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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Results of the Heart of Allihies 5 mile race - Sat 21st Sept 2019

Wind and rain did not deter the 86 competitors who braved the elements this afternoon and there was a real Beara flavour to the winners podium, with Andrew 'Butcher' O'Sullivan of Castletownbere and Dee O'Sullivan of Beara A.C. taking first spots for mens and ladies with times of 32:17 and 36:46 respectively.

The race is the first of a three race series that Beara A.C. are putting together with local groups in Allihies, Bere Island and Eyeries. The next race in the 5 mile series goes to Bere Island three weeks time, Saturday 12th October, starting at 2:30pm.

1 0:32:17 O'SULLIVAN, Andrew Castletownbere 06:27.3    41    1
2 0:33:43 GLEESON, Kevin Castletownbere 06:44.5 78    2
3 0:34:09 O'SULLIVAN, Darragh  Cork 06:49.7  42    3
4 0:34:52 KELLY, Norman Eagle A.C. M40 06:58.3 88 4
5 0:34:53 SMITH, Raymond Kenmare A.C. M50 06:58.5 17 5
6    0:35:18    GEDEN, Matthew    Kinsale    M50    07:03.4    54    6
7    0:35:34    HANLEY, Aaron    Bere Island        07:06.6    84    7
8    0:35:44    MURPHY, Conor    Beara A.C.    M40    07:08.6    101    8
9    0:36:15    MURPHY, Ben    Bere Island    M40    07:14.8    68    9
10    0:36:28    LIMRICK, Liam    Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C.    M40    07:17.4    98    10
11    0:36:46    O SULLIVAN, Dee    Beara A.C.    F40    07:21.0    13    11
12    0:37:04    O SULLIVAN, Colm    Clonakilty Road Runners A.C.    M50    07:24.6    81    12
13    0:37:34    COLEMAN, Michael    Bantry A.C.    M40    07:30.6    50    13
14    0:38:00    O CONNOR, Rory    Allihies        07:35.8    59    14
15    0:38:07    MURPHY, Nina    Beara A.C.        07:37.2    89    15
16    0:38:19    HAYES, Willy    St.Finbarr's A.C.    M60    07:39.6    90    16
17    0:38:30    DUNPHY, John    Eagle A.C.    M50    07:41.8    71    17
18    0:38:52    O SULLIVAN, Aine    Allihies        07:46.2    45    18
19    0:39:16    ANDERSON, Helen    Clonakilty Road Runners A.C.    F40    07:51.0    43    19
20    0:39:51    KELLY, Sean    Ballincollig    MJ    07:58.0    95    20
21    0:40:02    O SHEA, Claire    Coulagh        08:00.2    73    21
22    0:40:41    FENTON, Dave    Castletownbere        08:08.0    33    22
23    0:40:43    WILSON, Michael    Drimoleague    M40    08:08.4    12    23
24    0:40:53    DUFETEL, Jocelyn    Beara A.C.    M40    08:10.4    5    24
25    0:41:06    HURLEY, Maria    Bantry A.C.    F50    08:13.0    80    25
26    0:41:15    O SULLIVAN, Breeda    Beara A.C.    F50    08:14.8    74    26
27    0:41:23    HARRINGTON, Anthony    Clonakilty Road Runners A.C.    M40    08:16.4    44    27
28    0:42:26    LEVIS, Sharon    Skibbereen A.C.        08:29.0    47    28
29    0:43:12    COLLINS, Genevieve    Castletownbere        08:38.2    32    29
30    0:43:20    COFFEE, Maria    COBH        08:39.8    38    30
31    0:43:36    MURPHY, Joe    Eagle A.C.    M60    08:43.0    56    31
32    0:43:37    HURLEY, Patrick J    Army A C    M50    08:43.2    53    32
33    0:43:41    O DRISCOLL, David    Beara A.C.    M50    08:44.0    10    33
34    0:44:03    O HANLON, Will    COBH    M50    08:48.4    37    34
35    0:44:12    O SULLIVAN, Padraig    Bantry A.C.    M50    08:50.2    92    35
36    0:44:23    O CONNOR, Orla    Allihies        08:52.4    60    36
37    0:44:26    O SHEA, John    Beara A.C.    M40    08:53.0    69    37
38    0:44:27    HENSEL, Alfred    Kenmare A.C.    M60    08:53.2    85    38
39    0:44:29    WALSH, John    Road Runner Club    M60    08:53.6    55    39
