Thursday, 4 February 2016


BHAA - Janssen 6k

Well done to all who ran this morning in Little Island in the Janssen 6k.  Conditions were good, and the rain held off until the race was over.

Our prize-winners were:
Marie Gillman 1st o/50
Louise Barry 2nd o/35
Donie O'Connell 3rd o/65
Fergal O'Meara, Marc Dalton and Ger McLean were 2nd men's B team

It would seem that most that did the same race 3 weeks ago, improved today.  Shane Foley, following from his great run last weekend in Dungarvan, had another fine run finishing in 22:27.  Hot on his heels, 2 seconds later, was Morgan O'Regan.  Louise had a fine run knocking 20 seconds off the same course 3 weeks ago, as had Marie Gillman and both were in the prizes.  Edwin Cashman broke 24 minutes, getting himself a PB in 23:48.  Marc Dalton knocked over a minute off his time from 3 weeks ago, showing that his training is paying off - no doubt we'll be seeing further improvement as he returns to his full fitness.  David Moynihan too had an excellent run and a PB of 23:14.  Joan McCarthy also had a good run, over 30 secs faster than 3 weeks ago, as was Ger O'Regan.  Sean O'Sullivan had a fine run too, as he gallops back to his full form.  Well done also to new member Emer McLean, and to Ber Twomey and Mark O'Reilly.  And once again a big well done to Sheila Buckley!

If you ran this or any other race this weekend, please let us know at 

Thanks again to Joan McCarthy for the following photos:

Lizzie Lee wins Evening Echo Sports Star of the Year Award

Well done to Lizzie Lee (Leevale AC) and coach, Donie Walsh, on a well deserved Sports Star of the Year award on Friday night.  The photo above by Lizzie's dad, Gearoid O'Laoi, shows Donie with Michelle Finn (left) and Lizzie Lee (right).  Lizzie currently holds the fastest Olympic qualifying time for the marathon (2:23:51), which she ran in Berlin in September.  This is the 5th fastest Irish women's marathon time ever.

Good luck to all of our members running this weekend.  As always,
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BHAA - Janssen 6k, Sunday Feb 7th  11am in Little Island.
This week's AAI events - see

Events for w/e Sunday Feb 7th

Sat Feb 6th, Athlone IT -
GloHealth National Indoor League final

Sat Feb 6th, 12:00, Blarney Golf Resort Hotel - Munster Athletics Annual Convention

Sat Feb 6th, 09:00, Clonakilty - Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k

Sun Feb 7th, 10:00, Ballincollig Regional Park - Ballincollig AC 3k

Sun Feb 7th, 11:00, Enniskeane - Munster Junior, Intermediate and Juvenile Inter-County XC Relay Championships

Sun Feb 7th, 12:00, Oldbridge, Drogheda - Ras na hEireann

Sun Feb 7th, 11:00, Athlone IT - Glohealth AAI Indoor Games

Sun Feb 7th, Kastamonu, Turkey - European Clubs Cross-Country

Ballymaloe Relish Fun Run - Sunday Feb 7th

Please note that this is not an AAI approved race, it is a fun run.  See poster below - you may have to pre-register....

We received this email from Ballymaloe:

Hi guys,

We are holding a 5k Lucky Run/Walk on Sunday the 7th of February in Ballymaloe House. This is a fun feel good day will offer the chance to learn about everything from Art Therapy, universal energy arts to kite surfing.  There will be nutritional advice from Rachel and Darina Allen among others and information on Dyslexia and much more.  Food stalls will be catering for visitors throughout the day and there will be plenty of stalls to browse for both shopping and learning. A day of inspiring talks (all talk entry included in ticket price) on everything to do with enhancing your lifestyle both mentally and physically. The Ballymaloe Good Living day objective is that visitors leave that evening with at least one new life enhancing idea or thought to carry forward in 2016 and always. It promises to be a nice fun feel good day out.

I have attached an image of our poster for the event and the link to register below. We would love if you could display it in your premises. Hope to see you there.

Amy O’Leary
Marketing Assistant
Ballymaloe Foods,
Little Island, Co.Cork.