Belated report on a BHAA race that was on last week, that should not go without a mention, especially as it turned into a 3 man race at the front that included two of our sportsworld runners.
The race started and finished in Irishtown stadium with 3 laps of the nearby park in Ringsend in between. On a perfect night for running Paul Duffy took an early lead but was soon joined at the front by sportsworld clubmate Paul O’Connell and also by John Eves of UCD. Not that far behind was Ed followed a bit back by a a tightly bunched mid race pack that included Sportsworld stalwarts Stephen, Ray, Killian, Conor and myself. Also making her BHAA debut and flying the flag for the Sportsworld ladies was Catriona who ran a very strong race in this mid race group. Eventually after 3 fast laps of the park the race leaders led us back into the stadium, for a final lap of the track. Going by the commentary it was clear that the 3 aforementioned leaders were on the track at the same time with a real race on. Eventually John Eves won with Paul O’Connell 2nd and Paul Duffy a close 3rd.
Further back in the field there was some good runs recorded, although the times are a bit misleading as the course was about 400 metrres short. Notwithstanding this error however it was a most enjoyable race.
Sportsworld runners times and places (Apologies if any missed) :
Place           Name                      Time
2               Paul O’Connell            14 : 51
3               Paul Duffy                14 : 55
19              Ed Mc Entee               15 : 55
134             Stephen Willoughby        20 : 05
138             Enda Mc Morrow            20 : 11
144             Killian Mc Morrow         20 : 29
147             Catriona Higgins          20 : 36
157             Ray Carpenter             21 : 01
160             Conor Kenny               21 : 09
There were 242 finishers in the race.
Report by Enda Mc Morrow