Provisional results of race 3 in the series are below. They are provisional until they are plugged into Mark's series spreadsheet which magically calculates the results and substracts 10 seconds from the times of those that slipped me a tenner before the race!
Top performance today came from Muiriosa Holahan, clearly benefitting from the summer holidays! Muiriosa knocked a full 2 minutes and 45 seconds off her handicap. There were big improvements also of over a minute from James Corbett and Brendan Davey to take 2nd and 3rd place on the day.
A 54 second improvement from Aine Rooney should be good enough to catapult her close to the top of the leaderboard, while a 60 second improvement from Mary O'Reilly should also move her well up the table. I'll have to wait for Mark's update on the overall scoring as its too complicated for me to figure it out tonight. A tight race saw Gabriel Gardiner put in a lung-bursting finish to edge out Diarmuid Quill in the last few metres – not a very neighbourly gesture by the Ardrahan man.
Note in case of a court appeal from disgruntled opponents, I should point out that I adjusted the finishing position for Joe Callanan from 21st to 18th because due to my mistake on the start line, I let Joe start 12 seconds too late. Anyway, results are below. Hope everyone enjoyed the race. Final race of the series is in two weeks time.
Pay particular attention to Mark's update later over the weekend on the overall scores as anyone who runs 3 of the 4 races will be in with a chance of winning the highly coveted Craughwell Handicap Chase trophy. So get out your calculators and see where you have to finish in the final race to have a chance of such an esteemed honour!
|Bib||Name||Handicap||Start (mins past 8)||Place||Clock Time||Real Time|
|512||Helen Van De Beek||00:29:15||00:05:00||26||00:34:20||00:29:20|