The B.C.A.C. Report

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Flying the flag for Ballymore Cobh A.C. over the water! 

Very well done to Kathryn Carruthers who placed 1st in her category at the Windsor & Eaton Half Marathon on 18th of March. A fine time of 1:39:20 was recorded by Kathryn.

Closer to home, we had 11 members taking part in the Mallow 10 Mile Race on a morning of brilliant sunshine and warm temperatures of 16 degrees on 26th of March.
There was a personal best (pb) for Leilia Pender (1:26:31) and Stephen Ryan (1:10:49), with Maria Coffey (1:19:22) and Fergal Quinlan (1:09:45) the first lady and gent over the line for us, respectively.

Among our club members taking part in the Emer Casey Memorial 5k in Youghal on 6th of April, there was a terrific performance from Seán Manly Kelly (18:16) as he scooped up 1st place in the Male Junior category.

More heat and more pb’s!
9th of April, and under the Dutch sun in 21 degrees of heat, Orla O’Rourke (3:17:29), Fergal Quinlan (3:24:27) and Stephen Pender (3:26:38) competed with some of the worlds top athletes in the Rotterdam Marathon and acquitted themselves with aplomb.
There were pb’s for Stephen and Orla, with Orla securing the added bonus of a 1st place category finish in a marathon field of 15,450 athletes. Astounding running!

Ballymore Cobh A.C. were delighted to be involved in assisting with the organising of the Great Island 10 & 4 Mile Races on 9th of April.
With 75% of proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society and the remainder to the club, this event attracted over 600 competitors.
53 Ballymore Cobh athletes took part in the 10 mile race, with 32 taking up the 4 mile option.
The pick of the bunch has to be Brendan Ryan, securing a superb 5th place finish amongst the over 400 athletes in the 10 mile race – the well-earned fruit of his labours being a pb of 1:03:10.

Your’s in running, Ballymore Cobh A.C.