Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results & photo of the Cork County Novice & Masters Road Championships...Tues 17th Mar 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Results & photo of the Cork County Novice & Masters Road Championships...Tues 17th Mar 2015

The annual Cork county Novice & Masters Road Championships were held in Midleton on Tuesday the 17th of March 2015. Organised by the Cork Athletics Board and hosted by Midleton AC, there were two separate races for men and women over a 4 mile circuit.

Conditions for the event were pretty much ideal...overcast and cool with just a gentle breeze. The numbers were up a bit on last year but it seemed to be mainly clubs from Cork City and East Cork making up the numbers. It probably has something to do with the location because there seemed to a complete absence of club runners from West Cork and from the North of the county. I presume if it was held in those areas then the clubs there would participate but there would be a drop in the numbers from East Cork and Cork City?

In the womens novice category, St.Finbarr's AC took Gold, well ahead of Midleton AC in second  and Eagle AC in 3rd. In the Womens Over 35 Masters which covers 35-44 year olds, St.Finbarr's were on top again, Midleton AC again were second and Eagle AC just behind in third. In the Womens Over 45 Masters, Midleton AC came out top this time to take Gold with St.Finbarrs taking Silver.

Members of Midleton AC before the race
In the Novice Mens category, Leevale AC come out on top, just ahead of St.Finbarr's AC in second . Youghal AC were 3rd here. In the Masters Men O35 Teams (35-49 year olds), St.Finbarr's AC took Gold ahead of Leevale AC this time. Eagle AC were 3rd. In the Masters Men O50 category, Leevale AC were top, Youghal AC were 2nd and Eagle AC were 3rd.

You can find the full results up on the Cork Athletics website HERE

Photos......(Updated Thurs 19th Mar @11am)
1) I have about 50 photos HERE
2) Mick Dooley of Eagle AC took a number of photos of the mens race and the womens race
3) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has 137 photos HERE 

Photos.....(Facebook account required to view)
1) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE and HERE

Lost item : A Black 'Hilly' sweatshirt was lost in the room in the Midleton Park hotel after the race. If someone picked it up by accident then let me know and I'll forward your details to the owner.

Members of Youghal AC before the race


Anonymous said...

A hard race for sure.

I wonder will they post the ladies times too?

Anonymous said...

John, you speak of the absence of clubs and location being a factor. There appears to be no runners from Cobh, Carrigtwohill ,Ballintotis which are on the venues doorstep.I see from Facebook Carrigtwohill AC were in the Patrick's Day Parade but to skip the championships for that just shows their priorities.Great to see the numbers increasing anyway despite this.

John Desmond said...

It's possible that some clubs with a lot of juvenile members might prefer to take part in local parades.

Anonymous said...

As a member of a club, I had no interest in taking part. It was just another race. Plenty more to choose from.

Anonymous said...

You say you are a member of a club.Is it a running club or an athletic club (AAI) there is a big difference.Calling the County Championships just another race does not display much knowledge of or interest in athletics.