Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results of the Ballyandreen 5 Mile Road Race - Thurs 27th May 2010

Friday, May 28, 2010

Results of the Ballyandreen 5 Mile Road Race - Thurs 27th May 2010

There was a huge turnout for the first race in the Ballycotton Summer Series with 520 runners taking part in the Ballyandreen 5 on Thursday evening, the 27th of May. To put that into perspective, they got 411 in 2009 and 279 in 2008. That's almost a doubling of numbers in the space of 2 years! Where are all of the new runners coming from? Cork Marathon Relay? It's not like the organisers had a big advertising campaign handing out loads of flyers at earlier races. This Summer Series seems to have taken on a new life of it's own.

Truth be told, the Ballyandreen venue really struggles to handle that size of crowd. It shouldn't be  underestimated just how much work is involved in organising a race like this on the narrow roads of Ballyandreen and still managing to get the race started only a few minutes late. Full credit to the members of Ballycotton Running Promotions for pulling it off.

The narrow start for the 2010 Ballyandreen 5 Mile Road Race

...and they're off....all 500 plus runners

The mens race was won by James McCarthy of East Cork AC in a time of 25:16. This was 27 seconds ahead of the 2nd man home. The ladies race however was a much closer affair with Lizzie Lee of Leevale AC  winning in a time of 28:29, just 3 seconds ahead of Claire Gibbons-McCarthy of St.Finbarrs AC.

Close finish to the Ladies race in Ballyandreen

The full results are now available HERE

Photos.....and we have loads of them!
The first batch is a small gallery of 35 photos on the Eagle AC website
A slideshow of photos HERE from Gearoid Lee
Paudie Birmingham of Mallow AC has 2 galleries........31 pictures from the start........and 224 pictures from around the 4.3 mile mark at the start of the long downhill finish.


Anonymous said...

Well done to Lissie Lee last night,What a great race she had with Claire Gibbons-McCarthy,have been wondering for ages who would win between those two.What a crowd also fair play to Ballycotton running not an easy task considering location.After studying the results can't help but notice the improvement of a few runners John Griffin Grange Fermoy A.C springs to mind seems to be getting better and better each race.John Cashman Midleton A.C.starting to show some good form,Conor Teirney East Cork A.C showing some good form.The Famous Ned Ramsell i see out again last night an ever present in the running world.Also well done to James McCarthy race winner another man in great form at the moment.John Quickley Eagle A.C.another man showing some great form over the last few weeks.Well done all last night.

Anonymous said...

regarding the increase in numbers don't underestimate the value of this site which makes it so much easier to find out about these races, where to go, how much money to bring and how many cookies to expect. take a bow!

Anonymous said...

Well done and thank you to the volunteers who ran the event. Excellent organisation! Horrible hill at 3.5 miles!

Anonymous said...

Great race lads. Great value @ 5 Euro. Full car coming down.
Will make the 4 in the series for sure.
Again I`m looking for a reason why some races can charge 5 Euro and others 10 and more !!!!!!!
5 Euro again next week for the Bhaa race. --- full car.