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NEW SEASON  - Jan to May 2017

TRAINING TIMES  -  Mondays and Thursdays 6.30-7.30pm in Scanlon Park (At Watershed)
 All members are encouraged to register for "PARK RUN" and take part in the sessions in The Castle Park at 9.30am each Saturday morning. "PARKRUN" is free, is open to all - walkers, joggers, runners, and is timed so you can keep track on your progress.


 NEW MEMBERS  are welcome. Contact Committee members at training.

TIMING - Timing takes place from time to time - usually over a one mile distance-. It is important that all members make an effort to take part in Timing - Failure to do so may mean you will end up in the incorrect "training group"

REGULARITY is the key to successful training. Members should get in three sessions each week, so if you miss one or more of the official times make the effort to do a bit on your own.


Mar 17 - Another Successful DASH

The threatened rain held off to the joy of all involved in the St Patrick’s morning  KCH/F4L 5K DASH. This annual event which attracts family groups as well as seasoned athletes tends to have a lively social dimension and this year proved no different with many non-running family members turning out to support those who were running. Two times Olympian, Joanne Cuddihy, blew the whistle to get the race under way. She then joined in the race for a useful workout. Toss Hayes, KCH, set the pace from the start and continued to stretch the lead and finished well ahead of the rest. His time was 15.58. Alan Roantree, Callan A.C., was second in 17.15 while Waterford man, Alan Slattery came home in 17.57 to take third place. The prizes for the ladies went around the county. Sally Forristal, St Joseph’s was first home in 18.45. KCh had second with Caoilte Malone  ( 19.03) and Adele Walsh (19.59), St Senan’s collected the third prize. KCH made a clean sweep in juvenile boys – 1st James Kearney, 2nd Cathal Kearney and 3rd John Muldowney. Prize winners for the girls were – 1st Grainne Behan, 2nd Sarah Cooke and 3rd Ellie Moran.

Martina McGrath, chairperson Kilkenny fit4Life, thanked all involved – the runners, supporters and the strong team of marshals. There was thanks also for the OPW for the marvellous facility made freely available and The James Stephens GAA club for the use of their club room for registrations.         

All registered members are entitled to take part in Co Kilkenny Athletics Board events. Some easy 3K cross-country runs will be held during the season. also there are various road races and there is no valid reason why members should not consider some track and field events.....not necessarily for the purpose of winning, but just to enjoy the participation.


For further information contact committee members
Chairperson: Martina McGrath (086 - 7784500)
Vice Chairs:  Sarah Gough, Mairead Lacey.  
Secretary: Teresa Comerford (085- 7086775)
Treasurer:Mairead Lacey (086-0873531)
Registrar: Joya Burns 


Oct 30 - Dublin 2016.

Another National marathon day over and unusually this year on a Sunday, but probably even more unusual was the weather – like summer time even though the clock had gone back the hour. Not that the runners paid much attention to any of these things . The marathon is like that. Any some mighty performances. Trust Mitnsi in 2.47 led our men home with Pat Purcell in hot pursuit. For the women it was Ciara Delaney (3.13) and Jacinta O’Duffy (3.15) who were equally impressive. Other KCH men under the 3.30 were Richie Cody and Seamus Kavanagh. Others who had good runs were Ken Byrne, Denis Carrigan, Mervin Doyle, Gary O’Dwyer, Ivan Shannon, Darragh Sharpe and Declan Walshe. Ladies under the four hours were Anita Byrne, Niamh Carroll, Aisling Gannon, Irene Henebry, Sheila Lyster, Rita McGarvey, Karen Ryan, Deirdre Scott, Ann Marie Shortall and Lisa Shortall. Others to finish in good times were Ann Brett, Una Byrne, Teresa Comerford, Claire Cusack, Amy Granville, Bregeen Murphy, Nora Norton, Jo Scobie and Jackie Varley. 
Sept 17/18 - Busy with Road Works

This was a busy weekend on Kilkenny roads with the Medieval Races on Saturday and the J J Reddy Run on Sunday. The club, through Fit4Life and regular members,  was well represented in all races. Some participants in The medieval races were as follows: - 10K – Pat Purcell, Bernard O’Gorman; 30K – Mia Phelan, JackieVarley, UnaByrne, Olivia dowling, Teresa Comerford, Amy Granville; Half Marathon – Sarah Nolan, Darragh Sharpe, Martina McGrath, Lisa Shortall; Marathon – Declan Walshe, Irene Henebry, Jo Scobie, Deirdre Scott.
And on Sunday representing us in style, particularly in the 10K, were Toss Hayes, Ray Lonergan and Mark O’Duffy who took 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. In the half marathon we had Johann Dewberry and Ian Comerford. Donna Dunne led the ladies home in 1.28.58. There were many others including Rita McGarvey, Emer O’Shaughnessy, Mary Ann Molloy, Collette Shannon and Niamh Carroll.   



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