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National Marathon 2020 Good for Age Entries Now Open

Good For Age Entries Open for Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship 2020

Sunday October 25th 2020

 

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How to Guide


Time Period for Qualification Standard Achieved

There was some confusion/contradiction with regard to the time period, but the position has been clarified, following a query by Cork Athletics.

The Dublin Marathon website states: "Good For Age Standards from a Marathon (updated post-2019 event) in the period 1st January 2018 to April 26th 2020", However other Marathon posts state that Performances must have been achieved in the "Past 3 years". Furthermore, for Dublin Marathon, Performances from the 2017, 2018 or 2019 events may be used.

The position has been clarified, as follows:

 

  • For Non-Dublin events, your Marathon MUST have been in the period 1st January 2018 to April 26th 2020
  • For Dublin Marathon results only, it does go back to October 2017, so includes the 2017, 2018 and 2019 events

"Entering the KBC Dublin Marathon 'Good For Age' does not guarantee you a place in the 2020 KBC Dublin Marathon - times will be verified and you will be notified if you have been successful."

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Entry Link



Good For Age Standards MUST be from any Marathon in the period 1st January 2018 to April 26th 2020

Good For Age entries to the National Marathon Championship opened earlier today, April 1st. This is open to Athletics Ireland members ONLY, (you will need to have your Athletics Ireland membership number ready when applying, and ensure that your entry name matches your name on the Athletics Ireland membership system).

 

"Open to Athletics Ireland members, (please have your AAI membership number ready when applying and ensure your entry name matches the name on your AAI membership) who are part of the Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championships. Please also have your race number from any of the Dublin Marathons in the qualifying period stated above (locate your race number from our results section). If you are using any other Marathon please have a link to your own result ready when entering."


Life reg Number: You MUST enter this, or you will NOT be able to proceed.  If you don't know this, please contact YOUR club Registrar


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Qualifying Times from KBC Dublin Marathon

You will also need your race number from any of the Dublin Marathons in the qualifying period (2017, 2018 or 2019 Dublin Marathon). You can find your race number in the KBC Dublin Marathon Results section.This link defaults to the 2019 results. If your performance is from 2017 or 2018, just select the appropriate year from the dropdown list, on top left

 

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Qualifying Times from Other Marathons

If you are claiming any other Marathon, please enter the DIRECT link to your own result when entering. It is YOUR responsibility to find/locate any such link. Please do NOT ask Athletics Ireland or the KBC Marathon Office to find this for you.

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Athletics Ireland Information

 

Good For Age Places

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Dublin Marathon 2020 - Good For Age Standards


Good for Age Standard places will be allocated to Athletics Ireland members. Applications for these places open on 1st April 2020. Athletes wishing to take up these places MUST have met the required standard in a recognised marathon in the period January 1st 2018 to April 26th 2020 AND be a registered member of Athletics Ireland.

 

Declaring for Your Club

To declare for the National Championships, you must enter all your details on the KBC Dublin Marathon entry system exactly as your membership details in the Athletics Ireland registration system.

Any details, that YOU enter, will be automatically checked against the Athletics Ireland registration system. Athletes personal details on the KBC Dublin marathon website are NOT editable. Consequently, it may be necessary to amend YOUR Athletics Ireland registration details. Providing your details match, your club name will then appear beside your name on the KBC Dublin marathon entry. If these details don't match, your club name will NOT appear

Membership details will be automatically checked against the Athletics Ireland membership system, to verify an individual athlete's membership, and your details will be automatically filled in from the Athletics Ireland system.

Please ensure that your own personal details are correct. Your name MUST match your Athletics Ireland registration name (e.g. you register for the Marathon as 'Dave', while your Athletics Ireland registration is 'David'). You will need to contact your club if you need any personal information to be  updated.

Please contact Your Club if you require access to your Athletics Ireland membership number.

Your CLUB must have affiliated with Athletics Ireland for 2020, in order for individual athletes to be able to register as an Athletics Ireland member.


Possible Name Problems 

 Looking at the registrations, there are lots of pitfalls. For example, many names appear to have been 'missplet' when entering: ")'C....", then there is " C", with the space before the C. Variations on O', Ó, and O, along with Mc, Mc , Mac, and any permutation you like among those.

Forenames: Is it Abbey, Abbie, Abbie, Abbie, Abby, Abaigeal, Abbie, Abie, Abigail, Abbey, Abbie, Abigail, Abbie, Abigail, Abi, Abiageal, Abby, Abbigail, Abigail?

If the details don't match then you're in trouble.  Best option, for peace of mind, is to ask your Club Registrar, or whoever looks after registrations in the club, to send you a copy of what's there including your "Life Registration Number". Please DON'T look for someone else's details - everyone's personal details are...personal details...and may NOT be disclosed under GDPR regulations.

Editorial - Do You REALLY Need To Get Out?

Covid 19 - Time to Step up to the Mark!

Editorial from John Quigley, Webmaster, Cork Athletics County Board


Last night, at midnight, new, and updated, Covid-19 restrictions came into force, including a limit, of 2km from home, on the distance one may go for individual exercise.


We are at a critical stage in a time of unprecedented danger to all our lives. It is ABSOLUTELY VITAL that we ALL play our part in fighting this danger. How we behave WILL have an impact.

 

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As a community, all athletes and runners must ask ourselves, individually and collectively: "Do I really need to get that run in today?"

If you are honest, the answer is an emphatic NO!

Which is more important? Getting out for your "daily fix", or preserving your own health and that of your family and other loved ones?

Since the announcement last night, I have seen lots of comments on social media asking/stating "How will they police it? Sure, how can they enforce that? etc...

If you're thinking about "They", then you just don't get it. 

