National Intermediate and Masters Cross CountryThe Cork county board is looking for nominations for the Cork teams for the above which takes place on 23 February in Dunboyne. If anyone would like me to put their name forward, please let me know.
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This race took place Sunday in slightly better conditions than forecast with the only difficulty being a very strong wind against the runners for the last mile or so. The race was won well by Tim O'Donoghue. The crowd was smaller than the race there two weeks ago but that is normal with people training for Ballycotton etc.
We had a smaller number of athletes than usual taking part also but all acquitted themselves very well. Our first man home was Paul Spiteri having a fine run in 23.41 similar to his last time out but in much tougher conditions. He was followed by Shay Coffee making a welcome return to the racing scene. Then came Mike Cremin who despite suffering from a chest infection had a fine run. These were followed by the team leader of their team "Matt's Pilates" Matt Chojan. It certainly wont be long before they start getting some team prizes. John Cashman also had another fine run. Others that ran were Donie O'Connell, Michael McNamara, Jim Mc Murty , James McMurty and Danny McCarthy.
It was left to our ladies to win the prizes with Joan McCarthy 2nd O/55 and Kathleen O'Connell 1st O/60. Martha McNamara also had a fine run but doesn't appear to have been registered or else she would have featured amongst the winners.
The race was really very well organised with loads of stewards etc. The prizes were excellent with three prizes in all categories and loads of Spot Prizes. Our own Denise Hickey was amongst the main organisers and certainly did herself proud with the very smooth way the whole event was run.
Pilates classes in Ballintotis Hall
6 weeks course for 75 euro
Discount available for couples
contact Matt Chojan - 0872150946
This course is organized by one of our own members Matt Chojan and has proved hugely successful in the past and is highly recommended by everyone who has done it.
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There appears to be at least three races on the cards this weekend and more further afield.
JANSSEN 4 Mile Littleisland
This is always a very well organised event with lots of great prizes. The course is the usual Littleisland 4 Mile and hopefully we wont have the winds of Dungarvan because otherwise its a very nice race. Our own Denise Hickey is heavily involved in the organising which alone make it well worth supporting. Start time 11am but be sure and get there early as there will be big crowds. You must be registered with BHAA to qualify for prizes.
Corrin Hill Fermoy 5 Km
An other run organised by the Munster IMRA which after last weekends very popular one in Curragh Woods should again prove very popular. Any of our members running there please keep me posted.
This one is for the really tough ones out there the Mealagh Valley 10 mile near Bantry starts at 11am but is not one for PBs its over a scenic but undulating course. This year they have also added a 5km run.
Daniel Colbert New PB
Daniel Colbert is running again in Athlone today representing UL where he has just won his heat of the 400 mtrs in a new PB of 50.90. The Semi Final is approx. at 2 pm and can be seen live on SportsLive. Daniel got through the semi's and had a fantastic run in the final to finish 3rd with a new PB of 50.71 So two PBs in the one day this young man is really flying.
Picture shows Daniel Colbert (362) on the podium after receiving his medal in the Inter Varsities
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