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Friday, August 19, 2022

Results & Photos of the Rathcormac 4-mile - Thurs 18th Aug 2022



This years Rathcormac 4-mile road race was held on Thursday the 18th of August 2022 with 236 runners crossing the finish line, a good number for a race in NE Cork and a 32% improvement on the numbers for 2021.

The first man across the line was Ger Forde from Kilkenny City Harriers while Martina Kiely of St Finbarr's AC set a new course record in the women's race.

First woman... Martina Kiely of St Finbarr's AC


Top 3 men & women...
1 Forde Ger 163 Kilkenny City Harriers MS 19:46
2 Hartnett Paul 22 East Cork A.C. MS 19:50
3 Fitzgerald Evan 88 Clonmel A.C. MS 19:52
12 Kiely Martina 132 St. Finbarrs A.C. F40 00:23:03  00:23:03
19 Kenny Michelle 164 Leevale F40 00:24:14  00:24:14
26 Gaffney Breda 188 Mallow AC F45 00:24:46  00:24:45


Photos...
1) Joe Murphy has a nice gallery HERE


Full results below courtesy of John Kennedy, the 'Race Timing Guy'...

Finish Last Name First Name Bib # Team Name Cat Gun Time Chip Time
1 Forde Ger 163 Kilkenny City Harriers MS 00:19:46 00:19:46
2 Hartnett Paul 22 East Cork A.C. MS 00:19:50 00:19:50
3 Fitzgerald Evan 88 Clonmel A.C. MS 00:19:52 00:19:52
4 Meade John 218 St Finbarrs AC M40 00:20:53 00:20:53
5 McCarthy James 173 East Cork AC MS 00:21:07 00:21:06
6 Noone Aidan 203 Leevale MS 00:21:58 00:21:58
7 Barrett David 110 Leevale A.C. MS 00:22:17 00:22:16
8 Healy Brendan 61 Watergrasshill A.C. MS 00:22:29 00:22:28
9 Giltinan Donal 224 East Cork AC MS 00:22:31 00:22:30
10 O Gormain Seamus 244 MS 00:22:40 00:22:38
11 McSweeney Seamus 231 St Nicholas M50 00:22:53 00:22:51
12 Kiely Martina 132 St. Finbarrs A.C. F40 00:23:03 00:23:03
13 McGivney Anthony 158 Mallow AC MS 00:23:38 00:23:37
14 Hennessy John 119 Midleton A.C. M50 00:23:43 00:23:42
15 Byrne Michael 192 St Catherines M40 00:23:50 00:23:49
16 O Connor Willie 111 Galtee Runners A.C. M50 00:23:52 00:23:51
17 McCarthy Anthony 227 Eagle AC MS 00:23:58 00:23:56
18 Collins Mark 71 Bridevale A.C. M40 00:24:03 00:24:01
19 Kenny Michelle 164 Leevale F40 00:24:14 00:24:14
20 O Brien Anthony 23 St. Finbarrs A.C. M50 00:24:15 00:24:13
21 Beecher John 195 St Catherines MS 00:24:23 00:24:21
22 Walsh Michael 154 Grange M50 00:24:28 00:24:26
23 Clerkin Gary 60 Grange/Fermoy A.C. M50 00:24:40 00:24:38
24 Costigan Pat 189 St Catherines M50 00:24:40 00:24:37
25 O Connor David 191 St Catherines MS 00:24:43 00:24:43
26 Gaffney Breda 188 Mallow AC F45 00:24:46 00:24:45
27 Hanley Shane 117 Galtee Runners A.C. M45 00:24:47 00:24:44
28 O Connor Brian 168 Grange M45 00:24:51 00:24:50
29 Lynch Martin 83 N/A M60 00:25:00 00:24:57
30 Collins Dave 20 Bridevale A.C. MS 00:25:08 00:25:05
31 O Driscoll Adrian 1 N/A MS 00:25:37 00:25:33
