Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: February 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Results & Photos of the Glen River 5k parkrun - Sat 29th Feb 2020


With the cancellation of the Ballincollig and Mallow parkruns, runners instead flocked to the Glen for the 5k parkrun there. There were a total of 184 finishers which is the second highest number ever!

1 Aidan NOONE Male SM20-24 18:59
2 Florent CHEVALLIER Male VM35-39 19:37
3 Trevor COLLINS Male VM40-44 VMware Running Club 19:42
27 Hana FASKA Female SW18-19 Sanctuary Runners 22:54
31 Sinéad HEALY Female VW45-49 Tralee parkrunners on Tour - TpoT 23:16
34 Niamh CRONIN Female VW40-44 St Finbarrs AC 23:33


Full results

Photos...
1) The organisers have a gallery HERE
2) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE
3) Mick Dooley has a few pics HERE

Friday, February 28, 2020

Running events - Sat 29th Feb & Sun 1st Mar 2020

There are plenty of running events to choose from this weekend in Cork but there is a marked contrast in the weather between Saturday and Sunday.

To start with, there is plenty of heavy rain forecast for Friday the 28th so that may well impact on parkruns on Saturday so check the respective Facebook pages before you travel.

Storm Jorge (pronounced Hor-Hay) which was named this time by the Spanish Met Office will move over the country on Saturday and it will probably be wet, windy and cold for the various parkruns.

Sunday by contrast looks like a much better day and all of the events should go ahead unless there are local issues. Again, watch out for updates before traveling.

- - - February 2020 - - -

Sat 29th (9:30am)... 5k parkruns - Various locations - Free
Cork - Ballincollig, Glen River, Mallow, Macroom, Clonakilty, Rineen Woods, Glengarriff Woods, Bear Is /// Limerick - University of Limerick, Newcastle West, Mungret /// Kerry - Killarney, Tralee, Listowel, Inch /// Clare - Ennis, Kilrush, Clarisford /// Tipperary - Clonmel, Templemore, Knockanacree /// Waterford - Waterford City, Tramore /// Kilkenny - Kilkenny Castle /// Carlow - Carlow town, Tullow /// Wexford - New Ross, Gorey, Johnstown ///

Sun 30th (9:30am)... 2k Junior parkruns - Various locations - Free - For 4 to 14 yr olds
Cork - Cobh, Ballincollig /// Limerick - Shelbourne Park /// Kerry - Tralee /// Wexford - Heritage Park /// Tipperary - Burgess, Nenagh ///

- - - March 2020 - - -
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Cork... Sun 1st (11am)... Killeagh 4 mile race... €10... East Cork... info...

https://corkrunning.blogspot.com/2020/01/notice-killeagh-4-mile-road-race-sun.html


Cork... Sun 1st (11am)... Cork BHAA CIT 5k... Reg €5 / Non-Reg €10... info... 20% discount voucher for John Buckley Sports...

https://corkrunning.blogspot.com/2020/02/notice-cork-bhaa-cit-5k-sun-1st-march.html

 Cork... Sun 1st (11am)... IMRA Bweeng 9.5km trail race... €7 ...pre-entry... 2020 IMRA membership (€10) required... info...

https://corkrunning.blogspot.com/2020/02/notice-mmra-bweeng-trail-race-sun-1st.html

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Results of the poll for the best 10k race in Cork in 2019


Congratulations to the organisers of the Thomas Kent 10k in Castlelyons on being voted the best 10k race in Cork in 2019!

The Doneraile 10k was just behind in second place while the Cork BHAA UCC 10k was in third.

Thanks to the almost 800 people who took the time to vote.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Notice: MMRA Bweeng Trail Race - Sun 1st Mar 2020


This 9.5km trail race near Bweeng in Co.Cork is coming up on Sunday the 1st of March 2020. The entry fee is €7 and annual membership of the Irish Mountain Running Association is required (€10).

More info about the event here... https://imra.ie/events/view/id/1874

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Notice: Cork BHAA CIT 5k - Sun 1st March 2020


The CIT 5k is a brand new event on the Cork BHAA calendar and it's coming up on Sunday the 1st of March 2020 at 11am.

