Cahir was the venue on May 1 for the South Tipp Hospice 4 miler, with 450 athletes taking to the start line in fabulous conditions for running. Fintan Rice’s great season continued with victory in the Masters section and 5th position overall. Edmond Kinane put in another solid showing to come home 30th overall.
Next home was Paraic McCormack with another improved 4 mile time in 105th position and with that bagging himself a spot prize. Imelda Vaughan had another great run in 207th and Miceál McCormack dusted of the runners and wound back the clock to come home highly placed in the walkers section and 305th overall. It was also nice to see many other Fethard folk such as Stephen O’Donnell, Siobhan Ryan and John Fitzgerald take part in this event for a very worthy cause.
On May 2, Jennifer Rice was in action in the Cashel Community School 6k Fun Run in aid of Pieta House. In a crowd of nearly 1000, Jenifer was well placed overall and took 1st place in the senior girls section. Edmond Kinane also took part less than 24 hours after running in Cahir where he was joined by many of the county’s top athletes. Jennifer and Edmond and the event itself was well supported by our club members, families and friends.
There are now just three weeks to go to the 13th staging of The Walls of Fethard 4 miler plus 2 mile ‘fit4life fun run’, which takes place on Wednesday, May 29, starting at 8pm. The race has been given a bit of a shake up for this year. It will see us use 2x2 mile laps for the first time which makes the event more fun runner friendly whilst still testing for top athletes, in place of the old 4x1 mile laps of the town. It will also see us use the Convent Community Hall for sign-in and changing area. This a fabulous and fresh new facility which allows for a more comfortable atmosphere to enjoy the refreshments and prize-giving afterwards.
This race is open to all levels and types of competitors, with prizes up for grabs in all categories and spot prizes for random finishers. Our 2 mile fun run/walk will give people the chance to take part and enjoy a race in a ‘no pressure’ environment with a equal chance for everyone to pick up a spot prize if you’re first or last. I
If you’re not running why not pop outside your door and give some support as the runners go past or come down to the Main Street and enjoy the pre race and street music. Sign in is from 7pm. For any further race information contact Paraic on 087-9229747 or Miceál on (052) 6131534 or find us on Facebook. Mark this one in your diary and help make this our biggest and best event to date.
Running continues every Monday and Friday night at 7.15pm, meeting at the Ballroom. Keep on running!