Athlone Half Marathon and More.
The Athlone Half Marathon took place on Saturday 13th Sept. We had a number of athletes taking part, a couple running their first half marathon. Siobhan Butler ran a fine debut half marathon in a time of 1hr.44.20. Andrea Murphy also ran an excellent time of 1hr,47.12. Leanne Geraghty ran a fine 1hr.53.20. Emer Hynes continued her marathon preparations in running 1hr.55.59. over 5 minutes off her time in Connemara earlier this year. Grainne Cunningham, another solid performance, 1hr.57.19. Gordon McWilliams, recovering from flu, ran 1hr.34.38. Georgina Devlin, using this as a training run, posted a time of 2hr.04.25. Gary Condon, nursing an injury, ran 1hr.20.47. We all hope Gary's injury heals very quickly. The race was won by Gary O'Hanlon in a time of 1.09.54, with Nora Necombe Bar first lady home in 1.19.57.
Full results can be found at; http://www.precisiontiming.net/result.aspx?v=2175
On Sunday, 14th Sept, the annual Ratoath AC 5k took place. The race was won by Rory Kavanagh, Dunboyne AC, in a time of 16.18. First lady home was Paula Grant, Portlaoise AC, in 18.11. Richard Kavanagh, 19.51, was first O/60. (new O/60 course record). This is a very well run event, prizes, first 3, in all categories, tea and coffee (before and after) and all you can eat.
Full results can be found at; http://www.precisiontiming.net/result.aspx?v=2195