Cork AAI County Masters, Junior and Juvenile B XC Champs, Conna, Sun 01-Nov-2015, 12pm

The Cork AAI Masters XC takes place on Sunday 01-Nov-2015 from 12pm. The venue is Shankill Lower, Conna, Fermoy. This venue is NOT the Hayes’ farm that members will be familiar with from previous years. To get to this venue, you’ll drive through Conna village on onwards towards Tallow on the R628. Keep an eye out for the AAI road signs after Conna. This event is organised and hosted by St Catherine’s A.C. and gets under way with the Junior Men and Women at 12pm.

WOMEN 4,000m : MEN 7,000m

Loc8code: W3Z-12-K74
LAT/LON: 52.094989N, 8.073315W
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Course Map

AAI National Marathon Championships, Mon 26-Oct-2015

The very best of luck to all club members participating in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon and National Marathon Championships 2015. The training is done and all that remains is to put those personal race plans into practice. As ever, the advice is the same – don’t go off  too fast early on. Settle into a nice sustainable rhythm that doesn’t leave you out of breath. Be aware of the weather conditions. If it’s cold, wet and windy, it’s probably not a good idea to expose too much skin to the elements. It’s a long way around and you won’t want your core temperature to drop too much. Whatever else, do your best and enjoy the event.

Cork AAI County Intermediate & Novice B XC Champs, Carrigadrohid, Sun 18-Oct-2015, 12pm

The third weekend of the 2015 cross country season features the County Intermediate & Novice B events. The venue once again is Carrigadrohid, which successfully hosted the County Senior XC last weekend. So, for location information, please refer to the previous posting. Our dry spell looks like it will continue for another few days at least, so long spikes shouldn’t be needed. The Intermediate races, starting with the ladies, get under way at 12pm followed immediately by the Novice races sometime after 1pm.

WOMEN: Intermediate 5k,  Novice B 4k

MEN: Intermediate 8k, Novice B 6k

Course Map

Cork AAI County Senior & Juvenile Uneven Age XC Champs, Carrigadrohid, Sun 11-Oct-2015, 12pm

The venue, midway between Coachford and Macroom on the R618

The second weekend of the 2015 cross country season features the County Senior XC, the premier event on  the local XC calendar. Local clubs will be vying to get their hands on the coveted team and individual titles. Once again, the venue is Carrigadrohid, 8km city side (east) of Macroom, on the R618, Macroom-Coachford road. The event is organised and hosted by West Muskerry A.C. and gets under way with the Senior Women at 12pm followed immediately thereafter by the Senior Men. Events conclude with Juvenile Uneven Age races.

Novice Women 5000m

Novice Men 10,000m

Squadron leader to Glucksman Gallery. Code ESB. Target in sight.

Loc8code: WQR-21-3FN
LAT/LON: 51.902156N, 8.872072W
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Course Map

The Senior XC is held under AAI rules; participating athletes must be registered club members and wear a club Singlet. Transport will be available leaving the UCC Farm, Curraheen at 10.15am. Please come along and lend your support. We wish the best of luck to all those participating.

Training Weekend – Rosscarbery, 29/30th August 2015

Celtic Cross Hotel, Rosscarbery (l.h.s. of the N71 Causeway)

The Celtic Cross Hotel, Rosscarbery will be our base for this year’s club training weekend on Sat 29/30th August 2015. B&B and an Evening Meal will cost €65 per person sharing with the use of hotel facilities. There are still some places available, so if you are interested please call or text Ailíse ASAP at 0860226850.

This year’s club training sessions and workshops will be hosted by Dave Matthews, a two-time Olympian and current Irish 800m record holder. The Kildare man is the designated Athletics Ireland coach for the Cork region and the current fitness coach and training adviser to the Cork County senior hurling squad.

We’ll be checking into the Celtic Cross Hotel around 2pm on the Saturday. Next up, it’s off to Owenahincha Beach and Castlefreke Woods for a training run at 3:30pm. We’ll return to the hotel for a 5:30 – 7 pm workshop with Dave Matthews. There’ll be plenty of time to freshen up before dinner at 8pm. On the Sunday morning, there’ll be a run at 9am followed by breakfast at 10:30am and checkout at 12pm. We look forward to seeing you all at the Celtic Cross Hotel on Saturday 29th.

Rosscarbery is a sleepy town on a shallow estuary, which opens onto Rosscarbery Bay. It’s a popular summertime tourist destination with proximity to at least three fine beaches. The nearest, “Warren Beach”, is only a mile from the village. A couple of miles down the road is the fine “Owenahincha” beach backing onto a network of sand dunes. Just up the road from “Owenahincha” is “Castlefreke Woods” with some excellent terrain for trail running. And with the schools due to open after the long !!Summer!! break, we can almost guarantee you a sunshine weekend.

Clear the decks – Upcoming Cross Country events 2015

With just over two months to go to the first big Cross Country event of the season – County Novice – here’s a full schedule of XC events for 2015. So, clear the decks and circle those calendars well in advance. Venues to be confirmed at a later date.

Cork Marathon & Half Marathon 1st June 2015

Congrats to all who took part in both the Marathon and Half Marathon in very difficult wet and windy conditions. Still, it was better than the heatwaves of previous years! Despite the conditions there were some fantastic performances recorded in both events with pb’s aplenty.
In the Marathon Alex O’Shea, not long after wining the little known Blackrock Marathon, was 9th overall and was 1st M40 with Joe Cunningham 3rd M40. Geraldine O Shea was 1st F45 and Mary Sweeney was 2nd F50.
In the Half Marathon John Meade was 5th overall and 1st M35, Mark Cronin was 9th overall and Dan Kennedy was 3rd M60. Niamh Cronin was 5th overall and 2nd F35, Anne Wolfe was 2nd F40 and Marion Lyons was 1st F60. Brilliant performances!

