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Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month of May 2022 - Louise Shanahan

Louise Shanahan is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for May 2022

River Lee Hotel

Friday June 24th 2022

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 Louise Shanahan, Leevale AC, is Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for May 2022

 

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Louise Shanahan, with her Parents

 
The award was presented to Louise at a function at the River Lee
hotel, on Friday June 24th 2022

 

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Louise Shanahan with Cork City Sports representatives and sponsors

 

 

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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Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Month - May 2022 - Award Citation

Louise Shanahan, Leevale AC, is the Cork City Sports Athlete of the Month for May

 At the Irish Milers Club event, held in Belfast, on May 14th, Louise not only broke the magical 2 minute barrier for the first tim, but also beat the then current Irish Record Holder, Ciara Mageean, along hith her recordIn this nreakthrough race, Louise recorded a time of 1:59.42, which qualifies her for both the European and World Championships, which will be held later this summer

 

Photos

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Videos

Louise Shanahan interviewed by Trevor Welch and John Walshe

 

Louise Shanahan Award Citation

 

 

Louise Shanahan's Record Breaking Sub 2 Minute 800m Run

Irish Milers Club Meet, Belfast

May 14th 2022

 

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Death of Gerald Buckley - Late of St Finbarrs AC

Gerald Buckley R.I.P. - Condolences

June 17th 2022

 

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Gerald Buckley R.I.P.

 

The Officers and Officials of Cork Athletics County Board extend their condolences and deepest sympathy to the Buckley family; his brothers and sisters: Paddy, Denis, Marjorie, John, Colleen, Donal, Joan, Kevin and the late Mary

 

Gerald was a prominent member of St Finbarrs AC for many years and won many cross country medals with the club

Notice on RIP.ie

BUCKLEY (Clogheen, Blarney Road, Cork): On June 17th 2022, peacefully at home in the presence of his loving family, GERALD (former nursing staff of Our Lady’s Hospital), beloved son of the late Denis and Mary Buckley, loving brother of Pat (Paddy), Denis, Marjorie (McCarthy), John, Colleen (Lyons), Donal, Joan, Kevin and the late Mary (O'Donovan).

Sadly missed by his loving family, nephews, nieces, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends.

Reposing at the Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road of Jerh. O’Connor Ltd. on Sunday (June 19th) from 4.00pm to 5.00pm.

Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Monday (June 20th) in the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Clogheen.

Funeral afterwards to St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Glasheen Road.

Please leave your personal message for Gerald’s family on the condolence link or through www.jerhoconnorfuneralhomes.ie

Family flowers only, donations if desired to Marymount Hospice.

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís”

 

Cork City Sports - Open 3000m and Junior 1500m 2022

Call for Athletes for 3000m and 1500m for 69th Cork City Sports 2022

Cork City Sports

17:00pm Tuesday July 5th 2022

 

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Cork City Sports Committee invites athletes to enter the Junior Womens & Mens 1500m races, and the Open 3000m, at next month's 69th Cork City Sports, a World Athletics Continental Tour event, at MTU Track, on Tuesday July 5th

 

Entries for the Junior Women's and Men's 1500m races at the Cork City Sports, on July 5th, are now being taken by Craig Harrington (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Eligible athletes are asked to enter or express an interest in participating as soon as possible

Entries for the Open 3000m race are also being taken by Craig. A condition for entry to the Open 3000m is that the athlete does not have a personal best time faster than 8mins 30sec.

 Junior Eligibility

"Junior athletes must be 16 years on December 31st, in the year of competition, and under 20 years on December 31st, in the year of competition"

Contact

Athletes interested in taking part in this race should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

When emailing, please include:

  • Date of Birth
    Club
  • Contact number(s)
  • Best 3k posted in last 2 years
  • AND where this was achieved



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Entries - Cork Open Track and Field Meet 3 2022 - Friday June 10th

Cork Open Track & Field Evening Meet 3 2022

(Incorporating the Cork County T&F Championships)

MTU Track

 19:30pm, Friday June 10th 2022

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Meet 3 Entry Form

 

