In typical Connemara weather, where after 4 hours I still couldn’t figure out which way the wind was blowing (and it was blowing), there were some very impressive times posted across the three distances on offer in Sunday’s Connemarathon.
Another great turnout by Athenry in New Inn for their 3rd annual 5k.
It was a cracking day out there & the heat caught a few of us by surprise but there were still a few PB's produced. Gearoid Rohan, Ruth Ann Sheahan, Jane Ann Healy & Ronan McCarthy all improved on their 5k times.
Tiernan Burke produced nearly a 2 minute PB with a 20.25 & now has Frank worriedly looking over his shoulder. Bragging rights in the Burke household could be hotly contested come the 5k series I think.
It was a wonderful weekend (21-22 March) for our Juvenile athletes at the All Ireland Indoors in Athlone. Brandon Lee took the gold medal in the u14 hurdles and also bronze in the 800m. Lydia Doyle u15 took silver in both the 60m sprint and hurdles.
All of our hurdlers made it to the finals u13 Aoilbhe Deeley fininshed 6th u14 Aubrey O Brien was 7th and he also finished 6th in the long jump. Saoirse Healey finished 4th in the high Jump. Evan Quirke was 8th in long jump and 7th in high jump.
After some horrendous wind & rain in midweek, Sunday morning dawned as fresh & perfect as a spring day could be. The vast blue sky was looking stupendous, the myriad of daffodils lining the roadside were looking voluptuous & the post race spread greeting us as we lined up for our timing chips & t-shirts was looking sumptuous.