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Monday, June 02, 2014

Results & photos of the 2014 Cork City Marathon...


In the end, conditions were pretty good for this years Cork City Marathon with dry conditions with the thermometer up around 16 deg C.. Maybe a little on the humid side but nowhere like the sweltering heat of other years.

Marathon....
1  Bartosz Mazerski     Lks Zantyr Sztum  M35   2:28:38....€1000
2 Gary O'Hanlon    MS  2:28:45
....€900
3  Peter Mooney   MS   2:32:35....€800
4 Trevor Power        Waterford AC  MS  2:33:03....€700
5  David Mansfield        Clonmel AC   MS   2:35:14
....€600
6 Cathal O'Connell  M50   2:35:43
....€500
7  Brian Hegarty        Leevale AC   MS  2:37:13
....€400 
8 Owen Casey        Leevale AC MS  2:38:35....€300 
9 Eoin Sugrue   M40  2:39:46....€200
10 Eugene McCarthy    M45   2:43:10....€100

1  Pauline Curley        Tullamore Harriers  F45   2:43:47...€1000
2 Nollaigh Hunter        Leevale AC  F40   2:50:22...€900
3 Jill Hodgins          F35 2:56:44...€800
4 Angela McCann        Clonmel AC    F40  2:59:54...€700
5 Janeann Healy        Athenry Ac  FS  3:00:51...€600
6 Mary O'Leary          F45  3:06:24...€500
7 Joan Ennis        Grange/Fermoy AC  F45 3:08:22...€400
8 Mags Dempsey        Tracton AC  F40 3:13:59...€300
9 Siobhan Dempsey          F40 3:14:41...€200
10 Tanya Meikle        GM Environmental      F45  3:20:41...€100


The full Marathon results can be seen HERE



Half-Marathon...
1 Sergiu Ciobanu        Clonliffe Harriers MS 1:10:18...€500
2 Gavin Sweeney        Togher AC MS 1:11:13...€250
3 Colin Merritt        Carrig na bhfear M40 1:11:45...€200
4 John Meade        St Finbarr's AC  MS  1:11:52...€150
5 Tim Twomey        Leevale AC  MS  1:12:26...€100
1 Emma Murphy        St Finbarr's AC   FS   1:21:34...€500
2 Annameria Costelloe    Gneeveguilla AC  FS  1:26:51...€250
3 Margo Dinan        St Finbarr's AC  F45   1:28:36...€200
4 Deirdre Nagle        Eagle AC   F35 1:29:06...€150
5 Niamh Cronin        St Finbarr's AC F35  1:29:19...€100


The results for the half are HERE

Any issues? Comments???

Photos...(Updated Wed @11pm)
1) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a large slideshow of photos HERE
2) Doug Minihane has over 1000 pics HERE 
3) Peter Mooney has a gallery HERE 
4) Frank Van Pelt has 200+ photos HERE
5) Tara Costello has 300+ photos HERE
6) Mike Meade Photography has a gallery HERE
7) Kieran Minihane has 600+ photos HERE
8) A second slideshow of 300+ photos from Joe Murphy HERE 
9) The Irish Examiner have 1000+ commercial photos HERE
10) Joe Murphy has a third album of photos taken near Patricks Bridge HERE
11) A album of 335 photos taken at the Dunkettle Roundabout HERE
12) Another album of 333 photos taken near Patricks Bridge HERE
13) John Chalmers has plenty of photos in his photostream on his Flickr page HERE
14) Yet another batch from Joe Murphy. #4 HERE 

Video......
1) Start of the Marathon from the Irish Examiner...


2) Start of the Half-Marathon from the Irish Examiner...

Gerard Down of Eagle AC took some footage of the leaders near the Sextant Bar...

53 comments:

maura said...

it was my first half and cannot believe the amount of support and encouragement given by both spectators and fellow runners, thanks to all the volunteers as well

Anonymous said...

I thought the new half marathon route went off very well. Well supported marathon by the public out on the streets as distinct from previous years when very little support came out. Still think the time of year needs to be changed and have it on a Sunday

Paudie said...

