Race report by Carol Lynch.

Photos by Valerie Power and Conor Kenny.

On a cool September Saturday morning myself and Valerie were Chauffeur driven out to the beautiful Lakes of Blessington by Carmel for a 10k race.


It was a shock to the system when we alighted form the car as a cold breeze greeted us just to remind us that winter was on the way. As it turned out there were 15 other brave souls from sportsworld making our group 18 overall. Next came the science bit when Mr Kenny (Conor not Enda) artfully tossed some blades of grass in the air and assured us the wind would be in our backs.


With that good news it was time for a short warm up and then to proceed to the bridge for the start of the race. A sharp right turn after the bridge and we were on our way. It wasn’t too long before we were Kings of the hill as we passed the 7k mark. After that it was plain sailing down hill towards the finish.with everyone hoping for a PB.


There was ample supply of fruit+ muffins and a goodie bag after the finish.


Revived we retreated to the Avon Rí Hotel for tea and toast, a good day was had by all!



Full Sportsworld Results:

Gareth Murran 34:38
Ronan Masterson 38:00
Diarmuid Ó Súilleabháin 39:17
Packie Enright 41:45
Eoin O’Brien 43:20
John Flaherty 43:51
Eileen Rowland 44:49
Naoise Waldron 45:27
Stephen Willoughby 45:27
Conor Kenny 46:19
Sandra Gowran 46:48
Dave Clarke 46:49
Maria Finnegan 48:55
Anna Carrigan 50:07
Audrai O’Driscoll 51:00
Caroline Lynch 51:26
Valerie Power 52:07
Emma Barry 52:13