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Monday, January 22, 2018

January Injury Blues



I got an interesting email recently about something called 'January Injury Blues'. It all starts off at the start of January with people following various New Year's resolutions about getting fit sign up for gym membership or start running.

Without proper guidance, many people just jump in at the deep end so to speak and do way too much too soon.

The end result is that the third week of January marks the start of the 'January Injury Blues'... i.e. It's about this time that people get injured.

Apparently, the end of January is one of the busiest times of the year for physios as people stream in with their injuries. According to the figures quoted, January is almost twice as busy as December and reaches a peak in February.


If you have just started running then you need to be careful. Get advice from a qualified coach or err on the side of caution and make sure you build up your training slowly

Couch to 5k Programme starting in Rochestown on Tues 23rd Jan 2018

Just a reminder that the Couch to 5k programme for beginners is starting in Rochestown on Tuesday the 23rd of January 2018.




This is very much aimed at those who want to start off the new year on the right foot and want to be able to run a 5k in the Spring time. There are two sessions per week and each one starts at 7pm.

You can sign up HERE

Payments HERE 

The venue is Harty's Quay which is just off the R610 road to Passage West.


There is plenty of space for parking and the area is safe and well lit.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Results of the Cloyne 4k - Sun 21st Jan 2018

Cloyne District Community Council
    Cloyne Commons Challenge 4K Series Race 3
    Sunday 21 January 2018. 9:30 am
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Pace    Race    Race
    Place    Time    Name    Team    Race Age Category    min/mile       
    1    0:12:58    O'BRIEN, Kevin    East Cork AC    M    05:12.9    362    1
    2    0:13:21    O'BRIEN, Frank    Midleton AC    JM    05:22.2    231    2
    3    0:13:29    MCKEOWN, Kieran    Watergrasshill AC    M40    05:25.4    181    3
    4    0:13:35    SHEEHAN, Nigel    youghal AC    M    05:27.8    318    4
    5    0:13:39    O'SHEA, Barry    Midleton AC    M    05:29.4    361    5
    6    0:13:44    SWORDS, Graham    Unattached    M    05:31.4    327    6
    7    0:14:02    FORDE, Michael    Eagle AC    M    05:38.6    225    7
    8    0:14:13    O'MAHONY, Ruairi    Unattached    M    05:43.1    354    8
    9    0:14:22    INCE, Ken    Watergrasshill AC    M    05:46.7    118    9
    10    0:14:27    O'BRIEN, Billy    skibbereen AC    M    05:48.7    228    10
    11    0:14:35    SMITH, Kevin    Midleton AC    M40    05:51.9    323    11
    12    0:14:43    CARR, Alan    St Catherines AC    M    05:55.1    396    12
    13    0:14:46    NORRIS, Michael    Unattached    M    05:56.3    369    13
    14    0:14:48    O'SULLIVAN, Ray    Aghada RC    M    05:57.2    283    14
    15    0:14:54    MEADE, Eric    East Cork AC    M50    05:59.6    194    15
    16    0:14:56    PENDER, Stephen    Ballymore Cobh AC    M    06:00.4    287    16
    17    0:14:59    DEVEREAUX, Stephen    youghal AC    M50    06:01.6    65    17
    18    0:15:04    CASHMAN, Paul    Unattached    M    06:03.6    33    18
    19    0:15:06    AHERN, Liam    Watergrasshill AC    M    06:04.4    370    19
    20    0:15:08    HANNON, Tim    Midleton AC    M    06:05.2    96    20
    21    0:15:08    BARRY, Thomas    youghal AC    M    06:05.2    367    21
    22    0:15:09    NICHOLSON, Edmund    youghal AC    M45    06:05.6    220    22
    23    0:15:12    CRONIN, Niamh    st finbarrs    F40    06:06.8    358    23
    24    0:15:16    KENNY, Aaron    youghal AC    M    06:08.4    377    24
    25    0:15:18    O'ROURKE, Grattan    Unattached    M    06:09.2    365    25
    26    0:15:22    KEARNEY, Sorcha    st finbarrs    F40    06:10.8    357    26
    27    0:15:26    COLLINS, Trevor    Unattached    M40    06:12.4    40    27
    28    0:15:28    O'BRIEN, Claire    Watergrasshill AC    F    06:13.2    229    28
    29    0:15:31    O'SULLIVAN, Daire    Mallow AC    M    06:14.4    356    29
    30    0:15:33    CRONIN, Tim    Unattached    M40    06:15.3    57    30
    31    0:15:35    QUILAN, Ian    Carrigtwohill AC    M    06:16.1    295    31
    32    0:15:39    KEARNEY, Paul    Aghada RC    M    06:17.7    126    32
