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Monday, July 04, 2022

Dundrum 10k nr Cashel coming up on Wed 6th July 2022

The annual Coillte 10k in Dundrum, Tipperary on Wednesday 6th of July 2022. This is just to the west of Cashel.

In terms of 10k road races, this one doesn't get much flatter or faster. It's on a 5k triangular shaped course so it's great for spectators as well.

This race always attract a lot of fast runners which is no surprise as it's probably the most prestigious 10k race in Munster.

Online entries close at 11pm on Monday 4th July. You can also enter on the night.

More info HERE

Sunday, July 03, 2022

Guest Post: IRISH 10-MILE RANKINGS 2022 (Mid-Year) ...by John Walshe


Back in April 2022, I put up a guest post from John Walshe with the top Irish 10-mile rankings for Q1 2022. John has now very kindly updated the list for Q1 & Q2 2022.

IRISH 10-MILE RANKINGS 2022 (Mid-Year)

The list, from January to July 2, shows the time (gun time), name/club/category, the race and finishing position, along with the date, for men under 55:00 and women under 65:00.

Where an athlete appears more than once, just the surname is used after the
initial listing.

MEN
48:40 Jake O’Regan (St Johns) Bundoran (1) Mar 05
48:51 Hugh Armstrong (Ballina) Dungarvan (1) Feb 06
49:31 Conor Duffy (Glaslough) Dungarvan (2) Feb 06
49:45 Tim O’Donoghue (East Cork) Dungarvan (3) Feb 06
50:06 David Mansfield (Clonmel) Dungarvan (4) Feb 06
50:34 William Maunsell (Clonmel) Roscommon (1) Jul 02
50:36 Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe) Mallow (1) Mar 20
50:37 Ger Forde (KCH) Cobh (1) Apr 03
50:40 Andrew Annett (Mourne Runners) Roscommon (2) Jul 02
50:41 David McCarthy (West Waterford) Dungarvan (5) Feb 06
50:43 Mick Clohisey (Raheny) Raheny (1) Apr 18
50:46 Martin Hoare (Celbridge) Trim (1) Feb 06
50:47 Clohisey Castleisland (1) May 22
50:49 Gideon Kimosop (1ZERO) Roscommon (3) Jul 02
50:52 Forde Dungarvan (6) Feb 06
50:59 Eoin Mullan (Omagh) Bundoran (2) Mar 05
51:01 Clohisey Cobh (2) Apr 03
51:15 Hoare Ballyroan (1) Jan 23
51:21 Tudor Moldovan (Clonliffe) Ballyroan (2) Jan 23
51:43 Sean Hehir (Metro-St Brigids) Ballyroan (3) Jan 23
51:50 Alan O’Shea (Bantry, M40) Cobh (3) Apr 03
51:58 Conor McCauley (Leevale) Dungarvan (7) Feb 06
51:58 Moldovan Bundoran (2) Mar 05
52:09 Declan Reid (City of Derry Spart, M45) Derry (1) Mar 12
52:27 Kane Collins (Donore) Dungarvan (8) Feb 06
52:28 John Kinsella (Bilboa) Dungarvan (9) Feb 06
52:32 Alexander Wallace (St Cocas, M40) Trim (2) Feb 06
52:47 Aaron Brennan (GCH) Craughwell (1) Mar 20
