Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: March 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Results of the Sheeps Head 10k in West Cork...Sat 31st March 2018

87 people turned out for this 10k in West Cork on what was a sunny day, a drop of 13% on last year.

1     O SHEA     ALAN     1376     33:46     5:24/M     Top Fin
2     LORDAN     GARRETT     1332     36:29     5:50/M     Top Fin
3     HUGHES     JONATHAN     1382     36:57     5:55/M     Top Fin
16     REGAN     MAURA     1360     43:35     6:58/M     Top Fin
22     DUKELOW     FIONA     1305     44:44     7:09/M     Top Fin
23     COPPINGER     ALICE     1387     44:47     7:10/M     Top Fin 

Full results HERE

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 31st March 2018

The numbers were up again this week with a very respectable 352 runners taking part.

1 Cathal REILLY    17:49    SM30-34    M1
2 Denis BUCKLEY    18:10    JM15-17    M2
3 Piotr SPYT    18:54    VM35-39    M3    Polish Runners Club Ireland
6 Ailbhe MCDAID    19:22    SW30-34    F1
8 Laura LOMBARD    19:29    VW35-39    F2
42 Sonia O'SULLIVAN    22:04    VW45-49    F3    Glenhuntly AC

Full results

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Friday, March 30, 2018

Michael Harty of East Cork AC wins Streets of Kilkenny 5k

The annual Streets of Kilkenny 5k road race was held on Thursday the 30th of March with 561 runners taking part. The winner of the race was Michael Harty of East Cork AC who crossed the line in a time of 14m 43s.

1. 338    Michael Harty    Male 40    East Cork AC    0:14:43
2. 214    Brian Maher    Male 40    Kilkenny City Harriers    0:14:44
1. 145    Thomas Hayes    Senior Male    Kilkenny City Harriers    0:15:04

65 Year Old Woman from Wicklow Begins Run Around Ireland

Update...I originally put this post up in early January and Mary Hickey is still running around Ireland! She is now in Co.Cork and is leaving Kinsale at 10am on Friday morning and running to Crosshaven.

On Saturday, she will be taken across to Aghada where she will run from there to Ballycotton. This is her schedule below...

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Trevor Walsh interviews World Indoor Gold medalist Derval O'Rourke

During the recent book launch at the Leevale High Performance, Trevor Walsh caught up with Derval O'Rourke for the Hard Knock Sports programme. The interview is just over 25 minutes long.

Notice...Karen Fenton Memorial 5k in Ballinora - Sun 15th Apr 2018

This is a brand new 5k coming up on Sunday the 15th of April 2018 and it's just to the south of Ballincollig.

From the organisers.....The inaugural 5km Karen Fenton Memorial road race is coming up on Sunday the 15th of April 2018, at 11.30 am in Ballinora.  This is organised by the 'Karen Fenton Ovarian Cancer Fund' in association with St. Finbarr's AC.

A scenic country run just a stones throw from Cork City – a perfect warm up for all the summer runs this year – suitable for all runners and walkers – competitive or just for fun – it’s your choice!

This road race is being held in memory of Karen Fenton, who passed away from Ovarian Cancer, on the 30th of April 2017, aged 43. Karen was one of Ballinora's own and enjoyed participating in many athletic events.

ENTRY Adults - €12          Kids Timed €6          Kids Untimed - Free

Entries...You can enter online HERE or on the day of the race.

All those who pre-enter will be put in a draw for 2 nights B&B for 2 people in the lovely Celtic Ross Hotel in West Cork. 

This race will be chip timed but all are welcome to take part, walk, jog or run, in this community event.

Race Enquiries: info AT karenfenton DOT ie

Post-Race Refreshments at Ballinora GAA Hall

PRIZES First 5 Men & Women Home – Cash Prize
Category Prizes for Top 3 Men & Women (Outside the top 5)

Location...Ballinora is located just south-west of Cork City and to the south of Ballincollig.

It can be accessed by taking Exit 1 on the Ballincollig bypass or going via Waterfall. See the course map below.

Course.....See below...

Leevale AC launch book on history of the club

Leevale AC have just released a new book on the history of the club. More details on their website...

Team results for the 2018 Mallow 10 mile road race

Now that the results for the 2018 Mallow 10 mile road race have been updated, the final team positions have been worked out. The criteria for the team prizes was that no prize winners in any individual category could be included in the team scores and that a team had to have 2 males and 2 females making up the scores.

Results are as follows....

