‘Little’ race is a huge attraction
THE biggest little race on the planet is back again this year with cash prizes including E500 for the first man home at the Little South Run 4 Mile in Kilmacow on Sunday June 7 (1.0). A further E300 bonus is on offer for a sub 18.30 clocking.
First woman home will get E300, plus a E100 bonus for a time under 21 minutes. All finishers get a special medallion and the chance of winning a Bus Eireann holiday or one of many other spot prizes. Prizes and goody bags go to all children in the fun run and walk section. All funds raised go to Kilmacow Hospice; to date, the event has raised almost E30,000.
Cash incentive for Navan road race
A E100 bonus will go to the first woman to finish in under 21 mins 40 secs and the first man under 19 mins 20 secs at the South O’Hanlon 4 Mile road race in Navan on Friday, June 5 (8.0). Registration is at Claremount Stadium from 7pm, where changing and showers will be available. Runners and joggers of all abilities are welcome. Entry is E12 (E6 juniors); air jordan 4 t shirts and goodie bag to all finishers sponsored by Keal Ryan Properties and Nike. Info, Declan Byrne at 046 907 1418.
RUNNERS, walkers and joggers are all invited to the 14th annual Touraneena 5k next Monday evening (7.30; walkers 6.30), which has a new sponsor this year in the shape of Dunford’s Lounge Bar in the Co Waterford village. Now in its 14th year, the walk starts in front of the community centre and the run at the back of the graveyard.
Cash prizes go to the first three men and women and to the winners of the usual age categories. All who finish get the traditional Touraneena strawberries and cream. Walkers are well looked after and the walker who most closely guesses their finishing jordan 5 time will receive the Ann Power Memorial Perpetual Trophy. Entry E8 or E5 for the walk.
Turkington proves best in Newry
A MASSIVE 815 people completed the inaugural Newry Half Marathon last Monday with Richard Turkington from Armagh first home in 1:12.24. Just over half a minute adrift was Paul Buckley of Ferbane, with Eamon White a close third. First woman was Julie Turley of Dromore in 1:28.19. A further 243 people completed the full marathon, which was won by Don Travers in 2:46.21. In eighth place and first woman was Helena Crossan with a time of 3:04.15. Perhaps the most amazing result came further down the listings, when Catherine O’Regan from Enniscorthy completed the distance in 4:2742. Catherine is a proud 70 something.
O’Keeffe finding her form of old
HAMMER thrower Eileen O’Keeffe, still recovering from knee surgery, finished second at an International air jordan 10 meet in Loughborough. Her best throw of 67.10m shows that she is steadily approaching her own Irish record of 73.21, set in 2007.