Brickens 5k…phew! ..results

IMG_1297The 4th race in our Summer 5k Series at Brickens proved to be the toughest so far.  Not the terrain – gently undulating – but the temperature. Hot. It is the one thing that runners of all levels fear most.So the best plan is usually to be sensible and get around safely. It was not an evening for personal bests  and most finishers were well down on their best times in the other races. The most welcome sight on the course was the water station between 2-3k. Michael Rocke was first home in 17:57, followed 20 seconds behind  by Noel Gibbons, with John Nolan 3rd in 18:19. John is from the local village of Clonbrook aand has only taken up running recently. He has  featured strongly in the leading finishers in all the series races and in some other local races this year.  Colette Sweeney was first woman in 20:46. Edel Reilly was with her to 3k and finished 2nd in 21:28, with Joan Walsh third in 22:23. Well done to all 135 finishers. Fair play too to the organisers, marshals, water station people, results compilers, Order of Malta.   Revised results are here Brickens 5K(1)IMG_1289

Race winner Michael Rocke with 2nd placed Noel Gibbons

Race winner Michael Rocke with 2nd placed Noel Gibbons

the support crew...

the support crew…

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