Sunday, May 25, 2014

Tipperary...Results of the Poulmucka 5k & 8k road race - Fri 23rd May 2014

These two road races were held in Poulmucka, Co.Tipperary on Friday the 23rd of May. The 5k race had a field of 100 runners which was the same as last year. The main event however was the 8k race which attracted a field of 251 runners, a jump of 43% on last year.

Place    Athlete's Name    Club    Cat    Mins    Secs    Awards
1    David Ryan    Clonmel A C    M40    26:27    1st Man
2    Patrick Hughes    Thurles Crokes A C    SM    26:43    2nd Man
3    Tony Fogarty    Templemore A C    SM    27:32    3rd Man
4    Catherina McKiernan    Annalee A C    SW    27:37    1st Woman
7    Siobhain O Doherty    Borrisokane    SW    27:54    2nd Woman
22    Martina O Dwyer    Carrick on Suir A C    F35    29:32    3rd Woman

The full results for both races can be seen HERE

1) Clonmel AC have an album of photos HERE

Report from the organisers Clonmel AC......The Poulmucka 5K and 8K Road race took place last night in good running conditions which attracted a record of 350 athletes for both events. Competition was keen and the 8K was won by David Ryan of Clonmel in 26 mins 27 secs with Patrick Hughes (Thurles Crokes) 2nd in 26 mins 43 secs with Tony Fogarty (Templemore) 3rd 27:32 and Jimmy Boland (Clonmel) 4th in 27:41. In the Master men's race the Category winners were: 0/35 Patrick Roche (Carrick on Suir) 28:03 and Dermot Logue (Coolquill) 28:17, 0/40 Declan Curley (Clonmel) 28:10 and Paudie O Connor (Clonmel) 29:54, 0/45 Pat O Sullivan (Carrick on Suir) 27:58 and Niall O Ceallaigh (Clonmel) 29:18, 0/50 Derek Nolan (Clonmel) 29:09, 0/55 Mick Delahunty (Templemore) 32:10 and 0/60 Leslie Smyth (Coolquill) 33:53. The Junior Men's award was won by Adam Daly (Thurles Crokes) in 35:28.
Former Irish international athlete Catherina McKiernan 1st, Siobhan O'Doherty of Borrisokane AC 2nd

Competition was even keener in the Woman's race with Catherina McKiernan winning in 27 mins 37 secs with Siobhain O Doherty (Borrisokane) 2nd in 27:54 and Martina O Dwyer (Carrick on Suir) 3rd 29:32 with Clare Annan (Carrick on Suir) 4th in 29:53. Catherine was 4th overall. In the Master Women's competition here are the category winners:0/35 Elaine Walley (Ballymacarbry) 36:42 and Aine Doocey (Fethard) 38:19, 0/40 Ann Maher (Clonmel) 37: 10 and Diane Behan (Waterford) 37:25, 0/45 Martina Ryan (Thurles Crokes) 33:48 and Mary Moloney (Thurles Crokes) 36:01, 0/50 Eileen Hynes (Clonmel) 38 mins and 0/55 Hazel Galloway (Clonmel) in 42:38. The Junior Woman's prize was won by Emma Durand (Clonmel) in 36:16.

In the Team event the Men's event was won by the Dundrum team of Martin Keane, Michael J Ryan, Michael Ryan and Donal Keane. The Thurles Crokes team of Liam Shanahan, John Fitzgibbon, Shane Mullaney and Jim Moloney were 2nd. The Clonmel team of Conor Morkan, Nigel O Flaherty, Eoin McGrath and Neil Fox were 3rd with the Clonmel team of Larry Martin, William Larkin, Fergal O Callaghan and John Browne was 4th. The winning Women's team was Aine Roche, Kealey Tideswell, Yvonne O Connor and Anna Byrne. The Clonmel team of Angela Walsh, Sheila Perry, Orla Durand and Donna Nagle were 2nd.

The organisers would like to thank the Ladies committee who provided such beautiful food for the Post race Refreshments. They would also like to thank everyone who helped in any way to make this event such a brilliant success.

The 5k event was 'Predict your Finishing Time' and then run the race without a watch and it proved a great success. The prizes can be collected by contacting Andy at 086 3609110, they can also be collected at the Fethard 4Mile event which takes place on next Thursday in Fethard at 8pm. The Prize winners were: Zoe Fitzgibbon, Margaret Widger, Helen Gillman, Catherine O Gorman, Liam McGill, Lena Ryan, Deborah Ryan, Nicola Ryan, Heather Keating, Rhona Boyle, Sinead McGill, Melissa Condon, Trish Donnelly, Kevin Keating, Louise Burke, Deirbhila McKiernan, Shane Fitzgibbon, Paula Dwan, Tommy Keating and James Tobin

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