Sunday, January 27, 2013

Results of the Dungarvan 10 mile road race - Sun 27th Jan 2013

What a race! The 2013 John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile road race was another great success with over 1,400 finishers, a record number. There was a threat of some rain at one stage but it didn't amount to much. A little bit cold but fine once you got going.

The three big positives I take from this race are....
1) Fast course
2) Fine spread afterwards.......always an important consideration ;o)
3) The excellent dry-fit top. At this stage, I probably have more tops than I know what to do with them but there is very obvious differences in quality. Some races promise 'tech tops' or 'dry-fit' tops but they are obviously cheap and of poor quality. The one given out in Dungarvan is a very good short sleeve Nike top which you would pay roughly €23 for in a sports shop. Remember, this race cost €20 to enter.

Results...(Updated Mon 28th @12:05pm)
The category results are shown below.

The full results are now available HERE.

Photos...Tues (8:15am)
1) Large slideshow of photos by Paudie Birmingham HERE
2) Gearoid O'Laoi has a huge gallery HERE 
3) Large slideshow of photos by Joe Murphy HERE
L to R...Philip Harty, Gary O'Hanlon, Andrew Connick
1ST Gary O Hanlon Clonliffe Harriers 51.21
2nd Philip Harty West Waterford 51.29
3rd Andrew Connick Ferrybank 51.49
4th Robbie Matthews Dunshaughlin 51.52
5th Chris Harrington Leevale 52.03
6th Sandis Bralitis West Waterford 53.42
7th Raivis Zakis West Waterford 54.17
8th Tommy Evans Gowran A.C.54.20
9th Colm Sheehan Leevale 54.22
10th John Meade St Finbarrs 54.37
Junior Male Colin Walsh 74.41

L to R...Niamh Devlin, Lizzie Lee, Claire Gibbons McCarthy

1st Lizzie Lee Leevale 57.35
2nd Claire Gibbons McCarthy St Finbarrs 57.57
3rd Niamh Devlin D.S.D. 59.10
4th Ann Curley Donore Harriers 60.15
5th Catherine Conway Mayo A.C. 60.22
6th Angela Mc Cann Clonmel A.C. 61.13
Junior Female Kate Nolan Waterford A.C. 69.30

1ST O/40 Maurice Looby Mullingar Harriers 57.02
2nd O/40 Finbarr Kirwan Sli Cualann 57.16
1st O/45 Cathal O Connell St Finbarrs 55.08
2nd O/45 Jerry Daly Liffey Valley 58.49
1st O/50 John Dalton IND 60.19
2nd O/50 Martin Mc Carthy West Waterford 61.03
1st O/55 James Kenny Kilmurray Ibrickane 64.32
2nd O/55 Ken Carey IND 66.54
1st O/60 Joe Gough West Waterford 63.09

1ST O/35 Ann Marie Holland Eagle A.C.61.46
2nd O/35 Martina O Dwyer Carrick On Suir A.C. 63.26
1st O/40 Anna Doris Midleton A.C. 65.21
2nd O/40 Helen Leonard Leevale 66.03
1st O/45 Ann Moore Leevale 65.48
2nd O/45 Paula Morgan IND 69.07
1st O/50 Mary Sweeney St Finbarrs 67.03
2nd O/50 Siobhain Kennedy Waterford Tri Club 67.22
1st O/55 Anne Bolger Sliabh Buide Rovers 80.06
1st O/60 PadraigĂ­n Riggs U.C.C.89.13

MENS...1ST CLUB...West Waterford AC...Philip Harty 51.29, Sandis Bralitis 53.42, Raivis Zakis 54.17, Combined Time 2:39:28

LADIES...1ST CLUB...LeevaleAC...Lizzy Lee 57.35, Anne Moore 65.48, Helen Leonard 66.03, Combined Time 3:09:26

TEAM PRIZES (Outside Of Prize Winners)
MENS...(Updated Mon 11pm)
1st...Leevale...16th Donal Coffey 55.26, 18th Colm Moore 55.39, 23rd  John O'Connell 56.54
2nd...St Finbarrs A.C....15th Con Marshall 55.23, 19th Rory O'Sullivan 55.45, 26th Eoin O'Keeffe 57.17
3rd...Carrick On Suir A.C....44th Tommy Falconer, 45th Patrick Roche, 72nd Michael Murphy

