Officially confirmation came today that the Craughwell team of Gerry Ryan, Mark Davis, Peter O'Sullivan, Martin Corcoran and Tony Fitzpatrick won the AAI M35 Gold in the national 10k in a field of 11,000 runners. Remarkably the same team would have taken at least Bronze in the overall competition had we entered all our athletes as such. Okay I know this should be an unbiased report but I have to say I'm absolutely chuffed!
Gerry Ryan also was confirmed as winner of the M45 category – though Gerry's time was enough to win the M40 and M35 categories by a wide margin too so the result was never in doubt. Yet another medal for Gerry's already full war chest! We are all looking forward to his summer track season with anticipation.
As well as the Vets team, the Senior team of Johnny Lane, Niall Callanan, Tony Nevin, Tommy Niland, Gabriel Gardiner and Diarmuid Quill finished as a club-record 13th out of 21 teams. Very well done to all – a neat achievement considering the population of the village we are definitely punching above our weight.
Full team results up here:
Okay I'll be a bit controversial here and note that the results are still a bit screwy. Mayo are down as 3nd vets team and if I were them I would query the AAI over this as I don't think Raheny should be ahead of them.