Some twenty plus members of KCH made the short trip to Danesfort today for "The Mile Marker". The majority took part in the 10 mile with just a half dozen in the 5 mile. Ken Maher in fourth place led the clubs five milers. But who led the 10 milers. The photo and the time suggest it was a tie with Toss Hayes and Peter Lynch both credited with the same time of 55.50. Pat Purcell was the first of the M40s and Jphn Phelan first of the M50s. Our first lady home was Lisa Brennan in 1.10.35. Well done ye [...]
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We were back in Tullamore again today for another round of the "Leinsters". The results were much the same if not better. With a considerably fewer athletes involved the medal count was excellent - two gold, four silver and four bronze. Alex Cullen added a 3rd in high jump to yesterdays two. In under 15 Amelie Foley, fresh to the competition had a silver in long jump and bronze in 100m. Conor Byrne winded up the weekend with gold in triple jump and fourth in 100m. Abbie O'Brien collected a bronze in 250m hurdles. Jennifer Oboh had a good day [...]
Our older juveniles had their first day of Leinster track and field action in Tullamore today. And a good day it was with sixteen individual medals won. There were 4 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze. U12 Ruth Crowley won gold in the 60m hurdles. Evan Cullen did likewise in the under 13 hurdles. It was gold also for Patrick Lacey in U13 long jump where KCH had a one two as Louie Raggett took the silver. Roisin Burns and Ella Wall were also in action for the U13s with Roisin doing the better of the two finishing 5th in [...]
Some of our athletes competed in Ulster and Munster Senior Championships this weekend. Callan Byrne had a successful trip to the Munster's in Templemore to win the 100m and 200m. Ciara Deely and Jack Manning headed to the Ulsters. Ciara placed 2nd in the 400 hurdles(1.01.51) and Jack was 3rdin the 400 (49.08).
This was a busy day in Tullamore for the Leinster Pairs and also the under 12 and under 13 championship events. KCH had over forty athletes competing and between them they came home with over thirty Leinster medals - a great haul by any standards. The under 10s were the richest with five sets of pairs between them. Ellen Daly and Kara Canavan had double celebrations with silver in the 60m pairs and the 500m pairs. Robert Cullen and Tom Henderson were second in the Long Jump and then in the 60m sprint Robert paired with Mikey Phelan to win [...]
Our three girls teams brought a busy weekend to a happy conclusion with a set of medasl each. Competing in the Leinster Team event in Drogheda the under 11 and under 15 teams won silver and the under 13 girls won bronze. Congratulations girls.
Aoibhe Richardson made her debut in the VHI Women's Mini Marathon with a fantastic win. With some 30,000 lining up at the start she took to the front and was a clear winner in 34.35. But that wasn't all. Aoibhe's mum, a participant on a number of previous occasions, was also on the road and completed the 10k in 40.23 which placed her third in the over 50 category. And there was more because Aoibhe's sister Grace was also in the race and finished in a highky commendable 41.32. When the dust settled it transpired that Team KCH/aka "Team Richardson" [...]
It was a case of Double Gold for Ciara Deely today. Competing in the Leinster Senior track and field championships in Tullamore she won both the 400m (57.50) and the 400 hurldles (1.02.56). Congratulations.
KCH had six athletes competing in the Schools All-Ireland in Tullamore today. All acquitted themselves well with Shay McEvoy, St Kierans, winning silver in 1500 (3.54.81) and Annie McEvoy, Loreto,winning bronze in 3000 (10.35.38). Tara McGuire, Presentation, placed 8th in Shot (9.39). Tom Lodge, St Kierans, was 4th in Junior 1500 (4.22.49). Jennifer Leahy, Loreto, was 7th in senior high jump (1.55) and Rory McGabhann, Kilkenny College, was 4th in High Jump (1.85).
Day 4 of the County Track and Field Championships marked a significant achievement for the club. Fot a number of years our F4L ladies dabbled in the championships but not in significant numbers. This year was different thanks to Kate Millea and Declan Walshe who motivated the F4L athletes and also Pat Purcell who trained the Cto5. With the enthusiasm generated by these groups some twenty plus Harriers took part. Included among the participants were Peter Lynch who got things going with a comfortable win in the 5000, Jack Manning 1st in senior 200m, Cliodhna 1st in senior Shot and [...]