The Annual Daingean Festival 5km road race and fun run was held in Daingean, on Friday, August 3. The race starts at the Edenderry end of the town and travels anti-clockwise down the main street, onto Church Road and then the ‘Circular Road’ back to the Edenderry Road.
The 4 loops provide a tough challenge for runners to battle it out for places and positions in all categories and also provides a fine course for newcomers to experience the racing atmosphere.
24 Tullamore Harriers members competed in the event and almost all came away with awards for their performances. First Harriers man home was Dave Fox who finished in 11th position in a very competitive field.
The race was won by Edmund o’Neill (Tinyrland) in a time of 15.53, with Colm Burke(St Abbans) in 2nd place( 16.02), and Ferbane AC athlete Paul Buckley in 3rd (16.05). First Lady finisher was Imelda Clarke (Na Fianna) in a time of 19.21, just ahead of our Michelle Mullaney (19.33), and Sinead Rigney (20.32) in 3rd place.
Overall times (Tullamore Harriers athletes); Dave Fox 17.05, John Donegan (3rd o45) 17.59, Chris Donegan (1st o50) 18.25, John Todd (1st o60) 19.15, Dave Murray 19.26, Michelle Mullaney (1st o35) 19.33, Eugene Mann (1st local Man) 20.27, Sinead Rigney (1st Junior) 20.32, Mary Bracken (1st Senior Lady) 20.41, Andy O’Grady (2nd o55) 20.42, Brendan Kennedy (3rd o50) 20.57, Deirdre Lambe (2nd o45) 21.18, Denzil Jacobs 22.20, Liam Byrne 22.24, Declan Lambe 22.34, Martina Conlon (1st o50) 22.47, Alma Quinn 22.51, Ray Murray 22.56, Mags Grennan 22.59, Claire Davis 23.16, Charlotte Abbott 23.42, Ann Marie McNamara 23.58, Mary Fox Mann 35.24, Barbara O Connell 35.48.