Johnny and Martin dig deep
In spite of a fairly scummy evening weather-wise, there was another great turnout for this year's Headford 8k.  There was a fairly nasty shower as it started but apparently after that it cleared up well for the duration of the race. 

Though we had a small Craughwell contingent, they all ran well.  Martin Corcoran was first clubman home in 4th position with a time of 27:47, followed closely by Johnny Lane in 5th.  Martin also picked up the gong for first vet.  Justin Niland made a welcome return in 16th position in 30:17, and Headford regular Diarmuid had a super run finishing in 69th in 35:59.

The race was won in incredible fashion by the ever-awesome Gerry Ryan (GCH) who finished it in 24:58, almost 2 full minutes ahead of national novices medalist Matt Lockett (GCH) with another fast-improving GCH man Tony Scanlon in 3rd 45 seconds back.  This was a super time by Gerry in less than ideal conditions on what nobody could describe as a fast course.  I am quite sure this is a course record for the race.  On this improvement curve, who would bet against him for the Streets of Galway..? 

Check out for further results and pictures.  You can also see where the entry fee is going and it looks like a really worthy cause.

Wednesday the 8th. .