Clonmel Senior Athletic Club Notes June 2017
Clonmel Senior Club Notes – 6th June
William Maunsell wins Deadman’s 5 mile
The popular Deadman’s 5 Mile road race took place last Friday night, 2nd June in sunny conditions and it was great to see the Club well represented at this event. William Maunsell ran very well when coming home a very convincing winner in 25 mins 21 secs. Then we had Lar martin also running very well when finishing 25th in 31 mins 25 secs. James Denn also ran very well when finishing 29th in 31:40. Aine Roche also ran well when finishing 2nd womanin 31:52 with Dick O Gorman 31st in 31:56. We also had good performances from Corneilius McFadden 33rd in 32:00, Bohus Jarabek 37th in 32:52, Suzanne Shine 42nd in 33:42, Siobhan McHugh 1st over 45 in 33:44, Angela McCann 45th in 34:10, John Laste 47th in 34:16, Anthony Power 1st over 55 in 34:45, Angela Walsh 55th in 36:16, Martin Walsh 67th in 38:30 and Eamonn Crowley 78th in 43:41.
Cork City Marathon events
The Bank Holiday weekend saw the Cork City Marathon, Half Marathon and the Team relay events take place in good conditions and it was great to see club members in all three events.
In the Marathon we had good performances from Oliver Lynch who ran very well when finishing 186th in 3 hours 26 mins 43 secs with Neil Proven also running well when finishing 190th in 3 hours 27 mins 29 secs.
We also had Donal Ryan running the distance with his son, in his specially designed wheelchair. He was accompanied all the way by his training partner Mark Corcoran, brilliant.
In the Half Marathon we had good performances from Brendan Walshe who ran very well when finishing 183rd in 1 hour 37 mins 2 secs, John Laste 305th in 1 hour 42 mins 2 secs, Pat Walsh 473rd in 1 hour 47 mins 9 secs and Cathy Mansfield 1325th in 2 hour s6 mins 14 secs.
In the team relay event, “The Drugs don’t work” team of Jimmy Boland, Shane Greene and Noel Gillman were 9th overall in 2 hours 46 mins 18 secs.
Kevin Maunsell wins Moyne 10K in Course record
The very popular Moyne AC 10K road race took place on June Bank Holiday Monday, Conditions were good for the race. The race started and soon Kevin Maunsell went to the front and set a strong pace. He maintained that strong pace to come home a very worthy winner in a new course record of 31 mins 49 secs, beating his old record set last year of 32 mins 7 secs, brilliant running. Then we had Alan Carter also running well when finishing 17th in 40 mins 23 secs. He was closely followed across the line by Aine Roche who was 3rd Woman when finishing 22nd in 41 mins 2 secs. We also had good performances from Bohus Jarabek 26th in 42 mins 6 secs and Neil Proven 28th in 42 mins 42 secs.
Clonmel Senior Club Notes 11th June 2017
Gareth McGlinchey wins New Inn 5K
New inn was the venue last Saturday night for their annual 5k promoted by the Club. Over 200 athletes took part on what was a good night for running. There was a minute silence as a mark of respect to the late Mary Doyle, who was instrumental in setting up this event a few years ago. The race started and straight away Gareth McGlinchey went to the front and set a strong pace that soon saw him draw clear of the field at around midway. He kept that pace going to come home a very worthy and convincing winner in 16 mins 41 secs. Then we had David Ryan of Clonmel AC finishing strongly to take 2nd place in 16 mins 50 secs with Thomas Mulcahy of An Bru Ac finishing 3rd in 17 mins 43 secs.
The Women’s race was also competitive, here we had a great race between Laura Armstrong of Dundrum and Michelle Doherty of Clonmel for the majority of the race. Then over the final Km, Laura drew clear of Michelle to come home a very worthy winner in 20 mins 34 secs with Michelle 2nd in 20 mins 51 secs. Then we had Martha Quirke of Dundrum emerging from the pack to finish 3rd in 21 mins 49 secs. The Junior Men’s award was won by Shane Buckley of Dundrum in 19 mins 9 secs while Ruby Carroll of Clonmel won the Junior Women’s prize in 21 mins 36 secs.
