(SGR members and founders of Dune Half Marathon Dermot Winters and Barry Duffy)
Sunday saw a large field of runners come to say goodbye to one of the special running events in many years. The Dune Half Marathon 2019 held the last running of the event that saw close to 500 runners from all over Ireland and further afield come run it for the last time , taking off from the Quays in Newry towards Dundalk on what was a great day weather wise and had the runners in high spirits and a great festival mood. The Dune had something magical about it as an event and the hard work and dedication over the years from our fellow SGR members and founders of Dune, Dermot Winters and Barry Duffy and the team of people who helped out, have given so many great memories for everyone involved with the race. We thank them all for giving us an event to us that will now leave a void in the running calendar for many. Our SGR members were out in force once again as both runners , helpers and pace runners on the day as well as supporting the event over the many years. SGR Joe Mc Kevitt came away with another podium finish in 2nd place for the club after finishing in 1st place in Killeavy last weekend, the strong SGR team all came to celebrate and give their all for the last Dune and all had amazing times and great memories to treasure with a medal that is a real time keeper in so many ways. Once again thank you Dermot and Barry and to your hardworking team for everything. Thank you to Maria O’Grady for photo.
Joe McKevitt 01:17:11 2nd Place
Stephen Quinn 01:25:07 9th Place
Ryan Carson 01:29:40
Ronan Halpenny 01:37:29
Seamus Loughran 01:37:57
Oonagh McMahon 01:44:55
Cathal O’Brien 01:46:21
Larry Boyle 01:51:00
Terry Mulkerns 01:53:56
Robbie Marsh 01:54:37
Sarah Doran 01:56:27
Catherine Brito 01:59:24
Caroline Martin 02:00:25
Kevin McSherry 02:01:22
Ciarain Savage 02:01:06
Stephen McCabe 02:01:05
Nuala Higgins 02:02:20
Ciaran McSherry 02:08:36
Catherine Marmion 02:15:54
Martin McShane 02:22:42
LAWRENCE AT THE CASTLEWEELAN PARKRUN
SGR Lawrence Malone took to another Parkrun on Saturday ,after taking part in a London Parkrun Lawrence supported the Castlewellan Parkrun in Castlewellan Forest Park.
Lawrence is setting great times at the runs over the past few months and building up to breaking a PB soon at this rate. Lawrence time was 00:21.43 . Inspiring running that i’m sure will see fellow SGR take on a Parkrun to the many in our area.
MALACHY TAKES ON THE RUN ANNON LOUGH VIEW 10K ……..
SGR Malachy Rafferty took to Crumlin on Sunday to run at the Run Annon Lough View 10k ,sadly at going to press we have no timing of the event and will have it in next weeks report, but well done Malachy for supporting and running and representing the club at this great event. Well done Malachy.
GOOD LUCK TO TINA & DAVID IN CHICAGO MARATHON……
Good luck to SGR Tina Crawley and David Rushe on Sunday 13th October as they take on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This will be Tina’s 4th Major Marathon and David will be doing the Chicago Marathon for the second time after doing it last year. We all at the club wish them all the best on Sunday.
SGR BUS TO DUBLIN MARATHON ……..
Slieve Gullion Runners will have a bus going to the Dublin Marathon on Sunday 27th October,Leaving Mulkerns Eurospar at 6:15am Sharp.Please contact Eamon Murphy at 07549663777 to book your place or PM us at SGR Facebook page to pass on to Eamon.
SGR Members and non Members ,Families, friends (other run clubs) non-runners are all welcome. £15 return …Please be quick folks as this will book up fast. A few places left .
ENTER THE G819 WITH A CHANCE TO WIN A NIGHT IN KILLEAVY CASTLE ESTATE ……..
If you needed another incentive to enter this years G819…all online entries for the event will be entered into a competition to win this amazing prize.
The recently opened Killeavy Castle Estate have given us an amazing prize, which all ONLINE ONLY participants have a chance to win. A one night stay ( For 2 people) including breakfast could be yours. Get online and sign up today…8 Mile run, 8KM run or 8KM Walk.
The G819 8k /8 Mile run and 8K Walk isype G819 on search bar and please sign u back for 2019 and will take place at the Slieve Gullion Forest Park on Sunday 3rd November ,online registration is now open https://slievegullion09.wixsite.com/sgr9
, help us celebrate our clubs 5th birthday celebrations in style by taking on the G819. More details to come on the event leading up to the G819. We would like to thank our Main sponsor Mulkerns EUROSPAR for their continued support and we will also be helping to support the Fight-For-Alfie at the event. Thank you to RDG Tyres and Recovery for sponsoring the G819.
UPCOMING EVENTS …..
You can check all details on upcoming events both near and far on the SGR Online Events Guide 2019/20 ,this is updated daily ,a click away from your next run here https://www.tockify.com/sgr09/pinboard
. You can also check out NI Running for fixtures here https://nirunning.co.uk/fixtures/
Please support our many running events in your area. #supportrunningevents
NEW FORM FOR SGR MEMBERS TIMES ……
Please fill in our new SGR members events time form ,the form is to record all members race times from all events as well as to upload photos,so we can record not only your time but event and photos. Form here https://form.jotformeu.com/92770545049362
or please PM us at SGR Facebook page.