29 June 2008

Tommy Conlon

Sunday 2.00pm 11KM Roo+Lake 41m14s

Not a bad return considering yesterday's blistering run left me aching badly today, so took a while to get going. 41m today makes me believe that yesterday was probably more like a 39m performance (close to a PB).

I once went to race the Irish CC Championship at Phoenix Park in Dublin, hoping to make the Irish Junior team for the World CC Championships in Paris that year (1979?). I ran crap and finished about 11th. A guy that I had beaten during the season, Tommy Conlon , ran a superb race (4th or 6th) and got in the team and bagged the beautiful Green vest with the Shamrock Tricolour that I so coveted! I was gutted but happy that fellow London Irish lad (Hern Hill Harriers) should achieve his dream.
Actually I did the Irish CC Championship once before when I was about 13 years old. It was at Tullamore, I think I finished about 17th in that race. A big adventure for me when I was very young, to fly to Ireland for a race . I went by myself but would have met at the Airport.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whats going on,3 days without a running report,did you get food poisoning on saturday night at the bbq,I put slow running juice in your vb to slow you down so we can train together again,Geoff.