Well done! Excellent day. Half Marathon was well organised. Great support along the way (lots of sweeties) Physics were much appreciated at the finish. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

New half marathon route was great the first two miles allowed me to settle my pace instead taking off 2 fast with loads of support . Loads of water stops and d support was by far d best year yet. The tops are lovely. So well done to all d organizers for a massive improvement this year!!

Anonymous said...

very low numbers for the marathon- slightly over a 1000 runners might mean a change of year is needed.

Anonymous said...

I was doing the half and was standing the second row back from the start line.the guy in front of me had earphones on with his iphone in his hand,the organisers at the start line saw him but just said nothing,i was amazed by this for such a big race!!

Michael O'Shea said...

Brilliant, all issues from last year resolved. No complaints only why didn't i do more training. Hopefully be back next year. 5/5 to the organisers, stewards and a big thanks to all the volunteers and local support.

Anonymous said...

I would like 2 echo all de gr8 comments, superb half thus year & well done 2 de organisers for changing de route & listening 2 de public. Support was fab again dis year & tks 2 de supporters for de cheers & sweets. It was a beautiful special moment as well 2 watch lilltle Lilly walk with her Dad. Congrats all xx

Anonymous said...

I did the full last year and the half this year. I thoroughly enjoyed it and though the whole event from the organisation to the support was fantastic. There was water a-plenty and welcome wine gums along the route. My only gripe is that it would be great if there was someone to take pics at the finish line of all finishers. I know that there are some pics (and there may yet be more posted) but it would be a nice memento to have. Last year was the same regarding finish line pics. Also searching by race number through all the other photos would be welcome.

Anonymous said...

Re headphones, according to posts on here from organisers, headphones not banned, just discouraged.
I was a spectator today and in space of 15 mins at a busy rd crossing 4 people nearly got hit cos they didn't hear the marshals instructions. Guess what - all were wearing headphones. It's not fair on the volunteers who are trying their best to keep everyone safe.

Anonymous said...

The low numbers for the full is disappointing. The cork marathon has very
Ittle to do with a marathon.

Anonymous said...

I would also like the echo the concerns on the low turnout for the actual marathon. I fear the 'marathon' event will become a bit of a farce if the numbers in the relay and half continue to grow at the expense of the big one.
I'm not sure if a change in date will address this, I just think it's too easy to opt for the relay altogether.

Anonymous said...

It is a shame that the numbers for the marathon are so low .I think the organisers will have to do something like Tralee and Waterford to help train people to achieve this goal. A lot would feel there are too slow or not able but would soon find out if they train in groups it takes all, fast and slow.

MOD said...

Many thanks to the pacers, particularly the 2.00 hr pacers in the half for getting me home well under my ETA! Their encouragement was superb throughout.

Anonymous said...

Numbers are low for it alright. I think having the half and the relay on means people will opt for the other races - I know I did. I didn't even consider doing the marathon this year as a) the weather is too unpredictable b) the route is tough in parts eg the tunnel to mahon and model farm road and c) the time of year means there is little time to recover before you resume training for marathons in October/November. A change is required as it hasgreat potential

Anonymous said...

Small issue with the timing of one of the runners in the full marathon who "finished" 16th-link is http://www.precisiontiming.net/result.aspx?v=2002 -this will surely have to be investigated as the runner in question did a 1:48.17 for the 1st half of the course and had him in 376th, but then went along and completed a world record time of 57minutes for the 2nd half of the course to put him in 16th-surely this time and his result will be taken from the records

Anonymous said...

I'm not convinced by the chip times either. Some seem pretty dodgy. Also, anybody know exactly what gross and net times are?

Mark said...

Absolutely fantastic day. No quibble about it. Low marathon numbers are not a reflection on a course theres only two or 3 mild hills for Gods sake.

Also people can wear headphones and be aware of their surroundings, just like people without headphones can run 3 abreast across a narrow walkway and be unaware they are holding up the field. It takes all sorts. Relax its just a race.

Andy Burns said...

This was my third half Marathon in a row. Admittedly last year was disappointing as so many things went wrong on the day. This year I was delighted with everything from the organisation of the day right through to the finish line. I will be back next year and hopefully I will break my personal best for the third year in a row. Congratulations to the organisers and all runners

Andy Burns said...

