Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: June 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Results of the Millstreet 5m road race...Fri 30th June 2017

This 5 mile road race in Millstreet in NW Cork had a field of 147 runners, exactly the same number as 2016.

1 Conor MCAULEY 25:57  M (1)    MS (1)    Leevale AC
2 Paul MOLONEY 26:27  M (2)    MS (2)    Mallow AC
3 Eoin SUGRUE 26:59 M (3)    M40 (1)   
9 Martina KIELY 30:08 F (1)    F35 (1)    St Finbarrs
11 Niamh ROE 30:15 F (2)    F35 (2)    Leevale AC
14 Carol FINN 31:10 F (3)    FS (1)    Leevale AC

Full results HERE

1) There is a nice gallery up on the website.

Results of the Courtmacsherry 10k road race...Fri 30th June 2017

There was another big turnout for this years Courtmacsherry 10k road race with 359 runners taking part. As can be seen from the chart above, it was nearly 19% up on last year and was just a handful short of the record set back in 2012.

Obviously the dry sunny weather helped but a lot of races in West Cork have seen their numbers collapse recently. The Courtmacsherry race in contrast seems to be doing exceptionally well.

1 Tim ODONOGHUE 32:19 Senior  (1)    Male  (1)
2 Michael HERLIHY 32:35 Senior  (2)    Male  (2)
3 Alan O'BRIEN 33:02 Ages 35-39  (1)    Male  (3)
28 Niamh MOORE 39:29    00:39:28    Senior  (1)    Female  (1)
34 Una MURPHY 40:07 Ages 45-49  (1)    Female  (2)
51 Ronnie BARRY 41:27 Ages 40-44  (1)    Female  (3)

1) The organisers have a large gallery HERE

Full results below...

Results & Photos of the Courtbrack 5k...Thurs 29th June 2017

The inaugural Courtbrack 5k was held on Thursday the 29th of June 2017 and a total of 214 people took part. For its first outing. that's a pretty decent turnout.

446    Niall Shanahan    M    N/A    1    15:45
228    Finbar O'Dwyer    M    Leevale AC    2    16:49
543    Kieran Mckeown    M    Watergrasshill    3    16:56
233    Margaret Murphy    F    Mallow AC    9    19:10
419    Clarie O'Brien    F    Watergrasshill    23    21:06
223    Aileen Sheheen    F    Courtbrack   27    21:44

Photos... (Updated Fri 30th June @10:43am)
1) There are 4 albums going up on the Running in Cork Facebook page
...a) Album 1 of 4...Photos by Mick Dooley
...b) Album 2 of 4...Pre-Race & Start
...c) Album 3 of 4...Near finish
...d) Album 4 of 4...Prize Giving 

2) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE

The full results can be seen below...

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Results & Photos of the MMRA Trail Race on Mt.Hillary...Wed 21st June 2017

The Munster Mountain Running Association held an 8.8km trail race on Mount Hillary near Banteer on Wednesday the 21st of June 2017 and 94 runners took part. The last time they held an event here was back in March of 2015 when 57 ran. It just goes to show how the MMRA races are getting more popular and are attracting more runners.

1    Conor O'Keeffe    333    M    0:36:15    UCD    Dublin
2    Darren Burke    2256    M    0:37:00    An Ríocht AC    Cork
3    Eoin Sugrue    1169    M40    0:39:08    Cork
31    Marie O'Shea    2092    F40    0:47:30    MooreAbbey Milers AC    Tipperary
33    Ide Kelleher    2063    F40    0:47:33    Mallow AC    Cork
46    Susan Looney    2181    F40    0:50:17    Duhallow AC    Cork

The full results can be seen HERE

1) The MMRA have a number of galleries... #1 ... #2 ... #3 ... #4 ...
2) Vincent Higgins has a gallery HERE

Photos of the Tail the Whale 5k fun run in Youghal...Sat 3rd June 2017

Catching up with a 5k that was on at the start of June. The Tail the Whale 5km fun run in Youghal was held on Saturday the 3rd of June as part of the local Moby Dick Festival. It was a low key event with just 74 runners taking part.

