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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Results & photos of the Ardfield 10k race... Fri 20th July 2018

1. 676 John Meade m St.Finbarrs A.C 00:35:22
2. 758 Padraig Sheehan m Crussaders AC 00:36:13
3. 706 Chris Murnane m 00:37:16
4. 718 Carmel Crowley w Bandon 00:39:39
15. 798 Agata Laskowska w 00:45:04
25. 773 Martene Fitzgerald w 00:47:06

Full results

1) Donal O'Regan has a gallery HERE

Friday, July 20, 2018

Results of the Cork BHAA Dell-EMC 4 mile... Thurs 18th July 2018

290 runners turned out for this 4 miler in Ovens to the west of Ballincollig.

1 Anthony Mannix M-1 00:21:22 Dell-EMC
2 Mark Collins M-2 00:22:11 Avondhu MF
3 Cathal O'Connell 0/55D M-3 00:22:39 UCC
29 Breda Gaffney 0/45J F-1 00:25:59 Dept 0f Social Protection
38 Noreen Mackey F-2 00:26:40 CIT
44 Linda O' Sullivan 0/45J F-3 00:27:02 Goldstar Telecom


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Guest article : HOOPER WAS JUST TOO HOT FOR HIS RIVALS ...By John Walshe

In this guest post from John Walsh of Ballycotton, he recounts the 1978 national marathon in Tullamore...

HOOPER WAS JUST TOO HOT FOR HIS RIVALS ...By John Walshe (Evening Echo 03/07/2018)

The month of June is usually favourable to most outdoor activities, but running 26-plus miles may not be one, as participants in the recent Cork City Marathon can testify.

Forty years ago this month, on a Sunday afternoon, the BLE National Marathon took place in Tullamore. Like the Limerick championship two years earlier which was the selection race for that summer’s Olympics, the European Championships in Prague of 1978 ensured that all of the country’s long distance men would toe the line in the midland town.

The preview in the previous week’s Cork Examiner stated that a record entry of 104 had been received. This included a number from Britain including 20-year-old Alan McGee, the 1977 Fell Runner of the Year who had recorded 2:21 in his marathon debut, along with the likes of Norman Deakin (Stoke) with a best of 2:17:20, Doug Gunstone from Edinburgh (2:19) and Kevin Best who had run a fast time for 20 miles.

Results of the Knocknagree One-Mile road race... Wed 18th July 2018

This one-mile road race in Knocknagree in NW Cork attracted a field of 75 runners which was well up on the 50 of last year.

Positionn  Name    Category    Club    Time
1 Aidan Cahill    SnrM    FFMV    0:04:43
2 Patrick O'Donghue    SnrM    Lucan Harriers    0:04:45
3 Dermot Dineen    M40    FFMV    0:04:47
9 Shona O'Brien    Jnr F    Gneeveguilla AC    0:04:59
19 Siobhan Daly    F35    Gneeveguilla AC    0:05:20
20 Saoirse Tomkins    FU15    Gneeveguilla AC    0:05:22


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Results of the Carrigtwohill 5k road race... Wed 18th July 2018

335 runners turned out for this years Carrigtwohill 5k road race on Wed 18th July 2018.

1 Trevor Power 15:47 Senior Male 1
2 Brian Kearney 15:55 Senior Male 2
3 Michael Corbett 15:57 Over 40 3
19 Deirdre Casey 18:53 Over 35 Ladies 1
21 Jessica Bruton 19:13 Senior Ladies 2
33 Michelle Nolan 19:45 Over 45 3

1) Michael Buckley Photography has a gallery HERE and HERE 
2) Andy O'Rourke has a gallery HERE and HERE

Full results below...

Reminder : Entries to the Run Killarney Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k close Fri 20th July

Just a reminder that entries to the Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k close this Friday the 20th of July. The race is on Saturday the 28th of July.

It's the only time of the year where you can run safely on the road from Moll's Gap to Killarney.

Entries HERE

Info in a previous post HERE

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Cork sprinter Phil Healy sets new 200m national record

Top Cork sprinter Phil Healy set a new national record when she ran 22.99 seconds in the 200mat the Cork City Sports last night. The 23 year old Balndon AC athlete from Ballineen recently broke the Irish 100m record.

These are the top 5 times from Irish women....

Notice…Carrigtwohill 5km road race – Wed 18th July 2018

The Carrigtwohill 5km road race is coming up on Wednesday, the 18th of July 2018.

The venue for the race is Barryscourt Castle just to the south of the town of Carrigtwohill in East Cork. This race always attracts a large crowd every year and is bound to attract a large turnout this year again.

The race which starts at 8pm costs €10 to enter and all proceeds are going to charity. There is also a walk starting at 6:30pm and that costs €5 to enter. You can also enter online HERE

Course Preview........A full preview with directions, map and photos can be seen HERE 

For more info, go to the race website...

Notice : MMRA Carrauntohill Classic in Co.Kerry - Sun 22nd July 2018

The Munster Mountain Running Association are holding a race up Ireland's highest mountain next Sunday the 22nd of July. In terms of mountain races, this one is one of the famous in the country.