    33    0:15:45    LANDERS, Brian    youghal AC    M40    06:20.1    138    33
    34    0:16:02    WATERMAN, Jon    Unattached    M    06:26.9    347    34
    35    0:16:12    O'DONOGHUE, Colette    Watergrasshill AC    F35    06:30.9    375    35
    36    0:16:23    RYAN, Stephen    Ballymore Cobh AC    M45    06:35.4    313    36
    37    0:16:24    SPILLANE, William    Unattached    M    06:35.8    793    37
    38    0:16:30    MULCAHY, John    St Catherines AC    M    06:38.2    397    38
    39    0:16:31    CHRYSRNTHOU, Steve    Eagle AC    M55    06:38.6    86    39
    40    0:16:32    O'CALLAGHAN, Shane    Unattached    M    06:39.0    237    40
    41    0:16:32    MCGRATH, Conor    Unattached    M    06:39.0    172    41
    42    0:16:33    O'CALLAGHAN, Declan    Unattached    M    06:39.4    383    42
    43    0:16:36    LEAHY, Eileen    Midleton AC    F    06:40.6    142    43
    44    0:16:36    AHERNE, Deirdre    Midleton AC    F35    06:40.6    3    44
    45    0:16:47    SEXTON, Shane    Unattached    M    06:45.0    781    45
    46    0:16:49    MCCARTHY, Denis    East Cork AC    M55    06:45.8    167    46
    47    0:16:50    KELLEHER, Denis    Unattached    M50    06:46.2    359    47
    48    0:16:55    TWOMEY, Bill    Unattached    M    06:48.2    338    48
    49    0:17:01    COSTINE, Diarmuid    Unattached    M    06:50.7    45    49
    50    0:17:04    CASHMAN, John    Midleton AC    M50    06:51.9    364    50
    51    0:17:05    O'BRIEN, Michael    Aghada RC    M    06:52.3    233    51
    52    0:17:12    CARROLL, Denis    Eagle AC    M55    06:55.1    393    52
    53    0:17:19    DUNPHY, Ed    Watergrasshill AC    M    06:57.9    373    53
    54    0:17:20    O'RIORDAN, Willie    St. Brendan's AC    M60    06:58.3    371    54
    55    0:17:27    JURE, Greg    Unattached    M    07:01.1    119    55
    56    0:17:28    O'SULLIVAN, Denis    youghal AC    M55    07:01.5    355    56
    57    0:17:30    NORRIS, Séan    Aghada RC    M40    07:02.3    224    57
    58    0:17:32    O'SHEA, Colm    Unattached    M45    07:03.1    274    58
    59    0:17:44    O'FLYNN, Danielle    Unattached    F    07:07.9    250    59
    60    0:17:46    O'LEARY, Denis    Aghada RC    M40    07:08.8    259    60
    61    0:17:50    KELLY, Christine    Aghada RC    F    07:10.4    132    61
    62    0:17:52    HEALY, Declan    Unattached    M45    07:11.2    100    62
    63    0:17:55    MACGILP, Fraser    Ballintotis Fit4Life    M50    07:12.4    155    63
    64    0:17:57    TWOHIG, Dan    Midleton AC    M40    07:13.2    335    64
    65    0:17:58    MORRISSEY, Michael    Unattached    M    07:13.6    394    65
    66    0:18:00    AHERNE, Marcus    Aghada RC    M40    07:14.4    4    66
    67    0:18:05    O'SULLIVAN, Paddy    Unattached    M60    07:16.4    282    67
    68    0:18:10    KELLY, Paul    Unattached    M    07:18.4    787    68
    69    0:18:14    MAGNER, Ciara    Watergrasshill AC    F35    07:20.0    156    69
    70    0:18:15    NICHOLSON, Patrick    youghal AC    JM    07:20.4    222    70
    71    0:18:16    DRENNAN, Allanah    Unattached    JF    07:20.8    71    71
    72    0:18:17    DRENNAN, Sally    Midleton AC    F50    07:21.2    389    72
    73    0:18:27    O'DONOGHUE, Donal    Unattached    M50    07:25.2    248    73
    74    0:18:28    WALL, Hannah    Unattached    JF    07:25.6    339    74
    75    0:18:29    DILLON, Padraig    St Catherines AC    M    07:26.1    398    75
    76    0:18:30    HURLEY, Eimear    Aghada RC    F40    07:26.5    116    76
    77    0:18:30    ABERNETHY, Fergal    Ballintotis Fit4Life    M45    07:26.5    1    77
    78    0:18:37    SAVAGE, Niamh    Unattached    F35    07:29.3    314    78
    79    0:18:40    BRANSFIELD, Gillian    Midleton AC    F35    07:30.5    16    79
    80    0:18:46    HAYES, Kieran    Unattached    M    07:32.9    360    80
    81    0:18:57    COLASURDO, Dominc    Carrigtwohill AC    M40    07:37.3    37    81
    82    0:19:01    MCGRATH, Aine    Unattached    JF    07:38.9    171    82
    83    0:19:02    POWER, Joe    Unattached    M60    07:39.3    293    83
    84    0:19:02    MURPHY, Pat    Watergrasshill AC    M45    07:39.3    784    84
    85    0:19:04    HERLIHY, Dave    Fota    M45    07:40.1    382    85
    86    0:19:05    CRONIN, Carthaigh    Midleton AC    JM    07:40.5    779    86
    87    0:19:05    NICHOLSON, James    youghal AC    JM    07:40.5    221    87
    88    0:19:06    RING, David    Unattached    M    07:40.9    297    88
