Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Reminder : Cork BHAA Stryker 4 mile in Carrigtwohill - Wed 25th Apr 2018

Just a reminder that the Cork BHAA Stryker 4 mile race is coming up in Carrigtwohill on Wednesday the 25th of April 2018. Note the start time... 7:30pm.

More info in this previous post.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Entries for the Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park open Thurs 3rd May

The 2018 Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park organised by Eagle AC is coming up on Thursday the 17th of May 2018 at 8pm. As well as there being the usual 5k race, there is also a one mile race for juveniles (11-15 year olds).

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

Entries for the 5k race open on Thursday the 3rd of May....450 places will be available at 10am with the remaining 450 opening at 7pm.

The entry link will be posted closer to the entry day.


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

The entry fee includes free access to the park for two adults and two children on the night. Access will be controlled on the night and will be open from 6:30pm.

There will also be a 20% discount voucher for John Buckley Sports. The savings on say a new pair of shoes would cover the entry fee.

Juvenile 1 Mile Race.....There is also a 1 mile race for juveniles this year (Ages 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15). This will take place before the 5k race at 7:15pm. The numbers will be limited to 100. Entries for this will open also on the 3rd of May in two batches...45 at 10am and 45 at 7pm. The one mile race has been measured accurately by Jones Counter, will be chip timed and all finishers will receive a medal. Please note that there are no prizes in the juvenile race. The entry fee is €8 including an online processing fee.

Artwork for the medal for the Juvenile race

As always, entrants can bring family members to either race. This includes free access to the wildlife park for the runner and family members. This normally costs €15.50 per adult, or €46 for a family of two adults and two children.

There is also a 20% discount voucher from John Buckley Sports.

Laya Healthcare is also a sponsor.... Laya provide Health Insurance, Life Insurance and Travel Insurance, Established in 1997 they are the second largest health insurance provider in Ireland with over half a million members.

Please note.....No buggies/baby strollers/ transfers....and no late entries.

The minimum age is 16 for the 5k race as per Athletics Ireland permit recommendations.

5k Race...There will be prizes for the first 5 men and women as well as the usual age categories. The exact number of prizes for the age categories will be determined after the online entries close with the aim of making each age category competitive.

I would seriously advise people that have an interest in doing this race to enter as soon as it opens. It really will sell out early. 

Updates about the race will be made available here and on the race page on the Eagle AC website.

Sponsor...John Buckley Sports is one of the race sponsors and is one of the main specialist running shops in Cork City. They have a wide stock of gear in the shop and on their

They have been in business since 1981 and it's fair to say that the shop is highly regarded by many of the runners on the local road race scene. They also have a app which you can download to your smartphone which gives a generous discount when using it.

Irish results from the 2018 London Marathon

The London Marathon was held last weekend, a huge event with over 40,000 finishers. Here are some of the Irish finishers under 6 hours and no doubt, there are a few Cork runners in there...

Place overall    Name    Club    Category    Half    Finish
12 » SCULLION, Stephen (IRL)         22     18-39     01:07:48     02:15:55 
3    » O'Hanlon, Gary (IRL)    Serpentine RC    40-44    1:08:46    2:21:14
865    » Lenihan, Brian (IRL)        18-39    1:25:53    2:57:40
963    » Faughnan, Dermot (IRL)        40-44    1:25:46    2:58:45
1229    » McCallion, Tommy (IRL)    Other    40-44    1:28:50    3:01:27
1422    » McCallion, Eddie (IRL)    Other    18-39    1:29:04    3:04:24
1503    » Fitzgerald, Karl (IRL)    Other    18-39    1:28:35    3:05:26
1575    » Guinness, Samuel (IRL)        18-39    1:25:53    3:06:18

Sonia O'Sullivan to run her 100th parkrun on Sat 28th Apr 2018

Press release : Join Sonia O’Sullivan at Cabinteely parkrun on Saturday 28th April 2018

Former World Champion and Olympic Silver Medallist, Sonia O’Sullivan will complete her 100th parkrun at the Cabinteely parkrun, Dublin 18 on Saturday, 28th April.

Vhi, Presenting Partner of parkrun, will host a special event to celebrate the achievement and is calling on walkers, joggers and runners of all ages and abilities to join Sonia and kickstart their weekend on a healthy note at the free 5km event.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Results & Photos of the Great Railway Run... Sun 22nd Apr 2018

There was a record turnout for this years 25km Great Railway Run from Cork to Carrigaline with 363 finishers, a jump of almost 15% on last year! The 10k was also a new record, up 4.7% on last year.

The results are now available...

