The Garmin Great Ireland Run took place on Sunday 15th April in the Phoenix Park and incorporated the AAI National 10k Championships.
In the 10k, the first home for Lucan Harriers in 86th position was Patrick O’Donoghue in a time of 35.56 followed in 116th place by Will Byrne in 36.49 and David Trunk in 44.40. First Lucan Lady home was Kathleen Trunk in 46.48 and she was followed by Danijela Klopotan in 48.11 and Tricia Gough in 48.13 – all three ladies finishing in the top 1,000 in the race. Keith Gallagher finished in 50.13 with Eileen O’Brien home in 53.03 – 5th in her age group in the National Championships, followed by Helen McGinnity Gleeson in 54.28, Anne Smith in 58.09, Celine Murphy O’Keeffe in 58.42, Marie Collins in 1.00.04, Kim Jones in 1.01.15, Anita Hughes in 1.03.37, Fanchea Gibson in 1.12.29 and Josephine Dignam in 1.17.28.
In the 5k race Joanna McCormack was the sole Lucan representative and finished in 38.42.
Photos below of Patrick O'Donoghue and Danijela Klopotan. Photo credit : Rob Brannigan
We are collecting clothing to raise funds for the new tartan track which is currently under construction and will be open in May. Now is the time to do your spring clean and raise money for our new track.
What you can donate:
- Men’s, Ladies and Children’s Clothing
- Paired Shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
- Scarves and ties
- Soft Toys
- Small amounts of bedding (bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers)
- Duvets and Blankets
- Pillows and cushions
- Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
- Soiled, painted, ripped or wet clothing
- School uniforms with and without logos
- Corporate clothing and workwear
- Textile off cuts, yarns or threaded material
Collections will start on Monday 9th April and last collection date will be Thursday 19th April. Collections will be before Club training on Mondays (before 7pm), Tuesdays (Before 5.45pm and again before 7pm) and Thursdays (before 7pm) to our Dressing Room in the Clubhouse on Newcastle Road (opposite Supervalu). The clothes will be collected from us on Friday 20th April so no donations will be accepted after that date.
There were more great performances by our Juvenile athletes in Athlone at the National Indoor Juvenile Championships on Sunday 25th March.
Saoirse Fitzgerald is the new U12 600m National Champion and won it in a Championship best of 1.44.
Maggie Jez narrowly missed out on a place in the U13 600m final. Ava Long and Hannah Moriarty competed very well in the 60m hurdles, especially considering that this is a new event for the club. Cian Gavin competed at the Nationals for the first time in Shot Putt and it was a first National Championship appearance for Killian O’Connor in the Long Jump. Both boys competed very well. Well done to all who took part and to the Coaches and Parents for all their hard work and support.
The final events of the Juvenile National Indoor Championships were held in Athlone on Saturday 7th April.
Lucan Harrier Hannah Moriarty won Gold in the U14 Long Jump.
In the U15 Girls Relay, Kate, Sarah, Hannah and Eve stormed into the final and finished 5th overall. Particular mention to Eve and Hannah who moved up an Age Group to join Kate and Sarah.
Congratulations to all the Juveniles on a strong Indoor Season and to their Coaches and parents for all their help and support.
Two Lucan Harrier athletes represented Lucan and Ireland at the European Masters Indoor Championships which were held in Madrid, Spain from 19th to 24th March.
Carol Kearney took part in the 400m and 200m W50 races. In the 400m she ran two personal bests, reached the final and narrowly missed out on the bronze medal finishing in 4th place in a time of 1.06.89.
In the 200m she finished 2nd in her heat with a huge season’s best of 29.48 to move on to the semi-finals.
Annette Durkan took part in the 60m and 200m in the W40 age category. She ran an amazing 8.66 personal best in the first round and just missed out on a place in the semi-final. Two other athletes got to the semi-final with times of 8.66 so it literally came down to thousands of a second!
In the 200m Relays both Annette and Carol were on the Irish teams. The W35 Relay Team, with Annette on the team, finished 6th in their relay final and the W50 Relay Team, with Carol on the team, finished 5th in theirs.
Congratulations to both Annette and Carol on representing Ireland and the Club on the European stage.