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Monday, August 21, 2017

Notice…John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler - Sat 9th Sept 2017

Here is another one for the diaries. The John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler race is coming up on Saturday the 9th of September 2017 at 6pm. This is the fourth year of this particular event and this year, the race HQ is Shandon Boat Club on the Marina.

Located in the heart of Cork City, this is going to be popular with a lot of runners. 10 miles is a favourite distance for a lot of people as can be seen by the huge numbers doing the various 10 milers like Dungarvan and Ballycotton in the Spring.

As 10 mile courses go, this is up there with the fastest of them and takes in the flat walkways around Mahon and Blackrock.

Preview.......A full preview of the course can be seen here.. 

The entry of €25 includes a dry-fit top. Just make sure you enter online to be sure.

Here is how to enter.....

1) John Buckley Sports.......Just call into the shop and enter. It is just across the river from the Opera House in the heart of Cork City.

2) Online via EventMaster....Click HERE

The race is being organised by St,Finbarr's AC. Their website is

Info from the organisers...

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Results of the Skibbereen 10k road race...Sun 20th Aug 2017

This 10k race on Sun 20th Aug 2017 was organised by Skibbereen AC and attracted a very small field of just 50 runners.

1    0:35:38    HARRINGTON, Michael    Durrus AC    M40    05:44.0
2    0:37:53    BOUSE, Ciaran    Eagle AC    M    06:05.7
3    0:38:09    MCCARTHY, Patrick    unatt/Drimoleague    M45    06:08.3
11    0:42:32    COUGHLAN, Aoife    Skibbereen AC    F    06:50.6 
16    0:44:34    HAYES, Orla    Leevale AC    F    07:10.2
19    0:45:27    COPPINGER, Alice    Bantry AC    F    07:18.7

Full results below...

Cork runners take top spots at the Clonmel Half-Marathon

Well done to Cork runners Michael Herlihy of North Cork AC and Aoife Cooke of Youghal AC who were the first man and woman home in this years Clonmel Half-Marathon on Sun 20th Aug 2017.

As you can see from the numbers in the chart above, this race is going from strength to strength and is testament to all the work that Clonmel AC put into it.

1 Michael Herlihy    North Cork AC      1:11:31 SM
2 Conor Mccauley    Leevale AC      1:11:45 SM
3 William Stephens    Coolquill ac      1:12:08 SM
11 Aoife Cooke    Youghal  AC        1:16:55    SW
56 Linda Grogan    Dundrum AC      1:27:58 SW
65 Joan Ennis    Grange Fermoy A C      1:28:30 SW


Michael Herlihy of North Cork AC putting his recent altitude training in the French Pyrenees to good effect to won the 2017 Clonmel Half-Marathon

Aoife Cooke continues her impressive 2017 season to add the Clonmel Half-Marathon to her list of race wins this year

Notice...Ballycotton 5 mile road race - Thurs 24th Aug 2017

The Ballycotton 5 mile road race is the last race of four in the Ballycotton Summer Series and it's coming up on evening Thursday, the 24th of August. One thing to note here and it catches people every year........the race starts at 7:30pm

Registration is at the local national school. The distance from the main parking area to the registration is about 800 metres (10 min walk). From the registration area to the start line is about 200 metres. So if you consider parking.....walking to the registration.....the queue to enter.....walk back to the car......walk back to the start........and the 7:30pm start, you can see how people get caught out.

Entries.......If you are under any pressure for time, then get changed first.....carry the entry fee of €6 in your hand.....and go straight to the start line after you register. Please note that it speeds things up a lot if you have the exact entry fee ready. €1 of each entry fee is going to a designated charity.

If you did the first 3 races then you'll find your race number for the Ballycotton 5m HERE

The overall positions with times after 3 races can be seen HERE

Please note that the race is open to everyone. You do not need to have run in any of the previous races to enter this one. Just turn up with €6.

Post Race...If you have completed all 4 of the summer series......Ballyandreen, Shanagarry, Churchtown South and Ballycotton, you will be given a souvenier plaque.

