Friday July 30th, Kildysert – Eimear Power (nee Martin) had a confidence boosting win on Friday evening at the annual Dermot Power memorial 4 mile road race in Co Clare. With an evening starting time, the race coincides with the local cultural festival which parties on into the night. Eimear came away with a superb time of 24:24 with a minute to spare over her nearest rival on a very tough and hilly course. Well done Eimear.
Elsewhere Packie Enright made a return to racing. Miles of 5:42, 5:56, 5:23 & 5:49 saw the Clare man to a top ten finish. The race was won by one of the countries finest distance runners Brian Maher. This tuned him up for what will be a fast 10,000m race in Tipton UK this month where many of the competitors hope to achieve qualifying times for the Commonwealth games.
Dermot Power Mem. 4 mile Road Race Kildysart Co Clare
Senior Men
1              0:19:51 MAHER, Brian           Kilkenny City Harriers AC
2              0:20:11 POWER, Seamus        Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare
3              0:21:01 DEBELA, Labeta        Limerick A. C.
10             0:22:50 ENRIGHT, Packie      Sportsworld A.C.
Senior Ladies
1              0:24:24 POWER, Eimear         Sportsworld A.C.
2              0:25:23 COLLERAN, Veronica Ennis Track A.C.
3              0:26:25 BURKE, Marian          St Marys
…Best regards, Packie.