#DreamRunDublin17 athletes take on Run Lisburn 10k:
This week (Wednesday 21st June 2017), seven of the ten #DreamRunDublin17 athletes joined a record number of approximately 6,000 competitors at the Run Lisburn Half Marathon, 10k and 3k events.
The #DreamRun Dublin17 team is coached by Rio Olympian and Commonwealth Games marathon runner Paul Pollock and supported by www.nirunning.co.uk
David Conliffe (PACE Running Club), Paul Curley (North Belfast Harriers), Stephen Smartt (Willowfield Harriers) Barry Reid (Unattached), Neil Curran (Dub Runners) and new additions to the tea, Denise Logue (Ballydrain Harriers) and Paul Gorman (Albertville Harriers) all took to the start line of the 10k race.
This was the first major race the athletes have taken on as part of their training towards a sub 3 hour finish at the Dublin Marathon in October (2017). Following the initial introductory session at Victoria Park parkrun back in April, the athletes have followed training plans set by team coach Paul Pollock.
In scorching heat, the team performed well. David Conliffe led the way with a 36:15 clocking for the distance. North Belfast Harriers’ Paul Curley then crossed the line in 38:06, before a mere eighteen seconds split the next four – Paul Gorman finished in 38:56, Neil Curran ran 39:01, Barry Reid recorded 39:04 and Denise Logue secured 2nd place in the ladies race in 39:14 (check out Denise’s post-race interview below). Stephen Smartt completed the team in 40:42.
The #DreamRunDublin17 team will come together again in early July for a team training day in Belfast.