Monday, June 11, 2012

Bohermeen AC: Patrick Bell 5k

Tom, Keith and myself made our way to the quiet village of Bohermeen on Saturday evening for their annual Patrick Bell Memorial 5k road race. We got there in plenty of time to do a warm up before the 7:30pm start. It was still quite warm, probably around 16-17 degrees and very little wind.
The course itself was excellent with hardly any hills. Quite a few of the locals turned out to cheer us on and I'm told one family even made their own water station and handed out cups of water! I found the last 1k or so tough due to the pace but managed to put on a sprint coming up to the finish on the track back at the community centre.
Everyone got a medal for finishing and there was lots of refreshments to be had along with BBQs, live music etc. There was a great family atmosphere with both old and very young taking part. I'm told there was over 800 taking part this year.
Photo is of Tom, Eoin & Keith before the race.

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