Derry Track Club – Chairman’s Report 2016 AGM

2016       Achievements- DTC Enjoyed an exceptional latter half of the year as a consequence of dedication to training, input from coaches and a great attitude from all involved.

Feb 16 Conor McIlveen Hits Qualifying Time for Rio 1500m
Lily Toorish Bronze at Ulster Schools and trip to NI schools squad to London
DTC Armagh International 3k Team Prize Marty Cox 5th
March 16 Malcolm McCausland Named a Brooks Inspirational Coach of the Year
Robert Bigger British Masters Indoor Gold M55 1500m, Silver M55 800m
Cathal McLaughlin British masters Indoor Gold M45 1500m, Gold M45 800m
Robert Bigger Irish Masters Indoor Gold M55 800m, Silver M55 1500m
Tim Shiels Irish Masters Indoor Gold M35 400m
Malcolm McCausland Irish Masters Indoor Gold M60 400m, Silver M60 1500m
Cathal McLaughlin Irish Masters Indoor Gold M45 1500m
Conor McIlveen A second qualifying Standard for Brazil
Apr 16 Chris Millar Winner 5k Trail Series Win (3 wins out of 4 fixtures)
Marty Cox 2nd in Dental Solutions (DTC Fund raiser)
May 16 Lily Tourish Represent NI at London Mini Marathon
Conor McIlveen 1500m PB at Belfast International and International Selection at Euros
DTC Night of Miles
June 16 Conor McIlveen IPC Euros 800m (4th) and 1500m (6th)
DTC Ladies and Mens Carrickmore Relay Champs
Matt Doherty U20 1500m Gold NI&Ulster T+F Champs
JP Williamson 3000m Steeplechase Silver NI&Ulster Senior T+F Champs
Conan McCaughey 5000m Bronze NI&Ulster Senior T+F Champs
Marty Cox Acorns 3000m A race Victory. PBs for Brandon, Sean, Kevin and David
Jason Smyth 100m Irish Senior Champion
Deirdre Haigney NI Masters F40 400m Gold F40 200m Gold
Robert Bigger NI Masters M55 800m Gold, 1500m Gold
Tim Shiels NI Masters M40 800m Goild
Gary McGee NI Masters M45 1500m Silver
David Mellon NI Masters M35 1500m Silver
Kevin Connolly NI Masters M40 5000m Silver
Ritchie Kelly 1st M75 100m and 400m
July 16 Aaron Carlyle 3rd Mens 400m Letterkenny International (PB/SB for Tim Shiels, Brandon Connolly, Sean McIntyre, Conor McIlveen)
Conor McIlveen IPC Grand Prix 800m Gold (Berlin)
Aug 16 Matt Doherty Wins Jog in the Bog from Marty Cox
Chris Millar Wins Dungiven 5k
Conan McCaughey 8th in Scottish 5000m Scottish Senior Champs
Deirdre Haigney Irish Masters F40 400m Gold, 200m Silver
Robert Bigger Irish masters M55 800m Gold, 1500m Silver
Cathal McLaughlin Irish masters M45 1500m Gold
Ritchie Kelly Irish masters M75 100m Silver
DTC 4x400m Northern Ireland Champions
Sept 16 Jason Smyth Paralympic Gold T13 Category – Rio de Janeiro
Marty Cox Wins Remembrance 5k Shane McGowan wins U20, new PB for David Mellon
DTC relays Masters women 1st, Masters Men 1st, Senior Men 1st and 3rd
Sean McIntyre U17 Irish Pharmacy Buncrana Mile Winner
DTC 4×400 Irish Pharmacy Winners
Oct 16 Marina Murphy Silver in Donegal masters
DTC NI&Ulster Road Relay Champions- mens team
Cathal McLaughlin NI Masters Athlete of the Year
Tim Shiels World Masters 4th M40 800m
DTC Spooktacular successes
DTC Ulster Novice 2 Bronze, 2 Silver team medals- Well done Kendra
Nov 16 Marina Murphy Silver Medal Donegal Masters’ Cross Country
DTC U16 4x500m Relay silver medals
JP Williamson

Conan McCaughey

NI&Ulster 10k Champion

Individual bronze medal.

DTC Seeley Cup Winners – NI Team champions
Dec 16 Conor McIlveen Called up for Irish Paralympic Development panel
JP Williamson

Conan McCaughey

Irish Novice Champion

Individual bronze medallist

Team silver medallists