Termoneeny Running Club bade farewell to a very successful July by taking part in the last local race of the month in Broughshane. August promises to be no different because there were prize-winning performances at the Stanley Reid Memorial and more terrific running was displayed at different events over the weekend.
On Tuesday evening, seven TRC members arrived in Broughshane for the 5k/10k races organised by Ballymena Runners. The crowd of 450 participants had some initial heavy rain showers to contend with but this did not stop the TRC runners from delivering excellent results and Tara Montgomery and Darren O’Kane even secured 10k personal bests.
5 k Results: Declan Leung 23:27; Louise Trainor 27:04; Lindsay Gibson 30:52
10k Results: Michael Burke 42:32; Eamonn Melaugh 44:29; Darren O’Kane 55:34 PB; Tara Montgomery 55:40 PB
Stanley Reid Memorial 5 Mile Road Race
The 17th Stanley Reid Memorial 5 Mile Classic took place on Friday evening at Loughry Campus. It was once again another extremely well organised event by Sperrin Harriers which also raised funds for the Inspire Mental Health Charity. The course was definitely undulating in its nature but everyone completed it with great spirit and enjoyed the terrific atmosphere and hospitality afterwards at this popular event. Jarlath Hughes had another outstanding performance and came 6th out of 317 runners. He picked up the prize for 1st junior. Other worthy prize winners were Orla Hatt and Tom Halferty who both came 2nd in their age categories.
Results: Jarlath Hughes 28:35 PB & 1st Junior; Michael Burke 33:32; Eamonn Melaugh 35:52 PB; Orla Hatt 37:29 PB & 2nd in age category; Kevin Darragh 37:30 PB; Raymond Keenan 37:35; Damian O’Boyle 37:50; Gerard Hasson 39:19; Claire Hassan 42:13; Kieran Henry 43:33; Gerard Henry 44:06; Pauline O’Kane 48:38; Maeve Curley 49:41; Tom Halferty 52:53 & 2nd in age category; Briege Young 52:53
Well done to Shauna Melaugh who finished as 2nd lady in MUSA with a time of 23:50 and also to her son Connor who completed his first parkrun in 23:09. Sean Smith had a fantastic result of 24:50 for his 15th parkrun and Aisling Burke ran her 12th parkrun in a super 26:20. Well done everyone.
Tracey Paul was among a crowd of almost 400 runners on Saturday morning for her 3rd parkrun and finished in a brilliant time of 30:30.
Run the Trails Half-Marathon
Well done to James McNally who completed the Run the Trails at Mount Stewart Half-Marathon on Saturday evening. It was a challenging course but it was set in the beautiful surroundings of Mount Stewart, along the shores of Strangford Lough. James made his way around this route in a super time of 2:03:04. Appreciation is directed towards Scrabo Striders for their meticulous organisation and wonderful refreshments afterwards.