There’s loads and loads of stuff this week, all over the jump!
Well, there I was hoping for a nice quiet week on the roundup – then my spies started telling me about all these races that I’d not known about! So get ready to find out all the action that the club has been in over the last seven days! Today, I spent some time reading statistics on the most common way people walk when drunk – it’s staggering. Now then, on to the roundup:
Dublin’s Rock and Roll Half Marathon
Another deliberate omission from a few weeks ago to check to see who was actually watching. We had two runners completing in the Rock and Roll Half Marathon race in Dublin:
|832||Jane McCann||01:42:33||New PB!|
Fantastic running Jane, really great running, and the icing on the cake a wee PB for you too! Always nice to be told about these little observations! To make sure everyone is included in the roundup, make sure you add Dub Runners as your club!
Dingle Half Marathon
It’s Ireland’s most sceneic marathon route I understand! Started at the Marina in Dingle Town, heading out along the Dingle Peninsula on part of the Wild Atlantic Way before finishing at Kruger’s Pub (yep, sounds about right)! Torrential rain before the race (think GTR 2015!) until about 15 minutes in, then drying up (including some sun), just in time for the views over the Atlantic Ocean were pretty spectacular. We had one Dun down there:
Cracking time Andrew – I’ve seen the pictures of the course, jeepers that is one tough route! There was a decent goodie bag which included the obvious medal, t-shirt, banana, protein cereal bars, biscuits and popcorn. Of course finishing at a bar meant only one thing…
Around the Valley Leisure Centre was the host location for the latest tri in the series. The course was a 750 meter swim, a 20km cycle and a quick 5k run to finish it all off with. It wasn’t John or Sean this week, instead someone else else stepped up:
Great to see you back at the triathlons again Rachel – and those are some excellent times too! I always leave out the transition times (for those who’ve asked) – but its always inspiring to see these times, and a great incentive for everyone! Keep up the great work! Even after all that hard work, Rachel even found time for a picture:
Waterside Half Marathon
There was a delayed start for the second year of the new half marathon route in the North West! The delay, which puts all the plans out a little, also allowed the sun to come out, and glare on top of everyone – especially heading over the iconic Folye Bridge! We had the one Dub taking on the 13.1 mile road route:
That’s great running Laura, just getting in under the magic two hours mark. Not forgetting that this course is tough at the best of times, adding the delay and the sun it was a tough auld day! Great to see you back on the results too Laura! Great to see Friend of the Dubs Ivor out pounding the streets too!
Over 1000 runners assembled in sunny Ormeau Park for the annual Laganside 10K race. The field featured some top quality runners and one entrant was overheard commenting that it was a “More runny crowd”! The updated route led runners out of Ormeau Park (at the Ravenhill Road gates) for two flat but uninspiring loops, taking runners along the Albertbridge Road and turning left again along the Lagan towpath towards the Ormeau Bridge and back along the Ormeau Embankment with the last km back through the park. The Dubs taking part were given the enthusiastic support club mates who were supporting at the corner of the Ormeau Bridge:
|759||Anne Marie Ryan||01:00:53||---|
Yikes – those great times posted by everyone, and not only was there a fast crowd there, but there was also a lot of runners taking part, so not only was it hard to get into the zone, but also the heat that afternoon made it very tricky. A quick trip home and an evening on the sofa after a successful day!
It was a grey, damp morning on Saturday – so, basically a typical summer’s day around here! Once it hits 9:30am it is time to take to the parks and head out running. For some its just part of their routine, others going for a time and for some (okay most of us) it is just an excuse to get out of the house for an hour or two! So, despite the weather, it was great to see an Errigle of Dubs out there:
|James GUINN||00:23:24||New PB!|
|Nessa AGNEW||00:24:59||New PB!|
|Michael KIRK-SMITH||00:21:51||Third Male! Newbie PB!|
Woo-who! Give yourselves a pat on the back (or get someone close to do it for you)! The wee parkuns are always a great way to kickstart the weekends. Some hat tips this week go out to Michael (at Sligo) who not only was only third over the line but also got a newbie PB in the process! We had two other PB times out there this week from James (at Queen’s) and Nessa (at Bangor).
Keep on running!
Live long and prosper.
… and we’re done! Phew, thanks again to everyone for the help with this week’s edition – it truly was a team effort – so well done all! I nearly ha a very different weekend than I had planned, my friend said that he’d give me £100 if I did a bungee jump – but I wasn’t falling for that!
Disclaimer: Every effort was taken to ensure the results above are correct. If you’d like to make a complaint (or an ‘observation’) then you’ll automatically volunteer yourself for writing duties next week 🙂