Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 6k race - Wed 9th Apr 2014

This was the second race of four in the Clonmel 6k inter firm road race series sponsored by Morrison BMW of Cahir. Another huge record crowd of 350 turned out for the race, down just four on the record of 354 a week ago. It is also up 19% on the 293 that turned out for the second race in the series last year.

Report from Clonmel AC.....The 2nd race of the very popular Morrison BMW Cahir 6k road race took place in ideal conditions with 350 athletes competing, making it the 2nd highest entry ever in the series, only last week's entry of 354 surpasses it. Once again thanks to the Gardai, the Civil Defence and the many Club stewards who ensured that the whole event was a brilliant success? Thanks also to the many captains who ensured that their teams were out in force. 

Competition was very keen in all the 6 Divisions and looking at the tables with prizes for the 1st 3 teams in each of the Divisions there is still a lot of running still to be done to achieve a top three spot in any of the 6 Divisions.

The race was won by John Fitzgibbon of Fitzgibbon Engineering Thurles in a very good time of 21 mins 6 secs with Patrick Roche (Formula 5) 2nd in 21 mins 21 secs with Derek Nolan (Bulmers A) 3rd in 21 mins 52 secs. The top 3 Ladies were 1st Martina O Dwyer (Formula 5) in 22 mins 3 secs with Clare Annan (Formula 5) 2nd in 22 mins 8 secs and Angela McCann (Buggy Brigade) 3rd in 22 mins 56 secs.

Race 3 will once again go off at 7 pm with all the athletes collecting their number sat the Vocational School and we would like to thank the Vocational School committee for the use of their fine facilities for our race headquarters.

Race 4 will take place on Wednesday 21st April and the format for this event will be Lucky Dip. Here we will have pre selected finishing positions and who ever finishes in these positions will receive a Prize at the Presentation of Prizes which will once again takes place in the Post House from 9pm onwards on Wednesday 21st April. There will be music and post Race Refreshments and it is a great social event, well worth coming to.

1    John Fitzgibbon    Fitzgibbons Engineering    21:06
2    Patrick Roche    Formula 5    21:21
3    Derek Nolan    Bulmers    21:52
8    Martina O Dwyer    Formula 5    22:03
9    Claire Annan    Formula 5    22:08
22    Angela McCann    Buggy Brigade    22:56

The full results can be seen HERE

The third race in the series is on Wednesday, the 16th of April. Race flyer HERE ...directions and course preview HERE

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