Kilbeggan 6k 2021 (26th Dec)
Fortunately the persistent rain on Christmas Day had mostly cleared on St. Stephen’s Day and the Kilbeggan 6k took place in good conditions for running, much to the relief of the nearly 200 that toed the line looking to burn off the excesses of Christmas dinner and raise money for the Crumlin Children’s Medical and Research Foundation. The race was well supported by athletic clubs from near and far, including Mullingar Harriers of course. As well as those just looking to enjoy the mild weather and soak up the great atmosphere, there was a competitive edge too. The winners of the men’s and women’s races were both from Tullamore Harriers, Paul Mitchell in 18 minutes 53 seconds and Nadine Donegan in exactly 22 minutes.
As expected, a good number from Mullingar Harriers took part, led home by Matthew Glennon in second place (19:05), followed by Brian Martin seventh (20:17), John Whitelaw eighth (20:28), Vinny Connolly tenth (20:41), Philip McCartan (22:38) second junior men, Joan Flynn twentieth (22:44) first in her master age category, Enda Seery (23:01), Lorcan Mullen (23:05) third junior man, Caoimhe Kilmurray (23:06) first junior woman, Susan Glennon (23:21) second senior woman, Andrew Glennon (23:50), Kieran Nolan (24:05), Amy Mahony (24:10), Conor Walsh (25:40), Lily Walsh (26:15) second junior woman running with her father Colm Walsh (26:15), Annie Kilmurray (26:30) third junior woman, Caroline Mullen (28:06) second in her master age category and John Bannon (28:24) third in his master age category.
It was good to see members of Mullingar Harriers out in good numbers to support a local race and also to support a great cause.