40    0:44:59    HURLEY, Carol    Beara A.C.    F40    08:59.6    3    40
41    0:45:00    O SHEA, Helen    Coulagh        08:59.8    40    41
42    0:45:02    HARRINGTON, Claire    Coulagh        09:00.2    39    42
43    0:45:03    O SULLIVAN, Suzanne    Beara A.C.        09:00.4    4    43
44    0:45:04    HARRINGTON, Angela    Beara A.C.    F50    09:00.6    9    44
45    0:45:09    O NEILL, Mags    Beara A.C.    F40    09:01.6    21    45
46    0:45:14    DOWNEY, Lorraine    Beara A.C.    F40    09:02.6    19    46
47    0:46:05    COLLINS, Laura    Castletownbere        09:12.8    87    47
48    0:46:34    HUIS IN 'T VELD, Elsie    Bere Island        09:18.6    63    48
49    0:46:47    FALVEY, Mary    Templenoe    F50    09:21.2    28    49
50    0:47:34    O SULLIVAN, Aoife    Clonakilty Road Runners A.C.    FJ    09:30.6    82    50
51    0:48:06    O SULLIVAN, Fiona    Beara A.C.    F40    09:37.0    2    51
52    0:48:14    ROSALES HARRINGTON, Sinead    Beara A.C.    F40    09:38.6    25    52
53    0:48:33    YOUNG, Gavin    Ballincollig    MJ    09:42.4    22    53
54    0:48:52    YOUNG, Paul    Ballincollig    M40    09:46.2    23    54
55    0:49:02    HURLEY, Diarmuid    Bantry A.C.    M60    09:48.2    79    55
56    0:49:34    O SULLIVAN, Brigid    Tuosist        09:54.6    29    56
57    0:49:37    NI CHARRA, Una    Eyeries    F50    09:55.2    48    57
58    0:49:46    DWYER, Mags    Urhan    F40    09:57.0    91    58
59    0:50:40    SOUNDY, Mary    Kenmare A.C.    F60    10:07.8    86    59
60    0:51:11    O SULLIVAN, Brian    Eyeries    M50    10:14.0    49    60
61    0:51:32    SHEEHAN, Rachel    Allihies        10:18.2    52    61
62    0:51:34    O SULLIVAN, Breeda    Beara A.C.    F50    10:18.6    7    62
63    0:51:53    DENNISON, Jacinta    Beara A.C.    F50    10:22.4    34    63
64    0:52:27    HARRINGTON, Derek    Bere Island        10:29.2    51    64
65    0:52:58    KELLY, Eimear    Blessington    F40    10:35.4    94    65
66    0:53:07    CROWLEY, Finola    Beara A.C.    F60+    10:37.2    31    66
67    0:53:17    O SULLIVAN, Geraldine    Beara A.C.    F40    10:39.2    58    67
68    0:53:18    O SULLIVAN, Ciaran    Beara A.C.    M40    10:39.4    8    68
69    0:53:19    UI SHUILLEABHAIN, Rose    Bantry A.C.    F50    10:39.6    93    69
70    0:55:35    HARRINGTON, Anne Marie    Beara A.C.    F40    11:06.8    20    70
71    0:57:07    O SULLIVAN, Ber    Clonakilty Road Runners A.C.    F50    11:25.2    83    71
72    0:58:43    ELPHICK, Claire    Beara A.C.    F40    11:44.4    27    72
73    1:03:01    O SULLIVAN, Colleen    Ahabrock    F40    12:36.0    24    73
74    1:05:58    O DRISCOLL, Caroline    Castletownbere    F40    13:11.4    72    74
75    1:05:59    MCCARTHY, Grace    Castletownbere    F40    13:11.6    35    75
76    1:08:49    FORDE, Noel    Castletownbere    M50    13:45.5    36    76
77    1:12:56    SHEEHAN, Sheila    Allihies    F50    14:34.9    64    77
78    1:12:57    O BRIEN, Patsy    Allihies    F60    14:35.1    65    78
79    1:13:11    HARRINGTON, Ina    Castletownbere    F40    14:37.9    97    79
80    1:16:45    SHEEHAN, Tara    Kilmaly AC        15:20.7    76    80
81    1:18:49    O NEILL, Noreen    Castletownbere    F50    15:45.5    14    81
82    1:23:47    O CONNOR, Sheila    Allihies    F60    16:45.1    61    82
83    1:24:51    MORTIMER, Andrea    Allihies    F60    16:57.9    66    83
84    1:24:52    FORDE, Jerry    Blarney    M60    16:58.1    96    84
85    1:32:35    SHEEHAN, Annie    Cork        18:30.7    77    85
86    1:32:45    TERRY, Deirdre    Allihies        18:32.7    70    86