Look in the mirror! "They" is YOU! 


YOU are going to police this.  And...without YOU policing and enforcing this, it isn't going to work.


The front line services, including Health and Emergency Services, along with many, many more, are literally putting their lives on the line!  They have probably not yet faced the worst of the surge, but are working to the bone, in a highly stressful environment. They will become tired and fatigued, a stage where slips, accidents and errors happen. Please don't add to their load.


Updated Restrictrions Synopsised (Unedited extract from Gov.ie website)

The main rule is to STAY AT HOME. The only times you can leave your home are:

  •     to shop for food
  •     to collect medical prescriptions and medical supplies and attend medical appointments
  •     to carry out vital services like caring (including family carers)
  •     for brief individual exercise - within 2 kilometres of your house. (You can bring children but must keep 2 metres away from others for social distancing)
  •     for farming

2020 Olympic Games Postponed to 2021

2020 Olympics Postponed Until 2021

Tuesday March 24th 2020

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Tokyo Olympic Stadium - Photo: Matt Roberts / Getty Images

 

Update 4pm Tuesday March 22nd

World Athletics (IAAF) statement on postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

World Athletics welcomes the decision of the IOC and the Japanese Government to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021. It is what athletes want and we believe this decision will give all athletes, technical officials and volunteers some respite and certainty in these unprecedented and uncertain times.

Athletics will continue to do whatever it can to preserve and create an outdoor season of one-day meetings in 2020, starting and ending later than usual, so athletes, when they are able and it is safe to, will have access to competitions in every region. This will help them benchmark their performances and adjust their training accordingly for an Olympic Games in 2021. In light of this announcement, we will also expedite our current review of the Olympic qualification system, in cooperation with the IOC, and release any changes to the process as soon as possible so athletes know where they stand.

World Athletics stands ready to work with the IOC and all sport on an alternative date for the Olympic Games in 2021 and has already been in discussion with the Organising Committee of the World Athletics Championships Oregon 21 regarding the possibility of moving the dates of this highly popular worldwide event. They have assured us that they will work with all of their partners and stakeholders to ensure that Oregon is able to host the World Athletics Championships on alternative dates, including dates in 2022.


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This morning, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that his request for the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed for a year has been agreed.

The 2020 Olympics may have been postponed to 2021, but next year's games will still be called the "Olympic Games 2020"


Mr Abe spoke, by phone, with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, yesterday,  and they agreed that postponement was unavoidable, due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic


The IOC has said that it will make a formal decision on the future of the games in the next four weeks. However the formal decision is looking simply like a 'rubber stamp', with many countries following Canada's announcement, followed by Australia, yesterday, that it was withdrawing from the games at the present time.  World Athletics, the Olympic committees of Brazil, Slovenia and Germany, USA Swimming, USA Track and Field all joined the growing chorus of calls for postponement.


Mr Abe said Mr Bach had agreed "100% to postponing the games for a year.


Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike, who was also involved in the talks, said the games would not be cancelled, just postponed, and they would still be called "Tokyo 2020", even if, as appears likely, they are run in 2021.


Dick Pound said that the IOC had not rushed to an announcement, so that it a clear alternative plan could be presented to the Japanese hosts, sports federations and sponsors. “Probably what turned the tide in the last couple of days is the curve on the Covid-19 virus. It is getting very, very steep now and this is clearly not something that is going to be under control by June or July and probably not by the end of the year”


The postponement is a major blow to Japan, which has spent more than €12bn on the event, while massive sums are also at stake for sponsors and broadcasters. Goldman Sachs estimated this month that Japan would lose €4.5bn (550bn yen) in inbound and domestic consumption in 2020 if the Olympics did not take place as planned.


Lawrence Waterman, London 2012 Health and Safety Director, had urged the IOC to postpone the Games, saying they could not be held safely this year. “These Games need to be postponed, and the sooner the IOC and the Japanese government face up to this the better. It’s simply not safe to put the games on during a global pandemic”.


“People’s safety and health should come before the costs of delaying contracts. The London Games were the first in history to be completed without a single fatality, we set the standard on health and safety at the Olympics."


Irish View - Brendan Boyce

Brendan Boyce's World Athletics (IAAF) Profile

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Yesterday, Brendan Boyce, voiced his concern on his Facebook page:

"I would do almost anything to wear the green of Ireland.

In 2011 - 8 weeks before the European Cup I got a hairline fracture in my patella. I could only train once every 3rd day because of the pain but I was willing to do it for the glory of putting on that green vest for the first time. I put myself through hell to finish 27th.

In 2018 - I got a stress fracture in my tibia 10 weeks before the European championships in Berlin. I cross trained and taught myself to swim (badly) in order to maintain a heavy workload of aerobic training. Against all medical advise I wanted to wear the green vest. I put myself through hell again to finish 19th in 50km at a European championships.

In 2020 it's not about me or my health or my ambitions. It's about supporting everyone around me and the health of the global population.

I am more than happy to punish myself put myself through hell to wear the green of Ireland on the biggest stage but I will not be part of the problem, a vector for disease that will harm or kill others. We cannot in good conscience risk the health of globe for pride or stubbornness or money.

Please let the IOC come to it's senses. Postpone now. The world demands it."

Running and Social Distance - How Are You Doing?

Are YOU Practicing Social Distancing?

Message from Cork Athletics Webmaster
(This post does not necessarily reflect the views of Cork Athletics County Board)


We are ALL advised to practice Social Distancing at all times when out and about. It is critical for us all, but particularly to protect the elderly and vulnerable, including those who may have underlying health conditions.

Social Distancing

Social distancing aims, through a variety of means, to decrease or interrupt the spread of COVID-19. It does this by minimising contact between potentially infected individuals and healthy individuals.

