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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Results of the Crookstown Utd 5k...Wed 20th July 2017

115 runners turned out for this 5k organised by Crookstown Utd FC on Wed 20th July 2017.

Crookstown United 5K Fun Run Results 19/07/2017

1ST    Craig Harrington    16.52
2ND    John O’Mahony        17.38
3RD    Diarmuid Scanaill    18.07
7TH    Margaret Murphy        18.24
16TH    Jacinta O’Connor    21.29
22ND    Caroline Costello        22.21

Full results below...

Results & Photos of the Carrigtwohill 5k road race...Wed 19th July 2017

The Carrigtwohill 5k road race was held on Wednesday the 19th of July 2017.

1    James  Mc Carthy    East Cork AC        15:38    SM    298
2    Kevin O Leary    East Cork AC        16:17    SM    179
3    Donal Coffey    Leevale AC        16:25    M40    205
22    Michelle Kenny    Leevale AC        18:31    SW    148
31    Mei Ming Cronin    Mallow        18:48    JW    376
53    Helen  Leaonard    Leevale AC        19:45    SW    340

The results are up now on the race website HERE

1) There are a number of galleries up on the Running in Cork Facebook page...
...First loop A
...First loop B
...Second loop A
...Second loop B
2) Michael Buckley has a gallery HERE

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A closer look at the number of 5k parkruns in Cork, Dublin & Belfast

Following on from a previous post about the new proposed public park on Haulbowline Island, I had a closer look at the number of parkruns in Cork, Dublin and Belfast. It's easy to say how many there are but sometimes an image shows the real differences.

With this in mind, I have three maps below all on the same scale showing the number of parkruns in the three Irish cities.

Cork...As can be seen from the image below, there really is only one 5k parkrun near Cork City and that is of course in Ballincollig. What is not shown on the map is that the next one to the east is way down in Tramore in Co.Waterford and the next one to the north is in the University of Limerick.


Events on Wed 19th July 2017

After a wet Wednesday morning, the forecast for the evening is a lot better with dry conditions forecast in the south. Here are some of the events on Wednesday the 19th of July...

Cork...Wed 19th (7:30pm)...Crookstown Utd FC 5k fun run/walk...€10... info... 

Cork...Wed 19th (8pm)...Carrigtwohill 5km road race...€10... info...

Cork...Wed 19th (8pm)...MMRA 5k Trail Race in Rochestown Woods... *€5... *Subject to annual €10 IMRA registration fee... info...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Results of the 2017 Cork City Sports...Tues 18th July 2017

The 2017 Cork City Sports is on Tuesday the 18th of July. The live feed is above and the timetable of events is HERE

There is some coverage on TG4 as well.

Results HERE

1) Michael Meade has a gallery HERE 

New Public Park in Haulbowline in Cork Harbour

It was announced recently that a contract has now been signed to transform part of the old Irish Steel plant in Haulbowline into a public park. On the map shown above, the area on the right is the eastern part of the island and it's where the toxic spoil from the Irish Steel plant was dumped.

 Once these toxic deposits have been cleaned up, the area will be turned into a public park.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Guest Post : 10 Things I Think About The Latsagien Itzulia Donal Coakley

10 Things I Think Donal Coakley

In these guest posts, Donal Coakley of Leevale AC gives his own light-hearted perspective of some of the races that he has competed in. 

In this post, he is on holidays in the Basque country and gives some personal thoughts on how races there differ from Cork.

10 Things I Think About The Latsagien Itzulia Donal Coakley

1. Basque Carrigtwohill

I think Ustaritz is very like Carrigtwohill, the only reason you'd live there is because it's cheaper than living in Biarritz/Cork. It has lots of derelict apartments and a colossal old church. I didn't see any pharmaceutical companies so maybe it's different.

2. Dopage

I think that it's terrible that doping is illegal in France. For this reason I didn't bring my Ventolin with me as I was afraid of being arrested. I think this cost me some time in the race. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

Michelle Finn of Leevale AC is selected for the 2017 World University Games

Michelle Finn of Leevale AC has just been selected for the 2017 World University Games (or known as the Universiade) which will be hosted by the city of Taipei, Taiwan from the 19 – 30 August. Michelle represented Ireland in the Rio Olympics in 2016 in the 3000m Steeplechase.

