The 39th Annual St Patrick’s Day Tubbercurry 10k had a record field of over 230 runners and 35 walkers. Conditions were ideal for this traditional value for money event excellently organised by South Sligo AC. As usual Mrs Killoran and her team ensured that everyone was well nourished afterwards.
Emmett Dunleavy (Sligo AC) was the clear winner in 32.15. Kevin Mellet in 7th place 34.51 six seconds better than last year, was the first of Mayo AC’s 14 runners to finish, closely followed in 9th by Brendan Gill whose 35.11 was nearly two minutes better than 2011.
There were other great performances too notably by women’s race winner Ann Lennon in 40.30. She felt she ran better than in Carrick two weeks ago but Tubber is a tough course and she will be heartened by consistent form ahead of the National 10k. Paula Prendergast was 3rd in 42.45 and is showing good early season form.
Michael McNeela ran a personal best 38.29 and knocked 90 seconds off his previous Tubber best.
Dominic Regan 41.26, and Owen Mongan 42.03 both displayed a resurgence of form and it was good to see Michael Ruane (46.00) back competing, and a minute faster than 2011.
Among the other club finishers and not in summary were Noel Gibbons 37.17, Billy Gallagher 40.24, PJ Hall 45.30, Donna Gallagher 47.29, and new member John Geraghty’s 48.37 was a PB,
39th Tubbercurry 10k results summary:
1 Emmett Dunleavy (Sligo AC) 32.15
2 Eamon McAndrew (Sligo AC) 32.36
3 Turlough Conway (Rathfarnham WSAF) 33.34
1 Neil Faulkner (Letterkenny AC) 34.29
2 Thomas Kelly (Nth Sligo AC) 34.56
1 Danny Hannon (Sligo AC) 37.38
2 Thomas Neville (Ballina AC) 38.22
1 Tom Hunt (Mayo AC) 40.33
2 Michael Courell (Ballina AC) 48.22
Team Sligo AC
1 Ann Lennon (Mayo AC) 40.30
2 Roseanne Mitchell (Sligo AC) 41.41
3 Paula Prendergast (Mayo AC) 42.45
1 Monica Henry (South Sligo AC) 43.17
2 Geraldine Gilroy (Ballysodare) 44.30
1 Catherine Bradley (Sligo AC) 46.22
2 Amanda Scott (Calry) 59.23
1 Geraldine Finn (Charlestown) 59.36
2 Rita Brett (South Sligo AC) 65.08
Team 1 Sligo AC
Ist Junior M Neil O’Donnell 53.02, F Rosie Hynes (Swinford AC) 43.14
1st Local man Thomas Brett (Sth Sligo) 39.33, woman Lorraine Hosey (Sth Sligo AC) 45.28