A: Grange, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland | E: info@mullingarharriers.com

Kilbeggan 10 Mile 2021 (8th Aug)


Good local support for Kilbeggan 10 Mile

It was fantastic to see live road racing return to Westmeath on Sunday morning 8th August when the Kilbeggan 10 Mile took place in cool, dry but windy conditions. Given the scarcity of such events, it’s no surprise that competitors came from far and wide across the Country to take part, and naturally there was strong local support with a good number from Mullingar Harriers also taking part. Starting in Kilbeggan, the runners headed west as far as Horseleap before turning left towards Clara and a further number of left turns on quiet country roads brought the runners back to Kilbeggan again. With a limit on numbers allowed at any one time, the race was held in two waves of just under 200 runners in each, the quicker runners in the first wave, ensuring no overlap between the finishers of wave one and the starters in wave two.

First for Mullingar in wave one was James Keegan, 23rd overall in 55:51, ahead of Eddie Newman (58:24) 3rd in his master category overall, Alan Crowley (60:31), Eoin Clarke (62:29), Kedagh Geoghegan 63:21), Kieran Nolan (66:39), Jenny Algar (67:46), Michelle Bohan (69:11), Michael Clinton (70:30), Amy Mahony (70:55) and Paul Ginnell (73:18). Running in the second wave and finishing well up was Maura Dervin (75:34) 2nd in her master category overall, followed closely by Brian Boyle (75:42), then Nollaig McEntegart (76:55), Emer O’Hanlon (77:06), Lee Ann Maye (79:13) and Caroline Boyle (84:08).

The local organising committee is the commended for staging such an excellent event despite the strict requirements of the current Covid health restrictions.