January 2019 Race Report

John Treacy 10 Mile

Naas Duathlon

The start of a new year and race season began with the Naas Duathlon Race Series. This is always a great start to the season. Focus on Fitness had a great turn out for the start of the duathlon season and the duathlon national series.

Focus on Fitness Times:

Name Time Additional Information
Shane Power 58:41 Won AG / 11th overall
Martin Kirwan 58:52 2nd in AG / 12th overall
Mark Gater 1:01 Took 4th in AG / 18th overall
Tony McMahon 1:06 5th in AG
Siobhan Kennedy 1:07 Won AG
Jim O Brien 1:08
Marie Slattery 1:11 2nd in AG
Jennifer Hennebry 1:12 2nd in AG
Ciara McSweeney 1:15 4th in AG
Aoife Trihy 1:16 3rd in AG


St Paul’s Parish Frank Leahy 5 mile

It was then straight into St. Paul’s Parish Frank Leahy 5 mile the following weekend. There was a super turn out for this road race. The fast 5 mile course is a good lead in race to the Dungarvan John Treacy 10 mile the following weekend. Race conditions were good on the day, with a little wind on the initial 4 km. Some great times and PB’s set on the day for Focus on Fitness athletes.

Focus on Fitness Times

Name Time Additional Info
Martin Kirwan 29:12 Finished in 8th place
Shane Power 29:22 Finished in 9th place
Sean Stillwell 29:37
Jason Travers 29:47
Mark Gater 29:49 1st time breaking 30 min mark
David Devine 30:12
Tony McMahon 32:04
Ken Dickenson 32.26
Brian Jacob 32:53
Siobhan Kennedy 33:23 3rd female over all
Benvon Lyons 33:37
Jim O Brian 34:11
Jennifer Hennebry 35:19
Ciaran O Connor 36:04
Aaron Mulhall 36;27
Gerry O Donoghue 36:28
Joanne Ryan 36:58
Ger Nolan 38:00
Ann Hennebry 39:37
Bernie Mockler 39:37
Peter Whealen 39:56
Katie Flood 44:36
Susan Hayes 44:58
Liam Power 47:14



Charlie Curran 5 mile

The Charlie Curran 5 mile is based in Carlow. The course is a fast flat 5 mile out and back with this route now in its 5th year. With almost 700 entries on the day it is fast becoming a big 5 mile race.

Name Time Additional Info
Marie Slattery 37:06 8th Female



John Treacy 10 mile

Pic courtesy DC images

The 28th annual West Waterford AC John Treacy 10 mile road race was our last race in January. This race has become one of the biggest 10 mile races in the country over the last few years. The hardest part of this race is to get an entry due to the popularity when the race entry opens. This year we had perfect running condition, the scene was set for some fast times. It has been a few years since I broke the 60 min for the 10 miles but delighted this year to cross the line under it. Focus on Fitness was well represented on the start line with 36 athletes taking part. We had some great results from Focus on Fitness.

Focus on Fitness Times

Name Time Additional Info
Martin Kirwan 59:35 7th in AG
Shane Power 59:42
Eoin Lyons 59:49 Back from injury
Mark Gater 61:32 8 mins off last year
Sean Stilwell 61:33
Jason Travers 1:01:46
Don Ryan 1:04:05 PB
David Devine 1:04;13
Stephen Butler 1:04:47
Tony Mc Mahon 1:05:38 PB / 7th in AG
Brian Jacob 1:06:25
Ken Dickenson 1:07:06
Benvon Lyons 1:08:08 PB / 3rd in AG
Siobhan Kennedy 1:08:39 Won AG
David McConnell 1:09:52
Justin Foley 1:11:04
Jennifer Hennebry 1:11:43 PB
Jim O Brien 1:12:19 PB / 2 min off last year
Marie Slattery 1:15:16 PB / 3 min off last year running
Ciara McSweeney 1:16:38
James Roche 1:18:31
Ian Stenson 1:19:33
Nigel O Sullivan 1:19:36
Ger Nolan 1:19:38
Bernie Mockler 1:20:53
Ann Hennebry 1:21:21
Maggie Murphy 1:23:20
Peter Whelan 1:23:28 PB
Karen Power 1:23:47 PB
Julie Monaghan 1:23:50
Aaron Mulhall 1:24:05  used the race as a long marathon training run
Joanne Ryan 1:24:05  used the race as a long marathon training run
Norma Goggin 1:28:11
Katie Jacob 1:29:02
Liam Power 1:35:12
Susan Hayes 1:36:38

Well done to everyone! It has been a great start to the year, looking forward to seeing what the next month will bring.