Archive for January, 2013

Cork Triathlon Club Open Night, Thu 07-Feb-2013

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Welcome to 2013, a new Triathlon year

The Cork Tri Club will meet Thursday, February 7th at 8pm in Flannery’s pub, Glasheen Road to celebrate the start of the new Triathlon season. CTC members and prospective members are encouraged to come along for the social occasion, the first of many in 2013. You’ll be briefed on CTC’s plans for the year ahead in terms of training and activity weekends. Questions and feedback from members will be most welcome.

For those interested in joining, this is an ideal opportunity to find out what CTC is all about. You’ll get to hear about races, training and club activities. If you’re new to Triathlon, don’t worry, we’ll explain what’s involved and how to get started. The atmosphere at CTC is friendly, encouraging and very positive towards new members, so why not come along and meet us!

To find out more, visit our website

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin (and National) Half Marathon

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Get Ready to ROCK Dublin!

There’s a new race in town, and it’s sure to be a solid gold hit! Mark your calendars for Monday, August 5th, 2013 as the first ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon takes to the city centre streets. This is the first time this event has ever come to Ireland – 10,000 athletes will complete the 13.1 mile course around Dublin City Centre while being entertained by live bands along the way.

Members should note that this event also incorporates the AAI Half Marathon Championships of Ireland.

Event Details:

Date: Monday, August 5th, 2013

Distance: 13.1 Miles (Half Marathon)

Online Registration Closes: July 29, 2013

(*Registration will be available at the Health & Fitness Expo on the 3rd/4th August at the Burlington Hotel)

Age Limit: Participants must be 18 or over

Entry Fees:

  • €46– 1 November, 2012 – 30 April, 2013
  • €49– 1 May, 2013 – 29 July, 2013
  • €55 — at Expo (if available)

*Athletics Ireland members receive an automatic €2 discount upon registering, simply click the “Half Marathon- Athletics Ireland Members” option.

The Entry Fee includes:

  • Scenic City Centre Course highlighting Dublin’s famous sites
  • An Official Brooks Technical T-shirt
  • Fantastic Finishers Medal
  • Race Pack including; timing tag, race number & various other goodies
  • Access to Health & Fitness Expo
  • Live Entertainment along the route
  • Access to Finish Line Festival and concert

Registration is now OPEN

Club subscriptions are now due for 2013

Friday, January 11th, 2013

A belated very happy new year to all our members. The club chairman has instructed me to remind our members (see details below) that club subscriptions are now due for 2013. You can pay your subscription to any committee member at the club training sessions. Your subscription covers the cost of track rental, AAI insurance, AAI registration, entry to AAI competition, subsidised transport, food & entertainment, and a myriad of other operating expenses. But, most importantly, it entitles you to be a member of St. Finbarr’s A.C.

Chairman:  Jerry, I’m gonna keep you as registrar, but this is what you gonna do for me. You listenin’, Jerry?
Jerry:  Just tell me what can I do for you, Chairman?
Chairman:  It’s a very, very important thing. Hell, it’s a club motto. Are you ready, Jerry?
Jerry: I’m ready.
Chairman:  Here it is: Show me the money. Oh-Yeah! SHOW! ME! THE! MONEY! Right on! Doesn’t it make you feel good just to say that! Say it with me one time, Jerry. 
Jerry: Show you the money. 
Chairman:   No, no, no. You can do better than that, Jerry! I want you to say it with meaning. Hey, I got a whole load of candidates waiting in line; I’ll bet they can all say it!
Jerry: Yeah, I mean no. Show you the money. 
Chairman:   No! Not show you! Show me! 
Jerry: Show me the money! 
Chairman:   Yeah! Louder Jerry! 
Jerry: Show me the money! 
Chairman:  I need to feel you, Jerry! 
Jerry: Show me the money! 
Chairman:  Jerry, you got to yell that stuff! 
Chairman:   Do you love the BARRS man?
Jerry: I love the BARRS man. Show me the money!
Chairman:   I love BARRS people. 
Jerry: I love BARRS people! 
Chairman:   Who’s your pheasant plucker, Jerry?
Jerry: You’re my pheasant plucker! 
Chairman:   Whatcha gonna do, Jerry? 
Chairman:   Congratulations Jerry, you’re still registrar.

Remember, I’m out here for YOU. YOU don’t know what it’s like to be ME out here for YOU. It is an up-at-dawn, pride-swallowing siege that I can never fully tell you about. Anyone else would have left YOU by now, but I’m sticking with YOU. But if you want to be in St. Finbarr’s A.C., you’ve gotta SHOW ME THE MONEY!

Munster Senior & Junior XC Champs & Juvenile Relays, Limerick Racecourse, Sun 13-Jan-2013, 11.30am

Friday, January 4th, 2013

The Munster Senior Cross Country Championships, among others, will take place on Sunday 13th January 2013 at Limerick Racecourse. The Juvenile Relays will commence at 11.30am followed by Junior Women, Junior Men, Senior Women & Senior Men’s races in that order. Athletes intending to participate in these championships must be registered (paid-up) club members for 2013. Please text or email your entries to the competition secretary [] as soon as possible.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me
Twelve runners running
And an entry to a Senior XC

The Christmas season is quickly drawing to a close. Time to put all those new year’s resolutions into good practice, time to draw the curtain on the season of lethargy and over overindulgence. The upcoming Munster Senior XC is an ideal opportunity to stretch those legs and trim those budding waists. I trust the spectre of a mid-winter trip to Limerick shall not put our members out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt your houses pleasantly and none wish to forgo it!