32 Kearney Kieran 204 Eagle AC 00:25:38 00:25:34
33 Kennedy Seán 15 Cork Track Club MS 00:25:43 00:25:30
34 Quaine Gavin 152 Watergrasshill M40 00:25:43 00:25:40
35 O Sullivan Edmond 190 Midleton AC M60 00:25:45 00:25:42
36 Kelly Olive 217 St Nicholas F40 00:25:48 00:25:44
37 Dorgan John 99 Bridevale A.C. M40 00:25:56 00:25:54
38 O Keeffe Bill 184 St Catherines M55 00:25:59 00:25:57
39 Daly Noel 167 Mallow AC M45 00:26:08 00:26:05
40 Lynch Richie 122 St. Catherine's A.C. MS 00:26:11 00:26:08
41 Cashman John 220 Midleton AC M55 00:26:17 00:26:13
42 Sweeney James 160 Grange MS 00:26:29 00:26:26
43 Cody David 246 Midleton AC M45 00:26:35 00:26:32
44 Dorgan Kieran 221 Grange M45 00:26:54 00:26:51
45 Twomey Kieran 56 N/A M55 00:26:55 00:26:52
46 Lavoie Paul 2 Grange/Fermoy A.C. M45 00:26:57 00:26:53
47 Holland Siobhan 75 Eagle A.C. F45 00:27:00 00:26:58
48 O Gorman Ciarán 136 Grange/Fermoy A.C. MS 00:27:15 00:27:10
49 Leonard Helen 90 Leevale A.C. F50 00:27:19 00:27:18
50 Giltinan Eadaoin 225 East Cork AC FS 00:27:22 00:27:20
51 Walsh Rachael 153 Grange Junior Female U-18 00:27:25 00:27:23
52 O Brien Micheal 95 Aghada Running Club ARC M40 00:27:26 00:27:18
53 O Riordan Damien 103 Fota Island Running Club MS 00:27:28 00:27:24
54 Stone Jamie 37 N/A MS 00:27:37 00:27:26
55 Downes Henry 127 N/A M50 00:27:39 00:27:37
56 O Connell Chris 169 St Catherines M45 00:27:43 00:27:33
57 Murray Lily 50 N/A Junior Female U-18 00:27:53 00:27:49
58 Morrisson Francis 157 Grange M45 00:27:55 00:27:51
59 O Callaghan Eugene 208 M40 00:27:56 00:27:41
60 Moore Trevor 197 M45 00:27:58 00:27:50
61 Doyle Emma 229 FS 00:27:59 00:27:54
62 O Sullivan Darragh 51 N/A M40 00:28:00 00:27:52
63 Clancy Declan 38 St. Catherine's A.C. MS 00:28:02 00:27:54
64 O Sullivan Raymond 207 MS 00:28:03 00:27:47
65 Kennedy Pat 219 M45 00:28:05 00:28:00
66 Mrzyglod Przemyslaw 19 N/A MS 00:28:06 00:28:04
67 O Donoghue Donal 35 Watergrasshill A.C. M55 00:28:08 00:28:04
68 Tobin Noel 66 Sportsworld A.C. M55 00:28:10 00:28:06
69 Finn Eileen 162 Grange FS 00:28:12 00:28:07
70 Doyle Paul 193 Grange M45 00:28:18 00:28:13
71 Bermingham James 182 M40 00:28:19 00:28:12
72 O Driscoll Brendan 57 Bridevale A.C. M40 00:28:22 00:28:22
73 Bailey Deirdre 240 Mooreabbey Milers FS 00:28:32 00:28:26
74 Harte Kieran 198 St Catherines M55 00:28:36 00:28:33
75 Lynch Breda 123 St. Catherine's A.C. FS 00:28:46 00:28:42
76 Horgan Eamonn 73 N/A MS 00:28:53 00:28:53
77 McCurtin Francis 239 MS 00:29:14 00:29:08
78 Twohig Margaret 180 St Finbarrs F40 00:29:16 00:29:13
79 Burns Liam 183 Youghal M50 00:29:46 00:29:40
80 Landers Brian 213 Youghal AC M45 00:29:50 00:29:45
81 Zoladz Patryk 52 N/A MS 00:29:51 00:29:50
82 Carroll Denis 200 Eagle Athletic M60 00:29:51 00:29:45
83 Hornibrook Teddy 91 Bridevale A.C. MS 00:29:54 00:29:46
