Races all over the shop!

Wow, you turn your back for a few days and next thing there are results appearing from all over the place.

Just as people are recovering from their marathon efforts and their bodies are starting to return to normal (is there such a setting as normal?) there was the 2nd round of the John Buckley Sports graded league, the Glanmire 4 mile race, the Iniscarra 4 mile race and the Ballyclough 5k plus some people excelled in triathlons and the results of the John Buckley 5k (run the week before the marathon) came out too.

So that’s the starting point, pre-marathon when (nearly) everyone was still in one piece the John Buckley 5k attracted a massive field and our own John Meade was 4th and Cathal O Connell was 5th. These performances were obviously perfect warm-ups for the lads given how well they ran in the half marathon and marathon respectively. In the M50 category Michael Murphy was 1st while Willie Hayes was 3rd in M55. In the ladies F35 we had a 1,2,3 with Michelle Nolan 1st, Ann Wolfe 2nd and Gillian Cotter 3rd! Ann Donnelly was 1st in F50. Great performances all round!

In the graded league there were some excellent performances and the club still lies in 3rd position after two rounds. Denis Coughlan was 2nd in the A 800m while David Hickey was 6th. In the B 800m Cathal O Donovan continued his recent good form with a very close 2nd while Declan Murphy also kept his form up with a 5th place finish. Colin Condon and Eamon McEvoy were 6th and 7th respectively. In the discus Tony O Brien was 3rd. The 3rd round is on next Wednesday for those of you who can attend. Details are already on this site.

In the Glanmire 4 mile race last week Ann Donnelly put in a great performance to finish 3rd in the ladies race with Marion Lyons 1st in F55. Willie Hayes improved on his 3rd place finish in the 5k to come 2nd M55 in this race.

In Friday’s Iniscarra 4 mile we had a 1,2 in the ladies and a 2nd and 3rd in the men’s. Geraldine O Shea won the ladies race from Mary Sweeney (incredible after her marathon effort!) while Declan Murphy’s excellent recent form continued with a brilliant 2nd place with Eoin O Keeffe just behind him in 3rd. The results from this are as follows:

2. Declan Murphy 23.22
3. Eoin O Keeffe 23.50
13. Ted O Flynn 26.16
16. Geraldine O Shea 26.57
28 Mary Sweeney 28.32
52 Regina Burton 32.18 (5th lady)
66 Anne Hickey 33.36
67 Kitty Harrington-Buckley 33.44
69 Marion Lyons 34.13

In yesterday’s Ballyclough 5k Mary Murphy was 1st F50 when finishing 41st in 24.44.

Finally, some fantastic triathlon performances as in the Schull triathlon Katie Cooke was 1st and Louise Keane 3rd in the ladies event. Louise certainly made up for not finishing her last Tri due to bike trouble! Neil Creedon finished 13th in this event and won the M50 category. Meanwhile in Cahirciveen Karina Teahan was brilliant in successfully defending her Sive Triathlon title while Aidan O’Gorman was 6th overall. Brilliant performances by all concerned.

Just a reminder that if I have missed anything let me know at oregan.dave@gmail.com