52:49 Eoghan McGinley (Letterkenny) Bundoran (3) Mar 05
52:53 Mick Fogarty (Ferbane, M40) Raheny (3) Apr 18
52:55 Pat Hennessy (West Waterford) Dungarvan (10) Feb 06
53:01 Fogarty Ardagh (1) Feb 26
53:06 Paul Moloney (Mallow, M40) Cobh (4) Apr 03
53:07 Moldovan Ardagh (2) Feb 26
53:08 Kinsella Mallow (2) Mar 20
53:13 Mark Walsh (Leevale) Ballyroan (4) Jan 23
53:14 Derek Griffin (unatt) Mallow (3) Mar 20
53:20 Collins Mallow (4) Mar 20
53:20 Robert Corbally (DSD) Roscommon (4) Jul 02
53:26 Kevin O’Leary (East Cork) Dungarvan (11) Feb 06
53:26 Hehir Raheny (4) Apr 18
53:27 Walsh Roscommon (5) Jul 02
53:29 Brian Conroy (Clane) Trim (3) Feb 06
53:35 McCauley Roscommon (6) Jul 02
53:46 Moldovan Turgesius (W’Meath) (1) Feb 20
53:48 Timmy Murphy (Mullingar) Roscommon (7) Jul 02
53:49 Moldovan Kinsale (1) Feb 27
53:49 Noel Murphy (Waterford) Mallow (5) Mar 20
53:49 John Meade (St Finbarrs, M40) Cobh (5) Apr 03
53:51 Conal McCambridge (North Belfast) Larne (1) Mar 19
53:53 Mark McPaul (Milford) Bundoran (4) Mar 05
53:54 Allan Bogle (City of Derry Spart, M40) Derry (2) Mar 12
53:59 Alan O’Brien (Eagle, M40) Mallow (6) Mar 20
54:01 Michael McMahon (North Cork, M40) Cobh (6) Apr 03
54:04 Griffin Castleisland (2) May 22
54:07 Mossy Bracken (Moycarkey-Coolcroo) Dungarvan (12) Feb 06
54:14 Toby Ruffer (Newbridge) Trim (4) Feb 06
54:14 Shine Roscommon (8) Jul 02
54:15 Donal Coakley (Leevale) Dungarvan (13) Feb 06
54:16 Vivian Foley (Eagle, M50) Mallow (7) Mar 20
54:17 Griffin Tralee (1) Feb 12
54:17 James Hamilton (Ballymena Runners) Larne (2) Mar 19
54:20 Sean Lally (Monaghan Town) Trim (5) Feb 06
54:24 Foley Dungarvan (14) Feb 06
54:26 Jeremy O’Donovan (St Finbarrs, M40 Dungarvan (15) Feb 06
54:27 O’Donovan Kinsale (2) Feb 27
54:27 Brian Martin (Drogheda & Dist) Naas (1) Mar 06
54:27 Paul Smith (Drogheda & Dist) Naas (2) Mar 06
54:34 David Callaghan (Tallaght) Ballyroan (5) Jan 23
54:34 Matthew McLaughlin (Inishowen, M45) Derry (3) Mar 12
54:35 Brendan Heaney (Armagh) Dungarvan (16) Feb 06
54:37 Michael Morgan (St Finbarrs, M45) Kinsale (3) Feb 27
54:37 David Hamilton (North Belfast) Larne (3) Mar 19
54:41 Toby Ruffer (Newbridge) Naas (3) Mar 06
54:42 Delan Guina (West Limerick) Castleisland (3) May 22
54:47 Killian Nolan(unatt) Trim (6) Feb 06
54:52 Ciaran McGonagle (Letterkenny, M40) Derry (4) Mar 12
54:53 Paul Minogue (Clonmel) Kilsheelan (1) Mar 17
54:55 Noel McNally (Road Runners, M40) Larne (4) Mar 19
54:58 Philip McHugh (Letterkenny) Derry (5) Mar 12
54:59 Marty Lynch (Milford, M40) Bundoran (4) Mar 05