1    Alan O Shea    Bantry      1:24:43 SM    916
2    Alan O Brien    Carrigaline      1:26:28   SM    924
3    Michael Morgan    Cork      1:28:57  SM    860
5    Barry O Shea    Piltown      1:37:56   SM    95
6    Tim Twomey    Cork      1:38:26     SM    1014
4    Claire Gibbons-McCarthy    Bandon      1:33:03   SF    727
12    Sorcha Kearney    cork      1:44:20    F40    780
34    Kerrie Collins    cork      1:54:14   SF    644
41    Colette O Donoghue    Watergrasshill      1:56:48    SF    1046

1     Declan Power     Dublin 13         35:19     SM     287
2     Sebastian Mucke     Gaimersheim         37:54     SM     210
3     Garrett Casey     Cork         39:58     SM     39
7     Ailbhe McDaid     Cork         40:55     SF     356
16     Stephanie Johnson     Clonmel         45:15     SF     141
18     Jane Peetersoo     Cork City         45:27     SF     284

Photos to follow...(Updated Mon 23rd Apr 10pm)
1) There will be 8 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page
...a) Start & Near Blackrock Castle
...b) There are just over 500 finish line photos HERE
...c) There are some prize giving photos HERE
...d) 25k runners about 200m from the finish line (1:45 to 2:08)
...e) 200m from the finish line... 25k 2:08-2:24 / 10k 1st-0:51
...f) 200m from the finish line... 25k 2:24-2:35 / 10k 0:51-1:02
...g) 200m from the finish line... 25k 2:35 plus / 10k 1:02 plus
...h) Prizes (Close up)


Results of the Dromahane 5k...Sat 21st Apr 2018

This 5k run in Dromahane was held on Sat 21st of April 2018 with 143 taking part which was down 27% on last year. Results HERE

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Notice...Rosscarbery Surf, Turf 'n' Tar Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 19th May 2018

This Half-Marathon & 10k in Rosscarbery in West Cork is coming up on Saturday the 19th of May 2018. This proved to be a very popular event last year and should get a lot of interest this year as well.

As races go, this one looks pretty stunning as it takes in the roads, beaches, woods and coastal trails near the town.

Registration is now open and will close on May 11th or when full. You can register online by clicking the link below...

Half-Marathon... Finisher medal & dry fit top... 9am start... €35

10km... Finisher medal & Buff... 9:15am start... €25

Entry link >>

More info below from the organisers...Second Rosscarbery Surf, Turf ‘n’ Tar, takes place May 19th!
Following on from a successful first year of Rosscarbery Surf Turf ‘n’ Tar Half Marathon and 10K race, this year’s event takes place on May 19th at 9am

Last year saw 420 runners/walkers take part in this unique  multi terrain race ! This year the organisers hope to make it bigger and better taking onboard all the comments (positive and otherwise) on board). It was the most talked about West Cork Running Event in 2018, and the organisers are expecting a large entry for this year’s event!

Set in beautiful Rosscarbery and surrounding area, participants are offered a unique running experience over two distances, Half Marathon and 10K. This multi terrain race runs over beach, road, forest and trail Runs.

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 21st Apr 2018

Just under 300 runners turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park on Sat 21st Apr 2018.

1 Denis BUCKLEY    18:01    JM15-17    74.93 %    M1
2 Piotr SPYT    18:52    VM35-39    71.82 %    M2    Polish Runners Club Ireland
3 Unknown                           
34 Rachel O'CALLAGHAN    22:32    VW40-44    69.82 %    F1
42 Olga O'SULLIVAN    22:52    VW40-44    66.91 %    F2    Eagle A.C.
50 Maria CALACO MULERO    23:13    SW20-24    63.75 %    F3

Full results

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Races coming up on Sunday the 22nd of April 2018

Here are some of the races coming up on Sunday the 22nd of April...

Cork...Sun 22nd (9:30am)... The Great Railway Run 25km from Cork to Carrigaline... €40... info...
Cork...Sun 22nd (11am)... The Great Railway Run 10km from Monkstown to Carrigaline... €30... info...

Kerry...Sun 22nd (10am)... Castleisland 10 mile road race... €20... Organised by An Ríocht AC... includes dry fit top... info...
Kerry...Sun 22nd (10am)... Castleisland 5km race... €10... Organised by An Ríocht AC...... info...

Friday, April 20, 2018

Reminder...Great Railway Run coming up on Sun 22nd Apr 2018

Just a reminder that the Great Railway Run is coming up on Sunday the 22nd of April and there is a choice of a 25k from Cork City to Carrigaline or a 10k from Monkstown.

From the organisers....Online registration for The Great Railway Run closes at 10pm (Saturday). All participants please note that race bib numbers can be collected in Phelans Pharmacy at the Kinsale road roundabout between 4 and 8pm tomorrow. New registrations will also be accepted there. NEW REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED ON SUNDAY.

Apr22 - The Great Railway Run 25k - Sun 9:30
Apr22 - The Great Railway Run 10K - Sun 11:00

More info in the race notice.

