Thursday, 10 December 2015


Ballycotton 10

Don't forget to do your Ballycotton 10 entry. At this stage you must do it by post. So post it NOW it must reach Ballycotton by Thursday next 17th Dec. There is NO hand delivery Post only.
Form available here 

Turkey Trot

A great crowd from the club turned up at the BHAA Turkey Trot in aid of Simon in the Marina Sunday morning and good fun was had by all. Then home to watch the amazing Irish Women take Bronze in the European Cross Country.

St Catherines Annual Cross Country in The Dark

St Catherines AC will be holding their annual charity cross country run on Tuesday evening next in Conna at 7pm. Its under flood lights and is a nice easy course with a great fun atmosphere also its an ideal way of trying cross country in a non competitive type race. Well worth supporting.

Best Of Luck Ireland in the Europeans

Best of luck to all the Irish athletes competing on Sunday in Hyeres France especially the three Cork athletes from Leevale AC Lizzie Lee, Michelle Finn and Ryan Creech all coached by Donie Walsh.

TV coverage on RTE 2 from 11:30

Floodlit Cross Country CIT

The seventh annual Floodlit Cross Country took place in the CIT on Friday evening and we saw some very fine running  from the Midleton AC crew. Eileen Leahy once again showed her class and finished 2nd Lady whilst Brian Harty finished an excellent 7th  and Paul Kearns a very fine 30th.

Message from Cork AAI

Online Entry to the Ballycotton 10 will remain open until midnight tomorrow night for Athletics Ireland, Athletics Northern Ireland, overseas entrants and those who have run all four of the 2015 Summer Series races. 
The Ballycotton website warns that anyone who enters but does not satisfy these criteria will have their entry cancelled.

Cross Country in The Dark

Most of the cross country races on the calendar are inter club only and are not open to non-club runners. For this unique event on the CIT grounds on Friday evening the 11th of December 2015, anyone can take part even non Athletics Ireland members.

From the organisers...The 7th Annual “Floodlight” Cross Country Run in CIT on the 11th Dec @ 7pm.
This is a truly unique event-(The only one in Ireland)

The Men’s Run is 5km and the Ladies Run is 3km and is once again sponsored by The Edge Sports Shop.

This is a Charitable event and the benefactors will be “
Make a Wish Foundation” & “SOUND – Sufferers Of Unique Narcolepsy Disorder

Registration is from 5.30pm on the Night and the Cost is €5.

This event is perfect for both the experienced athletes as well as the person who is trying Cross Country for the first time. Flat course, mostly ran around the playing pitches in CIT.

Registration will take pace upstairs in the main GAA stand, on the side furthest away from the college.

Refreshments provided afterwards.

Race Notification: Simon Turkey Trot 2015

The annual Turkey Trot down the Marina in aid of Cork Simon is almost upon us again.  This is a race with a difference which takes place on Sunday December 13 at 11am. You have to submit your expected time for 4 miles when you register and the closest to their estimate is the winner. No watches allowed and no timer at the finishing line so you can’t walk up to the line just in time! As it’s in aid of a worthy charity who do great work, entries are €10 with all proceeds going to Simon. Check out CorkSimon.iefor details of their work.
Registration takes place from 9.30am at the Lee Rowing Club. Have your estimated time for 4 miles ready when you register. All manners of Christmas costumes are welcome and there’s usually a sing-song at the start to get you into Christmas spirit!
We’re going all out this year, Tony even dressed up for the photoshoot for the Evening Echo recently