This was my third half Marathon in a row. Admittedly last year was disappointing as so many things went wrong on the day. This year I was delighted with everything from the organisation of the day right through to the finish line. I will be back next year and hopefully I will break my personal best for the third year in a row. Congratulations to the organisers and all runners

Anonymous said...

Angela McCann 4th omitted fron results

Anonymous said...

I did the full for the 3rd time and have to say all went very well. There was plenty of water, sponges and great support. Having the names on the numbers was great and
I love hearing the brass band by the distillery
Thanks to all the stewards and volunteers, special thanks to very kind first aiders at the finish line. Great job done by all!

John Desmond said...

Ref Gross V Net...
Your Gross time is from when the race started. i.e. when the gun went off and the people at the front started to move.
Your Net time starts from when you cross the start line. It's an accurate reflection on how long it took you to run the course. This is more of a concern if you can't start near the front and it takes you say 30-60 seconds to cross the start line.

Anonymous said...

I was also interested in the comparison of gross vs net, as I understood it was as described by John Desmond above (thanks for the confirmation there). However my gross and net results appear identical on the results, even though I was not at the front by any means. Not sure what that's about! So now I don't know what my chip time ought to be.

Anonymous said...

My second CCM, first last year, and slower this year so v little crowd support. Thank you to volunteers, marshalls, garda and ambulances for being there as I shuffled around. Lost my running legs a good while, then perservered and managed a chip time - and am 61 this Thursday! Drinks a-plenty: thank you for holding back Lucozade Sport for stragglers. Disappointing low marathon turnout and te race is more a festival of all runners and still gets less media than Dublin Ladies MM same day! Missed good signage along the Blackrock Observatory and waters edge run then railway line back to the city. I wrong-slotted and lost time. Also the finish at St Patrick's St could have more signs to the actual finish post/gantry. I was so dazed to get to that point I thought I had finished early, stopped and was pushed on by a spectator. Just wasn't aware exactly where the finish line was. But I have got a medal and Thank You Cork City and volunteers at City Hall too.

DGM said...

Thank you to the 1:40 pacers. Wasn't my intention to run with them as having never used them before but made it through. Would have slowed down towards the end without them.
Better start too for the half this year - didnt miss the cramming onto the bus like last year.
Look forward to seeing the drone video of the start, one was hovering about.

Anonymous said...

Thanks John. That's why I was worried about my time. I was a good minute getting over the half marathon start line I'd estimate but my Gross and Net are the same time. How could that have happened I wonder?

JohnnyDun said...

As one of those 2 hour pacers it's good to know we did our job ok.
Thanks MOD

Anonymous said...

Angela was entered as male 40 obviously a computer error

joan said...

Precision timing are a disaster same problem with my time also had this in ballycotton 10 its very disappointing as
It could mean an unrecorded pb surely for big races with expensive entry fee a better company could be employed apart from this an excellently planned and executed race fa tastic volunteers especially those kids on glasheen rd a
and indeed everywhere on the route

rom said...

Thanks DGM for the positive feedback. Happy you got your goal.

Anonymous said...

Great run and excellently organized by Cork City. I do have one little gripe though that I would like to mention just to make it an even better race...

After I crossed the finish line, it became impossible to get out of there..I was pretty tired and needed to sit down. The gap in the fence only allowed about 1-2 people at a time out and people outside had it completely blocked up. I had to squeeze out a gap in the fence in a panic...

Just thought this needed to be highlighted..AS already said though everything about the race was perfectly executed

Anonymous said...

cork city marathon did very good job ran last to legs of relay and was very happy with it coul have done other 3 miles well done to all people who gave out water and other things

Anonymous said...

well done to all 4 duhallow teams co cork that ran relay had very good day well done to every one in cork that made cork city good day and to all people that gave out water to hats of to u all

John Desmond said...

Ref Chip Timing...
If it took you some time to cross the start line...say 10s+...and your net and gross time are the same then I presume the chip wasn't picked up when you crossed the start mat. In that case, they may have taken your time from when the gun went off.

