Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: May 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Starters Orders...Press release from the Cork City Marathon


- Thousands of supporters and spectators expected on the streets of Cork as record numbers of participants enter the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon-

Marathon fever has truly caught hold as final preparations are being made for the 2018 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon, which takes place this June bank holiday Sunday – Sunday, 3rd June.  Now in its 12th year, this iconic race has proved to be extremely popular among runners and walkers alike who flocked to the registration page to add this bucket list event to their diaries, with increases in the number of entries across all race categories this year compared to previous years. In fact, this year due to demand capacity was increased for both the Full and Half Marathon categories.

Info on the 2018 Cork City Marathon Expo...

Latest info from the organisers...
The summer weather is currently heating up and so are preparations for the 2018 Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon, which will take place during the upcoming bank holiday weekend on Sunday 3rd June. With the main event days away, organisers are encouraging those taking part to make the most of some last-minute tips and advice being offered by professionals at the official Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon Expo on Saturday, 2nd June at Cork City Hall

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Road Closures for the 2018 Cork City Marathon...

From the organisers...Full list of road closures and travel advice for Sunday 3rd June 2017

Travel Advice: There will be major traffic restrictions throughout the city on race day but the general advice is to use the city’s Ring and Link roads when possible. You can drive into the city centre, but allow plenty of time to get to your start line. Contra-flows will operate in the Jack Lynch Tunnel, on the South Ring Road to Mahon and on the South City Link.

The Park & Ride service from the Black Ash centre, on the South City Link (N27), into the city centre will operate every 10 minutes from 07.30 to 19.15. The service costs €5 for the day. Participants and spectators are urged to use this facility and leave your car outside the city centre. The bus will bring you into the centre, a minute’s walk from the City Hall.

ROAD RE-OPENING SCHEDULE (times are approximate)

Please note that the Marathon (8.30am) and Half Marathon (10.15am) start times are a half hour earlier than in previous years.

Road closures begin at 5.30am on St Patrick’s Street and adjoining streets. All other closures are put in place from 7.30am.

Road closures below...

New 5k parkrun proposed for the north side of Cork City...

Moves are now underway to try and establish a new 5km parkrun in the Glen in the north side of Cork City. The City Council have expressed an interest in supporting it and volunteers are now being sought.

If you would like to be part of a core group that will help get this weekly 5km parkrun up and running and then supporting it on n ongoing basis then send an email to John Kissane... john DOT kissane AT parkrun DOT com

What usually happens is that a rota is set up and people help out on a regular basis. It's not like you'll be committing yourself to be there every Saturday morning. Some weeks you might run, some weeks you'll volunteer.

No start date has been set but it will be on Saturdays at 9:30am just like all the rest.

If you have any questions or are interested then let John Kissane know.

T-Shirts for the 2018 Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon & Relay...

These are the dry fit tops for the 2018 Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relay. Thoughts?

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Route changes for the 2018 Cork City Half-Marathon

The 2018 route for the Cork City Half-Marathon is pretty much the same as last year except for the start.

In 2017, the race started on Monahan Road and took in a loop beyond the Atlantic Pond. This year, it starts on Albert Road and takes in a loop around Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

The first 3 mile are shown below...

As you can see, the start on Albert Road is reasonably close to the City Hall. The straight section for the first mile on the Monahan Road will allow the field to thin out nicely and avoid the fiasco in 2016 when the runners went the wrong way.

There's a loop in around Pairc Ui Chaoimh and a small climb out of it and up onto the Marina. From there, it joins the marathon course at about 1.5 miles.

Athletics Ireland membership fees increase by €3

At the recent Athletics Ireland congress, a motion to increase the membership fee by €3 was passed with the intention that the new funds would be ring fenced for coaching. With just over 60,000 members (approx 36k juvenile & 24k adults), this should raise in the region of €180,000.

How exactly this funding is used remains to be seen but it is likely to be targeted towards specialist and high end coaching where it is likely to have the greatest impact.