84 McCarthy Denis 156 East Cork AC M55 00:29:54 00:29:51
85 Hunter Grace 68 Doneraile A.C. F40 00:29:55 00:29:45
86 Fahy Ross 118 N/A M40 00:29:58 00:29:44
87 Davern Denis 179 Galtee Runners M45 00:30:04 00:30:04
88 O Keeffe David 143 N/A MS 00:30:08 00:29:46
89 Collins Sean 205 M50 00:30:12 00:29:58
90 Keane Derry 64 N/A M45 00:30:19 00:30:07
91 Corrigan Bernard 161 St Nicholas M50 00:30:20 00:30:14
92 Beirne Michael 55 Midleton A.C. M55 00:30:32 00:30:21
93 Riordan Hazel 28 Bridevale A.C. FS 00:30:35 00:30:27
94 Mc Donnell Noel 76 N/A M45 00:30:38 00:30:31
95 Buckley Niall 126 N/A M45 00:30:41 00:30:34
96 Cronin Martin 54 St. Nicholas A.C. M55 00:30:42 00:30:30
96 Keane Seamus 133 St. Catherine's A.C. MS 00:30:47 00:30:38
97 O Mahony Sylvie 212 Youghal AC M65 00:30:48 00:30:43
99 Magner Seamus 165 Doneraile M55 00:30:54 00:30:44
100 McCarthy Noel 234 MS 00:31:07 00:30:53
101 McCarthy David 210 Youghal AC M55 00:31:09 00:31:04
102 Bulman George 209 Youghal AC M60 00:31:11 00:31:06
103 White Des 47 Grange/Fermoy A.C. M55 00:31:14 00:31:06
104 O Keeffe Noreen 214 Watergrasshill F45 00:31:26 00:31:19
105 Butler Liam 155 M60 00:31:28 00:31:24
106 Scott Aaron 202 MTU M40 00:31:41 00:31:27
107 Spillane James 178 M45 00:31:42 00:31:29
108 Baldwin John 130 Bridevale A.C. M40 00:31:43 00:31:26
109 Leetch Jenna 186 St Nicholas F40 00:31:51 00:31:42
110 Hegarty Loveness 236 Midleton AC FS 00:31:58 00:31:45
111 Murphy Colon 124 N/A M45 00:32:00 00:31:53
112 Carr Marieke 70 Bridevale A.C. FS 00:32:05 00:31:48
113 Cahill Robert 48 N/A MS 00:32:09 00:32:04
114 Cotter Paul 93 Eagle A.C. M60 00:32:11 00:32:11
115 Hanley Diarmuid 120 N/A M40 00:32:19 00:32:03
116 Kielty Rosario 81 Bridevale A.C. F45 00:32:20 00:32:11
117 Hurley John 174 M45 00:32:21 00:32:00
118 Sweeney Ann Marie 159 Grange FS 00:32:29 00:32:23
119 Hogan Colette 113 Bridevale A.C. F40 00:32:30 00:32:20
120 Cronin Peter 149 M40 00:32:32 00:32:10
121 Hanrahan John 86 Grange/Fermoy A.C. M40 00:32:39 00:32:27
122 Zoladz Jozef 53 N/A M55 00:33:13 00:33:09
123 Purcell Jim 150 M50 00:33:17 00:32:56
124 Murray Kevin 45 N/A MS 00:33:18 00:32:57
125 Linehan Billy 170 M45 00:33:18 00:33:00
126 Corcoran Terry 206 Grange  00:33:23 00:33:16
127 O Flynn Chloe 142 N/A FS 00:33:35 00:33:13
128 Fitzgerald Denis 131 Watergrasshill A.C. MS 00:33:38 00:33:32
129 Murphy Laura 25 N/A FS 00:33:42 00:33:34
130 Broderick Caroline 58 Bridevale A.C. F40 00:33:45 00:33:36
131 Downes Cormac 128 N/A MS 00:33:47 00:33:33
132 O Reilly Laura 121 N/A FS 00:33:52 00:33:44
133 Foley Liz 222 St Nicholas F50 00:33:53 00:33:46
134 Lyne Susan 247 F45 00:33:53 00:33:41
135 Moore Elaine 196 F40 00:33:55 00:33:43
136 Herlihy Dave 211 Fota Island Running Club M50 00:33:56 00:33:42
