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200 People Participate In Boru3peaks Event

More than 200 hill runners and walkers took part in the inaugural Boru3peaks event around Killaloe/Ballina at the weekend.

 
PRLog - Oct. 16, 2012 - CONNOLLY, Ireland -- The majority of participants braved all three peaks with the overall title of King and Queen of the peaks going to Terryglass (Tipperary) man Eoin Wolley and Broadford (Clare) woman Loretto Duggan.

Funds raised will go to The Daughters of Charity Child and Family Services and the Clarisford Sports Ground Project which, once completed, will cater for hundreds of children and adults across the Shannon-side towns of Killaloe and Ballina.

The event was organised by the Boru Tri Club, the local Triathlon club in Ballina/Killaloe.

According to Orla Foley of Boru3Peaks: “Over one hundred participants reached the peak of Moylussa, the highest point in Clare, before lunch on Saturday, experiencing the crystal clear views over Lough Derg and the surrounding countryside. As night fell over ninety participants lined up under the stars to climb Tountinna (457m) in County Tipperary. It was a spectacular sight to see the lights moving up and down the hill such a clear night, lighting up the hill as it was once lit in the times of Brian Boru.”

“Sunday morning saw over 70 participants take on the challenge of keeper hill Co, Tipp (694mt) to be rewarded with the blanket of fog lifting to expose the breathtaking views over the Silvermines and rolling countryside beyond,” Orla added.

Boru3peaks Winners
-   Eoin Woolley, Terryglass, Co Tipperay – King of the Peaks combined time over 3 races 2:35:21
-   Loretto Duggan, Broadford, Co Clare- Queen of the Peaks combined time over 3 races 2:53:24

Results from peak 1 Moylussa 13th October
1st Male Brian Murray 47:24
2nd Male Adrian Linehan 47:50
3rd Male Michael Cunningham 49:56
1st Female Loretto Duggan 57:55
2nd Female Laoise Griffin 59:15
3rd Female Elizabeth van Niekerk 1:13:10

Results from peak 2 Tountinna 13th October
1st Male Brian Flannelly 30:50
2nd Male Paul Tierney 32:16
3rd Male Eoin Woolley 32:47
1st Female Loretto Duggan 36:03
2nd Female Laoise Griffin 37:51
3rd Female Elizabeth van Niekerk 41:07

Results from peak 3 Keeper Hill 14th October
1st Male Thomas Klimas 1:09:24
2nd Male Eoin Woolley 1:11:26
3rd Male Oliver McInerney 1:14:01
1st Female Loretto Duggan 1:19:36
2nd Female Laoise Griffin 1:21.07
3rd Female Niamh Yelverton 1:34.35

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