BALLMORE COBH AC REPORT: Carrigtwohill Athletic Club 5k

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Date: Wednesday 18th of July 2018
Venue: Barryscourt Castle
Weather: Lollipops and flip flops

Organised and hosted by Carrigtwohill Community Council and in association with Carrigtwohill A.C., all proceeds from this race were donated to Carrigtwohill Community Care, Meals On Wheels and C.A.S.A.
A decent gesture made by a decent club.

Now, a small but determine Ballymore bunch made the short journey to Carrigtwohill for this testing 5k.

“A nice route. There was one nasty short, sharp climb which we had to do twice, but also a few nice downhills to recover, especially so over the last quarter of a mile.
The finish was nice too, as it was adjacent to Barryscourt Castle and they put on a great spread afterwards.
I did find it hot and humid, but overall it was a good race that’s just out the road.” From the lips of Stephen Ryan.
You know his type – as in:
Has stunning eyes, the kind that make your heart fall through the floor when they crinkle with his perfect smile.
As in:
Girl 1: Who IS that!?
Girl 2: Oh, that’s just my friend Stephen.
Girl 1: Do you like him?
Girl 2: Of course.
Girl 1: Does he like you?
Girl 2: I don’t deserve Stephen.

“Happy with the run and glad I went along.
Happy with my time too. A very well run race and a great spread afterwards in a beautiful setting.” A few select words from quite a select lady – Orla O’Rourke.
You know her type – as in:
When you encounter something so insanely awesome that words cannot aptly describe how cool it really is, you say “ORLA!”
As in:
#meh bezzay #such a gal #love you <3 #youre sooo skinny #omg

“I found it tough with the few rolling hills and especially repeating the same loop, but I did it in 23:58 so I’m happy enough with that! Highlight of the race was meeting the dog though [see photo].” The above words uttered from a buzzing Kate Kennedy.
You know her type – as in:
She’s smart, funny, incredibly athletic, crazy, nice, has beautiful eyes, a perfect smile, nice personality and a big heart.
As in:
“That Kate shared her beauty pageant winnings with the children in the orphanage.”

A giddy Karen Leahy was messing so much that we never got to grab a quote from her on the night.
You know her type – as in:
Do babies named Karen even exist, or do they just appear one day with 3 kids and wanna’ speak to the manager?
As in:
Cashier: I’m just having trouble scanning this .
Karen: Well, I guess it’s free today, ahaha.
Cashier: Lol, gimme’ a break, Karen.

Also with the giggles was none other than Anne Cooke.
Anne, front and centre next time, please.
You know her type – as in:
She is the meaning of ‘perfection’. The whole world couldn’t be traded for an Anne, she’s too valuable; the currency for Annes are the Universe, and even those can’t fully fulfill her true value. Anne doesn’t know how amazing she is, but she truly is the meaning of every possible definition and every unheard synonym of the word ‘perfection’.
As in:
Guy #1: Dude, my eyes just fell out of my head, what the heck?
Guy#2: Oh, MAN, you just looked Anne in the eyes, NEVER look her in the eyes, she’s too gorgeous!
Anne: Lol, what happened to your eyes??

Kudos to all of our club members who took on the Carrigtwohill 5k (and a bit of a ribbing, too!).

58th Stephen Ryan: 20.50 (7th in category)
59th Orla O’Rourke: 20.54 (1st in category)
135th Kate Kennedy: 23.58 (5th in category)
226th Karen Leahy: 28.07 (13th in category)
230th Anne Cooke: 28.30 (12th in category)