Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Grange Fermoy AC 5 mile Road Race

All roads led to the Glocca Maura on friday evening for registration for our annual 5 mile road race round Kilworth Camp. The club were keeping their fingers crossed to have an improved number of runners on last years number of 113. There was no fear of that as final number of entries was 188. The race attracted runners from various counties and even from Colarado in the US, with a little bit of persuasion I managed to get a strong contingent from West Waterford, former Providence runner and European U23 Cross Country Team Gold winner David McCarthy came up from Dungarvan along with Philip Harty a regular winner of various races around the south and southeast. Word must have got out bout the lads running as a strong field turned up to run the race including East Corks James McCarthy who we all know is a regular winner around the south. The race started off at a blistering pace along the narrow roads of the camp with the boys taking up the front, by the end of the 1st lap Dave had pulled away from the two lads and by the end of the race there was 38secs of a lead, 2nd place was up for grabs between James and Philip with James coming out on top in the end. The womens race was also a close affair with Corinna Walsh from West Waterford taking the honours from Geraldine O'Shea St Finbars and Racquel Valadez Colarado taking 3rd spot. Mens results 1 24:41 David McCarthy West Waterford 2 25:19 James McCarthy East Cork 3 25:31 Philip Harty Donore Harriers Womens results 1 31:55 Corinna Walsh West Waterford 2 32:25 Geraldine O'Shea St Finbars 3 33:56 Racquel Valadez Colarado The club had 18 seniors running with 5 prizes won by them and a number of seniors helping out, a great turn out by the club and hopefully we will have a larger number for next year. 30:10 Kealan O'Connor 30:35 James Bermingham 31:11 Brendan O'Mahony 32:09 Brian O'Connor 34:28 John Fitzgerald 34:40 Terri Hennessy 35:02 Maurice Tobin (1st M60) 35:03 Darren Flynn 35:19 John Griffin 35:49 Michael Ennis 36:05 Joan Ennis (1st F45) 36:12 Kevin Doyle 36:38 Michael Broderick 41:15 Mary-Clare Healy (1st F40) 42:01 Helena Noonan (1st FJ) 43:55 Etha Murphy (2nd F40) 47:08 Mike Keating 47:56 Siobhan Enright Also taking part were members of the Fermoy running group and local Fermoy runners, great running by all, 30:02 Mike Byrne 30:57 John Beecher 31:41 John Murphy 33:11 Don Pyne 33:48 Trevor Geary 34:02 Patrick Hanley 35:00 Kevin Dolan 35:09 Conor Bartley 36:40 Laurence O'Callaghan 36:47 Pavol Sisoksky 37:03 Fergus O'Connor 37:23 Johnny Geary 38:03 Alan Clancy 38:11 Jessie Duggan 38:14 Martin Lillis 39:03 Peter O'Brien 41:48 Brendan Collins 42:22 Declan Ennis 42:23 Pat O'Shea 42:52 Monika Jarcynska 45:42 Paul Ennis 47:29 Ronan Condan A big thank you to John Walshe for all his help on the night with the registration and timing.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Grange Fermoy AC 5 mile Road Race

Hi Guys & Gals Only 6 days to our annual road race in Kilworth Camp, registration will take in The Glocca Maura from 6.30 on friday evening. Hope to see you all there, also Paul Howard (Physio) will be also at the Glocca if you want to ask a question or just need a quick rub to help loosen out the legs before the race.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Waterford Viking Marathon

Brendan and Darren took part in the Waterford Viking Marathon yesterday, it was the first running of a marathon in Waterford, nearly 1000 people took part in the full marathon and another 1000 between the half and relay. It is a tough enough marathon with the roads elevating up and down all along the course. There was two tough hills during, 1st one was a steep 400m and the 2nd was 1.25 mile long just before the halfway point, weather was up and down with a small bit of rain and heat varying through the race. Great running by Brendan who ran 3.28 as part of his training program for the Dingle 50 mile Ultra Marathon in 8 weeks and Darren ran 3.59 after cramping up badly and suffering for the rest of the marathon. Well done lads.

