The County Novice B Cross Country Championships took place in tough conditions where athletes had to contend with wind and rain. In the ladies race Hazel Galloway was well positioned throughout the race and should be very pleased with her performance which saw her finishing 5th in 14:21, her best performance for quite some time.
In the Men’s race we also had good performances with Paudie O’Keeffe running well to finish 4th in 22:03. We also had good performances from 7th Neil Fox in 22:28, 8th Gerard O’Loughlin in 22:42, John Laste 16th in 24:42 and Maurice Boland 22nd in 27:04. The team of Paudie, Neil and Gerard won the Silver medals and for Neil Fox it was his first County Senior medal, having won many County Juvenile medals for the Club.
Annual General Meeting will takes place this Thursday night, November 22 at 8.30pm in Hearns Hotel. This meeting is open to all members and intending members. This is an opportunity for the members of the Club to help plan for the year ahead and building on the great achievements of last year.
The Senior Club held a very successful Social Get together recently in the Posthouse and it was a great to see such a great response. The Club would like to thank Donna Nagle and her crew for organising this event and by all accounts it will become annual event. The Club would also like to thank the Posthouse for all their help and to Brehon Sports, Cashel who sponsored the food. The Ladies had a great night out at the Lemongrass and there are many favourable comments on Facebook about the whole event.
Great Performances in Moyne
Last Sunday in demanding conditions the County Juvenile B Cross Country Championships took place near Lisheen Mines. These Championships are often the first rung on the ladder of success as many an athletes have won medals at this level and went on to great achievements. The Club had a good number of athletes competing and for many of them it was only their second ever Cross Country race and they will learn from this experience and we will hear a lot more about them in the months and years ahead.
In the Girl sunder 10 we had very good performances from Lillie Grace 28th, Megan Hurley 33rd, Isobel Kelly 34th, Hannah Mulwald 39th, Isobel Hurley 41st and Rachel Lauhoff 45th. Then in the Boys under 10 David Gartland ran a very good race to finish in the top 10 and win a top ten medal when finishing 7th. In this race we also saw good running from Charlie O’Connor 30th and Gerard Nugent 31st. Lauren Hurley ran very well in the Girls under 12 race when finishing 18th. In the Boys under 12 David Broderick and Peter Keating ran very well when finishing 12th and 18th respectively. In the Boys under 14 we saw a great performance from Robert Kelly who was 9th and he won a top ten placing medal.
The Club Lotto will take place this Friday night in Bernie Macs, Old Bridge. The Lotto now stands at 6,100 Euros
William Maunsell sets another Course Record
The 3rd race of the Clonmel AC 4k series took place last Wednesday night in ideal conditions, not a puff of wind to contend with and it was very mild. As such we had some very good performances. The top class performance of the night goes to William Maunsell who again rewrote the record books when running a very impressive 13 mins 2 secs for the distance improving on his week old record of 13 mins 12 secs, we are getting very close to seeing the 13 minutes being broken for the every first time on this course. So far we have had a total of 204 athletes compete in at least one of the 3 races to date, brilliant participation
On Wednesday, December 12 we will be holding a Charity run over the 4k course in aid of the Friends of St Anthony’s Unit, Clonmel. All monies collected on that night will go to this worthy cause.
The 3rd race format was “Predict your Finishing time” and the winners were Jim McCormack who predicted 15 mins 55 secs and he ran the exact time. Then we had a group of athletes who were only one second of their Predicted time, brilliant piece of pacing and they were: Conor Morkan, Pat Tobin, Johnny Casey, Regina Fitzpatrick, Peter Vos, Tina Clarke and Tess Kiely. Judy Newman finished just 2 seconds off her prediction. Then we had a number of athletes who were only 3 seconds off their predictions and they were: Dick O’Gorman, Brian Carroll, Andrew McHale and Annie Falvey.
The Club would like to thank the Brothers of Charity for the use of their carpark, the Civil Defence for helping with First Aid and the many stewards who made the race such a success. It is great to see people volunteering to help with the stewarding, such help is always appreciated and it is great to see it being shared around.
It is a condition of the 4K series that all participants wear reflective bibs or jackets. Some runners are wearing luminous bibs which are not reflective which means that you are not visible to traffic. Each bib must have reflective strips on it. Those not wearing reflective gear are compromising their own safety and will not be covered by insurance so please get a reflective bib.