Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results & photos of the Cork City Marathon...1st June 2015

Monday, June 01, 2015

Results & photos of the Cork City Marathon...1st June 2015

Conditions for this years Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon were far from ideal with runners having to contend with high winds and frequent showers. From a relatively calm 9am start, the conditions got progressively worse with gusts of over 30mph being reported by noon.

Marathon winners...Nollaigh Hunter & Cillian O'Leary
Photo credit: Gearóid Ó Laoi
 Marathon....top 10 men...
1 Cillian O'Leary        Raheny Shamrock    M35    2:30:41 ...€1000
2 Vincent Chepyegon    Project Africa Athletics    MS    2:31:41 ...€900
3 Brian Hegarty        Leevale AC    MS    2:32:29 ...€800
4 Brian Leahy        Raheny Shamrock AC    M35    2:32:35 ...€700
5 Tom Hogan        Sliabh Buidhe Rovers    MS    2:32:55 ...€600
6 Peter Mooney        Inverse    M35    2:33:45 ...€500
7 Owen Casey        Leevale AC    MS    2:34:14 ...€400
8 Mike O'Brien        West Limerick AC    MS    2:35:40 ...€300
9 Alex O' Shea        St Finbarrs and Cork City Council    M40    2:36:36 ...€200
10 Eoin Sugrue            M40    2:38:26 ...€100

Marathon...top 10 women...
1 Nollaigh Hunter        Leevale AC    F40    2:57:45 ...€1000
2 Joan Ennis        Grange/fermoy    F50    2:58:38 ...€900
3 Sorcha Kearney            F40    3:14:40 ...€800
4 Christine Kinsella            F35    3:14:52 ...€700
5 Aoife Cooke            FS    3:15:07 ...€600
6 Mary Sweeney        St Finbarrs ac    F50    3:17:51 ...€500
7 Geraldine O'Shea        St Finbarr's AC    F45    3:20:05 ...€400
8 Laura Rooney        Millipore    F35    3:20:46 ...€300
9 Cora Fenton            F40    3:21:34 ...€200
10 Mary Fitzgerald        Carraignavar AC    F40    3:23:02 ...€100

Prize winners in the Half-Marathon...Sergiu Ciobanu & Alan O'Shea 1st & 2nd....Norah Newcombe Pieterse of Mayo AC in Mayo...1st woman. Photo credit: Gearóid Ó Laoi


Half-Marathon...
Top 5 men
1 Sergiu CIOBANU            MS    1:07:40...€500
2 Alan O Shea            MS    1:07:57...€250
3 Tim ODONOGHUE        East Cork AC    MS    1:08:37...€200
4 Julian LINGS        Team Accelerate    MS    1:08:46...€150
5 John MEADE            M35    1:11:10 ...€100

Top 5 women
1 Norah NEWCOMBEPIETERSE        Mayo ac    FS    1:21:12...€500
2 Amanda DEAVY        Northbrook AC     F35    1:24:49...€250
3  Ailbhe MCDAID             FS    1:28:05...€200
4 Una PLANT        Kinsale tri club     F40    1:28:32...€150
5 Niamh CRONIN        St. Finbarr's A.C.     F35    1:29:15 ...€100

Results....
The provisional results for the Marathon can be seen below. These are useful if you want to get some times for members of your own club for Facebook pages and club websites...
Marathon  HERE
Half-Marathon HERE
Relay results HERE

Results from all events can be found on the Precision Timing website

Nollaigh Hunter with her trophy after winning the 2015 Cork City Marathon. Photo credit: Mick Dooley



Updated 8am Tues 9th June...Added photo gallery link

Photos...
1) Gearóid Ó Laoi has a gallery of photos HERE
2) Derek Costello of Eagle AC has a nice gallery of photos of the start area of the marathon and around the 1 mile mark HERE
3) Mick Dooley of Eagle AC has a small number of photos around the finish line HERE
4) Kieran Minihane has loads of photos HERE
5) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE 
6) Doug Minihane has a nice gallery HERE
7) Klickapic Photography has 3 albums...14 miles Sub 3:30...14 miles sub 4:00...14 miles 4:00 plus...
8) Irish Runner Magazine has a small gallery HERE 
9) 96FM have a small gallery HERE
10) Paul Condon Photography has a small gallery HERE 
11) Jonathan Kenneally of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE 
12) John Chalmers has a gallery on Flickr HERE
13) Precision Timing have a large gallery HERE 

Photos...Facebook account required to view...
a) Dee's Photography has a gallery HERE 
b) John Chalmers has a small gallery HERE
c) Terry Hume has a gallery HERE
 


Video....
Precision Timing have a short low quality video clip of everyone going under the finish line gantry. Just go to the results link above and click on the persons name. A short video will appear at the top of the page.

