Numbers up 8% for the 2017 race!


A large crowd of 554 runners turned out for this years John Buckley Sports 10 Miler road race, up 8.6% on the 510 of 2016.

1 Senior Mark Hanrahan (1) 00:49:39
2 Senior Colin Merrit (582) 00:54:08
3 Senior John Meade (6) 00:55:10
1 O40 Sorcha Kearney (563) 01:04:53
2 Senior Female Joan Ennis (147) 01:07:32
3 Senior Female Ellen Hanley (193) 01:08:15

The results are HERE

There are links to 1000+ photos up on the Running in Cork website.

First Woman

Sorcha Kearney of St.Finbarr’s AC…female winner of the 2017 race


Notice…John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler…Sat 9th Sept 2017


Title: John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler
When: 6.00 pm Saturday September 9th 2017
Where: Marina, Cork City
Race HQ: Shandon Boat Club

Description: St Finbarr’s AC hosts the 2017 ‘John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler’ on Saturday September 9th at 6.00 pm, proudly supported by SuperValu and Ó’Crualoaí.

This years’ race sees a return to the Saturday evening format and will be run on the same course as last year – starting on the Marina taking in the Lough Mahon Loop returning in the old railway line and finishing on the Marina. A flat fast course which will prove popular with both fun and elite runners alike…

This years’ race will incorporate chip timing, will be accurately measured by Jones Counter and will serve as the Cork Athletics 10 Mile Championship. There will be a €3,000 total prize fund.

Prize-giving, tea, coffee, sandwiches and of course cake will be served afterwards in Shandon Boat Club.

Proceeds from the race will be used as a fundraiser for St Finbarr’s AC, Cork Penny Dinners and Breakthrough Cancer Research.

Entry fee for first 700 entries includes our bespoke technical race T-shirt.


Entry fee structure:
Full entry until 6th September: €25
Entries accepted on the day in John Buckley Sports from 10.00 am -2.00 pm subject to availability

Registration and collection of race numbers from:
John Buckley Sports Saturday 9th September 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
Shandon Boat Club Saturday 9th September 4.00 pm to 5.45 pm

Entries online at:
or by post or in person John Buckley Sports, Mulgrave Road, Camden Quay, Cork

Further information on:
Facebook: CorkCity10Miler

or call into John Buckley Sports, Mulgrave Road, Camden Quay, Cork City

more information on our charity partners can be found at:

Results of the 2016 race


StFinbarrsLogo_200pixSt. Finbarr’s A.C. would like to sincerely thank everyone who came out to support the John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler this year.

We were lucky with the weather on the evening, but luck had nothing to do with people’s cooperation during the race and sense of celebration afterwards. Thank you all for that.

Two Cork charities will also benefit from the good turnout and people’s support of the event. Photos will be posted here when presentations are made to Cork Penny Dinners and Breakthrough Cancer Research.

We look forward to seeing you all back in 2017. Let us know any feedback that will help us improve the event for next year.

Go raibh maith agaibh arís, slán tamaill!

St. Finbarr’s A.C.


More info to follow but in the meantime, you can see the provisional results here…

jbs-logo2Remember to hang on to the race number as it will entitle you to a 20% discount voucher in John Buckley Sports when you are making a purchase there.



First 3 men…Michael Corbett 3rd, Freddy Keron 1st & John Meade 2nd. Photo: Doug Minihane

Best 3 Male
1st Freddy KERON (#559)  00:53:45
2nd John MEADE (#2)  00:53:52
3rd Michael CORBETT (#88) 00:54:56


First 3 women…Jill Hodgins 1st, Joan Ennis 2nd & Sorcha Kearney 3rd. Photo: Doug Minihane

Best 3 Female
1st Jill HODGINS (#204) 00:59:45
2nd Joan ENNIS (#133) 01:05:44
3rd Sorcha KEARNEY (#223) 01:08:49


