Monday, July 25, 2011

Oldcastle race report and category prizes

On Wednesday evening last the town of Oldcastle played host to runners and walkers when St Brigids AC hosted the inaugural Oldcastle 5K for the Marie Monaghan Memorial Cup. During the day the town was been judged for the National Pride of Place award and in the evening the residents got to judge the Athletic talent in the area. Shortly after 8pm just over 500 participants made there way down the hill out of the town for a 1k loop around St Brigids terrace before returning back up the hill to the centre of town by which time Andrew Ledwith had opened up a 50m lead on the chasing group. As Andrew made his way effortlessly through town everyone marvelled at the way the reining National half marathon champion made running look so easy. The large chasing group were running for 2nd place at this stage with Cavan runners Martin Fulton and Cian O Reilly leading from Michael Brabazon Thomas Moran Derek Croal and John Downes. As the runners made there way out the Kells road and across the narrow Stoney road Andrew continued to increase his lead as Tommy Maher and Kevin Baker led the chasing group. Entering the last Kilometre Andrew was well clear but second place was still anyone’s, as Andrew came up the slight incline in the last 100m Thomas Moran had moved into second with John Downes and Kevin Baker battling it out for third. Downes passed Baker on the final incline to take third with Thomas Moran holding on for a fine second place. Imelda Clarke was the first lady home with Brigid Clarke second and Cindy Hickey third. St Brigids AC and the Monaghan Family would like to thank everyone who took part or helped on the night.

Please find attached photo of Karen Crean presenting the Cup to Andrew Ledwith also photos of the start and the 1K mark.

Full Results on club website

Senior men
1. Andrew Ledwith Fr Murphys 15.09
2. Thomas Moran Dunshaughlin 16.23
3. John Downes Donore 16.26
Junior Men
1. Cian O Reilly Annalee 16.49
2. Turlough Grant Navan 17.39
3. Nick Hoey Navan 19.56
Over 40
1. Tommy Maher Dunshaughlin 16.32
2. David O Connell Bohermeen 17.06
3. Matt Glennon Mullingar 17.31
Over 50
1. Paddy Mangan Dunshaughlin 17.06
2. Domo Moran Dunshaughlin 17.45
3. Pat o Grady Drogheda & District 18.04
Over 60
1. Richard Duffy North East Runners 21.59
2. David Harcroft Trim 22.07
3. Christy Creagh Mullingar 22.41

Senior Ladies
1. Imelda Clarke Na Fianna 19.11
2. Brigid Clarke Na Fianna 19.24
3. Cindy Hickey Donore 19.36
Junior Ladies
1. Shauna Moran Dunshaughlin 19.58
2. Rachel Neary Na Fianna 22.00
3. Ali Short St Brigids 23.37
Over 40
1. Mary Watters Navan 20.38
2. Ann Hunter Dunshaughlin 20.58
3. Angela Kane Drogheda & District 21.47
Over 50
1. Adrianne Togher Tara 24.45
2. Philomena Bradley Kells 25.23
3. Freda Donohue Virginia 25.36
Over 60
1. Rose Healy Fr Murphys 26.42
2. Sue Philips Kells 34.23
3. Anna Flemming Leitrim 43.05

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