    89    0:19:13    DINEEN, Mark    Watergrasshill AC    M    07:43.7    372    89
    90    0:19:17    MORLEY, Alan    Midleton AC    M40    07:45.4    200    90
    91    0:19:18    O'SULLIVAN, Kieran    Ballintotis Fit4Life    M    07:45.8    279    91
    92    0:19:20    MCCALL, Angela    Unattached    F40    07:46.6    163    92
    93    0:19:21    HICKEY, Aiden    Ballymore Cobh AC    M    07:47.0    109    93
    94    0:19:22    LEAHY, Oliver    Unattached    M40    07:47.4    143    94
    95    0:19:22    RYALL, Noel    Unattached    M50    07:47.4    305    95
    96    0:19:24    KELLEHER, Aidan    Unattached    M40    07:48.2    128    96
    97    0:19:25    SULLIVAN, Emer    Carrigtwohill AC    F40    07:48.6    326    97
    98    0:19:27    MORLEY, Gareth    Midleton AC    M    07:49.4    201    98
    99    0:19:30    TERRY, Catherine    Midleton AC    F35    07:50.6    333    99
    100    0:19:34    RENWICK, Nicola    Unattached    F    07:52.2    780    100
    101    0:19:37    CODY, Tom    Midleton AC    M60    07:53.4    36    101
    102    0:19:43    FITZGERALD, Sinead    Aghada RC    F40    07:55.8    366    102
    103    0:19:45    CUSACK, Victor    Unattached    M    07:56.6    907    103
    104    0:19:45    HEALY, Aoife    Unattached    JF    07:56.6    99    104
    105    0:19:46    RYAN, Colette    Douglas    F50    07:57.0    387    105
    106    0:19:50    BEAUSANG, Thomas    Ballintotis Fit4Life    M45    07:58.6    12    106
    107    0:19:54    HOGAN, John    Unattached    M45    08:00.2    384    107
    108    0:19:56    CROWLEY, Avril    Unattached    F40    08:01.0    58    108
    109    0:20:00    KELLY, Alan    Ballymore Cobh AC    M    08:02.7    131    109
    110    0:20:02    CAHILL, Breda    Unattached    F45    08:03.5    25    110
    111    0:20:04    WALSHE, John    East Cork AC    M65    08:04.3    345    111
    112    0:20:08    GOLDEN, Annabel    Unattached    F45    08:05.9    91    112
    113    0:20:12    DRENNAN, Barry    Unattached    M55    08:07.5    72    113
    114    0:20:14    TAIT, Tristan    Unattached    M    08:08.3    331    114
    115    0:20:15    ENGLISH, Richard    Unattached    M    08:08.7    76    115
    116    0:20:16    RYAN, Cormac    Unattached    JM    08:09.1    307    116
    117    0:20:18    MCNAMARA, Martha    Midleton AC    F55    08:09.9    189    117
    118    0:20:19    O'BRIEN, Aisling    Ballintotis Fit4Life    JF    08:10.3    227    118
    119    0:20:21    LANDERS, Martina    youghal AC    F40    08:11.1    363    119
    120    0:20:24    DUGGAN, Niall    Waterford AC    M    08:12.3    75    120
    121    0:20:27    TWOHIG, Margaret    Midleton AC    F50    08:13.5    336    121
    122    0:20:31    HARRIGAN, Greg    Unattached    M    08:15.1    902    122
    123    0:20:33    MURPHY, Des    Unattached    M40    08:15.9    399    123
    124    0:20:35    MCSWEENEY, Ger    St Nicholas AC    M50    08:16.7    192    124
    125    0:20:39    PENDER, Leilia    Ballymore Cobh AC    F35    08:18.3    286    125
    126    0:20:44    MCNAMARA, Michael    Midleton AC    M60    08:20.4    190    126
    127    0:20:45    MURPHY, Christine    Unattached    F45    08:20.8    208    127
    128    0:20:46    GILMARTIN, Ronan    Unattached    M    08:21.2    782    128
    129    0:20:49    O'SULLIVAN, Tony    Unattached    M40    08:22.4    285    129
    130    0:20:52    TWOMEY, Ber    Midleton AC    F45    08:23.6    337    130
    131    0:21:23    LEGUILLOUX, Alice    Carrigtwohill AC    F50    08:36.0    146    131
    132    0:21:27    O'NEILL, Joy    Unattached    F35    08:37.7    261    132
    133    0:21:29    SWORDS, Lavina    Aghada RC    F    08:38.5    329    133
    134    0:21:31    BURKE, Mervyn    Ballymore Cobh AC    M50    08:39.3    23    134
    135    0:21:32    O'GORMAN, Shirley    Aghada RC    F45    08:39.7    253    135
    136    0:21:34    DUGGAN, Alan    Aghada RC    JM    08:40.5    73    136
    137    0:21:35    BUCKLEY, Marion    Carrigtwohill AC    F    08:40.9    17    137
    138    0:21:38    PERRY, Anne-marie    Midleton AC    F45    08:42.1    289    138
    139    0:21:39    RUDDLE, Tom    Unattached    JM    08:42.5    303    139
    140    0:21:40    RUDDLE, Shane    Ballintotis Fit4Life    M45    08:42.9    302    140
    141    0:21:42    MCGRATH, Aileen    Midleton AC    JF    08:43.7    170    141
    142    0:21:46    SHERIDAN, Tony    Unattached    M    08:45.3    376    142
