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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Notice...Ballycotton 5 mile road race - Thurs 28th Aug 2014

The Ballycotton 5 mile road race is the last race of four in the Ballycotton Summer Series and it's coming up on evening Thursday, the 28th of August. One thing to note here and it catches people every year........the race starts at 7:30pm

Registration is at the local national school. The distance from the main parking area to the registration is about 800 metres (10 min walk). From the registration area to the start line is about 200 metres. So if you consider parking.....walking to the registration.....the queue to enter.....walk back to the car......walk back to the start........and the 7:30pm start, you can see how people get caught out.

Entries.......If you are under any pressure for time, then get changed first.....carry the entry fee of €6 in your hand.....and go straight to the start line after you register. Please note that it speeds things up a lot if you have the exact entry fee ready. €1 of each entry fee is going to a designated charity.

If you have taken part in the first 3 races then you can find your race number HERE

The overall positions with times after 3 races can be seen HERE

Please note that the race is open to everyone. You do not need to have run in any of the previous races to enter this one. Just turn up with €6.

Post Race...If you have completed all 4 of the summer series......Ballyandreen, Shanagarry, Churchtown South and Ballycotton.......then you can collect a souvenier plaque near the finish line. Back at the school, there will be tea and biscuits as well as the prize giving. The special series t-shirts for the top 50 men and top 30 women in the overall series will be handed out there.

Preview....More details on the course with maps and photos can be seen HERE
 

Open Cross Country...Newcastlewest, Limerick - Sun 31st Aug 2014

In a effort to promote cross country running, West Limerick AC are hosting an open event in Newcastlewest on Sunday the 31st of August. This is aimed at club runners who might be training for the upcoming cross country season as well as anyone who would like to try cross country for the first time.

In general, most cross country race are for club members only so this would be an ideal chance for a non-club runner to try one out. The course will be run inside the Castle Demense in Newcastlewest.

More info including directions on the Running in Munster site.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Results of the Sonia O'Sullivan 3000m race, Cobh...Mon 25th Aug 2014

This set of four 3000m races was held in Cobh on Monday 25th of August 2014. In total, there were 220 runners taking part....27 in the Boys Juvenile, 12 in the Girls Juvenile, 99 in the men's race and 82 in the women's race.


UNDER 17
1 Ruairi Casey        Togher AC 9:57
2 Darragh Kelleher  10:36
3 Jaco Bronkhorst   10:52
1 Rhona Pierce        Skerries AC  10:44
2 Sinead Brieney     12:36
3 Sinead Pierce   14:21

Men & Women
1  Mark Hanrahan        leevale    20    8:37
2  Tim O'Connor        Riocht    87    8:59
3  James Grufferty        leevale    19    9:00
1 Laura Crowe An Ríocht 9:56
2 Michelle Finn     leevale 10:00
3 Sinead O'Connor     leevale 10:17


The results can be seen HERE 

Sonia O'Sullivan with the first 3 women...Laura Crowe of An Ríocht AC 1st, Sinéad O'Connor of Leevale AC 3rd and Michelle Flynn of Leevale AC 2nd.

Photos...(Updated Wed 27th Aug)
1) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery of photos HERE 
2) Colm McDonagh has a gallery on his Facebook page HERE (Facebook account required to view).

Members of the host club...Ballymore Cobh AC
Ballymore Cobh AC was for many years mainly a juvenile club. In the last year, they have seen a huge surge in adult membership. You can find out more about the club on their Facebook page.

Notice...Kinsale 5 mile road race - Sun 7th Sept 2014

This 5 mile road race is coming up in Kinsale on Sunday, the 7th of September at 11am. The course has been measured properly by a Jones Counter and it has an Athletics Ireland licence.



Registration for the race is at the grounds of Kinsale Rugby Club which is just to the east of the town. The race starts from here and takes in a loop to the north of Kinsale before a long gradual downhill to near sea level and a finish on the main quay in the town.

There is a shuttle bus service after the race to take runners and walkers the two miles back to the rugby clubhouse.

There is a free guided scenic 2 mile walk as well for families from the clubhouse to the finish line where they can then watch the runners come in.

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

Louise Shanahan from Cork finishes 6th in Youth Olympics in China

A team of five Irish athletes traveled to Nanjing in China for the Youth Olympic Games. They were...Michaela Walsh (Shot Put), Roseanna McGuckian (200m), Eoin Sheridan (Discus), Adam King (Hammer) & Louise Shanahan (800m). Irish results in this earlier post.

