East Cork Cross Country Conna
Club Wins Gold Silver and Bronze Medals
The East Cork Junior, Senior and Master Cross Country took place in Conna on Sunday. It was superbly organised by St Catherine's AC. We had the largest crew that we had in any years in attendance with several making their debuts and all did really well.
In the Junior race Frank O'Brien took control on the second lap and stayed in control all the way. He was well followed by John Spelman who also had a very fine run.
We saw some fantastic running from our club members and well done to all. Paul Hartnett ran a superb race staying with the much more experienced Kevin O'Brien a lot of the way and coming home a very comfortable second getting a well deserved silver.
There was a great PHOTO finish for Bronze when Tony Forristal and Sean McGrath were neck and neck to the line. Again a great run from Tony running his first cross country race against the vastly experienced Sean McGrath. A finish that will be talk about for years to come.
Our ladies also had some great runs with Sinead O'Driscoll just returning after a break leading the crew whilst every other lady ran their hearts out. Sonia O'Sullivan was there also jokingly seeking revenge on Eileen Leahy who she lost out against in Ballynoe. Eileen had another great run today returning to form. How wonderful it is to see an athlete of Sonia's caliber racing in the East Cork Championships and how great it was for us all to return to racing once again. Everyone respected the new regulations and a great day was had by all. Roll on the second round next weekend in Carrignavar. Don't forget to let Sally know if you want to run. Danny
Frank O'Brien Gold
John Spelman Silver
Sinead O'Driscoll Bronze
1st O/35 Gold and Bronze O/35 Team
F35 Ladies Team Bronze
Sinead O'Driscoll, Louise Barry, Gillian Bransfield
F45 Ladies Team Silver
Joan Hough, Breda Sheedy, Christine Murphy
Senior Men Team SILVER
Paul Hartnett, Tony Forestal, Daniel Bloom,Edwin Cashman.
Men O/45 SILVER Team
Ger O'Regan,Andre Brodkorb, Neilus Aherne, Barry Drennan.
Ger O'Regan Bronze O/45 individual
Monday Training continues as usual in the Cricket Field at 6pm. This will continue for the month of September then we will move to the All Weather Pitch in Midleton College.
Wednesday Training will resume at 7 PM 16 Sept. under the guidance of Declan Dorgan. Meet outside the Co Op Stores Market Green. Circuit training and a run.
A NEW C2 5K will commence at 6.30 PM 16 Sept. Meet outside the Co Op Stores Market Green. Very few places left. Contact immediately please if interested. Please pass the word.
Thursday The very successful Trail Running will continue with Andre until the end of the month. Then the usual Thursday evening sessions with Edmond will recommence on the 1st Oct at 9PM.
Other sessions Whats App etc will continue as normal. All HSE Guidelines and Athletics Ireland guidelines are strictly observed at all times.
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Best of luck to everyone racing this weekend (how lovely it is to write those words again). We have a fine crew signed up for the Cross Country in Conna. The details are on a previous post and below please find the course. We also have some members doing a Tri this weekend so best of luck to them also. Danny