Bullaun 8km - Sat 20th June 2015

Published in Reports on 21st June 2015

Bullaun's 8km saw approx. 130 athletes participate last Saturday evening (20 June). Mark Walsh was first across the line in 28.43. Hot on his heels was Craughwell ACs Damien Larkin in 28.46 with Athenry ACs Gearoid Rohan finishing 3rd in 29.30.   Another member of Athenry AC Jane Ann Healy was first woman home in 29.57 (and 5th overall). There was only seconds between Tammie Corrigan 35.28 and Sinead Martin 35.33 who finished in 2nd and 3rd place.   Four Athenry men also had a close finish with less than 40 seconds between them. In 7th place David Noone clocked 31.32, Chris Deakin 31.37 (1st man over 40), Michael Duane 31.41 and Drew Davison 32.09.   Also completing the 8km was Francis Bourke 33.05, Maeve Noone 2nd Athenry woman home in 37.13, Derek Conerney 37.35.   Photos on Facebook here.   ++   The inaugural Bullaun NS 8K took place last Saturday evening 20th June. A 1k fun run kicked off the evening with 150 children taking part.  The main 8K event took place in perfect weather conditions on a local loop road around Bullaun and attracted a strong field of competitors. DJ Corky along with the local community created a fantastic atmosphere at the finishing line for all the runners to enjoy. The race was won by Mark Walsh in 28.43 minutes just 3 seconds ahead of Damien Larkin from Craughwell Ac. The ladies’ race was won by Athenry AC Jane Ann Healy with Tammy Corrigan in a close 2nd place. Shauna Bocquet of Craughwell AC, a wheelchair athlete had a very strong race and improved her personal best  by 5 minutes.