Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: November 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Results of the Valley Rovers Camogie Club 7k...Sun 19th Nov 2017



This 7k organised by Valley Rover Camogie Club in Brinny near Inishannon was organised on Sunday the 19th of November. It turned out to be a really busy day for races in Cork.

Results of the Valley Rovers Camogie Club 7k
1 David Craig 24:53
2 Liam Lyons 25:37
3 John O'Mahony 26:15
1 Jean Humphries 31:19
2 Helen O'Sullivan 31:27
3 Pauline Callan 31:36


Full results below...

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Photos of the Munster Masters Cross Country...Sun 19th Nov 2017



The Munster Masters Cross Country was held near Riverstick on Sunday the 19th of November. Gearóid O Laoi has about 1300 high quality photos of the men's and women's race HERE

The results should be up at some stage on the Munster Athletics website.

Results of the Cloyne Commons 4k race...Sun 19th Nov 2017

On what was a busy Sunday morning, 247 runners turned out for this 4k in Cloyne in East Cork.

The winner of the men's race was Frank O'Brien, son of Liam O'Brien of East Cork AC who was a top Irish runner back in the 80's when he represented Ireland in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics in the Steeplechase.

Following in his father's footsteps, this was Franks first win on the roads. Frank also won the South Munster Schools and Munster Schools Intermediate Boys steeplechase this year before finishing fourth in the All-Ireland Schools.

1 0:13:11 O'BRIEN, Frank Midleton AC MJ 05:18.1
2 0:13:18 SHEEHAN, Nigel Youghal AC M 05:21.0   
3 0:13:19 MCKEOWN, Kieran Watergrasshill AC M40    05:21.4
19    0:15:23 O'BRIEN, Claire    Watergrasshill AC    F    06:11.2
29    0:16:19 WALSH, Niamh    East Cork AC    F    06:33.8
36    0:16:53 LEAHY, Eileen    Midleton AC    F    06:47.4


Full results below...

Photos...
1) Cloyne Community Council have a gallery HERE

Results of the Cork BHAA 6km road race in Little Island...Sun 19th Nov 2017

213 runners turned out for this Cork BHAA 6km road race in Little Island on Sun 19th Nov 2017, down 24% on last year which is a fair drop. 

1 John Collins M1 00:19:30 DMP M-A-1
2 John Shine 00:19:37 Temp Reg
3 Ian Tivey M2 00:19:56 DMP M-A-1
41 Laura Rooney 0/40I F1 00:24:45 Merck Millipore F-A-1
48 Linda O Connor 0/40I F2 00:25:01 Musgrave
75 Sheila Buckley 0/35H F3 00:26:36 Midleton Town Council


Full results

Claire McCarthy wins International Masters Cross Country Race in Derry



The British & Irish Masters Cross Country was held on Saturday the 18th of November and this year, it was in Co.Derry. In the women's race, Claire McCarthy from Cork was first home and led the Irish F40 team to a Silver medal.

1    4005    Claire McCarthy    F40    Ireland    22:36
17    4007    Sinead Kevany    F40    Ireland    23:33
21    4008    Karen Costello    F40    Ireland    23:40

Sinead Kevany of Midleton AC was also part of the team.

Full results HERE

Photos...
1) Kieran Carlin of Finn Valley AC in Donegal has an album of 600+ photos HERE

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Results of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun...Sat 18th Nov 2017


A total of 267 runners turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park on Saturday the 18th of November. Considering there was a 5k run in Cork Airport in the early hours of Saturday morning and there are plenty of races on Sunday, it remarkable how resilient the numbers are. I would have thought that there would have been a significant drop in numbers but that doesn't seem to be the case.

1 Aidan MULLINS    17:23    SM30-34    M1    Bantry Athletic Club
2 Eoin O KEEFFE    17:32    SM30-34    M2    St Finbarrs AC   
3 Lance DOHERTY    18:32    VM40-44    M3
27 Rachel O'CALLAGHAN    22:03    VW40-44    F1
43 Zoe CONWAY    23:08    JW11-14    F2    Belgooly AC
44 Marie O'SHEA    23:10    VW40-44    F3


Full results

Photos...
1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Races coming up on Sunday 19th Nov 2017

Plenty here to choose from on Sunday 19th November 2017...

