Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Spotted at the road races... John Walshe of Ballycotton

Monday, April 16, 2018

Spotted at the road races... John Walshe of Ballycotton

Anyone who knows John Walshe of Ballycotton will know that he is a great supporter of local road races and 10-mile road races in particular. John was running last Sunday at the Killea 10 mile road race last Sunday in North Tipperary and someone snapped this photo as he crossed the finish line...

Borrisoleigh Track Attach had this piece on their Facebook page...."The word legend is often thrown around within sport but the man pictured here is a true legend of Irish running. It was great to see East Cork man John Walshe at the Killea Road Run where he completed the 10 mile race. "Mr Ballycotton" is a person and role model that all who are involved with organising any sport should aspire to emulate. The sport of road running would be in a far darker place if it wasn't for the efforts of John Walshe over the last 4 decades."


Jim Tobin Durrus AC said...

Since the start of my running days back in 2012 i met John at my second ever race. He is a true gent of sport who truly wonderfully encourages with every opportunity he can. Personally John is a role model to me

Anonymous said...

The Sunday before my very first Ballycotton i went out to run the course and I meet John just returning from doing the same. I had a quick chat with him and he gave me loads of great advice for my fist Ballycotton.

Not being from Cork I do races all over the country and have met John in Kilkenny, Tipp, Waterford, Kerry, Kildare and Clare. Some man for supporting races throughout the country.

A true gent.