While still celebrating the success of "Streets of Kilkenny 2019" word came through of more success in California where university students Peter Lynch and Aoibhe Richardson were competing in the Mt Sac Invitational. Aoibhe, running for Portland and coming back off injury ran the 10K in 34.22. Peter who is in Tulsa University was in flying form. Knocking over a minute off his previous 10K time he finished the race in 29.29. Well done.
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What a night we had on the "Streets" tonight. The organisation was top class. The Weather was perfect. The spectators were out supporting and the athletes were flying. None moreso than winner Hiko Tanosa, DSD, who set the pace from start to finish and setting a new race record of 14.15. The winner of the ladies was Sinead O'Connor, Leevale in a time of 16.47. With over 50 clubs from various parts of the country Host club, KCH, was a winner in many ways. Toss Hayes was third place overall and first of over 30 KCH men. Grace Richardson in [...]
The All-Ireland Indoor Relays were held in AIT today. It proved a day to remember for our under 12 girls. With three heats and results based on time it was to no avail to simply win your heat - it had to be won with the fastest time and that's what these girls did. From the start it was 110% from all four girls with anchor girl, Molly Daly, clinching it on the back straight with a powerful show of speed and strength ( Time 2.02.02). It was a similar challenge for the boys under 12. And they approached it [...]
AIT was the host college for this year's Intervarsities Track and Field. It proved a happy venue for Cliodhna Manning, Carlow IT, as she took the gold in the 400m in 54.47 just ahead of St Joseph's Sophie Becker. Brother Jack, having the first leg for the winning DCU 4x400m relay team, also collected Gold. There were further relay medals for KCH athletes. AIT student, Louise Holmes, won bronze with her college 4x100m relay team. Callan Byrne, Carlow IT, won silver with his 4x100m team. Callan also represented the college in the 100m where he placed fith in the semi-final. [...]
KCH hosted today's Parkrun in the Castle Park. Thanks to Nicholas Dunphy, PRO, who erected the club tent there was shelter for the officials from a very cooling breeze at the top of the hill. Brian Maher spoke to the gathering expounding the merits of the Streets of Kilkenny. It was fitting that the first home was club member Trust Mtinsi. A number of club juveniles handed out fliers to promote the race. Thanks to Graham Bourne for getting the club involved and taking on the role of Race Director for the day.
Eoin Everard and Brian Maher made the trip to Dunboyne today for the annual 10Km Road Race. The trip was worthwhile as Eoin placed second in 30.12 and Brian was a close third in 30.13. Meanwhile Toss Hayes was in The Netherlands for a half marathon. A good run saw him complete the race in 1.05.45. Well done Men.
It was a busy weekend at the All-Ireland Juvenile Indoors in the Athlone Arena. It was an eventful weekend for under 12 athlete Molly Daly. Running in her first Indoor All-Ireland she finished 4th in the 60m (8.85) on Saturday and showed great class to take the gold in the 600m on Sunday. Also going in the 60m was Oisin Henderson who had an excellent time of 8.76 for the event. Alex Cullen (U14) competing in three events was a busy athlete. With a PB of 4.83 in the Long Jump he was rewarded with a silver medal. He also [...]
Peter Lynch continued his running development at the Mike Fanelli Classic in San Francisco today. Representing the Tulsa University in the 5K he finished secondin his race in a new PB time of 14.18.
Approximately twenty club members travelled to Mallow today to competein the 10 mile road race. Pat Purcell was first of the men home in a little over one minute while Clare Dermody was the first of the ladies. Among those who finished the race were Maired Lacey, Oonagh Guilfoyle, Anita Byrne, Joya Burns, Roisin O'Dwyer, Jackie Varley, Geraldine Grogan, Dympna Kelly, Catherine Ryan, Conor Darcy, Conor Bolger, Ciaran Hughes, Noel Maher, Mervyn Doyle, Paul Phelan, Declan Walshe and Michael Grogan.
The Schools International cross-country was held in Santry today. Tom Lodge was part of the Junior Irish team. Running his usual strong race he placed fifth on the Irish team(22nd overall). With the the team coming third Tom got his first international medal.