550 take part in very successful new Clondalkin running event

by Padraig Conlon

FASTLANE is a new half marathon and 10km event that took place on Saturday (29th) in Clondalkin.

Runners who took part in last weekends event reported setting new personal best times.

With only 27 meters elevation per lap, meaning no tough hills, runners were being challenged to record their new personal best (PB) time along the route.

In a post event survey 37% of participants reported achieving a PB in the half marathon and 52% indicated that they achieved a PB in the 10K.

Italo Giancaterina from Crusaders was the first man to cross the line in the half marathon at 1:12:28, whilst Grace Kennedy-Clarke from Donore Harriers was the first woman at 1:27:11.

In the 10k event, Ian Phelan from Rathoath Athletic Club had a chip time of 0:35:09 whilst Deirdre Ní Shúilleabháin’s chip time of 0:47:49 in the same race.

All finishers got a bespoke colourful medal and a training top to show off at the end of the race. Goodies supplied by the Happy Pear, who have a café at the Round Tower Visitor Centre in Clondalkin, were available at the finish area.

“There was a great team effort to stage the first FASTLANE half marathon and 10k in Clondalkin.”, said Eoin Ryan, event organiser.

“I’m very happy with the feedback from the 550 participants who ran the route, and I’m looking forward to growing it next year.” 

The race was being supported by Waterways Ireland and South Dublin County Council’s tourism brand Dublin’s Outdoors through its Tourism Event and Festivals Grant scheme.

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