Carrick Road Runners Athletic Club, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Faugheen 5k On Friday  
The annual Faugheen 5km road race on Friday evening next, 21st April, marks the start of this year's Outfield Sports Three-Counties Challenge. This first race in the five-race series organized by Carrick AC is again kindly sponsored by Fitzgerald Fleming Long Accountants, Carrick-on-Suir. The accurately measured race route is particularly flat and affords runners an ideal opportunity to set a personal best time over the 5km distance. Registration for the race (€10 entry) will be in the Faugheen parish hall (beside the church) from 6 pm and runners can avail of a discounted entry to the full series also.  There will be prizes for the first three finishers in both the men's and ladies' races as well as the usual category and team prizes and the Gerry Moran Perpetual Cup will be presented to the race winner. Last year's winners were Niall Sheil (St. Killians AC) and Sylvia Malone (Waterford AC) in times of 15:45 and 18:13 respectively. The race has a full AAI permit and will start at 7:30pm just outside the village. Prize-giving and refreshments will be in Flemings Bar immediately after the race. The series will continue with three 5-mile races in Portlaw, Carrick-on-Suir and Rathgormack before concluding with the annual Piltown 10k on Friday, 28th July. This gives novice and beginner runners the chance to move up from 5k to 10k distance over the summer months as part of a single series.For further information contact Mark (086-1608165) or Alan (051-641826).
Butlerstown 4-mile race
The annual 4-mile road race in Butlerstown attracted a field of 271 athletes on Friday last.Conor Dooney (Raheny Shamrocks) was a clear winner of the men's race in 19:23 while Jackie Carty (Kilmore AC) won the ladies' race in 24:56. Carrick AC's first finisher on the night was Derek Walsh who came home in seventh place with an excellent time of 22:10. Patrick Roche was our next runner home in 23:37 with Raymond Burke having a very good run also in 25:21. Seamus Ward (27:49), Mary Molloy (27:52), Derek O' Dwyer (32:34), Catherine O' Donovan (35:39) and Sean O' Donovan (36:19) all enjoyed very good performances representing Carrick AC. Well done to all our runners.
Manchester Marathon
Carrick AC members, Derek Walsh and Raymond Burke made the trip to Manchester for that city's marathon recently. Both had trained hard for this event and  were rewarded with fantastic runs. Derek finished 37th overall with a personal best time of 2:39:45 and Raymond finished in 3:15:34. Well done from all in Carrick AC.
Ballinroad 5k and Mallow 10-mile  
There were 277 runners for the annual Ballinroad 5k on 7th April. Carrick AC's only representative in this race was Mary Molloy who finished in 21:07 and was second in the ladies' O/35 category. Michael O' Sullivan was our club's only runner at the recent Mallow 10-mile road race and came home in a time of 64:08 for 38th place overall.
Munster Novice and Senior Championships
Well done to Patrick Roche who travelled all the way to Currow in Co. Kerry for the recent Munster Championships road races. Patrick put in a very good performance to finish in 48th position in the senior race as a member of the Tipperary county team.