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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 http://www.headford8k.com 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 13th. .