1st place Dooneen AC with 595 points.
46      Niall HARRIS
87      Joe CHAWKE
178     Shona O'FLYNN
284     Louise MATTHEWS

2nd place Watergrasshill AC with 613 points
27      Kieran MCKEOWN
36      Liam TRACY
354     Lisa CROWLEY
196     Colette O'DONOGHUE

Full details of all the clubs are as follows...
1       595    Dooneen AC
2       613    Watergrasshill
3       787    Midleton AC
4       921    Eagle AC
5       953    Waterford AC
6       1050   St Finbarrs AC
7       1115    Mallow AC
8       1130    West limerick AC
9       1140    Duhallow AC
10      1142    Kinsale Tri Club

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Sports Ireland announce 2018 funding grants for athletes

Sports Ireland recently outlined the various grants for 2018 for athletes of the various National Governing Bodies.

Paralympics Ireland : €352,000.00
Cycling  Ireland : €250,000.00
Rowing Ireland : €212,000.00
Athletics Ireland : €184,000.00
Irish Athletic Boxing Association : €172,000.00
Swim Ireland : €152,000.00
Irish Sailing Association : €116,000.00
Canoeing Ireland : €64,000.00
Pentathlon Ireland : €64,000.00
Hockey Ireland : €45,000.00
Irish Clay Target Shooting Association : €32,000.00
Gymnastics Ireland : €25,000.00
Irish Judo Association : €24,000.00
Table Tennis (Para) : €20,000.00
Triathlon Ireland : €12,000.00
Irish Taekwondo Union : €12,000.00

The grant for Athletics Ireland athletes was well down this year at €184,000. In 2017, the total was €236k while it was €220k in 2016. A large part of this drop is due to the semi-retirement of Rob Heffernan and the loss of his €40,000 per annum grant.

As well as Rob losing his grant, Ciara Everard also loses her €12,000 grant and the men's relay team lose theirs. The other changes are Mark English dropping €4k to €16,000 and Brian Gregan getting a grant of €16,000.

NGB Applicant Category Allocation > Athletics

Thomas Barr... Podium €40,000...(2017 = €40k, 2016 = €20k, 2015 = €20k, 2014 = €0k, 2013 = €0k, 2012 = €0k)

Fionnuala McCormack... World Class €20,000....(2017 = €20k ,2016 = 20k, 2015 = €20k, 2014 = €20k, 2013 = €20k, 2012 = €20k)

Ciara Mageean... World Class €20,000... (2017 = €20k ,2016 = 12k, 2015 = €12k)

Mark English... World Class €16,000...(2017 = €20k ,2016 = €20k, 2015 = €20k, 2014 = €12k, 2013 = €0k, 2012 = €0k).

Brian Gregan... World Class €16,000...(2017 = €0, 2016 = €12k, 2015 = €12k, 2014 = €12k, 2013 = €12k, 2012 = €0k). 

Brendan Boyce... International €12,000... (2017 = €12k, 2016 = €12k, 2015 = €12k, 2014 = €12k, 2013 = €12k, 2012 = €0k).

Alex Wright... International €12,000... (2017 = €12k, 2016 = €12k)

Christine McMahon... International €12,000 ... (2017 = €12k)

Michelle Finn... International €12,000 ... (2017 = €12k)

Sara Treacy... International €12,000 ... (2017 = €12k)

Paul Pollock... International €12,000 ... (2017 = €12k)

Total 2018 = €184,000 (2017 = €236k, 2016 = €220k)

Robert Heffernan... €0... (2017 = €40,000, 2016 = €40k, 2015 = €40k, 2014 = €40k, 2013 = €40k, 2012 = €40k).
Ciara Everard... €0... (2017 = €12k, 2016 = €12k)
Men's Ream Relay...€0... (2017 = €12k, 2016 = €20k)
Ciaran O'Lionaird... €0...(2016 = 20k, 2015 = €20k, 2014 = €12k, 2013 = €20k, 2012 = €20k).
Paul Robinson... €0...(2016 = €20k, 2015 = €20k, 2014 = €12k, 2013 = €0k, 2012 = €0k).

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Some stats for the 2018 Mallow 10 mile road race...

Following on from the 2018 Mallow 10 mile road race last Sunday, it's time to have a look at some stats!

First up, this is the breakdown by club of those that finished...

Last year, there were 20 clubs with 10 or more members. This year, it's 26. There were 7 clubs with 20 or more members last year while this year it's 9.

