A large number of runners and crew descended on Victoria Park in East Belfast for the event on Saturday morning. Located between between the Harland & Wolff Dockyards and the George Best International Airport, it made for an ideal venue with a course that was just over one mile in length.
At least 4 runners from Cork took part in the full 24 hour race which started at noon on Saturday. Eoin Keith who is originally from Cobh was dominant once again with an amazing 150 miles being covered.
The suprise performance of the 24 hour race was that of Aidan Hogan from Cork. As a newcomer to the Ultra scene, he ran an impressive 147.9 miles and indeed was running well all the way up to the midday deadline on Sunday.
|Aidan Hogan...2nd in the Belfast 24 hour|
|Alex O'Shea...inside the international B standard|
|Grellan McGrath of Eagle AC...10th overall|
24 hour Finishers from Cork...
1 Eoin Keith ...24hr... 241.738kms...150.0 miles
2 Aidan Hogan... 24hr ...238.132kms...147.9 miles
5 Alex O'Shea... 24hr... 220.675kms...136.6 miles
10 Grellan McGrath... 24hr... 202.318kms...125.3 miles
In addition to the 24 hour race, there was also a 24 hour relay race, a 12 hour race and a 100km event.
In the womens 12 hour race, visually impaired runner Sinead O'Kane from Youghal finished in second place with 69.8 miles! Sinead also finished second in last years 12 hour race with 68.3 miles.
2nd Woman...Sinead Kane... 12 hour... 112.479kms... 69.8 miles
1) The organisers have a nice gallery of photos HERE
2) There is another gallery of about 80 photos HERE
|Silver medal for Aidan Hogan in the Irish 24 hour National Championships|
|Clonmel AC were the winners of the 24 hour relay event|