After a delayed start of almost twenty minutes due to the concert in the Marquee the race finally got under way. This was not the fault of the organisers as there was no concert scheduled when the race was planned. It was awkward in that people were warmed up for eight and then had to wait around.
Sheila Buckley 3rd overall
Margaret and Helen 1st and 2nd O/45
Anyway lots of our members had fine runs and some had superb ones, Mick Murphy had a great run of 19.04 getting a PB and almost cracking that elusive 19min barrier no doubt he will get it the next time but any night you get a PB is a good one. Fionan OhAodain also had a fine run and got a new PB too. Francis Maunsell, Derek Aherne also had fine runs as had most of our male runners.
It came to the ladies to get the prizes and Sheila Buckley was our first lady home and came 3rd overall. It is wonderful to see Sheila coming back to near her best. Margaret Jones had a cracker of a run coming 1st O/45 and getting a new PB into the bargain .She was closely followed by Helen Gilroy who took 2nd O/45. Sheila and Margaret also got 1st team Grade A with Tri n Run whilst Helen was on the Tri n Run B team who got 2nd Grade A.
Our other ladies had fine runs also but the run of the night must go to Rayleen Dolphin who knocked over a minute and a half (90 secs) off her PB which just shows her dedication and hard work at training is starting to really pay off. It was great to see Catherine Carroll back in action with a fine run after the birth of her beautiful baby girl.Full results should be on the Cork BHAA website.