    143    0:21:47    MCCARTHY, Olive    Togher AC    F40    08:45.7    783    143
    144    0:21:50    FULLER, Mark    Midleton AC    M45    08:46.9    85    144
    145    0:21:51    HOGAN, Josh    Unattached    JM    08:47.3    386    145
    146    0:21:56    COLLINS, Ann    Carrigtwohill AC    F45    08:49.3    38    146
    147    0:22:07    CALLANAN, Niamh    Aghada RC    F40    08:53.7    28    147
    148    0:22:11    O'CALLAGHAN, Luke    Unattached    M    08:55.3    236    148
    149    0:22:27    DALY, Mervyn    Unattached    M45    09:01.8    63    149
    150    0:22:29    PHELAN, Ruth    Ballymore Cobh AC    F55    09:02.6    290    150
    151    0:22:37    CONDON, Cullen    Unattached    JM    09:05.8    41    151
    152    0:22:37    CUMMINS, John    Unattached    M    09:05.8    391    152
    153    0:22:38    HENDERSON, Cathal    Unattached    M    09:06.2    392    153
    154    0:22:39    BOYLE, Rian    Glanmire AC    JM    09:06.6    15    154
    155    0:22:40    RYAN, Bridget    Ballintotis Fit4Life    F45    09:07.0    306    155
    156    0:22:46    SWORDS, Hugo    Aghada RC    JM    09:09.4    328    156
    157    0:22:51    RYAN, Justin    Unattached    M45    09:11.4    310    157
    158    0:22:54    MARTIN, Conor    Unattached    JM    09:12.6    400    158
    159    0:22:58    KOHLER, Ian    Midleton AC    M70    09:14.3    906    159
    160    0:22:59    HOGAN, Leah    Unattached    JF    09:14.7    385    160
    161    0:23:00    O'CONNOR, Anthony    Unattached    M40    09:15.1    242    161
    162    0:23:06    MCCARTHY, Aideen    Unattached    F40    09:17.5    164    162
    163    0:23:08    LYNCH, Brian    Unattached    M    09:18.3    154    163
    164    0:23:09    BARRY, Margaret    Midleton AC    F60    09:18.7    8    164
    165    0:23:13    BAILEY, Colette    Ballinacurra Villagers AC    F50    09:20.3    5    165
    166    0:23:16    MCSWEENEY, Geraldine    St Nicholas AC    F50    09:21.5    193    166
    167    0:23:17    WALSH, Antoinette    Unattached    F35    09:21.9    340    167
    168    0:23:20    RING, Abigail    Unattached    JF    09:23.1    296    168
    169    0:23:24    DRAKE, David    Unattached    JM    09:24.7    70    169
    170    0:23:28    DUGGAN, Emma    Aghada RC    JF    09:26.3    741    170
    171    0:23:29    KELLEHER, Kerry    Unattached    F35    09:26.7    794    171
    172    0:23:30    HOGAN, Shevaun    Midleton AC    F45    09:27.1    726    172
    173    0:23:30    BUCKLEY, Susie    Midleton AC    F    09:27.1    388    173
    174    0:23:31    DUGGAN, John    Aghada RC    M40    09:27.5    74    174
    175    0:23:46    MOORE, Lisa    Unattached    F35    09:33.6    196    175
    176    0:23:50    SHERIDAN, Catherine    Unattached    F40    09:35.2    786    176
    177    0:23:51    SHERIDAN, Annemarie    Unattached    F45    09:35.6    785    177
    178    0:23:53    NOLAN OWERS, Tanya    Aghada RC    F35    09:36.4    390    178
    179    0:23:56    KAVANAGH, Aoife    Aghada RC    F40    09:37.6    121    179
    180    0:23:57    KENNEALLY, Gillian    Unattached    F    09:38.0    395    180
    181    0:24:02    BOYLE, Grace    Glanmire AC    F40    09:40.0    14    181
    182    0:24:06    SMIDDY, Maura    Unattached    F40    09:41.6    321    182
    183    0:24:10    CORCORAN, Eoin    Unattached    M    09:43.2    43    183
    184    0:24:18    CRONIN, Caoimhe    Unattached    JF    09:46.4    51    184
    185    0:24:19    KEANE, Roisin    Unattached    JF    09:46.8    124    185
    186    0:24:22    LAWTON, Maura    Unattached    F50    09:48.0    140    186
    187    0:24:29    CASHMAN, Caroline    Midleton AC    F40    09:50.9    32    187
    188    0:24:30    HARTE, Jim    Midleton AC    M50    09:51.3    97    188
    189    0:24:30    MURPHY, Denise    St Nicholas AC    F40    09:51.3    209    189
    190    0:24:31    BARRETT, Geraldine    Unattached    F    09:51.7    792    190
    191    0:24:31    MCCARTHY, Anne    Unattached    F50    09:51.7    378    191
    192    0:24:32    MANNING, Sarah    Carrigtwohill AC    F    09:52.1    159    192
    193    0:24:35    HEALY, Nuala    Carrigtwohill AC    F40    09:53.3    103    193
    194    0:24:35    MANNING, Mel    Unattached    F45    09:53.3    158    194
    195    0:24:39    LOONEY, Conor    Unattached    JM    09:54.9    149    195
    196    0:24:40    LOONEY, Pat    Unattached    M45    09:55.3    150    196
    197    0:24:58    FINN, Miriam    Carrigtwohill AC    F35    10:02.5    77    197
