It was a busy but very successful week for Termoneeny Running Club and representatives were found at many different events across the province.
A summer of training is certainly paying off as members are reaching new goals in both speed and distance.
Jacqueline McGonigle took on a hilly 5k in Clogher on Wednesday evening. She completed this tough route in a fantastic time of 33:55 and praised the magnificent organisation and hospitality of this event by Clogher GAC. Well done Jacqueline.
Portrush 5 Mile Road Race
There were brilliant performances from three TRC ladies at the Portrush 5 mile road race on Friday. Although it was windy, the scenery along the course was beautiful. Lovely refreshments were served afterwards and personal bests were celebrated. This trio had an extremely enjoyable evening. Results: Tara Montogomery 40:51 (PB); Jacqueline McGonigle 50:19 (PB); Clodagh Gallagher 57:58
Moneymore 5 Mile Road Race
A brand new 5 mile road race took place in Moneymore on Friday evening and six TRC members were keen to try it out. There were a few hills to tackle along the way but the runners were rewarded with a nice downhill finish and this led to terrific results from the TRC crew. Great hospitality, as always, was provided by Moneymore GAC.
Results: Thomas Doherty 31:08; Michael Burke 32:50; Damien O’Boyle 37:21; Andrea Convery 42:33; Gerard Henry 43:13; Tom Halferty 51:34
Jarlath Hughes finished in 2nd place at MUSA parkrun on Saturday morning with an outstanding result of 17:27. Although not an overall PB for Jarlath, it is his best time yet at MUSA. Well done on another high-speed performance Jarlath.
Ann McGarvey ran her 22nd parkrun in a super time of 32:01 and Anne Breen completed her 17th parkrun in a great time of 33:46. These ladies consistently deliver impressive results.
Rathlin 10 Mile Road Race
Rathlin Island is a very popular location for tourists every summer because of its migratory seabird colonies. However a crowd of approximately 300 disembarked boats onto Rathlin on Saturday for a different reason – to take part in its 16th annual 10 mile road race. James McNally and Kieran Henry were among this gathering to participate in what is regarded as an extremely scenic yet very challenging course. Both men finished the course together with ease in an excellent time of 1:39:07. This was an even more remarkable feat considering they ran four half-marathons just last week.
Armagh City Festival of Running
A few raindrops did not dampen the spirits of six TRC members as they travelled to Armagh for its 3rd Festival of Running on Sunday morning. There were four different events to choose from and Fergal Hughes, one of the club’s newest members, completed his first marathon in style by finishing in 10th place. Special acknowledgements also go to James McNally who ran a 10 mile race on the previous day and to Jacqueline McGonigle who ran three races in one week and achieved another PB. Well done to everyone who took part in this event.
Full marathon: Fergal Hughes 3:23:01 (10th place)
Half marathon: Declan Leung 1:48:26; James McNally 1:54:25
10k: Sean Smith 57:43; Emma Leung 1:01:16; Jacqueline McGonigle 1:06:23 (PB)
Ballinderry 5 Mile Road Race
Denise Martin and Francis Halferty contended with very wet weather on Sunday during the inaugural Ballinderry 5 Mile Road Race. Although the conditions were not optimal, both members displayed super running and finished very close together with Francis crossing the line in 45:16 and Denise just a few seconds behind in 45:29.
Congratulations to all the TRC members who represent the Club so well throughout the country and further afield. If you are interested in joining Termoneeny RC please visit termoneenyrc.com or send us a message on facebook.