Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: April 2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The joys of running a marathon dressed as Big Ben

UK elite runner Hayley Carruthers crawls over finish line for 2h 33m time in London Marathon

One of the most memorable sights in the 2019 London Marathon was that of UK elite runner Hayley Carruthers crawling over the line to finish in a time of 2h 33m 59s.

The 26 year old who works in the NHS ran the first half of the race way too fast and had to give everything just to get to the finish line. It was also a three minute PB!

In a post race interview with BBC Radio 1, she said......"We started too fast and I got carried away with the excitement of being in the elite race and all the excitement of London really. We ran the first half far too quickly and it just ended up being a survival fest.

I started counting my steps and my head was gone, I think I lost sight in one eye. My legs felt like lead and I felt sick. It gradually got worse and worse.

To get to 20 miles and think I've still got another 10km to go - I genuinely didn't think I could finish.

It's the hardest thing I've ever had to do. I just couldn't lift my legs at all and I just couldn't move. It was just petrifying."

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Results & Photos of the Great Railway Run - Sun 28th April 2019

Claire McCarthy of Leevale AC on her way to winning the 2019 Great Railway Run from Cork City to Carrigaline

Conditions were mostly overcast and warm for this years Great Railway Run on Sunday the 28th of April. There were 297 finishers in the 10k and 434 in the 25k.

The results are below.

1    Alan O Brien    Carrigaline        34:07    SM    292
2    Ian O Leary    Cork        37:35    M50    302
3    Derek O Keeffe    Cork        37:53    M40    112
11    Linda O Connor    Carrigaline        42:53    F40    278
13    Alice O Connor    Cashel        43:06    SF    295
14    Fionnuala Desmond    Douglas        43:22    F50    197

10k results

1    Ronan McMahon           1:31:58      1:32:02    SM    474
2    Sean Ahern    Killeagh      1:34:09      1:34:10    M40    739
3    John O Brien    Cork      1:34:34      1:34:35    M45    649
4    Kevin Gilleece    Dublin 15      1:38:16      1:38:14    SM    822
5    Tony Cambridge    Carrigaline      1:40:03      1:40:03    M50    763
7    Clare Mc Carthy    Ballinhassig      1:42:02      1:42:03    F40    466
16    Una MurphyPlant    Kinsale      1:48:41      1:48:41    F45    917
25    Laura Rooney    Cork      1:50:28      1:50:22    F40    972
26    Deirdre Ansbro    Youghal      1:50:48      1:50:46    F40    505
32    Lorna Wolfe    Cork      1:52:17      1:52:15    SF    736

25km results

1) There are 5 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page...
...a) Album 1
...b) Album 2
...c) Album 3
...d) Album 4
...e) Album 5

2) Loads of photos from Adrian O'Herlihy Photography on the way
...a) 25k start in Cork City
...b) 25k - Old railway bridge over Douglas estuary
...c) 25k - Near Harty's Quay
...d) Finish line - Album 1 of 5
...e) Finish line - Album 2 of 5
...f) Finish line - Album 3 of 5
...g) Finish line - Album 4 of 5
...h) Finish line - Album 5 of 5
...i) Prizes

3) Derek Costello has a gallery HERE


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Results & Photos of the Glen River 5k parkrun... Sat 27th Apr 2019

The numbers were down a bit this week for the 5k parkrun in the Glen with 54 taking part.

1 Richard BOURKE    18:50    VM40-44    M1    St Finbarrs AC
2 Aidan NOONE    19:11    SM20-24    M2
3 Fergal BRENNAN    19:49    VM40-44    M3
16 Nan KEARNEY    24:55    VW40-44    F1    Sanctuary Runners
18 Niamh SHEEHAN    25:46    SW30-34    F2
23 Aisling HOLMES    27:46    SW30-34    F3


1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun - Sat 27th Apr 2019

A total of 276 runners turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park in what were bright and breezy conditions.  As can be seen from the chart, that is well down on last week.

1 Conor DOLAN    17:04    VM35-39    M1
2 Finbarr ODWYER    17:09    VM45-49    M2    Leevale AC
3 Joe BOSONNET    17:58    JM15-17    M3    Sanctuary Runners
12 Rachel SMITH    19:42    SW20-24    F1
26 Anne O'DONOVAN    21:18    SW25-29    F2
43 Mary SWEENEY    22:23    VW55-59    F3 St Finbarrs AC


1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Friday, April 26, 2019

Notice : The Great Railway Run 10km or 25km - Sun 28th Apr 2019

The annual Great Railway Run from Cork to Carrigaline will be held this year on Sunday the 28th of April 2019. There is a choice of two distances.......a 25 km race starting at 9:30am from Cork City to Carrigaline and a 10 km race from Monkstown to Carrigaline starting at 11am.