Social distancing is keeping a 2 metre (6 feet) space between you and other people. You should not shake hands or make close contact where possible.

Dept. of Health - Updated Measures in Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

It is important to reduce the risk of further spread of the infection.

Self-isolate: People are now being asked to stay at home if they have ‘flu-like symptoms (for example, fever, cough and so on) regardless of travel or contact history.

Social Interactions: Reduce interactions with people outside the workplace as much as possible.

All citizens are required to:

  •     Avoid crowded places
  •     Increase interpersonal distance (ideally separation of at least 2 metres, not shaking hands, avoiding communal sleeping areas)
  •    When in crowded settings, people should practice personal protective measures as they usually do (for example, frequent hand hygiene, avoid touching eyes/nose/mouth)

 

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This report appeared on a Cork Runners Facebook Page today:


"This morning I have met 2 groups of 3/4 runners, no distance at all and were even chatting away. Please be careful, do not underestimate this virus what the govt asked us to do. As much as I love running and I do understand how you all feel, the most important thing right now is protecting ourselves and others. #staysafe"



Another story (edited), was posted on a private forum today:

 "I went out when I thought would be nice and early this morning. Really enjoyed the first half around the open water towards Blackrock, nice and quiet with just a few people about.

Hit of reality to see Testing Centre up and running in the stadium. However I Realised that social distancing is just NOT working when I headed back along the Railway path towards Rochestown. The path was already crowded. Lots of people walking in pairs without room for the 2 metres social distancing.

I’m still traumatised by a runner who actually spat on the path as he passed me. Will have to stick to going there at the crack of dawn from now on. Or run more safety in my home estate. Wonder how long before they might shut that walkway down??"

My own experience is pretty similar:
The crowds out walking over the past week or so have been both huge and growing. The fine weather has brought people out in their droves. Unfortunately the current crisis has brought out many who appear not to be 'au fait. with normal social mores, never mind social distance standards, with people walking in groups of 2, 3, or even more, and making little or no attempt to maintain a social distance between themselves and others.  One would hope that it's just people being unthinking.


In recent days, while out on my runs, I've come across several groups, and have had to completely stop three times, as the path was virtually impassible:

The first time, I stopped 2m from a large group - 3 adults, 3 dogs and 5 kids - and said that I needed to pass, but maintain social distance. Without a further word between us, the group parted sufficiently for me to pass


The second time, this time a family group of 4, again parted, and the Dad said "Sorry". I replied ""You're grand. We're all in this together. Stay safe!"


Third time wasn't so pleasant: Couple with a dog, on an extended lead, completely blocking the path. When I said that I needed to pass and maintain social distance, I was, unequivocally and unceremoniously, told 'exactly where I should go'!

 

Nevertheless the vast majority of people, both runners and walkers, clearly are intent on maximising social distance, moving to one side, and often going single file. Runners are going on their own, by and large.

The scariest incident was when walking into a local supermarket, a guy, on his way out, came close to me - well under 1m - and, immediately after he passed, coughed hard, several times, without making any attempt to cover his mouth at all!!! I was very shaken by it. I told the person on the checkout about the incident and was told "It happens all the time. We're very worried about it"


Moral of the story: Expect the unexpected! Maintain social distance, even if others don't.

Group Running

 If you are one of those small numbers who continue to train in groups, please STOP!

If you must run in a group, please maintain a 2m gap between you and everyone else, including your group members.

Health & Runners

As runners, in general, we can be pretty arrogant about our health. We're fitter than most, so may feel we're not going to get the virus, or if we do, it'll be mild.  When I was a good runner (many years ago...I'm now in the 'twilight' of my running career), I often found that an unexplained slight drop in performance, followed by a boost several days later, was explained by "Y'know, I was sick last week, but didn't realise it". You may be 'grand' now...but please, please don't, unwittingly, be a Covid-19 vector.

As part of the wider community, the running fraternity needs to be aware of others who may not be as fit and healthy as us. 80% of Covid-19 transmission is between family members.

Look out for your loved ones = Follow all official HSE Guidelines and Advice

#StaySafe

 

 

Cork City Sports 1987

Frank O’Mara Stars at Eventful Cork City Sports

Jim Dowling

Marathon Magazine, Vol 28 No 4, September 1987

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Mr. Nicholas McEniry, chairman, Mitchelstown, Co-op., congratulating John Walker after he won the Dairygold 5000m race at the Cork City Sports, at the Mardyke, Cork. Picture includes Dave Taylor, who came second; Paul O'Callaghan, third; Mr. Kevin Feeney, marketing director, and Mr. Larry Corbett, product manager, Mitchelstown Co-op., the Dairygold girls, Jane, Mary and Michelle, and Mr. Michael Lovett, deputy chief executive, Mitchelstown Co-op.

 

Report (PDF file) - Marathon Magazine, Vol 28 No 4, September 1987

 

The Cork City Sports on Tuesday, July 7th, was once more a great success despite a reduced crowd. On an eventful evening that presaged much which was to come later in the season, the meeting produced many surprise results but Frank O'Mara gave the home crowd a victory to remember when he won the Harp Lager Mile in a style that befits a World Champion.
Last year’s top rated athlete in the world, Yuri Sedyk of USSR, made his third appearance in Cork but was easily defeated in the hammer by his countryman, Sergei Litvinov. Sonia O’Sullivan once more stole the limelight in the women’s events with an astonishing victory over 3,000m.


The programme began with the men’s hammer in which Sedyk was expected to show his best form but he was behind Litvinov’s second throw of 82m 20cm saw him the victor in an event that incredibly had no home representative.

