With the inclement weather all day prior to this race we were guaranteed a smaller entry than last week but still had 640 starters in Loughrea for the second leg of this years series. Whilst the rain stayed away for the race the runners faced into a tough wind for the first 2.5km until they turned back towards Loughrea & 'The Hill'.
In Longford today Siobhan Guinan was first lady home in a time of 45.34 in the 10k Cairn Hill Challenge, a well earned title.
Down in Limerick Lezan Kimutai won the marathon & Peter Brandon won the half marathon as part of the Limerick Run.
Chris Deakin dipped under the 90mins for the first time today in the half marathon with a 1.29.59 for a new PB whilst Jane Mangan dipped under the 2 hours with a 1.59.01. We had 9 runners in total taking part in the half whilst in the full we had Sheelagh Earls & Martina Passman joining Lezan.
Please find attached provisional timetable for Saturday May 3 for Counties. Please note order of events will stay the same but times may change slightly depending on numbers. Best of luck to all our young athletes taking part.