Munster Senior and Masters T&F:
The main event at the weekend was the Munster Senior/Masters T&F. Unfortunately the less said about this event the better... Low numbers and poor organisation made it a bit of a torrid affair.
We had 5 athletes competing. Fiona was the only senior female so by default won the Munster Title. In a solo race, with the start over an hour delayed, she ran a very respectable 18.02 in the circumstances.
Tim Crowley was the sole representative in the M35 category and ran a strong race to finish in 9.43, the same time as the Counties last week. Frank O'Carroll who was back from Denmark for the weekend togged out in the club colours and took silver in the M40 category in 10.01. Frank Hayes won the silver M45 medal in 9.51 and Denis on tired legs from a 5k the night before was 3rd in 12.25 in the M55's. Well done all for competing and representing the club in such good numbers.
Hopefully next year some lessons will be learned and decisions made in the few days leading up to the event to clarify the distances being run and the timings of these.
Old club stalwart Dave O'Dwyer made a welcome return to racing at the Touraneena 5k in Waterford. Dave ran a promising 20.09 and hopefully there will be plenty more to come for the rest of the summer. It appears his training around Ballymaloe is paying off. Denis also ran and finished 61st in 22.14.
The East Cork T&F that was postponed in April is being held on Bank Holiday Monday at 11am. There is a 1500m for mens starting at 11am and an 800m for women with an unknown start time.
Cork Marathon - We have a few club members running the full and half marathons on Sunday. Best of luck to them all. Lots of training will have gone in for the last 6 months for this so hopefully conditions will be kind on the day!
Also we have both a mens and womens team competing on Sunday:
Mens: Shane Harrington, Donogh Wall, Donal Giltnan (C), Graham Swords and Stephen O'Brien
Womens: Annalese Hutch, Lorna Santry, Eadaoin O'Neill (C), Michelle Ahearn and Lavinia Swords