The entry fee is just €5 for registered BHAA runners and €10 for non-registered. You enter on the morning of the race.


Update from the organisers... You will receive a 20% discount on items bought in John Buckley Sports shop on production of your CIT 5k running number up until the end of August 2020. Spot prizes will be given to down the field runners but you must be present at the prizegiving to receive the spot prizes.

Registration is in the West Atrium of CIT which is in the main building. There will be stewards on hand directing people so just park up and follow the directions.

Post race refreshments with tea, coffee, sandwiches, biscuits, fruit, etc will be in the West Atrium as well along with the prize giving afterwards.

Spot Prizes... There will be plenty of spot prizes for runners down the field and you don't have to be registered with the BHAA to receive one.

Note that they will be giving out an aluminium sports water bottle for the first 400 to enter on the day.



As for the course, it's the exact same as the popular Rebel Run 5k which takes place every November.


Other than a few corners and bends, it's a pretty fast course and of course, it's nice to finish on the CIT track.

Considering the fact that it's a BHAA event, it's located in the western suburbs of Cork City and ease of access from the N40 South Ring Road, it should get a good turnout.

Notice: Killeagh 4 mile road race - Sun 1st March 2020

This is the 5th year of this 4 mile race and it's organised by Killeagh Community Healthy Clubs Project in association with Youghal AC. It will be held this year on Sunday the 1st of March 2020 at 11am.


Entry on the day is €10.

Considering that Killeagh is on the N25 Cork-Waterford road, the race should have a pretty big catchment area.

As you can see from the course map below, the race takes in a loop to the west of Killeagh. The race finishes at the entrance to the Killeagh GAA grounds which is the race HQ. There will also be changing and shower facilities here.




Notice: CIT Sports Seminar Series - Dec 2019 to Apr 2020

Following the success of last year, there will be another CIT Sports Seminar Series again this year.

Update: 25th Feb 2020... Note the new date. The next talk is on the 25th of March 2020.




More info below...

Monday, February 24, 2020

NTA announce grants for pathways in Cork


The National Transport Authority (NTA) have just announced a number of grants to move forward some pathway projects around the Cork Harbour area. While a number are titled 'Cycle Corridors', this often means a shared pathway for cyclists, pedestrians and runners.

Some of the more interesting ones are shown below...

New Greenways and pathways tend to move at an almost glacial pace but at least progress is being made.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Results & Photos of the Kinsale 10 mile - Sun 23rd Feb 2020

Claire McCarthy wins the 2020 Kinsale 10 mile. Photo: Mick Dooley

A total of 723 runners took part in this years Kinsale 10 mile road race with dry and mild conditions.

Last years there were many reports that the course was too long with reports of 10.2 miles at the finish line. It seems to be closer to the mark this year with one person reporting 10.09 miles.

First 5 men (L-R) Tom Lupton 4th, Joe Cunningham 3rd, Pat Hennessy 1st, Jeremy O'Donovan 2nd & Declan Power 5th. Photo: Mick Dooley

Top 5 men & women...
1.    1365    Pat    Hennessy    m    West Waterford AC    M18-39    00:51:13
2.    1759    Jeremy    O'Donovan    m    St finbarrs    M40-44    00:53:55
3.    1176    Joe    Cunningham    m    St finbarrs    M45-49    00:54:12
4.    1489    Tom    Lupton    m    Portlaoise ac    M18-39    00:54:31
5.    1825    Declan    Power    m         M45-49    00:54:34    00:54:33
16.    1548    Claire    Mccarthy    f    Leevale ac    F40-44    01:01:21
47.    1625    Una    Murphy plant    f         F45-49    01:07:33
48.    1579    Jenny    Miller    f         F18-39    01:07:44
55.    1484    Jean    Lucey    f         F18-39    01:08:42
63.    1509    Sylvia    Malone    f    Wac    F45-49    01:09:30

Full results

(L-R) Una Murphy Plant 2nd, Jenny Miller 3rd & Jean Lucey 4th. Photo: Mick Dooley

