The week after Christmas is always busy one the road race front. One of the main events is the Liffey Valley Tom Brennan 5k in the Phoenix Park on New Years Day. Cold conditions and facing into a wind for half of the 2 lap course, 14 Donore runners took to the line and there was a good return. Eric Keogh bagged 3rd overall in 15.33 and there were 3 more runners in the top 25 men with Fergal Whitty 12th and 1st M40 16.39, Chris Muldoon 17.14 and Peter Gaffney 1st M45 17.49. The team were 2nd overall (an error awarded them 3rd but this was rectified later) Ciaran Ryan was well pleased with his 18.51 and Stephen Dawson ran a solid 19.22. First Donore woman Home was Florence Curley in 20.36 and 3rd W40. Tony Griffin ran 21.05, Barry Potts 21.27, frank McNally 22.39, Charlie O’Neill 23.40, Michelle dawson 25.35, Tommy Halton 26.43 and jennifer hogan 28.53.
On 26th December, Ide nic Dhomhnaill had a good win in the Farranfore Maine Valley 5k Kerry In 18.17. In the same race, Des Tremble ran 17.31, Patrick Moriarty 17.45. On New Year’s Day at the Beaufort 10k Patrick was 3rd in 36.34.
In the ERP Clonliffe 5k, Florence Curley ran 20.50.
Report ~ Florence Curley