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Results of South Dublin County Council races on 16/01/10


from BHAA Well we eventually got to have the first BHAA race of 2010 on Saturday at Tymon Park. The weather was reasonably good, no rain and not too cold.

We had a good turnout with many runners delighted to get the opportunity to race again. The ground was still quite wet in places and the going was heavy, to say the least. Remarkably, quite a few runners ran without spikes, using ordinary running shoes. They had my sympathy. (If you are new to cross-country, invest in a pair of spikes – they last a long time.)

The women’s race was won by Fiona Mahon (Teachers) with Kate O’Neill (Instant Communications) in second and Aoife Brady (Standard Life) in third.

The men’s race was won by Tom Hogan from Wexford with Paul O’Connell in second and Kieran Kelly in third.

There was a splendid spread afterwards with such a surplus that bags of currant bread were being handed out after the prize-giving.

We were honoured to have The Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Councillor Mick Duff, on hand to present the prizes. The Mayor paid warm compliments to the BHAA. Prizes were top quality running gear.

We were very fortunate to have Mick McCartan and council colleagues to organise the race for us and we send them our thanks and congratulations on a great event.

The results are attached, although the company names were not to hand. There are pictures on Racepix365.com for which we thank Lindie Naughton and Paddy Parrott. Some of the links from race numbers in the pdf file will take you to specific runners.

The next race will be on Saturday next 23 January 2010. This will be the Eircom cross-country races at Cherryfield Park, Templeogue. This is not far from Tymon Park. If you are coming from the M50, instead of taking the first exit from the Spawell roundabout (i.e. left towards Tymon Park), you take the third exit (i.e. right towards Cherryfield) and it is just down the road on the right. The women’s race will be 2 miles and the men’s race will be 5 miles. Note that the two races start separately but simultaneously at 11.30am.

Hope to see you there.

The Editor