Weather... After Storm Hannah passes through on Friday night and Saturday morning, things are looking a lot more settled for Sunday. It should be overcast, temperature in the low teens and a light breeze from the south-west.

Course Change... Note that there will be a slight change to the course around Rafeen for both the 25k and 10k courses. It shouldn't make a huge difference.

Update Fri 26th April : Online entries close at midnight Friday.

From the organisers...Bib Number collection will be available on Saturday 27th April from 5PM to 7PM at Phelan's Midnight Pharmacy just off the Kinsale Road roundabout. Alternatively, you can collect your number at the check-in desk near the starting area but please be there at least 30 mins before the race start time.

For the 25K, check-in is on Centre Park Road, about 50m before the start line. Check-in will be open from 8:30am.

For the 10K, check-in is the car park in Monkstown (opposite the Bosun) from 10:00 am.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Results of the East Cork Road Championships in Ballynoe - Thurs 25th Apr 2019

The annual East Cork Road Championships were held in Ballynoe on Thursday the 25th of April 2019. There were 45 in the mens race and 44 in the women's race.

Results below...

Watergrasshill AC finish 3rd team at 2019 Manchester Marathon

Well done to Watergrashill AC runners Claire O'Brien (3:12), Colette O' Donoghue (3:21) and Lisa Crowley (3:27) on their third-place finish in the recent ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon ladies team category.

Fewer than 40 places left now for the Cork to Carrigaline 25k race

Congrats to Donal Murray and Patrick O'Connell who have won the FREE entries to the 10k and 25k next Sunday. This was part of a competition on the Running in Cork Facebook page.

Please note that there are now fewer than 40 places left for the 25k race! Make sure to register if interested. Race info in this previous post.

Results of the Cork BHAA Stryker 4 mile race in Carrigtwohill - Wed 24th April 2019

There was a big turnout for this years Cork BHAA Strkyer 4 mile road race in Carrigtwohill with 578 runners taking part.

1 Ian O'Leary 0/50C M-1 00:22:12 HSE
2 Niall Murphy M-2 00:22:16 Stryker M-A-1
3 Dennis Lyons 0/40A M-3 00:22:17 CBC staff
82 Linda O Connor 0/40I F-1 00:27:08 Musgrave F-A-1
87 Orla O'Rourke 0/50K F-2 00:27:23 Keen On Sport
91 Sheila Buckley 0/35H F-3 00:27:33 Midleton Town Council


1) Michael Buckley has two galleries... Album 1 and Album 2
2) Mick Dooley has a gallery HERE 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Notice : Cork BHAA Stryker 4 mile race in Carrigtwohill - Wed 24th April 2019

This 4 mile race in Carrigtwohill in East Cork is coming up on Wednesday the 24th of April at 7:30pm. As with all Cork BHAA events, the entry fee is €5 for registered runners and €10 for non-registered.

Located just a few minutes drive from the Jack Lynch tunnel, this one is very close to Cork City and is easy to get to.

The race HQ is the local community centre and the race route takes in a loop to the north of Carrigtwohill. Note that the start line is a few hundred metres away so allow plenty of time to get there.

As BHAA races go, this one is noted for having some pretty good prizes and of course, there are loads on offer with the various categories and teams.

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

Monday, April 22, 2019

Results of the Boherbue to Kiskeam 4 mile road race - Mon 22nd April 2019

There were 121 finishers in this years 4 mile road race from Boherbue to Kiskeam on what was a very sunny Easter Monday. The race was organised by local club Gneeveguilla AC.

No    Race No    Name    Category    Club    Time
1    301    Sergiu Ciobanu    SnrM    Clonliffe Harriers AC    0:19:24
2    347    Michael Corbett    O40M    St. Finbarrs AC    0:20:32
3    361    Anthony Mannix    SnrM    Leevale AC    0:20:51
12    383    Niamh O'Mahoney    U19F    An Riocht AC    0:23:13
22    336    Carol Finn    SnrF    Leevale AC    0:24:56
23    370    Maria McCarthy    O40F    Farrenfore Maine Valley    0:25:00


1) Gneeveguilla AC have two small albums
...a) Album 1
...b) Album 2
2) Ríocht AC have a small gallery HERE

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Results of the Locha Lua Half-Marthon - Sat 20th Apr 2019

A grand total of 219 people took part in the inaugural Locha Lua Half-Marathon in Ballingeary.

