Catch me If you can!

Published in Club News on 5th April 2006

Clubperson Of the year Update March 2006

Congratulations to Mick Rice on one of the greatest achievements in his running career to date, completing the 100k Anglo Irish Plate is something only a handful of people would think of undertaking.
Well done Mick.

March sees the welcomed return to racing for Peter Delmer who has gained 6 points from 3 races this month. A day in Connemara saw James, Liam, Bridget Anne, Paul K, Mike Mc, Mark Flan, Gary Begley and Gary Doherty complete 26.2 miles all picking up 3 valuable points in our campaign to find Clubperson of the year. Notable performances on that day came from Brian O’Connor who finished 7th in the half-marathon and Gary Doherty who ran a sub 3:30 (lots of change) in the marathon. Maria Caufield took on the half-marathon challenge for the first time in great style and Michael Rooney completed the 13.1 mile course easily with sub 8 min/miles.

Paul Mc’s Athenry shirt has broken the tape twice this month both in the AAI Cross country short course and the KBC 4 miler in the Phoenix Park. Paul will be looking to retain the national 10k title on the road later this month. 2 wins out of 2 races this month shows this guy is in top form after a dose of “bird-flu” which held him back in training earlier in the year.

Now, can Alan Burke be caught? I’ll be letting the air out of his tyres the night before the national 10K


Of course, Like any long distance race, this is all about pacing.
It wouldn't be first time I have gone out too hard, too fast and blown up early!

Time will tell..