Monday, May 12, 2014

Tipperary...Results of the Annerville 10k road race, Clonmel - Sun 11th May 2014

A large turnout of 354 runners turned out for this years Annerville 10k road race in Clonmel.

1    Sergiou Ciobanu    Clonliffe Harriers    Senior Men    32:19    1st Man
2    Niall McCormack    Clonmel A C    Senior Men    33:30    2nd Man
3    Danny Smyth    Ballynonty A C    Senior Men    33:39    3rd Man
18    Marie McCarthy    Farrenfore Maine Valley    F 35    37:16    1st Lady
21    Angela McCann    Clonmel A C    F 40    37:33    2nd Lady
30    Dympna Ryan    Dundrum A C    Senior Women    38:15    3rd Lady

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Tipperary Photos have a small gallery HERE

Report from the organisers Clonmel AC.....Sunshine greeted the 350 plus athletes who participated in the Annerville 10K in Clonmel. There was a great buzz of excitement around the Race Headquarters at the Vocational School, the Mall from 1pm onwards. Even the slight drizzle that can at 1.45pm didn't deter the enthusiasm. Right on cue the athletes assembled at the starting line and proceedings got underway just after 2pm. 

Right from the start the early pace was dictated by Niall McCormack of Clonmel and the winner Sergio Ciobanu of Clonliffe Harriers. These two went at a good pace reaching 2K in 6 mins 6 secs and 4K in 12 mins 32 secs. At this stage Sergio had a slight lead over Niall while the chasing pack was led by Danny Smith (Ballynonty), Shane Mullaney (Thurles Crokes) and David Ryan (Clonmel). As they reached Bulmers Roundabout Sergio had a good lead and was full of running as he reached 6K in 19 mins 16 secs and 8K in 12 mins 48 secs. He kept that pace going all the way to win in 32 mins 19 secs brilliant running in conditions that were sunny but blustery. Then we had Niall McCormack also running very well when holding off a later determined bid by Danny Smith to finish 2nd in 33 mins 30 secs with Danny 9 secs adrift, great running. Then we had David Ryan (Clonmel) winning the over 40 in 34 mins 10 secs with Declan Curley (Clonmel) 2nd over 40 in 35:10. Kevin Moore (Dundrum) was 4th Senior man in 34:57 with Dermot Logue (Coolquill) finishing 5th Senior man in 36:06, just edging out his club mate John Russell. Conor Fleming and Niall O Ceallaigh made it a Clonmel 1, 2 in the over 45 when finishing in 36:55 and 37:54. Derek Noland (Clonmel) won the over 50 award in 38:18 with Bernard Feery (Fethard) 2nd in 40:16. Tom Halpin (Ballynonty) won the over 55 award in 39 mins with Jack Alexander (Coolquill) 2nd in 41:35. Joe Gough (Waterford) got a very warm reception as double World Champion when he received his prize as 1st over 60 when running very well to win in 37 mins 49 secs, having also won last Friday night in Piltown. Eddie Cahalane (Coolquill) won the over 65 award when running well to finish in 48 mins 5 secs.

Maria McCarthy (Farrenfore Maine Valley) took up the early pace and ran very well to win a great race in her home town when finishing strongly in 37 mins 16 secs, great performance. Then we had Angela McCann (Clonmel) also running very well when 2nd in 37 mins 33 secs with Dymphna Ryan (Dundrum) 3rd in 38 mins 15 secs. Madeline Loughnane (Thurles Crokes) also ran well when finishing 4th Senior Lady in 39:03 with Kealey Tideswell (Clonmel) 5th Senior Lady in 41:37. Edel Roche of Clonmel won the Ladies over 35 award in 42:41 with Catherine Rice of Clonmel 2nd in 44:42. Yvonne O Connor and Orla Durand made it a Clonmel 1, 2 in the Ladies over category when finishing in 47:51 and 48:13 respectively. Martina Ryan (Thurles Crokes) won the Ladies over 45 award in 43:38 with Anna Byrne (Clonmel) 2nd in 46:39. Mary Mulcahy (St Finbarr's) won the Ladies over 50 in 49:05 and Hazel Galloway (Clonmel) won the Ladies over 55 in 54:37.

This year's event was a brilliant success and it was great to see many of our 6k athletes moving up and running so well in the 10K, brilliant performances. The Club Chairman, Frank Lynch, at the Presentation of the Prizes thanked the Gardai and the Civil Defence, all the stewards and all who helped with Registration and Recording for ensuring that the whole event went smoothly. He also thanked the South Tipperary Vocational Committee for the use of their fine facilities as the Race Headquarters. He also paid a special tribute to our Ladies committee who ensured that everyone was well catered for at the Post Race Refreshments, which was appreciated by everyone.

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