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Nov 22 - The Stook
Some thirty members of the club, with the majority from our Fit4life section, took part in this year’s 10 mile Co Championship Road Race at the Stook. Host club Gowran had first team places with both Men’s and Women’s teams. Ray Lonergan won individual gold for the club and led the team into second place. Other scorers were Trust Mtinsi, Pat Purcell and John Carey. Helping the team in order of finishing were Tim Butler, Tony Kelly, Seamus Kavanagh, Davy Hogan, Barry Somers, Ken Byrne, Gary O’Dwyer, Mervin Doyle and Eoin Molloy.
The ladies were out in force and were rewarded with second and third place team medals. Karen Ryan was our first lady home followed in quick succession by Rita McGarvey, Cathy Millett and Aisling Gannon who comprised the second team. Scoring for thebronze medals were Marcella Dunne, Joya Burns, Deirdre Scott and Breegeen Murphy. Other finishers were Ann Brett, Jo Scobie, Colette Shannon, Katrina Lowry, Kate Malone, Martina McGrath and Majella Grogan.
Oct 25 - Dublin City Marathon
KCH were well represented at this year’s Dublin City Marathon and quite a few posted excellent times for the event. The top two men finishers were training partners Pat Purcell who finished on 2.55.31 and Conor D’Arcy on 3.00.28. The first two for the ladies were Ciara Delaney on 3.25.31 and Lisa Collins with 3.32.28 both of whom are members of the large Fit4Life contingent. Included among the successful finishers were club coaches Jareck Balcer, Seamus Kavanagh, Anita Byrne, Richie Cody and Paul Moran. Paul, who was a pacer for the 3.20 group, did his duty well as he came home in 3.19.11. One of the unsuccessful ones was David McPherson who had to pull out at the sixteen miles mark. Up to that point he was on course for a sub 2.30 finish. This will be a mere temporary set-back for David who is a dedicated runner.