THE BEST LAID SCHEMES O’ MICE AN’ COOK(ERS)

By , 8th Oct 2020

Let’s begin with a poetry lesson: many of you fallaciously believe that it’s, the best laid plans of mice and men—from Steinbeck’s brilliant novel; it is, however, ‘the best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men’ from the Scots’ poet, Robert Burns’ poem, To a Mouse:  But Mousie, thou art no thy-lane, In proving foresight may […]

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COOKE’S VALENCIA MARATHON BUILD-UP–ROUND ONE

By , 28th Sep 2020

Since joining Stazza’s Stable in December 2018, Aoife has run one marathon (Dublin), where she knocked 15 minutes off her PB, running 2:32:34 to win the Irish National Title. She’s also taken over four minutes off her 10 mile PB, running 54:23 in Dungarvan (Feb 2020). After the Dungarvan 10, she started her build-up for […]

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SPILLANE’S HAIR-RAISING FINAL RACE

By , 21st Sep 2020

MULLET MAN, Oisin Spillane, rounded off his final race of the track season and his final race as a Stablemate in Stazza’s Stable with a PB (8:55) and sixth place at last Sunday’s Irish Junior National 3000m Champs in Santry. Speedy Spillane is the only Kerryman this century to run three sub nine-minute clockings over […]

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DORAN DESTROYS HM PB

By , 21st Sep 2020

Last Sunday, Stablemate James Doran sliced through the wind like a hot knife through butter to finish 16th in 70:46 at the Charleville half marathon, wiping 54” off his PB.  Fanta loving Doran joined Stazza’s Stable in May. Back then, he was out of condition and looking to revive his running. In the four months […]

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JENS DANCES WITH THE MIDNIGHT BEAST OF KERRY

By , 21st Sep 2020

International orienteer and Stablemate, Jens Waechter, set his compass for the recent Kerryway Ultra and found himself dancing with the midnight Beast of Kerry. Here’s his race recap (Note: there is a raunchy section in this race report)… The preparation:  When it became clear at the end of April, that orienteering events were cancelled, matter […]

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BREAKING…BANDIT RACES, NATIONAL 10KM CHAMPIONSHIP

By , 2nd Sep 2020

The BANDIT RACES National 10km Championship will take place on Saturday, 3rd October. The event will take place under strict protocols and adherence to public health measures. The Stable News understands that after an extensive search, BANDIT RACES has secured a fantastic course, which will ensure fast times. The Stable News caught up with The […]

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COOKE OBLITERATES BLACKROCK 10 COURSE RECORD

By , 1st Sep 2020

Stablemate and Irish National Marathon Champion, Aoife Cooke, broke the course record on Sunday morning to win The Blackrock 10 in 56:40.  Cooke’s win broke her course record from last year’s John Buckley 10. St Finbarrs AC failed to host this year’s event, so Cooke was overjoyed to get a chance to smash the record […]

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KERRYMAN DESTROYS ALL THE CORKMEN IN BLACKROCK 10

By , 1st Sep 2020

Stablemate James Doran dropped out a stunning run at Sunday morning’s Blackrock 10, clocking 52:28 to take the win with a 26” PB.  The Kerryman delivered a textbook display of front running. Always in control and finishing with more in the tank, he left several of Cork’s finest distance runners feeling envious of his Kerry […]

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