WOMEN
54:19 Aoife Cooke (Eagle, F35) Dungarvan (1) Feb 06
55:09 Michelle Finn (Leevale) Mallow (1) Mar 20
55:22 Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny, F40) Roscommon (1) Jul 02
55:42 Aoife Kilgannon (Sligo) Trim (1) Feb 06
56:18 Kilgannon Cobh (1) Apr 3
56:36 Fionnuala Ross (Armagh) Motherwell (2) Apr 03
56:42 Finn Roscommon (2) Jul 02
56:53 Jessica Craig (North Down) Derry (1) Mar 12
58:04 Siobhan O’Doherty (Borrisokane, F35) Ballyroan (1) Jan 23
58:10 Ruth Fitzgerald (Waterford) Dungarvan (2) Feb 06
58:43 Isobel Oakes (Sigo) Trim (2) Feb 06
58:44 O’Doherty Dungarvan (3) Feb 06
58:54 Niamh Moore (Leevale) Mallow (2) Mar 20
58:58 Courtney McGuire (Clonmel) Dungarvan (4) Feb 06
58:59 Oakes Ballyroan (2) Jan 23
59:02 Catherine Whoriskey (CoDerry S, F35) Derry (2) Mar 12
59:13 Ciara Durkan (Skerries) Trim (3) Feb 06
59:25 Sarahjane Cooke (Victoria P & C, F40) Larne (1) Mar 19
59:30 Hannah Steeds (Clonmel) Dungarvan (5) Feb 06
59:42 Natalie Hall (Victoria Park & C) Trim (4) Feb 06
59:51 Lizzie Lee (Leevale, F40) Roscommon (3) Jul 02
60:06 Meghan Ryan (DSD) Roscommon (4) Jul 02
60:16 Caroline Donnellan (Edenderry, F45) Trim (5) Feb 06
60:18 Moore Roscommon (5) Jul 02
60:21 Jennifer Montague (Leevale, F35) Ballyroan (3) Jan 23
60:34 Kate Kelly (Athlone AIT) Ballyroan (4) Jan 23
60:40 Rachel Birt (Killgarry RC) Trim (6) Feb 06
60:46 Fiona Clinton (DSD) Roscommon (6) Jul 02
60:56 Maria McCambridge (DSD, F45) Roscommon (7) Jul 02
61:02 Kelly Roscommon (8) Jul 02
61:10 Montague Kinsale (1) Feb 27
61:11 McCambridge Trim (7) Feb 06
61:20 Ava Costello (Trim, FJ) Trim (8) Feb 06
61:39 Steeds KIlsheelan (1) Mar 17
61:55 Emma Murphy (St Finbarrs, F35) Mallow (3) Mar 20
61:58 Adrienne Jordan (Crusaders, F45) Trim (9) Feb 06
62:02 Edel Gaffney (Trim) Trim (10) Feb 06
62:06 Niamh Devlin (DSD) Dungarvan (6) Feb 06
62:06 Catherine O’Connor (Sli Cualann, F45) Raheny (1) Apr 18
62:12 McCambridge Naas (1) Mar 06
62:18 Angela McCann (Clonmel, F50) Dungarvan (7) Feb 06
62:20 Neasa de Burca (GCH, F40) Craughwell (1) Mar 20
62:20 Siobhan Lee (GCH) Craughwell (2) Mar 20
62:24 Sarah Baryga (Sli Cualanne, F45) Raheny (2) Apr 18
62:26 O’Doherty Limerick (1) May 15
62:42 Catherine Thornton (Crusaders) Craughwell (3) Mar 20
62:51 Fiona Gettings (Longford, F40) Trim (11) Feb 06
62:53 Linda O’Sullivan (Watergrasshill, F50) Dungarvan (8) Feb 06
62:56 Karen Alexander (unatt, F40) Raheny (3) Apr 18
63:06 Alexander Derry (3) Mar 12
63:08 Gettings Roscommon (9) Jul 02
63:15 O’Sullivan Mallow (4) Mar 20
63:17 Jan Corcoran (Le Cheile, F40) Glenmore (Louth) (1) Jun 11
63:19 O’Connor Naas (2) Mar 06
63:21 Niamh Clifford (Donore) Castleisland (1) May 22
63:36 Sinead Whitelaw (Mullingar) Roscommon (10) Jul 02
63:38 McCann Kilsheelan (2) Mar 17
63:41 Sabrina Keogh (Dunboyne) Trim (12) Feb 06
63:45 Alexander Larne (2) Mar 19
63:50 Sinead O’Reilly (Donore, F40) Trim (13) Feb 06
63:54 Sharon Leetch (Ballymena R, F45) Larne (3) Mar 19
64:02 Julie Kirwan (unatt, F40) Dungarvan (9) Feb 06
64:05 Joan Flynn (Mullingar, F40) Trim (14) Feb 06
64:08 Niamh Clifford (Star of the Laune) Tralee (1) Feb 12
64:12 Barbara Dunne (GCH) Roscommon (11) Jul 02
64:22 Catherine Murphy (Eagle, F45) Mallow (5) Mar 20
64:27 Susan Glennon (Mullingar) Trim (15) Feb 06
64:40 Breda Gaffney (Mallow, F45) Mallow (6) Mar 20
64:44 Jean Lucey (unatt) Mallow (7) Mar 20
64:48 April Clarke (North Belfast) Derry (4) Mar 12
64:49 Tara Kennedy (Raheny, F45) Dungarvan (10) Feb 06
64:53 Eimear Gormley (Letterkenny) Bundoran (1) Mar 05
64:54 Flynn Ardagh (1) Feb 26
64:57 Murphy (Eagle) Dungarvan (11) Feb 06