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun - Sat 21st Sept 2019

Just over 300 people turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park on Sat 21st Sept 2019.

1 Joe BOSONNET 17:41 JM15-17 M1 Sanctuary Runners
2 Trevor WOODS 18:00 VM45-49 M2 Cork Triathlon Club
3 Paul KEARNEY 18:29 VM35-39 M3 Aghada Running Club
29 Mairead PEREZ    21:27 VW45-49    F1   
61 Carrie DESMOND    23:20  VW35-39    F2
69 Regina COMBER 23:54 SW30-34 F3 Leevale AC


Full results

Photos...
1) Colette Ryan has a gallery HERE

Results & Photos of the Glen River 5k parkrun - Sat 21st Sept 2019



68 turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in the Glen in Cork City on what might be described as a soft morning.

1 Don KEOHANE    18:58    VM50-54    M1 Eagle A.C.
2 Arlen AHERNE    19:57    SM30-34    M2
4 Brian LINEHAN    20:42    VM55-59    M3
3 Franziska SKOGSHOLM    20:07    SW20-24    F1
23 Niamh SHEEHAN    25:59    SW30-34    F2 Togher AC
25 Ursula KILKELLY    26:23    VW45-49    F3


Full results

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

Mallow Town 5k parkrun gets a new defibrillator!



The Mallow Town 5k parkrun was presented with a new AED (Automated External Defibrillator) this morning. This is part of a project to make sure that every parkrun event in the country has one.

This free 5k parkrun is held in Mallow Town Park every Saturday morning at 9:30pm. It's suitable for runners, joggers and walkers.

(Photo: Steve Murphy)

Friday, September 20, 2019

Notice : Heart of Allihies 5 mile run – Sat 21st September 2019

This 5 mile road race on the Wild Atlantic Way is coming up in the village of Allihies on the Beara Peninsula on Saturday the 21st of September 2019. In terms of location, it must be one of the most scenic spots in the county.

The race starts at 2:30pm and it costs €12 on the day.

You can also pre-enter online for €10.60 by going to this LINK

Beara Race Series....... The Allihies race is also part of a new Beara AC 5 mile road race series as shown below.


The Allihies is the first of three races in the series with a race in September, October and November.

There is a special commemorative medal for anyone completing all three races...


The race series website is https://www.beara5mileseries.com/

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More on the Allihies race below...


The village of Allihies with its multi-coloured houses is located in one of the most scenic parts of the country and for anyone traveling some distance, this would be an excellent excuse for a weekend away.



This video below gives an idea of what the course is like...




Course preview......You'll find a preview of the course with maps, directions and photos HERE

For more information, go to the dedicated race website... https://allihies5mile.wordpress.com/
 

BBC Podcast on Eamonn Coghlan being the first man over 40 to break the 4 min mile



Back in 1994, Eamonn Coghlan became the first man aged over 40 to run a sub 4 minute mile.

