Last Sunday the annual trip to the John Treacy 10 Mile road race took place with the Club very well represented, with 79 athletes competing very well despite a few late withdrawals due to injury and sickness. The conditions were dry while at times throughout the route the wind was strong, still looking at the times conditions were good for racing. David Mansfield was to the fore right from the start and he was in the chasing pack of three in the early stages. As the race unfolded, he gradually reeled in a couple of athletes that saw him move into 4th place as the race entered its final stages. Buoyed by this he maintained that strong pace to finish a very creditable 4th in a new PB of 50 mins 44 secs, the first time to break 51 minutes on this route and smashing his 2019 PB of 51 mins 22 secs, brilliant running.
Joey Feery also ran very well when finishing 97th in 59:23, good to see Joey back running well again after his recent injury. Angela McCann a great supporter of this event over the years also ran very well when finishing 1st over 45 in 61 mins 7 secs to retain her title and a major improvement on last years’ time of 63 mins 54 secs. Billy Moloney ran the proverbial blinder when finishing 132nd in 61 mins 22 secs and a massive improvement on last year’s run of 73:20, Nigel Flaherty also ran very well when finishing 166th in 62 mins 36 secs. We also had good performances from Peter Kiely finishing 281st in 66:04, Eddy O Donoghue 340th in 67:42, Donal Ryan also ran very well when finishing 341st in a new PB of 67 mins 42 secs and improving greatly on his 2019 performance of 69 mins 41 secs, Bernard Durand 353rd in 67:57, a new PB, Barry Horgan 357th in 68:07 and another athlete improving on last year’s PB of 69:14, Aine Roche 360th in 68:11 and improving on her 2018 run of 68:37, Pat Coffey 372nd in 68:35 and a massive improvement on last year’s run of 75:23, Niall O Shea 397th in 68:58 and he was another athlete who has improved greatly in the last year as this was a massive improvement on last year’s run of 71:11, Vasiliy Neumerzhitskiy was 406th in 69 mins, Cormac Healy 421st in 69:18 and a new PB and a massive improvement on 72:26, Vincent McHugh 428th in 69:36, a new PB and breaking 70 minutes for this route for the very first time and improving on his 2018 run of 70:47, David Ryan 466th in 70:11 and we wish David a speedy recovery after picking up an injury in the latter stages of the race, Elaine Horgan 512nd in 71:25 and a PB, improving on last years’ time of 72:38, Jamie Byrne also ran very well on his debut in this event when finishing 517th in 71:35, Richard O Gorman 522nd in 71:47, Kenny Brett 525th in 71:49 and a massive improvement on his 2018 PB of 74:19, Sean McCarthy 564th in 72:45, Aisling English 603rd in 73:30 and a massive improvement on her 2019 PB of 78:55, Bernard Feery 628th in 73:58, Sean O Dea 663rd in 74:36 and just inside last year’s PB of 74:41, Anne Marie Halpin 692nd in 74:55, John Perry 722nd in 75:16, Michelle Doherty 726th in 75:17, Sheila Perry 727th in 75:18, Niall Brannigan 770th in 76:22 and a massive improvement on his 2018 PB of 78:36, Niall Murphy making his club debut ran very well when finishing 799th in 76:54, Angela Walsh 800th in 76:58 and a massive improvement on her 2019 PB of 81:58, John Griffin 854th in 77:44, Emmet Prendergast 879th in 78:03, Pat Walsh 892nd in 78:24 and another athlete writing new figures for this Classic when improving on last years’ time of 79:54, Alan O Shea 913rd in 78:46, Anna Byrne 972nd in 79:28, Charles Kerins 1023rd in 80:07, Ian Patterson 1035th in 80:13 and a massive improvement on his 2019 PB of 83:29, Dan O Keeffe 1070th in 80:39, Neil Proven 1077th in 80:43, Maire Fitzgerald ran very well on her debut in this event when finishing 1085th in 80:51, Tommy Dunphy 1092nd in 81 mins, Cyril Fogarty 1130th in 81:56, Victor Direen 1132nd in 81:59 and a massive improvement on last year’ PB of 84:54, Sarah Whelan 1239th in 83:52 and she is another athlete who has improved greatly over the past 12 months when improving on her 2019 PB of 89:39, Orla Durand 1239th in 83:52, Sinead Kennedy 1338th in 85:06 and improving on last year’s PB of 85:58, Nicole O Gorman 1348th in 85:14 and a great improvement on her 2019 PB of 86:04, Helen Linnane 1427th in 86:47, Noel Ryan 1489th in 87:41, Paul Higgins 1489th in 87:41 and a massive improvement on his 2018 PB of 92:37, Grainne O Malley 1509th in 88:04, Brian Tyrrell 1527th in 88:16, Mellissa McCarthy 1572nd in 89:01 and a good improvement on her 2017 PB of 90:17, Ciara Meehan 1585th in 89:17, Eamonn English 1592nd in 89:22, Ned O Brien 1596th in 89:24, Denise Donnelly ran well when finishing 1620th in 89:46 and dipping in under her 2017 PB of 90 minutes, Lizzie Ryan 1621st in 89:46, Tine Crotty 1687th in 90:41, Stephanie Byrne also ran very well when making her debut in this event when finishing 1776th in 92:02, Rachel Lonergan 1794th in 92:40, Helen O Ceallaigh 1823rd in 93:10 Sandra Laycock 1851st in 93:40, Sarah Barry 1872nd in 94:05, Mary O Gorman 1909th in 94:54, Silvia McGee 1959th in 95:53, Marion O Neill 2230th in 102:31, Paula Dwan 2255th in 103:13, Joyce Cullinane making her debut in this for the Club ran very well when finishing 2280th in 104:24,William Lonergan 2309th in 105:41, Catherine Ryan 2312th in 105:50, Karen Dunne 2342nd in 107:42, Georgina Gilligan 2360th in 108:11 and dipping under last years’ time of 108:59, Frances Fahey 2362nd in 108:12 and improving greatly on last years’ time of 109:34,John Laste 2363rd in 108:15, Sandra Curran ran very well on her debut for the Club when finishing 2386th in 109:41 and Annabelle Normile was another athlete who ran on her debut in this event for the Club when finishing 2479th in 123:49.
Congrats to all our Club members who ran so well, brilliant performances all round and indeed well done to all our supporters who were encouraging everyone along the route, thanks to everyone for the photos especially Susan Laste.