There were no times recorded but the winners were...
1. Conor Tierney of East Cork AC
2. Shane McPhillips of Cavan.
3. Sean Aherne from Killeagh.

In the ladies race, it was...
1. Deirdre Ansbro of Youghal
2. Louise O'Brien of Youghal
3. ??

1) The organisers have a few photos HERE
2) Dave O'Brien Photography has a small gallery HERE

Early Bird entries for the Clonmel Half-Marathon close 1st July

It's that time of year when people start thinking about the various half-marathons and marathons in the Autumn. West Waterford AC announced their new Greenway Half-Marathon last Monday and it was was full within two days.

North Cork AC are holding their annual Half-Marathon in Charleville on Sunday the 17th of September 2017. Their early bird date is mid-July so you have a bit of time to avail of that. More details to follow over the weekend.

Another one on the calendar is the Clonmel Half-Marathon on Sunday the 20th of August. The cheapest entries for that one close on the 1st of July. More info HERE

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Results of the Cork BHAA VMWare 5k in Ballincollig...Wed 28th June 2017

374 runners took part in this Cork BHAA 5k race in Ballincollig on what was luckily a dry evening. Just an hour or so later, the heavy rain arrived in Cork.

1 Conor O keefe M1 00:15:56 Depuy Synthes
2 Mark Walsh M2 00:15:58 Dept of Ed
3 Rory O'Sullivan 0/40A M3 00:16:02 Musgrave
51 Noreen Mackey F1 00:19:41 CIT
52 Carmel Parnell 0/60M F2 00:19:43 Cork Shops
61 Anne Wolfe 0/45J F3 00:20:11 Joyce Wolfe Physiotherapy

The full results are HERE

1) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE

Results of the Inch Community Centre 5k...Wed 28th June 2017

A total of 118 runners took parts in this years Inch Community Council 5k road race in Mount Uniacke in East Cork, a drop of 28% on last years numbers.

1    0:15:35    MCCARTHY, James    East Cork AC    M    05:00.8
2    0:15:40    MCGRATH, Sean    East Cork AC    M    05:02.4
3    0:16:49    O'LEARY, Kevin    East Cork AC    M    05:24.7 
11    0:19:32    CASHMAN, Evelyn    Youghal AC    F45    06:17.1
17    0:20:26    NOLAN, Michelle    Youghal AC    F40    06:34.5
26    0:21:31    O'MAHONY, Margaret    Youghal AC    F40    06:55.4 

Full results below...

Notice...Donoughmore 7 mile road race - Fri 21st July 2017

The annual Donoughmore 7 mile road race is coming up on Friday, the 21st of July 2017.

As road races go, this one is really unique as it's the only 7 mile road race on the calendar. At first, it might seem like a bit of an odd distance but don''t let that put you off. It's really is a well organised race on country roads to the north-west of Cork City....even if it is a little bit hilly ;o)

Directions...Donoughmore is located about 15 miles north-west of Cork City. If you are coming out the Ballincollig bypass or the Carrigrohane straight, look for directions for the R579 road to Nad / Banteer / Kanturk. Stay on this road for about 10 miles and keep a lookout for the turn off right to Donoughmore. Then follow the signs for Stuake. The village is about 2 miles off the R579 road. See map above.

Entries......Entries are taken at the local community hall in the village and it costs €10 which includes a Donoughmore 7 dry-fit top.

Course Preview....A full preview of the course with maps and photos can be seen HERE

The race is organised by Donoughmore Athletic Club. Their website is

Drake University names Mark Carroll new director of track and field and cross country

It was announced yesterday in the Des Moines Register that former Irish athlete Mark Carroll was named as the new director of track and field and cross country at Drake University in Iowa.
Mark is from Knocknaheeny in Cork City and went to the North Mon school. He was one of the top Irish international athletes back in the 90's.

From the article...."Prior to coaching, Carroll was a successful athlete himself. He competed in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympic games in the 5,000-meter run, and qualified for World Championships six times. He also set Irish national records in the 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000-meter races. In 2000, he won the European Indoor Championship in the 3,000."


