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Season summary

Several Glendalough AC athletes competed actively throughout the IMRA season and in other trail races. 

In the popular Leinster League Angus Tyner finished 36th overall with Barry Murray providing the best individual result finishing 11th at Scarr.

Catherine Devitt provided one of the highlights when she won the Tollymore Trail Marathon. 

A highlight of the season was undoubtedly the Wicklow Way Relay team securing a very surprising 7th place finish in our their first outing having sat as high as 6th position at one stage. 

We hope to resume more active reporting next season but this year there were too many achievements to mention in summary!

 

Saturday April 11th 2015

GLACIER LAKES

Well done to Glen AC athletes Niall Corrigan (9th), Brian O'Murchu and Juju Jay (joint 12th) in this weekend's solo event as part of the Wicklow Glacier Lakes Solo and Relay. 27 runners contested the event. The event was won in 4:14:19 by triathlete Adrian Hennessy who was only beaten by two teams!

SOLO
9. Niall Corrigan 5:46:45 
12. Brian O'Murchu 6:33:45
12. Juju Jay 6:33:45

Full results and reports on the IMRA site:https://www.imra.ie/events/report/id/1225/

 

28th April 2015

DONNA QUINN WINS INAUGURAL BROCKAGH BURST

Today's inaugural running of Brockagh Burst got off to a very smooth start and despite strong winds no one went astray nor did they get blown away. It was great to hear all the positive feedback on organisation afterwards.

Thanks to Yvonne Brennan, Heather Cullen, Derek Cullen, Marcus Murphy, Rachel Wisdom, Ian, Eva, Juju Catherine Devitt, and Barry O'Neill who helped the event run like a clockwork.

Donna Quinn took another scalp for the ladies division by winning the ladies race and serious considerations were done by the committee afterwards about whether it is time to close down the men's division.

Wellknown hill runner Diarmuid Collins won the men's race in a splendid time of 27:56, the new standard to beat.

Siobhan and Angus Tyner, Ivan Mahon, Colm Kenna and Deirdre O'Riordan all completed the course as well with Angus in top 10 and Ivan in top 20.

 

Mountain running

IMRA Winter League

Our runners were busy in this years 'warmup' league for the summer of mountain races and while none of our runners opted to complete the minimum three necessary to complete the leagues Barry Murray finished highest with 17th position at Ticknock Winter and 11th at Annacurra. Seasoned orienteer Angus Tyner was 23rd at Ticknock Winter and 11th at Maulin Winter.

Niall Corrigan, preparing for this summer's Ultra Tour de Mont Blanc, a gruelling 170 km alpine race widely seen as the most competitive in the world, finished 25th at Maulin.

Full results on the IMRA website.

(image: Niall Corrigan during the Annacurra race)

 

Images from Glendalough AC