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Action from Cork Athletics Graded Leagues 2018


The third round of four Cork Athletics Open T&F Meets takes place at MTU Track on Friday next, June 10th, starting at 7:30pm


Several of the events at each meet will incorporate the County Senior, Junior and Masters T&F Championships, with the relevant Title being won by the leading Cork athlete (if not the outright event winner)

 

Guest Athletes

All registered Athletics Ireland athletes are eligible to take part in these meets.  Guest athletes are very welcome, but MUST be Athletics Ireland registered, or, if from outside Ireland, must be members of another World Athletics member Federation.  Guest athletes from abroad, e.g. visitors and summer students, are very welcome, but must be registered members of a World Athletics member Federation

 
These events will, as far as practical, be graded on the basis of the highest calibre athletes being grouped in each race, with the leading Cork athlete entered in each Championship competition declared the County Champion, and so on

Cork County Championships events for Junior/Senior/Masters will be 100m, 800m, 3000m (Women/Masters Men), 400m hurdles (Juniors/Seniors), Long Jump, and Shot Put (age related weights shall be used)

 

Entry Form

Meet 3 Entry Form (Online Google Form)

Entries

Entries will be accepted on the day, by 7pm, however Championship entries must be received by 8pm on Saturday May 7th

The entry portal will close at 8pm on Saturday 7th. It will re-open on Monday May 9th, from 1pm to 5pm for Late entries (No Late entry fee), However, Late entries in the track events may not get a lane or a berth in their desired heat

If you are not entering the Championships, or are coming as a Guest Athlete, please complete the form in any case... so that we know that you are coming <Smile>

Entry Fee is €5 per event, payable on the night

 

Meet Schedule

Time Track Field  
7:30pm 400m B    
7:30pm   Hammer Championship & Open
7:35pm 400m A   Championship & Open
7:40pm 200m   Non - Championship
7:45pm 5000m   Championship (Men) & Open
TBA   Discus Non - Championship
TBA   Pole Vault Championship & Open

 

Cork Open Track & Field Evening Meet Schedule 2022

7:30pm Monday April 9th - Meet 1

7:30pm Wednesday May 25th - Meet 2

7:30pm Friday June  10th - Meet 3

7:30pm Thursday June 30th - Meet 4

MTU Track is scheduled to be relaid following Cork City Sports (Tuesday July 5th). If track relaying is delayed or postponed, up to two further Open Meets may be held


Notes

All Events

  • Track events may be divided into separate races on the basis of performance, or numbers participating
  • Some races may be mixed male and female
  • Club colours must be worn
  • The entry fee per event is €5, payable on the night
  • Electronic timing/Photo finish will be used for all track events


Championship Entries

  • Pre-entry is essential for ALL Championship events
  • Entry fee €5 per event
  • Track events may be divided into separate races on the basis of performance, or numbers participating
  • Some races may be mixed male and female
  • Club colours must be won
  • Electronic timing/Photo finish will be used for all track events
  • Age-related weights will be used for all Championships
  • Medals will be awarded on the night

Non-Championship Entries

  • Entries online, with limited entries on the day, at the track, from approx. 7pm
  • Track events may be divided into separate races on the basis of performance, or numbers participating
  • Some races may be mixed male and female
  • Club colours must be worn
  • The entry fee per event is €5
  • Electronic timing/Photo finish will be used for all track events
  • Throws - All athletes throw senior weights, except only ParaAthletes
  • Entries will be taken, on the day, at the track, from approx. 7pm




John Cashman - Reflections and Interviews Cork City Marathon 2022

John Cashman Interview with Cork City Marathon Winners and Reflections on the Day

 Sunday June 5th 2022

 

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John Cashman  

 

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John Cashman, MC for Cork City Marathon reflects on a great day for running in Cork, and interviews Marathon winners, Tim O'Donoghue, East Cork AC, who was the overall winner, in a course record of 2:18:37, and Olympian Lizzie Lee, Leevale AC, who took the womens title in 2:44:45

Over 10,000 people were registered to run today, with 2,880 in the marathon, 4,600 in the Half-Marathon and some 540 relay teams.

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Tim O'Donoghue and Lizzie Lee winning Cork City Marathon 2022
Photos: Larry Cummins/Echo
     
         
 Lizzie Lee Interview   Tim O'Donoghue interview

   
   
John Cashman's, Corks Sports Sunday on C103FM, interviews several personalities and participants in today's events

Updated - Cork City Marathon 2022 - Weather Outlook - Hydration and Eating Advice

Cork City Marathon 2022 - Weather Prospects, Hydration and Eating Advice

Weather Update - 8am Saturday June 4th

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Wind forecast for Mid-day Sunday, as at 8am Saturday June 4th Temperature forecast for Mid-day Sunday, as at 8am Saturday June 4th Temperature forecast for Mid-day Sunday, as at 8am Saturday June 4th Rain forecast for Mid-day Sunday, as at 8am Saturday June 4th
Winds looking a bit lighter again, since yesterday Temperatures dropping slightly again Rain forecast is much the same as before



Summary 8am Saturday

Expected conditions have improved slightly, with winds abating further, temperatures dropping slightly again, and, maybe, the risk of heavier showers moving a little further north.  At risk of getting 'egg on my face', tomorrow's running conditions look like they may be the best since the Cork City marathon restarted in 2007, particularly on the temperature and wind sides!

This is probably the last forecast update for this year's Marathon - If things change unexpectedly (unlikely), there will be another update. Tomorrow morning, to see how things look...Look out the window!

Weather Update - 4pm Friday June 3rd

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Wind forecast for Mid-day Sunday, as at 4pm Friday June 3rd Temperature forecast for Mid-day Sunday, as at 4pm Friday June 3rd
Temperature forecast for Mid-day Sunday, as at 4pm Friday June 3rd
Rain forecast for Mid-day Sunday, as at 4pm Friday June 3rd
Forecast Light Winds appear to have slackened even more! Forecast Temperatures slightly up, but still in low to mid teens Prospect of more widespread showers, with corresponding cloud cover


Summary

Very little change in past 24 hours. Winds slackened slightly, Temperature prospects remain in the low to mid-teens. There is a likelihood of more widespread showers, with corresponding cloud cover

 

 

Weather Update - 6pm Thursday June 2nd

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Wind forecast remains unchanged.....nice and light! Temperatures of around 12 or 13C are currently forecast.....That'll do nicely! Showers, some heavy, are forecast overnight on Saturday, and into Sunday, with heavy spells on Sunday afternoon

 
24 Hours on from Wednesday, and some conditions have, in running terms, improved, while others have disimproved. Temperatures are forecast to fall significantly, while there is a risk of heavy showers, particularly in the early afternoon

It's still over two days out from race start and, as happened in the past 24 hours, forecast conditions can change dramatically, but in the next 24 to 36 hours, things should become much clearer


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Rain forecast for Mid-day Sunday, as at 6pm Wednesday June 1st Temperature forecast for Mid-day Sunday, as at 6pm Wednesday June 1st Wind forecast for Mid-day Sunday, as at 6pm Wednesday June 1st
Looks like there will be little or no rain This forecast predicts Temps of 17 to 19C Very light winds are forecast

 

Weather Updates

The weather forecast will be updated on this page every day, until Saturday evening


Weather Update 7pm Wednesday 1st June

With over 3 days to go, it's still too far out to firm up on the weather, but long-term forecasts suggest temperatures in the high teens for Marathon Sunday, with little or no wind

We'll be updating the weather forecast here, each day, until Saturday night, so check back

As of Wednesday evening, it's looking like temperatures will be in the high teens, and possibly aound 20C, with light winds.  One forecast being monitored suggests temperatures around 14 or 15C, with some cloud cover, however, earlier this evening, Met Eireann forecast on RTE News suggested a temperature of 19C for Sunday.  The same forecast yesterday (Tuesday) suggested that it would hit 22C on Sunday...so, at least, things are moving in the right direction...Downwards!


Sun Protection, Weather, Hydration and Eating advice from Cork City Marathon's 2019 Medical Director, Dr. Jason Van der Velde

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Dr. Jason Van der Velde, Cork City Marathon's Medical Director speaking to some of the Marathon Medical Volunteers before the 2018 Marathon


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 Some of the St. John's Ambulance, Red Cross, Order of Malta and Civil Defence Volunteers, after the 2019 Marathon Medical briefing

 

The 2019 Marathon's Medical Director, Dr. Jason Van der Velde advises that you sip your drinks - do NOT 'Guzzle' every drop of water you can get.  Your priority is to maintain a healthy electrolyte balance. Eating or drinking something with some salt in it will help. Crisps are ideal - now there's a novel suggestion, a crisp station every few miles! 

On Sports drinks, Dr. Van der Velde said "When you're low on salt, the last thing you want is a low-salt diet"..."Stay away from them!"

After you cross the finish line, Dr. Van der Velde recommends that you continue moving. When you stop suddenly, your body has no time to react - your adreneline is still pumping...but you've stopped, so blood pressure plummets ...and many faint/collapse. This is why the food, medal an water stations always seem so far from the finish line...You're meant to have to walk to reach them!

If you do collapse, or you need to assist someone who has collapsed, raise your/their legs. A common reaction is to sit up, when you really need to get the blood to the head...so sitting up isn't the best in that situation

 

Dr. Van der Velde advises on Sun Protection and Weather Conditions ahead of 2019 Cork City Marathon

 

 

 

Dr. Van der Velde Advises on Hydration


 


Alex O'Shea


If you think you're too experienced to succumb to the heat, read Alex O'Shea's report from his experience, in temperatures of 30C, at the 2019 European 24 Hour Championship. Alex has massive experience, and has the admiration and respect of everyone in the running community, but still suffered.



Dr. Van der Velde was speaking on Wednesday 30th May 2018, at a briefing, in Cork's City Hall, for some of the 100+ medical volunteers who were on duty around the course, and at the finish, on last year.

 

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Listening to Dr. Van der Velde and his colleagues presentations, and the interaction with the medical volunteers, I was struck by their focus on the task in hand. Whether we realise it or not, we rely heavily on these men and women. Most of the time that we notice them, there's little going on, but these guys are on the ball and know their stuff. Their plans are to have an ambulance at any point on the course within 6 minutes

 

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Help them to help you - take care on Sunday. If you see someone in trouble, flag it up to a steward, or first-aid on the course - they'll be alerted to that person coming along. ...ad do listen to the advice, please

 

 

 

Course Measurer's Course Information

Marathon & Relay Route Info

 

Half-Marathon Route Info


John Cashman (103FM) interviews Course Measurer John Quigley

 

 

Cork Athletics Webmaster's Marathon Advice:


Marathon Advice - The last Two Weeks

 

Marathon Advice - On The Day

 

Marathon Advice - Afterwards - The Recovery Phase

 

The Last Two Weeks Before The Marathon:

Speedwork:

Cut down on intensity and/or volume

 

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!

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 vou damage. Its hard to do too little but you can very easily do too much!!

 

Fluids

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:

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)

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

 

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

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

 

 

Cork Athletics Race Calendar

Cork Athletics Find Your Races

Official Calendar of Registered Athletics Ireland events in Cork

Events Week Ending Sunday June 26th 2022

Cork Athletics Event Listing - Week Ending Sunday June 26th 2022

Week 25 2022

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This Week's Events - Week Ending Sunday June 26th 2022

 

Next Week's Events - Week Ending Sunday July 3rd 2022

 

This Month's Events - June 2022

 

Next Month's Events - July 2022

A very busy week this week! On the roads, we have the Coolagown 10k on Thursday, with Shandrum AC's 4 Mile and Courtmacsherry 10k, both on the following day, Friday 24th

On the T&F side, Tuesday evening's East Cork Junior & Senior T&F Championships kick off the week, with Juvenile action at the Tailteann Games, in Tullamore on Friday. Saturday sees North Cork AC's Banteer Open Sports, along with Day 1 of the 2 Day National Senior T&F Championships, in Santry

 

Tuesday June 21st,19:00  - East Cork Junior Senior and Masters T&F Championships - Day 2022

Carraig na bhFear

 

Thursday June 23rd, 20:00  - Coolagown 10k

Coolagown, Rathcormack, Co. Cork

 

Thurles, Co. Tipperary

 
Friday June 24th, 10:00  - Tailteann Schools Interprovincial Games

Santry, Dublin

 
Friday June 24th, 19:30  - Shandrum AC 4 Mile

Newtownshandrum, Co. Cork

 

Friday June 24th, 20:00  - Courtmacsherry 10k Road Race 2022

Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork

Saturday June 25th, 09:30am - Parkrun - Various Locations

Bere Island, Glengarriff, Castlehaven, Clonakilty, Macroom, Ballincollig, Glen River, Mallow Castle, Youghal

 

Saturday June 25th, 11:00  - Athletics Ireland National Senior T&F Championships - Day 1

Santry, Dublin

 

Saturday June 25th, 11:00  - Galtee Half-Marathon (IMRA - Limerick)

 

Saturday June 25th, 14:00  - Banteer Open Sports (North Cork AC)

Banteer, Co. Cork

Sunday June 265th, 10:00  - Waterford Viking Marathon (Waterford Race)

 

Santry, Dublin

Events Week Ending Sunday June 19th 2022

Cork Athletics Event Listing - Week Ending Sunday June 19th 2022

Week 25 2022

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This Week's Events - Week Ending Sunday June 19th 2022

 

Next Week's Events - Week Ending Sunday June 26th 2022

 

This Month's Events - June 2022

 

Next Month's Events - July 2022


The ever-popular Donoughmore 7 Takes place on Thursday evening, while the Cork BHAA Musgraves 5k is on the previous evening. T&F-wise, the Munster U14-19 T&F Championships take place in MTU Track on Saturday and Sunday

 

Wednesday June 15th, 20:00  - Musgrave S&S Club 5k (BHAA)

Blackrock

 
Wednesday June 15th, 19:00  - Diamond League 2022- Bislett Games, Oslo

 
Thursday June 16th, 20:00  - Donoughmore 7 Mile

Donoughmore, Co. Cork

Bilboa, Co. Limerick

Littleton, Moycarkey, Co. Tipperary

 

Saturday June 18th, 09:30am - Parkrun - Various Locations

Bere Island, Glengarriff, Castlehaven, Clonakilty, Macroom, Ballincollig, Glen River, Mallow Castle, Youghal

 

Saturday June 18th - Munster Under 14 - Under 19 T&F Championships - Day 1

MTU Track, Cork

 

Saturday June 18th, 19:00  - Diamond League - Paris
 
 
 

Sunday June 19th, 11:00am  - Clonmel Trail (IMRA - Tipperary)

Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

 

MTU Track, Cork

 

How Far Did YOU Run in the Cork City Marathon

 It's All About the SPR!

 Article by John Quigley, AIMS/World Athletics Grade 'A' International Measurer

 

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These images, from Gearóid Ó Laoí's photo, showing very experienced runners approaching Boreenmanna Road, on the South Link, and illustrate very clearly, the differnce running the SPR can make. Surprisingly, everyone is 'glued' to the left-hand side, whereas they should be on the extreme right, close to the centre-margin

Last Sunday's Cork City Marathon and Half-Marathon were measured, over the past few months, to AIMS/World Athletics standards.  This certifies that the course is at least the specified distance

Courses are normally measured starting from the finish line, back to the start, so rou're going in reverse to the runners direction. Because of issues like the South Link Road, where you'd be cycling against traffic, and the Jack Lynch Tunnel, where traffic is manic at the best of times, the Cork Marathon's measurement takes place over four separate Sunday's, early in the morning.  In normal circumstances, the Marathon would be measured in a single session...but the First Rule of Measurement is 'Go Home Safely'


The South Link, South Ring Road, Tunnel and Tivoli sections are done with Garda 'Protection', with several large Garda 'Jeeps' acting as shields/protection, keeping traffic back .....Imagine, driving at 100kph, on the South Ring, approaching the Jack Lynch Tunnel, and coming across a cyclist cutting across the road in front of you!  RTE News that evening "An auld fella, who shoulda know better, became roadkill, cycling all over the road on a dual carriageway!"

So... Measurement is taken seriously, and personal safety even more so.  Having done all of this again - certification lasts five years, so it will need to be done again before the 2027 event, unless the course changes - it's dissapointing to see so many runners, particularly those at the front of races, 'running all over the gaff'

At the expo in City Hall last Saturday, I gave several talks on the routes, and gave lots of tips on where to run the SPR - Shortest Possible Route

The areas I stressed primarily were the section from Christy Ring Bridge to Ladyswell Brewery, on the way out and back, the section between 4 Miles and the Tunnel. The Tunnel itself and the South Ring to Mahon Point slip road, from Mahon Point slip road to the Dog's home are MAJOR areas where you can lose time/run long...and most do!  The next big 'loss making' section is the South Link, particularly from the Elysian to Boreenmanna Road...as illustrated earlier, however the biggest 'loss maker', after the Tunnel/South Ring/Mahon Point section, is Curragh Road to Tramore Road

Tunnel to Mahon Point

The entire length Tunnel itself was measured along the centre wall, yet pretty much everybody ran along the other lane, with many close to the opposite wall. After this, on the approaches to Mahon Point, most were out in the road, whereas it was measured, for the most part, in the hard shoulder, close to the edge of the tarmac


SPR - How to run on a 'twisty road'

This is where the course is measured 'Line of sight...Bend to Bend'. Why run a longer distance?  You've trained for months... and then underperform because you run farther than you need.  The strategy should be the same for your shorter races too.  The primary reason for not running the SPR is when you're heading into a strong headwind...and you're sheltering behing someone bigger than you <grin> ....been there done that!

 

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Examples of the SPR on winding roads

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Crossing street diagonally

 

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Heading towards Tivoli, these runners are pretty much 'On The Money', running the SPR

 

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Positions not too bad, but further out than I'd like to see

 

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One of the pacing groups, with the Pacers way over on the 'wrong' side of the road...Ah Lads!...ye're supposed to leading the pack!  SPR!!!

 

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Most people more or less OK, but several running very long .....guy in cycle lane doesn't appear to have a number, so may be just out for his own Sunday morning run

Cork Underage Athletes Achieve International Standards

Cork Underage Athletes achieve International Standards

 

World U20 – 1st - 6th August, Cali, Columbia

World U20 2

A maximum of 2 athletes from each country can compete in each event

Final Selection is 17th July 2022

Lucy May Sleeman ( Leevale) achieved a World U20 B standard last weekend in Belgium in both 100m and 200m -11.68 (+0.7) and 24.04 (+0.1)

Maeve O Neill ( Dohenys) achieved World U20 B standard on 29th May at MTU in 800m – 2:06.77

Nicola Tuthill ( Bandon) achieved World U20 A standard on 19th Feb in Hammer in Dunboyne - 60.92m

 

 

European Youth Olympic Festival 24-30th July in Banksa Bystrica , Slovakia

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N.B – only one athlete from each country can compete in each event.

Final Selection is 10th June 2022

Claire Crowley (Leevale ) achieved EYOF standard in 1500m in Belfast on 14th may - 4:35.36

Nicole Dinan (Leevale) achieved standard in 800m in Belfast on 14th May - 2:12.38

Hannah Falvey (Belgooly) achieved standard in 200m in Athlone on 20th March - 24.80

Fatima Amusa (Leevale ) achieved standard in 200m in Athlone on 13th March - 25.16

Okwu Backari (Leevale) achieved standard in Long Jump and 100mh Hurdles - 5.73m (+1.90) and 14.23 (+0.1)

Maeve Fleming (Leevale) achieved standard in High Jump (1.73m)

Senan O Reilly (St. Catherines) achieved standard in 400m and 800m in Cork and Templemore – 50.21s and 1:56.30 respectively

European U18 – 4-7th July 2022 Jerusalem, Israel

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A maximum of 2 athletes from each country can compete in each event . Final selections to take place on 20 June 2022

Max O Reilly ( Riverstick/Kinsale) achieved standard in 100m in Cork on 29th May – 10.84s(+1.3)

Events Week Ending Sunday June 12th 2022

Cork Athletics Event Listing - Week Ending Sunday June 12th 2022

Week 24 2022

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This Week's Events - Week Ending Sunday June 12th 2022

 

Next Week's Events - Week Ending Sunday June 19th 2022

 

 

This Month's Events - June 2022

 


Next Month's Events - July 2022



After the hectic Marathon weekend, its a quieter week ahead on the roads in Cork, with just two road races taking place: Doneraile AC's 10k, on Saturday, with The Twomey Remorial 4 Miles in Meelin on Sunday.

On the T&F scene, Courceys AC's Sports, in Ballinaspittle, on Bank Holiday Monday, starts off a full week, while the third of the Cork Athletics Track nights takes place on Friday,the Munster U9-13 & Children's Games are on Sat and Sun, in Templemore, and the week is rounded off in style by Leevale's Junior & Senior T&F Meet

 

Monday June 6th, 01:30  - Courcey's Open Sports

Ballinaspittle GAA Grounds

Monday June 6th, 10:00  - Munster Senior and Masters T&F Championships

MTU Track, Cork

Wednesday June 8th, 20:00  - Moyne 5k Road Race (Tipperary Race)

Moyne, Co Tipperary

Thursday June 9th,17:30  - Diamond League 2022 - Rome

Friday June 10th, 19:00  - Dromana 5 Mile (Waterford Race)

 Dromana, Co. Waterford

 

Friday June 10th,19:30  - Cork Open Track & Field Evening Meet 3

MTU Track, Cork

 

Saturday June 11th, 09:30am - Parkrun - Various Locations

Bere Island, Glengarriff, Castlehaven, Clonakilty, Macroom, Ballincollig, Glen River, Mallow Castle, Youghal

Saturday June 11th, 10:00  - Munster U9 - U13 Championships and Childrens Games (Girls)

Templemore, Co Tipperary

Saturday June 11th, 11:00  - Doneraile 10k

Doneraile, Co. Cork
 

Saturday June 11th, 13:00  - Moyne AC Summer Games (Tipperary)

Moyne, Co Tipperary

Sunday June 12th, 10:00  - Leevale Sports - Junior & Senior T&F

MTU Track, Cork

 

Sunday June 12th, 10:00  - Munster U9 - U13 Championships and Childrens Games (Boys)

Templemore, Co Tipperary

 

Sunday June 12th,14:00  - Twomey Remorial 4 Mile

Meelin, Co. Cork

 

Survey - Outrunning the Sun - An analysis of Skin Cancer Risk Awareness and Protection amongst Irish Athletes

“Outrunning the Sun”: An analysis of Skin Cancer Risk, Awareness and Protection amongst Irish Athletes

Survey on Cancer Awareness and Protection

 

If you are an athlete, and over the age of 16, you are welcome to participate in this project

 

Dear Athlete, My name is Maebh Daly, I am a 4th year medical student and have been a member of Athletics Ireland since 2008

 

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Maebh Daly, Carraig na bhFear AC - Photo: Sam Barnes/Sportfile

As part of my medical degree, I must complete a final year research project. I have chosen to conduct my research on Skin Cancer in Irish Athletes. The title of the project is "Outrunning the Sun"; an Analysis of Skin Cancer Risk, Awareness and Protection amongst Irish Athletes

The project will involve distribution of a survey to Irish Athletes around the country. The survey will take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete, and will contain questions regarding personal skin cancer risk factors, awareness and knowledge of skin cancer, and finally use of sun protection whilst training. This survey is completely anonymous, participation is voluntary and you may withdraw at any time up until submission of the survey

If you are an athlete, and over the age of 16, you are welcome to participate in this project

