Best of luck to everyone running in the Ballynoe 5 mile road race which is on this Thursday (25th April) at 7:30pm
The 2012/2013 senior winter training season finished on the 2nd of April. There was a great effort put in by all over the winter months under the watchful eye of Frank Hayes. A big thank you to Frank for his support and advise to all of the athletes. We are already seeing promising results in some recent races. Best of luck to everyone as the summer road race season gets underway.
The Monday Mile started on the 22nd of April at 8pm in Conna Community Field. It will run weekly for the new few months. This is a timed mile (4 laps) of the pitch and everybody is welcome to come along and give it a go.
On Sunday 3rd March thousands of runners made their way to the picturesque seaside village of Ballycotton for the 36th Ballycotton 10 mile road race. The historic race is a milestone on the annual road race calendar and a cool dry day with only a light breeze to contend with made for good running conditions overall for the athletes taking part. At 1:30pm the traditional Ballycotton 10 song rang out across the village and moments later droves of eager runners filled the main street cheered on by family and friends.
This year saw a great turnout from St Catherines AC with 9 athletes from the growing senior club taking part. It was encouraging to see the men’s team of Michael Byrne, Shane Fitzgerald, Kevin Hayes, Aidan Hogan and Edmond Galvin all safely cross the line in under 70 minutes. There was also a strong showing from the ladies team with Annette Fitzgerald, Patricia Barry, Elaine Mulcahy and Faith Noonan all putting in a great effort on the day. Well done to everyone who ran.
The 36th Ballycotton ’10’ roadrace takes place on Sunday March 3th 2013. Start time 1.30pm. Best of luck to all the St Catherine’s A.C athletes taking part.
Congratulations to Frank, our chairman and coach, for recently winning his second international cross country medal. For the second year in a row, Frank represented Ireland in the British and Irish Cross Country championships. This year the event was held in Stormont and Frank won a bronze medal in the team event.
On Sunday September 23 rd the East Cork Cross Country season got underway at Garryanne, Conna. All our athletes ran well considering this was the first race of the season, and for some their first ever competitive race. Special mention goes to Laura who took the individual Silver Medal; Cliona, Hazel and Doireann who won the team Bronze medal in the U10 Girls race; and Deirdre, Trish and Siobhan who won the O35 team Gold medal.
Adult training resumes on Tuesday 11th Sept, 7pm Conna pitch. New members, regardless of ability, are welcome to come along and join in.