CLARE Sports Partnership and Clare Athletics Association held race number four in their fun run series in Carron with over 70 competitors participating in the 5km event. With the first (1k) all down hill the leaders went through this point in 3mins.05secs and Eimear Power (Sportsworld) was leading this big field with Michael Shannon (Kilnaboy), Damian Roche (Kilmurry-Ibrickane/North Clare), and Eugene Moynihan (Marian) all in close pursuit.
Michael Shannon was in the lead as he went through the 2km mark in 6mins.36secs and he crossed the finishing line in 16mins.50secs with Eugene Moynihan coming through to take second in 17mins.26secs and Damian Roche taking third spot in 18mins.10secs with Frank Garrihy fourth, Tom Mackey and Eamon Morgan both (Kilmurry-Ibrickane/North Clare) fifth and sixth.
In the ladies’ race Eimear Power (Sportsworld) set a blistering pace over the 1k with Sharon Rynne (Kilmurry-Ibrickane/North Clare) not far off the pace along with Tracy Guilfoyle (Kilnaboy). Deirdre Daly (Ennis Track) was making good progress towards the leaders as they approached the half-way point.
Finishing fourth overall, Eimear Power who completed the course in 18mins.23secs, was a convincing winner, a full two minutes ahead of Sharon Rynne with Tracy Guilfoyle coming home in third spot. Deirdre Daly worked her way through the field to finish fourth with Sue Garrahy (Kilmurry-Ibrickane/North Clare) fifth and Niamh Ní Mhuire (Ennis Meet and Train) in sixth position.
1. Michael Shannon (Kilnaboy) (16.50); 2. Eugene Moynihan (Marian) (17.26); 3. Damien Roche (Kilmurry-Ibrickane/North Clare (18.10).
1. Eimear Power (Sportsworld) (18.23); 2. Sharon Rynne (Kilmurry-Ibrickane/North Clare) (20.03); 3. Tracy Guilfoyle (Kilnaboy) (20.06).