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Monday, June 17, 2024

Results & Photos of the Dunmanway 10k - Sun 16th June 2024

The annual Dunmanway 10k road race was held this year on Sunday 16th June 2024 with 258 runners crossing the finish line, down a fraction on the 264 for last year.

The full results can be seen HERE

Photos...

1) Joe Murphy has several galleries...
a) Album 1
b) Album 2
c) Album 3
d) Album 4
e) Album 5

Notice: Donoughmore 7 mile road race - Thurs 20th June 2024



The annual Donoughmore 7 mile road race is coming up this year on Thursday 20th June 2024

You can enter online HERE

The Donoughmore 7 is online only this year and that registration closes 11:30pm Tuesday 18th June.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Results of the Cork Down Syndrome Challenge 21 Half-Marathon - Sun 16th June 2024

This charity half-marathon from Haulbowline to Pairc Ui Chaoimh was organised by Cork Down Syndrome and had 182 finishers.

Top 3 men & women...
 1 Sean Dinneen Clonakilty Male   1:21:52 44
2 David Buckley Glyntown Male   1:26:53 209
3 Ray O'Connell Pouladuff Road Male   1:27:13 220
8 Lisa Crowley Watergrasshill Female   1:32:12 31
11 Kerrie Collins Crosshaven Female   1:36:05 14
16 Kate Duggan Ovens Female   1:41:36 53

Full results HERE

Results of the Kilmurry GAA 5k - Fri 14th June 2024

 This 5k was organised by Kilmurry GAA and was held in the local woods on Fri 14th June 2024.


Saturday, June 15, 2024

Update on the Midleton to Youghal Greenway - June 2024


Back on the 7th of March 2024, the 8km section of Greenway from Midleton to Mogeely opened and it has proved to be very popular with walkers and runners. According to some sources, the remaining 15km section from Mogeely to Youghal is supposed to open by the end of the 2024.

I've checked the remaining section out over the last few weeks and large parts of it are complete with a nice tarmac surface. The image below shows the section east of Killeagh.


Other sections in the village of Killeagh and in Youghal still need quite a lot of work to finish. When I passed during the working week, there was no obvious sign that any major work was ongoing.

We'll have to wait and see but I wouldn't be surprised if it slips into 2025 before it opens.

Video... DRONEHAWK posted a video of the section from Youghal to Mogeely on their YouTube channel and it shows what the line looks like as of June 2024.

I have no doubt that once it opens, the section from Youghal to Killeagh will prove to be very popular with walkers, runners and visitors.

Results of the 5k parkruns in Cork - Sat 15th June 2024



Results of the 5k parkruns around the county on Saturday 15th June 2024. Approximately 791 runners and walkers took part in the 10 events in Co Cork.

Report... Condition were windy and mostly dry for this weeks ten 5k parkruns in Co Cork.

Ballincollig... Thanks to John Kissane for the following.. "Happy 8th birthday to Ballincollig! Ballincollig parkrun started on 18th June 2016. Since then 12,670 participants have completed 93,319 parkruns covering a total distance of 466,595 km, including 14,658 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,072 individuals have volunteered 9,158 times."

ONGOING

If I missed anyone who passed a notable milestone like 100, 200, 250 or above parkruns then let me know.

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Ballincollig Regional Park: 254 this week, 272 last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 Liam KEARNEY Male VM40-44 17:48
2 Conor O'NEILL Male VM45-49 18:13
3 Patrick GEARY Male SM25-29 18:34
6 Aoife COOKE Female VW35-39 19:16
29 Amy JOHNSON Female SW25-29 22:58
34 Deborah O Female VW45-49 23:26

Tramore Valley Park: 177 this week, 173 last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 Rory O' SULLIVAN Male VM45-49 St Finbarrs AC 17:36
2 Fergal SARGENT Male VM40-44 St Finbarrs AC 17:49
3 Briain MADDEN Male SM30-34 Togher AC 18:00
39 Jenny COTTER Female VW40-44 23:46
44 Rachel LYNCH Female SW25-29 24:00
47 Esther NAYBOUR Female SW20-24 Thanet Road Runners AC 24:02


Glen River: 65 this week, 56 last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 Caoimhin VALLELY Male VM45-49 19:12
2 Rian O LUASA Male SM18-19 Carraig na bhFear AC 19:51
3 Eanna MONAGHAN Male VM35-39 20:19
21 Emer DELANEY Female JW11-14 25:18
23 Catherine DEENIHAN Female VW55-59 UCC Staff Athletics Club 26:05
26 Claire MCGONAGLE Female VW55-59 26:35


