Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: February 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Results & Photos of the Mallow 5k parkrun... Sat 23rd Feb 2019

131 turned out for the 5k parkrun in Mallow Town Park this week.

1 John MC LOUGHLIN    18:58    SM30-34    M1
2 Conrad DALY    19:38    SM30-34    M2
3 Fergal MURPHY    20:24    SM25-29    M3
20 Nicola O'DRISCOLL    24:37    SW25-29    F1
22 Siobhan LAVERY    24:43    VW50-54    F2
24 Breda GORMAN    24:58    VW35-39    F3


Results

Photos...
1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Results of the Glen River 5k parkrun - Sat 23rd Feb 2019


The damp conditions saw the numbers drop below 100 this week as 84 turned out for the 5k parkrun in the Glen in Cork City.

1 Florent CHEVALLIER    19:27    SM30-34    M1
2 Stephen CROWLEY    19:53    SM25-29    M2
3 Brian LINEHAN    20:03    VM55-59    M3
11 Fiona SHINE    21:38    SW30-34    F1    Crusaders Athletic Club
21 Eimear KENNEDY    23:47    SW30-34    F2
26 Lisa SHINE    24:49    VW35-39    F3    Crusaders Athletic Club


Full results

Results of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun - Sat 23rd Feb 2019



Just under 400 runners turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park.

1 Rory O' SULLIVAN    16:58    VM40-44    M1    St Finbarrs AC
2 Tim POWELL    17:31    SM25-29    M2    Serpentine RC
4 Unknown                                   
3 Regina CASSIDY    18:30    SW25-29    F1
39 Eimear O'LEARY    22:40    VW35-39    F2
46 Maria MADIGAN    23:07    VW40-44    F3


Results

Photos...
1) Collette Ryan has a gallery HERE
2) Gearóid Ó Laoi has a gallery HERE 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Preview of the Kinsale 10 mile course

The brand new Kinsale 10 mile road race is coming up next Sunday and was advertised on the flyer as a fast scenic course. In this post, we'll have a look at the course to see how it measures up.


Is it a 'fast course'? Well, probably not and here's why.

With any course, you'll never get back the time running downhill that you lose running up a hill. It's very difficult to get a flat course in a place like Kinsale and this one hits 60m or about 200ft just after the 5 mile mark. To put that in perspective, that's higher than the highest point of the finish of the Ballyandreen 5 mile course that many of you will be familiar with the 'Beast'.

In comparison with the likes of the Dungarvan '10' or the Mallow '10', there is roughly 50% more climbing. In comparison to the old Ballycotton '10', it has about double the amount of climbing.

With the Ballycotton, Dungarvan and Mallow courses, they all remain in a valley. The Kinsale one has no option but to go up one of the surrounding hills.

Not so much a fast course but still pretty reasonable. 

I'd guess for the average runner used to finishing around the 70 minute mark, you could add 30-60 seconds to your time.

This is a profile of the route...


Description...... After a fast downhill start, the going is pretty flat until about 2.5 miles. From there there is gradual climb with a few dips up until you reach Ballynamona Cross Roads at 5.3 miles which is around 200ft above sea level.

After that, there is a gradual downhill for about two miles so this section will be very fast. Then back on the flat at 7.5 miles and an uphill finish at the very end.

You should expect to still run a reasonable time but not just as fast as Dungarvan or Mallow.

Weather... The weather forecast is for it to be 10 deg C with a strong southerly breeze which will be a headwind in the second half of the race. It's also supposed to be cloudy and overcast which is a pity as it's a lovely spot when the sun is out.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Athletics Ireland membership growth grinds to a halt in 2018


Athletics Ireland have just released their membership stats for the end of December 2018 and here are some of the key points...

1) Membership numbers have effectively stopped growing

2) A drop in Juvenile numbers

3) Masters numbers (adults aged 35 and above) continues to grow

4) Senior numbers (adults aged 20-34) level off


The stats in more detail....

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Clonakilty parkrun on 23rd Feb 2019 Cancelled

The organisers of the 5k parkrun in Clonakilty have to cancel the event on the 23rd of February. It looks as if they are having trouble getting volunteers.