The current Athletics Ireland membership fee of €12 for juveniles and €17 for adults has been in place since 2010. In 2019, this will increase by €3 to €15 and €20 respectively.

In his report to the congress, the financial officer noted that the membership fee may need to increase again to fund Athletic Ireland activities.

If you are a member of an Athletics Ireland affiliated club then this may well impact on you. It's very unlikely that most clubs will just increase their membership fees by €3 so the choice will probably be for the clubs to absorb the €3 increase per member or raise their membership fee by something like €5.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Notice...Lee Fields 4 mile road race - Sun 17th June 2018

The annual Lee Fields 4 mile road race is coming up in Cork City on Sunday the 17th of June 2018. Note the start time of 10:30am.

The original race was originally planned for March but had to be cancelled due to icy weather.

The 4 mile route is the same as before...County Hall...Carrigrohane Straight...Inchigaggin Lane...Model Farm Rd...Dennehy's Cross...Victoria Cross. You can see a preview of the course HERE

You can pre-enter online HERE for €10.70 and there is a free technical top for the first 200 entrants. You can also enter on the morning of the race for €15 but obviously the tech tops might be gone at that stage.

As you can see in the flyer above, the race HQ is at the Kingsley Hotel.

The Cork Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force, the Southern Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force and the Health Service Executive have partnered to organise a 4 Mile Road Race on Sunday 18th March, headquarter at The Kingsley Hotel, Cork.

HSE Drug & Alcohol Services, Cork Local & Southern Regional Drug & Local Task Force has responsibility for developing a strategic, locally based response to substance misuse in Cork, Co. Cork and Kerry. We have drug & alcohol services located in local communities, towns and voluntary agencies throughout the region to support individuals affected by substance misuse. Drug Task Forces now have the responsibility of Alcohol added to their brief. We hope to highlight this addition of alcohol by organising this event to support the “Hello Sunday Morning” initiative.

“Hello Sunday Morning” encourages individuals to look at changing the pattern of their drinking by taking a break from alcohol & incentivising that break with goals e.g taking up running/exercise – further details

We are hoping you will support the upcoming not for profit event. Look forward to seeing you on the day.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Irish results from the 2018 European 24 hour Championships

The European 24 hour championships were held in Timisoara, Romania over the weekend and there was a strong Irish contingent present.

The mens team consisted of three from Cork! Eoin Keith from Cobh racked up an impressive 144 miles over 24 hours. Aidan Hogan of Rising Sun AC finished with 135 miles while fireman Alex O'Shea of St.Finbarr's AC ended with 109 miles.

Results for Team Ireland:
Men’s Team 8th with 663.81K (3 to score)

Individual Men
Eoin Keith -232.65K -19th (144.6 miles)
Aidan Hogan-218.02K - 31st (135.5 miles)
Eddie Gallen-213.13K -36th (132.4 miles)
Alex O’Shea-175.53K - 60th (109 miles)

Results for Team Ireland:
Women’s Team 13th with 464.55K  (3 to score)

Individual Women
Amy Masner- 220.85K -10th (137.2 miles)
Louise Smart-204.57K - 22nd (127.1 miles)
Susan McCartney-39.12K - 71st (24.3 miles)

Full results

Last call for the 2018 Dublin City Marathon...

It looks as if the 2018 Dublin City Marathon will sell out very soon.

If you plan to do this event then enter asap.

The website is

Update Sun 27th May... Just under 1000 places left now.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Results & Photos of the 100th Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 26th May 2018

The weekly 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park passed an important milestone this week with its 100th edition!  A total of 326 runners took part which is pretty mmuch in line with recent numbers. The long term average is 246 so this event is certainly getting more popular.

