Archive for August, 2012

8th John Buckley Sports Graded T&F Meeting 2012

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

The 8th and final John Buckley Sports Graded T&F Meeting of 2012 takes place on Sunday, August 26th, 2.30pm at CIT. If you’re still in a London 2012 mood, you’ve got one more chance to close that gap on Bolt and Rudisha. In fact, four people can go for 800m glory in the 4×800m Relay – just keep on drinking that gold blend Kenyan tea.

These are graded meetings open to people of all levels of ability from any club. Entry is €5.00 on the day and you’re free to break as many records as you like. What about entering a Relay team?

2012 Ballycotton Summer Series

Friday, August 24th, 2012


Marathon Mission – Next Stop Cork CIT, Sat 25-Aug-2012

Friday, August 24th, 2012

MARATHON MISSION is a High Performance initiative of Athletics Ireland. The initiative received a warm welcome from athletes and coaches when it kicked off in Belfast last Saturday. On Saturday morning August 25th at 11am, Marathon Mission comes to Cork CIT promoting its message of raising Elite Marathon standards throughout the 32 counties of Ireland.

The aim of the mission is “To nurture an environment for Irish Marathoners that will lead them to compete with distinction in major championships and being competitive on an annual basis in the Dublin Marathon in the years ahead”. Typically if you are an athlete who has run the following type of times at any of the following distances and are anxious to either improve your Marathon time or attempt the event for the first time you should consider yourself more than welcome. Marathon minded Coaches are also encouraged to attend.


11am Meet CIT for Initial Briefing
11.15am Interval Training Session on Road
1.00pm Refreshments
1.30pm Marathon Mission Briefing & Discussion
3.00pm Dispersal

For information contact:

Donnie Walsh 0862092795
Dick Hooper 0872271940
Jim Aughney 0877600485
Jim Davis 0879537637
Teresa McDaid 0871203284
Eugene Coppinger 0872327412

8th Route 2 Crook 5M Road Race, Sun 19-Aug-2012, 4pm

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

The 8th ‘Route 2 Crook’ 5M Road Race takes place on Sunday afternoon August 19th at 4pm. The race starts in the picturesque village of Goleen and finishes on the Crookhaven peninsula serving up some spectacular scenery along the way. The annual event is organised by Mizen Rovers GAA Club as a fundraiser for underage hurling and football in the area. The main field of runners will face the starting flag at the GROTTO in Goleen at 4pm. Before that a younger brigade of competitors will depart from the halfway mark at the QUARRY at 3.30pm. Fun runners and walkers as usual are very welcome to participate and will depart from Goleen at 3pm. Registration takes place at the Goleen Community Sports Centre on the day from 1.30 – 3.30pm.

Entry for runners is €10 with a 4pm start.

Entry for fun runners and walkers is €10 with a 3pm start.

Entry for U16′s (2.5M) is €5 with a 3.30pm start and transport available to the start line.

You can either leave the car in Goleen or drive out to Crookhaven. Either way, there’ll be a mini bus to bring people back to Goleen before and after the race. Just look for the guys in the yellow jackets. Pre race changing facilities are available in the Goleen Sports Centre. You can leave your gear bag here and have it trucked to Crookhaven for collection after the race. Post race changing facilities and refreshments are available in the Crookhaven Boat Club. A cash prize of €150 plus a trophy will be presented to the first man home and the first lady, with all the usual categories being presented thereafter. We will also offer a bonus of €100 if the course record is bettered on the day. There’ll be refreshments and street music afterwards to help you unwind.

From Cork City, you have a choice of routes to Goleen. For the skilled navigator, head out west on the N22 past Ovens and turn off SW through Crookstown, Bealnablath, Coppeen and onwards through Dunmanway. If you’ve got the time, take the N71 scenic route onwards through Skibbereen turning off left onto the R592 for Ballydehob, Schull and Goleen. The wisest option is to take the N71 to Bandon. On entering the town, turn right onto the R586 passing through Dunmanway, Drimoleauge and Aghaville until you hit the N71 Bantry Road. Turn right for Bantry and about a kilometre up the N71 turn left onto the R591 for Durras and follow the road on to Goleen.

Route 2 Crook 5M Map - Click here

The course is up and down, but nothing arduous. There’s a long steady climb from just before the 4M mark with a fast downhill into Crookhaven for the last half mile.

From Goleen to Crookhaven - Click here

St. Finbarr’s Cork Half Marathon – Stewards Wanted!

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Calling all Barr’s!!!

Hi guys, we need help! There are stewards needed for our Half Marathon in Blarney on Sunday the 9th September. For those of you actually running the race would a friend or a member of your family be able to help out?
There is a huge effort required in organising a race of this size and without the assistance of the many volunteers on race day it can not be the great success that it always is.

Please offer your time (even if it is only an hour!) and contact Marion Lyons on 087 1229055. Marion is co-ordinating all of the stewards.

7th John Buckley Sports Graded T&F Meeting 2012

Friday, August 10th, 2012

The 7th and penultimate John Buckley Sports Graded T&F Meeting of 2012 takes place on Saturday, August 11th, 2.30pm at the CIT Track. If you’re feeling inspired by events at London 2012, then here’s a chance for you to strike while the iron’s hot. Those guys Bolt and Rudisha make it all look so easy. I’ll bet you’re thinking, “I could do that if I put my mind to it”. Right then, let’s see you put in back to back 47s laps in the 800m. And let’s you demolish the field in the 100m while sucking your thumb and taking your foot off the pedal with 3m to go? Come along and show us how it’s done.

The graded meetings are open to athletes of all levels of ability from any club. Entry is €5.00 on the day and you can do as many events as you like.