Any technology isn't foolproof. With thousands of chips in use, it's probably no great suprise if a few aren't picked up.

As for Precision Timing, they are probably the largest chip timing company in the country. From the feedback I get from race organisers all over Munster, they seem to be very happy with the service that Precision provide. I certainly wouldn't say that they are any worse than any other company. I'd have no issue recommending them.

GearoidMC said...

Did the full and had an outstanding day out. My congratulations to the organsisers and volunteers who made the event a success.

Old posts on this website detail the criticisms of this event via comments over the last few years and it appears as though the organisers are listening as the event is improving. I particularly like the names on race number touch this year...nicely done.

I would like to add the following as construcive criticism:

- I agree with the comment re the coralling of participants at the end of the race. Golden rule of marathon running....counter intuitive as it may seem but keep moving after crossing the finish line. I had a stand up row with an official just after last years race whereby only one person at a time was allowed into the refreshments area immediately past the finish. Within minutes the whole area had been opened up but the exact same thing happened this year. Sort it out...it takes far too long to get out through the crowd onto the rest of Patrick Street at the finish and the delay is completely unnecessary.

- Please have a baggage drop area at the finish for the full marathoners at least.The last thing I want to do after finishing a marathon is have to hobble 20-30 minutes back to the City Hall to get a fresh set of gear or whatever potion it is helps to make you feel normal again after the race (water or bananas alone just doesn't cut it for me). If Dublin can have a baggage drop area near the finish with 14000 runners then Cork surely can with 1100. It's not like there isn't the space on Pana.

Keep up the good work organisers - the growing numbers of runners year on year is testament to an improving event.

Anonymous said...

Did my first full marathon on Monday and have to say a huge thanks to all along the route and behind the scenes who ensured that I didn't have to think beyond getting one foot in front of the other. A special thanks to the 4hour30 pacer who kept me going when my knees were trying to convince me otherwise. It was great to be involved in such a wonderful day with amazing people running, walking and shuffling (me!) together. Proud to be in the same club as the amazing Alexander999 ( c'mon the 'Barrs!) and proud to be a rebel!!!

Anonymous said...

I ran the marathon and it felt great to cross the finish line, with such a warm welcome. However, throughout the course there was little to nothing available in terms of fuel for marathoners. For example, I crossed the finish line in almost the first quarter of marathon finishers - I found that there was very few isotonic drinks at aid stations and I came across no gels or anything else other than water. Considering I completed the marathon in a relatively good time and had nothing but water and one bottle of Lucazade to fuel me, it was incredibly tough, especially in the heat. All I could think of passing the aid stations is how all my fellow marathoners would feel coming across these aid with nothing available to support their endeavours other than water. This was quite a negative aspect of the event. The marathon runners were not supported enough, possibly due to being the minority group in the event in comparison to the large volume of relay
members and half marathoners. Running a relay and half marathon is not easy, and I commend those people on their achievement. The only issue I had was with the organisation - marathoners completing the 26.2 mile journey were not considered to be a priority. I travelled to Cork with my friends who also ran the marathon - they were completely gutted reaching the aid stations with the lack of essential supplies for the marathon, especially in those crucial last few miles under such hot conditions. These friends of mine came in somewhere midway amongst the full marathon participants. Think of how the marathoners behind them felt! It is my opinion and mine alone (although my friends agree) that the marathon runners were overlooked this year in terms of support needs on route. I am a recreational runner with a passion for running, and compassion for all my fellow marathoners, those I know personally and those who I meet on the day of a marathon. This issue needs to be addressed by the Cork City Marathon organisers.

I want to end on a high note - we all enjoyed crossing the finish line at the end of the day and meeting all the runners and walkers afterwards.

Anonymous said...

