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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Cork runner Aidan Hogan wins Irish 24 hour championships in Belfast

Aidan Hogan, a local runner from Cork won this years 24 hour championships in Belfast after completing an amazing 151 miles!

Eoin Keith pictured above in orange is from Cobh and finished second this year with 148 miles.

Irish 24 hour National Championship Results 2018.  Male.
1st- Aidan Hogan: Rising Sun AC ...243.59k/ 151.3 miles
2nd- Eoin Keith: Sportsworld ...238.78K / 148.4 miles
3rd- Mark Walker - Marathon Club of Ireland. ...234.9131k / 146 miles

Results of the Shannonvale 10k - Fri 22nd June 2018

The Shannonvale 10k near Clonakilty was held this year on Friday the 22nd of June on what turned out to be a nice sunny evening. The numbers were down a bit this year with 114 taking part and it seems to match a pattern of a gentle decline in numbers that we are seeing at many races of late.

1    437    Andrew    Sheehan    M    Open    0:32:24    LEEVALE AC
2    409    John    Collins    M    Open    0:34:37    SKIBEREEN AC
3    428    Garreth    Lordan    M    Open    0:35:24    CLONAKILTY RR
8    456    Carmel    Crowley    F    Over 40    0:37:50    BANDON AC
38    417    Anne B    Bamford    F    Over 40    0:44:31    BANDON
39    452    Ellen    Ahern    F    Over 40    0:44:54    ROSSCARBERY SR

Full results below...

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Results of the Allihies 5 mile race... Sat 23rd June 2018

1     Nigel Sheehan     Youghal AC         30:08     SM     477
2     Dermot Slyme     Eagle AC         33:40     M40     464
3     Colm Sheehan     Mallow         34:44     M40     460
10     Helen Anderson     Clonakilty         41:34     W40     490
11     Breda O Sullivan     Beara AC         41:35     W60     474
15     Eimear Kennedy     Douglas         43:45     SW     485

     Allihies 5 Mile Race Results                
Position     Athletes NameName     Club     Gun Time     Division     Bib
1     Nigel Sheehan     Youghal AC         30:08     SM     477
2     Dermot Slyme     Eagle AC         33:40     M40     464
3     Colm Sheehan     Mallow         34:44     M40     460
4     Pat Sheehan     Castletownbere         35:19     M50     473
5     Ray Smith     Tuosist         35:25     M50     465
6     Andrew Jeyes     Ivanhoe         38:25     M60     462
7     Colin Reid     Ennis         38:37     M40     482
8     Conor Joyce     Grenagh         38:44     JM     495
9     Kenny Williams     Castletownbere         41:29     M30     484
10     Helen Anderson     Clonakilty         41:34     W40     490
11     Breda O Sullivan     Beara AC         41:35     W60     474
12     Mauice o Sullivan     Cork Sports Partnership         41:44     M40     457
13     Andras Takacs     Crosshaven         42:39     SM     463
14     David O Driscoll     Castletownbere         42:50     M60     455
15     Eimear Kennedy     Douglas         43:45     SW     485
16     Anthony Harrington     Clonakilty         46:15     M40     491
17     Sandra Harrington     Adrigole         46:32     M50     458
18     Darragh Henshaw     Allihies         46:43     SM     468
19     Sally Jeyes     Ivanhoe         48:02     W60     461
20     Jean o Sullivan     Douglas Meetxtrain         48:06     SW     479
21     Bradley Southgate     Allihies         48:32     SM     469
22     Jennie Smith     Tuosist         48:36     W40     466
23     Donal O Neill     Eyeries         48:50     M50     467
24     Angela Harrington     Castletownbere         48:52     W50     454
25     Lorraine Downey     Castletownbere         49:06     W30     489
26     Breda O Sullivan     Beara AC         49:56     W50     456
27     Thilo Haufe     Risstissen         53:42     M50     487
28     Kate Sullivan     Castletownbere         53:46     SW     486
29     Brian Sheehan     Allihies         53:50     M30     493
30     Ann Marie Fitzgerald     Cork         53:51     W30     494
31     Amanda O Sullivan     Adrigole         55:12     W40     459
32     Alice Harrison     Castletownbere         57:31     SW     483
33     Deirdre o Sullivan     Allihies         57:51     W30     475
34     Olli Haufe     Risstissen         59:36     W50     488
35     Aine Kelly     Allihies       1:00:01     W30     476
36     Emer Kelly     Blessington Wicklow       1:00:01     W30     478
37     Michael Naughton     Grenagh       1:09:36     M30     497
38     Kenneth Healy     Grenagh       1:09:37     M30     496
39     Bernadette O Mahony     Bantry       1:19:27     W40     480
40     Patrick Moynihan     Macroom       1:19:28     M50     499
41     Norma Moynihan     Macroom       1:19:28     W50     498
42     Michael O Shea     Castletownbere       1:19:29     M50     481
43     Eamonn O Sullivan     Allihies       1:19:29     SM     492
44     Mary Sheehan     Dursey       1:28:34     SW     500
45     Kaisa Kauppila     Helsinki Finland       1:31:13     W40     471
46     Essi Sundqvist     Helsinki Finland       1:31:13     W30     472

Cahir Half-Marathon coming up on Sat 7th July 2018

The Cahir Half-Marathon in South Tipperary is coming up on Saturday the 7th of July 2018 and should be of interest to a lot of runners. Located just off the M8 motorway, it's a very easy venue to get to.

