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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Cork Sub-3hr results from the 2018 Berlin Marathon

As always, a large contingent of runners from Cork traveled to Berlin for this years marathon.

Here are the runners from Cork & Munster who broke 3 hours...
Morgan, Michael (IRL) M40 St Finbars Ac 02:30:38
Smith, Mark (GBR) M40 Eagle AC 02:32:49
 Mccauley, Conor (IRL) Leevale Ac 02:33:01
 Doran, James (IRL) An Riocht Ac 02:35:12
 Herlihy, Michael (IRL) North Cork Ac 02:36:57
 Coakley, Donal (IRL) Leevale A C 02:38:23
 Mtinsi, Trust (IRL) Kilkenny City Harriers 02:39:25
 Foley, Vivian (IRL) Eagle Athletics Club 02:41:25
 Ryan, Dermot (IRL) West Waterford Ac 02:41:40
 O'Keeffe, Sean (IRL) M40 Eagle Ac 02:42:30
 Craig, David (IRL) Bandon Ac 02:42:48
 Kelleher, Joe (IRL) St Finbarrs 02:45:44
 Curtin, Martin (IRL) St Finbarrs Ac 02:46:02
Tupper, John (IRL) M35 02:47:00
 Sargent, Fergal (IRL) St Finbarrs Ac 02:49:18
 O'Sullivan, Gerard (IRL) An Riocht 02:52:31
 Carroll, Nigel (IRL) Bmoh Ac 02:56:50
 Casey, Garrett (IRL) St. Finbarr's AC 02:57:11
 Forristal, Sally (IRL) St Joseph'S AC 02:57:39
 Fitzgerald, Pat (IRL) West Waterford Ac 02:58:53
 O'Keeffe, Derek (IRL) Eagle Ac 02:59:12

...with a few from Kikenny as well.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Notice : Cork BHAA HSE 5k in Little Island - Sun 4th Nov 2018

The Cork BHAA are holding the HSE Cork Kerry Community Healthcare 5k in Little Island on Sunday the 4th of November 2018.

As always, you enter on the morning of the race and it's €5 for BHAA registered runners and €10 for non-reg. Registration is at Little Island Community Hall from 9.30am with the race starting at 11am.

The race HQ and route is shown in the map below.  The course is more or less deaf flat and is pretty fast as 5k courses go.

The race HQ is the community centre which is used for most Cork BHAA races in Little Island...

Notice...Rebel Run 10k & 5k in Cork City - Sun 21st Oct 2018

This 10 km & 5km road race is coming up in Bishopstown on Sunday, the 21st of October 2018 at 9:30am.

This is going to be of interest to a lot of people for a number of reasons.....
1) There aren't that many 10k races really on the calendar. Loads of 5k and 5 mile races but fast 10k courses are a bit thin on the ground.
2) In Bishopstown in Cork City so it is central to a lot of people.
3) Dry-fit top included in the early entry fee for both the 5k and 10k.

Sunday 21st  October, Bishopstown @ 9.30am
Chip Timing
Goody Bag for all participants
AAI Licence & Measured by Jones Counter
Over 18’s only (APPLIES TO 10K) - 5k event open to those 16+.

Please Note that it is not permitted to wear headphones while participating in this event.

Standard Entry Fee > 10k €15.90 // 5k €10.60 (inclusive of online charges).

Late entry fees:
Cork Rebel Run 10K- €20
Rebel Run 4 Fun 5k - €15

The Cork Rebel Run will take place on Sunday October 21st 2018 @ 9.30am

ENTRIES >>> You can enter online HERE

Courses......There are some changes but the basic loop of the 10k is still the same as before and can be seen HERE

The 5k course starts with the 10k, takes in the walkway riverside behind CIT and finishes on the track as well. Approx 5k course HERE

The race is organised is association by Cork Sports Partnership and their race website is HERE

From Cork Sports Partnership...

** Cork Rebel Run & Rebel Run A Mile Challenge Launches for 2018**
Sunday Oct 21st 2018
On Thursday August 2nd the Annual Cork Rebel Run 5k and 10k was launched in CIT, Bishopstown. Now in its 7th year the event will take place on Sunday October 21st. The organising committee of CorkSports Partnership, Leisureworld Cork and Cork Institute of Technology welcome both Cork City Council and Cork County Council as sponsors and look forward to having them on board again for 2018. Last year’s event saw record numbers take part in the event with over 730 participants across both events and it is hoped to build on this again for 2018.

Rebel Run 5k and 10k organisers and sponsors. Lord Mayor Cllr Mick Finn, Mayor of County Cork Cllr Patrick Gerard Muprhy, Claire Hurley, Kristine Meenaghan (CSP) Stephen Scully (Cork City Council) Craig Harrington (CSP & CIT) Miriam Deasy (CIT) Mark McManus (Leisureworld)

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Cork Fireman Alex O'Shea completes 32 marathons in 16 days

Last Sunday the 16th of September, Cork fireman Alex O'Shea completed his 32nd marathon in just 16 days! Not only that but each marathon was in each of the 32 Irish counties.

