Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: June 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Results of the Courtmacsherry 10k road race...Fri 28th June 2013

A total of 331 runners turned out for this 10 km road race in West Cork, not quite the record of 362 of 2012 but still an impressive number all the same. In the mens race, Alan O'Shea set a new course record of 31:38, beating the old record of 31:53 by some 15 seconds.

1    Alan O'SHEA  31:38 Senior  Male  Bantry AC
2    Cathal O'DONOVAN  31:55  Senior  Male  St.Finbarrs AC
3    Michael Dullea    34:17  35-39    Male    3        
6    Claire Mc Carthy  35:42  35-39  Female   1  Leevale AC
25    Carmell Crowley   39:00   45-49  Female  2  Bandon AC
49    Ronnie BARRY  41:51  35-39  Female  3  Bandon AC


The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, June 28, 2013

Weather Forecast for Munster...Sat 29th & Sun 30th June 2013

A high pressure system to the south of the country will tend to keep things fairly settled this weekend.

Saturday......Likely to be mainly dry in Munster with the possibility of fog and drizzle on the coasts. Best in the East of the province. Fresh winds from the west to south-west. Temp 17 to 21 deg C. Some sunshine in places, especially in the east.

Sunday.....Likely to be similar to Saturday except for a higher chance of rain in the north and west of the province as a weak front crosses.

Outlook....Monday is likely to be dry with mostly cloudy conditions. Tuesday looks particularly wet, especially in the morning. The remainder of the week looks pretty good with plenty of dry spells.

Upcoming race...Old Abbey 5k road race - Sun 30th June 2013

In 2013, Old Abbey AC are celebrating their 60th anniversary having being founded back in 1953. In that first year, a road race was held which went from O'Shea's pub in Waterfall to Goggins Hill, a distance of just under 3 miles. On the day, the race was won by a Ted Geary, a native of Cobh and then running under Ballymore Cobh AC colours. Ted who is in his 80's now resides in Carrigtwohill in East Cork.

To commemorate the original event, Old Abbey will be holding a 5 km road race on Sunday, the 30th of June between Waterfall and Goggins Hill.

Registration is at Goggins Hill National School and a bus will take the runners to the start line on the Cork City side of Waterfall. Considering it's only 3 miles, I'm sure some will opt to use this as a warm up for the race itself.

More details on the Running in Munster website.

Reminder...Anglesboro 10k race this evening...Fri 28th June 2013

Just a reminder that the Anglesboro 10 km road race in SE Limerick takes place on Friday evening, the 28th of June at 8pm. This might be particular interest to anyone located in NE Cork, S Tipp or S Limerick.

This is the first race of seven in the 2013 Ballyhoura Limerick Series.

Race flyer and info in an earlier post.

Directions and maps HERE

Results of the Shanagarry 5 mile road race...Thurs 27th June 2013

A record 598 runners turned out for this year's Shanagarry 5 mile road race, the second of four in the annual Ballycotton Summer Series. This is a big jump on the previous peak of 512 set back in 2011 and no doubt the fine weather on Thursday evening was a major factor in attracting the record crowds.

It's very easy to take the results and numbers for granted but it takes a lot of work and organising for a race of this size to be a success. For example, note...

1) Entry fee only €5.
2) No chip timing. This would have added probably something like €2.50 to the entry fee and yet a full set of accurate results were still produced.
3) ........and what most of you don't know. The results were being worked on until the early hours of Friday morning. They were e-mailed to me around 3am and I started on this post about 7am. The full results are up on the Internet and available for people to check just 12 hours after the race finished.

So it is worth remembering that Ballycotton Running Promotions, the organisers of the Summer Series and the Ballycotton 10 are doing all of this work on a voluntary basis. You might turn up and just run the race but there is an awful lot of work going on behind the scenes to make races like this a success.

Results....
    Place    Time    Name    Team    Race Age Category    min/mile       
    1    25:46    MCGRATH, Sean    East Cork AC    M    05:09.1
    2    26:07    BERKELEY, Noel    Dundrum South Dublin AC    M45    05:13.3
    3     26:12    HARTY, Michael    East Cork AC    M    05:14.3
    44    30:33    HUYCK, Linda    Club Northwest (USA)    F40    06:06.5
    54    31:03    KIELY, Martina    St. Finbarrs AC    F    06:12.5
    57    31:16    LYNCH, Rhona    Eagle AC    F35    06:15.1


The full results can be seen HERE

Photos...(Updated 9:45am)
1) Gearóid O Laoi has a nice gallery of photos HERE 

Overall Positions in the Ballycotton Summer Series....The overall results in the series after the first two races can be seen HERE   ...Compiled by John Robinson of Mallow AC

Event notice...Cork City Sports...Tues 2nd July 2013

The biggest athletics event in Cork for the year is coming up next Tuesday evening with the 62nd International Cork City Sports at CIT in Bishopstown.


