Great race yesterday. Well done to everyone who finished. Conditions made the race even harder than usual and was reflected in the times. My brand new Columbia Ravenous shoes didn't look very new by the end, after countless sinkings in the mud... didn't fall once all day though! The 26 extreme crew did another brilliant job on the organisation. The atmosphere at the finish was great.
The racing at the front end of the field was interesting. Don Travers had an unbelievable run to get himself into 2nd place (for the 3rd year in a row) a week after running 2:38 in the Newry marathon. Barry Murray raced hard all day, and was only a minute behind Don at the end... that's incredibly tight over that distance. At the halfway point there were 5 runners well in contention.
A good comeback race for me... happy out!