1 240 Alan Lehane St Finbarrs M Under 40 1:17:46
2 340 Aidan Mc Swiney TSV SCHOTT MAINZ M Under 40 1:18:50
3 171 David Craig Bandon AC M40 1:19:41
4 266 Christopher Murnane M Under 40 1:22:01
5 254 Eugene Mc Carthy M50 1:22:25
11 211 Katie Hickson F40 1:29:04
26 342 Jean Lucey F Under 40 1:39:44
33 212 Elaine Horgan Clonmel AC F Under 40 1:41:46 
36 202 Eleanor Griffin F40 1:42:20
39 235 Ailish Killilea F Under 40 1:43:48


1) The organisers have a large gallery HERE

Results of the Glen River 5k parkrun - Sat 20th Apr 2019

70 runners turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in the Glen in Cork City. 

1 Rowan DALY    18:17    SM18-19    M1 St Albans AC
2 Brian LINEHAN    19:47    VM55-59    M2
3 Paul DOWLING    19:50    VM35-39    M3
15 Rachel O'CALLAGHAN    24:05    VW45-49    F1
23 Maude KELLEHER    25:15    SW25-29    F2 Watergrasshill AC
29 Sharyn O CALLAGHAN    26:03    VW45-49    F3


1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Results of the Sheeps Head 10k - Sun 20th Apr 2019

99 turned out for this 10k in West Cork with another larger crowd for the associated 5k fun run.

1 Gareth Murran Sportsworld AC     35:48 SM 391
2 Michael Harrington     Durrus AC 37:57 M45 457
3 Ronan Kenny     Racing 795 38:15 SM 386
13 Anna O Neill Doheny AC 43:26 F50 454
15 Fiona Dukelow 45:14     F45 434
23 Claire O Donovan 47:18 F40     409


Results of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun - Sat 20th Apr 2019

With the fine sunny weather and the lack of races this weekend, the numbers were back up over the 400 mark for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig.

1 Conor DOLAN    17:19    VM35-39    M1
2 Tobi GRAB    17:48    VM40-44    M2 Leevale AC
3 Morgan O'REGAN 17:58    VM40-44    Midleton AC
4 Laura LOMBARD    17:58  VW35-39    F1
19 Nollaigh O'NEILL 19:33 VW45-49 F2 Leevale AC
41 Aine CROTTY    20:54 SW25-29 F3 KPMG Running Club


Friday, April 19, 2019

Races in Munster - Sat 20th - Mon 22nd April 2019

Some of the races on this Bank Holdiay weekend...

 Kerry ... Sat 20th (9am)... Tralee Marathon... €50... Stand alone event...

Sat 20th (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 ///

Cork... Sat 20th (10am)... Locha Lua Half-Marathon & Relay... €25... Ballingeary... info... CLOSED

 Kerry ... Sat 20th (11am)... RunBallybunion Half-Marathon & 10k... 10k €25 / Half €40...
 Kerry ... Sat 20th (11am)... Valentia Half-Marathon & 10k... Half €35 / 10k €25...
Carlow... Sat 20th (11am)... Fighting Cocks GFC 5k & 10k run...€16.05... Rathoe...
Cork... Sat 20th (11am)... MMRA Ballinaboola 10km trail race... €?... nr Ballyhea N Cork... MMRA Membership required... MMRA event info...
Clare... Sat 20th (12 noon)... Shannon Town 10k Timed Run... 10k €15 per-entry / €20 on the day... 5k €10...
Cork... Sat 20th (12 noon)... Sheeps Head Easter Run 10k... €15... Ahakista... Also 5k fun run @12:15pm €10...
Kerry... Sat 20th (?)... Kenmare Bridge Run 10k & 5k... €?...

Sun 21st (9:30am)... 2k Junior parkruns - Various locations - Free
Cork - Cobh /// Limerick - Shelbourne Park /// Kerry - Tralee /// Wexford - Heritage Park /// Tipperary - Burgess, Nenagh ///

Kilkenny... Sun 21st (11am)... IMRA Circuit of Brandon Hill 13.5km Race... €?... IMRA Membership required... IMRA-MMRA event info...
Kilkenny... Sun 21st (11am)... Tullaroan Easter Bunny Run 10m ... €20...
Kilkenny... Sun 21st (11:30am)... Tullaroan Easter Bunny Run 10k... €15...
Kilkenny... Sun 21st (11:30am)... Tullaroan Easter Bunny Run 5k... €10...
Waterford... Sun 21st (11am)... Easter Bunny 5 Mile Charity Run... €15... Waterford RSC...
Clare... Sun 21st (1pm)... 21st Cree 5k... €?...In Aid of Cystic Fibrosis...