A recent Sporting Witness podcast from the BBC World Service recounted that event.

You can hear it here... https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csym6r

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Notice: Run in the Dark in Cork City - Wed 13th Nov 2019

Following the success of last years Run in the Dark charity events, they will be repeated again this year in various cities like Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. The date is Wednesday the 13th of November 2019.



From the organisers... Run in the Dark Cork – Join us for a 5k or 10k run on Wednesday 13th November 2019
 
Run in the Dark Cork takes place on Wednesday the 13th of November at 9.00pm. Every November, as darkness sweeps the globe, thousands of people in 50 cities across the world will pull on their running shoes and red flashing armbands and hit the streets to Run in the Dark.
 
We know there are lots of running events out there, so why choose Run in the Dark?!

Apart from being a unique night run taking place in iconic locations around the world, there’s also an important cause fuelling this fundraising run. Run in the Dark is a global running movement helping to cure paralysis in our lifetime.


https://runinthedark.niftyentries.com/Run-in-the-Dark-Cork?utm_source=MRBannerCork&utm_medium=MRBannerCork&utm_campaign=MRBannerCork

Run in the Dark is organised by the Mark Pollock Trust, named after blind Irish adventure athlete Mark Pollock. Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark Pollock suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury in 2010 when he fell from a second story window that left him paralysed. As Mark strives to walk again, his most complex journey is ahead of him – to find a cure for paralysis.

By taking part in Run in the Dark you are enabling ground-breaking collaborations and research which could change the lives of millions of paralysed people around the world.

Every donation, every step, every study, moves us towards a cure for paralysis and enabling people to walk again.


Sign up HERE


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The Cork event last year attracted a huge number of runners and it looks likely that a similar number will want to take part in this unique event around the streets of the city at night this year as well.



More details can be found on the Run in the Dark website.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Results of the Ringaskiddy Lower Harbour NS 10k - Sun 15th Sept 2019

This low key 10k race in Ringaskiddy attracted a field of just 35 runners. It had chip timing as well which seems crazy for so few runners.

1 Cronelius Marshall M50    0:36:22    0:36:23   
2 Kevin Corbett Sen M    0:40:08    0:40:10   
3 Jp O Shea M35    0:41:49    0:41:51
4 Nollaigh O Neill     F40    0:42:10    0:42:11   
7 Linda Oconnor         F40    0:44:21    0:44:23   
11 Siobhan Holland    F40    0:45:23    0:45:26     


Results

Monday, September 16, 2019

Approval given for running track in Carrigaline


At a Cork County Council meeting on Monday (15th of September 2019), a Green light was given to construct a running track near the Community Centre in Carrigaline.

The location is shown in the map above and as can be seen, it should be roughly 430 metres in length.

The plan is for the path to be 1.2 metres in width and it will have a special surface that is softer than tarmac or concrete but will be tough and resistant to wear and tear.

The project is expected to be put out to tender soon.

The initial plan does not include public lighting but it is hoped to add this at a later stage.

Possible junior parkrun??? ... Once the new track is up and running, it does raise the question of whether a weekly 2km junior parkrun would be viable in Carraline? These are for 4 to 14 year olds and are held on Sundays at 9:30am in various locations around the country.

New Defibrillator for the Glen River 5k parkrun

Some good news! The 5k parkrun in the Glen in Cork City now has its very own AED or Automated External Defibrillator.

The photo on the left shows Andrew Burns picking up the unit at the recent parkrun annual conference.

The Glen River 5k parkrun takes place every Saturday morning at 9:30am on the north side of Cork City and it's FREE!

They are always looking for more people to support the event by taking part or by volunteering.

The event website is here... https://www.parkrun.ie/glenriver/

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Results & Photos of the Charleville Half-Marathon - Sun 15th Sept 2019

Conditions were dry for this years Charleville Half-Marathon in North Cork although with temperatures up around 16 deg C, it did feel pretty humid. 