"Hey all really sorry about this but there will be no parkrun in Clonakilty this Saturday 23 February. We have no run director to take charge. We are really struggling to fill the run director role each week - while we have a core team they all lead busy lives and invariably cannot be available every weekend. We would ask anyone who would be willing to come onto the core team to raise their hands and let us know - it’s not a hard job and would only require the odd weekend here and there if we can get enough volunteers for the role - without this vital role being filled parkrun cannot take place & Clonakilty parkrun will not survive. Please spread the word as there will not be any notice posted on the gate on the morning. Thanks all & apologies again."

If you live in or near Clonakilty and you can help out, give the guys a shout.

Their website is http://www.parkrun.ie/clonakilty/

Results of the Poll for the Best 10k Race in Cork in 2018


Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll for the best 10k race in Cork in 2018.

These were the nominations....
Courtmacsherry 10k (June 2018)
Rebel Run 10k (Oct 2018)
Thomas Kent 10k in Castlelyons (Nov 2018)
Crosshaven 10k (March 2018)
Cork BHAA UCC 10k (Apr 2018)
Bweeng 10k (May 2018)
East Cork Harbour Marathon 10k (Aug 2018)
Rosscarbery Surf, Turf 'n' Tar 10k (May 2018)


As you can see above, the Thomas Kent 10k topped the poll with the Crosshaven 10k just pipping the UCC 10k for second place.

Here are some of the comments left in the poll for the Thomas Kent 10k...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Results of the MMRA Claragh Mtn race - Sat 9th Feb 2019

A total of 84 runners turned out for this MMRA 7km trail race up and down Claragh Mtn near Millstreet.

1 Neilus Healy    591    M    0:32:52
2 Barry Hartnett    307    M    0:34:54    Moorabbey Miler AC Tipperary
3 Paul Minogue    22    M    0:35:25    Clonmel AC    Tipperary
20 Debbie McCarthy    210    F40    0:44:20    Riverstick ...    Cork
33 Tricia Twohig    415    F    0:46:48    Mt Hillary ...    Cork
47 Elaine Kelleher    1398    F40    0:49:44    Cork


Full results... https://www.imra.ie/events/view/id/1686

Notice : Mallow 10 mile road race - Sun 24th March 2019



The Mallow 10 mile road race is coming up on Sunday the 24th of March 2019 at 12:30pm. Entries opened on Friday December 7th.

Update Sat 8th Dec... 1000 of the 2000 online entries are now gone.
Update Fri 4th Jan... 1600 of the 2000 online entries are now gone.
Update Tues 5th Feb... Fewer than 100 places left now! 
Update Tues 19th Feb... Just under 50 places left. Race website updated with details of elite entry requirements and all the prizes.

Link... https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/MallowAC10mileroadrace2019

Entries are now open.  

There will be a lot of demand for this race and it will certainly sell out. Outside of the Dungarvan 10, this is probably the second most popular 10 miler in Munster.

Going on previous entries, the Dungarvan 10 is an event that sells out in hours where as the Mallow 10 sells out in days.

Updated info will appear here and on the race website... https://mallowtenmile.wordpress.com/

Notice : Crosshaven 10k & 5k race - Sun 10th March 2019

For those of you planning ahead, the annual Crosshaven 10k and 5k road race is coming up on Sunday the 10th of March 2019. The start time is 11:30am.


ENTRIES > The link for entries is HERE

There is also a race for Primary School students, see the poster below.

Changes this year...
NEW Prize Fund. €150 First Prize in both races for Male/Female.
NEW Medals for all those who finish the 5Km/10km.
NEW Tees and Hoodies to purchase.
NEW Addition of a 2km Run for Children.


Monday, February 18, 2019

Results of the Poll for the Best 5 mile race in Cork in 2018


Thanks to everyone for took part in the poll for the best 5 mile road race in Cork in 2018.

These were the contenders...

Coachford 5 mile (July 2018)
Kinsale Regatta 5 mile (Aug 2018)
GR8KM in Mitchelstown (Aug 2018)
Millstreet 5 mile (June 2018)
Cork BHAA Army-Navy 5 mile (Oct 2018)
Midleton 5 mile (May 2018)
Carrigaline 5 mile (Feb 2018)
Churchtown 5 mile (Aug 2018)
Skibbereen 5 mile (Nov 2018)

As can be seen above, the Coachford 5 mile road race topped the poll! This one was pretty much a two horse race with Midleton not too far behind in second place.

