Lucan Harriers James Casserly and Vicki Casserly hosted 5km and 2km runs in Corkagh Park on Sunday 16th September to fundraise for Barretstown. It was a lovely morning and perfect running conditions for this really well organised race. Frank Greally of The Irish Runner was MC on the day and sent the runners and walkers off.
In the 5km race the field was led home by Lucan Harrier Derek Taylor who finished first in 17.48 followed in 3rd by Patrick Holden in 18.40. Next to finish was Aoife Bradley in 29.42 followed by Eileen Ruane in 30.44, Neasa Ní Dhoibhilin in 31.26, Jim Dwyer in 32.50, Vicki Casserly who broke the 34 minute mark for the first time in finishing in 33.45, Irene Namugure in 38.14, Josephine Dignam in 38.14, Fanchea Gibson in 38.17, Ceara Kerrigan in 41.28, Catherine Dunne in 46.35, Eibhlin Ní Chonchuir in 46.48 and Aideen McCormack in 46.40.
In the 2km Family Fun race Annette Durkan ran with her family and finished in 10.51 – 2nd female home!
Aoife Coffey represented Ireland in the British and Irish U17 Championship Mountain Race which was held in Glendalough. She ran brilliantly to finish 5th – an amazing achievement.
15 Lucan Harriers headed south to the Dingle Peninsula to take on the Dingle Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday 1st September. A very hilly but stunning route taking in some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland – even if some of it was obscured by the low cloud which was very welcome to keep the temperatures down.
In the full Marathon Eileen O’Brien finished in a time of 4.51.54 and was 2nd in her age category.
In the Half Marathon Amanda Breen was the first Lucan Harrier home when she broke the 2 hour mark for the Half Marathon in a time of 1.59.45.