Grange Fermoy 5 mile Race

Hi All, our race day is nearly upon us, only friday week, the race is measured and works out at 5.01 miles on the watch, the roads are closed around the course from 7.30 - 9.30 on the night so no traffic allowed during the race. Hope to see you all there ready and willing.

New Club Singlets

Just a reminder for all that the club have bought new singlets with the club crest now printed on them, they are made by Azzurri, price is €25

Grange Fermoy Open Sports Day

Hi All, we are having open sports day this Friday the 6th of July, these had to be cancelled last month due to the shocking weather we had, hopefully we will see you all there. There will be events from U6 all the way up to Masters on the day, also we have the parents races and the novelty wellie throwing event.

Munster Championships U14-U19

This weekend in CIT is the Munster Championships for the U14-U19. Good luck to Aileen Hurley, Anne Marie O' Connor, Helena Noonan and Jerome Fitzgibbon.

Munster Juvenile T&F, CIT

On Sat/Sun 9/10 June th Munster Juvenile T&F Championships took place in CIT track, We had U10's Sharon Tobin, Maria Leamy, Jessica Flynn and Chloe Flynn and U13's Aoife Hurley, Anna Leamy and Ciara Horan Turner competing. Aoife Hurley won silver in the Javelin and is tru to the All Irelands in Tullamore. Chloe Flynn and Maria Leamy made it tru to the All Ireland ball throw team event where they finished 6th overall.Well done to all who competed.

Cork City Marathon

Bank Holiday Monday saw 9 Grange Fermoy athletes travel up to the city to compete in the Cork City Marathon, conditions were ideal and all 9 completed the marathon in style yst! Well done to James Bermingham 2.58.18, John Fitzgerald 3.12.29, Brendan O'Mahony 3.26.50, Brian O'Connor 3.26.56, Kealan O Connor 3.28.31, Robert McCarthy 3.28.57, Morris Tobin 3.29.27, Mike Ennis 3.35.22, Kevin Doyle 3.59.41. It was the 1st marathon for Kealan, Robert and Kevin. Good stuff lads. 5 athletes ran the half marathon. Well done to Mary-Clare Healy, Etha Murphy, Mary Brennan-Guthrie, Mike Keating and Siobhan Enright. First half for Mary-Clare, Etha and Siobhan. Great achievement! Also well done to Mike Byrne, Jessie Duggan, Louise Ahern and Sandra Scannell who run with the Fermoy Runners group. Unfortunately for Don Pyne and Don Healy things didn't go to plan on the day and with both lads suffering and having to pull up before the end.

Doneraille 5k

The 1st race of the Ballyhoura Series took place on Fri 1st June, it's tough enough race heading from the pathways of Doneraille Park tru the off road trails also round the park. Fantastic scenery all the way around the route. We had 6 runners taking part, 1st home was Peter Walsh followed by Darren Flynn, John Griffin, Clo Fitzgibbon, Helena Noonan and Mary-Clare Healy. Sadly the timing decided to pack in at the end of the race but the race was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Catching up on recent events.

Hi All, just catching up on recent events since the last blog was sent.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fermoy Area Community Games

We ran the Fermoy Community Games on Tue night at the Colaiste track. It went very well. There was a big turn out. Thanks for coming and thank you to all parents and coaches who helped!

Cork City Marathon

Giving a shout out to all club runners, fermoy runners and anyone else from the town or surrounding areas who are competing in the Cork City marathon on the bank holiday monday, Wishing everyone the best of luck and safe running on the day. Everyone of you has put in the hard training and now it's your time to shine!!!!!

Emer Casey 10k

Great run from Kevin Doyle at the Emer casey 10K road race. PB for Kevin with 46.34. Well done!

County Championships CIT

On Sunday 27th May the County Championships for Juniors, Seniors and Masters will be held in CIT. Junior athlete Aileen Hurley and Master athlete John Rice will compete. Entries are open till wed so its not too late lads to take part! Seniors, masters, its ur turn to perform now after the great display of performance from our juveniles!!

World 56lbs Championships

John Rice competed in the World 56Lbs Championships in Derby, England on the 14th April. John won Gold medals in the Weight for distance, Weight over the bar, hammer, one handed turn, triathlon (best of 3 events) and pentathlon (best of 5 events). he got silver in Shot Putt. Fantastic John! 6 GOLD MEDALS! and ONE SILVER! Congratulations!

