Tuesday 23 April 2019

Over 1,600 runners tackle the cliff 10k

Eabhín, Brendan and Orla Doherty
Eabhín, Brendan and Orla Doherty
Runners make their way across the stones on Bray seafront during the Gaelforce 10k Bray Cliff Run. Photos: Barbara Flynn

Over 1,600 athletes came from all over Ireland last Saturday to take part in the Gaelforce 10km Bray Cliff Run.

The run from Greystones to Bray via the coastal path was a stunning challenge, taken on by people from all walks of life. Everyone from 'hobby' runners to more experienced athletes made their way across the side of Bray Head for the trail running challenge.

They enjoyed sea views while testing their endurance along the route.

This was one of the 'Gaelforce 10k Trilogy' with further challenges to include Kippure in August and Howth Hill in October.

The participants received cheers from their supporters along the prom in Bray as they finished the tough 10 kilometres.

There was a massage crew at the finish line to provide some TLC for tired muscles. The after party took place at the Martello, where prizes were handed out and everyone was offered a free beer. Sponsors John West were also on hand to hand out protein options to the runners.

Kevin Rethore was in first place, with a time of 36 minutes, 52 seconds. The first woman was Zoe Quinn, with a time of 43 minutes, 58 seconds.

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