Debate is always healthy and this forum can help greatly in informing the race organisers of what went right on Monday. Incremental improvement will only enhance the event.
Bank holiday Monday is a wonderful festival of running in Cork, Cork has so many good races we are completely spoilt for choice, even though numbers are now routinely touching 1000 in other races it is still important to show-case running & get the public involved in a marquee event. Having a stand-out race can elevate this event above most others in the Munster region. I believe the marathon weekend & the internet (your blog) have greatly improved the accessibility to & familiarity with running as a pastime in the greater Cork area (along with the great work done by clubs & groups like Ballycotton Running Promotions). This level of interest needs to be carefully nurtured for the long term health of running; times may not be always so good.
Like all events it has faults but the positives far outweigh the negatives. I do agree with several of the postings here that the full is suffering, having only 1000 or so finishers will lead to problems. Perhaps the half is cannibalizing the full, I don’t know, it comes down to individual choice. But, it does need to be addressed.
Some observations from a runners point of view:
Positives:
Organisation /water stations /Volunteers/Signage/On-time start/ speed of results/Accurate measurement/ etc. all excellent, I’m a big fan of the Cork BHAA.
Route flat enough for Cork, maybe could be made flatter as the hills from 18.5 to 22 make the second half tough. There has to be some hills but in a marathon, but it is where they lie is what causes the problems, In Dublin most of the hills are in the first half.
City Hall have shown willingness to change, e.g. change of route to both the full & half
Negatives:
Lower numbers makes the field very spread out, it is much preferable to be running in a group & far better for pacing. 26.2 can be very lonely.
Does June weather put people off due to potential for hot/muggy day? Again comparing to Dublin October weather is much kinder & I believe it is at least 2 minutes faster a course as a result.
Small things would help e.g. there should be gels on the course, my Garmin did measure 26.34, corral at end could have better exit, but these won’t make or break the event, they are only minor issues.
Issues outside of control of organizers:
Maybe there are too many marathons available, when I took up running Dublin was the only marathon worth doing. Now there seems to be at least 2 a month. This spreads the number of runners willing to do a full marathon out, and there is a finite number of marathon runners about. Do we need 4 marathons in Kerry, 1 in Limerick, 1 in Waterford and 2 in Cork all within 5 months of each other? Is co-ordination required, maybe rotate or space out better or co-hosting of a smaller number of marathons? How about having a Munster marathon championship once per year and have it hosted by different counties. Should everyone just be granted a license or is AAI looking at the big picture?
Looking at the 2014 racing calendar, Blarney Half, Charleville half & Cork-Cobh are all on 1 Sunday after another in September, 3 great races, it is now impossible to race all 3, unless you love courting injury.
p.s. Monday was my eight time running in the Cork marathon event, (5th time running the full, the half twice & in the relay once) and I intend to run again next year.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I disagree with the poster about the fuels available for the "Slower" Marathon runners. I ran the full with my wife as it was her first marathon. She struggled through the heat in over 5 hours. I was totally struck by the support still out on the circuit and the fact that there was lucozade and water still out on the course in abundance. I ran Killarney last year where they ran out of water for those running greater than 3:30. I have run Cork several times and heard of water stations running out in the past. No evidence of that on Monday.

On another note, will there be video posted on precision timings site. It says it will be there in two days or so, and was available for the Marina 5K. Hopefully it will be there as there are no official photos by the looks of things.

Anonymous said...

The support at the finish line in terms of food and fuel and space was non existent for marathon runners. it's the same issues every year and yet nothing is done to improve it. also having to city hall after the 26.66 race (not 26.2-36.4) is very tough. why not use the many vacant shops in the street or the side streets as baggage areas. the marathon if held on a sunday at a earlier time of year would be a great event. it has great potential

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know if there are any official finish line photos?
Very happy with how the race was organised, but would be disappointed if there are no official photos, information on the official site seems to be very poor.

rom said...

They were packets of biscuits, water and banana at the finish that they were giving to everyone. Went to city hall and bottles of lucozade,water and bars of chocolate.

What more do you expect? If your hungry then plan for it and go to one of the 100 places to eat within stones throw of the finish. or bring 10 euro with you in a small plastic bag in your pocket and go for fast food.

Anonymous said...

Found the half really tough, maybe I should train a bit more.Water stations were excellent, loads of them and loads of water, which I badly needed. I found the bikes were back this year having disappeared last year. A number of them were cycling alongside their runner, or even worse go back looking for someone. A runner (me)could easily be badly hurt, none of the cyclists that passed me were careful about leaving space coming up behind runners. I wasn't wearing earphones either.