From the Irish Examiner...before the start of the marathon...
The start of the 2015 Cork City Marathon...

Interview with Nollaigh Hunter after winning the 2015 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon...


Interview 1 with Cillian O'Leary winning the 2015 Cork City Marathon...

Interview with Cillian O'Leary after winning the 2015 Cork Marathon...


Start of the Half-Marathon...


Another view of the start of the Half-Marathon...


Start of the Marathon...


Another view of the start of the Marathon...

Video from Precision Timing...Finish Line...2:30 to 3:37


Video from Precision Timing...Finish Line...2:30 to 3:37

46 comments:

Jim said...

Great day thank you to CorkCityMarathon, all the volunteers and people cheering us on in the brutal conditions. You deserve a medal too.

Anonymous said...

A big thank u to the 2 hour pacers they got us in under the 2 hour mark and were great crack to run with :) :)

Anonymous said...

No comments yet and the marathon finished a couple of hours ago. It must have gone well ;-)

Anonymous said...

Many thanks to the pacers, stewards, volunteers and, especially, the great supporters who braved awful conditions. Great race, well organised.

Anonymous said...

Volunteers deserve some praise for their work today. I'd have cried off if it was me :-) Well done to all out there. It was hard enough standing there watching. I guess after 3 years of good weather it was due a bad one.

Hopefully they can build on today and go big for 10th year next year.

Jim said...

Was that in the marathon😀 looks like we have serious running talent here in cork!!! But seriously pacers, stewards, supporters were just amazing today.

Anonymous said...

I think the weather made people pull together that bit more today , plenty if encouragement from everybody .
Well done to all the spectators and stewards who must of been drenched .
Great city ....

Anonymous said...

cant thank the volunteers and supporters enough for today. everything went swimmingly (boom boom)!! without ye we are just ejiets running around town. onwards and upwards for year 10

Anonymous said...

A huge thanks to Martin, 1:35 half marathon pacer. Great job keeping us together to break 1:35. Much appreciated and a new PB. Cheers Liam.

joebloggs said...

Great coverage on six one news of marathon. It was after a feature on d****n women's mini marathon,a thing about a few deers,some blah blah about s***nf**n, a bit about d fai,and finally a 1min about d marathon. Fair play rte. not.

Anonymous said...

fab event and thank you to the volunteers on the route. My only small issue was the fact that they didn't have the foil blanket sheets at the end. I was in a very bad way and shivering with the cold. I really could have done with one of the blankets.

but just a personal observation

Graham said...

Have to echo this praise for Martin, he was up and back with the stragglers to pull us back to the 1:35 pace. In all my years running by far most effective pacer I've ran with. Cheers for a great PB and the great encouragement pacing on your own with us.

Anonymous said...

Thank you to the 1.30 half marathon pacers whoever ye are! Ye did a great job and kept us all going right to the end. Kudos to the great ppl of Cork for coming out and supporting us on a god awful day.

Anonymous said...

Volunteers and supporters were amazing - take a bow. Think , for me anyway, running in the wind and rain today was 'easier' than standing it for hours so Thank You.

Anonymous said...

Volunteers and supporters were great today. Probably in some ways the best organised marathon of the lot. Good to see numbers up somewhat on the marathon on last year. That said the organisers need to push the marathon more as a event worth buying into. Make the entry cheaper and move it to Sunday would help. Also having a correctly measured course. 26.53 on my garmin considering it times out during the tunnel which means its even longer. i know garmin always reads longer than the actual course but 26.52 is plus tunnell is excessive. perhaps move the finish line closer towards patricks bridge?

Anonymous said...

I got 26.27 on my Garmin so think course is spot on in distance

Anonymous said...

