The Eighth Annual Fun Run on New Year's organised by the Jolly Joggers took place
in Emyvale on January 1st. The weather was good for the occasion - cold but dry.
There were two choices - a 10k Run/Walk or a 6k Run/Walk all starting at the top
of the town and finishing at Mill Road after a trip either through Tully or Glennan.
The male winners of the 6k were: 1. Conor Maguire; 2. Niall Porter; 3. Andrew
McKenna. For the ladies Emma Geary was 1st; Cliodhna McArdle in 2nd place and Orla
McKenna in 3rd. The Ladies in the 10k ended with Barbara Murray coming over the line
in 1st place followed by Donna Evans in 2nd and Amy Hamill in 3rd. The Mens section
of the 10k was won by Conor Duffy with Shane Brady in 2nd and John Whelan in 3rd.
There was a great local representation but runners were there from athletic clubs
in other counties. We will have a full report anon but suffice it for the moment
you can get all the results of the 10k by clicking this link HERE and you can see
a video of the run and walk as it passed down Main Street by clicking this Link -
A big band of marshals did their jobs to ensure the smooth running of the event and
the Leisure Centre was the HQ for Registration and for Refreshments. Well done to
all who helped, who supplied food, ladies who served the food, the marshals, Car-Park
attendants, Water stations personnel, the Gardai, Silverhill Farm, members of Emyvale
CC who ensured the safety of runners on the road, the sponsors, Peter McKenna for
timing, Glaslough Harrier officials for their assistance, Red Cross paramedics, Fabian
Murphy and Emyvale Leisure Centre, Monaghan Shopping Centre, Sean McCaffrey as MC,
The parish bulletins, tydavnet.com, Murphy Video Services for supplying sound equipment
at the various points where it was needed, those who officiated at the finish line,
those who provided the Chip-timing, those who donated to the cause which is Monaghan
Cancer Treatment Support Group, Rory Geary and the Northern Standard, and many others
whose assistance will be recognised by the Jolly Joggers.