For anyone who has any interest in athletics, it really is well worth attending. It isn't every day you get to see the top Irish athletes compete against an international field and if you're in Cork, it's on your doorstep.


If you are coming from outside Cork and you are not sure where exactly the CIT track is then you can see a map HERE...just zoom in and out.

Schedule of events...
Start Time
Track Events...Sponsor
5:30 PM    Juvenile 300m Events     Cork County Board AAI
6:30 PM    400m Hurdles Men     Cork County Council
6:40 PM    400m Women     AON Hewitt
6:50 PM    400m  Men     DPS Engineering
7:00 PM    3000m Women     Irish Sports Council
7:20 PM    100m Women     Centra
7:30 PM    100m Men     SuperValu
7:40 PM    3000m Walk     LeisureWorld
8:00 PM    100m Hurdles Women     Maher Sports
8:10 PM    1 Mile Men     Cork Airport
8:20 PM    800m Women     Henry Ford & Son Ltd.
8:30 PM    3000m Men     Cork City Council
8:40 PM     1 Mile Junior Men     Barrys Tea

Field Events
6:00 PM    Hammer Women     Cork Education and Training Board
6:30 PM    High Jump Women     Johnson & Perrott Ltd
6:30 PM    Pole Vault Men     Athletics Ireland
6:30 PM    Long Jump Men     FDC Financial Services
7:45 PM    High Jump Men     FMC
7:45 PM    Long Jump Women     Cross Hire Ltd


Updated 2nd July........Start lists...Track and Field

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Reminder...Courtmacsherry 10k road race coming up Fri 28th June

Just a reminder that the Courtmacsherry 10 km road race in West Cork is coming up on Friday the 28th of June 2013 at 8pm. In terms of flat fast 10k courses, this is about as fast as they get.

The race starts in the seaside town of Courtmacsherry, then follows the estuary road to Timoleague before doing a small loop and returning to Courtmacsherry again.

With the current fine weather, it looks as if it will be a great evening.


Directions and a preview of the course can be seen HERE

Upcoming race...Shanagarry 5 mile road race - Thurs 27th June 2013

The second race in the Ballycotton Summer Series goes ahead this evening with the Shanagarry 5 mile road race. The entry fee is just €5 and with the fine weather, it looks sure to attract a large crowd.

With an 8pm start, it is advisable to arrive in plenty of time...certainly well before 7:30pm. Note that the car parks are often some distance from the start line so take note.

You can enter the race at the local GAA grounds in the village.

Note from the organisers....All those who ran in Ballyandreen will have their numbers ready, lists start with No 1 for men and No 401 for women. Lists will be displayed on the wall, just find your number as ask for it at table.


Directions and a course preview can be seen HERE

Results & Photos of the Graded League at CIT...Wed 26th June 2013

The 5th round of the John Buckley Sports Graded Track & Field League was held at CIT on Wednesday, the 26th of June. John Quigley of Eagle AC was on hold to take some photos and you can see the gallery HERE

Results of the 4th leg (Tues 18th June) are now available HERE

...and the 5th leg (Wed 26th June) HERE

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Results of the Cork BHAA Daniel Kingston 5k...Thurs 20th June 2013

Results of the Cork BHAA Daniel Kingston 5k in Macroom...Thurs 20th June 2013

Men  
1 TIM O'DONOGHUE, 2 BRIAN MURPHY, 3 JOHN MEADE

Women  
1 EMMA MURPHY, 2 SINEAD PALEY, 3 AISLING MORAN

The full results are now HERE

Photos in an earlier post HERE

Airtricity announced as new Title Sponsor for 2013 Dublin City Marathon

Some good news for the Dublin City Marathon! Back in May of 2012, the organisers of the Dublin City Marathon announced that they had lost a main sponsor for their event. Back in April of this year, they announced even more cut backs with a reduction in the prize money and the elite fields. Considering that the Dublin City Marathon is the 7th largest Marathon in Europe by size, it seemed crazy that it couldn't get proper sponsorship.

On Wednesday the 26th of June, it was announced that Airtricity will now sponsor the Dublin City Marathon and the race series.


Here is the press release below...
Airtricity, Ireland’s greenest and second-largest energy provider, was today announced as the new title sponsor of the Dublin Marathon. This partnership also includes the Race Series, which will take place in Swords and the Phoenix Park in June, July, August and September 2013 in preparation for the main Marathon event. This announcement was made earlier today by Airtricity Dublin Marathon Race Director Jim Aughney, in the company of Stephen Wheeler, Airtricity Managing Director, and fitness expert and TV Broadcaster Karl Henry at the official launch at the 5 Mile Mark in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.

Last year, a record of over 14,000 people participated in the Dublin Marathon and over 20,000 people took part across the Race Series in the months leading up. The economic value of the Airtricity Dublin Marathon to the city and county of Dublin over the October Bank Holiday weekend is estimated at over €10 million.