Waterford... Mon 22nd (11am)... Aglish 10k & 5k Fun Run... €7 or donation...
Wexford... Mon 22nd (11am)... Rosslare 10k... €15 online / €20 on the day...
Tipperary... Mon 22nd (11am)... Knockavilla N.S. Parents Association 5k run... €?... Duck Pond, Dundrum...
Clare... Mon 22nd (11am)... 22nd Miltown Malbay Ladies 5k Road Race... €?... Miltown Malbay GAA...
Clare... Mon 22nd (12 noon)... Fern Celtic FC 5k... €?...Ballyea, Ennis...

Cork... Mon 22nd (2pm)... Boherbue to Kiskeam 4 mile road race... €20... includes long sleeved dry-fit running top... info...

Tipperary... Mon 22nd (?)... Borrisoleigh Track Attack Mile... €?...

Cork runner Sinead O'Connor wins Kilkenny 5k


One of the big races on the calendar this week was the Streets of Kilkenny 5k on Thursday the 18th of April 2019 and it attracted a field of 759 runners.

The first woman home was Cork runner Sinéad O'Connor in a time of 16m 48s in what was a very tight finish with the top three finishing within six seconds of each other.

1847    24    Sinead O Connor    Leevale A.C.    F 0:16:48   
2181    25    Siobhan O Doherty    Borrisokane A.C.    F 0:16:50   
2146    27    Mary Mulhare    Portlaoise A.C.    F    0:16:52    0:16:54   

Results ...

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Notice : The Cheetah Run 5k in Fota Wildlife Park - Thurs 16th May 2019

The 2019 Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park organised by Eagle AC is coming up on Thursday the 16th of May at 8pm. As well as there being the usual 5k race, there is also a one-mile race for juveniles (11-15 year olds).

Entries for the 5k race open on Thursday the 18th of April at 10am. Please note that there will be no entries on the night of the race.

Update : 24th April... All of the 5k entries are gone. About 5 left for the kids one-mile race.

The kids race is doing very well also.

Please note that there is a limit of 900 entries for the 5k race. The lower age limit is 16 years old.

The entry link is here...


5k Course...Following the success of last three years, the same 5k route will be used again. This will take in all areas of the Wildlife Park including the new Asian Sanctuary.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Results of the Ballintotis 4 mile road race - Wed 17th Apr 2019

There was a huge turn out of 1240 runners for this years Ballintotis 4 mile road race, a new record!

I had noticed that the race notice that I put up a few weeks back seemed to be getting a lot of hits but I certainly didn't expect the numbers on the night to be anywhere like 1200 plus.

Medals.... The organisers had purchased 1200 medals for all finishers as it was 10th anniversary of event. As more than 1200 showed up, some people did not get a medal.

The organisers would like to apologise to the people who did not get a medal but if they send their race number, name and address to johncashman100 AT gmail DOT com

The medal will be posted as soon as possible.  Circa: 3 weeks

Race... As for the race, it looks like a clean sweep for the East Cork AC men with them taking the top three places. Fiona Santry of East Cork AC also retained her title.

1 Kevin O'BRIEN        East Cork A.C.    M    MS    5059  20:13
2 Kevin O'LEARY        East Cork A.C.    M    MS    619   20:28
3 James MCCARTHY        East Cork A.C.    M    MS    5116   20:48
28 Fiona SANTRY        East Cork A.C.    F    FS    2  23:26
65 Ann GEARY        Midleton A.C.    F    F40    5064  24:44
70 Niamh ROE    Leevale A.C.    F    F35    5285 24:49


Photos... (Updated Sat 20th Apr)
1) Joe Murphy has a few galleries...
...a) Start 1
...b) Start 2
...c) Finish line

2) Michael Buckley has two galleries
...a) Album 1
... b) Album 2

3) Andy O'Rourke has three galleries
...a) Album 1
...b) Album 2
...c) Album 3 

4) Denis O'Flynn has a gallery HERE

Nice photo from Joe Murphy showing the runners leaving Ballintotis just after the start

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

The big race this week is of course the Ballintotis 4 mile which is on Wednesday the 17th of April at 8pm. See all the latest info below...

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.

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

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

Latest Info from the organisers below...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Cork runner Sinead Kane finishes 2nd in UK 24 hour race

Cork and Youghal native Sinead Kane ran an amazing 204.621 kms at the Crawley 24 hour track race in the UK at the weekend.  That's just over 127 miles!

