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Urgent - National Marathon Entries 2019

Urgent Message for Athletics Ireland National Marathon Entries 2019


Dublin

Sunday October 27th 2019

 

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As of 4pm today, Thursday November 8th, entries had already reached 10, 725 and are expected to exceed 11,000 by tonight. 2019 Entries opened on November 1st and places are filling at a phenomenal rate. The next entry threshold, 14,000, is expected to sell out next week, after which the current entry fee of €80 will rise to €90. The 20,000 threshold is expected to be reached well before Christmas.

 

The 2019 route will be same as this year, and the 20,000 entry cap remains

This is critical for anyone thinking of entering the Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship.  In short, when the 20,000 limit is reached, That's It!! ...except ONLY for ELITES. There are no reserved places for Athletics Ireland members. If you miss out on the 20,000 limit, there is no 'back-door', unless you're lucky enough to be of Elite Status


Club List and Wave Starts for Championship Participants

Cork Athletics County Board is to write to Athletics Ireland about 'hiccups' for the 2018 Championship, where some Cork clubs (along with clubs in other counties) were not listed in the drop-down on the entry form, and many Championship participants were assigned to Waves 2, 3 or 4, rather than Wave 1, to ensure that these issues are resolved for 2019

 

 

Cork Athletics - Events Week Ending Monday November 11th

Registered Cork Athletics Races & Events for Week Ending Sunday November 11th 2018

 

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Thursday November 8th, 3pm,  CIT - Munster Universities Road Relay Championships Saturday November 10th, 1pm,  CIT Track - Cork Youth Development Initiative Saturday November 10th, 2:30pm,  CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series Saturday November 10th, 2:30pm, Eyeries, Beara - Eyeries 5 Mile Road Race Sunday November 11th, 11am, Castlelyons - St Nicholas AC Thomas Kent Memorial 10k

 


This Week: University Road Relays, CYDI & Winter Coaching, Eyeries 5 and Thomas Kent Road Races, and Munster Juvenile Uneven-Age and Senior 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 November 7th, 8pm, CIT - County Board Meeting

 

Thursday November 8th, 3pm,  CIT - Munster Universities Road Relay Championships

 

Saturday November 10th, 1pm,  CIT Track - Cork Youth Development Initiative

 

Saturday November 10th, 2:30pm,  CIT Track - Cork Athletics Winter Coaching Series

Saturday November 10th, 2:30pm, Eyeries, Beara - Eyeries 5 Mile Road Race

 

Sunday November 11th, 11am, Castlelyons - St Nicholas AC Thomas Kent Memorial 10k
Note: This event is SOLD OUT

 

Munster Events

 Sunday November 11th, 11:30am, Two-Mile-Borris, Tipperary - Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Senior Cross Country Championships

 

 

Online Registrations

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Eyeries 5 Mile, 2:30pm Saturday November 10th

 

Noreen McCarthy Memorial 5 Mile & 10 Mile, Skibbereen, Sunday 18th November
Limited to 250 places

 

The Great Glenville Run, Glenville, Sunday November 25th

 

Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k, Saturday December 8th

 

Cork Athletics Registration Figures - October 31st 2018

Record Cork Athletics Registration Figures - October 31st 2018

 

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October end-of-month registrations for Cork Athletics stand at 8,338, a new registrations record for Cork, surpassing the 2017 year-end figure of 8,264, with two months yet to go until the end of the year.

 

Fifty six of Cork's fifty seven registered clubs have registered athletes, leaving just one club, Ballinacurra Villagers AC yet to register a single athlete - and the club registered just a single athlete in 2017, so the club's future as an Athletics Ireland registered club looks to be in doubt.

 

Clubs are reminded that, even though most of the year has passed, all new members MUST be registered, or they will NOT be covered by Athletics Ireland insurance

 

Any athlete, coach, official, or any member acting in any capacity, who remains unregistered is NOT covered by Athletics Irelands insurance, for ANY purpose whatsoever, including training and/or competition.

Clubs are urged to register athletes without further delay

 

National Standings

Athletics Ireland are likely to issue the October end-of-month National registration figures in the coming days. Standing of Cork clubs in the various Top 50 National standings will be added to this page

 

Overall Registrations as at October 31st 2018

Leevale AC and Bandon AC head the table, both clubs exceeding the 600 mark, leading the other clubs by a significant distance. Five clubs: Togher AC, Ballymore Cobh AC, Midleton AC, Youghal AC and North Cork AC all have over 300 registered members.

A total of sixeen (16) clubs have over 200 registrations, while a further twelve (12) clubs have now exceeded 100 registered members, making a total of 28 clubs with 100 or more registerd members, so 50% of registered clubs currently have more than 100 registered members.