Welcoming the new sponsorship Airtricity Dublin Marathon Race Director Jim Aughney commented:...“We are delighted to have Airtricity on board as our new title sponsor this year. Airtricity shares our vision and aims for the growth of the Dublin Marathon. It is a huge endorsement of what we have achieved to date, and strong support for our development plans, to have such a sponsor involved. Airtricity has a great history of supporting events in Ireland and we look forward to developing a long-term relationship with them."

Stephen Wheeler, Airtricity Managing Director, commented:...“As someone who ran my first Dublin Marathon in 2011, I’m delighted that Airtricity is the new energy behind this well-loved Dublin and national sporting event. Airtricity is a proud supporter of Irish Sport at all levels. Through our investment as title sponsor of the Airtricity League, as Official Energy Partner to the FAI and its international teams, and as a supporter of local sports clubs nationwide through our wind farm community funds, we’re doing more to give back to local and national sporting clubs and events. Now, through our sponsorship of the Airtricity Dublin Marathon, we’re helping to support the marathon and race series at this important stage in its development and growth.”

Well-known fitness expert and TV Broadcaster Karl Henry said:...“It is great to see Airtricity come on board and give the Dublin Marathon a huge boost ahead of this year’s event. With over 14,000 participants last year, the marathon and race series is a fantastic way to get out and get fit. With today’s boost, hopefully more and more people will sign up and ensure that the 2013 Airtricity Dublin Marathon will surpass last year’s level and create new records.” 

The Airtricity Dublin Marathon takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, 28th October 2013. 


2013 Airtricity Race Series
5 Mile run – Saturday 29 June, Phoenix Park
Fingal 10K run – Sunday 21 July, Swords
Frank Duffy 10 Mile run – Saturday 24 August, Phoenix Park
Dublin Half Marathon – Saturday 21 September, Phoenix Park
Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2013 - Monday October 28th 2013


What this actually means in reality, we'll have to wait to see. I presume there will b live TV coverage? Will it change the elite fields or prize money? At least for now, it secures the future of the event.

Comments...???

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Note of caution for users of the UCC Farm...

Just a short note to say that a car window was smashed and some clothing was taken at the UCC Farm in Curraheen last Sunday morning. Fortunately on this occasion, there were no valuable like wallets or phones taken but it serves as a reminder for everyone else.

Please make sure you leave nothing on display in your car and take anything of value even if you are passing it every so often.

Race notice...Ballinascarthy 10k road race - Sun 7th July 2013

This 10 km road race in West Cork is coming up on Sunday, the 7th of July at 12 noon.  This race was last held in 2011 as last year's event had to be cancelled due to severe flooding in the village.


Located on the main road between Bandon and Clonakilty, the village of Ballinascarthy is a 45 minute drive from Cork City and should be of interest to most runners in West Cork.


The race has an Athletics Ireland licence and has been accurately by Jones Counter.

It costs €12 to enter the race and all proceeds go towards the COPE Foundation and Enable Ireland.

More details in a future post.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Race notice...Millstreet 10k road race - Fri 5th July 2013

The Willie Neenan Memorial 10k road race is coming up in the town of Millstreet in NW Cork on Friday, the 5th of July at 7:30pm. This is a brand new race on the calendar and the 2nd race of 7 in the Ballyhoura Cork Road Race Series.


It's been a good few years since there was a road race in Millstreet so this is a welcome addition to the calendar. Considering it's location, it should be of interest to runners in both Cork and Kerry.


The 10k course starts just to the west of Millstreet...runs back through the town itself....completes a loop to the north-east before coming back and finishing in the centre of the town.


You can pre-enter for this race HERE, fee €10. You can also enter on the night 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. More info closer to the date.

Results of the mile race at the Riverstick/Kinsale Open Sports...Thurs 20th June 2013

According to the organisers, there was a great turn out for all the juvenile events at the annual Riverstick/Kinsale AC Open Sports on Thursday evening, the 20th of June.

For the  senior grass mile race, the results and times are below...
 Cormac Hickey 5.23
Andrew Sheehan 5.41
Mathew Gedden 6.17
Anne-Marie Healy 6.19
Ronan Heffernan 6.19
Paul Scannell 6.23
Elaine O' Donoghue 6.25
Seamus Cahill    6.26

Race notice...Run Killarney Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10k - Sat 20th July 2013

Since it's inception, this event has evolved from year on year. At first, it was just the 15 mile 'Maxi-Marathon'. Over time, a Half-Marathon event was added and this year, a full Marathon option has been included.



The Marathon and the 13.1 mile Half-Marathon will start at 8:00am near Moll's Gap on the Kenmare road. The shorter 10k race will start near Muckross House in the park at 11am.


Entry for each race includes...Closed roads, Customised finisher medal, Technical T-shirt, Chip timing, Prizes, Massage at finish line, Hot and cold tubs & showers, Free post race party and BBQ, Officially measured course, Fully Marshalled route with water stops and medical safety cover throughout.



Full/Half Course description.......The race starts at about 800 feet above sea level near Moll's Gap. Initially it's flat but as you approach the Gap itself, the road starts to drop and you have a stunning view across to the Macgillycuddy's Reeks and the highest mountains in Ireland.

From here the road continues to drop as you run with lakes and mountains as a backdrop for the race..... Past Lady's View......Looking down on the Upper Lakes......and eventually you turn off into Killarney National Park near the entrance to Torc Waterfall.

The Half-Marathon then proceeds past Muckross House to the finish while the full Marathon continues on to take in another 13.1 miles in the northern part of the park before returning to the finish line.


As you can see from the maps above, there is a lot of downhill running in the first few miles. The 10k course takes in a shorter loop starting and finishing near the park.

The video clip below gives a feel for what the course looks like...



More info on the Run Killarney Website

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Results of the second day of the European Team Championships 1st League...Sun 23rd June 2013

Following another day of athletics at the European Team Championships 1st League at the Morton Stadium in Dublin, the Irish team managed to finish overall in 7th place.

Photo...Kieran Carlin of Finn Valley AC

European Athletics Team Championships 1st League - Dublin
1. Czech Republic 351.5 (Promoted to Super League)
2. Sweden 311 (Promoted to Super League)
3. Netherlands 299 (Promoted to Super League)
4. Romania 297.5
5. Portugal 269
6. Finland 250.5
7. Ireland 242
8. Belgium 236.5
9. Hungary 225
10.Estonia 211
11. Bulgaria 208 (Relegated to 2nd League)
12. Switzerland 206 (Relegated to 2nd League)


Viewed overall, it has to be seen as a very successful weekend for the Irish team and Athletics Ireland. Not only did they host a successful games on a European level but the Irish team managed to maintain it's place in the 1st league.

Day 2 results on Sunday.....Some of the results from Day 2 can be seen below. Note that it is an inter team competition. The fastest person in a heat gets 12 points for their team, the second fastest 11 point, the third 10 points and so on.

Long Jump Women...Heat:1
1    Adeiko Grit                  89    EST      6.26    +0.2        12Pnts
2    Jarder Erica                 86    SWE      6.22    -1.4        11Pnts
3    Deiac Cornelia               89    ROU      6.12    +2.2        10Pnts
4    Carvalho Teresa              95    POR      6.09    +1.9        9Pnts
5    Koreov‡ Jana                 81    CZE      5.97    -0.1        8Pnts
6    SievilŠinen Jaana            83    FIN      5.97    +3.2        7Pnts
7    Pusterla Irne               89    SUI      5.97    -1.4        6Pnts
8    Proper Kelly                 88    IRL      5.91    +0.7        5Pnts
9    Lindemans Marjolein          95    BEL      5.91    -1.3        4Pnts
10    Schmelcz Fanni               93    HUN      5.78    -1.8        3Pnts
11    Damianova Kristina           87    BUL      5.71    +0.5        2Pnts
12    Dwomoh Gabriella             94    NED      5.44    +2.6        1Pnts

110m Hurdles Men...Heat:1      Wind : 0.6
1    Reynolds Ben                 IRL      13.71            10Pnts
2    Furer Tobias                 SUI      14.16            5Pnts
3    Hirvonen Arttu               FIN      14.32            4Pnts
4    Arnaudov Martin              BUL      14.50            3Pnts
5    Bananau Cornel               ROU      14.54            2Pnts
6    Kirschbaum Rauno             EST      14.63            1Pnts

Pole Vault Men...Heat:1
1    Kudlicka Jan                 90    CZE      5.50        12Pnts
2    Jeng Alhaji                  82    SWE      5.40        10.5Pnts
2    Maia Edi                     87    POR      5.40        10.5Pnts
4    McGovern Brian               90    IRL      5.15        9Pnts
5    Bergius Jere                 87    FIN      5.15        8Pnts
6    Bakker Jorn                  88    NED      5.15        7Pnts
7    Van Der Plaetsen Thomas      91    BEL      5.00        6Pnts
8    Kriisk Veiko                 89    EST      5.00        5Pnts
9    Szab— Dezso                  89    HUN      5.00        4Pnts
10    SchŸtz Patrick               84    SUI      4.60        3Pnts

200 meter Women...Heat:1      Wind : 0.9
1    Latvala Hanna-Maari          89    FIN      23.90            9Pnts
2    Vassell Kadene               91    NED      24.23            5Pnts
3    Foster Amy                   88    IRL      24.25            4Pnts
4    Tavares S—nia                87    POR      24.51            3Pnts
5    Kaptur ƒva                   87    HUN      24.75            2Pnts
6    Suumann Diana                92    EST      25.98            1Pnts

800 meter Men...Heat:1
1    Kazi Tam‡s                   86    HUN      1:50.96            12Pnts
2    Rogestedt Johan              95    SWE      1:51.57            11Pnts
3    Salonen Tuomo                90    FIN      1:51.64            10Pnts
4    Kubista J‡n                  91    CZE      1:51.70            9Pnts
5    Kupers Thijmen               91    NED      1:51.81            8Pnts
6    Hochstrasser Jan             89    SUI      1:51.88            7Pnts
7    Van Den Broeck Jan           89    BEL      1:51.89            6Pnts
8    Vorovenci Cristian           86    ROU      1:52.24            5Pnts
9    Moreira Miguel               91    POR      1:52.43            4Pnts
10    Valler Raimond               89    EST      1:52.73            3Pnts
11    Lieghio Anthony              89    IRL      1:53.05            2Pnts
12    Todorov Sava                 89    BUL      1:57.17            1Pnts

100m Hurdles Women...Heat:2      Wind : 1.3
1    Hodde Rosina                 83    NED      13.17            12Pnts
2    krob‡kov‡ Lucie              82    CZE      13.24            11Pnts
3    ZagrŽ Anne                   91    BEL      13.33            10Pnts
4    Neziri Nooralotta            92    FIN      13.42            9Pnts
5    Lavin Sarah                  96    IRL      13.54            7Pnts
6    Reuse ClŽlia                 88    SUI      13.65            5Pnts

3000 meter Men...Heat:1
1    Sandells Niclas              85    FIN      8:17.78            12Pnts
2    Douma Richard                94    NED      8:18.72            11Pnts
3    Nurme Tiidrek                85    EST      8:19.14            10Pnts
4    McCarthy David               88    IRL      8:20.08            9Pnts
5    Bouafif Adil                 80    SWE      8:20.24            8Pnts
6    Naert Koen                   89    BEL      8:20.63            7Pnts
7    Engelhardt Adriano           92    SUI      8:21.30            6Pnts
8    Pinto Rui                    93    POR      8:21.60            5Pnts
9    Popov Ivan                   92    BUL      8:21.92            4Pnts
10    Szalai Benj‡min              93    HUN      8:23.37            3Pnts
11    Kocourek Milan               87    CZE      8:25.57            2Pnts
12    Ionel Trifan Adrian          91    ROU      8:30.88            1Pnts

200 meter Men...Heat:2      Wind : 0.4
1    Masl‡k Pavel                 CZE      21.20            12Pnts
2    BorlŽe Jonathan              BEL      21.31            11Pnts
3    de Oliveira Nil              SWE      21.31            10Pnts
4    Kremenski Petar              BUL      21.40            9Pnts
5    Lawlor Marcus                IRL      21.71            5Pnts
6    Niit Marek                   EST      22.29            2Pnts

1500 metre Women...Heat:1
1    Koster Maureen               NED      4:22.66            12Pnts
2    Capkov‡ Tereza               CZE      4:23.15            11Pnts
3    Doaga Ioana                  ROU      4:25.12            10Pnts
4    Schšnbeck Charlotte          SWE      4:25.22            9Pnts
5    SchlŠpfer Andrina            SUI      4:25.99            8Pnts
6    Galligan Rose-Anne           IRL      4:26.04            7Pnts
7    Ternov Liina                 EST      4:28.11            6Pnts
8    Belete Almensch              BEL      4:28.53            5Pnts
9    Kenesei Zsanett              HUN      4:29.06            4Pnts
10    Teixeira Sandra              POR      4:29.21            3Pnts
11    Lamminen Minna               FIN      4:29.50            2Pnts
12    Danekova Silvia              BUL      4:31.43            1Pnts

5000 metre Women...Heat:1
1    Vastenburg Jip          NED      16:12.88            12Pnts
2    B‰rca Roxana        ROU      16:13.22            11Pnts
3    FŽlix Dulce              POR      16:15.36            10Pnts
4    Fischer Sabine        SUI      16:25.62            9Pnts
5    ErdŽlyi Zs—fia         HUN      16:33.43            8Pnts
6    Sekanov‡ Lucie       CZE      16:38.47            7Pnts
7    Kettunen Oona        FIN      16:40.28            6Pnts
8    Harty Kerry             IRL      16:52.54            5Pnts
9    Mircheva Militsa     BUL      17:12.50            4Pnts
10    Truyers Imana        BEL      17:12.85            3Pnts
11    Wiker Louise         SWE      17:15.04            2Pnts
12    Luik Lily                EST      18:05.13            1Pnts

3000m SC Men...Heat:1
1    Tsenov Mitko             BUL      8:45.16            12Pnts
2    Paulo Alberto            POR      8:53.83            11Pnts
3    Ghinea Alexandru      ROU      8:54.65            10Pnts
4    Cotter Tomas            IRL      8:56.31            9Pnts
5    Kivistik Kaur            EST      8:58.65            8Pnts
6    Kern Marco            SUI      9:01.76            7Pnts
7    MinczŽr Albert         HUN      9:08.97            6Pnts
8    Olejn’cek Luk‡        CZE      9:11.66            5Pnts
9    Blomberg Emil        SWE      9:21.93            4Pnts
10    Nummela Aki         FIN      9:22.51            3Pnts
11    Grannetia Simon     NED      9:31.23            2Pnts
12    Casteele Mathijs      BEL      9:41.85            1Pnts