Photos...
1) Derek Costello has a number of galleries...
...a) Mile 3 part 1 of 2
...b) Mile 3 part 2 of 2
...c) Mile 7 part 1 of 4
...d) Mile 7 part 2 of 4
...e) Mile 7 part 3 of 4
...f) Mile 7 part 4 of 4
2) Mick Dooley has an album HERE 

14-Week Programme for the 2020 Cork City Half-Marathon starts 24th February

The 2020 Cork City Half-Marathon is coming up on Sunday the 31st of May. I'll be running an 14-week training programme for it which will start on the 24th of February. Details below...



Please note that this is tailored for each individual person, it's not some sort of generic one-size fits all plan. The plan adapts according to the progress being made.

For it to be of value...

a) You'll have to answer questions initially so that a suitable programme can drawn up. This will be based on your current training and experience and how much time you have available. It's a plan designed to suit your life and work schedule as opposed to the other way around.

b) You'll also have to provide feedback every two weeks and the plan will be based on this.

c) You really do have to follow the plan. There is no point dipping in and out of it or be off running 5k races every weekend when you're supposed to be doing a long run. The plan can be adapted to accommodate the occasional race but they must be occasional.

The cost for the 14-weeks is €69.... from the dark evenings of Febuary to the long Summer evenings at the end of May.

If interested, email: johndesmondrunning AT gmail DOT com


Cork City Marathon Relay... This 12-week programme will start on the 9th of March. Cost €59.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Results & Photos of the Glen River 5k parkrun - Sat 22nd Feb 2020

There was a marked jump in numbers for this weeks 5k parkrun in the Glen in Cork City with 156 taking part. This was actually the 2nd highest number ever for this event.

This is in marked contrast to the 72 last week when the numbers were low due to Storm Dennis and all of the heavy rain.

The parkruns in Ballincollig and Mallow were cancelled this week due to flooding so that might have also helped the numbers.

1 John LONGAN Male SM25-29 St Finbarrs AC 18:41
2 Trevor COLLINS Male VM40-44 VMware Running Club 19:41
3 Thomas NELSON Male SM25-29 Queens Triathlon Club 19:44
25 Hana FASKA Female SW18-19 Sanctuary Runners 22:40
26 Serena STRACEY Female VW40-44 Striders of Croydon AC 22:57
32 Aoife MCCARTHY Female VW35-39 Railway Union 23:16

Results

Photos...
1) Mick Dooley has a few photos HERE

Photo: Mick Dooley

Friday, February 21, 2020

Results of the poll for the best 5 mile race in Cork in 2019



Congratulations to the organisers of the Coachford 5 mile road race on being voted the best 5 mile race in Cork in 2019!

The Midleton 5 mile was in second place while the Kinsale Regatta 5 mile was in third.

Thanks to the almost 800 people who took the time to vote.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Results of the poll for the best 4 mile race in Cork in 2019



Congratulations to the organisers of the Ballintotis 4 mile road race on being voted the best 4 mile race in Cork in 2019!

The Great Glenville Run 4 mile was in second place while the Buttevant 4 mile was in third.

Thanks to the almost 800 people who took the time to vote.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Video: Out There - A Journey to the Barkley Marathons

Anyone with an interest in Ultra marathons or trail running should find this of interest...

The Barkley Marathons - one of the world's toughest ultramarathons, has been held annually in the Frozen Head State Park, Tennessee, since 1987.
The race is so brutal that, since the inception of the race, only 15 people have managed to finish. Runners are to run five 20-mile loops, within a 60 hour time limit and with more than 20.000m of elevation change.
The course is unmarked, no electronic devices are allowed and most of the race is off-trail.



Out There - A journey to the Barkley Marathons is the story of Belgian ultrarunner Karel Sabbe, who holds the world records on two of the most epic trails in the world: the 4279km long Pacific Crest Trail and the 3500km long Appalachian Trail.

Results of the poll for the best 5k in Cork in 2019



Congratulations to Bweeng Trail Blazers on their race being voted the best 5k in Cork in 2019!

