Race update Nov 21

On the roads

We had several members racing on the roads over the weekend and we will start with the BHAA Clearstream 5km which was held on the roads around the marina on Sunday morning. A flat course was met with a stiff breeze for the last 2km but that didn’t stop Senan O’Reilly posting a time of 16:38. It has had us searching through the record books and we believe this is the fastest time posted by a club member over the 5k distance. A hugely impressive performance by one of our younger members helped him to finish 7th overall in a field of almost 500 people. A lot more to come from Senan in the future. Also in this race Jonathan Kenneally finished in a time of 19:27

Next up we had 2 members who head to Waterford on Saturday for the Beat the Train race on the Greenway. This event is a hugely popular race that sells out each year and raises funds for Down Syndrome Ireland. We can confirm both members beat the train. Adam Blaiklock finished in 1:23 followed closely by Declan Clancy in 1:25. Well done to both and the word is that they both would recommend people to get out and do this race next year.

And the other race was held in Cloyne with the 1st of the Cloyne Commons Winter 4km series started. This is 5 races over the coming months on the same course and if you complete 4 you receive high-tech t-shirt. Noel Early was 1st home in 15:55, after picking up an injury half away around he pushed through to get it done. Bill O’Keeffe was next followed by Breda Lynch who was out again after her great marathon run in Dublin. We then had Jamie O’Connor, Frances Barry, Adam O’Connor, Deirdre Milbourne and Ella O’Connor who all did really well on this 4km loop.

Posted in Senior News.