Thursday, 11 April 2013

Rotterdam Update

Word just in from an extremely hot Rotterdam has all our athletes finishing though suffering badly from the heat. Unofficial and approx times are Mick Murphy 3.40, John Carey 3.45, Peter Gunning 4.08 and Mary B.Walsh 4.40 The temp was 20+ degrees which even proved too much for the great Maria McCambridge the Irish international runner who had to drop out unfortunately.
Meanwhile in the 10Km race Bernie Twomey did around 52 mins. They are now hopefully heading off for a nice cool well deserved Heineken. Well done all.
Meanwhile it was great to see Michelle Kenny on TV in her Midleton AC vest amongst the elite athletes at the start of the Great Ireland Run also to see East Cork athlete James Mc Carthy there in the mens race.This race was extremely windy.So not the best conditions for running either in Rotterdam or Dublin
Back home in the Ballincollig 5Km Michael McNamara had an excellent run getting himself a new PB in the process and looking good for next Thur.. Congrats Michael any day one gets a PB is a good day.

Pre Registeration For Ballintotis 4Mile
You can pre register for this race at Ballintotis Community Hall Race Hq. on Wed. evening from 5-730 and on Thur from 1 pm onwards.
We ask our members to please avail of this facility as it would be of great help to the organisers to have as many as possible registered before hand also you will avoid the large queues on the night.If you cannot make it ask a friend to do it for you. If you havn't raced before please make sure they have your D.O.B..

The Great Ireland Run will be live on RTE2 @ 12.55 today Sunday.
Yes RTE covering athletics Surprize !Surprize!

Monday training will be in the CBS Field (on grass) @6.30 pm This is open to all and is similar to what we did on the All Weather Pitch during the winter breaking into various groups for speedwork.  Don't wear your new runnersand try and pick your correct level of speed to train at.

Please NOTE payment is 2 Euro for Monday training and 1Euro for Wedensday training.Please bring correct amount if possible.

Development Group We will meet this Tuesday @ 6pm at the Community Center.

Ballintotis Race Thursday @ 8pm. Early Reg. advisable. See Blog.

Anyone out there running races please let me know if you want a mention on the blog.If I dont know about it I cannot write about it. Email

Leevale Open Sports next Sat & Sun at CIT track.


We want to wish the very best of luck to several of our members who will be running in Rotterdam this weekend and some who are starting their journey in the morning. Bernie Twomey who will be running the 10Km and our marathon crew of Peter Gunning ,Mick Murphy and John Carey and our only lady marathon runner Mary B. Walsh. Good luck all and please keep us posted Sunday and I will update as soon as soon as I hear from ye. 

Good luck also to anyone doing Kilnaboy 10 a race that was very popular with the club when it was part of the Munster Classic 10 Mile Series now sadly no longer being run.

Ballintotis Warm Up Run

A huge crowd attended this tonight and a big thank you must go to the whole Ballintotis crew who looked after us so well with tea and goodies after.

Pictures show some of the crowd warming up under  Edmond O'Sullivan Captain and Coach. twenty from the Development Squad did the course the previous evening. Its has been suggested that the race be renamed the BBC Race (Beautiful Ballintotis Countryside).
Early Entry

There will be more about this next week but we are asking as many as possible of our members (and those non members who read this blog. We know you do ) to take advantage of early entry which will be available in Ballintotis on Wed evening next from 5-7 pm and on Thur (race day) from 1pm onwards.
Early entry would be a great help to the organisers as there will be a massive crown looking to register on the night.