18 May 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Blackwater 10k Run took place in Gortakeegan/Rossmore on Sunday the 13th May. There was a great turn out of an estimated 1000 participants of both runners and walkers. The weather was also a great benefit to the success of our day as the rain held off until we had the last of our runners and walkers safely home.
Our overall winners this year in Senior Men were
1 Patrick Cassidy Glaslough harriers 00:34:13
2 Paul Gleeson Clones A/C 00:34:44
3 Dermot Kerr Armagh AC 00:35:05
4 Paul Finnegan Armagh AC 00:35:35

Senior Ladies
1 Denise Toner Clones A/C 00:40:46
2 Nuala Reilly Drogheda District AC 00:43:07
3 Fionnuala Duffy Unattached 00:43:12

Junior Men
1 Caoimhin Kelly Glaslough harriers 00:36:16
2 Ariel Lanza Monaghan Phoenix 00:42:50
3 Thomas Gorman Unattached 00:47:18

Girls Fun Run
1. Amy Hamill Glaslough Harriers 00:17:07

Boys Fun Run
1. Ultan O’Rourke Monaghan Phoenix 00:16:18
2. Lorcan O’Rourke Monaghan Phoenix 00:16:15
3. Paul Peppard Monaghan Phoenix 00:16:26

Ladies Over 35
1 Barbara Murray Unattached 00:44:45

Ladies Over 40
1 Helen McCrystal Monaghan Phoenix 00:45:44

Ladies Over 45
1 Patricia Campbell Omagh Harriers 00:47:37

Ladies Over 50
1 Angela Trappe Unattached 01:04:46

Ladies Over 55
2 Eileen Mc Nally Glaslough harriers 01:14:00

Men Over 40
1 John Mc Ardle Blayney Rockets 00:37:35

Men Over 45
1 Delfin Dimentel Monaghan Phoenix 00:35:51

Men Over 50
1 Dermot Kerr Armagh AC 00:35:05

Men Over 55
1 Conor Cooney Drogheda District AC 00:44:44

Men Over 60
1 Nigel McMillan Unattached 00:48:58

Congratulations to each and everyone in all their categories.

You can check out all the times for the runs on or you can follow the link from our Facebook page, Blackwater 10k-13May 2012.
The committee would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to all the volunteers on the day, without their help the event would not been a success.
To Monaghan United Football Club for the use of their facilities. A huge thank you to all our sponsors, The Northern Standard, Ace Cabs, Step to Better Health, Eastern Balti House, Magills Jewellers, O’Hanrahan Travel, Pet Shop on Line and Pinky& Perkys without their generous sponsorships we could not proceed. Thank you to Perks Beverages for supplying coffee and tea and the ladies of Monaghan Hospice Homecare for helping with the food. To Combi Lift and Brendan Mallon for their very kind donations and to a local company who supplied us with water. Thank you one and all.
If you have any comments you want to pass on good or bad please do so on our Facebook page. We will look forward to reading them and see where we can improve on next year’s Run which will be bigger and better .
Geraldine Connolly(Club PRO)

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