Here are some of the comments left for the Coachford 5 mile race...

Notice : Locha Lua Half-Marathon in Ballingeary in West Cork - Sat 20th Apr 2019


This brand new Half-Marathon is coming up in Ballingeary in West Cork on Saturday the 20th of April 2019.

Entries
Regstration online / Clárú: https://eventmaster.ie/event/PRqTJDhLe

Registration: Half Marathon €25 // Half Marathon Relay (2 Person Team 9km/12km) €35 per team // Walk €20

Option to purchase event technical t-shirt @ €7.50

The Event : This is the first Locha Lua half marathon - based in the Muskerry Gaeltacht in Ballingeary Co Cork and will take place on Easter Saturday 20th April 2019. It follows a relatively flat course winding along the shores of Locha Lua in the stunning Lee Valley.



Runners will first head east on the R584 from Ballingeary turning right in Inchigeelagh village and returning on the scenic South Lake Road to complete the circuit of the lakes which is an exact half marathon distance. There is also a relay option with the change point in Inchigeelagh Village.


The section between Ballingeary and Inchigeelagh is pretty flat. There are a number of climbs in the second half but note that the ascent is never more than 100 feet or 30 metres.

It really is a stunning location and the elevated parts of the course have some nice views.



The race has an AI permit and was measured by Jones Counter. It will also be chip timed.

Registration https://eventmaster.ie/event/PRqTJDhLe

To contact the organisers, use lochalua19 AT gmail DOT com

Photos of the St Vals Ladies Football 5k in Kilmurry - Sun 17th Feb 2019

1. John O'Mahony
2. John Cronin.
3. Angus Noonan
1. Helen Anderson
2. Hilda O'Mahony
3. Pauline Calan


Photos...
1) Prizes
2) Small gallery

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Results of the Cloyne Commons 4k - Sun 17th Feb 2019

A busy day for races in Cork with 229 taking part in the Cloyne Commons 4k.

1 0:13:37 SWORDS, Graham East Cork AC M 05:28.6 49 1
2 0:13:50 HARTY, Brian East Cork AC M 05:33.8 458 2
3 0:14:00 GOLLOGLY, Pauric Leevale AC M 05:37.8 80 3
6 0:14:24 SANTRY, Fiona East Cork AC F 05:47.5 7 6
20 0:15:20 MACKEY, Noreen Kilmurray Ibrickane Club F 06:10.0 10 20
23 0:15:53 O'NEILL, Nollaig Leevale AC F45 06:23.3 17 23

Cloyne Commons 4K Challenge Race 4 Sunday 17 February 2019

Video at bottom of post.

Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order. Pace Race Race

Results & Photos of the Carrigaline 5 mile road race - Sun 17th Feb 2019



Conditions for the race were almost perfect albeit a bit windy, nicely sandwiched in between the heavy showers at 7am and 1pm. A total of 295 runners took part.

1 Sergiu CIOBANU Ages 35-39 Male Clonliffe Harriers 00:25:09
2 Tim O’ DONOGHUE u35 Male EAST CORK A.C. 00:25:27
3 Sean FITZPATRICK u35 Male 00:25:58
9 Claire Mccarthy Ages 40-44 Female LEEVALE A.C. 00:28:14
21 Niamh MOORE u35 Female LEEVALE A.C. 00:31:10
27 Ann Geary Ages 40-44 Female Midleton A.C. 00:31:50


Full results are up on the Eagle AC website

Photos... (Updated Sun 17th Feb 2019 @ 8:58pm)
 1) There are two albums up on the Running in Cork website...
...a) Pre-race and start
...b) There are over 200 finish line photos HERE

2) There are photos of the prize giving up on the Eagle AC Facebook page

3) Siobhan Russell has a few photo HERE

4) Mick Dooley of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE



 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Results & Photos of the Mallow Town 5k parkrun... Sat 16th Feb 2019

The third parkrun in Mallow... time for a chart! :o))


184 this week. It'll probably take a few more weeks before things settle down and we get an idea of what the long term average is like.

