Last Friday evening Mooreabbey Milers AC hosted leg #2 in the Ballyhoura Active Series with the newly named ‘Michael Curley Cunningham 4 mile’ in Galbally. The race was really well supported with runners coming from far and wide running in memory of Curley who was taken way too soon twelve months ago, a donation from the event will be made to the Oncology Unit at CUH in Curley’s honour. Congratulations to Derry, Lisa, Martina and Margie who flew the Roadrunner flag in Galbally, all four clocking pb’s not taking seconds off last years times but minutes. We hear it all the time that ‘consistency is key to your running success’ and this is well evident with these four members, as they are definitely some of our most consistent members at training. Well done guys.
This Friday night our neighbours Buttevant RC are hosting leg #3 in the Ballyhoura Active Series. This is a new race to the series and Buttevant RC’s first road race. Buttevant RC have put in huge work over the last few weeks securing sponsors and supporting clubs with their presence at other races so I am sure it will be a well supported event, we wish them every success on the night and we of course will be supporting in good numbers and hopefully bringing supporters too. Other races to note in the area is Grange Fermoy AC’s annual Streets of Fermoy 5k on Tuesday 15th and their annual Blackwater 10 Mile on Sunday 20th, Rahan NS are having a 5k in Doneraile Park Saturday morning.
5k 2 Better
Our 5k2B programme continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm meeting at the National School. Please feel free to join in any night as it is structured to suit all levels . 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 Saturdaynight but we are also looking in to the possibility of hiring a bus which will return to Churchtown Saturday evening. Further details to follow.
The Churchtown 5 Mile
Like last year we are delighted to be hosing the final race of the Ballyhoura Active Series with our 5 mile road race on Friday 24th August at 7pm. This year we have introduced new prizes for the Course Record and Team Event.
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