It was another record-breaking weekend at Termoneeny Running Club. Once again, Tommy Hughes astounds the global running community by achieving yet another World Record. In addition to this there were new personal bests set and members were getting into the Christmas Spirit.
Tommy Hughes breaks another World Record
On Saturday Tommy Hughes broke another World Record for a 59 year old at the 10k distance. In the 38th Podium 4 Sport Seeley Cup 10k at Ormeau Park, Tommy had an incredible race and finished in 32:56. This smashes the previous record, also held by Tommy, which was 33:12. In 2019, Tommy has broken five World Records as an individual for a 59 year old but he also recently gained a sixth World Record for a combined Father and Son Marathon time. What an amazing year it has been for Tommy. The club looks forward to celebrating many more feats and records with him as he enters his new age category on 8th January. Congratulations to Tommy on a record-breaking year.
Clive Nesbitt Birthday Run
On Thursday morning, Andy Campbell and Jacqueline McGonigle travelled to Armagh for the Run Armagh Clive Nesbitt Birthday Run 10k. Andy and Jacqueline were the first male and female home and finished the 10k together in a super time of 1:17:17. Well done Andy and Jacqueline.
Podium 4 Sport Seeley Cup
Along with Tommy Hughes were two other members at the Seeley Cup 10k and they both achieved personal bests. Trevor Smyth recorded a fantastic PB of 38:48. The club secretary, Declan Leung, completed this race in 41:06. 2019 has been a terrific year for Declan because he has gained personal bests in every possible distance. This is a tremendous achievement for Declan and very much deserved as he gives up a considerable amount of his time to help other members achieve their best. It was a superb day at the Seeley Cup for TRC and appreciation is forwarded to Willow Field Harriers for another great event.
Blood, Sweat and Tears Light up the Forest
It was a beautiful morning at Parkanaur Forest for this event by Blood, Sweat and Tears which was organised to celebrate the life of Evie Latewood who passed in June 2019. The ‘Light the Forest’ event provided entrants with the opportunity to run as many 1 mile loops as possible within 24 hours. Andy Campbell ran 13 laps and Jacqueline McGonigle completed 5 laps. Tracy Shanahan and Sinead McGrogan together achieved 3 laps of Parkanaur Forest. Nicola Clements was also in attendance and walked along with her son Matthew.
Nottingham Christmas Half Marathon
Huge congratulations to Norah-Lee Hughes who took part in the Nottingham Christmas Half Marathon this weekend. Norah-Lee finished in a super time of 2:34! Congratulations! Fantastic running from one of our new members.
Light the Forest also extended into Sunday morning and Declan Leung celebrated his personal best from the previous day at the Seeley Cup by running 8 laps of Parkanaur Forest. Well done to everyone who took part.
Michael Burke and Shaun Dillon had fantastic runs at MUSA on Saturday morning and they both obtained personal bests with Michael finishing 5th in 18:53 and Shaun had a superb time of 23:02.
TRC was well represented at Ecos parkrun in Ballymena.
Colette Donaghy 30:03; Ann Johnston 31:22 PB; Ann McGarvey 31:32; Anne Breen 32:35
Pauline McWilliams has completed parkruns in several different locations but this was her first one at the Waterworks in Belfast. Pauline now has 46 parkruns to her name and completed this one in a fantastic time of 35:51.
Aghagallon Santa Run
There was a very merry atmosphere in Lurgan Park on Sunday morning where the Aghagallon Santa Run took place. Well done to TRC members who embraced the Christmas Spirit by adding festive touches to their running gear and took part in this great event. Andy Campbell, Nicola Clements and Olivia McKenna ran the 3.6 mile route. Jacqueline McGonigle, Colette Donaghy and Tracy Shanahan ran 7 miles. All of these members also participated in races on the previous day so it was fantastic to see them out again in support of the worthy cause of raising funds for Southern Area Hospice.
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. You can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome.