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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Results & Photos of the Cork BHAA John Buckley Sports 5k race... Tues 22nd May 2018

A huge crowd of 916 runners turned out for this years Cork BHAA John Buckley Sports 5k race in Cork City, up slightly on last year. It's great to see so many runners in what is probably one of the main 5k races in Munster. Certainly, the were plenty of club singlets from Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary mixed in among the Cork ones.

1     All Ages     Sean MCGRATH (485)     Harty Tax Consulting     00:14:58
2     All Ages     Niall SHANAHAN (51)     Dept of ed     00:15:00
3     All Ages     David FOX (206)     Solarwinds     00:15:14
1     All Ages     Claire MCCARTHY (191)     McCarthy Insurance Group     00:16:31
2     All Ages     Grace LYNCH (556)         00:16:59
3     All Ages     Sinead O'CONNOR (236)     Dept of ed     00:17:16

Full results

Photos...(Updated Wed 23rd May @4:20pm)
1) There are 4 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page...
... a) First lap
... b) 2nd lap. Roughly < 22min finish.
... c) 2nd lap. Roughly 22-27 min finish
... d) 2nd lap. Roughly 27 mins plus finish.

2) Gearóid Ó Laoi has a nice gallery HERE

Study shows children running one-mile a day improves their lives


Back in 2015, I had a post up about how a primary school in Scotland had introduced an exercise routine for their pupils where they ran/walked roughly a mile each day. The concept was soon copied by other schools in the UK.

A recent study has now shown that children who follow the daily exercise routine not only get leaner but also establish daily habits.

Naomi Brooks, a senior lecturer in sport at the University of Stirling said... “Children often learn about healthy eating and the benefits of physical activity at school, but the kids who are doing the Daily Mile aren’t just learning it in their minds; they are learning: ‘This is something I do every day, as part of my day, and this is how it makes me feel..’”

There are also other long-term consequences such as higher bone density which can be a health factor throughout their life.

According to an article in the Guardian.... "Late childhood and early adolescence are critical times for laying down bone, which reaches its peak density in our 20s, declining thereafter. The higher your bone density during youth, the lower your risk of fractures and osteoporosis in later life. The idea is that we try to put as much bone as possible ‘in the bank’ as youngsters. The mechanical stimulation of our body weight going through our bones, muscles and tendons when we jump up and down, stimulates our bone cells to grow and lay down new bone.”

The full article in the Guardian can be seen HERE

Notice...Cork BHAA John Buckley Sports 5k road race - Tues 22nd May 2018

The big race in Cork City this week is of course the Cork BHAA John Buckley Sports 5k on Tuesday. In contrast to the miserable wet weather on Monday, the forecast for today is for a nice sunny evening.

Update :  
a) Online entries closing Tuesday lunchtime. ( raffle confined to online entries for Nike Pegasus)
b) Entries taken on the night up to 7.30 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
c) Parking:  plenty parking in Pairc Ui Chaoimh Stadium and surrounding areas.
d) No parking on Monaghan road side of Stadium - Residential Area 

The annual John Buckley Sports 5k road race is one of the most popular races in Cork City and always attracts a large crowd. Organised in conjunction with the Cork BHAA, this race is suitable for all types of runner...from the serious to the more casual runner. The entry fee is only €5 for Cork BHAA registered runners or €10 for non-reg runners.

Located near the Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium, this is a flat and fast 5k course. The big change this year is that registration is in the newly refurbished Pairc Ui Chaoimh stadium... the first road race to have its HQ there! There is also plenty of parking in the area.

20% Discount Vouchers......As per last year, John Buckley Sports will be giving out 20% discount to all finishers in the race. Just hang on to your race number and present it in the shop to avail of the 20% discount. It will apply to any purchases in their shop which is across from the Opera House in the heart of Cork City. Needless to say, the amount you save with the discount may well exceed the race entry so they are well worth getting. Note that the discount is not restricted to just one item. When you are using it, you can buy several products at the one time and get 20% off the lot. There is also no expiry date on the race number discount so you can use it anytime.

Chip Timing........For the last four years, they have been using chip timing at this race and it has been very successful. In previous years, there have been problems with too many runners finishing at the same time filling up the finishing chutes. With the introduction of chip timing, that problem has now been eliminated. All you need to do on the night is to cross the finish queues.

Entries.....€5 for registered BHAA runners and €10 for non-reg. You can enter on the night OR you can enter beforehand if you want to avoid the queues. Your choices are to enter online by going to the John Buckley Sports website or you can call into the shop which is directly across from the Opera House in Cork City.

Pre-enter online for the John Buckley Sports 5k and you'll automatically be entered into a raffle to win a pair of Nike Pegasus runners.

In addition to the chip timing, there will be the usual post race refreshments back at Pairc Ui Chaoimh afterwards.

Preview.....A full preview of the course with photos can be seen HERE

More race info below in a more detailed flyer...

Monday, May 21, 2018

Notice...Glanmire GAA 4 mile road race - Sun 10th June 2018

This 4 mile road race is coming up on Sunday the 10th of June 2018 in Glanmire near Cork City.