4 x 400 meter Women...Heat:1
1    IRL      3:38.43  10Pnts...Denny Sinead, Carey Jennifer, Cannon Shauna, Barr Jessie
2    BEL                     3:39.48  8Pnts
3    EST                     3:43.07  5Pnts
4    BUL                     3:44.36  4Pnts
5    SUI                     3:44.55  3Pnts
6    HUN                     3:50.20  1Pnts

4 x 400 meter Men...Heat:1
1    IRL         3:08.12  12Pnts...Harvey Jason, Kervick Dara, Morrissey Richard, Gregan Brian
2    BEL                     3:10.25  11Pnts
3    HUN                     3:13.18  6Pnts
4    SUI                     3:13.45  5Pnts
5    EST                     3:14.39  4Pnts
6    BUL                     3:18.99  2Pnts


Photos...
1) West Waterford AC have two large galleries of photos.......Day 1 and Day 2

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Keith Whyte sets new Irish 100k record in Belgium

On Saturday the 22nd of June, Keith Whyte of Ennis Track Club in Co.Clare set a new Irish record for the 100 km Ultra-Marathon. Taking part in the Night of Flanders 100 km race in the North of Belgium, Keith finished in a time of 7h 03m 53s, beating the old record of 7h 05m 06s which was set by Thomas Maguire in Seoul, South Korea in October 2006.

Just to give you some idea of how fast that is, it's an average of 6:49 per mile for just over 62 miles!

The Price of Gold...What it's like to train at an elite level

Just what does it take to win an Olympic Gold medal? This one hour documentary looks at elite Swedish athletes and what they had to do to get a top podium finish...the training, the sacrifices, the pain and the injuries. One consistent theme is that too many people were over training, especially those at a young age. Anyone with an interest in athletics should find this of interest. Recommended.

(Audio in Swedish and English with some sub-titles)


Results of the first day of the European Team Championships 1st League...Sat 22nd June 2013

The European Team Championships 1st League are being held this weekend at the Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin. With the first day over, some of the results are shown below. Note that it is an inter team competition. The fastest person in a heat gets 12 points for their team, the second fastest 11 point, the third 10 points and so on.

400m Hurdles Men...Heat:2
    1    158    MŠgi Rasmus 92    EST      51.07            12Pnts
    2    260    Koroknai Tibor 91    HUN      51.48            10Pnts
    3    110    Bar‡k V‡clav 91    CZE      51.56            9Pnts
    4    310    Harvey Jason 91    IRL      51.86            8Pnts
    5    361    Arts Jesper 92    NED      52.04            6Pnts
    6    410    Lima Ricardo 85    POR      52.56            4Pnts

100 metre  Women...Heat:2      Wind : -5.5
    1    76    Lalova Ivet  85    BUL      11.79            12Pnts
    2    124    Cechov‡ Katerina 89    CZE      11.85            11Pnts
    3    574    Ekelund Irene 97    SWE      11.95            10Pnts
    4    473    Ograzeanu Andreea   91    ROU      11.96            9Pnts
    5    326    Foster Amy 88    IRL      11.96            8Pnts
    6    226    Latvala Hanna-Maari 89    FIN      11.97            7Pnts

400 metre Men...Heat:2
    1    303    Gregan Brian                 91    IRL      46.32            12Pnts
    2    354    Bonevacia Liemarvin          89    NED      47.38            9Pnts
    3    253    K‡sa Tibor                   88    HUN      47.71            7Pnts
    4    103    Nemecek Daniel               91    CZE      47.84            6Pnts
    5    453    Vatamanu Sorin               93    ROU      48.14            4Pnts
    6    152    Niit Marek                   87    EST      48.25            3Pnts

100 metre Men...Heat:2      Wind : -3.6
    1    352    Martina Churandy             84    NED      10.46            12Pnts
    2    51    Dimitrov Denis               94    BUL      10.76            11Pnts
    3    301    Smyth Jason                  87    IRL      10.78            10Pnts
    4    101    Strom’k Zdenek               96    CZE      10.78            9Pnts
    5    551    de Oliveira Nil              86    SWE      10.78            8Pnts
    6    401    Monteiro Ricardo             85    POR      10.78            7Pnts

