Dublin Masters Cross Country Championships – Sunday 7th January
Lucan Harriers was at the Dublin Masters Cross Country Championships which was held in St. Anne's Park, Raheny on Sunday 7th January. The course was a two lap course for the ladies race run over 3,000m through the wooded area of the park. We had some very strong performances from our 5 Ladies.
Niamh Fitzgerald led the Lucan ladies home finishing 3rd overall, and won the silver medal in the F40 age category in a time of 12.26. Next home for Lucan was Lorraine Heffernan who crossed the finish line in a time of 14.11 earning her 5th place in the F45 age category and she was closely followed by Hilary McGee who finished in 14.14. Next home was Kathleen Trunk in a time of 15.25 and Eileen O'Brien who finished in a time of 18.08 which earned her the bronze medal in her age category.
The Lucan Harriers team of Niamh, Lorraine, Hilary and Kathleen were 9th in the W35 Team Competition.
The Goal Mile will be hosted by Lucan Harriers at the track on the Newcastle Road (opposite Supervalu) on Christmas Day from 10am to 12pm. All are welcome to join us to walk, jog or run a mile and make a donation to Goal who do such great work with the poorest and most vulnerable around the world.
Further information on Goal Miles throughout the country can be found at www.goalglobal.org
The Athlete of the Year presentation was made on Thursday 14th December. The three recipients were praised for representing the Club with pride throughout the year and for going above and beyond to help others within the Club.
Men - Derek Lynch
Ladies - Eileen O'Brien
Fit4life - Patricia Coxon Byrne
Lucan was represented at the Irish Life Health XC Championships held in Waterford on Sunday 17th December 2017 by 5 girls competing in the U-11 competition.
In a very tight finish Saoirse Fitzgerald won the silver medal. The Club was also represented by represented by Alison Bracken, Isobel Cuffe, Niamh Lamon and Sadhbh Ní Bhuacalla and they finished 11th in the Club Team Competition. Isobel, Sadhbh and Saoirse were also members of the Dublin team which finished first in the County Team Competition and second in the Provincial team competition.
Jingle Bells 5k - Saturday 2nd Dec
Lucan Harriers headed to the Pheonix Park for the very popular annual Jingle Bells 5k organised by Donore Harriers. First home for Lucan was John Canny who finished in 16.44 and he was followed by Dylan Wright in 17.20, Liber Matousek in 17.30, Daniel McCann in 17.44, Alex O'Brien in 18.08, Ciaran Porter in 20.23, David Trunk in 20.26 and Brian Beatle in 20.43. First Lucan lady home was Breda Smyth in a time of 20.56 followed by Lorraine Heffernan in 21.00, Tricia Gough in 21.11, Kathleen Trunk in 21.47, Hilary McGee in 22.11, Bernie Grant in 22.48, Caroline Norman in 23.07, Ann Whelan in 23.15, Laura McAteer in 23.49, Sarah O'Donnell in 24.01, Ursula Eaton in 25.06, Sarah Hughes in 25.53, Fiona Hegarty in 26.37, Fiona McGovern in 27.11, Aisling Morris in 27.26, Mary Keohane in 26.53, Anne Smith in 27.43, Anne McGrane in 28.36, Eileen Quirke in 28.10, Winifred Ryan in 29.32 and Edel Smyth in 31.25