137 Murphy Patrick 194 Bishopstown Orienteering Club M60 00:33:57 00:33:47
138 Hartnett Joe 185 M65 00:34:09 00:34:03
139 Smyth Shane 89 Bridevale A.C. MS 00:34:11 00:34:03
140 O Flynn Sarah 134 N/A FS 00:34:12 00:34:04
141 Hartley Coleman Cathy 241 Watergrasshill F45 00:34:14 00:34:07
142 Trant Adrian 177 M45 00:34:23 00:34:10
143 Lehane Kieran 243 MS 00:34:28 00:34:09
144 Twomey Evan 72 N/A M40  00:34:30 00:34:08
145 Twohig Margaret 245 Midleton AC F55 00:34:31 00:34:19
146 Quirke Annmarie 17 St. Nicholas A.C. FS 00:34:36 00:34:27
147 Hayes Siobhan 187 St Catherines F50 00:34:45 00:34:33
148 Daly Noreen 107 St. Catherine's A.C. F50 00:34:57 00:34:45
149 Eichelmann Patricia 7 West Waterford A.C. F45 00:35:03 00:34:49
150 O Donoghue Brian 137 N/A MS 00:35:05 00:34:59
151 Twomey Bernadette 115 Midleton A.C. F45 00:35:10 00:34:57
152 Flaherty Trevor 44 N/A M45 00:35:13 00:34:51
153 Murphy Annette 77 N/A F40 00:35:13 00:34:55
154 Cuffe Lorraine 94 N/A F40 00:35:17 00:35:12
155 O Mahony Cian 98 Watergrasshill A.C. MS 00:35:18 00:34:58
156 Furlong Jim 166 M60 00:35:20 00:35:07
157 Kilmartin John 104 N/A M45 00:35:23 00:35:10
158 Sheehan Gerardine 135 St. Catherine's A.C. F50 00:35:36 00:35:36
159 Irwin Brid 216 Watergrasshill FS 00:35:42 00:35:34
160 Mc Namara Martha 114 Midleton A.C. F60 00:35:48 00:35:35
161 Boyd Angelina Julie 112 N/A F55 00:35:50 00:35:44
162 Healy Mary Clare 223 Grange F50 00:35:51 00:35:44
163 Culloty Joseph 97 Watergrasshill A.C. M40 00:35:53 00:35:34
164 Kenneally Sarah 65 N/A FS 00:35:55 00:35:44
165 Mangan Niamh 6 Bridevale A.C. F40 00:35:58 00:35:37
166 Hogan Paul 10 N/A MS 00:36:00 00:35:42
167 Beirne Adrian 101 N/A MS 00:36:03 00:35:51
168 Crowley Marie 238 FS 00:36:05 00:35:58
169 Walshe John 171 Road Runners M65 00:36:08 00:36:04
170 Forde Bridget 139 Bridevale A.C. FS 00:36:09 00:35:46
171 O Dwyer Thomas 199 M55 00:36:10 00:35:54
172 Collins Aidan 140 Bridevale A.C. M40 00:36:15 00:36:03
173 O Hagan Ruairi 102 Watergrasshill A.C. MS 00:36:35 00:36:16
174 O Donoghue Peter And 9 N/A M60 00:36:37 00:36:31
175 Snook Andrew 14 N/A M40  (40 to 44) 00:37:11 00:36:48
176 Scannell Helen 141 Grange/Fermoy A.C. F40  (40 to 44) 00:37:12 00:36:55
177 O Sullivan Helen 108 Bridevale A.C. F45 00:37:17 00:37:07
178 Barry Nuala 4 Bridevale A.C. F40 00:37:19 00:37:10
179 Milward Kayleigh 116 Grange/Fermoy A.C. FS 00:37:31 00:37:31
180 Collins Hazel 21 Bridevale A.C. FS 00:37:32 00:37:21
181 Feeney Lesley 82 St. Catherine's A.C. F60  00:37:38 00:37:23
182 O Connor Lisa 151 Grange F40 00:37:43 00:37:37
183 Coakley Michael 172 West Waterford AC M55 00:38:01 00:37:47
184 Mulcahy Mary 16 St. Finbarrs A.C. F60 00:38:12 00:37:57
185 Barrett Gordon 226 00:38:12 00:37:48
186 Cooney Amanda 42 Midleton A.C. F60 00:38:19 00:38:03
187 Buckley Don 8 N/A M50 00:38:25 00:38:09