Mallow Castle: 53 finishers this week, 65 last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 Cathal DWANE Male VM45-49 20:39
2 Kieran MOORE Male SM30-34 21:00
3 Ronan MOYNIHAN Male VM40-44 Crusaders Athletic Club 21:16
5 Norleen KENNY Female VW40-44 St Finbarrs AC 22:34
6 Alice HYNES Female SW20-24 22:48
10 Rebecca MCKEON Female SW30-34 24:28


Youghal (Pobalscoil ne Tríonóide) : 51 this week, 50 last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 Noel EARLY Male VM40-44 St Catherines AC 18:45
2 John MASON Male VM35-39 20:05
3 Paul CULLEN Male VM60-64 Civil Service Hrs and A.C. 20:53
4 Shannon SOTOK Female SW30-34 21:38
9 Saoirse KINSELLA Female JW11-14 23:58
10 Anna PAWLIK Female VW35-39 24:04


Macroom Castle Demense: 38 this week, 31 last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 Jude MURPHY Male JM15-17 21:03
2 Matt MURPHY Male SM18-19 22:32
3 Paul LEAHY Male VM50-54 22:50
8 Cheryl CARMODY Female VW40-44 Gneeveguilla Athletic Club 24:07
11 Carmel PURCELL Female VW45-49 West Muskerry A.C. 26:00
16 Maria NEVILLE Female VW50-54 West Muskerry A.C. 28:03


Clonakilty: 32 this week, cancelled last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 Niall O'CONNOR Male VM45-49 Ranelagh Harriers 20:49
2 Unknown
3 Diarmuid Ó SÚILLEABHÁIN Male VM40-44 Leevale AC 21:58
10 Aisling KIRBY Female SW30-34 23:55
11 Sandra WALSH Female VW50-54 24:40
12 Jayne FINCH Female VW65-69 Real Food Runners 24:59


Glengarriff Woods: 64 this week, 52 last week.

Top 3 men & women...
1 Louise MURRAY Female SW25-29 20:12
5 Alice COPPINGER Female VW45-49 Bantry Athletic Club 23:28
10 Emma BURKE Female SW20-24 25:32
2 Darragh COPPINGER Male JM15-17 21:04
3 Danny MANNING Male VM45-49 21:44
4 Ray KELLEHER Male VM45-49 Kenmare Athletics Club 22:05


Bere Island: 30 this week, 44 last week. 

First 3 men & women... 
1 Eoin KEEGAN Male VM35-39 Raheny Shamrock AC 18:21
3 Donagh HUMPHREYS Male VM35-39 Star of the Sea 21:38
4 Unknown
2 Michelagh MURPHY Female SW20-24 21:15
5 Breeda O SULLIVAN Female VW55-59 Beara AC 24:37
7 Mags O NEILL Female VW45-49 Beara AC 27:45


Castlehaven (Rineen Woods): 27 finishers this week, 45 last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 Ciarán BOUSE Male VM45-49 Eagle A.C. 20:20
2 Padraig COURTNEY Male VM40-44 21:25
3 Unknown 
8 Emma HORLER Female VW60-64 27:15
9 Sharon LEVIS Female VW40-44 27:22
11 Frances LYNCH Female VW60-64 Sanctuary Runners 29:14


For more information about the weekly 5k parkruns in Co Cork, go to this page HERE.

Guest Post: Almost a Summer ...by Pat Walsh

** Almost a Summer **

As we reach the longest day and hopefully the best of the weather what is ahead for you?

If you have done a decent long race recently and thinking ahead to the Autumn then it is important to keep the effort going. Keep up your long runs and increase them when possible. 

Don’t take an extended break and find yourself trying to get going again.

By running when you can throughout the Summer, then it does allow leeway for time off for holidays or social occasions.

Hopefully it won’t happen but if an injury or a tired spell comes along you have an opportunity to rest up.

If you are more the short run person basically same applies, go when you can, enjoy it, get your races in and don’t stress on the times.

In Ireland we really don’t get a very hot summer but heat is relative. If you are training and running in anything more than 8 to 10 degrees above your normal then you will suffer.
So, run but don’t be killing yourself if it is hot.

