Bandon Athletic Club has currently the largest membership of any athletic club in Munster. Affiliated to Athletics Ireland and members compete in competitions at West Cork, County, Munster, All-Ireland and International competitions in Track and Field, Cross Country and road running.
Training: Mon and Wed night. 7pm-8pm for younger ages and 7.30-9pm for older ages or as per coaches. No training on Bank Holidays. There is a charge of €1 per night for training. You need to be a fully paid up member to attend training. C.I.T Track is also used for training.
Membership Update: Due to the current large membership their is a waiting list for new members in some age groups. Anyone wishing to join, please text the club phone 087-1135500 stating the age of the athletes. Minimum age for wait list is 7years.
For Fit4Life queries please contact the FIT4LIFE Club Mobile Phone at 087-4340860
Next Committee meeting: March 8th 9pm in Munster Arms
Click for list of upcoming events (Please check relevant web site for any updated info.)
A number of club members will be in action for their schools and colleges in the coming days.
The Munster Schools XC is on Thurs in the Tramore Valley Park in Cork and the Irish Universities Indoor Championships is on in Athlone on Friday.
While on Sat and Sun the Munster Indoor Championships is on in Nenagh for the u9-u12 age group. This will be the first taste of indoor competitions for a lot of these athletes. Timetable is on the Munster Athletics site
Also for reference the Munster Indoor competition booklet is here.
Wishing all club members in action the best of luck.
Bandon AC Committee Meeting FIT4LIFE Report February 2016 by Linda Hodnett
The 2nd February saw Bandon AC/FIT4LIFE attend a talk on Nutrition. This was given by Alison Kingston in Fionnuisce and proved very interesting
FIT4LIFE are seeing a steady increase in numbers and we are encouraging all FIT4LIFE Members to register and be insured
The 6th February saw 16 Members between Bandon AC and FIT4LIFE take part in the Clonakilty Waterfront 10K/Half Marathon/Marathon. FIT4LIFE were highly commended on how well they looked
The 14th February will see some of our Members supporting the Ciara O’Brien 5K Charity Walk. Ciara was the Girl who as a result of falling off the Roof of a night club in Kinsale was left Paralysed from the Waist down. When I asked the Ciara O’Brien Fundraising Committee was it just a walk – they replied by saying that they feel some people will run the 5K
The second of our local races takes place on the 28th February in Kilmacsimon. This is a race which will be attended by all – Beginners/Intermediates/Advanced. I will run the 7K with the Beginners – this being their first Race. There is the option of a 7K or 10K
Finally, I would like to ask Chairman, Vice Chair Person and my Fellow Committee Members the question of whether if FIT4LIFE Members both Walkers and Runners can join you in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
FIT4LIFE promotes the importance of keeping fit and also highlights that we are belonged to something much bigger
FIT4LIFE have their own Identity with our new colours and stand out not only as individuals but as a whole and wear our Club colours with pride
I would appreciate your feedback on this Proposal made to you as a Committee
9th Feb 2016
Some upcoming courses in CIT Cork listed below.
If any existing coach would like to do the level 1 course, then please let Catherine know.
If any parent would be interested in doing the Leader or Assistant coach course, please talk to Catherine for more info.
– Athletic Leader Sat 27th Feb 9.00am CIT Cork
– Assistant Coach Sat 20th Feb 9.00am CIT Cork
– Level 1 Course 11/12th March 9.00am CIT Cork
It certainly was a special day on Sat for the Healy family.
Contesting the guest 60m in the National League Phil Healy recorded her fastest time ever indoor of 7.35sec’s and set a new National u23 60m Indoor record. Finishing just behind her was her sister Joan who was making a comeback after missing most of the last 2 years with injuries. Joan clocked a fast 7.41 seconds.
Phil and Joan are now ranked 5th and 9th in the Irish All-time 60m indoor listing, which is an incredible achievement.
At the AAI Indoor Games in Athlone on Sunday, Phil Healy won the 200m and placed 2nd in the 60m.
Joan Healy was 3rd in the 60m heats.
Mark O’Sullivan finished 11th in the 3,000m
On Sunday the AAI Indoor Games will be held in Athlone with a number of club members in action.
Phil Healy will contest the 60m, the 200m and the 400m, Joan Healy will contest the 60m.
Mark O’Sullivan will contest the 3,000m while Ronan Duggan will contest the 800m.
Preview and entry list on AAI site
Wishing them all the best of luck.
The Munster Juvenile Inter-County Cross Country Relays takes place this Sunday the 7th February in Enniskeane at the same venue used for the West Cork XC Championships in Sept.
A number of Juvenile members are on Cork teams. Full listing on Cork Site
Wishing all club members in action the best of luck.
Phil Healy recorded an impressive double at the 60m and 200m at the u23 National Indoor Championships in Athlone today.
Shane Howard won Silver in the U23 Long Jump, Shane also placed 4th in the 60m final and Promise Okafor won Bronze in the U23 Triple Jump and also placed 4th in the Long Jump.
In the Junior age group Gavin Hicks won Gold in the Weight for Distance and also placed 5th in the Shot Putt with a new Personal Best. Lukas Ross won Silver in the Weight for Distance and placed 6th in his heat of the 400m. Joey Henchy finished 6th in the 60m final and Scott Gibson finished 3rd in his 400m heat and qualified for the final, but was unable to take part due to illness and Daniel Hathaway was 2nd in his 200m heat
Well done to all
Full results on Athletics Ireland site
A number of club members will be in action for their schools in the South Munster Schools Cross Country in Munster Showgrounds in Curraheen on Friday. This bunch have been training hard and some good performances are expected on the day.
On Friday night the Cork County Awards night is on in the Imperial Hotel and a number of club members will be receiving awards.
On Sunday some members will be making the trip to Athlone for the All-Ireland Junior and U23 Indoor Championships.
Wishing everyone the best of luck.
Upcoming road race which club members might be interested in attending.