188 Reidy Olwyn 46 Fota Island Running Club F45 00:38:28 00:38:15
189 Cahill.. Betty 100 Bridevale A.C. F40 00:38:33 00:38:11
190 Forde Clare 49 Fota Island Running Club F40 00:38:36 00:38:21
191 Ahern Sean 232 Watergrasshill MS 00:38:46 00:38:33
192 O Flynn Margaret 235 St Nicholas F55 00:38:50 00:38:34
193 Collins Carol 63 St. Nicholas A.C. F55 00:38:51 00:38:34
194 O Flynn Neilus 237 St Nicholas M55 00:38:52 00:38:35
195 Conway Liz 96 Watergrasshill A.C. F45 00:38:57 00:38:37
196 Buckley Meghan 84 Bridevale A.C. Jun Fem U-18 00:39:01 00:38:53
197 O Mahony Karena 215 WWW F50 00:39:02 00:38:51
198 Murray Jimmy 233 Rising Sun AC M65 00:39:06 00:38:53
199 O Brien Michael 92 Fota Island Running Club M45 00:39:22 00:39:08
200 Linehan Tom 33 N/A M40 00:39:23 00:39:03
201 Lynch Padraig 32 N/A MS 00:39:24 00:39:04
202 Long Alison 138 Grange/Fermoy A.C. F45 00:39:30 00:39:16
203 O'Connor Triona 175 Grange F45 00:39:31 00:39:16
204 Buckley Dee 85 Bridevale A.C. F40 00:39:33 00:39:24
205 Lehane Claire 242 Watergrasshill F40 00:39:33 00:39:13
206 Hegarty Catherine 59 N/A F40 00:39:34 00:39:16
207 Forde Jerry 78 N/A Wheelchair 00:40:04 00:40:04
208 Collins Enda 176 MS 00:40:27 00:40:10
209 Lee Mary 80 St. Catherine's A.C. 00:40:39 00:40:24
210 Browne Brian 248 Bridevale A.C M50 00:40:47 00:40:47
211 Moloney Ann 13 N/A F40 00:41:00 00:40:49
212 Neff Shauna 230 FS 00:41:41 00:41:35
213 Barry Sinead 69 N/A FS 00:41:52 00:41:43
214 Mc Loughlin Eoin 125 N/A MS 00:41:53 00:41:44
215 Keane Liam 11 N/A MS 00:42:04 00:41:47
216 O Regan Geraldine 39 Bridevale A.C. F45 00:42:11 00:42:00
217 O Keeffe Alan 87 N/A M 60 00:42:27 00:42:09
218 Dorgan Aiden 26 Bridevale A.C. MS 00:42:43 00:42:35
219 O Driscoll Jerome 129 Bridevale A.C. M40 00:42:43 00:42:35
220 Sheehan Michelle 18 Bridevale A.C. FS 00:43:32 00:43:12
221 Sheehan Sean 36 Bridevale A.C. MS 00:43:33 00:43:12
222 Mc Donnell Pamela 79 Bridevale A.C. F40 00:44:23 00:44:11
223 Enright Siobhan 181 St Nicholas F50 00:45:03 00:44:47
224 Mc Carthy Helen 34 Bridevale A.C. F40 00:46:31 00:46:21
225 Lynch Michelle 109 Bridevale A.C. FS 00:47:06 00:46:48
226 Caball Billy 201 Rising Sun M65 00:47:31 00:47:14
227 Murphy Deborah 74 Bridevale A.C. F45 00:47:44 00:47:25
228 O Regan Collette 41 N/A F40 00:48:40 00:48:28
229 O Driscoll Sinead 31 Bridevale A.C. F40 00:48:41 00:48:29
230 Broderick Deirdre 5 Bridevale A.C. F40 00:49:00 00:48:49
231 Dunne Maggie 62 Grange/Fermoy A.C. F65 00:49:18 00:48:58
232 Browne Noreen 106 Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. F45 00:49:59 00:49:49
233 Kennedy Caitriona 3 Bridevale A.C. F45 00:51:17 00:51:07
234 Ni Dhuil Fiona 228 F45 00:51:18 00:51:12
235 O Beien Amelia 24 Bridevale A.C. FS 00:51:53 00:51:35
236 Cashman Siobhan 27 N/A F55 00:55:34 00:55:24

