Raheny 5; Gary 2nd 0/40, Siobhan, Emer and Charlotte Smash PB's.
There was some excellent performances from our athletes at today's Raheny 5ml. Gerry Curtis has held the course record, 22.39 for over 25 years now and still nobody can get near to it. Todays winner Martin Fagan, Mullingar Harriers, ran 23.36, and Lizzie Lee, Leevale AC, 1st lady home, ran 26.33.
Gary Condon ran an excellent 26.42 to finish 29th overall and 2nd O/40, a great start to his season. Siobhan Butler continued where she left off in 2014 by smashing her PB by almost 2minutes, Siobhan ran 35.37 (1min 46 off her previous best, set in Raheny last year) and finished 10th O/45. Interestingly only 30 seconds separated athletes 5 to 10 in Siobhan's Category. Emer Hynes also smashed her Pb, recording an excellent 40.00, 1min 27sec off her previous best. Charlotte Stevens, as always ran an excellent race, recording a new Pb of 37.21, and 5th O/50. Charlotte took over 20 seconds off her previous best. Colm O'Heigeartaigh ran a fine 31.11, Suzanne Foot, 32.10 and 5th O/40 is back in form after her recent injury. Ashling Smith continued her impressive form in running 33.28 in her first time racing over 5miles. Leanne Geraghty was well pleased with her run, a fine 37.11 and it was great to see Marc Kierans back after a long lay off and running 38.41. Sandra Brady, making great progress since her return from injury, ran 40.37. Also running their first 5miler were Elaine Nuzun and Ana Molina who ran 46.18 and 47.36 respectively.
Tadgh Twomey, well known to most in Bray Runners, finished 2nd O/75 in 46.15. Maria Dolan, ex Bray Runners, finished 2nd O/45 in 30.10, Catherina McKieran winning the category in 27.41.