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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Reminder : Mallow 10 Transfer Window Closes Sun 25th Feb 2018


Reminder : Transfers for the 2018 Mallow 10 mile race close this Sunday 25th February at 12 midnight. You can use the link below to transfer your entry. Four weeks to go.

Other links...
1) Race notice

Races coming up on Sun 25th Feb 2018

No shortage of races coming up on Sunday the 25th of February 2018. There is a 7k in Glanmire near Cork City and there is a nice 4 mile race in Kilmacthomas in Waterford which might be of interest to any runners in East Cork.

Cork...Sun 25th (11am)... Glanmire Ladies Football 7km race ...€10... nr Cork City... info...

Waterford...Sun 25th (11am)...Kilmacthomas 4 mile...€8 online / €10 on the day... info...

Limerick...Sun 25th (1pm)...Adare 10k road race...€20...includes dry fit top for first 500 to register... info... CLOSED!!

Results of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun...Sat 24th Feb 2018

 A total of 341 runners turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park, about the same as the previous two weeks. That's well above the long term average of 259 for this weekly event.

1 Ian DORGAN    18:56    VM40-44    M1    Tracton AC
2 Ciaran O'HERLIHY    18:57    SM25-29    M2
3 Brian LINEHAN    19:19    VM55-59    M3
26 Olga O'SULLIVAN    22:19    VW40-44    F1    Dell EMC Running Club
41 Fiona VERLING    22:46    VW35-39    F2
43 Louise Lynch O'KEEFFE    23:00    VW50-54    F3

Full results

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Results of the North Cork AC 5k in Doneraile Park...Sat 24th Feb 2018

119 people turned out for this 5k in Doneraile Park on Sat 24th Feb 2018. That's down 17% on the 143 that turned out for the February race last year.

1 Donagh Powell     Rathfarnham WSAF AC         17:16     SM     22
2 John Murphy     Grange Fermoy         17:38     SM     166
3 James Grufferty     Leevale         17:46     SM     167
5 Carol Finn     Leevale         18:30     SF     266
23 Faye Mansfield     Mallow Tri         21:44     SF     233
28 Mei Ming Cronin     Doneraile         22:15     SF     216

Full results

Friday, February 23, 2018

Newspaper article on the upcoming Duhallow AC 10 mile road race

There was an article in this weeks Corkman newspaper titled 'Duhallow AC seeks to take over reins of the famed Ballycotton 10'. Click on the image above to see the large version.

The race is coming up in Newmarket on Sunday the 4th of March. More info in this previous post.

Joe Gough of West Waterford AC sets new World Masters Record

At an indoor 800m race in Abbotstown, Dublin on Thursday evening, Joe Gough (M65) of West Waterford AC set a new masters indoor world record! Finishing in a time of 2m 16.65s, Joe broke the previous over 65 indoor world record of 2m 16.80s which was set by Earl Fee of Canada way back in 1994.

Lost & Found...Tracksuit bottoms lost at Carrigaline race

Someone left a black Adidas tracksuit bottoms in the men's changing room at the Carrigaline 5 mile race last Sunday. White "three stripe" down the legs. A pair of glasses in the pocket. If anyone brought them home by mistake, please let us know.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

John Travers becomes the first Irish man to run a sub 4 min mile in Ireland

John Travers of Donore Harriers made a bit of athletics history last night when he became the first Irish man to run a sub 4 minute mile on an indoor track in Ireland. In the final event at the AIT International Grand Prix, the Donore Harriers athlete finished in 3rd place in a time of 3:59.40 for the mile.

While several Irish athletes have run sub 4 min miles indoors in the past, they were all overseas as the facilities weren't here in Ireland. Now, there are two world class indoor 200m tracks in the in AIT Athlone and one in Abbotstown, Dublin.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Study shows simple exercise regime beats fitness trackers

In a recent study, it was shown that doing three brisk 10-minute walks a day resulted in higher fitness levels than trying to do 10,000 steps a day with a fitness tracker.

Many people are using fitness trackers with devices costing in the region of €50 to €200. People try to get to a certain amount of daily steps in an effort to get fit.

A recent study though said that three brisk walks per day took less time to do and produced better results.

The full story can be seen on the BBC website

Trial for the Irish team for the European Mountain Running Championships - 8th Apr 2018

This might be of interest to some of the faster runners out there who aspire to wearing an Irish singlet. The Irish Mountain Running Association are holding their trials for the Irish team on Sunday the 8th of April with a 10km trail race on Slievenamon near Clonmel. The selected team will represent Ireland at the European Mountain Running Championships in July 2018.

The event is also the 8th race in the MMRA Munster Winter/Spring 2018 League so it's open to everyone. More info HERE

Calendar passes 600k pageviews

I just noticed this morning that the race calendar on the Running in Cork blog has just passed 600,000 page views! There is a copy of this kept on the Running in Munster blog and that's up to almost 274,000.

It started off many moons ago as a 'Cork only' race calendar but it soon became obvious that this was of little benefit. People in east Cork are interested in Waterford races, north Cork runners want to know about Limerick events and so on.

It now covers races roughly south of a line stretching from the the north of Clare to the north of Wexford taking in all the Munster counties as well as Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford. This allows runners in Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford a way of keeping track of events in their own and adjoining counties.

