Turgesius Island 10 Mile 2023 (19th Feb)
Hosted by our near neighbours in North Westmeath AC, the Turgesius Island 10 Mile Road Race on Sunday morning 19th February started in Collinstown Village before taking the nearly 150 runners along scenic county roads in the North Westmeath area and finishing at The Cut, on the shore Lough Lene, overlooking Turgesius Island, which of course gives it name to the event. Being a local race organised by an athletics club, athletes from Mullingar Harriers were delighted to run in support of the event.
Finishing strongly in 3rd place in 55 minute 33 seconds, James Keegan led the strong Mullingar group home and our first woman was Jacintha Reilly crossing the finish line in 68 minutes 30 seconds, delighted to take the prize for second woman. Following James was Kedagh Geoghegan (59:37), Eddie Newman (59:54) 1st in his master category, Enda O’Carolan (62:42), then Jacintha Reilly, followed by Declan Claffey (72:56), Orla McLaughlin (77:57), Brian Boyle (81:43), Avril Keane (81:56), Frank Lynam (88:54), Caroline Boyle (89:34), Martin Mullen (91:26) and Raymond Smyth (91:26).