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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Results of the Mallow Marca Santa 5k in Doneraile Park...Sat 10th Dec 2016

This low key charity 5k race in Doneraile Park attracted a small field of 43 runners.

1. Barry Meade 17:30
2. Sean O Dubhain 18:50
3. Willie O'Connor 19:53
1. Martina Kiely 17:50
2. Carol Finn 18:07
3. Alana Cronin 21:51

The full results can be seen below...


Results of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun...Sat 10th Dec 2016



A total of 207 people turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park on what was a foggy morning. That brings it back closer to the long term average of 221.

1 Emmett DUNLEAVY 16:20    VM35-39    M 1    Sligo AC
2 Conor DOLAN 16:56    SM30-34    M 2
3 Paul HARTE 19:25    SM30-34    M 3
25 Mary FINN 21:40    VW55-59    F 1
29 Bernie CONDRON 21:47    VW45-49    F 2
47 Julia LOECHERBACH 23:42    VW35-39    F 3    Ferranti AAC


The full results can be seen HERE

Photos...
1) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE

Friday, December 09, 2016

Mallow 10 mile entries open early next week



Please note that the date for the 2017 Mallow 10 mile road race is Sunday the 26th of March. Full details about the entry process will be available early next week.

This is a hugely popular race and is sure to get a lot of interest. There will be a number of changes from previous years but one of the most significant is that there will be fewer entries. I would advise anyone that is interested to enter as soon as possible once it opens and don't dither over it.

Keep an eye on the blog early next week for details.

The race website is https://mallowtenmile.wordpress.com/

Ballycotton 10 postal entry form now available



The postal entry form for the Ballycotton 10 is now up on their website. Click HERE

Note the limit of 200 places for non club/series/overseas runners.

3) Postal entries: A PDF copy of the entry form is now available. All club and Summer Series entrants and overseas will be accepted by post up to and including Friday December 16th.The first 200 non-club entries to arrive by post will be also be added to the above. (All postal entries close on Friday December 16th).





Membership stats for athletic clubs in Cork...Nov 2016

Athletics Ireland have recently released the membership stats for all the athletic clubs in Ireland as of the end of November 2016. Mallow AC remains the largest athletic club in Cork in terms of adult membership. These are the athletic clubs in Cork with more than 80 adult members...


See below...

Major upgrade to Nenagh Indoor athletic track

The 200m indoor track in Nenagh, Co.Tipperary is the only one of its kind in Munster and is used every year for various Munster & County Indoor Championships. In the past, it was the venue for the National Championships but that is now held at the  new state of the art facility in Athlone IT.


As indoor facilities go, it's pretty basic but it's an indoor track all the same. The host club Nenagh Olympic AC have now embarked on a major upgrade.

See below for more...


Events on in Cork this weekend...Sat 10th & Sun 11th Dec 2016

There is no shortage of races this weekend with loads to choose from...

5k Parkrun...Sat 10th (9:30am)...€free...various locations...  
Cork...Castle Demense, Macroom // Showgrounds, Clonakilty // Bere Island, Beara Peninsula) // Glengarriff // Castlehaven // Ballincollig Regional Park...


Cork...Sat 10th (11:30am)...Mallow Macra 5k Santa Dash...€10...Doneraile Park...

Cork...Sun 11th (11am)...Cork BHAA Turkey Trot 5k...€10...Blackrock Hurling Club, Cork City...No watches...
Cork...Sun 11th (11:30am)...Kinsale Santa Dash 5k fun run... €10... 
Cork...Sun 11th (1pm)...Glantane Community Council Christmas 5k run/walk... €10... 

Check out the race calendar for all the upcoming events.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Ballycotton 10 entries open for club and series runners on Thurs 8th Dec



Ballycotton 10 Entries...Day 2.

Day One could have gone better with the Primo entry website being unable to handle the volume of entries. Primo seem to be fine with smaller races where the demand is spread out but they obviously don't have the capacity to handle large traffic volumes.

Today Thursday the 8th, the the turn of club and Summer Series runners. Entries open at 10am.

Here is a reminder of the conditions...

2) For Athletics Ireland and Athletics Northern Ireland affiliated members plus those
who ran the four races
in the Ballycotton Summer Series 2016, along with those
living overseas, an additional online facility will open on Thursday December 8th at
10am until midnight on Friday December 9th.


3) Postal entries: A PDF copy of the entry form will be published on the Ballycotton
website on the evening of Friday December 9th, and will also be available in the usual
local outlets. All club and Summer Series entrants (see above) and overseas will be accepted by
post up to and including Friday December 16th.The first 200 non-club entries to
arrive by post will be also be added to the above. (All postal entries close on Friday
December 16th).