 

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28 Largest Clubs, by Total Registered Members

 

next 28 cork athletics adult clubs october 2018

Remaining 28 Clubs, by Total Registered Members

 

Total Registrations for Cork Clubs October 31st 2018

ClubJuvenileJuniorMastersSeniorTotal
Leevale A.C. 487 8 110 73 678
Bandon A.C. 469 4 109 29 611
Togher A.C. 188 6 131 37 362
Midleton A.C. 168 2 152 13 335
Youghal A.C. 190 0 126 18 334
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 166 1 152 14 333
North Cork A.C. 228 2 70 16 316
St. Catherine's A.C. 188 0 93 16 297
Mallow A.C. 1 0 237 30 268
West Muskerry A.C. 200 3 56 9 268
Belgooly A.C. 220 0 29 1 250
Ballincollig A.C. 171 1 66 3 241
St. Nicholas A.C. 98 0 121 20 239
Clonakilty Road Runners 129 0 71 15 215
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 152 2 51 8 213
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 81 0 110 10 201
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 127 0 50 6 183
Eagle A.C. 0 1 159 15 175
Tracton A.C. 98 0 68 1 167
St. Finbarrs A.C. 4 1 139 16 160
Doneraile A.C. 0 0 105 49 154
Millstreet A.C. 75 0 59 9 143
Watergrasshill A.C. 1 0 114 25 140
Liscarroll A.C. 106 2 22 4 134
Ballintotis Fit4Life 3 1 110 9 123
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 103 1 15 2 121
Doheny A.C. 106 0 10 1 117
Bantry A.C. 48 0 41 12 101
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 1 0 76 18 95
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 76 0 17 1 94
Mount Hilary A.C. 0 0 67 26 93
Skibbereen A.C. 69 1 15 7 92
Courcey A.C. 77 0 14 1 92
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 0 79 6 85
Bweeng Trail Blazers 2 0 69 11 82
Bridevale A.C. 0 0 65 16 81
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 62 0 11 2 75
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 1 0 63 10 74
Durrus A.C. 52 1 20 0 73
Buttevant R.C. 0 1 46 16 63
Old Abbey A.C. 47 0 6 6 59
Glanmire A.C. 38 0 4 1 43
Churchtown Road Runners 0 1 24 16 41
Donoughmore A.C. 1 0 35 4 40
Carrigtwohill A.C. 0 0 29 8 37
East Cork A.C. 0 0 18 15 33
Beara A.C. 0 1 26 5 32
Galtee Runners A.C. 2 0 24 5 31
Fota Island Running Club 0 0 21 6 27
Duhallow AC 3 1 13 7 24
Shandrum A.C. 0 0 18 3 21
Rising Sun A.C. 0 0 21 0 21
Cork Mental Health A.C. 0 0 11 8 19
Abbey Striders A.C. 3 2 3 3 11
Cork Track Club 0 1 0 10 11
Garryvoe A.C. 0 0 3 7 10
           
Totals 4241 44 3374 679 8338

 

 

 

Juvenile/Junior Registrations as at October 31st 2018

Leevale AC, on 495, lead the table, marginally ahead of Bandon AC, on 473, while both clubs have of whom still have over double the Juvenile/Junior membership of third-placed North Cork AC, on 230, with Belgooly AC a further 10 behind.

 top 28 cork athletics juvenile clubs october 2018

 Top 28 Cork Juvenile Clubs

 

ClubJuvenileJuniorTotal
Leevale A.C. 487 8 495
Bandon A.C. 469 4 473
North Cork A.C. 228 2 230
Belgooly A.C. 220 0 220
West Muskerry A.C. 200 3 203
Togher A.C. 188 6 194
Youghal A.C. 190 0 190
St. Catherine's A.C. 188 0 188
Ballincollig A.C. 171 1 172
Midleton A.C. 168 2 170
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 166 1 167
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 152 2 154
Clonakilty Road Runners 129 0 129
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 127 0 127
Liscarroll A.C. 106 2 108
Doheny A.C. 106 0 106
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 103 1 104
Tracton A.C. 98 0 98
St. Nicholas A.C. 98 0 98
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 81 0 81
Courcey A.C. 77 0 77
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 76 0 76
Millstreet A.C. 75 0 75
Skibbereen A.C. 69 1 70
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 62 0 62
Durrus A.C. 52 1 53
Bantry A.C. 48 0 48
Old Abbey A.C. 47 0 47
Glanmire A.C. 38 0 38
St. Finbarrs A.C. 4 1 5
Abbey Striders A.C. 3 2 5
Duhallow AC 3 1 4
Ballintotis Fit4Life 3 1 4
Bweeng Trail Blazers 2 0 2
Galtee Runners A.C. 2 0 2
Beara A.C. 0 1 1
Buttevant R.C. 0 1 1
Churchtown Road Runners 0 1 1
Cork Track Club 0 1 1
Donoughmore A.C. 1 0 1
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 1 0 1
Eagle A.C. 0 1 1
Mallow A.C. 1 0 1
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 1 0 1
Watergrasshill A.C. 1 0 1
Aghada Running Club ARC 0 0 0
Bridevale A.C. 0 0 0
Carrigtwohill A.C. 0 0 0
Cork Mental Health A.C. 0 0 0
Doneraile A.C. 0 0 0
East Cork A.C. 0 0 0
Fota Island Running Club 0 0 0
Garryvoe A.C. 0 0 0
Mount Hilary A.C. 0 0 0
Rising Sun A.C. 0 0 0
Shandrum A.C. 0 0 0
       
Totals 4241 44 4285

 

Senior/Master Registrations as at October 31st 2018

Mallow AC have over 50% more Registered Seniors & Masters than nearest rivals, Leevale AC, with Eagle AC and Togher AC, Ballymore-Cobh AC and Midleton AC close behind.

 top 28 cork athletics adult clubs october 2018

Top 28 Adult Registrations by Club - October 31st 2018

 

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Next 28 Adult Registrations by Club - October 31st 2018

 

ClubMastersSeniorTotal

Mallow A.C.

