Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: 34 runners complete the 2021 Connemara 100-mile - 15th Aug 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

34 runners complete the 2021 Connemara 100-mile - 15th Aug 2021

The Connemara 100-mile is one of the most prestigious ultra running events in Ireland and this year it was held over the weekend of the 14th & 15th of August.

Start at dawn in Clifden for the Connemara 100-mile

This year was especially challenging with plenty of rain for most of the daylight hours of Saturday before easing off in the evening. Sunday morning was much drier.

A total of 34 runners completed the 100 mile course this year which is an incredible achievement.

Adrian McNamara was the first man home in 15h 56m 51s

Top 3-men...
Adrian McNamara - 15:56:51 
Gary Elbert 16:00:28
Fozzy foristall 16:46:25

Joanne Rice was the first woman home in a time of 19h 11m 36s

Top 3-women
Joanne Rice - 19:11:36
Irene O’Connor 23:25:45
Eilish Bell 23:35:10

The full results are HERE

It's easy to look at a distance of 100 miles and not realise just how far that actually is. Imagine starting a 100-mile race in the centre of Cork City and then having to run to the finish line out near the statue at Slea Head at the end of the Dingle peninsula! 

If a handful had finished this race, it would be good but to see 34 finish it is pretty amazing. 

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