Saturday, July 02, 2022

Results of the Millstreet 5-mile road race - Fri 1st July 2022


There was a good turnout for this year's Willie Neenan Memorial 5-mile road race in Millstreet with 208 runners cross the finish line. This is only down a fraction on the 214 back in 2019.

Many if not most of the road races at the moment are suffering a big drop in numbers and it's nice to see one at least bucking the trend.

Top 3 men & women...
1 Michael MCMAHON 118 M North Cork AC M40 00:26:09
2 Nick O'Donoghue 193 M East Cork MS 00:26:13
3 Michael Herlihy 187 M Noth Cork AC M40 00:26:25
17 Martina Kiely 171 F1 St Finbarrs AC F40 00:29:14
25 Carol Finn 304 F2 Leevale AC FS 00:30:56
35 Nadine FORDE 123 F3 Leevale AC F40 00:32:30

Full results HERE

Results of the 5k parkruns in Cork - Sat 2nd July 2022


Results of the 5k parkruns around the county on Saturday 2nd July 2022

Ballincollig Regional Park: 210 this week, 242 last week. Long term average 296.

First 3 men & women...
1 John HERLIHY Male VM40-44 17:37
2 Trevor WOODS Male VM50-54 Cork Triathlon Club 18:16
3 Nicholas PARKINSON Male VM45-49 18:37
10 Annelise HUTCH Female SW30-34 20:18
21 Jean KEYES Female VW40-44 21:48
25 Mary SWEENEY Female VW60-64 St Finbarrs AC 22:04

Glen River: 62 this week, 65 last week. The long term average is 81.

First 3 men & women...
1 Cathal O'CONNELL Male VM55-59 St Finbarrs AC 19:26
2 Tobi GRAB Male VM45-49 Leevale AC 19:52
3 Edward AHERN Male SM25-29 20:24
5 Anita LOCKE Female VW35-39 St Finbarrs AC 20:36
16 Claire COSTELLO Female VW40-44 24:33
19 Catherine DEENIHAN Female VW50-54 UCC Staff Athletics Club 27:30


Mallow Castle: 48 finishers this week, 42 last week. The long term average is 75.

First 3 men & women...
1 Darragh NOLAN Male JM15-17 21:06
2 Unknown
3 Niall KEARNEY Male VM35-39 21:40
6 Marie Therese O SULLIVAN Female VW40-44 22:46
7 Suzanne MACKIE Female VW55-59 Don Greig Racing Stables 22:51
14 Edel BUCKLEY Female VW35-39 24:33


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 for the next 5-7 weeks due to building works at the Pobalscoil.

Youghal results... 

