Published in Results on 13th July 2008
The weather holds off as Mark Davis wins Headford 8km.
A crowd of over 160 included 26 Athenry AC athletes as the Headford organisers pulled out all the stops for another good evening.
On a beautiful Summers evening last Saturday, July 12th, the town of Headford hosted the 4th annual Headford 8k Charity Road Race. The race was a huge success with 163 competitors taking part on the day. A well organised event and challenging course helped make it a very enjoyable evening and it was smiles all round for those involved.
The race was won by Mark Davis from the Craughwell club in a time of 26:42. The winner of the Senior Ladies category was Regina Casey from Galway City Harriers in a time of 30:07. Full race results and photos of this years event can be found on the Headford community website www.headford.org.
The organisers would like to thank all the local businesses who sponsored this years event, Joyces Supermarket, Bank of Ireland, Headford District Association, Anglers Rest Hotel, Ower Plumbing & Heating, Monaghans Car Sales and Petrol Station, McGaughs Gardening Complex, R.M.S., Creavens Newsagents, Galway Oil, Gerry Mullin Auctioneers, Gibbons Electrical, CMCC Financial Solutions, Rory Corbett Construction, Ryders Pharmacy, Superior Flooring, Tom Corbett Financial Services, Duffy Auctioneers, Headford Post Office, M&R Motors/West Tyres, Meadow Hill Dental Practise, Flanagans Pharmacy,
Keadys Supermarket, Management and Professional Services and AC Tyres.
They would also like to acknowledge the assistance of Athenry AC, Enda Carthy and the team at Advertees for the race t-shirts, Coca-cola distributors for sponsoring the water, Bridge signs for the race signs, the local GAA committee for the use of the facilities at the pitch, the Anglers Rest hotel for the post-race refreshments, the Headford District Association, the local Gardai and Seb from www.runireland.com for online registration of this years event.
A big thank you to all the competitors who came to run and show their support, all the individuals, members of clubs and people who just came to run and support a worthy cause.
Finally a special thanks to the organisers of the event Eamon Walsh, Gary Doherty and Fergal Flynn and to all the stewards and volunteers who gave of their time and expertise. Proceeds from the race will go to Rosedale school for children with physical and intellectual disabilities to provide special equipment for their playground.