Impressive showing for O’Grady at Jingle Bells 5K

On Saturday last, Donore Harriers, hosted the 22nd annual Jingle Bells 5k race. This event which was run in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, attracted almost 1200 competitiors.

On Saturday last, Donore Harriers, hosted the 22nd annual Jingle Bells 5k race. This event which was run in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, attracted almost 1200 competitiors.

Andy O’Grady who has been posting some fine times lately was 5th in his age group and 165th overall, with a finish of 19.49. Next for Tullamore Harriers was Eileen Rafter who was first Junior Lady and 175th overall, with a time of 20.00. Josie O’Grady had a personal best of 30.40 and earning 4th in her age group. Well done to all.

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International Running Challenge

Four Tullamore Harriers athletes joined the large contingent of Irish who travelled to Lanzarote, for the series of races making up the International Running Challenge last week. The team of Dave Fox, Martin McManus, Maurice Fitzgerald and Darren Butler, finished 3rd Irish club (behind Sportsworld and Crusaders), and 7th overall club. They competed in 4 races and despite the strong winds and testing courses, posted some good running times.

Overall results;

10K Road Race; Dave Fox 36.31, Martin McManus 40.22, Maurice Fitzgerald 42.29 (pb), Darren Butler 45.33

13k Ridge Run; Dave Fox 48.15, Martin McManus 55.17, Maurice Fitzgerald 57.47, Darren Butler 59.17, Clare Dunne 1.14.07

5k Beach Run; David Fox 18.16, Martin McManus 21.10, Maurice Fitzgerald 21.16, Darren Butler,22.18 
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FIXTURES

DECEMBER.

Sun 9th, National Novice Cross Country, Adamstown, Co Wexford

Tues 18th, Grand National Club race @ 7pm

Christmas Day – Goal Mile

Mon 31st --- Midnight Run @ 12md

JANUARY

Sun 20th, Leinster Senior and Junior cross country, Ballyroan, Co Laois

FEBRUARY

Sun 3rd, National Masters and Intermediate cross country, Derry

Sun 24th, National InterClubs cross country, CHARLEVILLE DEMENSE, TULLAMORE.

TRAINING

Training for adults every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 8.30am except on race days. New members always welcome. Contact John O’Connell 0879253739 or Mary Daly 0861906747 or any club member. PLEASE WEAR HIGH VISIBILITY CLOTHING IF RUNNING IN THE DARK .

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