Mick Rice agreed to pace Ray on his most recent marathon in Berlin (September 2007). The following is his report with comments by Ray in italics.
Johnny O'Connor 3:01:50 (PB by over FORTY minutes).
Ray O'Connor 3:26:57 (PB by nearly 11 minutes).
Mick Rice 3:26:56 (running backwards).
I want TJ to re-measure that course!
HOT OFF THE PRESSES...
Results enclosed and attached as a TXT file.
Loughrea Five K
5K ROAD RACE
Saturday 29 September 2007. 5:00 pm
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.
Pace Race Race
Galway’s 2007 cross-country season got off to a great start this past Tuesday with the 2007 Galway Primary Schools Cross-Country Championships, which were held in ideal weather conditions in Renmore Park. Congratulations to all the children who participated.
Just to you know how Dublin Half Marathon went for the us last Saturday there was six of us from Athenry club and I think i saw 2 others in the Club top.
It started off this year with the Flora mini marathon followed by the Clare people 10k, Galway 5km May Series, Headford 8K, Streets of Galway and a few others, the aim at the end of the season was the Galway Bay 10 but that all change on the morning of the Connemara Breakfast run.
Photo Credit: Hany Marzouk
Rory Chesser and Veronica Colleran are the masters in the Lees Road Cross Country Races
Whilst no longer running times to write home about, I thought (or to be precise Mick asked me to!) you'd like an insight into my run at the Dublin Half Marathon last Saturday. It has been cobbled together from my Blog entry on my Ramblings Page, so apologies if you read that and feel a sense of deja vu, but hopefully it makes decent reading here too.
Athenry sprint star Paul Hession has been rewarded for a season replete with national records and world-class competition with qualification for the World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, Germany. Paul's race is on Sunday at 03:50pm German time, which is 02:50pm Irish time.
The start list is as follows;
Now known as the Bernie Meaney Memorial road race. Race starts at 1:00pm
Prizes: 1st 6 men and 1st 6 ladies + veterans prizes
33rd year of the race.