Start of the 2016 race. Photo: Doug Minihane

Category Prizes…provisional
O40  Male >  1st Eoin SUGRUE 55:55, 2nd Michael HARRINGTON 57:35, 3rd Joe CUNNINGHAM 58:26
O45  Male >  1st Eugene MCCARTHY 58:12,  2nd Patrick MCCARTHY 59:36,  3rd Ken MULCAHY 1:03:23
O50  Male > 1st Eamonn SHANNON 1:05:36, 2nd Denis CRONIN 1:08:32, 3rd Denis O’BRIEN 1:10:24
O55  Male > 1st James KELLEHER 1:03:27, 2nd Denis CARROLL 1:08:21, 3rd Ken CAREY 1:11:52
O60  Male > 1st Willie HAYES 1:08:07, 2nd Willie O’RIORDAN 1:09:50, 3rd Andrew O’FARRELL 1:16:55
O65  Male > 1st Richard PIOTROWSKI 1:08:43, 2nd Sean WHELAN 1:14:40, 3rd John WALSHE 1:24:31
O70  Male > 1st John J COTTER 1:24:18, 2nd Neilie O LEARY 1:27:56, 3rd Tony DUNNE 1:29:30

O35 Female > 1st Deirdre ANSBRO 1:09:31, 2nd Siobhan HORGAN 1:12:02, 3rd Marie BURKE 1:16:26
O40 Female > 1st Sharon WOODS 1:09:18, 2nd Deirdre HARRINGTON 1:12:26, 3rd Louise O’BRIEN 1:12:54
O45 Female > 1st Dolores DUFFY 1:15:07, 2nd Sandra WALSH 1:16:36, 3rd Angela BENNETT 1:25:36
O50 Female > 1st Joan ENNIS 1:05:44, 2nd Kitty BUCKLEY 1:26:05, 3rd Bernie CAHILL 1:26:47
O55 Female > 1st Mary SWEENEY 1:09:37, 2nd Maria HURLEY 1:14:50, 3rd Frances O’CONNOR 1:21:13
O60 Female > 1st Aileen O’KEEFFE 1:33:57,
O70 Female > 1st Maggie DUNNE 1:47:30

Photos…Links to hundreds of photos…

Final reminder for 2016 race…

Reminder that race numbers are T-shirts will be available for early collection on Saturday from 10 am to 12 noon at John Buckley Sports.


Race HQ at Shandon Boat Club will be open from 3.00 pm. Please arrive early to collect your race number and T-shirt. You can still enter on the day for €25.


Please remember that the race starts at 6pm!

On a final note, the finish has been changed this year so that it is outside the Lee Rowing Club again.


Final updates for the 2015 John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler…

If anyone has any queries then please check out the latest information below and the FAQ page.

1. Finish line…this year, we have changed the finish line so that runners will be in by the Atlantic Pond instead of down the Marina….


Preview…….A full preview of the course with the updated finish can be seen here.. 

2. The entry fee is €25 and you can still enter by going into John Buckley Sports, online or enter on the day. There are dry fit tops for the first 800 to enter. Get your entry in asap if you want to be sure of a top.

3. There will be two water stations on the course, at approximately 4 miles and at 7.5 miles.

4. Technical T-shirts for the first 800 entrants.

5. The race will be chip timed.

6.  There will be pacers for 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100 minutes.

7.  In addition to a full list of category prizes, a number of spot prizes will be given to race finishers. If you are lucky enough to be randomly selected at the finish line, you will be told, your number recorded and your prize presented during main prize-giving at Lee Rowing Club.

8.  Reminder to all club runners that this year, the John Buckley Cork City 10 Miler incorporates the County 10 Mile Championship. Medals for 1,2,3 in men’s and women’s Senior and O/40 categories.

Race sponsor John Buckley with race director Paul Gallagher of St.Finbarr’s AC

9. Registration: Race numbers, Tshirts and John Buckley Sports discount vouchers will be available for collection on:

Saturday 12th from 2.00 – 5.30 pm at John Buckley Sports, Mulgrave Road, Camden Quay, Cork City, and

Sunday 13th from 8.00 am at Race Headquarters, Lee Rowing Club, Marina, Cork City.

The race starts at 10.00 am

Re registration…Precision are sending an email shortly to all those who registered online, for collection of numbers participants will need to state their name and confirm DOB. For those who entered by post or in JBS, someone from St.Finbarr’s AC will send them the same email today…

10. Car Parking: The main car parking area will be between Lee Rowing Club and Shandon Boat Club (drive down Centre Park Road and turn left at Lee Rowing Club along the riverfront).
There will also be parking at the southern entrance to the Atlantic Pond by CAB Motors parking area 2.