Pictured is Declan Moore from Bilboa AC, the first male winner of the Kilmallock AC 4 Mile road race
Kilmallock 4-mile Road Race
Last Friday evening Kilmallock AC hosted its annual road race and the fifth event in the Ballyhoura Active 2019 series. Weather conditions were perfect for the 7.30 start time. This year their race starter was Paddy McAuliffe, a member of the legendary team of the late 1950s. The race attracted a crowd of 178 from near and far. In the men’s event, it was a Bilboa AC 1,2 with the previous winner Declan Moore leading home club mate John Kinsella. In the women’s race another previous winner, Carol Finn of Leevale lead home and Paula Grant from Portlaoise with Kealey Tideswell of Clonmel AC 3rd.
The podium places and category winners were as follows.
Junior Male Winner: Ewan Cunningham Mooreabbey Milers 25.44
Junior Female Winner: Ursula Bluett North Cork AC 28.39
Wheelchair Athlete Winner: Jerry Forde Blarney 35.40
First Kilmallock AC runners: Male John Paul McCarthy 24:08 and Female Nuala Collins 30:29
Sponsored by MYP Coaching
Total race participants: 178.
Ballyhoura will like to thank the volunteers who marshalled the event, Tom Quinn in the lead car and the ambulance service. The will also like to give special thanks to Deerbert House Hotel for providing its premises before and after the race.
Finally, they would like to thank the following businesses who sponsored their race: Power Solicitors, Paddy Mc Auliffe Fitzgerald Electric,Tim Cahill Hardware, Risen Physio Gvm, Mart Rory o Sullivan Butcher, BOI Kilmallock, AIB Kilmallock, FDC Insurance, Daffey Car Sales, Kilmallock Credit Union, Ian Carroll Motor Factors, Marie Kenny Barbers, JJ Mc Carthy’s petrol station, Paddy Carroll auctioneers, Corrib Oils Kilmallock, Lena Beechinor North Bridge Service Station, Ryan’s Supervalue Kilmallock, Deerbert House Hotel Kilmallock and MYP Coaching.
Next Friday night the series moves to Dooneen AC 5-mile road race.