Termoneeny Running Club News week ending 29th September, 2019

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It has been another busy weekend for TRC runners, taking on races from 5K to 20 miles across the country from Belfast to Donegal.

MAD for the Road, Moneyglass

On Thursday 26th of September, Moneglass and District Runners hosted their inaugural MAD for the Road 5k and 10k races. There was a good turnout of 18 TRC members to support this local running club. It was a perfect evening with everyone putting in sterling performances in both distances. Thanks to MAD Runners for a superbly organised event and post-race hospitality. Our first male home in the  10K was Thomas Doherty who also secured 2nd place and our first lady home in the 10K was Lindsay Gibson. Our first male home in the 5K was Cahal O’Loan and first lady home was Geraldine McGuckin.  Full results are as follows: 10K – Thomas Doherty 38:34 2nd, Mark Baxter 42:33, Lindsay Gibson 57:27, Louise Trainor 58:27, Claire Hassan 58:27, Tom Halferty 1:07:37, 5K – Cahal O’Loane 20:10, Raymond Keenan  21:56, Liam Og Magill 24:12, Francis Halferty 26:08, Andy Campbell 27:34 PB, Geraldine McGuckin 28:25, Denise Martin 29:48, Ann McGarvey 30:20, Ann Johnston 30:27, Sueling Tang 31:13, Anne Breen 32:36, Edel Mulholland 33:00.  Congratulations also to our two spot prize winners Claire Hassan and Mark Baxter.

Parkrun

Antrim

Our four MUSA Park runners on Saturday were Michael Burke, Anne Breen, Ann McGarvey and Kevin McErlean who attended the 6th Birthday of Antrim  Parkrun on Saturday morning.
Results –  Michael Burke : 19:54, Kevin McErlean : 26:31, Ann McGarvey : 32:52, Anne Breen : 33:19, Linsday Gibson : 34:00. Fantastic results from every as usual and congratulations to Antrim Parkrun on their 6th birthday.

School Run, Brocagh 5K

Congratulations to Sinead, Olivia and Nicola who took part in Saturday’s  chool Run 19 at St. Brigid’s in Brocagh. The weather once again was in our runners’ favour for this looped course which was relatively flat. Results – Olivia McKenna 28:45, Sinead McGrogan 31:58, Nicola Clements 38:29. Well done ladies!

Laganside 10K

Congratulations to Tommy Hughes who raced at the sell-out Bangor 10K on Saturday, finishing in an impressive 34:19 and coming first in his MO55 category – well done Tommy!

NICHS Red Dress Run

Well done to  Ann McGarvey and Anne Breen who took part in Sunday morning’s Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke 5K Red Dress Run 2019, on what was World Heart Day! This is always a popular, well attended event around the beautiful grounds of Stormont, Belfast.

 Albertville Harriers 5K

There was no let up for our Marrakesh Express, Tommy Hughes, as he hit the roads of North Belfast on Sunday at the Albertville Harriers 5K, celebrating their 100th year as a Club. Tommy came 7th overall in a strong field of 175 competitors in a fantastic time of 16:48, winning his category of M55. Congratulations Tommy!

Donegal East Three Quarter and Half Marathon

There were some superb results from  our members who took on the Donegal East 3/4 Marathon; Half Marathon in Ballybofey on Sunday. There was a choice between both the  three quarter and half half marathon distance. Weather conditions were extremely pleasant and the course proved to be more challenging than expected, however our runners pulled some impressive performances out of the bag on the day.  This was a perfectly timed event in the run up to the Dublin marathon, with many runners having planned this race into their marathon training schedule. In the three quarter distance our first male home was Declan Leung in an impressive 2:35:44 and our first lady home was Michelle Comer in an equally impressive 2:55:20!  Tracey Shanahan was our only member to take on the half marathon and scored herself a fantastic pb!  Full results:  THREE QUARTER MARATHON – Declan Leung 02:35:44, Kevin Darragh 02:48:42, Michelle Comer 02:55:20, Gerard Henry 03:11:35, Tara Montgomery 03:24:28, Andrea Convery 03:24:28, Kerry Archibald 03:29:51, Catherine Paul 03:31:43, Andy Campbell 04:47:45.   HALF MARATHON – Tracy Shanahan 2:25:26 PB!

Thank you 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!