24 September 2014

Killarney Mini Marathon 2014

Another edition of this highly popular race event took place in great weather conditions on Saturday, 20 September 2014.
Among the large number of cross dressers, doughnut lovers and ice cream connoisseurs, were quite a few runners tackling the 10K distance or, new for this year, 5K fun run/walk.

From start to finish there was a great atmosphere at this event. This included walking to the start line behind some very talented bagpipers (who later participated in the race). There were many ladies participating in their first 5/10K race and there was great encouragement to these from all corners, hopefully ensuring that it was only the first of many races for them.  

This was a well organised event. With an entry price of €25 which included a very stylish and good quality pink t-shirt, unusual and attractive finishers medal, doughnuts and Murphy's icecream, it was certainly good value.  There was excellent marshaling on the route, with signs erected at various points offering words of encouragement to the runners. There was even a couch at around the 7K mark offering Dawn Milk!

As usual, St. Brendan's AC was well represented in both races,  with the first finisher of the 5K being the Club's very own Shannon Quill. Another club member who completed the 5K was Joan Reil Burke, opting for walk this time.

The 10K saw Ursula Barrett finishing in 16 position overall (highest club place) with Ann McGlynn following close behind. Other club members to complete the 10K were Mags Hussey, Kirstie Nowak, Eileen Leen, Noreen Leen, Catherine Burke, Nora Falvey & Yvonne Quill.

Most of these ladies have been training over the summer months with the Club Fit4Life running group and it was great to see them doing themselves proud and getting good, well earned results on Saturday. 
Full results of 10K HERE  and 5K HERE.
Photo gallery on our FB page HERE.

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