Gerry Byrne completed his second Ironman 70.3 which moved this year from Dublin to Dún Laoghaire. The Ironman 70.3 consists of 1.2 mile swim which takes place in Sandycove, a 56 mile bike ride through the Wicklow mountains and then 13.1 mile run along Dún Laoghaire Pier to the finish.
Gerry completed the tough course in 6 hours 40 minutes. Well done Gerry!
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
Run the Liberties 4 Mile – Wednesday 18th July
There was a great turnout at the Run the Liberties 4 Mile race on Wednesday 18th July with Lucan Harriers represented by 27 athletes. This race raises money for St. James’ Hospital and starts and finishes in Kilmainham Hospital and takes in the sights of the Liberties such as St. James’ Gate, Francis Street, The Coombe and Fatima.
First home for Lucan was Hilary McGee in 32.33 followed by Anita Hughes in 40.20 with Jim Dwyer first Lucan man home in 41.53.