Barlitis wins inaugural Faugheen 5km race

Faugheen 5km Race Sponsor Bobby Fitzgerald presenting ladies race  winner Martina O'Dwyer from Carrick Athletics Club with her prize. Also pictured is Susan Collins, Chairperson of Carrick AC.
The Faugheen 5km race was won in style by Sandis Barlitis from West Waterford AC in a time of 15 minutes 17 seconds last Friday evening.

The Faugheen 5km race was won in style by Sandis Barlitis from West Waterford AC in a time of 15 minutes 17 seconds last Friday evening.

The first race of the outfieldsports.ie Three Counties Challenge series, organised by Carrick-on-Suir AC, attracted more than 200 runners.

Kevin Moore from Dundrum AC finished a fine second and was followed closely by Mick Traynor of Raheeny Shamrocks.

Honours in the women’s race went to Carrick athlete Martina O’Dwyer, who ran the course in 17 mins 54 seconds, well ahead of Aine Roche of Clonmel AC) and Diane Behan of Waterford AC.

This was the inaugural Faugheen 5km event and it was a great success with 213 competitors finishing.

The course proved to be a big hit with the runners. Well done to all, particularly the large number of first time racers from the fit4life groups in Carrick, Callan and Clonmel.

Next race in the Three Counties series is the Tom Jordan Portlaw 5 Mile on Friday, May 10 at 7.30pm.