Neil's Brilliant 12th Place in Ballycotton
The Ballycotton 10mile was held today Sunday 9th March. A field of over 3,000 took part in almost perfect conditions for racing. Neil Wiktorski finished in a magnificent 12th place in a time of 53.54. Other Bray Runners times were as follows; Des O'Hare, 66.13; Gordon McWilliams, 66.36; Helen Barry, 67.36, 5th O/40; Richard Kavanagh, 68.38, 3rd O/60; Suzanne Foot, 70.56; Noelle Thorpe, 72.35, 2nd O/50; Diarmuid Potts, 74.37; Diana Doll, 74.56, Robert Quinn, 75.07; Leanne Geraghty, 75.36; Denise O'Leary, 76.50; Georgina Devlin, 76.52; Susan Dowd, 81.14; Colette Mason, 81.34; Grainne Cunningham, 81.48; Andrea Murphy, 82.01; Cathy Mitchell, 82.53; Dolores Gilliland, 83.44, 5th O/55; Siobhan Butler, 88.54. Well done to all who took part, we hope to have some photos displayed shortly. Tadhg Twomey, well known to most in Bray Runners, finished 2nd O/75 in 90.18.
The race was won by Seirgiu Ciobanu, Clonliffe, in 48.58, with Siobhan O'Doherty, Borrisokane AC, winning the womens race in 57.32.
In our predictor competition a number of athletes were very close to their predicted time, Noelle Thorpe was within 26 seconds, Helen Barry was within 24 seconds, Grainne Cunningham was a mere 12 seconds out, but it is Des O'Hare who takes the honours, predicting 66.20 and running 66.13.