Monday, April 12, 2010
Results of the Cork BHAA' UCC' 10 km road race - Sun 11th Apr 2010....(Updated Tues 20th Apr)
There were several races on yesterday in the country and I think no matter where you went, it was hot and sunny. I missed the UCC race as I was up in Connemara and there wasn't a cloud in the sky up there. Those that went to Kilnaboy in Co.Clare for the last race in the John Buckley Sport Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics series had to endure very hot conditions as well. And from what I hear, the UCC race was no different with very warm conditions.
A total of 426 runners turned up for the 10k which for a local race is very good. As to whether the numbers are dropping at races this year compared to last, the one was up! 2008 was 336, 2009 was 404 so given the right event, the numbers seem to hold up. Of course, this just doesn't happen by chance. When the location is central, the course is nice and the event is well organised, you can see the result. When you consider that it was a 10 km race as opposed to a 5 km then the turnout is even more impressive.
Thanks to John O'Riordan for doing up the results so fast. They are now available HERE
We have 2 galleries from Irene Hartigan of UCC
The first one contains photos taken by Aine Murphy of UCC. It has photos of the preparation, the start and the finish. A slideshow can be seen HERE
Irene took a series of photos on a downhill section out around the 3 mile mark. They can be seen HERE
(Updated Tues 20th Apr) Pat O'Driscoll of Eagle AC has a gallery of 70 photos HERE