Sean Hehir had the run of his life today by coming in 22nd. in the Gothenborg Half Marathon in a time of 66.50. This was a magnificant achievement for Sean in his first half marathon, which was one of the biggest in the world with over 70,000 runners. Sean was also the second non-African finisher in the race. Full results at GoteborgsVarvet website. Well done Sean. Some photos of Sean and other Irish competitors are in the Gallery.
Sean in action in the Half Marathon on Saturday.
We had some excellent runs in the IMRA Wicklow way run over 25k of mountain trails on Saturday. Brian Furey was first home for the Club in 2nd place. Brian was closely followed by Niall Somers 4th and Anthony Frazer 9th. Donna Mahon was 11th overall and first lady home. Other Club finishers include Mike Long 28, Richard Cattle 37, Laura Flynn 49, Zoe Melling 52 and Vanessa Sallier 83. Full results and photos on IMRA website. Adrian Tucker was 6th in the ultra event over 51k. Overall results on IMRA website. Well done to all.
Brian Furey, Niall Somers and Donna Mahon
Paidraig McCriostail continued his good form by winning the 10k Marlay Park 'Urban Trail' race last Saturday 12th March in a time of 39.38. Zoe Melling was 2nd. in the ladies race and 38th overall in a time of 48.41. She won the F40 category. In an earlier Urban Trail run in Tymon Park on 5th Feb. 2011, Donna Mahon was 2nd. lady home and 4th overall in a time of 41.39. Full results are at the Urban Trail Series website. These runs are being organised by our own Paul Mahon. Well done to all.
Well done to Gerard Claffey, running for the Trinity DUHAC team, ran 2.10 in a very fast indoor 800m yesterday in Nenagh. This was his first indoor race. Full results to follow shortly on IUAA website.