Back inside the school, there will be tea and biscuits as well as the prize giving. The special series t-shirts for the top 50 men and top 30 women in the overall series will be handed out there.

Preview....More details on the course with maps and photos can be seen HERE

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Results of the Canovee GAA 7k ...Sat 19th Aug 2017

This 7km race near Macroom had a field of just 44 runners, possibly the smallest race so far this year. It also had chip timing.

The results are HERE

Results & photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun...Sat 19th Aug 2017

213 people turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park, the exact same as last week. If you look at the chart, the numbers at the moment are about the 220-230 mark, roughly up 10% on the numbers for the same time last year.

1 Unknown
2 Unknown
3 Eoin MAC MAHON    19:28    SM25-29    M3
22 Selina MAKIN    21:58    VW35-39    F1    Wigan Phoenix
29 Rachel O'CALLAGHAN    22:15    VW40-44    F2
42 Regina COMBER    23:19    SW30-34    F3    Leevale AC

The results of the 62nd edition are HERE

1) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE

By the way, all parkruns are run on a voluntary basis and they need help every week. Some of the jobs are very easy so if you volunteer, you won't be given something you're uncomfortable with. Just give a hand every few weeks.

New Defibrillator installed at CIT track

Just a note to say that a new defibrillator has been installed on the wall of the equipment shed at the CIT track in Bishopstown. This requires a code to open and is given to clubs upon request.

Medals for Cork runners at National Half-Marathon

The annual Rock n Roll Half-Marathon was held in Dublin last Sunday the 13th of August 2017 with several thousand runners taking part. The overall results are HERE

This also doubles up as the National Half-Marathon Championships and a number of club runners from Cork and Munster made the trip to Dublin.

In the team competition, Eagle AC from Cork managed to secure a team Bronze in the M35 masters category.

L-R... Alan O'Brien, Vivian Foley & Frank Hill of Eagle AC

3 EAGLE A.C. M35 03:49:02 > Alan O'BRIEN 01:11:09.19, Vivian FOLEY 01:15:32.92, Frank HILL 01:22:19.56

In the individual categories, these were the medal winners from Cork and Munster...

1st M45...Vivian FOLEY EAGLE A.C. M45 Male ...01:15:32.92
1st M70...Tony DUNNE GRANGE/FERMOY A.C. M75 ...02:17:33.77
3rd F40...Mags DEMPSEY TRACTON A.C. F40 ...01:27:14.51
1st F70...Maggie DUNNE GRANGE/FERMOY A.C. F70 ...02:37:52.84

It's also worth mentioning that Tim O'Donoghue of East Cork AC finished in 4th place overall.

4 Tim ODONOGHUE 2543 EAST CORK SEN Male 01:08:22.84

Complete results

Cork & Munster Results below.......

Friday, August 18, 2017

Results of the Liscarroll 10k...Fri 18th Aug 2017

95 runners took part in this 10k race organised by Liscarroll AC

   1    0:34:22    SUGRUE, Eoin    unatt/Banteer    M40    05:31.7    800    1
    2    0:35:36    SHEEHAN, Jeremiah    unatt/Lismire    MJ    05:43.6    843    2
    3    0:36:30    HANLON, David    Limerick AC    M    05:52.3    807    3
    7    0:38:23    KIELY, Martina    St. Finbarrs AC    F    06:10.5    846    7
    19    0:40:18    FINN, Carol    Leevale AC    F    06:29.0    820    19
    20    0:40:27    STOKES, Rachel    unatt/Kerry    F    06:30.5    806    20

Full results below

1) Willie Fitzgerald has a gallery HERE

Results of the Lombardstown 8k...Thurs 17th Aug 2017

This 8k organised by Lombardstown Community Council and Duhallow AC was held on Thurs 17th Aug 2017.

1) Eoin Surgue 27:46
2) Alfie Davis 29:25 Leevale
3) Dave Lyons 29:46 Mallow AC
1) Susan Looney 35:27 Duhallow AC
2) Sandra Walsh 36:23
3) Orla Nolan 38:05 Dromahane Road Runners

1) Lombardstown Community Council have a gallery HERE

Full Results below...

