County Intermediate Road Championships
History was made on Sunday at the County Intermediate Road Championships when for the first time the club brought home the silverware with a fantastic victory in what turned out to be a very competitive team championship. We were relying on just three athletes to make this happen and each of the trio put heart and soul into the effort. Over the first 1.5k’s of the race all three, Angela Fogarty, Louise Fogarty and Orla Healy, went with the pace and kept that composure going throughout the rest of the 4k race. Angela was our leading athlete finishing a brilliant second in a time of 15.34 just 9 seconds adrift of the winner. Crossing the line less than six seconds later was Louise who also had a fantastic run to take third place. The final placing was pivotal for the team and what an effort Orla put in to finish tenth in 16.40 having just arrived back from work placement in France during the week. 23 athletes and 7 club teams competed in the championship and with the club having a score of 15pts we waited in anticipation of the final result. It couldn’t have been closer with just one point between first and second and much to our delight the girls created that slice of history to be crowned County Intermediate Road Champions for 2019. A fantastic well done to all three athletes.
Winners this week in our Lotto were Eleanor Doyle, Thurles, P. Moloney, Urlingford, Mark Hayden, Cooleeney, Tommy Cleary, Cooleeney and Pat Duggan, Piercetown. Many thanks to everyone for all your support. Tickets are available at all training sessions.
A meeting of all Officers and Committee members will take place on Monday night, April 15 at 8.00pm in the Clubhouse. We hope everyone will make a special effort to attend. Please note change of date and time.
The 16th annual Burma Challenge is on the horizon. Taking place, this year, on the Thursday nights of May 2, 9, 16 and 23 people can walk, jog or run the challenge. Everyone takes off together the first night for the 5k, the second night is a one-mile team challenge on the track, the third night is the handicap over 5k with the fourth and final night a team relay covering the 5k route. The cost of the full event is €10. Everyone is very welcome once they are over 16 years of age. Contact John on 086-8403515 if you need any further information.
The club will host our annual 10k mini marathon on Monday June 3 at 12 noon. This is the tenth year of the event and we have had some fantastic times over these ten years. The race has attracted people from all over the Country and here’s hoping we will have more of the same again this year. Keep the date in mind. More details later.
2019 Track & Field Games
Following on from our very successful 70th anniversary games in 2019, the club will host the 2019 games on Wednesday 10th July at 6.30pm. Again, we will be hoping for a sub 4-minute mile from the men and sub 2.05-minute 800mts for ladies. On the programme are races over 200mts and 400mts with additional mile and 800mts races along with long jump and weight for distance. Anyone interested in taking part in the event should contact Martin on 087-2681524 or John on 086-8403515 or e-mail email@example.com.
Wednesday, April 10 – County Secondary Schools T&F Championships – Templemore
Sunday, April 21– County Masters Road Championships – Clonmel
Sunday April 28– County Junior, Senior & Masters T&F Championships – Templemore
Saturday May 11 – County U/13-U/19 Track & Field Championships – Templemore
Sunday May 12 – County U/9-U/12 Track & Field Championships – Templemore
Saturday May 25 – Munster U/9-U/11 Track & Field Championships – CIT Cork
Saturday June 8 – Munster U/12-U/19 Track & Field Championships – Templemore