Located just to the north-east of Cork City, it is within easy access for a lot of people. For anyone coming off the M8 motorway, just take exit 18.

Race entries will be taken at Glanmire GAA club which is right alongside the main road in Sallybrook.

Note that car parking will be in the Crestfield Shopping Centre near the finish line (and only a few hundred metres from the start) but that there will be no parking at the GAA hall (race HQ) 

The 4 mile route takes in a loop to the east of Glanmire. Both the start and finish points are only a short distance from the GAA grounds.

From the organisers...Brief Synopsis of Route....The route will begin at, the Brook Inn Glanmire and will continue along the main road south to Riverstown Cross (R639). Runners will then turn left and head towards the Sars pavilion and turn right to follow the old “New Line” road (Marwood Avenue). At the end of  this road they will turn right onto the “New Line road” (Copper Valley Vue) and continue up to “Toby Burkes Cross”. The route will then turn left up the hill where it meets the Knockraha/Blossom Grove road and then turns left and heads back down to meet “New Line” road at the junction with O'Connell Transport offices (Casey's Cross). The route turns right and heads to the roundabout at Brook Lodge where the runners will keep to the right of said roundabout,(The runners will then keep to the right hand side of the road until the completion of the race). and continue to Hazelwood Cross.

This year, we have t-shirts for the first 200 to pre-register.

Pre-entry......If you want to pre-enter this race then you can do so by visiting the Source Fitness website.

Preview.....A full preview of the course with maps and photos can be seen HERE

The race is sponsored by Source Fitness who are based in Silversprings in Tivoli.

From the Sponsor....Source Health & Fitness is one of the largest fitness centres in Munster and possesses a vast array of facilities. We have classes & activities to suit each individual need and fitness level. Classes include; Spinning, Aqua, Zumba, Circuits, Bootcamp, Yoga, Pilates, Metafit, BLTP, Sculpt & Tone, Toning, Abs, Line Dancing.

We pride ourselves on having the experience required to deliver top class instruction on all aspects of fitness. We believe we have something for all fitness levels and pride ourselves on being a professional and friendly centre where our member’s needs are our top priority. You will always get a good workout, no matter when you train!

Results of the 2018 Bay Run... 20th May 2018

 The lowest numbers ever turned out for this years Bay Run Half-Marathon in West Cork, down 18% on the numbers in 2017.

As you can see from the chart above, the numbers are way down on the time back around 2008 to 2012 when 800 plus used to take part in the half-marathon. These days, there is a lot more competition from other events.
The full results are HERE

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Results of the Blackwater 10 mile road race... Sun 20th May 2018

This years Blackwater 10 mile road race was held on Sunday the 20th of May 2018 with proceeds going towards the local national school and Breakthrough Cancer Research.

1    161    John Meade    00:56:28    Senior    1    Male    1
2    265    Eoin Sugrur    00:56:43    Over 40    1    Male    2
3    147    Cornelius Marshall    00:57:56    Over 40    2    Male    3
4    134    Garrett Lordan    00:58:51    Senior    2    Male    4
5    41    Mark Collins    00:59:27    Senior    3    Male    5
25    72    Joan Ennis    01:09:23    Over 50    1    Female    1
35    89    Linda Grogan    01:11:18    Senior    1    Female    2
37    194    Linda O'Connor    01:12:00    Over 40    1    Female    3
51    112    Josephine Kelleher    01:15:24    Over 40    2    Female    4
53    106    Stephanie Ilsley    01:15:42    Over 50    2    Female    5

Full results

Photos....(Updated 21st May 2018 @1pm)
1) There are 4 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page...
...a) Start
...b) One mile mark
...c) Finish ...under roughly 1:23
...d) Finish...over roughly 1:23 

2) Ger Broderick has a gallery of photos HERE

John Meade of St.Finbarr's AC retains his title

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Uncollected prizes for the Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park

The following prizes were not collected after the Cheetah Run last Thursday evening.

1st JM    Cillian Moloney    Glanmire
5th F    Kerrie Collins    Crosshaven
3rd F35    Maria Kelleher    Carrigtwohill RR
3rd M45    Michael Lucey    Leevale
2nd M50    David O'Riordan    Carraig na bhFearr
3rd M50    Michael Kenneally    Crosshaven
1st F60    Carmel Geaney    ESB
2nd M60    Patrick Holmes    Fota Wildlife

To arange collection,  go to

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

There was a large turnout of 574 contestants for this years Surf, Turf 'n' Tar Half-Marathon and 10k in Rosscarbery in West Cork on Saturday the 19th of May 2018.

In the Half-Marathon. there were 192 finishers...

