Friday evening last August 5th, through the streets of Carlingford in perfect conditions. The juvenile athletes were first to take to the road competing in various distances. Trophies and medals were given to the top 10 finishers in each race with plenty of smiling medal winners on the night.

Local clubs from Louth as well as Armagh, Down, Antrim and Cavan were seen to compete on the night. The finish line for all was the incline from Tholsel Street through to Newry Street making for exciting entertainment. The following are the top 4 finishers in each race:

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U9 Girls 500m:

1st: Lynsey Kelly (3Ways AC) 2nd: Grace Reilly (Blackrock AC) 3rd: Jessica White (Glenmore AC) 4th: Emma McCarragher (Glenmore AC)

U9 Boys 500m:

1st: Oliver Carolan (Boyne AC) 2nd: Daire Matthews (Dunleer AC) 3rd: Craig Touhy (Glenmore AC) 4th: Conor Brennan (Dunleer AC)

U11 Girls 800m:

1st: Vanessa Brennan (Dunleer AC) 2nd: Lucy White (Glenmore AC) 3rd: Enya Silkena (St Gerards AC) 4th: Rebecca Baldwin (Blackrock AC)

U11 Boys 800m:

1st: Joshua Muckian (Slieve Gullion AC) 2nd: Tiernan O Hare (3Ways AC) 3rd: Sean Reilly (Blackrock AC) 4th: Conor Litchfield (St Peters AC)

U13 Girls 1000m

1st: Grace Fitzpatrick (Dunleer AC) 2nd: Ella Hayes (Armagh AC) 3rd: Olivia Hall (3 Ways AC) 4th: Katie Mc Cleary (Lisburn AC)

U13 Boys 1000m

1st: Caolan O Hare (3 Ways AC) 2nd: Tiernan Roley (Dunleer AC) 3rd: Sean Allen (St Peters AC) 4th: Brian Watters ( 3 Ways AC)

U15 Girls 1500m

1st: Caitlin Coffey (3 Ways AC) 2nd: Anna Mc Ardle (Glenmore AC) 3rd: Tilly Mc Keown (Armagh AC) 4th: Ciara Quinn (Glenmore AC)

U15 Boys 1500m

1st: Odhran Hamilton (Amagh AC) 2nd: Joseph Hynes (Armagh AC) 3rd: Donacha Hughes (Blackrock AC) 4th: Ciaran Logue (Dunleer AC)

Well done to all our juveniles who competed on the night. Well done also to all our other Glenmore athletes who competed in their respective ages:

U9 Katie Mc Donald, Grace Keenan, Katie Feehan, Minatulla Lennon, Leah Dunne, Aoife Keenan & Aine Reilly. U11 Anna Dawson, Ava Ashby, Chloe Mc Carragher, Katie McGuinness, Sarah Mallon, Mia Ashby, Katelyn Savage, Finn Reilly, Thomas Mc Cabe & Cormac Mc Coy. U13 Ava Brady, Lisa Conlon & Emily Touhy. U15 Nicole Barry, Breanna Savage, Laoise Mc Guinness, Sam Dawson & Daragh Brady.

This year’s 5k race, saw the number of entrants explode to over 450 athletes. The race itself did not disappoint, with Freddy Keron (Raheny Shamrocks) finishing in a time of 14.45, just managing to hold off he strong challenge of the Irish 5k champion, Conor Duffy (Glaslough Harriers) and Paddy Hamilton (Slieve Gullion Runners). It was testament to the quality of the field that the 1st twelve athletes all finished in under 16minutes(129 athletes under 20minutes). Brian McCluskey (North East Runners) was the first local athlete home in a time of 15.45 (9th place).

Catherine O’Connor ran well to win the Ladies tn a time of 18.08, ahead of Judi MacAuley from North Belfast AC (18.24), and Sinead Murtagh from Newcastle AC (18.47).

The under 17 and 19 athletes all featured prominently well up the field with Dillon Carolan (17.07) winning the Men under 17 race. Local athlete Caitlin Mulholland (St Gerard’s AC) won the Ladies under 17 race (21.35). The Under 19 events were won by James Smith (East Down AC, 17.36) and by Daire McCartan (Beechmount Harriers, 19.12). Glenmore AC athletes Katie Mallon (22.18) and Hannah Stewart (23.16) both ran very well and handled the 5km distance very well in these age categories.

29 Glenmore AC athletes completed the race, with Shane Toner winning the ‘Francis O’Reilly Perpetual Shield’ for being the 1st athlete home in a time of 16.12 (16th place).

North Belfast AC men’s teams ran very well to finish 1st and 2nd in the team event, winning the Michael Fearon Cup. On the female side, the ladies from Drogheda & District AC done enough to win the ladies title and the Kevin Marron Cup, just ahead of the ladies from Newly City AC.

Glenmore AC would like to congratulate all the athletes who completed the race. A special thanks goes to the race sponsor Elite Physiotherapy, to the Red Cross, to the race starter Tommy Neary, John & Mary McGeown, and to all the volunteers who helped ensure the race was a success.

Please see below the winners in each additional categories:

Ladies over 40: Cathy McCourt (18.51)

Men over 40: Brian McCluskey, North East Runners (15.45)

Ladies over 45: Una Breen, Blackjack AC (20.49)

Men over 45: Gary Henderson, Armagh AC (16.26)

Ladies over 50: Geraldine Branagh, North Belfast Harriers (20.16)

Men over 50: David O’Connell, Bohermeen AC (16.58)

Ladies over 55: Rose Lambe, Carrick Aces (19.45)

Men over 55: David Clarke, North Belfast Harriers (17.10)

Ladies over 60: Nuala Reilly, Drogheda & District (21.21)

Men over 60: Paul Elliot, North Belfast Harriers (17.18)

Men over 65: Willie Weir, Dromore AC (23.27)

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