The Togher 5k was in second place while the Cork BHAA Musgrave 5k was in third.

Thanks to the almost 800 people who took the time to vote.

Planning sought for new pedestrian and cycle path from Dunkettle to Carrigtwohill

Update: Closing date for submissions is Mon 24th Feb. If you would like to see this project go ahead then consider making a submission in favour of it.


Submissions and observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made online at www.yourcouncil.ie, by email to trafficandtransport@corkcoco.ie , using the ‘submissions template’ linked below or in writing to Senior Engineer, Cork County Council, Traffic and Transportation, Floor 11, County Hall, Cork, on or before Monday 24th February 2020

On Friday the 10th of January 2020, Cork County Council announced their proposal to build a new pedestrian and cycle path from Bury's Bridge which is near the Gaelscoil near Dunkettle to the railway station in Carrigtwohill.


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Disappointed lottery entries for Dublin Marathon will get priority in 2021



The organisers of the Dublin City Marathon sent out this email today and it looks like that those in the lottery who don't get in this year will be given priority for 2021.

If they use the same criteria for entries for 2021 and allow those who have done Dublin in the one of the last three years then it's not going to leave many spots for new people.

Many thanks for your interest in this years KBC Dublin Marathon.

As you may be aware we had over 35,000 applicants for the 25,000 available places.

You have not received a place in Round 1 or 2 of the Lottery process. We will now proceed and issue the refund of your initial €15.

In July, we will offer a refund option to all who have entered. Round 3 offers will then issue on 31st July. We will hold your details for this offering.

Anyone left in the lottery at the end of Round 3 will be offered a priority code to enter the 2021 KBC Dublin Marathon when the entry opens in November.

Regards and thanks for your patience,

KBC Dublin Marathon Team

Monday, February 17, 2020

2020 Tokyo Marathon restricted to just elite runners



The organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Marathon which was due to be held on the 1st of March have announced that due to fears over the Corona virus, the marathon is effectively cancelled. Only elite athletes will be allowed to take part.

The press release stated “We have been preparing for the Tokyo Marathon 2020 while implementing preventive safety measures, however, now that case of COVID-19 [corona virus] has been confirmed within Tokyo, we cannot continue to launch the event within the scale we originally anticipated”

“We regret to inform you the following; the Tokyo Marathon 2020 will be held only for marathon elites, and wheelchair elites.”

Some 38,000 runners were due to take part in this event which is one of the Majors events. Now, just 200 elites will take part.

The organisers have said that there will be NO refunds for 2020! All registered runners can defer their entry to 2021 but they will have to pay the entry fee again.

Needless to say, most visitors will have spent a lot more on flights and accommodation.

It's likely that more major sporting events will be cancelled in 2020 including possibly the Olympics.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Results of the Cloyne Commons 4k - Sun 16th Feb 2020

1 0:12:43 O'BRIEN, Kevin East Cork AC M 05:06.9
2 0:12:59 MCKEOWN, Kieran Watergrasshill AC M45 05:13.3
3 0:13:01 KEARNEY, Brian Leevale AC M40 05:14.1
21 0:14:56 GOGGIN WALSH, Jennifer Carraig na bhFear AC F35 06:00.4
24 0:15:17 O`SULLIVAN, Linda Watergrasshill AC F45 06:08.8
34 0:15:52 FORDE, Nadine Leevale AC F35 06:22.9


Full results....
Place Time Name Team Cat min/mile
1 0:12:43 O'BRIEN, Kevin East Cork AC M 05:06.9
2 0:12:59 MCKEOWN, Kieran Watergrasshill AC M45 05:13.3
3 0:13:01 KEARNEY, Brian Leevale AC M40 05:14.1
4 0:13:24 SWORDS, Graham East Cork AC M 05:23.4
5 0:13:28 DAVIS, Alfie Leevale AC M40 05:25.0
6 0:13:34 INCE, Ken Watergrasshill AC M 05:27.4
7 0:13:36 HENNESSY, John Midleton AC M45 05:28.2
8 0:13:39 HAYES, James Unattached M 05:29.4
9 0:13:42 KELLY, Chris East Cork AC M 05:30.6
10 0:13:48 O'BRIEN, Stephen East Cork AC M 05:33.0

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Results & Photos of the Glen River 5k parkrun - Sat 15th Feb 2020



With all of the wind and rain due to Storm Dennis, the numbers took a dip at this weeks 5k parkrun in the Glen with 72 runners taking part.

