Firstly thanks to Michael and all the volunteers at Malahide who put on this free event - it is a very friendly and well organised event.
Despite a cold and damp morning there was a good turnout from the club. After a few short words from the race director (which included a special welcome for the Ratoath AC crew), it was time for our 11 strong group to join the other 300 plus individuals who were lining up.
This was many of the group's first outing for some time and also included a race debut for Alison Crawford, she was joined at the start by Henry Fleming, Jarleth Nally, Claire Witter, Lisa Lovett, Joy Tyrrell, Geoffrey Hayes, John Coroner, Aileen Bruton, Kate O'Driscoll & Melissa Dunne. There were great times posted by all but I am sure they will be looking to beat those times later in the year.
Our club Fit4Life runners eagerly waiting for the start
Two of our injured runners decided to volunteer!