Information on all upcoming Cross Country events can be found at Cork Athletics Cross Country Autumn Fixtures 2019.
St Catherine’s AC Couch to 5km programme starts next Wednesday 4th September at 7:30pm in Conna Sports Field. €30 for non-registered athletes, €10 for registered members.
Spread the word and come along! All welcome.
Our 9 week Couch to 5k programme is suitable for all beginners and is available here.
Well done to all 44 juveniles who took part in our 1 Mile Road Race last night. Results as follows:
|Number||Name||Club||Time||Overall Position||Category Position|
|1861||Sennan O’Reilly||St Catherines AC||05:46||1||1|
|1840||Conor Hayes||St Catherines AC||05:49||2||2|
Carrig na Bhfear
St Catherines AC
|Number||Name||Club||Time||Overall Position||Category Position|
|1867||Lucy Ahern||St Catherines AC||06:39||13||1|
|1834||Charlotte Norman||St Catherines AC||06:52||17||2|
|1833||Sarah O’Connell||St Catherines AC||07:00||18||3|
Full results below:
|Number||Name||Category||Club||Time||Overall Position||Category Position|
|1861||Sennan O'Reilly||Male Juvenile||St Catherines AC||05:46||1||1|
|1840||Conor Hayes||Male Juvenile||St Catherines AC||05:49||2||2|
|1864||Darragh Ronayne||Male Juvenile||St Catherines AC||05:49||3||3|
|1870||Aidan Maher||Male Juvenile||Carrig na Bhfear||05:49||3||3|
|1875||Paul Kelly||Male Juvenile||Carrigaline AC||05:56||4||4|
|1857||Shane Byrne||Male Juvenile||Togher AC||06:01||5||5|
|1876||Tom Kelly||Male Juvenile||Carrigaline AC||06:08||6||6|
|1843||Charlie Nicholson||Male Juvenile||St Catherines AC||06:20||7||7|
|1848||Ronan O'Shea||Male Juvenile||Carrigaline AC||06:20||8||8|
|1849||Eoin Dylan||Male Juvenile||n/a||06:28||9||9|
|1842||Cian McCarthy||Male Juvenile||n/a||06:29||10||10|
|1860||Noah Switzer||Male Juvenile||n/a||06:29||11||11|
|1867||Lucy Ahern||Female Juvenile||St Catherines AC||06:39||12||1|
|1868||Billy Ahern||Male Juvenile||St Catherines AC||06:41||13||12|
|1865||Conor Ronayne||Male Juvenile||St Catherines AC||06:43||14||13|
|1838||James O'Connor||Male Juvenile||St Catherines AC||06:45||15||14|
|1834||Charlotte Norman||Female Juvenile||St Catherines AC||06:52||16||2|
|1833||Sarah O'Connell||Female Juvenile||St Catherines AC||07:00||17||3|
|1869||James Geary||Male Juvenile||St Catherines AC||07:04||18||15|
|1862||Ellie Barry||Female Juvenile||St Catherines AC||07:13||19||4|
|1872||Saoirse Corrigan||Female Juvenile||St Nicholas AC||07:15||20||5|
|1859||Andy Switzer||Male Juvenile||n/a||07:17||21||16|
|1874||Sean Finn||Male Juvenile||Grange Fermoy||07:18||22||17|
|1841||Ciara Hayes||Female Juvenile||St Catherines AC||07:23||23||6|
|1871||Henry Wagner||Male Juvenile||Grange Fermoy||07:27||24||18|
|1866||Jacob Simms||Male Juvenile||n/a||07:33||25||19|
|1850||Kelly Dylan||Female Juvenile||n/a||07:38||26||7|
|1839||Cillian Harte||Male Juvenile||n/a||07:39||27||20|
|1854||Katelyn Hickey||Female Juvenile||St Catherines AC||07:39||28||8|
|1856||Anna Byrne||Female Juvenile||St Catherines AC||07:45||29||9|
|1853||Marie O'Connor||Female Juvenile||St Catherines AC||07:47||30||10|
|1863||Chloe Carr||Female Juvenile||St Catherines AC||07:52||31||11|
|1873||Jack Darrer-Dalton||Male Juvenile||Blackwater Tri Club||07:53||32||21|
|1858||Orlaith Byrne||Female Juvenile||Togher AC||07:58||33||12|
|1846||Sean Morrison||Male Juvenile||St Catherines AC||08:05||34||22|
|1845||Cathal Higgins||Male Juvenile||St Catherines AC||08:19||35||23|
|1836||Layla McNamara||Female Juvenile||n/a||08:20||36||13|
|1852||Chloe Higgins||Female Juvenile||St Catherines AC||08:23||37||14|
|1844||Teegan Murphy||Female Juvenile||St Catherines AC||08:29||38||15|
|1835||Ali Quirke||Female Juvenile||n/a||08:34||39||16|
|1851||Thomas Kaskiewicz||Male Juvenile||Grange Fermoy||08:40||40||24|
|1837||Julia Witnik||Female Juvenile||n/a||09:36||41||17|
|1855||Juliette Ahern||Female Juvenile||St Catherines AC||09:37||42||18|
|1847||Emily Cotter||Female Juvenile||Grange Fermoy||09:57||43||19|
It was a Midsummer Run with a difference. St Catherines decamped from our usual haunts in East Cork and pitched up on Bere Island, in the heart of West Cork.
