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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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


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

Irish mixed relay team win Gold at the 2024 European Championships in Rome


Late on Friday evening, the Irish mixed relay team of Chris O'Donnell, Rhasidat Adeleke, Thomas Barr and Sharlene Mawdsley won Gold in the Mixed 4x400m Relays final at the European Championships in Rome.

Race video below...

Post race interview below....

Friday, June 07, 2024

Photos & Results of the Farran NS 5k fun run in Farran Woods - Thurs 6th June 2024


The Farran National School 5k Fun Run in Farran Woods was held on Thursday 6th June 2024.

Joe Murphy has a few galleries...


Update - 9th June: The full results are shown below...



Thursday, June 06, 2024

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.

As road races go, this one is really unique as it's the only 7 mile road race on the calendar. At first, it might seem like a bit of an odd distance but don''t let that put you off. It's really is a well organised race on country roads to the north-west of Cork City....even if it is a little bit hilly ;o)

This race got a boost in numbers last year for its 40th anniversary and should popular again this year. There aren't too many races in Cork with such a long history.


Directions...Donoughmore is located about 15 miles north-west of Cork City. If you are coming out the Ballincollig bypass or the Carrigrohane straight, look for directions for the R579 road to Nad / Banteer / Kanturk. Stay on this road for about 10 miles / 16kms and keep a lookout for the turn off right to Donoughmore. Then follow the signs for Stuake. The village is about 2 miles / 3kms off the R579 road. See map above.

Entries......Entries are online HERE



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

The race is organised by Donoughmore Athletic Club. 

Guest Post: Cork Marathon Day out ...by Pat Walsh

** Cork Marathon Day out **

A1 to the organisers. Great day out.

There were criticisms of this event last year (myself included) and all were addressed so it is important to say: Fair Play, Well Done

Happy Proud Corkman today. I confess I only walked the half but still I passed the start line and finish line with an official number so I'm ok with that.


Delighted to help on Saturday with the number collection. Cork humour is unique, we had a laugh.

Well done to all who took part in any of the 3 events. The event was sold out and all we can look forward to is growing this bigger year on year. 


It was hot and conditions tough but the organisers have no control on this

#pwr

Sunday, June 02, 2024

Results & Photos of the 2024 Cork City Marathon - Sun 2nd June 2024


It looks as of the forecast was more or less spot on, blue skies and sunshine in the morning with some cloud rolling in around noon. The reality is that it was more hazy and broken sunshine than complete cover so in the end, it was another hot Cork City marathon. Let's hope they had enough water out on the course unlike last year.

In terms of numbers, it looks as if the number of finishers is up for the full marathon and half-marathon and down for the 10k. Between the three events, there are about 9000 finishers.

Marathon - Top 10 men & women...

1. 1474 Pawel KOSEK 1. M 1. M18-34 2:23:54 - €1000
2. 2259 David MANSFIELD 2. M 1. M35-44 Clonmel A.C. 2:24:33 - €900
3. 3 Tudor MIRCEA 3. M 2. M35-44 Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 2:25:21 - €800
4. 1698 Pablo GARCIA 4. M 3. M35-44 2:26:16 - €700
5. 2105 Chris JEUKEN 5. M 2. M18-34 Derg A.C. 2:26:26 - €600
6. 647 Barry TWOHIG 6. M 4. M35-44 St. Finbarrs A.C. 2:31:01 - €500
7. 985 Cillian O LEARY 7. M 5. M35-44 Raheny Shamrock A.C. 2:31:24 - €400
8. 356 Dawid GARSKI 8. M 3. M18-34 2:32:04 - €300
9. 2017 Shane COLLINS 9. M 6. M35-44 Leevale A.C. 2:32:20 - €200
10. 1664 Ciaran MC KENNA 10. M 4. M18-34 Star of the Sea A.C. 2:33:49 - €100
50. 1394 Aoife COOKE 1. F 1. F35- 44 Eagle A.C. 2:56:33 - €1000
75. 1782 Yuliya TARASOVA 2. F 2. F35- 44 3:00:57 - €900
94. 407 Andrea AZA VILLAMOR 3. F 1. F18-34 3:05:15 - €800
111. 268 Sandra MANNING 4. F 3. F35- 44 Leevale A.C. 3:08:44 - €700
117. 1573 Aleksandra ROGALSKA 5. F 4. F35- 44 3:09:49 - €600
136. 1574 Mary SLOCUM 6. F 1. F55-64 3:14:01 - €500
163. 247 Lisa CROWLEY 7. F 1. F45-54 Watergrasshill AC 3:16:14 - €400
172. 1494 Albane GIUSTI 8. F 2. F18-34 3:18:25 - €300
179. 963 April QUINN 9. F 5. F35- 44 Togher A.C. 3:19:21 - €200
184. 263 Niamh CAMERON 10. F 6. F35- 44 3:20:24 - €100

