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Meath Hill Running championships


from the AAI website A record field of runners from the throughout the north east assembled at Mullaghmeen Forest near Oldcastle for the third staging of the Meath Hill Running championships. The local organisers plotted a wonderful route through the largest planted broadleaf forest in Ireland. In a year which saw many events was marred by soggy conditions, it was a source of relief for all the athletes to find the going “good” in late December. Women : Senior; 1, Geraldine Gill, Bohermeen; 2, Eileen Rahill, St Brigids, 3, Karen Crean, St Brigids.

W 35; 1, Maureen Lowther, Trim, 2, Margaret Neary, Na Fianna, 3, Ann Marie McCluskey.

W 45; 1, Mary Watters, Navan, 2, Linda Gunning, Bohermeen, 3, Ann Tobin, Trim.

Junior ; 1, Elaine Plunkett, St Brigids.

Open Race; 1, Helen White, Sportsworld, 2, Crona Brady, Sportsworld, 3, Anke Moore, Star of the Sea.

Teams; 1, Bohermeen,106; 2, St Brigids,116; 3, Na Fianna, 147.

Men: Senior; 1,Gerard Heery, St Brigids, 2, Derek Croal, Bohermeen, 3, Fechin Heery, St Brigids.

M 35: 1, Sean Kinane, Dunboyne, 2, Dermot Farrelly, Bohermeen, 3, Derek Hunter, Ratoath.

M 45; 1, Paddy Mangan, Dunshaughlin, 2, Michael Cornyn, Dunboyne, 3, Brian Cully, Trim.

M 55; 1, David Hawcroft, Trim, 2, Brendan Meade, Star of the Sea.

Junior; 1, Thomas O’Reilly, St Brigids, 2, Ian Hunter, Ratoath, 3, Gavin Maher, Dunshaughlin.

Open Race; 1, Martin Fulton, 2, Ronan Doolin, 3, Dermot Cafferty.

Teams; 1, St Brigids,21; 2, Dunboyne, 58; 3, Dunshaughlin.