Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results of the Bandon 5 mile road race...Wed 1st Jan 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Results of the Bandon 5 mile road race...Wed 1st Jan 2014

The first fixture of 2014 got off to a fine start with 264 runners taking part in the Bandon 5 mile road race. Considering that there were two other races in Togher and Carrigaline just last weekend, it is encouraging to see the numbers holding up. There was a time just a few years back when the races in Belgooly and Bandon were the only events on over the Christmas period.

1  23:41 MCCARTHY, David West Waterford AC M 04:44.1 
2  25:01 MCGRATH, Sean East Cork AC M 05:00.1
3  25:35 HARTY, Philip West Waterford AC M 05:06.9
25  29:13 MCSWEENEY, Clare Leevale AC F 05:50.5
41  30:49 WALSH, Niamh Leevale AC F 06:09.7
52  32:13 MOORE, Ann Leevale AC F45 06:26.5

The full results can be seen HERE

Irish international athlete David McCarthy of West Waterford AC winning the Bandon 5 mile road race in a time of 23:41

1) Kieran Minihane has a gallery of photos HERE

Race report from Bandon AC...
First past the post in the race was David McCarthy from West Waterford in a new course record of 23.41 which beat the old record and David was presented with the Donough Coughlan Memorial Cup was Mrs Nora Coughlan.
David was followed home by Sean McGrath (East Cork), Philip Hearty (West Waterford) and with a trio from St Finbarr’s competing the first 6; John Meade, Con Marshall and Alex O’Shea.
St Finbarr’s won the team prize, just ahead of West Waterford.

Clare McSweeney of Leevale was the first woman home in a time of 29.13.She was followed by Niamh Walsh and Ann Moore both of Leevale, in 4th was Jackie Dunphy of Clonliffe Harriers, Ronnie Barry of Bandon was 5th with Anna Dorris of Midleton in 6th.
Leevale won the team prize.

Other prize winners listed below, full details will follow later.
Junior Men: Thomas McCarthy, Barry McCarthy, Killian McSweeney (all Bandon)
Junior Women: Margaret O’Brien (Clon RR), Bebhinn Kelleher, Una Sheehan (Bandon)
Men O40: David Ryan, George Murray, Michael Harrington
Men 045: Don Keohane, Fergal O’Meara, Keith Sexton
Men O50: Cathal O’Connell, Padraig McCarthy, Julian Spense
Men O55: Pat Murphy
Men O60: Pat Twomey
Men O65: Jimmy Murray
Men O70: John O’Leary
Women O40: Deirdre Harrington, Rachel O’Callaghan, Dolores Gibbons
Women O45: Fidelma Kirwan, Eileen Buckley, Gemma Moran
Women O50: Ann Donnelly

(Photos courtesy of Kieran Minihane)


Anonymous said...

Great race today, lots of lovely marshalls on the course. So nice to get a free cup of tea at the end. A big thank you from The Serpie ladies over from London.

Anonymous said...

Great Race today. Superb course, we loved the 2.5 miles downhill finish. We were expecting a much bigger hill to climb based on the blogspot!! Everyone was so friendly, great tea and cakes too. I just wish your race was closer to Warrington UK..that is where Spectrum Striders come from.

The Spencer runners

Jacqui Dunphy ( Lehane) said...

Great race.well stewarded and well catered post race.great start to 2014.cheers to all at bandon ac for hard work!

Johnny G said...

Well done to all at Bandon last Sunday. Very well run and organised. Great food afterwards. And a pleasant surprise this year - HOT SHOWERS !!! ( after the icy cold ones of the last couple of years ).
Congrats to all.

Anonymous said...

A very well organised event as usual except for the ladies prizes.Why did the ladies prizes stop at 1 prize O/50 and the Men's prizes continue until at least O/70 or O/75 surely I thought the days of such discrimination were long past us.Wake up Bandon AC and be fair to the ladies afterall the entry fee is the same for us all
Moaning Mary

Anonymous said...

Moaning Mary has a point and I have no doubt the organisors will take this on board for future events. A quick look though at the results list does not indicate anyone over the F50 category so an extra few prizes here would not put them up or down ?

John Desmond said...

With respect to the number of prizes for women...

The standard practice is that the proportion of the total prize fund should at the very least equal the percentage of women taking part. i.e. If women make up say 40% of the total field then at least 40% of all prizes available should go to women.

78 out of the 264 runners in the Bandon 5 were women which equals 29.5% of the total field.

Bandon AC allocated 42% of all the prizes to women so there was nothing wrong there.

How the prizes are broken up into the various categories is up to the club itself.

Anonymous said...

If they had advertised more female categories on their poster/ flyer in advance then more female 0 55 + runners may have showed up.