SSE Airtricity Frank Duffy 10 mile – Saturday 8 September
The new SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Race Series Frank Duffy 10 Mile was held in Swords on Saturday 8th September. 30th athlete overall home was Lucan Harrier Derek Taylor who finished in 59.36, with Libor Matousek in 33rd in a time of 59.41, Patrick Holden in 1.03.19, Jason Barrett 1.22.45, Kim Jones in 1.27.48, Kate Maguire in 1.32.39, Clare Wright in 1.34.56, Cormac Dowd in 1.33.58, Vincent Scanlon in 1.33.56, Anita Hughes in 2.01.08, Tom Meade in 2.09.04, Martina McMahon in 2.11.05, Pierina Walsh in 2.11.06, Anne Smith in 2.14.32 and Josephine Dignam in 2.16.01.
15 Lucan Harriers headed south to the Dingle Peninsula to take on the Dingle Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday 1st September. A very hilly but stunning route taking in some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland – even if some of it was obscured by the low cloud which was very welcome to keep the temperatures down.
In the full Marathon Eileen O’Brien finished in a time of 4.51.54 and was 2nd in her age category.
In the Half Marathon Amanda Breen was the first Lucan Harrier home when she broke the 2 hour mark for the Half Marathon in a time of 1.59.45.
Lucan Harrier and Athletics Club had a wonderful morning on Saturday 25th August when they took over Griffeen parkrun and carried out all the volunteer roles to ensure the parkrun ran smoothly.
197 came out to take part in the weekly, timed and free 5k run, jog and walk around Griffeen Park in Lucan. Of that number 37 were members of Lucan Harriers AC and a further 27 Club members volunteering to run the event including acting as Run Director, set up and take down of the route, timers, handing out tokens, marshalls, pacers and tail walkers. The club members also shone in the baking front with home made goodies on offer to all who took part after the run.
On the running front second home was Club member Alex O'Brien in 18.06 and first and ladies home were both from the club with Breda Smyth finishing in 21.19 and Anne Whelan in 23.24.
Thank you to those in Griffeen parkrun for their support of the Club and all Club members who came out and volunteered, supported and took part in the parkrun.