Juvenile County T&F

Over the last three weekends our juveniles and coaches travelled up to CIT track on each of the Sundays. Great day at CIT for the 1st day of the County Chps. Well done to the 22 Grange AC juvenile athletes who took part. Aileen Hurley(U18) brought back gold medal at the Long jump, silver at the 300m & 300mH, Helena Noonan(U19) got gold at 1500m and silver at discus & shot. Anna Leamy and Aoife Hurley got gold & silver at the U13 discus. Jerome Fitzgibbon won bronze at the u16 javelin. Conor Sheehan (U9) came 6th in the final of the 60m sprints. Well done to all, this was a great start!
Another 8 medals, including 3 Gold, at the 2nd day of the County Chps in CIT!! Great stuff! 20 Grange juvenile athletes competed. Well done to all of them: U9 Conor (bronze medal at LJ) & Siobhan Sheehan and Amy McCormick. U10 Chloe Flynn, Jessica Flynn, Maria Leamy(silver at BT), Sarah Dineen, Sharon Tobin, Maeve Flynn & Laura Scannell. U11 Bronagh Wiley, Emer Foley, Laetitia Fitzgibbon. U12 Caitlin Gallagher and Liam Fox(Silver at shot putt). U13 Vanessa Sheehan and Anna Leamy (bronze at javelin). U18 Aileen Hurley(Gold at 100m). U19 Anne-Anne Marie O' Connor(Gold at 3000m & 200m) and Celine CĂ©line Fitzgibbon(bronze at 200m). Well done lads.
Last day of the County Championships was on today Sun 20th may. 10 athletes competed: U12 Caitlin Gallagher. U11 Emer Foley, Bronagh Wiley(bronze medal at shot putt) and Laetitia Fitzgibbon. U10 Sharon Tobin, Jessica Flynn, Ruby Mullen, Sarah Dineen, Chloe Flynn(bronze medal at Ball Throw). U9 Siobhan Sheehan. They also competed in relays.They all did very well, a lot of them were placed 4th, just missing the medals! Another good day!!!

Update on club singlets


Hi Guys, just an update on the goings on in the club, I've placed the order for the new singlets, hope to have them by the middle of next month, here's a photo of what they will look like, we've included the club crest on the singlet.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Club Singlets

Lads and Lassies, I'm looking to order new singlets, I've shown the samples to a few members who like the new material and sizes, I'll have to try and meet up with the rest of the members and see who wants to try out the sizes and hopefully will be interested so that we can promote the club at all races that people participate in.

Club updates

We are going to be in the process of building shot putt and discus circles on the edge of the track in the next few weeks, hopefully we might be able to interest anyone to try any of the events when the circles are done. Also I've taken up the challenge of qualifying as a national road racing course measurer, this means that I will be measuring our own race in Kilworth Camp on July 13th, once I measure the course and get it checked by a qualified measurer, I can send off the documentation to Athletics Ireland to be assessed and hopefully gain the national standard.

Counties Track & Field

The county Track & Field for the Juveniles is on in CIT Track on May 6th,13th and relays and county B's are on the 20th. It's looks like we have a good number competing and I would like to wish all athletes the very best of luck on the days and enjoy the events. Also best of luck to the coaches on the 3 days, it will be a busy 3 days.

The Bride 10k

The inaugural Bride 10k road race in Rathcormac got off to a great start with 246 people taking part. Conditions on the day were a little tough with a strong headwind on the uphill sections during the first half of the race. The first man home was John Meade of St.Finbarr's AC in a time of 34:32, just five seconds ahead of Kevin Wilmot of Bandon AC. The women's race was won by Annmarie Power of Eagle AC in a time of 45:03.
Well done to all club runners and anyone else from Fermoy who competed.

Grange Runners

James Bermingham 38.38
Clotilde Fitzgibbon 47.23
Kevin Doyle 52.26
Mary Claire Healy 54.15
Etha Murphy 54.15
Mary Guthrie 60.52
Jason Mcnamara 61.01
Siobhan Enright 63.45

Well done to one of our Fermoy Runners Group Don Pyne who ran 43.06.

