East Cork Track and Field
The East Cork Track and Field took place on the CIT Track on Bank Holiday Monday. We were well represented by Ger O'Regan who was making his debut on the track where he performed very well indeed. Ger came 4th in the 1500m and 2nd in the 800m O/45. Fantastic results for the first time ever on the track which is a totally different discipline from the road. Super well done Ger may it be the first of many.
Cork City Marathon
We saw some great running out there today with Edwin Cashman doing better than he predicted and clocking 2.09.59 ( see photo below We have now discovered that he had help)and Brendan Curtin also having a great run. Peter Gunning and daughter Sineád must also be delighted to comfortably break the 4.30 mark. Gillian Bransfield also had a class run smiling all the way and no wonder as she got a PB and any day you get a PB is a good day. The true spirit of our club was shown once again when Paul Geary hit an early wall and was ably assisted by Fionan O'hAodain.
All reports speak of the amazing support given by our club members all around the course once again showing that as a club we are there to support each other whether running or cheering each other on.
We had some very fine runs also in the half marathon and the relays details to follow.
In true sporting tradition we say very well done to our neighbouring club member Tim O'Donoghue East Cork AC who finished second overall in the marathon.
Well done to all our members who ran and those that supported once again ye did your club proud. MAC Abú
Two of our volunteer pacers Louise Barry and Máire Walsh with the Chairperson of the Cork County Board Paddy Buckley.
A PB for Gillian
Edwin looking for an excuse not to run says Where's me shoes?"
Super PACER and another super PACER below. No wonder they are smiling. A job well done.
Claire says "feck I should have done Cork and not be waiting for Dublin."
Jobs well done by pacers and runners
Carrick On Suir 5 Mile
Flying Start To The Weekend
Continuing with the West Waterford Series our two athletes travelled to Sean Kelly country on Friday evening for the Carrick On Suir 5 Mile. Neilus Aherne once again came away with 1st O/60 in 32.33 and John Cashman had another fantastic run not far behind with 33.02. Great time and great running on this course and a great start for our club for the weekend.
Cork City Marathon News
We wish everyone running this weekend the very best especially those running the Cork City Marathon. We have Gillian Bransfield , Edwin Cashman, Amanda Cooney, Brendan Curtin, Paul Geary and Peter Gunning with his daughter Sinead all doing the full also we have several more doing the relay.
Our Half Marathon listed runners are Derek Ahern, Louise Barry, Mark Cronin, Mike Dorney, Marie Gillman, Margaret Jones, James Long, Fionán O'hAodáin, Des O'Mahony, Mark O'Reilly, Barry O'Shea. Bernie Twomey, Máire Walsh.
Our team "Running Out Of Time" for the relay are Leg 1 Barry O'Dwyer, Leg 2 (Silversprings) Sean Walsh, Leg 3 Tim Hannon, Leg 4 Declan Dorgan, Leg 5 (Model Farm Road to Patrick Street) Eileen Leahy.
Plus our amazing pacers Marie Gillman, Máire Walsh and Louise Barry helping others to achieve their goals as always. We will have our usual crew of stewards around the course. So please come up and cheer on your club mates and all the runners.
Some few shots from our Monday nights training sessions on grass in the Cricket Field showing the great work and happy faces of the athletes. Training and speed work on grass is so much better for the body than constant pounding the road which only lines the physiotherapist's pockets when you get injured. Everyone is welcome to any of our training sessions and you can try out for FREE with no obligation to join. All levels are catered for at these sessions by qualified and experienced coaches.
Other sessions are Wed .6.30 Co Op door. Thursday 9pm Co Op door. Loads of other sessions are organised to suit all levels and availability over the weekend by What's App. groups.
The trail running sessions again on the soft ground of the woods take place on Thursday evening at 6.30 pm and the various venues are advertised on the blog. FB or by email. Andre who has huge experience organises them and they have proved very popular with our members and friends.
4 Thur 06/06/2019 Glenbower Wood (Killeagh)
5 Thur 13/06/2019 Curragh Woods (Midleton)
6 Thur 20/06/2019 Walshtown Woods (just 6 miles outside Midleton) 52.001303, -8.158309 Google maps coordinates
7 Thur 27/06/2019 Ballyannan Woods (Midleton)
8 Thur 04/07/2019 Glenbower Wood (Killeagh)
Andre arriving at Ballyannan Wood to set up the sessions.