1 Daire O SULLIVAN    18:28    VM35-39    M1 Mallow AC
2 John MC LOUGHLIN    19:02    SM30-34    M2
3 Conor BROWN    19:10    SM30-34    M3 Hackney Rats   
26 Eimear LAVERY    23:41    JW11-14    F1
28 Ashley GEARY    24:16    SW30-34    F2
29 Mary MURPHY    24:29    VW55-59    F3 St Finbarrs AC

Results


Photos...
1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Treadmill Running - The New Fitness Trend


There was an interesting article in the Guardian recently about how running on treadmills is now the latest fitness trend in the USA.

ClassPass is a gym class subscription service based in New York that offer a variety of fitness programmes. Their fastest growing category in 2018 was basic treadmill running.

"Yes, it seems we’ve exhausted every possible exercise trend, from bikram yoga to SoulCycle, and now we’ve finally come full circle. Running is the hot new fitness trend – only this time it somehow costs lots of money."
Equinox which is a worldwide upmarket gym is reported to opening a string of treadmill only studios to cater for the demand. Their gym in Kensington, London has a membership fee of £250 per month with a £400 sign up fee!

The irony of course is that people are spending quite a lot of money doing something which can be done outdoors for free.

For the full article, have a look at the Guardian website.

Results of the Glen River 5k parkrun - Sat 16th Feb 2019


109 turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in the Glen on the north side of Cork City. Looking at the chart, is 90-100 per week going to be the long term average?

1 Finbarr ODWYER    17:36    VM45-49    M1    Leevale AC
2 Jose Manuel PABON    18:47    VM35-39    M2    Ealing Eagles Running Club
3 Florent CHEVALLIER    19:39    SM30-34    M3
7 Jennifer GOGGIN WALSH    20:19    VW35-39    F1    Carraig na bhFear AC
22 Rachel O'CALLAGHAN    23:06    VW45-49    F2
28 Pamela BARRY    24:02    VW40-44    F3    Aghada Running Club


The full results of the 13th edition can be seen HERE

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 16th Feb 2019


Another big week for numbers in Ballincollig with 450 taking part in the 5k parkrun in the Regional Park. Looking back through the records, this was the 11th time that that Ballincollig has gone above 400.

1 Nick HOGAN    17:27 VM35-39    M1
2 Julien PASTEL    18:22  SM30-34    M2    Kinsale Tri Club
3 Trevor COLLINS    18:32   VM40-44    M3    VMware Running Club
4 Sorcha KEARNEY    18:53  VW40-44    F1    St Finbarrs AC
27 Megan O'RIORDAN    21:31 SW25-29    F2
45 Amy DALY    22:38    SW25-29    F3


The full results are HERE

Photos... (Updated Sat 16th Feb 8:24pm)
1) Colette Ryan has a gallery of photos HERE
2) The organisers have a gallery HERE 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Running events coming up on Sat 16th & Sun 17th Feb 2019

No matter where you live, there are plenty of events to choose from this weekend. Here are the ones listed on the race calendar...

Sat 16th (9:30am)... 5k parkruns - Various locations - Free
Cork - Ballincollig, Glen River, Mallow, Macroom, Clonakilty, Rineen Woods, Glengarriff Woods, Bear Is /// Limerick - University of Limerick, Newcastle West, Mungret /// 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 ///

Sun 17th (9:30am)... 2k Junior parkruns - Various locations - Free
Cork - Cobh /// Limerick - Shelbourne Park /// Kerry - Tralee /// Wexford - Heritage Park ///

Kerry... Sat 16th (10am)... Tralee 10 Miler & 5k... 10 mile €26.20 / 5k €12.50...

Kerry... Sun 17th (9am)... Hardman Half-Marathon Gap of Dunloe... €35...
Cork... Sun 17th (9:30am)... Cloyne Commons 4k... €5... info...

Cork... Sun 17th (11am)... Carrigaline 5 mile road race... €15... info...

https://corkrunning.blogspot.com/2019/01/notice-carrigaline-5-mile-road-race-sun.html

Waterford... Sun 17th (11am)... Kilmacthomas 4 mile race... €8... link... info...

https://munsterrunning.blogspot.com/2019/02/notice-kilmacthomas-4-mile-in-co.html


Limerick... Sun 17th (12 noon)... Glenbrohane 5k fun run... €11.09... nr Kilmallock...

