Archive for July, 2013

AAI National Marathon Championships 2013 – Entry

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

The 34th (Airtricity) Dublin Marathon through the historic Georgian streets of Dublin will take place on the bank holiday Monday, 28th October 2013. This event will also incorporate the AAI National Marathon Championships 2013 with individual and team medals up for grabs.

Register Here

Coach Brendan O’Shea – a veteran of over 100 marathons – looks at the enduring appeal of the classic distance and maps out the training schedules that will help get you over the finish line in Dublin on the big day. These schedules are for 16 weeks starting on July 11. (courtesy of Irish Runner magazine). Right click on the link below and select “Save Target As…”

Marathon Schedules

!!Warm weather advisory – Friday training rescheduled!!

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Weather Forecast for Friday, July 19th 2013

Please note the Friday session on July 19th has moved from 6pm to 7pm.

Back in March it was felt necessary to issue a weather advisory as the country was in the grip of chill winds from Siberia. I would never have imagined that it would be necessary to advise our members on the dangers of excess heat. Well, they say if you live long enough, you’ll see just about everything. High temperatures are forecast to return for the weekend. Friday July 19th will see mist and fog burn away to give another dry and very warm or hot day with good sunshine. Highest temperatures will range 24 to 29 degrees in a light mainly East to Southeast breeze. The very warm weather will continue over the weekend with temperatures generally in the range 23 to 28 degrees. The western half of the country will be warmest, and indeed temperatures may creep a few degrees higher than 28 on Saturday over parts of Connacht in the easterly breezes.

So, what can I offer you by way of a survival strategy for daytime, midsummer running in very hot, dry and sunny conditions? Simple really, don’t bother!!! The sun’s rays are very strong at this time of the year and you’ll burn and, or overheat very quickly. Roads and concrete surfaces radiate heat and create their own microclimate making things even hotter for running. So, unless you’re accompanied by a crash team stay out of the midday sun and restrict any running to early morning and late evening. And make sure to rehydrate yourself every 15 to 20 minutes. If you start to feel hot and bothered, kill the run, find some shade and use whatever means are available to reduce your body temperature. Above all, be sensible! In the current hot climate it doesn’t take a lot of physical effort to bring about heat exhaustion, or maybe even worse. Whatever you do over the coming weekend, don’t lose your cool.

31st Donoughmore 7M Road Race, Fri 19-Jul-2013, 8pm

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

This is the 31st running of the Donoughmore A.C. 7M road race, making it one of the older club races on the Cork calendar. There’s a lot of competition in the race calendar with many fun runs, charity runs, fund-raising runs and commercial runs. The Donoughmore 7M is a club race with strong community support. It is not a fundraiser and runs on a “break even” basis. Donoughmore A.C. would very much appreciate your support.

Key Details

  • Road Race Donoughmore Friday July 19th at 8.00pm
  • Full details, On-line entry, course profile, photos, etc.
  • Non-competitive run at 7pm, fun run (1mile) at 7.30pm
  • Accurate course, AI permit granted

Key Features

  • Unique course in scenic countryside
  • Extensive prize list including 1st, 2nd, 3rd in all vets categories
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd club team prizes for both men’s and women’s teams 
  • BHAA team prize
  • Parking, showers, stewarding, mile-times, etc
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Low entry fee – €10
  • On-line entry to speed up registration and entry (but can also enter on the night)
  • Chip timing (new for 2013)
  • Runner’s Take the challenge t-shirt, frequently seen at Cork races!
  • Non-competitive walk/run at 7pm (bring your partner!)
  • One mile fun run at 7.30 pm (bring your mother and your kids)

From Cork City and its suburbs, head for the Anglers Rest Bar just off the western end of the N22 Carrigrohane (Straight) Road. Follow the R579 northwards bypassing Muskerry Golf Club and the Tower-Blarney turnoff. After about 10 miles on the R579, you’ll reach the R619 intersection. At this point, right turn for Donoughmore. Alternatively, Donoughmore is about 12 miles SW of Mallow on the R619 Mallow-Coachford road.

7th John Buckley Sports Graded T&F Meeting 2013

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

The seventh, and penultimate,  John Buckley Sports Graded T&F Meeting of 2013 is on Thursday, July 18th at 7.30pm at the CIT track. Events in RED are part of the Cork County Junior & Senior T&F Championships 2013 with county medals on offer. This week it’s the turn of the ladies to go for glory in the Steeple Chase while the roadsters can look forward to some solid competition in the 3000m. Remember, these are graded meetings open to people of all levels of ability. Entry is €5.00 covering all events.

Graded T&F League 2013

Cork County Masters T&F Championships 2013, CIT Track, Bishopstown, Sat 13-Jul-2013, 12pm

Monday, July 8th, 2013

The Cork County Masters T&F Championships 2013 take place at the CIT Track on Saturday, July 13th. The closing date for entries is July 9th. Please text or email your entries to the Competition Secretary.

Cork County Masters T&F Champs 2013

  • Field Events may be brought forward by up to 30 minutes prior to 2pm and by up to 1 hour afterwards.
  • Track events may be brought forward by 30 minutes.
  • Athletes doing Hurdles must check in by 12.00pm (100m & 110m Hurdles for O35/O40/O45 only).
  • For other events, check in at the Start line or at the Field event. Numbers will be available at the office.
  • Athletes may compete in one category only and in a maximum of 5 events.
  • Masters categories (Men & Women) start at O35, O40…
  • Guests are welcome to participate but must be AAI registered.

6th John Buckley Sports Graded T&F Meeting 2013

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

The sixth John Buckley Sports Graded T&F Meeting of 2013 is on Monday, July 8th at 7.30pm at the CIT track. The regular Monday evening training session will proceed as normal. Events in RED are part of the Cork County Junior & Senior T&F Championships 2013 with county medals on offer. Those men who haven’t yet gone weak at the knees will surely fall head over heels in love with the Steeple Chase. Remember, these are graded meetings open to people of all levels. Entry is €5.00 covering all events.

Graded T&F League 2013