Lucan Harrier & Athletics Club are taking over Griffeen parkrun this Saturday 25th August!
Members of the Club will carry out all volunteer roles and organise the parkrun. We're looking forward to seeing parkrun regulars, some parkrun tourists and those who are coming along to see what parkrun is all about. There are also strong rumours that there will be cake!
parkrun is a free, 5k, timed run which is open to everyone to walk, jog or run. All you have to do is register on www.parkrun.ie, print off your barcode and bring it along to Griffeen Park this Saturday for 9.20am for the pre-run briefing. The run starts at 9.30am and consists of 2 laps of Griffeen Park.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone and members of the Club will be in their red & black club colours. If you have any questions about the club, please feel free to chat to any of us.
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.
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!