Clare... Sun 17th (12 noon)... Love 2 Run Charity 4 mile run/walk... €10... plus 4 x 1mile Relay...  Centre Point Hermitage, Ennis...
Cork... Sun 17th (12 noon)... St.Val's Ladies Football Club 5k fun run/walk... €10... Kilmurry...
Clare... Sun 17th (1pm)... Barefield 5 mile... €?... Part of the Run Clare Series...

As always, check out the race calendar for upcoming events... https://corkrunning.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Results of the Poll for the Best 4 mile race in Cork in 2018


Thanks to everyone who voted in the poll for the best 4 mile road race in Cork in 2018. Congratulations to Watergrasshill AC on their Great Glenville 4 mile run topping the poll!

Hot on their heels was Ballintotis in 2nd place and Buttevant just behind in 3rd.

These were the nominations....
Ballintotis 4 mile (Apr 2018)
Lee Fields 4 mile (June 2018)
Killeagh 4 mile (May 2018)
Great Glenville 4 mile (Nov 2018)
Boherbue to Kiskeam 4 mile (Apr 2018)
Buttevant 4 mile (May 2018)
Inniscarra 4 mile (June 2018)
Rathcormac 4 mile (Aug 2018)
Belgooly 4 mile (Dec 2018)
Clonakilty 4 mile (Aug 2018)


All of the comments about why runners voted for the Glenville 4 mile road race are shown below...

Notice : Carrigaline 5 mile road race - Sun 17th Feb 2019

Eagle AC are organising their annual 5 mile road race in Carrigaline on Sunday, the 17th of February 2019 at 11am.



While you can enter on the day of the race, you can also pre-enter from via the link below.

The pre-entry link is https://eagleac.niftyentries.com/Carrigaline-5-mile-Road-Race

Everyone who pre-enters will be put into a draw for a €30 One4All voucher.

The race is organised by Eagle AC, has an Athletics Ireland permit and has been accurately measured by Jones Counter. More info on the Eagle AC race page.

Location...The town of Carrigaline is only five miles south of the South Ring Road so it is within easy reach of Cork City. Race HQ is at the local community sports hall where runners can enter on the day. For those who pre-enter in advance, they can skip the queues there and pick up their numbers at the pre-entry desk.



The race is sponsored by The Edge Sports Shop


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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Ciara Mageean breaks her own 1500m indoor national record



Irish international Ciara Mageean has just broken her own national indoor 1500m record at the AIT International Grand Prix indoor meet in Athlone on Wed 13th Feb 2019.

Her latest time of 4m 06.78s was almost two seconds ahead of her old record which she set back in 2016. Not only is she the fastest Irish woman over the distance but she is the only one to break 4m10s!

Usually records on the track are broken by fractions of a second but to take almost two seconds off her old time just shows what great shape she is in.

New record...
1 4.06.78 NR Ciara Mageean AIT Int GP Athlone 13 Feb 2019

Previous table before today...
1 4:08.66 NR Ciara Mageean 168/56 Karlsruhe 6 Feb 2016
2 4:11.06+ NR Sinéad Evans NBG    New York NY 8 Jan 2000
3 4:11.07 Rose-Anne Galligan AIT GP Athlone 17 Feb 2016
4 4:11.27 Sonia O'Sullivan WC Lisboa 10 Mar 2001
5 4:11.31+ Roísín McGettigan Reebok Boston MA 7 Feb 2009
6 4:12.50 Geraldine Hendricken NC Belfast 16 Feb 2003
7 4:13.16 Claire Tarplee XL-Galan Stockholm 21 Feb 2013
8 4:13.96 Fionnuala McCormack NC Athlone 17 Feb 2013
9 4:14.2a Mary Purcell EC Sindelfingen 2 Mar 1980
10 4:14.54 Emma Mitchell Athlone 21 Feb 2018
11 4:14.63 Kelly Neely NC Belfast 7 Feb 2010
11 4:14.63 Kerry O'Flaherty Athlone 15 Feb 2017

Video below...

Results of the MMRA Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí events... Sat 9th Feb 2019

The Munster Mountain Running Association organised this trail Ultra and Half-Marathon in West Cork on Saturday the 9th of February 2019 and about 180 people took part.

