Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: August 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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