Tullamore Harriers Report 5th February 2018

National Senior T&F

Congratulations to Georgina Touhey who won the Senior Ladies 3000m Walk in the National Senior Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend in a time of 16.02.37. This was a great result for Georgina who has been training very hard after an absence due to injury.
Mark Milner ran 1.53.47 in his 800m race finishing 5th while Aaron Mangan ran 1.57.85 in his heat of the same race.

Trim 10 Mile

Almost 1500 athletes took part in last Sunday’s Trim 10 Mile road race and Harriers were well represented with a crew led by Pauric Ennis who finished 6th overall in 55.30. Dave Murray had a great run to finish 8th in a pb of 56.25. Basil Cronin was next home for Harriers running 65.27 which was also a pb. Fionnan Minnock ran 69.00; John O’Connell ran 71.00; Lavinia Leahy ran 78.41 (also a pb) and Sandra Busteed came home in 1.40.50. Well done all.

Kinnity Knight 10k

Quite a few braved the darkness and cold to take part in the Kinnity Knight 10k adventure race last Friday night. Well done to all those who took to the hills around Kinnity to test themselves against the terrain. Congratulations to Rita Daly who was the second lady to finish.
Harriers results: Leslie Buckley 43:29; Sean Reynolds 47:55; Rita Daly 50:15; Rob Maunsell 51:17; Lar Tierney 51:24; Padraic Sweeney 52:04; Ricky White 52:04; Olivia Egan 59:04; Hilary Duncan 59.07; Anne Daly 59:59; Joe White 61.70; Anna Guilfoyle 65.17; Patricia Shaw 68.03; Niamh Kavanagh 68.01; Helen Reynolds 69.47; Adrian Larkin 71.56; Sharon Larkin 75.45; Ray Bell 81.13;
Melissa Hogan 1:35:39

Gneeveguila 5k

Jim Langan ran 27.06 at the Gneeveguila 5k at Killarney National Park last Saturday finishing first in his age group (o75) as he continues his long-term participation in the Gneeveguila AC 5k Spring Series.

Mount Lucas Half Marathon

Sinead Rigney ran a fantastic half marathon in Mount Lucas last Saturday, winning the race there in 1.32.14, her fastest to date. Brigid Fox was second in 1.43.24; Rodge Larkin ran 2.00.27 and Paddy Rowland clocked 2.09.24.

Ballyfin GAA 6k

The Harriers ladies did very well at the Ballyfin 6k last Sunday – Pauline Curley was the first lady home, Sinead Rigney was the 4th and Dearbhaile Cuddy was the first Junior. Well done girls!

Membership
Please note that club membership runs for the calendar year so 2018 membership is now overdue! Membership forms are available from the club house.

Fixtures:
Sat 10th Leinster Juvenile Indoors, AIT
Sun 11th National Intermediate & Masters CC, Clarinbridge Co. Galway
Sat 17th & Sun 18th National Senior Indoors, National Arena Abbottstown
Sat 24th Leinster Junior, Senior & Masters Indoors
Sun 25th Leinster Juvenile Indoors, AIT

A list of AAI-licensed fixtures is available on www.athleticsireland.ie
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 Adrian Martin 086-8727311 or Mary Daly 086-1906747 or any club member. Full details regarding Juvenile training on tullamoreharriers.com
Access to Harriers Facilities
Please note that use of the club’s facilities, including the tarmac track, is restricted to members of the club. Walkers are not permitted on the track during training sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30pm-8pm.