Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Claire McCarthy from Cork runs 2:38 time in Berlin Marathon to qualify for the 2017 World Championships

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Claire McCarthy from Cork runs 2:38 time in Berlin Marathon to qualify for the 2017 World Championships

The Berlin Marathon was held on Sunday the 25th of September and attracted a huge field of runners including many from Ireland.

Claire McCarthy enroute to a PB of 2:38 in Berlin. Photo: Kieran Carlin


Clare McCarthy of Leevale AC in Cork ran a personal best time of 2h 38m 00s and now provisionally qualifies her for the 2016 World Championships in London. What's pretty amazing is that Claire's time is exactly the same as the Irish qualifying standard.

Gladys Ganiel of North Belfast Harriers finished in 2:39:10 which is inside the IAAF standard but outside the Irish one.



"* Performance Standards set by Athletics Ireland for selection consideration
Athletics Ireland has set its own Qualification Periods in which the Performance Standards must be achieved. Selection will be based on performances during the Qualification Periods from 1 January 2016 to 24 April 2017 for the Marathon (subject to change when official information is released)."


Cork Runners in Berlin under 2:50...
107 Mccauley, Conor (IRL)    M30    Leevale AC    02:31:54    02:31:46
118 O Connell, John (IRL)    M35            02:32:49    02:32:41
152 O'Brien, Alan (IRL)    M35    Eagle Ac        02:35:28    02:34:56
218 Casey, Owen (IRL)    M30    Leevale Ac        02:38:03    02:37:55
9 McCarthy, Claire (IRL)    W40    Irland        02:38:00    02:38:00
240 Murnane, Christopher (IRL)    M30    St Finbarrs    02:39:20    02:38:47
451 Boland, Ronan (IRL)    M50    Eagle Ac        02:46:12    02:45:43
459 Coakley, Donal (IRL)    M30    Leevale Ac    02:46:11    02:45:51

Irish runners under 3 hours in Berlin....



103 Mcgonagle, Ciaran (IRL)    M35            02:31:43    02:31:32
107 Mccauley, Conor (IRL)    M30    Leevale AC    02:31:54    02:31:46
118 O Connell, John (IRL)    M35            02:32:49    02:32:41
135 Mc Manus, Ian (IRL)    M30    Celbridge Ac        02:33:46    02:33:36
152 O'Brien, Alan (IRL)    M35    Eagle Ac        02:35:28    02:34:56
211 Shanahan, Denis (IRL)    M40 Thurles Crokesac    02:37:59    02:37:43
218 Casey, Owen (IRL)    M30    Leevale Ac        02:38:03    02:37:55
9 McCarthy, Claire (IRL)    W40    Irland        02:38:00    02:38:00
240 Murnane, Christopher (IRL)    M30    St Finbarrs    02:39:20    02:38:47
10 Ganiel, Gladys (IRL)    W35    North Belfast Harri...    02:39:10    02:39:10
306 Cunningham, Cian (IRL)    M30            02:41:29    02:41:11
390 Lyons, Paddy (IRL)    M35    Tallaght Ac        02:44:24    02:44:02
391 Cashin, Donal (IRL)    M40    Dunboyne Ac        02:44:23    02:44:04
415 Moran, Paul (IRL)    M50                02:45:05    02:44:47
423 Dr. Gurrin, Brian (IRL)    M45    Kilcoole Ac    02:46:09    02:44:54
437 Mtinsi, Trust (IRL)    M35    Kilkenny City Harri...    02:45:40    02:45:17
451 Boland, Ronan (IRL)    M50    Eagle Ac        02:46:12    02:45:43
459 Coakley, Donal (IRL)    M30    Leevale Ac    02:46:11    02:45:51
487 Kinsella, Ian (IRL)    M35                02:47:25    02:46:40
534 Mc Nulty, Shane (IRL)    M40    Finn Valley Ac    02:47:50    02:47:30
642 Mc Gee, Kevin (IRL)    M40                2:50:02    02:49:41
660 Mckernan, Alan (IRL)    M40    Dunboyne    02:51:08    02:49:55
661 O'Sullivan, Stephen (IRL)    M35            02:50:32    02:49:55
670 Mannion, Enda (IRL)    M50    DSD A C            02:50:24    02:50:00
679 Guerin, Mark (IRL)    MH    Limerick Ac        02:51:16    02:50:08
689 O'Hagan, Aidan (IRL)    M35    Acorns Ac    02:51:47    02:50:23
23 Davis, Emma (IRL)    W30                02:51:17    02:50:44
790 Hill, Frank (IRL)    M50    Eagle Ac            02:52:56    02:52:07
1011 Troy, Declan (IRL)    M45                02:56:12    02:55:40
1019 Harkin, Edward (IRL)    M35            02:57:08    02:55:43
1049 Bell, Daragh (IRL)    M35    Raheny Shamrock A C    02:57:41    02:56:10
1063 Carrie, David John (IRL)    M50    Dunleer Ac    02:57:09    02:56:19
1086 Reck, Billy (IRL)    M45    Slaney Olympic        2:57:22    02:56:43
1124 Murphy, Miche├íl (IRL)    M35    Rathfarnham Wsaf02:57:51    02:57:08
1158  Carty, Michael (IRL)    M40            02:58:08    02:57:27
1193 Loughlin, Steven (IRL)    M40    Newbridge AC    02:58:19    02:57:44
1219 Dr. Daly, Denis (IRL)    M45    Rathfarnham Wsaf Ac    02:59:25    02:57:58
1252 Nagle, Paul (IRL)    M30    Spirit Stavanger Fr...    02:58:26    02:58:11
1256 Redmond, Bobby (IRL)    M35    Slaney Olympic    02:59:08    02:58:12
1259 Cribbin, Garry (IRL)    M35            02:58:45    02:58:13
1267 Barry, David (IRL)    M40            3:00:19    02:58:16
1268 Dr. Speer, Adam (IRL)    M30    Finn Valley    02:58:31    02:58:16
1284 Lucey, Peadar (IRL)    M35    Mallow AC    03:00:17    02:58:22
1290 Duane, David (IRL)    M35            03:00:30    02:58:26
1296 Tynan, Martin (IRL)    M35    Newbridge Ac    02:59:02    02:58:27
1356 Devereaux, Stephen (IRL)    M50    Youghal Ac    03:00:30    02:58:44
1391 Gould, Denis (IRL)    M35    St Finbarrs    03:00:01    02:58:59
1400 Ryan, Paul (IRL)    M45        02:59:33    02:59:02
1402 Leonard, David (IRL)    M45        02:59:46    02:59:02
1450 O Suilleabhain, Diarmuid (IRL)    M30        03:02:05    02:59:25
1468 Moran, Paul (IRL)    M40    Kilkenny City Harriers 02:59:50    02:59:33

