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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 18th Aug 2018

Almost 300 runners turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park on Sat 18th Aug 2018.

1 Colm FITZGERALD    18:17    SM20-24    M1
2 Denis BUCKLEY    18:26    JM15-17    M2
3 Sam NUGENT    19:17    SM25-29    M3    Eagle A.C.
6 Riina KUUSELO    19:44    VW40-44    F1    Knowle and Dorridge Running Club
15 Amy SHADBOLT    21:20    VW40-44    F2    Mossley AFC Running Club
23 Annmarie BURNS    21:49    SW30-34    F3   


1) Colette Ryan has a gallery HERE
2) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE and HERE 

Street in Kenya named after coach Br.Colm O'Connell

As many of you may know, Brother Colm O'Connell is a coach in Iten, Kenya and coached David Rudisha to a world record and an Olympic Gold medal in the 800m at the 2012 London Olympics.

At a recent ceremony in Kenya, a street in Kenya was named after the Mallow man.

Story HERE

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Cork runners take top 3 places in Dungarvan 5 mile race

There was a large turn out of 208 runners for this years GSK 5 mile road race in Dungarvan, Co.Waterford on Fri 17th of August with Cork athletes taking the top 3 places in the men's race.

1st Tim O'Donoghue East Cork A.C. 25.49
2nd Kevin Leary East Cork A.C. 26.30
3rd Rory O'Sullivan St .Finbarrs A.C. 26.4
1st Sally Forristal St Josephs A.C. 29.40
2nd Madeline LoughnaneThurles Crokes 30.15
3rd Kate Veale West Waterford A.C 31.02

Full results

1) West Waterford AC have a gallery HERE

Friday, August 17, 2018

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)

Some of the races this weekend...

Here are some of the races this weekend. Runners in East Cork might be interested in the Dungarvan 5 mile while there is a charity 10k in Curraghchase Forest Park in Limerick for anyone in North Cork and beyond. Note the early start time of 11am.

Waterford...Fri 17th (7:30pm)...Dungarvan 5 mile... €10...11th race in the InterSport Elverys/Asics Summer Series... info...

Limerick... Fri 17th (7:30pm)... Limerick Country Club 5k... €10... Part of the Ballyhoura Series...
Cork...Fri 17th (7:30pm)... Inchigeela Festival 5k fun run/walk... €10... Proceeds in aid of Macroom & Dunmanway Hospitals...

Sat 18th (9:30am)... 5k parkruns - Various locations - Free
Cork - Ballincollig, Macroom, Clonakilty, Rineen Woods, Glengarriff Woods, Bear Is /// Limerick - University of Limerick, Newcastle West /// Kerry - Killarney, Tralee, Listowel, Inch /// Clare - Ennis, Kilrush, Clarisford /// Tipperary - Clonmel, Templemore /// Waterford - Tramore /// Kilkenny - Kilkenny Castle /// Carlow - Carlow town /// Wexford - New Ross, Gorey, Johnstown ///

Limerick... Sat 18th (11am)... Curraghchase 10k ...€25 ... includes dry fit top and medal... In aid of charity... info...

Results & Photos of the MMRA Trail Race in Warrenscourt... Wed 15th Aug 2018

This trail race in Warrenscourt Woods near Kilmurry was organised by the Munster Mountain Running Association on Wed 15th Aug 2018.

1 Barry Murray    538    M40    0:26:29    Glendalough     Wicklow
2 Conrad Daly    1369    M    0:27:22    Cork Orienteering Club    Cork
3 John Cronin    2767    M    0:27:38    West Muskerry    Cork
11 Deirdre O Gorman    1922    F    0:30:22    Tipperary
27 Mairead O' Keeffe    2336    F40    0:32:53    Kanturk Road Runners Cork
29 Brid Normoyle    921    F40    0:33:33    Cork TrĂ­ Club    Cork


Photo gallery HERE

Results of the Route2Crook 5 mile... Sun 12th Aug 2018

This 5 miler from Goleen to Crookhaven was held last Sunday 12th Aug 2018.


