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
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