Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results & photos of the Ballycotton 5 mile road race...Thurs 25th Aug 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Results & photos of the Ballycotton 5 mile road race...Thurs 25th Aug 2016

A total of 542 turned out for this years Ballycotton 5 mile road race, the 4th and final race in the Ballycotton Summer Series. It was also the 40th anniversary of the very first Ballycotton 5m which was held back in 1977. There can't be too many races in the country that have been going for so long.

One feature of the results this year is the drop in the number of faster runners. Just 30 runners broke the 30 minute barrier, the lowest since 2007 despite the fact that the overall numbers this year were the second highest ever.

It's a bit clearer in the chart above for those 143 runners breaking 35 mins. That's the lowest number since 2007 again.

As for the reason? It probably has to do with the fact that the average age of runners seems to be going up. This can be seen in the club stats in that there are now fewer and fewer U35's joining clubs.

1 24:21    HANRAHAN, Mark    Leevale AC    M    04:52.1
2 26:16    MCGRATH, Sean    East Cork AC    M    05:15.1
3 26:42    CORBETT, Michael    St. Finbarrs AC    M40    05:20.3
17 28:42    COOKE, Aoife    Youghal AC    F    05:44.3   
44 31:06    SANTRY, Fiona    East Cork AC    F    06:13.1
81 32:41    KEVANY, Sinead    Midleton AC    F35    06:32.1

Results....The full results can be seen HERE

Aoife Cooke of Youghal AC..winner of the 2016 Ballycotton 5 mile road race. Aoife also won the overall series.
Mark Hanrahan of Leevale AC...winner of the 2016 Ballycotton 5 mile road race

1) Andy O'Rourke Photography has several galleries... Album 1 ... Album 2 ...
2) There are some presentation photos up on the Running in Cork Facebook page HERE

Summer Series.....

The overall results of the 2016 Ballycotton Summer Series can be seen HERE

With thanks to John Robinson of Mallow AC for compiling these.

As you can see from the chart below, the overall numbers completing the Summer Series peaked in 2014 and is about the same this year as 2015.

The percentage of women completing the series remains at about 36%.


Unknown said...

Yet again the back markers were treated badly by the chocolate runners (AkA runners if they were made of chocolate, that would lick themselves) blocking back markers, crossing the road in front of them, even a highly intellectual cyclist stopping right outside McGraths pub blocking 3 Ballymore Cobh runnners to look in the window of the Schooner.

They were also treated shabbly by stewards around the finish area.

Traffic was also allowed through way too early making the finish line a farce in my opinion. No other race act like that towards their back markers..

All this was mentioned last year but no heed taken as the event is so popular runners can take it or leave it.

I am also not going to hide behind an anonymous tag but the arrogant runner best bear in mind, someday some runner in the rear is going to blow you out of the way.

Unknown said...

The roads just need to be closed properly. At the end a van went thru the crowd when it should have been stopped by stewards. When it got as far a guard he made him stop and wait.
Great evening for it though.

Anonymous said...

Great race,well organised as usual and nice to be suprised with a cap at the finish line! Galen rupp may get a hat every water station but he doesnt have a ballycotton 5 hat!

Anonymous said...

As a comparison to last year it's interesting to see the 50th male in the series was 4 minutes faster overall compared to the ladies 30th which was only a few seconds different.