The Club in association with Kilsheelan Community Council promoted a very successful 10K Road Race last Sunday when the event took place in good running conditions. Lar Martin was 11th in 37:30 with Paudie O’Keeffe 13th in 38:03. Brendan Ahearne was17th in 38:39. James O’Brien 26th in 41:02, Andrew McHale 29th in 41:16, John Laste 33rd 42:09, Tom Bourke 35th in 42:22, Aine Roche 36th in 42:40, Kate Wall 40th 43:34, Mary Molloy 42nd in 43:40, Noel Prendergast 43rd 44:01, Ned O’Brien 46th 44:12, Justin O’Connor making his Club debut and a frequent participant in our Monday night session, 48th 44:44, Maurice Boland 52nd 45:30, Elaine Horgan (O’Brien) also making a very welcome return to competition after having a baby, 54th in 45:48, Donal Casey 56th 46:42, Tony McCarthy 65th 47:17, Tom Halley 67th 47:23, Nicola Maunsell 68th 47:28, Lizzie Ryan 70th 48:08, Jonathan Cooney 76th 49:09, Evan Lynch who walked the distance in a fine time of 50 mins 30 secs, Bernie Hopkins was 1st over 50 when 91st in 51:49, Ger McDonald 93rd in 52:03, Rebecca Purcell 98th in 52:33, Eamon Crowley 99th in 52:56, Paula Morrissey 101st in 53:01, Sarah Whelan 105th in 53:16, Garry Hallinan 108th in 53:50, Claire Kinsella 110th in 54:31, Paula Dwan 124th in 56:14, Roberta Ryan 128th 56:50, Patrick Phelan 137th in 60:51, Bernie Walsh 138th in 61 mins and Dominic McGuire 169th in 69:58.
In the Charleville Half Marathon, David Ryan was 30th in a very competitive entry in a time of 77:05, Vasiliy Neumerzhitskiy 4th over 45 in 79:06 when 42nd, Angela McCann won the ladies over 40 award when 67th in 80:08, Mark Corcoran 110th in 87:56, Brian Carroll 139th in 89:21, Noel Gillman 191st in 94:02, Deirdre Healy 536th in 123:53 and Breeda Marnane 570th in 129:02.
GOAL Mile Challenge
The first of the 3 races took place last Wednesday night in ideal summer like conditions and it was great to see some great performances especially those athletes who were running this Classic distance for the very first time. The majority of them ran a lot faster than what they predicted and we will see further improvement on the final two races. The full results are on www.clonmelac.com. First 6 men and ladies results.
Men - 1st Colm Nolan 5mins 9 secs, 2nd Francis Connolly 5:15, Brian Carroll 5:37, Derek Nolan 5:40, John Carroll 5:47 and David Johnson 5:48. Ladies, 1st Donna Nagle 6 mins 24 secs, 2nd Sarah Whelan 7 mins 6 secs, 3rd Sheila Perry 7:37, Valerie Connolly 7:51, Roberta Ryan 7:56 and Helen O Ceallaigh 7:58.
Tipperary Ladies Mini
The Club would like to wish all our participants the very best of luck in the Tipperary Ladies Mini marathon which takes place in Thurles at 11am. A word of caution, travel early as there are over 1000 athletes entered.
International successes for Orlaith Moynihan and Michael Carey
Last weekend four Irish teams travelled to Melmerby in Cumbria to challenge England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in the annual Junior Home International Hill Running with all the races uphill. Orlaith Moynihan was a member of a strong Irish Girls team under 16 but she was up against reigning European champion Annabel Mason (England) while Michael Carey was making his debut on the hills on the Irish Boys under 18 team. In the Girls under 16 race Orlaith ran very well when finishing 2nd Irish Girl when 10th in 27 mins 52 secs and played a major role in helping the Irish team win Silver medals. In the Boys Under 18 race Michael Carey ran well when finishing 18th in 39 mins 12 sec and helped the Irish team to win the Bronze medals. Twp very good performances from two talented athletes and these performances will be a great boost to them as they head into the Cross Country season.
Juvenile Club Training
at the Track
The Club has resumed training at the Track at the Dr Pat O’Callaghan Sports Complex, Cashel Road and at recent sessions we have witnessed a great increase in the numbers of athletes participating in these sessions - so much so that we have altered our training sessions to cater for this increase, this is great to see. The Club will continue to train every Tuesday and Thursday nights and with this change in training times we will be able to cater for the increase participation as new members are always welcome to come along and participate in our training session that are always supervised by qualified coaches in a variety of events from Sprinting to Middle distance as well as Long Jump. High Jump, Hurdles, Shot Putt and Ball Throw to name but a few events. Our Juvenile athletes in Nora’s, Paula’s and Angela’s groups now start training at 5.45pm and will finish at 6.45 pm. Then our Juvenile athletes with Anthony, Frank and Niall will start training at 6.30 to 7.30pm.
For further details please contact Anthony Moynihan at 0879824557.