By Peter Delmer
The fifth annual Boston Scientific 5k took place on Wednesday evening in Maree with a record field of 284 (mostly) smiling finishers. The organisers would like to thank all the people who took part in the race and who helped out in a myriad of ways. All proceeds will go to the Boston Scientific Charity of the Year – Ability West.
A bunch of three were inseparable from gun-to-tape and only 2.5 seconds separated TJ McHugh, Ian Egan and Billy King in a terrific sprint finish to the line. TJ’s winning time of 16:35 earned him first prize on the night.
Mayo AC were to the fore in the Ladies prizes too, where Catherine Conway claimed first prize in 18:34, followed closely by Nichola O'Ceallaigh in 18:50 and Regina Casey in 20:02.
Athenry AC turned out in numbers as always. With 21 finishers they were the biggest club present on the night, with 19 of our friends from GCH and 9 Craughwell AC finishers. Ruthann Sheahan was the first Athenry AC lady past the post in 20:04, claiming 1st prize in the F35 category. Hot on her heels was Sinead Foran (20:06) winning 2nd prize in the same category. Ray Somers was first Athenry AC man past the post in 17:50.
Athenry AC’s Clara Burke (of the Frank and Maeve stable) made a welcome return to racing after completing her Leaving Certificate and claimed 1st prize in the Female Junior category. Well done Clara.
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