237 30 267
Leevale A.C. 110 73 183
Eagle A.C. 159 15 174
Togher A.C. 131 37 168
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 152 14 166
Midleton A.C. 152 13 165
St. Finbarrs A.C. 139 16 155
Doneraile A.C. 105 49 154
Youghal A.C. 126 18 144
St. Nicholas A.C. 121 20 141
Watergrasshill A.C. 114 25 139
Bandon A.C. 109 29 138
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 110 10 120
Ballintotis Fit4Life 110 9 119
St. Catherine's A.C. 93 16 109
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 76 18 94
Mount Hilary A.C. 67 26 93
Clonakilty Road Runners 71 15 86
North Cork A.C. 70 16 86
Aghada Running Club ARC 79 6 85
Bridevale A.C. 65 16 81
Bweeng Trail Blazers 69 11 80
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 63 10 73
Ballincollig A.C. 66 3 69
Tracton A.C. 68 1 69
Millstreet A.C. 59 9 68
West Muskerry A.C. 56 9 65
Buttevant R.C. 46 16 62
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 51 8 59
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 50 6 56
Bantry A.C. 41 12 53
Churchtown Road Runners 24 16 40
Donoughmore A.C. 35 4 39
Carrigtwohill A.C. 29 8 37
East Cork A.C. 18 15 33
Beara A.C. 26 5 31
Belgooly A.C. 29 1 30
Galtee Runners A.C. 24 5 29
Fota Island Running Club 21 6 27
Liscarroll A.C. 22 4 26
Skibbereen A.C. 15 7 22
Shandrum A.C. 18 3 21
Rising Sun A.C. 21 0 21
Duhallow AC 13 7 20
Durrus A.C. 20 0 20
Cork Mental Health A.C. 11 8 19
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 17 1 18
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 15 2 17
Courcey A.C. 14 1 15
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 11 2 13
Old Abbey A.C. 6 6 12
Doheny A.C. 10 1 11
Garryvoe A.C. 3 7 10
Cork Track Club 0 10 10
Abbey Striders A.C. 3 3 6
Glanmire A.C. 4 1 5
       
Totals 3374 679 4053

Senior Registrations as at October 31st 2018

Leevale AC surpass all others at the head of the Senior table, with 73 Seniors. New club Doneraile AC remain in clear second place, with 49 Senior members, behind Leevale AC. Togher AC come next, with with 37, followed by Mallow AC (30) and Bandon AC (29)

  top 26 cork athletics senior clubs october 2018Top 26 Senior Registrations by Club - October 31st 2018

 

ClubSenior
Leevale A.C. 73
Doneraile A.C. 49
Togher A.C. 37
Mallow A.C. 30
Bandon A.C. 29
Mount Hilary A.C. 26
Watergrasshill A.C. 25
St. Nicholas A.C. 20
Youghal A.C. 18
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 18
St. Finbarrs A.C. 16
St. Catherine's A.C. 16
North Cork A.C. 16
Bridevale A.C. 16
Buttevant R.C. 16
Churchtown Road Runners 16
Eagle A.C. 15
Clonakilty Road Runners 15
East Cork A.C. 15
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 14
Midleton A.C. 13
Bantry A.C. 12
Bweeng Trail Blazers 11
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 10
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 10
Cork Track Club 10
Ballintotis Fit4Life 9
Millstreet A.C. 9
West Muskerry A.C. 9
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 8
Carrigtwohill A.C. 8
Cork Mental Health A.C. 8
Skibbereen A.C. 7
Duhallow AC 7
Garryvoe A.C. 7
Aghada Running Club ARC 6
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 6
Fota Island Running Club 6
Old Abbey A.C. 6
Beara A.C. 5
Galtee Runners A.C. 5
Donoughmore A.C. 4
Liscarroll A.C. 4
Ballincollig A.C. 3
Shandrum A.C. 3
Abbey Striders A.C. 3
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 2
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 2
Tracton A.C. 1
Belgooly A.C. 1
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 1
Courcey A.C. 1
Doheny A.C. 1
Glanmire A.C. 1
Rising Sun A.C. 0
Durrus A.C. 0
   
Totals 679

 

Masters Registrations as at October 31st 2018

Mallow AC are way ahead of the rest of the field, with 237 Masters registrations. Eagle AC and Ballymore-Cobh AC have 159 and 152 respectively. Midleton AC and St Finbarrs AC follow next, while a total of 14 clubs top the 100 mark.

