Published in Club News on 8th May 2006
The race is well and truly underway and my lead at the top is being whittled away despite a busy month on the roads.
Ray O Connor is off the mark, and given the amount of marathons he has planned, I could be in trouble.
Gary Doherty is making good ground, and he is usually good to pace a race. He should be a bit too quick for me in the Luxembourg half marathon later this year. The fast running Brian O Connor has taken to running races overseas [ and desipte having a hangover managed to finished 4th in a Manchester Fell race].
Despite winning his second National championship this year, Paul McNamara still languishes behing the pack [ To be honest, I just wrote that because its about the only way I'll be ahead of Paul in any race!]
Athenry AC members will be spreading their wings in May, and have aleady raced as far away as Mallow, Belfast and Inisboffin this month. But by next months leaderboard we'll see points declared from Ottawa, Prague, and Luxembourg, where Athenry will be fielding a full Team in the Half Marathon.
But closer to home, points are available in the County Galway May series, kicking off Tuedsay Evening , May 9th.
Best of Luck to all,