Carrick Road Runners Athletic Club, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Carraig Hotel 'Deadman's 5'

This year's Outfield Sports/Asics summer series of races came to an exciting conclusion on Friday last with the fourth running of the Carraig Hotel-sponsored 'Deadman's 5'. A field of 165 athletes lined up at our new starting point outside the historic Ormonde Castle before running through the town's main street and joining the usual challenging Deadman's loop.The in-form Sergiu Ciobanu targeted the bonus on offer for a new course record and duly smashed the old record with a superb time of 24:27, also taking first place in the overall series. Brian Kirwan (St. Lawrences) took second place on the night (25:36) while Carrick Roadrunners' Brian Murphy had another excellent run to take third in 26:47.
Madeline Loughnane of Thurles Crokes took the ladies' race in a very fast 29:04 from overall series winner Pauline Lambe (Tullamore Harriers) and  Corinna Walsh (West Waterford).

There were many fine performances from our own club's runners, with Gaye Fogarty taking first lady's O/50 prize and Geraldine Houlihan achieving a personal best for 5 miles as she finishes her preparations for the Quebec Marathon in Canada later this month.

 We would like to thank the residents of the Ash Park area and the Carrick Swan GAA Club for their co-operation on the night. Carrick Red Cross and the local Garda Siochana ensured the race was run safely and our sincerest thanks also to the many stewards who volunteered for duty, among them our friends in Portlaw Red Cross.Thanks also to Emby Walsh of Carrick AC and to Barry Torpey for laying out the route. The pre-race Asics Roadshow with free gait analysis was a great success thanks to the efforts of Barry Murphy and David O'Riordan of Asics and Des Colbert's chip-timing was another huge success.

Finally, we would like to express our gratitude to each of our race sponsors- Auto-Power (Rathgormack 5), Mr. Binman (Chamion Kiely 5k), Morris Oil (Piltown 10k) and the Carraig Hotel (Deadman's 5) , to Glenpatrick Spring Water and to Alan Treacy of Outfield Sports and Asics for sponsoring the 4-race series.
1. Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers) 24:27
2. Brian Kirwan (St. Lawrences)  25:36
3. Brian Murphy (Carrick-on-Suir AC) 26:47
4. Danny Smith (Ballynonty AC)  26:51
5. Peter Mooney                       27:20
6. Dzintars Clava (West Waterford) 27:20
1. Ted Flannelly (Slaney Olympic) 27:47
2. Tommy Byrnes (Dundrum AC)  30:20
1. Pat Heffernan (Fethard) 28:21
1. Thomas Burns (Waterford AC) 30:54
1. Joe Gough (West Waterford) 29:33
1. Joe Grinsell (Clonmel AC) 36:53
1. Keith Moore (Dundrum AC) 29:49
Team : Gowran AC
1. Madeline Loughnane (Thurles Crokes) 29:04
2. Pauline Lambe (Tullamore Harriers) 29:49
3. Corinna Walsh (West Waterford) 30:43
4. Angela McCann (Clonmel AC) 30:58
5. Kealey Tideswell (Clonmel AC) 31:41
6. Aine Roche (Clonmel AC)  31:50
1. Diane Behan (Waterford AC) 33:01
2. Bridget Coffey (West Waterford) 36:59
Miriam O' Gorman (Clonmel AC) 37:16
Claire Fowler (Waterford AC) 35:00
Gaye Fogarty (Carrick-on-Suir AC) 46:06
Terri Gough (West Waterford) 47:27
TEAM :  Clonmel AC
Carrick Roadrunners' Results:
3rd Brian Murphy 26:47        30th Tommy Falconer 30:34        41st Mark Connolly 31:30        45th Brendan Cronin 31:41
49th Patrick Roche 31:56      55th Barry Torpey 32:22             56th Andrew Downey 32:30    66th John O'Sullivan 32:50
68th Keith Barry 33:00        71st Tom Egan 33:07                72nd Philip Kelly 33:10            93rd   Jacqui Power  34:46    
103rd Andrew O' Meara 35:31    127th Ann Power 38:01      137th Ger Houlihan 39:15      138th  Jimmy Power 39:30
142nd Shirley O' Shea 39:47        143rd Niamh Clifford 39:49   146th Mick O'Shea 39:55     147th Tara O'Donnell 39:57
152nd Ann Cronin 42:42            154th Brian Sexton 43:00        156th Geraldine Lynch 43:15
157th Claire Howlin 43:51            162nd Gaye Fogarty 46:06     165th Sandra O'Neill 47:29