In the 71.5 kms Ultra, there was 78 finishers while there was 97 in the half.

Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí Ultra
https://www.imra.ie/events/results/id/1670/

Slí Gaeltacht Mhúscraí Half-Marathon
https://www.imra.ie/events/view/id/1671

Sign of the Times - Cabbage Patch 10 mile race in London comes to an end

I had this story up in December of 2018. It now looks as if the race has got a reprieve!

The Stragglers Running Club
13th Feb 2019

We have some exciting news! The Cabbage Patch 10 will be continuing in 2019 and the race organisation is being taken over by The Stragglers!

We have assembled an experienced group of race organisers from the club to oversee the race and with the full support of the Cabbage Patch 10 founders, the race will go ahead on Sunday 20 October 2019.

There will be the usual call for lots of race marshals from Keith later in the year but please put the date in your diary. News on how to enter will follow soon.


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As roads get busier and more congested in urban area, it's getting harder and harder to organise road races. As outlined in a previous post, Gardaí in Cork have warned that races will need strict road management plans in future.

In the UK the story is the same and during the week, the Cabbage Patch 10 mile race in London announced that it was coming to an end after nearly 40 years.

Start of the Cabbage Patch 10 mile in London

The last race was in mid-October when they had 1422 finishers so it was a reasonably big event.

"Especially in these increasingly difficult litigious and onerous days. The challenges presented by the modern era of local authority business strategies and traffic movement by population lifestyle preference has resulted in the possibility of putting on the race, now being considered as, too difficult to surmount."

It's likely that there will be more races in or near towns and cities that will share the same fate. 

Announcement below...


*CABBAGE PATCH 10 ANNOUNCEMENT*
Due to many different and some difficult circumstances, our beloved race The Cabbage Patch 10 and its team are proudly standing down.


Progress on new Marina Park in Cork City


It looks as if there is some movement on the new proposed Marina Park in Cork City! Funding has been secured to develop the old show grounds which is adjacent to the Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium.

The following information was secured after a Freedom of Information request...


One of the big changes is the removal of the steam between Pairc Ui Chaoimh and the Lee Rowing Club and it will be diverted onto the existing stream to the south of the GAA grounds.

While this project will improve access for running and walking in that general area, it should probably be seen as the first step in the overall development of this new park. If the whole Marina was pedestrianised at weekends then it raises the possibility of holding a weekly 5k parkrun there.

Perhaps ;o)

More drawings and info can be seen on the Marina Park account on Twitter.

Cork runners take titles at Killarney 5k race - Sat 9th Feb 2019



The Valentines 5k race in Killarney was held on Saturday the 9th of February 2019 and was organised by local club Gneeveguilla AC.

The first man and woman home was Mark Walsh and Niamh Moore of Leevale AC.

1    67    Mark Walsh    SnrM    Leevale AC    0:16:01
2    100    Tim O'Connor    O40M    An Riocht AC    0:16:15
3    104    Donal White    O40M    An Riocht AC    0:16:26
14    66    Niamh Moore    SnrF    Leevale AC    0:18:50
17    102    Niamh O'Sullivan    O55F    An Riocht AC    0:19:08
21    92    Marie McCarthy    O40F    FFMV AC    0:19:30


The full results are now available on the Gneeveguilla AC website.

Notice : Ballintotis 4 mile road race - Wed 17th Apr 2019


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 Wednesday the 17th of April 2019 at 8pm. Last year, they managed to attract over 800 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 from the 11th of March... http://www.ballintotis.com/

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



Info from the organisers below...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

CIT Sports Seminar Series - Nov 2018 to Apr 2018

The Cork Institute of Technology in association with Cork Sports Partnership are organising a series of sports seminars which should be of interest to many people.

The fourth one is coming up on Wednesday the 13th of February 2019...




From the organisers... Canice has provided Sport Psychology services to individual athletes and teams across a number of different sports including Gaelic football, Basketball, Athletics, Soccer, TableTennis, Hockey, Eventing, Sailing, Boxing, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Tennis and Golf. He is an accredited Sport Psychologist and Professional Member of the Irish Institute of Sport.

