Friday 23 August 2019

Sylvia and Tom first to cross finishing line


FOLLOWING FAYTHE HARRIERS' VICTORY in the county championship semi-final on Saturday evening, super sub Shane Howard didn't rest on Sunday morning as he was one of the players that took part in the club's 10KM road race.

Another man that had earned a lie-in was Paul Bridges who also took on the challenge.

They were a part of a crowd of over 200 runners and walkers that departed from Park Lane on a brisk Sunday morning.

The route took in the quay, with the half way marker being at Kerlogue.

Some of the runners taking part commented that the most difficult part of the course was the steep incline on Slaney Street as the athletes made their way back towards Park.

The race was open to the general public and not just those affiliated with the G.A.A. club and it attracted entries from other counties.

Indeed, the winner in the senior female category went to Sylvia Malone of Waterford Athletics Club.

In the men's senior category first to cross the line was Tom Hogan, Sliabh Bui Rovers Athletics Club, with a time of 33 minutes and 35 seconds. David Barron of Slaney Olympic had success in the male over 40 category, as did Jackie Carthy of Kilmore Athletic Club in the female equivalent.

In the over 50s category Jim Stafford of Slaney Olympic took the prize for the men. Meanwhile DMP woman Ann Sullivan took the prize in the ladies section.

A presentation was made to the winners outside of the club house following light refreshments. This is the first year that the event was held and it is thought that it may be repeated next year given the warm response which it received.

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