Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Report from County Masters

We had perfect weather at the track in CIT for the County Masters Track and Field. Frances Maunsell was there and ran the 3000m and 1500m, finishing in 5:09 in the latter. I ran the 200m and 400m and can simply say I got a very good insight into what the standard is at this level! A good atmosphere and as always very good sportsmanship shown by all runners at all times.
All the field events took place at the same time, so it's always interesting to watch the technique and effort involved.

Best Regards,
The Beast is Dead

You can pre register for Ballyandreen 5

Entries for Thursday night’s Ballyandreen ‘5’ mile road race will be taken in Market Green Shopping Centre (same place as the recent Midleton race) on tomorrow (Wednesday) night from 6pm to 7.30pm.

Entry fee is €5 and people can collect their number when they enter which will facilitate both runners and organisers as it is expected to be extremely busy on race night.

On Thursday evening, entries will be taken as usual in Ballyandreen from 6pm onwards and once again runners are urged to arrive as early as possible. Also, if possible, to have the correct fee (€5) which helps to speed things up.

Parking will be in the usual farmers’ field which will be signposted. As cattle will be using this field in the days after the race, we would ask that people don’t leave any rubbish (water bottles, etc) when they leave. For the same reason, we would appreciate if other events would not distribute flyers on car windscreens as they can also be a nuisance to collect afterwards.
- Ballycotton Running Promotions

Thursday, 19 May 2016


Emer Casey 10Km

Another great Emer Casey 10 kM in less than ideal conditions as there was a very heavy shower of hailstones not long after the start but it saw some great running.
Unfortunately at certain points of the race runners did not know where or which side of the road to run. Traffic was fast and dangerous and someone could easily have been injured.
I have supported this race from its inception and will continue to do so as Emer was a wonderful lady and its a great cause and overall a very wonderful event but the traffic situation and the safety of runners needs to be looked at.  Our prize winners were Sean O'Sullivan 3rd O/45 and Mark Walsh 1st O/55 . Aoife Fouhy got herself a new PB of 45 min knocking 50 seconds off last years time. Danny

 Where do I go says David who is a serious runner and deserves better.

Fota 5Km ++++

A total of eight hundred and twenty eight runners took part last evening in the Fota 5Km and it saw some fine runs from our members including a well deserved PB for Edwin Cashman (13th overall). One of the highlights of the evening was Gillian Bransfield taking 3rd O/35. This was Gillian's first ever prize win on the roads and well deserved it was. Breda Sheedy took 1st O/45 and once again Ian Kohler 1st o/70. There are far too many fine runs to mention them all but full results are available at https://eagleac.net/race-cheetah-run-fota-wildlife-park/2016-results/

Wednesday, 18 May 2016


Report from Fionan O'hAodain

A good night on the track in near perfect conditions. Eileen Leahy had a superb run, being well clear in the lead for four laps and was very unfortunate to be pipped at the post by one of the men in her race. I ran in race two and managed to knock 18/20 seconds off my PB (will have to wait for official results as I was late clicking my watch at the finish).
Emer Casey 10Km Next Sunday
For some reason this race never seems to get the support of the athletes it deserves. Yes there are always great crowds but its deserves more. There is no more worthy cause around and it is always one of the best organised events on the calendar. So please make a special effort and run,walk or just simply support the event. Danny

Here is some more info from the organisers...There’s a certain appeal to starting down the newline, with the wind in your sails, adrenaline flowing, running a 7min mile (when your normal pace is 8) and generally feeling like Usain Bolt! Then it’s down by the Youghal Lighthouse, past Green Park and under the Clock Tower – one of Youghal's most historic attractions. At this point, the crowds of supporters are in full voice and you can hear the echo of the runners feet as they race under the tower. A sea of club colours, the roar of the crowd, a swift loop of the town now its homeward bound back up the lighthouse hill. Magnificent views over Youghal Bay distract you through the pain barrier allowing you to finish in style at the front strand. The biggest question from here is whether to take a dip in the sea post finish line or to jump straight on the bus for a well deserved shower, cup of tea and post race analysis at Pobailscoil.


1) Every entrant will receive an Emer Casey 10k dry fit top.
2) All runners must be over 18.
All proceeds go towards the Emer Casey Foundation, a charity which helps fund cancer research.

Here is a small extract from their website which describes what the race and the fundraising is all about...
Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynaecological malignancy in the western world. The poor survival of ovarian cancer patients can be attributed to 1) lack of standardised screening test 2) late presentation of disease 3) high rate of recurrence 4) development of chemoresistance and 5) poorly understood disease biology.  
Family of woman who died from ovarian cancer donates ultrasound scanners in her memory..."TWO NEW MOBILE ultrasound scanners have been donated to St James’ Hospital to help combat against one of the most fatal cancers that can affect women. The scanners were donated to the hospital’s outpatient gynaecology department by the Emer Casey Foundation, in order the assist in the early detection of ovarian/uterine cancer in women."

Monday, 16 May 2016


Hi Guys,
          Just a quick note that the John Buckley Graded Track and Field league is due to start this Wednesday.  It has been on
corkathletics.org for a while but so far hasn't been highlighted on the cork running blog. I'm planning to do the 1 mile anyway (from what I can see you don't have to register in advance?), but it may well be of interest to other club members as we had a few do some of the races
last year.

Best Regards,


Kilcredan Pre Race Run

Kilcredan 5K will be hosting a pre race run of the route on Tuesday 17th at 7pm. We have been kindly invited to come along. You will also be able to pre register and collect your race number to make it easier ahead of race night on May 20th. There will also be a cuppa and a chat in the hall after. ‪#‎supportlocal‬ Also the Cheetah Run is on this Thursday. Happy running everyone.