Top 10 men & women
1 David FLYNN (#3)    Clonliffe harriers    01:03:48 Elite (1)    Male  (1)   
2 Mick CLOHISEY (#1)    Raheny shamrocks    01:04:16 Elite (2)    Male  (2)   
3 Hugh ARMSTRONG (#4)    BALLINA AC    01:04:29 Elite (3)    Male  (3)   
4 Freddy KERON-SITTUK (#6)    Raheny shamrocks    01:08:30 Elite (4)    Male  (4)   
5 Tim O'DONOGHUE (#35)    EAST CORK AC    01:08:31 Elite (5)    Male  (5)   
6 Sean HEHIR (#2)    unattached    01:08:41 Elite (6)    Male  (6)   
7 Colin GRIFFIN (#19)    Ballinamore AC    01:08:52 Elite (7)    Male  (7)   
8 Alan O'BRIEN (#18)    EAGLE AC    01:09:11 Elite (8)    Male  (8)   
9 Cillian O'LEARY (#32)    Raheny Shamrock    01:09:26 Elite (9)    Male  (9)   
10 Michael MCMAHON (#727)        01:09:54 Open (1)    Male  (10)
1 Aoife COOKE (#20)    unattached    01:14:41 26    Elite (1)   
2 Una BRITTON (#24)    Kilcoole AC    01:20:10 73    Elite (2)   
3 Jill HODGINS (#31)    LEEVALE AC    01:22:04 90    Elite (3)   
4 Aislinn NIC DHOMHNAILL (#609)        01:22:22 94    O40 (1)   
5 Alicia HUDELSON (#625)        01:23:32 108    Open (1)   
6 Linda GROGAN (#107)        01:24:28 126    Open (2)   
7 Shona Keane (#732)        01:24:43 137    Open (3)   
8 Katie HICKSON (#243)        01:26:35 164    O40 (2)   
9 Colette TUOHY (#893)        01:27:58 183    O50 (1)   
10 Niamh CRONIN (#561)        01:28:05 185    O40 (3)


Full results

Photos... (Updated Mon 16th Sept 12:20pm)

1) There will be loads of photos going up on the Running in Cork Facebook page.
...a) A few pre-race photos
...b) Start
...c) Finish - Approx 1h 03m to 1h 22m
...d) Finish - Approx 1h 22m to 1h 29m
...e) Finish - Approx 1h 29m to 1h 37m
...f) Finish - Approx 1h 37m to 1h 45m
...g) Finish - Approx 1h 45m to 1h 54m
...h) Finish - Approx 1h 54m to 2h 02m
...i) Finish - Approx 2h 02m to 2h 14m
...j) Finish - Approx 2h 14m to 2h 42m 

2) Derek Costello has 4 galleries below...
...a) Start
...b) finish part 1 of 3
...c) finish part 2 of 3
...d) finish part 3 of 3
 
3) Kevin O'Connor has a few galleries up on the race Facebook page
...a) Pre-race and start
...b) Finish line photos 1
...c) Finish line photos 2 

Results & Photos of the Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon - Sat 14th Sept 2019



There were a grand total of 635 finishers in this years Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon on what turned out to be a lovely sunny day. Considering its location, there are a lot of runners from Cork in the results.