Half-Marathon - Top 5 men & women...
1. 5098 Dan WARD 1. M 1. M18-34 35:17 - €600
2. 3973 William MAUNSELL 2. M 1. M35-44 Clonmel A.C. 1:08:13 - €300
3. 5187 Peter Brandon SOMBA 3. M 2. M18-34 Ratoath A.C. 1:09:12 - €200
4. 4629 Gavin SWEENEY 4. M 2. M35-44 Togher A.C. 1:11:57 - €150
5. 4688 John MEADE 5. M 3. M35-44 St. Finbarrs A.C. 1:12:25 - €100
19. 3386 Niamh MOORE 1. F 1. F18-34 Leevale A.C. 1:21:21 - €600
22. 5519 Caroline LAMBERT 2. F 2. F18-34 1:22:05 - €300
30. 5695 Sally FORRISTAL 3. F 3. F18-34 St. Joseph's A.C. 1:23:32 - €200
31. 5172 Dee GRADY 4. F 1. F35- 44 Ennis Track A.C. 1:23:48 - €150
49. 4619 Catherine MURPHY 5. F 1. F45-54 Eagle A.C. 1:25:55 - €100

10k - Top 3 men & women...
1. 10372 Michael FRAWLEY 1. F 1. F18-34 19:41 - €400
2. 8730 Michal WOJCIK 1. M 1. M18-34 31:22 - €250
3. 11000 Paul MOLONEY 2. M 1. M35-44 Mallow A.C. 32:10 - €150
 27. 9568 Niamh O MAHONY 2. F 2. F18-34 An Ríocht A.C. 35:25 - €400
38. 10061 Sinead O'CONNOR 3. F 1. F35- 44 Leevale A.C. 36:16 - €250
51. 8065 Claire MC CARTHY 4. F 1. F45-54 Leevale A.C. 37:06 - €150

Full results of the marathon, half-marathon & 10k HERE

ONGOING

Updated Thurs 6th June at 6pm

Photos...
1) There are just under 1700 photos up on the Running in Cork Facebook page.

10k...

Marathon & Half-Marathon at Farranlea Park...
r) Album 18 of 17  ... a few extra

2) Doug Minihane has a large batch of marathon photos near Blackrock Castle.

3) Adrian Foley has sent on over 1000 photos and these are up on the Running in Cork Facebook page. All photos are of the marathon in Mahon.

4) Derek Costello has some photos of runners near the finish line.

5) Joe Murphy has several galleries...

6) Mick Dooley has a few finish line galleries...

7) Kieran Minihane has three galleries of the marathon near Blackrock Castle.

Commercial photos...
1) The Echo has 280 photos HERE
2) MarathonPhotos has loads of pics HERE

Whoop...whoop!!

Sub 5-hour marathon finish for Caroline Chandley

Go Robin!

Just over 8k to go!

Good day for a march...

Czech Repubic on tour

"Don't mind if I do..."

Pat Walsh Running in disguise

A short 42.2km run today for Adolfo...

"Straight ahead for 200m, turn right. Run straight for 1.5kms before turning right onto Inchigannan Lane"

It's never too hot for a nice hat

The moment you realise you left the immersion on

Kanturk comes to town...

Where's the finish line???

Scorchio

The man from the Beara

"Go to Ireland"...they said, "...it'll be cool"

Thumbs up!

On target???


Easy peasy...

Elaine Guinane & Ed Fitz ag Rith... 2-hours or bust

Hallelujah

"It's that guy with the blog..."

Sharing is caring...

Gaillimh Abú

Welcome relief...

Pacing or racing, 3:15 is the target...

Even sub 3:15 marathon runners have time for a quick photo

4th place finish with a time of 3:08:44 for Sandra Manning of Leevale AC in the marathon

Arriba, Arriba … Andale, Andale

Gary O'Hanlon with a bad cut on his leg still managed to finish in a time of 2h 40m


Weather Forecast for the 2024 Cork City Marathon


Update - Sun 2nd June 6:30am: This is the latest satellite photo. Expect lots of sunshine and warm conditions.