ULTRA RUNNING; Nat 50k C/ship. Garda Cross country
The National 50k C/ships were held yesterday (16th feb), at Donarea Forest, Co. Kildare. The race was run over 10 x 5k laps, on a mainly gravel trail, which was very muddy in parts. 107 competitors set out, of which 91 completed the 50k course. The race was won by Barry Minnock of Rathfarnham, in a time of 3hr 05min 02 sec. The womens race was won by Olwyn Dunne, Crusaders, in a time of 4hr 00min 28sec. Ian McGrath finished 7th, 3hr 27min 13 sec, (5ksplits, 21.37;20.22;20.42;20.53;20.43;20.39;20.37;20.36;20.07;20.57) Gary Condon finished 8th in 3hr 27min 55, ( 21.37;20.23; 20.42;20.52;20.43;20.40;20.37;20.36;20.42;21.05). Dominic Horan finished in 56th place and 4th O/45 in a time of 4hr 39min 17sec. ( 24.25;23.13;22.58;22.43;22.41;22.55;23.46;25.30;39.37;51.28;) Well done to all, expecting a full report from Dominic soon.
Another race held yesterday was the BHAA, Garda Cross Country. The mens race was run over 4 miles, Neil Wiktorski finished 5th in 23.20, Bernard Quinn finished in a time of 31.20. Full results on www.bhaa.com
BARCELONA HALF MARATHON.
The Barcelona half marathon was held on Sunday 17th Feb. Mary Dawson put in a fine performance to finish in 1hr 32min 41sec.