With those performance, Sinead finish 2nd Female and 6th overall.

This is the International B Standard for Females (200Km) and to date, only 7 other Irish Female athletes have ever ran over 200Km.  This puts Sinead 7th on the list based on performance.

It may also possibly be the first time for a visually impaired athlete to achieve this standard.

Alex O’Shea (Cork) was also competing in this race and finished 22nd with a distance of 139.6 kms.


(Thanks to John O'Regan for the info) 

(Photo : Sinead Kane at the finish with guides / crew Philip Bourke & Louis Byrne)

New Ballybrack Pedestrian Route in Douglas in Cork City

Update 16th April 2019 : Elected members of the Ballincollig-Carrigaline Municipal District gave their green light of support for the next extension of the Ballybrack pedestrian/cycling path at the April monthly meeting yesterday. The proposed extension now needs to go to full Council for final approval.

Managers report...

Over the last few years, there have been some major improvements to the walkway and park in the Ballybrack Valley area to the south of Douglas in Cork City.

I came across this planning notice recently which shows the next phase of the project which connect the existing Ballybrack walkway over to Maryborough Hill. Once this is complete, it will mean there are more route options for runners and walkers who want to get away from the busy roads.

More info here...

Location below...

Notice: Boherbue to Kiskeam 4 mile road race in NW Cork - Mon 22nd Apr 2019

Looking ahead to next weekend, this one might be of interest to anyone west or north of Cork City, in Kerry or south and west Limerick. The Boherbue to Kiskeam 4 mile road race in NW Cork is coming up on Easter Monday, the 22nd of April 2019.

Note that there is a long sleeved dry fit top for all runners this year.

This 4 mile road race starts in Boherbue and finishes in the village of Kiskeam. As you can see from the map below, it's a central location for a lot of people in N.Cork, W.Limerick & E.Kerry...

The race is being organised by Gneeveguilla AC, one of the largest athletic clubs in Kerry. The entry fee is €20 on the day and there is a large array of prizes on offer. These are usually in the form of vouchers for a local co-op and are pretty generous.

There will be the usual refreshments of tea. coffee. sandwiches, etc afterwards as well.

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

Monday, April 15, 2019

Fionnuala McCormack runs Boston Marathon in 2h 30m

Top Irish international athlete Fionnuala McCormack was in action at this years Boston Marathon and ran a time of 2h 30m 38s

Fionnuala’s splits below

5k>>17.36 (5.40)
10k>>34.58 (5.36)
15k>>52.21 (5.36)
20k>>2:10.17 (5.43)
Half>>1:14.02 (5.46)
25k>>1:27.54 (5.43)
30k>>1:46.07 (5.53)
35k>>2:04.48 (5.37)
40k>>2:22.36 (5.51)
Finish>> 2:30.38 (5.44)

Fionnuala's previous best was 2:31:22.

Top 5 Irish women in the marathon...
1 2:22:23 Catherina McKiernan - Amsterdam    1 Nov 1998
2 2:28:07 Carey May - Osaka 27 Jan 1985
3 2:29:01 Sonia O'Sullivan - London 17 Apr 2005
4 2:31:22 Fionnuala McCormack - Rio de Janeiro 14 Aug 2016
5 2:32:51 Lizzie Lee - Berlin 27 Sep 2015

Dog runs 140+ miles in desert ultra-marathon

In the recent Marathon Des Sables ultra marathon in the Sahara, a local dog decided to join the 'fun' and ended up running more than 140 miles!

Renowned as  one of the toughest ultra races in the world, the Marathon Des Sables takes place over a 156 mile stretch of the Sahara Desert in Morocco. This year however, the hardened runners were joined by a local canine participant.

After completing 140.7 miles, the dog which was nicknamed Cactus by the participants was awarded a finishers medal.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Results of the Karen Fenton 5k in Ballinora - Sun 14th Apr 2019

417 runners turned out in the wet and windy conditions for this years Karen Fenton Memorial 5k race in Ballinora.

1    Nathan O'LEARY    00:16:37    1554    M (1)    MJ (1)    Leevale A.C.
2    Andrew HOBBS    00:17:16    1145    M (2)    MS (1)    JCI
3    Ryhan O'HALLORAN    00:17:29    1306    M (3)    MS (2)    St Finbarrs A.C.
11    Sorcha KEARNEY    00:19:05    1548    F (1)    F40 (1)    St Finbarrs A.C.
12    Grainne O'DONNELL    00:19:19    1289    F (2)    F35 (1)   
15    Annemarie POWER    00:19:58    1516    F (3)    F45 (1)    Eagle A.C.


