August Club Notes

Monthly highlights:


European Master Athletics Championships


At the start of the month Paul Moloney represented club and country in the European Master Athletics Championships in Aarhus Denmark. Paul was 11th seed in the o35 5000m and finished 5th overall in a PB time of 15.26! Congrats Paul on a great season.


Cloyne 5km


Great running in Cloyne 5km by Lorraine Bolster 3rd lady home and Sharon Woods 1st o40.




Race mix

We were spoiled for choice in August with so many good quality local races which saw a lot of club members out and about including: Mitchelstown GR8, Dromahane 5, Carrig na bhFear 5k, Duhallow AC 5, Grange Fermoy 4 mile and Churchtown.


Streets of Galway 2017

Our annual club away day had a great attendance even with 23 people dropping out in the final week! We had 45 running in near perfect conditions. Well done all! Looking forward to next year already – thanks to Helena for organising.


Congrats to Ed McDonnell, Mick Clancy, Joanne McCann and Liam Murphy taking part in full and half Ironman distance during the month!


Clonmel half marathon

The bar has been set high for the upcoming Charleville half marathon with the times set in the Clonmel – we had a big attendance and some first timers as well – well done to all.


Mags on form in the Canovee 7km



Congrats to Mags Murphy who was 1st lady home in the Canovee 7km race and also in the Clonakilty 4 mile race in a great time of 25.10.






Ballycotton ends for the summer 17.

August saw the end of the Ballycotton series and we had a number of runners completing the summer series and placing in the Mens top 50 and Ladies top 30 to secure the coveted BC Summer Series T-short. Well done to all.

Also well done to Helen Mehigan who completed the Avondhu 3 by 3 series.

Other notes:

Cross country:

The inaugural Mallow AC Cross Country was announced and takes place at 5.00pm on Saturday 23rd September. This is ONLY open to Mallow AC members (no exceptions). This is a great event to give people a taster of XC with the season about to commence. The race distances will be: Men: 4miles and Women: 3miles

Medals will be awarded as follows: Top 12 overall in each race, 1st 3 Over 40, 1st 3 Over 50, 1st 3 Over 60, 1st 3 Novice (this category is for any athlete who hasn’t won a cross country medal in the last 10 years).

Athletes can win medals in more than one category and novice athletes can also win a top 12 medal.

XC fixtures:

The provisional fixtures list for XC this year has been released. If you have not run in a cross country event it promises to be a great day out. Keep an eye on facebook and your emails for more details.

Club gear:

Official Club gear is only available from the Club. We do not currently have third party agreements for sale of club gear. Enquiries to Darragh Wiley.

Training times:

Training is on 6.30pm in Mallow Park (across from Tesco) Tuesday and Thursday, 9am in Doneraile Park on Saturday and 9am on Sunday at the Roundabout.


The John Buckley 200 point challenge:

The results file is up to date now taking into account August races. If anybody is missing points or notice something wrong please send a text to Paudie 086 3849159 and he will sort it out for you.

There are 2 races left in September to gather points and remember the prizes that are on offer. Prizes of €200, €150, €100 & €50 up for grabs and also discount vouchers John Buckley sports.

Try get yourself up to the next milestone.
• 200 points. Earns a 25% discount voucher at John Buckley sports
• 150 points. Earns a 20% discount voucher at John Buckley sports
• 100 points. Earns a 15% discount voucher at John Buckley sports
• 50 points. Earns a 12% discount voucher at John Buckley sports

All the details can be found on the following link.


Volunteers needed:

The Womens mini marathon is on Sunday 24th and Cork Athletics are looking for volunteers from all Cork clubs to help steward the event. If you are not running and can help out please contact Clive Aherne.


Club facebook page:

There is a Club facebook policy in place. Only results from the Mallow 200 point challenge and local AAI races will be posted by the club but members are encouraged to share results and achievements from other races they attend. See facebook for the full detail of the new policy.


Please note results are filtered by Club so to ensure your name is picked up you must register using Mallow AC.



Article credit to Clive Aherne   (Mallow AC Secretary)