September Club Notes

Monthly highlights:


Elaine Lehane Memorial

Congrats to Niall Lehane and all involved in organising the Elaine Lehane Memorial 5km in Doneraile Park on the 2nd September.

What a super event with a massive turnout and over €10k raised for Marymount Hospice. It was great to see over 70 runners from Mallow AC.


John Buckley 10 miler

The John Buckley 10 miler as always attracted a large field and also nearly 20 of our runners travelled. Congrats to all on a great race with some great times and PB’s included.


Charleville ½ marathon

The short races of the summer are behind us and we head into marathon season and the annual Charleville ½ marathon which is a massive draw with nearly 50 Mallow AC members running.

The short races of the summer are behind us and we head into marathon season and the annual Charleville ½ marathon which is a massive draw with nearly 50 Mallow AC members running. It was great to see some many first timers having a great day along with some of the old hands pulling out impressive times with Phil Carey coming in a PB time of 82 mins and Noel Daly close behind in 83 mins to name but two and well done to Neil Holland 2nd in the o60 category.


Nagle Mountain run.

Well done to Ide Kelleher and Michael Clancy in the 19km Nagle Mountain run.


Mallow AC Club Cross Country

The inaugural Club Cross Country was held in Mallow Town Park on Saturday 23rd September in what can only be described as typical cross country conditions….wet and mucky! There were a lot of newbies running XC for the first time and there was a great turnout of just under 70 which was amazing for the first outing. A big thank you to Shane Simcox for organising and also to the volunteers, Angela and Denis for registration and results, Seamus O’Keeffe Auctioneers, Jim Keeffes Bar, Sharon Woods and Lorraine Bolster for the food and everyone else who helped out.

Well done to everyone that ran. The top 3 in each category were as follows:

Overall Novice O40 O50 O60
1 Mags Murphy Mags Murphy Sharon Woods Kathleen Cronin
2 Lorraine Bolster Joanne McCann Joanne McCann Katherine Long
3 Aoife Carroll Mary Carey Anna Borkowska
1 Paul Moloney Clive Aherne Shane Simcox Sean Mehigan Neil Holland
2 Shane Simcox Donough Barrow Patryk Zajac Sean Powell John Holland
3 Patryk Zajac Peadar Lucey John Hogan Denis Cronin Kevin Quilligan


Berlin Marathon 2017

Well done to Cathal Day on a great time of 3.31.22 in Berlin – great to see you back at the 26.2!


A massive congrats to David Brophy (11.48.08) and Liam Murphy (12.49.06) on completing the Barcelona Ironman at the end of September. Some going! In case you are unsure that’s 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42.2 run (a full marathon)!!!


Other notes:


Cross country:

XC season is underway keep an eye on facebook and your email for details of races. All are encouraged to get involved and give these a try. A great team day out is guaranteed. Talk to captains Aoife and Nick if you have any queries.


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. With the nights closing in be sure to bring your head torch.


The John Buckley 200 point challenge:

The results file is up to date now taking into account September 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 lots of races left 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.


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)