19th Aug…Results and report Coachford 5m, Clonmel Half-Marathon

A relatively quiet week this time round…maybe everyone was watching the European Championships ;o)

Coachford 5 Mile : This race was on Fri 15th of Aug and as far as we can see, four members took part.
9 533 M Joe Murphy 32.19
11 567 M Mike McGrath 33.01
17 566 M Denis Looney 34
78 523 F Bernadette Looney 41.42

Mike_McGrath1_200pixRace Report on the Coachford 5M From Mike McGrath : Confusion reigned at the start of this race as some pre-race on line and road side notices advertised the Race with a 7pm start time and others with a 7.30pm commencement. Unfortunately a few runners and walkers were caught out as the race set off at 7pm but this proved to be the only negative for what was a great event on a lovely Summer evening.

With all proceeds of the race going to Suicide Awareness it was encouraging to see over 215 runners and walkers compete in the event.Whilst not a flat course this was a testing race with a couple of nice inclines one of which you encountered in the first half mile.The course surface was perfect for running and could certainly deliver a few PB’s for those willing to chase them !

Expertly marshaled throughout ,the route was traffic free with a much needed traffic detour being organised at Dripsey so that the runners and walkers enjoyed a congestion free journey through this picturesque village.

With a fantastic spread of tea /coffee cakes and goodies at the finish for all ,the local community rallied to delivery what has become a great annual event.For those seeking category prizes this race will disappoint as only those in places 1st,2nd,and 3rd male and female were honoured ,something perhaps for Race Organisers to review if they are interested in increasing their numbers !

A lovely community based event, expertly organised and executed in the home town of Olympian Olive Loughnane who competed on the night, on a challenging route but one the author will certainly return to in 2015 ! Take a bow Coachford Community !

Knocknagree 1 mile race : This was organised by the Kerry club Gneeveguilla AC in Knocknagree in NW Cork on Fri 15th Aug. We had one member taking part..
7 226 Ciarán Bouse Eagle Ac SnrM 04:54

Route2Crook 5 mile : Just two days after his run in Knocknagree, Ciarán Bouse was back in action at the Route2Crook 5 mile road race between Goleen and Crookhaven in West Cork on Sunsay. Ciarán’s time of 30:00 saw hime take third place overall.
3    0:30:00    BOUSE, Ciaran    Eagle AC    M    05:59.9

Clonmel Half-Marathon : This was on Sunday the 17th of Aug and we had one member taking part…
141 JOHN SCANNELL EAGLE A C 526 M45 01:36:54 01:36:43

Curraghchase 10k : This 10k race was held in the scenic Curraghchase National Park in Limerick on Sunday 17th of Aug. Elaine Guinane was the 5th woman home in a time of 44:51 out of a field of 632 finishers.
39 618 Elaine Guinane female 00:44:51

Rebel Run4Fun 5k : This 5k in Ballincollig was held on Sunday the 17th of August. Sandra Manning was the second woman home while Caroline Kilty was the third.
9 20:35 238 F 2nd Sandra Manning
10 20:53 278 F 3rd Caroline Kilty

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