March Club Notes

Highlights:

Loads of prize winners in March – looks like the groundwork for a good summer racing season! A busy month with Ballycotton 10, road championships and our own Mallow 10.

 

Adare 10km: 3rd place ladies team

Denise Cronin, Lisa Finn, Helena O Connor and Jackie Bowen

1st Male over 65  –  Tommy Sheehan.

Great results in tough conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huge congrats to Paul Moloney on winning Sports person of the year at the Mallow and District sports award – well deserved recognition for a super year in 2016. (Rob Heffernan commented he was delighted to meet his hero Paul!). Congrats also to other club members nominated.

 

 

National All Ireland indoor championships in Athlone:

 

Paul Moloney won gold in the 3000m and shortly after silver in the 1500m (all after a late night at the Sports awards and a long drive the following morning!) – super running!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madmen: Ger Buckley & Peadar Curtis completed a back to back in Limerick with a marathon on Saturday and another on Sunday! Also Mick Clancy did THE RACE in Donegal a 250km run, cycle and kayak with a time limit of 24 hours! Both lived to tell the tale….

 

Ballycotton 10

We had 75 finishers in Ballycotton and somewhat less in Jim Keeffes later 😉

Congrats to Lorraine Bolster 1st O35 and 7th lady overall home and Peter Gaffney 1st O75.

 

Cork Country Road Championships in Castlelyons

Where to start! Gold in the ladies (Lorraine) and men’s (Paul) and team prizes…can’t do much more than that but to add to this Mallow AC won tonnes more medals….

Lorraine gold 1st lady (club record), Ladies team bronze medal: Lorraine, Aoife, Sharon and Caroline (first championship medal), Angela silver medal O55, Sharon bronze O40, Paul gold 1st man (club record), Men team silver medal: Paul, Shane, Peadar (first championship medal) and Donal (first championship medal), Denis bronze O50.

 

 

Mallow 10

What a day – beautiful day loads of runners from the club and a massive show of club and community spirit with around 200 volunteers on the day. They day is not possible without this effort – a big thank you to everyone involved.


There were over 70 finishers from the club with Mags Murphy winning the O35 category, Kevin Boag winning the O55 category and Mallow winning the team prize – well done to husband and wife Donal and Antoinette along with Aoife Carroll and David Sheehan.

          

 

 

C25km, kindly supported by Kostal, started on 28th March with over 70 on the first night.

Volunteers are needed to help with this and if you have time to help on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday please contact Denis Sheehan on 087 2461515. Also for those taking part in the plan you will need to register at https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/MallowACMembership

 

 

Other notes:

The John Buckley Sports 200 point challenge scores are up to date and available at https://mallowac.ie/mallow-ac-200-point-challenge/

As mentioned at the start points will only carry forward after Tuesday 4th April if you have paid your club membership. If membership is outstanding after Tuesday those points will be lost and you will not be eligible for points for the rest of the year.

 

 

2nd June at 7pm the Mallow AC Dan Byrne Memorial 5km in Doneraile Park. This is a big race for Mallow AC and is always very well attended.

 

Streets of Galway 8km

The annual club away day is Saturday 12th August for the Streets of Galway 8km (more details later re bus and meal). Registration is now open. This one will sell out and is a great day with nearly 100 from the club running last year….get booking! http://www.active.com/galway-city-connacht/running/distance-running/galway-clinic-streets-of-galway-8km-2017

 

 

Hope For Faith fun run takes place on 29th April and sponsorship cards are still available. Tom Daly who runs with the Club is organising this event with options to cater for all runners. More information is available online.

 

Club facebook page

We endeavour to post timely results of well attended club and local races. We cannot post results of every race for obvious reasons. Please note results are filtered by Club so to ensure your name is picked up you must register using Mallow AC.

 

Club jackets and singlets – contact Darragh Wiley or Cliona Woulfe

 

Article credit to Clive Aherne   (Mallow AC Secretary)