Almost 68% of the finishers are members of some type of club while just under 59% are actually members of an Athletics Ireland affiliated club.

Just over 1240 runners finished the race, almost exactly the same as last year.

In 2017, 46% of the finishers were women. That dropped this year to 43.4%.

In fact, the biggest drop in numbers seems to be younger women aged under 40.

As you can see from the chart above, the numbers for those aged 40 and above held up pretty well but those aged under 40 dropped.

For the men, the pattern is nearly the same with the decline in those aged under 40.

This follows a pattern for other races and club membership in that it shows that the average runner is getting older. The vast majority of adult members in athletic clubs are now what would be termed 'recreational runners' while the number of young adults actually involved in say track and field events is falling.

This is the breakdown of the finish times by gender in 5 minute increments.

The average woman was about 15 minutes slower than the average man which seems a lot, I would have expected something like a 10 minute difference for a 10 mile race. In fact, just 14 women broke 70 minutes which is pretty low considering that almost 540 women ran.

Overall, there are no big suprises in there, just a confirmation of existing trends. I'm not really sure why the number of younger adults is dropping. I'm assuming that it might be the fact that more people are now working compared to a few years back and younger adults are busier? Whatever the reason, that's the way things seem to be going at the moment.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Results & Photos of the Mallow 10 mile road race... Sun 25th March 2018

A total of 1241 runners took part in this years Mallow 10 mile road race on Sunday the 25th of March 2018. After a sunny start to the day, the skies clouded up for the race but the rain held off while it was on. As predicted, the gentle breeze from the NW made things very warm in the last 3 miles.

1 Alan O'SHEA         Bantry AC     MS     51:48
2 Trevor POWER         Waterford AC     M35     52:38
3 James MCCARTHY     East Cork AC     MS     53:05
4 Alan O'BRIEN         Eagle AC     M35     53:09
5 Martin DOODY         Limerick AC     M40     53:25
1 Jill HODGINS         Leevale AC     F40     59:20
2 Fiona SANTRY         East Cork AC     FS     1:02:49
3 Sorcha KEARNEY     St Finbarrs AC     F40     1:03:27
4 Adele WALSH         St Senans AC     F40     1:03:37
5 Grainne O'CALLAGHAN     North Cork AC     FS     1:04:38

The full results can be seen HERE

Photos.... (Updated Tues 27th March 11:00am)
1) There are 8 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page.
...a) Pre-Race
...b) Start
...c) Finish line...First up to 1:07:50
...d) Finish line...1:08 to 1:19
...e) Finish line...1:19 to 1:27
...g) Finish line...1:27 to 1:39
...h) Finish line...1:39 to 2:11
...i) Prize giving

2) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a number of galleries...
...a) Pre-race & Start
...b) Near finish...up to 67 mins
...c) Near finish...67 to 75 mins
...d) Near finish...75 to 82 mins 


Results of the Cloyne 4k...Sun 25th March 2018

The 5th and final race in the Cloyne 4k Series was held on Sunday 25th March 2018. The numbers were down about 30% on the last race.

1 13:15    O'BRIEN, Frank    Midleton AC    MJ    05:19.7
2 13:19    SHEEHAN, Nigel    Youghal AC    M    05:21.4
3 13:57    SWORDS, Graham    unatt/Rostellan    M    05:36
18 16:51    LEAHY, Eileen    Midleton AC    F    06:46.6
22 16:59    O'BRIEN, Claire    Watergrasshill AC    F    06:49.8
30 17:47    KELLY, Christine    Aghada RC    F    07:09.2

Full results below...

Info for the 2018 Mallow 10 mile road race coming up on Sun 25th March 2018

Weather forecast......It looks like that it will be a bright sunny day for this years Mallow 10 mile road race. There may be some clouds but there should be plenty of sunshine as well.

There is a light breeze from the North-West which is likely to keep things a bit cool, especially in exposed areas. On the course, it is likely to be a headwind from 2 to 4 miles. From 4 to 6.5 miles, it will be a headwind as well but there will be some shelter from the hills to the north.

The most significant impact is that it will be behind the runners in the last 3 miles so it won't have much of a cooling effect. It is likely to feel very warm along this stretch.

