The IMRA's annual fundraising race for the charity
GOAL once again proved to be a great success. Nearly 60 runners
turned out for the fearsome slog up and down Three Rock Mountain.
In the end, former International Bob Lawlor took a convincing
win from Hugh McLindon and Bobby Mitchell. However, on the climb
to the summit turn at the Fairy Castle the battle raged between
the trio who admitted that the early season race was more competitive
than they had bargained for.
Bob Lawlor pulled clear on the final climb, but was
closed down by McLindon's brave descent which took him past Mitchell
on the tricky turn. Bobby said later "Hugh flashed past me
like I was standing still, but fell immediately afterwards. I
thought he'd splattered himself, but he just got up and got going
again immediately. He's a tough cookie." After that the unnerved
Bobby was nearly caught by the flying Adrian Tucker.
Joan Flanagan had an untroubled run to win the women's
race from the evergreen Jane Watt. Jane who took the vet's prize
was using the race in her build up to her ultra run from Bray
Head in Wicklow to Bray Head in Kerry - a distance of over 200
miles up hill and down dale. The GOAL FLASH has raised £340
so far, and, if you're feeling generous, send further funds to
the IMRA c/o 26 Sidmonton Court, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Republic of
Ireland. All funds go to GOAL.
|1st Woman||Joan Flanagan||34.20|
|1st W. Vet||Jane Watt||35.51|
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