Note entry fee goes up 24th June!

Entries... The half-marathon costs €30 to enter and you can enter online HERE

There is also a relay option for a team of two people and this costs €40.

Please note that the closing date for entries at the current price is Sunday 24th June. After this date the entry fees will increase so make sure to register in time. Final closing date will be Saturday, 30th June. You will not be able to enter on the day.

Each participant of the event (Half marathon and Relay) will receive their very own Cahir Half Marathon & Relay buff. Colour and logo shown below....

From the organisers....On Saturday, July 7th 2018 at 2pm the Cahir Half Marathon and Team Relay will once again take a picturesque tour of 13.1 miles of the delights of Cahir town and the surrounding countryside in Co. Tipperary.  In the fourth year of the event, Mooreabbey Milers A.C. are delighted to welcome you to this historical town.

The ever popular Half Marathon event is on the same lovely route as last year. A lovely flat course with an overall height gain of only 70 metres. It is the perfect course for your first half marathon or for those seasoned runners who are looking to get a new PB.  It is also a perfect race for those training for any marathons in Autumn 2018.

For the second year running, we will again have the extremely popular Relay event.  This proved to be a huge hit last year!  Two team mates each run 6.5 miles, with the clock ticking it will be a joint effort to get their best possible time.

This year proceeds from the race will be used to support the wonderful work of South Tipperary Hospice Movement and also Aspect Autism Day Support which is based in Cahir.

Runner in Canada detained for two weeks after crossing US border by accident

French student Cedella Roman aged 19 was out running on a beach in Canada recently and accidentally crossed into the United States. When she turned around to run back, she was apprehended by two U.S. Border Patrol officers.

As can be seen from the photo below, the border isn't marked on the beach.

Instead of being escorted back to the border, she was instead imprisoned for two weeks in a detention centre 125 miles from the border. When asked about the ordeal, the student said...“An officer stopped me and started telling me I had crossed the border illegally. I told him I hadn’t done it on purpose, and that I didn’t understand what was happening. I said to myself, well I may have crossed the border but they’ll probably only give me a fine, or they’ll tell me to go back to Canada or they’ll give me a warning.”

Story on the Guardian website

Results of the Shandrum 4 mile... Fri 22nd June 2018

A total of 147 runners turned out for this 4 mile race in north Cork.

1     Michael Corbett     St Finbarrs AC         20:48     SM     211
2     Declan Guina     West Limerick AC         21:49     SM     231
3     Finbarr O'Dwyer     Leevale AC         21:53     SM     282
10     Martina Kiely     St Finbarrs AC         24:06     SF     716
23     Sinead Buckley     North Cork AC         26:24     SF     290
31     Annette O'Rielly     Kilfinane AC         27:30     SF     706

Results HERE

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Results of the Daniel Kingston 5k in Macroom... Thurs 21st June 2018

There was another huge turnout for this years Daniel Kingston 5k in Macroom with 590 taking part, pretty close to the number last year.

In the men's race, it was another win for Mark Walsh of Leevale AC after he won the Upper Glanmire 5k last Monday. In the women's race, Karina Murphy who won the Inniscarra 4 mile last week and took the title in Macroom this time.

1     Mark WALSH (660)     00:15:51     Ages 19-34  (1)     Male  (1)
2     Morgan Kennedy (111)     00:15:56     Ages 19-34  (2)     Male  (2)
3     Tim Oconnor (119)     00:16:06     Ages 35-44  (1)     Male  (3)
20     Karina Murphy (265)     00:19:37     Ages 35-44  (1)     Female  (1)
23     Helen Gilroy (109)     00:20:11     Ages 45-54  (1)     Female  (2)
30     Anne WOLFE (335)     00:20:42     Ages 45-54  (2)     Female  (3)

1) James O'Driscoll has a gallery of over 400 photos HERE

Full results below...

Sophie O'Sullivan selected to represent Ireland...

It was announced today that Sophie O'Sullivan, daughter of Sonia O'Sullivan has been selected to represent Ireland at the European U18 Championships in Hungary next month over 800m.

This will be her first outing in an Irish singlet.

That "Man jailed for using someone else's London marathon number" story...

