The Butlerstown 10k took place last weekend in good weather conditions. David Ryan ran a brilliant race always in the top 3 for the majority of the race He kept the tempo going especially on the final hill to come home a very convincing 2nd in a PB of 33 mins 8 secs. Last year he ran 34 mins 24 secs for the Coillte 10k in Dundrum.
Paudie O’Keeffe also posted a PB when winning the over 40 award in 35 mins 20 secs, last year’s Paudie’s best was 36:25 in the Coillte 10K in Dundrum. We also had good performances from Vasiliy Neumerzhitskiy who was 23rd in 36:59, Valeriu Thzcoin 37th in 38:52, John Browne 40th in 39:14, Fergal O’Callaghan 46th in 39:30, James Denn 68th in 41:03, Maurice Boland 100th in 43:52, a major improvement on his performance of 45:20 last year, Joe Grinsell 161st in 48:23 and Aline Neumerzhitskaya who won the junior Ladies prize when finishing 216th in 54:52.
Angela McCann 2nd in Wexford Half Marathon
The very popular Wexford Half Marathon took place last Sunday in testing conditions. Angela McCann ran very well when finishing 2nd lady in 82 mins 20 secs when 12th overall. Noel Gillman was 79th in 96:18, David Johnson 90th in 97:19, Cyril Fogarty 100th in 98:09. Cormac Healy making his debut over this distance ran very well when finishing 259th in 109:08 and Michelle Lauhoff also ran well when finishing 404th in 117:46.
Sean Tobin opens his outdoor season with wins
The Leevale Open Sports took place in the Mardyke, recently named as the Sonia O’Sullivan track. For many of our club members it was their first Outdoor event of what should be a great season. Competition was very keen with great entries in most events. In the Senior Women 400m Roisin Cleary and Megan O’Brien ran very well when finishing 4th (61.84 secs) and 5th (64.89 secs) respectively. In the Senior Women 300m we also had good performances from Orlaith Moynihan 8th in 11 mins 2.81 secs and Laura Tobin 9th in 11 mins 7.47 secs.
In the Men’s 800m Sean Tobin opened his outdoor season with a great win when winning in 1min 51.67 secs with William Maunsell also running well when 5th in 1 min 57.66 secs. He followed that up later in the day when also winning the 1500m in 4 mins 20.1secs with Niall McCormack finishing a very good 3rd in 4 mins 28.98 secs. Evan Egan underlined his good form when finishing 2nd in another 800m race in 2 mins 4.93 secs. Niall McCormack also ran in the Open 3000m race and here he ran well when finishing 5th in 8 mins 43.24 secs. This was an ideal opportunity for our members to sharpen their form with the Munster Schools Track and field Competition taking place in the near future.
RUN4FUN in Cahir on Wednesday 1st May
This is a new event and it takes place in Cahir on Wednesday, May 1 at 7.30pm. Registration will take place in the Morrison BMW garages from 6 pm onwards, the entry fee is 8 Euros and for every athlete that participates the South Tipp Hospice will receive a donation, so the more participants, the more money will be raised for this worthy cause. This event caters for all levels of fitness, be they walkers, joggers or runners. While there will be prizes for the 1st 2 Senior Men and Women as well as the 1st two Men over 40 and the 1st 2 Women over 35, there is also a fun element to this event.
For further Enquiries please contact Niall O’Sullivan at 086 1660888.
This annual Classic takes place in Clonmel on Sunday, May 12 at 2pm. Entries will be taken on the day, starting at 10 am in the Vocational School, the Mall, Clonmel. The Club is very grateful to the South Tipperary Vocational Committee for the use of their fine facilities at the Mall. This year there will be a specially designed T Shirt for the 1st 400 entrants. The course is relatively flat and officially measured by the Jones Counter and has an AAI permit. This course presents athletes with an ideal chance to set a Personal Best over this Classic distance.
It is great to see local charities using this Classic event to raise funds for very worthy causes.
For further enquiries please contact Niall O’Sullivan at 086 1660888.