Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 6k race - Wed 2nd Apr 2014

This was the first race of four in the Clonmel 6k inter firm road race series sponsored by Morrison BMW of Cahir. A huge record crowd of 354 turned out for the race, a jump of 16% on the 304 that turned out for the first race in the series last year.

Report from Clonmel AC...The Morrison BMW Cahir sponsored 6k road series got off to a fantastic start tonight (Wednesday) with a record entry of 354 athletes representing 79 teams, another record, absolutely brilliant and thanks to all the team Captains for all their help. Thanks also to the Gardai and the Civil Defence as well as our many stewards who ensured that the whole event was a brilliant success, even the weather was in our favour. Well done to Declan Curley (Boston Scientific) who was 1st in 20 mins 55 secs, Jimmy Boland (Pulse Logistics0 2nd in 20 mins 58 secs an d3rd John Shanahan (Templetouhy Farm Machinery) 3rd in 20 mins 59 secs.
In the team competition we have 6 Divisions this year, such is the interest. For many athletes tonight was their first run over this route and so it was hard for them to accurately predict their time. Taking this into account we have brought in a Default System just for tonight's results. In Division One the default is that all the teams regardless of what they scored tonight they are within 30 points of the Leaders, in Division Two it is also a default of within 30 points of the leaders. In Division Three and Four it is a default of within 40 points of the Leaders. In Division Five and Six it is a default of within 50 points of the Leaders. This format gives every team a chance of success.
As regards the way we drew up the Divisions, Divisions One and Two are teams that have some experienced athletes in them. Division Three and Four are for teams that have a mixture of experience and newcomers while Division Five and Six are for Newcomers.
We would also like to thank the South Tipperary VEC for the use of their fine facilities as Race Headquarters for this series of races.

1    Declan Curley    Boston Scientific A    20    55
2    Jimmy Boland    Pulse Logistics    20    58
3    John Shanahan    Templetouhy Farm Machinery    20    59
11    Claire Annan    Formula 5    22    10
22    Martina O Dwyer    Formula 5    22    54
45    Angela McCann    Buggy Brigade    24    11

The full results can be seen HERE

The second race in the series is on Wednesday, the 9th of April. Race flyer HERE ...directions and course preview HERE

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