Wicklow Masters XC Race Report
After a frosty start, the sun shone brightly on Shanganagh for Sunday’s Wicklow Masters XC Champs.
Event and club participation records were broken, with a big turnout and a great atmosphere created around the looped course in the park, our athletes looked to impress under the watchful eye of coach Bobby Mitchell who was in attendance.
The women went off first over the 4k course, with Bray Runners athletes putting in some super performances. Many of whom made their XC debut!
F50 TEAM SILVER
Orla Phillips F70 GOLD
Noelle Thorpe F60 GOLD
Dolores Gilliland F65 SILVER
Claire Dempster F55 SILVER
Eileen Fox F60 SILVER
Caoimhe De Freine
The men went out soon after across the 6k course, more super performances again with a number of athletes making XC debuts!
M35 TEAM BRONZE
Tom Cavanagh (4k) M65 SILVER
Conor Maher M40 BRONZE
Thomas Conway M50 Bronze
Paul De Freine
Huge congratulations to all medalists and to all who put in really solid, brave performances in tough conditions under foot. We hope you enjoyed the experience of the purest form of running!
A special thank you and congratulations to all visiting clubs on making the event a really great one. To Athletics Wicklow for the organisation and results. We look forward to and hope to have you all back in Shanganagh again soon!
Tom Brennan Memorial 5k
Liffey Valley AC hosted race was stacked with lots of top athletes in both men's and women's races. Efrem Gidey of Clonliffe Harriers took the win with Ciara Wilson of DMPAC taking the women's race With MSB's Shane Healy clearly in M55 5km World Record shape on the day.
Conditions were cold, dry and calm. Perfect for fast road racing.
With the race unfortunately flagged as 100m short of the distance in error soon after it was completed, it really should not take away from the fantastic individual performances by our athletes who no doubt, turned up in PB shape!
Drew Donohoe 15.34 (21st O/All)
James Foot 16.04 (6th MJ)
Adam Craxton 16.58 (13 MJ)
Eleanor Foot 17.01 (3rd F)
Suzanne Foot 19.19 (1st F50)
Congratulations on these results to you all