Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: August 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

Some events on this weekend... Fri 31st Aug - Sun 2nd Sept 2018

Some of the events on this weekend...

Cork... Fri 31st (7pm)... Valley Rovers Camogie Club 5 mile... €10... nr Innishannon... info...

Waterford...Fri 31st (7pm)...Ballinameela 5k nr Dungarvan...€7 pre-entry / €10 on the day...12th race in the InterSport Elverys/Asics Summer Series... info...

Kerry... Fri 31st (7pm)... Castleisland 5k ...€8... Race 1 of 3... info...

- - - September 2018 - - -

Sat 1st (9:30am)... 5k parkruns - Various locations - Free
Cork - Ballincollig, Macroom, Clonakilty, Rineen Woods, Glengarriff Woods, Bear Is /// Limerick - University of Limerick, Newcastle West /// Kerry - Killarney, Tralee, Listowel, Inch /// Clare - Ennis, Kilrush, Clarisford /// Tipperary - Clonmel, Templemore /// Waterford - Tramore /// Kilkenny - Kilkenny Castle /// Carlow - Carlow town /// Wexford - New Ross, Gorey, Johnstown ///

Cork... Sat 1st (11:30am)... Elaine Lehane Memorial 5k in Doneraile Park... €10... info...

Cork... Sat 1st (3:30pm)... Carriganima 4 mile fun run/walk... €?... In aid of Macroom and Millstreet Hospitals...

Cork... Sun 2nd (9am)... Blarney Half-Marathon... €donation ... Fundraiser for Marymount Hospice... limited places... info... CLOSED!!

Castleisland 5k series starts Fri 31st Aug 2018...

Just a note to say that there is a 5k race series starting in Castleisland on Friday 31st August.

More info HERE

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Notice...Charleville Half-Marathon - Sun 23rd Sept 2018

The Charleville Half-Marathon is coming up on Sunday, the 23rd of September 2018 at 10am and it is widely recognised as being one of the fastest courses in the country. This is also an ideal race for anyone preparing for the Dublin City Marathon.

Update : 3rd Sept... Less than 100 places left..
2018 Charleville International Half-Marathon Sunday 23rd Sept @ 10am.
Race is 80% SOLD OUT NOW.

You can enter online for the Half-Marathon here until the 20th of September 

 Please note that there is a limit of 1400 entries. A dry fit top is included in the entry fee.

The late entry fee of €45 applies until midnight on the 20th of September.

No Race Day entry available.

2hr 30min time limit due to organisational and safety constraints. No Transfers, No refunds, No deferrals are allowed due to organisational and insurance constraints.

The race entry includes a dry fit top, chip timing and post race refreshments.

You can enter online for the Half-Marathon here until the 20th September

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

Proceeds from the race go towards the development of North Cork Athletic Club and St.Josephs Foundation where the race is hosted.

This half-marathon is also ideal for anyone preparing for the 2018 Dublin City Marathon. The time achieved for the half can be used to give a reasonably accurate target time for the full at the end of October.

The club presented a cheque for €2,000 to St.Josephs Foundation in May of 2017. This was from the proceeds of the 2016 race.
Committee Members of North Cork AC, present a cheque for €2,000 to Noreen Ryan CEO St Josephs Foundation Charleville, proceeds of the 2016 Charleville International Half Marathon. St Josephs Foundation is an organisation for people with special needs and they kindly host the half-marathon on their site every year, along with allowing North Cork AC access to their sports facilities for juvenile athletes training.

Race flyer photo courtesy of Kevin O'Connor

Notice...Valley Rovers Camogie Club 5 mile run/walk nr Innishannon - Fri 31st Aug 2018

This 5 mile fun run/walk is coming up on Friday the 31st of August 2018 at 7pm and the entry fee is €10.

The race HQ is at the Valley Rover GAA grounds which are to the north-west of Innishannon. Coming from Cork City, the easiest way to get there is to turn off at Halfway for Crossbarry. Keep going straight and at the crossroads where the Schering Plough plant is located, take a left. The GAA grounds are up this road.

The organisers have said it will be timed and a full list of results will be published afterwards.

Preview......The course this year will be 5 miles as opposed to the 7km in previous years. The directions given for the 7k are still relevant... see HERE

5 mile course map...

Notice : Blarney Half-Marathon - Sun 2nd Sept 2018

Someone asked me about this event and the organisers said that it is on next Sunday the 2nd of September 2018.