3000 metre  Women...Heat:1
    1    384    Kuijken Susan                86    NED      9:07.04            12Pnts
    2    28    Belete Almensch              91    BEL      9:11.61            11Pnts
    3    578    Fougberg Charlotta           86    SWE      9:17.83            10Pnts
    4    330    Crowe Laura                  87    IRL      9:19.04            9Pnts
    5    429    Augusto Jessica              81    POR      9:25.44            8Pnts
    6    128    Peckov‡ Kveta                86    CZE      9:28.49            7Pnts
    7    277    Czebei RŽka                  93    HUN      9:34.36            6Pnts
    8    249    Haka-Risku Minna             77    FIN      9:34.52            5Pnts
    9    478    Frumuz Cristiana             89    ROU      9:41.65            4Pnts
    10    80    Mircheva Militsa             95    BUL      9:43.96            3Pnts
    11    531    Lehmann ValŽrie              81    SUI      9:53.09            2Pnts
    12    173    MŠtas Egle                   87    EST      10:30.41            1Pnts

400m Hurdles Women...Heat:2
    1    132    Rosolov‡ Denisa              87    CZE      55.34            12Pnts
    2    474    Morosanu Angela              88    ROU      56.67            11Pnts
    3    334    Barr Jessie                  90    IRL      57.50            10Pnts
    4    43    Dauwens Axelle               90    BEL      58.02            9Pnts
    5    535    Fontanive Petra              88    SUI      58.61            8Pnts
    6    595    Hellberg-JonsŽn Sofia        90    SWE      62.27            2Pnts

400 meter Men...Heat:2 

    1    303    Gregan Brian                 91    IRL      46.32            12Pnts
    2    354    Bonevacia Liemarvin          89    NED      47.38            9Pnts
    3    253    K‡sa Tibor                   88    HUN      47.71            7Pnts
    4    103    Nemecek Daniel               91    CZE      47.84            6Pnts
    5    453    Vatamanu Sorin               93    ROU      48.14            4Pnts
    6    152    Niit Marek                   87    EST      48.25            3Pnts

1500 meter Men...Heat:1
    1    5    Hannes Pieter-Jan            94    BEL      3:45.05            12Pnts
    2    455    Zaizan Ioan                  84    ROU      3:46.33            11Pnts
    3    405    Gomes HŽlio                  86    POR      3:46.96            10Pnts
    4    105    Holua Jakub                  89    CZE      3:47.38            9Pnts
    5    305    Everard Eoin                 87    IRL      3:47.92            8Pnts
    6    554    HydŽn Johan                  89    SWE      3:48.36            7Pnts
    7    356    Douma Richard                94    NED      3:49.19            6Pnts
    8    55    Popov Ivan                   92    BUL      3:50.63            5Pnts
    9    205    Kekki Ossi                   95    FIN      3:50.95            4Pnts
    10    255    Gregor L‡szl—                92    HUN      3:51.12            3Pnts
    11    154    Lamp Allar                   91    EST      3:51.31            2Pnts
    12    505    GeissbŸhler Michael          87    SUI      3:55.11            1Pnts


3000m steeplechase Women...Heat:1
    1    232    Eriksson Sandra              89    FIN      9:47.76            12Pnts
    2    79    Danekova Silvia              83    BUL      9:47.96            11Pnts
    3    386    Hofstede Helen               82    NED      9:52.82            10Pnts
    4    431    Cruz Clarisse                78    POR      9:55.57            9Pnts
    5    480    Bobocel Ancuta               87    ROU      9:56.94            8Pnts
    6    580    Larsson Maria                95    SWE      9:57.95            7Pnts
    7    533    Schlumpf Fabienne            91    SUI      10:01.88            6Pnts
    8    130    Krchov‡ Eva                  89    CZE      10:02.74            5Pnts
    9    332    Finn Michele                 90    IRL      10:07.30            4Pnts
    10    30    Gallein Sofie                92    BEL      11:00.55            3Pnts
    11    279    K‡cser Krisztina             88    HUN      11:29.89            2Pnts
    12    175    Andrejeva Olga               85    EST      11:37.74            1Pnts

400 meter Women...Heat:1
    1    171    MŠgi Maris                   91    EST      53.47            9Pnts
    2    327    Denny Sinead                 91    IRL      54.74            6Pnts
    3    274    Zsigovics Nat‡lia            92    HUN      54.79            5Pnts
    4    528    Werner Simone                93    SUI      55.70            4Pnts
    5    227    Aaltonen Sanna               82    FIN      56.13            3Pnts
    6    26    Nagels Rani                  97    BEL      56.57            1Pnts

Pole Vault  Women...Heat:1
    1    134    Svobodov‡ Jirina             87    CZE      4.40            12Pnts
    2    336    Pena Tori                    89    IRL      4.30            11Pnts
    3    236    Nikkanen Minna               88    FIN      4.30            10Pnts
    4    179    Koll Reena                   96    EST      4.15            9Pnts
    5    584    Bengtsson Angelica           93    SWE      4.00            7.5Pnts
    5    435    Leonor Tavares Maria         86    POR      4.00            7.5Pnts
    7    33    Smets Fanny                  87    BEL      3.80            6Pnts
    8    283    Szab— Di‡na                  94    HUN      3.80            5Pnts
    9    537    BŸchler Nicole               84    SUI      3.80            4Pnts
    10    483    Scurtu Lavinia               92    ROU      3.30            3Pnts
    11    84    Atanasova Temenuga           89    BUL      3.30            2Pnts
        390    Galiart Rianna               86    NED      NM               0Pnts