Macroom Desmense: 27 this week, 29 last week. Long term average is 53.

First 3 men & women...
1 Conor LUCEY Male VM35-39 18:58
2 Jude MURPHY Male JM11-14 20:13
3 Simon FOLEY Male VM35-39 20:53
13 Sinead TWOMEY Female VW35-39 28:14
14 Marie MCCARTHY Female VW45-49 28:16
18 Mary O'REILLY Female VW65-69 parkrun Trippers 30:13


Clonakilty: 25 finishers this week, 23 finishers last week. Long term average 36.

First 3 men & women...
1 Tony O'HALLORAN Male VM60-64 Dundrum South Dublin Athletic Club 20:19
2 John COLLINS Male VM50-54 22:42
3 Tim DEMPSEY Male VM35-39 23:31
5 Eimear DEEGAN Female VW40-44 Lakeshore Striders 24:16
8 Kathleen Mary GILDEA Female SW30-34 LETTERKENNY AC 27:39
9 Úna NÍ CHÁRTHAIGH Female SW30-34 AR Fitness 27:44


Glengarriff Woods: There were 33 finishers for this weeks 5k parkrun in Glengarriff Woods. It was 41  last week, long term average is 59.

Top 3 men & women...
1 Thomas STOTTOR Male SM30-34 London Heathside 18:54
2 John HANNON Male VM45-49 19:32
3 Declan HORGAN Male VM50-54 21:10
13 Kathleen HORGAN Female VW45-49 Sportsworld 27:10
16 Margaret LAVIN Female VW50-54 Bantry Athletic Club 29:25
18 Carmen Maria MOYA ARRAEZ Female SW25-29 31:03

Bere Island: 28 this week, 43 last week, long term average of 46. 

First 3 men & women...
1 Michael MCSWEENEY Male VM50-54 Beara AC 21:40
3 John SMITH Male VM35-39 Dublin Runners 22:29
4 Colin GLEESON Male VM70-74 Beara AC 23:23
2 Michelagh MURPHY Female SW18-19 22:26
6 Orla MCCARTHY Female VW55-59 26:57
7 Máire O'MAHONY Female VW60-64 Raheny Shamrock AC 27:13


Castlehaven: 23 finishers this week in Rineen Woods. 17 last week. Long term average 29.

First 3 men & women...
1 John CASEY Male VM55-59 Togher AC 24:29
2 Colin MURPHY Male VM50-54 24:48
4 Michael WILSON Male VM50-54 25:29
3 Sharon LEVIS Female VW40-44 25:24
7 Rose MAGNER Female VW40-44 St Finbarrs AC 27:01
8 Niamh O'DRISCOLL Female SW25-29 27:12



Friday, July 01, 2022

Friday Jigsaw: Glen River 5k parkrun - 25th June 2022


For this weeks online jigsaw, we have a 165-piece jigsaw of some runners before the start of the Glen River 5k parkrun.

You can find it HERE

Thursday, June 30, 2022

The 5k parkrun in Tramore Valley Park in Cork City restarts in 2022!


Update 30th June 2022: It now looks as if the 5k parkrun in Tramore Valley Park in Cork City will be restarting in late July or early August of 2022. A team of volunteers has been assembled and they are undergoing training at other local parkruns at the moment.

As with all parkruns, they'd be delighted to have more volunteers so send an email to tramorevalley AT parkrun DOT com if you want to help out.

Remember that once it restarts, it will be on every Saturday at 9:30am. 

The event website is... https://www.parkrun.ie/tramorevalley/

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Some good news! The 5k parkun in Tramore Valley Park in Cork City will be restarting in 2022.

This 5k parkrun started back in September of 2015 and just 15 events were held there. The final one in January of 2016 attracted a huge field of 533 runners thanks to the hype from Operation Transformation.

This in effect was the straw that broke the camels back as the park wasn't able to handle those numbers. The parkrun itself was fine but it was the sheer volume of cars that was the problem. With people unable to drive into the park, there were people running across the South Link Road to gain access and the City Council pulled the plug on safety grounds.

