Several of the Galbally Runners had an early start on Sunday morning when they headed off to Raheny in Dublin for one of the quickest and top 5 mile road races in the calendar. It was personal bests all round for the Galbally Runner crew who were well pleased with their afternoon’s work in Dublin. A family day out for the McVeigh’s seen Francis McVeigh complete another personal best with a time of 37:10 with Éadaoin McVeigh breaking 40 minutes for the first time and smashed it in style with a time of 39:04.
Jonathon Loughan has been in incredible form lately and came home way up the field with a personal best time of 28:32. Laura Maguire smashed her 5 mile personal best with a time of 31:40 as did Denise McCann who knocked just over a minute over her last 5 mile personal best with a time of 32:06. Galbally Runner Fergal O’Donnell averaged a 5:51 per mile pace to come home in a time of 29:41 and under the 30 minutes for the first time. Peter Cush also had a personal best with a time of 29:15. It was great to see Brenda O’Donnell and Martina Duggan putting themselves out for at this event and both had personal bests with Brenda coming home in a time of 44:34 and Martina 50:26.
Back over to MUSA on Saturday morning and Kevin McGuigan and Lucy Woods just missed out on their 5K personal bests by just one second each. Both runners were well pleased with their run so early in the season. Kevin ran a 20:41 whist Lucy ran a 22:17 just one second on front of Brendan Woods who ran a 22:18.