Last Friday evening Grange Fermoy AC held their annual 4 mile road race in the new venue of Ballyhooly village, it promised to be flat and fast and it didn’t disappoint. Congratulations to Joanne Hanrahan who clocked a PB for the season and really is a credit to her hard work over the summer, another graduate of our May 5K2B group. Saturday morning Mallow AC held the Elaine Lehane Memorial 5k in Doneraile Park with a turnout of over 600 entries, which is a fantastic achievement and a credit to the organisors. Catherine Hanlon represented the club by pacing her daughter Rachel and her husband Dave paced their son David, two Liscarroll AC members but future Roadrunners in the making we hope. This Saturday Duhallow AC are holding another of their summer series with a 5k in Rockchapel and on Saturday evening the annual John Buckley Cork city 10 Miler is on. Should anyone wish to travel to either please keep an eye on our social media accounts for car pooling details.
Continuing on from the buzz after our ‘Churchtown 5 Mile’ we have been approached to introduce a training programme for the autumn/winter, we are delighted to announce that ‘Be Winter Ready’ will be starting on Tuesday 12th September at 8pm. If you ran the race on Friday 25th or have been doing some running on your own time why don’t you come along to try out our new session. It’s applicable to all levels, no obligation.
The usual Sunday morning run at 10am will continue without change, however our marathon crew may do some of their long runs on Saturdaymornings during the months of September and October, although these will be 16 mile plus runs they will be doing loops around the village so everybody is welcome to join in for parts of the run. Unfortunately the evenings have drawn in so can all runners please wear hi-viz vests from now on, we have plenty of extra running vests for anyone who doesn’t have one.
End of Summer Social
After our race on Friday 25th we went to O’Brien’s in the village for a few celebratory drinks and the usual Roadrunners impromptu singing session, roll on the Christmas party as a few of us were caught on the hop and need to brush up on our lyrics…….. We also presented founding club members Malachy and Emer O’Casaide with a framed photo to mark their departure to their native Limerick city. The weekend didn’t stop there as we headed to the Aqua Park at Ballyhass Lakes for a bit of end of summer fun. The Aqua Park was a workout, a challenge, a laugh, a lot more laughs, it was fantastic. We were all big kids for the day and was definitely a great way to celebrate the end of summer, and true to Roadrunner form we rounded off the day with a short trip to Lynes’ in Cecilstown for some crisps and this time fizzy orange to watch the match.
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. Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm and Sunday at 10am, meeting near the playground at the GAA ground. Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thechurchtownroadrunnersac/