His mission is to assist sports people (athletes, players and coaches) attain the mental tools to enhance sporting performance, achieve their sporting goals and increase the enjoyment of their sports participation. Canice has been running very successful seminars for a number of years and February 13th will be no exception!



More info below...

Irish results from the 2019 Barcelona Half-Marathon - Sun 10th Feb 2019



The annual Barcelona Half-Marathon in February is a hugely popular race with runners from all over Ireland taking part every year. 2019 was no exception with 255 Irish runners listed in the results.

A total of 16,418 runners from all over Europe took part, many no doubt looking for a welcome break from the cold weather to run in nice mild conditions. Add in the modest costs of flights, food and accommodation and it can work out as a reasonable alternative to say Dublin or one of the cities in the UK.

The Irish results are shown below with plenty of runners from Cork listed....

Monday, February 11, 2019

Results & Photos of the Kilmacsimon Rowing Club 10k & 6k - Sun 10th Feb 2019



This 10k and 6k organised by Kilmacsimon Rowing Club was held on Sunday the 10th of February 2019 near Inishannon in Cork.  A total of 123 took part, 64 in the 10k and 59 in the 6k.

10k...
John Collins    0:38:50
Edwin Sutton    0:40:00
Alan Ryan    0:42:40
Anna O'Neill    0:47:02
Sinead Oregan    0:47:36
Danielle McCarthy    0:50:45


Photos...
1) Kilmacsimon Rowing Club have 217 photos HERE

Full results below....

Notice : Killeagh 4 mile road race - Sun 10th March 2019

This is the 4th 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 Sunday the 10th of March 2019 at 11am.



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.

More from the club... Killeagh GAA healthy clubs 4 mile road race & walk 2019 was launched recently at the Killeagh GAA grounds. We are pleased to announce that our events take place on Sunday morning the 10th of March with our walk taking place at 10am and our race beginning at 11am. 

We have cash prizes for the first 3 male and female athletes, with a bonus prize if the course record is broken. We will have the usual category prizes and also plenty of spot prizes for both walkers and runners. 

The route of the race remains the same fast and flat course and there will be the customary East Cork hospitality afterwards. The healthy clubs project is a joint venture with Killeagh GAA, Inch Rovers LGFC and Killeagh Camoige club to organise and promote healthy activities in our local community.

 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Results of the Cork BHAA Janssen 6k in Little Island - Sun 10th Feb 2019



352 turned out for this 6k race in Little Island which is by chance the exact same as last year.

1 Alan O'Shea M1 00:18:31 Mercy Hospital
2 Andrew Sheehan M2 00:19:00 Eli Lilly M-A-1
3 Anthony Mannix M3 00:19:11 Dell-EMC
21 Michelle Kenny 0/35H F1 00:22:20 Dept of Ed F-A-2
25 Andrea Bickerdike F2 00:22:36 CIT
31 Dympna Ryan 00:23:14 Temp Reg


Full results

Results of the Glanmire Ladies Football 7k race - Sun 10th Feb 2019

A grand total of 119 people turned out for this 7k race in Glanmire, way down on the 336 that took part last year. The Cork BHAA had a race just a few miles away in Little Island at the same time so the 10th of February was a really bad date to choose.

1390    Meade   John    Male    st finbarrs ac    Overall Male Runner    0:23:32
1385    Sosnowski    Wieslaw    Male    Over 40 Male    0:24:29
358    McGrath   Jack    Male    middleton    Under 12 Male    0:27:39
363    Tideswell    Keeley    Female    Over 35 Female    0:29:07
372    McGrath    Susan    Female        Over 35 Female    0:31:00
397    Morrisey    Pamela    Female     Over 35 Female    0:32:43


Full results below...

Happy Feet running club raise funds to buy bus for local scout group


Members of the Happy Feet running club were out in force recently for the official handover of a bus for the local scout group. The club which is based in the Blarney area helped raise funds for the bus in memory of member Cory Rea who has sadly passed away.

Cory was passionate about the running club and the local 11th Cork Cloghroe Scout Group and it had been his intention to raise funds for a new bus for the scouts. Members of Happy Feet ran the Dublin Marathon on behalf of Cory and the funds raised helped realise the completion of the project.

Thanks to Mick Dooley for the info.

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