In the Ballycotton 10 Mile road Race on Sunday, David Ryan underlined his good form when winning the over 40 award when 23rd overall in 55 mins 36 secs and making it a Club over 40 double we had Angela McCann winning the ladies equivalent when 114th in 62 mins 08 secs. Paudie O’Connor was 86th 60:03, Frank Moran 161st 63:21, Peter Kiely 280th 66:20, Pat Coffey 518th 71:45, Ned O’Brien 585th 72:59, Ivan Barlow 615th 73:07, Noel Prendergast 688th 74:44, Fiona Bourke 696th 74:28, Cyril Fogarty 822nd 76:24, Tom Halley 1184th 79:43, Dan O’Keeffe 1195th 81:19 and Jonathan Cooney 1319th in 83 mins 44 secs.
Sean Tobin – great performances
Recently Sean competed in the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships and he has already made a big impression as a Freshman in his University. He played a major role in helping his University to claim their first Distance medley relay in the toughest league of the NCAA. An hour after finishing 2nd in the Mile in 4 mins 6.14 secs, Sean came out determined to win an SEC title for Old Miss and he ran a brilliant mile in 4mins 1 sec to moved from 3rd to win it close to the line for Old Miss. His comments after the races sums it up:
On the Mile race, where he finished 2nd in 4 mins 6.14 secs . “I’m very disappointed in my result. I came here to win the race and it didn’t work out for me. I was back and forth during the race and when it came down to the end, I didn’t have the kick to finish.” On his plans going forward ... “I plan to come back and focus on outdoor and not let this happen again.”
On his winning last leg ...”I came in frustrated and angry from my race before and I wanted to change that. I didn’t want to leave here without an SEC title, and the DMR was the place to do it.” On winning a title at his first SEC meet ... “It’s great, especially to share it with the team. It was a special moment and hopefully there will be a lot more to come.”
Such were Sean’s performances that he won the Best Freshman Athlete of the Meet at the South Eastern Conferences Indoor Championships, a first for an Old Miss athlete.
Morrison BMW 6K Road Race series
This very popular series of races gets underway on Wednesday, March 26 at 6.15pm, we will be leaving groups off at intermittent intervals on this practise run over the course. In this run athletes can wear their watches, last year we had 187 athletes taking part in this Practise run and everyone participating in this run must wear a High Viz. The Race will start close to the Lidl Carpark on the Waterford Road and finish outside the Loreto Convent.