1 Tobi GRAB    18:03    VM40-44    M1    Leevale AC
2 Unknown                                   
3 Dermot COFFEY    18:40    VM35-39    M3
43 Maria MADIGAN    23:14    VW40-44    F1
50 Maria CALACO MULERO    23:26    SW25-29    F2
54 Suzanne TWOMEY    23:33    VW35-39    F3    

Full results

1) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE

Notice...Twomey Family Remorial Weekend 4 mile in Meelin - Sun 10th June 2018

This 4 mile event is coming up in the village of Meelin in NW Cork on Sunday the 10th of June 2018. It starts at 2pm and will be chip timed.

The entry fee is €10 or €15 if you want the event dry fit top...

4 mile run - €10

4 mile run (+ Buff) - €15

4 mile run (+ T-shirt) - €15



Results of the Darrara & Ring Bay 5k & 10k race... Fri 25th May 2018

This event in Darrara & Ring Bay near Clonakilty attracted a crowd of 154 runners... 94 in the 5k race and 60 in the 10k.

1. Garrett Lordan – 1st Male Clonakilty Road Runners 17:49
2. Sean Allis Clonakilty 18:37
3. Sylwester Pabich Clonakilty 21:50
7. Sinead Crowley – 1st Female Clonakilty Road Runners 23:25
9. Anne Bamford Bandon AC 24:10
21. Phoebe Harger Schull 27:06

1. Conor Murray – 1st Male Clonakilty 39:24
3. Mike Coveney – 2nd Male Bandon 41:00
4. Thomas Neville Clonakilty Road Runners 41:50
2. Carmel Crowley – 1st Female Bandon AC 39:42
16. Sandra Walsh – 2nd Female Grenagh 46:40
21. Helen Anderson Clonakilty 49:12

Full results below....

Friday, May 25, 2018

Results of the John Hartnett 10k in Ballyhooly... Fri 25th May 2018

The annual John Hartnett 10k road race was held in Ballyhooly near Fermoy on Friday the 25th of May 2018. A total of 105 runners took part which while down on the record set in 2017, was still the second highest in the eight year history of this event.

Male positions 1-3
1    256 30:25  Kevin Maunsell    Clonmel Ac    M S
2    257 31:09 William Maunsell    Clonmel Ac    M S
3    271 35:21 Mark Collins    Grange Fermoy Ac     M S

Female positions 1-3
1    264 38:56 Ann Geary    Midleton Ac    F S
2    331  39:25 Tara Kennedy    Raheny Shamrocks    F 40
3    293  40:53 Adelle O'Connor    Eagle Ac    F 40

First 3 women...Ann Geary, Tara Kennedy & Ellen Lewis Hanley

1) The organisers have photos of the first 3 men and women receiving their prizes HERE

Full results below...

Ironman comes to Cork in June 2019

It was recently announced that a full Ironman Triathlon will be held in Youghal, Co.Cork on the 23rd of June 2019. Even though I don't have any interest in triathlons, I still know this is a big deal! :o)

The event will consist of a 3.8km swim, a two lap 180km cycle and a full marathon run of 42.2kms.

The marathon is described as a "flat four-lap run course through the centre of the historic town of Youghal, taking in Youghal Harbour and the famous Clock Gate Tower. Athletes will run under the arch of the Clock Gate Tower in the centre of town during each lap before finally running under the finishing arch in Market Square."

Priority entries open 24 May, while general registration opens on 5 June 2018. For more information go to
I presume there will be huge interest in this event and should be a big tourist boost for the East Cork town.

Races on Fri 25th May 2018

Looks like Friday the 25th of May will be a busy day for races. Here is choice of what is on...

Cork... Fri 25th (7:30pm)... John Hartnett 10k race in Ballyhooly... €10... Just west of Fermoy... info ...

Cork... Fri 25th (7:30pm)... Darrara & Ring Bay 10k & 5k ... €10 ... nr Clonakilty... info...

Limerick... Fri 25th (7:30pm)... Kilmallock 5 mile road race... €10...

Waterford...Fri 25th (7:30pm)...Touraneena 5k ...€7 pre-entry / €10 on the day...5th race in the InterSport Elverys/Asics Summer Series... info...