This project is looking at a relatively unexplored area of sports medicine. It has the potential to grow and develop into something bigger, which I hope will educate and protect our young athletes in the future. I am very lucky to be working with Mr. James Clover; Consultant Plastic Surgeon with special interest in Melanoma Skin Cancer, and Dr. Jim Donovan; Chief Medical Officer of Sports Ireland, both of whom are experts in their fields

If you would like to participate in this project, please see the link below, along with the attached  participant invitation and information leaflet

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you in advance for your participation,

Kind regards, Maebh Daly

Participant Invitation Letter

(Online)

Study Title: “Outrunning the Sun”: An analysis of Skin Cancer Risk, Awareness and
Protection amongst Irish Athletes


Chief Investigator: Mr. James Clover, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Cork University Hospitals
Group
Contact Number: (021) 492 2575
Medical Student: Maebh Daly
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Skin Cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, and the Irish population are at a high risk of acquiring it. Irish Athletes spend a disproportionate amount of time outdoors compared to the general population, thus increasing their risk of obtaining sun damageleading to a skin cancer. It is my hope that through this survey, the awareness regarding the dangers of skin cancer in Irish athletes will be raised and will encourage athletes to develop the knowledge on how to protect themselves


So, what can you do to help? By taking this survey, you will be spreading awareness and knowledge on the dangers of Skin Cancer in the Athletic community, in turn reduce the risk of skin cancer amongst your fellow athletes and coaches


Should you wish to take part you will be required to complete a questionnaire online which will take approximately 5 minutes


Your participation is voluntary, and you are free to withdraw at any time


Should you decide to participate, the information gathered as part of this study will be used
only in this study. No identifiable information about you will be used in the analysis


Thank you for your help in this matter

 If you are still interested in taking part, please read the following participant information

Participant Information

(Online)

Study Title: Outrunning the Sun: An analysis of Skin Cancer Risk, Awareness and Protection
amongst Irish Athletes


Chief Investigator: Mr. James Clover, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Cork University Hospitals
Group
Contact Number: (021) 492 2575
Medical Student: Maebh Daly
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

1. Project Description

I am undertaking this study as part of my research project, for my Medicine Degree in UCC. The aim of this study is to explore Irish athletes’ perception of skin cancer, and the personal risk it poses to them. To do this, I will be asking you, as Irish athletes to complete a questionnaire which contains questions about Skin Type, Knowledge of Skin Cancer, and what you do to protect yourself from the sun. You will not berequired to give any personal information in this survey, it will be completely anonymous, and you will not be identifiable by your answers. Your consent will be implied by your decision to complete and submit the questionnaire

2. Why have I been chosen?

You have been asked to take part in this project because you meet the criteria for the population being studied; An Irish athlete, that is aged 16 or over, who participates in outdoor training and competitions. Your answers will be compiled, and the results analysed, in the hope of gaining a better understanding of Irish Athletes’ perception of skin cancer, and the personal risk it poses to you


3. What will it involve?

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire, which should take no more than 5 minutes. You may have received a link to this questionnaire from your club secretary via email or have accessed the link through your club’s social media page. The  questionnaire is in the form of Google Forms and can be submitted online once each question is answered. Please complete and submit the questionnaire ONCE only, there is no need to repeat it. Should you have any difficulty, you can contact me at my email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


4. What will happen to the information collected?

The information collected will be stored on a password protected computer, in a password protected file, on UCC OneDrive. The data will be accessible to the research team only. It will be analysed and presented in the medical student’s research project presentation and report. This anonymous data will also be presented at aresearch conference and published in a research journal if such opportunities arise. As this is an anonymous survey, the data analysis and results will contain no information which is personally identifiable to you

 

5. Will the information I give be confidential?

Yes, your information will be anonymous, as no personally identifiable information will be collected in the survey. To further protect confidentiality, the data will also be stored securely on a password protected computer and will only be accessible to the research team (listed above)

This study has been approved by the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the Cork Teaching Hospitals, Lancaster Hall, 6 Little Hanover Street, Cork, 021 4901901

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