    198    0:25:17    MCCARTHY, Ann    Unattached    F50    10:10.2    165    198
    199    0:25:32    QUIRKE, John    Midleton AC    M50    10:16.2    904    199
    200    0:25:32    QUIRKE, Julianne    Midleton AC    JF    10:16.2    905    200
    201    0:25:40    GLEESON, Senan    Unattached    JM    10:19.4    732    201
    202    0:25:43    MULCAHY, Michelle    Unattached    F40    10:20.6    205    202
    203    0:25:50    RUDDLE, Kate    Ballintotis Fit4Life    F45    10:23.4    301    203
    204    0:25:51    GLEESON, Brian    Unattached    M40    10:23.8    737    204
    205    0:25:54    MCGRATH, Marie    Unattached    F45    10:25.1    175    205
    206    0:25:55    ROHAN, Eileen    Unattached    F55    10:25.5    299    206
    207    0:25:57    BROWN, Deirdre    Unattached    F45    10:26.3    788    207
    208    0:26:00    CRONIN, Erin    Ballinacurra Villagers AC    F    10:27.5    52    208
    209    0:26:00    SEXTON, Joy    Unattached    F35    10:27.5    795    209
    210    0:26:01    KENNEFICK, Mary    Unattached    F50    10:27.9    136    210
    211    0:26:02    HOLMES, Suzy    Unattached    F45    10:28.3    111    211
    212    0:26:03    SEXTON, Donna    Unattached    F    10:28.7    796    212
    213    0:26:04    BUJALSKA, Roma    Midleton AC    F    10:29.1    18    213
    214    0:26:05    SMIDDY, Noel    Unattached    M40    10:29.5    322    214
    215    0:26:19    O'CONNELL, Kathleen    Midleton AC    F60    10:35.1    240    215
    216    0:26:21    O'FLYNN, Dawn    Unattached    F40    10:35.9    251    216
    217    0:26:31    O'SULLIVAN, Laura    Unattached    F    10:39.9    379    217
    218    0:26:32    GRIFFIN, Billy    Midleton AC    M65    10:40.3    92    218
    219    0:26:35    RUDDLE, Jenny    Unattached    JF    10:41.5    300    219
    220    0:26:38    CABALL, Billy    Rising Sun AC    M70    10:42.8    903    220
    221    0:26:39    O'REILLY, Kevin    Aghada RC    M40    10:43.2    270    221
    222    0:26:40    O'REILLY, Sean    Unattached    JM    10:43.6    271    222
    223    0:26:40    WHITAKER, Andrew    Unattached    M    10:43.6    348    223
    224    0:26:50    BOWLES, Chlodagh    Ballintotis Fit4Life    F50    10:47.6    374    224
    225    0:27:13    O SULLIVAN, Jack    Unattached    JM    10:56.8    226    225
    226    0:27:14    O'FLYNN, Aaron    Unattached    M    10:57.2    724    226
    227    0:27:23    MURPHY, Haydn    Unattached    M    11:00.9    725    227
    228    0:27:40    GLEESON, Vivenne    Unattached    JF    11:07.7    733    228
    229    0:27:54    MORONEY, Cathal    Unattached    M40    11:13.3    791    229
    230    0:27:56    O'FLYNN, Donal    Unattached    M60    11:14.1    252    230
    231    0:28:01    GARDE, Chloe    Unattached    JF    11:16.1    87    231
    232    0:28:49    KEANE, Alice    Unattached    JF    11:35.4    122    232
    233    0:28:50    KEANE, Mary    Unattached    F50    11:35.8    123    233
    234    0:28:51    O'RIORDAN, Joseph    Midleton AC    M50    11:36.2    272    234
    235    0:29:03    FLEMING, Conor    Unattached    JM    11:41.1    80    235
    236    0:29:04    FLEMING, David    Ballymore Cobh AC    M    11:41.5    81    236
    237    0:29:32    JORDAN, Colm    Unattached    M45    11:52.7    368    237
    238    0:29:59    MCMURTRY, Jim    Midleton AC    M65    12:03.6    188    238
    239    0:30:15    NEIRINCH, Zahara    Unattached    JF    12:10.0    789    239
    240    0:30:16    ZANDA, Mara    Unattached    JF    12:10.4    790    240
    241    0:30:23    GRIFFIN, Rob    Unattached    JM    12:13.3    94    241
    242    0:30:26    GRIFFIN, Edward    Unattached    M45    12:14.5    93    242
    243    0:30:29    O'SULLIVAN, Oran    Unattached    JM    12:15.7    281    243
    244    0:30:30    MOLINA, Rosario    Unattached    F40    12:16.1    195    244
    245    0:31:55    MCMANUS, Ella    Midleton AC    JF    12:50.3    184    245
    246    0:31:57    WHITE, Edel    Glanmire AC    F45    12:51.1    349    246
    247    0:32:23    O'REILLY, Conor    Unattached    JM    13:01.5    268    247
    248    0:32:24    O'REILLY, Janet    Aghada RC    F35    13:01.9    269    248
    249    0:33:09    MCINTYRE, Chloe    Unattached    JF    13:20.0    381    249
    250    0:34:51    MCINTYRE, Aoife    Unattached    JF    14:01.1    380    250
    251    0:34:52    MCINTYRE, Adrian    Unattached    M45    14:01.5    180    251
There were 251 finishers in the All Competitors category.

