Race report by Packie Enright
Over the Easter break, there were two Sportsworld representatives (hailing from the Mid-West anyway) in Ennis Co Clare at the Eamon Moloney 10k. Now in its fifth year, it is part of the four race Run Clare 2018 series, with couch to 5k type intentions, aimed at getting people who may have never run much to complete four races over four months this Spring. Participants’ ultimate challenge will be to complete a 10 Mile run in Tuamgraney on Sunday week, and that is their challenge completed, having completed a 5k at the end of January.
Massive numbers attended it (around 1000), with around 35 of them breaking 40 mins. There was a pace setter for every five minute increment from 40-60 mins or beyond. Limerick’s Colm Turner won the race by over a minute in ~33 mins, while the women’s race was won by Iveragh AC’s Grace Lynch in ~36 mins. Our own Will Greensmyth gave a good account of himself too in 14th running 37 mins, while I (Packie Enright) snuck inside the top one hundred.
Overall it was a very enjoyable day out on Easter Saturday morning, and a good way of setting up for the Church Holiday Weekend. Results are below, and full results are here.