William Maunsell sets a New Course record for the 4K

2019 Senior Club News

The 3rd race of the Clonmel AC’s very popular Pre-Christmas 4K road race series sponsored by O Reilly’s Total Health Pharmacy, Gladstone Street took place tonight in wet conditions with a heavy mist greeting the athletes at every corner. Such conditions didn’t deter William Maunsell from running a brilliant race. Going out very fast from the start William soon had the entire field in Indian file, going through halfway in 6 mins 10 secs, he kept that strong tempo going to come home when coming home a very clear winner in 12 mins 21 secs, fantastic performance. The old course record of 12 mins 27 secs was set in 2015 by William.

The Club would like to thank Barry Horgan for such generous sponsorship. The Club would also like to thank the Brothers of Charity for the use of their carpark as race headquarters and to the Red Cross for First Aid.
Tonight’s format was a Lucky Dip, this is where predetermined finishing positions are drawn before the race starts and the people who finish in these Lucky positions will win a Cash prize. Tonight’s winners included John Shanahan 12th in 16:28, Elaine Morrissey 24th in 18 mins, Billy o Grady 36th in 20:07 and Thomas Moloney 48th in 24:49.

We also presented 10 Spot prizes of Umbrellas among the finishers. Everyone who competed tonight was entered into a Draw for a very generous Hamper sponsored by O Reilly’s Total Health Pharmacy and the winner was Pat O Connor who was 11th in 16:21. There will be a hamper raffled off at the next week’s race which is the last one of the O Reilly Total health Pharmacy series. Then on December 11th we will hold our Charity 4k in aid of C Saw where all monies donated on the night will go to this very worthy cause.

The first three Men in tonight’s race were William Maunsell 1st in 12 mins 21 secs, 2nd Jimmy Boland in 13 mins 56 secs and 3rd Anthony Bowen 14 mins 39 secs. The first 3 women were Angela McCann 6th in 15:26, Grainne O Callaghan 18th in 17:02 and 3rd Yvonne O Connor 20th in 17:17.

The Club would also like to thank our many stewards who ensured that the whole event was a great success, such help is always greatly appreciated.
Just a note on Safety for the remaining races in the series – No Headphones are allowed and we will be enforcing that rule going forward, it is there for your safety as well as everyone else. Also, everyone has to wear a HIGH VIZ, not a bright Yellow top. So again, NO REFLECTIVE HIGH VIZ – NO RUN

Place Athletes name Mins Secs Bib
1 William Maunsell 12 21 2
2 Jimmy Boland 13 56 3
3 Anthony Bowen 14 39 1
4 Conor Ryan 14 49 25
5 Patrick Roche 15 16 11
6 Angela McCann 15 26 13
7 Andrew Downey 15 32 23
8 Emmet Prendergast 15 59 8
9 John O Shea 16 3 4
10 Eddy O Donoghue 16 9 19
11 Pat O Connor 16 21 10
12 Craig Bryson 16 27 109
13 John Shanahan 16 28 15
14 Trevor Whelan 16 30 7
15 John Tobin 16 44 6
16 Kevin Tobin 16 53 21
17 Peter Kiely 16 54 16
18 Grainne O Callaghan 17 2 14
19 Gerard Murray 17 11 111
20 Mark Corcoran 17 15 9
21 Yvonne O Connor 17 17 18
22 Niall O Ceallaigh 17 20 17
23 Aisling English 17 38 24
24 Kieran O Meara 17 56 101
25 Elaine Morrissey 18 0 22
26 Eddie Prendergast 18 3 114
27 Shane Lonergan 18 8 12
28 Sareen Walsh 18 10 20
29 Niall Brannigan 18 11 100
30 Aidan Cremin 18 27 107
31 Gareth Coleman 18 46 104
32 Eddie Ormonde 19 12 207
33 Michael Morrissey 19 41 103
34 Eamon Sweeney 19 46 102
35 Donie Casey 19 51 112
36 Billy O Grady 20 7 108
37 Graham Swanton 20 12 113
38 Jimmy Lonergan 20 15 106
39 Anthony Landers 21 12 110
40 Bernie Hopkins 21 33 105
41 Ali O Connor 21 52 209
42 Niall McNicholas 22 17 202
43 Susan Moore 22 53 200
44 Joyce Cullinane 23 8 115
45 Cathy Mansfield 23 51 205
46 Nicola Ryan 24 25 204
47 Brian Sullivan 24 47 206
48 Sandra Curran 24 48 201
49 Thomas Moloney 24 49 208
50 Gail Long 25 19 212
51 Thomas Shelly 25 49 211
52 Mollie O Dwyer 28 1 210
53 John Morrissey 29 36 203