Race Report by Noreen Brouder
On Good Friday Helen and I decided to go for a 5 mile trot around Killarney. On arrival in Killarney we encountered a couple of familiar faces; Lucy was timing the race and Paul O’ Connell was also running. Myself and Helen completed our warm up and tried to ignore our Garmins telling us we needed 23 hours recovery after the warm up! We lined up at the start line outside the Plaza Hotel with the other 400 + runners and off we went.
Race reporter Noreen (38) followed by her sister Helen (39)!
We ran up along Missionary Road and then turned left into the National Park. Much of the race was through the Park with marshals at each turn to confirm we were heading in the right direction and offering words of encouragement. The race brought us down by the lake shore and then out on to Ross Road for a bit before back into the park for the final push. The last 700m was on a narrow path with lots of support around to make sure you pushed on through to the finish line.
The race was very well organized with a very friendly and lively atmosphere. All participants receiving a locally made hand crafted egg cup and a chocolate Easter egg. Afterwards back at race HQ there was copious amounts of tea, coffee with trays of sandwiches and donuts provided by Petit Delice.
The race was won by Stephen Young from Leevale AC and first lady past the post was DSD’s Laura Shaughnessy.
6 Paul O’CONNELL 00:28:28
20 Helen BROUDER 00:30:48 – 2nd Senior Female
22 Noreen BROUDER 00:31:12 – 3rd Senior Female
Full results: myrunresults.com