Carrick AC ladies battle out tight finish

Carrick AC runners were certainly to the fore at the recent Alan Everett Woodstown 5-mile race.

Carrick AC runners were certainly to the fore at the recent Alan Everett Woodstown 5-mile race.

The ladies’ race was fought out between two Carrick runners as Claire Annan got the better of Martina O’Dwyer in a great battle.

Claire’s winning time was 30:35 while Martina finished a close second in 30:55.

In the men’s race, there was a third-place finish for Carrick AC’s Patrick Roche in 28:24 behind race winner, Niall Sheil (St. Killian’s) and runner-up, Frank Quinlan (Waterford AC).

Other Carrick AC finishers in this event were: Brendan Cronin (32:14), Tom Egan (33:22), Seamus Ward (34:29), Geraldine Houlihan (42:43) and Melanie Ward (44:01).

This Tuesday, September 3, sees the start of the annual Autumn Challenge which is once again very kindly sponsored by ‘My Dress’, Carrick-on-Suir. Each week runners will tackle the one-mile distance at the Sean Kelly Sports Centre and will be officially timed. Prizes will be awarded at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels so this series affords an ideal opportunity for all runners from the complete beginner to the more experienced athletes. Over the past few years many beginners have used this series as a stepping-stone to participating in the club’s enormously popular Winter league over the 5k distance.

The one-mile run will start each week at 7pm sharp in the field just behind the Sean Kelly Sports Centre and entry is just €2. For further details contact Susan 087-2931430

There was a superb entry of 389 runners for the Genzyme 5-mile road race in Waterford on Friday last. Philip Harty (West Waterford AC) and Siobhan Doherty (Borrisokane) were the race winners. There were some very good performances from Carrick AC runners also. First Carrick runner to finish was Daragh Byrne in a time of 27:53. Patrick Roche was our next finisher, clocking 28:01.

Our other participants were Brendan Cronin (31:52), Seamus Ward (33:26), Michael Freaney (35:03), Geraldine Houlihan (42:07), Melanie Ward (42:07), Ann Cronin (42:10), Bernie Sexton (42:29), Brian Nugent (43:21)

Well done to all our runners.