Liam Brady competed in his first Irish University Track & Field Championships on Saturday last when he took part in the 5,000m.
Windy weather conditions prevailed at the Athlone IT track and Brady sat in behind the chasing group in the opening laps as John Coghlan (DCU) and James O’Hare (QUB) led the field.
Liam, representing Dublin IT, gradually picked off all those ahead of him except Coghlan as he went through 3,000m in 9:09.6 and then pulled away from his rivals in the last 600m. He finished in 15:14.01 to take a well deserved silver medal 100 meters behind Coghlan.
Darragh Hanlon (UCD) had a busy two days at these championships. He showed his strength when finishing third in the 16kg Weight for Distance with a fine throw of 7.80 meters. He finished a very creditable fourth in the hammer with 37.96 metres and fifth in the discus with 39.22 metres. He also took ninth in the javelin with 27.88 metres to cap a busy few days.
Larry O’Reilly (Athlone IT) had a great run in the 200m semi-final when finishing fourth in 23.01 seconds into a 1.4 metre head wind. This run qualified Larry for the final when he finished eight in 23.31 seconds.
Eoin Delaney (UCD) also ran well in his 200m semi-final to finish fifth in 24.73 seconds.
Fiona Hill (IT Carlow and Newbride AC), who is coached by Nick Hannon at Tullamore Harriers, won the Triple Jump with a fine leap of 11.08 meters in windy conditions. Fiona Hill a member of the training group in the Harriers had a fine win in the Triple Jump with 11.08m representing Carlow IT.
Wexford Half Marathon
Four Tullamore Harriers athletes went to the sunny south east for the Wexford Half Marathon on Sunday 22nd of April. Here they competed in what was described as a fast flat course. .Over 900 people competed in this and the 10k race.
Harriers fastest athlete on the day was John O’Connell in 1hr.26.29, followed by Conor Mooney in a time of 1hr.27.18. Close on Conor’s heels was his twin Barry, finishing in 1hr.27.54. Ray Murray crossed the line in 1hr 48.12.
Joe Dolan 5k
Mullingar Harriers held their inaugural Joe Dolan 5k road race on Saturday 21st of April. 200 athletes turned out on a cold but sunny afternoon to race on this indulating course.
Our 1st athlete home was the ever improving Dave Fox who finished 10th place overall in a great time of 16.48. Jody o’Reilly finished strong in a time of 17.45. Mary Daly (22.45) was 2nd o40 and Jim Langan(24.06) 4th o60.
Cooley Legends Half Marathon
The 3rd running of the Cooley Legends Half Marathon took place in the glorious setting of Carlingford and the Cooley mountains. Denzil Jacobs defied the test, having to run on rocky forest roads and steep climbs to complete in a fine time of 1hr 55.37. This adds to his list of challenging races in the lead up to the Cork Marathon.
John Todd was 1st 0/60 in the 10k road race, promoted by the K Club, Straffan. He was 73rd overall out of 491 finishers in a time of 38.35
Sunday, May 6 - Dochas run, Registration in Harriers Grounds. Monday, May 7 - Leinster Novice and Masters Road race championships, Gowran. Sunday, May 13 - Kildare Half and Full Marathon, Curragh, Co Kildare. Saturday, May 19 - Leinster Senior Road race, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow. Tuesday, May 22 - Enfield 5k, Johnstown Bridge, Co Meath. Sunday, May 27 - Abbeyleix 10k.
Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm and Sunday at 8.30am except on race days. New members always welcome. Contact any member or Tullamore Harriers.