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Monday, February 17, 2020

14-Week Programme for the 2020 Cork City Half-Marathon starts 24th February

The 2020 Cork City Half-Marathon is coming up on Sunday the 31st of May. I'll be running an 14-week training programme for it which will start on the 24th of February. Details below...



Please note that this is tailored for each individual person, it's not some sort of generic one-size fits all plan. The plan adapts according to the progress being made.

For it to be of value...

a) You'll have to answer questions initially so that a suitable programme can drawn up. This will be based on your current training and experience and how much time you have available. It's a plan designed to suit your life and work schedule as opposed to the other way around.

b) You'll also have to provide feedback every two weeks and the plan will be based on this.

c) You really do have to follow the plan. There is no point dipping in and out of it or be off running 5k races every weekend when you're supposed to be doing a long run. The plan can be adapted to accommodate the occasional race but they must be occasional.

The cost for the 14-weeks is €69.... from the dark evenings of Febuary to the long Summer evenings at the end of May.

If interested, email: johndesmondrunning AT gmail DOT com


Cork City Marathon Relay... This 12-week programme will start on the 9th of March. Cost €59.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Results of the Cloyne Commons 4k - Sun 16th Feb 2020

1 0:12:43 O'BRIEN, Kevin East Cork AC M 05:06.9
2 0:12:59 MCKEOWN, Kieran Watergrasshill AC M45 05:13.3
3 0:13:01 KEARNEY, Brian Leevale AC M40 05:14.1
21 0:14:56 GOGGIN WALSH, Jennifer Carraig na bhFear AC F35 06:00.4
24 0:15:17 O`SULLIVAN, Linda Watergrasshill AC F45 06:08.8
34 0:15:52 FORDE, Nadine Leevale AC F35 06:22.9


Full results....
Place Time Name Team Cat min/mile
1 0:12:43 O'BRIEN, Kevin East Cork AC M 05:06.9
2 0:12:59 MCKEOWN, Kieran Watergrasshill AC M45 05:13.3
3 0:13:01 KEARNEY, Brian Leevale AC M40 05:14.1
4 0:13:24 SWORDS, Graham East Cork AC M 05:23.4
5 0:13:28 DAVIS, Alfie Leevale AC M40 05:25.0
6 0:13:34 INCE, Ken Watergrasshill AC M 05:27.4
7 0:13:36 HENNESSY, John Midleton AC M45 05:28.2
8 0:13:39 HAYES, James Unattached M 05:29.4
9 0:13:42 KELLY, Chris East Cork AC M 05:30.6
10 0:13:48 O'BRIEN, Stephen East Cork AC M 05:33.0

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Results & Photos of the Glen River 5k parkrun - Sat 15th Feb 2020



With all of the wind and rain due to Storm Dennis, the numbers took a dip at this weeks 5k parkrun in the Glen with 72 runners taking part.

1 John LONGAN Male SM25-29 St Finbarrs AC 19:14
2 Thomas HEISING Male SM25-29 20:05
3 Joshua BROWN Male JM15-17 20:40
7 Katie HICKSON Female VW40-44 21:26
16 Mairead CLANCY Female SW20-24 23:44
32 Niamh SHEEHAN Female SW30-34 Togher AC 26:36


Results

Photos...
1) Mick Dooley has a small gallery HERE

Races coming up in Cork on Sun 16th Feb 2020

As Storm Dennis tracks its way to north-west of Ireland, its effects will be felt all over the country this weekend with plenty of rain and wind.

Sat 15th Feb 2020... This is forecast to be the worst day of the weekend with loads of rain. If you intend taking part in a local 5k parkrun then be sure to check their Facebook page to verify that it's going ahead.

Sun 16th Feb 2020... An Orange weather warning has been issued by Met Eireann. Here are some of the events in Cork and Munster...

Cork... Sun 16th (9:30am)... Cloyne Commons 4k ...€5... info... GOING AHEAD

Kerry... Sun 16th (11am)... Tralee 10 mile... €26.50 ... 5k option €12.50... CANCELLED!!

Cork... Sun 16th (11am)... Carrigaline 5 mile road race... €15... info... CANCELLED!!

Waterford... Sun 16th (11am)... Kilmacthomas 4 mile... €8 pre-reg / €10 on the day... info...

https://munsterrunning.blogspot.com/2020/02/notice-kilmacthomas-4-mile-in-co.html


Cork... Sun 16th (11:30am)... Kilmacsimon Rowing Club 6km fun run & walk ...€10 adults, €5 students, U8 free ... nr Innishannon... info... CANCELLED!!

