This Friday, April 26, the track will be a hive of activity as the Inter-Club Challenge between the club and the clubs of Moycarkey-Coolcroo, Moyglass and Coolquill will take place commencing at 6.30pm. This event is very much a club event where athletes gain points for their club based on their finishing positions rather than on individual performances. We hope to see all our athletes participating in what is generally a fun event and to be there by 6.15pm at the latest. The top club on the night will receive the “John Flynn Perpetual Cup” with all athletes who participate receiving medals for their efforts. With over 150 young people expected to participate help on the night would be very much appreciated from club members and parents. The club will also be catering for the event and donations of confectionary would be very much appreciated.
County Junior, Senior & Masters Track & Field Championships
These championships take place in Templemore this Sunday, April 28. We wish all our athletes who are competing the very best of luck.
The 16th annual Burma Challenge takes place 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. Also on the programme is a 5k Run and Walk commencing at the same time as the 10k. Entry fee is €15 for the 10k and €10 for the 5k. Both events will be timed. Prize money on offer will be as follows – 10k – 1st €100, 2nd €50, 3rd €30. 5k – 1st €50, 2nd €30, 3rd €20. Medallions to all finishers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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