Munster Juvenile U/9-U/13 Track & Field Championships

Three young athletes are travelling to Ennis on Saturday and Sunday next to take part in the Munster Juvenile U/9-U/13 Championships.  These are Alana Spillane, Sean Boland and Saoirse Doran who compete in the U/10 and U/11 age categories.  Competition includes sprints, middle distance and long jump and we send them our best wishes for the weekend.  The girls are competing on Saturday with Sean competing on Sunday.

County Juvenile “B” Track & Field Championships

A number of athletes have put their names forward for this event.  If there are further athletes who are competing can they please give their names to Geraldine at training this week.  These championships will take place on Sunday 25th June in Clonmel at 11am.

Munster U/14-U/19 Juvenile Track & Field Championships

Closing date for the Munster U/14 to U/19 event is the 7th June. Athletes must give their name to Geraldine at training this week if they are committed to competing.

Burma Challenge

With close on the full complement of 55 athletes taking to the road on Wednesday night last for the second round of the Burma Challenge it proved to be a busy night for the recorders and timers as this was the handicap night where those at the back of the field got to lead the way with those at the head of the field last to commence their run. Arriving back to the Sportsfield it was terrific to see nearly everyone on the track together and when handicap times were deducted from the final results there were again some very good performances and many who were more or less the same as the previous week.  The twist this week is that all participants must predict their own time and also must run without any timing equipment.  Penalties will apply for under or over predicting so there is sure to be some serious calculating from the participants.  Everyone will run together on the night and it is hoped to get the action underway at 7.30pm.

Mini Marathon

Not long to go now to our 8th annual Mini Marathon which takes place on Monday 5th June at 12 noon from Moyne Sportsfield over our by now very familiar Killoran route.  This is a relatively flat route and if weather conditions favour us participants can anticipate a personal best at 10k.  Entry fee is €15 and all finishers will receive a medallion for their efforts.  The top three men and ladies will be awarded with prizes of €50, €30 and €20 respectively with the added incentive of an additional €50 if the course records are broken.  These currently stand at 32.07 for the men and 37.04 for the ladies courtesy of Kevin Maunsell, Clonmel and Dympna Ryan, Dundrum.  Refreshments will be served for all afterwards. Everyone is welcome to race, run, jog or walk the 10k and also if they wish they can raise funds for a charity of their choice. Two notable groups are currently signed up to take part with the Thurles Friends of Chernobyl Group and the Irish Heart Foundation via the Anner Hotel, Thurles bringing along members to take part and fundraising for their own charities.  Why not give them some support and walk or run with them on the day.

Schools Track & Field Championships

Well done to Jack Hickey who competed in the Munster Schools Track & Field Championships at the weekend.  Jack was competing in the Intermediate category and finished 7th in the 200 in a time of 24.78secs then ran in the 400mts to finish 5th in a time of 55.32secs.  Jack was also part of the successful Thurles CBS relay team that finished 2nd in their event to qualify for the All Ireland Schools Finals in Tullamore on 3rd June.

County Juvenile “B” Track & Field Championships

These championships will take place on Sunday 25th June in Clonmel at 11am.  All athletes from U/9 to U/14 who competed in Templemore at the recent County Championships and who did not win an individual medal are eligible to compete. Also if there are new athletes from the club who have registered since then they are also eligible to compete.  Those committed to travelling to Clonmel should give their name to Geraldine at training this week so that they can be entered for the event.

Munster Juvenile Track & Field Championships

Closing date for the Munster U/9 to U/13 Munster Championships is this Friday night 26th May while for the U/14 to U/19 event the closing date is the 7th June. Athletes must give their name to Geraldine at training this week if they are committed to competing.

Mini Marathon

Now in its 8th year and firmly established on the racing calendar our annual mini marathon takes place on Monday 5th June at 12 noon from Moyne Sportsfield over our by now very familiar Killoran route.  This is a relatively flat route and one where participants can anticipate a personal best.  Entry fee is €15 and all finishers will receive a medallion for their efforts.  The top three men and ladies will be awarded with prizes of €50, €30 and €20 respectively with the added incentive of an additional €50 if the course records are broken.  These currently stand at 32.07 for the men and 37.04 for the ladies courtesy of Kevin Maunsell, Clonmel and Dympna Ryan, Dundrum.  Refreshments will be served for all afterwards. Everyone is welcome to race, run, jog or walk the 10k and also if they wish they can raise funds for a charity of their choice. So why not put the date in your diary and come along to support the club’s fixture.

Burma Challenge

51 people took to the start of the 14th Burma challenge on Wednesday night last and between the walkers and runners all completed the 5k within 40 minutes.  This week it’s the handicap night where the order will be reversed and those at the end of the field will start first and those at the head of the field will start last.  The aim is to have everyone finish at approximately the same time so the recorders and timers will certainly have their hands full on the night.   Following last weeks’ results and with the addition of more members who have committed to the four nights the teams have been selected as follows: – Moyne-R. Daly, L. Power, K. Dunne, B. Spillane.  Longorchard-P. McBain, L. Quinlan, S. Cantwell, J. Flahive, E. Cornally.  Moyneard-T. Flahive, P. Doyle, T. Dwyer, H. Phelan, P. Cummins.  Lisdonowley-L. Kelly, M. Percy, M. King, D. Hunter, B. McGrath.  Moynetemple-J. Sweeney, R. Daly, F. Power, P. O’Connell, M. O’Dwyer.  Ballyerk-S. Concagh, N. O’Mahony, C. Duggan, B. McNamara, M. Kiely. Kylemakill-B. Carroll, F. Long, W. Crone, C. Dunne, L. Kelly.  Rahealty-T. Moore, H. Cummins, E. Leahy, A. Dann, E. Hayes.  Boulabeha-N. Bowe, J. Cummins, D. Kearney, A. Shanahan, B. Lowe.  Ballyduff-P. Bowe, R. Power, A. Duggan, B. Kelly, L. Doyle. Lisheen-M. Cummins, S. Kiely, T. McGrath, A. Campion, B. Hayes.

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