 

top 25 cork athletics masters clubs october 2018

Top 28 Masters Registrations by Club - October 31st 2018

 

ClubMasters
Mallow A.C. 237
Eagle A.C. 159
Ballymore Cobh A.C. 152
Midleton A.C. 152
St. Finbarrs A.C. 139
Togher A.C. 131
Youghal A.C. 126
St. Nicholas A.C. 121
Watergrasshill A.C. 114
Leevale A.C. 110
Grange/Fermoy A.C. 110
Ballintotis Fit4Life 110
Bandon A.C. 109
Doneraile A.C. 105
St. Catherine's A.C. 93
Aghada Running Club ARC 79
Dromahane Road Runners A,C, 76
Clonakilty Road Runners 71
North Cork A.C. 70
Bweeng Trail Blazers 69
Tracton A.C. 68
Mount Hilary A.C. 67
Ballincollig A.C. 66
Bridevale A.C. 65
Rosscarbery Steam Runners A.C. 63
Millstreet A.C. 59
West Muskerry A.C. 56
Carraig-Na-Bhfear A.C. 51
Carrigaline Road Runners A.C. 50
Buttevant R.C. 46
Bantry A.C. 41
Donoughmore A.C. 35
Carrigtwohill A.C. 29
Belgooly A.C. 29
Beara A.C. 26
Churchtown Road Runners 24
Galtee Runners A.C. 24
Liscarroll A.C. 22
Fota Island Running Club 21
Rising Sun A.C. 21
Durrus A.C. 20
East Cork A.C. 18
Shandrum A.C. 18
Riverstick/Kinsale A.C. 17
Skibbereen A.C. 15
Fanahan Mc Sweeney A.C. 15
Courcey A.C. 14
Duhallow AC 13
Cork Mental Health A.C. 11
Blarney/Inniscara A.C. 11
Doheny A.C. 10
Old Abbey A.C. 6
Glanmire A.C. 4
Garryvoe A.C. 3
Abbey Striders A.C. 3
Cork Track Club 0
   
Totals 3374

 

 

 

 

Ireland to Host European Cross-Country Championships 2020

Athletics Ireland Awarded European Cross-Country Championships 2020

National Sports Campus, Dublin

Sunday 13th December 2020

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European Athletics Press Release - Nov 2nd 2018

European Athletics announced on Friday 2nd November that Fingal, County Dublin, Ireland will host the European Cross Country Championships in December 2020.

Dublin previously staged a very successful SPAR European Cross Country Championships in 2009

 

The venue for the 2020 European Cross Country Championships will be the National Sports Centre Campus in Blanchardstown. (The 2009 championships were staged in Santry Demesne)

 

Presenting the Athletics Ireland bid – which was supported by Fingal County Council, Sport Ireland and Irish state broadcasters RTE – at the European Athletics offices in Lausanne were:  Athletics Ireland President Georgina Drumm, Athletics Ireland CEO Hamish Adams, LOC Chair and Bid Coordinator Liam Hennessy, Fingal County Council Senior Executive Officer Mary Godwin, LOC Chair of Competition and Deputy President John Cronin and LOC Marketing and Promotion Manager Claire Shannon

 

Athletics Ireland CEO Hamish Adams said: ‘We are delighted to have secured the hosting of the SPAR European Cross Country Championships for 2020. We look forward to working with Fingal County Council, Sport Ireland and RTE to ensure the event is a world class experience for both athletes and spectators.’

 

Fingal County Council Senior Executive Officer Mary Godwin added: “We look forward to working closely with Athletics Ireland and the other partners to ensure we host the best European Cross Country Championships to date."

 

European Athletics are also happy to announce that the 2021 European Athletics U20 Championships has been awarded to the Estonian capital Tallinn

 

Representing the bid in Lausanne were Estonian Athletic Association President and General Secretary Erich Teigamagi and Sirje Lippe, and Deputy Head of the Tallinn Youth and Sports Department Ain Kiv, from the city of Tallinn

 

Tallinn was the host of the 2011 European Athletics U20 Championships and the 2015 European Athletics U23 Championships

 

 

Athletics Ireland Press Release - Feidhlim Kelly Nov 2nd 2018

 

Athletics Ireland today (November 2nd) secured the hosting of the European Cross Country Championships for the second time. Members of the bid committee presented to the European Athletics Council in Budapest

 

The European Cross Country Championships will take place at the National Sports Campus on Sunday 13th December 2020. Athletics Ireland bid for this championship was supported by Fingal County Council, Sport Ireland and RTE

 

Athletics Ireland previously hosted a very successful European Cross Championships in Santry Demesne in 2009

 

Hamish Adams CEO, Athletics Ireland said ‘We are delighted to have secured the hosting of the European Cross Country Championships for 2020. We look forward to working with Fingal County Council, Sport Ireland and RTE to ensure the event is a world class experience for both athletes and spectators.’

 

Mary Godwin, Senior Executive Officer, Fingal County Council added “We look forward to working closely with Athletics Ireland and the other partners to ensure we host the best European Cross Country Championships to date."

 

 

Spar Cork Airport Runway 5K 2018 Almost Full

Spar Cork Airport Runway 5K - Closing Soon!

 

11:59pm Friday 2nd November 2018 

 

Tomorrow night's SPAR Cork Airport Runway 5K, organised by Cork Athletics, on behalf of Athletics Ireland, is almost full with just over 100 places left (as of last night). Almost 2,400 of the 2,500 available places have been filled, hugely surpassing last year's 2,000 entries.

Don't delay - Enter online NOW

 

This is a unique event where runners get the opportunity to run 5K on the airport runway as Cork Airport shuts down operations for one night only.