Now in 2022, things are different. 

1) There are now 5k parkruns in the Glen and in Ballincollig which weren't there back in 2016. That should help keep the numbers down.

2) The City Council have put in new pedestrian entrances from Douglas and from the Half-Moon Lane which will allow easier access.

What's next??? ...This is essentially a new 5k parkrun as previous team of volunteers have moved on to other things. 

A new team of volunteers will have to be put together and they'll probably have to get trained up at other parkrun events. All of this will take time.

I suspect it may well be the end of the Summer by the time it gets going but we'll have to wait and see. The main thing is that it is restarting.

If you want to help out with getting this event restarted then send an email to tramorevalley AT parkrun DOT com

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Notice: Millstreet 5 mile road race - Fri 1st July July 2022

The Willie Neenan Memorial 5 mile road race is coming up in the town of Millstreet in NW Cork on Friday, the 1st of July at 8:15pm.


It's an area of the county where there isn't a huge number of races so it should be of interest to runners in both Cork and Kerry.



Entries...The entry fee is €10 if you pre-enter online HERE. There is also the option of buying the race t-shirt for just €5 if you want to. You can also enter on the day for €15. 

Cork runner Martina Kiely wins Moycarkey Coolcroo 5k in Tipperary - 17th June 2022


Catching up on some recent results... Martina Kiely of St Finbarr's AC in Cork was the first woman hime in the recent Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 5K in Littleton, Co Tipperary.

Results HERE 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Guest Post: Outrunning the Sun - A Final Year Medical Research Project ...by Maebh Daly



My name is Maebh Daly and I am a fourth year Medical Student, and a member of athletics Irelands since 2008. I am currently working on my final year research project, titled “Outrunning the Sun”. This project will look at skin cancer risk, awareness and protection amongst Irish Athletes. 

Irish athletes possibly have an increased risk of skin cancer or at least skin cancer risk behaviour due to their levels of UV exposure training outdoors and their skin type. As yet this has not been quantified. Awareness of this might lead to strategies to mitigate this risk. This project hopes to quantify this risk, through use of a survey. I am lucky enough to be working with Dr. Jim Donovan, Chief Medical Officer of Sports Ireland, and Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr. James Clover, who specialises in Melanoma Skin Cancer. This project has also been endorsed by the Irish Institute of Sport. 

Below, I have attached a link to the survey and the corresponding participant invitation and information leaflet.

Maebh Daly

SURVEY LINK

Participant Invitation Letter (Online)
Study Title: “Outrunning the Sun”: An analysis of Skin Cancer Risk, Awareness and Protection amongst Irish Athletes

Press Release: Tracton Road Race An Inviting Prospect

Press Release from Tracton AC: Tracton Road Race An Inviting Prospect

Tracton AC's inaugural four-mile race looks set to attract many runners to Minane Bridge on Friday, July 15th, for the 8pm start. (Previous post HERE)

While the race gets underway from Kiely's Cross, the Tracton Arts and Community Centre acts as the HQ for the event, providing parking, registration, changing facilities and refreshments.

Club chairperson Norma Collins said, 'We are very excited about it. It's great to bring back something that was here before.'

'In organising the event, Norma added, 'We go to many races around the country, and it's great to be able to give something back to the athletic community.' Described by the club as a fast course, particularly in the second half of the race, it could provide many athletes with the opportunity to set a seasonal best.

Indeed, there could be a competitive element as the entrant’s battle it out for the prizes.

For those keener on setting a leisurely pace, the course, with its scenic views, is an attractive bonus for what should be an enjoyable race.

Registration for the chipped race is now open online at: www.myrunresults.com/events/tracton_ac_4_mile/4469/details, with a €15 fee.

Registration will also be available on the evening of the race for €20, with registration from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Pic - John Allen

With the club eyeing the prospect of making the race an annual event, Tracton AC is expected to mobilise its extensive membership to ensure its success.