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Results of the Killeagh 4 mile road race... Thurs 24th May 2018

A nice sized crowd of 228 runners turned out for this years Killeagh 4 mile road race in East Cork on Thursday the 24th of May 2018.

1 Conor McCauley     Leevale AC         20:51     SM
2 Michael Corbet     St. Finbarrs         20:54     SM
3 Kevin Oleary     East Cork AC         20:56     SM
10 Sinead Kevany     Midleton AC         23:42     SF
23 Evelyn Cashman     Youghal AC         24:55     SF
25 Ann Marie Holland     Youghal AC         25:05     SF 

1) Dave O'Brien has a gallery HERE

Killeagh GAA 4 Mile Race Results below...

Notice : Killeagh 4 mile road race - Thurs 24th May 2018

No Beast of Ballyandreen this evening but a nice 4 miler down in Killeagh instead. See the details below...


This is the third year of this 4 mile race and it's organised by Killeagh Community Healthy Clubs Project in association with Youghal AC. It will be held this year on Thursday the 24th of May 2018 at 8pm.

Considering that Killeagh is on the N25 Cork-Waterford road, the race should have a pretty big catchment area.

As you can see from the course map below, the race takes in a loop to the west of Killeagh. The race finishes at the entrance to the Killeagh GAA grounds which is the race HQ. There will also be changing and shower facilities here.

Note from the organisers.....The race HQ is in Killeagh GAA complex, where we will have registration on the morning of race. There are great facilities there for changing, showers and catering afterwards. There is plenty on parking at the GAA grounds and there is a walk way through an estate to the start line.

We are happy to have our new sponsor Niall Guerin of Niall Guerin construction, NGC, come on board this year.

The race has AAI permit and is accurately measured by Jones Counter and will be chip timed.

There are prizes in all the age categories including a prize for breaking the course record
and loads of spot prizes as well with a great spread afterwards. There are also showers and changing facilities available and there is a walk taking place at 10am.

A full preview of the course can be seen HERE

Killeagh Healthy Clubs Project is an initiative to promote health and well being for the Killeagh community and is organised by a combination of personal from Killeagh adult and juvenile GAA clubs, Inch Rovers Ladies Football Club and Killeagh Camogie Club. This group have a number of initiatives underway, walking groups, couch to 5k, healthy food demonstrations etc.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Results & Photos of the Cork BHAA John Buckley Sports 5k race... Tues 22nd May 2018

A huge crowd of 917 runners turned out for this years Cork BHAA John Buckley Sports 5k race in Cork City, up slightly on last year. It's great to see so many runners in what is probably one of the main 5k races in Munster. Certainly, the were plenty of club singlets from Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary mixed in among the Cork ones.

1 Sean MCGRATH (485)     Harty Tax Consulting     00:14:58
2 Niall SHANAHAN (51)     Dept of ed     00:15:00
3 David FOX (206)     Solarwinds     00:15:14
1 Claire MCCARTHY (191)     McCarthy Insurance Group     00:16:31
2 Aoife COOKE (112)     Simply Suits     00:16:57 
2 Grace LYNCH (556)         00:16:59

Full results on the chip timing website

Results on the Cork BHAA site

Photos...(Updated Wed 23rd May @4:20pm)
1) There are 4 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page...
... a) First lap
... b) 2nd lap. Roughly < 22min finish.
... c) 2nd lap. Roughly 22-27 min finish
... d) 2nd lap. Roughly 27 mins plus finish.

2) Gearóid Ó Laoi has a nice gallery HERE

Study shows children running one-mile a day improves their lives


Back in 2015, I had a post up about how a primary school in Scotland had introduced an exercise routine for their pupils where they ran/walked roughly a mile each day. The concept was soon copied by other schools in the UK.

A recent study has now shown that children who follow the daily exercise routine not only get leaner but also establish daily habits.

