On Sunday 3rd March thousands of runners made their way to the picturesque seaside village of Ballycotton for the 36th Ballycotton 10 mile road race. The historic race is a milestone on the annual road race calendar and a cool dry day with only a light breeze to contend with made for good running conditions overall for the athletes taking part. At 1:30pm the traditional Ballycotton 10 song rang out across the village and moments later droves of eager runners filled the main street cheered on by family and friends.
This year saw a great turnout from St Catherines AC with 9 athletes from the growing senior club taking part. It was encouraging to see the men’s team of Michael Byrne, Shane Fitzgerald, Kevin Hayes, Aidan Hogan and Edmond Galvin all safely cross the line in under 70 minutes. There was also a strong showing from the ladies team with Annette Fitzgerald, Patricia Barry, Elaine Mulcahy and Faith Noonan all putting in a great effort on the day. Well done to everyone who ran.