Liverpool Rock n Roll Half Marathon – Sunday 20th May
Three Lucan Harriers athletes headed to Liverpool for the Rock n Roll races.
All took part in both the Half Marathon and Helen & Anita took part in the untimed Mile race held on Sunday 20th May.
Shane O’Keeffe finished the Half Marathon in 140th overall (out of 8975 athletes) in a time of 1.29.24. Next in was Helen McGinnity in 2.15.05 followed by Anita Hughes in 2.34.39.
Photo Shane O'Keeffe and Anita Hughes Photo Helen McGinnity & the Fab Four
Terenure 5 Mile – Sunday 13th May
The sun shone for the Terenure 5 Mile and 7 Lucan Harriers headed to take on the Challenge.
First home for Lucan was PJ Hyland who finished in a time of 30.44. First Lucan lady home and 2nd in her age category was Lorraine Heffernan in 34.58 – a pb by two minutes! Next was Evan Fox in 41.27 followed by Clare Wright in 43.00, Anne Smith in 48.42, Hazel Timmins in 52.01 and Joanna McCormack in 1.07.19.
Photo shows Lorraine Heffernan and PJ Hyland
Irish Life Health National Road Relays – Sunday 22nd April
It was great to see the Club so well represented at another National event and competing well against other national clubs. The course was in Raheny and took in laps of a course. The number of laps depended on your leg of the Relay. For the Masters it was 1 lap for legs 1 and 3 and 2 laps for leg 2. In the Senior Men the format was 2-1-3-2.
Masters Women W35
Lucan Harriers ladies finished in 6th position in the W35 Masters Women’s Race. First off was Breda Smyth who ran her leg in 6.21 handing over to Niamh Fitzgerald who ran a 12.01 leg with Kathleen Trunk finishing in 6.40 for an overall time of 25.02.
Masters Mens M35
In the M35 Lucan Harriers was represented by two teams. First Lucan team home was Eoin Fitzgerald who ran his leg in 5.06, Patrick Holden who ran 11.16 and Peter John Hyland running a 5.27 leg to finish their leg in 21.49 and 16th place.
The second team consisted of Michael Lee and a 6.08 leg, Colin O’Gara a 12.45 leg and David Trunk running 6.12 to give the team an overall time of 25.05 and 23rd place finish.
Lucan Harriers was also represented in the Senior Men category with four of our younger athletes taking on the relay. First off was Alex O’Brien who ran 11.40 folowed by Eoghan Shanley in 5.15, Patrick O’Donoghue in 17.28 and handing to Dylan Wright who ran 12.26 to bring them home in 46.49.
Pictured below : Kathleen Trunk, Niamh Fitzgerald and Breda Smyth - 6th in the W35 National Road Relays
Le Chéile AC Leixlip 5km – 9th May
There was a good turnout from Lucan Harriers at the Leixlip 5k race hosted by Le Chéile AC on the evening of 9th May with 15 athletes heading to our neighbouring Club. It was a beautiful sunny evening with a one lap loop.
First home for Lucan Harriers in 9th place and 2nd in his age category was Will Byrne in a time of 17.10. He was followed by Shane O’Keeffe in 19.26 and Gerry Byrne, 3rd in his age category, in 19.35. First Lucan Lady home, and 8th lady overall, was Lisa Ward in 19.42. Next home was Terry Meyler in 20.22 followed by Eileen O’Brien in 25.19 – 1st in her age category, Fiona Hegarty in 27.35, Eileen Quirke in 27.41, Bernie Doyle in 28.09, Laura Crooke in 28.38, Marie Collins in 29.16, Anita Hughes in 30.15, Winifred Ryan in 30.34, Jim Dwyer in 31.21 and Fanchea Gibson in 36.49.
Group photo after the Leixlip 5k run by Le Chéile AC