AS the masses gathered in the Phoenix Park on Sunday for the Great Ireland Run 2013, amongst the 10,000-plus crowd was a healthy group of more than 70 from Drogheda and District AC who made the trip up the motorway to be part of this huge running event.
Conditions for the event were less than favourable, with a strong wind blowing across the course, making the challenge of achieving personal bests an even greater one than usual.
Despite the tough conditions David Campbell was still able to put in a fine running display to lead club home over the 10K course in 38:24. He was followed by Declan Monaghan who ran strongly over the testing second half of the course to finish in 38:58. Gareth Curran was third club man home in 39:19 and picked up a PB in the process.
Drogheda and District AC ladies were led to the finish by a fine running display by Yvonne Mc Mahon in 45:52 Second for the club was Pauline Lannon in 48:53 and Roisin Donnelly returned to the competitive fold to run a strong race and finish third club lady in 50:11.
Next up for the Drogheda runners will be the short trip up to Dundalk for the Patsy Kelly 5K in Dundalk on Saturday.