DEC 8 - KCH Ladies Excel on the Road
The overnight hard frost which left the side roads in a bottle led to a late change of venue for the County Kilkenny Ladies 5 mile road race championships. The move from Gowran to the old Kilkenny to Carlow road was welcomed by the enthusiastic ladies. Athletes from city club, Kilkenny City Harriers (KCH), were prominent from the start. By the half-way stage there was little between the club’s first three runners – Donna Dowling, Barbara Rossiter and AnneMarie O’Grady. As the race progressed, Donna Dowling – looking very fit – pulled away to take individual gold in 33minutes 41 seconds. Barbara Rossiter, 21 seconds later, took silver and O’Grady finished in bronze position in 34mins 22secs. KCH proved very strong on the day with the A team in first place on 10 points and the B team second with 28 points. Gowran’s Ann Doyle, finishing in 8th place in 37 mins 36 secs, led her team to third place.
Results – 1 Donna Dowling, KCH; 2 Barbara Rossiter, KCH; 3 AnneMarie O’Grady, KCH, 4 Kate Millea, KCH; 5 Sinead Foley, KCH; 6 Marie Murphy, KCH; 7 Caoimhe Foley, KCH; 8 Ann Doyle, Gowran; 9 Catherine Kennedy, Gowran; 10 Sheila O’Callaghan, KCH; 11 Cathy Millett, KCH; 12 Siobhan O’Dwyer, Gowran; 13 Leona Connolly, Gowran; 14 Martina Prendergast, Gowran; 15 Rhoda Griffith, Gowran; 16 Annette FitzPatrick, Gowran.
Dec 1 - Excellent Half In Waterford
There was a great representation from Kilkenny in the Waterford Half Marathon today with the majority of them finishing under the two hours mark. A combination of Kilkenny City Harriers, Kilkenny triathlon club and non-affiliated athletes (including Mayor Sean O’Hargain) numbered in excess of fifty runners among the 1300 plus finishers. In excellent form were Paul Moran and Ray Lonergan. Paul was a fabulous 19th in 1 hour 19 minutes and 44 seconds. Ray’s time was 1.22.27 and the third KCH man home was Eoin Molloy in 1.24.04. Best for the ladies was Bregeen Murphy who completed the thirteen miles in 1.39.24. Irene Henebry was next in 1.39.30 with Kathryn Moore finishing in 1.40.13. Among the others finishers were Johann dewberry, Tim Butler, Paul dermody, Alan Rhatigan, Seamus Nugent, Bregeen Murphy, IreneHenebry, Kathryn Moore, Nichola Dooley, Roseanne Murphy, Anne O’Gorman, Leisha O’Connell, Deirdre Scott, Marie Slattery, Marcella Dunne, Ann Brett, Karen Ryan, Laura Keane, Stevie Dermody, Mairead Lacey, Oonagh Hennessy, Jo Scobie, Olivia Dowling,
Catherine Gutherie, Darragh Sharpe, Mary Anne Connolly, Regina Moran, Colette Shannon, Ann Marie Shortall, Emer O’Shaughnessy, Una Byrne, Clare Kelly, Jackie Varley, Michelle Doyle, Fiona McHardy, Roisin Purcell, Mary Brennan, Siobhann O’Gorman, Lorraine Lawlor, Teresa Comerford, Amy Dunne, Mairead Cummins, Louise Ruane, Michelle Nugnet, Martina McGrath.
OCT29 - Marathon Men and Women
Well done to all our participants(runners and supporters) in this year’s Dublin City Marathon. Led by prime motivators Irene Henebry and Deirdre Scott, who organised the bus, they had a very successful trip. Many first timers like Kay Phelan, Leisha O’Connell, Martina Doyle, Martina McGrath, Noreen Phelan, Teresa Harrison and Martina Prendergast all did well. Some “First Timers” had superb runs Noreen Phelan, Kathy Carter, and Maryanne Connolly all came home under four hours. Other finishers and their chip times were Irene 3:36:30; , Deirdre 3:41:26; Bregeen Murphy 3:37:21; Jo Scobie 3:56:14,Darragh Sharpe 4:35:11; Annette FitzPatrick 4:39:19; Eoin Molloy 3:53:02; Emer O’Shaughnessy 4:04:13; Stevie Dermody 3:56:43; Emma Staunton 3:37:57; Noel Maher 3:09:07; David Kennedy 3:46:12 and AnneMarie Kavanagh 3:36:25. Then there was super performer Ann Marie O’Grady finishing in 3:16:23 knocking 8 minutes off her previous time.
Some other Kilkenny finishers were Paul Moran 2:50:30, Paul Cody 2:57:40 and Johann Dewberry 3:08:47. Well done all.
Sept 24 - TIMING
OUR FIRST TIMING SESSION of the season took place tonight. (over a one mile distance on Scanlon Park athletic track). "Training Groups" based on times achieved will be formed shortly.
Sept 23 - Congrats
Well done all in Charleville today. The following successfully completed the half-marathon:- David Kennedy, Anne Marie Kavanagh, Stevie Dermody, Irene Henebry, Michael Stack, Emma Staunton, Una Byrne, Martina McGrath, Paula Holohan and last but not least Lisa Collins who led them in in 1 hr 37 minutes and 59 seconds. Nice also to see former Fit4Life member David McPherson finishing 7th in 1.09.22.
Sept 11- REGRETS
APOLOGIES TO ANY INTENDING MEMBERS - the committe regrets that because of the large demand all places have now been taken up.There will be no further admissions this session. A new waiting list will be opened on 1st March 2013.
Feb 9 New Chairperson
Irene Henebry was elected Chairperson at tonoght's AGM which was held in St Patrick's Centre.
It was decided to have everyone timed over a one mile distance and then reform the groups for the remainder of the season. This timing will take place on the track next week.
There will be three 2K and 5K Timing sessions will be held between now and end of June.
The St Patrick's Day DASH will take place on 18th March this year and it is hope to have chip timing for the event. The club plans to acquire its own Chip Timing equipment. All proceeds will be shared by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and O'Neill Centre/ Enabel Ireland.