Water Water everywhere but never forget to have it in you and with you.

Race but know that a 5 mile on a  very hot or humid day isn’t going to produce a PB.


Getting nutrition and hydration right for an evening race on a week night can be tricky. Not too full but not hungry, enough water drank during the day to last the race but not a load of it sloshing around in your time. It takes practise to see what suits you best.

Slow down sometimes on training runs and just soak up the atmosphere, the scenery, the life going on around you. ‘Have a moment during the run and capture a beautiful image in the mind’ as my friend AB tries to have. Store them in the memory bank.

Life can take funny turns so appreciate the health we have to get out there.

Smile and greet other runners. It helps both people involved.

Thanks for kind comments on my very minor setback recently. I’m grand, I’m fine and hoping to get moving again soon. I was on the bike which is a great help. Few pics attached from my recent spins.


Beautiful East Cork. 🚴

'There's not enough rope to tie me down
There's not enough tape to shut this mouth.....
No, wild hearts can't be broken.

Have a lovely weekend and do something memorable and nice.

#pwr

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Notice: Dromcollogher Carnival 4-mile road race - Mon 24th June 2024


The annual Dromcollogher Carnival 4-mile road race in Co Limerick is coming up this year on Monday the 24th of June 2024

This is a popular race with runners in the North Cork as well of course with runners in Limerick.

Entries are online or on the night (€10).

More info HERE

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Results of the Cork BHAA Musgrave 5k - Wed 12th May 2024

First 3 women (L-R)... Lorna Wolfe 3rd, Hannah Steeds 1st & Michelle Kenny 2nd

The annual Cork BHAA Musgraves 5k was held on Wednesday 12th June 2024.

Top 3 men & women...

1 Jeremiah Sheehan M-1 00:15:05 Dept of Ed M-A-1
2 Eoghan O'Connor M-2 00:15:12 Ken's Track Club
3 Anthony Mannix M-3 00:15:14 Dell Technologies
21 Hannah Steeds F-1 00:16:43 Eli Lilly F-A-2
45 Michelle Kenny 0/40F F-2 00:17:37 Dept of Ed F-A-1
58 Lorna Wolfe 0/35F F-3 00:18:04 Joyce Wolfe Physiotherapy

Full results HERE

Photos...

1) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE

2) Mick Dooley has some photos HERE

Irish women win Silver at the 4 x 400m relay final at the European Championships...


The Irish team of Sophie Becker, Rhasidat Adeleke, Phil Healy and Sharlene Mawdsley win silver in the 4x400m relay at the European Athletics Championships in Rome.

Video...

Rhasidat Adeleke wins Silver for Ireland at European Championships

Rhasidat Adeleke of Tallaght AC finished 2nd in the 400m at the recent European Athletic Championships to win a Silver medal for Ireland.

Sunday, June 09, 2024

Ciara Mageean wins Gold in the Women's 1500m at the European Championships


Ciara Mageean finished first in the Women's 1500m final to take Gold for Ireland in the European Championships in Rome.



Medal ceremony...

Results of the Meelin 5k road race - Sun 9th June 2024

Carol Finn of Leevale AC...1st woman

This 5k race in Meelin in NW Cork was held on the 9th of June and had 47 finishers, down 2 on last year.

 First Name Last Name Club M/F Race Pos. Time  
1 Darren Coleman Mallow A.C. M 1 17.22 1ST MAN
2 Danny O'Connell Duhallow A.C. M 2 17.43 2nd MAN
3 Colm Smyth Kilkenny City Harriers M 3 17.58 3rd MAN