 

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Dermot Kelly, Imperial Hotel (sponsors) with high jump top three

 

There was further excitement in the field when Hollis Conway of the United States, who won the heart of at least one young woman in the crowd, won a great high jump contest from Sergei Malchenko of U.S.S.R, with a jump of 2m 28cm

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Sergei Malchenko in full flight for High Jump

 

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O'Mara tracks Ovett in mile


The Harp Lager Mile was the feature of the track events, and Marcus O'Sullivan was expected to defend local honour against Steve Ovett, but it was the Limerickman Frank O’Mara who did so, as O’Sullivan laboured in the pack. Pacemakers seem to be there to be ignored in major mile races, and after Liam Looney had done the honours, Tommy Maloney was left behind at the bell with Steve Ovett and Frank O’Mara his closest pursuers. Ovett went for it at 300m to go but O’Mara tagged him and went clear in the straight.

 

DAIRY GOLD 5000m

cork city sports dairygold 5000m 1987aPictured among the competitors of the Dairygold 5,000m at the Cork City Sports are the winner, John Walker (No. 207 - in 6th place on the inside lane) and runner-up David Taylor (No. 231 - in 3rd place on the inside lane). Paul O'Callaghan finished the race in third place

 

The Dairy Gold 5000m was the usual eventful and stirring contest. John Woods, Paul O’Callaghan, John Treacy and Gerry Curtis pushed it up front in a field of everchanging placings but going to the bell Masan Shintaku of Japan rushed up to take the lead.


The improving John Walker, John Treacy, Paul O’Callaghan and Dave Taylor went after him and with the Japanese failing, Walker sprinted right away over the last 200m to win easily from the fast finishing Taylor who went from fourth to second in the last 200m with O’Callaghan running a blinder in third.


Another fine performance was that of Alexander Kurockkin who won the Cleanaway Men's 400m in impressive style. Local favourite Ainsly Bennet had to give best to Simon Baird over 200m while the Mayfield Fruit Open Mile produced a hectic photo-finish in which tough Frank Conway came a second time to catch Seamus McCann and Connie Lynch.

 

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Enjoying a season that is going to be a hard act to follow, Sonia O’Sullivan stole the limelight among the women when she won the Mech Con 3,000m. In doing so she surely put paid to the notion that a fall cost Mary Donohoe this year's National Cross-Country Championship

Mary it was who cut out the running ahead of Melissa Watson. At halfway Sonia was absolutely cruising behind both but when they opened a gap of fifteen metres on her going to the bell, the young Cobh girl looked beaten.


Melissa Watson bested Mary Donohoe with 200m to go but by then Sonia was motoring through and she raced clear in the straight to record 9 mins. 1 sec. with the brave Mary Donohoe battling back to take second also in a personal best time. Alas, this proved to be Mary's only major appearance of the track season.


In the Cleanaways Women’s 800m, Roisin Smyth suffered her worst ever defeat on the home scene when she could only manage fifth. The race was won by Beverley Nicholson from Aisling Mulloy and the brave Edel Maguire who proved the leading lights at the distance for the rest of the season; young Miss O’Sullivan excepted, that is. Michelle Carroll, much to the confusion of the local commentator, came back to form in the John A. Wood 100m in which she defeated Mary Ammond and Olive Burke a la the 84 National Championship.


Upstaged by Sonia, the westernised-looking Olga Vladykina, the possible successor to Marita Koch, turned on the style in the Irish Pension Trust 400m which she had won at half-way from Alice Jackson of the United States with Patricia Walsh third ahead of Barbara Johnson and Patricia Ammond who both ran well.


Lastly, Aidan O'Reagan won a fine contest for the Milliplant Junior 800m from Declan Kennedy and Brian Peppard but with out prejudice to the outcome, the last-bend fall of Anthony O’Keeffe merited more attention from the officials than it got.

 

RESULTS


MEN

John A. Wood 100m: 1 S Baird. Ballymena, 10.69, 2 K. Finn, Raheny, 10 85: 3 P. Flanagan, Waterford, 10.99; 4 M. Penco, Clonlifle, 11.11; 5 K. Horgan, East Cork, 11.25; 6 J. J. Kerrins. DCH, 11.30.


Barry’s Tea 200m: 1 S. Baird. Ballymena. 21.18; 2 A Bennett, Birchfield Hrs„ 21.43; 3 E. Iluz, Israel, 21.88; 4 P. Flanagan, Waterford, 21.91; 5 F. Hazlett, Lisburn, 22.55, 6 D Adams, Donors Hrs., 22.67.


Cleanaway 400m: 1 A Kurochkin, USSR. 46.21; 2 C. Jenkins, Villanova, 46 64; 3 E. Forde, Barbados. 46.79; 4 K. Finn, Raheny, 47.19; 5 P. Sinclair, Bangor, 48 52; 6 D. Kirby, Waterford, 49.18.


Woodchester Bowmaker 800m: 1 M. Steel. England, 1.49.75; 2 C. Sylvester, England, 1.50 56; 3 R. Shanahan, Leevale, 1 51.01. 4 C. Miliner, Tullamore, 1.51.57,5 D Re- y. Donore Hrs., 1.52.05; 6 J. Fox, St. Br’gtd a, 1.52.76


Mayfield Fruit & Veg. Open Mile: 1 F Conway, iveragn 4.07.17; 2 S McCann, Caven 1. 4.07.31; 3 C Lynch, DCH, 4.07.88.4 B Downey, Kildare. 4 09.24.5 N. Stack. Limerick. 4 09.85, 6 P. McCarthy. West Limerick. 4.10.40.


