FATHER COMPLETES 365KM TREK dad
family. “It has been in our blood,” he said. “I did one with Michael when he was about 10 and we walked it. And last year Michael introduced his fiancee, Rosie, to us at the CityBay.
“He would have loved this and we know he would have been emotional about it as well. He was here with us.”
Asked what he would do when he returned home, Mr Owens said “I think I’ll be a big girl and have a bubble bath”.
City-Bay race director Joe Stevens said the number of entries for the event was on par with last year. The new half marathon (21km) and category for dog walked had strong support.
“It was a perfect day … it wasn’t too hot and there was very little wind,” he said.
In the 12km race, winner Jack Rayner came within five second of the race record with his time of 33 minutes, 47 seconds. Sinead Driver won the women’s race in 37 minutes, 54 seconds.
The half marathon was taken out by Paul Mulholland in one hour, 11 minutes, 21 seconds, while Aleesha Robertson triumphed in the women’s section.