I ran the half marathon on what has to have been the toughest conditions ive ever ran in, but I enjoyed it immensely.
My only gripe would be the half marathon start, huge numbers running the half, which is fantastic but I do think the half m start should be reviewed. I found it very congested with a couple of v tight corners. meaning my first couple of K's were way off what i had trained for.

Congratulations to all the volunteers who took excellent care of us and to the people of cork who were out in their droves with oranges, sweets, posters, words of encouragement THANK YOU! it meant so much.

Anonymous said...

Definetly agree with being on a sunday, you can enjoy a few well earned beers without thinking about work the following day! Would make this great event even better. Anyone agree?

Dave O Regan said...

Completely agree about Sunday. I've been on about it for years. The Limerick Marathon is Sunday of May bank holiday weekend and the city is buzzing that night as everyone stays around for an extra night celebrating. Pubs, restaurants and hotels all packed. I'm surprised the Cork Chamber of Commerce haven't been on the case. It means you don't lose your whole weekend waiting for the race as well.

Anonymous said...

I agree but the reason for it not being on a Sunday is gardai claim it's difficult to enforce road closures or traffic management because of Sunday mass , makes little sense to me as a argument. As for the course measurement it is around 26.5 alright on the garmin. I don't think it would be correct if it was 26.2 on a garmin. It is a good event tho and has lots of potential. I think cork people are warming to it but more publicity would b great and yes the entry fee is excessive. Ideally it should be held during Easter.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant day, despite horrendous conditions for my first marathon. Supporters were fantastic, the names on the marathon bibs was a great touch, really pushed you on hearing your name from the sidelines. Apparently the council cannot permit the race on a Sunday as it crosses the path of too many churches, blocking mass goers. true story.

MICHEAL LUCEY said...

Congratulations to Nollaig, Brian, Owen, Colm,the Michael's,the Chris's, the relay teams and to everyone from Leevale A.C. who competed so well yesterday. Also, well done to my Garda Colleagues who took on the relay, the half and the full, some for the very first time.

I was on duty at Victoria Cross. To see everyone almost finished, in those terrible conditions, tired and in pain but still full of determination was truely inspirational. RESPECT......

Eleanor Cunney said...

Cannot praise the 4.15 pacers highly enough. In biblical conditions they kept heads and spirits up. Only little gripe was having to go to City Hall to collect medal as I was a relay runner - but I ran 3 last legs - 15.5 miles and was very cold at the finish, as were all of us. Could have done without the long walk to and from City hall, as my hotel/hot shower/dry clothes were near the finish line. Could the runner with the E marked bib not get the medals at the finish?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love the Cork City Marathon. Probably the best day of the year to be in the City Centre. The volunteers & supporters make an unbelievable difference & deserve the utmost credit. I have also been saying for years that it should be on a Sunday so am delighted that this idea is picking up a bit of steam.

Anonymous said...

Interfering with sunday mass? Very weak excuse. What happens in Limerick? Think there would be massive support for a sunday marathon. Who runs the city? The Council and the Gardai or the church?

Anonymous said...

I think the event should be just a half marathon. This is a trying marathon for the 3.15 plus paced runners with too much conjestion when the half marathoners merge with the already in a rhythm marathoners at the marina area. Don't get me started on the relay being run at same time... Its my pet hate. All media telling us over 8000 marathon runners... Not true.. About 1200. The event could be great but for me the marathon lacked atmosphere... The cork people who braved the weather tried their best. I think if the organisers committed to one distance for a big cork event and really promoted everything about it, then they could create something huge for the city. Music throughout the course can really help with atmosphere and encourage supporters to hang about.

Anonymous said...

I second that about the start; its a huge improvement on the days starting in mahon, but the 1st 2 miles are far too congested

Anonymous said...

Horrendous weather but still enjoyed the race.
Cons: Congested last mile @ the rear of Fitz Park
Sunday race would be ideal.

Pros: Great atmosphere (despite the weather)
All levels catered for

Anonymous said...

The council have a siege mentality on this one i'm afraid
1) reduce entry fee for marathon
2)have it during the easter
3) host it on a sunday
4) vary the route

Anonymous said...