Harp Lager Mile: 1 F O'Mara. Umenck. 3.56.69; 2 S. Ovett. England. 3.57 03: 3 T Maloney, Thurles, 3.58 06; 4 S. O'Neill Ballymena, 3.58.42; 5 M. O'Sullivan, Leevale, 3.58.84; 6 E. Fitzpatrick. DCH. 3.59.84. 7 A. Salter, England, 3.59 90: 8 J Richards, England. 3.59.94; 9 G. O'Callaghan, Leevale, 4.01.60; 10 J. Hartigan, England, 4.03.54.


Dairygold 5000m: 1 J. Walker, N.Z., 13.30.51; 2 D. Taylor, Clonliffe. 13.32.93; 3 P. O’Callaghan, Wolverhampton, 13.33.74; 4 J. Treacy, Deise, 13.34.05; 5 M. Shintaku, Japan, 13.34.07; 6 Y. Kanai. Japan, 13.35.34; 7 L. O’Brien, East Cork, 13.36.19; 8 G. Curtin, Donore Hrs., 13.36.30; 9 N. Muir, Scotland, 13.37.78; 10 G. Kiernan, Clonliffe, 13.38.95.

Milplant Junior Men 800m: 1 A. O'Regan, Leevale, 1.51.70; 2 D. Kennedy, DCH, 1.52.00; 3 B. Peppard, Raheny, 1.52.95; 4 B. Mullaney, Thurles, 1.53.66; 5 P. Healy, Derry, 1.53.87; 6 S. Hynes, Limerick, 1.55.09.


Imperial Hotel High Jump: 1 H Conway, USA, 2.28, 2 S. Maljchenko, USSR, 2.25; 3 F. Manderson, Annadale, 2.15; 4 D. O'Mahony, Clonliffe, 2.05; 5 M. Power, Clonmel, 2.05; 6 P. Minogue, Harold's Cross, 2.00

Triple Jump: 1 E McCalla, England, 16 38; 2 J. Hayes, Waterford, 14.28; 3 J. Naughton, Nenagh, 13.45.


Bank of Ireland Hammer: 1 S. Litvinov, USSH, 82.20; 2 Y. Sedykh. USSR, 80.34; 3 K. Flack, USA, 74.38; 4 J. Logan, USA, 73.76; 5 D. Smith, England, 72.30 6 S. Peacock, England, 62.46.


WOMEN:
John A. Wood 100m: 1 M. Carroll, Crusaders, 11 86; 2 M Amond, SI. L. O'T., 12.11; 3 O. Burke, Limerick, 12.15. 4 O Kolodni, Israel, 12.15; 5 T. Horgan, Mallow, 12.55; 6 S. Costello, Tearn Puma, 12.72.


Irish Pension Trust 400m: 1 O. Vladykina, USSR, 50.81; 2 A. Jackson, USA, 52.69; 3 P. Walsh, Team Puma, 53.37; 4 B. Johnson, North Cork 54.08; 5 P Ammond, DCH, 54.36; 6 T. McCarthy, Togher, 55.69.


Cleanaway 800m: 1 B. Nicholson, England, 2.04.82 2 A. Molloy, Loughrea. 2.07.17; 3 E. Maguire, Raheny, 2.08.62; 4 N. Salisbury, England, 2.09.18, 5 B. Dennehy, Bandon. 2.09.53; 6 R. Smyth, DCH, 2.10.77.


Mech Con 3000m: 1 S. O'Sullivan, Ballymore, 9,01.52 (Nat. Junior record); 2 M Donoghue. Clonliffe, 9.03.15; 3 M. Watson, England. 9.03.25; 4 S. Vinall, England, 9.06.37; 5 W. Lodge, England, 9.13.23; 6 O. Hartford, Raheny, 9.23.21.


Shandon Travel Long Jump: 1 T Horgan, Mallow, 5.84; 2 K. Glavin, Midleton, 5.81; 3 C. Scott, Belfast, 5.71; 4 J. Stokes, Ferrybank, 5.53, 5 P. Cash, West Dublin, 5 46.






Message to Event Organisers - Revised Dates for Cancelled Events

Important Message Re: Revised Dates For Events Cancelled due to Covid-19


Friday March 13th 2020

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Many events have been cancelled due to Covid 19. Understandably this is causing much distress for the event organisers.

Please be reassured that Cork Athletics, along with Athletics Ireland, will do it's utmost to facilitate you in rescheduling your event. 

Neither Cork Athletics nor Athletics Ireland is in a position to sanction new event dates, until, at the very least, the Covid-19 crisis has passed, and the HSE has lifted restrictions for Mass Gatherings.

Until then, event organisers should NOT advertise revised dates.


Once restrictions have been lifted by HSE, Cork Athletics County Board will consider applications for revised events dates.

Cork Athletics will, as far as possible, facilitate you in finding an appropriate date, however Cork Athletics County Board will NOT look kindly on organisers unilaterally "reserving" dates

 

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HSE Guidance and Advice Resources


Update - Athletics Ireland Events and Covid 19 Coronavirus - March 12th

 

Athletics Ireland Events and Covid 19 Coronavirus - March 7th

 

Revised Dates for Olympic Games Announced

New Dates announced for Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

Monday March 30th 2020

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Earlier today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japanese Government announced agreed new dates for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, in 2021. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will take place from July 23rd to August 8th 2021. New dates for the Paralympic Games were also revealed. These will run from August 24th until September 5th 2021.

The leaders of the key parties agreed the new schedule via telephone conference, and were joined by IOC President Thomas Bach, Tokyo 2020 President Mori Yoshirō, Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko and Olympic and Paralympic Minister Hashimoto Seiko.

The decision was based on three main considerations, and were in line with the principles established by the IOC Executive Board (EB) on 17 March last, and reaffirmed today. The International Summer Olympic Sports Federations (IFs) and all the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) supported the decisions.

