Kilconieron 5 mile Road Race - 21st February

Published in Results on 22nd February 2016

Kilconieron 5 mile charity run is now in its 8th year. The numbers were down from last year (172) with 121 dedicated athletes registering to brave the elements (including 17 from Athenry AC). Temperatures held at a pleasant 12 degrees with a light drizzle but it was evident that the strength of the wind was going to be a factor in this race.

The route is a looped course that starts near Kilconieron GAA Grounds. After a short downhill from the start the course turns left and rises and falls for another mile. Taking another left the athletes pass the ruins of Dunsandle House as they make their way down a gentle slope to a long flat section. A right turn leads to a short uphill as the course enters the forest and the 3 mile marker. Next up is a sharp left turn that starts the road to the finish. The final mile throws a steep incline at the runners with a climb of almost 50 feet (40m - 55m elevation). The finish line ...a welcome sight for all!

Men's results

Darragh O'Brien 29:52

Sean Burke Tuam AC 30:28

Colm Pierce 30:33

Women's results

Caron Ryan Craughwell AC 35:05

Orla Kilraine Loughrea AC 36.29

Maeve Flannery 36:29

Members from Athenry AC who completed the race

Kieran Staunton finished 10th overall in 31:26,

Niall Hardiman 32:32,

Ronan McCarthy 33:25,

Fabian Mangan finished 2nd Men Junior and 23rd overall with a PB of 33:34,

Brian Somers 33:46,

Ray Treacy 33:58,

Kieran Guiry 34:59,

Martin O'Hara 35:31,

James Lundon 36:54,

First Athenry lady home was Mary Kealy 37:40 winning W50,

Brian Burke 39:23,

Marie Cronnelly 41:45,

Martin Hynes 42:43,

Lorna Freeman 43:40,

Jane Mangan 44:30,

Michael Mitchell 46:04,

Majella Cummins 46:09,

Mary Cummins 47:41.

Congrats to all!

Proceeds from the event will be donated to Athenry Cancer Care.

Results from today's race is attached.

Report: Anne Lyng