Well done to host club Loughrea AC on another successful running of the Grey Lake 10k today.  Everyone was united in their praise of the race organization and the toughness of the course and conditions!

Both the men's and women's races were won by an athlete of real quality. Jorge Torres is a former US Olympian over 10k who was relatively unchallenged and finished in a quality 30:56.  A good time, but you get the feeling based on his superb Great Run time recently that he could have gone much faster if he was pressed.  You can read more on him here .  Unfortunately after the race he was involved in a minor traffic incident and went over on his ankle - hopefully it's nothing serious. 

The women's race was won yet again by Loughrea regular the popular Freya Murray of Scotland.  I am a huge fan of this athlete - her energetic running style for me is pretty much perfect form, and she's dead sound to talk to.  She was quite a bit slower this year than previous years, but is apparently carrying a niggle and ran a 72 minute half marathon last weekend.  

It was a successful day at the races for Craughwell AC with many victories - Gerry Ryan had a poor run by his high standards, but still finished 3rd in 32:15.   He mentioned before the race that he wasn't feeling good and had to stop at one point in proceedings.  It was to his credit that he managed to complete the race and nearly grab 2nd place.   Next home for Craughwell was Peter O'Sullivan who was 5th in 35:25.  Peter had been looking for a much faster time so was disappointed, but the time was almost a minute faster than his time of last year, which bodes well considering that he had such a superb Cross Country season last year.  The team of Gerry (3rd), Peter (5th), Paul Keane (9th) and Mark Davis (10th) was good enough to take first place on the day.

There were several other great Craughwell results on the day - for more see here:

 

Place Forname Surname Sex Cat Gun Time Chip Time
3 Gerry Ryan M Senior 0:32:15 0:32:15
5 Peter O'Sullivan M Senior 0:35:25 0:35:25
9 Paul Keane M Senior 0:35:59 0:35:59
10 Mark Davis M Senior 0:36:21 0:36:21
32 John Flattery M Senior 0:42:00 0:41:58
38 Diarmuid Quill M O45 0:42:40 0:42:39
42 Liam Nolan M Senior 0:43:06 0:43:05
60 Frank Byrnes M O40 0:44:06 0:43:57
80 mary kealy F O45 0:45:41 0:45:34
89 Anne Moran F O45 0:46:12 0:46:04
130 Rena Deely F O40 0:49:16 0:49:08
136 noel gorman M Senior 0:49:58 0:49:57
162 Kay Tuohy F O40 0:51:36 0:51:28
165 Stephen Carty M Senior 0:51:40 0:51:23
167 John Conaghan M O40 0:51:45 0:51:36
173 Neil Goodwin M O40 0:52:07 0:51:58
198 Keith Devane M Senior 0:53:54 0:53:47
218 Dervilla Darcy F O45 0:55:19 0:55:11
235 Irene Spellman F O40 0:56:51 0:56:38
273 bernie mulkerrins F O50 1:00:41 1:00:27
276 James Diviney M O40 1:01:08 1:00:55
295 Mags Treacy F O45 1:02:53 1:02:34
305 Therese Headd F O35 1:05:30 1:05:19
309 Frances Horan F O35 1:07:04 1:06:45

 

 

Friday the 22nd. .