Notice...Cork BHAA Stryker 4 mile in Carrigtwohill - Wed 25th Apr 2018

This 4 mile race in Carrigtwohill in East Cork is coming up on Wednesday the 25th 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

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Results & Photos of the Ballintotis 4 mile road race...Thurs 19th Apr 2018

It seemed only appropriate that the warmest day of the year so far in 2018 also coincided with the first major race of the Summer road race season in Cork with a whopping 826 runners taking part. Conditions were almost perfect with some nice sunshine for the whole race, something we haven't seen a lot of of late.

It was also a big race for East Cork AC after two of their members took the respective titles. Michael Harty's time of 19:15 was also a new course record while Fiona Santry won the women's race for the first time.

1 Michael HARTY    00:19:15 512    M (1)    MS (1)    East Cork AC
2 Sergiu CIOBANU 00:19:22 654    M (2)    MS (2)    Clonliffe Harriers AC
3 James MCCARTHY 00:20:08 1    M (3)    MS (3)    East Cork AC
36 Fiona SANTRY    00:23:42 F (1)    FS (1)    East Cork AC
39 Ann GEARY    00:24:23 115    F (2)    F35 (1)    Midleton AC
61 Evelyn Cashman    00:25:06 671    F (3)    F45 (1)    Youghal AC

Full results HERE

Photos... (Updated 10pm Fri 20th Apr 2018)
1) There are 4 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page...
...a) Pre-race
...b) Start
...c) 1km from the finish
...d) Prizes
2) Michael Buckley has a gallery HERE 
3) Dave O'Brien has a gallery HERE

Heads up on the 2018 Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park

Just a quick heads up to say that the Cheetah Run 5k in Fota Wildlife Park is coming up on Thursday 17th of May 2018. Entries will open up two weeks in advance on Thursday the 3rd of May.

This one always sells out fast so keep an eye on it. More details to follow soon...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cork runners at the 2018 Boston Marathon

One of the most famous marathons in the world is of course in Boston and the 122nd edition was held last Monday the 16th of April 2018.

These are the runners from Cork who took part....

427    Smith, Mark    40    M    Cork         IRL    2:43:39
2554    O'Regan, Stephen    35    M    Cork    IRL    2:49:43
5544    Lyons, Alan    39    M    Cork         IRL    3:00:48
2079    Hogan, Aidan    44    M    Cork         IRL     3:06:03
1184    Cotter, Liam    52    M    Cork         IRL    3:11:34
426    Foley, Vivian    48    M    Cork         IRL    3:11:51
2567    O'Herlihy, Colin    47    M    Co. Cork    IRL     3:16:36
10422    O Donovan, Fergal    45    M    Co Cork    IRL     3:20:42
11322    Magner, Aidan    47    M    Cork         IRL     3:24:45
7144    Crowley, Ken    43    M    Cork         IRL     3:28:14
6607    Murphy, David    40    M    Cork Ireland     IRL    3:31:27
3094    Forde, Michael    38    M    Cork         IRL    3:34:38
6912    O Meara, Fergal    49    M    Midleton    IRL    3:35:55
20427    Gilroy, Helen    52    F    Cork         IRL    3:35:55
17802    Lynch, Liam    60    M    Co Cork         IRL    3:37:43
8741    Mclean, Gerard    47    M    Cork         IRL    3:39:18
19875    Walsh, Helen    43    F    Cork         IRL    3:39:41
19685    Crowley, Lisa    44    F    Cork         IRL     3:43:55
17764    Sheehan, Louise    44    F    Co. Cork    IRL     3:49:47

20837    Marshall, Ger    60    M    Cork         IRL     3:55:31
30392    Fitzgibbons, Sheila    51    F    Blarney     IRL    5:15:14
30471    Devlin, Killian    39    M    Midleton    IRL    5:30:29
30419    Butler, Patricia    38    F    Carrigaline    IRL    5:30:29

Final info for the Ballintotis 4 mile coming up Thurs 19th Apr 2018

The Summer season of road races kicks off with the Balllintotis 4 mile road race on Thursday the 19th of April 2018. After a long dark winter, the evening races will make a pleasant change from the weekend events.

The race is at 8pm and is chip timed. You can enter on the night but make sure to get there early because of the crowds.

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

Here is the final info from the organisers.......The big night is now almost upon us again with the ninth running of the Ballintotis '4' Mile Road race taking place on this Thursday April 19th.  A lot of work has been done over the past few months in preparation for what we hope will be another occasion to remember.

James McCarthy of the host club East Cork AC has won the event in all the previous  8 years and last year got the better of club mate Sean McGrath after a titanic struggle. The ladies honours 12 months ago went to  Irish International Claire McCarthy who has distinguished herself with some super performances in the green singlet since then.

The success of the Ballintotis event which was brought to the picturesque venue by East Cork A.C in 2010, is due to a number of factors. It's fair to say that the generous sponsorship and backing from the local business community has been a key component in it's rise and with this in mind, the local Ballintotis Race Committee wish to acknowledge again the continued backing of a number of their loyal major sponsors.