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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Results of the Crosshaven 10k run...Wed 26th Apr 2017

This 10k run was held in Crosshaven on Wed 26th Apr 2017 and had a field of 136. The results are up on the Sports Timing website.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Irish results at the 2017 Hamburg Marathon...

While most interest might have been focused on London, the Hamburg marathon was also held last weekend.  Some of the Irish results are shown below with runners from Cork & Munster in Bold.

Platz    Name    Verein/Team    AK    Netto
63    » Herlihy, Michael (IRL) North Cork AC  M/W 35: 1978-1982    2:37:22
70    » Muldoon, Christopher (IRL)    Donore Harriers AC    M/W 40: 1973-1977    2:38:24
78    » Buckley, Paul (IRL)    Ferbane ac    M/W 40: 1973-1977    2:39:26
165    » Kelly, Noel (IRL)    Tullamore harriers    M/W 45: 1968-1972    2:46:27

231    » Mccarthy, Eugene (IRL)        M/W 45: 1968-1972    2:50:14
425    » Guiry, John (IRL)    Saturday Road Runners    M/W 40: 1973-1977    2:57:32
463    » Dowling, Stephen (IRL)        M/W 40: 1973-1977    2:58:15
505    » Doyle, Brendan (IRL)    Saturday Road Runners    M/W 50: 1963-1967    2:59:03

Results of the Ross 10k in West Cork...Sun 23rd Apr 2017


The annual Ross 10k in Rosscarbery in West Cork was held on Sunday the 23rd of April 2017 and 73 people took part. Over the last 6 years, this charity event has raised in the region of €10,000 for the Irish Cancer Society.

1 Andrew Sheehan    Leevale AC    M 35:33
2 John Dollard                M 42:48
3 John Santry                M 43:20
7 Imelda Neville    Clonakilty Road Runners F 45:19
10 Ellen Aherne        Rosscarbery Steam Runners F 47:40
12 Emer Courtney            F 48:51


The full results can be seen HERE

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Reminder...Cork BHAA Stryker 4 mile race in Carrigtwohill - Wed 26th Apr 2017

This 4 mile race in Carrigtwohill in East Cork is coming up on Wednesday the 26th of April at 7:30pm. As with all Cork BHAA events, the entry fee is €5 for registered runners and €10 for non-registered.


Located just a few minutes drive from the Jack Lynch tunnel, this one is very close to Cork City and is easy to get to.


As BHAA races go, this one is noted for having some pretty good prizes and of course, there are loads on offer with the various categories and teams.

Course Preview........A full preview of the course can be seen HERE



Claire McCarthy selected to represent Ireland at the 2017 World Championships


Athletics Ireland announced today the Irish teams for the 50km walk and the marathon in the World Athletic Championships which will be held in London in August. Included in the women's team is Claire McCarthy of Leevale AC. The Cork athlete won the 2017 Ballintotis 4 mile road race which was held last week

Men's 50km Walks... Alex Wright Leevale AC, Brendan Boyce Letterkenny AC, Robert Heffernan Togher AC

Men's Marathon... Mick Clohisey Raheny Shamrocks AC, Paul Pollock Annadale Striders AC. Sean Hehir Rathfarnham WSAF AC

Women's Marathon... Fionnuala McCormack Kilcoole AC, Clare Gibbons McCarthy Leevale AC

The World Championships will take place in London from 4-13 August 2017.

Results & photos of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun...Sat 22nd Apr 2017



Another week and another fine turn out of 272 runners for the Ballincollig 5k parkrun on Saturday the 22nd of April 2017.