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Clonmel Half-Marathon Now Closed!

Entries for the 2017 Clonmel Half-Marathon closed on Wednesday the 16th of August, the first time this race has ever sold out. If you haven't registered already, make sure you don't travel to Clonmel on Sunday looking to enter.

In 2016, they had 690 entries and that included people entering on the morning of the race. With the 800 limit, it's up 16% already and would probably be a good deal more if people could enter on the day.

This race is organised by Clonmel AC and they have grown it slowly but surely over the years. Here is a statement from Niall O'Sullivan of the club..."We are excited to announce the Boston Scientific Marathon is a sell out, with a grand total of 800 entrants! Registration is now officially closed, with no further entries taken online or on the weekend of the race!"

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Results of the Cork BHAA Musgraves 5k road race... Wed 16th Aug 2017

There was a really big turnout of 535 runners for this years Cork BHAA Musgraves 5k road race in Cork City, up a whopping 40% on last year. Despite the rain earlier in the day, it was dry for the race itself.

1 Sean Doyle 00:15:38 Temp Reg
2 Conor McCauley M-1 00:15:41 Apple M-B-2
3 John Meade M-2 00:15:43 Joyce Wolfe Physiotherapy
51 Michelle Kenny 0/35H F-1 00:18:01 Dept of Ed F-A-1
65 Niamh Allen 00:18:29 Temp Reg
69 Niamh Roe F-2 00:18:34 Dept of Ed 

The full results can be seen HERE

Notice...Clonakilty 10 mile & 4 mile race - Sun 27th Aug 2017

This is the 4th year of this particular race  and this year, it's on Sunday the 27th of August. It should be of interest to anyone looking for a 10 mile race in the Autumn.

The 10 mile race starts just on the edge of Clonakilty near the Model Railway Village. It's follows the waters edge for a while before taking in a loop in the countryside.

On the day registration is €25 for the 10 Mile and €15 for the 4 mile.  

>>Entries...You can pre-enter both races here...

There are dry fit tops for both the 10 mile and 4 mile. Participants will need to register online to guarantee this though.

Preview of the 4 mile course HERE

From the organisers......Clonakilty Road Runners AC are delighted to invite you to our 10 Mile and 4 mile Road Race which takes place on August Sunday 27th 2017 at 10am.

Our new 10mile course takes in some of the finest scenery in West Cork (which may include the odd small hill). Our end of summer event is perfectly placed in the calendar to put all that summer training to the test or perhaps to check your Dublin Marathon training progress!

We are also delighted to announce a new 4 Mile option which we hope we will appeal to all fitness levels - We are extending a very warm welcome to all beginners and walkers!

This is the 4th year of this event and has gone from strength to strength. Both the 10 Mile and 4 Mile routes are accurately measured and are approved by Athletics Ireland.  This is a well organised event that attracts all levels of runners. We look forward to seeing you on August 27th and giving you a great day of running in Wonderful West Cork.

The Race Starts on the beautiful Inchydoney Road and finishes at The Clonakilty Showgorunds. We hope you’ll join us for a cuppa and a few buns there afterwards!

Notice...Cork BHAA Musgrave Sports & Social 5k road race - Wed 16th August 2017

The Cork BHAA Musgrave Sports & Social 5k road race is coming up on Wednesday the 16th of August 2017 in Cork City. This race is on the exact same course as the John Buckley Sports 5k which was held at the end of May and is suitable for all types of runner...from the serious to the more casual. The entry fee is only €5 for Cork BHAA registered runners or €10 for non-reg runners.

Update : The forecast for the evening is for much better conditions with most of the rain gone at that stage.

Located near the Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium, this is a flat and fast 5k course. Registration is at the Shandon Boat Club which is on the Marina, about 400m from Pairc Ui Chaoimh. There is plenty of parking in the area.

There will be the usual post race refreshments in the Shandon  Boat Club afterwards.

Preview.....A full preview of the course with photos can be seen HERE