Tuesday, 28 May 2013

John Buckley 5Km
Night Of The PBs

Tonight Tuesday saw the biggest crowd ever for the John Buckley 5Km over the fast and flat Marina course.The was a total of 960 people took part in what for the most part was a very well organised event and the chip timing worked a treat.The only criticism is the amount of slow runners up near the front and then slowing to almost walking pace after a mile making it hard for the faster runners to pass them but overall it was a great success with no lining up at the finish etc.
We had a fair number of runners taking part with two amongst the winners Mary O'Keeffe 2nd O/45 and Stanislaw Byczek 2nd 0/50 whilst several others got PBs including Michelle Kenny 18.59 and Adam Duchnicz 17.51 Emmet Ronan and Fionan O'hAodain were amongst the several others who also got PBs.
 Mike Dolphin was our first man home smashing his PB with a time of 17.34 and that was after coming off nightshift.
Others also had fine runs but far too many to mention also it was nice to see some of our injured runners making their comebacks.
The race was won by Mark Hanrahan in 14.58 (taking it handy as he says because he is racing in Manchester nest Sat.) whilst his girlfriend Laura Crowe won the ladies setting a new course record of 16.16
Full results can be seen at www.precisiontiming.net There are no team results out yet.