We were there to take part in not one, not two but three running events happening on Saturday last, the 13th of July.
Bere Island is one of the most popular ParkRun events in the country and many of our runners and walkers, both young and old, started the event at 9.30. It was beautiful and warm, not a cloud in the sky, as our club athletes wound their way around the hilly terrain. Chris O’Connell was off like a hare, “running at marathon pace” who came home first. Many of our first timers to the island remarked on the beautiful course set in the most picturesque countryside.
The Midsummer Run events at 5k and 10k took place in the afternoon which gave the ParkRun participants, a bit of time for a coffee and cake in the village café. Thanks to Edel and Brendan Murphy for the warm welcomes, the genuine hospitality and for making us feel right at home.
As the temperatures soared into the high twenties, the races began and our club athletes prepared to battle in the very humid conditions. The most welcome sight, besides the finish line, was the many water stations dotted throughout the course. Some of us were shedding buckets of sweat trying to get around the course, never mind trying to keep up with the leaders. As per usual, our club was very well represented in numbers and yet again, we featured in the medals. Well done to Chris O’Connell who finished second in the 5k; Roisin Ronayne who finished second in the 10 k; Trevor Geary who came home 3rd in the 10k and the one and only Brenda Hickey who was declared first female veteran in the 10k. That last one may have been a clerical error!!
Yours truly had the pleasure of accompanying the legendary wheelchair athlete, Jerry Forde, around the 10k race. Not surprisingly, Jerry put on an incredible display of pure strength and determination to conquer the very difficult road conditions for a wheelchair and triumphed in a time of 1 hour 51 minutes. Thanks Jerry!
While we tucked into the post-race tea and sandwiches at the GAA club, the children’s races took place on the pitch. Well done to all the children and congrats to Aimee Kearney, Mark Geary and Sarah O’Connell for getting onto the podium as well.
And to cap it all, we then descended to Lonehort Cove, where we spent a lovely few hours swimming in the azure blue water—if felt and looked like we were in the Mediterranean Sea.
All the club, including the Kearneys, Murphys, Dunnings, O’Connells, Clancys, Gearys, Hayes, Linehans, Hickeys, Hartes and Ronayne families, finished the night off in the pub being entertained by Doireann Hayes and Sadie & Grainne Linehan playing us some traditional tunes that they learnt in County Clare last week.
Thanks as ever, to Kevin Hayes for organizing this excellent weekend away.
Looking forward already to next year.
Ballintotis 4 Mile
29 John BEECHER 00:23:27
41 Noel EARLY 00:23:58
88 Keith BARRY 00:25:26
98 John MULCAHY 00:25:53
126 Martin FEENEY 00:26:45
195 Paul O’CONNELL 00:28:06
304 Laurence O’CONNOR 00:29:54
457 Jackie MULCAHY 00:32:19
504 Aisling COLLINS 00:32:42
512 Kathleen KEANE 00:32:47
587 Siobhan HAYES 00:33:35
604 Noreen DALY 00:33:47
608 Ger SHEEHAN 00:33:49
739 Lesley FEENEY 00:35:58
794 Mary LEE 00:36:59
967 Fiona FITZGERALD 00:40:05
1044 Bríd BARRY 00:42:26
3 Laura O’ Flynn 23.42
4 Neesha Whelan 23.54
5 Dyane Whelan 23.59
6 Georgina Cunningham 25.01
8 Noreen Daly 26.11
9 Ger Sheehan 26.13
11 Leslie Feeney 28.15
13 Mary Lee 29.42
19 Susan Cotter 33.41
31 Betty Walsh 44.01
3 Conor Hayes 20.55
4 Kevin Hayes 21.05
6 Kieran Murphy 22.01
7 Paul Flynn 22.16
8 Kieran Harte 22.23
10 Ryan Whelan 23.41
13 Oscar Cunningham 24.52
14 James Geary 25.3
15 Trevor Geary 25.31
17 Mike Walsh 27.4
18 Patrick Twomey 28.42
26 Donnacha Walsh 44.01
Locha Lua Half Marathon
19 Jonathan Kenneally 1:35:37
** East Cork Track and Field Day 1 today in CIT is postponed due to weather conditions**