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Updated Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship Entries 2019

Updated Entries Listing for Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship 2019

Dublin

Sunday October 27th 2019

Updated 16:30pm, 18th October 2019

 

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The Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship will be incorporated in the KBC Airtricity Dublin Marathon, on Sunday October 27th 2019

 

Listings

Athletics Ireland has released the FINAL listing of entries in the National Marathon Championship.  The listings were supplied by Dublin BHAA, organisers of the Dublin City Marathon, and were drawn from the online entries inputted by competitors.

As with every other year, the entry list is strewn with errors: Many entrants omitted to select their club from the dropdown list, others selected the wrong club from the listing. Consequently it is vital that all athletes, and clubs, check the listings, to ensure that all their members are included, and, where there are errors or omissions, notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. BY 1PM on Wednesday NEXT October 23rd.

 

All entries into the National Marathon must be submitted by 1pm on Wednesday, October 23rd. No changes can be made after this time.

If you have a query about the published list, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. DIRECTLY



NB: Every year this listing causes much anguish and consternation, with clubs and individuals omitted.  When entering the Marathon, athletes can select their Athletics Ireland club from the drop-down listing. ...and that is where the problems start!

 

The club listing is initially formed from a list of 'current' clubs, supplied by Athletics Ireland. Unfortunately the list supplied to the marathon organisers is sometimes not up-to-date, so newer clubs, or clubs whose names have changed are often missing.

 

 

Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship Entry List (PDF File)
List valid 16:30 18th October 2019

If you are not in the current list, please contact AAI, DIRECTLY, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your Dublin City Marathon order number, URN number and your club. You cannot be added to the National Marathon without this information.



Team Declaration Form

Team declarations MUST be submitted, on the official Team Declaration Form, by 1pm on Wednesday October 23rd.


 

Gender

There are a total of 3,849 entries in the Championship. Men comprise 58.15% of the field, with 2,238 runners, with the women's share coming to 41.85%, and 1,611 runners

 

Number of Championship Entries by Club
 (Clubs with 10 or more entries)

Athletics Ireland ClubEntries
Raheny Shamrock A.C. 101
Crusaders A.C. 95
Tullamore Harriers A.C. 80
Drogheda & District A.C. 74
Mayo A.C. 67
Brothers Pearse A.C. 65
Clonmel A.C. 61
1ZER01 58
Marathon Club Ireland 57
Tallaght A.C. 53
West Waterford A.C. 51
Blackrock (Dublin) A.C. 49
Dunboyne A.C. 49
Trim A.C. 49
Portmarnock A.C. 48
Carrick Aces A.C. 46
Lusk A.C. 46
Waterstown Warriors A.C. 45
Donore Harriers 42
Eagle A.C. 40
Sli Cualann A.C. 40
Mullingar Harriers A.C. 39
Sportsworld A.C. 38
Watergrasshill A.C. 38
Athenry A.C. 37
Lucan Harriers A.C. 36
Sligo A.C. 35
Clonliffe Harriers A.C. 34
Le Cheile A.C. 34
Foyle Valley A.C. 32
Monaghan Phoenix A.C. 31
Slaney Olympic A.C. 31
Navan A.C. 30
Ballina A.C. 29
Mallow A.C. 29
Balbriggan & District 28
Dunshaughlin A.C. 28
Newbridge A.C. 28
St. Finbarrs A.C. 28
Star of the Sea A.C. 28
Celbridge A.C. 27
Dublin Front Runners A.C. 27
Monaghan Town Runners 27
St. Coca's A.C. 27
St. Michael's A.C. 27
Galway City Harriers A.C. 26
West Limerick A.C. 26
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 25
Kilcoole A.C. 25
Moynalty A.C. 25
North Belfast Harriers 25
Craughwell A.C. 24
North East Runners A.C. 24
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 23
United Striders A.C. 23
Milford A.C. 22
Civil Service A.C. 20
Dundrum South Dublin A.C. 20
East Down AC 20
Edenderry A.C. 20
Kilkenny City Harriers A.C. 20
Metro/St. Brigid's A.C. 20
Naas A.C. 20
Tir Chonaill A.C. 20
Birr A.C. 19
Sliabh Bhuide Rovers A.C. 19
St. L. O'Toole A.C. 19
Cilles A.C. 18
Donadea Running Club 18
Midleton A.C. 18
Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C. 18
Coalisland Na Fianna Runners 17
Donoughmore A.C. 17
Roscommon Harriers A.C. 17
Slieve Gullion Runners 17
St. Joseph's A.C. 17
Bweeng Trail Blazers 16
Dublin Bay Running Club 16
Duleek & District A.C. 16
Inbhear Mor A.C. 15
Jog Lisburn Running Club 15
Letterkenny A.C. 15
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 15
Scrabo Striders 15
Acorns AC 14
Inishowen A.C. 14
Jog Moira 14
Newcastle & District AC 14
North Sligo A.C. 14
Omagh Harriers 14
Rock Runners 14
Rosses A.C. 14
Sperrin Harriers 14
Tuam A.C. 14
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 13
Blackrock A.C. 13
Glenmore A.C. 13
Longford A.C. 13
Ratoath A.C. 13
Seapark AC 13
Waterford A.C. 13
Wexford Marathon Club 13
Ballymena Runners AC 12
Blayney Rockets A.C. 12
Lifford Strabane A.C. 12
Newry City Runners AC 12
Rasharkin Runners 12
Springwell Running Club 12
St. Peter's A.C. 12
Westport A.C. 12
Athlone IT A.C. 11
Corran A.C 11
Croghan A.C. 11
Enniskillen R.C. 11
Fr. Murphy A.C. 11
Liffey Valley A.C. 11
Loughrea A.C. 11
Mooreabbey Milers A.C 11
Templemore A.C. 11
Aghada Running Club ARC 10
An Bru A.C. 10
Carmen Runners A.C. 10
Co Antrim Harriers 10
Fingallians A.C. 10
Magherafelt Harriers 10
Murlough AC 10
Shercock A.C. 10
St. Catherine's A.C. 10

 

Cork Club Representation

There are 392 Cork Athletes, from 37 Cork Clubs, so just approx. 2/3rds registered Cork clubs are represented. Eagle AC (40), Watergrasshill AC (45), Mallow AC (29), and St. Finbarrs AC and Mallow AC both with (29) have the largest Cork representations, and, with a strong Cork pedigree in the Marathon Championship, no doubt, all five clubs will be chasing various Team and Individual honours.


Athletics Ireland ClubEntries
Eagle AC 40
Watergrasshill AC 45
Mallow AC 29
St. Finbarrs AC 29
Grange/Fermoy AC 25
Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC 23
Middleton AC 18
Donoughmore AC 17
Bweeng Trail Blazers 16
Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC 15
Ballymore Cobh AC 13
St. Catherine's AC 10
Aghada Running Club ARC 10
North Cork AC 9
Galtee Runners AC 8
Ballintotis Fit4Life 8
Dromahane Road Runners AC 8
Mount Hilary AC 7
St. Nicholas AC 7
Watergrasshill AC 45
Youghal AC 7
Togher AC 6
Beara AC 6
Churchtown Road Runners 5
West Muskerry AC 4
Bridevale AC 4
  0
Tracton AC 3
Bandon AC 3
Carrigtwohill AC 3
Fota Island Running Club 3
Clonakilty Road Runners 2
Durrus AC 2
Carrigaline AC 1
Doneraile AC 1
Glanmire AC 1
Riverstick/Kinsale AC 1

 

Individual Championship Entries

This listing was compiled, by Athletics Ireland, from entry data submitted by individual athletes. As stated earlier a number of those on the Cork listing are NOT registered Athletics Ireland athletes.  Even though your name may be on this list, you will *NOT* be included in the Championship, if you remain unregistered.  Don't be disappointed - register your athletes!

 

If you are not in the current list, please contact AAI, DIRECTLY, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your Dublin City Marathon order number, URN number and your club. You cannot be added to the National Marathon without this information.

 

Cork Listings as at October 18th

ForenameSurnameAthletics Ireland ClubCat
Paul Pomphrett Aghada Running Club ARC M35
Robert Walsh Aghada Running Club ARC M40
Sean Norris Aghada Running Club ARC M40
Aiden Twomey Aghada Running Club ARC M40
Jim Morgan Aghada Running Club ARC M45
Eoin Pomphrett Aghada Running Club ARC M45
Siobhan Hughes Aghada Running Club ARC F35
Lucia Jancik Aghada Running Club ARC F35
Una Martin Aghada Running Club ARC F40
Therese Ryan Aghada Running Club ARC F45
Keith Mills Ballintotis Fit4Life M35
Shane Carroll Ballintotis Fit4Life M35
Kieran Lynch Ballintotis Fit4Life M40
Andrew De Klerk Ballintotis Fit4Life M40
Simon Davies Ballintotis Fit4Life M45
Paul O'Connell Ballintotis Fit4Life M45
Tim Troy Ballintotis Fit4Life M50
Antoinette Cody Ballintotis Fit4Life F40
Harry Gibbs Ballymore Cobh AC M35
David Fleming Ballymore Cobh AC M40
Alex Eaton Ballymore Cobh AC M45
Damien Whelan Ballymore Cobh AC M45
Fergal Quinlan Ballymore Cobh AC M45
Stephen Ryan Ballymore Cobh AC M45
Lisa Cummins Ballymore Cobh AC F35
Katherine Farrell Ballymore Cobh AC F40
Leilia Pender Ballymore Cobh AC F40
Karen Leahy Ballymore Cobh AC F40
Deirdre Meyler Ballymore Cobh AC F40
Heike Von Heyne Ballymore Cobh AC F40
Bernadette Navin Ballymore Cobh AC F45
David Craig Bandon AC M40
David Craig Bandon AC M40
Moira Callanan Bandon AC F45
Mark Gallagher Beara AC M45
John O'Shea Beara AC M45
Ciaran O'Sullivan Beara AC M45
Marie Twomey Beara AC F35
Natalie Treacher Beara AC F35
Carol Hurley Beara AC F45
John Dorgan Bridevale AC M40
Alan Barry Bridevale AC M45
Terry Broderick Bridevale AC M45
Dermot Johnson Bridevale AC M50
Brian Barry Bweeng Trail Blazers M40
Brian Ahern Bweeng Trail Blazers M40
Gary O'Donovan Bweeng Trail Blazers M45
Paul Heffernan Bweeng Trail Blazers M45
Anthony Patterson Bweeng Trail Blazers M50
Tony O'Sullivan Bweeng Trail Blazers M50
Fiona Barry Bweeng Trail Blazers F35
Cecilia O'Connell Bweeng Trail Blazers F40
Fiona Patterson Bweeng Trail Blazers F40
Linda Murphy Bweeng Trail Blazers F40
Denise O'Donovan Bweeng Trail Blazers F40
Nicole Odonovan Bweeng Trail Blazers F40
Anne O'Sullivan Bweeng Trail Blazers F40
Siobhan Heffernan Bweeng Trail Blazers F45
Siobhan Heffernan Bweeng Trail Blazers F45
Mary Murphy Bweeng Trail Blazers F50
Caroline Donovan Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC F40
Sonya Walsh Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC F45
Adam Farrell Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M35
Alan Davis Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M40
Willie Walsh Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M40
Tony Dunne Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M45
Gus Keohane Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M45
Ted Whooley Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M45
Robert Boyle Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M45
Dave Foley Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M45
Michael Daly Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M45
Philip Coffey Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M45
David Mullins Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M50
Martin Hurley Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M50
Paul Noonan Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M50
David Oriordan Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M50
Christy Murphy Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC M60
Cliona Hurley Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC F40
Liza Davis Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC F45
Janet Forrest Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC F45
Paula O'Riordan Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC F50
Yvonne O'Connor Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC F50
Eileen Murphy Carraig-Na-Bhfear AC F55
Marie Kehoe Carrigaline AC F40
Michael O'Connor Carrigtwohill AC M40
Ciara Dennis Carrigtwohill AC F35
Deirdre Harrigan Carrigtwohill AC F35
Derry Tierney Churchtown Road Runners M50
Margie O'Connor Churchtown Road Runners SW
Martina Moloney Churchtown Road Runners F35
Linda Malone Churchtown Road Runners F35
Catherine Hanlon Churchtown Road Runners F45
John Twomey Clonakilty Road Runners M40
Eileen Collins Clonakilty Road Runners F45
Sigita Norutiene Doneraile AC F35
Don Golden Donoughmore AC M40
Vincent Buckley Donoughmore AC M45
Colm Menton Donoughmore AC M45
Conor Fox Donoughmore AC M45
Paul Healy Donoughmore AC M45
Sean O'Callaghan Donoughmore AC M45
John Morrissey Donoughmore AC M50
Mark Bulman Donoughmore AC M55
Liam Lynch Donoughmore AC M60
Breeda McGinn Donoughmore AC SW
Amy Daly Donoughmore AC SW
Annette Golden Donoughmore AC F45
Josephine Kelleher Donoughmore AC F45
Sheila O'Callaghan Donoughmore AC F45
Niamh Menton Donoughmore AC F50
Mary Buckley Donoughmore AC F55
Maureen Lynch Donoughmore AC F60
Kieran Byrne Dromahane Road Runners AC SM
John Hayes Dromahane Road Runners AC M40
Kevin Quaid Dromahane Road Runners AC M40
Denis Creedon Dromahane Road Runners AC M45
Olivia O'Callaghan Dromahane Road Runners AC SW
Pauline Creedon Dromahane Road Runners AC F35
Orla Cunnane Dromahane Road Runners AC F40
Cecelia Cremin Dromahane Road Runners AC F50
Deirdre O'Brien Durrus AC F40
Carmel Nash Durrus AC F45
Damien Geraghty Eagle AC SM
Padraic Maher Eagle AC M35
Damian Kenneally Eagle AC M35
John Swanton Eagle AC M35
Mike Forde Eagle AC M40
Mark Smith Eagle AC M40
Fergus Nugent Eagle AC M40
Donal Dowling Eagle AC M40
Eddie Trindle Eagle AC M40
Darren Casey Eagle AC M40
Glenn Kenneally Eagle AC M40
Dermot Slyne Eagle AC M40
Paul Cotter Eagle AC M40
Finbarr Lehane Eagle AC M45
Gary Gibbons Eagle AC M45
Vivian Foley Eagle AC M45
Gregg Moore Eagle AC M45
John Sheehan Eagle AC M50
Ruairi Egan Eagle AC M50
Brian McGuire Eagle AC M50
Derek Costello Eagle AC M50
Tom Fox Eagle AC M50
Martin Leahy Eagle AC M55
Ronan Boland Eagle AC M55
Mairead Lonergan Eagle AC F35
Sandra Manning Eagle AC F35
Karen Kelleher Eagle AC F40
Karen Bevan Eagle AC F40
Olivia Holmes Eagle AC F40
Dympna Connolly Eagle AC F40
Olive Dooley Eagle AC F40
Siobhan Holland Eagle AC F40
Don Keogh Eagle AC SM
Sean O'Keeffe Eagle AC M40
James Quinlan Eagle AC M40
Colin O'Herlihy Eagle AC M45
Helen Cronin Eagle AC F35
Catherine Murphy Eagle AC F40
Catherine McCarthy Eagle AC F45
Ken Nyhan Eagle AC M40
Colm Spillane Fota Island Running Club M40
Steve Palmer Fota Island Running Club M45
Clare Forde Fota Island Running Club F35
Neil Quinlan Galtee Runners AC M35
Jamie Walsh Galtee Runners AC M40
Shane Hanley Galtee Runners AC M40
Johnny O'Sullivan Galtee Runners AC M45
Johnny O'Sullivan Galtee Runners AC M45
Johnny O'Sullivan Galtee Runners AC M45
Denis Davern Galtee Runners AC M55
Sabrina Hickey Galtee Runners AC F40
Alan Scanlan Glanmire AC M50
Alan Clancy Grange/Fermoy AC M35
Mark Pyne Grange/Fermoy AC M40
Kealan O'Connor Grange/Fermoy AC M45
Peter O'Brien Grange/Fermoy AC M35
David Greene Grange/Fermoy AC M35
Francis Morrisson Grange/Fermoy AC M40
Darren Flynn Grange/Fermoy AC M45
Gary Clerkin Grange/Fermoy AC M45
Conor Bartley Grange/Fermoy AC M45
Brendan O'Mahony Grange/Fermoy AC M45
John Murphy Grange/Fermoy AC M50
Martin Healy Grange/Fermoy AC M50
Dave Bartley Grange/Fermoy AC M50
Des White Grange/Fermoy AC M55
Michael Pratt Grange/Fermoy AC M55
Tony Dunne Grange/Fermoy AC M75
Eileen Finn Grange/Fermoy AC F35
Karen Kenny Grange/Fermoy AC F35
Ellen Hanley Grange/Fermoy AC F40
Mary-Clare Healy Grange/Fermoy AC F50
Clotilde Fitzgibbon Grange/Fermoy AC F50
Angela O'Mahony Grange/Fermoy AC F50
Joan Ennis Grange/Fermoy AC F55
Judi Baker Grange/Fermoy AC F55
Maggie Dunne Grange/Fermoy AC F70
Andrew Sheehan Leevale AC SM
Joe Power Leevale AC M45
Denis Sheehan Leevale AC M45
John Kenny Mallow AC M40
Peadar Lucey Mallow AC M40
Michael Clancy Mallow AC M40
Gary Relihan Mallow AC M45
Cathal Daly Mallow AC M45
John Collins Mallow AC M45
Padraic Birmingham Mallow AC M45
Aidan Buckley Mallow AC M45
John Kelly Mallow AC M45
Gerard Vowles Mallow AC M45
Len Hanrahan Mallow AC M45
Colm Sheehan Mallow AC M50
Darragh Wiley Mallow AC M50
Barry Murphy Mallow AC M50
Lisa Guerin Mallow AC F35
Maria Flynn Mallow AC F35
Lisa Barrow Mallow AC F40
Aileen Field Mallow AC F40
Caroline Sheehan Mallow AC F40
Denise Cronin Mallow AC F40
Joan Ryan Mallow AC F45
Eavan Long Mallow AC F45
Mary Vowles Mallow AC F50
Deirdre Glynn Mallow AC F50
Pat Healy Mallow AC M40
John Teape Mallow AC M50
Denise O'Connor Mallow AC SW
Anne Teape Mallow AC F45
Jean McDonnell Mallow AC F45
Brian Martin Middleton AC M50
Edwin Cashman Middleton AC M35
Derek Ahern Middleton AC M40
Mark Cronin Middleton AC M40
Morgan O'Regan Middleton AC M40
Kevin Smith Middleton AC M40
David Ginnell Middleton AC M45
Ger O'Regan Middleton AC M50
Paul Kierans Middleton AC M50
Mark Walsh Middleton AC M55
Colette Dalton Middleton AC F35
Claire Parker Middleton AC F35
Karen Davis Middleton AC F35
Louise Barry Middleton AC F35
Yvonne Fitzgerald Middleton AC F40
Margaret Jones Middleton AC F50
Marian Ahern Middleton AC F50
Helen Gilroy Middleton AC F50
Stephen O'Regan Mount Hilary AC M35
Maeve Kiely Mount Hilary AC F40
Danny Hickey Mount Hilary AC M40
Deirdre Fallon Mount Hilary AC F35
Lisa Quirke Mount Hilary AC F40
Mary Boyce Mount Hilary AC F45
Patrick O'Keeffe Mount Hilary AC F50
Rick Houghton North Cork AC M45
Tj Bluett North Cork AC M45
John Brady North Cork AC M60
Paula Ryan North Cork AC SW
Brigita Lukste North Cork AC F35
Jean Hanlon North Cork AC F45
Debbie Buckley North Cork AC F50
Maria Mullins North Cork AC F50
Julie Riordan North Cork AC F50
Vincent O'Brien Riverstick/Kinsale AC M45
Ger Browne Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC M40
Adrian Roycroft Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC M45
Denis Calnan Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC M45
Gordon Duffy Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC M50
Wayne Howarth Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC M50
Pearse Barrett Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC M50
Martin Deasy Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC M55
Triona Twomey Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC SW
Irene Herlihy Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC F40
Lisa Murphy Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC F40
Janis Herlihy Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC F40
Noreen Coakley Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC F40
Naomi Roycroft Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC F45
Ellen Ahern Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC F45
Fiona Campbell Rosscarbery Steam Runners AC F45
Jeremy O'Donovan St Finbarrs AC M40
Jonathan Kenneally St. Catherine's AC M35
John Beecher St. Catherine's AC M35
Patrick Ryan St. Catherine's AC M35
Brendan Hickey St. Catherine's AC M40
Keith Barry St. Catherine's AC M40
Colin Cunningham St. Catherine's AC M45
Pat Costigan St. Catherine's AC M45
Frank Goss St. Catherine's AC M45
Georgina Cunningham St. Catherine's AC F40
Betty Walsh St. Catherine's AC F45
Jason Nichol St. Finbarrs AC M35
Alan Lehane St. Finbarrs AC M35
Paul Gallagher St. Finbarrs AC M40
Dave Morgan St. Finbarrs AC M40
Richard Bourke St. Finbarrs AC M40
Michael Corbett St. Finbarrs AC M40
Kevin O'Donovan St. Finbarrs AC M40
Brian Murphy St. Finbarrs AC M45
Michael Linehan St. Finbarrs AC M45
Dave O'Regan St. Finbarrs AC M50
John Fitzgibbons St. Finbarrs AC M50
Ken Devine St. Finbarrs AC M50
Cathal O'Connell St. Finbarrs AC M55
Dan Kennedy St. Finbarrs AC M65
Anita Locke St. Finbarrs AC F35
Irene Eighan St. Finbarrs AC F35
Anita Murphy St. Finbarrs AC F35
Ailise McNulty St. Finbarrs AC F35
Riina Kuuselo St. Finbarrs AC F40
Siobhan Healy St. Finbarrs AC F40
Lorraine O'Sullivan St. Finbarrs AC F40
Katie Hickson St. Finbarrs AC F40
Niamh Cronin St. Finbarrs AC F40
Sorcha Kearney St. Finbarrs AC F40
Kathy Bradford St. Finbarrs AC F45
Geraldine O'Shea St. Finbarrs AC F50
Mairi Henderson St. Finbarrs AC F50
Mary Mulcahy St. Finbarrs AC F55
Tom Quirke St. Nicholas AC M35
Paul Evans St. Nicholas AC M40
Richard Morrison St. Nicholas AC M40
Pat Bransfield St. Nicholas AC M55
Marie Barry St. Nicholas AC F35
Liz Foley St. Nicholas AC F45
Etha Murphy St. Nicholas AC F45
Eric Browne Togher AC M35
Billy Gough Togher AC M50
Elaine Collins Togher AC SW
Kelly Foley Togher AC F35
Claire Dunne Togher AC F40
Yvonne Gough Togher AC F50
John Goggin Tracton AC M40
Grainne Lynch Tracton AC F40
Louise Hayes Tracton AC F40
Sean Ahern Watergrasshill AC SM
Denis Fitzgerald Watergrasshill AC M35
Alan Hurson Watergrasshill AC M35
Eric Foley Watergrasshill AC M40
Stephen Hurley Watergrasshill AC M40
James Forrest Watergrasshill AC M40
Liam Tracey Watergrasshill AC M40
Iain Quinlan Watergrasshill AC M40
Conor Mullane Watergrasshill AC M40
Laura Rooney Watergrasshill AC M40
Kevin Fennessy Watergrasshill AC M40
Stephen Rooney Watergrasshill AC M40
Steve Dunlea Watergrasshill AC M45
Steve Dunlea Watergrasshill AC M45
Stuart Roche Watergrasshill AC M45
Len O'Sullivan Watergrasshill AC M45
Peter Quirke Watergrasshill AC M45
Aidan Fitzsimons Watergrasshill AC M50
Alan Foley Watergrasshill AC M50
Tadgh Hanley Watergrasshill AC M50
Mick Murray Watergrasshill AC M50
Liam Murphy Watergrasshill AC M50
Joe O'Riordan Watergrasshill AC M55
Lauraine Hedderman Watergrasshill AC SW
Andrea Houlihan Watergrasshill AC SW
Leona Browne Watergrasshill AC F35
Colette O'Donoghue Watergrasshill AC F35
Melanie Davis Watergrasshill AC F35
Ciara Magner Watergrasshill AC F35
Julianne Buckley Watergrasshill AC F35
Eleanor Fennessy Watergrasshill AC F40
Brenda Canty Watergrasshill AC F40
Nessa Goggin Watergrasshill AC F40
Gwen Conroy Watergrasshill AC F40
Aislinn Hurley Watergrasshill AC F40
Lisa Crowley Watergrasshill AC F45
Claire O'Connell Watergrasshill AC F45
Dolores Duffy Watergrasshill AC F50
Andy Goulding Watergrasshill AC SM
Matthew Browne Watergrasshill AC M35
David Mullins Watergrasshill AC M40
Paul O'Mahony Watergrasshill AC M45
Damien O'Brien Watergrasshill AC M45
Yvonne Sheahan Watergrasshill AC F35
Noreen O'Keefe Watergrasshill AC F45
Jeremy Kelleher West Muskerry AC M40
Jerry Cronin West Muskerry AC M40
Donal Twomey West Muskerry AC M45
Valerie Neville West Muskerry AC F40
Sean Ahern Youghal AC M40
Ken Harney Youghal AC M45
Chloe Walsh Youghal AC SW
Una Dunn Youghal AC F35
Ursula Nicholson Youghal AC F40
Finola Brennan Youghal AC F40
Finnuala Russell Youghal AC F45

Marathon Advice - The Last Two Weeks

Cork Athletics Webmaster's Advice for the Final Two Weeks Before Your Marathon

 marathon advice last two weeks

 

Long Run & Speedwork

Long run two weeks before event: 15 max - EASY!!! pace.

DON'T be tempted to do any last minute long runs or strenuous speedwork in the last two weeks, but particularly in the final week. You CAN'T do too little....but you CAN do too much. The last two weeks are for tapering and building up glycogen stores in the body.

 

Do too much now and you'll blow your full potential!

 

Missed speed sessions or long runs, due to injury or illness? DON'T try to get it in at this stage. If you've missed a lot, maybe scale back on your expectations. If you've only missed a little, you'll probably be OK...just DON'T try to make up for lost training time now.

 

Mon/Tues of last week before event: Last speed work - light speed session, holding back, or 2 miles med/hard, but NOT all out.

 

Any heavy work in the last 10 days WILL do you damage. Its hard to do too little, but you can very easily do too much!!

 

Fluids

runner drinking water

For the last 10 days (before the event) or so, get plenty of fluids on board. Drink WATER often, several times a day - more than normal. By Fri/Sat week, you need literally to have to get up during the night to get rid of excess.

Excuse the detail: your aim (no pun intended) is light-straw coloured urine at all times (this is the acid test) [not uric acid <grin>]. If you drink a lot in one go, it will become clear but will return to "normal" after some time (12-24 hours) Proper hydration will keep it clear all the time.  Binge drinking water/fluids may flush out the electrolytes from your system, making fatigue and cramp more likely.  Drink little and often - allow your system to find its natural equilibrium.

 

Drink

runner drinking alcohol

Alcohol - will dehydrate you - go easy for the last 4 or 5 days, particularly last 2 days (too little
time to flush system & rehydrate fully).

 

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Soft drinks - too much will deplete your potassium levels.

Apparently even a 2% deficit in hydration levels will have a HUGE detrimental effect on performance.

 

Carbo Depletion/Loading

Depletion - cutting out/down on carbohydrate for 3-4 days - Probably not a good idea - tried it once. Current wisdom is against it.

CarboLoading

runner carbo loading

Definitely a good idea. Will be less effective if you don't hydrate AND get plenty of vitamin C on board. For the last 4 days or so get PLENTY of carbohydrates in - substitute carbos for protein.

Protein

protein meat

Burns dirty. Eat very little protein in last 24 to 36 hours, same goes for high fibre foods, otherwise you will probably need to stop for a (p)it stop in the first 10 miles or so.

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John Quigley, Cork Athletics Webmaster, has a Marathon best of 2:46:03, has run 26 Marathons in all, and has been running for over three decades.

Launch of Munster Regional Athletics Academy 2019

Munster Regional Athletics Academy 2019-2020

 

munster development squad

 

Munster Regional Development Officers and Co-Ordinators are delighted to announce the launch of their rebranded Regional Athletics Academies, formerly known as the Munster Development & Performance Squads


The Regional Athletics Academies have been designed to promote a fun and friendly atmosphere among athletes, whereby the athletes can mix socially, learn athletics, and try new events. Athletics is largely an individual sport, so these events are important outside the competition environment.


Each region will have a 'Development Squad' and 'Regional Athletics Academy', and will run for 2 hours each, with the Development Squad session being the first each day.


There will be regional overnight camps organised for those who have been attending the individual academy days. This is open only to athletes who are in the Regional Athletics Academy. The Development Squad athletes are invited to come along to squad days. Closer to the time, Regional Co-ordinators will inform athletes regarding dates and venues.


Club coaches are encouraged to attend and observe. The squad coaches will be available to interact and answer queries from club coaches who may wish to attend.


Cost of the squad is €25 per athlete, to be paid online only. In exceptional circumstances, where athletes have missed the online registration deadline, they can pay €25 in cash, or €7 per session.


Goals of the Regional Athletics Academies


•    Supplement training that athletes already receive in their clubs. The Regional Academies work alongside the workshops of the National Event Coordinators.
•    Focus on the needs of athletes/coaches, with emphasis on executing the fundamentals to the highest level.
•    Help to maximise the potential of each athlete, with the aim of seeking continuous improvement.
•    The Squads will focus mainly on the technical aspects of each event.
•    Assist club coaches.

Athletes have been selected from the previous season's results (2019 age groups), from U16 - U19 age groups (top 4 in each event). All event groups are covered. All competitions including Cross-Country, Indoors, Combined Events, Schools and Track and field will be taken into consideration.


Academy VENUE

Nenagh Indoor Stadium

 

Dates

 Development SquadAthletics Academy
Saturday October 26th 11am - 1 pm 1pm-3pm
Saturday November 23rd 11am - 1 pm 1pm-3pm
Saturday December 14th 11am - 1 pm 1pm-3pm


Development Squad    Athletics Academy
Saturday 26th October 2019 11am - 1pm    1pm-3pm
Saturday 23rd November 2019 11am - 1pm    1pm-3pm
Saturday 14th December 2019 11am - 1pm    1pm-3pm


The Development Squad session will take place from 11am-1pm on each of the days, and is open to all athletes aged 12 years +

Athlete will receive a squad t-shirt, at the last session. Athletes must collect their t-shirts, or arrange to have it collected, to avoid postage costs.


The fee for the squad sessions is €5 per athlete, for each session day.

DayTimeEvents covered by the Development Squad:
Day 1 11am-1pm Sprints, Shot, Long Jump, Javelin, Pole Vault, Middle Distance and Walks
Day 2 11am-1pm Short Hurdles, High Jump, Pole Vault, Middle Distance and Walks
Day 3 11am-1pm Sprints, Shot, Long Jump, Javelin, Pole Vault, Middle Distance and Walks
NB: Development Group Walks will take place each day along with the Regional Academy Walks Squad, from 1pm to 3pm


Please check in at the venue from 10:30am each day

 

The Munster Athletics Academy takes place from 1pm to 3pm on each day, and is by invitation only (see athletes listed below). All events will be covered.