  

Over 2,500 runners will take part in this one-of-a-kind event, joining Sonia O’Sullivan, Olympian Mick Clohisey and personal trainer Karl Henry, who will also be there on the night to take part in the event.

An out and back course, the race will begin at 11:59pm on Friday night and run into the early hours of Saturday morning. A fast flat course, the race is chip-timed by MyRunResults.

 

 

In addition to the unique experience of running on Cork Airport runway, participants will also receive a T-Shirt, Medal and Goody Bag. Funds raised from the race will go to the Shine Centre for Autism, Cork Airport’s 2018 Charity of the Year. 

Entry is €25 plus €1.75 transaction fee. Entries are still open but are filling up fast so make sure to enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

 

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Event Details

 

Clohisey and Lee win National Marathon Championship 2018

Mick Clohisey Wins Mens Title while Lizzie Lee Takes Womens

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2018

Sunday October 28th 2018

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Lizzie Lee wins National Marathon Championship 2018

 

Atheltics Ireland Report - Feidhlim Kelly

Lee and Clohisey triumph in the capital

Lizzie Lee (Leevale) and Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock) struck national glory with excellent runs of 2:35:05 and 2:15:58 respectively at the 39th SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon today, Sunday October 28.

For both, it was their first National Marathon Title, with Lee finishing third overall in the women’s race, with Ethiopia’s Mesera Dubiso winning in 2:33:49, followed by her compatriot Motu Gedefa, second in 2:34:22.

Clohisey was sixth overall, clocking the fastest time by an Irishman for 27 years – Tommy Hughes ran 2:14:46 in 1991.

Ethiopia topped the podium in the men’s race also, with Asefa Bekele winning in 2:13:24 followed by the Kenyan pair David Manja, second in 2:13:33, and Joel Kiptoo third in 2:13:42.

 

Lee triumphs on the Liffey

Lizzie Lee was an ecstatic and emotional winner of the National Title, as she embraced her coach Donie Walsh at the finish.

This capped a great year in the capital for Lee, who won the women’s mini-marathon for the first time this year, and now adds her first national marathon title.

“It’s so good to win in Dublin,” said Lee gleefully. “It’s a brilliant course, with brilliant support all the way around. I really wanted to win the National Title.”  

 Caitriona Jennings (Letterkenny) ran strongly for second place, in 2:41:17, with Jill Hodgins (Leevale) third in 2:47:53.

It was double delight for Lee, with Leevale unofficially winning the women’s team title also. Nollaigh O’Neill was  Leevale's third score, in 34th place in the overall women’s standings, in 3:02:10.

 

Clohisey Clinches First National Marathon Title

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Mick Clohisey wins National Marathon Championship 2018

 

Mick Clohisey clinched his first National Marathon title, finishing 6th overall, following in the footsteps of his coach Dick Hooper – a three time winner of the Dublin Marathon and multiple National Marathon Champion.

The Raheny Shamrock runner was a reluctant leader at the start of proceedings. “I didn’t know what to do at the start,” said Clohisey, who was the fastest Irish man in a National Marathon Championship since Tommy Hughes ran 2:14:46, in 1991.

“I looked around and tried to keep a reasonable pace, waiting for the others to come up to me,” continued the Raheny Shamrock athlete, who holds a personal best of 2:14:55.

The pace increased and Clohisey fell off the leading pack of eight, with some stomach issues, as the Africans took their expected positions at the head of proceedings.

Meanwhile, a strong battle was taking place in the National Marathon Championships, with 44-year-old Gary O’Hanlon in pursuit, along with his Clonliffe teammate Sergiu Ciobanu. They eventually finished second and third in 2:17:11 and 2:17:28 respectively, in what was the strongest National Championship for many a year. Raheny’s Mark Kirwan was less than ten seconds behind, in fourth place in 2:17:37.

Clonliffe Harriers unofficially won the men’s title with David Flynn, the club's their third scorer, in fifth place overall, in 2:19:49

 

Results

Women - Overall

1.       Mesera Dubiso (Ethiopa) 2:33:49, 2. Motu Gedefa (Ethiopia) 2:34:22, 3. Lizzie Lee (Leevale) 2:35:05

 

Women - National Championships

1.       Lizzie Lee (Leevale) 2:35:05, 2. Caitriona Jennings (Letterkenny) 2:41:17, Jill Hodgins (Leevale) 2:47:53

 

Men - Overall

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Asefa Bekele wins Dublin Marathon 2018

 

1.       Asefa Bekele (Ethiopia) 2:13:24, 2. David Manja (Kenya) 2:13:33, 3. Joel Kiptoo (Kenya) 2:13:42

 

Men - National Championships

1.       Mick Clohisey (Raheny Shamrock) 2:15:58, 2. Gary O’Hanlon (Clonliffe Harriers) 2:17:11, 3. Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers) 2:17:28

 

Wheelchair

1.       Johnboy Smith 1:36:12, 2. Patrick Monahan 1:38:29, 3. Ebbe Blichfeldt 1:50:58

 

Results - Men

 

Results - Women

 

Photos

 

2018 Dublin Marathon Expo & Before the Start

 