The journey started with the Dingle Marathon back on the 1st of September and ended with a marathon in Cork which included Cork City and Ballincollig. The photo above by Joe Murphy shows some supporters with Alex in the Regional Park.

Funds raised from 32 marathons go towards the Irish Guide Dogs.

1) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE
2) Doug Minihane has a gallery HERE

Alex has his own Facebook page HERE

Monday, September 17, 2018

Cork County Council put up planning notice for Midleton to Youghal Greenway

Some good news! It looks as if Cork County Council are pushing ahead with their plans to develop the old railway between Midleton to Youghal into a Greenway. Following the success of the Waterford Greenway, there has been renewed interest in developing various routes around the country.

There will be no doubt some opposition from groups hoping to bring back the old railway line but the reality is that it is never likely to happen.

This also raises the long term possibility of linking up with the Waterford one and then maybe onto Rosslare.

The planning notice is below....

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Results & photos of the Evening Echo Womens mini-marathon... Sun 16th Sept 2018

There was the usual big turnout for this years Evening Echo Womens mini-marathon on Sunday the 16th of Spet 2018. There was just over 5,800 people taking part on the course which is just under 4 miles, a drop of about 5% on last year.

The Evening Echo mini-marathon website claims there was 8000 last year but the results clearly show it was just over 6,100.

As always, if you did this event then make sure you return the sponsorship card for your chosen charity. Your entry fee does not go to charity so it's important to return those funds.

1 Michelle FINN Leevale AC
2 Anna REDDIN Crusaders AC
3 Martina KIELY St Finbars AC
4 Carol FINN Leevale AC
5 Rosaleen MACKEOWN Leevale AC
6 Breda GAFFNEY Mallow AC
7 Linda O'SULLIVAN Watergrasshill AC
8 Rachael O'SHEA West Muskerry AC
9 Joan ENNIS Grange Fermoy AC
10 Anna O'NEILL Doheny AC

The full results are HERE

Photos to follow... (Updated Mon 11pm)
1) There will be 7 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page...
...a) Near the 1k mark
...b) More near the 1k mark
...c) Finish (front of the field)
...d) Finish (second batch)
...e) Finish (third batch)
...f) Finish (fourth batch)
...g) Finish (fifth batch)

2) Adrian Foley has 3 galleries...
...a) Near Blackrock church
...b) Near finish 1
...c) Near finish 2

3) Joe Murphy has 2 galleries...
Album1 and Album 2

4) Outside Shots has a gallery HERE 

Eliud Kipchoge sets new record of 2:01:39 in Berlin Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya has set a new marathon world record with a time of two hours, one minute 39 seconds in the Berlin Marathon. That is more than a minute off the previous best set by Dennis Kimetto when he ran 2:02:57 in Berlin in 2014.

In a post race interview, he said..... "I lack words to describe this day. I am really grateful, happy to smash the world record. It was hard, I ran my own race, I trusted my trainers, my programme and my coach. That's what pushed me in the last kilometres."

The pace chart for even splits for this distance is shown on the left.  14:25 for a 5k!!

Results for the Spike Island 5k on Sat 8th Sept 2018

There was a reasonable turn out of 116 runners for this 5k on Spike Island on Sat 8th Sept 2018 on what turned out to be a wet day in the middle of Cork Harbour. The published results afterwards however was just a list of numbers and times with no names.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 15th Sept 2018

274 turned out this week for the Ballincollig 5k parkrun on Sat 15th Sept 2018.

1 Unknown                                   
2 Michael MURPHY    19:23    VM60-64    M2    St Finbarrs AC
3 Ciaran O'HERLIHY    19:44    SM25-29    M3
34 Roisin MC DAID    22:42    SW30-34    F1
39 Denise CROWLEY    23:04    SW25-29    F2
51 Lauren Lucy CROWLEY    23:38    SW25-29    F3

Full results

1) Collette Ryan has a short video HERE
2) Joe & Anne Murphy have two galleries... HERE and FINISH

Friday, September 14, 2018

Results of the Ringaskiddy NS 10k... Fri 14th Sept 2018

Ringaskiddy 10km 2018

1    Eddie Butt         00:41:56    00:41:55
3    Rob Lynch    Leevale AC    00:43:52    00:43:51
4    Kevin Corbett         00:44:27    00:44:23 
2    Ailbhe McDaid         00:42:18    00:42:16
6    Claire O brien    Watergrasshill AC    00:45:09    00:45:07 
10    Linda O connor         00:46:47    00:46:45 

    1    Eddie Butt         00:41:56    00:41:55   
    2    Ailbhe McDaid         00:42:18    00:42:16   
    3    Rob Lynch    Leevale AC    00:43:52    00:43:51   
    4    Kevin Corbett         00:44:27    00:44:23   
    5    Brendan Hallissey         00:44:50    00:44:47