1 Conor DOLAN    17:50    SM30-34    M1
2 Unknown                                   
3 Shane O'CALLAGHAN    19:02    VM35-39    M3
20 Sorcha CROWLEY    21:29    SW30-34    F1
26 Mary SLOCUM    22:10    VW50-54    F2
61 Imelda MARSHALL    24:21    VW35-39    F3


The results of the 45th edition can be seen HERE

Photos...
1) Joe Muphy of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE


St.Finbarr's AC win M50 title in Irish Road Relay Championships

The Irish National Road Relay Championships were held in Raheny, Dublin last weekend and a large number of teams from around the country took part. The number of teams from Cork clubs was very low but St.Finbarr's AC managed to take Gold in the M50 event.

Athlete 1 Michael Murphy 00:05:35 (One mile leg)
Athlete 2 Cathal O'Connell 00:10:39 (Two mile leg)
Athlete 3 Ken Devine 00:04:59 (One mile leg)

Update : Leevale Senior Women's Team are upgraded to Bronze after Queens are disqualified.

Athlete 1 Carol Finn 00:05:15 (One mile leg)
Athlete 2 Claire McCarthy 00:10:49 (Two mile leg)
Athlete 3 Freda Davoren 00:05:17 (One mile leg)


Monday, April 24, 2017

Irish results at the 2017 London Marathon

The annual London Marathon was held on Sunday the 23rd of April 2017 and over 39,000 people completed the 26.2 mile course. There were about 350 Irish runners listed in the results.

The top 3 Irish men & women were...
2    » Hehir, Sean (GBR)    NI Civil...    2:16:18
21    » SEAWARD, Kevin (IRL)        2:17:08
24    » CLOHISEY, Mick (IRL)        2:18:34
55    » Graham, Laura (GBR)      02:42:38
57    » SANCHEZ, Barbara (IRL)      2:47:36
1224    » Elvin, Jennifer (IRL)    Metro Ab...2:54:41



Full Irish results below...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Results & photos of the Great Railway Run...Sun 23rd Apr 2017



There was a welcome boost in numbers for this years Great Railway Run with over 650 runners taking part. The numbers in the 25k were up 25% while the 10k was up 23%. This is in marked contract to a lot of other races in Munster where the trend is flat or down.

25km....Cork to Carrigaline
1 Alan O Shea     Cork       1:22:58 SM
2 Alan Lehane     Blarney   1:30:53 SM
3 Jeremy O Donovan     Kinsale 1:33:45 SM
17 Una Murphy Plant     Kinsale   1:47:08 SW
44 Mary Sweeney     Cork   1:54:11     SW
53 Sheila Buckley     Carrigtwohill   1:56:35 SW 


Full results below...

10km...Monkstown to Carrigaline
1 Tim Twomey         33:29     Cork     SM
2 Brian Kearney     35:35     Cork     SM
3 Gearoid O Leary    37:08     Macroom     SM
12 Eimear O Brien    42:32     Cork     SW
13 Ali O Connor     43:22     Cork     SW
17 Linda Kelly        44:30     Carrigaline     W40 


Full results below...

5km...Ringaskiddy to Carrigaline
1 Graham Nudds         19:53     Cork     SM
2 Mark Kells         20:57     Wexford SM
3 Cathal Twomey     21:11     Blarney SM
6 Mairead Lonergan     23:25     Cork     SW
9 Katie Harte         25:38     Clonakilty SW
10 Emma Riordan     25:58     Heineken SW 


Full results below...

Photos
1) The organisers have a gallery HERE
2) There are several galleries of photos taken by Adrian O'Herlihy
a) 25km Cork City
b) 25km near Passage West
c) 10k Start
d) 25 & 10k nr Shanbally
e) Near the finish

3) Paula's Running Photos has a large gallery HERE

Full results below...


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Results of the North Cork AC 5k in Doneraile Park...Sat 22nd Apr 2017

There seems to have been a fairly big drop in numbers for this one with just 122 runners taking part. Back in February, North Cork AC organised two 5 k races in Doneraile Park and they got 143 and 242 respectively. The same race in April of 2016 got 190 so the numbers are down by about a third this year.

As for why the big drop? The most likely reason is just the glut of 5k's being held in the park at the moment.