 

Following today’s decision, IOC President Thomas Bach said: “I want to thank the International Federations for their unanimous support and the Continental Associations of National Olympic Committees for the great partnership and their support in the consultation process over the last few days. I would also like to thank the IOC Athletes’ Commission, with whom we have been in constant contact. With this announcement, I am confident that, working together with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Japanese Government and all our stakeholders, we can master this unprecedented challenge. Humankind currently finds itself in a dark tunnel. These Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 can be a light at the end of this tunnel.”

Andrew Parsons, the President of the IPC, commented: “It is fantastic news that we could find new dates so quickly for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The new dates provide certainty for the athletes, reassurance for the stakeholders and something to look forward to for the whole world. When the Paralympic Games do take place in Tokyo next year, they will be an extra-special display of humanity uniting as one, a global celebration of human resilience and a sensational showcase of sport. With the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games 512 days away, the priority for all those involved in the Paralympic Movement must be to focus on staying safe with their friends and family during this unprecedented and difficult time.”

The President of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, Mori Yoshirō, said: “IOC President Thomas Bach and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee held a conference call today to discuss in detail the revised dates of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Hashimoto Seiko and Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko joined the call. I proposed that the Games should be hosted between July and August 2021, and I really appreciate that President Bach, having discussed this proposal with the various international sports federations and other related organisations, kindly accepted my proposal. A certain amount of time is required for the selection and qualification of athletes and for their training and preparation, and the consensus was that staging the rescheduled Games during the summer vacation in Japan would be preferable. In terms of transport, arranging volunteers and the provision of tickets for those in Japan and overseas, as well as allowing for the COVID-19 situation, we think that it would be better to reschedule the Games to one year later than planned, in the summer of 2021. Notwithstanding the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the first time in history, and various other issues that have already been highlighted, the event schedule is the cornerstone of future preparations, and I am convinced that taking this decision promptly will help speed up future preparations. I would like to thank all the stakeholders, including the host city Tokyo and the Government of Japan, for their hard work during this short period. The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will continue to work hard for the success of next year's Games.”

Governor Koike Yuriko said: “In consideration of the global coronavirus outbreak, we need a certain timeframe before we fully prepare for the delivery of Games that are safe and secure for the athletes and spectators. Also, the preparation for the new dates will go smoothly, as the dates match with same timeframe as the original competition dates, corresponding with ticketing, venue staffing, volunteers and transport. Therefore, I believe that celebrating the opening of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 on 23 July 2021 is ideal. The athletes, volunteers, torchbearers and local municipality governments have been concerned about the situation. Since we now have concrete new dates to aim for, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will commit all its resources, and work closely with the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, the national government and other stakeholders to fully prepare for the delivery of Games that are safe and secure.”


Qualification

It had already been confirmed that all athletes who have already qualified, and quota places already assigned, for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, will remain unchanged. This is because these Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, in agreement with Japan, will remain the Games of the XXXII Olympiad. It has yet to be decided/disclosed what the position is with regard to qualification period extensions, given that the current qualification period, for the Marathon at least, ends on May 31st 2020, and few if any events have been, or are even likely before the end of May.

Update - Athletics Ireland Events and Covid 19 Coronavirus - March 24th

Updated Information on Coronavirus Covid 19 & Athletics Ireland Events

Tuesday March 24th 2020
 coronavirus covid 19 information sheet

 

Athletics Ireland: The ONLY advice to be followed will come from HSE

 

Summary of New Measures Applying up to April 19th

  •      All theatres, clubs, gyms/leisure centres, hairdressers, betting shops, marts, markets, casinos, bingo halls, libraries and other similar outlets are to shut. All non-essential retail outlets are to close.
  •     Cafes and restaurants are to limit supply to take away food or delivery.
  •     Sporting events are cancelled, including those behind closed doors.
  •     All places of worship are to restrict numbers entering at any one time to ensure adequate physical distancing.
  •     Physical distancing restrictions remain in place and people are urged to stay home as much as possible and work from home if possible. Non-essential indoor visits to other people’s homes should be avoided.
  •     People should only go to the shops for essential supplies, medical or dental appointments, to care for others or to take physical exercise.
  •     Social events or gatherings involving more than four people that have not already been cancelled should now be cancelled.
  •     No unnecessary travel should take place within the country or overseas.

    Note with regard to "gatherings involving more than four people" - Reports circulating on social media suggest that group of runners have been continuing to train together. 

If any Athletics Ireland members have been continuing to meet up, they should cease IMMEDIATELY, in compliance with Athletics Ireland instructions


All Events up and Including April 19th Have Been Cancelled

 

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With a very small number of exceptions, all events up to April 19th had already been either cancelled or deferred. Cork Athletics County Board has now listed ALL events in the period as CANCELLED (or deferred, if the Board has been notified). Many events, up to mid-May, and beyond, have also been Cancelled or Postponed.

Athletics Ireland Congress, scheduled for Saturday April 29th has been Postponed, and all Monthly County Board meetings have been cancelled until further notice

 

Cork Athletics Calendar

 

 

Athletics Ireland Statement & Instruction

Athletics Ireland is guided by this expert HSE advice and will physically close our office from tomorrow morning but all staff will be operating our business from their homes. We have all prepared to operate telephones and emails remotely to minimise disruption to our business.

Athletics Ireland is therefore instructing all affiliates to suspend all athletic competitions and events with immediate effect. We understand that this decision will result in inconvenience and disappointment to many athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and supporters. However, we are sure that all will understand that the decision is taken in the best interests, not just of the athletics community, but of the Country.

Meantime:
a) Check the HSE site, at least daily, for updates or changes in the advice

b) Follow HSE & WHO advice on Hygiene and Social Distance

c) There are no specific adverse conditions relating to your event, or people associated with your event

d) Common sense prevails - The trouble with Common Sense is that it is very rare!

