22 & 23/6/19 Harriers put in the extra miles

Louise Smart, celebrated midsummer, by proving yet again what a magnificent athlete she is, running a PB distance of 132.47 miles to take Silver at the Athletics Association of Ireland (AAI) National 24-Hour Championship, at the prestigious Energia 24 Hour International event.  Her amazing performance meant she also finished 8th overall; and set a new Club Record!

Louise was joined at Victoria Park by two Club Relay Teams – Scramble of Legs (Andrena Berry, David Hamill, Patricia Hamill, and Mandy Yau-Wilson) and Les Miserables (Aaron Anderson, Stuart Gowans, Simon McDowell, and Glenn Smart) – with each Team member running three 2 hour stints!  The grueling event pushes competitors both physically and mentally, and over the 24 hours temperatures soared, but all the Harrier Relayers paced and performed like endurance event pros.  Les Miserables achieving a fantastic 165.33 miles (6th place) and Scramble of Legs an impressive 149.93 miles. 

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