Tullamore man runs away with inaugural ‘Night 10k’

BARRY Minnock, originally from Tullamore, on the way to finishing first from a field of over 5,000 runners in the traffic-free streets of Dublin city centre on Sunday, April 29 in the first ever ‘Samsung Run Dublin @ Night 10K’.

BARRY Minnock, originally from Tullamore, on the way to finishing first from a field of over 5,000 runners in the traffic-free streets of Dublin city centre on Sunday, April 29 in the first ever ‘Samsung Run Dublin @ Night 10K’.

Samsung organised the event together in partnership with Dublin City Council to give the public a night out with a difference in Dublin.

Barry recorded a time of 31.19 and he was followed by Sean Hehir, originally from Galway in a time of 31.49 and Paul Stephenson in a time of 33.24.

The 10K run started and finished at the historic grounds of Trinity College Dublin with the route taking in some of Dublin’s most iconic and historic landmarks including the GPO, the Spire, the Custom House, the Convention Centre, and the Samuel Beckett Bridge. Runners from 31 counties were among the 5,000 runners who ranged in age from 16 years to a spritely 71 years old.

The first woman was Patricia Wodarczyk from Swords in a time of 40.01.

Runners can visit www.samsungnightrun.com to download their Run image and to confirm individual times.