There is a story doing the rounds on the media today with headlines like... "Man jailed for using someone else's London marathon number (Guardian)".

During the 2018 London Marathon last April, a runner named Jake Halliday lost his race number after taking off his shirt before the finish line. A homeless man named Stanislaw Skupian later crossed the finish line with the number and posed for photos.

At the time, there was a lot of noise in the media about the photo and whether Skupian found or stole the number and the fact that he had tried to claim that he had run the race.

Fast forward to today and a magistrate has sentenced him to 16 weeks in jail. According to the media sources, Skupian had pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation and to three unrelated counts of theft. 13 weeks are for the fraud and three weeks are for the theft offences.

London marathon chief executive, Nick Bitel also said the episode could be seen to damage the reputation and integrity of the race, regarded by him as one of the best organised in the world.

Man jailed for using someone else's London marathon number... Guardian
London Marathon cheat Stanislaw Skupian jailed for fraud... BBC

Notice...Courtbrack 5k nr Blarney - Thurs 28th June 2018

This is the second year of this particular race just outside Cork City.

As you can see from the map below, Courtbrack is just to the north-west of Blarney and only about 10 miles from Cork City.

Here are some details from the organisers...

⭐Race has an AAI permit.
⭐Course measured by Kevin Cummins
⭐Prizes for 1st 2nd 3rd M &F
⭐ Prizes for categories // F O35/40/45/50 1st and 2nd // M O40/45/50/55 1st and 2nd // Wheelchair 1st and 2nd.

Main sponsorship... Mardyke Arena UCC and Simply Suits



€10- ADULTS. Kids free. Walkers welcomed.  Post Race refreshments

You can find directions, maps and a preview with photos of the race route HERE

Update on the 5k parkrun in the Glen Park in Cork City

Back at the end of May 2018, I had a post up about the proposed new weekly 5k parkrun in the Glen in Cork City.

So far, a small team of about 10-11 people have expressed an interest in helping to get it up and running.

Cork Local Sports Partnership have organised a meeting at the Glen Resource Centre at 6:30pm on Wednesday June 27th 2018.

If you want to help out or even to find out more about it then try to attend this meeting.

The contact for this new proposed parkrun is John Kissane and you can contact John at  john DOT kissane AT parkrun DOT com

New page on the blog for John Walshe's articles...

Over the years, I have put quite a number of guest posts by John Walshe of Ballycotton up on the blog. There is a lot amount of information in those posts and I had links to them on the articles page before.

I have now set up a new page for John's articles on the site so that they are easier to find.

The page is here...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

National Marathon in Portlaoise in 1986

This short video clip below is of the BLE National Marathon in Portlaoise in 1986 and some Cork runners were mentioned in it. Race stewards weren't in fashion back then ;o)

John Walshe of Ballycotton sent on this short report of the event...


The BLE (Irish) marathon championship of 1986 took place on the Saturday afternoon of April 13 from Portlaoise. It followed a triangular course made up of Portlaoise, Mountrath and Abbeyleix. The line-up of around 90 runners was the smallest field to contest the national championship in 10 years.

The leaders up to halfway were Roy Dooney, Kingston Mills and defending champion John O’Toole from nearby Tullamore. O’Toole dropped out before 20 miles, leaving Dooney and Mills to battle it out for the title. Dooney had run the Hiroshima Marathon in Japan the previous year in 2:14:38 and was therefore the favourite. However, on the road home from Abbeyleix, Mills made his move and Dooney couldn’t respond.

Video on the new walkway in Ballybrack Woods, Douglas...

Cork County Council have upgraded and extended the walkway in Ballybrack Woods in Douglas recently and they made a fine job of it. Even though it's reasonably short, some runners might want to try it as part of a route.

If anyone is not sure of where Ballybrack Woods is then check out the map below.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Results of the Upper Glanmire NS 5k... Mon 18th June 2018

Over 300 runners turned out for this year Upper Glanmire NS 5k which was held on Monday the 18th of June 2018. There turned out to be a very exciting finish to the men's race with Mark Walsh (#418) of Leevale AC just finishing ahead of John Meade of St.Finbarr's AC by less than a second.

One notable performance on the night was that of  Rebecca Kelleher who was the first female athlete home on the night! Rebecca is in 6th class in the school and is a member of Carrig na bhFear AC.

20:19 finish for Rebecca Kelleher in this years Upper Glanmire NS 5k

1. Mark Walsh - 15.52
2. John Meade - 15.53
3. Michael Corbett - 16.06
1. Linda O'Sullivan - 20.30
2. Irene Eighan - 20.46
3. Nicola O'Reilly - 23.31

Boys - Ruadhri Boyle - 19.26
Girls - Rebecca Kelleher - 20.19

1) The organisers have two galleries on Facebook...

Full results below...