Last Tuesday saw the first holding of the BHAA Irish Prison Service 5K race in the Phoenix Park and a fine night it was too for running too. Very unusually for this time of the year it was a cross country race, replacing the BHAA Defence forces assault course / race that was held last year at the same time of the year- a race apparently that had mixed reactions to it afterwards.

For this race there was a really interesting little 2 lap course around the dog pond and the defence forces sports grounds (very close actually to where we meet up for the long runs on a Sunday). The one tricky aspect of the race was a long deep dip which caught many people unaware and apparently led to one or two stumbles but otherwise it was a fast runner friendly course.

There was a sizable number of Sportsworld members in the race and there were some fine times and placings recorded. The following are the times of club members in race (apologies if I have missed anybody)
Position    Name                                Time
9              Ed Mc Entee                     17 : 34
26            Lucy D’arcy                       18 : 29
28            Martin Keenan                   18 : 37
52            Stephanie Bergin                20 : 03
59            Rachael Morgan                 20 : 16
80            Orlagh Fleming                   21 : 11
123          Enda Mc Morrow                 22 : 37
126          Colin Mahon                       22 : 45
133          Valerie Power                     23 : 01
Incidentally the on course BHAA race commentator made some reference to possible bragging rights for Val who finished well ahead of her husband !
Report by Enda Mc Morrow