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Cork runner Aidan Hogan wins the 2022 Connemara 100-mile

Start line of the 2022 Connemara 100-mile in Clifden - Sat 13th Aug 2022

This years Connemara 100-mile race was held on the weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of August. The photo above shows the start line very early on Saturday morning in Clifden on what was a very warm day.

The first man home was Cork runner Aidan Hogan who ran of new course record of 13 hours, 57 minutes & 23 seconds.

That works out aa about 5:12/km or 8:23/mile. That pace is equivalent to a marathon time of about 3h 39m except this event was just under four marathons back to back!

The first woman was Ann Jennings with a time of 19 hours 21 minutes and 28 seconds.

(L-R) Race director Ray O'Connor with Connemara 100 Champions Ann Jennings & 
Aidan Hogan

More information about the Connemara 100 can be found HERE

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Notice: IMRA Top of the Coom Trail Race - Sun 21st Aug 2022


This 11km trail race is coming up on the Cork-Kerry border to the SW of Macroom on Sunday the 21st of August 2022. Note the 11km distance and the 350m of ascent.

DESCRIPTION: Top Of Coom

COUNTY: Kerry

DATE: Sunday 21 August, 2022

TIME:12:00

CLIMB (M):350

DISTANCE (KM):11.00

RACE MARKING: Route fully marked - Route fully marked

ENTRY CLOSES: 2022-08-20 18:00:00

ENTRY COST: €7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Nice fast course, Forrest trail, Bog road, and open Mountain.

GETTING THERE: Top of Coom Ireland's Highest Pub Coolnolhill, Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry, V93 EW90. From Cork, N22 through Macroom and Baile Mhuirne (Ballyvourney), turn left at the Mills Inn, take minor road through Cúil Aodha (Coolea), and continue uphill on this minor road as far as Top of Coom Pub. From Kerry, N22 from Killarney, turn right onto the R569 road to Kilgarvan and Kenmare, about 3km before Kilgarvan turn left over Morleys Bridge and continue uphill on this minor road as far as Top of Coom Pub.

ORGANISERS INSTRUCTIONS:TIME:12:00 (Adult race). 11:15 (Kids). 11.30 (Juniors). 

ENTRY DETAILS: Adults (16+) €7. Over 65s & juniors €5. Plus €10 one-off annual IMRA Membership fee. No cash payment accepted at race. Purchase race entry & membership online before race. Kids under 10 (accompanied) Free.

Entries & more info here... https://imra.ie/events/details/id/2234/

Monday, August 15, 2022

Notice: Rathcormac 4-Mile Road Race - Thurs 18th Aug 2022



This 4 mile road race in Rathcormac is coming up on Thursday the 18th of August 2022.

The race starts at 7:30pm with registrations open from 6pm to 6:45pm.

You can also pre-enter HERE

Chip Timed & AAI Permit
Cash & Category Prizes
Goodie Bag and refreshments. 

Note from the organisers... Bridevale AC are delighted to announce that the annual and very popular Rathcormac 4 Mile road race will take place on Thursday the 18th of August @ 7.30pm in Rathcormac, Co.Cork.

Chip Timing. Categories & Prizes.

The race HQ is located at the Community Centre. Ample parking located behind the National school (access beside the Garda station) in the Community Park. Over 16’s Only.



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

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Results of the 5k parkruns in Cork - Sat 13th August 2022


Results of the 5k parkruns around the county on Saturday 13th August 2022. Between the 9 events, there were around 574 participants.

Ballincollig Regional Park: 167 this week, 196 last week. Long term average 293.

First 3 men & women...
1 Sean TWOHIG Male SM30-34 St Finbarrs AC 18:48
2 Alan O'SULLIVAN Male VM35-39 19:12
3 Rory VILLIERS Male VM35-39 19:29
10 Nollaigh O'NEILL Female VW50-54 Leevale AC 20:27
12 Rhona DEMPSEY Female VW40-44 St Finbarrs AC 21:09
17 Anne O'DONOVAN Female SW30-34 21:47


Tramore Valley Park: 86 runners took part in this event. Last week was 123. The long term average is 184 and is likely to drop gradually over the next few weeks.

