April Distance Results

The much anticipated summer season beckons as another month of road racing ticks by for our Leevale athletes. We enjoyed a much welcomed run of fine weather meaning our hallowed stomping ground at the UCC farm is firmly back in action. The race action is also coming thick and fast now with the evening race season officially kicked off but first up was the BHAA 10k on April 2nd where Finbarr O’Dwyer had a good run taking 3rd place and Ian O’Leary took the M45 win. On the same day the Leevale senior men were victorious in Kerry in the Munster Road Championship 4 mile. The team pipped Ennis Track in what was a highly competitive race (note times not available). Mark Hoey, Tim Twomey, Mark Walsh and Chris Murphy were the scorers for Leevale.

Next up was the first of the evening races in Youghal on April 6th where the Emer Casey 5k kicked off at 8pm. Sinead O’Connor comprehensively won the ladies race and in the mens Eric Curran was 2nd and Mark Walsh had a great run in 3rd.  A few days later in Dromahane, Leevale dominated the 5k race with Anthony Mannix and Carol Finn taking the wins. On Sunday April 9th In Cobh, Sinead O’Connor took another win in the Great Island 4 mile race with Lisa Hegarty coming in 3rd and Ian O’Leary also 3rd in the mens race. On the same day Jessica Bruton took 2nd place in the 10 mile race. 

On 9th of April the national 10k championships were once again held in the Phoenix Park and it was the Leevale ladies in the spotlight with Claire McCarthy earning overall silver and Carmel Parnell winning the F60 title. 

On Easter Monday Carol Finn picked up a win in the Boherbue Kiskeam 4 mile while on the other side of the country Conor McCauley was the winner in the Rosslare 10k. A few days later there was a fantastic turnout in East Cork for the highly regarded Ballintotis 4 mile race and it didn’t disappoint. Leevale athletes were out in force led by Claire McCarthy earning a hard fought win just edging Youghal athlete Aoife Cooke while Niamh Roe came 3rd and Eric Curran also took 3rd in the mens.

On April 23rd the Leevale senior women retrospectively earned bronze after the initial winners Queens were later disqualified. The team were represented by Carol Finn (5:15 1 mile), Claire McCarthy (10:49 2 mile) and Freda Davoren (5:17 1 mile). On the same day in West Cork, Andrew Sheehan was a comfortable winner in the Ross 10k. On Wednesday 26th in Crosshaven, Fionnula Desmond was 3rd in the Crosshaven 10k and Ros Mackeown won the 5k. In the BHAA Stryker 4 mile on Thursday 27th, Helen Leonard and Lisa Hegarty took 2nd and 3rd respectively while Sharon Rynne took the win. On Saturday 29th Conor McCauley came 2nd in the Waterford to Tramore 7.5 mile race running a massive 7.5 mile pb. 

To wrap up, a big congratulations to our own Claire McCarthy who was officially selected to represent Ireland in the marathon for the upcoming world championships in London this August. After running the qualifying time of 2:38 in Berlin last September, Claire has been showing excellent form in recent weeks and it was no surprise to see her get the nod from the selection committee. It’s a huge achievement for Claire and the club and we wish her all the best over the next few months in preparation.

BHAA UCC 10k Results / 02 Apr 2017 / 10k Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Finbarr O Dwyer 3
2 Marco Petrassi 8
3 Ian O Leary 10
4 Tomas Kennefick 16
5 Terry Ryan 59
6 Mark Bickerdike 60
7 Pauline Grainger 128
8 Batt Kearney 345

Munster Road Champs (Masters) Results / 02 Apr 2017 / 4 miles Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Tim Twomey No Time 5
2 Michael Cremin No Time 25
3 Mike Dolphin No Time 33
4 David O Mahony No Time 58

Munster Road Champs (Senior) Results / 02 Apr 2017 / 4 miles Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Mark Hoey No Time 5
2 Tim Twomey No Time 12
3 Mark Walsh No Time 15
4 Chris Murphy No Time 16
5 Anthony Mannix No Time 20

Berlin Half Marathon Results / 02 Apr 2017 / 1/2 Marathon Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Conor McCauley 69
2 Donal Coakley 206

Emer Casey 5k Results / 06 Apr 2017 / 5k Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Eric Curran 2
2 Mark Walsh 3
3 James Grufferty 8
4 Dave McEvoy 10
5 Tim Crowley 12
6 Andrew Hobbs 16
7 Sinead O Connor 1
8 Donal Coakley 18
9 Filip Kolodziej 26
10 Michael Lucey 42
11 Batt Kearney 212

Dromahane 5k Results / 08 Apr 2017 / 5k Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Anthony Mannix 1
2 Carol Finn 1

Great Island 10 Mile Results / 09 Apr 2017 / 10 miles Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Alfie Davis 4
2 Loic Garel 10
3 Jessica Bruton 2

Great Island 4 mile Results / 09 Apr 2017 / 4 miles Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Ian O Leary 3
2 Sinead O Connor 1
3 Lisa Hegarty 3

Great Ireland Run Results / 09 Apr 2017 / 10k Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Claire McCarthy 2
2 Carmel Parnell 1

Boherbue - Kiskeam 4 mile Results / 17 Apr 2017 / 4 miles Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Mike Dolphin 14
2 Carol Finn 1
3 Ed O Brien 70
4 Batt Kearney 78

Rosslare 10k Results / 17 Apr 2017 / 10k Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Conor McCauley 1

Ballintotis 4 mile Results / 20 Apr 2017 / 4 miles Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Eric Curran 3
2 Conor McCauley 4
3 James Grufferty 7
4 Claire McCarthy 1
5 Donal Coakley 17
6 Jonathan Murphy 19
7 Michael Cremin 22
8 Padraig O Dubhgain 33
9 Niamh Roe 3
10 Loic Garel 57
11 Filip Kolodziej 68
12 Michael Lucey 72
13 Gary Noonan 80
14 Nollaig Hunter 7
15 Pauline Grainger 16
16 Justine Looney 92
17 Batt Kearney 493

Ross 10k Results / 23 Apr 2017 / 10k Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Andrew Sheehan 1

Crosshaven 10k Results / 26 Apr 2017 / 10k Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Fionnuala Desmond 3

Crosshaven 5k Results / 26 Apr 2017 / 5k Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Rosaleen Mackeown 1

BHAA Stryker 4 mile Results / 26 Apr 2017 / 4 miles Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Ian O Leary 7
2 Alfie Davis 8
3 Marco Petrassi 13
4 Ciaran Desmond 14
5 David O Mahony 43
6 Helen Leonard 2
7 Lisa Hegarty 3
8 Batt Kearney 424

John Buckley Graded Meet #1 - Mile Results / 27 Apr 2017 / 1 mile Track / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Tommy Connolly 2
2 Ben Smyth 3
3 Mark Walsh 5
4 Tim Crowley 7
5 Andrew Hobbs 11
6 Dave McEvoy 12

Waterford to Tramore Results / 29 Apr 2017 / 7.5 Mile Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Conor McCauley 2

Limerick Half Marathon Results / 30 Apr 2017 / 1/2 Marathon Road / Full Results

Name Distance Time Age Grade Pace (mile) Pos.
1 Michael Brennan 218
2 Maretta Brennan 917