Tuesday, 28 January 2014

John Treacy Dungarvan 10

Last Sunday we headed to Dungarvan for the 1st 10 miler of the year, expectations and hopes were high in everyone's minds. We had 13 members running and unfortunately a couple missing due to injury. With warmups done we all headed to the start line but unfortunately there was nearly a 15min delay due to the unfortunate funeral taking place and as we would be passing the church the guards delayed the race, so all warmup went out the window as we were lined up the heavens opened and pelted every runner with hailstones. Eventually we were sent on our way,  every single runner frozen. For the 1st 2.5miles we were constantly battered by driving hailstones and then all of sudden just stopped and the sun popped it's head out from behind the clouds, what bliss to feel a bit of heat on our frozen legs and arms. Passing Maria McCambridge in trouble before you get to the 3 mile is not what the everyday runner expects to see but it just goes to show the elite are vulnerable aswell as us. We on the other hand had all 13 pass the finish line, with some elated with their times,

Kealan O'Connor 60:43
John Murphy 63:11
Don Pyne 65:36
Darren Flynn 65:50 (PB)
Clo Fitzgibbon 68:57 (PB)
Joan Ennis 69:16 (PB)
Maurice Tobin 70:10
Michael Pratt 75:45 (PB)
Sean Freeman 76:32
Mike Ennis 78:49
Mike Hayes 82:42
Emilija Dorgan 84:42
Yvonne O'Brien 89:02

Again WestWaterford AC pulled out all the stops with regard to the race, facilities  and refreshments, it's one race you can pencil in every year to your race calender.
Hopefully we have set ourselves up for a good year. Keep up the hardwork, it does pay off.

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