Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 4 km race - Wed 15th Jan 2014

A record 161 runners took part in the second race in the Clonmel 4k Winter Series.

1    John Shanahan    14    12
2    Michael Ryan    14    19
3    Declan Curley    14    32
10    Claire Annan    15    09
33    Grainne O Callaghan    16    43
47    Fiona Bourke    17    30

The full results can be seen HERE

Race report from Clonmel AC...
The second race of the Clonmel AC 4K New Year Series drew a record entry of 184 athletes beating the previous record of 161 set in 2012. It was an ideal night for running and competition was very keen throughout the race. The race also attracted 68 newcomers, which is phenomenal. The format was once again the Lucky Dip where pre-selected finishing positions are drawn and the athletes that finish in these positions are the Lucky winners. The Club is once again very grateful to the Park Hotel Leisure Centre for 4 prizes of admission to their Leisure Centre and the Club would like to thank Aine Roche, the Leisure Centre manageress for such Sponsorship.

Next Week's race format is Predict your Finishing Time. In this competition when athletes register for the race they must give their predicted Finishing time and then they must run the race without a watch or IPHONE or IPOD. We would ask athletes to come early and register as we will start the race on time at 7pm, like tonight, a few people missed the start again tonight, so please come early and enter.
The Club would again like to thank all the Club members who once again ensured that the whole event was a success and thanks also to the Civil Defence for their help with First Aid. The Club would also like to thank the Brothers of Charity for the use of their facilities.

The Lucky winners tonight were Kenny Curran, Shane Mullaney, Tadgh Vaughan, Daniel Slattery, Mike Fitzgibbon, Mike Curtin, James Lonergan, Sean Looby, Damien Whelan, Shane Hickey, Rachel Leo, Kevin Freaney, Caitriona Ryan and Caroline O Donnell. For the record the 1st 3 men were John Shanahan 14 mins 12 secs, Michael Ryan 14 mins 19 secs and Declan Curley 14 misn 32 secs. The 1st 3 Women were Claire Annan 15 mins 9 secs, 2nd Grainne O Callaghan 16 mins 43 secs and 3rd Fiona Bourke 17 mins 30 secs.

Just a brief look down through the results I can see many athletes have already improved on their performance on the first night, that is brilliant and what away to start 2014, improvement after only the 2nd race, keep it up, that is fantastic. It was great to see so many running tonight and they all running at their own pace and well done to all the newcomers, you have achieve 4k and this is only the 15th of January, we have 4 more of these races over 4k. The aim should be to run as many of them as you can at your own pace and over time you WILL improve. It is never too late to start, if you are interested, just come along and if you can only get 1 lap, so be it, no problem. You have made a start, 2k is better than zero, Again regular training at your own pace and you will improve. For those who would like to train on another night, the Club has two very successful training sessions on Monday Night at our facilities at the Dr. Pat O'Callaghan Sports Complex, Cashel Road Clonmel. From 7 to 8 we have the Ladies Meet and Train where we have 5 groups of different levels of fitness from running to jogging to walking, all at your own pace and all groups are supervised by qualified coaches. Then from 8.15 to 9.30pm we have the Men's training sessions where we also have 5 Groups that covers all levels of fitness. For further details contact Niall at 086 1660888

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