Last Saturday saw a record number of participants assemble on the start line for the O2 Streets of Galway 8K. This was the seventeenth renewal of this annual high calibre race which had long been a sell out.
The race, as is now tradition, got off to its prompt start at 7.30pm. A large initial lead group soon emerged. This group included Mullingar Harriers team mates David Burke and Cormac Finnerty, Providence College graduate John Galvin representing St John’s Clare, Olympian and six times national 10,000 m champion Noel Berkley, three times national 10K champion Gerry Ryan GCH, last years winner Ben Noad Bristol AC, last years runner up Martin Mc Carthy, Leevale, Nigel Brunton, Clonliffe Harriers, Tom Carey Limerick, Michael Traynor, Raheny Shamrocks and GCH trio Paul Mc Namara, Gary Thornton and Ian Egan.