The John Treacy 10 Mile road race took place in Dungarvan last Sunday where athletes had to battle against strong winds at various parts of the race, although they all welcomed the breeze on their backs over the final 2 miles. Once again the organising Club, West Waterford, are to be complimented on putting on a brilliant promotion with over 1400 athletes finishing the race.
Paudie O’Keeffe ran the proverbial blinder when finishing 48th in 59 mins 3 secs, a PB as he ran 61 mins 33 secs in last year’s race. This year he went thought half way in 29 mins 47 secs.
David Ryan also ran very well when 73rd in 60:08. Angela McCann ran well when finishing 6th Senior lady in 61:13 while Vasiliy Neumerzhitskiy was 114th in 62:29. We had other great performances from Eoin McGrath 120th 62:47, Conor Fleming 125th 62:54, Eddy O’Donoghue 162nd 64:25, Liam Casey 194th 65:12 improving greatly on last year’s time of 69:32, Brian Long 256th 66:53, Niall Bourke 292nd 67:50, Peter Kiely 312th 68:12, Padraig O’Connor 68:27, Johanna Lacy 315th 69:19, Brian Carroll 316th 68:19, Alan O’Shea 412th 70:12, Noel Prendergast 429th 70:55, Tom Bourke 435th 71:07, Pat Coffey 478th 71:55, Frank Lynch 484th 72:05 improving on last year’s performance of 76:23, Gary Grant 486th 72:07, Niall McCarthy 487th 72:08, Noel Gillman 515th 72:50, Billy Prout 520th 72:51, Cyril Fogarty 523rd 72:54, David Johnson 539th 73:15, Ned O’Brien 548th 73:28, Niall O’Sullivan 608th 74:41 improving on last year’s time of 76:21, Anthony Landers 636th 75:17, Ivan Barlow 641st 75:22, Stephanie Culligan 648th 75:41, Suzanne Shine 651st 75:43, Nicola Maunsell 652nd 75:43 improving on last year’s performance of 76:02, Maurice Boland 655th 75:53, Ian Condon 681st 76:31, Edwena O’Connell 702nd 77:02, Marianne Kennedy 703rd 77:06, Donna Nagle 754th 78:14. Martin Walsh 771st 78:26, Rosie Casey 777th 78:31 improving on last year’s time of 78:48, John Laste 783rd 78:35, Roberta Ryan 793rd 78:43, Lizzie Ryan 847th 80:13, Donal Casey 848th 80:14, Cormac Healy 860th 80:43, Audrey Kearney 910th 82:13, Sheila Perry 921st 82:35, Annette Morrissey 935th 82:51 improving on last year’s performances of 84:47, Charlie Johnson 987th 84:15, Adrian Lonergan 1030th 85:27, Catherine Hannafin 1046th 85:57, Anne Maher 1058th 86:24, Denise Donnelly 1084th 87:19, Geraldine McDonald 1128th 89:11, Joan Guidera 1129th 89:11, Karen Looby 1143rd 89:37, Julette O’Sullivan 1200th 92:03, Don Maher 1215th 92:48, Regina Burke 1217th 92:51, Helena Wade 1226th 93:29, Caroline O’Donoghue 1228th 93:29, Laura Lenihan 1240th 94:00, Rhona Boyle 1250th 94:57 improving on last year’s time of 95:32, Deirdre Healy 1278th 96:28, Breeda Marnane 1284th 96:46, Annabelle Normile 1291st 97:07, Geraldine Daly 1295th 97:14, Georgina Gilligan 1303rd 97:47, Trish Browne 1333rd 101:02, Lena Griffin 1334th 101:03, John Falvey 1349th 103:13, Anne Falvey 1350th 103:13, Pauline Lonergan 1372 108:05, Ruth Lucey 1379th 108:48, Una Kiernan 1398th 115:37, and Ollie McGee 1406th 124:10.
PBs at Indoor event
The AAI Games took place on the magnificent new Indoor facility at Athlone Institute last Sunday. This is a top class international facility and will be of immense value to Athletes in Ireland in the months and year ahead as we now have a facility for athletes so there can be no excuses for athletes at not being able to produce world class performances in such a world class facility. Indeed it was great to see a number of our athletes take full advantage of this facility to produce top class performances.
In the 800m William Maunsell ran very well when finishing 7th in a PB of 1 min 56.30 secs, brilliant running to break the 2 minutes for 800m. Then we had Kevin Maunsell running in the 3000m and he also produced a brilliant performance, also a PB, when finishing 5th in 8 mins 27.84 secs with Niall McCormack finishing in 8 mins 48 secs. In the 1500m Sean Tobin ran well when finishing in 3 mins 49.43 secs, edged out close to the line by former Club member Thomas Chamney who ran 3 mins 48.85 secs, great to see Thomas back competing again. In the Ladies 400m Roisin Cleary ran very well when winning her race in 60.89 secs. In the Women 3000m we also had two very good performances from Aoife Laste 11 misn 21 secs and Laura Tobin 11 mins 27 secs.