Alex O’ Shea 02:36:36
Alan Lehane 02:41:52
Rory O Sullivan 02:43:55
Joe Cunningham 02:45:39
James Slowey 02:52:46
Niall O’Herlihy 02:56:00
Glenn Dollard 02:58:16
Eoin Field 02:58:22
Padraig Sheehan 02:58:25
Denis Gould 03:07:51
Gerard Cronin 03:11:21
Mary Sweeney 03:17:51
Martin Harte 03:19:09
Geraldine O’Shea 03:20:05
Conor Mc Carthy 03:23:44
Paul Griffin 03:24:42
Rose Magner 03:32:32
Martin O’Donoghue 03:39:37
Tim McCarthy 03:40:57
Rodge O’Connor 03:52:05
Mary Mulcahy 03:52:14
Donncha Casey 03:52:36

Half Marathon
John Meade 01:11:10
Mark CRONIN 01:15:28
Chris Murnane 01:20:56
Garrett CASEY 01:22:39
Brian MURPHY 01:23:35
Fergal Sargent 01:24:32
David BUTLER 01:24:45
Gary OSULLIVAN 01:25:06
Niamh Cronin 01:29:15
Shane OCONNELL 01:29:16
Anne WOLFE 01:32:51
Martin OREILLY 01:34:33
Thomas DARCY 01:34:39
Damien HAYES 01:34:57
Graham Nudds 01:35:27
Dan KENNEDY 01:40:59
Dave OREGAN 01:41:33
Edward BARRY 01:42:57
Lorraine OSULLIVAN 01:43:49
Jonathan HILLIARD 01:43:57
Mai OLEARY 01:46:15
Jamie GRIFFIN 01:46:48
Marion LYONS 01:54:45
Anita MURPHY 01:55:00
Julie DEANE 01:56:07
Barry Coleman 01:58:48
Cait MEHIGAN 02:00:25
Aine TWOMEY 02:08:02
Gillian OBRIEN 02:08:03
Eilish HORNIBROOK 02:08:31
Colette DALY 02:12:23
Cora REGAN 02:12:28

Munster AAI Novice, Senior & Masters 4M Roads Champs, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, Sun 29-Mar-2015, 1pm

The Munster AAI 2015 Novice, Senior & Masters 4 Mile Road Championships take place in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick, at 1pm, on Sunday, March 29th next. The event is organised and hosted by Kilmallock AC, on behalf of Munster Athletics.

Race H.Q. for the day is the Deebert House Hotel, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick.  Take the N20 north to Charleville. As you exit Charleville, take the R515 east (turn right) for Kilmallock. This is a four mile road race with the ladies up first. The starting point is on the Railway Road about a half mile from the Hotel, so you’ll need to allow time to jog out there. The race finishes very close to the Hotel.

Course Information (Click Here)

LAT/LON Coordinates: 52.400861N, 8.570355W

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Novice and Masters County Roads Championships 17th March, 2015

A brilliant turnout and fantastic performances all round by the Barr’s today!

The Novice women’s team are County Champions! With Denise Twohig leading the team home with a brilliant 3rd place finish the ladies packed well with Niamh Cronin, Anne Wolfe and Irene Eighan all scoring to bring the title home.
The women also brought home the O35 team title and were second in the O50 team! Denise Twohig again lead the ladies home with an individual silver medal performance. She was also 2nd F40 while Niamh Cronin was 1st F35 and Irene Eighan was 3rd F35. Mary Sweeney lead the O50’s team home with a Gold medal in the individual O50’s and Marion Lyons was first F60! Great performances by them and all the other Barr’s ladies who performed so well today.

In the men’s Novice event Rory O Sullivan was 3rd man home and lead the team to silver. Michael Corbett, Mark Cronin and Joe Cunningham all scored for a great team performance!
John Meade is the Masters Champion after a fantastic run and Rory O Sullivan picked up another bronze in this event. Michael Corbett and Joe Cunningham also scored for an O35 team Gold! Joe was 2nd M40 while Dan Kennedy was 2nd M60. Again these were great performances along with all the other Barr’s men so congrats everyone!

Cork AAI County Novice & Masters Roads Champs, Midleton, Co. Cork, Tue 17-Mar-2015, 11am

Midleton A.C. will host the County Novice & Masters Road Race Champs 2015 on Tuesday (St. Patrick’s Day) in Midleton. The distance for all events is 4 miles. The Novice & Masters will be run together. The Ladies will start at 11am sharp with the men following 20 minutes later at 11:20am. This is a Championship race and the rules dictate that you must wear a club singlet. Race H.Q. will be the Midleton Park Hotel, Old Cork Road, Midleton. You can collect your race number in the main room (Jameson Suite) between 10am and 10:30am. Please allow enough time to get to the start line which is about one mile from the hotel. The route taken is the same as that of the annual Midleton A.C. Joe Hourigan 5 Mile Road Race starting at mile one.

Cork AAI County Roads Champs – Midleton – Route

Members can travel directly to Midleton, or meet up at the UCC Farm, at 09:45. If you can’t make it out to the Farm, text Gerry and we’ll try to arrange a pick up point somewhere within the city. Please note that the club training session on Monday evening (March 16th) has been cancelled. Wishing the very best of luck to all the BARRS Men and Ladies, who have been entered for this event.