Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results & Photos of the Great Railway Run 25k race - Sun 21st Apr 2024

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Results & Photos of the Great Railway Run 25k race - Sun 21st Apr 2024

(L-R) Barry Twohig 1st & John Meade 2nd

The weather couldn't be better for this years Great Railway Run 25km race from Cork City to Carrigaline. A total of 426 runners crossed the finish line, up 8% on last year.

Looking at the results and the photos that I took in Passage West, the top spots were both the men's and women's race were hotly contested. 

The photo above is of Barry Twohig & John Meade who finished 1st and 2nd respectively. At the 6 mile mark in Passage West, they were 5th & 6th so it looks like the steady pace on a warm day paid dividends.

(L-R) Niamh Moore & Aoife Cooke neck and neck at mile 6 is Passage West

The women's race was also hotly contested with both Niamh Moore and Aoife Cooke neck and neck in Passage West. Niamh would go on to win in the end by 50-seconds.

Top 5 men & women...

1 Barry Twohig St Finbarrs AC   1:25:38 SM 518
2 John Meade St Finbarrs AC   1:26:18 SM 350
3 Donal Coakley Leevale AC   1:26:35 MS 277
4 Danny Mullins Bantry AC   1:27:00 MS 242
5 Cillian O'Leary Raheny Shamrock AC   1:27:54 M40 489
12 Niamh Moore Leevale AC   1:36:05 FS 12
14 Aoife Cooke Eagle AC   1:36:55 FS 529
27 Catherine Murphy Eagle AC   1:40:40 F45 203
38 Lorna Wolfe Leevale AC   1:42:54 FS 427
44 Sandra Manning Leevale AC   1:44:12 F40 65

Full results HERE

Photos... (Updated Mon 22nd 7:50am)

1) There are 5 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page...

Passage West (6m mark) - a) Album 1 (finish 1:25-1:57) b) Album 2 (finish 1:57 - 2:09) c) Album 3 (finish 2:09 - 2:19) d) Album 4 (finish 2:19 - 2:45) e) Album 5 (finish 2:45 - 3:20)

2) Derek Costello has the following albums from the 5-mile mark at Harty's Quay...

1) Album 1  2) Album 2  3) Album 3  4) Album 4 

Ciarraí Abú

Choo...Choo... All aboard the 2:10 train

Flying Eagles

Bolt salute

Decisions... Decisions... Take the ferry home or run to Carrigaline??

"I hope he's not taking my photo"

Déise on Tour

'Ed Fitz ag Rith' ag rith

1 comment:

Rob K said...

It was my first time running at this event, and what glorious weather we had for it. The numerous water stops were very welcome! Well done to the organisers and volunteers. Will be back next year!