Magnificient Performance From Niel, and PBs all round.
At tonights Wicklow 5k Road Race C/Ships, Wed 3rd April, Neil Wiktorski put in a breathtaking performance to win his first Wicklow Senior Road Race C/Ship. Neil pulled away from the pack towards the end of the first kilometre and was never seriously challenged from there to the finish. Gary Condon, with another great run, finished 2nd, Joe Cawley, in his final race before the Boston Marathon, finished in the top 5, and the final member of our Senior team Dominic Horan, finished well inside the top 20. Due to a problem with the chip timing, official results were not available on the night, as soon as we receive them we will put them on the website. The story of the night did not end there, as athlete after athlete posted new PBs. While official times are not available yet the following is based on unofficial times. Suzanne Foot was first woman home, with Helen Barry not too far behind, both running new Pbs. Bill Stanley smashed his previous best and Diarmuid Potts was another to record a new Pb. Charlotte Stevens reduced her 5k best for the 5th time in a row, dipping under the 23min mark for the first time. Colette Mason, Emer Hynes, Siobhan Butler, Andrea Murphy, Edel Woods, Ana Molina, Elaine Nuzan, Diana Doll, running her first race for the club, the ever improving Mary Hourihan, Des O,Hare, Paul Humpries all recorded new Pbs. Our mens Over 50 team of Sean Clifford, Pat McCourt, Tom Cavanagh and Richard Kavanagh, all performed admirably on the night.
On behalf of your Chairman and Committee we would like to thank all those who participated in tonights race and those who came out to support our athletes. I am sure when we get the results Bray Runners will be to the fore in both the Individual and team categories. Finally a big thank you to Ashford A.C. for a great post race spread. We hope you all enjoyed tonights race and perhaps some may consider taking part in the Leinster Novice and Masters road race on 6th May in Gowran, Co.Kilkenny, 6k for men, 3k for ladies.