Clonakilty Road Runners Athletics Club and Fit4Life
August 12th 2012
Clonakilty Road Runners Athletics Club and Fit4Life organised a hugely successful Old Fashioned Sports Day and Family Picnic at the all-weather sports complex in Clonakilty last weekend.
This inaugural family event and sports day brought a very welcome reprieve from the inclement weather of recent weeks. Children of all ages participated in events from short sprints to old favourites such as the 3-legged, the egg and spoon and wheelbarrow races. There is nothing quite like the enthusiasm of children to awaken memories of bygone days and encourage parents to line up and race for pride and posterity. Children and parents took to the events like Olympians as new rivalries were sparked, and old ones reignited.
The club were indebted to the Trojan work of a dedicated band of volunteers and committee members who helped organise and run a tremendously successful event. A special word of thanks to an Mheara Cloch na gCoillte, Cionnaith O’Suilleabhain, who generously gave his time to award medals to all the worthy winners.
The organisers were also indebted to main sponsors Carbery Plastics Ltd, Mios Family Restaurant, Centra, The Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon, Batemans Shoes – Clonakilty, as without their generous support the event simply would not have been possible.
Raffle prizes were donated by Kevin Kelleher Tyres, An Sugan Bar & Restaurant, Coillte, Inchydoney Lodge & Spa, Finish Line Fitness (Mark Hilliard), West Cork Fit (Fiona O’Donnell), Kinetica and the Model Village, Clonakilty. Bob & Maria Hilliard’s kind offer of the Waterfront facilities was deeply appreciated as was the help and support of the Clonakilty Community Complex staff on the day of the event.
Clonakilty Road Runners AC and Fit4Life is a new club and has quickly grown to over 140 members from modest beginnings. The club was formed in September 2011 to encourage participation in sport and physical activity and help members become improve their overall health and fitness.
The club caters for all ages and abilities with members running/walking in events from 5 and 10 km road races as well as half and full marathons. Fit4Life groups in Ballineen and Clonakilty meet several times each week and are steadily growing in popularity. The club is investing heavily in developing coaching expertise and hopes to open junior membership for children in Clonakilty and surrounding areas in the coming months.
Upcoming events include the Clonakilty Magic Mile on September 3rd and the Clonakilty Park Run. Further details on Clonakilty Road Runners AC & Fit4Life are available on the club’s facebook page or by emailing [email protected].
CLONAKILTY ROAD RUNNERS A.C. & FIT4LIFE
OLD FASHIONED SPORTS DAY
U4 GIRLS: 1st LANA O DONNELL, 2nd AMY KELLEHER and 3rd FARRAH O SULLIVAN
U4 BOYS: 1st EWAN KNOWLES, 2nd PETER O’MAHONY and 3rd JACOB KELLEHER
U6 GIRLS: 1st AMY MCCARTHY, 2nd SINEAD CROWLEY and 3rd MOYA KNOWLES
U6 BOYS: 1st LUKE KELLEHER, 2nd SEAN MCGUIRE and 3rd RYAN O DONNELL
U8 GIRLS 1st LUCY MCCARTHY, 2nd ELLEN CROWLEY and 3rd AMY MCCARTHY
U8 BOYS: 1st JACK BARRETT, 2nd MATTHEW DALY and 3rd LUKE KELLEHER
U10 GIRLS: 1st RACHAEL O SULLIVAN, 2nd LUCY MCCARTHY and 3rd ELLEN CROWLEY
U10 BOYS: 1st SAM DALY, 2nd TIM MCCARTHY and 3rd SAM WALSH
U12 GIRLS: 1st RACHAEL O’SULLIVAN, 2nd LUCY MCCARTHY and 3rd ELLEN CROWLEY
U12 BOYS: 1st TIM MCCARTHY, 2nd SAM DALY and 3rd SAM WALSH
U14 GIRLS: 1st SALLY NAUGHTON, 2nd RACHAEL O’SULLIVAN and 3rd LUCY MCCARTHY
U14 BOYS: 1st SAM DALY, 2nd SAM WALSH and 3rd TIM MC CARTHY
U8 BOYS/GIRLS: 1st LUCY MCCARTHY, 2nd MILLIE NAUGHTON and 3rd JACK BARRETT
U12 BOYS/GIRLS: 1st CIARA FERGUSON, 2nd ISABEL ICHU and 3rd RACHAEL O’SULLIVAN
OPEN RACE: 1st CHRIS NORTHY, 2nd PAUL DEANE and 3rd JAMES OLDHAM
3 LEGGED RACES
U8 BOYS/GIRLS: 1st LUCY/ELLEN, 2nd LUKE/CIAN and 3rd JACK/MADISON
U12 BOYS/GIRLS: 1st EAMON/RACHAEL, 2nd ISABEL/ANNA and 3rd REBBECCA/LAUREN
OPEN RACE: 1st NIAMH/AILEEN, 2nd EDDIE/CHRIS 3rd TONY/BERNARD
EGG AND SPOON RACES
U8 BOYS/GIRLS: 1st LUCY MCCARTHY, 2nd AOIFE O’BRIEN and 3rd BENJAMIN
U12 BOYS/GIRLS: 1st ISABEL ICHU, 2nd KATIE KIELY and 3rd NIAMH KIELY
OPEN RACE: 1st ANNE O’BRIEN, 2nd MAEBH WALSH and 3rd CHRIS NORTHEY
U8 BOYS/GIRLS: 1st NIAMH/MEABH, 2nd LUCY/ELLEN and 3rd MILLIE/SARAH
U12 BOYS/GIRLS: 1st NIAMH/MEABH, 2nd EAMON/RACHAEL and 3rd LISA/CIARA
OPEN RACE: 1st BRIAN/KILLIAN, 2nd PAUL/CHRISTINE and 3rd EDDIE/MAIREAD
LADIES RACE: 1st SALLY NAUGHTON, 2nd ANNE O BRIEN and 3rd LAUREN O SULLIVAN
MENS RACE: 1st EOIN NAGLE, 2nd KILLIAN DEASY and 3rd CONAN O SULLIVAN