Sunday, 25 November 2012

Weekend Roundup

Word in from Lanzorete is that everyone ran well but no great times due to the heat and more especially the wind which was very strong ( well thats what they tell me No mention of partying etc) but just to prove it tour guest Sean McGrath East Cork did 33.53 (slow for Sean) and came second.
Just to make people realise how good we have things here Sean got 30 Euro for coming second overall after paying 25 Euro to enter the race.

Ballinacurra 5 Mile

Things were much different in Ballinacurra where they did themselves proud with a very well organised race, great prizes (but not enough) and a superb spread of food afterwards plus hot showers etc.
Despite a miserable wet and windy morning there was seventy five runners and we were well represented with both senior and what was wonderful to see some juvenile runners also.
There only prize winner from the club was Anna Doris who came second overall with a superb finish over the last 800 mtrs..
Other runners who had great runs were Mike Dolphin 30.10 and Adam Duchnicz 30.56 both just back from the Dublin Marathon and Owen O'Connell 32.57 straight out after working all night.
Others who ran with great runs in the wind and rain were Brian Cott, John Cashman,Shane Gannon,Stanislaw Byczek,Paul Kearns, Rose Herlihy,Tara O'Keeffe,Linda Hegarty,Ann Harrington,Mary Keane, Colm Jordan, Emer Hayes and Reyes Hevia many of these runners would have been placed in their categories if their were prizes.

Well done to all and most especially to Ballinacurra GAA who really excelled themselves in their organisation of the event.
Hopefully it will become an annual event on the road racing calender and get the support it deserves.