>>> Entry link is here ... https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/Ballycotton102017

All queries regarding online entries to Primo at: info@primoevents.com

The entry procedure is outlined in this previous post.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Reminder...Ballcotton 10 entries open Wed 7th Dec



Quick reminder. The online entries for the 2017 Ballycotton 10 mile road race open today Wed 7th Dec at 2pm. Once the first 1000 are gone, the second batch will be available at 8pm.

If you are not a member of an athletics club or have not done all four of the 2016 Ballycotton Summer Series then you should enter today.

If you are a club member or have done then series, you can enter on Thursday and Friday.

Entry link is here ... https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/Ballycotton102017

Wednesday Updates :
2:09pm...Entry website is unable to handle to traffic levels. Keep trying.

2:25pm...Website back but not taking entries. Poor performance. The Primo events website  should be able to handle the traffic volume.

4:07pm...Pretty dismal performance by Primo Events. It's not like it's the London Marathon it's dealing with. They seem to cope fine with small races but can't handle a surge in traffic. The second batch of 1000 will open at 8pm and it is usually easier to get in then.

5:55pm...Update from the organisers... Following on from Primo server difficulties at 2pm, the problem now seems to be rectified and the first 1000 places have been filled.
The second allocation of 1000 will open at 8pm this evening.
All queries regarding online entries to Primo at: info@primoevents.com 


It looks as if the surge at 8pm caused problems as well.

The entry procedure is outlined in this previous post.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Jill Hodgins from Cork wins Waterford Half-Marathon

Another result from last weekend. Jill Hodgins from Cork was the first woman home in the annual Waterford Half-Marathon.This adds to the list of wins for Jill in 2016 as she also won the Cork to Cobh 15 mile race in October and the Cork City 10 Miler in September.

31 Hodgins    Jill    1:20:54
45 Carthy    Jackie    1:22:25
60 Malone    Sylvia    1:23:58 Waterford A.C.

Despite the distance, a very large contingent of runners from Cork make the annual journey east for this half marathon.

There are links to the results, award winners and photos here... http://munsterrunning.blogspot.com/2016/12/waterfordresults-photos-of-waterford.html

Monday, December 05, 2016

New riverside path proposed for Ballincollig Regional Park

While the Tramore Valley Park in Cork City is lying idle, things are really starting to happen at the Ballincollig Regional Park. It was announced recently that a new riverside walkway is to be developed.

The map below shows the location of the current 5k parkrun which is towards the Western side of the Regional Park. The Purple line shows the location of the new proposed walk next to the river.


This is a significant development in that it is a new access point for the park. It will also give runners more options for more routes and it should be a nice route alongside the river.

 This is the route shown below. Note that there will be no access from Willowfield estate. The fence there will be retained and the access point will be from a new 20 acre park under development further to the east.

At present, there is a rough path alongside the river further west but it requires jumping across stones to get over a stream. The new pathway and bridges will allow easier access to this section as well. I presume that in time, it will be surfaced properly like the rest of the paths.

These are the plans from Cork County Council. The Brown points are new bridges.

This shows the path where there will be no bank available for a path and one will have to be constructed.

The following photos shows what it looks like at present. i.e. completely inaccessible.


This is what the new riverside pathway should look like.

I'm not sure what the timeline is for this project but it looks great.

Results of the Munster Intermediate Cross Country Championships in Co.Clare...Sun 4th Dec 2016

The Munster Intermediate Cross Country Championships were held in Clarecastle, Co.Clare on Sunday the 4th of December 2016. The numbers again were a bit on the low side with 37 in the men's race and 31 in the women's race.

Intermediate Women... 1 Dee Grady Ennis Track A.C. Clare  // 2 Ruth Millerick Youghal A.C. Cork // 3 CaitrĂ­ona Farrell An BrĂº A.C. Limerick

Club Team... Place Club Positions Points
1 Youghal A.C. 2, 4, 9, 11 ... 26 // 2 Ennis Track A.C. 1, 5, 13, 16 ... 35 // 3 Dundrum A.C. 6, 15, 27, 28 ... 76
County Team...  Place County Positions Points


1 Cork 2, 4, 7, 8 ... 21 // 2 Clare 1, 5, 13, 16 ... 35 // 3 Tipperary 6, 15, 27, 28 ... 76

Intermediate Men... 1 Rory O'Sullivan St. Finbarrs A.C. Cork // 2 Patrick O Connor An Riocht A.C. Kerry // 3 Thomas Garrahy Kilmurray/Ibrick/N.Clare A.C. Clare

