The Club made the short trip to Ballyneale for the County Intermediate Road races last Sunday. Conditions were good and it was great to see the Club well represented in both races. The women’s 4k race saw seven members going to the start. The pace was strong from the start, then midway through the race, Suzanne was sharing the lead and was running well. Suzanne maintained that strong pace to win the silver medal impressively in 15 mins 34 secs, this was a brilliant effort by Suzanne, and it is great to see all the hard training paying dividends. Then we had Aisling English and Caroline Godard putting in two great performances over the closing stages when finishing 4th (16:31) and 5th (16:39) respectively. These three athletes combined to win the Inter Club silver medals just losing out on the gold medals by one-point, great running. Then we had Jennifer Quinlan also running very well when finishing 7th in 17 mins 30 secs with Michelle Doherty finishing 8th in 17 mins 42 secs. Then we had Sareen Walsh also running very well when finishing 10th in 17 mins 56 secs and these three athletes combined very well to win the inter Club bronze medals. We also saw Marina Quinlan also running well when finishing 15th in 18 mins 45 secs, brilliant performances all round.
The Men’s race also saw the Club well represented with nine athletes going to the start. Here Conor Fleming ran a great race when finishing 6th in 29 mins 15 secs. Then we had Cormac Healy running in this event for the very first time also running very well when finishing 8th in 29 mins 28 secs. Then we had Michal Moloney also running well when finishing 16th in 31 mins 57 secs. He was closely followed across the finishing line by Eddy O Donoghue. Eddy making a welcome return to competition ran very well when finishing 17th in 32 mins 4 secs and this quartet combined very well to win the Inter Club bronze medals. We also had good performances from Mark Kehir 18th in 32:06, Jamie Byrne 19th in 32:07, Sean O Dea 22nd in 33:25, Kenny Brett 24th in 35:14 and Richard Madden 25th in 35:48.