Please note that this is a low key event and not some sort of half-marathon with t-shirts, medals or results. The organisers described it to me as an event by runners for runners.

Please note that it starts at 9am and not at 9:30am as originally advertised.

According to the organisers, it is an out and back course taking in a loop of the village first. The start line is on the Waterloo Road opposite Waterloo Joinery.

Update : Fri 31st Aug....Please note that they have now reached their quota and entries are closed.

It might be of interest if you want to use it as a training run. Contact the organisers at blarneyhalf AT gmail DOT com .

If you are doing it then the organisers ask that you consider giving a donation yourself towards Marymount Hospice.

Map of the route below...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Entry list for the 2018 Greenway Half-Marathon

The entry list for the 2018 Grenway Half-Marathon in Waterford is now available HERE

As expected, there is a very large number of runners from Cork taking part.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Results & photos of the Clonmel Half-Marathon... Sun 26th Aug 2018

There was a record turn out of 783 runners for this years Clonmel Half-Marathon, a jump of amost 15.7% on last year. Looking through the results, a lot of runners from Cork and all parts of Munster made the journey to Clonmel for this half.

Top 5 men & women...
1 Kevin Maunsell     Clonmel AC       1:07:14 SM     535
2 William Stephens     Coolquill AC       1:11:47 SM     906
3 John Shine     Leevale AC       1:13:11 SM     891
4 Rory O Sullivan     St Finbarrs AC       1:14:00 SM     782
5 Jeremy O Donovan     St Finbarrs AC       1:14:08 SM     694
55 Linda Grogan     Dundrum AC       1:28:27 SF     350
70 Jacqueline O Connor     Serpentine RC       1:29:42 SF     672
79 Joan Ennis     Grange Fermoy AC       1:30:24 SF     268
83 Becky Coughlan     Ennis Track Club AC       1:31:39 SF     159
97 Grainne O Callaghan     North Cork AC       1:33:02 SF     659

The full results are HERE

1) Denise and Anthony Power have a gallery HERE
2) Paul Condon Photography has a gallery HERE
3) Susan Parker Laste has a gallery HERE
4) Tipperary Photos have a gallery HERE 

Prize winners...

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Results of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 25th Aug 2018

Almost 300 runners turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park which is above the long term average of 266.

1 Colm FITZGERALD    18:08    SM20-24    M1
2 Rowan DALY    18:41    SM18-19    M2    St Albans AC
3 Daniel GALLAGHER    18:52    SM20-24    M3
19 Helen WALSH    21:08    VW40-44    F1    Togher AC
25 Sinead KEANE    21:27    SW20-24    F2
43 Anna KLIMEK    22:50    VW35-39    F3

Full results

Results of the Clonakilty 10 mile & 4 mile... Sun 26th Aug 2018

A smallish crowd of 107 runners turned out for this years 10 miler in Clonakilty, down about 20% on last year. There were 116 in the 4 mile run.

1 Andrew SHEEHAN    00:59:08 490    M (1)    MS (1)    Leevale AC
2 Liam LYONS    01:04:04 8531    M (2)    MS (2)    Clonakilty Road Runners AC
3 Patrick MCCARTHY    01:04:34 459    M (3)    M40 (1)   
13 Dervila HOLMES    01:12:51 8525    F (1)    FS (1)    Donore Harriers-Australia
19 Ellen AHERN    01:17:13 8515    F (2)    F40 (1)    Rosscarbery Steam Road Runners
26 Shirley WALSH    01:18:42 8511    F (3)    F40 (2)   

Full results

Saturday, August 25, 2018

George Brennan of the Cork BHAA ...RIP

A bit of sad news this time. George Brennan pictured here on the left was the treasurer for the Cork BHAA for many years and was often to be seen at the finish line of many races over the years.

From the Cork BHAA...... It is with great sadness that we learnt that George Brennan passed away this morning. George was a long time committee member and anybody who came to races with us would have seen him at the finish line with his clicker. He was missed at races in the last year or so but kept tabs on races from afar. George was our treasurer and officially retired from that position a few years back but continued to assist on all matters financial until recently in spite of his failing health.

Arrangements will be posted here when we have them.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Results of the Rathcormac 4 mile road race... Thurs 23rd Aug 2018

A total of 308 runners turned up for this years Rathcormac 4 mile road race, a whopping 35% increase on the 225 of last year!

