Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results of the Ballydehob 10k road race...Sun 20th Mar 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Results of the Ballydehob 10k road race...Sun 20th Mar 2016

The annual Ballydehob 10k road race in West Cork was held on Sunday the 20th of March 2016. Despite the dry weather, there was a huge drop of 54% in numbers this year with just 60 runners in the 10k. This is a big change from a few years back when it used to attract about 200 runners.

1    Cillian O'Tuama     Male 35 - 44    35:50.6
2    Michael Coakley     Male 19 - 34    36:35.2
3    Patrick Mccarthy     Male 45 - 54    38:05.3
6    Ronnie Barry     Female 35 - 44    42:23.3
9    Margaret Murphy     Female 35 - 44    42:48.7
16  Julie O'Brien     Female 19 - 34    45:56.9

The full results can be seen HERE

Photos...(Updated 13th Apr 2016)
1) The organisers have a gallery HERE


anonymous said...

Any idea why there has been such a huge drop in the numbers John? 60 this year down from near 240 in 2012. Could having on the same day as the mallow 10 be the min reason?

Anonymous said...

I'd say easter being so early this year meant a lot of folks were away with the kids.

GearĂ³id said...

The popularity of running, triathlon etc, always waxes and wanes. Something becomes popular, it booms, it loses popularity until the next cycle. Cycling, which is my thing, does that too.

John Desmond said...

The 4 main reasons for the drop are probably
1) Lack of publicity
2) €15 entry fee
3) New parkruns in the West Cork area.
4) 10k not suitable for beginners (Couch to 5k).

Anonymous said...

I did BallyDeHob for the last 2 years. It was the Mallow 10 miler that stopped me going.

Unknown said...

Fairplay to the was cold day to be standing around. Good event, see you in 2017