Anthony ‘Slacks’ Ryan Memorial 4K on December 4

The third race of this year’s Clonmel AC 4k series series took place in good conditions with athletes having

The third race of this year’s Clonmel AC 4k series series took place in good conditions with athletes having

to contend with a slight breeze. The winner was Dermmot Logue.

Once again we had a tremendous entry of 129 athletes and with just 3 of the 6 race series completed 56 athletes have already competed in three races and so they have won themselves a lovely warm hat, which will be presented on the final night of the series, December 4th.

The format was Predict your Finishing time and then run the distance without the aid of a watch or I Phone. We had 4 athletes who ran exactly what they predicted with more athletes getting to within a second of their prediction and it was great to see the prizes spread throughout the field of entrants.

The winners were Donal Crotty, Adrian Lonergan, Mick Duggan, Vincent McHugh, Tom Barry, Anne Cronin, Lena Griffin, Hannah Gilligan, Ailish Bourke and Louise Bourke.

These prizes will be given out at next week’s race by Miriam O’Gorman.

The race format next week is Match your Target Time. Here you will be given a Target Time based on your performances to date in the series. We take your fastest time to date and the computer will randomly either add up to 15 seconds or subtract up to 15 seconds off your fastest time, this will be your Target time. You then run the 4k with your watch and whoever get the closest to their target time will be the winners.

The sixth race of this series will take place on Wednesday, December 4.

This year we are promoting this race as the Tony Ryan Memorial 4K in aid of Hospice.

Tony Slats Ryan was a prominent officer of our Club in the early 80s and the Club is delighted to hold this race in his memory. All monies collected at this race will be donated to Hospice, a very worthy cause.

Cross Country

The All Ireland Inter County Cross Country took place in Santry. Siobhan O’Doherty of Borrisokane was Tipperary’s sole representative in the Senior Ladies 8K race. Siobhan went out strongly and gradually moved up through the field and was in the top ten at halfway where the competition was extremely tough as Fionnuala Britton set a strong pace that saw her come home a very worthy Champion. Siobhan kept the tempo going and midway through the final lap she put in a very determined effort that saw her finishing strongly in 8th place, This was one of her best ever Cross Country performances. In the Men’s race Patrick Roche of Carrick on Suir ran very well on his Championship debut.