Thursday, 13 August 2015


Clonmel Half Marathon

The Boston Scientific Clonmel Half Marathon took place on Sunday and bringing back old days we had a fine crew there and most had good runs. Run of the day must go to Bernie Twomey who did a triathlon yesterday and a half marathon today. Margaret Jones also had a fine run doing 1.37.42 which is excellent considering she was very recently unwell and our only prize winner was Helen Gilroy who took 2nd O/45 and it is really great to see Helen coming back into form after her recent injuries.
Our men had great runs too with Fergal O'Meara and Sean O'Sullivan both breaking the ninety minutes and unfortunately Michael Murphy pulled up at the six mile mark with a tight calf. Michael McNamara had a super run with 1.53 and was delighted with the whole event.

Thanks to Martha McNamara for the photos,

The Annual Club BBQ will take place in Murph's in East Ferry on Sat 29th Aug. This was a fantastic night last year and this year promises to be even better. Tickets are only 15Euro and prizes for the Magic Mile will be presented. Further details from Bernie Twomey
Money and names will be taken at training next Monday evening or e mail the blog to reserve your place

Blackwater Triathlon

Thanks to Margaret Jones for the great photo's.

Cobh 4 Mile

A great race in Cobh again Friday evening organised by Ballymore Cobh AC and how wonderful it is to see this famous club back on its feet with very large amount of new members. The race was superbly stewarded and a great spread after. 

All of  runners had great runs with Sheila Buckley coming 4th Lady overall and Mary O'Keeffe getting 1st O/45 and Joan McCarthy 1st O/55.
Our men also collected prizes with John Cashman 2nd O/55 and Neilus Aherne once again 1st O/55 (it must be his magic massages he gives himself) Paul Kearns also had a fine run whilst Christopher McCarthy broke the 26min barrier and got himself a PB of 25.28 which is good going on not an easy course.


A good crowd of one hundred and thirty two took part in this race on Thursday evening. Over a tough course we had some good times achieved our first lady home was Eileen Leahy in 21.07 immediately followed by the ever improving Ger O’Regan in 21.13. Our prize winners were Margaret Twohig 1st O/45 and Margaret Barry 1St O/60.