Tom’s Thriving Antelopes

Tom Delaney produced his performance of the Track-Attack Safari Team Trek which is sponsored by Camsaw Distributers Ltd (main suppliers of OleoMac and Weibang lawnmowers) to date when he clocked a superb18:56 for the 4km course and in doing so the talented youngster drove his thriving team into a commanding lead at the head of the table.

Tom’s Thriving Antelopes

Track-Attackers Noel Kennedy, Denise Gould and James Gould

The team as a whole were in outstanding form in near perfect running conditions with 7 of their members recording personal best times. As well as their captain Tom who registered a 31 second improvement, Tom Stapleton chipped in with a maximum 60 points while Templederry’s Edel Minogue who has shown tremendous improvement in recent weeks clocked up a further 55 points to become one of her team’s best overall performers to date.

Philip Rabbitte missed out on breaking the 26 minute barrier for the 6km by a mere 3 seconds but still knocked 29 seconds from his previous best. Claire Mockler added 27 points to the teams total while Marie McGrath and Olivia Murphy posted improvements of 23 and 16 seconds respectfully. Their 8th member on the night was Gabrielle Hodgins who just finished slightly outside her previous best.

Tom’s Thriving Antelopes

Track-Attackers Phil Mason and Helen Hurley

There were some outstanding performances in round 6 of the Series where 104 of the 152 participants resent on the night recorded personal best times. Clonakenny’s Michael Murray tore up the record books when he stopped the clock at 22:44 for the 6km while his Lions team-mate Karen Nash from Templederry knocked a hugely impressive 45 seconds from her previous best.

Tigers captain Tracy Devaney continues to shine each week and round 6 saw her shave a further 62 seconds from her PB. Her Tigers comrades Betty Long and Patrick Groome were as equally impressive with Betty recording a PB by 1:12 and Patrick 34 seconds. For the Cheetahs, Kate Minogue and Kim Tynan were their best performers on the night with both recording maximum scores for their team. The Cheetahs were also served well on the night by Teresa Coffey who clocked an impressive 19:35 for the 4km.

For the Leopards, Adam Galvin gave an outstanding performance clocking 18:50 for the 4km. Noreen Young produced her best performance to date which resulted in a 42 point haul for her team while John Joe Maher continued to shave seconds from his PB, this week accumulating  a further 36 points. Carol Treacy and Harry Gould were the top performers for the Pumas while Cliona O’Connell, John F Kennedy and Sarah Denvir were the stars of the Warthogs team.

Mairead Ryan and Deirdre Collins secured the maximum haul of points for the Rhinos with James Gould also in impressive form while clocking up 53 points. Siobhan Carey and Mairead Lane added 55 and 52 points respectfully for previous league leaders the Buffaloes while Therese Groome was the leading light for the Bears thanks to her 60 point haul. Celine McCarthy and Denise Gould also impressed for the Bears who overall had an excellent week that saw them climbing to third place overall.

Eithne Kennedy is reigniting her form of old and is very close to breaking the 27 minute mark for the 6km. She added 41 points to the Hyenas total with Aoife O’Meara not too far behind with 38 points. Mairead O’Leary was again the outstanding Zebras performer followed by Seamus Devaney and Helen Hurley. Jim Costigan is now part of the Meerkats team and he got off to the perfect start with a 60 point total for his team. Caroline Murray produced a superb 51 point performance while Ciara Ryan continued her impressive progress in the Series to date with another PB, this time knocking 30 seconds from her previous best.

The Wildebeests are on fire and are now sitting in second spot overall. Mikey Kennedy was simply brilliant in round 6 while continuing to display the tremendous talent amongst the Track-Attack young-guns. His maximum haul of points was complimented by similar impressive tallies recorded by Henry Groome, Noel Kennedy, Marie Carr and Seamus Ryan.

Sean Hayes is getting closer and closer to breaking the 12 minute barrier for the 3km distance. In round 6 he was just 7 seconds off the mark but still managed to take 36 seconds off his previous best which in turn guaranteed a healthy points total for the Crocodiles team. Phil Mason and Suzanne Whyte were also in superb form for the Crocodile team on the night.

For the Impalas, Helen Keane and Paul Boyle were their scorers in chief ably backed up by Philip Maher and Tara Mockler on the night. Lisa Kennedy and Frances Stapleton were the Jaguars trump cards racking up 60 and 37 points respectfully. Oisin Stapleton, John Vahey and Aine Costello produced top class outings in their quest to keep the Bobcats team firm in the title chasing pack.

The Gazelles were the outstanding team in round 6. They had 8 PB’s which gained them the prize of the best combined team PB while they also had all 9 members in situ which gave them the added bonus of 90 points. Kelly Harrington and Siobhan Carr were their ace performers with both picking up 52 points. Daniel Madden continues to be one of the few athletes who have improved his time with every outing to date in the Series and likewise Ruairi O’Connell fits into the similar group. Delia Ryan knocked 33 seconds off her PB while Mary McLoughlin and Matilda Hayes also came through with a positive points tally. The performance however of Will Cooney saw him in the running for the athlete of the week when he brilliantly knocked 43 seconds from his best to date as he stopped the clock at 19:29 for the 4km. A superb performance from a brilliant young talent.

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