Cork... Sun 16th (12 noon)... St.Vals Ladies Football Club 5k fun run/walk ... €10... Kilmurry... CANCELLED!!

Carrigaline 5 mile race cancelled - Sun 16th Feb 2020



From the organisers... Having the updated weather warning of Orange for tomorrow February 16th, Eagle AC have decided that in the interests of health and safety we will not be proceeding with the Tommy Ryan memorial Carrigaline 5 Mile road race. All who have pre-registered can claim a full refund from the primo website.

Eagle AC are very disappointed that our race cannot take place and we thank you for your support and understanding.

Refunds for those who entered online available from the link below.

Each year we support 2 local charities in Carrigaline through this race; Carrigaline Meals on Wheels and Feroige who rely heavily on funding.

**If you do not process your refund the full €15 will go to these very worthy charities**

https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/Carrigaline5Mile

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Notice: Crosshaven 10k & 5k race - Sun 8th March 2020

Update: 13th Feb 2020 - The annual Crosshaven 10k and 5k road race which is coming up on Sunday the 8th of March 2020 has now SOLD OUT!


 All 750 adult places and 200 children's places are now gone.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Notice: Ballintotis 4 mile road race - Thurs 16th Apr 2020

You know Summer is on the way when we start talking about evening races! The first 4-mile evening race of 2020 in Cork is coming up on  Thursday the 16th of April at 8pm.

https://www.ballintotis.com/

Info from the organisers... This year's Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race will take place on Thursday April 16th with an 8pm start. After last year's record entry of 1,240 for the 10th Anniversary Race, another very large crowd is expected for this year's event. Online entry opens on Monday March 9th and all those who avail of this option will automatically be entered into a draw for an overnight stay for two people at the splendid Garryvoe Hotel.
So save the date in the running diary and enjoy another great sporting and social occasion in Ballintotis.  Again this year there will be  a free running buff for all finishers and a comprehensive overall and category prize list.  This year there is a minimum age limit of 16 years on the race.

Race enquiries to 086-8778182


https://www.ballintotis.com/

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Location... Ballintotis is located just west of Castlemartyr in East Cork.



You can also enter on the evening of the race. Please note there is no online entry for walkers, who register on the evening of the race in Ballintotis

Preview......You can see a preview of the course HERE



Latest Info from the organisers below...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

NIKE announce details of the new controversial Alphafly shoe

Nike have recently released photos and details of their new Air Zoom Alphafly Next% running shoe and this is what it looks like...



The first thing that jumps out of the picture is the size of that sole! It is 39.5mm thick which is just under the new guidelines of 40 mm or less imposed by the World Athletics body.

The controversial NIKE Vaporfly shoes introduced in 2016 is supposed to make runners up to 4% more efficient. The new Aphlafly has claims of up to 8%!


Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya wore them to break the two-hour marathon barrier in October of 2019 in Austria.


In a press relase, Nike said...“The groundbreaking research that led to the original Vaporfly unlocked an entirely new way of thinking about marathon shoes. Once we understood the plate and foam as a system, we started thinking about ways to make the system even more effective. That’s when we struck upon the idea of adding Nike Air to store and return even more of a runner’s energy and provide even more cushioning.”



The new shoes will be available to elite athletes at first but should be available for the general public to purchase in a few months time.

The expected retail price is about $250 / €250.

Like the Nike Vaporfly, these new shoes will have a limited life span of probably less than 200 miles.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Notice: Carrigaline 5 mile road race - Sun 16th Feb 2020

Eagle AC are organising their annual 5 mile road race in Carrigaline on Sunday, the 16th of February 2020 at 11am.

Update Sat 15th Feb... CANCELLED


From the organisers... Having the updated weather warning of Orange for tomorrow February 16th, Eagle AC have decided that in the interests of health and safety we will not be proceeding with the Tommy Ryan memorial Carrigaline 5 Mile road race. All who have pre-registered can claim a full refund from the primo website.

Eagle AC are very disappointed that our race cannot take place and we thank you for your support and understanding.
Refunds for those who entered online available from the link below.

Each year we support 2 local charities in Carrigaline through this race; Carrigaline Meals on Wheels and Feroige who rely heavily on funding.

