Carraig Hotel Deadman’s 5 Roadrace This Friday !

This Friday evening will see the fifth running of the Carraig Hotel “Deadman’s 5” Roadrace which, as in past years, is organised by Carrick on Suir A.C. Roadrunners.  The race will begin at 7:30 p.m. sharp outside the historic Ormond Castle and will take its by now usual route of Main Street, O’Mahony Avenue, Cregg Road, Deadmans Boreen , Ballyrichard Road , with the Finish Line at Ash Park at the back of the Town Park. All in all, this is a good standard 5 mile course suitable for all levels.
Registration will take place at the Swan Club Hall behind the Garda Barracks from 6:00 p.m. and there will be Changing and Shower Facilities at the Swan Clubhouse on the Fair Green. As with all races in the four race series, runners can register online before the race and save time at www.runireland.com . A new initiative this year is to register for the 4 races for €35. (Normally €10 per race)
This will be Race 1 in the Outfield Sports/ Asics 3 Counties Challenge, and to celebrate this there will be a free Asics Goodie bag for all competitors. And anyone completing the 4 Races will receive a €25 Asics Gift Voucher for Outfield Sports after the last race in the series at Rathgormack.
Last year’s race was won by Carrick’s  Brian Murphy and ,after missing the early part of the season through injury, Brian is back to his best form in the last few weeks. Previous winners of this race include Sergiu Ciobanu of Clonliffe Harriers (whose blistering winning time of 24:27 from 2009 is still the Course record) and Sandis Bralitis and Ravis Zakis of West Waterford AC. In the Ladies Race, Martina O’Dwyer of Carrick will be defending her title, but expect Angela McCann of Clonmel A C and  Corinna Walsh of West Waterford AC to  have a say in the shake up.
The club would like to thank the Carraig Hotel for their generous sponsorship again this year and also to Garda and Carrick Red Cross for their assistance in organising the race. For up to date information please visit www.carrickroadrunners.ie
The club asks any members who are not participating in this year’s race to come along and lend a hand with stewarding as there is a large number of junctions that must be well stewarded.
Touraneena 5k Road Race
Touraneena was the venue on Friday evening last for the latest race in the ten-race summer series organised by West Waterford AC.Victory in both the men’s and ladies’ races went to athletes from the host club.Dzintars Clava clocked 15:57 in taking the men’s race while Corinna Walsh was first lady home.There was a strong Carrick AC presence and our first man to finish was Tommy Falconer (16:59) in seventh place.Martina O’ Dwyer is fast returning to her best form and took third prize in the ladies’ event with a time of 18:39.Full Carrick AC results:
7. Tommy Falconer 16:59 ;  9. David Waters 17:04 ;  10. Patrick Roche 17:05 ;  David Foley 18:35 ;  Martina O’ Dwyer 18:39 ;
Michael O’ Connell 18:56  ;  Raymond Burke 20:29 ;  Theresa Cunningham 21:45 ;  Paul O'[ Donnell 22:07 ; Michael Clarkson 22:33 ;  Kevin Casey 23:10 ;  Ann Cronin 23:24. Well done to all our runners.
Little South Run
The annual ‘Little South Run’ organised by St. Senan’s AC in Kilmacow took place on Sunday last in perfect racing conditions.Carrick AC runners who participated in this four-mile event were Brian Murphy,who finished in fifth place, Patrick Roche,David Waters, Tommy Falconer, Brendan Cronin,Mark Connolly and Ann Cronin.
Fixtures
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
Fri. June 17th : Old Still Bar Clashmore 5-mile road race, 8pm
Fri. June 24th : Dave Fogarty 4-mile road race,Thurles, 8pm
Fri. June 24th: Dungarvan Leader Dromana ‘5’ miles, Villierstown 8pm
Fri. July 1st : The Champion Kiely Ballyneale 5k, 7:30pm

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