Firstly well done to everybody who ran in 2023 for the club, especially those who won medals, got PB's and filled up teams when you were needed.
There have been 52 individual results since the last update so I will just give the highlights in the report and hopefully every result is captured in the detailed list below. If not please let me know.
The best place to start is as always the medal table. Tony followed up his County Intermediate title with the Munster title in Riverstick on November 26th. He also led the Cork county team to gold.
The other individual medal winners in the past 6 weeks were Eadaoin and Siobhan in the County Masters in Glanmire. Eadaoin won the bronze F35 medal with Siobhan running very nicely for the bronze in a competitive F50 category. The team were 2nd then in the F35 team event with Niamh O'Connor and Christine Kelly scoring on the team too. Well done all.
Club Records (Super Shoe):
2 records, one man! Big congrats to Paul Harrnett on two very big results in the past few weeks. Firstly he knocked 1 second off Michael Hartys super shoe club record by 1 second when he came 3rd in the Newmarket Classic in 14.19. To prove it was not just a lucky run Paul reckoned he better back it up so on St Stephens Day he headed to Clonmel and became the first person in the clubs history to ever run under 19 minutes for a 4 mile race. Timmy and Liam have both ran 19.02 in different decades (even millenniums!). Paul was again 3rd in the race behind Sean Tobin and Peter Lynch and clocked 18.51. Congrats Paul it is well deserved.
National Senior XC:
While we did not scale the heights of 2022, we did have a competitive team competing at the national senior XC in Gowran this year. The team packed well in the 40's but just a bit too far back to be in contention for medals. Well done to Michael, Timmy, Paul, Tony and Frank for racing on the day.
Cloyne Commons 4k:
Well done to all who have raced in the series so far. We have had great turn outs to support this great local race. And on top of that we have had the overall winners in both races so far. Michael Furlong won the first race in 13.19 and John Spelman the second in a great PB and sub 13 performance for the first time in 12.57.
The Captains Christmas Run was held at Youghal Parkrun this year. We had a good turnout and some handy performances as well to justify the coffee and cake afterwards. Also on was the annual training trip to Inch beach in Kerry. It was also well attended and good to see some youth on the dunes again to build for the next generation.
Club membership is now due for the year. Can you please arrange this with Liam or Nicky. It is €40.