With a career including participation in the 1992 Olympic marathon, Tommy Hughes is still adding to his portfolio of running achievements by claiming two all-Ireland records at the weekend. On Saturday he broke the over 55 Irish record for a half marathon by finishing in third place at the Washingbay Green Run with a tremendous result of 1:13:40. Without any sign of exhaustion from his race on the previous day, Tommy travelled to Downpatrick on Sunday to complete Jimmy’s 10k where he once again smashed the 10k over 55 Irish record in a superb time of 34:45. Breaking two national records in consecutive days is an extraordinary accomplishment and Termoneeny Running Club is extremely proud of Tommy.
Washingbay Green Run
The aforementioned Tommy Hughes was not the only member of his family to shine at this event. Indeed his nephew, Jarlath Hughes, displayed outstanding running by comfortably winning the 5k race in a fantastic time of 17:06. Another TRC member, Thomas Doherty, was among the leading pack of runners in the 10k and crossed the line in a time of 40:22 which placed him sixth out of a field of 128 other competitors. Well done to all three athletes for representing the club with great prestige at this popular annual event.
The aptly named Stormathon still experienced some of the weather akin to the recent Storm Gareth yet this did not deter James McNally who completed the 10k at this East Antrim Marathon Series event. The conditions were certainly not ideal but James is no stranger to a challenge and persevered with great determination.
Kevin McErlean ran his 11th parkrun on Saturday morning and finished in a brilliant time of 25:59.
Lindsay Gibson also ran her 11th parkrun and achieved a super result of 31:04
Showing that he is just as adept at the shorter distances as he is with long distance running was Fergal Hughes who ran Ormeau parkrun in an incredibly quick time of 20:36.
Termoneeny 5/10k 2019 Registration Open
Please note that the Termoneeny 5/10k 2019 will take place this year on the evening of Friday 10th May and registration is now open. Everyone who enters online pre-race will be entered into a raffle to win a Garmin Forerunner 35! Please see our facebook page and website for details.
5k to 10k Programme
Following on from the successes of previous c25k programmes, a six week 5k to 10 k programme will be taking place soon on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will be led by TRC member Declan Leung who is qualified with Leadership in Running Fitness. This is available to both member s and non-members. Please see the TRC facebook for more details.
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.