Report and photos by Joe Byrne

Mid Summer has truly arrived with the 38th running of this Saturday evening race. Always a key date in the sportsworld runners diary, this year was to be no different with 24 of our finest Females and Males making the start line for a bang on 7.30pm start.

Unlike previous years in Dunshaughlin, Saturday evening was on the cooler side which made conditions ideal for this race which started just off the M3 Motorway, before the athletes negotiatied 7-8k over quiet country roads and finished up in the Village centre. Our runners duly obliged with P.Bs in abundance.

Our 16 Men runners were led home by the ever improving Karl Chatterton in a superb time of 35.07. Keep the great work and all the races going Karl, whilst Maria Jones led the 8 Ladies in a time of 41.18 just about edging the battle with Adrian Lanigan.

Taking up my 2 camera positions, firstly outside Carberrys pub on the main street (about 1.2km mark) and subsequently at the 9.8k mark, the contrast in facial expressions and running styles was like a good TV make over program of before and after (See photos below).

Except in this case in reverse. Ah its so easy to stand on the touch line and look in. Even club champion smiler, Johnny Dwyer couldn’t muster a slight grin on the way in.

Winner in this category Saturday, was Peter Knaggs who was smiles all round at both points.

As for the post race banquet, well as always, tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits were all in abundance not to mention the glass bottles of fizzy orange.Perhaps the latter were an attempt by the organisers to frustrate the competitors as not a bottle opener could be found in the gym. It certainly wouldn,t happen under Michael Cunningham’s charge.

Well done to all those who took part and flew the club colours. This continues to be one of the best 10k races in the running calendar. Well organised, great course, atomsphere and superb facilities too.

As for those absent bottle openers, I can already sense the numerous ‘Whats app’ messages on the way for Terenure 5 2018.

Sportsworld Results

40th      Karl Chatterton                35.07
103rd   Diarmuid Suilleabhin         37.21
137th    Damien Gerathy              38.27
143rd   Martin Doyle                     38.41
204th    Noel Tobin                       40.54
213th    Dermot Sullivan               41.06
222nd   Maria Jones                      41.18
224th    Adrian Lanigan                 41.20
235th    Johnny Dwyer                  41.42
286th    Declan Brady                   43.06
299th    Peter Knaggs                   43.24
334th    Padraic Moran                  44.01
365th    Noel Lynam                     45.08
391st    Patricia Fitzmaurice          46.08
405th    Ann Higgins                      46.30
465th    Ray Carpenter                  48.08
470th    Nigel Hanby                     48.03
476th    Paul Cassidy                     48.22
485th    Rosie Mulhern                  48.37
492nd   Ellen Lavin                       48.51
585th    Anne Marie Scanlon         53.09
609th    Caroline Galligan             54.13
620th    Siobhan Clarke                54.31
638th    Sean O Byrne                  56.02