Carrick Roadrunners‏

Walls of Fethard Race

The annual ‘Walls of Fethard’ 4-mile road race on Thursday night last was won by Pat Byrne (Tinryland) from Declan Doherty (Thurles Crokes).Brendan Cronin was the first Carrick AC man to finish , clocking 24:27 and taking second prize in the O/50 category.Mark Connolly (26:11) , John O’ Meara (27:55) and Eamonn O’ Meara (28:12) were our other reprsentatives in the men’s race.
The ladies’ race was won by Siobhan O’ Doherty (Borrisokane) in a time of 23:02 with Margaret Danagher (Templemore) in second.There was a great battle for third place between Aine Roche (Clonmel) and Carrick AC’s Clare Annan.In a sprint to the line, it was Clare who proved just the stronger to claim third prize.Teresa Cunningham continues to run very well and was second O/40 in a time of 28:12.Our next finisher was Nanette O’ Connell in 29:26 while Ann Cronin won the O/45 ladies’ prize with a time of 30:58.
Ras na Rinne
There was also a strong Carrick AC team for the Mooney’s Bar Ras na Rinne over six miles of road and sand on Friday night last.Brian Murphy put in a great performance to take victory in the men’s race by well over a minute from Philip Harty.This run confirms Brian’s return to full fitness and he will no doubt be a leading contender in many of this summer’s races. David Waters is running very consistently and finished in fourth place here.Tommy Falconer and Patrick Roche came home in seventh and ninth places respectively.Our first lady finisher was Geraldine Houlihan, just ahead of Aisling Skeritt.Bernie Sexton won first prize in the ladies’ O/55 category.Full Carrick AC results:
1. Brian Murphy 30:57 ;  4. David Waters 33:24 ;  7. Tommy Falconer 33:54 ;  9. Patrick Roche 34:21 ;  Gordon Collins 41:36 ;   Raymond Burke 45:37 ;   Geraldine Houlihan 46:00  ;  Sean O’ Donovan 46:38  ;  Paddy Brunnock 46:41 ;
Aisling Skerritt  47:57 ;  Kevin Casey 48:48  ; Bernie Sexton 50:31 .  Well done to all our runners.
Outfield Sports Three-Counties Challenge
The 2011 Outfield Sports Three-Counties Challenge will get underway on Friday,June 10th with the running of the Carraig Hotel Deadman’s 5-mile road race.This popular race will begin at Ormonde Castle,Carrick-on-Suir at 7:30pm sharp.The route will take runners along Carrick’s main street and through Sean Kelly Square before heading out into the country to complete the Deadman’s loop. The finish will be at the Park in Carrick-on-Suir.Registration from 6pm will be at the Carrick Swan GAA club beside the Garda Barracks.Entry is e10. Any runner who completes three of the four races in this year’s Challenge will receive a series souvenir while those who complete all four races will receive a e25 Asics voucher for Outfield Sports.All courses are accurately measured and AAI permit approved.Further details are available from Mark: 086-1608165 or Alan: 051-641826
Fixtures
Fri. June 3rd :  Touraneena 5km road race, 8pm
Sun. June 5th : Little South Run, 4 mile race, fun run and walk, Kilmacow, 2pm
Tue. June 7th : Prestige Lighting Fit-for-Life, Kildalton College, Piltown 7pm
Fri.  June 10th : Carraig Hotel ‘Deadman’s 5’, Carrick-on-Suir, 7:30pm

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