Saturday, 15 December 2018


National Novice Cross Country

Once again some great running from Barry O'Shea who finished in the top half of the field in some horrendous conditions of wind and rain in Navan Racecourse in the National Novice Championships today Saturday. Barry was our only runner and he also ran with the Cork Team. Well done Barry.

The big local run this weekend is Cloyne 4Km. This is the second race in the series and is on Sunday morning at 9.30am. There is also an excellent 5Km in Newmarket at 1pm over a very fast course and with an astonishing array of prizes with three in each Cat. up to O/80. There are also the usual Parkruns. Please let me know if you run any of these.
Don't forget our own Captains Run take place at 10am on Sunday 23rd starting at Barryscourt Castle. All funds go to charity. Danny

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Relay For Life

Picture of Claire Fitzgerald and Deidre Aherne who attended the presentation of the cheque of over Forty Eight Thousand Euro to the Irish Cancer Society raised at the Relay For Life in which our club took part.

Lap Of The Lake


Ballintotis Fit4Life Club Relay Run  - Dec 27th 10.30am
The club's Annual Charity Run around the 1.3 mile circuit of the Lake, will take place on December 27th at 10:30am.  This year we have chosen our charity as Pieta House -
We are meeting on Thursday December 13th in The Hunted Hog to pick the names for the teams. All welcome.
(Limited entries also on day)
This is always a well supported event and a great excuse to run some of that turkey off. We need to have names by December 10th if possible but anytime will do So if interested let me know here.
 Entries can be sent to:
Open to non club members
I highly recommend this event having been there numerous times. It is very well organised and really great fun. Danny
Just a few rough shots of last nights presentation of prizes to Edmond O'Sullivan and Claire Parker both very well deserving of their awards. Prizes were presented at training by Capt. Claire Fitzgerald as the lads could not make the party Sat night.

Friday, 7 December 2018


East Cork Novice Cross Country

Silver Medals For Midleton AC Team

On an ideal morning for cross country  running Midleton AC once again excelled themselves over a muddy but nice course in Watergrasshill on Sunday morning when they took the silver medals for second team.
Several of the team had attended the Christmas Party the night before but Tim Hannon showed no after effects when he led the team home to victory with a brilliant run and came 5th individual. He was followed home by Nick Parkinson who came 9th then came David Moynihan with a solid run as always closely followed by Neilus Aherne, Mike Hallahan, Declan Dorgan and Ger O'Regan all packing well and having excellent runs. Well done all more medals for the collections.

Simon Turkey Trot

We had a nice crew out for the Annual Simon Turkey Trot organised by the BHAA where most people were in festive and our own Donie O'Connell was one of the prize winners. The prize winners were those that predicted their time to the nearest second over a 5Km course.

Christmas Party

A great night was had by all at our Christmas Party and huge credit is due to our amazing Social Committee and Water Rock Golf Club for all the fun. Eugene McCarthy got well deserved Club Person Of The Year and Edmond O'Sullivan Athlete Of The Year. More to follow.

Clonakilty 10 Km

Well done to Barry O'Shea who won the Clonakilty 10Km this morning in an excellent time of 35.15 which is fine running over a tough course.

East Cork Novice Cross Country

The East Cork novice cross country takes place on Sunday, 9 December in Kartworld, Watergrasshill.  It starts with the juvenile races at 11.30am, adult races will be at about 1.00 pm.  This is a good opportunity for anyone interested in trying cross country, and the last chance this season for a small low-key race.  

Entries taken on the day, so come on and run for the club! Sally

Calling ALL Runner Beans, Saturday Morning Runners, The Go Mallers, The Fly By Nighters etc. etc.

The Marathon is over The Waterford Half Marathon is over, The Christmas Party  is over so here is a chance to try Cross Country just up the road from you. Its the ideal way to feel good after a party.
Some people find they are better at Cross Country than on the road and here is your chance to find out in a nice and easy atmosphere. So come on and run for your club.
 Just look at how much those that ran Cross Country last year have improved  their times on the road this year.
Every one of them have got PBs
Ah Go On Go On Go On Danny


NB See below re change of venue

Race Notification: Simon Turkey Trot

by Cork BHAA Admin
The next race is the Simon Turkey Trot on Sunday December 9 at 11am.  Registration takes place at Blackrock Hurling Club from 9.30am. Entries cost €10 for all runners with proceeds going towards the great work that Cork Simon does throughout the year. The race will start near the car park for Mahon Golf Club as shown in the map below.
As always for this race, we will ask for your predicted time for 5k at registration and the closest actual time to predicted time will win. No watches or phones allowed and we won’t have a clock at the finish line.
Don’t forget to wear your best Christmas fancy dress outfits! And have a think about your 5k time before registration.
Don't Forget Christmas Party on Saturday night