1 John LONGAN Male SM25-29 St Finbarrs AC 19:14
2 Thomas HEISING Male SM25-29 20:05
3 Joshua BROWN Male JM15-17 20:40
7 Katie HICKSON Female VW40-44 21:26
16 Mairead CLANCY Female SW20-24 23:44
32 Niamh SHEEHAN Female SW30-34 Togher AC 26:36


Results

Photos...
1) Mick Dooley has a small gallery HERE

Races coming up in Cork on Sun 16th Feb 2020

As Storm Dennis tracks its way to north-west of Ireland, its effects will be felt all over the country this weekend with plenty of rain and wind.

Sat 15th Feb 2020... This is forecast to be the worst day of the weekend with loads of rain. If you intend taking part in a local 5k parkrun then be sure to check their Facebook page to verify that it's going ahead.

Sun 16th Feb 2020... An Orange weather warning has been issued by Met Eireann. Here are some of the events in Cork and Munster...

Cork... Sun 16th (9:30am)... Cloyne Commons 4k ...€5... info... GOING AHEAD

Kerry... Sun 16th (11am)... Tralee 10 mile... €26.50 ... 5k option €12.50... CANCELLED!!

Cork... Sun 16th (11am)... Carrigaline 5 mile road race... €15... info... CANCELLED!!

Waterford... Sun 16th (11am)... Kilmacthomas 4 mile... €8 pre-reg / €10 on the day... info...

https://munsterrunning.blogspot.com/2020/02/notice-kilmacthomas-4-mile-in-co.html


Cork... Sun 16th (11:30am)... Kilmacsimon Rowing Club 6km fun run & walk ...€10 adults, €5 students, U8 free ... nr Innishannon... info... CANCELLED!!

Cork... Sun 16th (12 noon)... St.Vals Ladies Football Club 5k fun run/walk ... €10... Kilmurry... CANCELLED!!

Carrigaline 5 mile race cancelled - Sun 16th Feb 2020



From the organisers... Having the updated weather warning of Orange for tomorrow February 16th, Eagle AC have decided that in the interests of health and safety we will not be proceeding with the Tommy Ryan memorial Carrigaline 5 Mile road race. All who have pre-registered can claim a full refund from the primo website.

Eagle AC are very disappointed that our race cannot take place and we thank you for your support and understanding.

Refunds for those who entered online available from the link below.

Each year we support 2 local charities in Carrigaline through this race; Carrigaline Meals on Wheels and Feroige who rely heavily on funding.

**If you do not process your refund the full €15 will go to these very worthy charities**

https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/Carrigaline5Mile

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Notice: Crosshaven 10k & 5k race - Sun 8th March 2020

Update: 13th Feb 2020 - The annual Crosshaven 10k and 5k road race which is coming up on Sunday the 8th of March 2020 has now SOLD OUT!


 All 750 adult places and 200 children's places are now gone.


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

NIKE announce details of the new controversial Alphafly shoe

Nike have recently released photos and details of their new Air Zoom Alphafly Next% running shoe and this is what it looks like...



The first thing that jumps out of the picture is the size of that sole! It is 39.5mm thick which is just under the new guidelines of 40 mm or less imposed by the World Athletics body.

The controversial NIKE Vaporfly shoes introduced in 2016 is supposed to make runners up to 4% more efficient. The new Aphlafly has claims of up to 8%!


Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya wore them to break the two-hour marathon barrier in October of 2019 in Austria.


In a press relase, Nike said...“The groundbreaking research that led to the original Vaporfly unlocked an entirely new way of thinking about marathon shoes. Once we understood the plate and foam as a system, we started thinking about ways to make the system even more effective. That’s when we struck upon the idea of adding Nike Air to store and return even more of a runner’s energy and provide even more cushioning.”



