After some heroic performances in June many harriers covered a lot of miles in July as well. Admittedly for most, this came in the form of air miles with the destination being a sunny clime with a beach and a cocktail at the end of it. However, there were a few hardy harriers who kept plugging away at training and races that shone through our abject summer weather.
Two harriers that carried on where they left off in June were Lee O’Boyle and Micky McAuley. They were jointly nominated for completing the Denis Rankin round:
“Both these guys are an inspiration and true gents. Despite their gruelling training schedules they always have time to talk and encourage other members over every distance.”
Angela Stevens was nominated for her unwavering pursuit of racing the entire pure running series as well as our own club championship. She’s been simply described this month as “Knocking out half marathons in style”!
The runner up this month is Anita Piatek whose dedication to training paid off with a fantastic 5k personal best
“Anita has gone from strength to strength. Her hard work and determination has seen her get pb after pb.”
“Constantly improving, Anita has been consistent at training and ran a fantastic 5k PB at Derrytresk”
This month’s winner has been in great form too. He notched up a brilliant age category win at the Sea 2 Sky 5k and we finally managed to get him on the other side of the camera for once.
“Dermot has had a great month with a number of PBs and age category prizes at races.”
“Dermot has shown great determination coming back from injury. He ran a personal best 5 mile and had an age category win at Sea 2 Sky and in adverse weather conditions too.”
“His performance at recent events, seems he gets a PB every time and it’s because of his hard work and dedication!”
Congratulations and well deserved; July’s runner of the month is Dermot Boyd!