L-R...Adam King, Eoin Sheridan, Louise Shanahan, Michaela Walsh & Roseanna McGuckian

Three of the five athletes recorded new personal bests at the Games including 17 year old Louise Shanahan of Leevale AC in Cork. In 2013, Louise won Gold in the 800m at the European Youth Olympic Festival in the Netherlands. At the Athletics Ireland Track & Field Championships in July, Louise won a national bronze medal at a senior level. In the Youth Olympics last Wednesday, she finished 2nd in her heat to qualify for the final on Saturday in which she ran a new PB of 2:08.29 to finish 6th.


Another member of the squad setting personal bests was Adam King of Iveragh AC in Kerry. His throw of 71.91 metres in the Hammer saw him get through to the A final. There was a recent article in the Irish Examiner about Adam and how as a former GAA player, he got into this aspect of  athletics....“I’ve always been into athletics and about four years ago on a summer camp in Castleisland we were given the chance to try out the different events, hurdling, long jump and so on. And that was how I started hammer throwing.” . There could be a lesson in there for other clubs and counties.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Results of the Skibbereen 10k road race...Sun 24th Aug 2014

After a mostly dry week, the rain arrived early on Sunday morning in West Cork making for very wet conditions.

1 33:49    DULLEA, Michael    Skibbereen AC    M    05:26.4
2 35:31    MCCORMACK, Ben    Chorlton Runners    M    05:42.8
3 35:46    O'SHEA, Alex    St. Finbarrs AC    M40    05:45.2
12 40:39    MURPHY, Margaret    Bandon AC    F    06:32.4
23 43:40    HARRINGTON, Deirdre    Bantry AC    F40    07:01.5
27 44:45    HURLEY, Maria    Bantry AC    F50    07:12.0 


The full results can be seen HERE

Photos...
1) Skibbereen AC have some photos on their Facebook page HERE

Results of the Midleton Run Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k & 5k...Sun 24th Aug 2014

A grand total of 545 runners took part in this new event in Midleton on Sun 24th August with a breakdown of numbers as follows...28 in the marathon, 148 in the half-marathon, 210 in the 10k and 159 in the 5k.
Wet start for the half-marathon
While the marathon started at 7am in dry overcast conditions, the rain had well and truly arrived by the start of the half-marathon at 9am.

All funds raised went towards the charity Breakthrough Cancer Research.

MARATHON
1 Liam TREACY         M     3:00:29
2 Michael O' SULLIVAN     M     3:12:47
3 Brendan O' MAHONY     M     3:18:54
6 Dolores DUFFY         F     3:38:51
11 Lauren BERKELY     F     3:49:13
16 Miriam SAVAGE     F     3:57:26


HALF MARATHON
1 Martin CURTIN M 1:21:17
2 Pat STAUNTON M 1:23:54
3 Kieran MULCAHY M 1:25:12
9 Mary SWEENEY F 1:30:31
10 Anna DORIS F 1:31:48
20 Sheila BUCKLEY F 1:37:24


10K
1 Kenneth KELLEHER M    439    34:52
2 Joe Coffey M    494    35:56
3  Alan Bernie M    497    37:59
23 Esther MURPHY F    382    44:56
29 Eachoin O'NEILL F    418    45:39
31 Collette O'DONOGHUE F    331    46:19


5K
1 Simon Fitzgerald     M     20:37
2 James O'Regan     M     21:07
3  Anthony Wright     M     21:50
6 Bernie Condron     F     22:10
7 Jane Hough     F     22:12
9 Eibhlin Cleary     F     22:25


The full results can be seen HERE

Celebs out in force for the start of the marathon...the famous Ned Ramsell with the slightly more famous Sonia O'Sullivan

Photos...
1) Kieran Minihane has a large gallery of photos HERE

Bandon AC Open Sports Cancelled...Sun 24th Aug 2014

After a prolonged period of dry weather, the heavens opened up on Sunday morning and this has had an adverse effect on the Bandon AC Open Sports Day which was supposed to go ahead at 2pm.

This has now been cancelled till a future date.

If you know of anyone traveling then please let them know.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Reminder...Sonia O'Sullivan 3k race in Cobh - Mon 25th Aug 2014

 Just a reminder that this brand new 3k race is coming up in Cobh next Monday evening the 24th of August 2014.


From the organisers.......Race day registration will take place from 5pm onwards in The Robson Room of The Commodore Hotel.