Dublin Marathon 2018 - 13 Miles - Leaders

 

Dublin Marathon 2018 - 13 Miles - Group 2

 

Dublin Marathon 2018 - Leaders at 41k

 

Dublin Marathon 2018 - 41k - Group 2

 

Dublin Marathon 2018 - 41k - Group 3

 

Dublin Marathon 2018 - 41k - Group 4

 

 

Videos

Wave 1 Start

 

Wave 2 Start

Apologies Wave 2 video is damaged - trying to recover it

 

Wave 3 Start

 

 

Leaders at 13 Miles

Dublin Marathon 2018 - Leading Women at Dolphins Barn - 13 Miles




Video 3 at 13 Miles

 

 

Video 4 at 13 Miles

 

Leaders at 41km


 

Lead Women at 41k

 

2:40 - 2:50 Finishers at 41k - Northumberland Road

 

2:50 - 3:00 Finishers on Northumberland Road

 

3:00 - 3:15 Finishers on Northumberland Road

 

3:15 - 3:25 Finishers on Northumberland Road

 

3:25 - 3:32 Finishers on Northumberland Road

 

3:32 - 3:44 Finishers on Northumberland Road

 

3:44 - 3:53 Finishers on Northumberland Road

 

3:53 - 4:05 Finishers on Northumberland Road

 

That's All available videos - apologies to those who came later!

 

Results

Search Dublin Marathon 2018 Results, along with historical results, on the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon website

 

Nominations Sought for Cork Teams for Athletics Ireland National Junior and Senior Cross-Country Championships 2018

Cork Athletics Squad Nominations Sought for National Senior & Junior Cross-Country Championships

National Sports Campus, Abbottstown, Dublin

Sunday November 25th 2018

 

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Clubs are invited to nominate individuals for selection on the Cork Junior and Senior Teams at the National Cross-Country Championships, in Abbottstown, Dublin, on Sunday November 25th

Nominations MUST be with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (085-1480725),

or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  0872966298

asap, and by Tuesday November 13th, at the very latest

 

Cork Athletics wants to field full, strong, squads in all events - please help us do that!

 

CORK CROSS-COUNTRY OF 40 YEARS AGO

CORK CROSS-COUNTRY OF 40 YEARS AGO

This article, by John Walshe, appeared in the Evening Echo on Friday November 2nd 2018

 

 

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Donie Walsh makes a splash!

 

As Lizzie Lee crossed the finish line on Sunday last in Dublin to claim her first national marathon title, the first to congratulate her with a warm embrace was coach Donie Walsh.

However, 40 years ago this month it was the Leevale legend himself who was making the headlines when winning his fourth Cork County BLE cross-country championship over a challenging seven-and-half mile course at Bandon.

This was somewhat the end of an era as far as the then 30-year-old Walsh was concerned as it marked his final Cork senior title, the fourth victory adding to a similar number of BLE national championships he had won over the country.

But there was still one significant performance remaining four months in the future – an achievement on a par with the second place that Walsh had attained eight years before when he finished runner-up at the NCAA championships in Virginia, just eight seconds behind the iconic idol of that era, Steve Prefontaine.

Before Walsh embarked on a four-year scholarship to the famed Villanvona University, he had already featured amongst the medals at Cork County level. In 1967, at the age of 18, he was runner-up to Matt Murphy from Rising Sun in the last of the old NACAI championships which took place at Glanworth.

The following year, under the auspices of BLE, he picked up a bronze medal behind Murphy and another rising star, John Buckley of St Finbarr’s, at the county decider held at Mahon. Home on vacation from Villanova in 1971, he won his first Cork title, followed by another third place (in the wake of John Hartnett and Buckley) the following year.

Two more victories followed at Lemlara (1973) and Ballincollig (1974), these two years also marked by the first of Walsh’s four national cross-country titles. But when he lined up on that overcast November day at Bandon in 1978, it had been four years since he had last tasted success in his home county.

Having to settle for second to John Hartnett at Fermoy in 1975, two more defeats followed, both times to his Leevale clubmate Ray Treacy at Midleton (1976) and Bandon the following year.

In his preview in the Cork Examiner to the championship, Brendan Mooney stated that “Donie Walsh, the dominant figure in Irish cross-country running throughout the ‘70s is poised to add another county championship title to his string of successes.”

Adding that the Leevale man had never been outside the top three in the nine years he had competed, he predicted that Walsh’s main rivals would probably be his brother Michael and Bandon native Michael Lawton, now also wearing the Leevale colours.

And so it proved, with Michael – who would go on to take second in the inaugural Cork City Marathon four years later – making the early running, closely followed by Lawton who no doubt had plenty of local support. Just past the halfway stage, Donie made his move and gradually pulled away to finish a comfortable winner in a time of 37:00 for the hilly seven-and-a-miles.

Lawton was just 17 seconds in arrears with the younger Walsh a further 10 seconds back in third. The ever-consistent Ritchie Crowley (St Finbarr’s) was fourth, followed by Liam O’Brien (Midleton) in fifth, unattached Kerryman Willie Counihan (sixth), Denis Manning (St Finbarr’s), seventh, and Billy Bolster (Grange), eight.

