Saturday, July 12, 2014

Waterford...Results of the Rathgormack 5 mile road race - Fri 11th July 2014

This 5 mile road race in Co.Waterford was the 4th race of 5 in the Outfield Sports 3 Counties Challenge. A total of 96 runners turned out on the night, up slightly from the 90 of 2013.

Report from Carrick Road Runners...The picturesque village of Rathgormack was the setting for the fourth race of this year's Three Counties Challenge on Friday, 11th July. In perfect running conditions, ninety-six runners lined up for the penultimate race of the series.

From the start, it was clear that William Maunsell (Clonmel AC) was intent on making the early running in this year's event. As the field passed through the village after the first mile, William had already built up a considerable lead over Noel Murphy (Waterford AC). This lead was further extended over the loop out into the countryside and as William entered the village and the final climb to the finish he was in a very commanding position. William clocked a time of 26:24 with Noel Murphy taking a clear second place in 27:50 and Daragh Byrne (Carrick AC) third in 28:58.

In the ladies' race, Sally Forristal (St. Joseph's AC) made all the running to take the victory in 32:51 with Mary Molloy second in 35:00 and Yvonne O' Connor (Clonmel AC) third in 36:47.
Carrick AC would like to thank all who helped in organising this year's race and making it such a success. Thanks to all who undertook stewarding duties and who assisted with timing, results and registration. Thanks also to Carrick-on-Suir Red Cross for once again providing the essential medical backup.

The club is also very grateful for the continued sponsorship of this race by AutoPower, Carrick-on-Suir and to OutfieldSports, Carrick-on-Suir, for sponsorship of the overall series.
The 2014 series will conclude on Friday, 1st August with the Morris Oil 10k in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny. All runners who complete four of the five races in the challenge will receive a Ron Hill voucher for use in OutfieldSports. Further details from Alan (051-641826) or Mark (086-1608165).

AutoPower Rathgormack '5' winners
Senior Men : 1. William Maunsell (Clonmel AC) 26:24 2. Noel Murphy (Waterford AC) 27:50 3. Daragh Byrne (Carrick AC) 28:58
O/40 : Andrew Downey (Carrick AC) 31:12
O/45 : Cornelius McFadden (Clonmel AC) 31:52
O/50 : Ray Hahessy (West Waterford AC) 31:26
O/55 : Tommy Cahill (Clonmel AC) 34:00
O/60 : Con Kelleher (Waterford AC) 38:25
Junior : Rory Brunnock 40:13
Team : Waterford AC ( PJ Scollard, Keith Maher and Des Colbert)
Senior Ladies : 1. Sally Forristal (St. Joseph's AC) 32:51 2. Mary Molloy 35:00 3. Yvonne O' Connor (Clonmel AC) 36:47
O/35 : Lisa Maher (Kilkenny City Harriers) 37:07
O/40 : Ann Maher (Clonmel AC) 38:48
O/45 : Ann Dunford (West Waterford AC) 37:41
O/50 : Ann Cronin (Carrick AC) 40:59
O/55 : Assumpta Kirwan 42:27
Team : Clonmel AC (Angela Walsh, Anna Byrne and Donna Nagle)

Results.......The full results can be seen HERE

William Maunsell and Sally Forristal, respective winners of the 2014 Rathgormack 5 mile road race being presented with their prizes

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