Friday, January 9, 2015

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 4k race - Wed 7th Jan 2015

There was a total of 138 finishers in the Clonmel 4k race on Wed 7th Jan 2015. This was the first race in the new year series.

1 William Maunsell    12:27
2 Michael Ryan    14:20
3 John Shanahan    14:32
11 Siobhan McHugh 16:27
12 Claire Annan    16:27
28 Yvonne O Connor 17:41

The full results can be seen HERE

From Clonmel AC........The Club's 4K Road Race series sponsored by the Barlo Motor Group got underway last Wednesday night. Despite a torrential downpour about 40 minutes before the start, there was a very good entry of 140 athletes and they witnessed a brilliant performance by William Maunsell. While the rain eased off with 20 to go, the athletes had to contend with a swirling wind also. Right from the start, William made his intentions known opening up a lead on the chasing pack inside the first 400m. He kept this tempo going and was full of running as he came under the gantry in 6 mins 16 secs for the 1st lap. He maintained that very strong pace all the way to the finish line to record a very impressive 12 mins 27 secs for the 2 lap course...fantastic running and what a performance. William also held the old record which he set on the 28th November 2012 and it has stood since at 12 mins 50 secs. Then we had Michael Ryan finishing 2nd in 14:20 with John Shanahan 3rd in 14:32.

The ladies race was also very competitive as very little separating Siobhan McHugh and Clare Annan at the end of the first lap, they were still stride for stride as they came into view along the finishing straight and they were both credited with the same time, a brilliant 16 mins 27 secs great running with Yvonne O Connor 3rd in 17:41.

The Race format last night was Lucky Dip and one of the Lucky winners would win the opportunity to drive a new Barlo Motor Group car for a week and that Lucky winner was Aine Hayes. Aine ran very well when finishing 123rd in 25 mins 24 secs. The other Prize winners were Lar Martin 7th 15:51, Michael Fitzgibbon 17th 16:59, Dan Egan 21st 17:16, Jimmy Lonergan 30th in 17:51, Billy O Grady 43rd 18:36, Graham Swanton 57th 19:36, Barry Kent 73rd 20:14, Noel Curran 88th 22:06, Johnny Casey 90th 22:10, Nicola O Gorman 97th 22:48, Colette Walsh 130th 26:42 and Shauna Condon Ryan 138th 29:51.
The race start was a staggered start so the results are done on net times, we will use this system for all the races.

The Race format next week will also be Lucky Dip. The Club would again like to thank the Barlo Motor Group for their very generous sponsorship, thanks also to the brothers of Charity for the use of their carpark, to the Civil Defence for the First Aid and to our many stewards who ensured that the whole event was a great success. We still need more stewards to come forward and help out with the remaining five races, so text Niall at 086 1660888.

From Clonmel AC...Pictured here is Aine Hayes collecting the keys of her new car – sponsored by Barlo Motor Group.
Aine won the use of a brand new Hyundai i20 for a week after being the lucky dip runner selected to be the prize winner for the free use of the new Hyundai for the week in the Clonmel AC New Year 4k Series.

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