291    Merritt    Colin    Male    Runner    Unattached    M 40-49     00:20:51
349    Murphy    Jonathan    Male    Runner    Leevale AC    M 30-39     00:21:15
339    Kenneally    Damian    Male    Runner    Eagle AC    M 30-39     00:21:23
207    Kiely    Martina    Female    Runner    St Finbarrs AC    F 30-39     00:23:43
246    Veale    Kate    Female    Runner    West Waterford AC    Overall Female Runner     00:24:42
249    Kearney    Sorcha    Female    Runner    St Finbarrs AC    F 40-49     00:24:44

1) M Lee Media have a gallery HERE
2) Joe Murphy has a gallery of the start HERE and the finish HERE

Full results below... (Category results at the bottom)

Notice...Elaine Lehane Memorial 5k in Doneraile Park - Sat 1st Sept 2018

This 5k in Doneraile Park in North Cork is coming up on Saturday the 1st of September 2018 at 11:30am. It will be on the usual 5k course which is accurately measured and there will be results with times afterwards.

This race is being organised by Mallow AC and proceeds go towards Marymount Hospice.

Races in Cork... Tues 21st to Thurs 23rd Aug 2018

It's another busy week with these to choose from over the next few days...

Cork.. Tues 21st (7:30pm)... Carraig na bhFear 5k road race... €10 ... 5k race just north of Cork City... info...

Cork... Wed 22nd (7:30pm)... Crookstown UTD FC 5k... €10... West of Ballincollig... info...

Cork... Thurs 23rd (7:30pm)... Rathcormac 4 mile road race...€10... info ...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Results of the Heir Island 5k in West Cork... Thurs 16th Aug 2018

This 5k on Heir Island in West Cork was organised is association with Cork Sports Partnership on Thurs 16th Aug 2018.

The results are shown below...

Results of the Carraig na bhFear 5k race... Tues 21st Aug 2018

 A record 298 turned out for this years 5k race in Carraig na bhFear on Tues 21st of Aug 2018. This is in contrast to most other races which show a general decline in numbers.

1 101    Eric Curran    M    16.10
2 209    John Meade    M    16.23
3 202    Kieran McKeown    M    16.52
16 205    Karina Murphy    F    19.55
19 158    Sharon Rynne    F    20.04
25 27    Claire O'Brien    F    20.39

The race was organised by Carraig na bhFear GAA club and they have the results up on their website HERE...

1) Michelle Whooley has a gallery HERE
2) M. Lee Media have a gallery HERE

Monday, August 20, 2018

Cork Sports Partnership Couch to 5k Programmes...Starting Aug 2018

Cork Sports Partnership are organising several Couch to 5k training programmes in the county as part of their build up to the Rebel Run 10k & 5k coming up in October 2018.

From Cork Sports Partnership... Still time to register for this year's Couch to 5k programmes in association with the Cork Rebel Run which takes place on 21st October.

Tuesday 21st August -
- LeisureWorld Bishopstown @ 7pm
- Ballinacarriga Sports Hall @ 8pm (Near Dunmanway)

Wednesday 22nd August
- Sáile - Kinsale Community Centre @ 6.30pm

Thursday 23rd August
- Donoughmore Community Centre @ 7pm
- LeisureWorld Churchfield @ 7.30pm

Monday 27th August
- Skibbereen Sports and Fitness Centre @ 7.30pm

- 8 sessions with a qualified coach
- Entry into the Rebel Run (21st October 2018)
- Cork Rebel Run T-Shirt

Limited places still remaining... To register

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 18th Aug 2018

Almost 300 runners turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park on Sat 18th Aug 2018.

1 Colm FITZGERALD    18:17    SM20-24    M1
2 Denis BUCKLEY    18:26    JM15-17    M2
3 Sam NUGENT    19:17    SM25-29    M3    Eagle A.C.
6 Riina KUUSELO    19:44    VW40-44    F1    Knowle and Dorridge Running Club
15 Amy SHADBOLT    21:20    VW40-44    F2    Mossley AFC Running Club
23 Annmarie BURNS    21:49    SW30-34    F3   


1) Colette Ryan has a gallery HERE
2) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE and HERE 

Street in Kenya named after coach Br.Colm O'Connell

As many of you may know, Brother Colm O'Connell is a coach in Iten, Kenya and coached David Rudisha to a world record and an Olympic Gold medal in the 800m at the 2012 London Olympics.

At a recent ceremony in Kenya, a street in Kenya was named after the Mallow man.

