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Monday, May 22, 2017

Notice...Millstreet 5 mile road race - Fri 30th June 2017

The Willie Neenan Memorial 5 mile road race is coming up in the town of Millstreet in NW Cork on Friday, the 30th of June at 8:15pm.

It's an area of the county where there isn't a huge number of races so it should be of interest to runners in both Cork and Kerry.

In 2017, there will also be a dry fit top for all finishers...

The entry fee is €10.70 if you pre-enter online HERE. You can also enter on the day for €15. Race HQ is the GAA community hall which is directly across from the church at the western end of the town.

Organised by Millstreet AC, the course has been accurately measured by Jones Counter and has an Athletics Ireland licence.

Course Preview........A full preview of the course with maps, directions, photos, etc can be seen HERE

Notice...Coolagown 5k road race nr Fermoy - Thurs 15th June 2017

This 5km road race near Fermoy in NE Cork is coming up on Thursday the 15th of June 2017...

Organised by St.Nicholas AC, the venue for the race is the small village of Coolagown which is just a few miles east of Fermoy.

From the organisers.....Coolagown is a small rural village in the north of County Cork. As its name suggests , the village has a long association with smithing. Over the years , Coolagown became famous for its  horses and there are several well-known stud farms here. In recent times it has become very well known in Tidy Town circles for its relatively rapid rise in the competition and for a near-unrivalled consistency in high achievements in the upper echelons of the competition. The village has had a 9-year run of Gold Medals as well as a number of other prizes and awards including Entente Florale and Greening Communities.

The 5K run takes place in one of the prettiest villages in Ireland, a village beautifully maintained and a showpiece in how a rural community works together to achieve a wonderful result.  

For anybody walking the 5k this will officially commence from the start line at 6:30pm sharp: adults are 5 euro and children are free. 

Coolagown 5K is well known for its generous refreshments after the Race, provided by Kilmagner National School Parents Association.

Course Preview......You can find a full preview of the course with maps, details, photos HERE

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Results & Photos of the Blackwater 10 mile road race...Sun 21st May 2017

Despite the threat of wet weather, the rain held off for the 3rd annual Blackwater 10 mile road race in Clondulane near Fermoy. A total of 318 people took part which is up 26% on last year.

The first man home was John Meade of St.Finbarr's AC who has now made it three in a row.

1 374 John Meade Male Senior 00:55:00
2 197 Eoin Sugrue Male Over 40 00:55:42
3 485 David Richardson Male Senior 00:58:29
43 442 Patricia O'Brien Female Senior 01:09:37
48 314 Ellen Hanley Female Over 40 01:10:34
62 180 Charlene Wiley Female Senior 01:11:36

The full results are up on the race website

Photos...  (Updated Mon 22nd May @8:19am)
1) There are 4 albums on the Running in Cork Facebook page...
...a) Start of the race
...b) One mile mark
...c) Finish 55:00 to 1:21:41
...d) Finish 1:21:41 to 1:55:09

2) Gerard O'Sullivan has a large gallery HERE

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Notice...John Harnett 10k road race in Ballyhooly - Fri 26th May 2017

This 10k road race is coming up in Ballyhooly near Fermoy on Friday, the 26th of May 2017 at 7:15pm.

Registration and Parking at GAA pitch, approx 200m from start line. Refreshments and presentation of prizes in the Community Hall after the race.

Ballyhooly is located just 9 kms west of Fermoy on the N72 road to Mallow. Considering that it's reasonably close to the M8 motorway, it's within easy access.

Course Preview...A full preview of the course with maps, directions and photos can be seen HERE 

Results of the Surf, Turf 'n' Tar Half-Marathon & 10k in Rosscarbery...Sat 20th May 2017

The inaugural Surf, Turf 'n' Tar Half-Marathon & 10k in Rosscarbery was held on Saturday the 20th of May 2017 and it got a big turnout of 417 runners. In the Half-Marathon, there were 160 finishers while there were 257 in the 10k.

