Lucan Harriers were back to Griffeen Park for the second race in the Club Championships series.  This race sees athletes starting in reverse order with their start times staggered with a handicap applied according to their finish in race 1 last week.  

The very warm conditions took a toll on the runners but there was strong performances from all.  

In the Men's Race Brian Lamon started third last and overtook all the field in front of him while staying ahead of the two athletes who started behind him.  Second home was PJ Hyland with Colm Munnelly third.

In the Ladies Race, Jenny Garland was third to set off and she stayed ahead of the field while overtaking the two athletes who had started ahead of her.  Second home was Mary O'Callaghan-Wallace with Aileen Walsh third.

Winners Brian & Jenny.                       First 3 Men home - PJ, Brian & Colm.                          First 3 Ladies - Mary, Jenny & Aileen

     

The annual Lucan Harriers Club Championships are held every June over a 5k route in Griffeen Park and over two weeks.

Race 1 is a scratch race will all runners starting together and the second race being run with runners starting in reverse order based on their finishing times in Race 1.

Race 1 was held on Thursday 21st June in perfect conditions and there were strong runs by all athletes.  

The Race, and Club Championship Title, was won by Barry Aherne with the Ladies race won by Breda Smyth.  Second in the Men's Race was Alex O'Brien with PJ Hyland in third.  Sarah Byrne was second lady home with Emer McCarthy third to finish.  Special mention goes to Ursula Murphy who achieved a 5k pb and first fit4life athlete home was Helen McGinnity Gleeson.  

Men's winners l-r PJ Hyland, Barry Aherne and Alex O'Brien                            Ladies winners l-r Sarah Byrne, Breda Smyth, Emer McCarthy and Ursula Muprhy (PB)