Monaghan, a weekend to remember for Slieve Gullion Runners

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(Eamon Murphy on his 75th Marathon in Monaghan)

The  Monaghan Phoenix Marathon Festival  that took place on Saturday and Sunday seen some outstanding running from SGR Barry McCarroll , Ronan Halpenny and Eamon Murphy. On Saturday day one of the back to back marathons saw Barry McCarroll  run an amazing time of  03:04:42 to take 3rd place and this was not the only podium finish of the day as Ronan Halpenny stormed home in the 10k event in an outstanding  time of 00:41:49 to take a 2nd place finish. In what was a memorable day for the Slieve Gullion Runners and  it did not stop there as Eamon Murphy took 6th Place in the Marathon on his 75th Marathon in Monaghan. A day and weekend to remember for all our SGR ,which continued  on the second back to back marathon with  Barry McCarroll going  one better from Saturdays race by taking a second podium finish in 2 days with a  2nd place finish in the  Marathon in another amazing time of 03:08:26. A weekend to remember for all the team that went to Monaghan and well done to them all.
B2B MARATHON DAY ONE Monaghan 
Barry McCarroll  03:04:42   3rd Place
Eamon Murphy   03:46:14   6th place … 75th Marathon
10K Monaghan
Ronan Halpenny 00:41:49  2nd Place
B2B MARATHON DAY TWO Monaghan
Barry McCarroll 03:08:26  2nd Place
BERLIN MARATHON ……
 Well done to SGR Kevin McSherry  who represented the club at this years Berlin Marathon in what was a very wet day with 20 miles of the race having heavy rain.  Kevin ran an  outstanding  04:28:43 time at the event  and great to have a runner once again take on this great world marathon major.
 
LARGE TEAM AND 1ST PLACE FINISH IN KILLEAVY  ……
A large SGR team took part in both the 10k and 5k events at the John Carroll Killeavy Klassic on Sunday that saw SGR Joe McKevitt  take another podium for the club this weekend with a first placed finish in the  10k with a great time of  00:37:54. This was the clubs 4th podium finish of the weekend. The Muckian family was out in force at Killeavy in the 5k event with young Joshua finishing in 5th Place with Dad Brian, brother James and his sister Freya all running and great to see the bright future of running enjoying the event. A great team effort by all the runners in Killeavy and well done to new SGR member Larry Murphy who finished in 8th place in the 10k.
Killeavy Klassic 10K
Joe McKevitt 00:37:54 1st Place
Larry Murphy 00:43:09 8th Place
Sarah Doran 00:51:44
Malachy Rafferty 00:57:16
 
Killeavy Klassic 5K
Joshua Muckian 00:24:18  5th Place
James Muckian 00:28:13
Brian Muckian 00:34:00
Freya Muckian 00:34:02
Sharin Byrne 00:53:56
 
Ronan Halpenny on the podium in Monaghan 10K, Barry McCarroll receiving his prize for 2nd place finish in Monaghan Marathon
BANGOR 10K………
SGR Lawrence Malone took part in the Bangor 10K on Saturday and after taking on some Parkuns in recent weeks they are paying off as Lawrence set a great time of 00:46:30 in the 10k event and marking another great event for Lawrence.
 
 
TWICKENHAM PARKRUN …..
Last Saturday saw SGR Lawrence Malone take on the Crane Park Parkrun in Twickenham , London  in  a great time of 00:22.12 .Parkruns are a great platform for runners to take advantage of and Lawrence is getting his rewards. :22.12
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 pageto 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.
 
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 is back for 2019 and will take place at the Slieve Gullion Forest Park on Sunday 3rd November ,online registration is now open at www.eventbrite.co.uk just type G819 on search bar and please sign up,  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 Damian McCann from DMC Bookkeeping  for sponsoring the G819 event.
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  . Please support our many running events in your area. #supportrunningevents
 
 
SGR MEMBERS EVENT TIMES ……
Please fill in our SGR members events time form ,the form is to record all members race times from all events ,so we can record not only your time but event  and photos. Form here https://forms.gle/KmvvgrhLoNr5mbwy9 or please PM us at SGR Facebook page.