Termoneeny Running Club have had another busy weekend, running 5Ks, 10Ks, 10 milers and Half Marathons across the North. The club was well represented with a few pbs and podiums along the way.
Magherafelt Harriers Classic 10K
Neighbouring club Magherafelt Harriers hosted their annual Classic 10K race on Friday 31st August around a challenging course in balmy conditions. However our runners put in some strong performances! Jarlath Hughes continues to impress. He was in top form coming in 3rd overall in a strong field of 86 runners, in a time of 36:34. Damian Hughes was first male over 50 in a time of 40:05 and Helena Quinn claimed yet another podium coming in second lady in a time of 40:50.
Full results are as follows: Jarlath Hughes 36:34 (3rd), Thomas Doherty: 38:58, Damian Hughes 40:05 (1st male O50), Helena Quinn 40:50 (2nd lady), Michael Burke 41:37, Kevin Darragh 45:20, Orla Hatt 45:48, Christina McErlean 51:40, Tara Montgomery 53:20, Gerard Henry 55:01, Sean Smith 55:05, Bronagh McElhennon 55:55, Susan Duggan 1:02:34, Tom Halferty 1:12:06. Our thanks go to Magherafelt Harriers for their kind hospitality.
Great Torrent 10 Mile Run
Clonoe, by the shores of Lough Neagh, was the venue on Saturday for the Great Torrent 10 Mile Run. The course was mostly flat with a few climbs and a 3 mile off road section. Four TRC runners took part, with our first runner home being Michael time in a fantastic time of 1:12:28 – even more impressive given the fact that Michael had run 10K in Magherafelt just the evening before! Full results are as follows: Michael Burke 1:12:28, Stephen Pickering 1:12:41, Shaun Dillon : 1:25:21, Shane Hurrell: 1:27:11. Congratulations guys, great running!
Also taking part on Saturday morning in Rasharkin was the Rasharkin Annual Charity Event which offered a broad selection of disciplines including walks, runs, a cycle and duathlons. Francis Halferty and Jacqueline McGonigle took part in the road runs in warmer than expected weather conditions on hilly, but enjoyable courses. As always this was a very well organised event with super post race hospitality thanks to Rasharkin Runners and the local community. Results are as follows: 10K : Francis Halferty 58:59, 5K : Jacqueline McGonigle 30:32 PB. Well done to both runners!
Three TRC runners travelled to Belfast to join none other than Paula Radcliffe in the popular Laganside 10K race hosted by North Belfast Harriers. Starting and finishing at Ormeau Park, the course took runners through the park and out onto the Ravenhill Road, along the Albertbridge Road and the Lagan towpath, the Ormeau Embankment with a second lap of the towpath and embankment before turning back into the park to finish. All three runners put in a huge effort in very warm conditions which is reflected in their excellent times. Congratulations to Declan Leung who achieved a PB at 10K. Results: Declan Leung 46:25 PB, Anne O’Doherty 47:45, Sean Smith 57:37. Credit to the North Belfast Harriers for such a well organised event.
Waterside Half Marathon
The 37th Waterside Half Marathon returned to the City of Derry on Sunday 2nd September. Starting in Ebrington Square, the route took runners across the river to the cityside, showcasing Derry’s parks, greenways and bridges before the finish line at St Columb’s Park. Six of our runners made the trip to take part and all of them put in sterling performances. Full results: Kevin Darragh 1:43:33, Orla Hatt 1:44:15, Brian Young 1:47:34, Michelle Comer 2:11:50, Christina McErlean 2:15:10, Bronagh McElhennon 2:14:48, Susan Duggan 2:23:22. Huge congratulations everyone!
TRC ladies Anne Breen and Ann McGarvey continue to put in solid performances at Antrim Parkrun and this week was no exception.
Ann McGarvey 32:01
Anne Breen 33:46
Congratulations to Gemma Mulholland who took part in her first Parkrun at MUSA Cookstown on Saturday morning in a fantastic time of 33:18! Keep up the good work Gemma.
Cork fire fighter Alex O’ Shea is currently attempting to run 32 marathons in 32 counties in just 16 days. Alex is joined by Garda Ollie O Sullivan. Ollie will be a vital part of the crew for this challenge and will also attempt his own personal challenge of 50km a day. On Thursday 6th September Alex and Ollie will complete their County Derry Marathon from the Erins Own GAC & Termoneeny Centre starting at 3.00pm. The course is 3 loops with the finish around the club pitch. We are encouraging as many people as possible to come along and show their support for these two amazing men who are running to support the work of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and the life changing services that they provide. Maybe you could cover a couple of miles with them to keep them company on their epic challenge!
Congratulations to all the TRC members who represent the Club so well throughout the country and farther afield. Hill training currently takes place from the Club on a Thursday evening. See facebook page for more information on this and other training sessions available. If you are interested in joining Termoneeny RC please visit termoneenyrc.com or send us a message on facebook.