First 3 men & women...
1 Conrad WATT Male VM35-39 Magnolia RR 17:01
2 Aedan BERMINGHAM Male VM35-39 18:02
3 Barry WALSH Male VM35-39 18:28
15 Lisa MCCARTHY Female VW35-39 Raheny Shamrock AC 22:29
28 Deirdre HOPKINS Female VW35-39 Tuesday Tracks 24:30
34 Unknown

Tramore Valley Park results... https://www.parkrun.ie/tramorevalley/results/20/

Glen River: 62 this week, 52 last week. The long term average is 79.

First 3 men & women...
1 Finbarr ODWYER Male VM45-49 Leevale AC 18:20
2 Owen WILLIAMS Male JM15-17 20:02
3 John AHERN Male VM45-49 20:25
16 Yan ZHANG Female VW35-39 Sanctuary Runners 25:41
21 Aoife O'NEILL Female SW30-34 26:57
22 Catherine DEENIHAN Female VW50-54 UCC Staff Athletics Club 27:28


Mallow Castle: 46 finishers this week, 61 last week. The long term average is 72.

First 3 men & women...
1 Simon BERNARD Male VM40-44 18:34
2 Iain BUCKLEY Male JM11-14 19:15
3 Unknown
16 Siobhan HOLLAND Female VW45-49 Eagle A.C. 21:26
18 Susan MURNANE Female VW45-49 Limerick A.C. 21:55
19 Mary SWEENEY Female VW60-64 St Finbarrs AC 22:52


Youghal: The Pobalscoil na Tríonóide 5k parkrun in Youghal got 40 this week, 53 for last week. The long term average is 67.
First 3 men & women... This 5k parkrun is cancelled until the end of August 2022 due to building works at the Pobalscoil.
Youghal results... 

Macroom Desmense: 19 this week, 28 last week. Long term average is 53.

First 3 men & women...
1 Conor LUCEY Male VM35-39 19:35
2 Simon FOLEY Male VM35-39 20:58
3 Diarmuid HOLLAND Male VM45-49 22:12
7 Nuala RYAN Female VW55-59 23:50
13 Lynda BRADLEY Female VW45-49 26:54
14 Maria NEVILLE Female VW50-54 27:48


Clonakilty: 39 finishers this week, 34 finishers last week. Long term average 36.

First 3 men & women...
1 Unknown
2 Sean DINNEEN Male SM30-34 18:14
3 Mícheál Ó SÉ Male VM40-44 18:55
15 Heather SPENCER Female VW45-49 Spectrum Striders RC 27:07
17 Maretta BRENNAN Female VW55-59 Volunteers parkrun Club 28:11
18 Lorraine PENDLEBURY Female VW40-44 Clonakilty Roadrunners AC 29:03


Glengarriff Woods: There were 41 finishers for this weeks 5k parkrun in Glengarriff Woods. It was 62  last week, long term average is 59.

Top 3 men & women...
2 Simon MUGGLESTONE Male VM50-54 Bideford AAC 19:52
4 Orla FORKER Female SW30-34 21:53
8 Siun MCGRATH Female JW11-14 23:12
3 Jack MCGRATH Male JM11-14 Midleton AC 20:47
5 Dermot GALLAGHER Male VM45-49 Eagle A.C. 22:30
6 Peter MCGRATH Male JM11-14 Midleton AC 22:43

Bere Island: 86 this week, 120 last week, long term average of 46. 

First 3 men & women...
1 John SLATER Male VM40-44 19:58
2 Conchobhar RYAN Male SM25-29 21:22
3 Eoghan RYAN Male SM20-24 21:33
5 Michelagh MURPHY Female SW18-19 21:44
11 Ciara TIERNEY Female SW30-34 Tralee Triathlon Club 22:58
19 Aoife SLATER Female VW35-39 Forget The Gym 25:00


Castlehaven: 28 finishers this week in Rineen Woods. 40 last week. Long term average 29.

First 3 women & men...
1 Joel LUKE Male VM40-44 21:33
2 John O'MAHONY Male SM25-29 21:58
3 Florence FITZGERALD Male SM30-34 22:04
9 Emer COURTNEY Female VW35-39 24:58
10 Katie COOKE Female VW40-44 Cork Triathlon Club 25:13
18 Marie KEHOE Female VW40-44 30:08

IRONMAN Cork - Sat 13th & Sun 14th Aug 2022


The big sporting event in Cork this weekend is the IRONMAN event in Youghal. On the Saturday, there is the 70.3 event with the full IRONMAN on Sunday the 14th.