Great performances by Club members in the New Inn 5K
This popular race took place over the weekend and it was great to see Club members taking part in this event as the organisers held a minute silence for the late Mary Doyle who was on the organising committee of this event for a number of years. David Ryan ran very well over a distance relatively short for him when finishing 2nd in mins secs with Conor Fleming finishing 4th in mins secs and Joey Feery 5th in mins secs. We also had good performances from Conor Morkan 8th in 18 mins 54 secs, Bohus Jarabek 12th in 19 mins 30 secs, Alan Carter 13th in 19 mins 55 secs, Michelle Doherty showed a good return to competitive running when finishing 2nd in the Women’s race in 20 mins 51 secs, Billy Prout 26th in 21 mins 36 secs, Ned O Brien 34th in 22 mins 10 secs, Michelle Lonergan 40th in 22 mins 54 secs, Patrick O Gorman 49th in 24 mins 21 secs and Jason Lyons 98th in 30 mins 42 secs.
Clonmel Senior Athletic Club Notes 18th June
Fantastic win by Kevin Maunsell, great performance by William Maunsell
The Irish Runner 5 Mile Road Race took place in glorious sunshine today in the Phoenix Park on Saturday 17th June 2017. This race attracted a top class entry including both Kevin and William Maunsell. Kevin came into this race in very good form having broken 30 minutes for a 10,000m Track race in Highgate in England and he followed that up with a great performance in the Dunboyne 5 mile road race organised by the BHAA. In that race Kevin went stride for stride with Mick Clohisey of Raheny Shamrocks and both of them put in two brilliant performances with Mick winning in 23 mins 27 secs and Kevin clocking a PB of 23 36 for the distance with Peter Somba of Dunboyne 3rd in 24 mins 39 secs.
Back to today’s race and here the pace was strong for the first two miles and just after halfway Kevin upped the pace and Peter Somba went with him and they were together until the 4th mile and here Kevin put in another surge that saw him draw clear of everyone and he kept that pace going to win in 24 mins 18 secs with Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham WSAF) 2nd in 24 mins 29 secs, John Coghlan (MSB) and then we had William Maunsell also running a brilliant race when finishing strongly in 4th place in 24 mins 38 secs with Peter Somba (Dunboyne) 5th in 24 mins 44 secs followed by Freddy Sittuk (Raheny Shamrocks) 6th in 24 misn 45 secs and Mark Kenneally 7th in 25 mins 24 secs. It is great to see Mark Kenneally running well again after a lengthy layoff due to injuries. Mark won the Clonmel AC 10K in 2006. It is brilliant to see such great performances by both Kevin and William Maunsell.
Great performances in the Coolagown 5k
The Coolagown 5K road race took place last Thursday night and it was great to see Club members taking part. We had Billy Moloney running very well when finishing 23rd in 18 mins 45 secs. We also had good performances from our new Club member Jason Lyons who ran very well when finishing 55th in 19 mins 52 secs and Kealey Tideswell when finishing 64th in 20 mins 14 secs.