 

Development Coaches

CoachDiscipline
Kevin Cogley Sprints
Noelle Morrissey Short Hurdles
Pat Power Long Jump
Martin O'Grady High Jump
Dave Fratarolli Shot Putt
Brian Scanlon Javelin
Eamon Flanagan Pole Vault
Sean Finn Middle Distance

 

For more information , contact your regional co-ordinator: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


REGISTATION 

Please register via the Munster Registration Link, on or before Thursday 24th October



Cork Athletes invited to participate in the 2019 Munster Regional Athletics Academy:

Full Munster invitation Listing on Munster Athletics release (PDF File)

ForenameSurnameClub
Ben Donovan Abbey Striders AC
Rachel Lynch Ballincollig AC
Dylan Chambers Bandon AC
Tristan Chambers Bandon AC
Eadaoin Coady Bandon AC
Eabha Crowley Bandon AC
Jack Cullen Bandon AC
Max Hallahan Bandon AC
Ruairi Harrington Bandon AC
Stacey Komolafe Bandon AC
Ciara Lynch Bandon AC
Lauren McCourt Bandon AC
Diarmuid O'Connor Bandon AC
Niamh O'Donovan Bandon AC
Niamh Sugrue Bandon AC
Nicola Tuthill Bandon AC
Olivia Tuthill Bandon AC
Natalia Guerrero Bandon Grammer
Sarah Cooper Belgooly AC
Philip Halton Belgooly AC
Danny Kelly Belgooly AC
Adam Turner Belgooly AC
Glory Wenegieme Belgooly AC
Justin Equaibor Bishopstown CS
Natasha O'Keeffe Blarney Inniscara AC
Emma Akinkuolie Carraig na BhFear AC
Harry Buckley Carraig na BhFear AC
Aaron Callinan Carraig na BhFear AC
Emma Coffey Carraig na BhFear AC
Orla Coffey Carraig na BhFear AC
Sarah Constant Carraig na BhFear AC
Meabh Daly Carraig na BhFear AC
Alan Davis Carraig na BhFear AC
Ciaran Hurley Carraig na BhFear AC
David Maher Carraig na BhFear AC
Lily O'Riordan Carraig na BhFear AC
Martha Quain Carraig na BhFear AC
Michelle Ugwah Carraig na BhFear AC
Alan Kellegher Col Phobail Beanntrai
Maeve O'Neill Doheny AC
Ricky Carroll Fanahan McSweeney AC
Alex Ademola Leevale AC
Reece Ademola Leevale AC
Shane Aherne Leevale AC
Una Brice Leevale AC
Conor Callinan Leevale AC
Ava Cashman Leevale AC
Aisling Cassidy Leevale AC
Elena Collins Leevale AC
Colin Doyle Leevale AC
Ryan Duggan Leevale AC
James Ezeonu Leevale AC
Abby Fitzgerald Leevale AC
Vanessa Frawley Leevale AC
Ella Hurley Leevale AC
Marc Jones Leevale AC
James Kirkby Leevale AC
Jack McGrath Leevale AC
Conor Morey Leevale AC
Helen Moynihan Leevale AC
Katie Moynihan Leevale AC
Colin Murphy Leevale AC
Hannah Murphy Leevale AC
Sean Naughton Leevale AC
Ciara Neff Leevale AC
Harry Nevin Leevale AC
Padraig O'Callaghan Leevale AC
Brendan O'Donoghue Leevale AC
Ryan O'Leary Leevale AC
Ciara O'Mahony Leevale AC
Brenda Onoh Leevale AC
Orlaith Onoh Leevale AC
Jonah Osobase Leevale AC
Cathal Scanlon Leevale AC
Ella Scott Leevale AC
Wymin Sivakumar Leevale AC
Lucy May Sleeman Leevale AC
Holly Umeh Leevale AC
Emily Wall Leevale AC
Sarah Zia Buckley Leevale AC
Joe Ivory Liscarroll AC
Aoife O'Sullivan Liscarroll AC
Sophie Perrott Liscarroll AC
Amy Whelan Liscarroll AC
Blessing Alamu Carraig na bhFear AC
Emmanuel Alamu

Carraig na bhFear AC

Samuel Judd Midleton AC
Sean Kavanagh Midleton AC
Lia O'Brien Midleton AC
Sean O'Riordan Midleton AC
Leah Parker Midleton AC
Joseph Bamidele Nagle CC
Dean McCarthy Nagle CC
Donal Ojlekhude Nagle CC
Sean Frawley North Cork AC
Callum Keating North Cork AC
Megan Lenihan North Cork AC
Brian Lynch Old Abbey AC
Andrew Collins Skibbereen AC
Sarah Morrison St. Nicholas AC
James McCarthy West Muskerry AC
Kerry Barrett Youghal AC
Georgia Connon Youghal AC
Natasha Kilgannon Youghal AC
Liam O'Leary Youghal AC

CIT Athletics Seminar Series 2019 - 2020

CIT Athletics Seminar Series 2019-2020

Room IT3, Library Building, CIT

November to April


cit sports seminar series 2019 2020

 

CIT Sports Seminar Series


Tickets are €10 per seminar, or €50 when you purchase tickets to all 6 seminars

€8, or €35 for all 6 seminars, with a student ID

To register contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0867700588 for more info

Register Online

 

 

Venue for all seminars: Room IT3, Library Building, CIT Bishopstown Campus

 

6th November 2019 - Sports Marketing

Paul Deasy - Commercial and Marketing Manager, Cork City FC



4th December 2019 - Nutrition and Performance

Jonny Holland - Performance Nutritionist Cork GAA; ex-Munster Rugby outhalf

 

15th January 2020 - Rethinking Stress for Performance

Joe O'Connor - Exercise Physiology & Pert Nutrition Lecturer, ITTralee


12 February 2020 - Sleep and Performance

Giles Warrington - Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Physiology, UL



11th March 2020 - Training Loads

Ian O'Sullivan & Dr. Peter Francis, Doctoral Candidate, Leeds Beckett Uni


15th April 2020 - Mental Health in Sport

Jessie Barr, Sport Psychology Researcher, UL; Irish Olympian (London 2012)

 

Venue

CIT Track Location

CIT Track Location

 

 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday October 6th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday October 6th 2019

 
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 rosscarbery steam runners 5k flyer 2019  Munster Masters Cross Country Championships 2014
Saturday October 5th, 1pm, CIT Track - Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI Day 3 Saturday October 5th, 2:30pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series - Day 3 Saturday October 5th, 5pm, Rosscarbery - Rosscarbery Steam Engine 5k

Sunday October 6th, 12 noon, Knockardbane, Liscarroll - Cork Athletics Novice Junior Under 23 & Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun October 6th - Coaching, Rosscarbery 5k and Cork Athletics County Novice Junior Under 23 & Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

 

Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - April 2014 - May 2016 (on Old Cork Athletics website)

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

 

 

Cork Events This Week

 

 

Wednesday October 2nd, 8am, CIT Track - Cork Athletics County Board Monthly Meeting

 

Saturday October 5th, 1pm, CIT Track - Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI Day 3

 

Saturday October 5th, 2:30pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series - Day 3

 

Saturday October 5th, 5pm, Rosscarbery - Rosscarbery Steam Engine 5k

 

Sunday October 6th, 12 noon, Knockardbane, Liscarroll - Cork Athletics Novice Junior Under 23 & Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

 

 
International

September 27th - October 6th, Doha, Qatar - AAF World Championships

 

Online Registrations

The Following Upcoming Races currently have Online Entry or Online Registration open:
If your event is missing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
 

Rebel Run 5k & 10k, Bishopstown, Sunday 20th October - Early Bird Closes 4th October

 

Bandon AC's Donough Coughlan Memorial 5k, Sunday October 27th

Thomas Kent 10k, Sunday 10th November (Race Full - Entries Closed)

 

Skibbereen 10 Mile, Sunday November 24th

Skibbereen 5 Mile, Sunday November 24th

 

Newmarket 5k Classic, Sunday December 15th (500 Entry Limit)

 

 

Return of Cross Country Trophies

Return of Cross Country Trophies

 

cork athletics county senior cross country championship 2017
As you all know, the cross country season starts off again soon with the County Novice, Junior, U23, and Juvenile Even-Age championships coming up in Liscarroll on 6th October.

 

The County Board asks that ALL cross country trophies from last year be returned to the County Board, for the next County Board meeting, on Wednesday 2nd October. 

Marathon Advice - On The Day

Cork Athletics Webmaster's Advice for Marathon Day

 dublin marathon wave 4 2017

 
If you are feeling unwell or have just been ill - DON'T RUN!

Most medical emergencies in the Marathon are with people who have just been, or are, unwell


Last Minute Preparations

  •     Wear clothes that you've worn before

johnson dress appropriately
   

  •     Eat food that you've eaten before
  •     No new things the day of the marathon!
  •     The sleep you get two nights before the marathon is more important than the sleep you get the night before the marathon
  •     Don't be afraid to smear vaseline on your thighs
  •     Take it slowly at the beginning - run the second half of the marathon faster than the first half
  •     Plant supporters along the route - it gives you something to look forward to (esp. around mile 22).

 

  • race supporters

 

  •     Afterwards, soak your legs in ice-cold water - does a world of good
  •     Protein: Burns dirty. Eat very little protein in last 24 to 36 hours, same goes for high fibre foods, otherwise you will probably need to stop for a (p)it stop in the first 10 miles or so.

 

  • protein meat
      
  • Pack your kit bag the night before. Double Check!!
       
  • Don't forget any old clothes or bin liner to keep warm before the race, ready to be deposited.
        Also don't forget some goodies for when you finish the race.

 

It's not these 26.2 miles that are the test. It's the 500 miles leading up to them!

 

Eating & Drinking

Eating

  • Get up early and eat as soon as possible - probably best to eat about 2 to 2 1/2 hours before the start. Don't eat something which will "go through you" - like brown bread. If you've hydrated and Carboloaded properly, you need very little on the day. I'll eat about 6:30/7am and I'll have exactly the same as I have before my long runs - weetabix & yoghurt, with a very small amount of fruit, and a small bit of liquid. Eat about 300 calories that morning, 2-3 hours before the starting gun. Toast and bananas are other options. Make sure you've practiced this routine before several training runs. Beware of some sports drinks, as you will need to dilute these heavily, or you'll be making a pit stop for a crap long before you're finished.
  • On the morning, don't have more than a glass or two of water/isotonic drink beforehand...or you'll be making an early unscheduled pitstop

Before the Race

Toilet:

  • Make sure to have a crap when you wake up!! If you've eaten early, peristalisis will set in about an hour after eating and you will have to visit the loo for a dump, so timing your eating will be very important. Don't leave it too late!

 

 

Chafing

chafing top

 

  •     If you're prone to chaffing it'll show up before 20 miles and you would have probably had "issues" before this point. Weather (wind, temperature and humidity ) greatly affects the liklihood of chaffing. Lots and lots of Bodyglide. I layer it on my thighs and in areas below my armpits where I regularly chafe.
  •     Use vaseline on your toes to prevent the blisters you get when they rub against each other. It also helps prevent blisters when it's rainy or your feet get wet for other reasons (sloppy water station technique).
  •     You might also want to use vaseline in 'crevices' where you might prefer not to use Bodyglide.
  •     If you suffer from chapped lips or cold-sores, use Chapstick. I use it on every run.
  •     Don't do anything that you haven't done in training.

 

Pre-Race Wear

  •     Don't wear brand new shoes (but don't wear super-old ones, either). You should have run at least 50 miles in the shoes in which you plan to race.
  •     Many novice marathoners don't heed to the advice "don't try anything new on race day!" This means socks, cloths, shoes, gels and other products. Wear acrylic fiber socks (as cotton socks get wet and can cause blisters faster than acrylic fiber socks) and use Vaseline on any areas prone to blisters.
  •     Make sure you bring layers for race day, especially clothing you can discard, including a second pair of socks, gloves and a hat.
  •     Wear disposable layers before hand - hat/cap, raggy t-shirt, light gloves/bin bag. Keep your gloves, hat and t-shirt until you're well warmed-up, maybe for the first few miles.

 

Race Wear

  •     Don't forget your terry cloth headband, if you normally wear one. Don't wear anything that hasn't been through the wash a half dozen times.
  •     Try not to wear cotton. Find some of that moisture-wicking material for race day socks, shorts and sportsbra. Less chafing and moisture!
  •     Put your name in large letters on the front of your running vest. The crowds will encouragement!
  • Don't over-dress for your race. While it's crucial to stay warm and dry on the start line, once you get moving you won't want to be wearing too much clothing. Having a rain jacket and a long-sleeved top tied around your waist for over 20 miles definitely won't help your race time! Instead, wear layers that you can peel off and throw away as you get warmer during the race.

 

First Mile

    Sweet Jesus don't "start fast" due to the adrenaline of the race, as you'll regret it around mile 20. Start slower than you think or feel you should. Your first mile should be NO FASTER than your average intended pace. Don't be tempted to start the race quickly or waste energy weaving through the slower runners. However many you overtake, there will be many more in front of you - all for a few yards. It is better to go slow for the first mile and use this as a warm up.

 

  •     Try to get the first mile as near as possible to your AVERAGE goal pace. No faster!! If you are significantly slower, either sacrifice the lost time or make it up slowly. Remember the marathon is a very unforgiving race - you can't "bank" time. Go too fast and you'll pay for it. If you've something left in the tank, you can pick it up for the final few miles. In the latter stages, concentrate on picking off bodies, not miles.
  •     Try to get a feel for the correct pace beforehand. It is vital not to go too fast, and it is very easy to be dragged along if the initial hysteria & euphoria of the first mile or so. You can wave to your friends and supporters after the event - if you've any energy left then!
  •     When you set off, don't think about the marathon being over 20 miles long. Break the distance down into manageable 'chunks' instead and focus on 'biting off each one as it comes. Once you reach the end of a chunk, congratulate yourself, take a drink, and a stretch if you need to, and then focus on the next chunk. This makes the distance feel a lot more achievable.
  •   You'll be Overdosing on adrenaline for the first five miles. This will tempt you to run faster than you want. Don't! You'll regret it later. You CANNOT 'bank' time in a Marathon! Make your goal to run the second half faster than the first.
  •     You don't want to get stuck behind a mass of slower runners. If this happens, don't panic. Just consider it a forced moderation. Whatever you do, don't weave between slower runners. That's an excellent way to trip, or pull a groin. Be patient. Holes will eventually open up.
  •     Go out slow, slow, slow. You can always pick it up later on.

 

Pacing

Make sure you bring layers for race day, especially clothing you can discard, including a second pair of socks, gloves and a hat. If you are running the correct pace, it should feel like you are loafing for the first 6 miles or so.

Pacing Group - If you're planning running with a Pace Group, Please, Please, go with a group that is appropriate to YOUR target time AND make sure that you're being realistic in your expectations.  I've come across people who've never done a Marathon before and think that they can run the marathon at their 5k pace!

Course

    Follow the shortest course! That's where it's measured - there little point in unnecessarily running 26.8 miles!

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Every opportunity...Run the SPR!!

  

  • Although you may be sharing the course with thousands of other runners, you can still use the course to your advantage. In many of the major marathons there will be a line on the ground that measures the exact race distance. Follow the course line wherever possible to ensure you are taking the most direct route to the finish line! If it's very windy out there, tuck in close behind a group of runners, so that they act as a windshield for you!
  •     Watch your running step! This applies particularly to the first mile when the road is littered with discarded bin liners, plastic bottles and clothing - and to drinks stations, where people move erratically. I've seen many a bruised and bloodied runner being tended to by the first aid teams before they've even got into their stride! It's quite a challenge to run in such close proximity to other people, and you need to keep your wits about you. Try to stick your hand out, like an indicator, if you intend to move sideways - and always check before you pull out in front of someone or stop.
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This is a fairly twisty section of the Cork City Marathon. The image on the left is where I always see the main pack running ...like lemmings, following the person in front.


The image on the right is where the course is measured...along the SPR


The Kinsale Road section of the Cork City Marathon is approx. 0.85km long, but, if you follow the track in the left-hand image, you'll actually run approx. 31m longer. If that were to transpose to a full marathon, you'd run over 1,500m longer than you need!

