Friday, 5 September 2014


Open Information Night
We have arranged our annual Open Night for Wednesday Sept.17th at 7pm in the Community Centre. This is open to everyone including any potential new members and all existing members. The programme for the Winter season will be outlined and details of our new Beginner Sessions will be given.
These are the sessions especially designed for people with no running experience and give a gradual introduction to the sport in a relaxed and easy atmosphere. Again everyone is welcome to try it out for a session before committing to join. The sessions are co ordinated by Vincent Connolly and Danny McCarthy who between them have vast experience of introducing people to the sport. Further information 0872403940 or e mail
Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested 

Kinsale 5 Mile

Eugene McCarthy had a fine run in  the Kinsale 5  finishing 15th overall and 1st O/40 in a time of 31.14 

Cobh Triathlon

                                                                              In the Cobh Triathlon today over a fairly flat cycle and run with a tough longish swim Sally Drennan came 4th Overall and 1st O/45. Others from the club who took part were Noel O'Regan, John O'Connell, Susan Fitzgerald and Michelle McGrath. Well done all.

Dingle Half Marathon

Matt Chojan reports

Little report from a fantastic morning:

I woke up at 4am, travelled to Dingle to run easy paced recovery jog after last weeks mountain marathon.
It turned out to be my fastest (PB) Half Marathon on hilly course.
I have started very slowly and with each mile gaining speed feeling strong decided to go for it.
Finished 22nd in 1:28:43 and quickly got back to Cork before 2pm. It was very fast morning in deed :)
Now 2 weeks rest before 39,3 miles ultra trail Glen of Aherlow.
We also had Sheila Buckley (1.49.24)running there  doing the half and Declan Dorgan doing the full on his home turf  again as he always does and having a fine run in 3.52.46

Cross Country Dates

Here are the provisional dates for the upcoming cross country season. We encourage as many of our members as possible to try and take part especially in the East Cork's. This way you can see if you like it. The benefits to your running by doing X- country are enormous which is why so many like to do it. So why not give it a try and see how it goes for you.
Contact Helen Gilroy @ 0862713072 who is  coordinating entries or any of the coaches at training who will be only too happy to provide any further info you require.


Sun 21st Sep (11:30) East Cork Even Age, Juvenile, Novice & Masters Cross-Country Championships...Castlelyons...St Nicholas AC...

Sat 27th Sep (?)...West Cork Cross-Country Championships - U9 to Senior...West Muskerry?...

Sun 5th Oct (12:00)...Cork AAI Cross-Country Championships - Even ages (10-18), Novice & U-23...West Muskerry AC...
Sun 12th Oct (12:00)...Cork AAI Cross-Country Championships - Uneven ages (9-19) & Masters...Conna, St Catherine's AC...
Sun 19th Oct (12:00)...Cork AAI Cross-Country Championships - Juvenile 'B', Novice 'B' & Intermediate...Castlelyons, St. Nicholas AC...
Sun 26th Oct (?)...Munster Novice, Juvenile Even Age & U23 Cross Country Championships...Turnpike, Two Mile Borris, Tipperary
Sun 2nd Nov (14:00)...Cork AAI Senior Cross-Country Championships...5k women/10k men...Cork AAI Riverstick Grounds...
Sun 9th Nov (?)...AAI Munster Intermediate, Juvenile Uneven Age Cross Country Championships...Co. Clare...

Sun 16th Nov (11:30)...East Cork Uneven Ages & Senior Cross-Country Championships...Carrig na bhFear AC...

Sun 30th Nov (?)...AAI Munster Masters & Juvenile 'B' Cross Country Championships...Co Cork...

Cork City 10 Miler

Online Entries Close next Sunday


 Just a reminder that online entries for the John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 miler close next Sunday the 7th of September. If you want to avoid the queues on the morning and make sure you get one of the 800 dry fit tops then you can enter online  Note that all online transaction costs have been absorbed by the organisers.


Best of luck to anyone doing any of the Dingle races this weekend.