Rhode was the venue for the 4th round of the Offaly Road Running Series and there was extreme completion for the podium places. In the female race, Nadine Donegan (Tullamore Harriers) was a clear winner (19:14) but the battle for 2nd went right to the wire with Caroline Donnellan (Edenderry AC) finishing in 20:07 and piping Nita NcLoughlin (Tullamore Harriers) by 3 seconds. The men’s race was so close, a mere 11 seconds separated the top 5 men. When the dust settled, the victors were Mick Fogarty (Ferbane AC) 16:29, Paul Mitchell (Tullamore Harriers) 16:33 and Catch Grennan (Ferbane AC) 16:39. Catch had to battle hard for 3rd with Paul Buckley & David Murray breathing down his neck. With 277 finishers in total much credit is due to the members of Rhode AC for hosting a fantastic event.