 

Drinks Strategy

Water Stop
    If you can, grab your drink and run through the water-station. If it's in cups, you'll need to get it down quickly or it'll spill. If it's bottles, get away from the mayhem of the station and drink at leisure. You can actually 'make time' by breezing thro' like this
   

Work the course -  If you've done the work, most of the Marathon effort is in the mind. I after a 90 hour working week, ending on the Sat afternoon before Dublin, I once got thro' the race repeating to myself (not aloud) "Long, cool and easy", and visualized this. (Finished in 2:51 that year!)
   

Get some support. Know where your supporters are, and put your name on your t-shirt.
  

Think while you run


    Try to stay present in your running. If you drift off into a reverie, or get too caught up in the carnival atmosphere, you may forget to hydrate properly and may not notice your pace quickening (or less likely, slowing down) until you suddenly reach the halfway point in a time that's way off target. Staying focused means you can do something about it if you do make a mistake, whereas getting so carried away that you don't even notice you've made a mistake is hard to rectify.
   

Supporters

    No matter how independent you are, it really helps to have some supporters out there on the course. Whether it's a charity that you are running for, or for yourself, or for friends, family, or work colleagues - try to get as many spectators out there as possible on the day. Be very specific about where you want them to be. Remember to tell them not just at what point on the course (for example right by the seven- mile marker), but also at which side of the road. Also, them as accurately as possible at what time you expect to get to that point on the course. And the advice about putting your name on the front of your t- shirt might be old hat, but it still holds true - so do it! Hearing your name called, even by someone you hardly know, is hugely heartening when your spirits are beginning to flag and your legs feel heavy.
   

If you take nothing else from this article, remember this: Learn to body scan. All you need to do is cast your mind's eye from head to toe, looking for any signs of unnecessary tension or tightness, any muscles that could do with a stretch, and any joints that could do with loosening up. I often find it's my jaw that is set solid, with a frown across my forehead. Try a smile - it's impossible to be tense and smile at the same time. I suggest doing a body scan every ten to 15 minutes, to ensure you are as relaxed as possible and not wasting energy.
   

Even if you are hell-bent on breaking three, four or five hours in this race, don't keep your mind focused entirely on the finish line throughout. Instead, try to enjoy the journey as well as the destination. You've put so much into preparing for this big day, the least you should do is try to savour it a little!
  

  Drinking / Gels / Power Bars

    DON'T drink or eat anything that you haven't tried on your long runs - No matter how much others tell you how great they are! I did it once and, in spite of perfect training and form, blew up due to nausea from the "you've gotta take - it's brilliant!" isotonic drink.
   

You have been warned! You have too much riding on this race to blow it on an untried drink/gel/bar
   

Drinking II

waterboarding

If you've followed the advice on hydration, then you'll be pretty well hydrated and will only need to drink very little on the run, just enough to keep your mouth moist. Remember if you drink too much — if you can feel water sloshing around in your stomach — you are creating a problem also = too much water is toxic! Learn to take water on the run, how to run through the water station and sip as you go.

  •     Remember to drink before you get thirsty, and eat your energy bars (or gels or whatever you're carrying with you) before you think you need them.
  •     Drinking on the go can be tricky if you haven't practiced it before. Most people have success folding the cups into a V. But don't be afraid to walk through the water stations
  •     Drink at least a bit of water or isotonic drink at EVERY drink station. Don't wait until you feel dehydrated, or it will be too late.
  •     Unless you're really dehydated, or it's really hot on race day, don't stop for water in the last 2-3 miles. Your body won't absorb it fast enough 'to help much, and it can be hard to start running again once you stop.
  •     Watch out for idiots wearing headphones!!! - they won't hear your calls and generally cause mayhem at the waterstations!

 

Cooling

If the weather is hot, you might want to slosh water over your wrists and thighs. Beware, if pouring water over your head, as too much will run down your back and into your shorts, with risk of chafing.

 

Latter Stages

    Keep your head up. Protect your back, neck & confidence, by keeping eye contact with the crowd. Keep your head up while running. As you get tired, you may find that you are spending most of the time looking at your feet rather than up at the road ahead. This not only throws your spine out of alignment - putting you at risk of back, neck pain or shoulder tension it can also make your spirits flag, as you aren't making eye contact. Keeping your head up gives you a much more confident stance and sends a positive message to your subconscious mind.
   

Resist the urge for a toilet break

Talk to yourself while you run
    Give yourself a bit of a pep talk as you go along. Tell yourself how well you're doing. Tell yourself how strong you are - in mind and body. You may want to have a mantra, which you can repeat to yourself with ease as you are running. I have used 'I am running fast and strong' in the past, which has a nice rhythm to it (even if you're doing anything but!)


    Have fun! Smile and respond to the crowd. Stay focused on your race target Your target is to get to the end!


    Break the distance down into manageable 'chunks' and congratulate yourself when you finish each one.

 

Wind

    Wind (A): If it's windy, then shelter as much as possible; run behind someone as much as possible. Maybe take turns at breaking the wind.

runners peleton
   

Wind (B): If you feel bloated, then FART!! If you keep it in, then it will tend to act as a sort of liquidizer on your intestine - resulting in the need for a pit-stop. So....ladies especially don't be afraid to fart - If it's noisy, blame it on the men around you - "Aren't they terrible!", if it's quiet, blame it on the men anyway!

farting image

 

The Finish


DO NOT STOP YOUR WATCH AT THE FINISH LINE. You will look silly in the photo. Run through it (with your arms raised in triumph if you like). Stop your watch after you pass the cameras.


The Course ...SPR ...Again!

SPR: Shortest Possible Route - Everywhere you can, run the SPR. That's the way the course is measured. If everyone else is taking the long way round bends, don't follow - unless you're sheltering from the wind. Why run, say, 27 miles - 26.22 is long enough as it is!

 

Download Cork Athletics Webmasters Advice - PDF File

John Quigley, Cork Athletics Webmaster, has a Marathon best of 2:46:03, has run 26 Marathons in all, and has been running for over three decades. John is also an International AIMS/IAAF Grade A Measurer.

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday October 20th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday October 20th 2019

 coaching image rebel run banner 2018  Munster Masters Cross Country Championships 2014 autumn open xc timetable 2019
Saturday October 19th, 1pm, CIT Track - Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI Day 4 Saturday October 19th, 2:30pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series - Day 4 2019 Sunday October 20th, 9:30am, CIT Track - Rebel Run 5k & 10k Road Races

Sunday October 20th, 11:30am, Limerick Racecourse - Munster Athletics Novice Under 23 and Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

Sunday October 20th, 2pm, National Sports Campus, Abbottstown, DublinAutumn Open Cross Country Festival 2019

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun October 20th - Day 4 of Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI & Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series, Rebel Run 5k & 10k, and Cross-Country: Munster Athletics Novice Under 23 and Juvenile Even-Age Chps and Autumn Open Cross Country Festival 2019 (Includes Trials for British and Irish Masters International)

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Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - April 2014 - May 2016 (on Old Cork Athletics website)

 

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Cork Events This Week

 

Saturday October 19th, 1pm, CIT Track - Cork Youth Development Initiative - CYDI Day 4

 

Saturday October 19th, 2:30pm, CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series - Day 4 2019

 

Sunday October 20th, 9:30am, CIT Track - Rebel Run 5k & 10k Road Races

 

Sunday October 20th, 11:30am, Limerick Racecourse - Munster Athletics Novice Under 23 and Juvenile Even-Age Cross-Country Championships

 

 

National

Sunday October 20th, 2pm, National Sports Campus, Abbottstown, DublinAutumn Open Cross Country Festival 2019
Includes Trials for British and Irish Masters International


 

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Rebel Run 5k & 10k, Bishopstown, Sunday 20th October (Race Full - Entries Closed)

 

Bandon AC's Donough Coughlan Memorial 5k, Sunday October 27th

Eyeries 5, Saturday November 9th

 

Thomas Kent 10k, Sunday 10th November (Race Full - Entries Closed)

 

Skibbereen 10 Mile, Sunday November 24th

Skibbereen 5 Mile, Sunday November 24th

 

Newmarket 5k Classic, Sunday December 15th (500 Entry Limit)

 

Duhallow 10 Mile, Sundayn March 8th 2020

 

30 Years Ago - Liam O'Brien Wins Cork County Senior Cross-Country Championship – Guest Article by John Walshe

CROSS-COUNTRY VICTORY OF 30 YEARS AGO

Guest Article by John Walshe

 This article, by John Walshe appeared in The Echo, on Thursday October 10th 2019

 

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 Liam O'Brien of East Cork AC winning his first Cork County BLE Senior Cross-Country title at Dunmanway
Photo: Denis Minihane (Cork Examiner)

 

This coming Sunday at Carrigadrohid, near Macroom, Tim O’Donoghue will be hoping to retain the Cork County Senior Cross-Country crown he won so convincingly last year, at Carraig na bhFear.

