A fantastic result just in from Fergal O'Meara in London where he ran 3.16.58. He turned at 92 then his glute started acting up at 15 ml and struggled from there to come home in this fantastic time .Well done Fergal we are really proud of your achivement.
Reason To Smile
As ye know we want as many as possible to take part in the races in Ballynoe next Thur.and as an added insentive to come we will be taking a group photo of all the runners and supporters which will appear in FIT Magazine the following week with a special feature on the club.So even if you are not running please come along in your club gear.
Leevale Open Sports
Congrats to Daniel Colbert in coming 3rd in the Senior Men 400 mtr Hurdles in the Leevale Open Sports on Sat..This is Daniels first year as a senior after fantastic success as a juvenile.
Cobh 10 Mile
Cobh 10 took place this morning with a total of 720 registered runners over the very hilly and warm course. As usual we were well represented with a large number of both male and female runners.Our first runners home was Andre Brodkorb who had a fine run and our first lady home was the ever improving Sheila Buckley in a time of 71.30 Others who ran well were Ronan Mc Manus,Aidan O'Herlihy,Paul Kearns and Pat Walsh who for a change ran his own race rather than his usual pacing and helping someone else which he is so good at. Also with good runs were Owen O'Connell, John Walsh, Brian Healy and Tim Cronin.
Amongst the ladies were Margaret Twohig, Bernie Twomey,Susan Fitzgerald,Colette Barry and Mary O'Keeffe. Our prizewinners were Stanislaw Byczek 4th O/50 and Christine Murphy 2 nd O/40 who was just pipped for first by someone called Sonia O'Sullivan who seems to be appearing at a lot of races around here lately.
Joseph Fouhy ran his first 10 miler in great style finishing very comfortably in over 90 mins and did not stop to walk even once.A lot of runners out there today were effected by the heat. I apologise to those whose names I have left out .
Aran Island Half Marathon
Well done to John Carey who came 8th place in the Inis Mor Half Marathon last Saturday.This was fantastic running from John who had only done the full marathon in Roterdam very recently.
A big well done to Mary O'Keeffe who came second in her cat.in the Barcelo mile in Forteventura last Friday night in a time of 6.30. The warm weather training is obviously paying off.
We need a van for about half an hour to help us put up Midleton Race signs.Anyone able and willing to help please contact John Cashman asap at 0868778182 and he will make arrangements Thanks in advance
Ballintotis Says Thanks
Ballintotis Community Council has sent its thanks to Mdt AC for so many from the club supporting the race.There is a big gallery of pictures at www.ballintotis.com
East Cork Road Racing Championships
These take place in Ballynoe (just beyond Leahy's Farm) next Thur night.Ladies 2Km @ 7.30 Men 5 mile @8pm.We are asking as many as possible to turn up and make this a special occasion.
There is no one in the club (except those injured) that cannot do these distances and as the club has done so well here in the past we want/need as many as possible to run.
If you cannot run please come and support.
Further info from Sally Noel or Danny 0872403940.
This club does not condone the use of headphones and does not permit any member to run under its name or in the the club colours whilst wearing headphones. What you do in your own name or training is of course up to yourself.
After the disaster of Boston last Monday people might be interested in knowing that the Irish record for the marathon was set there twenty five years ago by John Tracy .The record of 2.10.24 his marathon best still stands today twenty five years later.