Finish line up to 28 mins... 

Results of the Dromina 10 mile road race - Sun 14th April 2019

After a long absence, the Dromina 10 mile road race was back on the race calendar again on Sunday the 14th of April. Conditions were somewhat wet and windy on what was a very busy day for races in Cork and Munster.

There were 168 finishers in the 10 mile and 93 in the 10k.

1    Rory O'Connor   North Cork AC    M    0:53:55
2    Declan Guina    West Limerick A.C.  M 0:58:13
3    Donal Giltinan    East Cork A.C.    M   1:01:13   
4    Paul Noonan    Limerick A.C.    M   1:01:47   
5    David Hanlon Limerick A.C.    M40   1:02:12
6    Linda Byrne    DSD    F 1:02:23   
24    Sinead Buckley    North Cork AC    F 1:11:13   
41    Susan Browne    North Cork AC    F 1:15:40   
49    Deirdre O Leary  North Cork AC    F  1:17:32   
53    Mary Pyke Mooreabbey Milers A.C F40 1:18:44

10 Mile Results

1 Mark Walsh    Leevale    M 34:20
2 Jeremiah Sheehan         M 35:42
4 Cormac Downes    Dooneen A.C.    M 40:03   
3 Niamh Moore    Leevale    F 39:45
10 Annette O'Reilly    Kilfinane A.C.    F 45:53
19 Sinead Singleton    Mount Hilary A.C.    F 51:19

10k results

Mark Walsh & Niamh Moore... winners of the 2019 Dromina 10k

1) Kevin O'Connor has a gallery of the 10 mile start HERE and the 10k start HERE 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Results & Photos of the Glen River 5k parkrun - Sat 13th Apr 2019

1 Aidan NOONE    18:48    SM20-24    M1
2 Arlen AHERNE    19:44    SM30-34    M2
3 Michael MURPHY    20:08    VM60-64    M3    St Finbarrs AC
5 Anna HOGAN    21:48    VW40-44    F1    UCC Staff Athletics Club
8 Charlotte BISHOP    22:19    SW30-34    F2
20 Helen ROCHE    23:50    VW45-49    F3    Wibbly Wobbly Wonders


1)  The organisers have a gallery HERE

Results of the Dromahane 5k - Sat 13th Apr 2019

128 turned out for this 5k in Dromahane near Mallow, down about 10% on last year.

1 Eric Curran     Leevale AC     16:04 73
2 Anthony Mannix     Leevale AC 16:07     150
3 Donough Barrow     Mallow AC  18:45    74
5 Margaret Murphy     Mallow AC 19:17    264
17 Sheila Buckley     Midleton AC 21:17     145
18 Denise Smyth     Millstreet AC 21:32    256


Guest post : The Legend Jerry Forde takes on the Alexander the Great Marathon

Guest post from Claire O'Brien...*GOOD LUCK JERRY!* ... by Claire O'Brien

This weekend, the legend that is Jerry Forde is about to achieve a life-long ambition, and complete a marathon in Greece! Jerry will participate in the “Alexander the Great Marathon” in Thessaloniki. This will be his 445th marathon and Jerry will earn another marathon medal to add to his collection! 😊

It has taken months of meticulous planning to enable this to happen...with a few “bumps” along the way! The most recent being Jerry misplacing his passport!! Luckily, with a bit of help from Lord Mayor Mick Finn and also Simon Coveney, we were able to arrange an emergency one with hours to spare!!!! As we speak, Jerry is on a sight seeing tour around Greece, and is looking forward to being at the start line tomorrow! 💪🏻 For anyone that would like to tune in, it starts at 6am Irish time, and should be streamed live on this link.

Best of luck Jerry! You are a true inspiration! ☘️🏃‍♂️💪🏻

Spike Island 5k CANCELLED

Please note that the 5k on Spike Island on Saturday the 13th of April has been cancelled due to high winds.

From the organisers...."Due to unexpected high winds in Cork harbour we are closed today. Sincere apologies to any visitors, all tickets will be refunded. Our 5km is being moved to another date, runners can move to this date or avail of a refund."

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun - Sat 13th Apr 2019

Conditions were cool, windy and dry for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park with 301 taking part.

