Archive for October, 2012

Cork County Novice B & Juvenile B Cross Country Champs 2012, Conna, Sun 28-Oct-2012, 12pm

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The Cork County Novice B & Juvenile B Cross Country Championships will take place on Sunday 28th October in Conna, Co. Cork commencing at 12 noon. The schedule of events will be the same as the recent County Novice XC in Carrignavar, Novice Women at 12pm, Novice Men at 12.30pm and Juveniles at 1pm. With all the big guns and the boy racers ineligible, the Novice B is an ideal opportunity for new club members and L-plate runners to experience cross country on more level terms. I was going to say level playing pitch, but in truth the organisers of cross country events do their level best (sorry for all the puns) to ensure there are few if any level running surfaces at cross country. Remember, the objective is to hinder, not facilitate smooth running.

If you’re not planning on going to the Dublin Marathon 2012 and you’d like to have a go at Cross Country, please reply to compsec@stfinbarrsac.com before Wednesday 24th October 2012. You’ll need a club top, a pair of spikes and have a washing machine and packet of Bold or Persil on standby when you get back home.

Novice B Eligibility
Any athlete who has not won a medal at Novice, Intermediate or Senior Cross Country Championships at either County, Provincial or AAI National level.

Conna Map - click here

To get to Conna, make your way to the Dunkettle roundabout via the Tunnel or the Lower Glanmire Road and head north for Dublin. Exit the motorway at Watergrasshill before you reach the Toll Plaza. Go through the village and head north for Rathcormac on the old Dublin (N8/R639) Road. About 1km before you enter Rathcormac, turn right onto the R628 heading east for Tallow. Conna is about 12.5km down the road or 20km from Watergrasshill. The turnoff for the Cross Country venue will be signposted before you get to Conna village.

The Novice B is held under AAI rules; therefore participating athletes must be registered club members and wear the club Singlet. If you need it, transport will be available leaving the UCC Farm in Curraheen at 10am. The Novice Women are off first followed by the Men. If you are not running, please come along anyway and cheer on the club. Best of luck to everybody.

Munster Novice & U23 Cross Country Champs 2012

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Beaufort GAA Grounds (Páirc Uí Chocláin)

The Munster Juvenile Even Age, U/23 & Novice Cross Country Championships will take place on Sunday 21st October in Beaufort, Co. Kerry commencing at 12 noon. The schedule of events on Sunday is in reverse order to that of the recent Cork County Novice in Carrignavar, Juveniles at noon, Novice Men at 2pm and Novice Women at 2.30pm.

Beaufort (Lios an Phúca) Community Centre

All race numbers can be collected from the Community Centre which is located opposite the Beaufort GAA Grounds (Páirc Uí Chocláin). If you are coming from the Cork direction, take the relief road around Killarney and take the N72 for Killorglin. After Fossa, pass the turn off left for Gap of Dunloe and take the next left. Cross the River Laune and from there it’s about 600m to Beaufort village. Turn right at the village and the Beaufort Community Centre is 500m down the road of the left, opposite the GAA Grounds.

Google Maps Coordinates: 52.068661,-9.640235

(Open Google Maps, copy the above numbers exactly, paste into the search box and hit enter)

Beaufort (Lios an Phúca) Parish is situated in picturesque Mid-Kerry. It is surrounded by the majestic McGillycuddy Reeks which boasts Ireland highest mountain Carrauntoohil (3414 feet). McGillycuddy Reeks has many more notable peaks over 3000 feet high, makes this a mecca for Mountain climbers and hill walkers. The main river of our Parish is the River Laune, famous for it’s brown trout and salmon fishing. This beautiful clean slow flowing river drains the Killarney Lakes and after a 14 mile course empties itself into Dingle Bay.

AAI National Marathon Championships 2012

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

The AAI National Marathon Championships will be run in conjunction with the Dublin Marathon on Monday 29th October 2012. If you wish to declare for the National Marathon as an Individual and, or Team member, please forward your Marathon Race Number to compsec@stfinbarrsac.com before Friday 19th October 2012.