1) Drake names Mark Carroll new director of track and field and cross country ...Des Moines Register (27th June 2017)

Events on Fri 30th June 2017

There are plenty of events to choose from on Friday the 30th of June 2017...

Waterford...Fri 30th (7:30pm)...Rás na Rinne 5.4 mile race, nr Dungarvan...€5 pre-entry/€8 on the night...Race 8 of 11 in the West Waterford AC race series... info incl maps & directions...

Cork...Fri 30th (8pm)... Courtmacsherry - Timoleague 10km road race... €15... info...

Cork...Fri 30th (8:15pm)... Millstreet 5 mile road race...€10.70 pre-reg / €15 on the night... includes dry fit t-shirt... info...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

New surface for athletics track in Kerry...

There have been two contrasting stories about athletic tracks in Ireland over the last two weeks.

Last week, Ian O'Riordan of the Irish Times wrote an article about the destruction of the athletics track in University College Dublin, Considering it is now being used as a car park in a busy university and there is no funding for a replacement, it would seem as if it isn't coming back any time soon.

In Kerry, the only full size athletics track is in Castleisland and is owned by An Ríocht AC. This was built some time ago and the track surface had begun to show a lot of signs of wear and tear.

This is how it used to look...

The club embarked on a fundraising programme to resurface the track and this is what it looks like now...

In fact, this is only the third two tone track in Europe.

While the new surface is just really a new version of the old one, it still looks pretty cool. It's also a major investment in athletics for the Kerry and Munster region.

Additional photos HERE

1) Sad tale of Belfield’s abandoned athletics track a running sore (Irish Times 17th June 2017)
2) Plans for €14 Million Investment in UCD Sports Facilities and New Running Track Scrapped (College Tribune 31st January 2017)
3) Dublin loses one of its most famous tracks (Running in Cork blog 23rd November 2011)
4) UCD apologise for handling of track closure in Dublin...(Running in Cork blog 2nd December 2011

Monday, June 26, 2017

Overall placings in the Ballycotton Summer Series after 2nd race

The overall placings in the Ballycotton Summer Series after the Shanagarry race can be seen HERE

Results & photos of the Shanagarry race HERE

Notice...West Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon - Sat 2nd Sept 2017

This brand new half-marathon is coming up in West Waterford on Saturday the 2nd of September 2017 and entries are limited to just 500 places!

Update Tuesday 27th June 11:00pm.......All entries are now gone. Took less than 2 days to close!!

The new Greenway which runs from Waterford City to Dungarvan follows the route of the old railway line and opened earlier this year. With a combination of mountain and coastal views, it has been really popular with walkers, runners and cyclists.

For this new half-marathon, the 500 participants will be taken by bus from Dungarvan to Kilmacthomas. The race will start near Kilmacthomas and will finish near Ballinroad near Dungarvan. The race will start at 9am.

Entry link

This is likely to fill up fast so don't delay entering if you are interested.

From West Waterford AC..."This is a point to point race starting in Kilmacthomas. The headquarters for the race will be the Hall in Ballinroad close to where the race will finish. We will provide a limited amount of transport from Ballinroad to the start line or you can organise your own. We will not be arranging transport back to Kilmacthomas after the race."

Some info about the Greenway HERE

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Claire McCarthy wins Swansea Half-Marathon in new PB time of 74:34

Claire Gibbons-McCarthy of Leevale AC was in action in the Swansea Half-Marathon in Wales on Sunday the 25th of June and crossed the line in first place! Claire's time of 1h 14m 34.5s.

1. Claire Gibbons-McCarthy - 1:14:35
2. Rachel Felton - 1:16:35
3. Carly Jones - 1:17:53

Claire will be representing Ireland in the Marathon at the IAAF World Championships in London in August of this year.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Results of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun...Sat 24th June 2017

219 turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park.

