Round 1 of the Graded Track and Field took place in the CIT track on Wed 13th .There was a fine crowd there and we had two athletes competing in the mile race. Brian Harty 5.11.32 and Joan Hough 6.23.20. Well done to both and remember anyone that wants can take part so why no give it a go See below for details of round 2.
Round 2 of Cork Athletic's Graded Leagues, sponsored by John Buckley Sports.
Track: 100m, 200m, 800m, 3,000m & 4x100m Relay
Field: High Jump, Discus, Shot & 56lb wt for distanceEntry for all other events is on the night - €5 covers all events. Guests welcome, but all participants must be Athletics Ireland registered, or proven members of another IAAF federation.
Meet details: http://corkathletics.org/
PFIZERS 6 Mile
The BHAA evening races are now starting to kick in with the traditional Pfizer 6 mile taking place in Ringaskiddy on Wed 13th. The conditions were again ideal for running with rain threatening but holding off. We had a few runners there and all ran well. Derek Aherne was our second man home with a fine run of 43.26 as had Donie O'Connell and Alan Kelleher who also got a PB here. Michael McNamara also had a very good run. Run of the night must go to John Cashman who got a PB with 37.58. and was our first man home.
Our only lady was Amanda Stavrou who is in flying form coming up to the Cork Marathon. Donie O'Connell was our prize winner taking 2nd O/65 on this very challenging course that takes in so many bits of other races and includes lots of uphill running.
Donie O'Connell receiving his prize. (Thanks to Kathleen O'Connell for the photo.)