Bit of a mixed bag this weekend with a few of the guys getting to run their various races yesterday and then Today’s 5k cancelled due to yet more snow.
Competing yesterday , we had the Streets of Portlaoise 5k with Tom Lupton our first finisher in 16.52 . Next home was Brian Byrne in 17.17 and holding off his sister Linda (17.21) to hold the bragging rights in the Byrne household for the time being anyway. Linda was 4th finisher in the highly competitive women’s race.Our next finisher was Siobhra O’Flaherty in 18.03 and John Kirwan 18.23.
In other competitions, Ronan Dunphy was 3rd overall in the Balbriggan Half Marathon in 77.49 with Alan King 7th in the 10k event (41.19). In another Half marathon ,this time in Mullingar , Phil Kilgannon ran 77.41 for 13th place.
Finally over in New York , Caitriona Jennings competed in the Armoury Indoor Marathon and finished 2nd in 2.53. This event was run over 211 laps of a 200m indoor track.