Carrick Roadrunners‏

Portlaw Race a Great Success

There was a great turnout of 175 runners for the annual Tom Jordan 5-mile road race in Portlaw on Friday night last.On a perfect evening for running, it was Philip Harty (West Waterford) who led the way home in a blistering course-record time of 24:45.Carrick AC’s Brian Murphy continued his return to full fitness with another fine run to finish second in 25:15.Brendan Cronin (30:15) took first place in the O/50 category while there were many other excellent runs by Carrick athletes.David Foley,Seamus Ward and Sean O’ Donovan will be particularly pleased with their performances.
The ladies’ race was won by Angela McCann (Clonmel) in 28:59, ahead of Corinna Walsh (West Waterford).Carrick AC’s ladies were led home by Teresa Cunningham (35:39) and Nanette O’ Connell (35:46) in seventh and eighth positions.
Full Carrick AC results:
2nd. Brian Murphy 25:15  ;   6th Michael Murphy  27:20  ;  9th David Waters 27:51  ; 10th Tommy Falconer 28:06  ;
11th Patrick Roche  28:08  ;  25th Brendan Cronin 30:15 ;  David Foley  31:21 ;  Seamus Ward 32:09 ;  Mark Connolly 32:28 ;
Michael O’ Connell 32:34 ; Raymond Burke 32:41; John O’ Meara 35:13; Teresa Cunningham 35:39 ; Nanette O’ Connell 35:46;  Eamonn O’ Meara 35:47  ; Michael Feyne 37:25 ; Geraldine Houlihan 37:35 ; Kevin Casey 37:40 ; Sean O’ Donovan 37:42 ; Ann Cronin 37:54 ; Paul O’ Donnell 38:50 ; Ethan Blackmore 40:05 ; Liam Wells 41:12 ;
Well done to all our runners and to Brian Nugent and his team on a well-organised event.
Club Singlets
Carrick AC club singlets are available to all paid-up members at the subsidised price of e20, which represents great value.To order your singlet just give your name and the required size to any of the club’s committee members.
Lions Club
The annual Lions Club walk/jog or run to Glencomeragh will take place on Wednesday,25th May at 7pm.There is a new and safer starting point at Ormonde Castle this year.
Prestige Lighting Fit-for-Life
Runners and joggers continue to meet ‘n train at Kildalton College,Piltown every Tuesday evening at 7pm. With the club’s summer series of races just around the corner this is the ideal opportunity to prepare for your first 5k or 5-mile race. All are welcome to join in with any of the training groups.
All in Carrick AC were greatly saddened last weekend to hear of the passing of Bobby Power, a wonderful sportsman and a great friend to our club.While renowned for his cycling exploits,Bobby’s name will always be synonomous with our Goal Mile and Winter League,where his kind and encouraging words at the finish line were much appreciated by many an exhausted runner.Carrick AC extends sincere sympathy to the Power family. Ar dheis De go raibh se.
Fri. 20th May ; Poulmucka 8km road race, 7:30pm
Tue. 24th May : Prestige Lighting Fit-for-Life, Kildalton College , Piltown 7pm
Wed. 25th May : Lions Club Walk/Run to Glencomeragh from Ormonde Castle,7pm
Thur. 26th May : Walls of Fethard 4-mile road race, 8pm
Sun. 5th June : Little South Run (4 miles) , Kilmacow, 2pm
Fri. 10th June :  Carraig Hotel ‘Deadman’s 5’ , Carrick-on-Suir, 7:30pm

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