Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results of the Dunmanway 10 km road race - Sun 20th June 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Results of the Dunmanway 10 km road race - Sun 20th June 2010

There was a big turnout for the first running of this 10 km road race in Dunmanway in West Cork. A total of 253 turned out which for a new race in West Cork is remarkable. For a new race like this, something like 120-150 might be considered normal. To get over 250 is a reflection on the amount of work that the organisers put into promoting the race.

With clear skies and a start time in mid-afternoon, the temperature was well into the twenties for the race and this no doubt was a big factor in the race!

The gents races was won by Alan O'Shea of Bantry AC in a time of 33:12.

The ladies race was won in a time of 40:39 by in-form Mary Sweeney who recently finished 5th on the Cork City Marathon. In 2nd place was local runner Liz Barry in 41:35 followed by Gillian Cotter in 42:39 in 3rd place.

The provisional results can be seen HERE

Photos....(Updated Wed 23rd)
There is an alum of 140 photos by John O'Driscoll HERE

There is a gallery of 94 photos by Joe Murphy of Eagle AC HERE

Considering it was a new race, what was you opinion of it? The organisation? The route? The heat!? Prizes? Overall...?? on the comment link below and give your opinion.


Anonymous said...

One of the best road races I've been to in a while and (hopefully) a great new addition to the calendar. Congrats to the organizers.

While it probably wasn't the fastest course in the world, due to its undulating and twisty nature, it was a nice course to run on (apart from the heat).

There was superb support for the athletes out around course, both in the town at the start and finish, and, even more so, out on the back roads around Ballabuidhe etc. Locals even came out of their houses to offer runners drinks and food, making for impromptu water stations!

The course was well marked out and I liked the sign on the last hill before the finish telling me I was "Nearly there!". Afterwards, the food spread laid on by the organizers was superb – the best I've come across at any road race in a while.

Hopefully it's a race that's here to stay. It might get bigger numbers if it was on at a different time of year – it's competing with a lot of other road races at the moment e.g. John Buckley 5K last Tuesday, Shanagarry next Thursday.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this race - although that hill nearly killed me!

I was especially impressed that it was an inaugural effort - the support crews and volunteers were excellent and ran a very tight ship. Well done to all.

I do have one suggestion: it would be great if the squeezable bottles of water are given out during the running phase and the cups of water are given out at the end. It's just so hard to simultaneously take on water and maintain your pace.

Just a suggestion, it didn't take away from a superb event and I hope to run again next year.

lost boy said...

definitaly the best race ive been to this year! brill weather (dare i say too hot ).great course excellent food ( no dry biscuits here the best of home cooked baking well done honestly top class).great touch with the dj at the finish line really added to the atmosphere.well done to the organising committee , make this an annual event and watch the numbers soar!

Anonymous said...

I had intended on running this race as I live within 20 miles of Dunmanway, but college commitments got in the way again! Delighted to hear it was a success, stick me down for next year and lets hope we have the same weather :)

Anonymous said...

well done to the organisers, first time running in a 10k road race, really enjoyed it. The body is in bits, must train for it next year.


Anonymous said...

Great day out. Tough course in places - that hill at the end nearly killed me - and a brilliant atmosphere. The music along the course (with a running theme) was a nice touch.
i agree with the suggestion on the water stations. The squeezy bottles would make sense on the course.

Overall, a fantastic day and a special word of thanks to the organisers and the people who came out to cheer us on.