I need to spend a bit of time on it though as a good few races have popped up since my last major update. As always, the calendar is at

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Rathcormac 4 mile voted best 4 mile race in Cork in 2017

Well done to the organisers of the Rathcormac 4 mile road race whose race was voted the best 4 mile race in Cork in 2017. This was the first year of this particular race which was held last August.

Togher 5k voted best 5k in Cork in 2017

The polls for the best 5k race in Cork in 2017 closed  recently and thanks to everyone who took the time to vote. The Togher AC 5k race at Christmas got almost 40% of the vote and came out on top again after winning in 2016 as well.

The Bweeng 5k race finished 2nd while the Conna 5k race which is a real community affair finished 3rd.

Togher AC have grown their 5k race from scratch and the numbers have grown over the years. It has now overtaken the Belgooly race to become the most popular race in Cork over the festive period.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Results & Photos of the Carrigaline 5 mile road race... Sun 18th Feb 2018

A total of 317 runners turned out for this years Carrigaline 5 mile road race organised by Eagle AC.

1    FOX, David    Leevale AC        0:26:17    209    1
2    SHEEHAN, Andrew    Leevale AC        0:26:25    99    2
3    CORBETT, Michael    St. Finbarrs AC    M40    0:26:34    300    3
21    MOORE, Niamh    Cork Varsity        0:31:00    111    21
26    GEARY, Ann    Midleton AC    F35    0:31:43    30    26
29    HICKSON, Katie    Cork tri    F40    0:31:53    43    29

Team Prizes...
Men... Leevale AC 1st, Eagle AC 2nd
Women... Togher AC 1st, Midleton AC 2nd

Category results

Full results HERE

Photos...(Updated Mon 19th Feb @9:36pm)
There are two galleries up on the Running in Cork Facebook page
...a) Pre-race & Start
...b) Finish 
2) There is a gallery of the prizes up on the Eagle AC Facebook page
3) Derek Costello of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE
4) Mick Dooley of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE
5) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE 

Results of the Cloyne Commons 4k race - Sun 18th Feb 2018

The 4th race in the Cloyne Commons Challenge 4K Series was held on Sunday 18 February 2018 with 200 runners taking part.   

Place    Time    Name    Team    Category
1    0:13:13    O'BRIEN, Frank    Midleton AC    MJ
2    0:13:22    O'DWYER, Finbarr    Leevale AC    M45
3    0:13:24    SHEEHAN, Nigel    Youghal AC    M
4    0:13:38    MCKEOWN, Kieran    Watergrasshill AC    M40
5    0:14:00    SWORDS, Graham    Unattached    M
6    0:14:11    INCE, Ken    Watergrasshill AC    M
7    0:14:38    COLEMAN, Brendan    Youghal AC    M40
8    0:14:39    TIERNEY, Conor    East Cork AC    M40
9    0:14:40    SMITH, Kevin    Midleton AC    M40
10    0:14:41    O'SULLIVAN, Ray    Aghada RC    M
11    0:14:43    CASHMAN, Paul    Unattached    M
12    0:14:45    HANNON, Tim    Midleton AC    M
13    0:14:57    PENDER, Stephen    Ballymore Cobh AC    M
14    0:14:58    NICHOLSON, Edmund    Youghal AC    M45
15    0:15:00    GEARY, Gerard    Unattached    M
16    0:15:02    COLLINS, Trevor    Unattached    M40
17    0:15:05    BEAUSANG, Thomas    Ballintotis Fit4Life    M45
18    0:15:21    CRONIN, Tim    Unattached    M40
19    0:15:22    MEYLER, Shane    Ballymore Cobh AC    M40
20    0:15:25    QUINLAN, Ian    Carrigtwohill AC    M
21    0:15:29    KEARNEY, Paul    Aghada RC    M
22    0:15:31    COLEMAN, Ciaran    Youghal AC    M40
23    0:16:00    GEARY, John    Unattached    M
24    0:16:04    AHERN, Derek    Midleton AC    M
25    0:16:12    TWOMEY, Bill    Unattached    M
26    0:16:13    AHERNE, Deirdre    Midleton AC    F35
27    0:16:14    MAUNSELL, Francis    Midleton AC    M45
28    0:16:15    RYAN, Stephen    Ballymore Cobh AC    M45
29    0:16:16    HORGAN, Trevor    Unattached    M40
30    0:16:17    MCCARTHY, Denis    East Cork AC    M55
31    0:16:27    O'REGAN, Ger    Midleton AC    M45
32    0:16:35    RYAN, Des    Unattached    M40
33    0:16:38    MCGRATH, Conor    Unattached    M
34    0:16:48    MULLANE, Conor    Unattached    M40
35    0:16:52    O'BRIEN, Michael    Aghada RC    M
36    0:16:54    SPILLANE, William    Unattached    M
37    0:16:55    LEAHY, Eileen    Midleton AC    F
38    0:17:00    O'CALLAGHAN, Shane    Unattached    M
39    0:17:03    O'CALLAGHAN, Declan    Unattached    M
40    0:17:05    MURPHY, Seรกn    Ballintotis Fit4Life    M45
41    0:17:06    O'SHEA, Colm    Unattached    M45
42    0:17:07    MCGRATH, Robert    Unattached    M
43    0:17:08    JUR, Greg    Unattached    M
44    0:17:11    NICHOLSON, Patrick    Youghal AC    MJ
45    0:17:14    KELLY, Christine    Aghada RC    F