I agree with almost all of the above posters in adding my hearty congratulations and thanks to all of the organisers, volunteers and supporters. A great day despite the conditions. My only issue is that in running the half, my Garmin, like others above, measured 13.33 miles. That's practically a quarter of a mile over the 13.1. Not the end of the world but as I was seconds outside a PB I'd like to know if others agree that we ran over the official distance.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure about getting rid of the half and relay to be honest. If you do that are you really going to attract the same number of entrants to make the event economically viable? Personally I loved the crowds at the relay changeover points. I got a great boost and plenty of cheers and I wonder would you get the same number of supporters at these points were it a marathon only. I was dreading joining in with the half marathon due to congestion etc. but to be honest I think to last few miles would have been a lonely run in were it not for all the extra runners from the relay and half. Plus the fact the overtaking the slower runners all the way in for the last three miles made me feel like I was flying along! What I loved about this event is the feeling of inclusivity - anyone who wants to can take park whether they can run a Marathon in 2:30 or walk a leg of the relay in 80 minutes - an event the whole city can be behind and get involved in. To get the maybe 5,000 or 6,000 runners in the full that people seem to want would require international marketing imo. I think it would need this many people to make the full a viable event on its own. I don't know how to do this but I do know that some commercial body like the Rock n' Roll organisation would definitely do it - but then you will definitely see a more commercial setup, and it won't be cheap either. Is that what people want?
As for the half route - I've run those roads in training so many times and can see where the tight spots around the Atlantic pond would cause congestion that would annoy me at the start of the race to be honest. What about starting it on either Angelsea Street or Copley Street down by the river, then onto Infirmary road, up the Old Blackrock Road, left onto Victoria Road, left at the Rounabout onto Albert road, then round the house there and onto Monahan road just like the current route, but then go left onto Centre Park road (Like the first lap of the John Buckley 5k) and from there on follow the current course. Sure, there's a bit of a drag up the old Blackrock Road, but its meant to be a challenge isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Nope.Dont agree with you.The half was 13.1 miles as measured by a IAAF accredited course measured.It has AIMS and AAI certification.this is a real race organised by runners.You won't find the distance long or short.There is of course a few meters extra added to allow for error as per official rules.Best thing to do with the garmin is throw it in the river at 13.1 miles on the watch.ie Patrick's bridge!!!

Anonymous said...

I can understand why Mass times could cause issues with a sunday running of the race, both St Mary's and St Paticks would be cut off for the best part of the day, especially St Mary's

Anonymous said...

At the end of the day, a Cork Marathon wouldn't be viable without the half or the relay. the same complaint appears after every cork Marathon

1: why isn't on a Sunday
2: Why isn't it just a marathon
3 :I find it disheartening getting passed by half marathon runners..

same old complaints every year.

I don't understand peoples complaints about people speeding passed them during the race, people just need to concentrate on their own race, if someone is speeding passed you and is doing the half, just say to yourself that your the real runner doing the real race..and smile

Anonymous said...

Ran the full marathon and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, even when the going got tough. Great support along the route and well done to the organisers.

Names on bibs a great idea and finish on Patrick's Street was uplifting.

Anonymous said...

why not throw in a ultra marathon in there as well - 50km or 65 km?

Anonymous said...

my first marathon , really enjoyed it , a huge thank you to Gavin and john the 4.30 pacers , constantly giving tips during the race, I personally fed off the atmosphere going through each relay changeover , Victoria road was buzzing ( mile 16 ) ,well done to the organisers , well done to all those who braved the elements to support the runners , a great day , having names on the bibs was a great idea , be proud of our city , a huge thank you to ALL involved ...

Anonymous said...

That's a bit unfair. 13.1 miles is hardly just a walk in the park. Likewise running as part of a relay can be a huge achievement for some people and a stepping stone towards doing the 'real race'.

Anonymous said...

Was my first marathon and it was one of the best days of my life! The weather was atrocious but added to the whole occasion-people would be complaining if it was too hot! Can I just say thanks to the anonymous woman at around mile 23 on the straight road who grabbed my arm and wouldn't let me stop. I had hit a serious wall and she ran back and dragged me along. Must have been my guardian angel!

My biggest thanks is to all the volunteers dotted around the course. They must have been soaked to the skin yet they handed out water and jellies to every person who needed them! My legs are still like jelly but I still have a smile on my face. A day I'll never forget

Anonymous said...

UNFAIR! that's just down right rude and pompus of anybody to say
"just say to yourself that your the real runner doing the real race..and smile"


Ronan said...

