Carrick Road Runners Athletic Club, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

  'My Dress' One-Mile Challenge 
Week Two of this year's challenge saw much better weather conditions and some dramatic improvements on the clock across the board.Among our beginners/novice runners, the biggest improvers were Georgina Kiely (-80 secs),Mary Flynn (-72secs) and Deirdre Power (-60secs). Indeed, all ten beginners who had run on Week One managed to reduce their times. At intermediate level there were big improvements from Gaye Fogarty (42secs) and Fiona Power (40secs). Three of our more experienced runners- Diane Behan,Martina O' Dwyer and Ger Power- took over 30 seconds off their previous week's times.Well done to everybody and keep up the good work over the next three weeks.

Week Two times:
Tommy Falconer 5:20       Mark Connolly 5:38      Martina O'Dwyer 5:39      Diane Behan 5:40    Barry Torpey 6:04
Ger Power  6:05               Sinead Flynn   7:53       Gordon Collins   7:54   Amy Kirwan  7:56   Gaye Fogarty 7:58 
Carrie Flynn 8:01             Fiona Power  8:02         Michael O' Loughlin 8:22  Susan Fahey 8:50  Ned Crowe 8:23
Lisa Kirwan  9:04            Michelle Foran 9:12       Deirdre Power 9:45       Eva Lacey   9:51      Mary Ryan  9:53
Michelle O' Dwyer 9:53     Deirdre Kelly 10:26      Samantha Tobin 10:37    Grace Tobin  10:37
Mary Flynn 10:48            Siobhan Walsh 11:40    Georgina Kiely 13:54           

Munster Express/Supervalu 10k
There were some fine performances from many of our club members at the recent Munster Express/Caulfield's Supervalu 10 k Fun Run in Waterford. Brian Murphy was second overall in a time of 34:16. Martina O' Dwyer was third lady home in 40:47 while Mags Power was second in the ladies' O/50 category.Well done to all who took part.

Moran Cup One-mile Race
There was a terrific finish to this year's mile race for the Moran Cup at the Faugheen Field Day on Sunday last.Only six seconds separated the first four finishers, with Tommy Falconer (5:21) using his strong finishing 'kick' to just pip Darragh Byrne (5:22) who had made a bold bid from the front over the final 250m. Just behind came Jamie Kennedy (5:25) and Liam Landy (5:27) in third and fourth.Dermot Lanigan(5:47) and Barry Torpey (5:48) also had a tremendous battle. The ladies' Shield was retained by in-form Martina O' Dwyer with a time of 5:48.Well done to the Field Day committee for organising a most enjoyable event.

Sun. Sept.27th: Kilmacow Open Cross Country (ladies 3k, men 8k) 1pm
Tues. Sept.29th/Oct.6th : My Dress 1mile Challenge, Sean Kelly Sprts Centre, 6:30pm