On Sunday last in perfect conditions almost 300 competed in the 9th annual FLI Baldy Man Run over approximately 5 miles in Tramore, with a lot of the course taking in the Strand and Rabbit Burrows; a juvenile section over a shortened trip also took place, and the proceeds went to Tramore CBS.
The overall winner was Brian Murphy, Carrick on Suir, who led from the start and won easily in a time of 33 minutes and 34 seconds. In second place was Pat Gibbons from Sliabh Bhui Rovers, Ferns Co Wexford, who came through strongly in the closing stages and he was timed at 34.45. Jim Stafford, Slaney Olympic, was third in 34.58.
First Man over 40 was Brendan O’Reilly; o50 – Larry Lacey, St Josephs; o55 – Tom Murray, Waterford AC.
The first three juniors were Paddy Hogan, Alex Flynn (both Ferrybank) and Shane Maher UCC. Martina O’Dwyer, Carrick on Suir won the ladies section in 38.59, Lucy Aphramor was second in 39.09 and Mary Sweeney, St Finbarr’s Cork, was third in 40.24. First female over 35 was Jacqui Magee, Tramore; o40 – Diane Behan, Waterford AC; o50 – Kathleen Kennedy, do. The first three junior girls were Orna Murray, Niamh Murray and Clodagh Delahunty.
Waterford A.C. won the team prize with Tom Burns, Finley Weir and Eoin Palmer. In the Juvenile section Eoin Brown Ferrybank won the boys from Ben Breslin, Tramore and Jamie Stone, do was third.
In the girls section the winner was Heather O’Leary, Ferrybank with Sinead O’ Keeffe, Tramore second and Zara Breslin, do, third.
The organisers wish to thank all involved on the day, from the various voluntary bodies and athletic and other clubs and of course the Gardai whose presence is always appreciated and indeed essential at all the athletic events held all over County Waterford.