Celbridge AC would like to thank their Annual 5K Road Race Sponsors.
A special mention must go to our main sponsor, Ray Crofton of Kia Motors, who donated a car to our race ambassador Mark Kenneally on the run up to the race. Thanks to Mark Kenneally for publicising the race as race ambassador.
Celbridge AC would also like to thank Crown Paints and The Pain Relief Centre in Kilcock for their generous donations.
Other sponsors, contributers to our goody bag and donaters of spot prizes included, Barry Dunleavy’s Ryan’s Pharmacies, Powerade, Lidl, KP Nuts, Bank of Ireland, Red Bull, Nivea, Lemon’s, Kalipso Bits Bar, Kit Kat Bar, Dove Shower Gel, Sudocrem, Vita Coca , Tipperary Water, Bike Worx, Blakes Pharmacy and Base Entertainment Centre. The committee would like to thank David Murphy for sponsoring the course record €100 bonus prize which was broken by John Travers on the day. Both Marks and Spencer and Nally’s Super Valu deserve mention for the fabulous vouchers as does the DAA for two magnificent hampers. Cassidy Wines, O’Brien Wines, Comans Drinks and Classic Drinks all contributed spot prize donations
The Club Organisers would like to thank everyone who liaised with businesses looking for their support. A special thanks to Jay Carragher and Kevin Ecock who spearheaded the campaign and to Dave O’Connor for organising the beautiful car and sponsorship from Ray Crofton Motors.
Official Results of Celbridge 5K
Celbridge athletes had some impressive performances in both male and female categories. Dave O’Connor was our first man home in a PB of 16:12 coming 10th overall, followed by Martin Hoare in 12th in an excellent time of 16:25. Philip Niland despite running in the Frank Duffy 10 miler less than 24 hours prior to the race showed little sign of fatigue was next home followed by Shane McCarthy who did show signs of fatigue but somehow managed a 2nd place in the over 40 category.
Celbridge ladies were there in force also. Katie O’Connor who like Philip raced in the Frank Duffy 10 was on form again clocking a PB with a time of 20:23 coming 10th in the womens category. Superb running also from Linda Phelan, Teresa O’Reilly, and Bernadette Kavanagh who won her age category.
With a record number of entrants came a new Course record with John Travers fresh from his participation in the European Athletic championships winning in a time of 14:43. It wasn't an easy win for John with local international athlete Mark Kenneally in close pursuit. Its great to see Mark returning to competition after his recent injury.
The following is a list of overall winners and the top two athletes in each category. Click here for the full list of all competitors. Most prizes have been posted or collected by winners. The race committee would like to apologise for the delay in sorting out category prizes after the race. This has since been rectified by Red Tag Timing and was out of the organisers control at the time. If you have not received your prize and your name is on the list please contact
. Where possible, prizes have been sent to everyone on the list below.
1st Orla Drumm 17:05 2nd Ide Mac Domhnaill 18:23 3rd Paula Grant 18:24
1st John Travers 14:43 (course record) 2nd Mark Kenneally 14:56 3rd Mark Dooley 15:27
Female Over 40
1st Tara Shirley 19.38 2nd Lynda Gormley 19:49
Male Over 40
1st James McCormack 2nd Shane McCarthy 18:30
Female Over 45
1st Cathy Walsh 24:14 2nd Debbie Burke 26:10
Male Over 45
1st Aidan Swan 17:59 2nd Mark Leonard 18:35
Female Over 50
1st Bernadette Kavanagh 22:26 2nd Liz O'Neill 25:28
Male Over 50
1st Mike Boyle 17:11 2nd Gerard Maloney 17:29
Female Over 60
1st Ann Woodlock 27:11 2nd Mary Val 27:31
Male Over 60
1st Brian McGrath 20:51 2nd Bobby King 21:32
Congratulations to Donore Harriers who won the male and female team events.
Thanks to all club members who helped out on the run up to the race, and on the day itself. There are so many names the committee doesn’t know where to begin. Finally, thanks to all who took part in the race and for being such good sport. We hope to see you again next year.
Frank Duffy 10
Celbridge AC had a large presence at the Frank Duffy 10 Mile road race held in the Phoenix Park on the 23rd of August.
Jason Miley was first home in a personal best of 56:45 taking 4 th place in the Garda AC Coiste Siamsa championships. Ian McManus came in under the hour in 59:50 followed by Philip Niland in 1:01:10.Frank McDonald clocked a Pb of 1:03:15. Karl McKenna also running in the Garda Championships was next home contributing to DMR west's 2nd place in the team event, with David Clancy Simon Hanratty and Alan Thomas following closely.
The ever improving Katie O’Connor ran a fantastic race coming home in a time of 1:11:03 making it a personal best by almost 3 minutes, placing her 30th in the female category. Well done to everyone.
Acre Project 5k
We had two victory’s in the annual Salesians College Acre project 5k held on the 16th of August.Congratulations to Ian McManus who won in a time of 16:46, and to Linda Phelan who was the first woman home making it a double victory for the club. Linda won in a time of 20:53. Two superb times in keeping with our Club's usual high standard in distance running.