Basil Cronin running the Waterford Half Marathon
Waterford Half Marathon
Well done to Basil Cronin and Darragh Rigney who ran the Waterford Half Marathon last weekend with both men achieving great times; Basil ran 1.27.20 and Darragh ran 1.28.10.
Clonakilty Half Marathon
Barbara O’Connell was also in action last weekend – she completed the very tough Clonakilty Half Marathon. Well done Barbara.
Offaly Sports Award for John Cronin
Club Chairman John Cronin who was honoured for his invaluable contribution to athletics at the Offaly Sports Awards of the Decade last Saturday night. John was presented with the award for Lifetime Contribution to Sport - a very well deserved accolade. Congratulations John from all at Harriers.
International Running Challenge
Competing at the annual International Running Challenge in Lanzarote has become something of tradition for Harriers with a group from the club taking part for the past several years. This year the Harriers team consisted of Pauline Curley, Mag Grennan, Nita McLoughlin, John Donegan, Mark Donegan, Jason Donegan, Darren Butler, Adrian Curley and Kieran O’Driscoll. The challenge is a four-day event which runners completing a 10k road race, 13k ridge run, 5k beach run and a half marathon over four consecutive days. The team from Harriers put in some excellent performances with Pauline Curley winning the overall lady’s award, Mark Donegan won his age group, his father John Donegan was 2nd in the o50 age group and Mags Grennan was 3rd age group winner. Well done to all who represented the club.
Access to Harriers Facilities
Please note that use of the club’s facilities, including the tarmac track, is restricted to members of the club. Walkers are not permitted on the track during training sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30pm-8pm.
Tues 6th Harriers Winter League Rd 3, 5k
Sun 11th National Novice Cross Country, Dundalk IT
Tues 20th Harriers Grand National
Mon 25th Goal Mile, Harriers
Sun 26th Kilbeggan 6k 12pm
Wed 27th MRI 5k, Mucklagh 11am
Sat 31st Round the Houses, Harriers
Sun 15th Leinster Intermediate & Masters Cross Country, Dundalk IT
Sun 22nd National Intermediate Cross Country, TBC
Sun 12th National Masters Cross Country, Waterford IT
A list of AAI-licensed fixtures is available on www.athleticsireland.ie
Training for adults every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 8.00am except on race days. New members always welcome. Please contact Adrian Martin 086-8727311 or Mary Daly 086-1906747 or any club member.