ACTION PACKED WEEKEND FOR 24/7 MEMBERS

Once again it was an action-packed weekend for 24/7 members taking part in a number of races around the country including RAS na Nog, Omagh Half Marathon, Omagh Duathlon, Rathmullan Duathlon and Autism Awareness 5k.

Omagh Duathlon
Eight club members took part in Sundays Omagh Duathlon. Shane McNulty was the first 24/7 member home finishing in 14th in 55.59 minutes taking a 3rd place prize in the M40-44 category. Colin Dean and Paul Dillon also raced well. Junior Jonathon Martin put in an excellent performance, finishing 2nd in his age category, agonizingly just 1 second away from a first place prize. As always the 24/7 ladies brought home the silver ware- Siobhan Gallagher was first female overall in a super time of 58:22. Both Natasha Kelly and Niamh McDaid continued their excellent duathlon seasons, Natasha finishing 5th woman overall and both girls winning their respective age categories. Junior Kate Black also performed well finishing in 2nd place in the F16-17 category.

Omagh Half Marathon
Twenty- eight club members made the trip to Omagh on Saturday for the 28th Spar Omagh Half Marathon. It may have been a wet day but that didn’t dampen the mood for competitors or the great number of supporters who came to cheer on their club mates on what was a highly successful day for the club.
Aidan Callaghan was first 24/7 male over the finish line in a PB time of 01:15:26- Aidan’s last race before his wedding to Catherine this Saturday. Catherine McKinley was first 24/7 female also finishing with a PB of 01:39:39.
Times were extremely impressive from everyone who took part, the long Winter miles and training paying off with a record number of PB’s from competitors. Congratulations to all members who raced- especially everyone taking part in a half marathon for the first time. The support from fellow competitors and the 24/7 supporters club who made the trip to Omagh was superb and in true 24/7 style the celebrations were as impressive as the results!
Full results below.

Rathmullan Duathlon
24/7 was also represented in the Rathmullan Charity Duathlon on Saturday with Sam Bogan, Alastair Hetherington, Martin Robinson and Fionnuala Larkin all performing well.

Ras Na Nog, Drogheda
U14 Ciaran McGettigan raced Ras na Nog hosted by Drogheda Wheelers at the weekend. He had a 10th place finish in Crit, 14th in the Stage 2 Road Race and a very impressive 3rd place in Sundays final race in a big sprint finish. Ciaran finished in an excellent 7th overall.

Autism Awareness 5k
Club member Shaun McDevitt was 4th place in Sundays 5k in a time of 20:13.

Club Training
Club training continues as follows:
Tuesday: Track session- 7.45pm
Wednesday: Swim session- Advanced 7-8pm, Intermediate/ Beginners 8-9pm
Thursday: Long Run session leaves from Aura at 6.30pm
Saturday: Club cycle leaves from Aura at 8am

Omagh Duathlon
Shane McNulty 55:59 3rd M40-44
Colin Dean 57:01
Paul Dillon 58:14
Siobhan Gallagher 58:22 1st Female
Jonathon Martin 58:26 2nd M18-19
Natasha Kelly 1:03:40 1st F20-24
Niamh McDaid 1:10:53 1st F25-29
Kate Black 1:15:52 2nd F16-17

Omagh Half Marathon
Aidan Callaghan 01:15:26 PB
Gavin Crawford 01:16:52 PB
Paul Doherty 01:20:56 PB
Clint Doherty 01:23:01
Paul Cullen 01:26:54
Nicolas Fowell 01:29:05 PB
David Harvey 01:27:56
Anthony Sweeney 01:29:28 PB
Patrick McNulty 01:30:12 PB
John Connaghan 01:32:05
Damian McGoohan 01:33:12
Adrian Callaghan 01:33:48
Liam Tinney 01:39:05 PB
Catherine McKinley 01:39:39 PB
Fin Begley 01:44:24
Barry McLaughlin 01:46:29
Desiree Casburn 01;47:00 PB
Anne Robinson 01:49:11 PB
Niamh Gibbons 01:50:39 PB
Amanda McNulty 01:52:21 PB
Fiona McDaid 01:55:35 PB
Labhaoise Maguire 01:56:50 PB
Paul O’Gara 01:59:41
Fiona Temple 02:02:17 PB
Ailbhe Dunne 02:15:37 PB
Elaine Gallagher 02:32:04 PB
Bridie Devenney 02:32:04 PB

Omagh 5k
Sinead Diver 28:54

Rathmullan Duathlon
Sam Bogan 48:58
Alastair Hetherington 51:54
Martin Robinson 53:36
Fionnuala Larkin 54:18

Autism Awareness 5K
Shaun McDevitt 20:13 4th