Naomi Brooks, a senior lecturer in sport at the University of Stirling said... “Children often learn about healthy eating and the benefits of physical activity at school, but the kids who are doing the Daily Mile aren’t just learning it in their minds; they are learning: ‘This is something I do every day, as part of my day, and this is how it makes me feel..’”

There are also other long-term consequences such as higher bone density which can be a health factor throughout their life.

According to an article in the Guardian.... "Late childhood and early adolescence are critical times for laying down bone, which reaches its peak density in our 20s, declining thereafter. The higher your bone density during youth, the lower your risk of fractures and osteoporosis in later life. The idea is that we try to put as much bone as possible ‘in the bank’ as youngsters. The mechanical stimulation of our body weight going through our bones, muscles and tendons when we jump up and down, stimulates our bone cells to grow and lay down new bone.”

The full article in the Guardian can be seen HERE

Notice...Cork BHAA John Buckley Sports 5k road race - Tues 22nd May 2018

The big race in Cork City this week is of course the Cork BHAA John Buckley Sports 5k on Tuesday. In contrast to the miserable wet weather on Monday, the forecast for today is for a nice sunny evening.

Update :  
a) Online entries closing Tuesday lunchtime. ( raffle confined to online entries for Nike Pegasus)
b) Entries taken on the night up to 7.30 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
c) Parking:  plenty parking in Pairc Ui Chaoimh Stadium and surrounding areas.
d) No parking on Monaghan road side of Stadium - Residential Area 

The annual John Buckley Sports 5k road race is one of the most popular races in Cork City and always attracts a large crowd. Organised in conjunction with the Cork BHAA, this race is suitable for all types of runner...from the serious to the more casual runner. The entry fee is only €5 for Cork BHAA registered runners or €10 for non-reg runners.

Located near the Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium, this is a flat and fast 5k course. The big change this year is that registration is in the newly refurbished Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium... the first road race to have its HQ there! There is also plenty of parking in the area.

20% Discount Vouchers......As per last year, John Buckley Sports will be giving out 20% discount to all finishers in the race. Just hang on to your race number and present it in the shop to avail of the 20% discount. It will apply to any purchases in their shop which is across from the Opera House in the heart of Cork City. Needless to say, the amount you save with the discount may well exceed the race entry so they are well worth getting. Note that the discount is not restricted to just one item. When you are using it, you can buy several products at the one time and get 20% off the lot. There is also no expiry date on the race number discount so you can use it anytime.

Chip Timing........For the last four years, they have been using chip timing at this race and it has been very successful. In previous years, there have been problems with too many runners finishing at the same time filling up the finishing chutes. With the introduction of chip timing, that problem has now been eliminated. All you need to do on the night is to cross the finish queues.

Entries.....€5 for registered BHAA runners and €10 for non-reg. You can enter on the night OR you can enter beforehand if you want to avoid the queues. Your choices are to enter online by going to the John Buckley Sports website or you can call into the shop which is directly across from the Opera House in Cork City.

Pre-enter online for the John Buckley Sports 5k and you'll automatically be entered into a raffle to win a pair of Nike Pegasus runners.

In addition to the chip timing, there will be the usual post race refreshments back at Pairc Ui Chaoimh afterwards.

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

More race info below in a more detailed flyer...

Monday, May 21, 2018

Notice...Glanmire GAA 4 mile road race - Sun 10th June 2018

This 4 mile road race is coming up on Sunday the 10th of June 2018 in Glanmire near Cork City.

Located just to the north-east of Cork City, it is within easy access for a lot of people. For anyone coming off the M8 motorway, just take exit 18.

Race entries will be taken at Glanmire GAA club which is right alongside the main road in Sallybrook.

Note that car parking will be in the Crestfield Shopping Centre near the finish line (and only a few hundred metres from the start) but that there will be no parking at the GAA hall (race HQ) 

The 4 mile route takes in a loop to the east of Glanmire. Both the start and finish points are only a short distance from the GAA grounds.

