More than 300 take part in Lucan Harriers race

by Gazette Reporter
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THE skies cleared just in time for Lucan Harriers as they hosted the second running of the club’s five-mile race recently where Dunboyne’s Peter Samba claimed the main prize.

Samba came home in a time of 24.49,

followed in by Tomas Fitzpatrick of Tallaght Athletic Club in a time of 26.22 and Pauric Ennis of Tullamore Harriers in a time of 27.18.

The first lady home was Sarah Mulligan of Dundrum South Dublin AC in a time of 30.42,  followed closely by  in by Siobhan McArdle of Naas AC in a time of 30.51  and Lisa Ward of Lucan Harriers AC coming home in a very impressive time of 32.29.

The route itself brought the runners from the Lucan Harriers Track, up the Newcastle Road for a mile and then onto the canal for another mile, down to the outer ring road  where the runners ran along the cycle path, before turning onto the Adamstown Road for a long one and a half mile straight, before returning to the Newcastle Road for half a mile and finally onto our wonderful new track for the last 300m.

The kids run had different distances for different ages starting with a 400m for ages 7 to 9, 800m for ages 10 to 12 and one mile for ages 13 to 16, despite the emphasis been on fun runs, they turned into competitive tussles.

Neighbours Celbridge AC also brought more than 20 club members to the events, having only recently just run a very successful 5k of their own 10 days prior to the Lucan Race.

Organisers of the race were delighted with the way the event went to plan, many of the almost 300 finishers vowing to be return next year.

Dunboyne’s Peter Samba is presented with the

Tom Byrne trophy by Lucan Harriers’ Colin O’Gara

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