Leevale Sports

Hi All It's been a couple of weeks since the blog was in use, so here goes! Well done to all who competed in the Leevale sports last wknd, Rory Sexton ran 9.23 for the 3000m, although Rory himself was not happy with his time, it's a very respectable time by all accounts with alot of people wishing for it! Also well done to all juveniles who competed and had a great day out, it's our warm up for the counties in May!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Bride 10k (Sun Apr 22nd)

Hi Lads and Lassies, James Bermingham is involved in organising The Bride 10k on Sun 22nd April 2012, starting at 12noon from Bride Rovers GAA Grounds, all runners and walkers are welcome, Registration is from 10-11.45am on the day in the Clubhouse.

Ger Wyley Summer Series 2012

Hi All, here's the list for the Ger Wyley Summer Series 2012,

Race 1 Marine Climb, Dungarvan(6) Fri April 13th - 7pm
Race 2 Butlerstown 10k Fri April 20th - 7pm
Race 3 Waterford - Tramore(7.5) Sat May 5th - 7pm
Race 4 Clashmore(5) Fri May 25th - 8pm
Race 5 Touraneena(5k) Fri June 1st - 8pm
Race 6 Ras na Rinne(6) Fri June 15th - 8pm
Race 7 Dungarvan Leader Dromana(5) Fri June 22nd - 8pm
Race 8 Glaxo Smithkline, Dungarvan(5) Fri July 6th - 8pm
Race 9 Doocey's Bar Ballymacarbry(5) Fri July 27th - 7.30pm
Race 10 An Tobar, Ardmore(5) Fri Aug 17th - 7.30pm

Ballyhoura Summer Series 2012 (Provisional List)

Hi All, here is the provisional list for the Ballyhoura Summer Series which includes our own race, it's not finalised yet but it will probably won't change!

Fri 1st June 7pm - Doneraile Park Dan Byrne Memorial 5k Trail Race(Mallow AC)
Fri 15th June ?pm - Ger Mullane Memorial Bilboa 10k(Bilboa AC)
Sat 23rd June 7.30pm - Eddie Murphy Memorial Run(Bilboa AC)
Fri 29th June 7.30pm - Kilfinane Festival 5 mile Road Race(Kilfinane AC)
Mon 2nd July ?pm - Dromcollogher Festival 4 mile Road Race(West Limerick AC)
Fri 13th July 8pm - Kilworth Camp 5 mile Road Race(Grange Fermoy AC)
Fri 20th July 8pm - Kilteely Festival 5 mile Road Race(Kilteely CC)
Fri 3rd Aug 8pm - Kilmeedy 5 mile Road Race(West Limerick AC)
Fri 10 Aug 7.30pm - GR8KM Road Race Michelstown(Galtee Runners AC)
Fri 31st Aug 7pm - Liscarroll Tom Fitzpatrick Memorial 10k Road Race(Liscarroll AC)
Sunday 23rd Sept 10am - Charville Half-Marathon & HM Relay(4x5k)(North Cork AC)

Anyone who completes 5 races will recieve a high quality technical t-shirt.
Anyone who completes 9 races will have free entry into the Charleville Half-Marathon. Now there's a ? on the sheet I have after that comment, so that has to be finalised. There is a couple of races with no times.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Summer Training

As the clocks have gone forward and we are in to the summer time, training has moved to the Colaiste track, as well as the Juveniles training there, the seniors have joined us on tues and thurs, the tue session is 400's and the thurs is 1000's for the seniors. The Juvenile training on the other hand is a variety of different events, not only do the kids do the short sprints and longer distances, we also cater for the long jump, high jump, hurdles, shot putt, discus, javelin and ball throw. We will be working on relays aswell for the boys and girls. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our coaches and helpers, Clo, Mary, Tim and Brendan Hurley and would also like to welcome back Dermot Leamy who is back after a long illness, good to see you back Dermot. As people can see we have alot of events to cater for with the Juveniles, lets hope we all enjoy the T&F season.

