County Masters and Novice Road Racing Championships
The County Novice and Master Road Racing Championships were hosted by Midleton AC in conjunction with the County Board AAI on St. Partick's Day morning at 11am. It was a fantastic day all round with two hundred runners competing which was the largest number in many the year. It just goes to show that there is a demand for championship road racing.
A huge thank you must go to all our members who participated and to those that helped to organise the event. Our stewarding was superb and again a big thank you to them and also to all our members who came out to support the event.
All our runners seemed to have great runs and there were several PBs also as several novices pointed out "you don't know championship running until you try it" it really is different to other races and does bring out the best in runners.
Result wise we appear to have done very well particularly our ladies with individual results of Anna Doris 3rd O/40, Margaret Jones 1st O/45 and Mary O'Keeffe 2nd O/45. and Marie Gillman 3rd O/50.
Our teams also did great with ladies taking 2nd Novice team and also 2nd O/35 team (Anna Doris, Esther Murphy, Yvonne Fitzgerald, Claire Fitzgerald ) then we took 1st O/45 Team (Margaret Jones, Mary O'Keeffe, Marie Gillman, Christine Murphy) whilst our only Male Prize Winner was the great Jim McMurtry who took 3rd O/65. (Note these are provisional results. Full results will be on the Cork Athletics AAI website later today.)
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Thanks to Aisling Coen for the following photo's taken just before the two mile mark.