A battle for glory on the Streets of Kilkenny

//A battle for glory on the Streets of Kilkenny

A battle for glory on the Streets of Kilkenny

On a glorious Holy Thursday night over 600 runners took to the start line for the annual streets of Kilkenny 5K. The streets of the marble city make the perfect backdrop for a run on any evening but when surrounded by 600 eager runners the atmosphere is just fantastic. With a crowd of volunteers dotted along the 2 lap course, a race for the masses was ready to go. With a blow of the whistle from Sean Lynch, the runners were off. No excuses accepted for missing the action with Rory LCodge live on our Instagram channel with all the updates as they happened. The lead pack were moving with Robert Cunningham clearing the way while multitasking blowing a whistle and cycling. A tight lead pack from the start of Maher, Hayes, McEvoy of the harriers joined with Harty Forde and Hunter with a two-man breakaway toward the end saw our very own Brian Maher up against East Cork AC Michael Harty racing toe to toe for the title Kilkenny v Cork for once not on the field of play. In the end, 14.43.70 after Sean set the runners off we had a winner, Michael Harty claiming top spot and bring the streets of Kilkenny title back to Cork with him just ahead of Brian Maher in 14.44.05. An overall fast course with over 88 runners sub 20 minutes. Our first female home on the night was Laura McDonnell from Tallaght ac in 18.08.54. With a new course both our male and female winners set new course records. Will these records be broken next year? Following an epic race, the crowd headed for Langton House Hotel for the after party. An epic after party followed with food and fun if you weren’t there you missed out!! Club chairman praised and thanks all those that made the night such a success. Without our volunteers and sponsors, the night would not be the same and we are grateful. Put it in your diary now Holy Thursday night April 18th, 2019  

2018-05-02T23:12:08+00:00