The top 10 places were filled by three more Leevale runners - Jerry Murphy in ninth while Pat Duggan and Gene Mealy crossed the line together for a joint 10th to guarantee the club an easy team victory ahead of Imokilly and St Finbarr’s.

Seven months after they (along with Elaine Kelly) had made history by becoming the first women in the country to run a road race with the men, Marion Lyons and Dervla Mellerick took two of the top three places in the women’s race.

Compared to the 15 miles they had run from Cork to Cobh the previous April, this time the shorter distance was more to their liking as Lyons led her St Finbarr’s side to victory. She finished around 100 metres clear of Valerie O’Mahony from Togher with Mellerick, representing UCC, in third.

Catherine Hourihan of St Finbarr’s finished fourth ahead of future national champion Fionnuala Morrish from Leevale with the afore-mentioned Kelly in sixth.

The junior men’s race went to 16-year-old Finbarr McGrath of Leevale ahead of Brian Regan (Grange) and Der O’Riordan (Leevale) with Robert Shannon (Bantry) finishing fourth. Leevale were easy team winners but it was their third scorer – also aged 16 – who was destined to become one of Ireland’s greatest ever athletes.

Nine-and-a-half years on from that day around the muddy fields of Bandon, in the more lavish surroundings of the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Marcus O’Sullivan would win the first of his three World Indoor 1500m titles.   

Although Donie Walsh would not taste individual success at county or national level again, the following March he would play a leading role as fifth scorer in Ireland’s silver-medal winning team at the World Cross-Country Championships.

Held in quagmire conditions at Limerick Racecourse, the Leevale man again produced the goods when it really mattered on what proved to be a never-to-be-forgotten day for those privileged to attend as John Treacy won the world crown for the second year in succession.

Related Articles

Cork All-Time Male and Female Marathon Standings

 

Donie Walsh - Cork City Sports Athletics Person of the Month May 2016

 

Clohisey and Lee win National Marathon Championship 2018

 

FERMOY'S DECADE OF RACING GLORY

 

 

Cork All-Time Male and Female Marathon Standings

Top 10 Cork All-Time Male and Female Marathon Standings

Compiled by John Walshe

(with amendment by John Quigley)

as at November 13th 2018

 

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 Sonia O'Sullivan running in 2005 Flora London Marathon  Mark Carroll - Photo: Brendan Moran / Sportsfile

 

John Walshe has compiled a list of the top 10 All-Time Marathon standings by Cork men and women.  The list is a 'work-in-progress', so if you can shine some light on omissions or corrections, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - He'll be delighted to hear from you!

Update Nov 13th 2018

Ricky Burke's (St. Finbarr's AC) 1987 Belfast Marathon time (2:19:24) has been added, placing Ricky 6th on the List, and dropping Micheal Walsh out of the top 10.

 

Note: These lists comprise only of Cork-born athletes. There are many athletes who are not included in the list, even though they may have spent much of their lives in Cork, but who were born elsewhere, whether it was an other Irish county, or abroad.

 

Family Connections

Notable features of the listings are family relations, with father and daughter Richard (R.I.P.) and Jill Hodgins, brothers Michael and Donie Walsh, and husband & wife Martin and Claire McCarthy.

 

Top 10 Women's Listing

The Women's list makes interesting reading, with no less than six clubs represented. Many of the names will be familiar to all, however there are one or two that may not be so, like Brid Murphy and Valerie Vaughan

RankForenameSurnameClubTimeLocationYear
1 Sonia O'Sullivan Ballymore-Cobh AC 02:29:01 London 2005
2 Lizzie Lee Leevale AC 02:32:51 Berlin 2015
3 Claire McCarthy Leevale AC 02:38:00 Berlin 2016
4 Brid Murphy Leevale AC 02:43:00 Dublin 1992
5 Aoife Cooke Youghal AC 02:46:37 Amsterdam 2017
6 Jill Hodgins Leevale AC 02:46:58 Seville 2012
7 Valerie Vaughan Blarney-Inniscarra AC 02:47:56 London 2004
8 Emma Murphy St Finbarrs AC 02:50:16 Rotterdam 2014
9 Nollaig O'Neill (Hunter) Leevale AC 02:50:22 Cork 2014
10 Joyce Curtin-Miller East Cork AC 02:50:28 Houston 2016

 

Top 11 Men's Listing

The men's listing reads like a Leevale AC 'Tour de Force' with nine of the ten held by Leevale AC athletes. Again some of the names will be familiar to all, but quite a few will not, like Sean Healy's 1971 performance - 47 years ago, which places him at Number 2 on the All-Time list, Sean O'Flynn, at Number 5, (1982) and Michael Walsh's 1983 performance on 'home soil', right here in Cork

 

RankForenameSurnameClubTimeLocationYear
1 Mark Carroll Leevale AC 02:10:54 New York 2003
2 Sean Healy Leevale AC 02:15:03 Nigeria 1971
3 Donie Walsh Leevale AC 02:15:21 Athlone 1972
4 Martin McCarthy Leevale AC 02:18:45 Berlin 2003
5 Sean O'Flynn Leevale AC 02:19:05 Virginia 1982
6 Ricky Burke St Finbarr's AC 02:19:24 Belfast 1987
7 Alan O'Shea Bantry AC 02:19:35 Cannes 2011
8 Tony O'Leary Leevale AC 02:19:43 Dublin 1988
9 Dick Hodgins Leevale AC 02:19:46 Galway 1975
10 Mark Hanrahan Leevale AC 02:19:52 Rotterdam 2016
11 Michael Walsh Leevale AC 02:20:23 Cork 1983

 

 

SPAR Cork Airport Runway Run 2018 - Essential Information

Runway Run - Information for Participants

SPAR Cork Airport Runway Run

Midnight Friday November 2nd 2018

 

 

Traffic Control - Pedestrian Crossing

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The Holiday Blue car park is the designated car park and is free to race participants & stewards. The barriers will be up when you leave after the event.

