Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tipperary...Results & photos of the Annerville 10k road race, Clonmel - Sun 8th May 2016

The annual Annerville 10k road race in Clonmel was held on Sunday the 8th of May and attracted a large field of 267 runners.

1    Niall Mc Cormack    Clonmel AC   33:13 SM
2    Kevin Moore    Dundrum AC   33:31 SM
3    Danny Smith    Ballynonty AC  33:33 SM
29    Margaret Danagher    Templemore AC  40:19 W35
45    Keeley Tideswell    Clonmel AC    41:56 SW 
46    Ann Marie Boland    Clonmel AC   41:58  SW

The full results can be seen HERE

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Report from Clonmel AC......Niall McCormack wins Annerville 10K The Annerville 10K road race promoted by Clonmel Athletic Club took place today in Clonmel on the warmest day so far this year and it was great to see such a good entry of 259 athletes competing in such demanding conditions. 

The Race Headquarters at Colaiste Chitinn was a hive of activity from early morning as the race was brought forward to 1.15pm start due to unforeseen circumstances. Competition was keen as a group of four athletes set the pace, Danny Smith (Ballynonty AC) Kevin Moore (Dundrum AC) Colm Turner (Limerick AC) and the eventual winner Niall McCormack (Clonmel AC). In such demanding conditions this group were still together as they went through 5K in 16 mins 43 secs and it was just on the first of the inclines after the halfway mark that Niall went to the front and increased the pace and as they approach Loreto Convent he had moved clear of the chasing pack. Niall kept that pace going all the way to come home a very convincing winner in 33 mins 13 secs. This was a great win by Niall who showed a return to good form with this performance. Niall was 3rd in last year’s race. Then we had Kevin Moore (Dundrum AC) who is also running very well at present having won the Brendan Kinane 5K last Wednesday night in Dundrum. He held off the strong challenge of Danny Smith (Ballynonty AC0 to finish 2nd in 33 mins 31 secs with Danny 2 secs adrift. Colm Turner (Limerick AC) also ran very well in such conditions when finishing 4th in 33 mins 47 secs. We then had William Stephens (Coolquill AC) coming through to finish 5th in 34 mins 6 secs. The Master Men Awards were won by the following athletes : Dermot Ryan (West Waterford AC) 1st over 40 in 35:37 with Nigel O Flaherty (Clonmel AC) 2nd over 40 in 35:51, Dermot Hayes (Dundrum AC) 1st over 45 in 36:56 with Peter Madden (Templemore AC) 2nd in 37:16, Bernard Feery (Fethard AC) was 1st over 50 in 38:11 with Billy Walsh (Tallow) 2nd in 41:03, Richard Meehan (Ballynonty AC) was 1st over 55 in 44 mins 45 secs with Billy Prout (Clonmel AC) 2nd in 46:50, Tom Halpin (Ballynonty AC) was 1st over 60 in 42:01 and Eamonn Crowley 1st over 65 in 53:49.

The Women’s race was also competitive and her we had Margaret Danagher (Templemore AC) running a great race when coming home a very convincing winner in 40 mins 21 secs with Keeley Tideswell (Clonmel AC) 2nd in 41 mins 58 secs and Anne Marie Boland (Clonmel AC) 3rd in 42 mins. Linda Grogan (Dundrum AC) was 4th in 42 mins 18 secs with Phil Ryan (Ballynonty AC) 5th in 42 mins 28 secs. The Master Women Award winners were : Mary Molloy (Carrick on Suir AC) was 1st over 35 in 43:40 with Edel Roche (Clonmel AC) 2nd in 44:48, Siobhan McHugh (Clonmel AC) was 1st over 40 in 42:56 with Yvonne O Connor (Clonmel AC) 2nd in 45:44, Denise Compton (Dundrum AC) was 1st over 45 in 44:33 with Helen O Ceallaigh (Clonmel AC) 2nd in 52:55 with Sinead Kennedy (Clonmel AC) 1st over 50 in 52:11 and Maria McCarter who was running with the Run 32 Counties Challenge team was a very popular winner of the Women’s over 55 award when finishing in 51:06. Ann Ryan (Clonmel AC0 was 1st over 60 in 60:42.

The Club Chairman, Frank Lynch, thanked everyone who helped to make this event such a success. He thanked the Gardai, the Civil Defence and the club’s many stewards and helpers with ensured that everyone got around safely and who also ensured that there was a great Post Race Refreshments for everyone afterwards at the race headquarters in Colaiste Cheitinn. He also thanked the South Tipp Physio team for all their assistance as well at the finish.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Nice to see my Niall McCormack back in good running form. I am his 2nd cousin and live in Tennessee. I came to the USA on an athletic scholarship back in 1973. I hold the Irish 5K road record for the 60-65 year old age group. Google Tom McCormack runner to see some of my results.