Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results of the Coolagown 5k road race...Thurs 16th June 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Results of the Coolagown 5k road race...Thurs 16th June 2016

Despite the glut of road races this week, the numbers for the Coolagown 5k road race near Castlelyons managed to hold up with 246 runners taking part, down just 7 on last years figure.

The clubs with 10 or more members taking part are...St.Nicholas AC 56, Grange-Fermoy AC 25, Midleton AC 14, Youghal AC 10 & St.Catherine's AC 10.

St. Nicholas AC...COOLAGOWN '5K'...Thursday 16 June 2016. 8:00pm

    Place    Time    Name    Team    Race Age Category    min/mile       
1    0:15:20    MCCARTHY, James    East Cork AC    M    04:56.0    639    1
2    0:15:50    MCGRATH, Sean    East Cork AC    M    05:05.7    690    2
3    0:16:13    SHEEHAN, Andrew    Leevale AC    M    05:13.1    581    3
11    0:18:03    KIELY, Martina    St. Finbarrs AC    F    05:48.5    764    11
14    0:18:40    ROE, Niamh    Leevale AC    F    06:00.4    607    14
26    0:19:06    O'CALLAGHAN, Eileen    Eagle AC    F40    06:08.7    628    26

The full results can be seen HERE

Photos...(Updated Sat 18th)
1) St.Nicholas AC have a small gallery HERE
2) Ger Broderick has a nice gallery HERE 


Weather conditions ‘cool and dry with no rain’ favoured the running of the Coolagown 5k last Thursday evening which allowed the large crowd to enjoy the Race and Walk in the pretty setting of Coolagown village. 60 adults and up to 100 children took part in the Walk and over 250 runners registered for the 5k Run.

With a commentary throughout the race by Dick O’Brien, the first runner home in a time of 15.20 was James McCarthy, East Cork AC, 2 nd place was Sean McGrath, East Cork AC in 15.50 and in 3 rd place Andrew Sheehan, Leevale AC in 16.13.

The ladies were not far behind and first home was Martina Kiely, St. Finbarrs AC in 18.03, 2 nd place Niamh Roe, Leevale AC in 18.40 and in 3 rd place Eileen O’Callaghan, Eagle AC in 19.06.

After the Race and Walk the crowd enjoyed refreshments and home baking prepared by the Parents Association of Kilmagner NS, which was very much enjoyed by all. Goody Bags for the children and bottles of water were sponsored by St Nicholas AC – a very generous gesture greatly appreciated by Coolagown Development Group.

Once again the event was jointly sponsored by Rathbarry Stud and Fitzgerald Fallen Animal Services who presented the Cash Prizes to the first three male and three female winners. Coolagown Development Group acknowledges the very generous and always willing annual sponsorship of this important fund-raising event. Without this sponsorship it would be impossible to hold the event, the proceeds of which is shared between the Development Group and Kilmagner NS.

The organisers also acknowledge the generosity of those who supplied and erected the tents on the village Green and the many local people who volunteered to act as stewards and who helped in all sorts of ways throughout the very enjoyable evening. 


Anonymous said...

A nice 5k course, well organised and a great spread after. Well done to all.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic race. Well organised and great atmosphere around the whole route. Running through the village was like being at the Olympics! Take a bow St Nicks AC.

Unknown said...

Everything about this 5k in Coolagown is superb. My memory of last nights race is the huge crowds in the village cheering on the runners in the last 1/2 mile. Made for a great atmosphere.
And its a great idea to have the food outdoors on the green afterwards.
Well done St Nicks AC - everybody, including all the runners, had a great evening.