Results produced by Munster Schools Athletic Association. Printed by Munster Schools Athletic    

Cloyne District Community Council, Cloyne Commons Challenge 4K Series Race 3 - Sunday 21 January 2018. 9:30 am

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Results & Photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun...Sat 20th Jan 2018



A big crowd of 291 runners turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park following the floods of last week.

1 Mark HOGAN    18:04    SM30-34    M1
2 Unknown
3 Denis BUCKLEY    18:16    JM15-17    M3
34 Olga O'SULLIVAN    22:29    VW40-44    F1 Dell EMC Running Club
42 Rachel O'CALLAGHAN    22:59    VW40-44    F2
52 Maria MADIGAN    23:44    VW40-44    F3 


Full results

Photos...
1) The organisers have a gallery HERE
2) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Fastest Marathon & Half-Marathon Times for Cork Runners in 2017

Athletics Ireland recently compiled the stats for 2017 and they show the fastest times achieved by various Irish athletes in 2017.

In the marathon distance, 4 runners from Cork made the top 20.

Marathon
9 2:24:09 Alan O'Shea (Bantry AC) ...Rotterdam   
13 2:28:26 Cillian O'Leary ...Berlin   
14 2:28:37 Eoin Sugrue (Non-club Cork) ...Dublin   
16 2:28:53 Alan O'Brien (Eagle AC) ...Berlin   

In the Half-Marathon, there were two...
18 67:48 Tim O'Donoghue (East Cork AC) ...Waterford
19 68:05 Alan O'Shea (Bantry AC) ...Waterford   

In the women's events, there were 4 from Cork in the top 20 in the marathon...

Marathon
4 2:38:26 Claire McCarthy (Leevale AC) ...London
7 2:46:37 Aoife Cooke (Youghal AC) ...Amsterdam
10 2:48:17 Jill Hodgins Cork ...Cork
19 2:58:51 Sorcha Kearney (St.Finbarr's AC) ...Dublin


Two made it into the top 20 in the Half-Marathon...
5 76:34 Claire McCarthy (Leevale AC) ...Cork
12 79:18 Aoife Cooke (Youghal AC) ...Charleville


Full list

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Poll for best 5k race in Cork in 2017 now open

The poll for best 5km race in Cork in 2017 is now open.

