Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tipperary...Results of Clonmel 4k race - Wed 22nd Jan 2014

A record 190 runners turned out for the 3rd race in the Clonmel 4k series on Wednesday evening the 22nd of January.

1    Stewart Moloney    13:47
2    Michael Ryan    14:01
3    Fintan Rice    14:05
26    Carmel Fitzgibbon    16:07
30    Grainne O Callaghan    16:17
32    Aine Roche    16:21

The full results can be seen HERE

Report from Clonmel AC...
Record entry of 190 sees Stewart Moloney win 4k race

The 3rd race of the Clonmel Athletic Club New year 4k series took place tonight in ideal dry and calm conditions and once again a new record of 190 participants took part, brilliant. In last year’s equivalent event we had 87 athletes competing, fantastic to see so many competing. Many of the athletes made great use of these benign conditions to produce some great performances right down through the field and it was brilliant to see. Once again the Club would like to thank our many stewards and helpers who ensured that the whole event was well organised. Our thanks also to the Civil Defence for their help with First Aid and thanks also to the Brothers of Charity for the use of their car park.

Tonight’s format was Predict your Finishing Time and then athletes had to run the race without a watch or I Phone. Vincent McHugh got his prediction spot on, Vincent predicted 18 mins and he crossed the line in 18 mins, brilliant pacing. Our other winners were Michael Butler, Declan Curley, Derek Nolan, Colm Nolan, Ailbe Ryan, Grainne O Callaghan, Noel Ryan, Paul Bowe, Michael Freaney, Kealey Tideswell, Michael Ryan, Jonathan Cooney, Brian Tyrell, Shane Hickey, Noel Higgins, Marion O Neill, Jurita Wall and Paula Dwan. These Prizes can be collected at next week’s race when you register.

In the race itself Stewart Moloney ran very well when winning in 13 mins 49 secs, 2nd Michael Ryan 1 4mins 1 secs and 3rd Fintan Rice 1 4misn 5 secs. In the Ladies race Carmel Fitzgibbon was 1st in 16 mins 7 secs, 2nd Grainne O Callaghan 16 mins 17 secs and 3rd Aine Roche 16 mins 21 secs.

We are once again grateful to Aine Roche manageress of the Clonmel Park Hotel Leisure Centre for sponsoring 4 Prizes again tonight. We are also very grateful to South Tipperary Sports Clinic and Injury for sponsoring
Prizes for the most improve Female and Male athlete in this year’s series, we will publish a top six in both competitions tomorrow.

Race 4 format will be Match your Target Time. Here we will take an athlete’s best time for this year’s series, the last three races, and the computer will randomly add up to 15 secs or it will randomly deduct up to 15 secs off the athletes best time and that will be you Target time to beat. So for instance Stewart Moloney ran 13 mins 49 secs. His target time will range between 13 mins 34 sec and 14 mins 4 secs. In this event you can wear your watches, so best of luck to everyone. 

Race 6 on the 12th February is our Charity Run, This year we have selected the South Eastern Radiotherapy Trust (SERT). This is a very worthy cause and we are delighted to help in some small way raise much needed funds for this Charity. All monies donated on the night will go to this very worthy cause and we encourage everyone to come along and support. SERT was launched in November 2005, to support the provision of radiotherapy for cancer patients from the South East of Ireland. SERT provides vehicles which are driven by groups of local volunteers from Dungarvan, Kilkenny, Clonmel, Wexford and Waterford. They transport cancer patients who require radiotherapy to the treatment units at the UPMC Cancer Centre, Waterford and to Cork University Hospital, free of charge. For the future SERT continues to fundraise for running costs, insurance, vehicle maintenance and replacement and is extremely grateful to its numerous benefactors, including private individuals, fundraising volunteer groups, industry and trade unions. Working within our communities we can, by providing this transport, make a significant impact towards helping cancer patients receive state of the art radiotherapy and improve their outcome. The principal aim of the Trust is to support the provision of transport for cancer patients from this area.

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