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Podiums and PBs!

Termoneeny Running Club have been  running in all sorts of weather conditions this week, representing the club at  5ks, 10ks and triathlons! The club was well represented as always and the pbs and podiums keep rolling in!


There were fantastic results from TRC members at three local parkruns on Saturday.  Tommy Hughes, a member with an international running portfolio, made an impressive debut at MUSA parkrun and finished overall in fifth place. It is wonderful to see so many members continuing to support these free parkruns which are organised entirely by volunteers on a weekly basis.

This week’s Parkrunners in action!


Tommy Hughes 18:09 (5th place); Damien O’Boyle 22:05; Maureen McGuckin 26:55; Karen Shaw 28:47


Kirsty McGarvey 24:12 (5th female)


Kevin McErlean 25:48

Aspire Health Annual 5K, Magherafelt

On Thursday 12th July Termoneeny runners turned out in force to support this fundraising 5K organised by two of its own members – Declan and Emma Leung, with all funds raised donated to the Mid Ulster Dementia Support Group.  The run took place just outside Magherafelt starting at Polepatrick Park taking in the Castledawson Road, Station Road, Ballyheifer Road and finishing along the Aghagaskin Road. With warm temperatures and high humidity, this scenic course was challenging, but no problem to Kerry Evans who was first female home in a super time of 23:34.  Special mention to member Dara Curley’s young son’s Charlie (18:59) and Henry (20:48), coming  third and ninth respectively. Congratulations also to Stephen and Anne-Marie Pickering’s two young children Darragh (23:22) and Aoibheann (32:56)  – all future stars to look out for!  Full results are as follows: Charlie Curley 18:59, Thomas Doherty 19:08, Henry Curley 20:48, Dara Curley 20:53, Darragh Pickering 23:22, Kerry Evans 23:34, Stephen Pickering 24:25, Sean Smith 26:24, Tara Montgomery 27:14, Maureen McGuckin 28:23, Karen Shaw 29:43, Kay McPeake 30:41, Clodagh Gallagher 32:06, Jacqueline McGonigle 32:33, Aoibheann Pickering 32:56, Anne- Marie Pickering 32:57, Ann Breen 33:08

Kerry Evans, first place female, TRC runners who took part, and Emma & Declan Leung Aspire Health and TRC who organised the run which raised £801 for the Mid Ulster Dementia Support Group.

Thanks to Aspire Health for such a great event for a very worthy cause and congratulations to everyone who took part.

Run the Carn 5k, Maghera

Also taking place on 12th July was the annual Run the Carn 5k.   Five TRC members took part, including Anne Marie Pickering who had already completed the Aspire Health 5k earlier that morning!  The star of the day was undoubtedly Helena Quinn who continued her winning streak by taking first lady! Other runners who took part were Jarlath Hughes, Denise Martin, her daughter Leona Martin and Edel McGirr.  Official results available on the TRC facebook page as soon as they are available.

Helena Quinn, Edel McGirr, Denise Martin, Leiona Martin and Jarlath Hughes, and Helena receiving the cup for first female.

Big Splash Triathlon, Portglenone

Clare O’Kane and Declan Leung

Congratulations to TRC Runners Declan Leung and Clare O’Kane  who represented TRC on Saturday 14th July at the Big Splash Sprint Distance Triathlon in Portglenone.

This challenging course consisted of a 750m swim in the River Bann,  a 13 mile cycle and a 5K run. 

Both athletes did the club proud with Declan finishing the course in 1:29:29 and Clare close behind in a super time of 1:41:20.

JD Dance 5k/10k

Sean Smith, Ray Keenan, Jacqueline McGonigle and Emma Leung.

It was a damp Sunday morning but four determined TRC members travelled to Coalisland for the inaugural JD Dance 5k/10k event. 

The route was pleasant but the conditions were wet and clammy which  made the course more difficult.  Despite the soggy circumstances, all TRC runners finished with smiles on their faces and Emma Leung even managed to secure a personal best.

10k results

Ray Keenan 49:31; Sean Smith 57:22; Emma Leung 59:22 PB; Jacqueline McGonigle 1:11:08

Congratulations to all the TRC members who continue to 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.