Termoneeny Running Club News week ending 15th September, 2019

TRC Runners continue to impress as the pbs and podium places continue through September!

Gig ‘n The Bann 5K

There was a super turnout from TRC at Thursday evening’s Gig’n the Bann 5k in Portglenone. This is an extremely popular and well attended event and ti was a perfect evening for running. This is a lovely course with a climb for around the first mile. The race begins in the town centre and finishes at Portglenone Marina. Well done to everyone who took part in this fundraiser for Northern Ireland Hospice! Thank you to the organisers for such a great event and first class post-race hospitality!  Results:  Tommy Hughes : 16:43 3rd overall and 1st MO55, Dara Curley : 20:37, Norman Gibson 25:10, Francis Halferty : 26:57, Kevin McErlean 27:39, Andy Campbell : 30:06, Ann Johnston : 31:28, Anne McGarvey : 32:23, Tom Halferty : 32:33, Sueling Tang: 33:14, Ann Breen 33:16, Edel Mulholland 33:52, Jacqueline McGonigle (& Bobby the black lab) 35:52.

Tannaghmore Primary School 5k/10k

Saturday saw the return of the popular Tannaghmore PS 10k and 5K race near Kells. Three TRC members took part.   Results – 5K – Tara Montgomery : 24:33 (2nd Lady!), Geraldine McGuckin : 28:12 (4th Lady!), 10K – Mark Baxter : 44:27 (6th overall!)  By all account this was a challenging course with plenty of hills to negotiate. Congratulations Tara, Mark and Geraldine, fantastic results!

Eva’s Adventures Half/10k/5k/3k

Congratulations to Andy Campbell who took part in the 2nd Eva’s Adventures Half Marathon, 10k, 5k & 3k 2019 on Saturday, completing the half marathon race it in an impressive time of 2:47:09. Well done Andy, that was a very tough course. Thanks to Terry and Peter from Ballymena Runners for their support!

Mountfield 5m/5K

Congratulations to Sean Smith on a very impressive PB on Saturday at the Mountfield 5 Mile & 5K! Sean completed the course in 42:25, shaving 2:19 off his previous PB – fantastic work Sean, well done!

Antrim Parkrun

Our Vice Chair, Michael Burke, was at Antrim parkrun, and finished in a fantastic time of just 19:57, coming 10th overall – well done Michael!

MUSA Parkrun Cookstown

Also Parkrunning  at the weekend was Fergal Hughes, this time at MUSA parkrun, Cookstown. Fergal finished in 19:44, just shy of his PB – congratulations Fergal!  Another pb recorded this weekend was by Ann Johnston at MUSA Parkrun. Ann finished in a brilliant time of just 31:38! Very well done Ann you continue to improve every week.

 Centra Run Together 5K, Armagh

Well done to Andy Campbell and Tracy Shanahan who ran Sunday’s Centra Run Together 5K, Palace Demesne, Armagh!  This was Andy’s third race of the week, including a half marathon yesterday! Results – Andy Campbell 33:50, Tracy Shanahan : 33:58.

Run for Autism, Garvagh Forest

 Saturday was a very busy day, with three more TRC runners taking to the beautiful trails of Garvagh Forest for the Run for Autism Fun Run.  All three put in fantastic performances, with Thomas Doherty coming 3rd in the 10k in 39:44, Anne Breen finishing the 5K in 33:33 and Ann McGarvey crossing the 5K line in 33:24. Great running for a very worthy cause.

 VI Guide Running, Dungannon

Congratulations to our Chair Jacqueline McGonigle, and  Nicola Clements who completed the VI Runners & Guide Runners NI training on Saturday morning with Tony Barclay and Vivien Davidson in Dungannon Park. The event was a lot of fun, but on a serious note this is a vital service provided by Tony and Vivien to assist visually impaired people to get out, enjoy running, and be part of the NI running community. Thanks so much to everyone involved. If you are interested in becoming a VI Running Guide keep an eye on their facebook page for the next session.

Thanks and congratulations to all of our members who continue to represent the Club so well throughout the country and further afield in a variety of distances and disciplines.   If you are interested in joining Termoneeny RC please visit termoneenyrc.com or send us a message on facebook.  We can assure runners of all abilities a warm and friendly welcome.