Training

St Finbarr’s AC is always open to new members and is well known to be a friendly, inviting and inclusive club. Runners of all levels are welcome to join the club.

We can help in your training for The John Buckley Cork City 10 Miler!

You can try out the club for a session or two at one of our weekly training sessions listed below.

If you feel the club is right for you, you are then more than welcome to Join St. Finbarr’s AC anytime throughout the year.

Mondays 18:15

Assemble at the top (West) end of Mardyke Walk as per the map below. For location information, paste coordinates 51.893954N, 8.502560W into your Google Maps search box and hit enter. This session involves one or two 6km circuits of the Carrigrohane Road and Model Farm Road. All those attending the Monday evening Road session MUST wear a high visibility vest and we strongly recommend light colored clothing.

This is an unstructured run suitable for all levels new to seasoned runners. Everybody sets off at their own pace and nobody gets left behind. Come along to the barrier at the top of Mardyke Walk and ask for the person in charge. Members assemble at the barrier from 18.00 to conduct warm-up exercises.

At 18:15 we head off on the first 6km circuit.  After one circuit, we’ll pause at the pink marker and wait for people to catch up (another chance to exercise). At this point, you can opt for a second lap or return to the Mardyke.

Wednesdays 18:00

UCC Mardyke Track: interval and speed work session with Eamonn McEvoy and Marion Lyons.

Fridays 18:00

UCC Mardyke Track: tempo sessions with Eamonn McEvoy.

If you are interested in joining, why not come along for a test drive! We’ll be more than happy to answer any queries and offer you advice.