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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Final list of entries for the 2013 Ballycotton 10 race...

The final list of entrants for the 2013 Ballycotton 10 mile road race is now available.

The list in numerical order is HERE

The list in alphabetical order is HERE

By the way, there are 109 runners less this year. Sign of a peak in numbers?

Note from the organisers...
(1) We do not have a waiting list or cancellation policy. We allow for a certain percentage of ‘no shows’ and therefore accept more than we can accommodate.
(2) We do not refund people unable to take part.
(3) If unable to run, ON NO ACCOUNT can you give your number to another runner (when you signed the form, you agreed to this).
(4) All unsuccessful applicants will have their entries and fees returned over the next couple of weeks.
(5) The race packages (number, programme, etc) will be posted out approx two weeks before the race day of March 3rd.

Corrections to the list below (name, category or club, etc) please email John Walshe at

Please note this is for corrections ONLY.


Kevin said...

I did all 4 of the Ballycotton runs, submitted the form with the box ticked and $$ before the assigned date, but do not see my name on the list. I understood that assured entry?? Is John Walshe the person to contact about it or is there someone else?

Anonymous said...

I still don't get why you cannot transfer your number if for example you get injured. None of the reasons I heard make sense, especially the one where the replacement has an underlying medical condition. If I was being cynical, I'd say it was about the money. But I'm not cynical.
If you get injured, do you get your money back if you have a doctor's cert ?

John Desmond said...

The main reason that they don't allow the transfer of numbers is that they depend on a certain number of people not turning up on the day. Due to the restricted space, the race can only cater for so many.

Another reason that they probably don't allow transfers or refunds is the sheer amount of work that would be involved in it. The race is organised by a small group on a voluntary basis. They have enough to do already without the extra workload of sorting transfers and refunds.

It's a lot easier to have a no transfer/refund policy and let people take responsibility for getting themselves to the race.

Anonymous said...

One of the reasons Ballycotton Running Promotions ask athletes not to transfer their numbers to another if they get injured is for health and safety reasons.
Yes the underlying medical condition factor comes into play, But another reason would be the following: In the unfortunate event that a athlete is injured and is unable to tell medical personal who he/she is, Ballycotton Running Promotions are oblidged to inform the medical team of the persons identity and based on the info given if there is any medical conditions. If a runner has given his/her number to another athlete then there is a problem! Ballycotton Running Promotions are giving the incorrect information to the medical team and may be putting that athlete's life in danger.
This is why Ballycotton Running Promotions take the transferring of numbers very seriously and ask the athletes not to do it.

Anonymous said...

If a person has an underlying medical condition, they would be foolish to take another person's entry. But for a person who hasn't any health issues, the logic presented by poster number 4 just doesn't hold up.
He states "If a runner has given his/her number to another athlete then there is a problem!" and "they may be putting that athlete's life in danger."
That is just scare tactics.
In this scenario, the risk to the athlete's life is the same whether the number is transferred or not.

rom said...

If you or I get injured/sick in the lead up to the race it is your or my problem alone. The race organiser responsibility is to put on the race.

John Desmond said...

It might be worth pointing out that another problem with people transferring numbers is that it has in the past resulted in some women losing out on prizes that were rightfully theirs. Some men had run with womens numbers and were recorded as women finishers.

The rules are very simple, you can't transfer your number and you signed a form to this effect.

In 2010, the organisers took the unprecedented step of publishing photos of all those who ran with transferred numbers.

Old post HERE

Anonymous said...

My friend has entered but is injured at the moment. If he can't run, I will run in his place. And I have no problem with my photo being published - it's a laughable stroke by the organisers. They should get off their high horse and loosen up a bit. The power has gone to their heads.
There may be good reasons for not transferring but the ones given are rubbish.

John Desmond said...

The Ballycotton 10 is a non-profit race organised on a voluntary basis. They have a few basic rules which if respected, helps everything go more smoothly on the day.

If you don't have the common decency to respect those rules then there isn't much the organisers can do except perhaps deny your friend entry to future events.

Anonymous said...

I really do wish that people like that would go away and find some other sport.

Anonymous said...

Comment 10....I totally agree!
Its people who behave like Comment 8 who ruin it for others. They are the reason that such a well organised race needs to bring in rules!!! It's a pity people can't just say 'oh well I didn't get in this year' and leave it at that. Ballycotton is meant to be a day of running to your best and enjoying yourself aswell. GET A LIFE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Comment 6- Simple as! Totally agree with your point.

Anonymous said...


The rules are simple : obey them please. Ballycotton is a great race & occasion. I believe that anyone in any category, ie club runner, non-club runner, completed Ballycotton series, & overseas, and who follows the entry instructions carefully, will get to enter. If it doesn't work out, don't be disappointed, enter next year.

Anonymous said...

This thread seems to have got side tracked from the original comment posted.
I am in a similiar position to the first poster. Is there anyone that I can follow up with?

Anonymous said...

Isn't it about time that some of the athletics clubs in Cork organised a few other 10 mile races? Given the limited number of spaces and the high demand, this would surely solve a lot of problems?

I see there is one listed on the calendar for Mealagh Valley in February. Maybe if the organisers for that race gave out a nice mug to those who finished the race, then it might take the heat of the Ballycotton event?

How about a few other 10 mile races then later in the year?

Gary said...

Hi John, have found some of your course descriptions very useful in the past. Did you ever do one for the Ballycotton route? Have participated in the race a couple of times but would be very handy for some of our club's Ballycotton first timers. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Entered an big International marathon last year paid for entry, flights and hotel got injured couldnt race -My problem. C'est la vie. Have had to sit out B'cotton too a number of times and would never consider transferring my number. It cost €15!!!!! These guys deserve a lot of credit.