UCC ANNUAL CARMEL LYNCH MEMORIAL RACE 2016
UCC 10KM – ANNUAL CARMEL LYNCH MEMORIAL RACE 2016 REPORT
The annual Cork BHAA Carmel Lynch Memorial Road Race was 10km road race was hosted by UCC STAFF AC and held on the usual Lee Road / Straight Road circuit on Sunday the 3rd of April 2016.
Registration on the day took place in the superb Western Gateway facility on Western Road.
Conditions for the race were pretty good with a small bit of sunshine at times. In fact, it was pretty lucky in that there was rain earlier in the morning and a heavy drizzle returned in the early afternoon.
This race consistently gets good numbers every year with 483 runners this year.
In a closely contested race John Meade (Joyce Wolf Physiotherapy) 00:32:36 finished first followed in closely by Micheal Bruton (G.E. Healthcare) 00:32:39 in at a close second place.
In the ladies category there first play lady was Claire McCarthy (Apex Funds) 00:34:39 came in first followed by Helen Leonard (Department of Education) 41:01.
Well done to all of the competitors at all levels across the race field.
Claire hopes to qualify for Rio in the coming year and we wish her the best with her endeavours.
The race generously sponsored by the following sponsors:
- ASM Group
- Herrick Electrical
- KPR Electrical
- Profix Building Maintenance and Restoration
- Kieocon Building Solutions
- Harris Coyle Breen Chartered Quantity Surveyors
- Tony O’ Donovan Office Interiors
- The Lough Credit Union
UCC Staff AC presented different categories prizes to the winners in the Western Gateway Building with speeches also to acknowledge those who competed in the race and those who helped to organise/support the event, Committee of the BHAA, The Lynch Family, race sponsors, UCC Staff AC Race committee and club volunteers/volunteers outside the club, UCC Security, Western Gateway Building, Gardai and the Ambulance Service.
Here is the a successful race promoting both UCC STAFF AC and UCC completed for 2016 and we look forward to an even more successful race in 2017.