Urban Trail Series- Race 2, Feb. 2011

Updated on Feb. 05th, 2011

The third Race of the Urban trail series was held in Marley Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin on Saturday 12th March.

The rain of previous days had been replaced with blustery weather and light cloud which threatened to rain but held off for the duration of the race. There was a large turn out (370) for the race which wound around the park following an interesting and varied route with little run mud, apart from one memorable ditch, taking in places most didn't know existed and general consensus was that it was an onther very enjoyable race.

The over all winner was Padraig McCriostal with a fast time of 39:38 just ahead of Eanna Cunnane (39:40), and previous winer (st. Anne's Park) Jason Kehoe (40:25) The first women was Maura Ginty, the winer of the short race in Tymon park came in in a time of 48:19 ahead of second placed Zoe Melling (48:41) and Ann Marie Egan(48:58).

In the short race Joseph Keaney was first in a time of 21:34 ahead of Tom Cuddy(22:48) who improved on this third place in tymon park, with Kieran Towey (23:02) in third position. First female home in the short race was Catrina O'Donohoe in a time of 26:25 ahead of Noelle Thorpe (26:24) and Michelle McGee (27:17) in third place.

The race photos have been broken up into galleries covering different sections of the race in chronological order:

1. Pre race activities & start for long race here.
2. Short race start and first wooded section here.
3. Long race in last wooded section and mucky ditch here.
4. Section past the lake here.
5. Last straight stretch to the Finish here.
6. Last straight stretch to the Finish and Prize giving here.

7. Camera two: Last wooded section and muddy ditch long race here.
8. Camera two: Last wooded section & straight stretch to the Finish here.

We took around 2,000 shots on Saturday so if don't see yourself in one of the galleries or there's a shot with you half hidden behind someone else mail us with the file name and we'll see what other shots we have.