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!!