1 Paul Deane     Clonakilty   1:26:08 SM
2 Damien O Brien     Blackpool  1:27:31 M40
3 Adam Doyle     Blackrock       1:28:27 SM
12 Kealey Tideswell     Clonmel   1:37:02 SF
21 Karen Walsh     Leap       1:41:28 F35
42 Oonagh Collins     Clonakilty  1:48:27 F40

1 Alfie Davis     Cork         40:31 SM
2 Padraig Sheehan     Clonakilty 40:44 SM
3 Garrett Lordan     Clonakilty 41:28 SM
8 Ronnie Barry     Bandon         45:39 F40
12 Ann O' Neill     46:27     F45
17 Grainne O Callaghan     Kilmallock  47:41 SF

1) The organisers have a number of galleries...
...a) Long Strand

Full results below....

Results of the Ballincollig 5k parkrun...Sat 20th May 2017

263 people turned out for this weeks 5k parkrun in Ballincollig.

1 Unknown                                   
2 Morgan O'REGAN    18:20    VM40-44    M2    Midleton AC   
4 Shane O'CALLAGHAN    19:13    VM35-39    M3   
3 Orla DRUMM    18:34    SW30-34    F1    Crusaders A C Dublin
23 Mary SWEENEY    21:27    VW55-59    F2    St Finbarrs AC
31 Jennifer HYNES    22:09    SW30-34    F3    Wooters Runners   


Michael 'Curley' Cunningham ...RIP

Michael 'Curley' Cunningham RIP...

I was saddened to hear today that Mike Cunningham of Mooreabby Milers AC has passed away. Known to everyone as 'Curley', Mike was a regular on the racing scene and competed in races in Cork and all over Ireland.

I remember racing against Mike in a 50k race in Portumna a few years ago and I just couldn't match his pace as he finished first that day and I finished second. It was only after the race finished that I learned that he can taken part in a 10k race the evening before!

Mike was a quiet guy and was certainly one of the nicest people you could hope to meet on the race scene. Up to recently, he was involved in nearly everything...5k parkruns to mountain runs to marathons and ultras. I believe at one time he was part of an Irish masters team that took part in a mountain running competition in Slovenia / Italy.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam notice

Results of the Fermoy GAA 5km...Thurs 18th May 2017

A total of 151 runners took part in this 5k race in Fermoy organised by the local GAA club.

= 1    Keelan O'Connor    M  19:02
= 1    John Murphy    M   19:02
3    Brendan O'Mahony    M  19:27
8    Lorraine Bolster    F  20:03 
9    Joan Ennis    F  20:08
15    Áine Sheehan    F   21:58

1) Fermoy GAA have a few photos of the prize winners HERE

Results below...

Results of the Knocknagree Ladies Football Club 5km...Thurs 18th May 2017

About 80 people turned out for the 5k run in Knocknagree in NW Cork.

1. Maurice Feehan
2. Aidan McCarthy
3. Eamonn O'Keefe
1. Marguerite Murphy
2. Caroline O'Sullivan
3. Lisa Quirk

Organised in conjunction with Duhallow AC. Results below...

Friday, May 19, 2017

Results of the Kilcredan 5k road race...Fri 19th May 2017

206 runners turned out for this years Kilcredan 5km road race in East Cork.

1 Nigel Sheehan  16:42   YOUGHAL
2 Shane Harington 16:47  EAST CORK
3 Darragh Canavan 16:57  EAST CORK
12 Fiona Santry  18:18   EAST CORK
13 Rachel Werking 18:28  USA
23 Ruth Mellerick 19:12 YOUGHAL

Results below...

1) Dave O'Brien Photography has a gallery HERE
2) Denis O'Flynn has a gallery HERE 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Results & Photos of the Cheetah Run 5k in Fota Wildlife Park...Thurs 18th May 2017

A total of 807 runners turned out this year for this years Cheetah Run 5k race in Fota Wildlife Park. While the forecast was for showers, it turned out to be a lovely evening in the end.

Remember that all finishers can use their race bibs to avail of a 20% discount in John Buckley Sports until the 1st of June 2017.

