Laura Mooney pictured when competing for Tullamore Harriers.

Mooney runs 3000m personal best in Rhode Island

Laura Mooney ran her first indoor race of the year when the Providence College women's indoor track team competed at the Mackal Field House athletics event in Kingston, Rhode Island last week.

Providence swept the top four spots in the 3,000 metres. Laura came home in second with a time of 9:49.94. This is a new PB for the Cappincur native and only a second outside the European U20 Championships qualifying standard.

The strength of the Providence team could be seen by the fact that Lilly Tuck from Sunderland, Canada crossed the line first at 9:30.10. Also, Maria Coffin of Annapolis, Maryland finished shortly behind Mooney in 9:50.22, and Orla O'Connor from Waterford was the fourth of the Providence Friars in 10:08.13.

Meanwhile, Aaron Mangan and James Dunne competed at the Ichabod Invitational hosted by Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas on February 13. They ran in the A Heat of the 800m which had 52 entries.

Both Aaron and James acquitted themselves well finishing 8th and 9th respectively in 1.54:99 and 1.55:00. Due to the Covid-19 crisis neither have raced a lot in the last 18 months but it is clear that they are getting into decent shape. The club looks forward to seeing them in action again in the weeks and months ahead.

Spring League

The Tullamore Harriers Spring League started in virtual fashion last weekend.

There were over 80 members involved, split into four teams competing in a 1-mile time trial which was completed remotely and within their own 5k limit.

Round 2 this weekend is a 3k time trial. The club wishes everyone competing the best of luck and reminds people to follow all HSE guidelines regarding Covid-19.

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