Friday 20 September 2013

Weekend Runaround

Gold For the Men and Double Gold For the Ladies

The East Cork Cross Country Championships for Novice and Masters took place in Youghal today. There was a fantastic turnout from all the Clubs in the division and I really have not seen as many taking part in many the year . We had a great turn out from the club and we proved worthy winners in both ladies and mens novice races.
In the men's we got 1st Novice Team with  21 points Youghal 2nd with 42 point and Carrignavar 3rd 64 points Shea Coffee 3rd , Rod Scanlon 4th Paul Spiteri 5th ,Sean O’Sullivan 9th. Shea would have got an individual bronze medal as well as the gold. Billy O’Sullivan and Matt Chojan also had fine runs.
Michelle Kenny won the ladies race running as a guest as she is no longer eligible to run novice.She was followed home by Karen Grant then came Sheila Buckley closely follow by Helen Gilroy and Sally Drennan. Helen also got 1st O/45 and Sally got 2nd O/45. 
A big well done to Joan Hough who came 3rd O/45 as there was no O/55 which if there was she would have easily won Maggie Chojan  made up the rest of the crew.
This means that our ladies won 1st Novice Team and 1st Masters Team
There was some superb running out there today and it’s a long time since we took gold in both sections. It shows the Sat. morning training is starting to pay off and as this was the first time for many of our athletes running cross country it is a great result. Cross country is very different from the track or the road and has its own skills and lessons to be learned and our crew are off to a great start. Roll on Carrig Na Fhear on the 6th Oct.

Remember training is on every Sat. morning at 9 in Curragh Woods and all levels are welcome.

Beginners Welcome 

Please remind anyone you know that we are now open for beginner members to join.We only take beginners during the month of Sept. and October so please don't be waiting until the new year to join .
Of course we are open to new members all year round.

Charleville Half Marathon

All reports in from Charleville so far express disappointment with the times done.We had a fair number of runners taking part but seemingly it was very hot there and this took its toll. Anyone that is happy with their times please let us know and we will be happy to post them.

Best of luck to everyone competing this weekend.To date we have several athletes going in Charleville Half Marathon.Remember you cannot enter on Sunday so do it today or tomorrow at the latest. Online entry available.
Also to those doing the East Cork Cross Country Championships (see post below) in Youghal on Sunday and here you can still enter on the day.So this is your chance to try out cross country in the rather nice weather we are having at present over a rather easy course.