Tullamore Harriers Report (February 26)

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NiaLive Senior Competition

Earlier this week, three of the club’s athletes travelled to Abbotstown in Dublin to take part in the NiaLive. James Dunne and Matthew Molloy competed in the 1500m. James ran 4.01 after going through 800m in 1.59. Matthew ran a new PB of 4.12 for the distance as he continues to progress. Aaron Mangan, just back from illness, ran a fast 400m in 51:2. Well done all.

Spring League Round 1

Well done to all who lined out for Round 1 of the Spring League on Tuesday evening, February 19. Race 1 was a 5k on the tarmac track. Jason Donegan was a clear winner in 16.42 with his sister Nadine first lady in 18.52. Great running by all on a blustery damp evening. Next round is the McNamara 5 Mile race on Sunday, March 3. The final race in the league is the Burlington mile Tuesday, April 2. The team captains of this year's league are Jay Donegan, Tara McKinney, Paul Shaw and Fallen Conlon. Please support your team and may the best team win!

Full Results: 1 Jason Donegan 16.42; 2 Leonard Mooney 17.06; 3 Micheal O'Brien 17.20; 4 Catch
Grennan 17.43; 5 Padraig Berry 17.48; 6 Darragh Rigney 18.19; 7 Nadine Donegan 18.52; 8 Liam Byrne
19.00; 9 Alan Heffernan 19.14; 10 Dermot Smith 19.15; 11 Padraic Sweeney 19.26; 12 Richie Galvin
19.29; 13 Leonard Owens 19.32; 14 Finian McDermott 19.47; 15 Nita Mcloughlin 19.53; 16 Francis
Mollen 19.55; 17 John O'Connell 20.05; 18 Tara McKinney 20.10; 19 Ivan Dunne 20.12; 20 Kenneth
Doyle 20.15; 21 Jennifer Burke 20.18; 22 Rob Maunsell 20.24; 23 Jason McDermott 20.33; 24
Raymond Martin 20.36; 25 Aidan Egan 20.48; 26 Eugene Mann 20.51; 27 Lynn Mooney 20.54; 28
Eugene O'Dea 21.24; 29 Paul Shaw 21.25; 30 Rodge Larkin 21.29; 31 Sean Spollen 21.36; 32 Gerry
Dunican 21.37; 33 Elysia McCormack 21.45; 34 Brendan Carroll 21.46; 35 Mark Harpur 22.05; 36
Diarmuid Herlihy 22.21; 37 Rita Daly 22.43; 38 Mag Grennan 22.47; 39 Padraic Martin 22.51; 40
Martina Conlon 22.58; 41 Aidan G Egan 22.58; 42 Mary Daly 23.07; 43 John Connolly 23.08; 44 Joe
White 23.13; 45 Denis Flynn 23.14; 46 Paul Hensey 23.17; 47 Paddy Rowland 23.18; 48 Marie Donegan
23.21; 49 Amanda Owens 23.42; 50 Emer Guilfoyle 24.01; 51 Joe Wrafter 24.17; 52 Karen Martin
24.18; 53 Hilary Duncan 24.24; 54 Ann Marie McNamara 24.30; 55 Michael McConigle 24.38; 56
Tracey Stewart 24.52; 57 John Ward 25.03; 58 Evelyn Herlihy 25.26; 59 Anne Daly 25.27; 60 Olivia
Weldon 26.02; 61 Aisling McCormack 26.31; 62 Verona Smith 26.32; 63 Clive Young 27.16; 64 Sandra
Busteed 27.30; 65 Sharon Daly 27.36; 66 Joanne Kelly 27.42; 67 Dara Byrne 27.53; 68 Angela Martin
28.41; 69 Ann Marie Lawlor 29.55; 70 Mary Fox Mann 30.07; 71 Catherine Dolan 34.18.

Sean Lowry Memorial 5k

Paul Mitchell won the Sean Lowry Memorial 5k, hosted by Birr, on Sunday, February 24 with a great time of 16.16. Paul Buckley (Ferbane AC) was second in 16:26, and another Tullamore Harrier, Mick O'Brien, was third in a time of 16.59. Jonathan Dunne was sixth overall in 18.23. Nita McLoughlin was first lady in 20.04, followed by Maria Maher (Ballyskenach AC) in 21.17, and Carmel Murray from the host club Birr AC was third lady in 21.59. Well done to you all.

Ballykelly 10k

Well done to our athletes who travelled to Kildare on Sunday 17 th February to race in the Ballykelly 10k. Tullamore Harriers results: Christopher Whittle 39:07, Gary Whittle 41:23, Peter Bennett, 43:45, Olivia Weldon 55:33, Melissa Hogan 1:16:11.

Happy Retirement to Ann Coughlan

Best wishes to Ann Coughlan, pictured above, on her retirement after 25 years with Tullamore Harriers. A presentation was made to Ann by Club Chairman Adrian Curley at the AGM on Monday night, February 18. Ann has been a long-standing member of the club and has held many honorary positions over the years. She has given many hours of hard work and supported our many events and competitions. You will be missed Ann and thank you for everything.

The Tullamore Harriers Book

The recently published Tullamore Harriers History Book is available to buy in: Ready2Run, Tyrrell's Bakery, Dolan's Gala Shop, Tullamore Hardware, Cards & Things, Heatwise and Centra Fingerboard for only €20 for a great read on the History of Tullamore Harriers. The book is also available to buy in Offaly History bookshop or online, www.offalyhistory.com/shop 

Tullamore Harriers 5k - Race 1 in Offaly Road Race Series

The Tullamore Harriers Annual 5k will be run off on Sunday March 24 at 10am. On closed roads, and on a flat course, this race is definitely one for a fast time! This race is the first race of the 2019 Offaly 5k Road Race series and offers prizes in all age groups. Pre-register www.popupraces.ie or register on the day from 8.30am.

Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon 2019

Registration is now open for the 2019 Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup Half Marathon. The 7th annual event will take place on Saturday, August 31, 2019. Last year we sold out early and unfortunately many were disappointed they didn’t make the cut off of 1000 entries. Again this year we will cap the entries at 1,000 so please register to secure your place. The relay race will go ahead again this year. The Leinster and Offaly Half Marathon Championships will be incorporated into this year's race. Every year we get huge positive feedback from participants and spectators alike who praise the friendly atmosphere and quality of the Tullamore Harriers Half Marathon. So sign up now and be part of it.
www.tullamoreharriers.com/about-the-race/ 

Fixtures

Sun March 3, Tullamore Harriers Spring League 2 nd Leg/McNamara 5 Mile
Sun March 24 Offaly Road Race 5k Series 2018 Race 1 – Tullamore Harriers AC
Sun March 31 Offaly Road Race 5k Series 2018 Race 2 – Naomh Ciaran AC, Castlejordan

A list of AAI-licensed fixtures is available on www.athleticsireland.ie

Condolences

The club offers its condolences to the family of Tommy Gorman, Abbeyleix, father of club friend James Gorman, who passed away recently. May he rest in peace.

Training

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 Leslie Buckley 087-6130971 or Anna Hyland Guilfoyle 086-8248928 or any club member. Full details regarding Juvenile training on www.tullamoreharriers.com

Club Registration

Please note that membership for 2019 is now overdue. Forms are available in the clubhouse or from Tullamore Harriers website, www.tullamoreharriers.com/join

Access to Harriers Facilities

Please note that use of the club’s facilities, including the tarmac track, is restricted to members of the club.