1 Ronan FENN    18:30    SM20-24    M1
2 Eoghan O'CONNOR    18:31    JM11-14    M2 Belgooly AC
3 Shane O'CALLAGHAN    18:32    VM35-39    M3
11 Rachel SMITH    19:39    SW20-24    F1
12 Nollaigh O'NEILL    19:46    VW45-49    F2 Leevale AC
19 Riina KUUSELO    20:32    VW40-44    F3 Knowle and Dorridge Running Club

Full results

1) Collette Ryan has a gallery HERE
2) Derek Costello has a gallery HERE

Friday, April 12, 2019

Races this weekend - Fri 12th to Sun 14th of April 2019

It looks as if the second Sunday of April is going to be a repeat of the second Sunday of March with a huge number of races on offer in Cork and Munster. See all of the weekend events below...

Waterford... Fri 12th (7pm)... SE2 Butlerstown 4 mile... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... Race 2 of 12 in the InterSport Elverys/Asics Summer Series 2019...

Limerick... Fri 12th (7:30pm)... Michal Rejmer 5 mile... €15...

Sat 13th (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
Limerick... Sat 13th (9am)... Marathon Club Ireland Ultra Weekend Marathon... €25... University of Limerick...
Limerick... Sat 13th (9am)... Marathon Club Ireland Ultra Weekend Half-Marathon... €25... University of Limerick...

Cork... Sat 13th (11am)... Run Walk Crawl 5k in Doneraile Park... €donation... In aid of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland...
Kerry... Sat 13th (11am)... Ciara Orme Memorial 5k run/walk... €10... Milltown...

Waterford... Sat 13th (11am)... MMRA Knockmealdown 21.1km Half-Marathon Mtn Race... €?... MMRA Membership required... MMRA event info...

Limerick... Sat 13th (12 noon)... Marathon Club Ireland Ultra Weekend 24-hour... €60... University of Limerick...

Cork... Sat 13th (6:30pm)... Dromahane Road Runners 5k Run... €10...
Cork... Sat 13th (6:30pm)... Spike Island Fortress 5k... €20.95... includes ferry...

Limerick... Sun 14th (00:01am)... Marathon Club Ireland Ultra Weekend 12-hour... €40... University of Limerick...
Limerick... Sun 14th (6am)... Marathon Club Ireland Ultra Weekend 6-hour... €30... University of Limerick... 

Sun 14th (9:30am)... 2k Junior parkruns - Various locations - Free
Cork - Cobh /// Limerick - Shelbourne Park /// Kerry - Tralee /// Wexford - Heritage Park /// Tipperary - Burgess, Nenagh ///

Limerick... Sun 14th (8am)... Marathon Club Ireland Ultra Weekend Marathon... €25... University of Limerick...
Limerick... Sun 14th (8am)... Marathon Club Ireland Ultra Weekend Half-Marathon... €25... University of Limerick...
Tipperary... Sun 14th (9am)... Slievenamuck Marathon & Half-Marathon... €20... Run/Walk... Glen of Aherlow...

 Kerry ... Sun 14th (11am)... Kingdom Come 10 miler & 5k run... €25... Castleisland... Organised by An Ríocht AC... entries taken on the day... info...

Waterford... Sun 14th (11am)... Angela Burns Memorial 10k ... €15... Ferrybank GAA...
Tipperary... Sun 14th (11:30am)... Friends of Bridgewater House & Knocklofty Rural Day Service & The Dolphin Swimming Club 5k & 10k fun run/walk... €?... Clonmel...

Cork... Sun 14th (11:30am)... Karen Fenton Memorial 5k... €12... Ballinora, S of Ballincollig... info...

Waterford... Sun 14th (12 noon)... Whiting Bay 5k road race... €15... Piltown, Kinsalebeg...
Kilkenny...Sun 14th (12 noon)... Graiguenamanagh 5k fun run... €10... 

Cork... Sun 14th (12 noon)... Dromina 10 mile road race... €25 pre-entry / €30 on the day... info...
Cork... Sun 14th (12:30pm)... Dromina 10 km road race... €25 pre-entry / €30 on the day... info...

Limerick... Sun 14th (12 noon)... Scoil Pól Happy Feet 5k run/walk... €10... Kilfinane...
Tipperary... Sun 14th (12:30pm)... Killea 10 mile road race... €32.45...Templemore...
Tipperary... Sun 14th (1pm)... Killea 5k... €22.10... Templemore...
Clare... Sun 14th (1pm)... The Sonny Murphy 10 mile... €20... Kilnaboy...

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Results of the Coláiste an Chraoibhin 5k in Fermoy - Wed 10th Apr 2019

This years annual Coláiste an Chraoibhin 5k in Fermoy was held on Wed 10th of April 2019 and over 200 took part.

