May Club Notes

Monthly highlights:


The summer racing season is underway and there is a massive selection of high quality races there for everyone!


Limerick marathon

One missed from last months notes at the Limerick marathon

Well done Peadar Curtis Silver Medal in the M55 category in the Munster Marathon Championships. Many congratulations.







Ballyhoura Mountain Half Marathon

First prize of the month goes to Ide Kelleher who is in great form. Well done! First lady home in the Ballyhoura Mountain Half Marathon at the weekend. By all accounts a tough course!






Midleton 5 mile

Congrats to Neil Holland on his 3rd place in the M60 category in the Midleton 5 mile


Clonmel 10k.

On the same weekend we had Lorraine Bolster 2nd lady home and Sharon Woods 1st W40 in Clonmel 10k.


Bweeng 10km.

Also on the same weekend we had Paul Moloney 2nd home in the Bweeng 10km.

What a weekend of running with over 60 members in action – great to see.

MMRA Munster Championship

Well done to Ide Kelleher 1st and Anna Borkowska 2nd at the MMRA Munster Championship in Glenageenty. A great start to the Championship!


Cheetah Run 5k

A good crowd attended the Cheetah Run 5k in Fota Wildlife Park.







Fermoy GAA 5K


Well done to Lorraine Bolster who was 8th overall and the first lady home in the Fermoy GAA 5K.





Kilmallock 5 mile

Loads of prizes in the Kilmallock 5 mile with Paul Moloney 1st home, Lorna Davey Fitzgerald 3rd lady home, Denis Cronin 3rd M50, Kathleen Cronin 2nd W50 (anything you can do I can do better comes to mind – well done Kathleen!) and Neil Holland 2nd M60. The club had great representation in Kilmallock and also at the Ballygown 5km.



Ironman 70.3

Congrats to Kieran Horgan who completed the Ironman 70.3 in Mallorca in a time of 6.23.30 some of it in over 30 degrees!!!!! Congrats Kieran and enjoy the rest!





Ballycotton 5 mile

You know summer is here when the Ballycotton 5 mile series gets underway. The first in the series was Ballyandreen which has ‘The Beast’ from mile 3 to 4. A great club turnout. For anyone new to running you should try to attend at least one of these races. They are well organised and have a lot of history attached.

John Hartnett 10km

Also there were some great times in the John Hartnett 10km in Ballyhooley which included John Hogan coming in 7th overall.

Marina 5km:

A staple in the Mallow AC running calendar and with great conditions it proved popular again with great times all round and some big PB’s – well done all. We had two prize winners with Paul Moloney coming in 2nd overall in a massive time of 15.38 a PB for Paul and a new club 5km record – congrats Paul!!! Also Lorraine Bolster came 3rd in the o35 category – well done Lorraine.


Other notes:

Michael ‘Curley’ Cunningham RIP:

It was with great regret we learned of the passing of Michael ‘Curley’ Cunningham. Curley was well known to many of our members and was an extremely popular and prolific runner. Our deepest sympathies to his partner and family.

Curley on his way to win the Dan Byrne Memorial 5km race in 2013.



Dan Byrne Memorial 5km race:

This race organised by Mallow AC (Darragh Wiley) is on Friday 2nd June at 7pm in Doneraile Park. Registration is from 5.30pm in Nagle Rice School. This is the main event for the couch to 5k runners who have been working hard for the last 10 weeks. The hard work is done now is time to go out and enjoy the race. All other members are encouraged to run as this is one of our main club races.


As with previous years Jim Keeffe’s Bar is kindly sponsoring tankards for the first Mallow lady and Mallow man home. Additionally they are sponsoring five €20 vouchers for couch to 5k “graduates”. The voucher winners will be drawn from a hat on the night in Jim Keeffe’s after the race from C25K participants who are registered with the club and completed the Dan Byrne 5km.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who are helping out. We look forward to seeing you on the night and back in Jim Keeffe’s afterwards 😉


Darkness into light:

A big thank you to everyone from the club who stewarded on the night. A fantastic event for the club to be involved with!

Streets of Galway 8km:

A number of people have been asking about who this event is open to…to clarify: this is a club event and the annual club away day and is open to paid up members of the club. A member who is going to Galway is encouraged to bring their partner along (after all they do put up with us running for the rest of the year!).


This event is on Saturday, 12th August. This club outing is growing every year, and in 2016 nearly 100 made the journey to the City of the Tribes. You can register at


Carrauntoohil Sunday 25th June:

This non-club event was booked out in super-fast time and offers something different to members and their partners. A big thank you to Darragh Wiley for organising. Darragh will be sending out a check list for people who are going to ensure you know what to bring.


200 point challenge:

The John Buckley Sports 200 point challenge scores are up to date and available at

Available points in June.
Dan Byrne 5k   =  8 points
Dan Byrne 5k steward   = 12 points
Kilfinane 4 mile  = 8 points
Bilboa 10k   = 13 points
Shanagarry 5  = 10 points