Top 10...
1 Pat HENNESSY    01:10:20 615    M (1)    MS (1)    West Waterford A.C.
2 Philip HARTY    01:12:47 782    M (2)    M40 (1)    Ferrbank A.C.
3 Raivis ZAKIS    01:13:54 783    M (3)    MS (2)    West Waterford A.C.
4 Adam PORTER    01:14:17 766    M (4)    MS (3)    Waterford A.C.
5 Joe LILLIS    01:14:30 224    M (5)    MS (4)    United Striders A.C.
6 Noel MURPHY    01:16:25 786    M (6)    MS (5)    Waterford A.C.
7 Warren FLAVIN    01:17:11 349    M (7)    M40 (2)   
8 Trevor SWIFT    01:18:06 767    M (8)    M40 (3)    Waterford A.C.
9 Noel EARLY    01:18:11 784    M (9)    MS (6)    St Catherines A.C.
10 David GREENE    01:18:26 636    M (10)    M40 (4)    Grange Fermoy A.C.
49 Liz NYHAN    01:27:58 55    F (1)    F45 (1)    West Waterford A.C.
59 Mags DEMPSEY    01:29:29 732    F (2)    F45 (2)    Tracton A.C.
68 Angela TOBIN    01:31:22 167    F (3)    FS (1)    West Waterford A.C.
69 Deirdre MURPHY    01:31:27 281    F (4)    F45 (3)   
91 Susan MCGRATH    01:33:44 453    F (5)    F50 (1)   
104 Esther MURPHY    01:34:48 311    F (6)    F45 (4)    Midleton A.C.
109 Kelly FITZGERALD    01:36:15 34    F (7)    FS (2)    West Waterford A.C.
112 Mary MOLLOY    01:36:41 720    F (8)    F40 (1)    Carrick-on-Suir A.C.
120 Elaine HORGAN    01:37:51 699    F (9)    F40 (2)    Clonmel A.C.
128 Ciara BURKE    01:38:25 617    F (10)    FS (3)    West Waterford A.C.


Full results

Photos ...
1) There are 3 galleries up on the Running in Munster Facebook page
...a) Album 1 
...b) Album 2
...c) Album 3

2) West Waterford AC have three galleries...
...a) Pre-race, Early stages & Faster finishers
...b) Finish 1
...c) Finish 2

3) DC Images has an album HERE

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Results & Photos of the Glen River 5k parkrun - Sat 14th Sept 2019



There was a reasonable turn out of 70 for this weeks 5k parkrun in the Glen on what was a lovely sunny morning.

1 Joe FITZGERALD    19:06    SM30-34  M1    Sutton Runners
2 Shane CROWE    19:19    SM20-24  M2
4 Fergal BRENNAN    20:37    VM40-44  M3
3 Franziska SKOGSHOLM    20:28    SW20-24 F1 
16 Aoife O'NEILL    25:24    SW30-34   F2 
18 Olive MCCARTHY    25:59    VW45-49  F3 Togher AC
Full Results

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

50th 5k parkrun for Mick Dooley

Friday, September 13, 2019

Notice : MMRA Glen of Aherlow Trail Half-Marathon, Marathon & Ultra - Sat 21st Sept 2019


This years MMRA Glen of Aherlow Trail Half-Marathon is coming up on Saturday the 21st of September 2019 at 12 noon. There is also a 26.2 mile marathon (10am) and 39.3 mile Ultra (8am) option.


The course is a 13.1 mile loop with marathon and ultra runners doing it two and three times respectively.

Entries close at 11pm on Sat 14th Sept. Entry includes a dry fit top.

More info here... https://www.imra.ie/events

Weather Forecast for the Waterford Greenway & Charleville Half-Marathon

There are two big half-marathons coming up in Munster over the weekend. On Saturday the 14th of September, there is the Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon and on Sunday the 15th, there is the Charleville Half.

This is the forecast for the weekend...

Saturday 14th Sept - Waterford... Essentially, high pressure is dominating the weather and it's likely to be sunny and dry. The temperature should be in the low teens with light winds. It's pretty much ideal for the race from Kilmacthomas to Dungarvan.

Sunday 15th Sept - Charleville... There is some uncertainty about the weather on Sunday.


The forecast is for a weather front to cross the country on Sunday and the time of its exact arrival may determine if there is rain in Charleville or not. As you can see from the prediction above, it's shows the rain to the north. It it arrives earlier then rain is more likely. If it arrives later then it should be dry.

From 48 hours out, any prediction is only a guess. The forecast should be more exact on Saturday.

Regardless of whether it's raining or not, the temperate should be in the mid teens. There will be a modest westerly breeze which will be a headwind for the second half of the Charleville Half.

Update Sun 6am : It now looks as if the rain will be well to the north on Sunday. Forecast is for overcast and dry conditions.15 deg C. Light westerly wind. Behind the runners int he first half and a headwind in the second half.