Cork...Sun 19th (9:30am)...Cloyne Commons 4k..€5...

Cork...Sun 19th (11am)...Cork BHAA 6k...€5 reg/€10 non-reg...Little Island...

Cork...Sun 19th (12 noon)...Valley Rovers Camogie Club 7k...€10...Brinny GAA Grounds near Inishannon... info...

Results of the FitLive 5k at Cork Airport...Sat 18th Nov 2017

This commercial 5k at Cork Airport was organised by the Irish Independent Newspaper and was held in the early hours of Sat 18th Nov 2017.

The full results are up on the MyRunResults website.

Just a quick stat. 52% of the field were over 30 minutes as opposed to say 12% in the John Buckley 5k in the city during the summer. A lot of people in the airport race were probably not the usual regulars on the local race circuit.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Transfers for the Waterofrd Half-Marathon


The Waterford Half-Marathon is coming up on Saturday the 2nd of December and it sold out a few weeks back. However, they will allow transfers up until the 28th of November.

Someone contacted me looking for a transfer. If anyone isn't going then let me know and I'll pass on your details. Mail johndesmond247 AT gmail DOT com

Update : Sat 18th Nov @6:17pm
1) The original person has got an entry now.
2) Two more on offer however. Send me a mail to get the details....Gone

A few people have offered their entries and I have passed there on to people looking. If anyone wants to transfer their entry, let me know.

Note...."Transfers after the 15th will result in the race pack going to the original participant so if you are transferring your number between the 16th and 28th you will need to arrange to pass the race pack on also. "

Transfer Link

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Results & Photos of the Run in the Dark 5k & 10k in Cork City...Wed 15th Nov 2017



Almost 1700 runners took part in the annual Run in the Dark race in Cork City on Wed 15th Nov 2017. It way pretty amazing to see what was a river of people running through the narrow streets of Cork City. The compact course also led to problems with lapping and congestion for the faster runners but it's hard to close roads in the heart of a busy city.

10KM RESULTS   
1    All Ages    Pat O' CONNOR (10863)    00:37:42
2    All Ages    Trevor CUMMINS (11117)    00:38:35
3    All Ages    John O' MAHONY (9223)    00:39:05
1    All Ages    Sabine KRIEBEL (11009)    00:42:25
2    All Ages    Kealey TIDESWELL (10810)    00:43:41
3    All Ages    Mary KELLEHER (9580)    00:43:28


10k results HERE

5KM RESULTS
1    All Ages    Pablo GARCÝA PAREDES (11031)    00:17:38
2    All Ages    John HEAPHY (10701)    00:18:09
3    All Ages    John MORRIN (10024)    00:18:14
1    All Ages    Katie HICKSON (10903)    00:19:20
2    All Ages    Louise LONG (11011)    00:19:33
3    All Ages    Niamh WALSH (9723)    00:20:13


5k results HERE

Photos...
1) There are a small number of photos on the Running in Cork Facebook page HERE
2) The Evening Echo has an article and video HERE 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

New Duhallow AC 10 mile road race in Banteer in March of 2018

With the demise of the Ballycotton 10 mile road race, the question now arises if any other event will take its place? With that in mind, Duhallow AC are going to hold their own 10 mile road race in Banteer on the first Sunday in March of 2018.

Located about 10 miles west of Mallow, it's just off the N72 road to Killarney so access shouldn't be an issue.



It's likely that there will be several medium distance races in the Spring of 2018 to choose from and I'd guess a lot will depend on location or what people are looking for. Some will be flat and fast, others will be hilly.

With that in mind, I had a look at the new Banteer 10 mile course to see what it might be like. Please note that this is provisional!


The first two miles are in a loop near Banteer and are pretty flat. There have been plenty of short races on this loop in the past so a lot of people will be familiar with it.

From about 2 miles to 3 miles, there is a climb on the road heading south towards Nad. It turns off left then over Fr.Murphy's Bridge and climbs again onto the edge of the forestry on the lower slopes of Mount Hillary.

From 4 to 6 miles, the road is level and elevated which should give a nice view out over the valley of the Blackwater River.

