Friday, 30 August 2013
Friday 30th saw some of the crew head towards North Cork for the infamous Liscarroll 10Km and despite the early start all had good runs.Sheila Buckley was our only lady there but she aquitted herself in her usual style and came home a prizewinner as 4th Lady overall in a time of 42.11.
Mike Dolphin was our first man home with a very fine run of 36.55 coming 6th overall.This was Mike's first ever 10 Km and that is fine running over a not very easy course.Mike Cremin headed back towards his own home turf and again did another fine run.Apologies to anyone I may have omitted.
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
This race saw a fine crowd cover this rather tough course tonight Wed. Unusual for us we had only a small number of athletes take part. Our first man home was John Cashman who is improving with every race he was closely followed by Sean O'Sullivan (after a hard training run the night before). Then came the only man to win a prize John O'Halloran who took 3rd O/60. Brian Healy recovering from injury also had a fine run.
We had only two ladies out Joan Mc Carthy and Mary Toher who both had their usual fine solid runs.
The race was very well organised with lots of stewards who were needed on the busy Ballincollig roads and in what has now become standard for the BHAA results were quickly available.
Please note we would be delighted to receive reports of runs by our members.Just e mail firstname.lastname@example.org as I/we cannot be aware of all our members activities unless we are informed
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
This is the second year of this particular race and it should prove to be as popular as the first year. Last year, there was some issue with road works near the finish line which are of course gone now. The course has been changed slightly as well so that it is a small bit faster.
The adjusted course has been properly measured with a Jones Counter and the race has an AAI licence. All proceeds from the race go to the Cork Association for Autism. The entry fee will be €10.
One unique feature of this race is that there are loads of prizes which have been very kindly donated.
It's also worth pointing out that this race is suitable for all types of runners......from those at the sharp end of things to those who might have done something like a 'Couch to 5k' programme and can jog around.
Located just15 kms east of Cork City, it should be of interest to a lot of runners. Ballycotton Running Promotions will be looking after the finish line and the results on the night.
Full details of the course etc on www.corkrunning.blogspot.com
As a club we are involved in getting the AAI permit for this race and as such would ask as many of our members as possible to support it.You can either race it or just do it as part of your weekly training.It is a very worthy cause as well as being a very nice race.
The organisers need as much help as they can get and are in need of stewards etc anyone not running please help or if you know of anyone who can help please ask them to contact Louise O'Sullivan 021 4271808 or 0864163816 www.corkautism.ie Please do not wait until the night (unless you have to) as this needs to be organised in advance.Thanks.
Friday, 23 August 2013
A little bird ( or should I say someone who drives a big van) contacted the Blog this evening with the exciting news that one of our athletes is appearing in the current issue of RSVP.
Yes our own Breda Cahill appears in the current issue amongs't the stars. Breda recently travelled to Mayo along with Anne Marie Perry and Margaret Barry to take part Gaelforce West Womens Adventure Race in the picturesque Connemara countryside where she finished second overall. This is a fantastic result especially when you consider it was her first adventure race. It great to see her back running so well again .Congrats Breda .
Thursday, 22 August 2013
A crowd of almost 600 took to the roads of Ballycotton tonight and we saw some great running Sean McGrath held off Michael Harty over the last half mile to win again and in the ladies Lizzie Lee set a new course record and was followed home by some superb running from the ever improving Helen Leonard.
Our own crew did very well also the ladies being the only ones in the prizes but this in no way takes from some excellent running from our male athletes several of whom got PBs as did some of our ladies. Seeing so many doing well out there made watching the race a little easier and I apologise to anyone whose name I missed to cheer on but ye were coming so hard and fast it was hard to keep up. We had a fine number in the Top 50 Men and Top 20 Ladies too. The full club results are below and finally well done to the Development Squad members who completed it I was really proud of each and every one of ye Just shows how far ye have come and ye are well able for the other groups now.
Anna Doris 1st O/40
Margaret Jones 2nd O/40
Breda Cahill 3rd O/40
Helen Gilroy 2nd O/45
Mary O'Keeffe 3rd O/45
DONT FORGET THE NIGHT OUT SATURDAY ( see previous post)
Males in the top 50 who qualified for the T Shirts
Ladies in the top 20 who qualified for T Shirts
Karen Grant (3rd overall)
Anna Doris( 4th overall)