Race Notification: Simon Turkey Trot 5k

The final race of the 2017 season is the Simon Turkey Trot on Sunday December 17 at 11am. Registration takes place at Blackrock Hurling Club from 9.30am. Entries cost €10 for all runners with proceeds going towards the great work that Cork Simon does throughout the year. The race will start near the car park for Mahon Golf Club as shown in the map below.

Like previous years, we will ask for your predicted time for 5k at registration and the closest actual time to predicted time will win. No watches or phones allowed and we won’t have a clock at the finish line.

Don’t forget to wear your best Christmas fancy dress outfits!

Race Notification: Joseph Murphy Fundraiser

As many of you are aware, long-time BHAA runner Joe Murphy and his wife Anne had terrible news in recent weeks where their son Joseph passed away in the US. There is a fundraiser race on tomorrow Saturday November 25th in Doneraile Park at 12pm. It’s a 5k non-timed race in the beautiful grounds of Doneraile Park. More details on the Cork Running blog. Please support such a worthy cause.

BHAA 6k Results

The results of the BHAA 6k race from this morning in Little Island are now online in Excel / PDF. Well done to the 213 runners who took part particularly those from Wibbly Wobbly Wonders, many of whom were completing their couch to 5k programme. The extra kilometer didn’t seem to bother them that much. Make sure you sign up for the BHAA for 2018 with your own companies and keep the good work up by doing the Simon Turkey Trot in December. That one is definitely a 5k!

Photos to follow. This is the field less than a kilometer out from the start. Choose HD from the settings or you all look like moving pixels.


Race Notification: BHAA 6k

The penultimate race for 2017 is the BHAA 6k which takes place on Sunday November 19 at 11am. Registration is open from 9.30am at the Little Island Sports Hall.

HSE 5k Results

The results of the HSE 5k from this morning are now available in Excel / PDF. Well done to the 228 finishers who raced on a fine crisp Sunday morning. Mark Hanrahan put in a fine performance with a sub 15 minute run. The next 3 finishers were all non-registered runners so unfortunately were not eligible for prizes. Laura Crowe finished 6th overall to win the ladies race in a time of 16:37.

Photos to follow on our Facebook page.

Next race is the BHAA 6k in Little Island next Sunday at 11am. Details to follow during the week.

Race Notification: HSE 5k

The HSE 5k race takes place on Sunday November 12th at 11am in Mahon. Please note change of venue and pass on the message, especially to those who are not online. It will take the same route as the CPO/Garda 5k race earlier this year with 2 laps of the course. Registration is open from 9.30am at Mahon Community Centre.

If you won a prize at Cork to Cobh but haven’t collected yet, please contact Kevin Cummins on 0879144765 to arrange.

Cork to Cobh 15 Mile Results

The results of the Cork to Cobh 15 mile race are now online in Excel / PDF. We had 745 finishers today which was up on last year. Well done to everybody who competed today.

We must thank local businesses near the start line who accommodated our runners when our planned portaloos didn’t materialise, in particular the Metropole Hotel, Kent train station and Bru Bar and Hostel deserve a mention.

Like all races, this race cannot take place without volunteers giving their time and effort in the weeks leading up to the race and over the race weekend. Thank you to everybody who helped out.

Let us know your thoughts on the online registration. A large proportion of you registered using this method. We can improve on it so would like to get your feedback.


Mick Dooley has an album on our Facebook page.

Andy O’Rouke has 4 sets on Facebook: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Michael Buckley has a large set of photos, also on Facebook.


Cork to Cobh Travel – Lack of public transport

Don’t rely on the bus tomorrow
Important notice for anybody intending to travel by train/bus for Cork to Cobh. As mentioned previously here, there are planned engineering works on the rail line so they are down to bus transfers only. We have been contacted by Irish Rail about this. There will only be enough buses for normal Sunday capacity tomorrow as they were unaware of this race. We would strongly recommend car-pooling to avoid long delays or missing the start of race if you’re coming from Cobh.
Please pass this message on to others who may not be online. If you’re driving, try have a full car of sweaty runners after the race! 
Check your details
For those who didn’t get an email to check their details, please check the final list. All emails received by us today have been updated offline. That link will bring you to the race day entry list this evening sometime. You can let us know up to and even after the race if there are any issues with your details. The sooner the better.

Cork to Cobh Entry List

*Updated Oct 1 7am*

This is the final list for pre-entries for Cork to Cobh on Sunday as of Sunday monring Oct 1 at 7am. If you have any queries or corrections to make please contact us via as soon as possible. Email is preferable as a main point of contact.

A few notes on these entries.

  • Quite a few people registered on but didn’t follow through with payment on PayPal. You are not registered until we receive payment. Let us know if you are having difficulties.
  • The company name provided on registration is listed here. We will check these against our record of registered runners before Sunday.
  • If you are a non-registered runner and haven’t provided an age, you cannot be eligible for an age category prize so let us know in advance of the race.
  • All entries up to Sunday evening (Sep 24) have now been posted. If you have not received yours by tomorrow (Friday) please contact us at You will need to collect a new bib on the morning at Union Chandlery on Alfred St from 7.30am.
  • All those who entered after Sunday evening will need to collect their bibs from 7.30am at Union Chandlery.
  • Online entries will remain open until Friday evening at 8pm. After this, you will need to register on Sunday morning at a cost of €20.

On race day, there is a bag drop near the start line which will take your bags to the Community Hall in Cobh. Please make sure your bags are clearly labelled.

Due to engineering works, there are no trains operating on Sunday between Cork and Cobh but they will have bus transfers. Please check with Irish Rail in advance for duration and timetable etc.

There are water stations at 4, 8, and 12 mile marks.

The road is open to traffic so like all our races, earphones are not allowed.

Finally, the race starts at 9.30am on Sunday.  Apologies for confusion as we listed a different time initially.

Race Notification: Cork to Cobh 15 Mile

The next race on the Cork BHAA calendar is the Cork to Cobh 15 mile race on October 1st at 9.30am. As mentioned at the last race results, we are now taking online entries for this race. Full details at the link above. If you would rather keep it offline, the application form is also available through the link above. These will need to be in approximately 5 days before the race whereas we’ll keep online entries open longer.

Quite a few of you have already registered online and it’s working well. Please be sure to give us your age on race day. This is particularly important for non-registered runners as you are eligible for age category prizes for this race.

We will have entries on the morning form 7.30am at Union Chandelry on Alfred St.