After mile 6, you take a sharp left, head north away from Mount Hillary and down towards the river. This results in a steep enough drop.

If you look at the map again, you'll see that the course is near the meandering Blackwater River for the last 3 miles. i.e. If the river isn't flowing in a straight line then it suggests that the gradient is shallow. i.e. It's going to be flat enough for the last 3 miles which means a fast finish.



So overall? The hills come early which is good. It's more a case of just one hill rather than a succession of them. I suspect though that it will be a race you'd just have to do to really find out how fast it really is. Looks promising though!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Notice...RNLI Reindeer Run in Fota House & Gardens... Sun 26th Nov 2017

This one might be of interest to anyone with young families or want to take part in a fun event while helping out the RNLI. There is a 5km & 10km Reindeer Run on the grounds of Fota House on Sunday the 26th of November 2017.


Entries......
Sun 26th Nov ...
Race times
1K Santa Saunter starts at 10.30am
10K race starts at 11am
5K race starts at 12 noon

To enter, click HERE

Additional Info...This is the approx route for the event in Fota.


While the route isn't the exact same of the Rebel Run4Fun 5k which was held there before, much of it is the same. You can see some photos of that route HERE which should give you a good idea of what it's like.

From the RNLI...Derval backs RNLI Reindeer Run for fitness, fun and raising funds for a good cause


Cork athlete, broadcaster and self-confessed foodie, Derval O’Rourke, says the RNLI’s Reindeer Run is the perfect opportunity to get fit, have fun and raise funds for a good cause. Derval is the charity’s Ambassador for the popular annual family event, now in its sixth year and being held in Cork’s Fota Park on Sunday 26 November.

The three time Olympian and four time European medalist, launched the Reindeer Run at Crosshaven lifeboat station and was joined by Maeve Leonard and Vincent Fleming, volunteer lifeboat crew from Crosshaven RNLI, along with Alex Fegan (11) and Maggie O’Brien (12), who plan on running in the event at the end of the month.

Speaking at the launch Derval said, ‘It is a privilege to be back as the Ambassador for the Reindeer Run.  It is fantastic fundraising event for a charity close to my heart. My husband is heavily involved in sailing and I find it incredibly reassuring that the RNLI provides such a great service.’

‘This event is open to all ages and levels of fitness. If you are a beginner, my advice is to give it a go as it is a family friendly and fun event and it is a great opportunity to put your training in action. I will also be running the 5km on the day and hope to see lots of people there.’

Well known  journalist, broadcaster and sailor, Tom MacSweeney will be reprising his role as MC on the day, encouraging all finishers across the line.

Registration for the three events is now open online at rnli.org/reindeerrun and costs €20 for the 5K and €22 for the 10K. Children’s tickets start from €12.50 and a family ticket (two adults and two children) is €55. All participants in the 1K, 5K and 10K will receive an RNLI Reindeer Run t-shirt, a pair of antlers and a sticker for their car showing their support.




Derval’s website has helpful fitness and diet tips which are perfect for those taking part in the Reindeer Run.  They can be found at www.derval.ie.

Last year, RNLI lifeboats in Cork launched 173 times, bringing 209 people to safety. Across Ireland, there were 1,136 lifeboat launches and 1,649 people were rescued.
Ends


RNLI media contacts...For more information please contact Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager Tel: 087 1254 124 / 01 8900 460 email Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org or Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer Tel: 087 6483547 email: Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org

RNLI online...For more information on the RNLI please visit RNLI.org  News releases and other media resources, including RSS feeds, downloadable photos and video, are available at the RNLI Press Centre RNLI.org/press

Key facts about the RNLI...The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the Ireland and the UK. The RNLI operates 235 lifeboat stations around Ireland and the UK with 45 operational lifeboat stations in Ireland. The RNLI is independent of the Coast Guard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 140,000 lives.

Charity number in the Republic of Ireland 2000 3326 and registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736)

Reminder...Run in the Dark 5k & 10k is coming up on Wed 15th Nov 2017


Just a reminder that the Run in the Dark is coming up in Cork City on Wed 15th Nov 2017 with a 9pm start. There is a choice of a 5k or 10k to choose from.

From what I understand, the event was almost sold out as of yesterday so you might still get in if you're interested.

See this previous post for info.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Vacany for Retail Shop Manager at the Edge Sports in Cork City

If anyone is looking for a change of job, the Edge Sports Store in Cork City is looking for a retail shop manager.

Full details HERE

Tramore Valley Park to Open in 2018!!

At last some good news about the Tramore Valley Park! Cork City Council announced at the end of last week that it will open before the start of the Summer of 2018.


The City Council have now budgeted €50,000 towards the operation of the park which will allow it to open to the public. The whole project of developing the old dump into a grassland park has cost in the region of €40 million to date.

So what does it mean??....Once it opens, there are unlikely to be any races held there, nor are we likely to see a resumption of the 5k parkrun. The problem of limited parking on site will remain a problem with the Black Ash Park & Ride located on the opposite side of the busy South Link Road.

The only options in the short term might be events like cross country for schools where the participants are bused in. I guess small races where the pre-entries are limited to say 200 runners might be an option but open events like a parkrun where it's impossible to know in advance how many people are going to turn up will remain a problem.

But one step at a time. At least the park will be open. If the parkrun did ever resume then the Ballincollig 5k parkrun should take off some of the pressure but the uncertainty of numbers would still be there. If that problem can be solved then the parkrun is an option again.

In terms of training, it will allow runners in the South side of Cork City someplace to train away from traffic. The loop in the park is about 1.5 miles in length and there will be access points from Half-Moon Lane on the South Douglas Road and from the new path that runs alongside the South Ring Road towards Douglas Shopping Centre.

Bridge Over the South Ring Road.....It was also announced recently that some County Councilors approved the decision to send plans to the full Council for approval. This bridge which is shown in an artists impression below is likely to cost a substantial amount of money and it will probably be a good few years before it is completed. It would eventually link the Grange-Frankfield area to the Tramore Valley Park which would allow a lot of options for training and access.

It is shown in the map above as two yellow lines to show where it would be located.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Results & Photos of the Cork BHAA HSE 5k road race...Sun 12th Nov 2017

The annual Cork BHAA HSE 5k road race was held on Sunday the 12th of November with 228 runners taking part. As can be seen from the chart above, it's up somewhat on the two previous years. Perhaps the central venue in Mahon and the sunny weather made a difference?

Pos Name Cat Prize Time Company Team
1 Mark Hanrahan M1 00:14:51 John Buckley Sports
2 David Fox 00:16:06 Temp Reg
3 Matthew Murnane 00:16:14 Temp Reg
6 Laura Crowe F1 00:16:37 CIT F-B-1
15 Carol Finn F2 00:18:17 Carol Finn Physical Therapy
32 Jennifer Goggin Walsh 0/35H F3 00:19:20 Novartis


Full results HERE

Photos...(Updated Mon 13th Nov 9:15am)
1) There are 3 galleries on the Running in Cork Facebook page
...a) Start of the race
...b) Halfway mark
...c) Finish Line

Results of the Eyeries 5 mile road race...Sat 11th Nov 2017

175 runners and walkers turned out for this years Eyeries 5 mile road race on what turned out to be mild but wet day.

This race was organised by Beara AC, a new club based on the Beara Peninsula.

L-R...Paul O'Callaghan 4th, Nigel O'Sullivan 3rd & Shane Harrington 2nd


1    Alan    O'SHEA    M    Bantry AC    26:37
2    Shane    HARRINGTON    M    East Cork AC    28:54
3    Nigel    SHEEHAN    M    Youghal AC    29:41
12    Maura    O'REGAN    F35    Eagle AC    34:21
22    Rachel    O'SHEA    FS    West Muskerry AC    36:17
25    Alice    COPPINGER    F35    Bantry AC    36:38


Maura Regan of Eagle AC...1st woman


Full results below...

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun...Sat 11th Nov 2017



There was a good turn out of 287 runners for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park on Sat 11th Oct 2017. As the chart shows, this is above the long term average of 253 per week.

1    Unknown                                   
2    Cathal KELLY    18:17    VM45-49    77.58 %    M    2        First Timer!    1   
3    Lance DOHERTY    18:31    VM40-44    74.26 %    M    3
13    Clare MC SWEENEY    21:09    SW30-34    69.98 %    F    1
25    Grainne EGAN    22:34    JW15-17    68.69 %    F    2    Leevale AC
29    Emer O'LEARY    22:59    VW35-39    65.05 %    F    3


Full results HERE

Photos...
1) The organisers have a gallery HERE
2) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE 

To end the post on a sad note...

There was a minutes silence before the run today as a mark of respect for the son of Joe and Anne Murphy who tragically passed away during the week. Joe and Anne have been part of the Cork running scene for many years and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Friday, November 10, 2017

Events on Sat 11th & Sun 12th Nov 2017

There is no shortage of runs this weekend with events on both Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, we have the usual 5k parkruns as well as the annual Eyeries 5 mile road race in a stunning spot on the Beara Peninsula.

On Sunday, there are two races closer to Cork City.

5k Parkrun...Sat 11th (9:30am)...€free...various locations...  
Cork...Macroom, Clonakilty, Bere Is, Glengarriff, Castlehaven & Ballincollig...
Waterford...Tramore  Limerick...University of Limerick & Newcastle West  Kerry...Killarney, Tralee & Listowel  Clare...Ennis, Kilrush & Clarisford  Tipperary...Templemore & Clonmel


Cork...Sat 11th (2:30pm)...Eyeries 5 mile road race, West Cork...€10 online / €12 on the day... info...



Cork...Sun 12th (11am)...Thomas Kent Memorial 10k...€CLOSED... Castlelyons...
Cork...Sun 12th (11am)...Cork BHAA HSE 5k...€5 reg/€10 non-reg...Mahon...

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Notice...Great Glenville 4 mile race - Sun 26th Nov 2017

The annual Glenville 4 mile road race is coming up on Sunday the 26th of November 2017 and it should be of particular interest considering its proximity to Cork City.


In terms of getting there, the village of Glenville is only 5 miles or 8 kms from Watergrasshill and the M8 motorway.


The race starts at 11:30am and the race HQ is the Glenville Primary School. The village is pretty small so the race HQ, start and finish point are all close by.

Preview.......You'll find directions, maps and a course profile HERE



Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Some stats...Dublin Marathon V New York Marathon

In the last two weeks, we've had the Dublin and New York City marathons and it's interesting to compare some of the stats.

The 2017 New York City Marathon had a whopping 50,770 finishers this year. Dublin had about a third as much with 15,892.




In Dublin, 5,106 women crossed the finish line which was 32.7% of the field. As Irish marathons go, that's about normal. In New York, the percentage of women was much higher at 41.5%.

The chart below shows the breakdown of finishers in the New York City Marathon by age and gender. One thing that stands out is the high numbers of women under the age of 30. While there is no exact breakdown like this for the Dublin marathon, I suspect it may not be as high.



Barry Smyth of UCD has put together some stats of his own for the 2017 Dublin City Marathon...link HERE.

Some key points for the 2017 Dublin Marathon...
1) Some 4,000 people of the 20,000 total registered did not turn up or finish the Dublin Marathon. That represents 20%.

2) Approx 60% of the finishers are between the ages of 35–49. No big suprise there and on par with other events.

3) Looking at the chart on that site, the average finish time is roughly 4:00 to 4:05 for men and 4:20 to 4:25 for women. In New York, the average finish time for men is 4:25:14 and for women, it's 4:53:00. In other words, the finishing times in Dublin are about 20-25 mins faster.

Why? Congestion might be partially to blame or maybe the course is harder. I suspect though that a big reason is that the average American runner is just slower.

4) In Barry's stats, he found that club runners were roughly about 15 mins faster than non-club. That's probably no great suprise as you'd expect club runners to be a bit more serious about training.

There are plenty of other stats on that site so it's worth a look.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Sports Nutrition Talk at Pairc Ui Chaoimh...Mon 13th Nov 2017

EATING YOURSELF FIT  - SPORTS STARS LINE UP FOR CORK SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT ON NUTRITION IN SPORT




Professional Irish Sporting Heroes & APC Microbiome Institute Collaborate for Cork Science Festival

A number of Ireland’s leading sports stars including World champion rower Mark O’Donovan and Ireland’s Basketball Ladies captain, Gráinne Dwyer, will be sharing their insights on the impact of nutrition on sport at a unique public event at Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Monday 13th November at 7pm as part of Cork Science Festival.

SENTIMENTAL ITEM LOST AT DUBLIN MARATHON 2017

SENTIMENTAL ITEM LOST AT DUBLIN MARATHON 2017

From Michael Chawke...A friend and club mate at Drogheda & District Athletics Club recently completed the dublin marathon. After the marathon she put her running belt that contained some items of great sentimental value of her grand parents into the white goodie bag.

She then went to Kennedys pub on 31-32 Westland Row, Dublin 2 to meet friends, but left the pub with the wrong goodie bag . Her race number 6606 was also in the goodie bag. She would dearly like to get these sentimental items of her grandparents back if anybody happened to have her running belt by mistake.

My contact details are mikechawke AT gmail DOT com

Lizzie Lee wins Brickey 5k in West Waterford


Lizzie Lee made a return to the racing scene last Sunday when she won the Brickey 5k road race near Dungarvan in West Waterford.

Also pictured is Kate Veale of West Waterford AC who is one of the top female race walkers in the country. 

5 LEE, Lizzie Leevale Female O/35 16:51

18 VEALE, Kate West Waterford A.C. Senior Female 18:39

Results & Photos HERE

Monday, November 06, 2017

Number of sub 3 hour finishers from Cork clubs in the Dublin Marathon

Following on from the Dublin Marathon, I had a closer look at the results of club runners from Cork. In particular, I had a look at the number of sub 3 hour finishers and the result was different from what I expected.

I thought the number of sub 3 hour finishers might be spread out across the various clubs but they're not. I did a comparison with 2016 and 2017 and the results are shown below...


As you can see, Eagle AC and St.Finbarr's AC have the highest number of sub 3 hour finishers. In 2015, the two clubs accounted for 50% of all the sub 3 hour club finishers from Cork. In 2016, that went up to 68% and this year, it's 74%.

What's really suprising are the low number of sub 3 hour finishers from other clubs.

In terms of total numbers of Cork club runners going sub 3 hours, there were 20 in 2015, 25 in 2016 and 27 in 2017.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Notice...Valley Rover Camogie Club 7k fun run/walk - Sun 19th Nov 2017

This 7k fun run/walk is coming up on Sunday the 19th of November 2017 at 12 noon and the entry fee is €10.



The race HQ is at the Valley Rover GAA grounds which are to the north-west of Inishannon. Coming from Cork City, the easiest way to get there is to turn off at Halfway for Crossbarry. Keep going straight and at the crossroads where the Schering Plough plant is located, take a left. The GAA grounds are up this road.


The organisers have said it will be timed and a full list of results will be published afterwards.

Preview......A preview of the course with maps, directions, photos, etc can be seen HERE

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun...Sat 4th Nov 2017



Almost 300 people turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park on what was a cold but sunny morning.

1 Paul Pio O'CALLAGHAN    18:20    VM35-39    M1    Pulse Triathlon Club
2 Brian MURPHY        18:22    VM35-39    M2
3 Garrett BANAHAN    18:30    VM35-39    M3    Dundrum South Dublin Athletic Club
9 Anita KELLEHER    20:21    VW35-39    F1
31 Sonia O'SULLIVAN    22:04    VW45-49    F2    Glenhuntly AC
33 Margaret JONES    22:20    VW45-49    F3    Midleton AC


Full results

Photos...
1) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE
2) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Marathon Controversy aired on RTE Liveline


As many of you will know, Freddy Sittuk was initially awarded the National Marathon title on Sunday at the Dublin Marathon. On Wednesday, the decision was overturned.

The whole controversy was aired today on the RTE Liveline radio programme.

Dublin Marathon
Kenyan Freddy Sittuk won the Irish National Marathon Championship on Sunday. But the title was awarded to Gary O'Hanlon, who finished behind him, because Freddy hadn't satisfied residency requirements.


Link... https://rte.ie/r.html?rii=b9_21264316_53_02-11-2017_

Kinesio Tape - Fact or Fad???

Over the years, there has been no shortage of trends and fads in running. From barefoot running to compression clothing, there has been no shortage of people singing the praises of the latest product with others dismissing it out of hand.

One product that has been on the market for a number of years is Kinesio Tape. It's applied to the surface of the skin and the makers make the following claims...

"Kinesio Tape alleviates discomfort and facilitates lymphatic drainage by microscopically lifting the skin. This lifting affect forms convolutions in the skin thus increasing interstitial space and allowing for a decrease in inflammation, reducing pressure while enabling a more effective flow of blood and lymphatic fluid in and out of the target area. "

Not all agree as you can see from the video below.

Anyone using it? Impressions? Is it the real deal or just a fad? Leave a comment below.


Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Results of the Midleton Rugby Club 5k...Sun 29th Oct 2017



This low key 5k in Midleton which was held on Sunday the 29th of October attracted a small field of 48 runners. The first 3 women are pictured above...L-R 2nd Colette O'Donoghue of Watergrasshill AC 2nd, 1st Kate Veale of West Waterford AC & 3rd Helen Leonard of Leevale AC.

Men
Gary Scully 18-30
Bryan Crowley 18-45
Eric Meade 19-03
Ladies
Kate Veale 19-05
Collette O Donoghue 20-08 

Helen Leonard 20-20

Photos....
1) Midleton Rugby Club have a gallery HERE
2) Mick Dooley has some photos HERE

Results below...


Notice...Dungarvan 10 mile road race in West Waterford - Sun 4th Feb 2018


The annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile road race will be held on Sunday the 4th of February 2018 at 1:30pm and it sells out every year. Please note that entries opened at 9am on Wednesday the 1st of November 2017.

Update Mon 1st Nov @3pm......Online entries are now closed! In previous years, this race has taken a few weeks to sell out. This year, it just took a few hours.

Last week, the notice I put up on the Running in Cork Facebook page got over 17,000 views so I knew the demand would be really high. I didn't expect it to sell out in hours though.

Update Mon 1st Nov @11:36am : Entries for this are flying in which resulted in some website problems. The entry link is https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/Dungarvan10Mile2018

With the demise of the Ballycotton 10 mile race in March, there is bound to be more interest in the Dungarvan race. If you want a good 10 mile race in the Spring of 2018, I would suggest that you enter as soon as possible before it closes.

The entry fee for 2018 is €25 and that includes a high quality Nike dry-fit top. There are no refunds on race entry fees. As in previous years, there will be no late entries except for elite entries, which will be taken up to Friday January 29th 2018.

This is one of the best road races in Munster and it attracts runners from all over the country. There is a limit of 2,750 entries and it will sell out.

Entries >> Entries via the race website... https://www.dungarvan10mile.org/


Here are some details from the organising club West Waterford AC...27th John Treacy Dungarvan 10 Mile Road Race

As and from November 1st, entries will open for the 27th Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 which will be held on Sunday February 4th 2018, with a start time of 1.30pm. West Waterford Athletic Club have announced details of the event which has established itself as a must run race on the Irish road running calendar with participants from all four corners of the country and beyond participating. The race has grown year on year and is a pre entry race which will close when 2,750 entries is reached. ( please note this race was full in a very short time last year ).

West Waterford Athletic Club is delighted with the support it receives from its sponsors for this event, we are fortunate to have the support of Top Oil, AIB Bank, Garveys Super-Valu, Tipperary Water, Flahavan's, Déise Design, along with many other local businesses and individuals who are all giving valuable support helping to make the day a great occasion for the town of Dungarvan. The race also incorporates the popular John Treacy Club Challenge Cup for men's and ladies teams which has proved to be hugely competitive. We will again be calling on all the athletic clubs of Ireland to take on the challenge in 2018 event. The John Treacy Dungarvan 10 brings together the ideal race combination of fun runners, joggers, club athletes and top class internationals who compete over a fast flat 10 mile course around the historic town of Dungarvan, we look forward to welcoming you to our town on February 4th 2018. Don't be disappointed as many were last year get your entry in as soon as entries open November 1st.

All race details can be found at www.dungarvan10mile.org

Preview.....A full preview of the course with photos and directions can be seen HERE