1 Conor DOLAN    17:53    SM30-34    M1   
2 Ciarán BOUSE    18:48    VM35-39    M2    Eagle A.C.
3 Jordan BELEFFI    18:55    SM25-29    M3
21 Mary SWEENEY    22:05    VW55-59    F1    St Finbarrs AC
39 Maria MADIGAN    24:00    VW40-44    F2
42 Imelda MARSHALL    24:05    VW35-39    F3

Full results

1) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE

Friday, June 23, 2017

Results of the Shandrum 5 mile...Fri 23rd June 2017

This 5 mile race in Shandrum in North Cork attracted a small field of just 64 runners.

1    P J Carey    Kilmallock AC        29:10    SM
2    Willie O Connor    Galtee Runners        31:12    SM 
3    Tony MacMahon    Kilmallock AC        32:14    SM  
14    Brigita Lukste    North Cork AC        34:35    SW 
18    Annette O Reilly    Kilfinane AC        36:19    SW
20    Deirdre O Leary    North Cork AC        36:32    SW

1) Paudie Birmingham of Mallow AC has a gallery of photos HERE

Full results below...

Friday Fun...A Sign of the Times???

A sign of the times?? :o)

Results of the Shanagarry 5 mile road race...Thurs 22nd June 2017

A total of 559 runners turned out for this years Shanagarry 5 mile road race, the second race of four in the 2017 Ballycotton Summer Series. That's down just 11 on last year.

1 25:07    O'SHEA, Alan    Bantry AC    M    05:01.3
2 25:24    MCCARTHY, James    East Cork AC    M    05:04.7
3 25:43    O'DONOGHUE, Tim    East Cork AC    M    05:08.5
13    0:28:26    COOKE, Aoife    Youghal AC    F    05:41.1 
51    0:31:16    KEVANY, Sinead    Midleton AC    F40    06:15.1
76    0:32:23    LEONARD, Helen    Leevale AC    F45    06:28.5 

Winners of the 2017 Shanagarry 5 mile road race...Alan O'Shea & Aoife Cooke

A breakdown of the larger clubs...
Midleton AC 44, Ballintotis Fit4Life AC 38, Eagle AC 27, St.Finbarr's AC 21, Watergrasshilll AC 19, Ballymore Cobh AC 18, Aghada RC 15, East Cork AC 14, Youghal AC 13, Grange-Fermoy AC 13, St.Nicholas AC 12.

1) There are a small number of pre-race & prize giving photos up on the Running in Cork Facebook page.
2) Derek Costello of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE

Overall Series......The placings after two races can be seen HERE

Full results below...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Results of the Daniel Kingston Memorial 5k in Macroom...Thurs 22nd June 2017

There was a huge turnout of over 600 people for this years Daniel Kingston Memorial 5k in Macroom on Thursday the 22nd of June.Considering that it was on the same night as the Shanagarry 5 mile, that's an impressive number.

1    Kevin OBRIEN  15:56    Ages 19-34  (1)    Male  (1)
2    Joe Cunningham  16:24    Ages 45-54  (1)    Male  (2)
3    Aidan Mcswiney  16:31    Ages 19-34  (2)    Male  (3)
10    Martina KIELY  18:10    Ages 35-44  (1)    Female  (1)
13    Fiona SANTRY  18:42    Ages 19-34  (1)    Female  (2)
33    Anna O'NEILL  20:11    Ages 45-54  (1)    Female  (3)

1) James O'Driscoll has a gallery HERE

Full results below...

Notice...Courtbrack 5k nr Blarney - Thurs 29th June 2017

This is a new race on the calendar and one that is within easy access of Cork City.

I have to admit that when I first hear of this race, I had absolutely no idea of where Courtbrack was. As you can see from the map below, it's just to the north-west of Blarney and only about 10 miles from Cork City.

Here are some details from the organisers...

⭐Race has an AAI permit.
⭐Course measured by Kevin Cummins
⭐Prizes for 1st 2nd & 3rd M/F
⭐ Prizes for categories



€10- ADULTS. Kids free. Walkers welcomed.  Post Race refreshments

You can find directions, maps and a preview with photos of the race route HERE

Irish Times article on Cork runner Claire McCarthy

Claire McCarthy of Leevale AC is currently in training for the marathon at the IAAF World Championships in London in August. Ian O'Riordan of the Irish Times caught up with her for an interview...

