There was a clear blue sky in Adamstown at 11.45am as the under 9s went to the line for the open Leinsters cross-country. No hint to what was to come later. What could be described as a cloudburst with storm force winds drove everyone to seek cover and some tents to the heavens. The result was a wet and mucky course as the running continued. So back to the running - Sinead and Ellen Cormack represented the club in the under 9s and did so very well as they finished 10th and 16th respectively. And then it was the turn [...]
Today was the day for the regional finals of the colleges cross country season. Peter Lynch on his second year in Tulsa University did us proud with another fabulous run on the Newman Golf Course, Peoria, Illinois. Melting snow made it heavy going over the 10Km course but Peter was equal to the challenge. In 32nd place after 3Km he gradually worked through the field to finish in 9th pace in 31.08.2 to lead the Tulsa team into third place and gain qualification for the nationals on 17th November in Wisconsin. Meanwhile over on the US west coast in California [...]
The numbers competing in todays senior cross-country championships had more the appearance of a Leinster event, particularly in the womens' race which had thirtytwo on the start line. KCH with eight athletes involved fought a great battle. Caoimhe Foley led the challengeand finished strongly in eight place. Donna Dowling 10th, Cathy Millett 11th and Caitriona Muldowney 13th made an excellent formation. There was excellent backup from Marie Cormack 16th, Joan Martin 21st, Kate Millea 24th and Joya Burns 28th. One more and we could have comfortably entered a team in the B section. The Men with eleven runners had no [...]
A nice mild morning saw big numbers in Kilmacow for the B Even Ages championships. KCH numbers were rather small but what we lacked in number we made up for in quality. Under 8 gilrs Lucy Maher and Aisling Maye left many in their wake as they finished 7th and 15th respectively. In the boys race Daire O'Flaherty was determined all through and made considerable gains to take individual bronze. In the under 10s Sinead Cormack in 11th place led the girls home. Ellen Millea, Ellen Cormack and Clodagh Maye made up the rest of the fourth placed team. The [...]
Trust Mtinsi led the KCH contingent in this years Dublin City Marathon. His time of 2.39.38 was some seven minutes better tha his 2017 result. Another with seven minutes improvement was Ciaran Hughes who came home in 3.18.56. Paul Moran 2nd, Conor Bolger 3rd and Graham Bourne 4th all finsihed under 3 hours their respective times being 2.50.00, 2.51.48 and 2.56.20. With a good number of men in action and running well KCH men were 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th teams. The other men finished as follows :- Seamus Kavanagh 7th 3.16.17, Ciaran Hughes 8th 3.18.56, Tony Lauhoff 10th 3.19.01, [...]
Our under 18 boys showed the result of their dedicated adherence to training at theLeinster cross-county in Navan today. Competing without the star performer of recent years, Shay McEvoy, they took the gold in the under 18 race and were silver medal winners in the junior section. James Kearney led them home in 5th place and the rest of the team bunched well with Kevin Burns 15th, Luke Whelan 18th, John Muldowney 21st and Cathal Kearney 22nd. Our two under 18 girls also ran well with AnnieMcEvoy coming 5th and Issey Shine placing 22nd. Martha Bergin and Kate Maher got [...]
Thunderstorms led to time changes for American Conference cross-country in New Orleans today. So it was wet and muddy conditions which the runners encountered but it didn't bother Peter Lycnh or his team mates as they took the team title for the fifth consecutive year. Peter ran well from the gun and finished in fourth place.
KCH had three athletes competing in the AAI Open cross-country in Abbottstown today. Once again Brian Maher showed his amazing ability and tenacity with a firstplace finish in the over 40 division. His time of 23.29 for the 7.5Km is also impressive. Eoin Everard competing at senior level placed 10th in 23.13 and the third fine performance came from Shay McEvoy who ran the Junior 6Km. Shay finished in 8th place in 18.56. Well done men. Ye did us proud.
Well done to all who took part in the 5K and 10K runs in aid of breast cancer. With 17,000 registered for the run great credit goes to Irene Henebry for her hosting the event and the team she gathered to help at registration and marshalling. Congrats.