Story HERE

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Cork runners take top 3 places in Dungarvan 5 mile race

There was a large turn out of 208 runners for this years GSK 5 mile road race in Dungarvan, Co.Waterford on Fri 17th of August with Cork athletes taking the top 3 places in the men's race.

1st Tim O'Donoghue East Cork A.C. 25.49
2nd Kevin Leary East Cork A.C. 26.30
3rd Rory O'Sullivan St .Finbarrs A.C. 26.4
1st Sally Forristal St Josephs A.C. 29.40
2nd Madeline LoughnaneThurles Crokes 30.15
3rd Kate Veale West Waterford A.C 31.02

Full results

1) West Waterford AC have a gallery HERE

Friday, August 17, 2018

Some of the races this weekend...

Here are some of the races this weekend. Runners in East Cork might be interested in the Dungarvan 5 mile while there is a charity 10k in Curraghchase Forest Park in Limerick for anyone in North Cork and beyond. Note the early start time of 11am.

Waterford...Fri 17th (7:30pm)...Dungarvan 5 mile... €10...11th race in the InterSport Elverys/Asics Summer Series... info...

Limerick... Fri 17th (7:30pm)... Limerick Country Club 5k... €10... Part of the Ballyhoura Series...
Cork...Fri 17th (7:30pm)... Inchigeela Festival 5k fun run/walk... €10... Proceeds in aid of Macroom & Dunmanway Hospitals...

Sat 18th (9:30am)... 5k parkruns - Various locations - Free
Cork - Ballincollig, Macroom, Clonakilty, Rineen Woods, Glengarriff Woods, Bear Is /// Limerick - University of Limerick, Newcastle West /// Kerry - Killarney, Tralee, Listowel, Inch /// Clare - Ennis, Kilrush, Clarisford /// Tipperary - Clonmel, Templemore /// Waterford - Tramore /// Kilkenny - Kilkenny Castle /// Carlow - Carlow town /// Wexford - New Ross, Gorey, Johnstown ///

Limerick... Sat 18th (11am)... Curraghchase 10k ...€25 ... includes dry fit top and medal... In aid of charity... info...

Results & Photos of the MMRA Trail Race in Warrenscourt... Wed 15th Aug 2018

This trail race in Warrenscourt Woods near Kilmurry was organised by the Munster Mountain Running Association on Wed 15th Aug 2018.

1 Barry Murray    538    M40    0:26:29    Glendalough     Wicklow
2 Conrad Daly    1369    M    0:27:22    Cork Orienteering Club    Cork
3 John Cronin    2767    M    0:27:38    West Muskerry    Cork
11 Deirdre O Gorman    1922    F    0:30:22    Tipperary
27 Mairead O' Keeffe    2336    F40    0:32:53    Kanturk Road Runners Cork
29 Brid Normoyle    921    F40    0:33:33    Cork Trí Club    Cork


Photo gallery HERE

Results of the Route2Crook 5 mile... Sun 12th Aug 2018

This 5 miler from Goleen to Crookhaven was held last Sunday 12th Aug 2018.


Pacers required for Greenway Half-Marathon in Waterford

From West Waterford AC....Greenway Half Marathon - Pacers Wanted!!
Hi all, as you are aware we are having our 2nd annual greenway half marathon sponsored by Eurofins on Saturday September 8th.
We require two pacers for each of the following times:
1 Hour 30 Minutes (6:52pm)
1 Hour 40 Minutes (7:38pm)
1 Hour 45 Minutes (8:01pm)
1 Hour 50 Minutes (8:24pm)
2 Hours (9:10pm)
2 Hours 10 Minutes (9:55pm)

If you are interested in pacing, please contact Tony Ferncombe 083-3070569
Many Thanks!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Notice : Crookstown Utd FC 5k fun run/walk - Wed 22nd Aug 2018

This 5k in Crookstown is coming up on Wed 22nd Aug 2018 at 7:30pm. Entry fee €10.

Crookstown is a few miles to the west of Ballincollig and is just off the N22 road to Macroom.

This event will be timed and results will be available afterwards. More details about the location and the course can be seen HERE

Results & Photos of the Cork BHAA Musgraves 5k race... Wed 15th Aug 2018

Over the last fortnight or so, it's been pretty wet for a lot of the evening races and this may have impacted on numbers. However, this one in contrast was held in pretty much ideal conditions as it was nice and dry. A total of 378 runners took part which is down 29.3% on last year which is a pretty large drop considering the weather.

