Marathon season is upon us folks. Some have been delayed; others moved from Spring. But however they got here, many of us will be taking part in them in the coming weeks.
Why, we ask ourselves? Why?
Taking on the parkruns this week were:
Paul Skillen 23:38, Joe Mathers 23:39, Aidy Hughes 26:25, Leo McAuley 27:39, Emily Murphy 28:46PB, David Esler 29:04, Marie McBrien 30:05, Joanne Milne 32:36, Neill McGlinchey 32:59, Janet Grew 33:18
Dawn Blain 23:22 (and 1st female finisher), Lord Ian Brennan 23:56, Kevin Donnelly 24:01, Cathy Ryan 27:44, Claire McCann 32:13
Maeve Kennedy 25:01
Johnny Carey 27:35
Tom Fleming 17:55 and yet another first place finish
Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun:
Clare Teer 27:37
Our tourist this week is Sarah Ross. Our Scotland correspondent completed the Queen’s parkrun in 24:20. This parkrun is held in south Glasgow. Glasgow was founded by St Mungo, the patron saint of salmon. It has an underground called The Clockwork Orange and is the birthplace of both the ultrasound machine and chicken tikka masala (maybe). I also understand it has some football teams. Who knew?
Jordanstown junior parkrun:
Joseph Eager 8:32PB and 1st finisher, Emily Murphy 9:20PB and second finisher, Kayden McClelland 9:33 and third finisher, Kobe McClelland 9:51, Matthew Hawkins 10:40, Sinead O’Hare 11:04PB
Waterworks junior parkrun:
Eloise McAuley 8:38PB, Leo McAuley 8:45, Hollie Brennan 16:21
In other racing, Anton and Anita Piatek both took on the Ecotrail 30k in Wicklow. Anton finished the hilly trail course around Bray in 4:11:22 and Anita in 4:50:11.
Today, our focus turned to Berlin. Bekele may have got his pacing wrong but Prof Alan Ladd certainly did not, finishing in an amazing 2:49:07. Karen McKee finished in 4:23:46 and Elaine Kennedy in 5:11:21.
Time to raise a few steins folks!
So, this week’s tune is for those who tackled the heat of Berlin today. I could use “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin but this is officially a Top Gun free zone (more of a Cocktail man myself, if I’m honest). I should use Bowie but we’ve done that before. So here’s one from a group of guys from Dublin who recorded this in Berlin. Not bad, but they’re no Prof Ladd.
Until next week, behave.