New Singlets for Seniors

We are in the process of sourcing a new supplier for singlets for the seniors, at the moment we have 2 sets of blanks from Azzurri, S,M and L for both men and women, I hope that people will try them for size so we can collect numbers, it would be nice to be kitted out for our own race in July.

Run a Mile

Lads and Lassies, I'm just putting this idea out for people to think about, how about the seniors and fermoy runners meet up in the track some friday evening and run a mile so as to get 1 rep max, we will time each individual and record everyone's time and arrange to repeat the same drill a couple of months down the road, it will give people an idea on how their fitness and speed is progressing, also it will give people a chance to meet up with the different people in the groups. It's time for idea's to be put forward and acted on to help the senior side of the club. Remember it's a bit of fun aswell. I was thinking the 2nd week in may. THE ONLY THING IS NO WATCHES ALOUD WILL RUNNING THE MILE!!!!!, it a chance for people to see how their pacing is without checking the GPS!!!

Leevale Open Sports Day, 14/15th April

Leevale Open Sports is scheduled this year on sat 14th april for Jnr and Snr athletes in CIT. Entries beforehand. For the juveniles its on Sunday 15th april. Entries on the day for Juv.

The Great Island 10 mile (Cobh)

The Great Island 10 mile road race in Cobh is the next big road race in Cork. Starting at 10:30am on Sunday, the 15th of April 2012, this race is sure to attract a large turnout. Last year, they got around 400 runners and it's likely that they will get a similar if not larger number this year. Remember all proceeds from this race go the Irish Cancer Society. Details are on the Running in Cork Blog.

Kilinaboy 10

This Sunday see's the final installment in the John Buckley 10 mile series for 2012, for anyone heading up there, it's not a flat course so you just have to enjoy it on the day, Olan and myself headed up there 2yrs ago and it turned out to be a sorcher of a day making the race that little bit tougher, but going by the recent change in weather I can't see that being any problem this yr!!!!!!!!

Connemara Ultra Marathon + Marathon

Last Sunday the 1st of April the annual Connemara Ultra Marathon, Marathon and half Marathon took place, our very own Brendan took part in his 1st Ultra Marathon (respect to the man). This course is by no means an easy feat and not for the faint hearted. Brendan ran a fantastic time of 5:29:17, remember this is 39.3 MILES!!!!!!!, also well done to Maciej who completed it in 5:12:52, Maciej is part of the Fermoy Runners and has the fittest dog around who completes as much mileage as Maciej. Well done to both of the lads.(Lets hope Brendans toes recover quickly and get back training in time for Cork). The winning time of the Ultra was 3hrs 56 mins!!!!!!!!!!, also the marathon was won by Bandons George Waugh in 2:36:21.

Woodie's DIY AAI Juvenile Indoor Championships of Ireland

Well done to Aileen Hurley who was the clubs sole competitor in the All Ireland Indoor's, on day 1 Aileen reached the final of the 60m hurdles and was just pipped on the line into 4th. Aileen already won the munster's earlier in the year. On day 2 Aileen was again competing, this time in the Long Jump and came 7th with a jump of 4m75. It might not be her best jump but well done Aileen for reaching this standard!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Butlerstown Duathlon

Well done to John Fitzgerald who finished in the top 30 in the Butlerstown Duathlon on saturday. John finished in a time of 1:09:07 which included a 5k run, 20k bike and 3k run, John is getting in gear for a good Triathlon season!!!!!!

Barcelona Marathon Results

Well done to Mike Byrne who competed in the Barcelona Marathon today Sun 25th, Mike ran a fantastic time of 3:05:19, Mike also finished in 1004 position out of 16189, what a great run!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Butlerstown Duathlon

Best of luck to John Fitzgerald who is competing in the Butlerstown Duathlon at the weekend.

Barcelona Marathon

Best of luck to Mike Byrne who is running the Barcelona Marathon this Sun 25th, Mike runs with the Fermoy Running group at the weekends, hope it goes well for you Mike.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Joan's Broken Ankle

The club would like to wish Joan Ennis a speedy recovery from the broken ankle that happened to her in the Mallow '10' today, Joan was tripped after only a few hundred metres into race resulting in the break.