If you are racing then nothing more than a singlet or a short sleeve dry fit top is recommended. Anyone wearing too much will pay for it in the later stages. If you feel slightly cold at the start line then that is the right amount of clothing to wear.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Cork runners Lizzie Lee & Claire McCarthy lead Irish team home in World Half-Marathon Championships

The IAAF World Half Marathon Championships were held this year in Valencia, Spain on Saturday the 24th of March 2018. In the women's race, Cork runners Lizzie Lee and Claire McCarthy of Leevale AC both ran personal best times to lead the Irish team home...

46 Lizzie Lee IRL     1:13:19     PB
57 Claire McCarthy IRL     1:14:20     PB
78 Laura Graham IRL     1:16:27    
79 Laura Shaughnessy IRL     1:16:28     SB
82 Fionnuala Ross IRL     1:16:53     SB

These were the times for the five Irish men.

77 Paul Pollock IRL     1:04:29     SB
85 Kevin Seaward IRL     1:04:56     SB
92 Stephen Scullion IRL     1:05:19   
101 Sergiu Ciobanu IRL     1:06:19     SB
135 Kevin Dooney IRL     1:12:14

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 24th March 2018

Despite the blue skies and sunshine, the numbers were down a bit this week with 270 runners taking part in the 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park. Perhaps the big numbers heading to Mallow tomorrow for the 10 miler was the reason?

1 √Čanna CREEDON    18:01    SM25-29    M1
2 Denis BUCKLEY    18:03    JM15-17    M2
3 Brian LINEHAN    19:29    VM55-59    M3
37 Maria CALACO MULERO    22:22    SW20-24    F1
43 Geraldine O SHEA    22:33    VW45-49    F2    St Finbarrs AC
45 Olga O'SULLIVAN    22:51    VW40-44    F3    Dell EMC Running Club

Full results

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Friday, March 23, 2018

Club entries for the 2018 Mallow 10 mile road race

These are the entries by club for the upcoming Mallow 10 mile road race (5 runners or more).

Mallow AC 92
Bweeng Trail Blazers 62
St Finbarrs AC 54
Eagle AC 52
Grange Fermoy AC 48
Watergrasshill AC 45
St Nicholas AC 30
Midleton AC 29
Dromahane Road Runners 25

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Notice...Midleton 5 mile road race - Thurs 3rd May 2018

The annual Midleton 5 mile road race is coming up this year on Thursday the 3rd of May 2018 at 8pm. This is organised by Midleton AC and is always a popular race with runners in Cork.

Chip Timed, Free bag for all entries. Online Entry fee €10. Race night walk up fee €12 - subject to race entry limit.

To enter, go to...

All those who pre-enter will be put into a draw for a free nights stay at the Garryvoe Hotel.

The conveniently located Market Green Shopping Centre with ample parking will serve as the race night HQ for number collection, post-race refreshments & prize giving.

The Joe Hourigan Memorial cup will go to the first runner across the line with 50 additional prizes on the night worth over €1500; top 5 male & female finishers, top 3 M40-45-50 & F35-40-45, top 2 M55-60 & F50-55, 1st M65-70 & F60-65, WC, MJ, FJ, Midleton AC Male & Female.

Race HQ...The race HQ like last year is in the Market Green Shopping Centre in Midleton.

There is plenty of parking there and it's pretty close to the start and finish lines.

You'll find details of the race HQ with maps, directions and race preview HERE

Togher AC get €4000 in County Council Grant

Cork County Council recently allocated over €225,000 to community groups, voluntary organisations, sporting groups and residents associations through the Ballincollig-Carrigaline Municipal District of Cork County Council.

Togher AC managed to secure a grant of €4000. The club has been a regular recipient of grants of this nature and it shows that there are sources of funding out there from local and national bodies.

It's worth mentioning however that Togher AC have their own premises which is often a requirement for some grants.

The full list of grants can be seen on Cllr. Marcia Dalton's website HERE

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Cork City Marathon Youth Challenge 5k on Wed 21st March 2018

There is still no sign of the Tramore Valley Park opening up to the public but a 5k fun run for teenagers was held there today.

1) Photos from the organisers HERE

Press release below...

Clonmel voted best Half-Marathon in Munster in 2017

The Clonmel Half-Marathon was voted the best half in Munster in 2017 according to the poll which ended at the February. The runners up were Charleville and the Waterford Half in December.

Unlike shorter races, the 10 milers and the half-marathons attract runners from a much wider catchment area. The Clonmel Half-Marathon every August attracts a lot of runners now from Cork and has grown from strength to strength since that inaugural event back in 2010.

The 2017 event was actually won by two runners from Cork which just highlights how popular the race is now with Cork runners looking for a quality half-marathon at the start of the Autumn.