His victory, 12 months ago, was the first by a member of the East Cork club since Donnacha O’Mahony won the last of his six titles, in 2003. Before that, you have to go back another six years to find the previous winner in the maroon colours, that being Garrett Barry in 1997.

It may come as a surprise to many to realise that the club’s most decorated athlete, who reigned supreme during the 1980s and 90s, has just one solitary Cork senior cross-country title to his name, and that came 30 years ago this winter.

They say good things come to those who wait, but for Liam O’Brien that wait lasted the best part of 10 years. Although somewhat underrated on a national scale, amongst his fellow athletes, the Ballinacurra native is regarded as one of the country’s most versatile and successful runners of his era.

Take any distance, from 400m on the track to 15 miles on the road, and O’Brien figures amongst the top finishers. With personal best ranging from a four-minute-mile (4:00.80) to 47:57 for 10 miles, very few could challenge him.

His greatest moment came in 1984, when he reached the semi-final of the 3000m steeplechase at the Los Angeles Olympics. That summer, to qualify, he achieved an Irish record of 8:27.24, at the Crystal Palace meet in London. Thirty-five years later, it’s still the second fastest on the Irish all-time list.

But it wasn’t for lack of effort that he failed to win the coveted Cork crown over the country, as, during the eight years from 1981 to 1988, he finished second on five occasions, and third in the other three.

The man who spoilt the show in seven of those championships was Tony O’Leary of Leevale. The other winner, in 1987, was Richard O’Flynn from Bandon. On that occasion O’Brien did finish ahead of the Leevale man, when taking silver.

Looking back on those years, O’Brien agrees that O’Leary was his main obstacle: “Yes, Tony was the main man; he was a better cross-country than me. Also, at that time of year I would have to work very hard, as my main focus was track and field. The form at cross-country wouldn’t be as good as I’d like.

“There was also one year I remember I was running a cross-country race in the UK, on a Saturday, and came back that night and turned out in the county the following day.”

And so, on to 1989, at Dunmanway, where the championships were decided over five flat laps that made up the 10km. O’Brien’s clubmate Tom Owens led a 10-man bunch through the first lap, and then another East Cork man, Bryan Meade, took over on the second circuit.

Leonard O’Regan of Leevale, back from scholarship at Louisiana State University, was second at this stage with O’Brien on his shoulder. Going into the penultimate lap, it was down to a two-man race. Although O’Regan tried on several occasions to get away, it came down to a sprint finish where there was only going to be one outcome – victory for the East Cork athlete by a margin of four seconds.

“Yes, it was a hard-earned victory, at that time of year I would always have to work hard,” O’Brien recalls. For good measure, East Cork easily won the six to score team award, with O’Brien backed up by John Kearney (third), Bryan Meade (fifth), Donnacha O’Mahony (seventh), Tom Owens (ninth) and Jerry Wallace (13th).

“Winning the county team title is one of the rare occasions, where in an individual sport the team title supersedes the individual title,” adds O’Brien, giving an indication of maybe where his priorities lay.

Although he would go on to add three more national steeplechase victories to the eight he had already won - plus a national masters cross-country title – the was one other local victory that is etched in the mind.  

On a chilly July evening in 1991, the Cork City Sports took place at the Mardyke. There wasn’t much to cheer about for the home fans until the final event of the night, the 5000m. This featured a number of top British runners along with most of the best of the Irish, including 36-year-old O’Brien.

As the large field was whittled down, just three contenders remained – O’Brien, the US based Noel Berkeley, and Noel Richardson from Limerick. As the pace increased and the lap times came down from 67 to 64, O’Brien bided his time, until the finishing straight, before outsprinting Berkeley to cross the line to a tumultuous reception.

The time of 13:52.72 may have been over 16 seconds outside his best of 13:36.19, achieved at the same venue four years before, but then, for Liam O’Brien, times never took on any real significance.

On almost every occasion, it was all about the win.

Addendum by Cork Athletics

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These days Liam O'Brien is still deeply immersed in the sport he loves so much; apart from being he driving force behind East Cork AC, Liam is Technical Director of Cork City Sports International Athletics Meet, and is passionate about schools athletics, where he is equally heavily involved. What does he do in his 'free time' ...if he finds any!! He is a keen orienteer and has competed abroad, including Sweden, where he makes an annual pilgrimage!
 


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Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Sunday October 13th 2019

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday October 13th 2019

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Saturday October 12th, 2:30pm, Bere Island, West Cork - Bere Island 5 Mile Road Race

Sunday October 13th, 12 noon, Carrigadrohid, Macroom - Cork Athletics County Senior & Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-Country Championships

 

 Weeks Summary:

w/e Sun October 13th - Bere Island 5 Mile Road Race, second race of the Beara AC 3 race series and the premier event in the Cork XC Calendar: Cork Athletics County Senior & Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-Country Championships

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

 

Comprehensive Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - April 2014 - May 2016 (on Old Cork Athletics website)

 

Results of Athletics Ireland Registered Events - May 2016 to date

 

 

Cork Events This Week

 

Saturday October 12th, 2:30pm, Bere Island, West Cork - Bere Island 5 Mile Road Race

 

Sunday October 13th, 12 noon, Carrigadrohid, Macroom - Cork Athletics County Senior & Juvenile UnEven-Age Cross-Country Championships


 

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Bere Island 5 Mile, Saturday October 12th

 

Rebel Run 5k & 10k, Bishopstown, Sunday 20th October (Race Full - Entries Closed)

 

Bandon AC's Donough Coughlan Memorial 5k, Sunday October 27th

Eyeries 5, Saturday November 9th

 

Thomas Kent 10k, Sunday 10th November (Race Full - Entries Closed)

 

Skibbereen 10 Mile, Sunday November 24th

Skibbereen 5 Mile, Sunday November 24th

 

Newmarket 5k Classic, Sunday December 15th (500 Entry Limit)

 

 

Cork Youth Development Initiative

The Cork Youth Development Youth Intiative session tomorrow Saturday 28th September.

Note that there will be no High Jump due to an AAI event in Athlone.

Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month August 2019 Aoife O'Sullivan

Aoife O'Sullivan is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for August 2019

River Lee Hotel

Wednesday September 25th 2019

 

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Aoife O'Sulllivan is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for August 2019

 


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The award was presented at a function at the River Lee hotel, on Wednesday September 25th 2019

 

The Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by 96FM/C103FM, The Echo, The River Lee, Cork Crystal and Leisureworld

 

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The Cork City Sports Athlete for the Month of August 2019 is Aoife O'Sullivan

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Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month - August 2019 - Award Citation

Aoife O'Sullivan (Liscarroll AC) is the Cork City Sports athlete for the month of August.

At the inaugural Youth Nations Cup, in Santry, Dublin, Aoife was one of only two Irish winners in the field events, against very strong English opposition.

Her winning height was 1.73m. Earlier in the summer, at the European Youth Olympics, in Baku, Ajerbaijan, Aoife jumped a height of 1.75m

 

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Earlier this year, at the Munster Junior T&F Championships, in Tempolemore, Aoife set a Personal Best, with a jump of 1.78m. This jump of 1.8m places her, as a 16 year old, fourth on the Irish Senior High Jump rankings for 2019, and equal 15th on te Irish All-Time standings

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