Rome Marathon 2012

Well done to Seamus Branagh who completed the Rome Marathon in 4:02:13 at the weekend.

Mallow '10'

Well done to everyone who ran in Mallow today, there was a total of 1088 runners finshed the race. Mallow AC ran off an excellent race along a nice course, the men's race was won by Alan O'Shea (Bantry AC) 52.35, Martin Conroy
(Ballina AC)52.43 in 2nd place and George Waugh (Bandon AC) 53.03 in 3rd place. The womens race was won by Lorraine Manning (Raheny Shamrocks AC) 58.55, Angela McCann (Clonmel AC) 59.01 in 2nd place and Barbara Cleary (N/A Dublin 18) 59.32 in 3rd place. There was a great turnout by Grange Fermoy runners

Kealan O'Connor 63.11
Brian O'Connor 64.15
John Fitzgerald 66.20
Maurice Tobin 69.05
Brendan O'Mahony 69.05
Billy O'Regan 70.11
Robert McCarthy 70.23
Clotilde Fitzgibbon 71.18
Michael Ennis 73.02
Darren Flynn 74.27
Kevin Doyle 77.55
Mary Clare Healy 88.14
Etha Murphy 89.45
Mary Guthrie 95.21
Mike Keating 99.06
Siobhan Enright 104.26

Also well done to fermoy runners

James Bermingham 62.14
John Beecher 64.48
Ed Bates 71.16
Jessie Duggan 77.51
Louise O'Shea 79.51
Sandra Scannell 81.15
Lisa O'Dwyer 86.38

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Paddy Desmond Memorial, Ballinhassig '4' mile

Well done to John Griffin who finished 22 in a time of 24.43 in the Ballinhassig '4' mile race on Paddy's day.

Aviva All-Ireland Schools' cross country Championships

Great running by ANNE MARIE O'CONNOR, HELENA NOONAN, JESSIE HALL and KATIE O'RIORDAN who ran for Loretto in the All-Ireland School's cross country Championships in Galway recently.

Mallow '10'

Best of luck to everyone in Mallow, hope it goes well for each and everyone and fanastic times achieved by all.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

High 5 Gels

to anyone that uses high 5 gels, there is a good deal on Wiggle at the moment, 2 boxs for the price of 1. thats 40 of them for 23 euro free delivery.., just reminding people of John Fitzgerald's post on facebook!!!

Rome Marathon

Good luck to Seamus Branagh who's running the marathon in Rome at the weekend. Hope u'll have a great time over there! Enjoy the fun after!

Mallow '10'

Well lads & lassies, here we go again next monday with the Mallow '10', it's the 3rd race in the John Buckley series, hopefully everyone's training has been going to plan. Hope to see great times being achieved once again. Good luck to one and all!!!!!

Munster Senior & Novice 4 mile Rd race Chps in Inniscara

Last Sunday John Griffin ran in the Munster Senior & Novice 4 mile Rd race Chps in Inniscara. His time was 25'30. Very good time John! The winner of the senior men race was James McCarthy from East Cork AC, 20'16 and the Novice men winner was Brian Murphy from Carrick on suir, considering Brian Murphy finished 7th in Irish Universties Cross Country Chps in Waterford the day before.
The Munster Master rd race Chps is on Sun 25th March in Waterford.

Mahon BHAA 5k

Well done to all the Avondhu Motor Factor runners who ran in the BHAA 5k race in Mahon last Sunday. The men came 3rd in the Catagory A team event(Brian O'Connor, Shane Maher and Morris Tobin). Well done to Maggie Dunne-Howden, Tony Dunne and again Morris who won their cat! Wasn't sure if Robert is signed up to Avondhu MF.

23 Brian O'Conor Avondhu MF 0:18:28
28 Shane Maher Avondhu MF 0:18:42
47 Maurice Tobin Avondhu MF M60 0:19:48
182 Tony Dunne Avondhu MF M70 0:24:33
240 Maggie Dunne Avondhu MF F65 0:26:51
246 Dick O'Brien Avondhu MF M65 0:27:90
268 Niamh Fleming Avondhu MF F40 0:28:47
303 Eileen Armstrong Avondhu MF 0:32:17

63 Robert McCarthy Temp 0:20:22

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Irish Universities Cross Country Championships



Down visiting in waterford, came across d Irish Universities Cross Country Championships being run in the WIT campus, unfortunately missed d womens race, watched d mens race which John Coughlan won, pulling away slightly in d last lap. Great race to watch.

