With 3 weeks to go until Cork to Cobh 2018, we currently have 202 runners entered for this race. See full list in Excel / PDF. If you notice anything incorrect with your entry please email us at email@example.com to let us know. This list will be updated periodically until the race.
A few things to note:
National Sprint Triathlon Championships
Club member Sally Drennan won SILVER O/50 in the National Sprint Championships in Dublin on Saturday . This is a great achievement and the club is totally proud that a member achieved such a title. Danny
John Buckley Cork 10 Mile
Loads of PBs and great runs by all our members.Well done all from the first to the last. It was a very tough night for running. Delighted to report that Gillian Bransfield came 2nd O/35. Well done Gillian.
Big thanks to Richard Power for the pictures in the rain below.
Greenway Half Marathon Co Waterford
Midleton AC 3rd Ladies Team and Helen Gilroy 2nd O/50.
The Greenway half marathon is only 2 years running but is a sell out due to excellence in standards by West Waterford AC. What can only be described as inclement conditions at 6am turned out to be near perfect running conditions come the 9am start time when just short of 800 runners commenced.
Midleton had a fine number of athletes running considering the popular 10 mile John Buckley which was on later that evening.
This beautiful course is a pleasure to run, starting from Kilmacthomas with a few undulating drags but mainly flat from 6 miles onwards to destination Dungarvan. Midway was reminiscent of Bridges of Madison County followed later by the 400-meter tunnel, which brought coolness in what turned out to be quite warm running conditions. The coastal view announced itself at mile ten. This was a welcome 3-mile distraction to the finish line. While some athletes decided to race, others took it as a training run.
First man home was Mick Murphy in a time of 1’31 and looks like he is well on track for Dublin. A great performance, given the miles in his legs clocked up this week. Esther Murphy made a wonderful surprise appearance and cheered everyone up finishing in 1’34, 3rd in her category; one must wonder what’s in that Kerry air. Helen Gilroy came in 1’36 and was 2nd in her category. Again considering Helen has miles in the legs in prep for Dublin, that’s some going. Declan O’Callaghan posted a 1’36 only seconds after Helen and was thrilled given this was his second half marathon in the week, Dingle being last Saturday. Great training runs for Dublin. Michael Abernethy came soon after in 1’38, his first half marathon.
Dan Twohig, cruised home in fourth gear in 1’40! Undecided at the start on how fast he would or wouldn’t run until he got to mile 5, Dan was obviously feeling good as he smashed his previous record (a long run in training 2 weeks previous!). Marathon training is suiting him. Mags Jones clocked 1’42; this lady consistently churns out great runs. Sunday morning following this race will be a hike up Carrantuohill and Kilimanjaro in two weeks after for Mags!
Well done Kevin Moran, who turned out an excellent time of 1’43, Kevin keeps the Pbs for his races, with several in the bank this year.
The lady who never disappoints arrived next Ms Yvonne Fitzgerald in a time of 1’43. Last weekend she spent Saturday and Sunday managing Relay for life, and this weekend she is pulling out these times.
Martha Mc Namara finished 1st in her category in Clonmel two weeks previous and 4th today she had a very strong finish in the final mile. Martha is running on fire at the moment; chopping minutes off her previous records, keep it going Martha. Claire Fitzgerald and Gerry Fitzgerald ran together and finished jointly in 1’51, with Gerry securing a Pb by about 4 minutes.
Michael Mac Namara was determined to get a sub 2 hr., which he calmly did, in 1’59-48, and it didn’t knock a breeze out of him. Bernie’s knee went and as always with Bernie, completes the race albeit at a gentler pace with a big smile.
Well done to our ladies who secured a third place team prize but a few incorrect chips may even secure a higher placed prize.
Best of luck to all running this weekend. Please do not forget to email your results and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or whatsapp etc also please pass the word around re below.
Our midweek sessions are back again with Edmond O'Sullivan
Wednesday @ 6.30 outside the Co Op in Market Green and same venue @ 9pm on Thursday
Mondays continue as usual in the Cricket Field at 6pm sharp.