What was also very noticeable with the 8pm start was just how much the light was fading at the end, especially for the slower runners. After a fantastic summer, we are definitely sliding towards the dark evenings.

1 Sean Doyle 00:15:20 Temp Reg
2 Nate Hayward 00:15:44 Temp Reg
3 Enda Cloake M1 00:15:45 Navy
48 Breda Gaffney 0/45J F1 00:18:57 Dept 0f Social Protection
62 Sharon Rynne 00:19:30 Temp Reg
64 Lorna Wolfe F2 00:19:34 Joyce Wolfe Physiotherapy F-A-1

Full results

1) There are two albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page (quality isn't great due to poor light).
...a) First lap
...b) Second lap

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Belarus runner with nose bleed wins Euro marathon

One of the most dramatic images from the recent European Athletics Championships was that of  Volha Mazuronak from Belarus who got a nose bleed about 30 minutes into the marathon race in Berlin.

While it looked serious early on, the bleeding eventually stopped and Mazuronak, who was fifth in the Rio Olympics, was able to clean her face with a sponge at a water station.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Negative publicity for Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Dublin due to litter

The annual Rock n Roll Half-Marathon in Dublin was held last weekend with a few thousand runners taking part. It wasn't without its problems however as there were a lot of complaints after the event due to the amount of rubbish left discarded on the streets.

The main complaints seem to be the volume of the waste left behind by runners and the lack of an immediate clean up by the organisers.

As you can see above and below, the state of the roads was highlighted by RTE, local journalists and residents.

Nice video of the East Cork Harbour Marathon...

Nice video from the organisers which sums up the event last weekend...

Running Endurance Course in North Cork... Sat 8th Sept 2018

Athletics Ireland have sent on details of a running course which will be held in North Cork on the 8th of September.

From Athletics Ireland... On the 8th of September 2018, Athletics Ireland are hosting an endurance workshop. This course will take place in Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, starting at 10am and finishing up around 4pm.

The aim of the Endurance Running course is to give some basic knowledge & skills to the endurance coach to help assist in the delivery of coaching sessions to young athletes / Fit4Life groups / Road Runners etc. It is an introduction to some key endurance principles. It could be extremely beneficial to some of your followers for their own personal development or their chosen sports.

This course is not just open to members of Athletics Ireland, it is open to all sports provided they are over 16years and it costs €60.

Registration for the course can be done via the following link

Course Content can be found here

Monday, August 13, 2018

Clonmel Half-Marathon Sold Out...

All 1000 entries to this years Clonmel Half-Marathon have now been sold, a new record number of the event. The race is coming up on Sunday the 26th of August.

Here's a statement from Clonmel AC.... We are excited to announce the Boston Scientific Half Marathon 2018 is a sell out, with a grand total of 1000 entrants, our biggest entry to date!

Registration is now officially closed, with no further entries taken online or on the weekend of the race!

Thank you to all who have entered, we look forward to seeing you on race day.

#BSHM #soldout #1000 #biggestentrytodate #thankyou

Mallow AC 5k training programme...Starts Tues 14th August 2018

Mallow AC are starting a new 5k programme for any runners in the area looking to beat 20 or 25 minutes. See the text below. For more info, contact Shane Simcox by email : shanesimcox30 AT gmail DOT com

From Mallow AC....Are you looking for a challenge for the coming months?

We are running a new programme for those looking to train to run a 5km at either sub 20 minutes or sub 25 minutes...if you want to take the challenge and 'Beat the Clock' read on for more information.

The challenge commences Tuesday 14th August 2018 with registration on Monday 13th August.

Irish performances at the Euro Championships... Sun 12th Aug 2018

There were quite a number of Irish athletes in action on the final day of the European Athletics Championships in Berlin with some fine performances.

In the women's 1500m, Ciara Mageean who is Ireland's best female athlete finished in 4th place.

Click on the Twitter links for the videos...

The Irish team set a new national record in the women's 4 x 100m relay with a time of 43.80 seconds. This was just 6 one-hundredths of a second outside the time needed to get into the final.

In the marathon, the Irish women’s team were 8th - Lizzie Lee (Leevale) 2:40:12, Breege Connolly (North Belfast Harriers) 2:41:53 and Gladys Ganiel (North Belfast Harriers) 2:42:42.

