Purcell Powers To Victory In Lusk

Lusk village went into lock down today to welcome all to a great days racing for both adults and children.

The day started off with a selection of children’s races followed by the 3pm kick off of the now annual four-mile road race.

The Lusk four-mile road race now in its 3rd year has grown from strength to strength and so has the numbers attending.

The tricky two lap course with some added wind gave spectators a great opportunity to cheer on both the local athletes and the visitors.

From a club perspective it was the women taking to the podium on this occasion. Kate Purcell taking first place in the women’s race and Sarah Quigley Followed in third place.

Shane Ryan showed his strength with a fifth place overall and first Junior and hot on his heels was Ciaran McCarthy in sixth place.

A total of 43 Shamrocks toed the line and all helped the club win the mixed team event and a cheque of €300 made out to the Club was presented to our top 4 combined athletes.

Well done to Lusk A.C for creating a great atmosphere and music along the route. With a Goodie bag, Medal, Tee shirt and post-race refreshments what more could a runner ask for it.

Those who ran were; Shane Ryan fifth 21:24, Ciaran McCarthy sixth 21:28, Ian McConkey 22:43, Kate Purcell 22:44, Wesley Grant 22:48, Eamonn Dunne 23:06.

Sean Flynn 23:58, Sarah Quigley 24:18, Alan O’Flynn 24:34, Lucy Barrett 24:54, Michael Flynn 24:56, Zoe Quinn 24:57, Philip McGovern 25:15, Keith Fleming 25:17.

Orla Manley 25:47, Tommy Crampton 25:59, Laura Brennan 26:08, Dylan Evendon 26:15, Triona Nic Dhonaill 26:48, Dave Feeney 27:00, Elaine McNulty 27:03, Eamon Traynor 27:25.

Mark MacSweeney 27:35, David Gargan 28:10, Aisling McNally 28:11, Colm Hickey 28:29, Helen Carr 29:44, Orla Lambe 29:54, Lisa McCarthy 29:52,Jean Dunne 30:24, Gerard O’Rourke 30:56.

Rachel Ormrod 31:11, Annemarie Gargan 31:26, Catherine Groves 31:30, Deirdre O’Dwyer 31:48, Melanie Hearns 32:02, Connor Jennings 32:29, Bernadette Kearns 34:10, Laura Clarke 34:31.

Rachael Feeney 35:50, Valerie Hand 38:55, David Boyle 39:14 and Mags Byrne 41:06.