Results of the Grange Fermoy 4 mile... Fri 14th Sept 2018

Grange Fermoy AC 4 Mile Race Results

1     Sergiu Ciobanu     Clonliffe Harriers AC         20:25     SM     59
2     Mark Collins     Grange Fermoy AC         21:36     SM     2
3     Kieran Lees     Mooreabbey Milers AC         21:49     SM     70
22     Kate Veale     West Waterford         24:55     SF     94
39     Ellen Hanley     Grange Fermoy AC         25:57     F40     48
46     Joan Ennis     Grange Fermoy AC         26:25     F50     80

1) Ber Hunter has a gallery HERE

Position     Athletes Name     Club     Time     Category     Bib
1     Sergiu Ciobanu     Clonliffe Harriers AC         20:25     SM     59
2     Mark Collins     Grange Fermoy AC         21:36     SM     2
3     Kieran Lees     Mooreabbey Milers AC         21:49     SM     70
4     Danny Smith     Burncourt         22:25     M40     49
5     Dave O' Connor     St Catherines AC         22:35     SM     43

€6 Million now needed to open Tramore Valley Park...

A week ago, I had a post up about the opening of the Tramore Valley Park in Cork City was likely to be delayed until the Spring of 2019. This follows on from a long list of deferred opening dates.

In the Irish Examiner today, it was revealed that at least €6 million is now needed to provide 'full and safe access to the park'. Some €40 million has already been spent on transforming the old landfill site.

The main stumbling point now seems to be the significant engineering works required to allow easy access for cars to the site. In the Examiner article, it stated... "Various options have been considered, including the construction of an overpass and the widening an existing underground tunnel which links the Black Ash park-and-ride facility to the park. In the short-term, City Hall is working on a plan to improve the availability and accessibility of the amenity."

This new development is likely to have a significant impact on the timeline for the opening of the park. According to the Examiner article, the full opening is "at least a year down the line" and the reality is that it will likely be much longer. How long will it take to secure €6 million in funding? How long wil l the engineering works take? Will planning permission be required?

Up to now, the official line was that some staff were going to be employed to enable the Tramore Valley Park to open to the public. The new scenario however means that the opening realistically is now years away. 2025?

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Results of the Garryvoe 5k... Thurs 13th Sept 2018

Position     Name     Time     Category (POS)     Gender (POS)
1     Nigel Sheehan (#1586)     00:16:55     All Ages  (1)     Male  (1)
2     Pat HENNESSY (#1565)     00:16:59     All Ages  (2)     Male  (2)
3     Martin O'KEEFFE (#1568)     00:18:37     All Ages  (3)     Male  (3)
4     Tim HANNON (#1574)     00:18:47     All Ages  (4)     Male  (4)
5     Paul KEARNEY (#786)     00:18:50     All Ages  (5)     Male  (5)
6     Fiona SANTRY (#778)     00:18:52     All Ages  (1)     Female  (1)
7     Neil KINGSTON (#495)     00:18:57     All Ages  (6)     Male  (6)
8     Ray HAHESY (#985)     00:19:06     All Ages  (7)     Male  (7)
9     John SPELMAN (#790)     00:19:10     All Ages  (8)     Male  (8)
10     Kate VEALE (#483)     00:19:15     All Ages  (2)     Female  (2)
11     Eric MEADE (#772)     00:19:21     All Ages  (9)     Male  (9)
12     John LONGAN (#781)     00:19:25     All Ages  (10)     Male  (10)
13     David MOYNIHAN (#497)     00:19:32     All Ages  (11)     Male  (11)
14     Ann Marie HOLLAND (#770)     00:19:36     All Ages  (3)     Female  (3)
15     Fergal OCONNOR (#780)     00:19:51     All Ages  (12)     Male  (12)
16     Ruth MILLERICK (#491)     00:20:14     All Ages  (4)     Female  (4)
17     Fergal OMEANA (#789)     00:20:30     All Ages  (13)     Male  (13)
18     Sandra MANNING (#1577)     00:20:33     All Ages  (5)     Female  (5)
19     Karl PRESTON (#981)     00:20:40     All Ages  (14)     Male  (14)
20     Edmond OSULLIVAN (#493)     00:20:42     All Ages  (15)     Male  (15)

Usain Bolt wins race in Zero-G!

Notice...Garryvoe 5k road race in East Cork - Thurs 13th Sept 2018

The Garryvoe 5km road race is coming up in East Cork this year on Thursday the 13th of September 2018. Please note that the start time has been changed to 7:30pm.

From the organisers.......Come join us Thursday 13th September for our ALONG THE BLUE & GREEN 5K Road Race/Walk in aid of the National Rehabilitation Hospital. Registration costs €10 and ALL proceeds will go the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dublin who do such amazing, inspirational work.

Enjoy this super-scenic route along breathtaking Garryvoe Beach and the verdant Coast Road with prizes and refreshments on the night sponsored by the Garryvoe Hotel – Everyone is welcome from runners to walkers/ strollers and dogs (on a lead!). ALONG THE BLUE & GREEN is officially licensed by Athletics Ireland and will be chip timed. Walkers start 6.30pm; Runners start 7.30pm

Thursday 13th Sept - Register on the day from 5pm in the Garryvoe Health Club

Course Preview......Details of the 5k course with maps and photos can be seen HERE