Thursday, 28 May 2015

Call for Volunteers - Cork City Marathon

Apart from all the fine details that go into organising any event, no race can go ahead without two essential elements: Runners and Stewards.  Record numbers have entered for Monday's Marathon, Relay and Half-Marathon, however there is still a shortfall in volunteer stewards.  

Cork Athletics manages and stewards some 60% of the course, including relay changeover stations, water-stations and road junctions.  There has, as always, been a tremendous response from Athletes and their Clubs, nevertheless there is still a shortfall in requirements.  If you can spare a few hours on Monday, please contact Paddy Buckley, Vice-Chairman, Cork Athletics - contact details below.  Paddy himself will, as always, be actively managing and stewarding the relaychangeover station at Kenley/Melbourne, on the Model Farm Road.  

Paddy Buckley:
"We are very grateful to the very loyal stewards who have helped out at every one of the past eight marathons.

We need a few more volunteer stewards this Monday, June 1st, to get us over the line.

Please ring me, Paddy Buckley, at 085 1480725 , if you can help out."

If, you haven't yet volunteered, but find, on Monday, that you can spare time help, either go to the City Hall, early in the morning, or just go to one of the relay changeover stations and make yourself known to the stewards and officials there.  Alternatively, make contact with any steward on the course.

Stewarding can be a very rewarding experience, and is a great way to see the event, while, at the same time, giving something back to the sport and the community.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015


Over nine hundred runners turned out Tue evening for the John Buckley 5Km in what were ideal conditions for running We had a fair crew there and all got on very well. Louise Barry had a fantastic run and got a new PB of 21.53. Others who had great runs were Anna Doris 8th overall and 1st O/45 and Margaret Jones 2nd O/45 whilst the ever solid Kathleen O'Connell got 2nd O/60. Anna and Margaret also scored with  the Midleton Town Council where they got 2nd Team Grade A no mean achievement considering the quality of teams and runners there tonight. Paul Fleming also had a super run getting a PB with 22.17.
The race was won again by Mark Hanrahan in a time of 14.28 getting a new course record by six  seconds breaking the record formerly held by Noel Berkley and Michelle Finn won the ladies in 16.19. Any more PBs etc please let me know

It was great also to see Dan Horgan one of our finest runners in the past back in action after a long injury and doing a fine comeback time tonight.

Some more photos from Emer Casey 10Km in Youghal

Thanks again to Louise Barry for the photo's
Stewards Needed For Cork City Marathon

The County Board are looking for stewards to help out at the Marathon next Monday Anyone interested and available please contact Pat 0872354836 e mail the blog
Thanks Danny

The wrong contact number appeared on this post previously apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Pre Registration For Ballyandreen 5 Mile
Do not forget that you can pre reg. for Ballyandreen at the Community Centre Midleton from 6-7 on Wednesday evening next.
This is open to everyone members and non members alike so please pass the work around.
A big thank you to all those that availed of it last night at training.

Masters Track and Field

Entries close Tuesday May 26th. Details on Cork Athletics website:

Monday, 25 May 2015

Thursday, 21 May 2015


Pre Registration for Ballyandreen

As you all will be aware the Ballycotton Summer Series kicks off with Ballyandreen 5 Mile next Thur. evening so we have arranged to have Pre Reg. available at training next Monday evening from 5.45 -- 6.15 so that members going to training can avail of it plus anyone else that wants..
We will also have it next Wednesday from 6 --7  at the Community Centre. This is open to all so please pass the word around. Entry fee is 5 Euro. Please bring the correct amount if possible. Danny

Tri Athlon News

Well done done to Don and Rose Ryan who in Don's words "First Triathlon in Lough Cutra Done and Dusted!"

Noel O'Regan and John Carey were there also for the " cold water therapy"  with Noel doing 2.37 and John 2.45. (They were too cold for photographs ) Well done everyone.

Emer Casey 10 Km Youghal

                                         The Emer Casey 10Km took place in Youghal on Sunday and there was a fine crowd there. We as always had a good number from the club there. There was some great running from Tim Hannon who running injury free at last knocked over 2 mins off his PB and several others got PBs as well.Aoife Fouhy was one of those knocking over two mins off her PBas well. It was not an easy day for running with the heat and those that know Youghal know that Main Street can very hot and humid on a day like today.
What never ceases to amaze me is that in having run the race since it started that there is not a greater number of runners running it. There are good numbers but not that many club runners. It is so very well organised and such a worthy cause one would think that it would be better supported by runners and I mean from all clubs not just ours.
Then again the time of day its on does not suit everyone and also its only a week before the marathon but without a doubt it is one of the best races around and deserves more support. Well done to everyone who ran .

The Emer Casey Foundation

                                                                                                          9th EMER CASEY MEMORIAL '10K'

                                                                                                                           Sunday 24 May 2015. 1:30pm



Finishers in the Midleton AC team.                                                                                                                   Pace       Race    Race

Place     Time     Name                                                         Team                                             Race Age Category     min/mile     No     Place

        1    0:41:42  HANNON, Tim                                           Midleton AC                                 M                                      06:42.5       438        45

        2    0:43:06  O'SULLIVAN, Sean                                    Midleton AC                                 M45                                  06:56.0       184        65

        3    0:44:36  KIERANS, Paul                                          Midleton AC                                 M45                                  07:10.5       403        75

        4    0:46:40  FOUHY, Aoife                                           Midleton AC                                 F                                       07:30.5       473      102

        5    0:47:59  PERRY, Anne-Marie                                   Midleton AC                                 F40                                   07:43.2       314      128

        6    0:48:11  O'KEEFFE, Mary                                        Midleton AC                                 F45                                   07:45.1       227      133

        7    0:52:20  DORGAN, Niamh                                      Midleton AC                                 F40                                   08:25.2         72      191

        8    0:53:57  STAVROU, Amanda                                  Midleton AC                                 F50                                   08:40.8         49      223

      9    0:58:43  COEN, Asling                                            Midleton AC                                 F                                       09:26.8       118      292

      10    0:59:44  BARRY, Margaret                                      Midleton AC                                 F55                                   09:36.6       313      304

      11    1:04:41  KIERANS, Sile                                           Midleton AC                                 F45                                   10:24.4       402      347

      12    1:05:50  BULMAN, Sheila                                       Midleton AC                                 F45                                   10:35.5         29      360


There were 12 finishers in the Midleton AC team.


 Too fast for the camera Anne Marie.

Kilcredan 5Km

Thanks Margaret Jones for the photo.

 Kilcredan 5km took place Friday evening and was an ideal evening for running. We had a large crowd there from the club and everyone ran really well with several PBs to hand including Fionan O'hAodain, Morgan O'Regan and more to follow. The only disappointment of the night was the great delay with the results at ten thirty leaving there were no official Ladies results out but I wish to stress this was not the fault of the Kilcredan Community who gave us a fantastic evening but of Precision Timing hopefully we will have them in the morning.
What we have so far is Margaret Jones 1st O/45 and 4th Lady overall. Joan McCarthy2nd O/55, Kathleen O'Connell 1st O/60, Margaret Barry 1st O/65
The men who got prizes were Noel O'Regan 1st O/45, John Cashman 2nd O/50, Danny McCarthy 3rd O/60 and Donie O'Connell 1st O/65.

More results

There appears to be several misspellings etc in these .If you want it corrected please contact Precision Timing direct.

Thanks to Louise Barry for all the action photographs.


A choice of two local races this weekend both great races and very good causes.