The 4th Race of the Clonmel AC New Years Series took place last Wednesday night in good running conditions, no rain during the race.
Once again there was a brilliant entry of 175 athletes. Last year’s corresponding race attracted 84 athletes. The Joe Grinsell 100k Challenge is a Challenge that many of the athletes are attempting to achieve and that is brilliant. With 5 races completed and 21kms covered we have 23 athletes who have done all 5 races, 75 more athletes who have done 4 races with 70 more athletes who have competed in 4 Races.
The format was Match your target Time which was the Athlete’s best time in this series and the Computer randomly added up to 10 secs or deducted up to 10 seconds off this time and athletes had to Match that target Time which wasn’t revealed to them. We had three athletes who Matched their Target time and they were Maurice Boland, Paudie O’Connor and Mark Corcoran while Michael J Ryan, Mark Foley, Kate O’Neill, Declan Gavigan, Siobhan Roche, Anne Ryan were one second off their target Time. Then we had Fintan Rice and Angela Walsh who were only 2 secs off their Target Time while Pat Ryan, Hannah Gilligan, John Shanahan, Edmund Roche and Mari Murphy Condon who were only 3 secs off their Target Time.