Noel Murphy (Waterford AC) on his way to victory in the Anne Vally 5 Mile Challenge in Dunhill. Photo: Maurice Hennebry.
300 competed in the 13th Annual Anne Valley 5 Miles road Race in Dunhill on Saturday last and Noel Murphy a native of Dunhill won it leading all the way, his time being 27 minutes 40 seconds, second was Eoin Hearne Ferrybank in 29.08 and Tony Quinlan Waterford was third in 29.19.
First lady home was Sinéad Murphy a native of Kill in 32.52, Mollie Hutchinson Ferrybank was second in 33.11 and Kealey Tideswell Clonmel was third in 33.44. Category winners; Ladies Junior Kieva Pickering, F35 Janet Quinlan Saturday Road Runners, F40 Naomi Doonan Ardnahoe Trotters, F45 Janet Mc Guinness, F 50 Philipa Carney Saturday Road Runners, F55 Una Ui Mhuirithe, F 60 Bernie Sexton. Men Junior Craig O’Brien Ferrybank, M40 Pat Grant, M45 David Smyth Waterford, M50 Paul Deegan Gowran, M55 Ray Hahessy West Waterford, M60 Tommy Burns Waterford , M65 Jim O’Connor Skereen Lawn. The juvenile winners were Finlay Mc Hardy Waterford. Liam Casey do, and Edward Moore and girls Aoife Mc Mahon Tramore, Aiveen O’Donoghue Ferrybank and Aisling Colbert, proceeds went to Jack and Jill Foundation.
KATE RETAINS TITLE
In Athlone on Saturday last the Irish University Indoor Championships were staged and Kate Veale representing Hibernia retained her 1500 metres walk title with a time of 6 minutes 25.50 seconds, she was also second in it in 2017, Grace Furlong UCC was second n the triple jump, Miceál Power CIT was a close up fourth in the 3000 metrrs in 8.27.76. For WIT Aaron Tierney Smith won the 60 Metres hurdles, Ryan Carthy was second in the high jump and their men’s relay team were third.