MILERS ON TOP OF THE WORLD
World masters mountain championship:
Willie O Donoghue flew the flag for the milers and ireland on the international stage this weekend in Slovenia at the world mountain masters o55s race. The race was an uphill route of 7.8km in blistering heat of over 30 degrees. Willie ran excellently up the rocky technical trail to finish in 30th position in a time of 1hr 1min. Well done Willie..inspiring stuff!
Eight milers made the trip to ballina for the next race in the Munster summer trail league. A beautiful evening and a nice technical hilly course awaited the runners. First home for the club was Stuart Moloney in 5th position. Next was Marie O Shea who was first lady home. Great running also by Paddy Bourke, Martina Moloney, Pat Hartigan, Mary Pyke, Tricia Ryan and Jo Drea.
Three milers made the trip to Kerry on Saturday to tackle the highest mountain in Ireland in one of the Irish mountain championship races up and down carrauntohill. Conditions were perfect although the mist at the top made navigating the course tricky. As ever Tom Blackburn was first home for the club followed by Kevin Lenihan and Rob Cunningham. Congratulation to Rob on his 100th mmra mountain race.
Cork city marathon:
James Fletcher took the the roads of cork for the cork city marathon. Following on from his great run in the London marathon, James ran an excellent race to get a personal best of 2 hours 59mins. Congrats James on an excellent race in tough humid conditions.
Liam O Donnell was our only representative in the moyne 10km run on Monday. He ran very well running a personal best of 39.14 in very hot conditions.
‘The Cahir Half Marathon’
4 weeks to go, how’s your training going.
The Cahir Half Marathon is back for the 4th year in succession. This time it’s on Saturday 7th of July, so you can make a weekend of it in the picturesque town of Cahir. AAI Permit granted. Register on https://www.njuko.net/cahir-half. €30 individual entry and €40 for relay team of two.
Juveniles train each Monday night at 7pm and each Thursday night at 6pm in the community field in Galbally. Juveniles aged 7 and upwards are welcome to attend but must be registered with the club for insurance reasons. Registration forms are available at training each night.
Adults train on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7pm in the community field in Galbally. New members always welcome. Adults also do hill/mountain and trail training, become a registered member and get the added benefit of being included if the club’s whatsapp to keep up to date with training/races and events.