You can find the full schedule HERE

I cycled the 90km route last Wednesday and took some photos... shown below - just click on them to see them in more detail.

There was certainly a buzz about the place in Youghal with lots of signs and bunting outside peoples houses along the route. The section from Youghal to Ballymacoda and down the coast to Cloyne and East Ferry is a stunning part of the course and very scenic.

When I was going through Youghal, there was even a pod of dolphins swimming around where the swim will take place and it's a lovely spot.

The IRONMAN is Youghal hasn't had a great start with poor weather pre-covid in 2019 and then covid cancellations of course in 2020. The weather for this weekend will be superb and it should be a great event for spectators and contestants alike.

Photos below...

Friday, August 12, 2022

Friday Jigsaw: Heir Island 5k - Aug 2022


For this weeks online jigsaw, we have a photo of the start of the Heir Island 5k by Cork Sports Partnership.

You can find the 108-piece jigsaw HERE

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Blue skies & sunshine for the Heir Island 5k - 11th Aug 2022


It looks as if it was blue skies and sunshine all the way for this 5k run on Heir Island in West Cork on Thursday the 11th of August 2022. This was part of the Active Islands Run Series which is being promoted by Cork Sports Partnership.

Their next run is a 5k on Cape Clear on Sunday the 14th of August. More info HERE

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Notice: Charleville Half-Marathon - Sun 25th Sept 2022


The Charleville Half-Marathon is coming up on Sunday, the 25th of September 2022 at 10am and it is widely recognised as being one of the fastest courses in the country.

Entries HERE

This is also an ideal race for anyone preparing for the Dublin City Marathon as it should give you a good guide as to what your target pace for Dublin should be.

Info from the organisers... Charleville Half Marathon 2022: This race is organised by North Cork AC who make a donation to St. Josephs Foundation for people with special needs, from the proceeds of the event. The Charleville race is located roughly halfway between Cork and Limerick. It has traditionally attracted runners from both of these counties but due to the positive reputation which it has gained, more and more people are coming from further afield. Charleville is approx 40kms or a 35-40 minute drive from Limerick city and approx 60 kms and a 50-55 minute drive from Cork city.

Excellent Course: Besides the central location, one of the main attractions of this race is the fact that it is a reasonably flat and fast course. (see below) Road closures are put in place for the safety of participants and so they can enjoy the full use of the wide road between Charleville and Kilmallock. (Pending Cork and Limerick Co. Council approval of permits.)


Course preview HERE

Excellent Time of Year: Ideal for anyone wanting to try for a personal best time or wanting to get a good indication of their fitness level heading into the Dublin City Marathon or other European Marathons at the end of the year from October to December.

Other races promote themselves as being ‘fast‘ only for runners to turn up and find plenty of hills and drags. The clue to how flat this course is can be seen in the course maps. You can see the grey and white line which shows the route of the Cork to Dublin railway line. Laid in the mid 19th century, these routes were chosen to allow steam powered trains to run on…i.e. no steep hills. Looking at the Ordnance Survey map of the area, the few contour lines that are present are well spaced out so it would certainly seem to fit the bill as a fast course.

Proceeds of the Race: This is a completely voluntary effort and the proceeds of the race go to two worthy causes.  The proceeds of the race go back into the development of the host athletics club which caters for all age groups in their activities. The organisers also make a donation towards St. Josephs Foundation, Charleville. They are hosting the race at their facility and they have built a 200m running track which a number of the local athletic clubs use. It will also be the warm-up area for the Half marathon and changing rooms will be in the GAA Hall next door.

Chip Timing: There will be Chip timing again this year with a Half way split matt to give participants a good indication of how they are going during the race and also to give an indication afterwards of how they paced the race.

Organised by: North Cork AC in conjunction with St. Josephs Foundation
Special Elite Athlete places available with accommodation and meals – sub 70 men and sub 80 women)
Top 8 cash prizes for Senior Men and Women
First prize in all Masters categories and second prize in categories up to O55.