Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Results & photos of the Ballintotis 4 mile road race...Thurs 20th Apr 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Results & photos of the Ballintotis 4 mile road race...Thurs 20th Apr 2017



Just under 900 runners turned out for this years Ballintotis 4 mile road race in East Cork. This is often seen as the official start of the evening road races for the Summer. It was also pretty obvious why this was voted the best 4 mile road race in Cork in 2016. From the car parks to the catering, it was obvious to see the level of effort that was put in.

Both the men's and women's races were keenly contested with the winners only being decided in the closing stages.

1 James MCCARTHY 19:55 M (1) MO (1) East Cork AC
2 Sean MCGRATH 19:55 M (2) MO (2) East Cork AC
3 Eric CURRAN 20:45 M (3) MO (3) Leevale AC
9 Claire GIBBONS-MCCARTHY 21:31 F (1) F40 (1) Leevale AC
10 Aoife COOKE 21:38 F (2) FO (1) Youghal AC
40 Niamh ROE 23:31 F (3) FO (2) Leevale AC


The full results can be seen HERE

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First woman home...Claire McCarthy of Leevale AC


Photos...
1) Andy O'Rourke Photography has 3 albums... #1 ... #2 ... #3
2) Mick Dooley has a gallery HERE
3) There are a number of galleries up on the Running in Cork Facebook page...
a) Pre-Race
b) Just after start
c) Approx 3.1 miles
d) Post race & prizes


More video & photos below





Start of the race...


Post race interview with the winner James McCarthy....





In the women's race, there was only 7 seconds in the end between Claire McCarthy of Leevale AC and Aoife Cooke of Youghal AC. With just under a mile to go, Claire was just a few metres ahead of Aoife but put in a fast last mile to take the win.


Aoife's time of 21:38 was a new personal time for the Youghal AC athlete as she beat her previous time by a whopping 39 seconds.

Claire's time was very close to the course record.

In the men's race, both James McCarthy and Sean McGrath had the same finish time.


With just under a mile to go, both East Cork AC athletes were neck and neck. In the closing straight, James managed to out sprint Sean for the finish line. As you can see, they left everything out on the course.


Finish line video...



Athlete & Coach...Winner of the 2017 Ballintotis 4 mile Claire McCarthy with coach Donie Walsh of Leevale AC

15 comments:

Killian devlin said...

Another flawless event. It's good to have the Summer season back. Congrats and well done to the various committee's below there and the Fit4life club.

Anonymous said...

Wow, amazingly organised. Never seen people so well organised into correct starting areas and still went off perfectly on time.

Anonymous said...

Great race well done to all - take a bow organising committee

Anonymous said...

Hands down the best organised race on the racing calendar...

Barry Breen said...

Brilliant event again this year, all those involved in the organization of the race should give themselves a pat on the back. Outstanding.

John Kissane said...

Great event, lovely evening, what more could you ask! The start area divided by finish times looked to work really well, wouldn't that be a great idea for Ballycotton :)

Anonymous said...

Corrections:Enda Kiernan's gallerys cannot be seen as his gallery is private. Also running in Cork at 3.1 miles link is broken down.The results link is also down as an error. R.Mc

Anonymous said...

Great event, so very well organised.Well done to John, Seanie and all your crew as an event like this does not just happen without all those working and doing their bit in the background. Hats off to you one and all. The ladies in the tea room to the stewards in the fields and around the roads, you were mighty. Great atmosphere too around the route. LOVED your signage by the way....!!!! :) :()

John Desmond said...

Links fixed

colette said...

My 1st time doing this race. I enjoyed it so much. It was well organized well supported and a fab course. Plenty of goodies for the runners after the race.Ye make a grand cup of tea down there. It was great to see so much support on the roads and the kids doing a water stop at 2 miles. Well done guys . Lots of bigger events could take notes. Loved the witty signage along the course. Very funny!It was a lovely course and easy to exit when race was over. Well done to everyone involved . Top marks

Anonymous said...

Great race as always, perfect weather and great scenery! One suggestion, my partner is a coeliac and all she could get was coffee after. I enjoyed the cakes though

Anonymous said...

My first time doing this run. Absolutely fab! Thank you to the huge number of volunteers.

Anonymous said...

There are time zones at the start area in Ballycotton 10 and in the Ballycotton Summer Series races. As the numbers taking part in Ballintotis increased the time zones were introduced. It's hard for Ballycotton 10 to ensure people are in their correct start areas as numbers are huge and road is so narrow.

Enda Kiernan said...

Hi, if someone wants the pictures let me know. Free to download and use, so long as not for commercial purposes. Well done to the community of Ballintotis on a great event. I am in a heavy block of training at the moment, but I won't be taking photos in 2018 there!!!😀

Enda Kiernan said...

I have changed the privacy settings for the photos I took at Ballintotis so anyone can view on my face or the Ballintotis Casey fb page. These are not intended for commercial purposes!! Well done to all the participants and the community of Ballintotis - take a bow. I won't be taking photos in 2018 there, but intend being in a few!! 😀