1 Kieran MCKEOWN    Watergrasshill AC    M40  16:54
2 Shane COONEY    Brothers Pearse AC    MS   17:03
3 Bryan CROWLEY    Watergrasshill AC    M40  17:05
33 Niamh CRONIN    St Finbarrs AC    F40    20:05 
37 Ronnie BARRY    Bandon AC    F40    20:15
49 Sheila BUCKLEY    Midleton AC    F35    20:40 

The full results are up on the Eagle AC website...

Photos...(Updated Fri 19th May @6:15pm)
1) There are 4 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page...
...a) Start
...b) 2.9km mark #1
...c) 2.9km mark #2
...d) 2.9km mark #3
2) There is a small gallery of presentation photos up on the Eagle AC Facebook page.
3) Derek Costello of Eagle AC has a two galleries...
...a) Start
...b) 2.8 km
4) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE
5) 10 photos from Fota Wildlife Park's Facebook page
6) Paula's Running Pictures has two galleries...
...a) Near the start 
...b) Big gallery near the finish

Kieran McKeown...winner of the men's 5k race

Niamh Cronin...winner of the women's 5k race

Events coming up on Friday the 19th of May 2017

These are some of the events coming up on Friday the 19th of May 2017...

Cork...Fri 19th (7pm)...Ballygown National School 5k in Doneraile Park...€10...
Limerick...Fri 19th (7:30pm)...Kilmallock 5 mile road race...€10...
Tipperary...Fri 19th (7:30pm)...Poulmucka road races...€10... info...

Waterford...Fri 19th (7:30pm)...Ardmore 5 mile race...€5 pre-entry/€8 on the night...Race 4 of 11 in the West Waterford AC race series...

Cork...Fri 19th (8pm)... Kilcredan 5k road race... € Youghal in East

Results & photos of the Glanmire Macra 5k...Tues 16th May 2017

The annual Glanmire Macra na Feirme 5km run was held on Tuesday the 16th of May 2017 and nearly 200 people took part.

1    Eric Curran    Leevale AC      M    15.30
2    Mark Collins     ...  M    17.15
3    David Murphy    Watergrasshill AC    42    M    17.21
12    Sharon Rynne    Kilmurry Ibrickane AC F    18.39
19    Claire O'Brien    Watergrasshill AC F    19.58
22    Irene Eighan    St.Finbarrs AC F    20.19

Full results below...

1) Glanmire Macra have a gallery HERE

Final notice for the Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park on Thurs 18th May 2017

The Eagle AC Cheetah Run in Fota Wildlife Park will take place on Thursday the 18th of May 2017. Please note that entries are closed and there are no entries on the night.

Cheetah Run Thursday 18th May – Important information
Race times: Cheetah Mile 7.15pm (Juvenile Race), Cheetah Run 8.00pm (Adult Race)
Registration in the Education Centre opens at 6.30pm
Fota Wildlife Park is open to the following only for the duration of the event:
**Registered runners with bib number displayed
**Guest with wristbands – each runner will be allocated 4 wristbands on registration – runners will need to distribute these to their guests after registration and in advance of the races commencing.

The results of the race will be on the Eagle AC website on Friday morning.

Go to the race page for more information…

Notice...Darrara & Ring Bay 10k & 5k Run nr Clonakilty - Fri 26th May 2017

This new 10k and 5k is coming up on Friday the 26th of May 2017 with a 7:30pm start time.

Info from the organisers....
Beautiful 10k run, jog or walk, combining 'Wild Atlantic Way' views with countryside route and great community atmosphere! We also have a separate 5k countryside route.
In aid of works at Darrara Community Centre.
Fees: €10 for 10k, €7 for 5k, to be paid on the night.
Registration from 6.30pm in Darrara Community Centre.
Parking, secure storage and changing facilities provided at Darrara Community Centre.
Refreshments during the race for participants.
Tea, cake & hospitality afterwards at Darrara Community Centre.
10k Over 16s only.
Children welcome on the walk, but must be accompanied by an adult.

More info below...