Carrick Road Runners Athletic Club, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Intermediate Cross-Country

There were individual and team medals for Carrick AC athletes at the County Intermediate Cross-Country championships held at The Turnpike on Sunday last. Carrick's Brian Murphy and Tony Fogarty of Thurles Crokes have had some titanic battles in recent weeks, including last week's Novice Championships.These two athletes again dominated proceedings on Sunday with Tony gaining the upper hand close home to complete the cross-country double.Brian will be well pleased with a second silver medal in his debut year at this demanding discipline and both men will head to the Munster Novice Championships in Dungarvan next Sunday in top form.
The team event was won by Thurles Crokes with Coolquill in second place.Carrick AC took the bronze medals with some impressive performances. Our second man home was Tommy Falconer in 12th place while Darragh Byrne made an excellent return to the cross-country scene in finishing 15th.Mark Connolly completed the team's points with James Fox and Brendan Cronin also putting in strong performances.Well done to all six of our runners.

'My Dress' One Mile Challenge

This year's series proved a great success,despite the worst efforts of the weather on our first and final weeks.The number of beginners participating was very encouraging as was the level of improvement shown.Many of the runners in this series will now take part in our Winter League which gets underway next week.Congratulations to all our prizewinners :

Beginners: Fastest time- Gordon Collins(6:46)
Most improved: Grace Tobin(-2:06), Samantha Tobin(-2:02), Mary Flynn(-1:58),Deirdre Power(-1:53)

Intermediate: Fastest time- Gay Fogarty (7:44)
Most improved- Michelle O'Dwyer(-1:04)

Advanced: Fastest time- Tommy Falconer(4:59) Ger Power (-48seconds)
Many thanks to Mags Power of 'My Dress' for sponsoring the series and to Susan Collins and Catherine O'Donovan for their hard work every week.

Cork to Cobh 15 mile

There were two fine performances from Carrick's Daragh Byrne and Cornelius McFadden in last weeks Cork to Cobh 15 mile road race last Sunday, as they came in 61st and 62nd in the 800+ strong field. Daragh came home in 1h 39 m 24 s with Cornelius closing fast a further 5 seconds behind. Well done to both.


SuperValu Winter League

Our 4th annual Winter League,kindly sponsored by SuperValu,Carrick-on-Suir, will get underway next Tuesday,October 20th in Kildalton College,Piltown at 7pm. This very popular series of runs will continue for 13 weeks and is an ideal way to improve your fitness over the winter months.The course is fully lit and flat, suitable for all standards.
There is a one-off registration fee of 5euro while weekly entry is 2euro for Carrick AC members and 5euro for non-members.Please note that all runners must wear a reflective bib - no bib/ no run. For further information please contact Alan (051-641826) or Mark (086-1608165)


All in the club would like to congratulate hard-working club member Geraldine Lynch and Mark Clery on their recent marriage and wish them the happiest of futures together.