HSE Coronavirus Information

 

HSE Guidelines on Mass Gatherings

 

HSE Guidance and Advice Resources

 

Guidelines on Mass Events

The Government has issued separate guidelines for those organising mass events involving groups of more than 5,000 people and those with groups of less than that amount.

The Taoiseach said this afternoon that the Government will not be ordering the cancellation of any events at this stage, including St Patrick's Day events.

 


 

coronavirus covid 19 symptoms

Coronavirus Symptoms


Cancelling Events

Yesterday, a government statement said "people should not act unilaterally, including crèche owners, school principals, business owners or event organisers as that causes problems."


So....The current position is that Athletics Ireland events may proceed, but that, due to the coronavirus crisis, event organisers do have additional responsibilities if they go ahead with their events.

 

While no information on these additional responsibilities have been published, it is likely that will include considerable emphasis on the area of maintaining personal hygiene, maintaining 'social distance', and the provision of additional toilet and handwashing facilities, and ensuring that the highest standards are maintained.

Indoor / Outdoor Events

Indoor events present a greater risk of virus transmission, due to the closer proximity of people at the event, while, outdoors, the risk would appear to be less. However at race starts, in particular, athletes are likely to be tightly packed.


Some
Suggestions for Race Participants

Practice good Hygiene ...ALWAYS!

coronavirus covid 19 risk reduction

If you are ill, or feel ill, please don't come to the event!

If you have been to a Covid-19 hot-spot please do NOT attend

Do NOT share cups or water bottles

If you are a spitter, please swallow instead

Blow your nose using 'Runner's Snort'? Please don't do it!

Avoid close contact with others. Start and finish lines, and queues for refreshments are areas where this is particularly likely.

 

who protect others who protect others a

National Marathon Good for Age Entries Open Wednesday April 1st 2020

April 1st 2020 - Good For Age Entries Open for Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship 2020

Sunday October 25th 2020

 

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Good For Age Standards MUST be from any Marathon in the period 1st January 2018 to April 26th 2020

Good For Age entries to the National Marathon Championship will open on Wednesday next, April 1st. This is open to Athletics Ireland members, (you will need to have your Athletics Ireland membership number ready when applying, and ensure that your entry name matches your name on the Athletics Ireland membership system).

 

Qualifying Times from KBC Dublin Marathon

You will also need your race number from any of the Dublin Marathons in the qualifying period (2018 or 2019 Dublin Marathon). You can find your race number in the KBC Dublin Marathon Results section.

 

Qualifying Times from Other Marathons

If you are claiming any other Marathon, please enter the link to your own result when entering. It is YOUR responsibility to find/locate any such link. Please do NOT ask Athletics Ireland or the KBC Marathon Office to find this for you.


Athletics Ireland Information

 

Good For Age Places

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Dublin Marathon 2020 - Good For Age Standards


Good for Age Standard places will be allocated to Athletics Ireland members. Applications for these places open on 1st April 2020. Athletes wishing to take up these places MUST have met the required standard in a recognised marathon in the periiod January 1st 2018 to April 26th 2020 AND be a registered member of Athletics Ireland.

 

Declaring for Your Club

To declare for the National Championships, you must enter all your details on the KBC Dublin Marathon entry system exactly as your membership details in the Athletics Ireland registration system. These details, that YOU enter, will be automatically checked against the Athletics Ireland registration system. Athletes personal details on the KBC Dublin marathon website are NOT editable. Consequently, it may be necessary to amend YOUR Athletics Ireland registration details. Providing your details match, your club name will then appear beside your name on the KBC Dublin marathon entry. If these details don't match, your club name will NOT appear

Membership details will be automatically checked against the Athletics Ireland membership system, to verify an individual athlete's membership. Please ensure that your own personal details are correct. Your name MUST match your Athletics Ireland registration name (e.g. you register for the Marathon as 'Dave', while your Athletics Ireland registration is 'David'). You will need to contact your club if you need any personal information to be  updated.

Please contact Your Club if you require access to your Athletics Ireland membership number.

Your CLUB must have affiliated with Athletics Ireland for 2020, in order for individual athletes to be able to register as an Athletics Ireland member.


Possible Name Problems 

 Looking at the registrations, there are lots of pitfalls. For example, many names appear to have been 'missplet' when entering: ")'C....", then there is " C", with the space before the C. Variations on O', Ó, and O, along with Mc, Mc , Mac, and any permutation you like among those.

Forenames: Is it Abbey, Abbie, Abbie, Abbie, Abby, Abaigeal, Abbie, Abie, Abigail, Abbey, Abbie, Abigail, Abbie, Abigail, Abi, Abiageal, Abby, Abbigail, Abigail?

If the details don't match then you're in trouble.  Best option, for peace of mind, is to ask your Club Registrar, or whoever looks after registrations in the club, to send you a copy of what's there including your "Life Registration Number". Please DON'T look for someone else's details - everyone's personal details are...personal details...and may NOT be disclosed under GDPR regulations.

Death of Jack O'Callaghan - Leevale AC

Jack "Jackie" O'Callaghan R.I.P. - Condolences

The Officers and Officials of Cork Athletics County Board extend their condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of our esteemed colleague Jack O'Callaghan. 

