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Dublin Airport race report

Dublin Airport race report


It was colder than most fridge freezers in Dublin Airport last Saturday and just to remind us further of
the low temperatures, a large lump of ice fell off the wings of a 737 towards the end of the women’s
race. As if cross country running doesn’t bring enough challenges?

The two mile women’s race had 36 runners and a family feel to it, sisters Paula and Linda Grant (both
Secondary Teachers) finished in Ist and 3rd while Helen White(Blackhill Heathlawn) was sandwiched
between the pair. There were 162 competitors in the men’s race won by Robert Corbally(Hollister)
followed by Allan Maguire and James Egan(Hollister).

Ground conditions were perfect for running with just a couple of soft patches , there was a light breeze
but the big factor was the intense cold with gloves and headgear near ubiquitous during the warm-up.

Registration was this year downstairs in the ALSAA building and hopefully, the BHAA signs outside made
progress to the location a little easier, as road works in the area did complicate efforts to get into the

Notable performers on the day were evergreen 75 year old, Tadhg Twomey, Philip Wright returning
from injury, Michael McGovern and of course, the Grant sisters.

A fine display of food greeted us for the afters and the glassware prizes were also, very well received.

Well done to Eugene Foley, Pat Carroll, all at ALSAA, the BHAA and you the runners.

Next up is the 2.5/4 mile cross country races in the beautiful grounds of Maynooth College sponsored by
NUI/AIB and masterminded by Eddie Hughes and Maurice Timmins on Saturday, March 9 th.