IT'S MORE THAN A LIFESTYLE
Promoting balanced, healthy living, clonemathleticclub.com is not just a running club but a nonprofit organization literally taking strides to better our community and build lasting relationships.
There was always a great Athletic tradition in Clonmel and surrounding areas down through the years. In 1967 Bord Luthchleas na hEireann (BLE) was formed and the Club affiliated to this organisation and enjoyed a good degree of success at Adult level. Then in 1968 Bord Luathcleas Organach na hEireann (BLOE) was formed to look after juvenile Athletics. In 1971 it was decided to form a Juvenile Club to cater for Juveniles and affiliate to this organisation. This part of the Club thrived and achieved a great level of success at County, Munster and National levels. As time progressed both sides of the Club gelled into one and has been very successful at Juvenile, Senior and Masters levels ever since.
All of this wouldn't be possible but for the fantastic voluntary help from everyone in the Club down through the years and that voluntary help is just as prominnet now as at any time.
This site contains all the events the Club has promoted especially since 1981 when we started pomoting races to encourage Adults to take up running. This site also contain reports on both Juvenile and Senior successes over the years.
I hope you enjoy going down memory lane and hopefully over time we wil add photos to this site as well. Our main active site is at www.clonmelac.com.
In 2011 we celebrated our 40th Anniversary in the Clonmel Park Hotel and co founder of the Juvenile Club, Joe Holden was present and he wrote this article on how th Club was formed in 1971 and a ramble down memory lane.