Sunday, May 13, 2012
8K Basking in Sunshine.
Sligo AC's annual 8K Road Race was held in the fantastic surroundings of Rosses Point on Saturday afternoon last, A record entry of 263 runners lined up at the start line of this now infamous race which is attracting bigger numbers year after year. The Race was held under perfect weather conditions and the organisation of the event was second to none. The outright winner of the Race was Sligo AC's very own Emmet Dunleavy who cruised across the line in a fine time of 25:15 followed by Sligo AC's up coming young star Killian O'Conner (26:43), T.J. McHugh (26:51) of Mayo AC was third. In the women's race Catherine Conway of Mayo AC was first home in a time of 31:05 followed by North Sligo AC's Aisling Van Rensburg in 31:08 and in third spot was North Sligo AC's Una McCool in 32:12. This race is one of the flattest races in the North West and is race number 3 of 9 in the Sligo Credit union, Amcor Flexibles and Filans Centra Road Racing league where the attention now switches to the next race which is the Maugherow 10K at the beginning of June. A superb after race function was held in The Yacht Club where there was plenty of Tea, Coffee and some exceptional goodies which was all donated by Club Members, Family and Friends, and Sligo AC would like to thank every one for their support, help and advice in staging this very successfully run, we hope everyone enjoyed the event as much as we in Sligo AC enjoyed having you with us and look forward to welcoming you all back in 2013. It was great to see so many happy faces crossing the line as the most important thing is to enjoy yourself so be very proud of what you have achieved and Happy Running. Regards Enda Dineen