The Irish men's team were 6th - Kevin Seaward (St Malachy’s) 2:16:58, Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock) 2:18:00, Sean Hehir (Rathfarnham) 2:18:58, Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers) 2:19:49 and Paul Pollock 2:23:26.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Results of the Kilworth Festival 5k ... Sun 12th Aug 2018

119 runners took part in this 5k race in Kilworth near Fermoy.

Kilworth Festival 5K Race Results                

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Results of the East Cork Harbour Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k... Sat 11th Aug 2018

Conditions were a bit damp for this years East Cork Harbour Marathon but there were still lots of runners taking part.

In the full marathon, there were just over 100 while there were 324 in the half-marathon with 511 in the 10k!

1 David RYAN    02:41:20 145    M (1)    MS (1)    Clonmel AC
2 Cornelius MARSHALL    02:53:36 119    M (2)    MS (2)    St Finbars AC
3 Thomas BAKER    03:03:29 1    M (3)    M50 (1)   
10 Rachel STOKES    03:21:36 148    F (1)    FS (1)    Marathon Club Ireland / Kerry Crusaders
15 Alison FLYNN    03:33:06 22    F (2)    FS (2)    Gravesend Road Runners
19 Zuzana STOLICNA    03:36:06 149    F (3)    FS (3)    

1 Mark SMITH    01:17:52 685    M (1)    MS (1)    Eagle AC
2 Raivis ZAKIS    01:18:09 926    M (2)    MS (2)    West Waterford AC
3 Tim TWOMEY    01:18:57 692    M (3)    MS (3)    Leevale AC
42 Julie KENNEALLY    01:38:54 591    F (1)    FS (1)    Youghal AC
49 Gillian SOHUN    01:40:02 687    F (2)    FS (2)    Leevale AC
68 Karolyn FEELY    01:44:24 553    F (3)    FS (3)   

1    Kevin O'LEARY    00:33:49 1452    M (1)    MS (1)    East Cork AC
2    Chris MURNANE    00:36:09 1146    M (2)    MS (2)   
4    Trevor CUMMINS    00:37:07 1272    M (3)    MS (3)    Ballymore AC
3    Catherina MCKIERNAN    00:36:32 1570    F (1)    FS (1)    Annalee AC
19    Jennifer GOGGIN WALSH    00:41:34 1074    F (2)    FS (2)    Carraig na Bhfear AC
28    Ruth MILLERICK    00:42:05    00:42:15 F (3)    FS (3)    Youghal AC

Full results on the MyRunResults website.

1) Mick Dooley has a gallery HERE
2) The organisers have a gallery HERE
3) 96FM have a gallery HERE


Friday, August 10, 2018

Results of the GR8KM race in Mitchelstown... Fri 10th Aug 2018

After what was another busy week of evening road races, 238 turned out for this years GR8KM organised by Galtee Runners AC.

1     Kevin Maunsell     Clonmel AC         23:57     sm     8
2     Paul Maloney     Mallow ac         24:46     sm     21
3     Colin Merritt     Glenville         25:43     SM     27
18     Martina Kiely     St Finbarrs         29:18     SF     234
25     Linda Grogan     Dundrum ac         31:11     SF     167
36     Ellen Lewis Hanley     Grange Fermoy         32:12     SF     80

1) Galtee Runners AC have a gallery HERE

Galtee Runners 8K Race Results              

Results & Photos of the Lombardstown 5 mile... Thurs 9th Aug 2018

1  Tim Oconnor    An Riocht    26.32
2 Alfie Davis    Leevale    27.53
3 Eoin Sugrue        28.08
M45 1  John Callanan    Dromahane Road Runners    30.37
M55 1 Denis Carroll    Eagle AC    35.28
1 Carol Finn    Leevale    30.542 Brigita Lukste    North Cork AC    32.24
3 Nollaig O'Neill    Leevale    32.33
F45 1 Mary Buckley    Donaghmore AC    34.46
F55 1 Mary Murphy    Shandrum AC    40.34
F65 1 Eileen Twohig    Mt Hillary AC    46.34
 Full Results                       
Position    Bib    Names    Category    Club    Time   
1    961    Tim Oconnor    M    An Riocht    26.32   
2    905    Alfie Davis    M    Leevale    27.53   
3    904    Eoin Sugrue    M45        28.08   
4    877    Jermiah Sheehan    M        29.22   
5    818    Trevor Woodgate    M    Mallow AC    30.00   

Notice...East Cork Harbour Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 11th Aug 2018

This event up coming up on Saturday the 11th of August 2018...and there is a choice of a full 26.2 mile marathon, a 13.1 mile half-marathon and 10km race (6.2m).