The new shoes will be available to elite athletes at first but should be available for the general public to purchase in a few months time.

The expected retail price is about $250 / €250.

Like the Nike Vaporfly, these new shoes will have a limited life span of probably less than 200 miles.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Notice: Carrigaline 5 mile road race - Sun 16th Feb 2020

Eagle AC are organising their annual 5 mile road race in Carrigaline on Sunday, the 16th of February 2020 at 11am.

Update Sat 15th Feb... CANCELLED


From the organisers... Having the updated weather warning of Orange for tomorrow February 16th, Eagle AC have decided that in the interests of health and safety we will not be proceeding with the Tommy Ryan memorial Carrigaline 5 Mile road race. All who have pre-registered can claim a full refund from the primo website.

Eagle AC are very disappointed that our race cannot take place and we thank you for your support and understanding.
Refunds for those who entered online available from the link below.

Each year we support 2 local charities in Carrigaline through this race; Carrigaline Meals on Wheels and Feroige who rely heavily on funding.

**If you do not process your refund the full €15 will go to these very worthy charities**

https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/Carrigaline5Mile



Sunday, February 09, 2020

Results of the Cork BHAA Jansen 6k in Little Is - Sun 9th Feb 2020


With Storm Ciara passing over the country and an Orange weather warning from Met Eireann in force, the numbers were well down for this years Cork BHAA Janssen 6k in Little Island.

A total of 175 runners took part this year compared to 352 in 2019, a drop of 50%.

The race was fortunate to miss the vicious squall which passed through just two hours earlier with gusts of 95kph being recorded at Cork airport and knocking out the electricity in Cobh as well as causing extensive damage to the football grounds there.

1 Alan O'Shea M1 00:19:08 Mercy Hospital
2 Michael Bruton M2 00:19:53 Pfizer
3 Kristaps Liepins M3 00:20:07 Stryker
10 Grainne O'Donnell 0/35H F1 00:22:41 Kumon Douglas
14 Carol Finn F2 00:22:54 Carol Finn Physical Therapy
31 Laura Rooney 0/40I F3 00:24:52 Merck


Full results

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Results & Photos of the Glen River 5k parkrun - Sat 8th Feb 2020



There were 127 finishers in this weeks 5k parkrun in the Glen in Cork City, the 7th week in a row where they have been above the 100 mark.

Back in January and February of 2019, there were six Saturdays where the numbers were above 100. If we look just at the Saturdays so far in 2020, there are six already that were over 100 and we still have the rest of February to go.

1 Aidan NOONE Male SM20-24 18:37
2 Damien O BRIEN Male VM45-49 19:26
3 Unknown
20 Sandra WALSH Female VW45-49 23:37
25 Sally-Ann LYNCH Female SW25-29 24:10
31 Olga OLOUGHLIN Female VW40-44 25:04


Full results

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

Friday, February 07, 2020

Results of the MMRA Currabinny Trail Race - Sun 2nd Feb 2020

There was a good turnout for the MMRA trail race in Currabinny Woods in Cork last Sunday with 125 taking part.

1    Tom Blackburn    1136    M55    0:25:30 Mooreabbey Milers    Limerick
2    David Carr    572    M    0:25:50 Leevale    Cork
3    Mark Nolan    1422    M40    0:26:11  Kerry
15    Niamh Corbett    1854    F    0:28:32  Raheny Shamrocks    Cork
27    Ide Kelleher    790    F45    0:29:38 Mallow AC    Cork
42    Mags Dempsey    844    F45    0:31:46 Tracton AC    Cork


Full results

Notice: The Great Railway Run 10km or 25km - Sun 26th Apr 2020

The annual Great Railway Run from Cork to Carrigaline will be held this year on Sunday the 26th of April 2020.

There is a choice of two distances.......a 25 km race starting at 9:30am from Cork City to Carrigaline and a 10 km race from Monkstown to Carrigaline starting at 11am.