This information is required by the AAI to speed up category and team results. It does not entitle you to entry in the Dublin Marathon itself as you must have already done so. Declaration of your intention to compete in the Championships element of the Marathon is essential as it will not be possible to add any undeclared club athletes post event. Note that there is no extra charge for entering the AAI Championships.

Regulations

Team placing shall be decided on the cumulative time of scoring members of the team.

  1. Three to score Men & Women
  2. Master teams two categories only (35+ & 50+)
  3. Championship medals will only be awarded to registered CLUB athletes
  4. Athletes must be 18 years of age to compete in events of 10,000m and over
  5. A female athlete becomes a Master on her 35th birthday
  6. A male athlete becomes a Master on his 35th birthday
  7. Registration numbers and date of birth must be shown on all forms
  8. In team events athletes may only score in the category for which they declare.

Medals

Senior Men:
1st, 2nd, 3rd individuals
1st, 2nd, 3rd Club Teams – 3 to score

Senior Women:
1st, 2nd, 3rd individuals
1st, 2nd, 3rd Club Teams – 3 to score

Master Men:
1st, 2nd, 3rd individuals at M35, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70, M75 & M80
1st, 2nd, 3rd Club Teams, M35+  - 3 to score
1st, 2nd, 3rd Club Teams, M50+  - 3 to score

Master Women:
1st, 2nd, 3rd individuals at W35,W40, W45, W50, W55, W60, W65 & W70
1st, 2nd, 3rd Club Teams, W35+ – 3 to score
1st, 2nd, 3rd Club Teams, W50+ – 3 to score

County Novice Cross Country, Sunday 14th October, 2012

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The club had great results again in the County Novice Cross Country in Carrignavar yesterday as the Mens team was 2nd and the ladies team was 3rd!

Eoin O Keeffe brilliantly led the mens team home with a 7th place finish and was closely followed by Alex O Shea in 8th with Kevin Coleman, Oskar Djarv (3rd U23), Declan Murphy and Paul Downey all in the top 20. Congrats to all the men from the Barr’s who raced so well and who competed in huge numbers!
Michelle Nolan ran a fantastic race to finish 3rd in the ladies race and led our ladies team to an excellent 3rd place finish. Barbara Curran, Kathleen Kelly and Irene Eighan all scored for the team. Congrats to all who ran so well!!!

Cork County Novice & U23 Cross Country Champs 2012

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

The County Novice & U23 Cross Country Championships take place on Sunday 14th October 2012 in Carrignavar (Carraig na bhFear). The BARRS Men came 2nd and the ladies 4th when the County Novice was last held in the bhFear back in 2010. That day’s race also incorporated the County Masters. Well, the Masters have the day off this Sunday, so the field won’t be as crowded. We hope this year’s crop of Novice athletes can at least emulate and hopefully go better than those of 2010.

The Novice is held under AAI rules, therefore participating athletes must be registered club members and wear the club Singlet. If you need it, transport will be available leaving the UCC Farm in Curraheen at 10.15 am. The Novice Women are off first followed by the Men. If you are not running, please come along anyway and cheer on the club. Best of luck everybody!

WOMEN’S NOVICE & U23  3000m @ 12:00pm

MEN’S NOVICE & U23 6000m @ 12:30pm

Holy Cowpie! I forgot the entries.

Cork County Novice & U23 Cross Country Championships

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Best of luck to everyone running in the Cork County Novice and U23 Cross Country Championships in Carrignavar on Sunday. Enjoy!!!

Cross Country Trials – Friday 5th October at 6pm

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

There will be a trial race held on Friday 5th October, 2012 at the Farm in order to select teams for the upcoming Cross Country Championships. The trial race, which is for men and women will take place at 6.00pm so get there around 5.30pm in order to warm up. All eligible runners who want to run Cross Country can do so but there are maximum numbers allowed on each team so the trial race will assist in deciding who is on each team that is entered. There will be more than one team entered in each race. The dates of the upcoming races are as follows:
14th October – County Novice and U23 Championships in Carrignavar.
21st October – Munster Novice Championship in Beaufort, Killarney.
4th November – County Senior Championship.
11th November – Munster Intermediate Championship in a Waterford venue.
18th November – Cork County Intermediate and Masters Championships.
9th December – National Novice Championship in Adamstown, Co Wexford.