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
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.
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.