Entry fees for 2020 shown below:

Early Bird*       Normal Price      Late registration**
10K    €20    €25    €35
25K    €30    €35    €45
* ends midnight 29/2/2020
** after midnight 19/4/2020

Entries: You can enter online HERE

Route... The run will roughly follow the route of the old Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway which ran from 1850 until 1932.

For a large part of the run, the route will follow the old railway line that skirts the shores of Cork Harbour. The big change this year is the finish. An extra section will be added in after Shanbally so that the race finishes at the Carrigaline Youth Centre.


You can find details of the 2020 route HERE

More details on the event website.

Prizes...
€3000 in prize money sponsored by Phelans Pharamacy. Prizes will be awarded for best overall placings as well as for age categories. Strictly one prize per entrant. The Joe West perpetual trophy will be awarded to the fastest male and female in the 25K race. Cash prizes will be as follows:

25K
Men Overall: 1st €400, 2nd €200, 3rd €100, 4th €50
Men Categories: Wheelchair, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65 - 1st in each category €50
Women Overall: 1st €400, 2nd €200, 3rd €100, 4th €50
Women Categories: Wheelchair, F40, F45, F50, F55, F60, F65 - 1st in each category €50

10K
Men Overall: 1st €200, 2nd €100, 3rd €50
Men Categories: Wheelchair, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65 - 1st in each category €50
Women Overall: 1st €150, 2nd €75, 3rd €50
Women Categories: Wheelchair, F40, F45, F50, F55, F60, F65 - 1st in each category €50

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Clonakilty 5k parkrun celebrates its 6th anniversary


The very first 5k parkrun in Clonakilty in West Cork was held on the 1st of February 2014 and it recently celebrated its 6th anniversary.

The chart above shows ALL of the parkruns for the last six years and as you can see, it gets about 25 to 50 participants per week. There have been quite a number of weeks where it wasn't held for whatever reason.

The chart above shows the average number of finishers per week for the six years. There isn't a huge variation but 2019 looks like it was the best year so far.

The Clonakilty 5k parkrun is held at the Show Grounds every Saturday morning at 9:30am and is completely free. You can find out more about it here... https://www.parkrun.ie/clonakilty/

Churchtown South 5 mile race makes a return in 2020


It looks as if the Churchtown South 5 mile road race is back again!

This was traditionally the third race of the Ballycotton Summer Series and was held on the third Thursday of July every year. When the Ballycotton '10' and the Summer Series finished a few years back, the race came to an end.

It is scheduled to be held this year on Thursday the 25th of June 2020.

Notice: Youghal AC 5k - Thurs 2nd April 2020

The first evening race of the Summer season in Cork will be the Youghal AC 5k on Thursday the 2nd of April 2020...


The Emer Casey 5k in Youghal has come to an end and the local club Youghal AC have moved the date of their annual 5k from July to the start of April.

The 5k will start at 8pm and the entry fee is €10.

Normally the first evening race in Cork is in mid-April when the sun sets about 8:32pm. As the Youghal AC 5k is in the town of Youghal, the street lighting will compensate as it gets dark earlier. On the 2nd of April, the sun sets around 8:10pm.


With it's location near the county boundary, the race is sure to attract runners from both East Cork and West Waterford.

The race is on a flat fast course on the streets of the historic town and passes under the iconic Youghal Clock Tower...

This race has an Athletics Ireland permit and has been measured accurately by Jones Counter.

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



Info from the organisers....Organised by Youghal AC. AAI Permit Granted. This course was measured by John Walshe of Ballycotton.

Registration: Thurs 2nd Apr 5pm to 7:50pm Youghal Community Centre, Main Street, Youghal. Changing and toilet facilities available. (Note that we must stop taking entries at 7.50 as the run starts at 8 PM SHARP and the start is 1km from registration.)

Entry....  €10 per person (over 16s only). 


Runners: 5k – Start Time 8pm

Note that the start is 1k from the Community Centre.
 

Course: Flat and Fast – 2.5 loops of the town. Post race refreshments after the race in Youghal Community Centre.

Proceeds from the race go towards the development of a new all weather running track for the club.