Parking will be available in the Five Foot Way/Waters Edge area.

Prizes for the first three in each race, spot prizes for finishers, food + refreshments will be provided in The Jack Doyle room of The Commodore Hotel after racing. Sports journalist Feidhlim Kelly will conduct an Q+A session with Sonia afterwards looking back on an illustrious career in athletics.

Anyone wishing to volunteer as a steward for next Monday evenings races to send us your name by text to 0867368906. If you are not intending to run, this is an great way of being involved as Cobh pays tribute to one of it's own and one of Irelands greatest sport people, Sonia O'Sullivan.

Please note that online entries close on Sunday night.

More info including a course preview in this earlier post.

Recent interview on Red FM.

Results of the Doneraile 5k race...Fri 22nd Aug 2014

This Couch to 5k trail race was organised by North Cork AC and was held in Doneraile Park.

1    16:02    Eric    Curran    Leevale AC    M
2    17:00    Matty    Taylor    Mallow    M
3    17:31    Damien    Madigan    North Cork AC    M
15    19:54    Grainne    Egan    North Cork AC    F
19    20:41    Eimear    Lenihan    North Cork AC    F
32    21:45    Aniela    Borkowska-Hogan    North Cork AC    F


They have results up on Google Docs HERE or if you have problems with Google docs then you can see them HERE

Races this weekend...Sat 23rd & Sun 24th Aug 2014

Another busy weekend in the county with plenty happening. On Sunday, there is the Open Sports in Bandon as well as the various runs for charity in Midleton.

In West Cork on Sunday afternoon at 1pm, there is a 10k road race organised by Skibbereen Athletic Club.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Results of the Cill na Martra GAA 5k fun run...Wed 20th Aug 2014

121 took part in this 5k run in Cill na Martra near Macroom. Results HERE

Orla Barry from Ladysbridge wins silver at the Euro Paralympic Games

At the Paralympic European Championships in Swansea today, Orla Barry of Ireland won a silver medal in the discus.

Orla who is from Ladysbridge in East Cork and is a member of Leevale AC threw 28.13 metres in her second attempt to secure second place.

In 2012, Orla won a bronze at the Paralympic Games in London. In 2013, she set a new world record of 31.08m for her class at the World Championships in France and was later awarded the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month award for June 2013.

There is a short video about Orla in this earlier post.

This new Silver medal adds to the impressive haul for the East Cork athlete.

Bio on IPC website.

Dry-Fit top for the Dingle Marathon...Sat 6th Sept 2014

The Dingle Marathon is coming up on Saturday the 6th of September and there are a choice of 3 courses...half (13.1 miles), full (26.2 miles) and ultra (50 miles).

This is the dry fit top that will be given out at the finish line...

The full and ultra will have different colours....see below. The main advantage of this particular top compared to others is the fact that it's long sleeved. The majority of dry fit tops given out at races are short sleeved which tend to be fine if worn in mild weather. In the middle of winter when it's a few degrees above zero, the long sleeve top comes into it's own. If you're out for a long run in cold weather, your arms generally aren't doing much work and your hands can get very cold. I know myself that during the Winter and Spring, all my long sleeve tops are in constant use whereas I have an assortment of short sleeve ones buried away in a drawer that I have never worn.



As a location, the whole Dingle peninsula is a stunning area especially for anyone who wants to make a weekend away out of it. One of the best websites to find out about local attractions and where to stay is http://www.dingle-peninsula.ie/index.html

You can find out more about entries on the race website... http://www.dinglemarathon.ie/

There is also more info including a preview of the course in this earlier post.

Results & photos of the Cork BHAA LeisureWorld 5 mile race in Ballincollig...Wed 20th Aug 2014

A total of 342 runners turned out for this years Cork BHAA LeisureWorld 5 mile road race in Ballincollig on Wednesday evening, the 20th of Aug 2014.


1 Chris Harrington M1  25:31 Chris Harrington Construction
2 John Meade M2  25:49 Joyce Wolfe Physio
3 Darren Molloy M3  26:20 Navy M-A-1
22 Martina Kiely F1  29:10 Dept of Ed
70 Tricia Bevan F2  32:50 HSE F-A-1
72 Denise Twohig 0/40I F3  32:53 HSE F-A-1


The full results can be seen HERE


Photos...
1) Doug Minihane has a galley of 349 photos HERE
2) Kieran Minihane has a gallery of192 photos HERE

LeisureWorld website...
http://bishopstown.leisureworldcork.com/