Great Club performances in the Michael Cahill 5K Road Race
This popular race attracted a very good entry and it was great to see the Club colours well represented in this event as Coolquill are also great supporters of our races during the year. Conor Fleming underlined his recent good form when running very well to finish 10th in 18 mins 14 secs and he was closely followed home by Brian Looram who also ran very well when finishing 13th in 18 mins 34 secs and hot on his heels was Joey Feery 14th in 18 mins 37 secs, showing that he has recovered well from his great performance in the Limerick Marathon. Then we had Bohus Jarabek who is also running well finishing strongly in 24th place in 19 mins 32 secs. Niall O Ceallaigh will also be very pleased at dipping well under 20 minutes for this Classic distance when finishing 26th in 19 mins 36 secs. Aine Roche also put in a great performance when winning the 2nd Senior Women’s prize in 19 mins 54 secs. We also had good performances from John Walsh who was 35th in 20 mins 24 secs, John ran in the inaugural Michael Cahill race in 1997 when finishing 22nd in 17 mins 33 secs, Vincent McHugh 36th in 20 mins 36 secs, John Laste 39th in 20 mins 48 secs, Anthony Power 42nd in 20 mins 56 secs, a PB, Kenny Brett 53rd in 21 mins 41 secs, Ned O Brien 55th in 21 mins 52 secs, Billy Prout 56th in 21 mins 55 secs, Maurice Boland 75th in 24 mins 27 secs and Maurice was another Club member who ran in the inaugural Michael Cahill 5k in 19 and then he ran 18 mins 17 secs in 1997, Myles McHugh was 100th in 28 mins 20 secs and back in 1997 he ran 17 mins 53 secs when finishing 2nd to Michael Dundon in the Men over 50 race, Donna Nagle was 110th in 33 mins 30 secs and Susan Laste was 121st in 41 mins 17 secs.
Clonmel Senior Athletic Club Notes 25th June
Golden day for our Masters
The Munster Masters Track and Field Championships took place last weekend at the CIT track in Cork. Here we had Mike Fitzgibbon making his debut in these Championships and he ran a great race when winning the Bronze medal in the Men’s over 40 400m in a PB of 56.62 secs, brilliant running. Then we had Hazel Galloway opening her season on a Golden note when winning both the Women’s over 60 100m race in 16.19 secs and the 200m in 34.75 secs very convincingly. Bernard O Neill also put in some great performances when winning two Gold medals and a Silver medal. He started the day winning the 100m over 65 in 15.32 secs and he followed this up with a win in the 200m in 31.94 secs and in the Long Jump he cleared 3.61M to win the Silver medal.
Neil Proven’s great performance
The 100km event took place last weekend and here Neil proven ran a brilliant race when finishing 11th in 10 hours 37 mins 3 secs. This was Neil’s first adventure into the ultra distance area and this performance comes shortly after his run in the Cork marathon at the start of the month when he ran 3 hours 27 min 29 secs. This 100km Challenge was run over a 5k lap so Neil done 20 laps of this mainly wooded run and he went through halfway in 5 hours 3 mins 49 secs, brilliant running.
Good Running in the Dave Fogarty 4 Mile
This popular race took place last week, Thursday 22nd June and we had good performances by Club members. Aine Roche ran very well when finishing 5th woman in 25 mins 57 secs. Anthony Power ran very well when finishing 36th in 27 mins 5 secs while Michelle Doherty also ran well when finishing 43rd in 27 mins 40 secs. Then we had John Laste warming up for the Waterford Marathon and running well when finishing 48th in 28 mins 10 secs. Ned O Brien also ran well when finishing 61st in 29 mins 37 secs and Myles McHugh, a great supporter of this race over the year also ran well when finishing 99th in 36 misn 15 secs, great running Myles.
Great performances at the Viking Marathon Races
The Waterford Viking Races took place last weekend and once again it was great to see Club members running so well over the various distances, despite the humid conditions. In the Half Marathon Jimmy Boland ran a great race when finishing 4th overall in 80 mins 48 secs. Then we had Siobhan McHugh also running very well when winning the women’s over 45 award by finishing 66th in 94 mins 56 secs. We also had good performances from Brendan Walshe 81st in 95 mins 58 secs, Brian Tyrell 611th in 123 mins 20 secs, Catherine Ryan 699th in 127 mins 47 secs and Cathy Mansfield 729th in 129 mins 20 secs. In the Marathon John Laste and Noel Gillman kept the Club colours flying with two very good performances when finishing 86th (3 hours 44 mins 54 secs) and 89th (3 hours 45 mins 40 secs) respectively. In the Quarter Marathon Annmarie Boland ran very well when finishing 71st in 53 mins 55 secs.