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Athletics News - Friday 15 Jul 2005

Good turnout for charity race

THERE was a fine turnout of runners, joggers and walkers for the Tinryland AC Handicap Run in aid of the Special Olympics on Wednesday last. The fastest time of the night of 20 mins 16 was recorded by Pat Byrne with Dwayne Farrell in 2nd running a PB of 20 mins 48 and thus continuing his fine recent form. Dwayne has shown great from on the road of late and was 4th in the Dunshaughlin Road race and was 2nd in a race in Enfield recently. Others to run well were Tommy Payne, Willie Quinlan and Colin Payne who could be aiming to emulate his father in the future. Special prizes went to Tommy Payne and Catherine Delaney who correctly predicted their finish times for the 4.2-mile course.

Tinryland Juvenile Athletes Niall Murphy, Kate Morgan and Eleanor Purcell all performed well at the National Underage Track and Field Championships in Tullamore last weekend. Due to the standard of competition on the day, all these talented athletes were out of the medals.

The next major promotion for the club will be the National Half Marathon on September 4, which should attract over 400 athletes.
The race headquarters will be at the GAA Club in Rathcrogue and the circuit will be two laps of roughly 6 miles covering part of the Rockford Race route.

The Autumn League will begin on Wednesday, September 7 with a 2 mile stage. This will be followed by 2 further 4 mile stages including the Rockford Race on Sunday, September 25. The final stage will be over 2 miles on Friday, September 30.

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