The season opening Winter Grand Prix got off to a flyer at Cobalt tonight.
Our juniors were out in force making up 14 of the 44 competitors at the start line, on a perfect night for running. They certainly let their presence be known at the sharp end of the results, taking the top 2 spots, with 5 overall in the top 10.
However there could be only one winner and young Elena tore round the 5k course to finish in 27:42 (23:02 actual), 30 seconds ahead of her closest rival.
🥇 27:42 – Elena Walker
🥈 28:12 – Beth George
🥉 28:20 – Paul James
We’d like to convey our huge thanks to all of the competitors for braving the elements on Wednesday evening. You gave us some wonderful entertainment and excitement.
We’d also again like to publicly thank our wonderful event organisers, officials and marshals for their fantastic efforts and enthusiasm – we’ve had some amazing feedback from many of the clubs who raced. You truly are a credit to the club and the sport.
Finally a huge thank you to Dave Daniels for burning the midnight oil to provide us with the results and amends.
Here are your final results from Wednesday evening;
This was the 8th Terry O’Gara Memorial 5k in honour of the great man, our former chairman and all round legend. It is always such a privilege to have his son Steve join us for this special occasion, to start the race and hand out the prizes in his own, inimitable style (always a highlight) and to see Terry’s grandchildren Shay and Isla run the junior race. He would be so proud of them.
This year we had a record 201 finishers, beating 182 from 2018. The weather was perfect and 28% of our runners got a new 5k pb! It is a cracking, fast course so please do recommend it to friends and fellow runners for next year. Read more
The last 6 months have seen 118 of us represent the mighty Green and Gold in our Winter Grand Prix.
We’ve worn the colours with pride and cheered each other on come rain, sun or snow. The Cobalt course has been regularly lit up by our (mostly) fluorescent attire – with course and age category records falling by the wayside…