1 Bjorn Downes Mooreabbey Milers AC    17:10 SM
2 PJ Carey Kilmallock AC    17:30 SM
3 David Hanlon Limerick AC    17:40 SM
7 Mei Ming Cronin Mallow    18:59 SW
12 Brigita Lukste North Cork AC 20:26 SW
27 Niamh Buckley Mallow    23:02 SW

The full results can be seen HERE

Photos...
1) North Cork AC have a gallery HERE

Blackrock Amenity Walkway Closed 18th Apr to 22nd May 2017

Back in February of 2016, I had a post up about plans to improve access to the Blackrock Amenity Walkway in Cork City.


Work has now commenced on this and the section of walkway shown above will be closed from the 18th of April to the 22nd of May 2017.

Anyone running this section will have to take a detour on the footpath by Mahon Point and the CSO office. I'd guess it might add on about an extra 800m.

Friday, April 21, 2017

East Cork & District Sports Awards recognise the Ballycotton 10 Mile Road Race


The East Cork & District Sports Awards were held in Midleton Park Hotel on Friday the 21st of April and this year, they recognised the Ballycotton 10 Mile Road Race team for their contribution to sport.

Anyone who is familiar with the Ballycotton 10 race will know that it is a huge logistical event and takes an enormous amount of work. For an successful event that is run on a non-profit basis, it's great to see their efforts being recognised by the local community.

Notice...Cork BHAA Stryker 4 mile in Carrigtwohill - Wed 26th Apr 2017

This 4 mile race in Carrigtwohill in East Cork is coming up on Wednesday the 26th of April at 7:30pm. As with all Cork BHAA events, the entry fee is €5 for registered runners and €10 for non-registered.



Located just a few minutes drive from the Jack Lynch tunnel, this one is very close to Cork City and is easy to get to.


The race HQ is the local community centre and the race route takes in a loop to the north of Carrigtwohill. Note that the start line is a few hundred metres away so allow plenty of time to get there.


As BHAA races go, this one is noted for having some pretty good prizes and of course, there are loads on offer with the various categories and teams.

Course Preview........A full preview of the course can be seen HERE

To help raise funds for the Cork University Hospital Children's Unit, they will also be selling tickets on the night for a prize raffle. Details below.



Reminder...The Great Railway Run 5km, 10km or 25km - Sun 23rd Apr 2017

The big race in Cork this weekend is of course the Great Railway Run on Sunday the 23rd of April 2017. There is a choice of three distances.......a 25 km race starting at 9:30am from Cork City to Carrigaline, a 10 km race from Monkstown to Carrigaline starting at 11am or a 5 km run/walk from Ringaskiddy to Carrigaline starting at 11:45am.


The run will roughly follow the route of the old Cork, Blackrock and Passage Railway which ran from 1850 until 1932. For a large part of the run, the route will follow the old railway line that skirts the shores of Cork Harbour.

Route Change...Please note that there is a slight change to the route this year in that there is a short out and back section near Shanbally.


You can find details of the 2017 route HERE

More details on the event website.

Latest info... New Entries for 10K and 25K events will NOT be accepted on race day. 5K runners will be able to enter on race day.
Bib numbers can be collected on April 22nd from 4pm to 8pm at Phelans Pharmacy, Kinsale Road Roundabout or at the starting area on April 23rd. Late entries for all events will also be accepted on April 22nd.

Results of the Banteer Community Creche 5k...Thurs 20th Apr 2017

This 5k in Banteer in NW Cork in aid of the Community Creche was held on Thursday the 20th of April 2017. A total of 76 people took part. 

16:03 Tim O'Connor An Riocht
16:40 Eoin Surgue
17:20 Maurice Feehan Gneeveguilla AC
20:02 Mei-Meng Cronin
21:29 Niamh Hartnett
22:18 Susan Looney Duhallow AC



Full results below...