Next West Cork Athletics event is the West Cork Road Races on Sunday 24th March,
Droumleena Lawn (Show grounds) Dunmanway, 12 noon.
This is open to all registered members of West Cork Athletic clubs
Under 9: 500m
Under 11: 1000m
Under 13: Girls 1200m, Boys 1500m
Under 15: Girls 1500m, Boys 2000m
Under 17: Girls 2000m, Boys 3000m
Junior/u20 : 3,000m
1st race of the day will be girls u9 then boys u9, then u11 etc
All athletes have to be registered with clubs in West Cork Division.
Singlets or club t-shirts with club name and colour is required.
Cost to compete: €2, Pay on the day, no need to pre register.
Trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each race
Medals for all finishers.
The races will start and finish near the entrance to Droumleena Lawn which can be used for parking.
Program for West Cork Athletics Track & Field was agreed last night at the AGM.
Link to full program below, order of the day will be available a few weeks beforehand.
Dates are Sun 7th April 11am & Sat 13th April 12noon.
One of the changes this year is in relation to the 3km event.
This year there will be a team aspect to the race, so as well as medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed athletes, there will also be team prizes with scoring using the same criteria as Cross Country. 3 athletes to score, 4 team medals available
Hoping this might encourage some road runners to take a turn on the track and would hope that we see a number of teams involved.
Another change was in relation to adding a Javelin for Boys and Girls U13 on the 1st leg.
This is NOT to be used as a training exercise and athletes taking part in the Javelin are expected to have practiced within their clubs, athletes who are not throwing safely will be removed from the competition.
Track & Field Program
West Cork AGM.
Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway at 8:30pm on Tues 19th Feb.
Hoping to see a good turnout from the clubs.
The West Cork Secondary Schools XC which was previously held in Sept, will be held on Tues 22nd Jan 2019 to better line up with South Munster/ Munster and All-Ireland Schools XC.
This will be held in the usual venue of the Showground in Dunmmanway on 22nd Jan with first race at 11:30am
See attached info for distances etc
West Cork AAI Schools XC 201 programme and info
Info will be communicated to Schools via post/email in the next few days.
Any school in West Cork region which has not participated previously or who don’t get information please contact Declan Coakley
Users of the CIT…
Please note the College will be closing its gates at 5pm Friday Dec 21st and will reopen on January 2nd.
Track will not be available for use during that time
West Cork Cross Country in Bandon on Sunday 30th
Same venue as last year
Non pre entry required, all athletes and spectators pay at the gate.
€3 each with €10 per family.
First race will be girls u9 at 11:30am followed by boys u9, then girls u10 etc.
Adult races will be held after the Juvenile races are over so they will start at approx 12:30pm.
Medals for top 3 in each race, prizes for top 3 teams in each race with 4 scorers per team. If there isn’t teams of 4 then we will look at teams for 3.
Presentation of team medals will start as soon as possible once all the Juvenile races are over.
Directions to course.
Pass the Bandon Mart, out the Ballinadee road with the Old Still pub on your left. After about 2k you pass Baldwins Bridge then take right at sign for Christy Coal and 2k from here is XC course.
Plenty space for parking in field directly across from course.
U20 girls 3000m
U20 boys 4000m
Individual medals for each of senior/novice and masters categories for men/ women but all categories combined for team prize
There won’t be separate races for novice/senior/master, so all the women for example will run together, and declare their category before the start.
Medals awarded to the top 3 in each category at the finish.
Overall team prize also, 4 athletes to score, so team could for example be 2 senior, 1 novice and 1 masters, or 4 novices.
and it would be possible to win more than 1 team prize if enough athletes from one club team took part.
Best Overall Club.
This year will see a perpetual trophy being awards for the Best Overall Club at the Cross Country Championships, so hoping for a bit of competition with bragging rights as to what club names gets on the trophy first.
Well done to Clonakilty Road Runners for organizing the 4th and final night of the West Cork Summer League series for 2018.
A good crowd in attendance on a beautiful night for athletic meant these some great events on the night.
Selection of photos from Declan Coakley below.