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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Results of the Allihies 5 mile road race...Sat 25th June 2016

Allihies 5 Mile Race Results
1 Alan O Shea Bantry AC SM 27:42
2 Michael Harrington Bantry AC SM 28:46
3 Cillian O Tuama Leevale m30 29:02
5 Laoise Ni Thuama Allihies SW 34:29
7 Sorcha Kearney Douglas SW 35:38
20 Lorraine O Sullivan St Finbarrs AC w30 39:48 

The full results are on the Allihies 5 mile website...

Results of the Courtmacsherry 10k road race...Fri 24th June 2016

A nice crowd of 302 runners turned out for the Courtmacsherry 10k on Friday the 24th June 2016.

1 Eric Curran (199) 00:31:52 Senior  (1) Male  (1)
2 Alan O Brien (201) 00:34:03 Ages 35-39  (1) Male  (2)
3 Shane Healy (238) 00:34:30 Senior  (2) Male  (3)
26 Una Murphy-Plant (441) 00:39:04 Ages 45-49  (1) Female  (1)
28 Margaret Murphy (246) 00:39:10 Ages 35-39  (1) Female  (2)
40 Ronnie BARRY (302) 00:41:26 Ages 40-44  (1) Female  (3)

The full results can be seen HERE

Results of the Millstreet 5 mile road race...Fri 24th June 2016

1 O Connor Tim Riocht AC SM   25:56 475
2 O Connell John Leevale AC SM   26:31 497
3 Sugrue Eoin SM   27:15 535
5 Kiely Martina St. Finbarrs AC SW   29:29 599
11 Roe Niamh Leevale AC SW   31:19 481
30 Carroll Aoife Mallow AC W35   33:37 530

Full results HERE

Friday, June 24, 2016

Races in Cork...Fri 24th to Sun 26th June

Some of the races on this weekend...Fri 24th to Sun 26th June 2016

Cork...Fri 24th (8pm)...Courtmacsherry 10k road race...€

Cork...Fri 24th (8:15pm)...Millstreet 5 mile road race...€12 online/€15 on the

5k Parkrun...Sat 25th (9:30am)...€free...various locations...  
Cork...Castle Demense, Macroom // Showgrounds, Clonakilty // Bere Island, Beara Peninsula) // Glengarriff // Castlehaven // Ballincollig Regional Park... 

Cork...Sat 25th (2pm)...Heart of Allihies 5 mile race...€10...Chip timed...Beara Peninsula, West

Cork...Sun 26th (12:30pm)...Dripsey 6K Hills Challenge...€10 (12-18 €5 / U12 free) the change of time due to the Ireland match at the European Championships.

Results of the Shanagarry 5 mile road race...Thurs 23rd June 2016

The second race of the Ballycotton Summer Series attracted a field of 570 runners on what was an overcast but cool evening.The race was won by Mark Hanrahan of Leevale AC in a time of 24:28, the fastest time there in 25 years. Aoife Cooke of Youghal AC won the womens race in a time of 28:23, the fastest winning time since Sonia O'Sullivan set the record of 27:33 back in 2001.

1    0:24:28    HANRAHAN, Mark    Leevale AC    M    04:53.5
2    0:26:39    MCGRATH, Sean    East Cork AC    M    05:19.7
3    0:27:00    MURPHY, Damian    West Waterford AC    M    05:23.9
11    0:28:23    COOKE, Aoife    Youghal AC    F    05:40.5
35    0:30:46    MACKEOWN, Rosaleen    Leevale AC    F40    06:09.1
45    0:31:20    SANTRY, Fiona    East Cork AC    F    06:15.9

The full results can be seen HERE

The positions of those in the series after two races can be seen HERE
(Complied by John Robinson of Mallow AC) 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Results of the Daniel Kingston Memorial 5km race...Thurs 23rd June 2016

A large crowd of 591 people turned out for this years Daniel Kingston Memorial 5k race in Macroom on Thurs 23rd June 2016.

1    Alan O Shea (454)    00:15:38    Ages 35-44  (1)    Male  (1)
2    Andrew Sheehan (108)    00:16:14    Ages 19-34  (1)    Male  (2)
3    Rory O Sullivan (115)    00:16:25    Ages 35-44  (2)    Male  (3)
9    Emma Murphy (532)    00:17:27    Ages 19-34  (1)    Female  (1)
19    Andrea Bickerdike (602)    00:19:02    Ages 19-34  (2)    Female  (2)
25    Sharon Rynne (90)    00:19:35    Ages 19-34  (3)    Female  (3)

The full results on one sheet can be seen HERE

To check out categories and to report any problems, go to the chip timing website.

Proceeds from the event went towards Cork Cancer Support House.

Orla Barry from Ladysbridge in Cork upgraded to World Championship silver medal

It was announced today that the Paralympic athlete Orla Barry from Ladysbridge in East Cork will be now be upgraded to a World Championship silver medal after she won a bronze medal at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha last year.

Orla, who originally took bronze in the F57 Discus final will now have a World Championship silver medal to add to her collection following the news that Bulgarian field athlete, Stela Eneva, has been suspended by the IPC for four years for an Anti-Doping Rule violation.

Her silver medal has now been awarded to the Cork athlete, whilst the bronze medal will go to Algeria’s Safia Djelal.

Source : Paralympics Ireland

Races on Thurs 23rd June 2016...Shanagarry 5 mile & Danial Kinston 5k in Macroom

There are no shortage of races coming up over the next few days with a 5 miler in Millstreet and a 10k in Courtmacsherry on Friday, a 5 miler in scenic Allihies on the Beara Peninsula on Saturday and of course, the second Ballincollig 5k parkrun as well. See the calendar.

First off, there are two this evening to choose from...

