The opening race of the 2015 Grand Prix series took place last night (in a constant drizzle) on the track. At least 50 Athletes toed the line at the start with 48 finishers, competing for the Frank White cup over 5 miles on the track. The race was generously sponsored by Colm Doran.
Declan Power pulled away early on to win comfortably in 26.24.
The winner in the Grand Prix was Sinead Smith, with Liam Hennessy second and Clodagh Moriarty in third place.
Thanks to Maurice Ahern for measuring the 5 miles, he tells us every year, it is the only 5 mile track race in Ireland and therefore by definition the only accurate 5 mile race.
Thanks also to all the officials who gave up their time on a wet night to ensure the race went ahead.
Thanks as always to Caroline for the tea, coffee, cake and biscuits. Thanks again to Colm Doran for sponsoring the race.
Next race is 2 weeks time, a 4 mile race on the track again at 8.00.
Results as follows
|Declan Power guest||00:26:24|
|Dave Brady Guest||00:28:16|
|Niall Coppinger guest||00:29:33|
|Niall Markey guest||00:37:54|
|Dave Brady Raheny||00:40:36|