While the numbers taking part in our 10k and 5k Run/Walk were down on the previous year those that did take part provided plenty of competitive action over the two courses. In the 5k event Sean McDaid, St Brigid’s AC in Oldcastle, Co. Meath made it a winning journey coming home at the head of the field in a time of 17.50. Second place went to local man Mark Cummins of Rahealty in 19.30 with Tom Butler of Clonmel AC coming through to take third place in 19.41. In the ladies race Ciara Cummins, Nenagh Olympic AC and a sister of Mark, showed a clean pair of heels to the rest of the field to cross the line in 20.23. Louise Fogarty and Lisa Quinlan of the host club filled the minor places with Louise in second in 21.31 and Lisa third in 23.11. In the 10k event Kevin Moore, Dundrum won the race for a second time going clear of the chasing pack early on to record victory in 34.46. Paddy Cummins of Moycarkey-Coolcroo got the better of John Treacy, Thurles Crokes on the run in to the finish to cross the line in second place in a time of 36.07 with John timed at 36.11. In the ladies race Kealey Tideswell, Clonmel AC proved the strongest to win the event in a time of 41.43 just a minute ahead of Phil Ryan, Ballynonty in second in 42.42 with Louisa Condon, Thurles Crokes third in 45.59.
Locals to feature in the 5k were Niall Moore 4th in 20.08, John McLoughlin 8th in 22.11 Cathal Ely 9th in 22.25, Michelle Percy 12th in 23.19, Aisling Maher 16th in 24.09 and Sinead McLoughlin 21st in 25.13. In the 10K event Stephen Flanagan finished 5th overall in 38.02 with Richie Daly 8th in 39.07 and Liam Kelly 12th in 41.11. Of the ladies Sharon Kiely finished in 52.28 with Catherine Dunne crossing the line in 56.23 while Ber Spillane and Frances Long finished on 57.53. Thanks to everyone for their support and full details of the results are available at the start of this report or on www.premiertimingsystems.ie
Many thanks to all those who helped out in any way with the running of the event. From the stewards to those manning the water stations to the kitchen staff and the entry personnel a big thank you for your support and help. To the Order of Malta, Premier Timing Systems and everyone who donated confectionary and indeed anyone who in any way helped out in the running of the event please accept our thanks. Help is always welcome.