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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to our athletes who ran the Cork BHAA Garda 5k in Mahon on Wednesday 5th July. Chris O’Reilly’s time was not counted as he was one of the three first runners sent the wrong way, however he still ran a great race. Well done also to Brian O’Callaghan, Helen Walsh (4th FO40), Adil Cahit Ansaroglu, Rachel O’Callaghan, Niamh Sheehan, Mary O’Halloran, Margaret Murphy, Yvonth Gough & Sheila O’Mahony.
What a beautiful day it was on Sunday 9th July for the Old Head of Kinsale 7km race. Congratulations to club mates who took part; Andrew Maher, who was 4th person over the line, Brian Maher (9th), Padraig O’Herlihy, Bernard Coleman, Valerie Hennessy with her son Cian and Kathryn Salter with her son Will. Great to see such participation by everyone in the summer races. Well done all.
On Thursday 13th July, 10 of our athletes completed the BHAA Dell EMC 4 Mile road race. Chris O’Reilly had a great race and was 7th person over the line (21:40). Congratulations to Brian Maher, Helen Walsh who was first female O40 and Rachel O’Callaghan who was 3rd female O40. Both Helen and Rachel are consistently placing in their categories in the BHAA races this year. Well done also to Bernard Coleman, Padraig O’Herlihy, Mary O’Halloran, John O’Callaghan, Frank Linehan who was 2nd in the O65 category, Fergus O’Halloran and Margaret Murphy. See full results HERE
Carrigtwohill 5k (19th July)
The Carrigtwohill Charity 5k took place on Wednesday 19th July. There were cooler temperatures in comparison to previous days, a welcome respite for the participants. Great running by Brian Maher, Robert Cahill (new club member), Frank Linehan, Colin McTaggart and Kevin Moore. Full results HERE.
Munster Mountain Running Association Rochestown Woods Trail Run (19th July)
This year 81 runners took part in the 5.6km trail race in Rochestown Woods near Cork City. Gavin Roche, Helen Walsh and Mary Beth Ryan took part. While familiar territory due to the Fit4Life group training in the woods on occasion, the route took a different direction their training runs. These races are challenging and exhilarating all at once, given the terrain. Congratulations to Gavin, Helen and Mary Beth for flying the Togher AC flag and for really good running.
Garryvoe 5k Road Race (21st July)
Padraig O’Herlihy was Togher AC’s sole representative the inaugural Garryvoe 5k road race on Friday 21st July. Padraig ran a personal best and super time of 22:48 despite the hilly route. Padraig’s training is going so well and his times are improving with each race. An inspiration to all Fit4Lifers he is!!
Run Killarney Half Marathon
Helen Walsh, Mary Beth Ryan and Robert Woulfe ran the Killarney half marathon on Saturday 22nd July. Helen Walsh ran a blinder in a time of 01:35:33 and was the 8th woman over the line and 3rd in the O40 category. Mary Beth Ryan also had a super race with a personal best of 01:46:57. Robert had a fantastic run and completed the race in 01:56:17. Congratulations to you all.
Many more races to come over the rest of the summer. Keep running everyone! 🙂