Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results of the Cork BHAA 'UCC' 10km road race - Sun 3rd Apr 2011

Monday, April 04, 2011

Results of the Cork BHAA 'UCC' 10km road race - Sun 3rd Apr 2011

A record 441 runners turned out for this 10 km road race on the Lee Road / Straight Rd circuit. To put this into perspective, you have to look at the numbers for the last few years and it really shows how the numbers at road races have grown.

Back in 2005, 'just' 168 turned out followed by 208, 295, 336, 404 and 426 in subsequent years. That's a huge growth in numbers in what is a relatively short period of time.

As you can see from the photo above, it wasn't from Sunday but from a good few years ago ;o) .....and we've gone from the occasional grainy photo in the local newpaper and results printed out on A4 sheets and posted out to registered the new world of the Internet with results on websites, photos on picture galleries and the odd blog :o)

The winner of the mens race was James McCarthy in a time of 32:58 with Roy Fahy 2nd (33:39) and John Meade 3rd (33:50). In the ladies race, Rhona Lynch made it two in a row by winning in a time of 37:06 having won the Cork BHAA Janssen 4 mile race the previous month. In 2nd place, Emma Murphy ran 37:36 while the 3rd place went to Helen Leonard in a time of 39:00.

James McCarthy and Rhona Lynch
winners of the 2011 Cork BHAA 'UCC' 10 km road race

Category Results...
1 James McCarthy (Runners Loft), 2 Roy Fahy (Biopharm), 3 John Meade (Joyce Woulfe), 4 Donal Coakley (Gilead Sciences), 5 Gavin Sweeney (Army)
O 40 1 Tom Laffin (HSE), 2 Noel O'Regan (Army), 3 Paddy Murphy (Crossfit)
O 45 1 Tom Sheehan (Bandon Tyres), 2 Mark Bulman (Army), 3 Eddie Byrne (IPS)
O 50 1 John Collins (Team Addidas), 2 Alan Carey (Carey Tools), 3 Denis O'Shea (Garda)
O 55 1 Pat Maloney (Army), 2 Willie O'Riordan (Army), 3 Joe Murphy (Cork County Council)
O 60 1 Jimmy Murray (HSE), 2 John Holland (An Post), 3 Paddy Gives (ITW)
O 65 1 John Cotter (ESB), 2 Paddy Daly (Army), 3 Frank Kelleher (Cork City Council)
O 70 1 John O'Leary (Bookdeal), 2 Peter Gafney (HSE)

1 Rhona Lynch (GE Healthcare), 2 Emma Murphy (Cork Shops), 3 Helen Leonard (Shournagh Childcare)
O 35 1 Michelle Nolan (Midleton News), 2 Kathleen Horgan (Irish Life & Perm), 3 Edel Connor (De Puy Ireland)
O 40 1 Orla Crosbie (HSE), 2 Assumpta Barry (Bank of Ireland), 3 Mary Histon de Barra (HSE)
O 45 1 Mary Buckley (Buckley), 2 Monica Twohig (Eolas), 3 Frances Lynch (Hayden Training)
O 50 1 Frances O'Connor (Dept of Education), 2 Amanda Stavrou (Private Hospice)
O 55 1 Marion Lyons (Fit4Life)
Full results...the full results prepared by John O'Riordan of UCC can be found HERE
Photos.....(Updated Mon 4th 8pm)
1) Joanne Fearon of UCC took a huge number of photos and you can see the slideshow HERE

2) Another slideshow of photos by Roy Cummins of UCC taken about 400 metres from the finish line. Click HERE


Anonymous said...

Ran 10km UCC today, congratulations to organizers- excellent in all respects and great after race refreshments. A big thank you Eamonn Murphy

Anonymous said...

Ran the race today – AMAZING – great atmosphere – superb organisation – FOOD 1st class - it was obvious a huge effort went into preparing for this race – I am looking forward to the next BHAA race – I could not find a fault with it and enjoyed it immensely. SUPERB VALUE FOR MONEY.

Anonymous said...

Well done to Ucc and the BHAA,huge effort went into this race and what an event it is,outstanding value for money,refreshments,facilities,prizes were excellent,and of course and not forgetting the many stewards & catering staff who played a huge role in the success of this race well done to all.

John Dunphy.
Flexible Connectors.

Anonymous said...

Great day yesterday, well done to all UCC staff involved in organising the event. Delighted to see I won a prize, how can I claim it?

John Desmond said...

For anyone that won a prize and didn't collect it, they should contact Gillian Cotter by e-mail to g.cotter AT

Unknown said...

Hi all thanks for another great event fair play to everyone involved in BHAA AND UCC GREAT DAY


Anonymous said...

Great day yesterday, really enjoyed running the Lee road.Well done to the BHAA, and UCC. And thanks to the lads yesterday for forming a 'team' of four,each of us taking a turn at the front, while going up the hill on the Lee road. We stayed together for most of the run.


Anonymous said...

Congrats to UCC & BHAA on the 10k race yesterday. Thought the Westgate Building was a brilliant venue, great parking facilities and bathroom facilities not to mention the lovely food and refreshments afterwards. Well done to all involved!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic event, perfect venue, no queues for the toilets, dont go back to old venue ever again. All races should be like this. well done to all involved in organisation.

mike keating said...

great buzz yesterday,was cruising away at 9min miles until da hill.was part of the team of 4 going up the hill,8 30 for that mile..thought i was in tour de france.big trouble when i hit the straight road ran out of petrol,back to 10 min miles.still learning...mike

Anonymous said...

Great race, loved it.
Interesting that all the top team results are workers of the public sector.
1 Army
2 Cork Garda
3 Bord Gais
4 Army
5 Vmware