(From Leevale AC)

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jackie O’Callaghan, a great personal friend and founding member of the Leevale AC. Jackie started his running career with Hilltown AC in 1957, and was the foundation stone of all Leevale and Cork distance running teams up to the late 70s. A member of a large sporting family from Grange, Douglas, Jackie excelled at an extra ordinary range of events; 880 yards (1:56), 1 mile (4:08), right up to the marathon (2:26). Among his many notable performances was his win in the first Cork to Cobh Road race in the colours of Hilltown AC. He had many county and provincial wins including the Munster Marathon. He also finished second in the Irish 6 Mile Championships to the great Sean O’Sullivan in an epic race. He was a scoring member of all the Leeevale and Cork cross country and road running teams Through the '70s. An outstanding Clubman, he will be remembered with pride and affection not only in Leevale, but by the many friends he made throughout the country.

We offer our sincere condolences to his devoted wife Eileen, his large family and relations, especially his brothers Georgy and Con, who were delivered colours with distinction. Sadly we will be unable to give Jackie there resounding send-off he merits due to this time of coronavirus but we will organise a memorial service when times normalise.

It was all also famous for celebrations where he was good for a pint or two and a song we will sing ’Prab ’san ol’. To his memory soon.

The time you won your town the race

We chaired you through the market-place;

Man and boy stood cheering by,

And home we brought you shoulder-high.

Today, the road all runners come,

Shoulder-high we bring you home,

And set you at your threshold down,

Townsman of a stiller town

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

Notice from RIP.ie

The death has occurred of Jack O'Callaghan
Mount Brosna, Mayfield, Cork

O’CALLAGHAN (Mayfield, Cork): On March 20th 2020, peacefully at the Mercy University Hospital, JACK, Mount Brosna (late of Hilltown A.C.C. AND Leevale A.C.), dearly loved husband of Eily (née O’ Sullivan) and much loved father of Marie, Sylvia, Eileen, John, Sharon, Collette, Darren, Raymond, David, Brian, Kieran and the late Sheila, and loving brother of Rosie, Sheila, Hughie, George, Denis, Con, Timmy and the late Joe, Mary, Helen and Phil. Sadly missed by his loving and wife and family, brothers, sisters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

In an effort to follow best practice and guideline with Covid-19, Jack’s funeral will take place privately. We thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

“May he rest in peace”

 

 

Irish Runner Volume 15 Number 4 - September 1995 - Gotenburg

Irish Runner Volume 15 Number 4 - September 1995


Sonia O'Sullivan's 5,000m World Championship Win


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This is the first issue of the Irish Runner to be uploaded to the Cork Athletics website. It is planned to upload further issues in due course.

 

Copyright 

Copyright remains with Irish Runner Magazine

 

Irish Runner Volume 15 Number 4 - September 1995

PDF File (6.1Mb)

 

Update - Athletics Ireland Events and Covid 19 Coronavirus - March 12th

Updated Information on Coronavirus Covid 19 & Athletics Ireland Events

Thursday March 12th 2020
 coronavirus covid 19 information sheet

 

Athletics Ireland: The ONLY advice to be followed will come from HSE

 

Statement by An Taoiseach

The following measures will come into effect from tomorrow until 29 March:

    Schools, colleges and childcare facilities will close from tomorrow (Friday)


    Indoor mass gatherings of 100 people or more and outdoor mass gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled
    all State-run cultural institutions will close

 

Where it is possible to work remotely people should do so. Public transport will continue and shops will continue to remain open.

Mr Varadkar said we need the public and businesses to take a sensible approach.

 

Athletics Ireland Statement & Instruction

Athletics Ireland is guided by this expert HSE advice and will physically close our office from tomorrow morning but all staff will be operating our business from their homes. We have all prepared to operate telephones and emails remotely to minimise disruption to our business.

Athletics Ireland is therefore instructing all affiliates to suspend all athletic competitions and events with immediate effect. We understand that this decision will result in inconvenience and disappointment to many athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and supporters. However, we are sure that all will understand that the decision is taken in the best interests, not just of the athletics community, but of the Country.

Meantime:
a) Check the HSE site, at least daily, for updates or changes in the advice

b) Follow HSE & WHO advice on Hygiene and Social Distance

c) There are no specific adverse conditions relating to your event, or people associated with your event

d) Common sense prevails - The trouble with Common Sense is that it is very rare!

HSE Coronavirus Information

 

HSE Guidelines on Mass Gatherings

 

HSE Guidance and Advice Resources

 

Guidelines on Mass Events

The Government has issued separate guidelines for those organising mass events involving groups of more than 5,000 people and those with groups of less than that amount.

The Taoiseach said this afternoon that the Government will not be ordering the cancellation of any events at this stage, including St Patrick's Day events.

 


 

coronavirus covid 19 symptoms

Coronavirus Symptoms


Cancelling Events

Yesterday, a government statement said "people should not act unilaterally, including crèche owners, school principals, business owners or event organisers as that causes problems."


So....The current position is that Athletics Ireland events may proceed, but that, due to the coronavirus crisis, event organisers do have additional responsibilities if they go ahead with their events.

 

While no information on these additional responsibilities have been published, it is likely that will include considerable emphasis on the area of maintaining personal hygiene, maintaining 'social distance', and the provision of additional toilet and handwashing facilities, and ensuring that the highest standards are maintained.

Indoor / Outdoor Events

Indoor events present a greater risk of virus transmission, due to the closer proximity of people at the event, while, outdoors, the risk would appear to be less. However at race starts, in particular, athletes are likely to be tightly packed.


Some
Suggestions for Race Participants

Practice good Hygiene ...ALWAYS!

coronavirus covid 19 risk reduction

If you are ill, or feel ill, please don't come to the event!

If you have been to a Covid-19 hot-spot please do NOT attend

Do NOT share cups or water bottles

If you are a spitter, please swallow instead

Blow your nose using 'Runner's Snort'? Please don't do it!

Avoid close contact with others. Start and finish lines, and queues for refreshments are areas where this is particularly likely.

 

who protect others who protect others a

About Us

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