Weekly Roundup: 2020-10-13

We visit Down Royal again over the jump!

Here, when did it become October?! Usually about now we’re building up to Dundrum GR8 and Dublin Marathon races, but 2020 strikes again – but thar doesn’t mean we can’t make the best of a bad situation (more on that in a minute). Over the weekend, I have met the only over 65 to have ever won three bingo games in a row – Jerry Hat-trick. Did someone mention Down Royal?

Down Royal Race Series
The weekend the focus shifted back to Down Royal Race course, only this time there was a trio of events being held on the mostly flat track. The Half Marathon race was seven laps and a tiny wee bit, while the 10k race was three laps and a tiny wee bit, with the 5k event taking in one and a bit laps. We had quite the Dub turnout:

Half Marathon Race
39Katherine Harkness01:43:092nd Place! New PB!
42David Phillips01:44:20
10k Race
43Victoria McCartney00:43:58New PB!
49Roisin Byrne00:45:49
5k Race
83Rob Walker00:18:32

Well – what can we say about this one – magic running from all our blue tops racing on Saturday morning and afternoon. Special mentions need to go out to Katherine who not only set a new half marathon PB and was second female across the line too. Vic has been quietly training away during lockdown and it paid off with a superb new 10k personal best time over the 10k distance. All the times posted were great – all that training is really paying off! Let’s wrap this up with some photos:

Photos are becoming harder to find (for obvious reasons). So if you are racing over the coming months, could you grab a selfie and send it through please?! Basically it means less work for me and it is nicer to look at photos than read anything we write here! Big news, I just found out that I won a competition for weather puns. It was totally unexpected – I beat the raining champion!

Live long and prosper.

Disclaimer: Every effort was taken to ensure the results above are correct (this isn’t much of a threat anymore is it?!) If you’d like to make a complaint, then you’ll automatically volunteer yourself for writing duties next week! 🙂