Cork, Cobh & Cross Country

Cross Country season kicked off in Riverstick today, Sunday 1st October, with the Cork Athletics Novice Under 23 and Juvenile even-age Cross Country Championships. This weeks rain caused the underfoot conditions to be somewhat slippery. Togher AC held their own however, with some fine performances. There were juveniles and seniors who ran their first cross country races, so well done to them for surviving this very muddy introduction.

An outstanding performance by Evan Byrne who won the novice men’s race and the U23 men’s race. Evan was leader in our senior men’s team who snatched 2nd place. Congratulations to Evan, to Ian Tivy (5th), Dave Barrett (11th) and Jeff Casey (17th) for this super achievement. Well done also to Craig Harrington, Mike Colohan and Barry Sheehan for very strong performances in the novice men’s race.

 

The novice women’s team had an great 4th place finish, with impressive performances by Eimear O’Brien (13th), Rachel O’Callaghan (19th), Marjorie Lynch (24th), Marianne O’Connell (30th) and Shirley Twomey (34th).

The under 18 girls were 3rd team in their race. Congratulations to Megan O’Regan, Katie Olden, Fiona Byrne and Savni Kajlar for giving it their all.

Sean O’Connell was our sole representative in the U16 boys race and he had a fine 8th place finish. Well done Sean. The under 16 girls team were 1st and congratulations to Robin Farraher, Katie McSweeney, Aoibheann McSweeney and Jennifer Daly for their efforts in the race.

Congratulations to Cian Twomey our U14 year old representative; U12 boys, Tadhg Howe, Cael Cogan, Lorcan de Burca, Jack Hegarty and Peter Mullane; U12 girls Anna Fitzgerald and Edel O’Sullivan; U10 boys Darren O’Connell and Shane O’Shaughnessy and Kate McCarthy (U10 girls) who did us proud out there today. Fantastic achievement to compete in this challenging discipline.

Thank you to coaches Mr. Hayes, Frank Doherty. Doc Doherty and Aidan Hartnett for their hard work, to volunteers and parents involved in Little Athletics.

Full results HERE

BHAA Cork to Cobh 15 Mile Road Race

The annual Cork to Cobh 15 mile road race took place also on Sunday 1st October. Some Togher AC members who took part used this as their training run in preparation for Budapest, Dublin and Tenerife Marathons. For others, it was their first time running fifteen miles, in a bid to extend their distance above half marathon.

Tony Kelleher, in his usual style ran a superb race, winning his category (O45) and coming 7th place overall.

 

Congratulations to Tony O’Sullivan (1:46), Patrick O’Mahony, Mary O’Halloran, Yvonne Walsh, John O’Callaghan, Mags Murphy, Claire Dunne, Mary Noonan and Michelle Nelson who all put in trojan work to complete the run. Thank you to coaches Frank Doherty, Doc Doherty, to the organisers and volunteers involved in the day.

See results and photos as they are posted HERE

0-5k, 9 Week Beginner Training Programme – Starts October 24th!

Join us for our beginner training programme that will bring you from 0 to 5k over the course of 9 weeks.

Leaders will support you every step of the way! We will train together on Tuesday evenings and the programme will consist of two more training sessions, so three in total each week.

Participants can join forces  in smaller groups if it suits for the second and third training sessions, as it’s always easier to train in a group.

The cost is €30 and it covers membership of Togher AC for 2017, insurance with Athletics Ireland and entry into the Togher AC 5k on 31st December! You can pay online on our membership page, please select the ‘0-5k Oct 2017’ option HERE

Contact Claire at clairecdunne@gmail.com or 086 8241504 to sign up.

Road Race Results

There’s been no rest over the holidays for some of our members who have been taking part in BHAA and local races. Great running and results all round.

Donoughmore 7 Mile Road Race (Friday 21st July)

Many of coach Doc Doherty’s senior men took part in the 7 mile road race in Donoughmore on Friday 21st of July. Well done to everyone who took part, especially to David Barrett who was 12th overall and 2nd male over 45 and to Rachel O’Callaghan who was 1st female in the over 40 category. Also congratulations on some great running to Geoffrey Casey who was 10th, Eric Browne who was 11th and to Brian O’Callaghan, Andrew Maher, Sean Fouhy, Brian Maher, Pat O’Mahony and Rory McCarthy who all ran superb races.

 

Grenagh 5 Mile Road Race (Friday 28th July)

Brian O’Callaghan and Ken O’Mahony took to the roads of Grenagh to complete the 5 mile road race there on Friday 28th July.

Brian O’Callaghan (1st from left) was 4th man over the line at the Grenagh 5 Mile Road Race

Brian ran a great race, coming in 4th place with Ken not far behind in 7th place. Well done to both athletes who are showing great form this year.

Brian O’Callaghan & Ken O’Mahony at the Grenagh 5 Mile Road Race

 

BHAA Novartis 5k Road Race (Wednesday 2nd August)

Six of our members took part in the BHAA Novartis 5k road race on Wednesday 2nd August.

Geoffery Casey & David Barrett with organisers

Congratulations to David Barrett who is placing in his category at all BHAA races in which he takes part. Novartis 5k was no exception, where David was 1st in the over 45 category. Well done to Geoffery Casey who was 8th person over the line, to Mary Beth Ryan who had a personal best, to Shirley Twomey, Mary O’Halloran and Yvonne Walsh also who ran very strong races.

Mary O’Halloran, Yvonne Walsh, Mary Beth Ryan & Shirley Twomey at the Novartis 5k
Shirley with son Cian supporting her on the night

Keep up the great work!