Glenmore juveniles were represented by all girls teams at the All Ireland National track & Field events in Tullamore on Sunday last. U9 girls Aoife Mc Donald and Zoe White competed in the pairs 60m and 300m event finishing top 8. Joined by Aine Finnegan and Holly Mc Cann the girls ran very well in the 4 *100m relay just outside the top qualifying spot. The U11 pair Katie Mc Donald and Jessica White ran in the 60m sprint finishing a very credible 6th position. They competed in the U11 4*100m relay with Grace Keenan and Emma Mc Carragher, qualified for the final and finished outside the medals on the day. A wonderful achievement and experience for all these young athletes, you have done yourself and your club proud.
Glenmore AC were very well represented at Scoil Naomh Lorcan’s well supported and well organised inaugural Long Woman’s 5K race on Wednesday evening in Omeath. The weather conditions made it a tough run for some but the winner’s podium was awash of green singlets regardless of the heat – Shane Toner(17:07) was placed 2nd male and just missed out on 1st place which was taken by Daragh Greene (Dunleer AC). 3rd man was another Glenmore athlete Kevin Harnet (20:31), Kevin’s running form is going from strength to strength of late. 1st female was another Glenmore athlete Lisa Conlon(21:27) (U14) which was an amazing feat under such humid weather conditions, 2nd female was Rebecca Carolan (Boyne AC) and 3rd was our very own Sarah Dooney(23:48). Congratulations to all the other Glenmore Athletes who competed in what proved to be a very successful event, Christopher Connolly, Tony Ashby, Paul Flanagan, Pat Ferguson, Llody Byrne, Katie Mallon, Kinga Byrne, Mia Ashby, Alice Ferguson, Ava Ashby, Joan Farron, Rose White, Paddy Gill, Aaron O’Connor, Stephanie Malone, Stephen O’Connor, Emma O’Connor, Noeleen Hallahan, Elizabeth Rafferty, Teresa Keenan, Katie Bell.
Meanwhile Glenmore AC were represented at The Waterford Viking Marathon event in Waterford on Saturday. Due to health and safety reasons the full marathon distance had been cancelled the previous night due to soaring temperatures , so Fiona Mc Quade(01:56:18) competed in the Half distance along with fellow Glenmore athlete Barry Woods(02:34:36) at stages temperatures rose as high as 28degrees and the distance proved a struggle at times so congratulations to the pair on their achievement.
And further afield Glenmore Athlete Terry Steeples, who thankfully has acclimatised himself to hotter climates during his tour of duty with the Irish Army in Lebanon, has successfully completed the Beirut Half Marathon in 2hrs with temperatures reaching 34 degree!!!.We are still very proud of what Terry managed to achieve recently as he was the main organiser of our recent Glenmore Challenge held in Lebanon to coincide with our HOME Glenmore Challenge 10m + 10k road race . Terry’s event managed to raise a significant amount of funds which was donated to The Maria Goretti Foundation in Lordship.
We’d like to wish Vicky Leahy and Joan Farron good luck at next weekend’s inaugural Magee 1866 Donegal Wild Atlantic Half Marathon and all other athletes are hard at training for Glenmore AC’s next event the Carlingford 5k ( Michael Fearon and Kevin Marron 5k Road Race) on the 3rd August , online registration is via MyRunResults.com and for further details check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/fitforlife.glenmoreac/