Irish Life Health National Masters Championships – Saturday 18th August
Lucan Harriers athletes headed to Tullamore on Saturday 18th August to take part in the Irish Life Masters National Masters Championships. There were very strong performances all round by the Lucan athletes.
There were Gold medals for Carol Kearney in O50 200m and Hilary McGee in O40 Weight for Distance – the first time this event was part of the National Masters Championships.
Silver medals went to Breda Smyth in O45 1,500m, Carol Kearney in O50 400m, Hilary McGee in O40 Shot Putt and both relay teams. 4 x 100m team of Annette Durkan, Breda Smyth, Laura McAteer and Carol Kearney and the 4x400m team of Laura McAteer, Hilary McGee, Tricia Gough and Bernie Stapleton.
Two bronze medals went to Ben Prenter in Shot Putt and Weight for Distance.
Claire Johnston got PBs in both her 100m and 200m and Annette Durkan also got a PB in the 100m.
Lucan Harriers were well represented at the Community Games national finals held in Limerick over the weekend.
- Hannah Moriarty won a silver medal in the Long Jump.
- Kate O’Connell won bronze in the U14 100m.
- Aisling Fitzpatrick was 6th in the U14 Javelin.
- The Girls U14 4x100m Relay progressed to the semi-finals.
- Cillian Mullally was in the U16 100m and was just edged out of progressing to the semi-finals.
Congratulations everyone on reaching the National Finals and representing the Club and County so well. Thank you to all the Coaches and parents who have supported the athletes.
The Rock n Roll Dublin weekend of running finished off in style with the 10k and the Half Marathon taking place on Sunday 12th August. A new route was necessary with the Phoenix Park not available and the Half Marathon route in particular had some challenging hills!
The 10k started at DIT Grangegorman, travelled along Conyngham Road, into Chapelizod and finished at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.
First to finish for Lucan Harriers was Sinead Farrell in 1.02.05 followed by Marie Collins 1.05.32, Aoife Bradley in 1.05.19, Fiona Casey in 1.15.23 and Vicki Casserly 1.17.03.
Half Marathon, incorporating the Irish National Half Marathon Championships
The Half Marathon course started and ended in Royal Hospital Kilmainham and took in Conyngham Road and then up Knockmaroon Hill to Castleknock before coming back down to Chapelizod. Reports from the course are that it was a very challenging course with both uphills and downhills causing difficulties. First home for Lucan in 71st overall and 56th in the National Half Marathon Championships was Will Byrne in 1.22.22. Next in was David Trunk in 1.37.42 followed by Shane O’Keeffe in 1.43.48, Jason Barrett 1.48.12. First Lucan Ladies to finish were Tricia Gough and Kathleen Trunk both in a time of 1.58.36. Eileen O’Brien smiled her way around the course in 2.01.52 and was followed by Amanda Breen in 2.06.59 and Helen McGinnity in 2.07.00, Anne Smith in 2.27.17, Siobhan Casey and Aileen Walsh in 2.29.58 and Anita Hughes completing her second Rock n Roll Half Marathon of 2018 in 2.46.44. Next in were two first time half marathoners with Catherine Dunne finishing in 2.55.58 and Elaine O’Rourke in 2.56.20 with Edel Fogarty crossing the line in 2.56.08 and Josephine Dignam in 2.57.27.
Will Byrne / Elaine O'Rourke, Edel Fogarty, Catherine Dunne / Jason Barrett / Eileen O'Brien