This years event will take place on 26th August 2018 at 10am.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Cork Runners win 2018 Tralee Marathon...

The annual Tralee Marathon & Half-Marathon was held this year on Sunday the 19th of March with 139 runners taking part. Two Cork runners took the spoils in the full marathon.

Alex O'Shea of St.Finbarr's AC was the first man home in a time of 2h 38m 22s.

 Dolores Duffy of Watergrasshill AC was the first woman home in a time of 3h 12m 43s.

Results & Photos of the 2018 Tralee Marathon & Half-Marathon...

Monday, March 19, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Cloyne 4k cancelled due to snow

Unfortunately due snow on the course, the organizers have to cancel this mornings 4k race in Cloyne.

Rescheduled date will be published later.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 17th March 2018

After the rain last week, the numbers were back up again to normal levels on St.Patrick's Day with 346 runners taking part in the 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park.

1 Denis BUCKLEY    18:17    JM15-17    M1
2 Alex BOYNTON    18:25    SM30-34    M2
3 Piotr SPYT    19:10    VM35-39    M3
36 Louise SHEEHAN    22:19    VW40-44    F1    Ballincollig Athletic Club
37 Marta RZEPKA    22:27    VW35-39    F2    Polish Runners Club Ireland
49 Maria CALACO MULERO    22:55    SW20-24    F3

Full results HERE

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Friday, March 16, 2018

Notice...Lee Fields 4 mile road race - Sun 18th March 2018

Please note that the organisers have cancelled the Lee Fields 4 mile road race on Sunday the 18th of March due to the adverse weather conditions forecast.

They are planning to hold it on a future date once this can be organised.

The annual Lee Fields 4 mile road race is coming up in Cork City on Sunday the 18th of March 2018. Note the start time of 10:30am.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Results of the MMRA trail race in Ballinboola in N Cork...Sun 11th March 2018

A total of 80 runners took part in this 7km trail race near Charleville in North Cork on Sunday the 11th of March 2018. 

1 Stuart Moloney M 44:05 Mooreabbey ...    Tipperary
2 George McCarthy M40 45:10 Farranfore ...    Kerry
3 Barry Hartnett M 46:26 Moorabbey M...    Tipperary
25 Marie O'Shea F40 55:39 MooreAbbey ...    Tipperary
31 Sarah Fitzpatrick F 56:49 Mooreabbey ...    Tipperary
34 Siobhan McNamara F 0:58:23 Dublin

Full results

The next event on the MMRA calendar is a 7km trail race near Millstreet in Cork on Sunday 18th March 2018.. This is the sixth race in the Munster Mountain Running Association Winter-Spring League 2018.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Notice : MMRA 7km trail run on Claragh Mtn nr Millstreet - Sun 18th March 2018

The next event on the MMRA calendar is a 7km trail race near Millstreet in Cork. This is the sixth race in the Munster Mountain Running Association Winter-Spring League 2018.

It's probably one of easiest in terms of mountain runs and is a good introduction. It is however tougher than the usual trail races that take place in the various woods. In terms of hills races in Cork, this one could justifiably be called a classic as it has a long history.

One of the unusual aspects of the race is that it starts in the town of Millstreet. From there, you look up at Claragh and it's hard to imagine that you'll be doing a race that will take you to the summit and back. It's also hard to imagine that it is only 7kms but it is.

This 7km trail race is organised by the Munster Mountain Running Association and here is some info from them.....

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Notice...Blackwater 10 mile road race nr Fermoy - Sun 20th May 2018

This is the fourth year of this 10 mile road race in the village of Clondulane, just east of Fermoy in Co.Cork. It is coming up this year on Sunday the 20th of May 2018.

The entry fee is €25 and is inclusive of all charges. It also includes a dry fit top.

Entries >>> You can enter HERE

All proceeds go towards the charity Breakthrough Cancer Research and the local national school.

All of the information is on the race website...

2018 Course.....

The route is shown above and it's the same as 2017. The race takes in a loop of Clodulane first before heading up the N72. It takes in the village of Coolagown before returning back the same route to Clondulane.

The profile is shown below.

Please note that the 6th of May 2018 is the closing date for the dry fit tops as they need to be ordered.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Notice...Ballintotis 4 mile road race in East Cork - Thurs 19th Apr 2018

After a long winter of dark evenings, it's time to look ahead to the upcoming summer season of evening road races. In Cork, the tradition was been that the Ballintotis 4 mile opens the summer season of evening races and the Ballycotton 5 at the end of August used to bring it to a close.

