Queen’s 5K – Club Championship Round 3
Wednesday saw super conditions for an annually super race entitled ‘Race Round the River’ which starts on the Annadale Embankment and finishes outside the PEC on the Stranmillis Embankment after 2 and ¾ laps. This is flat and so fast, brutal and lung-busting that the 3 R’s could mean ‘Robust, Relentless and Riveting’… a bit like our wonderful support on the day, some might say!
Yes, Queen’s 5k produced a fantastic club turnout, great support from all, superb performances, lovely t-shirts and even some fresh & hot pizza slices (if you had any reflexes (or elbows) left to grab them!). I would personally recommend doing this race at least once, whether you are in PB form or not, just to take part in such a high profile & quick field and also to experience the buzz (or terror) and to stretch your limits.
Conor Bradley (City of Derry) and Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle AC) won this NI & Ulster 5k (Road) Championship Race in 14:44 and 16:18 respectively.
To PB or not to PB…that is the question…well quite a lot chose to PB & with some cracking times too with a few under 18, Andy’s sub-17 and Iseult’s Junior time, never mind the huge individual strides made by others and an Age Cat win for Brian Todd. A very well done to everybody who represented the club:
|Brian Todd||21:13||1st M65|