Clonmel’s Angela McCann won the Limerick Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours 57 mins 13 secs when finishing 17th overall. This was great running by Angela who also won this event last year.
In the half marathon James Denn making his debut for the Clonmel Club ran very well when finishing 98th in 93 mins 9 secs. Graham O’Regan also ran very well when finishing 179th in 98 mins 24 secs. Another man to dip under the 100mins for the distance was Ivan Barlow who ran well when finishing 220th in 99 mins 43 secs. Then we had Edel Roche also making her Club debut running very well when finishing 241st in 100 mins 54 secs. Marianne Kennedy also ran well and those long runs on Friday nights paid off when finishing 343rd in 105:11. Anne Marie Keating also making her debut in this event ran very well when finishing 960th in 120:04 while Edwena O’Connell also ran well when 684th in 113:58. Then we had Leah Skelly, a newcomer to the sport and her debut over this distance ran very well when finishing 1690th in 151:56. These athletes now a target to beat in 14 weeks time when the Boston Scientific Half Marathon takes place in Clonmel on Sunday 18th August.
There was also a 10K in this series of races and here we saw good performances from Kate Hassett who was 1246th in 53:32, Mary O’Neill 2222nd in 59:04 and Paula Morrissey 2361st in 59:52.
Paudie O’Connor wins 6k road race
The Duncannon road races took place last weekend and Clonmel had some great performances. In the 6k Paudie O’Connor ran a great race when winning in 23 mins 1 sec, the Monday nights pace sessions at the Track stood to Paudie especially when the pressure came on over the closing stages, as he was able to increase the tempo to win convincingly. We also saw good running from Eoin McCarthy and Tony McCarthy with both of them finishing in 29 mins 11 secs. Paula McCarthy also ran very well when finishing 4th lady in 29:43 with Denise Fleming 36:10, Lauren O Connor 36:10 and Ellen O Connor 38:23. Then in the 12k event Conor Fleming also ran very well when finishing 2nd in 46 mins 42 secs.
Brilliant performances in RUN4Fun event
The Club promoted a very successful 4 mile Road Race in Cahir last week which was very generously sponsored by Morrison BMW Cahir. The race attracted 458 athletes and nearly 3000 Euros was raised for South Tipp Hospice, a very worthy cause. The Club would like to thank everyone, Gardai, Civil Defence, Morrison BMW staff, Karen Ryan and her team of Physios as well as our Club stewards for ensuring the event was such a success with Sergiu Ciobanu of Clonliffe Harriers winning in a superb 19 mins 16 secs, having gone through half way in 9 mins 38 secs. . It was great to see Club members running so well. Led home by Ardfinnan man, David Ryan who was 2nd in 21 mins 2 secs, Liam Casey 10th 23:53, Angela McCann 11th 24:16, Brian Carroll 15th 24:44, debutant James Denn 17th 25:08, Bernard Durand 20th 25:26, David Johnson 21st 25:27, Aine Roche 24th 25:45, Catherine Rice 1st lady 0/35 31st 26:33, John Browne 36th 26:55, Cyril Fogarty 37th 26:56, Ned O Brien 38th 26:59, Donal Casey 39th 27:02, Maurice Boland 42nd 27: 18, Ciaran O Flaherty 46th 27: 36, Andrew McHale 47th 27: 43, Adrian Lonergan 52nd 28:04, Eamon English 58th 28:34, Rebecca Doocey 69th 29:35, Sheena Mullins 71st 29:42, Brendan Franklin 76th 30:05, Tom Barry 77th 30:10, Orla Durand 80th 30:28, Sheila Parry 84th 30:37, Alan Connolly 87th , 30:58, Gary Morrison 88th 30:59, Joe Grinsell 92nd 31:03, Anne Maher 95th 31:18, Philip Quigley 97th 31:22, Myles McHugh104th 31:41, Sarah Whelan 16th 31:46, Brendan White 108th 31:50, Martin Walsh 11th 31:58th Alina Neumerzhitskaya 112th 31:59, Vasiliy Neumerzhitskiy 113th 32:01. Paula Dwan 118th 32:29, Melissa McCarthy 130th 32:57, Ger Phelan 131st 32:58, Anna Byrne 139th 33:25, T J O Loughlin 143rd 33:30, Claire Kinsella 144th 33:32, Helen O Ceallaigh 146th 33:41, Eamon Crowley 149th 33:58, Rhona Boyle 152nd 34:18, Trish Browne 156th 34:34, Annis Logue 157th 34:34, Cathriona O’Connor 174th 35:28, Helen Gilman 186th 36:30, Shauna Ryan 187th 36:30, Regina Bourke 189th 36:31, Georgina Gilligan 194th 36:52, Nicola Connolly 196th 37:02, Lena Griffin 202th 37:20, Edmund Prendergast 218th 38:30, Stella Kenna 222nd 38:42, Regina Corbett 227th 39:11, Paula Morrissey 229th 39:12, Sabrina Guide 230th 39:16, Siobhan Roche 231st 39:16, Kiara Delahunty 232nd 39:36, Madeline White 236th 39:49, Yvonne Ryan 238th 39:55, Andrea Keenan 269th 43:06, Tess Kiely 272nd 43:14 and Breeda Marnane 357th 60:28,