Friday, May 1, 2009

Overall results of the John Buckley Sports / Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series

The overall results for the John Buckley Sports / Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series are now available. In 2007 and 2008, a total of 94 runners completed the series each year. The figure for 2009 is 115, an increase of just 21 which is perhaps a little suprising. Considering that 245 runners had completed the first 3 races in the series, less than half made the trip to County Clare for the last race in Kilnaboy in April. No doubt there are several factors responsible for people not doing the last race........
a) It was Easter Sunday and a lot of people with kids and young families may not be able to get away for a full day?
b) The long drive from Cork and Waterford to Kilnaboy?
c) Some people may have opted to watch the big rugby match in Limerick with Munster playing?

Perhaps a figure of 115 is not so suprising as it takes a fair bit of effort to travel to all 4 races.

While the Series runners no doubt helped to swell the numbers for the Kilnaboy race, it does howver suggest that this race has now become more popular in it's own right.

Results.............The overall results for the 2009 series can be seen HERE.

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