuid Herlihy 00:34:33 00:42:18 00:07:45
Karen Nolan 00:33:29 00:42:59 00:09:30 4th Finisher
Fra Mollen 00:35:39 00:44:49 00:09:10
Finian McDermott 00:34:29 00:44:49 00:10:20
Michelle Mullaney 00:34:43 00:45:33 00:10:50
Sean Reynolds 00:36:43 00:47:33 00:10:50
Diarmuid Finlay 00:34:43 00:47:58 00:13:15
Jonathon King 00:35:57 00:48:07 00:12:10
Anthony Hughes 00:36:13 00:48:23 00:12:10
Patricia Gallagher 00:34:29 00:49:04 00:14:35
Emer Guilfoyle 00:34:10 00:49:05 00:14:55
Mary Galvin 00:33:39 00:49:09 00:15:30 5th Finisher
Naomi Galvin 00:33:54 00:50:29 00:16:35
Martina Lydon 00:33:08 00:51:18 00:18:10 2nd Finisher
Joe Wrafter 00:34:52 00:51:27 00:16:35
Anna Hyland 00:35:13 00:51:48 00:16:35
Noreen Hunt 00:35:45 00:52:55 00:17:10
Trisha Shaw 00:35:36 00:53:26 00:17:50
Shane McLaughlin 00:41:01 00:54:16 00:13:15
Anne Daly 00:34:48 00:54:28 00:19:40
Ray Murray 00:36:03 00:57:08 00:21:05
Tony McCormack 00:39:28 00:57:18 00:17:50
Aisling McCormack 00:37:03 00:58:08 00:21:05
Damian McHugh 00:41:50 00:60:00 00:18:10
Kevin Sampson 00:44:15 01:02:05 00:17:50
Adrain Curley 01:01:08 01:14:23 00:13:15
 
Win For Dunne at Hayward Field 
James Dunne travelled to Oregon this weekend to compete in track meets in Eugene and Portland. On Friday night he was at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. Hayward Field is hosting the World Track and Field Championships in 2022 so it was a great experience for James to get to line out in a race at the stadium. 
James raced in the 1500m and was in the lead from the gun. He went through the first 300m in 45 seconds and maintained a fast pace for the next two laps with 62 and 61 second splits. In the final lap James stretched clear of the chasing pack and was two seconds clear of them at the finish line. His winning time of 3.46:73 is a new personal best and add that to a victory at one of Track and fields most iconic stadiums it was a great night for the young Offaly athlete.
On Saturday James travelled to Portland and lined up in the 800m at the Portland Twilight track meet. James was aggressive from the gun and passed the 400m mark in 54 seconds. He fought on in the last lap and was delighted with a new PB of 1.52:30.
 
Mangan on the Podium 
At the MIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Aaron Mangan raced in the 800m. Aaron has eased through the heats was quietly confident going into the final. 
There were and wet conditions as the athletes lined up for the start of the final. Aaron had a quick start but the race in first lap never really took off as the runners settled for a tactical race with no runner prepared to take in the pace in such rough conditions. Aaron sat in 7th place until the the bell when he began to move up. Finally in the last one hundred meters space opened up and Aaron came flying up the inside lane. He pushed right the way to finish line in 1.57:62 getting in the bronze medal position in the last few meters and was in fact only .02 of a second off winning silver. 
Aaron has continued to improve all through 2021 and as well as improving his PB he has proven both indoors and outdoors that he can race well in championships.