Carton House 6k Trail Run – Thursday 26th July
12 Lucan Harriers headed to Carton House for the very popular annual 6k Trail Run organised by Dunboyne AC.
Lucan Harriers had a podium finisher with Aoife Coffey continuing her great run of form finishing in 30th overall and 2nd lady home in a time of 23.32. Aoife also represented her School, Kings College, and Ireland in the SIAB Schools Track and Field International in Grangemouth, Scotland on 21st July. Aoife ran in the Girls 15-16 3,000m race and finished in 8th in 10.46 earning a point for the Irish team which contributed to Team Ireland winning the Silver medal in the overall Team Competition.
First Lucan man to finish was David Trunk in 25.48 followed by Colin O’Gara in 26.34 and Stephen Rynne in 29.29. Eileen O’Brien was second in her age category in 33.56 followed by Amanda Breen in 39.38, Neasa Ní Dhoibhilin in 40.41, Mary Wallace in 42.58, Jim Dwyer in 43.11, Geraldine Coogan in 44.03, Patricia Byrne in 44.04 and Edel Smyth in 45.40.
Photo: Aoife Coffey receiving her prize for being second lady home
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.
There was a great contingent from Lucan Harriers in Clontarf for both the Half Marathon and 5 Mile races. fit4life used these races as one of their focus races for the summer and the large numbers reflected this. The weather was hot but some cloud came in half way through the race giving some slight respite from the hot conditions. The Half Marathoners reported that the sand section along Dollymount Strand was tough as the sand was tougher than normal. We had a first timer in the Half Marathon – Amanda Drury and five first timers in the 5 Miles – Aoife Bradley, Mary Wallace, Jenny Garland, Mary Wheeler and Amanda Breen. First home for Lucan Harriers in the Half Marathon was Sinead Fleet in 2.17.25. First home in the 5 Mile was Fiona McGovern in 49.51.
In addition Josephine Dignam completed the trilogy of Wicklow 10k, Wexford 10k and Clontarf 5 Mile.