Letterkenny Athletic Club runner Eoin Hughes had a tremendous run in very muddy conditions in Saturday’s Bobby Rea International Cross Country.
The event, held at the Billy Neill Country Park Dundonald, played host to many of Ulster’s top runners. Despite the calibre of the opposition, Eoin finished in a highly creditable 18th place.
The top 20 finish helped consolidate young Eoin’s growing reputation in athletics. Eoin recorded a time 33.30 for the highly demanding 8K.
The excellent form is shown by Liam Ferry recently continued in Saturday morning’s Letterkenny Parkrun. Liam was first across the line, in a time of 19.55. It was his 34th Parkrun and Liam had secured a 2nd place finish in 11 of the previous events.
Seamus Morrison was fourth overall, and the leading M50 runner, in 22.12. Paul Lee was the next M50, in 23.17. Paddy McDaid’s time was 23.48.
It was Paddy’s first Parkrun. The 3rd M50 was also a Letterkenny AC runner, Cathal Roarty, with a time of 24.29, in his 78th Parkrun.
James McBride was the first M65 runner; his time was 26.19. The 4th M50 runner was Anthony Farren, whose time was 26.28. Peter McLean, now just 9 events away from the Century mark, was the 3rd M60 runner in a time of 28.37.
Annroi Cheevers and his young son, Eoghan, clocked 30.12.
Club coach, Teresa McDaid, and versatile, highly successful athlete, Ciaran Doherty, gave a most informative and insightful interview on Highland Radio at the weekend.
Letterkenny Athletic Club would like to convey sincere condolences to club member, Darren Beecroft, following the recent death of his mother, Pauline.
Pauline Beecroft, R.I.P.