Monday, April 11, 2011

David Hawcroft 2nd in ULTRA age group

The Connemara half marathon, marathon and ultra marathon took place last weekend. This event long-distance sends the runners and walkers off in the dramatic setting of mountains, glacier lakes, rugged green-brown landscape which winds in and around the challenging mountain wilderness of Galway in the west of Ireland. The course meanders past bogs, hills, lakes, and the Twelve Pin mountains rising up over the great expanse of Killary Lough, through the quiet village of Leenane, around the Maam Turk Mountains and all the way back up to Maam Cross.
Taking part for Trim AC was David Hawcroft who finished the ULTRA version over a distance of 40 miles in 6h27m to claim runners up position in the mens over 60s category.
In the senior mens grade of the half marathon newcomers Paul Smith finished in 1h50m and Tom Potterton ran it in 1h52m. Both were pleased with their half marathon performances over a tough but scenic route.

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