Tonight, 6th Dec, we had our annual club H/Cap race. Unfortunately the weather turned nasty, with rain and a strong wind making it a very difficult night for running. The bad weather seems to have kept some from racing but we still had a good turnout for the event. We had an equally good turnout of helpers, Dermot on the leadout bike, Sean, Bernard, Mark, Dolores and Noelle at the start, finish and helping with the post race refreshments and Richard Hourahan out on the course making sure nobody took a wrong turn. Thanks to all who brought mince pies, biscuits and sandwiches and to Ciara and Denise for supplying the home baking. Some excellent times were recorded, Mary Hourahan 32.02 over 2 minutes off her pb, Lorraine O,Rourke 31.28, 1.28 off her pb and the ever improving Siobhan Butler also lowering her pb to 22.30. Fastest time of the night was recorded by Finbar Kirwan, 17.01. Here are some of the results, full results can be found on the results page.
5k H/Cap results. 1st Lorraine O,Rourke (31.28), 2nd Mary Hourahan(32.02). 3rd Suzanne Foot (19.47). 4th Elaine Nuzun (31.10) 5th Ana Molina (30.11). all times, net.
Fastest Times, Men. 1st Finbar Kirwan,17.01. 2nd Gary Condon, 17.11, 3rd Joe Cawley, 17.34.
Fastest Times, Women. 1st Denise O,Leary, 21.18. 2nd Siobhan Butler, 22.30. 3rd Charlotte Stevens 23.41.
Guests, 1st, Helen Barry, 20.21.
Catagories. Women O/40, 1st Andrea Murphy, 24.16. 0/45, 1st Carmel Murphy 26.56.
MEN. 1st O/40 Bil Stanley, 19.01. 1st O/45 Dominic Horan, 18.27. 1st O/50 Tony Branigan,26.28. 1st O/55 Tom Cavanagh, 21.30. 1stO/60 Pat McCourt, 23.53.
Presentation of prizes will take place next Thursday, at our Christmas drinks night, in Duffs from 9pm. Usual format, bring a small gift to be used as prizes for race and spot prizes.
From 2pm tomorrow Friday 7th Dec, app 1,000 slots will be available on line at www.ballycottonrunning.com , when they are gone entry forms will be available to download, these are for club runners only, and will be accepted up to the 18th Dec. only.