Sunday, 16 September 2012

Club News

Hi all this is my first day as new club PRO as our famous John Cashman has decided to call time on his role. I would like to take this opportunity to thank John for all the tremendous work that he has done over the years. He has been a great asset to our club for so long. His reports and news updates were vital to every club member. I just hope I can follow his legacy with the same professionalism that he has shown. Take a bow John...
I still don’t have all your e-mail  addresses yet so if you have any pb’s or race reports please drop me an e-mail at
Training Times:
Club training has moved on Monday night to the Midleton College Hockey Pitch at 6pm.
This Tuesday night is the last Tuesday before training resumes on Wednesdays.  From Wednesday 26th September, training will be held in the Community Centre at 7pm. Beginners class starts on Wednesday 26th September at 6pm.
Open Night:
On Wednesday 19th September, the club is having its annual open night. All existing members are welcome as well as anyone interested in joining the club. It’s a great opportunity to meet and greet new people and discuss the year ahead.
Tea and biscuits will be provided on the night. First 30 members in the door will receive a dry fit running top 
Speakers on the night will go through how the club is run annually.
Race Reports:
Inch Mount Uniacke 5k
On a lovely evening in Inch they laid on a tough 5k from all accounts, our first man home was Noel O Regan in a time of 18:03 followed closely by Tom Cody and Dan Horgan.
Our First lady was Michelle Kenny who seems to be coming back to good form lately followed by Mary O Keeffe, also good run by Mags Twohig.
Dingle Half/Full Marathon
 Well done Don O Callaghan who came home in 3:37 followed closely by inform Margaret Jones 3:38 in the full marathon on what is a very tough course, this puts them both in a good place leading up to Dublin. They were joined by Mary O Mahony and Mary Toher who both had good performances.
Helen Gilroy came home in 1:41 in the half marathon to win 3rd 0/45 followed closely by training patner Sheila Buckley and Denis Kelleher . Good runs were also had by Colette Barry, Sinead Ivers and Bernie Twomey.
Grenville 5K for Autism
First home was local man Marc Dalton in a time of 17:37 followed by Tom Cody who dipped just below the 19mins and just ahead of local man Kieran Mulcahy, hot on his heels was Francis Maunsell and new boy Paul Spiteri. Good to see Declan Dorgan is back fit again.
First lady honours goes to Michelle Kenny followed by local girl Shelia Buckley and inform Anna Dorris and Helen Gilroy, Susan Delaney. Great to see local lady Sally Drennan and Breda Cahill back on the race scene again.
Cork Half Marathon
 Just after his weekend in Galway for the Half Ironman, Aj Murphy  sets a new PB by an impressive 6 minutes coming home in a great time of 1:20:52. Following him home was Marc Dalton in 1:23:32, Kieran Mulcahy in 1:27:00 and steadily improving Emmett Ronin. Good runs were had by Don O Callaghan, James Moore, Paul Kierans, Mark Walsh, Michael Geary, Brian McCarthy and Ken O Keeffe.
Anna Doris led our ladies home with a fine run of 1:37:20, she was followed home by Helen Gilroy, Sheila Buckley, Christine Murphy, Mary Walsh, Eilish Walsh, Marian Cotter and Mary Toher.
We have yet to receive any news on medals but we think there is a few on the way for the ladies and we hope the lads brought home a county medal on the day too.
Valencia Half Marathon
Denis Kelleher won the 0/45 cat in this event in a time of 1:31:49.
Lanzarote Trip 2012
There is still a chance to come on the club trip to Lanzarote, so far we have 15 club members going. Dates for the trip are Thurs 22nd November to Tues 27th November. Flights from Cork into Lanzarote, we are staying in the Elena Apartments Puerto Del Carmen. There are 3 road races to participate in, 5K, 10k & 10mile.  To book all you need to do is book your flight on either Aerlingus or Ryanair and let myself know that you have booked so I can book a room for you.
Charleville Half Marathon – Sunday 23rd Sept at 10am
East Cork Cross Country Championships – Sunday 23rd Sept ( Contact Sally Drennan 0861931338)
Rosscarbery Steam Engine 5k – Saturday 29th Sept at 2pm €8
Kinsale 5 mile – Sunday 30th Sept at 11am
Cork – Cobh BHAA 15miles – Sunday 7th October Pre entry €10 / €20 on day

Until next time...“Run hard , be strong , think big”