Cork County T&F:
We had 5 athletes competing in the county T&F last Sunday. With a limited program due to Covid there was an 800m and 3000m for middle distances.
There were two heats, in Heat 1 Nicky continued his good form with a third overall and silver in Senior category in a time of 9.29. James who did a lot of the pace pushing in the middle section of the race was just behind Nicky in 9.32. This got him a gold in the M35's.
In Heat 2 Jen was second senior lady home in 11.21. Eric was 5th in the race and first M55 in 11.17 with Denis taking silver in the M55 too in 13.55.
There are still some spots left in the Cloyne 5k on Friday at 7.30pm if anybody is interested. It is held in association with East Cork AC so if anybody is around to help out too on the night that would be greatly appreciated too.
Link - https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/Cloyne5kRoadRace
Rathcormac 4 Mile and Bweeng 5:
We have had a number of local road races in the past week. Tim O'Donoghue showing there is life left in Master athletes as he won both in style. Supershoes are adding some glamour onto times but they are here to stay and with the vast majority of people wearing them now it is a much more level playing field than previous years. Tim pushed both races from gun to tape and left a lot of classy athletes in his wake, if he can continue and build on this form he will be ominous in the County Senior XC in 6 weeks as he pushes for his 3 in a row of county titles!
Tims winning time was an impressive 19.28, Frank after a long track season was 4th (and commendably is still not wearing any supershoes) in 20.57 with the ever improving Nicky just over his shoulder in 21.08. Oliver Smiddy ran a solid race to finish 33rd in 25.41 and Avril Crowley was 12th in the womens race in 29.31.
Bweeng 5k was on 3 days later and some of the usual suspects turned up again, eager on cashing in on the late season road race prizes and running some good times on a fast course. Tim again pushed the pace from the start and took a comfortable victory in 14.29. Great to see Paul Hartnett back in action too and he ran a mighty last couple of kilometers to finish 2nd in 14.48. Nicky ran a PB as well finishing 8th in 15:47. Well done all.
Cork County T&F:
Better late than never the Cork Country T&F are on this weekend. There are 800m and 3000m middle distance races. If you want to run either of these please respond to Eadaoins email by today.
Training will officially resume again this Saturday, Aug 28th, in Welchtown at 11am. For anyone new please touch base with somebody for directions.
Upcoming Fixtures - XC
- Sep 19th: East Cork XC Day 1, 11am
- Sep 26th: Charleville Half Marathon, 10am
- Oct 3rd: County Junior and Senior XC
- Oct 10th: County Novice and Masters XC
- Oct 17th: Autumn Open XC, 2pm
- ???: Munster Senior XC
- Nov 13th: British and Irish Masters XC, Santry
- Nov 21st: National Junior and Senior XC
- Dec 5th: National Novice XC
- Dec 12th: SPAR European XC
In a hastily organised national league this year, for reasons that everybody is sick of talking about, we had just one athlete representing the East Cork Division. In a high standard womens 1500m Norah scored 4 points with 5th place in 5.40. Frank also ran in the mens 800m finishing 8th in 2.03. Both have had a long season and have been the most consistent at training. A little break and onto cross country for all. Fingers crossed we will get a full season of it this year with the Europeans looming in Dublin for December.
Munster Senior T&F:
Norah represented the club at the Munster Seniors in Templemore last Saturday. Norah came 5th in the 800m in 2.35 just outside her PB set earlier this season. Well done Norah. Frank ran in the 5000m and was 6th in 15.41.
The night before the Conna 5k road race was held on a hilly stretch of roads in Ballynoe. Tim continued his good form with a commanding win in 14.55. Nicky ran a 40 second PB to clock 16.03 and 3rd overall. James was 4th in 16.27. Jen was 4th lady in a new PB of 19.11 with Denis running 24.51.