Wicklow Road Race C/ships
Well done to all our athletes who took part in last night's Wicklow 5k Road Race C/ships..
First of our athletes home was Stephen O'Kennedy, 6th place O/A, 2nd Senior Men and a new Pb of 17.10. Colm O'Heigeartaigh also ran a Pb of 17.32 and was 3rd M35. Dominic Horan, final prep race before Rotherdam, ran 17.39 and was 2nd M45.
Gordon McWilliam, 18.14, also a Pb, was 1st M50. Paul Allen, 18.26 was 4th M35. Joe Kelly, getting back to his best, ran 18.43 and Ashling Smith ran a solid 20.04, coming off the back of a very successful indoor season. Jason O'Connor, getting nearer to his form of last season, ran 20.56, and Tom Cavanagh ran 21.52 and was 3rd M60.
Siobhan Butler, also heading to Rotherdam, 22.10 and 1st W45. Jean O'Kennedy matched her Pb of 22.42 and was 1st W55. Paul Gannon, set a new Pb of 22.58. Noelle Thorpe, making a great recovery from long term injury, ran 23.05 and was 2nd W55.
Peter Doran 24.39, Emer Hynes 25.40 and Andrea Murphy 25.51, good times from all. Aoife Stokes, running her first ever road race ran 26.36, Mary Deery 26.51, was 2nd W60. Elaine Casey 28.06, Rachel Daly 28.44, and Avril Leonard, running her first race as a Bray Runner ran 28.50.
Congratulations to our Masters Women 50+ team who won Gold, team was Jean, Noelle and Mary D. Our Masters Women 35/49 team finished 4th, just missing out on Bronze on countback.
Our Masters Men 35/49 finished in a fine 3rd place, team was Colm, Gordon, Dominic, Paul, Joe K and Jason. Masters Men50+ team finished in 4th place. Well done to all who took part, those who helped out and those who came along to support the athletes.