"Although Claire McCarthy reckons the benefits are probably more practical, or else something to do with her own persistence. As the mother of four sons – aged 12, 10, six and two – and back training twice daily for the women’s marathon at the World Championships in London in August, the practicalities alone have certainly helped make her a better runner."

You can read the full article here...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Races on Thurs 22nd June 2017...5k in Macroom & 5m in Shanagarry

This is the choice of races in Cork on Thursday the 22nd of June. In Macroom, there is the annual Daniel Kingston 5k and in East Cork, there is the Shanagarry 5 mile road race. Check out the links below for previews including the race numbers for the Shanagarry race.

Cork...Thurs 22nd (8pm)...Daniel Kingston Memorial 5k, Macroom...€10... info...

Cork...Thurs 22nd (8pm)...Shanagarry 5 mile road race... €5... Race 2 of 4 in the Ballycotton Summer Series...

Notice...MMRA Mt.Hillary Trail Race near Banteer - Wed 21st June 2017

The Munster Mountain Running Association are organising a 8.8km trail race on Mount Hillary near Banteer on Wednesday the 21st of June 2017. The race starts at 8pm and you will need to allow some time to get from the registration point to the start.

Event page HERE

This race is open to all and the cost is €5. Registration will be open at 18:45 and close at 19:45, sharp, to give everyone time to get to the race start. If you have already run an IMRA race this year, bring the race number given to you at that race as it is valid for the full year. However, if this is your first IMRA race this year, you must purchase yearly IMRA membership for €10 per person.

Directions....You can find maps and directions to this event here...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Results of the Upper Glanmire NS 5k...Mon 19th June 2017

The annual Upper Glanmire National School 5k was held on Monday the 19th of June 2017.

John Meade    329    Male    St Finbarrs AC    16.01
Mark Walsh    316    Male    Leavale AC    16.14
Nigel Sheehan    347    Male    Youghal    16.42
Shannon Ryme    480    Female    Kilmurry Ibrickane AC   19.22
Fiona Meade    432    Female        20.34
Linda O'Sullivan    411    Female        20.45

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Full results below...

Guest article...Last on the Road by John Walshe

LAST ON THE ROAD...By John Walshe

Winning a marathon is an honour that few attain, and when it happens there is no disputing the identity of the first man and first woman across the line. Finishing last is a different matter, and less easy to determine.

Although all the major marathons have a cut-off point of seven or eight hours, there are still people who persist in keeping going, at their own risk, to make it home as darkness falls. This year in London you had the case of Tom Harrison who crawled the course on his knees dressed as a gorilla, taking over six days to complete the distance. So was he the last finisher?

Forty years ago, things were much simpler, as you’ll discover if you read on. The BLE National Marathon of 1977 took place from the Galway town of Loughrea on the Bank Holiday Sunday of June 5th. As no major games places were up for grabs, there wasn’t as much at stake as the previous year in Limerick when the race acted as trial for the Montreal Olympics.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Results of the MMRA race in Kilworth Woods...Wed 11th June 2017

Catching up on another recent result. This trail race in Kilworth Woods organised by the Munster Mountain Running Association was held on Wednesday the 11th of June 2017. It attracted a field of 75 runners, up from the 42 of 2016.

1 Alexis Granneau    M    0:18:47   
2 Tom Blackburn    M50    0:19:01    Mooreabbey ...  Limerick
3 Damien O Brien    M40    0:19:03    watergrassh...
16 Mary Louise Ryan    F    0:21:12    Mooreabbey ...    Tipperary
33 Marie O'Shea    F40    0:22:59    MooreAbbey ...    Tipperary
35 Ide Kelleher    F40    0:24:11    Mallow AC    Cork


Notice - Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k...Sat 22nd July 2017

One of the biggest races in Kerry is the annual Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k and it's coming up on Saturday the 22nd of July 2017.

