Dunshaughlin AC had their 33rd annual 10k race last Saturday. It was my first time at this race and I'd definitely recommend it for next year.
I met up with Keith and Tom and a few locals in the Community Centre beforehand and went over our individual aspirations for the race, pacing and times etc. It was about 14 degrees but windy with light rain on and off.
With 15minutes to go we did a light run out to the start line and chatted to a few people until we were under way. The course wound back to Ratoath up to just past the half way mark. A nice touch was having a race clock at the 5k point. After that we turned right and right again to be met with a few small hills. There were water stations every 2k or so, which were great. I think one of them was unofficial and just setup by a family outside their house! There was lots of people out to cheer us on in the last kilometer and I even managed a sprint finish to overtake three runners in the last 30m.
At the finish line we were offered water, bananas and even strawberries with cream! After a brief chat (it was raining again at this point) we jogged back to the Community Centre to cool down and got some tea/coffee, cakes, sandwiches, fruit etc.
Many thanks to the organizers, excellent job!
Keith - 39:00
Eoin - 45:32