Termoneeny Running Club have had an extremely busy this week running 5Ks to “More than Marathons” from the North Coast to Dublin and Galway to Malahide! The club was well represented with no shortage of pbs achieved and a category win.
EAMS Half Marathon Series
On Wednesday morning Declan Leung made his way to Carrickfergus to take part in the latest leg of the EAMS Half Marathon Series August, the Mid-Week race from Carrick Castle to Loughshore Carrickfergus. This was Declan’s “long run” for the week and he ended up bagging himself a HM PB! Official time : 1:45:25.6. Well done Declan, great running!
Edwin May 5 Mile Classic, Coleraine
Later on Wednesday evening 12 TRC Runners joined over 350 runners from across the country to take part in the Edwin May 5 Mile Classic organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and Springwell Running Club. There were PBs set by Kerry Evans, Damien O’Boyle, Tara Montgomery and Jacqueline McGonigle. Jarlath Hughes maintained his winning form by taking first place in the Junior category with a time of 27:43 and coming 8th overall. Nicola Sargent was in great form after a three and a half month haitus and was the first TRC lady home in an impressive time of 36:55! Full results are as follows: Jarlath Hughes 27:43 (8th and 1st Junior Male), Damien Hughes 31:42, Michael Burke 32:40, Paul Mulgrew 35:26, Nichola Sargent 36:55, Kerry Evans 37:01 PB, Damien O’Boyle 37:21 PB,
Norman Gibson 41:49, Tara Montgomery 42:04 PB, Andrea Convery 42:56, Aisling Burke 43:46,
Jacqueline McGonigle 51:15 PB. Great running from everyone on the night and super post race hospitality thanks to CCAG Council and Springwell Running Club.
Oakland Insurance More than a Marathon Causeway Challenge
On Saturday morning, along a very sunny North Coast, James McNally ran a fantastic race at the 26.9 mile Oakland Insurance More than a Marthon Causeway Challenge. The race began at the Corrymeela Visitor Centre onto the Causeway Coastal Route taking in some beautiful scenery including Dunseverick Castle, Portballintrae and Whiterocks beach. Well done James for running in such tough conditions!
Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8K
Gerard Henry managed to squeeze in a run while on a break in Galway when he took part in the 33rd Galway Clinic Streets of Galway 8k hosted by the Galway City Harriers AC, also on Saturday morning. This city run took in the sights including the Spanish Arch, Eyre Square and Galway Cathedral. Gerard completed the race in a fantastic time of 44:22. Well done Gerard!
Running Blind 5k and 10k, Belfast
Sean Smith and Declan Leung took on an entirely different challenge on Saturday when they took part in the Running Blind event at Stormont for Team Kerr. Partnering up, both Declan and Sean took turns running with a blindfold for 5k each, then switching over for a second 5K. Great running guys for a very worthy cause. Results: Declan Leung : 1:11:25.8, Sean Smith : 1:11:26.4.
Monaghan 10 Miler
This year’s Monaghan Town 10 mile & 5 mile race had a new race HQ right in the middle of the town centre in front of the Courthouse. This proved to be a massive hit with runners as the atmosphere leading up to race start time was electrifying. There was a real party atmosphere to get participants in the mood. The town was in great spirits as the Monaghan County Footballers were also in action in Croke Park for the All Ireland semi-final. Though today’s football result did not sway in Monaghan’s favour, our TRC members all ran brilliant times. Congratulations to all members of TRC who travelled to a hot and humid Monaghan to take part in this popular race. Many thanks to Monaghan Town Runners for a well organised event. Results: Michael Burke 1:11:56, Stephen Pickering 1:16:24, Damian O’Boyle 1:25:07, James McNally1:26:45, Shaun Dillon 1:26:46.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half-Marathon and 10k
It was a very early start for four of our TRC members on Sunday morning as they travelled to Dublin for the annual Rock ‘n’ Roll race event. Live local bands were located at every mile along the course to provide a soundtrack for the crowd of 14,000 participants. Our ladies passed some of Dublin’s most iconic landmarks like the Ha’penny bridge, Christchurch Cathedral and the Guinness Brewery. It was a feast for the eyes and ears today but our runners did not let these distractions prevent them from focusing on their runs and they all finished with brilliant results. All runners were treated to a live concert. Great appreciation is forwarded to Moneyglass & District Runners for their kindness in organising the transport to Dublin and meal on the way home. Well done to everyone. Results are as follows: 10k results : Emma Leung 1:03:47, Jacqueline McGonigle 1:09:34. Half-Marathon results:
Oonagh Madden 2:12:54, Kay McPeake 2:28:10.
There was no shortage of TRC Runners representing the Club at local Parkruns and Parkruns a bit further afield this week!
Claire Hassan was not resting on her laurels this weekend while on a break as she participated in the Malahide Parkrun, logging an impressive time of 24:34 and was 9th female to finish.
TRC was well represented in Cookstown this weekend . Results are as follows: Thomas Doherty 19:08 and 6th overall, Michael Burke 19:42 and 10th overall, Kevin McErlean 25:15, and 53rd overall. Well done guys!
Karen Shaw completed her first Antrim Parkrun finishing in a time of 29:43 – well done Karen.
Tracey Paul took part in her second and fastest Portrush Parkrun on Saturday in a time of 30:14. Keep up the good work Tracey.
Kevin Darragh completed his first Parkrun at Ecos Ballymena in an outstanding time of 22:19 this weekend. Well done Kevin, we hope this is the first of many!
Congratulations to all the TRC members who represent the Club so well throughout the country and further 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.