Rob said...

I ran the full marathon for the first time since 2008, and succeeded in knocking 45 minutes off my previous time. I could not believe how the event has changed in that time. I was blown away by the support and goodwill from the crowds - and though that the marathon runners having thier 1st names on bibs was a nice touch. I personally got a lift when strangers would direct encouragement at me as I ran through. I would agree with the previous comments that the marathon runners need more support during the race, and more people meed encouragement to take on the challenge of a full marathon. The 1/2 race seemed to swamp the field when they joined at about 14m and was somewhat disconcerting to be running amongst all those with 'fresh' legs!

All in all a super day and looking forward to next year. Well done to all involved, and most of all to those who lined the route. Thank You.

Doug Minihane said...

Re: Official Finish Line Photos

There are no 'official' photos available but there are plenty of others out there. MarathonPix or one of those normally do these but I'd imagine that it's just not viable enough for them.

I just checked some of my own stats there...
In the two days after the marathon last year I had 112 emails from people looking for photos (and more in the week s after that - just comparing this point in time). On a trust basis I sent these on - digital copies only- and requested that people donate a fiver to a named charity. Whether they did or not I don't know but they all said they would..

This year (and I know that there's more photos out there than previously, but....) I've had 9 requests and one payment so far with a couple more to come - IMO it's because I mentioned a pre-paid charitable donation in the Album description with different prices for various prints or digital copies. Makes me wonder how many people from other years followed through on their promise.
I know people are looking at them - up to this moment there's been a staggering 1.8 million views on my photos since 6pm on Monday - and I know that people take the online photos for Facebook etc by screenshot or whatever which I generally don't mind. Others, I know, download them and print despite them being a reduced resolution not really suited to print.
For a company to pay someone to take these photos, sort them, put on the copyright logo and post them, they'd need a handy turnover and would probably need a runner volume far in excess of Cork. The donation prices I was requesting are half the price of the commercial operations and most people still won't pay it so I'd love to know how these crowds survive.

Cheers,
Doug..

Doug Minihane said...

Small Correction re the 'Official Photos'
From the Results Page : "Certificate Available Photographs of the the day will be available to purchase over the next 4 to 5 days. Runners will be e mailed their photos and will also be able view on www.precisiontiming.net."

Wasn't aware of that when I posted earlier..

Anonymous said...

Only a small point, as I thought it was a brilliant day: The Banner blocking the view of the finish line clocks from the back is really annoying !

Andy said...

To the girl manning the Blackrock Castle lucozade station - thank you SO much for running after me with a bottle. Things were really starting to heat up at that stage and i wasn't even at the halfway mark.

Thanks also to all the volunteers who as always did a fantastic job and made this the best CCM i've ran. I've said too many times "never again" but i'm sure i'll be back next year.

Anonymous said...

Where can I see age group results for the half without having to pick through the results. I would like to see how I did against my peers,
A great Half. Really happy to have completed it with my son and daughter.
Thanks to all involved

Aidan said...

Hey John,
Here's another set of photo's taken on the day.
Aidan

Doug Minihane said...

Re: Age group times - the very last line on this Precision Timing page has the sub-categories for the half. Just click on the appropriate category

http://www.precisiontiming.net/result.aspx?v=2002

Anonymous said...

My first Marathon and I thought it was a fantastically organised event. Stewards and supporters along the route were very helpful. I found the Old Passage railway line very challenging mentally as it was just endless with very little support on that section. Struggled badly with pains in my legs in miles 18 to 22. Its an area I would like to get more information on if I was to run again. My legs (Hamstrings and Calves) were just in agony at this stage. Should I do more weight training on the legs. I would agree that the small exit area at the end of the marathon was a bit poor. I also noticed that the video footage on the Precision timing website stops at around 4:12:00 which is dissapointing as I came in approximately a minute after this.

On Tuesday and Wednesday I never wanted to see a pair of runners again but already thinking of how I can get under 4hours next year!!