Fethard AC hosted the County Novice B Road Championships in the new town park on Sunday with the club being represented in both races. The ladies’ race was over 3k which involved 2 laps of the park incorporating running on both tarmac and mill waste with a slight uphill/downhill gradient incorporated at various stages along the course. From the off, Lisa Quinlan pushed the pace and had a good lead heading out to the furthest point of the course. She maintained this lead well into the second lap but was overtaken in the final km and despite keeping the strong pace going she was unable to regain the lead but nonetheless had a great run to finish runner-up and win the individual silver medal.

While all this was going on at the head of the field both Aisling Maher and Edel Delaney were running very strong races holding down third and fourth place respectively in the first half of the race. Again, keeping the pace fast over the final kilometre they finished fourth and sixth respectively. Just one point separated the girls from winning the team title with Clonmel AC finishing on 11pts and the girls on 12pts and this was only decided on the final 100mts. Well done girls on three great performances.

Brian Carroll was in the unenviable position of being our only representative in the men’s race which was run over four laps of the same course as the ladies. A field of close to 30 athletes competed in the 6k and Brian was very much to the head of the field throughout the entire run to finish in the 10 ten, result not to hand at time of going to press. Great running Brian