5000 meter Men  Time...Heat:1
    1    7    Abdi Bashir                  89    BEL      14:52.78            12Pnts
    2    155    Nurme Tiidrek                85    EST      14:53.53            11Pnts
    3    457    Alexandru Soare Nicolae      93    ROU      14:55.92            10Pnts
    4    307    Quinn Shane                  93    IRL      14:56.09            9Pnts
    5    358    Hoornweg Roy                 89    NED      14:56.27            8Pnts
    6    107    Kourek Luk‡                  88    CZE      14:56.81            7Pnts
    7    598    Ekvall Mikael                89    SWE      14:57.10            6Pnts
    8    407    Albuquerque Bruno            89    POR      14:58.24            5Pnts
    9    257    Szab— S‡ndor                 91    HUN      14:58.62            4Pnts
    10    207    JŠrvenpŠŠ Jarkko             87    FIN      14:59.67            3Pnts
    11    56    Nikolov Iolo                 84    BUL      15:01.82            2Pnts
    12    507    Lehmann Adrian               90    SUI      15:09.92            1Pnts

4 x 100 meter Women...Heat:2
    1                CZE 44.20  12Pnts
    2                IRL  44.82  10Pnts...McSweeney Ailis    83, Whelan Niamh    92 , Lavin Sarah    96, Healy Phil    00   
    3                POR  45.04  9Pnts
    4                SWE  45.14  8Pnts
    5                ROU  45.37  6Pnts


The schedule for Sunday, the 23rd of June can be seen below. It can be watched online on Setanta Sports but it's a paid subscription. You can watch it for free HERE....with Portugese commentary ;o)


Usain Bolt and Tyson Gay win their respective 100m trials

In the Jamaican trial for the 2013 World Championships, Usain Bolt won the 100m race in a time of 9.94 seconds. Despite a slow start, Bolt was in control in the last third of the race and just did enough to win.



In the US trials, Tyson Gay won the mens 100m race in a very impressive 9.75 seconds. If he can improve on that time at the World Championships in Moscow in August, he will be a serious challenge to the Jamaican duo of Bolt and Blake.


Justin Gatlin finished 2nd in 9.89 seconds.

Results of the Macroom Castle 5k Park Run...Sat 22nd June 2013

1    John MATTHEWS    19:32    VM40-44    M 26.2 RRC
2    Dave LINNANE    20:32    SM25-29     M
3    Donal TWOMEY    20:51  VM40-44 M West Muskerry A.C.   
16    Edel O'LEARY    24:52    SW25-29    F
19    Karen OLEARY    25:16    SW30-34    F 
20    Mary LUCEY    25:19    SW30-34    F


The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, June 21, 2013

Early bird deadline for FIT Magazine 10k race in Cork extended to June 30th

The deadline for cheaper early bird entries to the FIT Magazine City Series 10k race in Cork has now been extended to the 30th of June. The race itself is in the Blackrock area of Cork city on Sunday, the 21st of July.

For more info on the race, see this earlier post.

Bolt bounces back with a sub 20 second 200m win in Oslo...


Following his defeat to Justin Gatlin in the 100m in Rome in mid-June, the Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt was back in action in Oslo at the end of last week...



In cold conditions in Oslo, Bolt won the 200m race in a time of 19.79 seconds, the fastest 200m time in the world this year. He also broke the 19 year old stadium record of 19.82 set by the great Frankie Fredericks.

Four more years at the top.......In a recent interview, Bolt declared that he was looking to stay number one in the world for the next four years. He said.......“I think I have four more years left in the sport, so now it’s all about dominating for those four years. I’m looking forward to the next Olympics to do something that’s never been done before. That’s one of my biggest goals right now. And for the next four years I will try to dominate the sport and show people that it’s possible to go on being the best, year in, year out.”

On his current form, he said......"I ran against the best field last season at the Olympics and I beat all of them, but this season is a different season and I’ll be taking it just like the Olympics because there’s a World Championship (Moscow in August 2013) that I’ll be focusing on. I’m definitely looking forward to the challenge. I thrive on challenges. Everyone’s going to bring their 'A’ game to the championship and I’m looking forward to it because running against the best is always a joy, so that I can show the world I’m the best.”

Olympic champion but still has to qualify......In the last few days, Bolt has been informed by Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) that he will need to run a qualifying time for the 100m for the World Championships in Moscow. Although he was given a wildcard pass for the longer 200m sprint, the JAAA gave the 100m wildcard to Yohann Blake, the current world champion over the distance.

The IAAF only allow countries to issue one wildcard entry per event. The trials start June 20.