Martina O’Dwyer
maintains top form with great county title win

Carrick Road Runners

Carrick Road Runners

Martina O’Dwyer continued her great form on the road with a superb victory in the County Tipperary Masters Road Championship held in Coolquill/Ballingarry. The ladies’ and men’s races were both over an out-and-back course of 6km. Martina showed all of her battling qualities to reel in the leader, Angela McCann (Clonmel AC), in the final 300m and take the gold medal in a very fast time of 21:33.

Ann Cronin was our only other representative in the ladies’ event and finished third in the O/45 category with a time of 28:59.

In the men’s race Brendan Cronin ran an excellent time of 21:58 to take third place in the O/50 category.

Well done to all three runners.

Waterford-Tramore Road Race

On Saturday evening last over 300 runners took part in the annual Waterford to Tramore race over a distance of 7.5 miles. Frank Quinlan (Waterford AC) won the men’s race in 40:24 while Jackie Carty (Kilmore AC) took the ladies’ first prize in 45:18.

Carrick AC’s first finisher was Michael Murphy in 45:32 with Keith Barry next in 48:31. Seamus Ward (50:55) was our next man home with Alan Treacy breaking the one-hour barrier when clocking 59:39. Ger Houlihan (60:45), Catherine O’Donovan (63:52) and Claire Howlin (69:31) all had very good runs in the ladies’ race. Well done to all our runners.

Portlaw 5-mile race this Friday

The annual Tom Jordan Memorial 5-mile road race will take place this Friday, May 11, at 7:30pm. Registration from 6:15pm will be at the Resource Centre, The Square, Portlaw and entry costs €10 for adults and €5 for juniors. The start time for walkers is 6:30pm. There will be prizes for the top five male and female finishers as well as all the usual prizes for the various age categories. There will also be a cash bonus for the first person to break 24:30 (men) or 28:30 (ladies).

Showers and changing facilities will be provided while prize-giving and refreshments will be in the Forge Inn afterwards.The race is run over an accurately-measured, flat course and is suitable for all levels of runners, joggers and walkers.For further information contact Brian Nugent (087-6128451)

Fit-4-Life on the move !

The club’s Fit-4-Life programme is once again proving very popular with runners of all levels and is taking in a variety of routes over the coming weeks. The starting time every week is 7pm and the schedule for the coming weeks is as follows:

Tues. 8th May : Deadman’s 5 route - Meet at library car-park

Tues. 15th May : Rathgormack 5 route - meet at Hiking Centre, rathgormack

Tues. 22nd May : Piltown, meet at Kildalton College

Tues. 29th May : Portlaw Woods

Remember that all are welcome and the emphasis is on enjoying the run!