**If you do not process your refund the full €15 will go to these very worthy charities**

https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/Carrigaline5Mile



Sunday, February 09, 2020

Results of the Cork BHAA Jansen 6k in Little Is - Sun 9th Feb 2020


With Storm Ciara passing over the country and an Orange weather warning from Met Eireann in force, the numbers were well down for this years Cork BHAA Janssen 6k in Little Island.

A total of 175 runners took part this year compared to 352 in 2019, a drop of 50%.

The race was fortunate to miss the vicious squall which passed through just two hours earlier with gusts of 95kph being recorded at Cork airport and knocking out the electricity in Cobh as well as causing extensive damage to the football grounds there.

1 Alan O'Shea M1 00:19:08 Mercy Hospital
2 Michael Bruton M2 00:19:53 Pfizer
3 Kristaps Liepins M3 00:20:07 Stryker
10 Grainne O'Donnell 0/35H F1 00:22:41 Kumon Douglas
14 Carol Finn F2 00:22:54 Carol Finn Physical Therapy
31 Laura Rooney 0/40I F3 00:24:52 Merck


Full results

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Results & Photos of the Glen River 5k parkrun - Sat 8th Feb 2020



There were 127 finishers in this weeks 5k parkrun in the Glen in Cork City, the 7th week in a row where they have been above the 100 mark.

Back in January and February of 2019, there were six Saturdays where the numbers were above 100. If we look just at the Saturdays so far in 2020, there are six already that were over 100 and we still have the rest of February to go.

1 Aidan NOONE Male SM20-24 18:37
2 Damien O BRIEN Male VM45-49 19:26
3 Unknown
20 Sandra WALSH Female VW45-49 23:37
25 Sally-Ann LYNCH Female SW25-29 24:10
31 Olga OLOUGHLIN Female VW40-44 25:04


Full results

Photos... 
1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Friday, February 07, 2020

Results of the MMRA Currabinny Trail Race - Sun 2nd Feb 2020

There was a good turnout for the MMRA trail race in Currabinny Woods in Cork last Sunday with 125 taking part.

1    Tom Blackburn    1136    M55    0:25:30 Mooreabbey Milers    Limerick
2    David Carr    572    M    0:25:50 Leevale    Cork
3    Mark Nolan    1422    M40    0:26:11  Kerry
15    Niamh Corbett    1854    F    0:28:32  Raheny Shamrocks    Cork
27    Ide Kelleher    790    F45    0:29:38 Mallow AC    Cork
42    Mags Dempsey    844    F45    0:31:46 Tracton AC    Cork


Full results

Notice: The Great Railway Run 10km or 25km - Sun 26th Apr 2020

The annual Great Railway Run from Cork to Carrigaline will be held this year on Sunday the 26th of April 2020.

There is a choice of two distances.......a 25 km race starting at 9:30am from Cork City to Carrigaline and a 10 km race from Monkstown to Carrigaline starting at 11am.

Entry fees for 2020 shown below:

Early Bird*       Normal Price      Late registration**
10K    €20    €25    €35
25K    €30    €35    €45
* ends midnight 29/2/2020
** after midnight 19/4/2020

Entries: You can enter online HERE

Route... The run will roughly follow the route of the old Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway which ran from 1850 until 1932.

For a large part of the run, the route will follow the old railway line that skirts the shores of Cork Harbour. The big change this year is the finish. An extra section will be added in after Shanbally so that the race finishes at the Carrigaline Youth Centre.


You can find details of the 2020 route HERE

More details on the event website.

Prizes...
€3000 in prize money sponsored by Phelans Pharamacy. Prizes will be awarded for best overall placings as well as for age categories. Strictly one prize per entrant. The Joe West perpetual trophy will be awarded to the fastest male and female in the 25K race. Cash prizes will be as follows:

25K
Men Overall: 1st €400, 2nd €200, 3rd €100, 4th €50
Men Categories: Wheelchair, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65 - 1st in each category €50
Women Overall: 1st €400, 2nd €200, 3rd €100, 4th €50
Women Categories: Wheelchair, F40, F45, F50, F55, F60, F65 - 1st in each category €50

10K
Men Overall: 1st €200, 2nd €100, 3rd €50
Men Categories: Wheelchair, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65 - 1st in each category €50
Women Overall: 1st €150, 2nd €75, 3rd €50
Women Categories: Wheelchair, F40, F45, F50, F55, F60, F65 - 1st in each category €50