10km Garden Challenge

Are you going to join club member who are taking part in an unique challenge this Easter Saturday 11th April. We will be taking part in a 10k challenge in our gardens at 10am. 10k of running and the only rule is that you must do it in your garden no matter the number of laps. And if there are smaller kids who want to get involved why not have them join in with 1km, or relay or whatever they can manage. Earn those Easter Eggs 🙂

We are recommending a charity in Feed the Heroes on below link for anyone who feels motivated to donate to this brilliant cause.

For anyone who wishes to join us it’s simple, 10am on 11th April, run 10k in your garden. Post pictures online, dress in fancy dress, the time and speed doesn’t matter. Let’s build some positivity around staying at home! Use #10kgardenchallenge & #stayathome if you are posting on social media.

Charity recommendation



Training alternatives in the current climate – Intervals

While all official training activities are suspended in this current climate of isolation and social distancing, it is still possible to stay fit (and sane) by getting in some training individually, while always observing HSE guidelines for spacing/social distancing.

If you want to keep up some interval training in the field on an individual basis, the layout below will help with marking out 400 and 1000 metre intervals.

Stay safe and healthy, and always observe HSE recommended social distancing guidelines!!

HSE guidelines to protect yourself and others:  https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/protect-yourself.html

Result of 3km Time Trial – 3rd March

Conor Hayes112:35
Ted O'Leary212:42
Brendan Hickey312:48
Natalie Nicholson412:53
Kieran Harte513:05
Kevin Hayes613:18
Peter Ryan713:52
Laurence O'Connor813:55
Sara Barry914:24
Paul O'Flynn1014:28
Denis McCarthy1114:56
Laura O'Flynn1215:27
Jenny Quirke1315:48
Steve Dunning1417:06
Aisling Collins1517:29
Sharon Aherne1617:42
Aisling McCarthy1719:00
Aine O'Regan1819:00
Nicola O'Donoghue1919:03

Result of 3km Time Trial – 4th February

Jonathan Kenneally112:07
John Mulcahy212:25
Ted O'Leary312:53
Natalie Nicholson413:04
Paul O'Connell513:14
Kevin Hayes613:23
Paul O'Flynn713:44
Brendan Hickey814:02
Cian O'Donoghue914:23
Laura O'Flynn1015:28
Denis McCarthy1115:46
Kathleen Keane1215:49
Ashling Collins1315:59
Charlie Nicholson1411:10
Kenneth O'Connell1508:09
Amy Kearney1608:23
Ciara Hayes1708:24
Amy O'Connell1808:28

Registration Night 2020

Registration for all athletes takes place this Wednesday 8th January from 8-9pm in Conna Hall.

All athletes must be registered in order to train or to take part in any athletics events representing the club.

Adults: €20, Juveniles: €15 (for first 2 juveniles, 3rd and subsequent juvenile €10).

Juvenile Training for January 2020

Training starts back this Thursday 9th Jan & Monday 13th *ONLY* for Juveniles COMPETING in the following:
•Munster Indoors – Feb 15th
•All Ireland B cross country championships – Feb 8th
•Secondary Schools Cross country championships.
Thursday night – U9-U12 7-8pm, followed by older group 8-9pm. Monday 7-8pm.
**NORMAL* training for All resumes mid February with outdoor Track & Field as our focus.

East Cork Cross Country

Our next to last outing  for cross country running was held in Carrig na bhfear on Sunday, the 8th.

The stormy conditions meant numbers were low overall but I am glad to say that St Catherines still turned up in good numbers and we had a great showing.

Lara Byrne came second in the under 9 girls which was a super performance over the 750 metre course. Well done , Lara!

The weather deteriorated very sharply after this and the next couple of races were held in driving rain. So fair dues to all the boys and girls for not only starting but also completing their respective races.

Oscar Cunningham came third in the under 9 boys. Mark Geary followed in 7th, Noah Keane in 10th and Adam O’Connor in 13th place. Fabulous teamwork, lads. Second place in the overall team and silver medals for all four boys.

The under 11 girls team also put on a brave face heading into the worsening conditions competing over the 1,500 metre course with big and small jumps . Aimee Kearney had a great battle upfront and duly came home third. She was followed by Ciara Hayes in 5th, Anna Byrne in 16th, Maebh O’Connell in 20th and Grainne Linehan in 25th. This team also captured silver, coming second overall. Great stuff girls!

Ryan Whelan and James O’Connor took on the under 11 boys race. Ryan had a great sprint finish and picked up a bronze medal for his efforts.

The under 13 girls were Ellie Barry and Ella O’Connor. They ran really well coming in 7th and 10th overall.

Darragh Ronayne and Charlie Nicholson also had strong performances in their under 13 race. Darragh came third and Charlie in 5th. Yet another medal for Darragh this season.

Last but not least, the most anticipated run of the day was for Doireann Hayes in the girls under 17s race. Doireann has been training hard the last few weeks and she had a solid run taking the field around for a few laps before she was reeled in, in the last few hundred metres and was just pipped for a medal, coming in fourth spot. Better luck next time, Doireann.

Our novice men of Jonathan Kenneally, Kevin Hayes, Kieran Harte and Kieran Murphy couldn’t resist giving this course a go over four laps. They were duly rewarded for their efforts coming third team overall.

Mighty stuff everyone. Handfuls of silver and bronze medals for the club. Very proud of each and every one of ye.