The half marathon starts at Moll's Gap at 8:30am and follows one of the most scenic roads in the country to the finish line at the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney.

The link for online entries is HERE


The 10k starts at 10am and finishes at the Gleneagle Hotel and takes in a loop inside the national park near Muckross House.

Participants in the half marathon will be taken by bus from Killarney to the start line at Moll's Gap.

Entry for each race includes...Customised finisher medal...Dry fit T-shirt...Chip timing... Prizes... Massage at finish line... Hot tubs... Post-race party... Officially measured course

Note that the road from Molls Gap to Killarney will be closed to traffic and it's the only time of the year that you can run on this busy road.

The video clip below gives a feel for what the course looks like...

For more info, go to the Run Killarney Website

The link for online entries is HERE

Results of the Glandore 6k run/walk...Sun 11th June 2017

This 6k run in Glandore in West Cork was held on Sunday the 11th of June and 106 took part.

Results below...

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Results of the Heart of Allihies 5 mile road race...Sun 18th June 2017

The annual Heart of Allihies 5 mile race in West Cork was held on Sunday the 18th of June on what was a hot sunny day.

Allihies 5 Mile race Results                   
1 Michael Harrington    Durrus AC        29:23    SM
2 Ciaran Bouse    Eagle AC    32:43    SM
4 Colm O'Sullivan    Clonakilty        35:50    SM
3 Sorcha Kearney    St finbarrs ac        35:28    SW
11 Alice Coppinger    Bantry AC        38:24    SW
15 Sarah O'Sullivan    Castletownbere        42:13    sw 

Full results ...

Results of the St.Mary's Ladies Football 5k in Doneraile Park...Sat 17th June 2017

A total of 76 people took part in this 5k in Doneraile Park organised by St.Mary's Ladies Football Club. That's a big drop from the 126 that took part in the equivalent 2016 race , perhaps a sign that there are now too many 5k races in Doneraile Park?

Dave Hanlon    Limerick A/C    18.34
Maurice Lynch        20.46
Adrian O’ Sullivan    Freemount    21.16
Carol Finn    Leevale    19.24
Mei Ming Cronin        19.49
Isobel Kellegher    Liscaroll A/C    24.19

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Full results below...

Notice...Shanagarry 5 mile road race - Thurs 22nd June 2017

The second race in the 2017 Ballycotton Summer Series is coming up on Thursday evening the 22nd of June 2017 with the Shanagarry 5 mile road race in East Cork. The entry fee is just €5 and it looks likely to attract a large crowd.

With an 8pm start, it is advisable to arrive in plenty of time...certainly well before 7:30pm. You can enter the race at the local GAA grounds in the village.

Note from the organisers....All those who ran in Ballyandreen will have their numbers ready, lists start with No 1 for men and No 401 for women. Lists will be displayed on the wall, just find your number and ask for it at table.

John Robinson has put together a list showing the race numbers HERE

If you didn't do the first race in the series then you just enter on the night as normal.

Course Preview......Directions and a course preview can be seen HERE

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ballincollig 5k parkrun is one year old...Sat 17th June 2017

The 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park started on Saturday the 18th of June 2016 and the numbers in the last year are shown below...

A ... The very first 5k parkrun in Ballincollig attracts a large crowd of 279. Obviously there is a novelty factor at the start but it drops straight away rather than gradually as you might expect. Perhaps due to all the road races at this time of year?

B ... For the rest of the summer, the numbers settle at a very respectable 200 or so per week.

C ... Small spike due to I think to a small Operation Transformation promotion.

D ... For the rest of 2016, the number stay at roughly 200 per week. Noticeable drop in the run up to Christmas.

E ... Between New Year resolutions and Operation Transformation, there is a huge surge in number reaching a peak on the 21st of Jan 2017 with 448 taking part. The numbers gradually reduce but the publicity from Operation Transformation is a factor until the start of March 2017.

F ... The average numbers for the late Spring and early Summer are about the 270 mark, about 35% than the Summer months of 2016.

