Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Photos of the Cork BHAA Cork to Cobh race...Sun 6th Oct 2013

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Photos of the Cork BHAA Cork to Cobh race...Sun 6th Oct 2013

The annual Cork BHAA 15 mile Cork to Cobh race was held today Sunday, the 6th of Oct in somewhat misty conditions. Nothing too serious though and conditions were pretty ideal for most of the race.

As a race, it must be one of the best value events in the country. Well organised, plenty of stewards, loads of tea / food afterwards AND a dry fit top courtesy of the race sponsor Mahers Sports........all for just €10 if you pre-entered. I keep a list of races in Munster HERE and as a result, I have a fair idea of who is charging what around the province. There is no other distance race that even gets close to value like this.

It's also worth noting that there was no chip timing on the day nor was there any need for it. Another factor that helped keep the entry fee down.

The results should be ready in a few days. In the meantime, here are some photos...

(Updated 8th Oct @8:30am)
1) Doug Minihane has 400+ photos HERE
2) Mick Dooley has a gallery HERE 
3) Kieran Minihane has a gallery HERE 
4) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a large gallery of photos HERE

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

outstanding race great to be a part of 2nd yr in a row doing it and will be back again great value for ur money well done

Paul O'Shea said...

Great race today. Nice dry flow t shirt. pity they still use paper cups at the water stops. very hard to drink from them while running.

kemlyn said...

Great race yet again.
Thanks to all.
Only one minor quibble, could have done with water every three miles but maybe thats just me.
Thanks again,

Anonymous said...

1st time running this event, and I have to say many thanks to all involved in the organisation. A lot of people did a great job, stewards people at water stations ect. thanks to you all. Great value for money. Now if you could just flatten out miles 12 and 14 for next year that would be great , cheers.

Finbarr said...

Great race, big thumbs up for organisers, great value, great for sport what more can I say only well done to girl in car who made several stops along route and blasted out the music ,well done you.

adam Blaiklock said...

First time running this. Really enjoyable, I still cannot fathom why people have to wear headphones on these runs. Thanks go all the volunteers and the great spread

Anonymous said...

Really great race, amazing value, no nonsense or hype about it. Agree about the music from the car, it was a real boost along the road. Wondered if many others had any problems with the Garmin signal? (It's ok, I'm not trying to blame the organisers!) My signal went after half a mile or so, and several others I asked along the way had the same problem. It never happened to me in a race before. I did eventually connect again around 3.5 miles.

Anonymous said...

1st time running this race and I thought it was fanatstic. The whole organisation is a credit to the bhaa as to how they can put on a race of this quaitly for €10. Will definetly be back next year and would urge all runners to support this race.

Brendan said...

great race,fantastic Value well organised, great atmosphere... the cups were a problem i have to say, but for that price i'd wear my drinks belt next year... well done to all who made it a success.

Anonymous said...

Great race. Well done to all involved. Likewise on the previous comment about the lady with the jeep and music. Small gripe about the water. Fair enough it has to be cups to keep the cost down, but styrofoam is the worst possible option. At least with paper or plastic you can can fold the opening and have some chance of getting some down on the run

Anonymous said...

Superb event again, well done to all involved, you set the bar for a well organised event.
Michael

Anonymous said...

I ran Cork to Cobh 5 times & it was easily my favourite race, not just for the value, but for the overall atmosphere. My mistake was thinking I'm in Cobh when at Fota, but there are another 6 miles left! Well done to all.

Anonymous said...

Doing this race makes me so proud to be just an ordinary runner. You meet lovely people pushing themselves on a wet Sunday morning and then you see volunteers giving up there time so that you have an enjoyable and safe run. Congrats to all, you are brill

North Cork said...

Cork-Cobh sets an example for what a real runner's race should be. No fancy frills - they just take care of the important things and make it accessible for so many with the affordable entry cost. Pleasantly surprised to get a High-Tech Shirt + lots of goodies for the kiddies. Credit to all the Stewards who did a Fantastic Job in spite of several impatient & irate drivers. Credit also to the Catering Crew who laid out a great Spread afterwards. For anyone training for Dublin Marathon, the timing is perfect to gauge your fitness level & form. Great to see such high numbers racing in spite of so many other events on the same day (Cross Country, Human Race, Killarney Adventure etc) Well done BHAA. We'll be back.

