Todays 5KM in Stoneyford was well attended. The juveniles 1K got proceedings under way and Ruairi McEvoy who had been prominent from the start made it home in third place. KCH were very much to the fore in the adult event. Prominent at the early stages were Peter Lynch, Shay McEvoy and Aiobhe Richardson and they were still out in front at the finish. Peter made it first across the finish line under the 15 minutes (14.54) with Shay in second place , not far behind (15.08). Aoibhe Richardson (17.22) was first lady home. Tom Lodge scored in the Junior [...]
Today's 4 Mile in Clonmel had very much a Kilkenny flavour as KCH had first, second and third finishers in the personages of Brian Maher (19.01), Toss Hayes (19.07) and Eoin Everard (19.23). Not too far off thepace was Ken Maher in 18th (22.21). Well done men.
This morning's RUN was special. The weather was kind. The numbers were big. The atmosphere was exciting AND the generosity of the participants was fantastic. With considerable advance publicity that all proceeds of this year's run were going to the "John Needs Pembro " cause there was a much higher than average turnout. There were loads of spot prizes and lollypops too. Eoin O'Flynn made contact from Toronto regretting his inability to attend he hopes to make in in 2019! Many stories were swapped and friendships renewed AND there was 3,200+ euro for JNP. Major thanks to all. [...]
The weather man forecast an orange warning. It turned out to be a little less than yellow. For the under 19 boys it was bronze. And for Shay McEvoy it was silver. The final cross-country of 2018 was for the national Uneven age Juvenile and Novice, held on the racecourse in Navan co Meath. Our U19 boys had Shay McEvoy setting a strong pace over the hilly course. His efforts brought him national silver and was a major help to the club team which finished in third place. James Kearney (31) was second scorer with Kevin Burns (41) not far [...]
The Novice cross-country championships were held in The Castle Park today. After many changed decisions our ladies fielded two teams -one in Grade A and one in Grade B- for the Novice cross country championships in the Castle Park today. And they did more than field teams. They competed and competed successfully. The "A" squad - Claire Dermody 2nd, Cathy Millett 3rd, Anita Byrne 6th - finished in first place. The "B" squad with mostly very novice runners won silver. Team members were Aisling Gannon 13th, Fiona Phelan 17th and Joanne O'Dwyer 18th. The men were also out with good [...]
Tilburg in The Netherlands was the venue for this year's European cross-country championships. Ireland fielded strong teams in all six races- Men and women U20, U23 and senior. KCH had Aoibhe Richardson competing on the under 23 team. Following her excellent performances on the US colleges cross country season she turned in another great run. Finishing in an overall 25th place in 21.32 she was second scorer on the Irish team.
Cathy Millett stood out in the Ladies O/50 cross country championships in Gowran today. The race, run in conjunction with the men's race, saw Cathy as the leading lady from the start. Running a steady pace throughout and leaving a number of the men in her wake she was a comfortable winner of the gold- a new county champion.
The B championships, held in Gowran today, proved a useful experience for a number of our young juveniles. Darragh O'Callaghan, having led from the start, took first place in the under 7s. Another Darragh, Darragh Browne (6) also ran well in the under 7s as did Ronan Hogan (5). For the girls Ella O'Flaherty (6) and Rachel Hogan (5) ran well. In the under 9s there was some good running from the Cormacks, Ellen (7) and Sinead (5). The boys were out in force with Patrick Wall setting the pace. Michael Phelan (8) on his first cross country run lost [...]
We had a large contingent taking part in this year's Waterford Half Marathon - some with great success. For the men Toss Hayes took third place in 1.08.12. Trust Mnisti was next in 1.16.48 and then followed a dozen or so culminating with Ian Comerford who finsihed in 1.53.08. Caitriona Muldowney led our ladies in. Her time of 1.30.22 gave her first place in the O/35s. Caoimhe Foley with 1.33.15 was fifth in the same category. For many runners these distance races are more about times than places. For others its about getting to the finish and for some like [...]