Training

St Finbarr’s AC is always open to new members and is well known to be a friendly, inviting and inclusive club. Runners of all levels are welcome to join the club.

You can try out the club for a session or two at one of our weekly training sessions listed below.

Training Sessions

  • Monday Road Session 18:15 – meet at top of the Mardyke (51.893954N, 8.502560W).
  • Wednesdays at 18:00 – Mardyke Track
  • Fridays at 18:00 – Mardyke Track

If you feel the club is right for you, you are then more than welcome to Join St. Finbarr’s AC anytime throughout the year. 

Monday Road Session

Assemble at the top (West) end of Mardyke Walk as per the map below. For location information, paste coordinates 51.893954N, 8.502560W into your Google Maps search box and hit enter.

This session involves one or two 6km circuits of the Carrigrohane Road and Model Farm Road.

All those attending the Monday evening Road session MUST wear a high visibility vest and we strongly recommend light colored clothing.

This is an unstructured run suitable for all levels new to seasoned runners. Everybody sets off at their own pace and nobody gets left behind.

Come along to the barrier at the top of Mardyke Walk and ask for the person in charge. Members assemble at the barrier just before 18:15 to conduct warm-up exercises.

At 18:15 we head off on the first 6km circuit.  After one circuit, we’ll pause at the pink marker and wait for people to catch up (another chance to stretch).

At this point, you can opt for a second lap or return to the Mardyke.

  • Adhere to social distancing guidelines while at the meeting point.
  • High-visibility vests essential.
  • The coach for the evening will give clear instructions as to the route.

Optional hill repeats close to the Mardyke after the run. 

Wednesdays 18:00 Mardyke Track

UCC Mardyke Track: interval and speed work session with Eamonn McEvoy and Marion Lyons.

Fridays 18:00 Mardyke Track

UCC Mardyke Track: tempo sessions with Eamonn McEvoy.

If you are interested in joining, why not come along for a test drive! We’ll be more than happy to answer any queries and offer you advice.

COVID-19 Protocols

St. Finbarr’s A.C. is following and implementing COVID-19 safety guidelines set by Sports Ireland, Athletics Ireland and the Irish Health Service Executive.

All members should read the Safe Return to Club Activities protocols before resuming sessions and fill out the Health Screening Form on the day of each training session they attend.