Race report for weeks ending 06/03/16 and 13/03/16

Saturday 5th March 2016 was a busy day with four races attended by members.

Two Seaparkers completed the SSE Airtricity 10 mile race in the Walled City.  Philip Poag completed it in 1:27:22 while Karen Poag ran it in 1:28:37.

Karen and Philip Poag at the SSE Airtricity 10 mile race

Gary Craig did the very steep Gaelforce mountain 12K run in Connemara in a time of 2:45:11 (the first place winner completed it in 1:57:03).  There were four peaks to climb at 324m, 574m, 556m and 550m.

The Slieve Gullion Mountain Race was attended by Chris Livingston, who completed it in 42:19.

While over in the USA Robert Murray ran the Woodlands marathon in Texas with a PB of 3:28:35 and Glenda Murray finished the half in 2:24:51.

Robert Murray and Glenda Murray in the USA

Quite a few members of Seapark AC attended Jimmy’s 10K on 13th March.  Charlie McCormick was the first Seaparker home with a chip time of 39:56.  He was followed by Ronald Simms (41:04), Brendan Rice (PB of 41:47), Clive Weatherhead (42:08), Mark Welsh (45:42), Caroline Salters (46:58), Neill Harper (49:48), Andrew Smyth (50:07), Karen Poag (51:37), Beth McCormick (52:50), Aimee Weatherhead (53:38), Alison Welsh (54:38), Phil Poag (56:29), Trevor Lamb (56:33), Roisin McConnell (56:41), Karen McMaster (1:04:32), Carol Downey (1:10:32 – A six minute improvement on last years time), Geraldine Kane (1:17:54) and Michael Kane (1:18:11).

Charlie McCormick at Jimmy’s 10K

A few more Seapark members took part in the local EAMS race on 13th March.  Ian Cleland was the first male home for the half marathon with 1:30:47, while Gillian Cordner was first lady over the line with 1:45, also for the half marathon.  Also in attandance where Gary Connolly (1:53 for the half) and Bobbie Irvine (4:11 for the full marathon).

1st male home at EAMS half Ian Cleland
Gillian EAMS
1st lady home for the EAMS half Gillian Cordner

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