Pacers required for Greenway Half-Marathon in Waterford

From West Waterford AC....Greenway Half Marathon - Pacers Wanted!!
Hi all, as you are aware we are having our 2nd annual greenway half marathon sponsored by Eurofins on Saturday September 8th.
We require two pacers for each of the following times:
1 Hour 30 Minutes (6:52pm)
1 Hour 40 Minutes (7:38pm)
1 Hour 45 Minutes (8:01pm)
1 Hour 50 Minutes (8:24pm)
2 Hours (9:10pm)
2 Hours 10 Minutes (9:55pm)

If you are interested in pacing, please contact Tony Ferncombe 083-3070569
Many Thanks!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Notice : Crookstown Utd FC 5k fun run/walk - Wed 22nd Aug 2018

This 5k in Crookstown is coming up on Wed 22nd Aug 2018 at 7:30pm. Entry fee €10.

Crookstown is a few miles to the west of Ballincollig and is just off the N22 road to Macroom.

This event will be timed and results will be available afterwards. More details about the location and the course can be seen HERE

Results & Photos of the Cork BHAA Musgraves 5k race... Wed 15th Aug 2018

Over the last fortnight or so, it's been pretty wet for a lot of the evening races and this may have impacted on numbers. However, this one in contrast was held in pretty much ideal conditions as it was nice and dry. A total of 378 runners took part which is down 29.3% on last year which is a pretty large drop considering the weather.

What was also very noticeable with the 8pm start was just how much the light was fading at the end, especially for the slower runners. After a fantastic summer, we are definitely sliding towards the dark evenings.

1 Sean Doyle 00:15:20 Temp Reg
2 Nate Hayward 00:15:44 Temp Reg
3 Enda Cloake M1 00:15:45 Navy
48 Breda Gaffney 0/45J F1 00:18:57 Dept 0f Social Protection
62 Sharon Rynne 00:19:30 Temp Reg
64 Lorna Wolfe F2 00:19:34 Joyce Wolfe Physiotherapy F-A-1

Full results

1) There are two albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page (quality isn't great due to poor light).
...a) First lap
...b) Second lap

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Notice...Valley Rovers Camogie Club 5 mile run/walk nr Innishannon - Fri 31st Aug 2018

This 5 mile fun run/walk is coming up on Friday the 31st of August 2018 at 7pm and the entry fee is €10.

The race HQ is at the Valley Rover GAA grounds which are to the north-west of Innishannon. Coming from Cork City, the easiest way to get there is to turn off at Halfway for Crossbarry. Keep going straight and at the crossroads where the Schering Plough plant is located, take a left. The GAA grounds are up this road.

The organisers have said it will be timed and a full list of results will be published afterwards.

Preview......The course this year will be 5 miles as opposed to the 7km in previous years. The directions given for the 7k are still relevant... see HERE

5 mile course info to follow...

Belarus runner with nose bleed wins Euro marathon

One of the most dramatic images from the recent European Athletics Championships was that of  Volha Mazuronak from Belarus who got a nose bleed about 30 minutes into the marathon race in Berlin.

While it looked serious early on, the bleeding eventually stopped and Mazuronak, who was fifth in the Rio Olympics, was able to clean her face with a sponge at a water station.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Negative publicity for Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Dublin due to litter

The annual Rock n Roll Half-Marathon in Dublin was held last weekend with a few thousand runners taking part. It wasn't without its problems however as there were a lot of complaints after the event due to the amount of rubbish left discarded on the streets.

The main complaints seem to be the volume of the waste left behind by runners and the lack of an immediate clean up by the organisers.

As you can see above and below, the state of the roads was highlighted by RTE, local journalists and residents.

Nice video of the East Cork Harbour Marathon...

Nice video from the organisers which sums up the event last weekend...

Running Endurance Course in North Cork... Sat 8th Sept 2018

Athletics Ireland have sent on details of a running course which will be held in North Cork on the 8th of September.

From Athletics Ireland... On the 8th of September 2018, Athletics Ireland are hosting an endurance workshop. This course will take place in Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, starting at 10am and finishing up around 4pm.

The aim of the Endurance Running course is to give some basic knowledge & skills to the endurance coach to help assist in the delivery of coaching sessions to young athletes / Fit4Life groups / Road Runners etc. It is an introduction to some key endurance principles. It could be extremely beneficial to some of your followers for their own personal development or their chosen sports.

This course is not just open to members of Athletics Ireland, it is open to all sports provided they are over 16years and it costs €60.

Registration for the course can be done via the following link

Course Content can be found here