Congratulations to everyone that took part in today’s 5km run. The weather wasn’t the best but a little rain was never gonna scare us off. The atmosphere at this run is very relaxed and nobody takes it very seriously. It is just another chance for people to get out and get fit.
There were 27 on the start line for this time prediction challenge. On signing up, people made a prediction as to how fast they thought they would run the 5km distance. Times ranged from 17 minutes to 33 minutes. Could anyone guess the exact right time?
As always, most people were very conservative with their guesses and they ended up with much quicker times. Johnny Meagher and Geraldine Kyne were the joint winners on the night. Both guessed times that were 11 seconds slower than what they actually did. In 3rd place was Sinéad Lee, who was just 12 seconds out in her prediction. Well done to everyone. The final times people did are below.
One good feature of this race series is that you will get to see your times improve over the 6 weeks that the runs take place. The first week is normally the hardest as you are only getting used to the course and the distance. In general, you can expect your time to fall quite a bit but to do this you need to turn up each week.
With that in mind, we hope to see you all again next week – same time same place. Spread the word and bring a friend!!
Next Week: the format of next week’s run will change just a little. It is the ‘Countdown To Zero‘ run, where the slower runners go first and the faster runners go last. This typically means everyone crosses the finish line very close to each other.
Final Run Times
|Gary Scully – 16.50||Will Rymer – 22.59||Ger Carey – 27.14|
|Glenn Austin – 17.16||Michael Buckley – 25.29||Cathal Donovan – 23.29|
|Keith Butler – 17.17||Mary Duggan – 25.44||John Meagher – 21.49|
|Andy McLoughlin – 17.27||Aaron Duggan – 24.45||Sinéad Lee – 25.48|
|Eddie Tucker – 19.23||Carmel Finn – 28.28||James McGrath – 21.43|
|Deirdre Finn – 21.10||Sheila Gregan – 30.48||Edward O’Meara – 21:00|
|Barry Creamer – 20.20||Jean Mounsey – 31.46||Pauline Ryan – 31.46|
|Shane Connolly – 21.29||Mike O’Keeffe – 21.27||Kevin Sherlock – 19.45|
|Caitríona Fahy – 24.36||Martin Farrell – 22.38||Geraldine Kyne – 27.04|