15 year old Sophie O'Sullivan wins U17 National Title

Just four days after winning an 800m race at the Morton Games, 15 year old Sophie O'Sullivan was back in action in Tullamore in the National Juvenile Championships.  This time representing Ballymore Cobh AC, Sophie finished first in the U17 1500m race.

1500m U17 Women ;
Rank    Lane    ID    Name    Team    Cat    Result    Info
1    1    429    O'SULLIVAN Sophie    Ballymore Cobh A.C.        4:41.80   
2    11    149    GALLAGHER Maeve    Swinford A.C.        4:46.20   
3    14    684    MCEVOY Annie    Kilkenny City Harriers A.C.        4:52.91

Sophies mother Sonia O'Sullivan won the same race 32 years ago back in 1985 as can be seen from the medal below...

Results & Photos of the Banteer Show 5k...Sun 16th July 2017

This 5k race in Banteer in NW Cork was organised in association with Duhallow AC on Sunday the 16th of July 2017. 

1 Barry Meade 17:25
2 John Cronin 17:58
3 Sean Tuohy 19:06
1 Carol Finn 19:20
2 Niamh Harte 20:34
3 Susan Looney 22:59

The results are in hand written format and are pretty rough. You can see them HERE

1) Duhallow AC have a number of small galleries... #1 ... #2 ... #3 ... #4 ...  #5 ...

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Results of the Cloyne Summer 4k - Sun 16th July 2017

A total of 131 runners turned out for this years Cloyne Summer 4k road race on Sunday the 16th of July 2017. Considering the current fine weather, it must have been pretty warm even at 9:30am.

Proceeds from this 4k race went towards the local scouts.

1 11:57 HARTY, Michael  East Cork AC  M    04:48.4
2 13:19  TIERNEY, Conor  East Cork AC    M40    05:21.4
3 13:22 CROWLEY, Bryan  Watergrasshill AC    M40    05:22.6
11 15:49 MILLERICK, Ruth    Youghal AC    F35    06:21.7
17 16:14 O'BRIEN, Claire    Watergrasshill AC    F    06:31.7 
34 17:49 AHERN, Marian    Midleton AC    F45    07:10.0 

The full results are below. Just a reminder that the Cloyne 5k road race is coming up on Tuesday the 1st of August. Info HERE

1) Tommy Hartnett has a few finish line photos HERE and HERE

Full results below...

Shane Finn from Kerry runs 24 marathons in 24 days

Shane Finn from West Kerry has just completed a grueling 24 marathons in 24 days! Shane ran the 1000+ kms to raise funds for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Ireland.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Silver for Orla Barry from Ladysbridge at World Para Athletics Championships

At the Para Athletics World Championships in London, Orla Barry has managed to secure Silver in the F57 discus. Orla who is from Ladysbridge in East Cork won a Bronze medal at the 2015 Championships in Doha.

The results are shown below and as can be seen, Orla effectively secured the Silver with her first attempt.

Niamh McCarthy from Carrigaline wins Silver at Para Athletics World Championships

Irish athlete Niamh McCarthy has just won a Silver medal in the F41 Discus at the 2017 Para Athletics World Championships in London! Back in 2015, Niamh who is from Carrigaline won a Bronze medal in the same event in Doha.

Niamh is from Carrigaline in Co.Cork and is also a member of Eagle AC. As can be seen from the results below, Niamh effectively secured the Silver medal with her first attempt.

RTE News report

Official Opening of Leevale High Performance Centre in Cork City

The Leevale AC High Performance Centre in Cork City was officially opened on Saturday the 15th of July by Minister Simon Coveney. This new facility on Farranlea Road represents a €1.7 million investment by the club and looks pretty amazing.

Photos & Info in these previous posts below...

Leevale AC to develop €1.7 million athletics training facility ...Monday, January 18, 2016

Sneak Preview of the Leevale AC Athletics Training Facility in Cork City ... Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Leevale AC website...

Leevale AC have a small gallery HERE