Race Update 1st September 2019
Well done to all our athletes who were racing during the past week. The results we have to hand are as follows. At the Pfizer 5k on Wednesday last, 28th Aug, Bernard Quinn, ran a Season Best of 21.10 and finished 2nd 0/65. On Friday evening, 30th Aug, a number of our athletes took part in the Tara AC 5k, the 5k with the big hill, and in the juvenile 3k.. In the 3k, restricted to athletes U/16, James Foot put in an incredible performance, breaking away from the pack at the 2k mark, to win comfortably in a very impressive 10.05.
In the 5k, Paul Allen ran 17.09, 7th overall and Paul won the 0/40 category. Garrett Kelly ran a new Pb of 17.24 and finished 11th overall and was 2nd 0/40. Will Foot ran 18.09 and Conor Maher ran 18.31. Suzanne Foot ran 20.07, 6th woman overall and 2nd 0/45. Richard Kavanagh ran 21.23,1st 0/65. Jason O'Connor ran 22.29 and Noelle Thorpe continued her impressive comeback to racing, running 22.50 and finished 2nd 0/55. Orla Phillips, ran 25.20 and was 1st 0/65. In the men's team event the lads were just pipped for first place by an excellent Dunshaughlin AC team. Above times are all gun times.
At the prestigious Tullamore AC Quinlan Cup, Darren Cullen and Paul O'Brien put in excellent performances. Darren finished 11th overall in 74.53 and Paul ran 75.47, 16th overall and 3rd 0/40. Great running from both. Well done to our good friends Cathy Mitchell who ran a fine 21.52, and Ben Mitchell, running his second or maybe third race, ran 17.21, finishing 5th overall at the Pfizer 5k.