"if someone is speeding passed you and is doing the half, just say to yourself that your the real runner doing the real race..and smile"

Half or relay is an achievement in itself. A "real runner" is someone out doing their bit andn maybe their own "real race" and not sitting on the couch stuffing their faces. Sorry but comments like yours are uncalled for in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

To the blogger who suggested that I throw my Garmin in the river, I just wanted to say that this was my 5th Half Marathon and the previous 4 (Dingle twice, Clon in December and Cork last year) all measured virtually exactly 13.1 miles using the exact same Garmin. Funny that!!

Anonymous said...

"if someone is speeding passed you and is doing the half, just say to yourself that your the real runner doing the real race..and smile"

Half or relay is an achievement in itself. A "real runner" is someone out doing their bit andn maybe their own "real race" and not sitting on the couch stuffing their faces. Sorry but comments like yours are uncalled for in my opinion.


Apologies i wasn't implying that people who did the half or relay are not real runners(i was one of the half runners) but the marathon Runners for me are the people who deserve the most credit, i ran past a lot of marathon runners and gave a good few a cheer,
and from reading other comments some have taken offence, no offence was meant....if you took offence , sorry

Finn R said...

My first marathon. 4hrs 51m which I both proud and embarrassed about. I'm glad to hear that others thought it was tough due to the weather conditions. As a local guy I got to see more of the city then I ever have! Great to actually run through the tunnel. Inspirational to see Jerry Forde pass me going down into it. My thanks to all those who turned out on the day, runners organisers and those at the water stations and along the route, even to those senior ladies and gents handing out jellies and orange slices. Really appreciate it! I did like the firstname on the bib feature. My thanks tot he Lee club members at their station as well, that was a highlight for me. Hearing my name called with positive words all along the route snapped me out of some dark moments, particularly my own private hell at the 22mile mark, and kept me going. I understand the comments about the relay runners mixing with the half and full marathoners, but the way I felt on the day and still do, was that we were all in it together. Listening in on the banter between runners, seeing club runners and friends helping each other out, great, particularly for a lone runner! Giving a few positive words when I was passing someone in trouble was as good as getting them myself in return. Count me in for next year!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the half marathon immensely despite the terrible weather. Just a few points which have already been made above but which I think would improve the day considerably:

- the race should definitely be on a Sunday (for all the reasons already mentioned)
- there should have been foil sheets at the finish line. Even on a warm day you get very cold after running long distance but on a day like Monday, we were all freezing. I couldn't stop shaking with the cold for a few hours after and, like others have mentioned, it's a long walk back to City Hall! and also it would be nice not to have to dash back to change straight away - would be nice to soak up the atmosphere / enjoy the completion of the race / wait for others to finish instead of having to hobble back to get a change of clothes straight away.
- improve the start of the half marathon (it is ridiculously congested and I had to run much slower than I wanted to for a few kms. Also, when we turned the first sharp corner off of Monaghan Rd, there were parked cars and vans in the street which meant runners who had been on either side of the road having to squash in to the middle to get around the vehicles! Not ideal. Perhaps it could start further down the Marina?)

Otherwise it was a great day. The water stations were excellent and it was well organised. Thanks to all involved!

Anonymous said...

This was my second cork marathon, my fifth marathon in total. I'm not what you would call a runner but more of a jogger/walker(when the going gets tough). The first year I took part, I must admit that being passed by fresh faced relay runners and half marathon runners got the better of me. It was my first marathon ever and I felt so out of my league being passed by so many. I have since learned to enjoy marathons for what they are - people of all shapes and sizes, of varying athletic abilities, from all walks of life taking part in an event for that stomach bubbling sense of pride feeling that is achieved when crossing that finish line, whether its in first or last position, it is a goal achieved.

I couldn't fault anything about this years Cork marthon. I loved the buzz of it, the people I met along the route, the crowds that were out in that shitty weather to cheer us particapants on, the route, the volunteers who deserved a medal themselves for standing out in the pouring rain all day just to make sure we were all fed, watered and safe, the organisers, the finish, the jersey, the medal, the welcome into cork. It was a wonderful day and definately goes back on my 'to do' list for next year.

Thanks a million to everyone involved in the event and to anyone who took part who gave me some kind words or a smile that said 'keep going' and made the day, for me, a positive one to remember.

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