Description: Carrauntohil (East from Cronins yard)
Date: Sunday 22 July, 2018
Time: 13:00
Climb (m): 1100
Distance (km): 15.00
Event Difficulty: 10 (Extreme) - Extreme, >1,000M ascent or > 30Km

The entry fee is €10 and IMRA membership is required.

MMRA... 1st place male & female will receive €500 each. 2nd place male & female Pair of runners / inov8 (or other). 3rd place male & female Pair of runners / inov8 (or other.

For more info, go to


Relive 'MMRA Carrauntohill Classic Route'


Promo video...

Monday, July 16, 2018

Notice : Cloyne 5k road race - Tues 31st July 2018

The annual Cloyne 5km road race takes place in East Cork on Tuesday, the 31st of July 2018 at 8pm. As races go, this is a reasonably flat and fast course. There are no real hills as such, just a few short sections where the road rises by a few metres at most. Outside of the Centre Park Road course in Cork City, it doesn't get much flatter. If you want to try for a fast 5k time, then this is the one to do.

If you are coming from the Cork city, then Cloyne is just a 22-25 minute drive from the Jack Lynch tunnel. Considering the number of runners within say a 30 minute drive of it, the race is likely to attract a large crowd.

From the organisers...The race will be chip timed, and the route (start/finish) and HQ all remain the same as last year. Registrations on the day of the race will open in the School from 3.00pm for anyone that wishes to enter earlier in the day.

Preview...A full preview of the course with maps, directions, photos and description can be seen HERE

Results of the Youghal 5k road race... Thurs 12th July 2018

233 runners turned out for this years Youghal 5k road race on Thurs 12th July 2018.

1 Andrew Connick Ferry-bank 15.36
2 James Ledingham Kilkenny Harriers 15.39
3 Kevin O Leary East Cork 15.59
1 Aoife Cooke Youghal AC 17.34
2 Sinead Kevany Midleton AC 18.08
3 Kate Veale West Waterford AC 18.51

Male Junior
1 Craig O Brien Ferrybank 17.15

Final results below... (Updated Mon 16th July 2018)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Results & Photos of the Banteer Show 5k... Sun 15th July 2018

For the vast majority of road races, the first person home is nearly always a man. For this 5k race in Banteer however there was an exception as Martina Kiely of St.Finbarr's AC ran a time of 18m 14s to be the first across the line.

Organised in association with Mount Hillary AC, there was a modest field of 61 finishers.

1    796    Martina Kiely    St Finbar    F    18.14
6    759    Niamh Harte    North Cork    F    19.18
15    751    Elaine Guinane    Eagle AC    F    21.38

2    756    Patrick O'Keefe    Mt. Hillary AC    M    18.31
3    797    Denis Kiely    St Finbar    M    19.10
4    795    Dan Burke    Millstreet AC    M    19.13

30    794    Amy Barrow    N/A    J    23.24
36    773    Eoin Looney    North Cork    J    24.35

1) Mount Hillary AC have a gallery of photos HERE

Full results below...

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 14th July 2018

269 runners turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollg Regional Park on Sat 14th July 2018.

1 Michael BUCKLEY    18:12    VM40-44 M1
2 Sean DAVIN    18:54    SM25-29    M2
3 Alan SMITH    19:00    SM25-29    M3    London Heathside
13 Sandra MANNING    21:04    VW35-39    F1    Eagle A.C.
25 Joanne MCCANN    21:37    VW40-44    F2    Mallow AC
30 Catherine REDMOND    22:03    VW40-44    F3

Full results

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Results of the Bere Island Midsummer Run... Sat 14th July 2018

A record 128 runners turned out for this years Midsummer Run on Bere Island in West Cork.

37 Shane Kearney St Catherines AC 10 M S 00:38:44
24 Conor Murphy Beara AC 10 M V 00:40:08
23 Billy Murphy Beara AC 10 M S 00:40:45
26 Alice Coppinger Bantry AC 10 F V 00:46:22
73 Brid McGovern 10 F V 00:48:11
89 Niamh Donnelly 10 F V 00:48:18

No First Name Surname Club Race M/F Cat Time Net
29 Dave O'Connor St Catherines AC 5 M S 00:18:10
19 Kieran Murphy St Catherines AC 5 m v 00:21:24
97 Aisling Kirby Donore 5 F S 00:21:53
54 Lorraine O'Sullivan St FinbarrsAC 5 F V 00:22:52
86 Maggie O'Shea 5 F S 00:24:23

1) Proinnsias O'Keeffe has an album HERE 

Full results below...

Irish women's relay team win Silver at World U-20 Championships

The Irish women's 4x100m relay team won silver at the World U-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland today. The team of  Molly Scott, Gina Akpe-Moses, Ciara Neville and Patience Jumbo-Gula ran a national under-20 record time of 43.90 to finish behind Germany and in front of Great Britain to take Silver.

In the video below, the Irish team are in lane 5.