1ST St Finbarrs A.C...23rd Katie Cooke 67.52, 24th Denise Twohig 67.54, 27th Michelle Foley 68.09

HANDBIKE...Seamus Wall IND 60.30 / WHEELCHAIR...Gerry Forde Blarney 91.11

Anyone who ran the course today will have noticed that there were a large number of pools of water on the road. What may not be so obvious was the huge amount of work that West Waterford AC put into getting the course ready for the race. With the high winds and torrential rain the previous day, fallen branches had to be cleared and water diverted...

 It's hard to imagine that we ran past this point less than 24 hours later.

If you are looking for a 'must do' race for 2014, keep this one in mind.


Anonymous said...

Well done to West Waterford AC very well ran race only thing why no mats at the start when there is chip timing doesnt make sense 1750 people cant start on the line unfair to anyone dats not elite.My time was only slightly out but my wife's time is out by 16secs it makes a difference especially when other runners check out ur results its only a slight gripe and hopefully it can be sorted for next year because it is one of the Best races on the calendar

Anonymous said...

Excellent race and an organisational triumph - well done to all involved, couldn't fault a thing! Will definitely be back next year! Thanks for a great day!

Anonymous said...

Super race today from start to finish, couldn't be faulted at all. You're right about 2014 John, definitely ought to be a permanent calendar fixture.

Donal O'Donoghue said...
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Donal O'Donoghue said...

Good race, well organized!

The problem with Chip Timing at the start line in a race like Dungarvan 10 is the cost.
The start line is on the old wide N25, with hard-shoulder on each side.
It would be very expensive to organize a full road width mat.
If you compare with Ballycotton 10, that race starts on a much narrower road - less than one third the width, and double the number of runners.
Also compare with the recent Charleville Half-Marathon and Waterford Half-Marathon.
Both started on quieter roads, where the organizers were able to arrange crowd control barriers to corral the runners into a narrow path.
Compare also to the Waterford-Tramore start in 2012. There was a starting mat, that only covered one side of the road, but no barriers, so some runners ran wide, and missed the starting mats altogether.
Also barriers were used in the RebelRun 10k in Cork in 2012.

So either you spend money on getting very large mats, or money on barriers to funnel the runners into a narrow start line with less expensive mats.

The narrower the start line, the longer it takes 1400 runners to pass.

Also mats generally cannot be laid on roads where there is passing traffic. Unlike major marathons, the Dungarvan roads were not really completely closed to traffic.

Maybe the organizers could tweak the start line, to be on a narrow private road in an industrial estate ?
e.g. The type of road where the race finished.

James browne said...

Well run race from start to finish. Great to the amount of support out there. Having seen the pictures of the course flooded a massive well done to all involved in the clearing of the course. Will be back next year for sure. Does anyone know where I can switch my tech top from medium to large. Asked for large but given wrong one. Only a minor issue on the whole. Well done again

Anonymous said...

Great to get a proper running shirt that will be worn again and again, therefore advertising the event......not like some races that give out cheap shirts that are never worn, therefore ads never get seen........excellent........definitely be back next year

Anonymous said...

A fantastic race. A massive well done to the organisers. One wee issue - it would be brill if x-small t-shirts could be provided for us teeny tiny female runners!

Anonymous said...

Great race, organisation was top notch and it was a pleasure to participate in such a professional event! My only gripe is that while the t-shirts are great quality etc, it's a pity they didn't have women's sizes. I got the 'small' and it is far too large for a small woman and certainly not practical for training in. So even though it's a really good top, it's going to end up in the back of my wardrobe along with all the other useless goody-bag garments!

John Kissane said...

Great race again on Sunday, amazed at the pic of the floods on the course Saturday. Top marks to West Waterford for getting rid of it so far.

Think if entries were open I'd be entering for '14 already!

Colette Brolan said...

Well done for excellent organised race. Our Thurles Crokes Team really enjoyed the run, for some of us it was first time to take part in Dungarvan. Many thanks will be back.