These were the nominations....

5km...
Togher 5k (Dec 2017)
Newmarket 5k (Dec 2017)
Kilcredan 5km (May 2017)
John Buckley Sports 5k (May 2017)
Cloyne 5k (Aug 2017)
Carrigtwohill 5k (Barrycourt Castle) (July 2017)
Daniel Kingston 5k in Macroom (June 2017)
Carrig na bhFear 5k (Aug 2017)
Emer Casey 5k in Youghal (Apr 2017)
Youghal AC 5k (July 2017)
Bweeng 5k (May 2017)
Conna 5k (Aug 2017)
Shandrum AC 5k (Dec 2017)

You can vote here.... https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K76HGM6

The polls will close at the end of January.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Poll for best 4 mile race in Cork in 2017 now open

The poll for best 4 mile race in Cork in 2017 is now open.

These were the nominations....

4 mile
Ballintotis 4 mile (Apr 2017)
Carriganima 4 mile (Sept 2017)
Killeagh 4 mile (Mar 2017)
Clonakilty 4 mile (Aug 2017)
Rathcormac 4 mile (Aug 2017)
Cty Masters 4 mile in Castlelyons (Mar 2017)

You can vote here.... https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DZBV5NC

The polls will close at the end of January.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Results & Photos of the MMRA Corrin Hill Trail Race...Sun 14th Jan 2018



Not so long ago, the MMRA trail races used to attract somewhere in the region of 30 to 50 runners per event. 30 seemed to be the norm and it was 50 on a good day.

Contrast that to the numbers on Corrin Hill near Fermoy last Sunday the 14th of January when a whopping 198 runners took part! Even the numbers last year were a record with 141 taking part. This year was up 40% on that.

The attraction of trail races is that it offers something different. It's not like you're putting your name down to run up and down a mountain and it's not that far removed from doing say the usual type of road race.

There are 9 more events left in the MMRA Winter-Spring Series. Info HERE

1    Mark Nolan    821    M    0:27:24    Kerry
2    Andrew Fleet    405    M    0:27:50    West Waterford AC    Waterford
3    Sean Quirke    776    M40    0:27:58    Bilboa A/C    Limerick
22    Emma Donlon    634    F    0:32:04    MSB   
56    Marie O'Shea    600    F40    0:36:15    MooreAbbey Milers AC    Tipperary
59    Kealey Tideswell    815    F    0:36:33    Clonmel AC    Tipperary

Full results

Check out the start below. It takes quite a while for all the runners to stream past.



Photos...
1) The MMRA have a number of galleries... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8 ...

Brian Buckley has a video below...

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Results of the Cork BHAA FMC 6k...Sun 14th Jan 2018


After a decline for two years, the numbers were back up again this year for the Cork BHAA FMC 6k race in Little Island.

Pos Name Cat Prize Time Company Team
1 Alan O'Brien M1 00:19:06 McCarthy Insurance Group
2 Jeremy O Donovan 0/40A M2 00:19:18 Eli Lilly
3 John Meade M3 00:19:29 Joyce Wolfe Physiotherapy
12 Claire McCarthy 0/40I F1 00:20:45 McCarthy Insurance Group
58 Breda Gaffney 0/45J F2 00:22:27 Dept 0f Social Protection
61 Ellen Hanley 0/40I F3 00:23:34 Avondhu


Full results

Photos...
1) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Ballincollig 5k parkrun cancelled due to flooding

Unfortunately, all of the rain got the better of this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig Regional Park.  The heavy rain last Wednesday waterlogged the ground and the 14 hours of rain on Friday then had no place to go.

Here is a message from the organisers..."Results are not available for the Ballincollig parkrun as we had to cancel the event due to severe flooding on one section of the course. We would like to thank everyone for their understanding with our decision to cancel due to health and safety reasons. We would especially like to thank the many volunteers who were present from 8.30-10 am as they prepared for the event and then remained on as many people ran alternative routes. It is our understanding that the Operation Transformation walk scheduled to take place at the CIT was also cancelled due to flooding. We hope to see everyone out in force next week.

Kind regards...Maretta Brennan (Event Director)"


Friday, January 12, 2018

Notice...MMRA Corrin Hill Trail Run - Sun 14th January 2018


This is the first race of the 2018 Munster Winter/Spring League, of which there are 10 races across Munster on Sunday mornings between January and April. Complete 4/10 runs in the league for a finisher's prize.

From the Munster Mountain Running Association...This is a lovely course through Corrin Woods just outside Fermoy and is an ideal introduction to trail running for newcomers so why not come and give it a go.

You can bring the whole family to Corrin because there will be an adult race, a junior race (age 10 - 16) and an accompanied kiddies run (under 10) and there will be tea and sandwiches for everyone afterwards.

