Just one week after claiming first place in his age category over 8km in the Streets of Galway, Mick Rice claimed second place in a prestigious 100km event in Germany this morning. See http://www.100kmleipzig.de/en/index.html for more details.
Time was 7:50:56
Seb Locteau was the bagman, and bearer of good news.
The fella can't lift his leg at The Streets without some snapper taking a picture of him. T'was the Irish Times three years ago and now it's the Galway Independent this time. In fact that Irish Times image finished up in their book of that particular year, 2004 or, perhaps, 2005.
Yes, I'm jealous...
P.S. The full text of the article is attached below (437 KB)!
The Claregalway 10km Road Race takes place next Saturday evening at 6.00pm from the Claregalway Leisure Centre and will incorporate the Co.Galway 10km Championship. The race is sponsorred by Royal Rock and will raise much needed funds for the Galway Hospice, with Euro 5.00 of each entry fee going to that cause. This race has been a firm favourite with runners from all over the West of Ireland over the last number of years and it's not difficult to understand why.
On September the 28th next Loughrea AC will celebrate their 40th anniversary by hosting their annual road race which will once more be over the classic distance of 5 miles. Not content with hosting one of the best races West of the Shannon the Loughrea club will also organise a seminar entitled "Success in Middle and Long-Distance Running" on the evening before the race (27th September) at 6.00pm. They've assembled an absolutely stellar panel of contributors for the seminar which takes place in the Loughrea Hotel & Spa (http://www.loughreahotelandspa.com/).