1 Padraig Sheehan Clonakilty 1:26:38 SM     809
2 Martin Crowley Killarney 1:26:44  SM     652
3 Tadhg Moriarty  1:27:31 SM 842
4 Jonathan Tyner     Bantry 1:30:50 M35 818
5 Liam Lyons   1:31:10  M35 833
28 Fiona Dukelow     Cork       1:45:17       SF     669
32 Ellen Ahern     Clonakilty       1:46:20       SF     604
37 Olga O Sullivan     Ballincollig       1:47:13       SF     791
39 Catherine Mc Carthy     Clonakilty       1:48:04       SF     734
45 Karen Bevan     Douglas       1:49:35       F35     610


In the 10k race, there were 382 finishers...

1 Alfie Davis     Cork         38:50 SM     78
2 Edwin Sutton               39:11 SM     430
3 Billy O Brien     Douglas         39:46 SM     257
12 Marie Claire Healy     Tralee         43:39 SF     141
21 Grainne O Callaghan     Kilmallock         44:58 SF     261
23 Anna O Neill     Dunmanway         45:29 SF     308


Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun... Sat 19th May 2018

The numbers for the 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park have been down a bit for the last two weeks with around 250 taking part each week.

1 Morgan O'REGAN    18:50    VM40-44    M1    Midleton AC
2 Brian LINEHAN    19:37    VM55-59    M2
3 Eoin MAC MAHON    19:54    SM25-29    M3   
14 Orla CROSBIE    21:23    VW50-54    F1    St Finbarrs AC
22 Rachel O'CALLAGHAN    22:26    VW40-44    F2
31 Laura HEFFERNAN    22:55    VW35-39    F3

The full results are HERE

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Results of the Ballymacoda 4 mile road race... Fri 18th May 2018

A grand total of 163 runners turned out for this new 4 mile road race in East Cork on Friday the 18th of May 2018.

1    LEARY    KEVIN O    207    21:14    21:14    5:18/M    Open    EAST CORK AC
2    SHEEHAN    NIGEL    3    21:55    21:55    5:29/M    Open    YOUGHAL
3    COLLINS    MARK    132    22:15    22:15    5:34/M    Open    GRANGE FERMOY
10    SANTRY    FIONA    244    23:33    23:33    5:53/M    Open    EAST CORK AC
17    VEALE    KATE    17    25:23    25:22    6:21/M    Open    WEST WATERFORD
19    CASHMAN    EVELYN    194    25:28    25:27    6:22/M    Open    YOUGHAL

Full results below...

Friday, May 18, 2018

Results of Buttevant 4 mile - Fri 18th May 2018


Notice...John Harnett 10k road race in Ballyhooly - Fri 25th May 2018

This 10k road race is coming up in Ballyhooly near Fermoy on Friday, the 25th of May 2018 at 7:30pm.

Registration and Parking at GAA pitch, approx 200m from start line. Refreshments and presentation of prizes in the Community Hall after the race.

Ballyhooly is located just 9 kms west of Fermoy on the N72 road to Mallow. Considering that it's reasonably close to the M8 motorway, it's within easy access.

Course Preview...A full preview of the course with maps, directions and photos can be seen HERE 

Notice...Darrara & Ring Bay 10k & 5k Run nr Clonakilty - Fri 25th May 2018

Following on from thee success of the inaugural event in 2017, this 10k and 5k will be held this year on Friday the 25th of May 2018 with a 7:30pm start time.

Info from the organisers....
Beautiful 10k run, jog or walk, combining 'Wild Atlantic Way' views with countryside route and great community atmosphere! We also have a separate 5k countryside route.
In aid of works at Darrara Community Centre.
Fees: €10 for 10k & 5k, to be paid on the night.
Registration from 6.30pm in Darrara Community Centre.
Parking, secure storage and changing facilities provided at Darrara Community Centre.
Refreshments during the race for participants.
Tea, cake & hospitality afterwards at Darrara Community Centre.
10k Over 16s only.
Children welcome on the walk, but must be accompanied by an adult.

More info below...

Reminder - Ballymacoda 4 mile in East Cork on Fri 18th May 2018

Just a reminder that the big race in East Cork this evening is the Ballymacoda 4 mile on what looks like a nice flat and quiet course. Info in race notice.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Results & Photos of the Cheetah Run 5k in Fota Wildlife Park... Thurs 17th May 2018

A grand total of 780 runners turned out for this years Cheetah Run 5k in Fota Wildlife Park on Thurs 17th May 2018.

1 Alan O'SHEA    Bantry AC    MS    753    15:18
2 Tim O'CONNOR    Riocht AC    M40    651    16:14
3 Kieran MCKEOWN    Watergrasshill AC    M40    517    16:41
13 Aoife COOKE    Youghal    FS    139    18:07
24 Carol FINN    Leevale AC    FS    254    18:45
64 Fiona MCCARTHY    Frankfield    F40    490    20:07

The full results are on the Eagle AC website HERE

Photos...(Updated Sat 19th May 9:59pm)
1) There will be several albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page
...a) Group photos
...b) Race start
...c) Some race photos HERE

2) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE and HERE 

Remember that John Buckley Sports are offering a 20% discount if you bring your race number into their store for the 2 weeks after the race.

Finish line up to 25 mins...