Monday, December 14, 2009

Kerry...Results of the 'Feet First' 5 km series

With the 4th and final race last Sunday, this popular 5 km race series in Kerry has come to a close. The overall positions are now available HERE.

Updated...Tues 15th Dec....22:40pm.....the results of the final 5 k race last Sunday (13th Dec) are now available HERE.

Report on the overall series by John Dunphy...
While the majority of our friends were running around the Marina on Sunday morning, a few Cork based athletes were getting ready at the start line for the final race in the Feet First 5k road race series. Mark McMahon and brother Connor from West Muskerry AC had all but secured a prize in their categories with some great performances in the first 3 races of the series. Going into the final race, both Mark and Connor looked in great form and really up for the challenge that lay ahead. They didn't disappoint with both athletes putting in a good run in under 18 minutes and securing second overall in the senior section for Mark and 1st place in the over 40 category for Connor. Well done guys!!

Others to impress were Billy O'Brien from An Riocht taking the senior title and Maureen Harrington also from An Riocht taking the Women's title with Mary O Connor also An Riocht taking second spot.

A big well done to Joe Murphy Eagle A.C.taking 2nd place over 50. Well done to all that took prize's in the series and all that took part. I'm sure that all of you enjoyed the races and the organizer's hope to run it again next year.

I must take time to congratulate Kathleen and the crew from Feet First in getting this series up and running and a big thank you to all that gave up their time to help out......especially the ladies after each race with the tea, soup and cakes!!

Overall they had great numbers at each race despite the terrible weather conditons. I hope everyone enjoyed as much as I did............John Dunphy, Eagle A.C.

1 comment:

Thomas said...

Can I add my appreciation for the Feet First crew to this article? They organised a great race series in a place that had been very much lacking such an event. They truly tried their best in sometimes challenging circumstances. Thank you to all of them!