Former club chairman Billy O'Mahony from Pet Essentials in Carrigaline has thrown his weight behind the initiative as the race's primary sponsor, but the club is also grateful for the local support it has received too.

The race is seen as a natural progression for a club that continues on incremental progress since it rebooted itself in 2012, helped by the input of club coach Ian Dorgan.

With over 200 members in its ranks, club chairperson Norma Collins said, 'Unlike other clubs, Tracton AC's numbers actually grew during the recent lockdowns,' with the juvenile club also going from strength to strength.

Now the club is taking another step on that journey as its four-mile road race promises to be one of the highlights of the road race calendar.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Training programme for the 2022 Dublin Marathon


The 2022 Dublin Marathon is coming up on Sunday the 30th of October 2022. It is 18-weeks from the 26th of June.

If anyone would like to optimise their training then I will be starting individualised training programmes. 

The programme is sent out every week by email and weekly feedback is required. That will determine what the programme is like for the following week.

The cost is €124 and it starts whenever you're ready. Obviously the sooner the better and it should be really start at the latest by the 10th of July which is 16-weeks.

If interested, send an email to johndesmondrunning AT gmail DOT com

Notice: Dromcollogher Carnival 4 mile road race, Co.Limerick - Mon 27th June 2022

This one may be of interest to any runners in the north of Cork. The annual Dromcollogher Carnival 4-mile road race is coming up on Monday the 27th of June 2022 at 8pm.

This is very much a good old fashioned traditional type of road race with a modest entry fee of €10.

No chip timing, no dry fit tops, no medals, no bling.... just a simple 4-mile road race that is manually timed with  accurate results with a cuppa afterwards.

More info HERE

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Results of the 5k parkruns in Cork - Sat 25th June 2022


Results of the 5k parkruns around the county on Saturday 25th June 2022

Ballincollig Regional Park: 242 this week, 227 last week. Long term average 296.

First 3 men & women...
1 Pablo HERRERA Male SM30-34 18:18
2 Trevor WOODS Male VM50-54 Cork Triathlon Club 18:24
3 Liam RYAN Male VM40-44 18:34
9 Gail MURRAY Female VW45-49 Belgooly AC 19:48
15 Nollaigh O'NEILL Female VW50-54 Leevale AC 20:29
22 Ella COLLINS Female JW15-17 21:18

Glen River: 65 this week, 58 last week. The long term average is 81.

First 3 men & women...
1 Willie WALSH Male VM45-49 Carraig na bhFear AC 19:00
2 Donal COLLINS Male VM45-49 Bweeng Trail Blazers 19:24
3 Henry MILWARD Male SM30-34 Midleton AC 20:07
23 Mags HASSETT Female VW45-49 Douglas Meet and Train 25:21
26 Eleanor RYAN Female SW30-34 26:17
27 Danielle Ó FLYNN Female VW35-39 26:20


Mallow Castle: 42 finishers this week, 51 last week. The long term average is 75.

First 3 men & women...
1 Paul WILLIAMSON Male VM40-44 Ballyfin AC 18:18
2 Andrzej CHOMICZ Male VM40-44 Mallow AC 19:34
3 Conor BARRETT Male JM11-14 21:06
12 Georgina ENDERSON Female VW40-44 Trilogy Triathlon Club 24:18
18 Ciara COLEMAN GEANEY Female SW25-29 27:22
20 Gillian GROEGER Female VW40-44 27:38


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 for the next 6-8 weeks due to building works at the Pobalscoil.

Youghal results... 

Macroom Desmense: 29 this week, 46 last week. Long term average is 53.

First 3 men & women...
1 Conor LUCEY Male VM35-39 18:59
2 Conor SHERIDAN Male SM30-34 East Coast Athletic Club 20:26
3 Rory MCELROY Male JM11-14 West Muskerry A.C. 21:23
7 Jennifer RING Female VW40-44 23:09
11 Clodagh MURRAY Female JW11-14 23:57
12 Katie PURCELL Female JW11-14 West Muskerry A.C. 23:58



Clonakilty: 23 finishers this week, 25 finishers last week. Long term average 37.

