Thursday 30 June 2022


Race Notification: Gas Networks Ireland 5k

Cork BHAA Admin

Jun 29

The next race on the Cork BHAA calendar is the Gas Networks Ireland 5k on Wednesday July 20 at 8pm. Registration takes place from 6.30pm at Cork Boat Club again this year and the route remains the same as the last race in 2019, see the race page for further details.  Entries cost €5 for registered runners and €10 for non-registered runners. Please note the starting line is approximately 1 mile up the Marina so you will need to enter early enough.

As an added incentive, the organisers have a free Ron Hill Dry Fit t-shirt for the first 500 runners to register on the night. Be sure to like, share and tag a friend on the Facebook page post to be in with a chance to win a €50 John Buckley Sports voucher. The lucky winner will be announced on the day of the race.

Any club member wanting to register or information please talk to Edmond O'Sullivan

Entry closes tonight Thursday


Thursday 23 June 2022


Waterford Half Marathon

Some of our crew did the Waterford Half today

Margaret Jones reports "Oh lord I hated it . New route . So many long hills with no recovery. And the sun was beating down us . Strong head wind for a few miles also . Definitely won’t do it again . Now must say very well organized but hate those water cartons as you can’t carry them . Will stick to hills in Cobh for the month"

East Cork Division 5Km Championships

As MTU will be undergoing works on the Track from early July we are changing the location for the East Cork Division Senior 5000m T&F Championships 2022. The date remains the same:

The revised details are as follows:

Wednesday, 13th July 2022, 8pm at Colaiste an Chroi Naofa, Carraig na Bhfear
Depending on size of entry we may run more than 1 race on the night.
Medals for first 3 Men and Women based on fastest times.
Pre-entry is not required, entries will be taken on the night.
Races confined to AAI registered athletes with clubs affiliated to the East Cork Athletics
Entry Fee €5.00 payable on night at check-in. Check-in from 7pm.

Flyer is attached below and the East Cork Athletics Division Website has been updated accordingly. I have asked for the Cork Athletics Website to be updated also.
Coolagown 10Km

The inaugural Coolagown 10Km took place on Thursday evening.

This was traditionally a 5Km but the garda would not allow them use the usual route. The new route proved challenging but fair and was superbly organised by St Nicholas AC. Full credit to Dick O'Brien and crew for a superb evening. We had a fair few runners there.

Kevin Smith making his comeback ran a super race coming home in 40min+ and Edwin Cashman also made his comeback in fine style.

Our first lady was Eileen Leahy fresh from her victory on Tuesday evening. Others who had fine runs were Amanda Cooney and Maurice Ring. 



Great Wins For Our Club 

In the recent Munster Marathon and Half Marathon Championships help as part of the Great Limerick Run on the May weekend.

 Results and medals have just arrived and our club has met with great success. 

Daniel Bloom finished 2nd Overall in the Half Marathon and led the Midleton AC Team of himself, Derek Aherne and Declan Dorgan to 3rd place and the BRONZE medals

In the Marathon our team was led home by Ger O'Regan, followed by Mark Cronin and Paul O'Reilly to also take the BRONZE medals.

This is a fantastic achievement for our club and guys we are really proud of the success ye have brought us. Well done all.

Tuesday 21 June 2022

East Cork Championships

Great Success For Our Club 

On a very beautiful Mid Summers evening the East Cork Track Championships took place in Carrignavar and once again our club had some great successes proving those who think we only do road running wrong once again.

Our success started with the welcome return to the track of Helen Gilroy who ran a very intelligent race to finish 1st in the Ladies Senior 1500m. This was followed by Tony Forrestal coming 1st in the Men's Senior 1500m also in this race John Hennessy came 1st O/45 and Club Captain Declan Dorgan 3rd O/45.

Next Helen Gilroy struck once again coming 3rd O/45 in the 300m and Tony Forrestal was 2nd Senior in the 300m whilst Mick Murphy took his first Championship medal with 3rd O/45.

Our success continued with what was one of the runs of the evening with Eileen Leahy having just come off a twelve hour shift and on her feet all day arrived just in time for the senior 3000m. With no time even for a warm up she controlled the race in style from the start to come home 1st and take the well deserved Gold Medal.

In the Men's 5000m again Tony Forrestal came 3rd Senior and Declan Dorgan 3rd O/45. The final event of the evening was the relay where our team of Helen Gilroy, Declan Dorgan, Eileen Leahy and Mick Murphy finished a very fine 5th.

A really wonderful evening with great credit due to Carrignavar AC for organising and to our own John Hennessy and Mike Dorney Chairman and Secretary of the East Cork Board respectively for organising also. Big thanks also due to our supporters.