For anyone taking part in our Fit4Life Couch To 5k program starting tomorrow Wednesday 16th January at 7.30pm in Conna field you can find the 9 week programme here.
Some important dates in January. Little athletics Returns on Monday 14th in Conna hall. Juveniles return TBC. Adults are back on Saturday 5th for some hill training in Ballyknock wood with 3k time trial on Tuesday 8th, registration night in the field that night also. Awards night with take place in Conna hall on Saturday 26th.
Hope to see you there. New members welcome to attend.
We finally reached our last cross country race of the year and what an occasion it was. The National Championships for the uneven age categories for Juveniles and the Novice championships for men and women were held at Navan racecourse in County Meath on Saturday last.You would wonder who in their right mind would go out to run in this wild and windy weather that seems to be going on forever at the moment. Well, as the old saying goes, when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
And in Natalie Nicholson and Dave O’Connor, we have two of the most heroic competitors on the circuit.Dave has had a superb season competing at all grades, Novice, Intermediate and Senior, and has had tremendous success. We are so proud that he is the first adult athlete from the club to compete at the National Novice championships.In an enormous field of over 250 runners, Dave finished in the top half of the field, a terrific performance on his debut at this seriously competitive level. And then there is Natalie Nicholson. Her season culminated with another outstanding run, held on a tough hilly circuit, and she finished up in 18th place overall. As usual with Natalie, she paced herself well throughout, and in a field of over 50 runners, she finished so strongly that she was the sixth girl home for the Munster team, who finished first of the provinces.So Natalie finished the season with an All Ireland Gold team medal. Great stuff and more than well deserved.
Cork County Board Cross Country Leagues
Organisers on behalf of Cork County Board: Frank Hayes, Collette O`Riordan, Jerry Cronin
Dates: 1st September 1pm
15th September – 1pm
29th September – 1pm
Details of distances can be found here
Venue : – County Board Field – Riverstick
Reasons for Leagues
- To help athletes get into a routine for cross country training.
- Let athletes see their progression over three League events.
- Give athletes opportunity to train as a group instead of on their own as this happens in smaller clubs.
- Prepare Cork athletes better for the Cross-Country season and be ready to compete with the best in Ireland.
- Make new friends so on competition day they have familiar athletes beside them promoting team spirit and sportsmanship
- Take championship element out
Points to Note:
- No charge at the gate
- Entry on the day – €2 euro per race or €5 euro for the 3 races to be paid on day 1.
- Start Time 1pm Sharp with U 9
- Closing time for entries U 9 – U 13 – 12.30pm
- Closing time for entries U14 – Junior – 1pm
- Closing time for entries for Adults – 1.30pm
- Boys and girls of same age group may run together if numbers allow.
- Anyone interested in coming on board to help in any way contract Frank Hayes at email@example.com, Collette O`Riordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
|Number||Juvenile 1 Mile||Position||Time|
|1||Noel Early||St Catherines||19.05|
|2||Alan Carr||St Catherines||19.09|
|3||Jonathan Kenneally||St Catherines||19.32|
|4||Pat Costigan||St Catherines||19.37|
|5||Paul Curley||Youghal AC||19.41|
|6||Kieran Murphy||St Catherines||20.47|
|7||Kevin Hayes||St Catherines||21.08|
|9||Brendan Hickey||St Catherines||21.31|
|10||Kieran Harte||St Catherines||21.38|
|12||Ted O’Leary||West Waterford||23.05|
|14||Ed Galvin||St Catherines||23.13|
|17||Ryan Whelan||St Catherines||24.08|
|18||Paddy Ryan||St Catherines||24.29|
|24||Sean Walsh||St Catherines||34.09|
|1||Kate Veale||West Waterford||20.09|
|3||Neesha Whelan||St Catherines||22.55|
|4||Catherine Clancy||St Catherines||24.02|
|5||Georgina Cunningham||St Catherines||24.12|
|6||Sarah O’Connor||St Catherines||24.25|
|7||Trish Barry||St Catherines||24.33|
|8||Maura Murphy||St Catherines||24.46|
|11||Noreen Daly||St Catherines||26.28|
|13||Ger Sheehan||St Catherines||26.37|
|14||Fiona Higgins||St Catherines||27.23|
|17||Leslie Feeney||St Catherines||28.13|
|18||Mary Lee||St Catherines||28.31|
|19||Hannah Murphy||St Catherines||28.53|
|20||Betty Walsh||St Catherines||29.37|
|23||Clone Lomassney||Grange Fermoy||30.59|
|28||Mary Flanagan||St Catherines||32.33|
|29||Emma Byrne||St Catherines||34.48|
St. Catherine’s Athletics Club
Forthcoming Track & Field Events
East Cork T&F Championships, Day 1, CIT 8th April
East Cork T&F Championships, Day 2, Youghal 29th April
Cork Juvenile T&F Championships, Day1, CIT 6thMay
Cork Juvenile T&F Championships, Day2, CIT 13th May
Cork Juvenile T&F Combined Events, CIT 20th May
Cork T&F Juvenile-B, & Relays, CIT 27th May
Munster Juvenile Games & U12/U13 T&F 2nd/3rd June
Munster U14 to U19 T&F, Waterford 16th/17thJune
Munster Juvenile B T&F 21stJuly