Gas Networks Ireland 5Km
There was a fine turnout here on Sunday morning despite the early morning start of 9am and the dire weather warnings. A total of three hundred and thirty took part and its was great to see Sheila Buckley come 1st O/35 and Helen Gilroy 2nd O/50. Well done ladies its like old times seeing ye both in the winners listings. Danny
Ballycotton Pre Run
Picture shows some of the group that went around Ballycotton 10 course on Saturday morning with the experienced Donie O'Connell. Let hope race day will not have the same conditions of wind and rain that was there Saturday. ( Picture thanks to Siobhan Murphy)
East Cork Athletic Division Awards
Picture shows Joan Hough and Neilus Aherne two of our award winners at the East Cork Athletic Division Awards celebrations in the Walter Raleigh Hotel Youghal on Friday night. Missing is Sinead Keavney who also received an award. Congrats to all award winners. Danny ( Picture thanks to Joan Hough)
Dates For The Diary
BALLYCOTTON WITH DONIE
Donie O'Connell a man with huge experience of this race is organising his annual pre Ballycotton 10 practice run next Saturday 25th Feb. @ 9am. This is geared to those wanting to do between 8.30 --- 9.30 pm pace. All are welcome .
Envelope Packing Ballycotton 10
A huge thank you to all our members and friends who came out on Thursday evening to help with the packing of the Ballycotton 10 envelopes which people should be receiving in the post over the next few days. We had such numbers that the job was finished by 8.15 the earliest ever. Danny
BHAA Race Sunday Important Time Change
Gas Networks Ireland
Time change for Sunday's race - 9am start.
Gas Networks Ireland 5k will now start at 9am with registration from 7.30am at Cork Boat Club. This is due to the parking restrictions in the area. Please read the post on our website to familiarise yourself with the area and possible parking areas. Cycle or car-pool if you can to help with the smooth running of the race. There is no car parking at Cork Boat Club itself.
Registrations close at 8.45am to allow race start at 9am.
County Roads Championships
The next championship event on the calendar is the Cork Athletics County Road Championships which will be held on Friday, March 17 at 10.00 am in Castlelyons.
This is a 4 mile road race with a separate race for men and women, with each race incorporating novice and masters categories. This means that everyone in the club is eligible to compete, unless there is anyone under 35 who has already been placed in the top three in a previous road county championships.
Castlelyons is a very short journey and the race is short and early so please try to support your club by competing. A small group from Midleton AC competed last year and won several medals. Let's see if we can improve on that this year.
Entries have to be made in advance. So please let me know if you would like to be entered.