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Duleek and District Athletic Club


The past weekend saw more races, actions and strong results from Duleek and District AC. Over the course of the weekend the club were represented at races in Meath, Louth and Wicklow. First off to Louth where Peter Hearty put in a great performance in the Glen Emmets 5k road race in Tullyallen. On a testing course and in testing conditions Peter put in a great performance coming in 3rd overall in a time of 18.14. Indeed, Peter was narrowly pipped for second place. He has followed up on recent strong performances in Dundalk and Duleek and whilst conditions dictated that a PB was not on the cards he can nonetheless be very proud of his podium finish. From there it was on to Wicklow where Niall Doyle followed up his strong performance in the Clane AC 5k with an equally positive showing in the Bray cliff run.  The scenic trail run up along a windswept Bray head was not for the faint hearted as some strong cross winds did little to assist the athletes. Generous helpings of wind and rain were taken on board however neither turbulence or precipitation dented Nialls race as he put in a great performance and bagged a PB of 46.55.

From there it was on to Co Meath and one of the biggest races on the Meath road racing calendar as 3 club athletes took part in the Eirgrid Dunboyne 4 mile road race. In a race which attracts some of the top road runners nationally there were also some great performances from the Duleek contingent. First home for the club was Anne Hamilton who is carrying some great form from race to race as she came home in a time of 35.30. Anne was followed closely by Sandra Cassin who in turn was followed home by Billy McCormick.