(updated 24/06 to include additional full series results breakdown from Precision Timing – see below) Brickens provided the backdrop to the final race of another successful Mayo AC Vodafone Summer 5k series on Tuesday evening. It was the third running of the Brickens 5k race and there were 186 finishers. Conditions were humid and overcast and midges were lining the hedges of the newly measured out and back course.The Brickens organisers had all the key points well marshalled and the event went smoothly from registration to finish line.
David Tiernan won for the third time in the series in 17:14, and Colette Tuohy who also dominated the series women section was first woman home for the fourth time in 18:45 following her fast winning time in the Annaghdown 10k on Sunday evening. These two and the Brickens other top men and women finishers held podium positions in most of the 5ks. Sean Murphy and Sean Brophy had another battle for the line. It was the same with Mary and Kathy Gleeson and it was good to see them both returning to racing with enthusiasm. Well done to all finishers at Brickens and at all the other venues.
At the After Party celebrations in Flanagan’s Gastro Pub, all of the race winners were presented with prizes. David Tiernan for Ballyhaunis, Castlebar, and Brickens, Sean Murphy for Claremorris, and Sean McLoughlin for Ballinrobe. And to Colette Tuohy for Claremorris, Castlebar, Ballinrobe and Brickens, and Edel Reilly for Ballyhaunis.
Prizes were also presented to the Most Improved runners in the 5 race Series – a random draw based on Precision Timing results: Katie Concannon, Agatha Mullee, Rachel Birmingham, Linda Heneghan, Aine Ruane, Susan Heneghan, Kerry Burke, Niamh Costello, Nathy Gilligan, Linda Connolly.
David Tiernan won the raffle prize – a meal for two at Flanagan’s. Various spot prizes were also drawn.
Michael McGrath thanked all who helped with the Brickens race – Stewards, Order of Malta, Gardai, sponsors Vodafone, the Events Committee and all who organised at the other venues. He also thanked Flanagan’s for hosting the After Party.
Brickens 5k results first three: (Mayo AC unless stated)
Men: 1 David Tiernan 17:14, 2 Sean Brophy (Castlebar AC) 17:43, 3, Sean Murphy 17:45.
Women: 1 Colette Tuohy 18:45, 2 Mary Gleeson 18:54, 3 Kathy Gleeson (Claremorris) 19:02.
Brickens 5k results : http://www.precisiontiming.net/result.aspx?v=2714
These other results are also provided by our chip timers Precision Timing. They cover the series results over the five races. ‘Most Improved’ times are based on four races to score. Series results also based on 4 to score of 5 races. click on “open in google drive2 “to get full screen of results https://drive.google.com/folderview…
Some series stats:
Venue finishers under 25min % under 30 min %
Claremorris 213 34 76
Ballyhaunis 208 34 76
Castlebar 195 43 79
Ballinrobe 227 54 85
Brickens 186 39. 76