Cork...Thurs 23rd (8pm)...Daniel Kingston Memorial 5k race, Macroom...€10...Chip

Cork...Thurs 23rd (8pm)...Shanagarry 5 mile road race...€5...Race 2 of 4 in the Ballycotton Summer Series..

More info on the Shanagarry 5 mile road race HERE including info on the race numbers.

Anger expressed at commercial company spray painting a running route in the Ballyhouras

I came across a post on Facebook which had been shared by some in the hill walking community...

Eidin Clery.....So, the poor ballyhouras mountains have become victim again from a private company running a... Running! Event over next few's quite unbelievable how they are marking their routes..yellow spray paint over, 40km or more of the ballyhoura place safe I walked 2 km this evening clearing it and cleaning marks off they marked fireroads, trees, grass, roots, earth banks...also all on linear routes where there is no need to mark far as I can make out...they have no permission, they didn't publicise locally, they do not clean up, they totally disregard our hills, nobody in local community benefits in any way financially or otherwise.... It's a disgrace. Have sent emails to coilte and will ring tomorrow to complain etc if anyone sees event organisers about can u pass on info please....rumour has it its a company called celtic traverse!

There are also a few video videos posted on Facebook HERE

The Celtic Traverse is a six day running tour organised by a commercial company called Primal Challenges in Armagh. They charge in the region of £1,500 for the whole package which  includes accommodation and transport.

Based on the itinerary above, the runs in the Ballyhoura are probably on the 22nd and 23rd of June and on the Kerry Way on the 25th and 26th of June.

Looking through the videos, it would seem that these markers are placed all over the course rather than at some key junctions. Assuming that it is degradable line marker paint then it will probably take about one to two months for them to disappear.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

80 year old couple in Cork City Marathon appear in Runners World

Runners World is the largest running website and magazine in the world with some 1.7 million followers on Facebook alone. They recently ran a story on the 80 year old Wexford couple Kay and Joe O'Brien who completed the Cork City Marathon together at the start of June. The both did their first marathon together back in 1986 when they ran the London Marathon aged 50.

The full story is here...

Results & photos of the Upper Glanmire NS 5k run...Mon 20th June 2016

Just over 250 adults and juveniles turned out for this 5k run organised by Upper Glanmire National School.

Winners Sharon Rynne and John Meade receiving their prizes
1    John Meade 15.45
2    Bryan Crowley 16.50
3    Paul Duggan 17.20
10    Shannon Rynne 19.11
18    Gwen Conroy 21.09
20    Mary Dennehy 21.13

The organisers have a full set of results and times HERE

(Copy of the 2016 results HERE)

1) The organiers have almost 200 photos HERE

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Photo finish to 5k race in Dublin last weekend...

The Castleknock 5km road race was held last weekend in Dublin and attracted a field of 556 runners. While only two seconds separated the first two men, the women's race was even closer with fractions of a second separating the first two.

The photo above shows Catherina McKiernan #744 with Caroline Crowley #741 in the final straight. Catherina McKiernan is of course a former Irish international athlete who has won four individual Silver World Cross Country Championship medals and hold the Irish Marathon record. Caroline Crowley was part of the Irish women's team that won Bronze at the European Cross Country Championships in France in December of 2015.

As you can see below, it was almost impossible to separate the two at the finish line and the chip timing equipment recorded a difference of 0.001 seconds!

5 Caroline CROWLEY    00:17:33    00:17:33    741    F (1)    FS (1)
6 Catherina MCKIERNAN    00:17:33    00:17:33    744    F (2)    F40 (1)

Results on MyRunResults website.

Photo Credit: MyRunResults

Monday, June 20, 2016

Notice...Shanagarry 5 mile road race - Thurs 23rd June 2016

The second race in the 2016 Ballycotton Summer Series is coming up on Thursday evening the 23rd of June 2016 with the Shanagarry 5 mile road race in East Cork. The entry fee is just €5 and it looks likely to attract a large crowd.

With an 8pm start, it is advisable to arrive in plenty of time...certainly well before 7:30pm. You can enter the race at the local GAA grounds in the village.

Note from the organisers....All those who ran in Ballyandreen will have their numbers ready, lists start with No 1 for men and No 401 for women. Lists will be displayed on the wall, just find your number and ask for it at table.

John Robinson has put together a list showing the race numbers HERE

Course Preview......Directions and a course preview can be seen HERE

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Results of the Dunmanway 10k road race...Sun 19th June 2016

Despite the wet and damp conditions, 144 runners turned out for this years Dunmanway 10k road race in West Cork on Sunday the 19th of June 2016.

1    Alan O Shea (95)    00:32:31    Senior Male   (1)    Male  (1)
2    Sean McGrath (79)    00:35:35    Senior Male   (2)    Male  (2)
3    Patrick O'Connor (110)    00:35:48    Ages 40-44  (1)    Male  (3)
6    Emma MURPHY (64)    00:37:16    Senior Female  (1)    Female  (1)
13    Margaret Murphy (111)    00:40:52    Female 35-39  (1)    Female  (2)
19    Ronnie Barry (109)    00:41:47    Ages 40-44  (1)    Female  (3)

The full results can be seen HERE                  ... Chip timing website

1) The organisers have a large gallery of over 200 photos HERE 

The race was organised by Doheny AC and the dedicated race website is

Results of the Holy Famil;y NS 5k fun run & walk in Doneraile Park...Fri 10th June 2016

About 120 runners and walkers took part in this 5k fun run in Doneraile Park on Fri 10th June 2016.

1 David Kilmartin 19:55
2 Donal Collins 20:15
3 Daniel O'Sullivan 23:21
1 Caoimhe Taylor 23:56
2 Mary Carey 24:42
3 Meg Murphy 25:56

The full results can be seen HERE