Club Team Points... Place Club Positions Points
1 An Riocht A.C. 2, 7, 10, 11 ... 30 // 2 East Cork A.C. 12, 14, 17, 22 ... 65 // 3 Kilmurray/Ibrick/N.Clare A.C. 3, 16, 26, 28 ... 73

County Team... Place County Positions Points
1 Limerick 8, 9, 13, 15, 18, 20 ... 83 // 2 Clare 3, 4, 6, 16, 26, 28 ... 83 // 3 Cork 1, 12, 14, 17, 22, 24 ... 90


The full results are up on the Munster Athletics website HERE

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Results of the Clonakilty Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k...Sat 3rd Dec 2016



This is one event that has had more than its fair share of bad luck with various weather events over the years. Between ice and floods, there has been problems on more than one occasion. Last year, there was a big storm which resulted in the cancellation of the event in December and it was held in February instead.

The numbers for December 2016 are up on last February but down on previous years. As events go in Cork, it is still pretty big with about 1500 people taking part.

10km...
1 Tim MURPHY 35:29 M (1) (1)Mullingar Harriers
2 Ronan WOGAN 36:07 M (2) (2)Boherneem AC
3 Andrew HOBBS 36:21 M (3) (3)Leevale AC
7 Margaret MURPHY 38:46 F (1) (7) Bandon AC.
21 Ronnie BARRY 41:39 F (2) (21)Brandon AC
34 Aoife COUGHLAN 44:04 F (3) (34)


Half-Marathon...
1 Niall SHEIL 1:15:43 (1)MS (1)St Killians
2 Paul DEANE 1:22:011262 M (2) MS (2)
3 Dan O'SULLIVAN 1:24:32 M (3)MS (3)
6 Carmel CROWLEY 1:29:40 F (1) F40 (1)
21 Karen WALSH 1:35:03 F (2)FS (1)
28 Mary SWEENEY 1:36:07 F (3)F50 (1) St Finbarrs AC 


Marathon...
1 Gary O'HANLON 2:42:15 M (1) MS (1) Clonliffe Harriers
2 Kevin ENGLISH 2:47:42 M (2) MS (2)
3 Mick MCKENNA 2:51:04 M (3) MS (3) - 
10 Lucy BRENNAN 3:11:21 F (1)F50 (1) Sligo AC
12 Dolores DUFFY 3:13:14 F (2)F40 (1) Watergrasshill AC / MCI
15 Sorcha KEARNEY 3:15:29 F (3)F40 (2) St Finbarrs AC 


The full results can be seen on the MyRunResults website

Photos...
1) Donal O'Regan has an album HERE 
2) MyRunResults have their own gallery up HERE 

Results of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun...Sat 3rd Dec 2016

The numbers were down slightly this weekend for the 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park with 178 taking part.

1 John MALONE    18:18    VM45-49    M 1
2 Sean TWOHIG    18:54    SM25-29    M 2
3 James MAC MAHON    18:59    SM30-34    M 3
29 Mary FINN    21:55    VW55-59    F 1
52 Eimear O'SULLIVAN    23:28    SW25-29    F 2
54 Claire FINN    23:30    VW40-44    F 3


The full results can be seen HERE

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Entry Procedure for the 2017 Ballycotton 10


Update...Wed 7th Dec...The entry link is HERE

*****
ENTRY PROCEDURE FOR BALLYCOTTON ‘10’ 2017

The following is the entry procedure for next year’s Ballycotton ’10’ which will take
place on Sunday March 12th. Once again, numbers are limited and there will be a
combination of online and postal entries, as follows:

1) Online entries will open on Wednesday December 7th at 2pm, when the first 1,000
will be accepted. At 8pm the same evening a further 1,000 will be accepted, making
an initial online total of 2,000.

2) For Athletics Ireland and Athletics Northern Ireland affiliated members plus those who ran the four races in the Ballycotton Summer Series 2016, along with those
living overseas, an additional online facility will open on Thursday December 8th at
10am until midnight on Friday December 9th.

3) Postal entries: A PDF copy of the entry form will be published on the Ballycotton
website on the evening of Friday December 9th, and will also be available in the usual
local outlets.

All club and Summer Series entrants (see above) and overseas will be accepted by
post up to and including Friday December 16th.The first 200 non-club entries to
arrive by post will be also be added to the above. (All postal entries close on Friday
December 16th).

4) As usual, a limited number of elite entries will be available nearer the date.
Entry fee for the 2017 race is again €15 (plus booking fee of €1.05, if entering online).
No refunds (this also applies for duplicate entries) or no transfers.