From the organisers...Brief Synopsis of Route....The route will begin at, the Brook Inn Glanmire and will continue along the main road south to Riverstown Cross (R639). Runners will then turn left and head towards the Sars pavilion and turn right to follow the old “New Line” road (Marwood Avenue). At the end of  this road they will turn right onto the “New Line road” (Copper Valley Vue) and continue up to “Toby Burkes Cross”. The route will then turn left up the hill where it meets the Knockraha/Blossom Grove road and then turns left and heads back down to meet “New Line” road at the junction with O'Connell Transport offices (Casey's Cross). The route turns right and heads to the roundabout at Brook Lodge where the runners will keep to the right of said roundabout,(The runners will then keep to the right hand side of the road until the completion of the race). and continue to Hazelwood Cross.

This year, we have t-shirts for the first 200 to pre-register.

Pre-entry......If you want to pre-enter this race then you can do so by visiting the Source Fitness website.

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

The race is sponsored by Source Fitness who are based in Silversprings in Tivoli.

From the Sponsor....Source Health & Fitness is one of the largest fitness centres in Munster and possesses a vast array of facilities. We have classes & activities to suit each individual need and fitness level. Classes include; Spinning, Aqua, Zumba, Circuits, Bootcamp, Yoga, Pilates, Metafit, BLTP, Sculpt & Tone, Toning, Abs, Line Dancing.

We pride ourselves on having the experience required to deliver top class instruction on all aspects of fitness. We believe we have something for all fitness levels and pride ourselves on being a professional and friendly centre where our member’s needs are our top priority. You will always get a good workout, no matter when you train!

Results of the 2018 Bay Run... 20th May 2018

 The lowest numbers ever turned out for this years Bay Run Half-Marathon in West Cork, down 18% on the numbers in 2017.

As you can see from the chart above, the numbers are way down on the time back around 2008 to 2012 when 800 plus used to take part in the half-marathon. These days, there is a lot more competition from other events.
The full results are HERE

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Results of the Blackwater 10 mile road race... Sun 20th May 2018

This years Blackwater 10 mile road race was held on Sunday the 20th of May 2018 with proceeds going towards the local national school and Breakthrough Cancer Research.

1    161    John Meade    00:56:28    Senior    1    Male    1
2    265    Eoin Sugrur    00:56:43    Over 40    1    Male    2
3    147    Cornelius Marshall    00:57:56    Over 40    2    Male    3
4    134    Garrett Lordan    00:58:51    Senior    2    Male    4
5    41    Mark Collins    00:59:27    Senior    3    Male    5
25    72    Joan Ennis    01:09:23    Over 50    1    Female    1
35    89    Linda Grogan    01:11:18    Senior    1    Female    2
37    194    Linda O'Connor    01:12:00    Over 40    1    Female    3
51    112    Josephine Kelleher    01:15:24    Over 40    2    Female    4
53    106    Stephanie Ilsley    01:15:42    Over 50    2    Female    5

Full results

Photos....(Updated 21st May 2018 @1pm)
1) There are 4 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page...
...a) Start
...b) One mile mark
...c) Finish ...under roughly 1:23
...d) Finish...over roughly 1:23 

2) Ger Broderick has a gallery of photos HERE

John Meade of St.Finbarr's AC retains his title

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Uncollected prizes for the Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park

The following prizes were not collected after the Cheetah Run last Thursday evening.

1st JM    Cillian Moloney    Glanmire
5th F    Kerrie Collins    Crosshaven
3rd F35    Maria Kelleher    Carrigtwohill RR
3rd M45    Michael Lucey    Leevale
2nd M50    David O'Riordan    Carraig na bhFearr
3rd M50    Michael Kenneally    Crosshaven
1st F60    Carmel Geaney    ESB
2nd M60    Patrick Holmes    Fota Wildlife

To arange collection,  go to

Results of the Rosscarbery Surf, Turf 'n' Tar Half-Marathon & 10k... Sat 19th May 2018

There was a large turnout of 574 contestants for this years Surf, Turf 'n' Tar Half-Marathon and 10k in Rosscarbery in West Cork on Saturday the 19th of May 2018.