Overall... Following on from the disappointment of the suspension of the parkrun in Tramore Valley Park in Cork City, the Ballincollig event has been a major success. Runners in and near the city now have a timed 5k every Saturday morning in a nice quiet location and it's free!

All of this would not have been possible with initial funding from Cork Sports Partnership and of course, all the volunteers that turn out every week to make it happen.

1 Tobi GRAB    18:28    VM40-44    M1    Leevale AC
2 Unknown                                   
3 Eoin MAC MAHON    19:38    SM25-29    M3
18 Mary SWEENEY    22:01    VW55-59    F1    St Finbarrs AC
21 Rachel O'CALLAGHAN    22:09    VW40-44    F2
41 Maria MADIGAN    23:48    VW40-44    F3 

Results of the 53rd edition

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Results of the Inniscarra Community Centre 4 mile road race...Fri 16th June 2017

A grand total of 161 runners turned out for this years Inniscarra 4 mile road race, a jump of 30% on last years numbers. That's pretty impressive considering that this must be one of the busiest weeks of the year for road races in Cork.

As you can see from the chart above, it was also a record number for the Inniscarra Community Centre 4 mile.

#    Time    Name    Team    Race Age Category    min/mile       
1 23:12    TIERNEY, Conor    East Cork AC    M40    05:47.9 
2 23:32    SIENICKI, Grzegorz    unatt/Poland    M    05:52.9
3 23:54    CLERKIN, Gary    Grange-Fermoy AC    M45    05:58.4
36 29:24 O'CONNOR, Adelle    Eagle AC    F45    07:20.9
39    0:29:38    MURPHY, Anita    St. Finbarrs AC    F    07:24.4
40    0:29:43    MCSWEENEY, Denise    Donoughmore AC    F40    07:25.6

Full results below...

Friday, June 16, 2017

Results of the Ballyclough Harbour 5k...Fri 16th June 2017

Despite the fine weather, only 112 runners turned out for this years Ballyclough Harbour 5k on Friday the 16th of June 2017, a drop of 14% on last year. As you can see from the chart above, it's lower than the four previous years.

1 18:06    LYONS, Dave    MALLOW AC    M40    0:05:50
2 18:17    HOGAN, John    MALLOW AC    M40    0:05:54
3 18:19    CAREY, Philip    MALLOW AC    MS    0:05:55
4 18:24    KIELY, Martina    ST FINBARRS AC    FS    0:05:56
7 19:16    HEGARTY, Lisa    LEEVALE    FS    0:06:13
27 21:27    MANFIELD, Faye    MALLOW AC    FS    0:06:55

Full results below...

Results of the Lyre Playground 4 mile run...Thurs 15th June 2017

1) Eoin Surgue 22:55
2) Declan Murphy 23:57
3) Dan O'Sullivan 24:27 Leevale
1) Susan Looney 29:43 Duhallow AC
2) Margurite Murphy 31:56 Bweeng Trailblazors
3) Mairead Enneguess 32:02 Bweeng Trailblazors


Some of the events comingup this weekend...Fri 16th to Sun 18th June 2017

Some of the events on this weekend...

Waterford...Fri 16th (7:30pm)...Dromana 5 mile race...€5 pre-entry/€8 on the night...Race 7 of 11 in the West Waterford AC race series...

Cork...Fri 16th (8pm)... Inniscarra 4 mile road race ... €10... info...

5k Parkrun...Sat 17th (9:30am)...€free...various locations...  
Cork...Macroom, Clonakilty, Bere Is, Glengarriff, Castlehaven & Ballincollig...

Limerick...Sat 17th (11:00am)... Tournafulla Wind Farm 5km Run ... €10... Proceeds to Blood Bike Mid-West
Limerick...Sat 17th (11:00am)... Tournafulla Wind Farm 10km Run ... €15... Proceeds to Blood Bike Mid-West 

Cork...Sun 18th (2pm)...Heart of Allihies 5 Mile Run... €10... info... One of the most scenic routes on the Beara Peninsula...