Congratulations to Joanne Hanrahan who ran the Cork BHAA Stryker 4 Mile in Carrigtwohill last Wednesday evening. Other than Joanne, we had a very quiet week on the racing front so we took the opportunity on Sunday morning to run the race route of the Buttevant RC 4 Mile race bumping into our neighbouring club en-route. It’s a decent route with a fast first and final mile and will be a great addition to the Ballyhoura Active Series.
Unusually for us, we have very small entries for the Great Limerick Run this year, our sole entry will be Mike O’Halloran in the 6 mile event. However on Saturday we do have five Roadrunners taking to the Ballyhoura Hills for the annual Ballyhoura Trail Marathon where we have entries in the Half Marathon and 10k events. The weekend forecast looks sunny and warm for a change, so don’t forget the sunscreen guys, best of luck to all.
5k 2 Better
We are delighted to announce that our hugely successful 5k2B programme from last year returned Tuesday 5th May at 7.30pm where they are meeting at the National School. We proved from last year’s group that our 5k2b programme has a lot more to offer than a c25k as the more advanced runner gets to use this to improve their 5k time or increase their distance. Testimonials from the 2017 group:
“This is a fantastic program for anyone starting running for the first time or wanting to get back to running. I did the program last summer and found it a great motivation in a really friendly, encouraging environment. I’ve since moved on from 5km to half marathon which I wouldn’t have done without the group.” AH
“I will be there, it was excellent last year.” MB
“Brilliant programme, the club are so supportive and friendly. Did it last year and ran 4 mile and 5 mile races 3 months in, which I would never have done without the club especially Brian and Martina! Looking forward to getting back into it for the summer. Great fun!” NO’M
Summer Social/Trip Away
Every summer we choose a race to travel to and to stay over afterwards, this year we have chosen the Brandon Bay 10k and Half Marathon on Saturday 14th July. Irish Runner Magazine currently has a code for a reduction on your race entry. Overnight rooms have been provisionally booked for the Saturday night but we are also looking in to the possibility of hiring a bus which will return to Churchtown Saturday evening. Further details to follow.
We have introduced a morning run at 6.30am Monday, Wednesday and Friday on a trial basis for the next few weeks, meeting at the usual place. Regular training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm and Sunday at 10am, meeting near the playground at the GAA ground. If there are any members who are hoping to target a specific race or time during the spring and summer please do not hesitate in asking our Club Captains or any of our more experienced members for help and guidance.
Please do not hesitate in joining us for any of our training sessions, obligation free. For more information please contact us directly through our Facebook page. Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/