Well done to two of athletes who took part in Dublin Marathon at the weekend . Dessie Green earned himself a pb with a great 3.21.32 as he raised money also for Titanic Tigers special olympics team .
Dessie (left) with a well earned after race pint
Gerry Kingston also took on the streets of Dublin a week after the Mourne Skyline and showed great strength to get round in 3.32.07 after suffering a few side effects from his mountain exploits the week before .
On Sunday two of our athletes took to the roads of the famous city Amsterdam for a scenic half marathon . Aaron Shimmons ,still shaking off a few niggles from his Bigfoot exploits , ran a great time of 1.32.21 as he begins his road to Seville marathon in February 2020 .
Aaron in action at Amsterdam half marathon
Paddy Mallon was also in action in this great city to take on the half marathon. He too ran a great race finishing in 1.37.26 and looked to have paced it to perfection with his last two mile being his fastest .
Paddy in Amsterdam
Great to see are club colours travelling far and wide once again , well done lads Arf ! Arf !
On Saturday morning hundreds of hardy mountain runners arrived on Newcastle promenade ready to take on the prestigious Mourne Skyline Mountain Trail Race which has grown from strength to strength year on year . It sees runners set off for the mountains from Newcastle heading over as far as Fofanny Dam before making their way back across the summits as they come thick and fast on the return leg , 35 km in total with over 3000 metres elevation on open mountain trail , it’s not for the faint hearted .
Kathleen Monteverde receives her age category prize from Ryan Maxwell
Rónán Davison-Kernan finished the course in 5.16.58 , Gerry Kingston 5.21.18, Declan McGrellis 5.26.54, Alan Ritchie 5.30.09 , Geoff Smyth 5.40.48 , Matt Crawford 5.51.11, Kathleen Monteverde 6.53.09 which saw her win her age category with a fantastic run .There was also as many , if not more Barf athletes throughout the course marshalling and helping at critical points in the race . I know the race team are very thankful for the effortand turnout from our club in helping to put these races on so well done to all of you and those who stepped up to take this race on Arf ! Arf !
The weekend saw two of our runners take to the start lines in Armagh and East Antrim . Peter Thompson headed for the highly competitive and fast paced Armagh 10 mile road race . He was on a flyer too completing the course in 1 hr 10 seconds for a fantastic 17 th overall .
East Antrim Marathon series regular Philip Ward had a great run on a tough new route for a marathon . Philip managed to complete the course in 4.38 .38 and a super top 5 finish for him also .
Philip at the East Antrim Marathon series Dams race