Rory's 1st Duathlon 2012

Well done to Rory Sexton who finished 4th in his first race of the season in the Ennis Elite Duathlon, I've linked his blog to the Grange blog, a good read, have a look if you get a chance.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ballycotton 2012

Great day out last sunday in Ballycotton!! It was cold! A few of our runners were injured so they unfortunately couldn't run. Wish Brendan, Karen, Terri & Margaret a great recovery!
Well done to our Grange runners Kealan O'Connor who ran in 63.36 Brian O'Connor, 65.22, John Griffin 66.08, Morris Tobin, 67.13, Robert McCarthy 70.41, Clo Fitzgibbon, 72.27 Joan Ennis, 73.53, Mike Ennis 74.57, Mary-Clare Healy 89.56, Mary Brennan-Guthrie 97.33 and Siobhan Enright 1st 10 mile in 1.40.24!
Well done also to the local runners, Don Healy 59.47, Don Pyne 74.25, John O'Donovan, Maggie Dunne-Howden 91.44, John O'Connor 91.12, Jessie Duggan 77.30, Louise Ahern 91.19, Alan O'Mahony 78.21, Brendan O'Callaghan 101.47 for fantastic runs, also great running by Johnny and Catherine O'Sullivan 59.54 & 77.22 and John Beecher 63.31 who run for Avondhu Motors.





















Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ballycotton '10'

Best of luck to all club members and Fermoy Runners competing on Sunday in Ballycotton, lets hope that all expectations are exceeded and everyone crosses the finsh line in one piece, we're expecting savage times all across the board!!!!!!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Weekend Long Runs

Hi all, we've got some serious running happening at the weekends, saturday runs starting at 8.30 from outside Colemans, runs range from 10, 15, 18, 22+. On sunday runs start at 9.00 from outside Colemans, runs range from 10, 12, 14+. I must say there's fantastic numbers on each of the days, hitting double figures on both days. Also tuesday nights, speedwork on the road or in Colemans and on thursday nights, hill work or speedwork in the track.

Monday, February 20, 2012

EAgle AC 5mile

John Griffin and Mary Mary-Clare Healy ran yesterday in the Eagle Ac 5 mile in Carrigaline. Well done to both of them who posted great times.

John Griffin 33.37.
Mary Clare Healy 43.02.

See photo of John below

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ballycotton '10'

All roads are leading to Ballycotton on Mar 4th for it's annual 10 mile road race, this is one of the most popular road races on the racing calender, with entries closed on the Dec 2nd, when you think that entry forms were posted out on Nov 28th and available for download on Nov 29th. At this point 2500 entries were recieved. After that date only club members entries were accepted and anyone who ran the 4 races in the Ballycotton Summer Series. Our seniors and friends in the fermoy runners group are putting in alot of hard and good training in for Bally, hoping we see fantastic times and happy faces at the end of the race by all competing.

Woodies DIY All Ireland U11's Cross Country

Congratulations to Liam Fox who competed in the boys U11 1500m, finishing 26th in a field of 109 runners, fantastic running from Liam considering the majority of cross country is finished before Xmas.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Woodie’s DIY Masters Cross Country Championships

Well done to John Griffin who finished 37 in the M40 category in the All Ireland Masters Cross Country Championships in Boyle, Roscommon.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

New Links

Hi All, I've added a few links down the side of the blog, have a look and if anyone can think of others to be added, leave a comment........

All Irelands, Boyle

Good luck to John Griffin and Liam Fox who are competing in the All Ireland Masters X Country Championships and U11 All Ireland Juvenile B X Country Championships today in Boyle.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Deepest Sympathy

The club would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Brian O'Connor and his family on the recent bereavement of his uncle Pat. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

RE. Dungarvan '10'

Hi All, just want to mention a few people I missed yesterday, well done to John Murphy, James Bermingham and Louise O'Shea, part of the Fermoy Runners Group, great running by all....

