The Waterford Half-Marathon on Saturday last attracted a huge entry of over 1200 runners. The men’s race was won by the in-form Philip Harty while Angela McCann (Clonmel AC) took the ladies’ race.
Carrick AC athletes enjoyed some very good runs also. Tommy Falconer was 21st overall in a time of 1:20:16. Next Carrick AC finisher was Martina O’Dwyer in 1:23:40 which gave her fourth prize in the ladies’ race. Michael O’Connell (1:26:36), Paddy Kerwick (1:30:22), Seamus Ward (1:30:47), Emer O’Brien (1:46:00) and Sean O’Donovan (1:50:57) all ran very good times.
Two Carrick AC runners represented Tipperary in the ladies’ race at the All-Ireland Inter-County Cross Country Championships held in Ratoath, Co. Meath. Both Martina O’Dwyer and Claire Annan ran very strong races to help Tipperary to third place in the team event, finishing fourth and fifth of the Tipperary runners respectively.
Tuesday evening saw the penultimate run in this year’s SuperValu Winter League. All proceeds from league entries this week will be added to the funds already raised by the students and staff of Kildalton College in aid of The Conor O’Sullivan Appeal and St. Vincent de Paul. Any voluntary contributions would also be greatly appreciated.
Last Tuesday’s (Week 8) run saw the following top ten points scorers:
1. JP Mackey; 2. Claire Howlin; 3. Michelle Culleton; 4. Olive O’Brien; 5. Noelette O’ Brien; 6. Valerie Lynch; 7. Keith Barry; 8. Sean Dunne; 9. Claire Dalton; 10. Ger Power
The prizes for this year’s league will be presented at the club’s Christmas night in the Carraig Hotel on Saturday, December 15- it promises to be a great night!