Anonymous said...

Great to be part of this event , really brings together the true down to earth runners that appreciate the basic stuff.Lovely t-shirt and good value for a race of this size . If we could double the length and double the race fee we would have a cheep long distance event.

Michael B said...

Fantastic race.Garmin signal took 5 miles to locate but Johnny Holland shouted out splits at 5 and again at 10.Thanks a mil. Lady with dog and music was inspirational.Stewards, food, best goody bag ever (kids happily plundered my loot later on ;-( ), great weather and course. Best value race on so many different fronts. Well done Cork BHAA..take a bow!

Anonymous said...

One of the top races!
Myself and my buddy also had problems with our watches (which both happen to be Garmins). I speculated that GPS was affected by the US Federal shutdown! I was joking but it does seem odd that several watches had trouble. I never had trouble with my watch before.

Anonymous said...

Great race. Well done to all. I had also lost coverage on Garmin near the start, it returned at about mile two. Had the same problem on the Blarney half a few weeks ago but blamed the trees then. Maybe Garmins don't do races on Sunday mornings??

Cian said...

As always a fantastic race. BHAA are a credit. So much sterling work during the year. Well done to Kevin, Tom and Co.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to make a point about respect for elders. As an over 50 man I really enjoyed the whole event and was delighted that my last mile was also my fastest, and in fact I passed several young men along the High Road coming towards the finish. However, didn't four of those self same lads come careering down the hill en masse and pass me out just coming up to the line. Needless to say I was appalled at their lack of courtesy to an older man and look forward to running this event again next year to teach them a lesson or two about running ;-)

Anonymous said...

The comment from the over 50 gentleman was amazing. Does he not know that this was a race and maybe those 4 guys were having their own race, or were going for as quick a time as possible ? Their behaviour was not unmannerly in the slightest. He should focus on his own race and not worry about such petty trivialities.

Anonymous said...

This is always a great race. It's a classic and an annual must do.

The tech top this year was great quality, however the massive ad is a waste. A discreet ad on the back would have been much more effective. It'll be interesting to see how often we see them being worn around the place.

So sponsors, take note, we appreciate the gear, but to get your message across, big isn't always better.

Anonymous said...

Lighten up! The O50 comment has a smiley at the end of it and was obviously left in jest. Read it properly.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic race and brilliant support all the way along (especially from Midleton AC). Getting a technical top was brilliant as, for me, this was my longest race ever, so to have something permanent in my hand to take away and wear with pride was a huge boost (and a really nice top too, not a cotton one that will wear out too soon).

For me, being able to do something longer than a half marathon was great as it gives me more confidence that I can get closer to the full marathon distance ('only' another 11 miles, but at least by doing this I know I can do more than half).

Also, getting the train back was a novel post-race experience (and a great idea too).

I think people have already pointed out about the styrofoam cups, but at least the water was there. I carried a bottle most of the way round so was covered in some way. The only other improvements I could suggest (if possible) is to have the post race reception that's not somewhere that's not up that desperate hill in the town! Good community centre though in fairness and a great spread of food and tea etc.

Thanks to everyone involved in putting this race on -it was a great experience. I'm looking forward to next year already.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately Cobh is built on an island with Cork harbour to the south & a steep hill to the north. There is little the organisers can do about the hill up to the refreshment area. Until 2009 it used be in the scout hall near cathedral, but that's nearly up the hill as far as the community centre & in any case the race probably outgrew it. The community centre has great room for changing, stretching, catering & chatting. Anyway, I found the hill from finish to community centre a great way to stretch my legs after a 15 mile race. The hill looks far worse than it actually is! The walk down the hill to the train for the return journey to Cork is an added bonus. Overall a great occasion, keep it up.A shining example of great value in an era when races seem to be expensive in many cases.

Anonymous said...

This was my first time running the Cork to Cobh. I have to say that it was a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was great and and I'm already looking forward to next year. Great job by the organisers. Take a bow.

Just one question, does anyone know when the results will be published?

Thanks again,

Anonymous said...

Fantastic race, you guys need some credit when it comes to organising a race. The price, Registration, Facilities, and the great spread put on at the end. So many thanks:) My polar took 4 miles to locate apparently the sun storm was affecting the atmosphere. Now that's in the bag role on DCM.