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dungarvan '10' Results

Hi all, it was the Dungarvan '10' today, 1st race of the John Buckley Series. It was a misty miserable day on top of running 10miles, the mens race was won by Sean Hehir from Rathfarnham AC in a new course record of 49.25, in fact the first 3 men home were under 50mins!!. The womens race was won by Irish international Maria McCambridge from Letterkenny AC also in a new course record of 55.58. Grange had 10 members competing today,

145 Brendan O'Mahony 62.24 (New PB)
224 John Fitzgerald 64.54
336 Seamus Branagh 68.36
432 Terri Hennessy 70.50
460 Clotilde Fitzgibbon 71.33
547 Darren Flynn 74.03
570 Joan Ennis 74.35
1080 Kevin Doyle 90.25
1142 Mary Guthrie 93.49
1249 Margaret O'Neill 109.08

Great running by everyone, good turn out from the club. Grange would also like to say great running by Fermoy Blackwater Tri club who had 4 runners competing today,

206 Kealan O'Connor 64.26
286 Sean Coughlan 67.23
367 Jayme Dwyer 69.09
448 Ed Bates 71.16

Also well done to Maggie and Tony Dunne.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dungarvan '10'

Grange Fermoy would like to wish all seniors, fermoy runners and any local runners competing on Sunday the best of luck and hopefully we will see good times by all..............

Monday, January 23, 2012

Club AGM

Grange-Fermoy Athletic club AGM was held on Thursday Jan 12th. in the Pitch & Putt clubhouse
Officers for 2012 are as follows:
President: Bob Burke,
Chairperson: Darren Flynn,
Secretary: Clotilde Fitzgibbon,
Treasurer & Registrar: Mary Guthrie,
PRO: Tim O Neill,
Child Liaison Officer: Brian Regan,
Competition Secretaries:
Juveniles: Dermot Leamy ,
Seniors: Clotilde Fitzgibbon,
Seniors Rep: Maurice Tobin,
Gear/Clothes Rep: Tom Owens (in charge of taking orders),
County Board Reps: Jim Palmer, Brian Regan

Sunday, January 22, 2012

New Website

Grange Fermoy AC is in the process of setting up a website for the club, this will include the history of the club, photos, past and present glories, training routes and schedules, links to various clubs and events and maybe news and views from members!!!!! Grange Fermoy also has a facebook page and also a fermoy runners group was set up on facebook to let people know when training runs are on and hopefully help to encourage people to meet up with existing runners in the town.

Dungarvan '10'

That time of the year again when the John Buckley 10mile series is upon us, Dungarvan is up first and going by the training that is happening during the week, we should be expecting some fantastic times, not putting pressure on anyone!!!!!!!. So hopefully a good day by all and gr8 reports to be passed on.

Membership Forms

Membership forms can be collected from Darren, Clo and Maurice in Colmans on tues and thurs nights or from Darren on sat mornings at the long run. Forms can also be e-mailed.
Seniors €30
Juveniles €25
Family €100

Training Update

Training has been updated on the side of the blog.

Saturday long runs

Hi lads and lassies, if your up early enough over the last few weeks you might have seen a highly visible group of dedicated (or to the non running public, lunatics) runners hitting the high road and heading out of the town. As part of the group I must say that it totally enjoyable to be running with such a large group (9-11 so far), considering this time last year if you got 5 out at the one time for a long run you were doing well. Hopefully the group will remain consistant or even grow, anyone is welcome to join in!!!

Long John Silver does it again!!!!

After receiving Gold at Munster Master Indoors in Shot, weight for distance & High jump and Bronze at 60m sprint, John Rice took Silver in High Jump and Long jump, Bronze in shot putt and came 4th in 60m at the All Ireland Indoors last Sunday. Congratulations John! Great stuff!

Munster Senior Cross Country

John Griffin was the only Grange athlete to take part in the 10k X country Munster Senior race last sunday in Beaufort. Finished 50th in 48.20. Well done John!

"Welcome Back"

Hi all, Grange Fermoy Blog is back in action!!!!!!!!!