Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Navan 6k Road Race

Navan 6k Road Race Friday 11 May 2012 http://precisiontiming.primo-solutions.co.uk/ps/event/SimonCumbersMemorial6kRoadRace REGISTER HERE SIMON CUMBERS MEMORIAL RACE Sponsored by Sheridan Insurances Location: CLAREMONT STADIUM, NAVAN CO. MEATH Commencing: 8.00p.m. RUN WALK JOG GO FOR LIFE RUN WALK JOG SIMON CUMBERS MEMORIAL CASH PRIZES FOR: First three men home, first two masters men, (OVER 40-45-50-55-60), first three junior men _____________________________________________ PADDY HYLAND MEMORIAL CASH PRIZES FOR: First three women home, first two masters women, (OVER 40-45-50-55-60), first three junior women. _____________________________________________ First team men (overall) 3 to Count, First team women (overall) 3 to Count First senionr man will receive the Simon Cumbers Perpetual Trophy First senior women will receive the Paddy Hyland Memorial Trophy Prize for first three walkers and open spot prizes _____________________________________________ ENTRIES ON THE NIGHT €15 Navan Athletic Club do not accept any responsibility for loss or injury during the event AAI PERMIT. INCORPORATING THE MEATH OPEN ROAD RACE LEAGUE See map for directions

Monday, April 23, 2012

Inter club league Round 3

Wednesday 25th April 7.00pm Claremont Stadium Navan Programme: Day 3 Boys & Girls Born U9 250m Long Jump 2004 U10 60m Ball Throw 2003 U11 100m Long Jump 2002 U12 100m Ball Throw 2001 U13 600m High Jump 2000 U14 200m Discus 1999 U15 800m Long Jump 1998 U16 100m Discus 1997 Jun, Sen & Masters: 800m @9.00pm Jun Sen & Masters Shot Putt at end of evening Rules: 1. Juveniles can only compete in their age group. 2. Max. two events per athlete. 3. Section A club’s best 20 scores to count from each leg. 4. Section B club’s best 10 scores to count from each leg. 5. Maximum two attempts at each height in high jump. 6. Junior Senior & Masters events take place at end of night Further League Dates: June 27th Note: 1. Places on Meath AAI T&F League Team will be based on performances in Meath Championships & Inter Club League 2. More Information Contact: Brendan Meade 01 8412107 / 087 2533113 email: bmeade@iol.ie

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Road Relay Photos

Thanks to Rory Mooney for this great collection of photos taken at the Road Relays at Bohermeen.


Photos taken by Mark Melia and Ciaran Tobin


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

ROAD RELAYS a great success


Well done to Bohermeen AC for hosting the county road relays tonight. There was a huge increase in the number of clubs taking part tonight with double the number of teams taking part since 2011.

MEN A ; 1,Dunboyne AC,2,Dunshaughlin AC "A",3,Bohermeen AC "A". WOMEN A;1,Bohermeen AC "A" 2,Dunshaughlin AC,3,Dunboyne "A".MEN B;1,Star fo the Sea AC,2,St Brigids AC,3,Bohermeen. WOMEN B;1,St Brigids AC,2,Trim AC,3,Bohermeen AC "B". MEN C;1,Trim AC,2,Dunshaughlin AC "B",Dunshaughlin AC "C" WOMEN C;1,Dunboyne AC "B",2,Trim AC "B",3, Bohermeen AC,"C".

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Results and photos from Mullaghmeen Hill Run

A selection of photos from the Mullaghmeen hill run.


There are also hundreds of photos from this run on the Facebook posts of Meath Running League, St Brigids AC and Trim AC.

Full results listing from Irish Mountain Running Association here


Monday, April 2, 2012

More updates from Mullaghmeen event

A selection of photos from the Mullaghmeen hill run.


There are also hundreds of photos from this run on the Facebook posts of Meath Running League, St Brigids AC and Trim AC.

