Clerihan hosts first five mile road race

Clerihan is the venue this weekend when on Friday, July 19 the inaugural promotion of the five mile road race takes place.

Clerihan is the venue this weekend when on Friday, July 19 the inaugural promotion of the five mile road race takes place.

Preparations for this event are going very well with at least 80 local participants taking part, for many it is their first such venture.

The entry fee is €10 and entries will be taken at the Community Hall from 6 pm onwards.

This race will also see the Club presenting the first County Tipperary women finisher with a special award, the Laura Taylor Perpetual Shield, in honour of one of the Club’s finest athletes who died tragically last July.

Angela McCann wins in Rathgormack

Last Friday night the Rathgormack 5 mile road race took place in sweltering heat. This didn’t deter Angela McCann who back after her summer holidays ran very well when winning the ladies race in 31 misn 17secs. Then we had Maurice Boland running well when 40th in 36:22. Then we had Mary Molloy winning the Ladies over 35 award in 37:15. We also had good performances from Joe Grinsell 69th 40:48 and Eamon Crowley 72nd 41:33

Aine Roche 4th in Grange Fermoy 5 miler

The Grange Fermoy 5 mile event took place at Kilworth last Friday night in glorious conditions. Aine Roche ran a great race when finishing a close 4th in 32 mins 46 secs. Liam Casey, with another great run, was 3rd over 45 when 21st in 32:47. Ned O’Brien also ran well when 3rd over 55 in 51st in 36:23.

Great performances at Clontarf Half Marathon

This event took place last Saturday morning where conditions were not ideal for fast running as athletes had to contend with very warm sunny weather, no sea breeze and long stretches of concrete and sand to run on. These conditions didn’t deter our members with James Denn running very well when finishing 79th in 94 mins 44 secs, Cyril Fogarty 209th in 103 mins 48 secs and David Johnson was 248th in 104 mins 54 secs. Looking at the results I see Brian Leahy of Raheny Shamrocks won in 74 mins 55 secs. He won the Boston Scientific Half Marathon 2012 in 74 mins 44 secs.

Clogheen 5K Road Race

This very popular race takes place on Thursday 1st August at 8pm. Last year we had a record entry of 142 finishers. This is an ideal route to achieve your PB over this Classic distance. There are prizes in all the usual categories as well as many Spot Prizes to be won. The entry fee is 10 Euros and entries will be taken at the Community Hall. This event has an Athletic Ireland permit and is been organised by members of the Club. Last year’s race was won by Sergiu Ciobanu of Clonliffe Harriers in 15 misn 17 secs.

Boston Scientific Half Marathon

This Classic event takes place on Sunday 18th August at 11 am. This is the only Half Marathon in the Premier County, so come along and achieve your PB over this Classic distance in Clonmel on Sunday 18th August. This race is ideal preparation for anyone aiming for the Dublin City Marathon as there are ten weeks between both events and as such offers everyone an ideal opportunity to test their fitness and pace over the Half.

The early entry fee of 25 Euros ends on the 31st July, after that date it will rise to 35 Euros,