Episode 73 round up week ending 10/12/23

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We will be bringing you a weekly recap of the results from last week going forward, we will have the top 3 from each race available but links to all results are attached so that you can get the full results.

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This week chat with the legend Sergiu Ciobanu.

Sergiu is a member of Clonliffe Harriers and is a winner of some f the biggest races in Ireland. We chat about Sergiu move to Ireland and going on to represent Ireland, we also talk about the disappointment of missing out on Rio Olympics. Sergiu gives a very honest insight to his running and was a joy talk to, we know this is one you will all enjoy.

Featured Fixtues:

Farranfore Maine Valley AC 5k race 26th December

One of the longest running races in Ireland and a great way to blow off the Christmas Day cobwebs. More information to follow but check out their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/farranforemv

Event Description: Farranfore Maine Valley AC Annual St Stephens Day Chip Timed 5KM run/walk and Free St Stephens Day untimed 2KM family fun run/walk. Participants must be 13 or over on the day to take part in the 5KM event. Prizes for the St Stephens Day 5KM Run: First 3 Males and females , Age category Prizes, First Junior, First U17. Tea and Coffee in hall post 5KM race

Entries are now open – click the link! Hope to see you all there! https://eventmaster.ie/event/rk9WiPmS9y

Togher 5k 31st December 11am start

Cork people are very clever indeed getting their stocking fillers and Kris Kindle presents sorted early…who wouldn’t want the Togher AC 5k entry as a gift!?

Entries are now open – click the link! Hope to see you all there! https://eventmaster.ie/event/BvPYH23c8j…

Grange Fermoy AC New Year’s Eve 10k! 12pm start

To celebrate the third anniversary of this popular 10k, Grange Fermoy AC are giving away 2 entries to anyone tagging their running partner who will also receive a free entry. 

Christmas continues with Grange as they will have great prizes on offer for first 6 male & female and first 2 in each age category. Nice running Tshirt and goodie bags and refreshments for all!!

Click on the link below to enter the race. https://eventmaster.ie/event/JVnRhpvHRk

Tom Kelly 8K Sunday 14th January 9.30am start

St Brendan’s AC will host the Tom Kelly 8K on Sunday 14th January 2024 in memory of one of St Brendan’s AC founding members, Tom Kelly. This is the third year of this event. Tom was coach and club dynamo for the first 10 years and inspired both adults and juveniles with his exemplary work over the years. This race has now become an annual event in Tom’s memory. We look forward to welcoming you all to Ardfert again this year for this event. It is always a great day and walkers and runners are welcome. 

Enter on-line:  https://eventmaster.ie/event/DodVimAcJr

Results Sponsored by Well Bean Coffee Glanmire and Neptune stadium 

Great tasting coffee is the perfect reward after any run so why not visit the crew in Well Bean after your next long run


Results of Cork Athletics Masters & Juvenile ‘B’ Cross-Country Championships 2023

Annacarton/Killalough, Glanmire, Co. Cork – Hosted by hosted by Carraig na bhFear AC

Cork Athletics Masters and Juvenile Relay Cross-Country Championship Results December 2023 – Cork Athletics

Men’s Results

1 Gavin SWEENEY  M40    M35+  Togher AC

Masters Mens M65 Teams

1 Eagle AC 4 5 6 15

M35 teams

1 St. Finbarrs AC 2 3 6 7 18

M50 Teams

1 Grange/Fermoy AC 1 2 4 7

Masters Women

1 Michelle KENNY Leevale AC

Masters Womens F35 Teams

1 Togher AC 2 5 7 12 26

Masters Womens F45 Teams

1 Mallow AC 1 2 4 7

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