Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results of the East Ferry 5 mile road race...Fri 6th June 2014

Friday, June 06, 2014

Results of the East Ferry 5 mile road race...Fri 6th June 2014

115 runners took part in this 5 mile race in East Cork.

1 27:41    MCGRATH, Sean    East Cork AC    M    05:32.1
2 28:45    HENNESSY, John    East Cork AC    M40    05:44.9
3 29:59    ROHAN, Emmett    Midleton AC    M40    05:59.7
14 32:13    LEONARD, Helen    Leevale AC    F40    06:26.5
22 33:55    BUCKLEY, Sheila    Midleton AC    F    06:46.9
40 7:00    LEAHY, Eileen    unatt/East Ferry    F    07:23.8 

The full results can be seen HERE

From John Walshe of Ballycotton Running Promotions...Tonight's five-miler was the first organised race around the scenic East Ferry area since a 10km took place there for a number of years in the late 1990s.

It started in June 1997 with 44 runners, the following year 54 took part and this increased to 73 in 1999. Sadly, the dawn of a new century saw just 41 turning out and it wasn't held again.

The following are the main results from the inaugural year of 1997 when 44 ran:

EAST FERRY 10km Road Race, June 12th, 1997

1 Martin Drake (East Cork) 33:44; 2 Paul O’Mahony (Leevale) 33:54; 3 Frank Cashman (East Cork, M45) 35:09; 4 Dan Horgan (Midleton, M40) 35:18; 5 Jerry Wallace (East Cork) 35:31; 6 Tom Cody (Midleton, M40) 35:42; 7 Anthony Quinn (Belgooly) 36:05; 8 Denis Carroll (Belgooly) 36:53; 9 Pat Twomey (Ballincollig, M45) 36:58; 10 John Walshe (East Cork, M45) 37:06.
M50: 1 John Buckley (St Finbarrs) 37:11; 2 Jim McMurtry (Midleton) 40:07.
M55: 1 John O’Leary (Leevale) 39:39.
M60: 1 Joe Hourigan (Midleton) 46:42.
M65: 1 John Forde (Cork) 49:41.
Women: 1 Mary Sweeney (St Finbarrs, F35) 39:05; 2 Eileen Kenny (St Finbarrs, F45) 45:54; 3 Frankie Devlin (Midleton, F45) 46:42; 4 Mary Toher (Midleton, F35) 58:14; 5 Eleanor Herlihy (Garryvoe, F45) 59:29; 6 Kathleen O’Connell (Midleton, F40) 60:55.

Photo courtesy of Denis Kelleher


Anonymous said...

Fantastic race, fantastic course, fantastic organisation, fantastic grub afterwards. What a fantastic night.

Anonymous said...

Great course, lovely rolling hills and a view to die for. Just one question: why was there no prize for the M55 category when the Ladies over 55s were recognised ? It seems unfair that a M55 who got 21st place did not get a prize whereas the F55 who came 5th last did. Sexual discrimination or what ?
Just to be clear I am not in the M55 bracket (yet) so this is not a personal gripe.

robert hamill said...

lovely race b back next year

Anonymous said...

Fab race. People cheering us on along the way. Food fabulous after. Organisers v friendly. Can't wait for next year.

Anonymous said...

great race hope it becomes an annual event