John Buckley of John Buckley Sports presenting the winners trophy to Michael Herlihy of North Cork AC. Also pictured are Marion Lyons and Ken Devine of the hosting club...St.Finbarr's AC.
A total of 442 runners turned out for the Cork Half-Marathon in Blarney this year. In terms of the weather, there was a touch of the 'rub of the green' about it as the storm resulting from Hurricane Katia rolled across Ireland just a few hours later. As you can see from the photo above, there was plenty of sunshine for the race so conditions were a lot better than they could have been.
The winner of the mens race was Michael Herlihy of North Cork AC in a time of 1:10:09. Colin Merritt of Carrig na Bhfear finished 2nd in 1:11:43 with Donal O'Callaghan of An Riocht AC finishing 3rd in 1:14:40. In fact, the Kerry club based in Castleisland accounted for 4 of the top 10 finishers.
Discount voucher...Anyone who ran this race will have got a 20% discount voucher from John Buckley Sports. Please note that there is no time restriction on this voucher, it can be used at any date in the future.
You can find John Buckley Sports across the river from the Cork Opera House and his opening hours are Mon-Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm – late opening Friday until 7.00 – closed Sundays.
They also have a website at http://www.johnbuckleysports.com/
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Male...An Riocht AC – 18 points, Clonmel 47 points, St Finbarr’s AC 85 points
Female.......St Finbarr’s AC 12 points, Ennis Track Club 16 points
1) Doug Minihane has a large gallery of over 400 photos HERE
2) John Quigley of Eagle AC took a number of photos at different sections on the course.....
........a slideshow of 30 photos at the start......HERE
........photos at 2.25 miles HERE
........195 photos at 5.5 miles HERE
........17 photos at 9.5 miles HERE
........and a large gallery of 335 photos at the finish line HERE
3) A short slideshow near the 1 mile mark HERE
4) A large gallery of 147 photos at the 13 mile mark HERE
5) Sheldon Kirkwood has a large gallery of 259 photos out around Waterloo HERE
13 miles done, 150 metres to go...these 3 runners from Kerry
are gearing up to see who finishes 6th, 7th and 8th
Anne Marie O'Brien, Fiona Kelleher and Carmel Linehan approach the finish