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Monday, March 10, 2008

2008 Ballycotton 10 - Some results, some stats...

Womens Only Results...
This one is pretty cool. Michael Carey sent me an EXCEL file with the results sorted into different categories. From that , I generated a webpage and put it up on the net. All of the men have been removed and the results show only the 698 women that took part. A bit like the Ladies mini-Marathon except over 10 miles!!

Ballycotton charity....
I hear that this years charity for the race, the Cork Cancer Research Centre, took in over €10,000 in sponsorship last Sunday with probably a lot more to come in the next few weeks (......thanks to John Quigley for the info on this one)

Lets have a quick look at how many club finishers there were....

(Number) Club
(66) West Waterford AC, (52) Eagle AC, (47) Midleton AC
(36) Waterford AC, (35) St.Finbarr's AC, (26) Mallow AC, (19) Kilkenny City Harriers
(17) Clonmel AC Slaney Olympic AC , Sportsowrld RC , Youghal AC
(16) Mullingar Harriers
(15) East Cork AC, Grange-Fermoy AC, Raheny Shamrock AC
(14) Bandon AC, (13) Stragglers??
(12) Crusaders AC, Donore Harriers, Rathfarnham WSAF, Thurles Crokes AC
(11) Clonliffe Harriers, Leevale AC, (10) Sli Cualann AC
(9) Donoughmore AC, West Limerick AC
(8) Athenry AC , Ballincollig AC, Limerick AC, North Derbyshire RC , Rising Sun AC
(7) Dundrum AC, Gneeveguilla AC, Stainland Lions AC, West Muskerry AC, (6) Carraig na bhFear AC
(5) Bantry AC, Carrick-on-Suir AC, Dunboyne AC, Ennis Track Club, Gowran AC, Kilnaboy AC, Millstreet AC, Naas AC, Sliabh Buidhe Rovers AC, Stockport Harriers, Tulla AC
(4) Iveragh AC, Kilmurry-Ibrickane NC AC, Lucan Harriers, Salford Harriers, St.Abbans AC
(3) Ballymore-Cobh AC, Ballynonty AC, Belgooly AC, Dooneen AC, Duhallow AC, Moynalvey AC, Riverstick-Kinsale AC, UCC AC
(2) Clare River Harriers, Doheny AC, Dundrum South Dublin AC, Halifax Harriers, Keith AAC, Liffey Valley AC, Liverpool Harriers AC, Marian AC, Moycarkey Coolcoo AC, Nenagh Olympic AC, Riocht AC, St.Senans AC, Tallaght AC, Togher AC,
(1) Blarney-Inniscarra AC, CACE AC (Brussels), Cape Cod AC, Carberry Harriers, Civil Service Harriers, Clonakilty AC, Drogheda & Dist AC, East Antrim Harriers, Emerald AC, Epsom & Ewell Harriers, Fanahan McSweeney AC, Galway City Harriers, Hercules Wimbledon AC, Holmfirth Harriers, Laragh AC, Letterkenny AC, Mayo AC, Metro-St.Brigids AC, Newbridge AC, Olympic Harriers, Paderbonn AC, Phoenix AC, Ranalagh Harriers, Roscommon AC, Seapark AC, Serpentine RC, Skibbereen AC, South London Harriers, South O'Hanlon AC, St.Brendans AC, St.Catherines AC, St.Cronans AC, St.Johns AC, St.Johns AC Tralee, St.Marys AC, Stadium Runners, Star of Laune, Tinryland AC, Tralee Harriers AC, Tullamore Harriers, Westchester TC

(...with thanks to Michael Carey for sending me this information with the data sorted)


Anonymous said...

It was my first year to run the Ballycotton 10 course and I was a little disappointed with the event. The water stops were a disaster. At both stops I ran by there was no water ready - people nearly had to stop and wait. I didn't bother. I was about 5 minutes outside my usual 10 mile time. Most of it is my own fault though I guess, started near the back and it took almost one and a half minutes to pass the start line! Not to mention the time trying to pass people. But as I said, I can understand that and its my own responsibility but what really irked me was the finishing line. I had to stop short of the line as there was a tailback of finishers who had not or would not make their way down the tunnels! We were told to "keep our line" Despite this one person ran past everybody!

Anonymous said...

If you want to see more pictures from the Ballycotton 10 have a look at this gallery from a photographer with The Midleton Post newspaper.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with anonymous with regard to the water stops and the finish. I was stopped at least five yards from the finishing clock and only one tunnel open? Therefore my finishing time is out at least 4o seconds or more. I know I'll never be a "Sonia O'Sullivan" but accurate time is important to us who are trying hard to beat our last time!!!!! Other than than it was a fantastic event and well done to John Walshe and his loyal crew. Roll on next year!!

Anonymous said...

I want to reply to the comment that was put up on 12/03/08. The anonymous runner said of his/her disappointment with some aspects of Ballycotton '10' 2008. I think that we can safely say that with 2203 finishers in this race, we are going to experience little problems in certain areas. Many areas are very confined, such as water stations, start/finish & changing area. This in some aspects is what makes Ballycotton '10' so special. These narrow, confined areas give it a certain atmosphere and ambience. The athlete then goes on to say that some of the issues are of his/her own making, such as starting at the back of the field. Must have been late arriving in Ballycotton! However, we at Ballycotton Running Promotions(incidently, we are all part-timers & rely on much voluntary support)always welcome any criticism that will enable us to improve our promotion the following year, but in order to do this, we require comments that are headed by a name, that will allow us to follow up on these issues. In the mean time we will continue with our promotions, while trying to improve in all worthy aspects.

John Desmond said...

Please note that all comments for the Ballycotton 10 race are printed at the bottom of the post for the Ballycotton 10 Results. I moved them there just to keep everything in the one spot.