Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Mick Rice of Athenry AC wins Connemara 100

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mick Rice of Athenry AC wins Connemara 100

The Connemara 100 mile took place on Saturday the 14th of August and it was won by Mick Rice of Athenry AC in a time of 14 hours and 27 minutes. To put that into context, he was running at an average of roughly 8:30 minute per mile pace for the full 100 miles!!

That's equivalent of running nearly 4 marathons back to back with each one taking roughly 3h 45m. The mind boggles ;o)

Obviously, careful planning of hydration and feeding over such a distance is a major issue when you are trying to  avoid 'hitting the wall' and running out of energy. Other 'mere mortals' usually come across this problem when they are running the usual Marathon distance of 26.2 miles!

If confirmed, the time of 14 hours and 27 minutes would be a new Irish record for the 100 mile distance.

Cork runners may have come across Mick Rice last June when he ran in the Cork City Marathon as the 3 hour pacer.

Photos HERE

Mick Rice has a report on his blog HERE

1 comment:

Paudie said...

That is an amazing run.
I tagged on to Mick Rice for the first half of the cork marathon and finished in 1:29:50.
He’s pacing was unreal. Steady all the way.
Last week I did an 8k in Galway and Mick Rice ran that race in a time of 27:51.
Only 7 days before this race. Maybe the man is not human.
One amazing runner.
Well done