Sunday, August 30, 2009

25th Annual Warriors Run

Winner Josphat Boit
It was a great day & night had by all, the 25th anniversary of the Warriors Festival was held in brilliant sunshine with a sea breeze keeping the runners & walkers cool, nearly 800 runners turned up for the gruelling 15km run up Knocknarea, the biggest year of runners ever, the crowd was on there feet the whole time, with the 1st runner Jospaht Boit coming in at a record breaking 0:53:04 the crowd went mental, the 1st local home was Turlough Conway in 0:59:11. The 1st woman home was Anne Fitzpatrick in 1:14:54 & not far behind was the 1st local woman Aisling Cawley in 1:18:32. Lots of celebratory pints of Guinness went down afterwards with both the Strand bar & The Bellavista packed to the max with happy campers, there was a 10min display of fireworks which were amazing to watch in the clear calm night, congratulations to all the runners & walkers & hope to see you there next year.
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Local surfer Aine came in at a very fast 1:23:53

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