Thursday, 9 July 2015


Date For Your Diary

The Monday Magic Mile takes place at training again next Monday evening and the races are geared for runners at all levels from our fastest to the slowest. You can compete at your own level as there will be several races as required and Donie will build it in as part of the usual training so no one is left out. If you don't want to do it there will be separate sessions organised so its well worth coming along and watching anyway.
This is the second race in the series and times for at least two races will be taken into account so if you want to be in the prizes of which there will be lots do try and come along. The event is organised by Andre Brodkorb, Rod Scanlan and Danny McCarthy so any queries please contact any one of us or email the blog.


A great crowd of around three hundred and fifteen turned out for the Youghal 5Km on Thur. evening on what turned out to be a grand evening for running. The jury is still out on the new course that was introduced this year it was certainly a little tougher that the Marina the previous evening but we will see what the final judgement will be later. We had some great runs with some people like Sheila Buckley, Matt Chojan and several others who had run the previous evening using it just as a training run. Eileen Leahy has a fine run getting a PB and breaking the twenty barrier for the first time. The only prizewinners to hand so far are Neilus Aherne who took 2nd O/55 after taking 1st last night in Cork and the great Joan Hough (21.31) who also too 2nd O/55 but hopefully there will be others and any more PBs etc please e mail them in to
 As always the event was superbly organised well stewarded and a great spread after but more importantly it turned out as a great race.

Great to see John Dunphy getting back in racing mode. He spends so much time helping other achieve their best one can forget what a great runner he is himself.

"Great racing in Youghal last night, how close it was in my category for 1st and 2nd place smile emoticon brilliant event, outstanding organization by a great club.
29 Gerry MOORE (268) 00:18:36 00:18:35 Ages 45-49 (1) Male (27)
30 John Dunphy (291) 00:18:36 00:18:35 Ages 45-49 (2) Male (28)" John Dunphy

(I have been asked not to say why Neilus is smiling but its not just because he got 2nd O/55  answers on a postcard please)

DON'T forget that this race is coming up next Wed evening and is organised by several of our own members and is well worth supporting as it really is one of the best races around.