It was another remarkable and memorable year for Termoneeny Running Club. Milestones were reached with goals being accomplished and new members were also welcomed. Every achievement by every member was celebrated by the club and a huge level of determination was demonstrated throughout the year. Of course, these dedicated members would not let 2018 draw to a close without fitting in a few more races amongst the Christmas festivities.
Brocagh Bay 5k/10k
On Boxing Day, ten TRC members travelled to Brocagh for the annual 5k/10k event. Their Christmas dinners were certainly well metabolised during this tough course but they enjoyed the warm spirit of the event. Jarlath Hughes, who had an outstanding and prize-winning 2018, secured another podium finish by coming 3rd in the 5k. Amazing running was on display by all TRC members.
5k: Jarlath Hughes 18:38 (3rd place); Cahal O’Loan 25:00
10k: Thomas Doherty 39:49; Michael Burke 42:06; Shane Hurrell 44:57; Damian O’Boyle 47:38; Brian Young 48:08; Shaun Dillon 53:13; Francis Halferty 57:34; Tom Halferty 1:07:44
Greencastle 5 mile
The Greencastle 5 mile race also took place on Boxing Day and is well known for its incredibly long and difficult hill. This did not deter three TRC members from taking part and Tommy Hughes, who had an awe-inspiring year, was awarded 1st place in his age category with an amazing result of 28:59. Two very committed members, Anne Breen and Jacqueline McGonigle, completed the route in brilliant times of 56:14 and 58:50 respectively.
Turkey Run Portglenone
Great fun was had by six TRC members who participated in the Portglenone Turkey Run which took place once again on Boxing Day. The course began in Portglenone Forests and then continued onto Fisherman’s walk and proceeds from the event were donated to charity. Well done to the members who took part.
Muff Glen Trail Run
It was a beautiful morning on 27th December for the Northern Velocity Muff Glen Trail run. The club would like to forward huge appreciation to Northern Velocity for providing it with a complimentary entry. The surroundings for this run were very picturesque and the two-lap route included nice sharp inclines with some steep steps and technical downhill sections. All four members in attendance had a very enjoyable time and were grateful to Northern Velocity for their warm hospitality.
Results: Dara Curley 32:13; Declan Leung 34:59; Norman Gibson 40:52; Jacqueline McGonigle 51:46
The last parkruns of 2018 took place on Saturday morning and it was great to see representation from TRC members at different venues. The club would like to thank all the parkrun volunteers who give up their time every week to make these fantastic events take place.
Tommy Hughes finished in 2nd place with a superb time of 18:16.
Kevin Darragh had a brilliant run in Ballymena and completed the course in 22:01.
Lindsay Gibson was a first timer at Antrim and had a great result of 29:42. Parkrun regular, Anne Breen, ran another terrific time of 32:58.
Termoneeny Running Club wishes all its members and neighbouring clubs a very happy and successful new year. If you are interested in joining Termoneeny RC please visit termoneenyrc.com or send us a message on Facebook.