Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results of the Passage West Community 10 km road race...Fri 17th May 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Results of the Passage West Community 10 km road race...Fri 17th May 2013

This was a brand new race on the calendar and 200 people turned out for it. Considering that this was one of four local races in a space of four days, it was great to see so many people turn out for this race which raised much needed funds for a good cause.

Position #    Time    Name    Category    Club
1    33:53    John Meade    S    St Finbarrs
2    34:08    Michael Harty    O30    East Cork
3    34:57    Michael Dullea    O30   
15    41:17    SineĆ”d Paley    O40    St Finbarrs   
28    43:07    Ann Marie Healy    O40     St Finbarrs
55    46:26    Rachel O'Callaghan    O30    Fitnessworx

The full results can be seen HERE

Photos.......(Updated Mon 20th @9am)
1) Mick Dooley has a small number HERE
2) Damien Quirke has a gallery HERE 
3) Martin Collins has a gallery HERE

Comments? Did you do this race? Any feedback? .........and what about the 'hills'! ;o)

Race report from Mick Dooley of the Cork BHAA.......
Took part in tonight's race in Passage, it was a very enjoyable event with a great turnout, think about 400 hundred in total made up of 250 entries in the 10k run and 200 hundred taking part in the 5k walk. Many of the 300 may not have run but paid the fee anyhow, think about 200 finishers in the 10k.

In relation to the 10k event, it was certainly a very challenging course. The first 3 miles were fast and flat along the seafront and after that, a never ending 2.5 miles uphill to finish with a downhill to the finish. The 10k was won by John Meade in a time of 33-50 and the ladies race won by Sinead Paley ahead of Ann Marie Healy.

After the race Kate Lonergan's Dad spoke about the progress Kate was having after a series of operations and was emotional when he saw 4 year old Katie take her first steps during the week with the help on an aid. John Lonergan, a Tipperary man living in Piltown Co Kilkenny was over come by the hugh local support for his daughter and praised the people that traveled from Tipperary and Kilkenny and indeed some people from England also. Johns sister Ann Quaid now living in Passage West is the family link in Cork and was delighted  to see her friend Francis Mc Elhinney a juvenile coach in Passage West club put together such a wonderful event. Francis thanked all the community and clubs for the support they had given. Race winner John Meade spoke afterwards of his appreciation and all he more the privilege it was for us to be able to run, and support the cause for Katie Lonergan.

Like any event the the after race party is very important and this one  did not disappoint........drink energy bar and bananas at the finish and then back to the club house for an abundance of fresh made sandwiches and home baking ,presentation of prizes and a lively session of live music, top marks I'd say.

(Photo courtesy of Damien Quirke)


Anonymous said...

You were right about the hills John!! It was a great race though - well organised with loads of volunteers on the night as the logistics were a bit more complicated with this race. However it all went smoothly with a lovely cuppa and home baking afterwards! It was for a good cause and I would do it again....deep breath at the Rochestown Inn!!

Anonymous said...

Really enjoyed the race, Tough second half but nice downhill at the end.
Stunning view from the top.

Anonymous said...

You weren't wrong about the hill! Ouch. In fairness never saw so many stewards or indeed sandwiches. The GAA hall and its facilities were great and well done to Passage fc for use of their pitch for the warm up. Great support along the way with some family's setting up impromptu water stations. Nice atmosphere even if the hills nearly killed me!

pinnerford said...

jaysus, this was a tough race, but the organisation, marshalling, post race party was second to none. would do it again. well done all involved, and a great cause too!

pinnerford said...

what a tough race! organisation, marshalling, atmosphere, tea, coffee sandwiches, post race party all second to none. well done passage and leevale ac. would defo do again!!

Anonymous said...

Hi the hills were tough ,but will go again after plenty of hill training great race b

Anonymous said...

I assumed katie was from passage west, such was the amazing response from the community on friday night. Stewards everywhere, boyscouts manning 1 waterstation, soccer club another, great support & well done to gaa & soccerclub for the use of their facilities. Spread after was fantastic. For a first time running of an event it went extremely smoothly & I must agree with john meade it was a privilige to take part in such a wortwhile fundraising event. For anyone who thinks those hills were tough read katies life storey on katieswishtowalk or look at video on Thanks for putting up the race details john otherwise i would have missed it &( course description was spot on),Fergus

Anonymous said...

Well done to all Involved. The community spirit in Passage was brilliant to see. It is a very tough course but I hope this becomes a regular event on the cork running calendar.

Damien Coleman said...

Message from the race organisers:

Thank you for taking part in our first ever Passage West 10k community road race.We want to make this an annual event. We are already looking forward to next year. Using your feedback we hope to build on this year's race and make it better in the future.Thank you to all that took part as well as those who helped out on the night. Hope to see you all next year and maybe even a larger field of runners.Thank you again.
Francis, John, James and Ian

Anonymous said...

Thank you to all involved.How lucky we are to be able to run the flat part and if you made it up that never ending mountain not a hill well done worth every bead of sweat for kate!! Great night out I loved it should be part of the running calendar.. the food. coffee. atmosphere was great. Thanks to the scouts and local support too. ITS A HUGE WELL DONE TO ALL sinead paley

Glenn said...

very well organised race, positioning that water station at the Rochestown Inn was a stroke of genius!!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the only dissapointment from a local perspective was the lack of local participants in the race itself. Where were all the lads from the Soccer Club, GAA club to bolster the numbers? All credit to the local volunteers though for putting on a very well organised event and providing such great support for the runners not to mention the refreshments afterwards which were excellent. A much needed boost to a town hit very hard by the economy in the last few years. Roll on 2014.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic race that had a lovely local community feel to it. Very well organised and great support. Tough hill alright which seemed to last about 1.5 miles. I'd say it added 1:20 to my pace for that 5th mile but nice to get to the top. Huge credit to all involved in getting it off the ground and a great cause too. I will be back next year

Ann Quirke said...

I just want to thank everyone who took part in the event on Friday night..those on the organising commitee & those who took part..There was a great buzz around the town...fantastic community spirit.Katie is my niece...she had a long road ahead of her but shes a very determined little girl & now that shes after her operation just wants to walk all the time...the novelty of finding her feet...! I'm humbled by everyones generosity...thank you all very,very much.Ann Quirke

Anonymous said...

Nice and fast first 3.5 miles, and what a hill for 2.5 miles, and I managed to get a glimpse of the great view in the closing mile. Very well organised and marshalled race, a good addition to the Cork 10km calendar....I'll be back in 2014.