Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results & Photos of the Cork BHAA Pfizers 6 mile road race... Wed 9th May 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Results & Photos of the Cork BHAA Pfizers 6 mile road race... Wed 9th May 2018

A nice crowd of 343 runners turned out for this years Cork BHAA Pfizers 6 mile road race near Ringaskiddy on what turned out to be a dry but cold evening. 

1 Alan O'Shea M1 00:30:41 Mercy Hospital
2 Colin Merritt 0/45B M2 00:31:40 Army
3 Andrew Sheehan M3 00:31:51 Eli Lilly
45 Fiona McCarthy 0/40I F1 00:40:04 Dept of Ed
54 Clare O'Hanlon 0/40I F2 00:40:46 Pfizer
63 Irene Eighan 0/35H F3 00:41:17 Novartis

Full results

1) There are 3 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page...
...a) Start
...b) Prizes
...c) Around the 4.5m mark

A report from Donal Coakley in his own unique style...

10 Things I Think About The Pfizer 6 Mile

1. Are You Not Injured?

I think running is the only sport where you can be injured and still compete. My knee is still not better but it is in that phase where it gets better everyday no matter what stupidity I do to it. It’s like when you have a headcold, it doesn’t just go away all of a sudden, it just gradually disappears until you wake up one morning and you wonder what am I going to do with all those tablets now.

2. Museum

I think I caught a headcold in the Picasso museum in Málaga. As a runner I have a finely tuned ear for diseased people, I can hear a headcold a mile off. When I was watching the film in the museum in Málaga about Picasso’s photographer there was a particularly diseased person sitting near me, I could hear them before I could see them. I would have left but the film was very good so I stayed. Now I regret it.

3. 6 Mile

I think 6 miles is a strange distance. It’s not quite 10k and it’s not 5 miles. It’s like a Spanish distance for a road race. I like it. I think I ran a PB.

4. Good Pharma

I think we should be thankful for pharmaceutical companies. They are great. Pfizer, Gilead, Eli Lily all great. I’d work for any of them. They make excellent drugs which make people better when they are very sick. They also pay me money which allows me to go to Spain.

5. 8pm

I think 8pm is a wonderful time for a race. I hate running in the morning. The only problem with an 8pm race is that the pre race coffee clearance routine can interfere badly with sleep. It’s going to be a long night.

6. Alan O’Shea

I was hoping that no one would show up for the race tonight and that I could win like I did in Austria. I was very disappointed to see Alan O’Shea. He must think I don’t like him because I probably always look disappointed when I see him.

7. Start

I wasn’t sure about the start. I didn’t want to do my usual nonsense because my knee was a bit sore for the first step. I still went off just behind Alan. Then I sat in a group behind Alan with Andrew, Colin and Darren for about a mile. Then I got dropped. These races have a familiar pattern, someday I’ll get bored of them.

8. Joe .ie

I ran most of the race with Joe. Joe is great to run with because he is virtually the same size as me and he doesn’t make annoying noises. This means that I can match his stride and run with him without getting angry. I could run with Joe all day. Joe beat me badly in the sprint.

9. 14 or 6

I think I have the answer to the question “What effect do shots have on running?”. The answer appears to be 14 seconds per mile or 6 places.

10. The seaweed is not always greener in someone else’s lake.

I think it’s terrible that I got older on Tuesday. It is reassuring and terrible that most of the people who beat me are older than me. I wish I could pause at this age. This is an acceptable age. I have all of my hair in the right colour. I don’t want to have to run in the old man category. It shouldn’t happen. It wouldn’t look as good on Instagram. Good Pharma should invent a drug for it.


Anonymous said...

Anyone have a list of anyone who has gone sub 30.30 in this race?

Anonymous said...

Noel Berkeley, Mark Bickerdike, ( Martin Mcarthy, Mark Hanrahan i think ), maybe Bryan Meade (again stand to be corrected on that).

Mickeen said...

Year Runners <40mins Winner Time Company
10-May-95 120 66 Garrett Barry 0:30:07 Lota
05-May-93 179 114 Billy O'Rourke 0:30:22 UCC
09-May-18 343 43 Alan O'Shea 0:30:41 Mercy Hospital
14-May-14 425 87 Colin Merritt 0:31:21 Army
23-May-90 128 84 S. Harte 0:31:24 Bord Telecom
10-May-17 402 50 Colin Merritt 0:31:26 Army
29-May-96 126 52 P. O'Mahony 0:31:55 Human Elec
13-May-15 315 70 Eric Curran 0:31:55 UCC
18-May-94 105 76 Mark Bickerdyke 0:32:24 Golden Vale
11-May-16 356 53 Eric Curran 0:32:28 AbbVie

Unknown said...

You just added 2 minutes onto my time! ha ha, it was actually 30.24

Mickeen said...

Year No of No of runners
Runners <40mins Winner Time Company
10-May-95 120 66 55% Garrett Barry 00:30:07 Lota
05-May-93 179 114 64% Billy O'Rourke 00:30:22 UCC
18-May-94 105 76 72% Mark Bickerdyke 00:30:24 Golden Vale
09-May-18 343 43 13% Alan O'Shea 00:30:41 Mercy Hospital
14-May-14 425 87 20% Colin Merritt 00:31:21 Army
23-May-90 128 84 66% S. Harte 00:31:24 Bord Telecom
10-May-17 402 50 12% Colin Merritt 00:31:26 Army
29-May-96 126 52 41% P. O'Mahony 00:31:55 Human Elec
13-May-15 315 70 22% Eric Curran 00:31:55 UCC
11-May-16 356 53 15% Eric Curran 0:32:28 abbvie
Appologies to Mark Bickerdyke for getting his winning time wrong.
Note the %of runners under 40 minutes has come down dramatically.
It peaked in 1993 at 114 runners <40 mins
We are missing a lot of results.