Niel, Valerie win in Rathdrum, Mary D,3rd in Kenmare.
On Thursday last, 21st Feb, the 2nd race in the Fit 4life series was held in Rathdrum. It was a 5k race, over a very tough 3 lap course. Niel Wiktorski took the mens race in 16.55 and Valerie Brown won the womens race in 19.34. Charlotte Stevens was 2nd O/50, in 23.20, and a new PB. This was the third time Charlotte has reduced her 5k pb since this race last year. We also had fine performances from Susan Dowd, 23.34, also a new Pb; Collette Mason, 24.43, another new Pb; Diane Doll, 26.10; Elaine Norton, 26.36.
In Kenmare, Co. Kerry, the Wild West Adventure Race (15ml trail) was held on sunday. Mary Dawson, fresh from her fine run in the Barcelona Half Marathon, finished 3rd in the womens race in a time of 2hrs.00.
Thursday training was again well attended last week, 2 groups, both doing 1k repeats. Great to see a couple of our elite runners, Mary and Lar, at training last week. This week we will be doing some hill work, 2 or 3 groups depending on numbers.
REMINDER, Wicklow Road Race C/Ships, 5k, Ashford, Wednesday 3rd April.
23 of our runners will be heading down to Ballycotton this weekend, we wish them all the best of luck.