Full results listing from Irish Mountain Running Association here


Sunday, April 1, 2012

Mullaghmeen Report

Mullaghmeen Hill Run 2012
The first of April fooled everyone into thinking it was summer with the lush countryside basking in the warmth of the sunshine and Lough Sheelin glistening like the Med. The Mullaghmeeen Hill Run attracted over one hundred runners for the first time ever. The St Brigids Athletic club under the direction of international hill and mountain runner Gerard Heery plotted a great challenge for the field which came from as far afield as Roscommon and Wexford. The five kilometre course took the runners through the wonderful beech forest through bluebell blossoms to the highest point which offers a great view of the north midlands and the cairns of Loughcrew.
Race director, Gerard Heery was at the head of proceedings at the midway point with two great young distance runners in close attendance, Rob Tully and Andrew Coscoran from Star of the Sea AC. The eventual third place finisher Alan Kelly from Roscommon was keeping a watching brief as the leading group hit the sharp descent into the woodland area near the Booleys. Like cycling descending with confidence is an integral part of a hill runners repertoire and not for the first time Gerard Heery’s experience and assurance helped him take the county crown once again. His pursuers Tully and Coscoran are still in their teens and represent a bright future for Meath distance running. They will have every reason to be very proud of their performances. The third placed runner Alan Kelly, Roscommon has recently begun working at Beaufort College and will make an impression on the local scene in the next few months. He brought a team of youngsters from the school to this race and expressed hopes to increase and improve the schools profile in athletics this year. In the M50 grade visitor Gerard Malony made the long journey from Wexford worthwhile by filling top spot ahead of cross country and road specialist Paddy Mangan.

Last year’s first woman home was Karen O Hanlon an other experienced hill running member of Dunboyne AC. Karen has a successful record in the IMRA series which takes in races throughout South Dublin and Wicklow every summer. O Hanlon prevailed at the end over the ever improving local runner Elaine Plunkett . There was a strong Meath interest with third place going to former world champion age group mountain runner Mags Greenan, a native of Trim running for Clonliffe Harriers. The fourth woman home was Ciara Rooney, Navan AC who is a young colleague of Plunkett on county cross country squads. Laura Farrell form Fr Murphy AC put in a made light work of the steady climb and took the junior women’s title.The Hunter family completed a successful day with Ann crossing the line as first W40, Derek finished second to David O Connell in the M40 class and their son Alex lead the under 16 boys home.
After the race the former president of Athletics Ireland , Michael Heery spoke of the widening appeal of the event and how it attracted increased support from other counties. He thanked the officials of the Irish Mountain Running Association for their support in staging the event while county athletics board chairman Brendan Meade complimented the host club for their organisation, presentation and hospitality. In common with many of the races in the county running league this race represented great value for money with an entry fee of just ten euro. In these times of economic difficulty Meath Athletics Board through their affiliated clubs endeavour to give participants a good racing experience with a friendly sociable experience which is often missing from the major commercially driven mass participation events.

The Meath Running League continues through the summer and autumn and all events will be listed in the local press and online. The Meath Board and clubs welcome runners and joggers of all abilities. They are encouraged to join their local club for up for training advice,group training sessions, encouragement, support and insurance benefits. This race incorporates the Meath County Hill running championships and the team results will be finalised later in the week.

Heery Supreme

Mullaghmeen Hill Run 2012

Senior Women; 1, Karen O Hanlon, Dunboyne AC, 2, Elaine Plunkett, St Brigids, 3, Mags Greenan, 4, Ciara Rooney, Navan AC. Clonliffe Harriers. W40 Women O/40 ; 1,Ann Hunter, Dunshaughlin AC, 2, Maureen Getty,St Brigids. Women O/50; 1, Linda Gunning, Bohermeen AC. Women O/60; 1, Geraldine Walsh, Mullingar Harriers. Junior Women, 1, Laura Farrell, Fr Murphy AC.

Senior Men; 1, Gerard Heery, St Brigids AC, 2, Rob Tully, Star of the Sea AC, 2, Alan Kelly, Roscommon, ,4, Andrew Coscoran, Star of the Sea, 5, Robert Caffrey, St Brigids, 6, Sean McDaid, Innyvale. Men O/40; 1, David O Connell, Bohermeen, 2, Derek Hunter, Dunshaughlin AC. Men O/50; 1, Gerard Malony, Wexford, 2, Paddy Mangan, Dunshaughlin AC. Men O/60; 1, John Hardman, North Westmeath AC. Under 16 Boys; 1, Alex Hunter, Ratoath AC,2, Niall Swan, Dunshaughlin AC, 3, Shane Hanley, St Brigids, 4, Aaron Getty, St Brigids.

These results are for the open race and the county championship results for individuals and teams will be confirmed later.