In the Half-Marathon. there were 192 finishers...

1 Padraig Sheehan Clonakilty 1:26:38 SM     809
2 Martin Crowley Killarney 1:26:44  SM     652
3 Tadhg Moriarty  1:27:31 SM 842
4 Jonathan Tyner     Bantry 1:30:50 M35 818
5 Liam Lyons   1:31:10  M35 833
28 Fiona Dukelow     Cork       1:45:17       SF     669
32 Ellen Ahern     Clonakilty       1:46:20       SF     604
37 Olga O Sullivan     Ballincollig       1:47:13       SF     791
39 Catherine Mc Carthy     Clonakilty       1:48:04       SF     734
45 Karen Bevan     Douglas       1:49:35       F35     610


In the 10k race, there were 382 finishers...

1 Alfie Davis     Cork         38:50 SM     78
2 Edwin Sutton               39:11 SM     430
3 Billy O Brien     Douglas         39:46 SM     257
12 Marie Claire Healy     Tralee         43:39 SF     141
21 Grainne O Callaghan     Kilmallock         44:58 SF     261
23 Anna O Neill     Dunmanway         45:29 SF     308


Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 19th May 2018

The numbers for the 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park have been down a bit for the last two weeks with around 250 taking part each week.

1 Morgan O'REGAN    18:50    VM40-44    M1    Midleton AC
2 Brian LINEHAN    19:37    VM55-59    M2
3 Eoin MAC MAHON    19:54    SM25-29    M3   
14 Orla CROSBIE    21:23    VW50-54    F1    St Finbarrs AC
22 Rachel O'CALLAGHAN    22:26    VW40-44    F2
31 Laura HEFFERNAN    22:55    VW35-39    F3

The full results are HERE

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Results of the Ballymacoda 4 mile road race... Fri 18th May 2018

A grand total of 163 runners turned out for this new 4 mile road race in East Cork on Friday the 18th of May 2018.

1    LEARY    KEVIN O    207    21:14    21:14    5:18/M    Open    EAST CORK AC
2    SHEEHAN    NIGEL    3    21:55    21:55    5:29/M    Open    YOUGHAL
3    COLLINS    MARK    132    22:15    22:15    5:34/M    Open    GRANGE FERMOY
10    SANTRY    FIONA    244    23:33    23:33    5:53/M    Open    EAST CORK AC
17    VEALE    KATE    17    25:23    25:22    6:21/M    Open    WEST WATERFORD
19    CASHMAN    EVELYN    194    25:28    25:27    6:22/M    Open    YOUGHAL

Full results below...

Friday, May 18, 2018

Results of Buttevant 4 mile - Fri 18th May 2018

294 turned out for this 4 mile race in Buttevant.


Notice...John Harnett 10k road race in Ballyhooly - Fri 25th May 2018

This 10k road race is coming up in Ballyhooly near Fermoy on Friday, the 25th of May 2018 at 7:30pm.

Registration and Parking at GAA pitch, approx 200m from start line. Refreshments and presentation of prizes in the Community Hall after the race.

Ballyhooly is located just 9 kms west of Fermoy on the N72 road to Mallow. Considering that it's reasonably close to the M8 motorway, it's within easy access.

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

Notice...Darrara & Ring Bay 10k & 5k Run nr Clonakilty - Fri 25th May 2018

Following on from thee success of the inaugural event in 2017, this 10k and 5k will be held this year on Friday the 25th of May 2018 with a 7:30pm start time.

