Co Road Race Championships: Mens 10 mile and Womens 5 Mile Results

The final round County Road Race Championship series was held in Gowran today in mild humid conditions. The course was deceptively  testing with a few nice long hills to test the athletes strength and Stamina.

Ciara Martin, Maria Murphy, Ann Doyle

In the women’s  8k race Ann Doyle of Gowran AC was the clear winner, in a time of 35.44,  with 1 minute  11 secs to spare over Maria Murphy KCH who finished in a time of 36.55. Ciara Martin KCH took bronze in a time of 38.16. Gowran AC took team gold also with Martina Prendergast, 42.30, Lisa Hennessy, 43.40 and Annette Fitzpatrick, 46.02 completing the team.

Winning Team

The mens 10 mile  race also produced a clearcut  winner when  David McPherson, KCH, powered to vic tory in emphatic style and recorded a top class time of 54.44. David was almost 5 minute clear of second place Paul Deegan,  Gowran AC who also had an excellent sub 60 minute run. Val Gunner, Gowran AC was the bronze medallist with a finishing time of 61 minutes

David McPherson KCH

The Gowran AC A team of  Paul Deegan (2), Val Gunner (3), Lyndon Barcoe (4) and  Gary Farrell (5) won  gold with Gowran AC  B team of Muiris Bric (6), Derek Deevey (8), Brendan Kavanagh (9) and Mick Walsh (10) taking silver.

Eoin Molloy, KCH had a good run and  the rearguard of  Willie McTiernan KCH and Gerry Fogarty, Gowran AC battled for the honours

Most welcome post race Refreshments, bananas, apples oranges and drinks were provided by Gary Farrell of the Aubergine and special thanks to the Aubergine for their sponsorship.

Denis Cormack organised the course which was capably stewarded by Gowran AC stalwarts Marty Kelly and Toddy Farrell.

Water stop

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