The Club promoted a successful 5k challenge tonight in Powerstown Racecourse where conditions were warm and humid. Still we saw some particularly good performances in an event that brought together Juvenile, Senior and Master athletes all in one event, brilliant to see such a variety and augurs well for the future of the Club. Our thanks to Powerstown racecourse for the sue of their fine facilities and to the Red Cross for First Aid. Also. thanks to our many stewards who ensured the whole event was a great success. The Club Chairman, Tony McCarthy, spoke before the race start and a minute’s silence was held in honour of Cormac O Brien, Michelle Doherty’s son as Michelle is a valued member of the Club.
The prize winners were as follows, 2 per group nearest their predicted time. In group One Aine Roche just 4 sec off her target time and Ciara O Neill who was 11 secs outside her target time. In group 2 we had Sareen walsh 13 secs off her target time while Charles Kerins was 23 secs inside his target time. In Group three the winners were Sinead Kennedy who was 14 secs inside her target time and William Lonergan who was 16 secs faster than his target time. The top three men were Nigel Flaherty in 17 mins 40 secs, Conor Fleming 2nd in 18 mins 50 secs and 3rd was Dick O Gorman in 20 mins 5 secs. The top three women were Ciara O Neill in 18 mins 41 secs, 2nd Angela McCann in 19 mins 52 secs and 3rd was Cailin Napier in 20 mins 36 secs.
Here are the results:
|2||Ciara O Neill||18:41||18:30||11||1|
|5||Dick O Gorman||20:05||20:30||-25||1|
|16||Yvonne O Connor||22:27||24:43||-136||2|
|23||Ned O Brien||24:53||24:00||53||2|
|26||Grainne O Malley||25:07||25:30||-23||3|