Congratulations to Jane-Ann Healy who made it two wins in the space of eight days, following up her win in Abbeyknockmoy last week with her 1st place in the Clarenbridge 10km today in 38.34. She was followed closely by another Athenry AC runner, Sinead Foran, who took second position a further 15 seconds back. They were well clear of the 3rd place female & after another close finish it looks like we will see some great battles between these two over the next year.

Between a long & troublesome injury and some work related travelling it seems an age since we last saw Mick Rice listed in the weekend’s results with some regularity. But after a decent showing in the Abbeyknockmoy 4 mile event last week he put in another solid performance with a 38.28 in Clarenbridge today and definitely seems to be back on his way to full fitness.

After his cross country exploits in Santry last week (which he simply describes as an eye opener) Ray Somers was back on more familiar territory today, and it showed as he came in fourth with an excellent time of 36.57. Chris Deakin showed no signs of tiredness after his half marathon last week, narrowly missing out on 40mins whilst James Lundon & Ronan McCarthy completed the Athenry AC contingent with Ronan running a new PB in 43.01.

The race was won by Mayo AC member Timmy Glavey, a regular on the Galway running scene and on his home course (the race passes his house), with a time of 34.23. He had a comfortable lead of nearly 2 minutes over Craughwell’s John Lane & Maree AC’s Michael Kerrin in third.