As of the 10th of August, all the places are gone!...

Thomas Barr wins Bronze in 400m hurdles at Euro Championships

Thomas Barr of Ferrybank AC in Waterford won a Bronze medal in the 400m hurdles at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin.

Post race interview...

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Notice...GR8KM race in Mitchelstown, NE Cork - Fri 10th Aug 2018

The GR8KM organised by Galtee Runners AC coming up on Friday, the 10th of August 2018. As the name suggests, it is an 8 km road race on the roads around Mitchelstown and considering its proximity to the several major roads, it is likely to attract runners from North Cork, Limerick and Tipperary.

With the M8 motorway, Mitchelstown is only 50 kms or a 35-40 minute drive from Cork City so it's an option for city based runners as well.

They have the same 8km course this year with €200 on offer to anyone breaking the 8km course record (male & female). The race is sponsored by Kerrygold Park. ..

From Galtee Runners AC...  Galtee Runners with Kerrygold Park are proud to present our 9th Annual GR8 8km road run! We have retained last year's entirely new and improved route which is ideal for getting some PB's and it is also without some of those dreaded hills! This race is also race 2 of the Avondhu 3x3 series. Our HQ for this year's GR8 will once again be Mitchelstown Leisure Centre and registration will begin here at 5:30pm on Friday 10th August. Entry for the run is just €10 with all category prizes on offer and all entrants will be chip timed. The race itself will begin at 7:30pm SHARP! All levels of ability are welcome and we hope to see as many numbers out as possible. What better way to run off those cobwebs from the Bank Holiday Weekend!!

**Course Record** :: We are delighted to announce that this year's course record prize has been increased to €200!! The latest course records were set in 2017 on our new and improved route. The records are held by David Mansfield of Clonliffe Harriers (24:54) and Orla Touhy of Fermoy (30:19)... Can these be beaten this year?

The race will start and finish at the the Mitchelstown Leisure Centre which is just behind the Tesco shopping centre.

Preview... A preview of the 2018 course with maps, photos and directions can be seen HERE...

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Athletics Ireland office in Dublin suffers fire damage...

On Monday night the 6th of August, there was a fire at the Athletics Ireland office at the Northwood Business Campus in Santry. This has resulted in a loss of records and permits.

In a statement, Athletics Ireland said...“Due to an extensive fire within the Athletics Ireland offices, all permits, permit books and all documents have been destroyed”.

Apparently, the offices either side of the Athletics Ireland one were undamaged. An article in the Irish Times on Monday said that arson was suspected.

Athletics Ireland have asked the relevant people to resend the permit applications directly through email and for all payments by credit/debit card to go through Realex.

Results & Photos of the Castleyons Carnival 4 mile... Tues 7th Aug 2018

About 190 people turned out for this 4 mile run in Castleyons on Tues 7th Aug 2018.

1 Mark Smith Eagle AC 21:21
2 Mark Collins Grange Fermoy AC 21:35
3 Damien Kenneally Eagle AC 21:38
1 Carol Finn Leevale AC 24:09
2 Kealey Tideswell Unattached 25:09
3 Joan Ennis Grange Fermoy AC 26:05

1) Derek Costello of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE
2) Ger Broderick has a gallery HERE
3) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE

Full results below...

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Notice...Rathcormac 4 mile road race - Thurs 23rd Aug 2018

This 4 mile road race in Rathcormac is coming up on Thursday the 23rd of August 2018.

Bride Rovers Ladies & Max Runners in Conjunction with St. Nicholas AC presents Jump Juice Bars Rathcormac 4 Mile Road Race on Thursday 23rd August at 7.30pm

Registration from 6pm in Rathcormac Hall
Entry Fee €10 - Must be Over 16.

Features of the Race:
Chip timing
AAi Permit
Flat & Fast Course
Lots of prize Catergories
Raffle & Refreshments

Rathcormac is located between Cork City and Fermoy. Coming from Cork City, just turn off the M8 at Watergrasshill (Exit 17) and follow the old Dublin road north. Coming from the North, take Exit 15 on the M8 and drive south.

The 4 mile course is to the east of Rathcormac. There are some small hills but there are plenty of flat sections as well. Race HQ is in the Community Hall.

A preview of the course can be seen HERE