This year, the Ballintotis 4 mile will be held on Thursday the 19th of April 2018 at 8pm. Last year, they  managed to attract almost 900 runners which is a huge number for an evening road race.

They will have timing mats at the start and finish line so everyone will get an accurate time.

Preview......You can see a preview of the course HERE

Online Entry...You can pre-enter the race here...

You can also enter on the evening of the race.

Please note there is no online entry for walkers, who register on the evening of the race in Ballintotis

Here is some info from the organisers...

2018 Ballintotis '4' Mile Road Race
The race committee are delighted to welcome Ahern's Centra on board as one the main sponsors of the event. Simon Ahern of Ahern's Centra Castlemarty, Killeagh and Carrigtwohill will take over sponsorship of the by now coveted Ballintotis Running Buff, which will given to each participant on the night. We extend a sincere word of thanks to Simon and his team for his very valued backing of the event

Again this year's race offers great value for money with a very attractive prize structure overall and a full list of category prizes in all age groups (1st 2nd and 3rd) as well as the opportunity to win one of the many spot prizes on offer. Castlemartyr Resort will again sponsor the top prize which this year is a Weekend Away for 2 people for both the male and female winners. Trabolgan Holiday Village have again confirmed that they will sponsor a  Family Weekend Away or Mid Week stay for the both the race runner up and ladies runner up.  

Once more Garryvoe Hotel Leisure Centre have come on board with a magnificent prize for the third runners home, in the shape of six months membership to their superb facility.  Market Green Shopping Centre and Ballintotis Fit4Life Club have also been confirmed as amongst the other main race sponsors.

The Ballintotis 4 Mile Road Race is held each year in association with East Cork A.C and regularly attracts in the region of 1,000 runners - looking forward to seeing you all again by the Lakeside on April 19th!

All enquiries to Race Directors

Sean Murphy  086 8240094
John Cashman 086 8778182

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Results of the Crosshaven 10k run...Sun 11th Mar 2018

This 10k run in Crosshaven was held on Sunday the 11th of March and had 164 runners. The results are up on the Sports Timing website. There was also a 5k run.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Results of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 10th March 2018

248 turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park on what was a damp wet morning which probably explains the drop in numbers. It was a big change from a week ago when it was cancelled due to all the snow that was out there.

1 Paddy WALSH    17:51    SM25-29    M1
2 Martin CURTIN    18:06    VM40-44    M2    St Finbarrs AC
3 Kevin SMITH    18:46    VM40-44    M3    Midleton AC
33 Eilis FOX    22:12    VW45-49    72.22 %    F1    2018 Operation Transformation
48 Olga O'SULLIVAN    22:57    VW40-44    F2    Dell EMC Running Club
50 Fiona VERLING    23:00    VW35-39    F3

The full results of the 89th edition are HERE

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE
2) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE

Friday, March 09, 2018

Notice : MMRA Ballinaboola10km trail race in North Cork - Sun 11th March 2018

This is the fifth race of the 2018 Munster Winter/Spring League, of which there are 10 races across Munster on Sunday mornings between January and April. Complete 4/10 runs in the league for a finisher's prize.

The Ballinaboola event is few a few kms south-east of Charleville in North Cork.

From the Munster Mountain Running Association...Another new route, this time in Ballinaboola on the Cork/Limerick border just outside Ballyhea. Entry is €5 (cash entry on the day) but you must pay a one-off annual registration fee of €10 online to be eligible to enter.

More info on the race and how to register at

The junior route starts and finishes near the forest car park. It climbs up forest road, before a flat mucky section and a fast downhill. Juniors:

The senior route is 10k in distance, has an elevation gain of 280m and starts about 1km from the carpark. It goes up and over the summit of Carron mountain with a mixture of forest roads and mucky paths, and a few short steep sections. Seniors:

Getting There: Ballinaboola, Ballyhea, Co. Cork
To get there from the N20 between Limerick and Cork, turn off at Ballyhea by the church. The forest entrance is on the right after about 3.5km, and then 1km up the forest road to the carpark.

Parking is limited, so please make every effort to carpool.

This is the fifth race of the 2018 Munster Winter/Spring League, of which there are 10 races across Munster on Sunday mornings between January and April.

For a full list of races, check out Complete 4/10 runs in the league for a finisher's prize.