Adults:        Starts at 11:00         ENTRY €5
Juniors:     Starts at 10:30         ENTRY €5
Kiddies:     Starts at 10:30         ENTRY FREE

The run will be fully marked with a 5.7km distance and 150m in climb for the adult race. 




The Juniors race is approx 2km with 60m of climb.

The kiddies race is 1km and the child must be accompanied by an adult

In order to be eligible to run, please note that your ONE-OFF ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE(€10) MUST BE PAID ONLINE IN ADVANCE. This applies to adults and juniors. U10s do not need to be registered.

You can sign-in for the run between 10:00am and 10:45am to ensure the adult race starts on time. Juniors should sign in before 10:20.

For more information, go to https://www.imra.ie/events/details/id/1533/ 


The entrance to the woods is just off the M8, about 5 minutes on the Cork side of Fermoy.  See Google Maps Link or location map below:
 


This is the first race of the 2018 Munster Winter/Spring League, of which there are 10 races across Munster on Sunday mornings between January and April.

For a full list of races, check out https://corkrunning.blogspot.ie/2018/01/mmra-winter-spring-league-in-munster.html. Complete 4/10 runs in the league for a finisher's prize.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

MMRA Winter / Spring League in Munster - Jan to Apr 2018


The Munster Mountain Running Association (MMRA) will be hold a series of 10 trail races from January to April 2018 throughout the province. For anyone new to trail running, this is a good way to start as it's not as hard as the mountain races which are held later on in the year.

As the poster above shows, there are 10 races in the league and you only need to complete 4 to qualify for a league finisher's prize.

The first run is in Corrin Hill, Fermoy on Sun 14 January and there will be 9 others across the province between January and April 2018.

Please note, you must purchase annual IMRA membership online for €10 to take part in any of the MMRA events. Once this annual €10 fee is paid, all of the races in the series cost just €5 each.

You will not be able to run if you turn up at your first race without having purchased online registration.

Munster Winter/Spring League 2018

10 races...Best 4 races to score
Date    Time    Venue/Event            Code    Climb    Dist.    Diff.
Sun Jan 14    11:00 AM    Corrin Hill    CHW    260m    6.60km    6
Sun Jan 28    11:00 AM    Cratloe Woods    CTO    160m    9.30km    4
Sun Feb 11    11:00 AM    Tralee-Tonevane    TRA    200m    8.00km    5
Sun Feb 18    11:00 AM    Crohaun        CRN    300m    6.00km    6
Sun Mar 11    11:00 AM    Ballinaboola    BAL    300m    10.00km    6
Sun Mar 18    11:00 AM    Claragh Mtn    CMN    340m    7.00km    6
Sun Mar 25    11:00 AM    Glanageenty    GR    400m    9.50km    6
Sun Apr 8    11:00 AM    Slievenamon    SVN    570m    8.00km    7
Sun Apr 15    11:00 AM    Curragh Woods    CRW    220m    7.00km    6
Sun Apr 22    11:00 AM    Silvermines    SIL    230m    7.40km    6


Guest Post : BLAST FROM THE PAST – BALLYCOTTON ‘10’ 1985... by John Walshe



BLAST FROM THE PAST – BALLYCOTTON ‘10’ 1985...by John Walshe of Ballcotton

This picture - courtesy of Pat Moore, formerly of Nike – was taken by Fr Liam Kelleher and shows the top eight finishers from the Ballycotton ‘10’ of 1985.

The winner was Jim Dingwall from the City of Hull AC in a time of 48:05. Tragically, 20 years after his victory, the Scottish international (who had a marathon best of 2:11:44) died at the age of 56 after a long battle with cancer.

All eight were inside 50 minutes and finished in the following order (left to right): Jim Dingwall, 1st, 48:05; Dick Hooper, 2nd, 48:16; Robert Costelloe, 3rd, 48:36; John Lenihan, 4th, 49:07; Liam O’Brien, 5th, 49:23; Noel Harvey, 6th, 49:56; Peter Maher, 7th, 49:57; Tony Ryan, 8th, 49:58.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

End of the road for the FACE 5k in KIlworth

One of the more popular 5k races in Cork for the last few years has been the FACE 5k in Kilworth. It was held in mid-February every year and the numbers for the last few years were 299 in 2015, 333 in 2016 and 321 in 2017.

Unfortunately the charity behind the race, F.A.C.E. (Fermoy Action Children's Education) is no longer in operation as of the 31st December 2017.

FACE was set up by Tom Flynn eight years and the race was organised first back in 2014. While it's easy to take race numbers for granted, Tom and the team from FACE put in a huge amount of work to prepare for the annual race. Looking at the list of sponsors every year, it's obvious to see how much work went into the race and why the race was so successful.

If you want to see any of the previous results, have a look at the FACE 5k website... https://face5k.wordpress.com/

Statement from FACE below...