Sunday, March 27, 2016

Clare...Results of the Eamon Moloney Memorial 10k race, Ennis - Sat 26th Mar 2016

The annual Eamon Moloney Memorial 10k race in Ennis, Co.Clare was held on Saturday the 26th of March 2016. This is one of the most popular races in the county and this year it attracted about 800 people in total...about 200 in the 5k walk and 622 in the 10k race.

That however is well down on 2015 when there were about 1160 people taking part in the two events. In 2015, there were over 800 in the 10k race and that was down by over 20% this year to 622. Still though, as races go in Co.Clare, 622 is a good number of people especially for a 10k.

Just two unusual features of the race...
1) In most 10k races, women make up about roughly 45% of the field. For whatever reason, women made up 54.5% in this one.
2) The overall times were pretty slow with just 17 runners breaking 40 minutes. Compare this to say the Adare 10k in Co.Limerick last February when 58 out of 545 broke 40 mins.

1 Kenneth     Rodgers           32:10     M
2 Colm     Turner     Limerick Ac     34:13     M
3 Willie     Devitt     Kilmurry Ibrickane    36:38     M
18 Aine     Roche     Clonmel Ac     40:36     F
23 Caroline     Kelly           40:50     F
66 Sue     Garray     Kilmurry Ibrickane     44:33     F 

The results can be seen on the event website HERE  (Note...only 473 of 622 shown)

Just in case that link ever breaks, there is a copy HERE

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

strong head wind for last 3km affected the times.

Numbers are high due to being part of the Run Clare series.