Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Ryan Creech from Cork is the best of the Irish at the 2021 Antrim Coast Half-Marathon

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Ryan Creech from Cork is the best of the Irish at the 2021 Antrim Coast Half-Marathon

In the recent Antrim Coast Half-Marathon, Ryan Creech of Leevale AC in Cork was the best of the Irish when he finished in a time of 1h 03m 26s.

As can be seen from the extracted results below, Ryan was the first Irish athlete home.

1 Jemal YIMER ETH Male 1:00:30  
2 Tesfahun AKALNEW ETH Male 1:00:31  
3 Shadrack KIMINING KEN Male 1:00:32  
4 Marc SCOTT GB & NI Male 1:00:35  
5 Nigel MARTIN ENG Male 1:03:22  
6 Ryan CREECH IRE Male 1:03:26  
7 Paul O'DONNELL IRE Male 1:03:37  
8 Ross SKELTON ENG Male 1:03:40  
9 Yalemzerf YEHUALAW ETH Female 1:03:44  
10 Stephen SCULLION IRE Male 1:03:54  
13 Jake O'REEGAN IRE Male 1:04:16  
32 Kyle DOHERTY IRE Male 1:08:41  
38 Eoin HUGHES IRE Male 1:10:47  
41 Alexander WALLACE IRE Male 1:12:05  
42 Tommy HUGHES IRE Male 1:12:27  
43 Declan POWER IRE Male 1:12:51

Ryan's splits are shown below which shows he was running at roughly 3:00/km pace which is around 4:50 per mile.

Time of Gun Time    Speed/Pace 
Start 0:00:01.2 
5km 0:15:05.3 03:00 min/km
10km 0:30:22.7 03:03 min/km
15km 0:45:22.6 03:00 min/km
Finish 1:03:25.7 02:57 min/km

As you can see from the splits, Ryan went through the 5k mark in 15m 03s and the 10k mark in 30m 22s. He put in a really fast last 6kms to drag the overall average pace down to 2m 57/km.

The screen grab above shows Ryan in the home strait and just ahead of follow Irish team mate Paul O'Donnell who finish 11 seconds behind.

The results of the elite field can be seen HERE

It's a bit surprising that Athletics Ireland have nothing up on their website about the results of this race despite the fact they submitted an Irish team!

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