1  Justin Ryan                                     17.15
2  James Murphy                              17.28
3  Gary Clerkin                                   17.44
1  Jennifer Goggin Walsh              19.36
2  Gwen Conroy                                21.57
3  Aine O’Connor                              23.08

1    Justin Ryan    17.15
2    James Murphy    17.28
3    Gary Clerkin    17.44
4    Gavin O'Flynn    17.52
5    John Murphy    18.34
6    Kieran Kearney    18.46
7    Jim O'Connor    18.55
8    Michael Walsh    18.59
9    Eddie O'Brien    19.15
10    Eamonn Doyle    19.30
11    Jennifer Goggin Walsh    19.36

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Notice...Karen Fenton Memorial 5k in Ballinora - Sun 14th Apr 2019

Following a very successful inaugural event last year which attracted over 700 participants, the Karen Fenton Memorial Run is scheduled for Sunday 14th April 2019.

The location is unchanged, just to the south of Ballincollig.

From the organisers.....The second annual Karen Fenton Memorial Run will be hosted in Ballinora, Waterfall on April 14th, 2019, just two weeks short of Karen’s second anniversary.

A scenic country run just a stones throw from Cork City – a perfect warm up for all the summer runs this year – suitable for all runners and walkers – competitive or just for fun – it’s your choice!

This road race is being held in memory of Karen Fenton, who passed away from Ovarian Cancer, on the 30th of April 2017, aged 43. Karen was one of Ballinora's own and enjoyed participating in many athletic events.

The Karen Fenton Memorial Cup and the Máire Comerford Memorial Cup will be presented to the first male and female winners. Máire was another Ballinora native, who sadly passed away, aged 39, 8 months after Karen, also from Ovarian Cancer.

Entry        Adults - €12    Kids (U16) Timed €6    Kids (U16) Untimed - Free

Entries...You can enter online HERE or on the day of the race.

Proceeds will go towards Ovarian Cancer support and research.

All those who pre-enter will be put in a draw for 2 nights B&B for 2 people in the lovely Celtic Ross Hotel in West Cork.

This race will be chip timed but all are welcome to take part, walk, jog or run, in this community event.

Race Enquiries:    info AT karenfenton DOT ie

Post-Race Refreshments at Ballinora GAA Hall

First 5 Men & Women Home – Cash Prize
Category Prizes for Top 3 Men & Women (Outside the top 5)

All participants will receive a Karen Fenton Memorial Run 2019 souvenir bracelet in support of Ovarian Cancer

Location...Ballinora is located just south-west of Cork City and to the south of Ballincollig.

It can be accessed by taking Exit 1 on the Ballincollig bypass or going via Waterfall. See the course map below.

Course.....See below...

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Sub 3 hour Irish results at the 2019 Manchester Marathon

The Manchester Marathon was also on last weekend and again, there was a large Irish contingent there.

The Irish men under 3 hours and women under 3:30 are shown below...

Note the results posted by the three women of Watergrasshill AC with times of 3:12, 3:21 and 3:27!

4    Mark Long    36    M    City of Derry Spartans    INT MTOP3 02:26:26    02:26:25
49    John Courell    238    M    Ballina AC    MSEN02:37:12    02:37:05
101    Johnny O Sullivan    420    M    Galtee runners    MV45    02:43:13    02:43:00
165     David Murray    1346    M    Tullamore Harriers    MO35    02:47:15    02:46:49
298    Kieran Staunton    1614    M    Athenry AC    MO35 02:53:01    02:52:55
394    David Greene    873    M    Grange - Fermoy    MO35    02:55:39    02:55:14
456    Daragh Kelly    1027    M    Milford AC    MO35    02:56:59    02:56:50
505    Martin Rea    1178    M    North Belfast Harriers    MV40    02:57:59    02:57:34
507    Gordon Graham    1202    M    East Down AC    MSEN    02:58:01    02:57:33
556    Peter Thompson    1664    M    Belfast     MSEN    02:58:50    02:58:38
568    Stephen ROONEY 1515 M    Watergrashill AC    MV40 02:58:59    02:55:59

1527    Claire O' Brien    4436    F    57    Watergrashill AC    INT FTOP3    03:17:42    03:12:59
1660    Olivia Martin    4294    F    74    Bohermeen AC    FV45    03:19:58    03:16:08
1904    Colette O' Donoghue    6131    F    116    Watergrashill AC    FO35    03:24:51    03:21:05
2230    Sinead Phelan    4517    F    132    Longford AC    FV4503:30:29    03:22:57
2561    Lisa Crowley    6135    F    181    Watergrashill AC    FV45    03:35:00    03:27:33

Full results