Clogheen 5K Road Race 2016
As usual, the annual Clogheen 5km Road Race was very well attended this year. There was a record turnout of 220 participants with huge local participation, many of whom were well prepared by Liam Fleming during the Fr Sheehys GAA Health and Wellbeing community project.
It was a magnificent battle up front resulting in an exciting sprint finish between Kevin Maunsell, Clonmel AC and James Ledingham, West Waterford AC. They could not be separated on the line and a dead heat was the final verdict with a time of 15.46. Well done to both athletes who gave it everything in the final 200 metres producing a thrilling spectacle for the excited crowd.
James was a previous winner of this race 12 years ago and he is showing no signs of slowing down. Danny Smith in his local 5k completed the podium positions in a time of 16.39.
In the Ladies event Aine Roche Clonmel AC won in a time of 19.10 with clubmate Claire Annan 2nd in 19.27. Linda Grogan of Dundrum AC was 3rd in 19.52.
Junior Mens winner was Keane O’Keefe Waterford AC 18.00 and the ladies was won by Ruby Carroll, Clonmel AC an exciting young talent for the future.
The full results are below in PDF format, you’ll find some pics of the race on our Facebook Page. Thanks to Jimmy McHugh for providing all this information.
On Saturday September 10th you can cycle, run/walk and Kayak your way around beautiful south Tipperary in a very unique Mountain Challenge – booking now open. http://www.knockmealdownactive.com/knock-me-down-challenge-september-10th-2016.