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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Results of the Mallow 10 mile road race - Sun 11th Jan 2009
Despite the wet and windy conditions for this race, a record crowd of 576 turned out for this one, an increase of about 60 on the numbers last year. Surely, the weather must have deterred a few from turning up and if it had been dry, they might well have broken the 600 barrier. As it turned out, the actual conditions for the race were not so bad. Yes, it was windy, there was some light rain but nothing compared to when the main weather front that hit Cork a few hours later at about 6pm.

It was good to see that part of the main road between Mallow and Killarney was cordoned off for the runners with the Gardai controlling the traffic. With the pools of water on the side of the road, it would have been dangerous this year if that had not been the case. Overall, a well organised race. Well done to the guys at Mallow AC.

Results.....(Updated 15th Jan)

The category results can be seen HERE.

The full results can be seen HERE.

Paudie Birmingham has a number of photos taken near the finish. You can find them HERE.
John Quigley has a big gallery of photos up on the Eagle AC website. The very first photo says a lot about what type of day it was.
West Waterford AC gave a small gallery of 35 photos mainly of their own runners.
The Mallow AC website now has a large gallery of photos.

Next Race...
The Mallow 10 was the first race in the Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series. The next one is the Dungarvan 10 on the 1st of February. The West Waterford guys were very busy in the hall today in Mallow taking entries for this race. Word has it that they took around 250 entries which brings the total pre-registered entries so far to around 600. Weather permitting, it's almost certain to attract another record crowd.

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