Neville 10 win for Mary Daly

THE annual Neville 10 mile road race was run off last Thursday week on an out and back course from the Harriers on the Birr road and attracted forty four runners.

THE annual Neville 10 mile road race was run off last Thursday week on an out and back course from the Harriers on the Birr road and attracted forty four runners.

The race is run on a handicap basis where the runners are let off at different intervals with the fastest runners setting off last in pursuit of those ahead of them.

Mary Casey was the early leader and ran strongly to maintain her lead up until the closing stages when she was overtaken by Mary Daly with just over a mile to go. Mary who is just back competing after injury increased her lead all the way to the finish to come home a convincing winner.

There was a great battle for second place, with Dean Claffey just getting the better of Emer Kinnarney by a margin of five seconds. Mary Casey stuck to the task at hand to finish fourth with Catch Grennan placing fifth.

Declan Fahey recorded the fastest time of the night with a time of 55.45 while Michelle Mullaney was the fastest woman with a personal best time of 71.21.

Full Results : (Actual times in brackets)

1 Mary Daly 94.43 (73.43) ; 2 Dean Claffey 96.27 (85.27) ; 3 Emer Kinnarney 96.32 (84.32) ; 4 Mary Casey 98.07 (98.07) ; 5 Catch Grennan 99.09 (56.09) ; 6 Pat Conlon 99.23 (65.53) ; 7 Declan Fahey 99.45 (55.45) ; 8 Darren Butler 100.16 (67.46) ; 9 Mick Murphy 100.23 (58.53) ; 10 Johnny Feery 100.39 (64.39) ; 11 John Phelan 100.55 (68.25) ; 12 David Fox 100.56 (60.26) ; 13 Fra Mollen 101.18 (67.48) ;

14 Ray Martin 101.27 (67.57) ; 15 Conor Mooney 102.14 (66.14) ; 16 Fiona Claffey 102.55 (81.55) ; 17 John Donegan 103.12 (61.42) ; 18 Mark Brady 103.49 (75.49) ; 19 Michelle Mullaney 103.51 (71.21) ; 20 Jody O’Reilly 104.13 (63.43) ; 21 Nick Devery 104.18 (70.48) ; 22 Paschal Molloy 104.31 (76.31) ; 23 Enda Molloy 104.36 (69.06) ; 24 Ray Murray 105.25 (84.25) ; 25 John O’Connell 105.28 (69.58) ; 26 Maurice Fitzgerald 105.34 (75.04) ; 27 Rory Mooney (Guest) 105.42 (65.12) ; 28 Shane Cooney 105.49 (65.19) ;

29 Michael Lynch 106.38 (63.38) ; 30 Brendan Kennedy 106.42 (75.42) ; 31 Richard Ross 106.44 (73.14) ; 32 Bernie Daly 107.00 (79.00) ; 33 Mags Grennan 107.06 (80.06) ; 34 Denzel Jacobs 107.31 (76.31) ; 35 Sinead Rigney 108.53 (78.23) ; 36 Una Mullen 109.03 (81.03) ; 37 Noel Conway (Guest) 109.30 (66.30) ; 38 Martina Conlon 109.36 (80.06) ; 39 Tony McCormack 109.50 (82.50) ; 40 David Monaghan 110.51 (83.51) ; 41 Jim Dolan 111.20 (102.20) ; 42 Sarah Steer 113.18 (82.18) ; 43 Andy O’Grady 116.15 (77.15) ; 44 Veronica Casey 116.35 (111.35).

News Roud-up:A record number 8,500 runners, joggers and walkers took to the Phoenix Park last Saturday morning for the 2011 Dublin Half Marathon. The rain held off for the duration of the race but a strong wind and a tough hilly course challenged the runners throughout the 13.1 mile course.

Declan Fahey ran a very strong race to come home in 14th place in a time of 1.14.18. Mick Murphy also ran well to finish 47th in 1.18.17.

Pauline Curley travelled to Ferns County Wexford last Saturday for the Mick Murphy Memorial four mile road race where she finished in second place in 23.06.

Sympathy: Tullamore Harriers extend their deepest sympathy to Jim Langan and family on the recent death of John Langan.

Fixtures: September 25 - Leinster Senior 10k road championships, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow and the Portarlington 10k road race. October 2 - Offaly Novice and Masters Cross Country Championships in Charleville, Tullamore at 10am. October 30 - Leinster Novice and Masters Cross Country Championship, Belvedere, Mullingar.

Training: Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm, Sunday morning at 8.30am Except on a race day. New members always welcome.