Monday, 2 August 2010

Reminders - Races This Week

Wednesday - Novartis 5K - Ringaskiddy - 8pm
Thursday - Shanagarry Festival 5K - 8pm
Friday - Galtee Runners 8K Mitchelstown

Galtee Runners A.C. will host an 8km road race and walk through the town of Mitchelstown and the surrounding countryside at the foot of the Galtee mountains on Friday at 8p.m.This is the first race to be held by the club and they are very ambitious to put on a well organised and enjoyable event. The race serves as the 5th race in the
Ballyhoura Summer series The base for the race will be at St. Fanahans College sports hall with the start and finishing points just half a mile away.

(Please note on previous mail I listed this race for August 15th)

Finally well done to Michelle Nolan on winning the ladies race in the Kinslae 5 Miler on Friday last, where she also broke the 30 minute barrier for the first time.


European Championships

Congratulations to Derval O’Rourke, Leevale AC who produced yet another top class performance in securing a silver medal in the 100m hurdles at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona. Derval set a new national record of 12.65 seconds in the process. This caps some great performances by Cork athletes at these championships as Robert Heffernan, Togher AC raced to his second 4th place finish on Friday in the 50k walk and his wife Marian contributed to a new Irish record in the Womens 4x400m relay in a time of 3:30.11. Ailis MacSweeney FROM CARRIGTWOHILL, Leevale AC has also had a fantastic championships making the semi finals of the 100m and anchoring the 4x100m team to another Irish record of 43.93 seconds in that event. Congratulations also to Brian Murphy, UCC AC who was part of the Mens 4x400m team.

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