Catherine Lenihan is relatively new to running and sport in general but has achieved a lot in that short time. With a number of marathons under her belt, she has also taken on a number of challenging cycle events . She's one of our club members who works away strongly and silently but not unnoticed in the background. A regular at the shorter races where she is often seen picking up a category prize .More recently she helped her BHAA team take home a prize...A valued member of our club and we wish Catherine much continued success in the orange geansai.
Steve Dunlea is one of those runners who puts in the hard work all year round, clocking up lots of his miles on his own due to work commitments. He has shaved over 30 minutes off his marathon time in the space of 12 months which is testament to his dedication.
He has completed 3 marathons this year, with Dublin recently securing him the coveted sub 3.30 time. He has also managed to get a new PB for his half marathon in the last 5 of his 6 races. 2017 will surely see Steve get even better with the Paris marathon just one race in his diary for next year.
Jackie O'Keeffe , our clubs glamourous lady.Having celebrated a significant birthday recently, the celebrations continued by running a huge PB in the recent Cork 2 Cobh race. A direct result of Jackies commitment to training and long distance races. A hugely popular character within the club, a great result is expected in the upcoming Dublin Marathon.
Kieran McKeown, the clubs resident coach. Kieran has a huge running predigree which was stalled a number of years back due to injury. Having returned to running in the last few years he has taken his running onto a new level recently, running serious times and placing in most races. Our Club Coach for training nights in the Mardyke, Kieran is always on hand to impart advice and tips.
Damien "Damo" O'Brien, has been plagued with different injuries over the last 12 months, now that they are behind him, his enthusiasm for running is infectious to all around him, a really great guy to have around the club. Dabbles In a bit of healthy baking on occasion, Damo also loves the mountains and is a regular trail runner. You can expect to see his times getting faster as the year progresses.
Conor Mullane , a reluctant Hiller of the Month, but more than justified with his performance at the Limerick marathon, running a 6 minute PB after what can only be described as disruptive training.
Has been known to wear very odd color shorts, but we wont hold that against him.
The man behind Simply Suits is one to watch for the coming year as he continues to improve, and is a huge asset to have in the club both on and off the road.
Lisa Crowley is simply a lady every club would love to have. Our best and most vocal supporter when with child, to an athlete who's constantly trying to improve when without ! A smile is never to far way , nor a word of encouragement for others. A great time in Ballycotton is sure to be followed with a few more this year.
Martin Landers has progressed from the stand out Couch 2 5k athlete of 2015 to a regular on the racing circuit, although he has cursed 10 milers for all of Cork ! Martin has been a fantastic addition to the club both on and off the road and like Lisa is constantly looking for improvement. PB's will continue to come thick and fast for Martin...
Lorraine Slowey has shown great dedication to her training, often getting the miles in on her own. No easy feat when juggling 3 small kids.
It was great to see the hard work paying off with her strong performance in Dungarvan, even though it was a last minute decision. Fellow runners will acknowledge her positive attitude.