We have now reached the half way point in the 2005 Grand Prix Series with Round 8 incorporated in the Club 5000M Championship held last night.
There were some 30 Grand Prixers in the field of 36 starters. Fastest of the Grand Prix men was obviously William Stafford taking the 5000M Championship in 16:41 with David Brennan on 16:58 and third of the Grand Prixers Martin Tracey on 17:19.
Further down the field good runs were recorded by Jeremy Walsh and a superb 18:29 by Stephen Byrne – a PB by some margin.
Yellow jersey man Richard “Lance Armstrong” Connolly again had a super run in 19:28 with good runs also recorded by Pat Bonass 20:02 and once again from smooth running Jimmy Bennett.
Star of the day however was Michael McFadden who shattered his predicted time by no less than 02:11. Michael’s sterling efforts were rewarded with victory and the bagging of 20 points. Jeremy Walsh was a truly deserved second place taking 19 points having beaten the handicapper by 01:35 from Pat Bonass in third having beaten his handicap by 01:12.
Full results and updated leaderboard to follow.
Next up is Round 9 which is incorporating the Club 10,000M Championship for the Bonass Trophy on Thursday the 28th of July.
Finally, many thanks to our race sponsor of last nights Grand Prix race, David Brennan, and also of course we would like to record our appreciation to Sean Pender for his donation of a magnificent cup for the Club 5000M Championship.