Longford AC 5k and 10k 2020 (1st Mar)
Fortunately, the very high winds and the snow showers of Storm Jorge had passed across the Country overnight but despite the blue skies on Sunday morning 1st March, it was still very cold with a stiff breeze and the odd shower of sleet. This might have put some off from taking part in the Longford AC 5k and 10k road races in Longford Town, but not the hardy group from Mullingar. Best of the 103 finishers of the 5k race was Andrew Nevin, winning in 16:55, comfortably clear of second place by nearly half a minute. The longer 10k race was two laps of the fast 5k course where 96 runners took part. First home for Mullingar was Patrick Muldoon, finishing 6th place in 37:54. It was a one-two for Mullingar in the women’s race thanks to Sinead Whitelaw (9th overall) in 38:12 and Aine O’Reilly (11th overall) in 39:07. Also competing was John Bannon (1st in his master category), Vera McCool (1st in her master category) and Paul McCool, all glad to finish and get out of the cold to enjoy the post-race refreshments and prize giving.