Clonmel AC promoted a very successful Annerville 10k road race today and the Club would like to acknowledge the tremendous work by our members and their friends that ensured that this year’s event was a brilliant success. The Club would also like to acknowledge the help by the Gardai and the Civil Defence in ensuring that the event was a safe one. The Club has been organising this event since 1986 and looking at the 1986 results it is great to see athletes still enjoying the Sport and long may they continue to enjoy it. We had seven athletes who competed today that ran in our first 10k in 1986 and they were Willie O Donoghue Galbally, Myles McHugh Clonmel AC, Tommy Cahill Clonmel AC, Eamon Clonmel AC, Eamon Crowley Clonmel AC, Ned O Brien Clonmel AC, I think it was Ned’s first 10k and he has ran many a one since and Pierce Purcell Clonmel AC.
The warm conditions led to some very good performances none more so than the winner, William Maunsell who put in a very good performance when winning in 31 mins 1 secs and he becomes only the 3rd Club member to win this Classic event, the other two were his old training partner, Niall McCormack 2013 in 33 mins 13 secs and John Fitzgerald 1988 in 30 mins 30 secs. Then we had David Mansfield also running very well on his return to the Club colours when finishing 2nd in 31 mins 43 secs. We also had very good performances from Jimmy Boland 4th in 33:34, Joey Feery 10th in 35:31, Anthony Bowen 11th in 36:18, Nigel O Flaherty 14th in 37:32, Billy Moloney 18th in 37:58, Bernard Feery, another athlete who also ran very well on his return to the Club colours when finishing 2nd over 50 in 40:14, Niall O Ceallaigh also ran very well especially over the final 30m to edge out club mate Richard O Gorman for 2nd over 50 in 40:34 with Richard one second adrift, James Denn 40th in 41:07, Oliver Lynch 41st in 41:08, Aine Roche also ran very well when finishing 2nd woman in 41:17, Bernard Durand also ran very well when finishing 2nd over 45 in 41:47, Peter Kiely 48th in 41:52, improving on last year’s run by 8 secs, Niall O Shea 48th in 42:12, Brendan Walshe 50th in 42:28, Noel Ryan 53rd in 42:43, John Perry 54th in 42:45, a very big improvement on last year’s run of 43:29, Aidan Cremin 55th in 42:58, Ann Marie Boland also ran very well when finishing 3rd woman in 43:07, a massive improvement on her run over this course last year of 48:36, Brian Looram 59th in 43:26, great to see Brian back running again after a lengthy lay off due to injury, Tom Bourke 61st in 43:35, Alan O Shea 64th in 43:39, Elaine Horgan also ran very well when finishing 5th Senior woman in 44:07, Elaine is another athlete back running well with the club again, Keith O Brien 71st 44:24, Michelle Doherty also ran very well when winning the woman’s over 40 award in 44:26, John Griffin 76th in 44:35, no doubt he received a very good reception by his children who assisted at the water station, John Laste 77th in 44:44, Sean Fitzgerald 79th in 44:49, Sean McCarthy 88th in 45:14, Pat Coffey 89th in 45:19, Nicola Maunsell also ran very well when winning the woman’s over 45 award in 45:39, James O Brien 93rd in 45:44, Edel Roche also ran very well when winning the woman’s over 35 award in 45:47, Billy Prout 96th in 46:01, Courtney McGuire 97th in 46:03, a major improvement on last year’s run of 47:21, , Charles Kerins is another athlete making a welcome return to running and he ran well when finishing in 46:20, Marian Flaherty 106th in 46:51, Marian also improved greatly on last year’s run of 47:09, Anne Marie Halpin 107th in 46:57, a massive improvement on last year’s run of 53:05, Anna Byrne also ran very well when winning the woman’s over 50 award in 47 mins, Eamonn English 109th in 47 mins and improving on last year’s run of 47:20, Sheila Perry also ran very well when finishing 2nd woman over 45 in 47:13, Sancha Quigley 112th in 47:17 and Sancha was another club member who is running well at the moment as she improved greatly on last year’s run of 49:14, Michael Doocey 116th in 47:36, Ned O Brien 118th in 47:49, Tom Barry 127th in 48:55, Grzegorz Kecik 131st in 49:15, Emma Ryan running in her first 10k and ran very well when finishing 136th in 49:27, Orla Durand 140th in 49:33, Evan Lynch who walked the 10K in a very good time of 50 mins 10 secs, 5 mins 1 secs per Km, some achievement, Brian Tyrrell 156th in 50:51, Shane Meade 160th in 51:23, Denise Donnelly 163rd in 51:41, Bernie Hopkins also ran very well when winning the woman’s over 55 award in 52:24, Mellissa McCarthy 172nd in 52:34, Donna Nagle making a very welcome return to running, ran well when finishing 173rd in 52:59, Cathy Mansfield 174th in 52:59, a major improvement on last year’s run of 55:04, Sinead Kennedy is another athlete making a welcome return after a lay off due to injury and she ran well when finishing 176th in 53:02, Ian Patterson 196th in 54:31, Kate Hayes ran well on her debut for the Club in this event when finishing 213th in 55:50, Jo Brett 217th in 56:11, Johnny Casey 232nd in 57:32, Aisling Cooney 234th in 57:40, Myles McHugh also ran very well when winning the over 70 award in 58 mins, Catherine Murphy, ran well on her debut in this event for the Club when finishing 236th in 58 mins, Eamonn Crowley 239th in 58:36, Claire Falvey is another Club member who is running very well at the moment and she made a massive improvement on last year’s run of 63:56 when finishing 244th in 58:56, Jacqui Walsh 266th in 61:36, April O Gorman 271st in 63:11, Frances Fahey 279th in 64:37, Jackie Hickey 284th in 65:42 and Pierce Purcell who also ran very well when finishing in 88 mins 15 secs and congrats Pierce on a major improvement on last year’s run of 89 mins 6 secs.