Club runners from Munster over 3 hours...
1616 Lynch, Mike (IRL)    M35    Limerick Ac        03:02:21    03:01:14
1648 O Shaughnessy, John (IRL)    M50   Thurles Crokes Ac    03:02:29    03:01:37
2752 Murray, Paul (IRL)    M50    Waterford AC        03:16:30    03:12:06
3224 Moloney, Nicholas (IRL)    M35    North Cork Ac    03:16:38    03:15:06
3500 Creedon, Stephen (IRL)    M35    Mallow Ac    03:31:34    03:17:13
3702 Dollard, Glenn (IRL)    M35    St Finbarr's    03:20:03    03:18:37
4001 Whelan, John (IRL)    M50    SRR Waterford        03:24:59    03:20:35
612 Cussen, Linda (IRL)    W35    Eagle Ac        03:43:39    03:31:21 
752 Boland, Lisa (IRL)    W45    Eagle Ac     03:48:25    03:35:16
8361 O Keeffe, Dan (IRL)    M35    Clonmel Ac    03:54:01    03:41:20
9744 Kelly, Brian (IRL)    M45    Clonakilty Road Run...    04:00:13    03:46:55
19032 Macken, Rodney (IRL)    M40    Donoughmore A C    04:39:34    04:26:52 

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

As far as Inknow Irish qualifying times are 217 and 238 and not 219 245

Anonymous said...

Yes the standards are 2.38.00 and 2.17.00. Well done Claire. Great running. You don't get half the credit you deserve. Well done to the other cork athletes in particular Ronan Boland for running a 2.45 at as over 50!! Super running.

Anonymous said...

PB for Alan o Brien i think,fantastic running from a really good guy,well done to all

Anonymous said...

Well done clare, great running!

Anonymous said...

Lots of these sub 2.40 runners in Berlin ran the Clonmel half marathon also. A pretty rough calculation of their Berlin times is double their clonmel half time and add 8 minutes although with Conor McCauley its more like add 6 minutes and Chris Murnane 4 minutes.

Anonymous said...

Great run Claire well done. Only for her injuries she would be in the top 2 female marathon runners in Ireland.Brilliant athlete.

Anonymous said...

Impressive running Claire McCarthy. Well done!

Anonymous said...

Well done Claire.Injury free definetly one of our best marathon runners.

Anonymous said...

Is she not over the standard of 2:38:00? I didnt get to see the milliseconds but do you not have to run exactly 2:38.00 or lower? Still though hats off!

Anonymous said...

Looks like her time was rounded up 2.38.00

Anonymous said...

Well done Claire .. .... well deserved result

Anonymous said...

Would def made olympics only for injuries