4 Ken Archbold St. L. O'Toole A.C. M 4 18.19 
5 Daniel  O'Connor M 5 18.29 
6 James Brennan Mount Hillary A.C. M 6 18.34 
7 Andy Goulding Leevale A.C. M 7 18.52 
8 Padraig Keane An Ríocht A.C. M 8 19.04 
9 Carol Finn Leevale A.C. F 9 19.23 1ST WOMAN
10 Brian Ahern M 10 19.31 
11 Eddie Allen Duhallow A.C. M 11 20.24 
12 Peter Ryan Duhallow A.C. M 12 21.00 
13 Sarah Tracey Watergrasshill F 13 21.03 2ND WOMAN
14 Jerry McCarthy Duhallow A.C. M 14 21.52 
15 Flor Rahilly Duhallow A.C. M 15 22.01 
16 Gillian Murphy Mt. Hillary F 16 22.07 3RD WOMAN
17 Sean Manning North Cork A.C. M 17 22.10 
18 Richard Allen Mt. Hillary M 18 22.15 
19 Conor Blastland Liscarroll A.C. M 19 22.29 
20 Lucy  O'Sullivan Millstreet A.C. F 20 22.32 
21 Michael Mc Sweeney M 21 22.55 
22 Sharon Moroney Shandrum A.C. F 22 23.46 
23 Paul  Verling Duhallow A.C. M 23 23.48 
24 Declan Lynch West Limerick A.C. M 24 23.56 
25 David O Sullivan M 25 24.34 
26 Marie  O'Connor Shandrum A.C. F 26 24.37 
27 Eoghan O'Sullivan M 27 25.02 
28 Mary Murphy Shandrum A.C. F 28 25.11 
29 Alan Burton Millstreet A.C. M 29 25.18 
30 Sharon Fennell F 30 26.01 
31 Kieran  Lenihan Ayrtron M 31 26.18 
32 Clare Archbold St. L. O'Toole A.C. F 32 26.37 
33 Dorinda Forde F 33 26.40 
34 Annie Healy F 34 26.52 
35 Triona Moran Shandrum A.C. F 35 27.17 
36 Seamus Biggane Duhallow A.C. M 36 27.30 
37 John Walshe Road Runners Club M 37 28.03 
38 Carmel McCarthy Shandrum A.C. F 38 28.04 
39 James Flynn M 39 29.13 
40 Regina Fitzpatrick F 40 29.22 
41 John Gorman M 41 29.26 
42 Linda Mc Keown F 42 29.26 
43 Anna Heffernan Polish Runners Club Ireland F 43 29.37 
44 Charlie Cronin M 44 30.28 
45 Con Cronin Mt. Hillary M 45 30.28 
46 Batt Kearney Leevale A.C. M 46 30.50 
47 Anne O'Connell Duhallow A.C. F 47 32.28

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Results of the 5k parkruns in Cork - Sat 8th June 2024



Results of the 5k parkruns around the county on Saturday 8th June 2024. Approximately --- runners and walkers took part in the 10 events in Co Cork.

Report... The weather was somewhat overcast for this weeks ten 5k parkruns in Co Cork.

ONGOING

If I missed anyone who passed a notable milestone like 100, 200, 250 or above parkruns then let me know.

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Ballincollig Regional Park: 272 this week, 245 last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 Gearoid O FLYNN Male VM40-44 Eagle A.C. 17:46
2 Chris NEILANDS Male SM30-34 18:25
3 Alan O'SULLIVAN Male VM40-44 18:26
15 Alison CLARKE Female SW30-34 21:21
21 Aoife COOKE Female VW35-39 22:30
29 Siobhan HOLLAND Female VW45-49 Eagle A.C. 23:01

Tramore Valley Park: 173 this week, 162 last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 Rory O' SULLIVAN Male VM45-49 St Finbarrs AC 17:46
2 Edmond BYRNE Male VM50-54 18:10
3 Brendan MAGUIRE Male VM40-44 19:14 
7 Evita VOLGINAITE Female SW25-29 Ballymore Cobh AC 20:17
15 Anna ORDYNSKA Female VW35-39 21:01
24 Cherie TURNER Female VW50-54 St Finbarrs AC 22:08


Glen River: 56 this week, 74 last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 Brendan HALLISSEY Male VM45-49 21:10
2 Robin HOOTON Male VM45-49 21:22
3 Michael O CONNOR Male JM11-14 21:28
10 Emer DELANEY Female JW11-14 24:07
12 Claire CURTIN Female VW35-39 West Muskerry A.C. 24:44
14 Mags HASSETT Female VW45-49 Douglas Meet and Train 25:16


Mallow Castle: 65 finishers this week, 82 last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 Oliver HALL Male SM25-29 20:12
2 Kieran MOORE Male SM30-34 20:33
3 Diarmuid Ó SÚILLEABHÁIN Male VM40-44 Leevale AC 20:42
28 Norleen KENNY Female VW40-44 St Finbarrs AC 22:02
9 Martina LYONS Female VW50-54 22:25
13 Muireann MURPHY Female JW11-14 24:30