Info from the organisers....
Beautiful 10k run, jog or walk, combining 'Wild Atlantic Way' views with countryside route and great community atmosphere! We also have a separate 5k countryside route.
In aid of works at Darrara Community Centre.
Fees: €10 for 10k & 5k, to be paid on the night.
Registration from 6.30pm in Darrara Community Centre.
Parking, secure storage and changing facilities provided at Darrara Community Centre.
Refreshments during the race for participants.
Tea, cake & hospitality afterwards at Darrara Community Centre.
10k Over 16s only.
Children welcome on the walk, but must be accompanied by an adult.

More info below...

Reminder - Ballymacoda 4 mile in East Cork on Fri 18th May 2018

Just a reminder that the big race in East Cork this evening is the Ballymacoda 4 mile on what looks like a nice flat and quiet course. Info in race notice.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Results & Photos of the Cheetah Run 5k in Fota Wildlife Park... Thurs 17th May 2018

A grand total of 780 runners turned out for this years Cheetah Run 5k in Fota Wildlife Park on Thurs 17th May 2018.

1 Alan O'SHEA    Bantry AC    MS    753    15:18
2 Tim O'CONNOR    Riocht AC    M40    651    16:14
3 Kieran MCKEOWN    Watergrasshill AC    M40    517    16:41
13 Aoife COOKE    Youghal    FS    139    18:07
24 Carol FINN    Leevale AC    FS    254    18:45
64 Fiona MCCARTHY    Frankfield    F40    490    20:07

The full results are on the Eagle AC website HERE

Photos...(Updated Sat 19th May 9:59pm)
1) There will be several albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page
...a) Group photos
...b) Race start
...c) Some race photos HERE

2) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE and HERE 

Remember that John Buckley Sports are offering a 20% discount if you bring your race number into their store for the 2 weeks after the race.

Finish line up to 25 mins...

Opening for Tramore Valley Park pushed back to Autumn 2018

Back in November of 2017, I had a post up about how the new Tramore Valley Park in Cork City was supposed to open before the Summer of 2018. 

Officials in City Hall now say that the new date is 'August or September 2018'.

The former city dump was redeveloped as part of a €40 million project but has remained closed. Funding for staff has been secured for 2018 and additional works which include 'additional car parking, realignment of the main access road from the South City Link, the creation of internal roundabout and segregation of the civic amenity activities from park activities’ need to be completed.

If you've been following the saga of the Tramore Valley Park then you'll know that it has been opening 'next year' every year for the last few years. It wouldn't be any great suprise if the 'Autumn 2018' date slipped out into 2019.

Once it does open, it remains to be seen if the 'additional car parking' is enough to allow the resumption of the weekly 5k parkrun there.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Notice...Rosscarbery Surf, Turf 'n' Tar Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 19th May 2018

This Half-Marathon & 10k in Rosscarbery in West Cork is coming up on Saturday the 19th of May 2018. This proved to be a very popular event last year and should get a lot of interest this year as well.

As races go, this one looks pretty stunning as it takes in the roads, beaches, woods and coastal trails near the town.

Last Minute Registrations :
1. Message us here :
2. Walk-In registrations  @CelticRossHotel on Friday : 6pm to 9pm
3. Saturday Morning : 7am to 8am before the race at The Celtic Ross.

Half-Marathon... Finisher medal & dry fit top... 9am start... €35

10km... Finisher medal & Buff... 9:15am start... €25

Entry link >>

More info below from the organisers...Second Rosscarbery Surf, Turf ‘n’ Tar, takes place May 19th!
Following on from a successful first year of Rosscarbery Surf Turf ‘n’ Tar Half Marathon and 10K race, this year’s event takes place on May 19th at 9am

Last year saw 420 runners/walkers take part in this unique  multi terrain race ! This year the organisers hope to make it bigger and better taking onboard all the comments (positive and otherwise) on board). It was the most talked about West Cork Running Event in 2018, and the organisers are expecting a large entry for this year’s event!

Set in beautiful Rosscarbery and surrounding area, participants are offered a unique running experience over two distances, Half Marathon and 10K. This multi terrain race runs over beach, road, forest and trail Runs.