First 3 men & women...
1 Sean DINNEEN Male SM30-34 19:08
2 John HEFFERNAN Male VM45-49 21:34
3 Sam MCCOY Male SM30-34 22:32
7 Sandra WALSH Female VW50-54 25:00
9 Ciara RIDGE Female VW40-44 28:14
10 Karin CONNOLLY Female VW50-54 Bishopstown Orienteering Club 28:44


Glengarriff Woods: There were 41 finishers for this weeks 5k parkrun in Glengarriff Woods. It was 48  last week, long term average is 59.

Top 3 men & women...
1 Conor MURPHY Male VM45-49 Beara AC 19:12
2 Cathal MINEHANE Male VM40-44 21:02
3 Christopher WOODRUFF Male VM60-64 Headington RRC 21:25
8 Alice COPPINGER Female VW40-44 Bantry Athletic Club 23:33
14 Breda MCELHINNEY Female VW55-59 25:22
15 Marian MINEHANE Female VW35-39 26:08


Bere Island: 43 this week, 50 last week, long term average of 46. 

First 3 men & women...
1 Michelagh MURPHY Female SW18-19 22:55
4 Breeda O SULLIVAN Female VW55-59 Beara AC 24:23
6 Rosa SLOYAN Female JW10 26:52
2 Unknown 
3 Colin GLEESON Male VM70-74 Beara AC 24:10
5 Breandan MURPHY Male SM20-24 25:46


Castlehaven: 17 finishers this week in Rineen Woods. 23 last week. Long term average 29.

First 3 men & women...
1 Ciarán BOUSE Male VM40-44 Eagle A.C. 21:34
2 Tom HEATLEY Male SM25-29 22:37
4 Danny SMITH Male VM60-64 26:57
3 Abigail WHISTLER Female SW20-24 26:51
5 Rose MAGNER Female VW40-44 St Finbarrs AC 28:09
6 Dulcie WAGSTAFF Female SW25-29 28:22

Friday, June 24, 2022

Results of the Shandrum AC 4-mile road race - 24th June 2022

This years Shandrum AC 4-mile road race in north Cork was held on Friday the 24th of June 2022 with just 81 crossing the finish line.

The wet weather was probably a factor in the numbers falling off a cliff with a 47% reduction on the numbers for 2019. The entry fee had also increase from €12 to €15 and this may have also contributed to the drop.

Top 3 men & women...
1 Sean Doyle North Cork AC     19:31 SM 284 Course Record
2 Nick O'Donoghue East Cork AC     20:49 SM 637  
3 Donal Coffey Leevale AC     21:25 SM 278  
11 Nadine Forde Leevale AC     24:39 SF 286  
12 Annette O'Reilly Kilfinane AC     25:03 SF 489  
23 Eileen O'Keeffe Doneraile AC     27:21 SF 485  

Full results HERE

Results of the Courtmacsherry 10k - 24th June 2022


This years Courtmacsherry 10k was held on Friday the 24th of June 2022 on what was a damp evening.

A total of 246 runners crossed the finish line which is close to the 2018 & 2019 numbers but well down on the 300+ of a few years ago.

Top 3 men & women...
 Male
Pos Cat Name Gun Time Net Time
1 Sen Fionn Harrington (#223) 00:32:14 23:59:58
2 50-54 Vivian Foley (#181) 00:32:49
3 45-49 Jeremy OÆDonovan (#37) 00:33:04
Female
Pos Cat Name Gun Time Net Time
1 Sen Hannah Steeds (#247) 00:36:37 23:38:00
2 50-54 Linda O'Sullivan (#309) 00:38:15
3 40-44 Aoife Mahony (#302) 00:38:21

Full results HERE