Conditions were ideal for today's Dublin City Marathon and with over thirty men and women wearing the KCH label it was a big occasion. Stalwart Paul Murphy led the Harriers men home in 2.58.33 a short distance ahead of John O'Donnell in 2.58.38. Jane Campbell finishing in 3.37.55 led the ladies home. Louise O'Reilly, Oonagh Guilfoyle, Joysa Burns and Kate Giblin all finished under the 4hours. Meanwhile across in Frankfurt huge times were being achieved. Toss Hayes, making his debut at the distance clocked 2.25. Ken Maher and Graham Bourne finished in 2.41 and 2.49 respectively. Jacinta Mulroe was first [...]
The Leinster Juvenile Even Ages CC Championships were held in Gowran today. The venue organised and prepared by Gowran AC was a credit to the club - Parking, Administration, Catering, Results. The weather, thankfully, was ideal. Yesterday's rain left little lakes and heavy under foot conditions to add to the atltetes' workload. A number of our under 10s - Sinead Cormack, Kara Canavan, Ellen Cormack, Thomas Hayes, Ryan Farrell, Shay Molloy - took advantage of the open race to gain valuable experience. The under 12 girls were 9th club led home by Ruth Crowley. The other team members were Clodagh [...]
A bright day but the going was soft in Abbottstown today for the Athletics Ireland open cross country. We had three athletes involved competing at different levels. All three did us proud. Shay McEvoy covered the 6k course in 18.54 to claim the bronze - a good omen for the Leinster Juniors next Saturday in Gowran. Brian Maher comfortably retained the masters crown in the over 40s while Eoin Everard placed 12th in the seniors. The county seniors in The Castle Park on 3rd Nov will give the locals an opportunity to see these men, and many others, in action [...]
Kilkenny hosted its third Great Pink Run today when 3000 people took part. There were two races 5K and 10K with many of our athletes taking part. Great credit to Irene Henebry and her team of volunteers for making this a successful and enjoyable event for all.
This weekend was a busy one for the University cross-country athletes in the USA. The Nuttycombe Invitational was held in Wisconsin on Friday with teams from some thirty colleges participating. The Tulsa Men's team, ranked outside the top ten, turned up in confident mood and put in a very fine performance. Peter Lynch had what could be described as his most impressive race to date. Finishing in 14th place in 23.56.1 he led his team into bronze medal position. On Saturday Aoibhe Richardson, representing San Francisco, gave a powerful performance in the Under Armour Pre-National in Indiana. Leaving the rest of [...]
After a heavy nights rain the sun came out for the uneven cross-country championships in Castlecomer today. And it wasn't just the sun that came out. Our athletes were out in force particularly in the younger ages - Under 9s and under 10s had 29 and 28 athletes respectively - well done. And great results also ranging from Ella O'Flaherty 1st under 9 to Cathy Millett 1st Over 50. Kate Maher had a fine run to take the individual gold in girls under 11. Boys under 17 had a clean sweep with Shay McEvoy, Kevin Burns and Cathal Kearney placing [...]
After all the rain and Lorenso gone and largely forgotten today was sunny all through for the staging of the Even Ages CC Championships in Ballycurran. Despite having a bus laid on there was a small turnout from the club but as the saying goes "good goods in small parcels". Victory in the under 8 Boys with Darragh O'Callaghan striking gold Aoibhinn Lacey winning silver in their respective races got us off to a good start. Teamwise it was the under 10s who proved the most impressive with both teams winning medals Girls gold and Boys bronze. The under 12 [...]