Thursday, 14 June 2018


Lee Fields 4 Mile


We had three runners here this morning out of a total of two hundred and thirty six. Nick Parkinson was our first home in a fine time of 23.31 and finishing 14th overall. Alan Morley and Bernie Twomey also had fine runs.

Dunmore East Triathlon



Club member Sally Drennan took part in this really big triathlon today along with seven hundred others.

Sally finished a fantastic 2nd O/50 and her daughter Alanna was 3rd Junior. Well done ladies.

Half On The Head

The "Half On The Head" half marathon took place in Ballyheigue today and once again Esther Murphy was amongst the prize winners. Esther finished 2nd Lady overall. Francis Maunsell also ran and described it as a very tough course especially today as it was very windy.
It is described as the most scenic half marathon in Ireland but for sure Esther didn't give the scenery much thought in order to achieve such a fantastic result. 

Inniscarra 4 Mile

Well done to Sheila Buckley our sole representative in the Inniscarra 4 Mile on Thursday evening. Sheila finished 4Th lady overall with a very fine run on a tough course. Unfortunately the was no 4th prize and no 1st O/35 which she would have won. Well done Sheila. Danny

Coolagown 5Km

Ann Geary 2nd Lady
 Prizes Galore Once Again

On a beautiful evening for running in Coolagown Ann Geary came 2nd Lady overall and Edwin Cashman was our first man home with a fine run especially considering that he races last night as well. We had a very large crew there and its great to see clubs supporting each other's races.

Our prizewinners were Ann Geary 2nd Lady, Martha McNamara 2nd O/55 and our men were Edmond O'Sullivan 1st O/55 and Neilus Aherne 1st O/60. Well done to all who ran.

For those following the "PB Streaks" No Ger O'Regan didn't get a PB tonight either. So are the streaks ended ??? Watch this space.

Thanks to Kathleen O'Connell for the above photos.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Merck Millipore 5Km

A total of three hundred and forty two runners ran the Merck Millipore 5km in Carrigtwohill on a wet and windy evening. It was ran over a new course for the race which is the course for the annual Carrigtwohill 5Km which comes up in July so it was good advertising for that race.

We had a great crew running and a great crowd supporting the runners also we had several members helping with the stewarding etc. as many of our members work there.

As always lately we were in the prizes and our sole male prize winner was Edmond O'Sullivan coming 3rd O/55.
Our ladies did very well with Sheila Buckley 2nd O/35 and Helen Gilroy doing her first 5Km in over a year taking 1st O/50. Our ladies also took team prizes with Midleton Town Council with 2nd Grade A ( Helen and Sheila) and also 2nd in Grade C (Marian Aherne and Caroline Cashman).
Caroline Cashman had a fantastic run not only smashing her thirty minute barrier to get a new PB she also picked up her first team prize.
So well done all and well done to Merck for a very successful evening in your new venue and new course.

For those of you following the PB streak that some of our members have been having of late you will be sorry to hear that Derek Aherne did NOT get a PB tonight  (the wind and rain did not help) so its up to Ger O'Regan tomorrow night in Coolagown to continue the streak.