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Parkruns to Ironman!

Termoneeny runners have been out in force all week competing in a wide variety of disciplines, from Parkruns to Ironman!

Lisburn Half Marathon/10K

11 club members made their way to Lisburn on Wednesday evening to take part in the  37th Lisburn Coca-Cola HBC Half Marathon, 10K Road Race & Fun Run. The weather was extremely favourable with only a shower or two for most runners. Tommy Hughes was the first TRC runner home in the 10K taking 3rd Place and 1st in his category.  Mark Baxter was the first TRC runner home in the Half Marathon in a superb time.  Results: Half  Marathon Mark Baxter 1:47:12, Jacqueline McGonigle 2:45:09. 10K Tommy Hughes 33:59 (3rd Overall and 1st M55+), Anne O’Doherty 47:10, Raymond Keenan 48:53, Kerry Evans : 50:35, Catherine Paul 54:17, Tara Montgomery 54:17, Louise Trainor 55:34, Claire Hassan 57:30, Sinead McGrogan 1:03:11.

An Creagán Mid-Summer 5k Trail Run

Also taking place on Wednesday was the Mid-Summer 5K at An Creágan. Unfortunately the weather was not so favourable with some heavy rain causing very muddy conditions. However that did not deter our 5 runners who took part,  with some fantastic times achieved. Results: Michael Burke 20:01, Connor Melaugh 22:20, Damien O’Boyle 23:04, Shauna Melaugh 23:42, Kevin McErlean 26:54, Super running in awful conditions!

Comber 10K

Congratulations to Sinead McGrogan who finished the very popular Comber 10K on Friday night in a fantastic time of 1:02:32! This was a two loop course with a couple of gradual climbs and was Sinead’s 2nd 10K this week after taking part in Lisburn on Wednesday, improving on her time once again.

Loup 5K/5M Road Race

Congratulations to our runners who all took part in the 5 mile race at Saturday’s Loup 5K and 5M road races hosted by St Patrick’s Gac Loup. Results :  Tommy Hughes : 27:02 (2nd and 1st M55-64), Stephen Pickering : 32:45, Michael Burke: 33:07, Damien Hughes : 35:20, Damian O’Boyle 36:18, Francis Halferty 44:08, Tom Halferty 52:39, Pauline McWilliams, 57:32.  Well done, fantastic running by everyone and congrats to Tommy Hughes on his 2nd place and category win.

Hard as Oak

On Saturday Jacqueline successfully completed Hard as OAK . This is a tough, 10K course with over 50 made-made and natural obstacles, billed as Ireland’s toughest obstacle course.  Set in the beautiful Faughan Valley with lots of hills, mud, water, climbing, jumping, and more mud, Hard as Oak is a superbly organised, family friendly event.  Great fun was had, with Jacqueline and friends completing the course in around 2.5 hours.

St Patrick’s College Maghera 5K/10K

The St Patrick’s College road race took place on Saturday  in Maghera in somewhat warm conditions. This was a challenging course with plenty of hills to negotiate, but everyone ran a great 5K race with Thomas Doherty taking 1st place, Daniel Pearson in 4th place and Andrea and Daniel Convery’s son Dan taking 2nd Male Junior.  Full results: Thomas Doherty 20:11 (1st), Daniel Pearson 21:14 (4tth), Andrea Convery 30:03, Dan Convery 24:59 (2nd Male Junior!). Congratulations everyone!



Michelle Comer finished her long run on Saturday morning with 5k on the beach at Portrush Parkrun finishing in a super time of 29:43.

Dunshaughlin 10K

At what was his 2nd race of the day, Tommy Hughes won his category M55+ at Dunshaughlin 10k on Saturday in County Meath. Tommy beat his own Irish M55+ record by an impressive 13 seconds finishing in 33.13, just 2 seconds off beating the WR for his age! Congratulations Tommy!

Energia 24

At what was the 10th and final Energia 24 in Belfast, four TRC Ultra Runners took on the gruelling challenge at Victoria Park from midday Saturday until midday Sunday, racking up as many laps as possible in the given time. Taking part were Kerry Archibald, James McNally, Fergal Hughes and Christian Fortes O’Neill. Between them they completed over 315 miles! This is an amazing achievement  in what is one of the highest tests of running endurance. Congratulations! 

Kerry Archbald : 66 laps (67.79 miles)
James McNally : 56 laps (57.48 miles)
Christian Fortes O’Neill : 86 laps (88.32 miles)
Fergal Hughes : 99 laps (101.67 miles)

Ironman Ireland

On Sunday, in appalling weather conditions in Cork, Kevin Duggan participated in the inaugural Ironman Ireland challenge. Scheduled to kick off at 5.00am with a 2.4 swim, 112 mile bike race and finishing off with a 26.2 mile run, unfortunately the swim stage was cancelled for safety reasons due to poor weather. Kevin put in a sterling performance despite the awful weather conditions, battered by wind and rain, completing the 112 miles cycle and running a full marathon in a fantastic time of 13:11:59. You are a credit to the Club Kevin, congratulations.

Thanks and congratulations to all of our members who continue to represent the Club so well throughout the country and further afield in a variety of distances and disciplines.   If you are interested in joining Termoneeny RC please visit termoneenyrc.com or send us a message on facebook. You can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome.