Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

Some of the races this weekend...

Here are some of the races this weekend. Runners in East Cork might be interested in the Dungarvan 5 mile while there is a charity 10k in Curraghchase Forest Park in Limerick for anyone in North Cork and beyond. Note the early start time of 11am.

Waterford...Fri 17th (7:30pm)...Dungarvan 5 mile... €10...11th race in the InterSport Elverys/Asics Summer Series... info...

Limerick... Fri 17th (7:30pm)... Limerick Country Club 5k... €10... Part of the Ballyhoura Series...
Cork...Fri 17th (7:30pm)... Inchigeela Festival 5k fun run/walk... €10... Proceeds in aid of Macroom & Dunmanway Hospitals...

Sat 18th (9:30am)... 5k parkruns - Various locations - Free
Cork - Ballincollig, Macroom, Clonakilty, Rineen Woods, Glengarriff Woods, Bear Is /// Limerick - University of Limerick, Newcastle West /// Kerry - Killarney, Tralee, Listowel, Inch /// Clare - Ennis, Kilrush, Clarisford /// Tipperary - Clonmel, Templemore /// Waterford - Tramore /// Kilkenny - Kilkenny Castle /// Carlow - Carlow town /// Wexford - New Ross, Gorey, Johnstown ///

Limerick... Sat 18th (11am)... Curraghchase 10k ...€25 ... includes dry fit top and medal... In aid of charity... info...

Results & Photos of the MMRA Trail Race in Warrenscourt... Wed 15th Aug 2018

This trail race in Warrenscourt Woods near Kilmurry was organised by the Munster Mountain Running Association on Wed 15th Aug 2018.

1 Barry Murray    538    M40    0:26:29    Glendalough     Wicklow
2 Conrad Daly    1369    M    0:27:22    Cork Orienteering Club    Cork
3 John Cronin    2767    M    0:27:38    West Muskerry    Cork
11 Deirdre O Gorman    1922    F    0:30:22    Tipperary
27 Mairead O' Keeffe    2336    F40    0:32:53    Kanturk Road Runners Cork
29 Brid Normoyle    921    F40    0:33:33    Cork Trí Club    Cork


Photo gallery HERE

Results of the Route2Crook 5 mile... Sun 12th Aug 2018

This 5 miler from Goleen to Crookhaven was held last Sunday 12th Aug 2018.


Pacers required for Greenway Half-Marathon in Waterford

From West Waterford AC....Greenway Half Marathon - Pacers Wanted!!
Hi all, as you are aware we are having our 2nd annual greenway half marathon sponsored by Eurofins on Saturday September 8th.
We require two pacers for each of the following times:
1 Hour 30 Minutes (6:52pm)
1 Hour 40 Minutes (7:38pm)
1 Hour 45 Minutes (8:01pm)
1 Hour 50 Minutes (8:24pm)
2 Hours (9:10pm)
2 Hours 10 Minutes (9:55pm)

If you are interested in pacing, please contact Tony Ferncombe 083-3070569
Many Thanks!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Notice : Crookstown Utd FC 5k fun run/walk - Wed 22nd Aug 2018

This 5k in Crookstown is coming up on Wed 22nd Aug 2018 at 7:30pm. Entry fee €10.

Crookstown is a few miles to the west of Ballincollig and is just off the N22 road to Macroom.

This event will be timed and results will be available afterwards. More details about the location and the course can be seen HERE

Results & Photos of the Cork BHAA Musgraves 5k race... Wed 15th Aug 2018

Over the last fortnight or so, it's been pretty wet for a lot of the evening races and this may have impacted on numbers. However, this one in contrast was held in pretty much ideal conditions as it was nice and dry. A total of 378 runners took part which is down 29.3% on last year which is a pretty large drop considering the weather.

What was also very noticeable with the 8pm start was just how much the light was fading at the end, especially for the slower runners. After a fantastic summer, we are definitely sliding towards the dark evenings.

1 Sean Doyle 00:15:20 Temp Reg
2 Nate Hayward 00:15:44 Temp Reg
3 Enda Cloake M1 00:15:45 Navy
48 Breda Gaffney 0/45J F1 00:18:57 Dept 0f Social Protection
62 Sharon Rynne 00:19:30 Temp Reg
64 Lorna Wolfe F2 00:19:34 Joyce Wolfe Physiotherapy F-A-1

Full results

1) There are two albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page (quality isn't great due to poor light).
...a) First lap
...b) Second lap

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Notice...Valley Rovers Camogie Club 5 mile run/walk nr Innishannon - Fri 31st Aug 2018

This 5 mile fun run/walk is coming up on Friday the 31st of August 2018 at 7pm and the entry fee is €10.

The race HQ is at the Valley Rover GAA grounds which are to the north-west of Innishannon. 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......The course this year will be 5 miles as opposed to the 7km in previous years. The directions given for the 7k are still relevant... see HERE

5 mile course info to follow...

Belarus runner with nose bleed wins Euro marathon

One of the most dramatic images from the recent European Athletics Championships was that of  Volha Mazuronak from Belarus who got a nose bleed about 30 minutes into the marathon race in Berlin.

While it looked serious early on, the bleeding eventually stopped and Mazuronak, who was fifth in the Rio Olympics, was able to clean her face with a sponge at a water station.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Negative publicity for Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Dublin due to litter

The annual Rock n Roll Half-Marathon in Dublin was held last weekend with a few thousand runners taking part. It wasn't without its problems however as there were a lot of complaints after the event due to the amount of rubbish left discarded on the streets.

The main complaints seem to be the volume of the waste left behind by runners and the lack of an immediate clean up by the organisers.

As you can see above and below, the state of the roads was highlighted by RTE, local journalists and residents.

Nice video of the East Cork Harbour Marathon...

Nice video from the organisers which sums up the event last weekend...

Running Endurance Course in North Cork... Sat 8th Sept 2018

Athletics Ireland have sent on details of a running course which will be held in North Cork on the 8th of September.

From Athletics Ireland... On the 8th of September 2018, Athletics Ireland are hosting an endurance workshop. This course will take place in Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, starting at 10am and finishing up around 4pm.

The aim of the Endurance Running course is to give some basic knowledge & skills to the endurance coach to help assist in the delivery of coaching sessions to young athletes / Fit4Life groups / Road Runners etc. It is an introduction to some key endurance principles. It could be extremely beneficial to some of your followers for their own personal development or their chosen sports.

This course is not just open to members of Athletics Ireland, it is open to all sports provided they are over 16years and it costs €60.

Registration for the course can be done via the following link

Course Content can be found here

Monday, August 13, 2018

Notice...Charleville Half-Marathon - Sun 23rd Sept 2018

The Charleville Half-Marathon is coming up on Sunday, the 23rd of September 2018 at 10am and it is widely recognised as being one of the fastest courses in the country. This is also an ideal race for anyone preparing for the Dublin City Marathon.

You can enter online for the Half-Marathon here until the 20th of September 

 Please note that there is a limit of 1400 entries. A dry fit top is included in the entry fee.

The standard entry fee of €40 applies until midnight on the 30th of August.
The late entry fee of €45 applies until midnight on the 20th of September.

No Race Day entry available.

2hr 30min time limit due to organisational and safety constraints. No Transfers, No refunds, No deferrals are allowed due to organisational and insurance constraints.

The race entry includes a dry fit top, chip timing and post race refreshments.

You can enter online for the Half-Marathon here until the 20th September

Course Preview......You can see a preview of the course HERE

Proceeds from the race go towards the development of North Cork Athletic Club and St.Josephs Foundation where the race is hosted.

This half-marathon is also ideal for anyone preparing for the 2018 Dublin City Marathon. The time achieved for the half can be used to give a reasonably accurate target time for the full at the end of October.

The club presented a cheque for €2,000 to St.Josephs Foundation in May of 2017. This was from the proceeds of the 2016 race.
Committee Members of North Cork AC, present a cheque for €2,000 to Noreen Ryan CEO St Josephs Foundation Charleville, proceeds of the 2016 Charleville International Half Marathon. St Josephs Foundation is an organisation for people with special needs and they kindly host the half-marathon on their site every year, along with allowing North Cork AC access to their sports facilities for juvenile athletes training.

Race flyer photo courtesy of Kevin O'Connor

Clonmel Half-Marathon Sold Out...

All 1000 entries to this years Clonmel Half-Marathon have now been sold, a new record number of the event. The race is coming up on Sunday the 26th of August.

Here's a statement from Clonmel AC.... We are excited to announce the Boston Scientific Half Marathon 2018 is a sell out, with a grand total of 1000 entrants, our biggest entry to date!

Registration is now officially closed, with no further entries taken online or on the weekend of the race!

Thank you to all who have entered, we look forward to seeing you on race day.

#BSHM #soldout #1000 #biggestentrytodate #thankyou

Mallow AC 5k training programme...Starts Tues 14th August 2018

Mallow AC are starting a new 5k programme for any runners in the area looking to beat 20 or 25 minutes. See the text below. For more info, contact Shane Simcox by email : shanesimcox30 AT gmail DOT com

From Mallow AC....Are you looking for a challenge for the coming months?

We are running a new programme for those looking to train to run a 5km at either sub 20 minutes or sub 25 minutes...if you want to take the challenge and 'Beat the Clock' read on for more information.

The challenge commences Tuesday 14th August 2018 with registration on Monday 13th August.

Irish performances at the Euro Championships... Sun 12th Aug 2018

There were quite a number of Irish athletes in action on the final day of the European Athletics Championships in Berlin with some fine performances.

In the women's 1500m, Ciara Mageean who is Ireland's best female athlete finished in 4th place.

Click on the Twitter links for the videos...

The Irish team set a new national record in the women's 4 x 100m relay with a time of 43.80 seconds. This was just 6 one-hundredths of a second outside the time needed to get into the final.

In the marathon, the Irish women’s team were 8th - Lizzie Lee (Leevale) 2:40:12, Breege Connolly (North Belfast Harriers) 2:41:53 and Gladys Ganiel (North Belfast Harriers) 2:42:42.

The Irish men's team were 6th - Kevin Seaward (St Malachy’s) 2:16:58, Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock) 2:18:00, Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham) 2:18:58, Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers) 2:19:49 and Paul Pollock 2:23:26.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Results of the Kilworth Festival 5k ... Sun 12th Aug 2018

119 runners took part in this 5k race in Kilworth near Fermoy.

Kilworth Festival 5K Race Results                

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Results of the East Cork Harbour Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k... Sat 11th Aug 2018

Conditions were a bit damp for this years East Cork Harbour Marathon but there were still lots of runners taking part.

In the full marathon, there were just over 100 while there were 324 in the half-marathon with 511 in the 10k!

1 David RYAN    02:41:20 145    M (1)    MS (1)    Clonmel AC
2 Cornelius MARSHALL    02:53:36 119    M (2)    MS (2)    St Finbars AC
3 Thomas BAKER    03:03:29 1    M (3)    M50 (1)   
10 Rachel STOKES    03:21:36 148    F (1)    FS (1)    Marathon Club Ireland / Kerry Crusaders
15 Alison FLYNN    03:33:06 22    F (2)    FS (2)    Gravesend Road Runners
19 Zuzana STOLICNA    03:36:06 149    F (3)    FS (3)    

1 Mark SMITH    01:17:52 685    M (1)    MS (1)    Eagle AC
2 Raivis ZAKIS    01:18:09 926    M (2)    MS (2)    West Waterford AC
3 Tim TWOMEY    01:18:57 692    M (3)    MS (3)    Leevale AC
42 Julie KENNEALLY    01:38:54 591    F (1)    FS (1)    Youghal AC
49 Gillian SOHUN    01:40:02 687    F (2)    FS (2)    Leevale AC
68 Karolyn FEELY    01:44:24 553    F (3)    FS (3)   

1    Kevin O'LEARY    00:33:49 1452    M (1)    MS (1)    East Cork AC
2    Chris MURNANE    00:36:09 1146    M (2)    MS (2)   
4    Trevor CUMMINS    00:37:07 1272    M (3)    MS (3)    Ballymore AC
3    Catherina MCKIERNAN    00:36:32 1570    F (1)    FS (1)    Annalee AC
19    Jennifer GOGGIN WALSH    00:41:34 1074    F (2)    FS (2)    Carraig na Bhfear AC
28    Ruth MILLERICK    00:42:05    00:42:15 F (3)    FS (3)    Youghal AC

Full results on the MyRunResults website.

1) Mick Dooley has a gallery HERE
2) The organisers have a gallery HERE
3) 96FM have a gallery HERE


Friday, August 10, 2018

Results of the GR8KM race in Mitchelstown... Fri 10th Aug 2018

After what was another busy week of evening road races, 238 turned out for this years GR8KM organised by Galtee Runners AC.

1     Kevin Maunsell     Clonmel AC         23:57     sm     8
2     Paul Maloney     Mallow ac         24:46     sm     21
3     Colin Merritt     Glenville         25:43     SM     27
18     Martina Kiely     St Finbarrs         29:18     SF     234
25     Linda Grogan     Dundrum ac         31:11     SF     167
36     Ellen Lewis Hanley     Grange Fermoy         32:12     SF     80

1) Galtee Runners AC have a gallery HERE

Galtee Runners 8K Race Results              

Results & Photos of the Lombardstown 5 mile... Thurs 9th Aug 2018

1  Tim Oconnor    An Riocht    26.32
2 Alfie Davis    Leevale    27.53
3 Eoin Sugrue        28.08
M45 1  John Callanan    Dromahane Road Runners    30.37
M55 1 Denis Carroll    Eagle AC    35.28
1 Carol Finn    Leevale    30.542 Brigita Lukste    North Cork AC    32.24
3 Nollaig O'Neill    Leevale    32.33
F45 1 Mary Buckley    Donaghmore AC    34.46
F55 1 Mary Murphy    Shandrum AC    40.34
F65 1 Eileen Twohig    Mt Hillary AC    46.34
 Full Results                       
Position    Bib    Names    Category    Club    Time   
1    961    Tim Oconnor    M    An Riocht    26.32   
2    905    Alfie Davis    M    Leevale    27.53   
3    904    Eoin Sugrue    M45        28.08   
4    877    Jermiah Sheehan    M        29.22   
5    818    Trevor Woodgate    M    Mallow AC    30.00   

Notice...East Cork Harbour Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 11th Aug 2018

This event up coming up on Saturday the 11th of August 2018...and there is a choice of a full 26.2 mile marathon, a 13.1 mile half-marathon and 10km race (6.2m).

As of the 10th of August, all the places are gone!...

Thomas Barr wins Bronze in 400m hurdles at Euro Championships

Thomas Barr of Ferrybank AC in Waterford won a Bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin.

Post race interview...

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Notice...GR8KM race in Mitchelstown, NE Cork - Fri 10th Aug 2018

The GR8KM organised by Galtee Runners AC coming up on Friday, the 10th of August 2018. As the name suggests, it is an 8 km road race on the roads around Mitchelstown and considering its proximity to the several major roads, it is likely to attract runners from North Cork, Limerick and Tipperary.

With the M8 motorway, Mitchelstown is only 50 kms or a 35-40 minute drive from Cork City so it's an option for city based runners as well.

They have the same 8km course this year with €200 on offer to anyone breaking the 8km course record (male & female). The race is sponsored by Kerrygold Park. ..

From Galtee Runners AC...  Galtee Runners with Kerrygold Park are proud to present our 9th Annual GR8 8km road run! We have retained last year's entirely new and improved route which is ideal for getting some PB's and it is also without some of those dreaded hills! This race is also race 2 of the Avondhu 3x3 series. Our HQ for this year's GR8 will once again be Mitchelstown Leisure Centre and registration will begin here at 5:30pm on Friday 10th August. Entry for the run is just €10 with all category prizes on offer and all entrants will be chip timed. The race itself will begin at 7:30pm SHARP! All levels of ability are welcome and we hope to see as many numbers out as possible. What better way to run off those cobwebs from the Bank Holiday Weekend!!

**Course Record** :: We are delighted to announce that this year's course record prize has been increased to €200!! The latest course records were set in 2017 on our new and improved route. The records are held by David Mansfield of Clonliffe Harriers (24:54) and Orla Touhy of Fermoy (30:19)... Can these be beaten this year?

The race will start and finish at the the Mitchelstown Leisure Centre which is just behind the Tesco shopping centre.

Preview... A preview of the 2018 course with maps, photos and directions can be seen HERE...

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Athletics Ireland office in Dublin suffers fire damage...

On Monday night the 6th of August, there was a fire at the Athletics Ireland office at the Northwood Business Campus in Santry. This has resulted in a loss of records and permits.

In a statement, Athletics Ireland said...“Due to an extensive fire within the Athletics Ireland offices, all permits, permit books and all documents have been destroyed”.

Apparently, the offices either side of the Athletics Ireland one were undamaged. An article in the Irish Times on Monday said that arson was suspected.

Athletics Ireland have asked the relevant people to resend the permit applications directly through email and for all payments by credit/debit card to go through Realex.

Results & Photos of the Castleyons Carnival 4 mile... Tues 7th Aug 2018

About 190 people turned out for this 4 mile run in Castleyons on Tues 7th Aug 2018.

1 Mark Smith Eagle AC 21:21
2 Mark Collins Grange Fermoy AC 21:35
3 Damien Kenneally Eagle AC 21:38
1 Carol Finn Leevale AC 24:09
2 Kealey Tideswell Unattached 25:09
3 Joan Ennis Grange Fermoy AC 26:05

1) Derek Costello of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE
2) Ger Broderick has a gallery HERE
3) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE

Full results below...

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Notice...Rathcormac 4 mile road race - Thurs 23rd Aug 2018

This 4 mile road race in Rathcormac is coming up on Thursday the 23rd of August 2018.

Bride Rovers Ladies & Max Runners in Conjunction with St. Nicholas AC presents Jump Juice Bars Rathcormac 4 Mile Road Race on Thursday 23rd August at 7.30pm

Registration from 6pm in Rathcormac Hall
Entry Fee €10 - Must be Over 16.

Features of the Race:
Chip timing
AAi Permit
Flat & Fast Course
Lots of prize Catergories
Raffle & Refreshments

Rathcormac is located between Cork City and Fermoy. Coming from Cork City, just turn off the M8 at Watergrasshill (Exit 17) and follow the old Dublin road north. Coming from the North, take Exit 15 on the M8 and drive south.

The 4 mile course is to the east of Rathcormac. There are some small hills but there are plenty of flat sections as well. Race HQ is in the Community Hall.

A preview of the course can be seen HERE

Monday, August 06, 2018

Cork sprinter Phil Healy makes it through to semi-final in Euro champs

Cork sprinter Phil Healy from Ballineen finished second today in one of the heats of 100m at the European Championships in Berlin to book a place in the semi-finals.

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 3rd Aug 2018

313 runners turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park, well above the long term average of 265.

1 Lance DOHERTY    18:59    VM40-44    M1    St Finbarrs AC
2 Piotr SPYT    19:12    VM40-44    M2    Polish Runners Club Ireland
3 Declan MCGIBNEY 19:26    SM30-34    M3
15 Sandra MANNING 21:03    VW35-39    F1    Eagle A.C.
25 Gillian SOHUN 21:35    VW45-49    F2
57 Eva HARRINGTON 23:26    JW11-14    F3

The results of the 110th edition can be seen HERE

1) Collette Ryan has a gallery of photos HERE

Friday, August 03, 2018

Results & Photos of the Conna 5k race... Fri 3rd Aug 2018

 A total of 238 runners turned out for this years Conna 5k road race organised by St.Catherine's AC, a drop of just 8 on last year.

As can be seen from the graph above, it's remarkable just how stable the numbers are year after year. Most races jump and and down a fair bit but the Conna numbers are rock steady. With the general decline in race numbers at the moment, any race holding its own is really doing well.

# Athlete Name     Club     Gun Time     Category     Bib
1 Eric Curran     Leevale         16:12     SM     209
2 Mark Collins     Grange Fermoy         16:57     SM     282
3 Pat Hennessy     West Waterford AC         17:07     SM     379
19 Kate Veale     West Waterford AC         19:36     SF     370
30 Ellen Hanley     Grange Fermoy         20:30     SF     273
34 Joan Ennis     Grange Fermoy         20:40     SF     288

1) St.Catherine's AC have a big gallery HERE

Conna 5k Race Results                
Full results below...

Results of the Kinsale 5 mile... Fri 3rd Aug 2018

Results from Core Timing...

Cork BHAA race in Haulbowline on the 8th of August cancelled

At the recent Cork BHAA race in Ringaskiddy, it was announced that the Army-Navy 5 mile race at the naval base in Haulbowline scheduled for the 8th of August 2018 has been cancelled due to road works in the area.

They are looking at a date in September for the race but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

Notice - Clonmel Half-Marathon, Tipperary ... Sun 26th Aug 2018

Update 3rd of Aug : There are now fewer than 100 places left for this half-marathon in Clonmel

The Clonmel Half-Marathon is coming up on Sunday the 26th of August 2018 and there is an entry limit this year of 1,000 runners. Since it first started back in 2010, it has grown in popularity every year and if you are interested then you should enter as soon as possible.

This one is always popular with runners from Cork and is just a few miles off the M8 motorway.

The standard entry fee is €35 and that includes a dry fit top.


Thursday, August 02, 2018

Latest stats for clubs in Cork... July 2018

Athletics Ireland have just released their membership stats for the end of July 2018 and they can be seen HERE

As to be expected, there are no major changes from last month and the athletic clubs with 100 or more adult members are shown above.

Results & Photos of the Cork BHAA Novartis 5k road race... Wed 1st Aug 2018

There was a big drop in numbers for this years Novartis 5k race in Ringaskiddy with 312 runners taking part, down 27% on last year. Considering that it was a damp wet evening, many people probably opted to stay at home.

As can be seen from the chart below, the last time the numbers were lower than this was way back in 2002!  It's probably likely that the numbers will be up again next year if the weather is kinder but I suspect that the days of getting 600 like back in 2014 are well behind us.

1 Evan Byrne M-1 00:15:51 Douglas Credit Union
2 Enda Cloake M-2 00:15:59 Navy M-A-2
3 Mark Smith 00:16:05 Temp Reg
32 Breda Gaffney 0/45J F-1 00:19:32 Dept 0f Social Protection
39 Jennifer Goggin Walsh 0/35H F-2 00:19:53 Novartis F-A-1
44 Noreen Mackey F-3 00:20:04 CIT

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Majella Costello has a gallery HERE 
2) Paula's Pictures has a gallery HERE

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

MMRA Trail race on Rochestown Woods ... Wed 1st Aug 2018

From the MMRA...
Rochestown Woods 5km Route & 2.4km Junior Route. Park sensibly please. Junior & accompanied kids u10 reg @7 start 7:30. 5km race: reg before 7:30 start 8pm sharp .

Please see details on site:

Please remember you MUST be a member and you MUST know/have your 2018 number to race.
Entry €5 on the night.

Notice : Conna 5km road race - Fri 3rd Aug 2018

Organised by St.Catherine's Athletic Club, this 5 km road race is coming up in the village of Conna on Friday, the 3rd of August 2018.

The race HQ is the local community centre which is on the main road through the village. This is one of the few 5 km races in this part of NE Cork and should be of interest to a lot of runners. One thing to note is the number of prizes on offer with the top 6 men and women getting something as opposed to the more usual three.

There will also be chip timing.

Course Preview.....A full preview with maps, directions and photos can be seen HERE 

The club has its own website as well...

There will also be a 1-mile race for juveniles (10-15yrs) at 7:30pm.

From St.Catherine's AC...From St.Catherine's AC...Conna 5k is back for a 6th year on August 3rd and for the second year we have teamed up with Galtee Runners and Grange-Fermoy AC for the Avondhu 3 By 3 Road Race Series

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Results of the Cloyne 5k race... Tues 31st July 2018

280 runners turned out for this years Cloyne 5k road race on what was a cool evening compared to the weather of late.

1 Alan O'SHEA    00:15:11    728    M (1)    MS (1)    Bantry A.C.
2 Paul MOLONEY    00:15:12    542    M (2)    MS (2)    Mallow A.C.
3 Andrew SHEEHAN    00:15:51    548    M (3)    MS (3)    Leevale A.C.
40    Evelyn CASHMAN    00:19:26    651    F (1)    F45 (1)    Youghal A.C
46    Ruth MILLERICK    00:19:41    696    F (2)    F35 (1)    Youghal A.C
51    Michelle NOLAN    00:19:54    729    F (3)    F45 (2)    Youghal A.C

The full results can be seen HERE

Notice...St.Luke's Home 5k road race, Mahon - Thurs 6th Sept 2018

This is the fourth year of this 5km race in race and it should prove to be a popular one again. The St.Luke's Home 5km run is on in Mahon on Thursday the 6th of September 2018 and it starts at 7pm.

Here are some of the reasons why it should get a good turnout......
1) It is at a time of year when most of the mid-week evening races have stopped.
2) It is in Cork City with a huge number of runners within its catchment area.
3) Fast accurate 5km course.
4) 80% of it is on a quiet public walkway.
5) Finishers get a 20% discount voucher for John Buckley Sports which could easily result in savings in excess of the entry fee (valid until the end of Sept 2018).
6) All proceeds go to St.Lukes Home which is a registered charity.

From the organisers......

Prizes : 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male/Female (1st = European holiday sponsored by RCI)

1st in other categories (Male over 40, 50 & 60 and Female over 35, 45 & 55)
Wheelchair Athlete

Entry Fee: €10

Entry Includes: Timing Chip, On course water and refreshments, tea, coffee and sandwiches for all competitors at St. Luke’s Home after the race.
Goody bag to include, running buff, 20% Discount Voucher from John Buckley Sports, drink and snack.
Registration: MyRunResults or on the day between 2pm and 6.30pm at St. Luke’s Home. There will be a draw for a prize for all those that pre-enter.

Course Preview.......A preview of the course can be seen HERE

For more info, go to... 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Irish team announced for the European Athletics Championships in August

Irish team announced for the European Athletics Championships in Berlin, August 7th-12th. Cork athletes in Red

Women: Phil Healy (Bandon AC) 100m & 200m, Gina Akpe-Moses (Blackrock AC-Louth) 100m, Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (DSD AC) 800m, Claire Mooney (UCD AC) 800m, Ciara Mageean (UCD AC) 1500m, Emma Mitchell (Queens University AC) 10,000m, Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle & District AC) 3000m steeplechase, Michelle Finn (Leevale AC) 3000m steeplechase, Breege Connolly (North Belfast Harriers AC) marathon, Gladys Ganiel (North Belfast Harriers AC) marathon, Laura Graham (Mourne Runners AC) marathon, Lizzie Lee (Leevale AC) marathon.

4x100m relay panel: Phil Healy (Bandon AC), Gina Akpe-Moses (Blackrock-Louth), Ciara Neville (Emerald AC), Joan Healy (Bandon AC), Niamh Whelan (Ferrybank AC), Molly Scott (SLOT AC).

Photos of the Cork City FC 5k... Sun 29th July 2018

The Liam Miller Memorial 5k organised by Cork City FC was held on Sunday the 29th of July 2018 in Curraheen.


1) Doug Minihane has a gallery of photos HERE
2) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Notice : Cloyne 5k road race - Tues 31st July 2018

The annual Cloyne 5km road race takes place in East Cork on Tuesday, the 31st of July 2018 at 8pm. As races go, this is a reasonably flat and fast course. There are no real hills as such, just a few short sections where the road rises by a few metres at most. Outside of the Centre Park Road course in Cork City, it doesn't get much flatter. If you want to try for a fast 5k time, then this is the one to do.

If you are coming from the Cork city, then Cloyne is just a 22-25 minute drive from the Jack Lynch tunnel. Considering the number of runners within say a 30 minute drive of it, the race is likely to attract a large crowd.

From the organisers...The race will be chip timed, and the route (start/finish) and HQ all remain the same as last year. Registrations on the day of the race will open in the School from 3.00pm for anyone that wishes to enter earlier in the day.

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

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 28th July 2018

There was another big turn out in this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park with 258 taking part.

1 Lance DOHERTY    18:35    VM40-44    M1    St Finbarrs AC   
2 Cathal PRENDEVILLE    18:39    VM35-39    M2
3 Piotr SPYT    19:16    VM40-44    M3    Polish Runners Club Ireland
53 Maria MADIGAN    23:35    VW40-44    F1
58 Julia O'HALLORAN    23:50    SW30-34    F2
62 Sheila O'BRIEN    23:59    VW35-39    F3

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Colette Ryan has a gallery HERE

Results of the Ballinacurra 4 mile race... Thurs 26th July 2018

After a prolonged period of dry weather, the rain unfortunately arrived just in time for this 4 mile road race near Midleton in East Cork.. Despite the conditions, a total of 192 runners still out for this 4 mile road race.

1. 573 Paul Moloney m Mallow AC 00:20:01
2. 517 Andrew Sheehan m Leevale 00:20:41
3. 518 Kevin O'Leary m East Cork AC 00:20:54
20. 558 Rhona Pierce w Leevale AC 00:25:18
26. 658 Una Murphy Plant w Kinsale 00:25:58
31. 739 Helen Gilroy w Midleton AC 00:26:39

1) Kieran O'Callaghan has a gallery HERE

TotalRank    Bib    Name    M/F        Club    Chip Time
1.    573    Paul Moloney    m        Mallow AC    00:19:59,88
2.    517    Andrew Sheehan    m        Leevale    00:20:39,37
3.    518    Kevin O'Leary    m        East Cork AC    00:20:53,93
4.    585    Michael Corbett    m        St. Finbarrs AC    00:21:02,39
5.    568    Tim Twomey    m        Leevale AC    00:21:22,44
6.    770    Nigel Sheehan    m        Youghal    00:22:14,89
7.    598    Cathal O'Connell    m        St. Finbarrs AC    00:22:36,04
8.    543    Trevor Cummins    m        Ballymore Cobh AC    00:23:02,53
9.    588    Ruairi Myers    m        Carrig Na Bhar    00:23:57,22
10.    520    Ray O'Sullivan    m        Aghada RC    00:24:04,29

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Results of the Ballydesmond 1-mile… Wed 25th July 2018

73 runners turned out for this years Ballydesmond 1-Mile race in NW Cork on Wed 25th July 2018, up from the 62 in 2017. This was the 4th race of 5 in the one-mile series.

1 Colm McCarthy West Limerick AC 630 SnrM 0:04:43
2 Aidan Cahill FFMV 701 SnrM 0:04:45
3 Dermot Dineen FFMV 677 M40 0:04:50
13 Siobhan Daly Gneeveguilla AC 635 F35 0:05:21 
17 Saoirse Tomkins Gneeveguilla AC 669 FU15 0:05:
26 26 Gillian Murphy Star of the Laune AC 640 SnrF 0:05:50 


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Notice : Carraig na bhFear 5km road race - Tues 21st Aug 2018

This 5km road race in Carraig na bhFear is coming up on Tuesday the 21st of August 2018 at 7:30pm.

The race is organised with the assistance of Carraig na bhFear AC and results will be published after the race.

From the organisers.... Carraig na bhFear GAA are hosting a fundraising 5k run in Carraig na bhFear on Tues 21st August at 7:30pm. Admission is €10 and a Family of 4 for €30. Registration begins at 6:30pm at the Primary School on the night. You can run, walk or crawl around the course as you please and it promises to be a great night of fun and chat. Tea, Coffee and refreshments will be available for all afterwards in the school.

Carraig na bhFear is just 10kms to the north of Cork City so this one should be of interest to a lot of runners.

Pre-entry link

Facebook event page

Preview.......Directions and a course preview can be seen here...

Update on the 'Glen River parkrun' in Cork City...

Back in May of 2018, I had a post up about a new proposed 5k parkrun on the north side of Cork City.

Meetings were held, the level of support was assessed and now a core group of about 12-13 has been established. An event director has also been appointed for this new 5k parkrun.

The new event will also be formally called the "Glen River parkrun".

The final route will have to be decided upon but things are progressing nicely. No firm start date has yet been announced but suffice to say that it will be on a Saturday morning at 9:30am.

More info as it becomes available.