Thursday, 9 May 2013


Michelle Wins Again and Retains Her Title
Michelle Kenny with race organiser Jimmy Murray

Sunday evening saw the tenth running of the Ballinhassig Straight Mile with its biggest crowd ever which was well deserved for this very well organised event under the organisation of the great Jimmy Murray and Rising Sun AC.
Michelle Kenny had an easy win in that there was no one seriously challenging her and she finished in a time of 5.36 .This was Michelle's second time doing the race as she did it last year and also won.So next year she will hopefully be her hat-trick.Well done Michelle on some very fine running.
Billy O'Sullivan was in just ahead of Michelle also had a great run and continues to improve with every race.
Joan Mc Carthy and Danny Mc Carthy also ran maintaining his record of doing all the ten races so far.


Training on Wed @6pm from the Community Centre.

Lidl Run Kildare 10k

Rod Scanlan ran the Lidl Run Kildare 10k today at the curragh racecourse in a new PB of 40:44 and came home in 11th place out of 1252 runners. He was delighted with the PB because after a flat first mile, the next 3.5 miles were uphill and into a very strong head wind.
Since joining the club last October he has ran in 7 races and has recorded a PB in each race so 7 PB's in a row shows he continues to improve and that the hard work is really paying off. Well done Rod.

Well done to Bernie Twomey who did a fantastic 1.55.07 here today over a very hilly and windy course.

Well done also to our many athletes who ran "Darkness Into Light" this morning including Winnie,Anne Marie Lisa and Aoife plus allthe others Over 3000 took part.
Good luck to anyone doing Bandon Half Marathon or 10 Km on Saturday

also good luck to club member Norma Kennedy who is doing the Valentia Island Triathlon tomorrow Sat‎

Good luck also to those who are running "Darkness Into Light" at 4am Sat morning .Especially those I know of Lisa, Winnie and Anne Marie but to everyone else also.


                                                                   The tenth annual Straight Mile takes place at Landfill Road ,Ballinhassig next Sunday evening @ 7pm..
This is a fundraiser for Enable Ireland and is well worth supporting.It is a really enjoyable event and interesting to see what time one can run a straight mile in. There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes with loads of spot prizes.Entry fee is by donation (min 5 euro). Please consider supporting this event.It has an AAI permit and is organised by Rising Sun AC who always support our race.