Youghal (Pobalscoil ne Tríonóide) : 50 this week, 51 last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 James 0 MAHONY Male VM35-39 19:12
2 Neil MOYNIHAN Male VM40-44 19:28
3 David HARRIS Male SM20-24 20:31
9 Shannon SOTOK Female SW30-34 21:41
16 Saoirse KINSELLA Female JW11-14 24:34
17 Claire MURPHY Female VW50-54 24:35


Macroom Castle Demense: 31 this week, 32 last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 Conor LUCEY Male VM35-39 18:27
2 Jude MURPHY Male JM15-17 20:12
3 Neil MAC TAIDHG Male VM35-39 20:15
15 Hannah MURPHY Female VW40-44 22:40
10 Carmel PURCELL Female VW45-49 West Muskerry A.C. 26:32
12 Rachel MURPHY Female JW11-14 26:47
 

Clonakilty: 33 this week, 25 last week.

First 3 men & women...

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Clonakilty results... 

Glengarriff Woods: 52 this week, 106 last week.

Top 3 men & women...
1 Stephen O'SULLIVAN Male VM50-54 21:48
2 Danny MANNING Male VM45-49 22:11
3 Dominic MANNING Male VM35-39 23:25
6 Hilje LABUSCHAGNE Female VW35-39 24:36
7 Marian MINEHANE Female VW40-44 24:58
10 Niamh CASEY Female VW35-39 26:15


Bere Island: 44 this week, 54 last week. 

First 3 men & women... 
1 Sean DOWLING Male SM30-34 19:37
2 Unknown
4 Unknown
3 Michelagh MURPHY Female SW20-24 21:37
7 Eryn BARBER Female SW25-29 24:31
9 Edel MURPHY Female VW55-59 26:42 


Castlehaven (Rineen Woods): 33 finishers this week, 35 last week.

First 3 men & women...
1 Gearoid O FLYNN Male VM40-44 Eagle A.C. 17:46
2 Chris NEILANDS Male SM30-34 18:25
3 Alan O'SULLIVAN Male VM40-44 18:26
20 Sharon LEVIS Female VW40-44 29:28
21 Rachel COYLE Female SW25-29 29:31
24 Mary COTTER Female VW60-64 Tracton AC 30:12


For more information about the weekly 5k parkruns in Co Cork, go to this page HERE.

Guest Post: Reflection ...by Pat Walsh

 ** Reflection **

When you hear that word, you can click away as another old load of cobbles from this eejit. Still I will write away and if you click off no worries. I know where you are G O’D… 😃

What did I learn from Cork marathon event last weekend that we can all take some inspiration, learning and comfort from.

These points can be true of any event in Ireland so they are relevant to all.

1. People are fantastic, help and support is always there, whether from: 

The organisers to make a smooth event for everyone.

Fellow runners who encourage and some had to physically help others during a race.

Supporters who feed, water, encourage and give us runners a lift.

Professional medical help, who were in high demand during the race last week.

2. Watching the top runners at the peak of their game who glide along in times we cannot even dream about. I say to you, thanks for even letting me in the same event as yourself. It was a pleasure watching you in action.

3. Is the whole ‘anyone can do this’ gone too far. I was near the end of the field and the numbers thrown down on the side of the road was frightening. I don’t know why and I am NO EXPERT but: 

Some looked unprepared, 

Some went far too hard, far too early in that heat,

Some never listened to the advice that Cork isn’t PB country, trained in the cold and ran in the heat.

I love to encourage people to run, but responsibility lies with each of us and not the organisers. 

TRY NOT to end up needing medical help. YES it will happen occasionally but it shouldn’t happen at the rate it did last Sunday.

Running a half or a full marathon in June in Ireland is a serious undertaking.


4. And I’m back on BUZZ. Super day out.

People are fantastic and we get so much from these events. The fun, the laughs, the hugs, the memories created. I walked the half due to circumstances. No-one made me feel out of place doing this and I got as much pleasure from it as I have from any other edition of this race. Thanks C.D. for the company along the way

For Sharon  --- Make your own kind of music – I made mine.

5. Philisophical Pat: Is it the journey or the destination or the people you met along the way?

Remember if you never turned up and didn’t take part in these events you will never know the answer. 

No memories are made sitting on the couch. The courage to take part means you never fail. 

We all have our own goals. We are not all at the same level. Our achievements are personal. My dreams are important to me.

Few days away this week on the trail of WB Yeats in Sligo.

'But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.'

Have a lovely weekend 

#PWR