Thursday, 9 May 2013

Race Report

Gortroe 5Km Fun Run

                                            This turned out to be a very well organised event under the guidence of Tim Twomey and Martin Drake one would expect no less but this run did by far excel expectations. Lets hope it becomes an annual event on the calender. Over a very nice and well marked course almost 300 runners took part. Amongst the Midleton AC athletes who took part were Tom Cody,Sean O'Sullivan, Billy O'Sullivan,John Cashman,Joseph Fouhy,Colm Jordan and Brendan Cronin, Both Brendan and Joseph from the Development Squad having excellent runs with Joseph coming home in slightly over 22 mins .
Mary Mc Guigan having a powerful run was our first lady home followed by Marian Cronin (good to see you back Marian) and out for the second night running Joan Mc Carthy.
Our only Prize winner was Tom Cody who took 1st O/50
                                                           The race was won by Sean McGrath, followed by Tim Twomey and Noel Berkley (The Running Guru) whilst local Anne Marie Holland was the first lady followed by the fast improving Rhona Lynch.
There were numerous spot prizes and the food was really superb with wonderful home baking.One can certainly say the ladies/men of Gortroe can bake.In very many years of running I never came across fresh  Black Forest Gateau after a race until tonight. Well done all. Bring back "The Gortroe MiIe" was a sentiment expressed by many runners there tonight.