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
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