Great turn out for Juvenile Cake Race

The juvenile athletes season finale, the Christmas Cake Race, took place on the track in the Morton Stadium last night. Held in excellent conditions there was a great turn out of young Harriers for the traditional handicapped race. It`s not that many years ago when there was difficulty filling the field in a single race, but such are the numbers of athletes in the club now that last night there were six races all with packed fields catering for maybe 100 youngsters.

As always great sportsmanship from all taking part, particularly following on Gladys` promise that “if you start last tonight, you`ll be first off next year” (do kids still fall for that one?). Post race a packed clubhouse for goodie bags, again a huge thank you to Colm Doran for his sponsorship, and the prize giving of a Cake to the winners and presentation of athletes of the year in the older age groups.

Results of 2013 Cake Race:

Grade A girls 300m:

1. Laura Gallager

2. Sally Sumola

3. Isabelle Browne

Grade A boys 300m:

1. Dylan Shinbach

2. Mark Isong

3. Daniel Coleman

Grade B girls 600m:

1. Kristin McGrady Hogan

2. Blaize Carroll

3. Aoife Hession

Grade B boys 600m:

1. James McDonnell

2. Jamie Hynes

3. Joey Curran

Grade C girls 800m:

1. Katie Connolly

2. Rebecca Fitzsimons

3. Cliona Cooley

Grade c boys 800m:

1. Jack Horan

2. Joey Hutchinson

3. Stephen Cashin

2013 awards:

Gladys`group: 50 mile challenge Vicky and Aoife, 25 mile challenge Jonathan, James

Gerry`s group: Most improved athlete: Abbey Sheehy. Athlete of the year: Jack Horan

Mick/Noel`s group: athletes of the year: (girls)  Alanah Cooley. (boys) Adam O`Brien

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(thanks to Alan Coleman for photos)