Please do NOT press the button at the pedestrian crossing

Frequent traffic stoppages in the lead-up to the SPAR Runway Run 5k causes *MAJOR* traffic build-up on the approaches to Cork Airport, resulting in delays to traffic entering and in the vicinity of Cork Airport. Stewards will man the crossing both before and after the event, controlling both traffic and pedestrians in an orderly fashion.



After the event, please do *NOT* cross the road outside the terminal and attempt to climb the embankments, towards the car park.

It may look shorter but, abart from being an unwise and unsafe place to cross, it will be both slippery and downright dangerous, due to both slope and wet grass.  Please be wise and take the safest and quickest route = the route in the image above.

 

 Car Pooling

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There will be 2,500 participants, along with some 150 race stewards and other race personnel, at tonight's event, consequently there will be a very heavy demand for parking.  There is ample parking in Cork Airport, however, it would help enormously if everyone could Car-Pool as far as possible.

Free parking will be available in the Holiday Blue carpark, adjacent to the Airport Terminal. Please allow up to fifteen (15) minutes to walk to the terminal

 
Please Car-Pool if at all possible


Items Prohibited Air Side

Due to potential damage to aircraft from items left or dropped on the runway, no loose items may be brought air-side from the terminal building, including: bottles, spare clothing, litter, mobiles phones, MP3 players, cameras, etc. In short, any loose, or potentially loose, item that may be dropped on the runway.

 

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Immediately after the event, a 'sweep' of the runway will commence, to ensure that nobody has dropped anything on the runway.  This 'sweep' is detailed, like a forensics search. It will be dark, making the sweep/search a lot harder...and longer. Please co-operate and leave loose items behind.  Enjoy the unique location.



Check-In


Runway Run Stewards Check in 2015 min

Check-In will take place inside the Terminal building, at the normal Airline Check-in Desks. Check-in will open at 9pm (21:00) and will close at 11pm (23:00), one hour before the event starts.  This is to allow runners to be guided through the security barriers, and to check that prohibited material is not being inadvertently brought air-side.

 

Leaving after Number Pick-UP and Coming Back Later?

 

If you intend picking up your number early and leaving the Airport, intending to return 'just in time' for the race, please ensure that you are back in the Terminal by 11:30 at the absolute latest. If you are late, you will *ABSOLUTELY NOT* be allowed to start after the event has started.


Event Preview

Cork Athletics' Event preview, including route information, and results, photos and videos from previous Cork Airport Runway Runs

Runway Run 2018 - Cork Athletics Needs Another Dozen Volunteer Stewards

A Dozen More Volunteer Stewards Needed for SPAR Cork Airport Runway Run 5k 2018

Cork Airport

Friday November 2nd - Saturday November 3rd

 

Runway Run Stewards Check in 2015 min2015 Participants picking up their Race Packs at the Cork Airport Airline Check-in desks


Cork Athletics is short of approx. 12 stewards for tomorrow night's event, while a small number of clubs still have to confirm their steward names and numbers. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0877525862 asap

 

Runway Run Stewards 2015 min
Stewards awaiting the 'Go Ahead' to enter onto the Runway area immediately before the 2015 event

 

SPAR Cork Airport Runway Run 5k

 

Approx. 104 stewards are required to steward this event

 

Stewards

Each steward will receive a 'Goody Bag' and a Technical Top. In addition, each club will receive a per-capita fee for each of the stewards provided, consequently clubs providing significant numbers of stewards can benefit significantly, by way of club funding.

Cork Athletics is required to submit the names of stewards by Wednesday October 17th, so please email (preferably) or phone This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 0877525862

 

Contact

Clubs and volunteers should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 0877525862

 

 

Successful Initial CYDI Endurance Squad Session - October 2018

Successful CYDI Squad Training Session October 2018

Slieveroe, Riverstick

Saturday October 27th 2018

 

cydi endurance group riverstick october 27th 2018CYDI Endurance Group - October 27th 2018

The initial CYDI Endurance Squad training session took place at Cork Athletics Grounds, at Slieveroe, Riverstick, on Saturday October 27th 2018.  Absence of some squad members due to several factors, including holidays and othe squad sessions on the day meant that a smaller group was present, but all athletes and coaches worked together superbly and leading to a highly enjoyable session, under coaches Frank Hayes, Jerry Cronin and Collette O'Riordan.

 

Next CYDI Endurance session is scheduled for 11am, Saturday December 1st, in Slieveroe, Riverstick

 

CDYI - Endurance Session - December 2018

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