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Bohermeen Virtual Half Marathon, 5k and 10k 2021

The Bohermeen Half Marathon is a firm favourite among Blackrock A.C. members. Traditionally, our members arrange pick up points around Blackrock, Stillorgan, Deansgrange, Monkstown, Dun Laoghaire, Sandyford and beyond. From there they share the journey across the M50 and up the M3, sorting the pins for their race numbers as they go. Soon after leaving the M3, you come to Bohermeen and realise it’s not far to go. The event is well-staffed and there are always plenty of stewards to get you parked. Shuttle buses bring you close to the starting area if you don’t want to jog or walk there.

The half marathon itself is two laps, the first around 11.8km, with the remainder made up in the second lap. In previous years the 10k formed one lap as part of the event. The soup, sandwiches, goody bag and of course the great tech top and medals make it a great day out and well worth the visit. Who’d have thought that the Bohermeen 2020 Half Marathon, which many Blackrock A.C. members attended, would be the last physical race outing we would have for at least another year?

Blackrock A.C. Bohermeen Half marathon 2020
Blackrock A.C. members at the Bohermeen 2020 Half Marathon

 

This year Bohermeen went virtual with the usual half marathon distance as well as 5k and 10k all being covered.

Bohermeen Virtual Weather

Adverse weather was a usual feature from the past few years. Having had pelting hail just before 2019, heavy rain in 2020, this year it was the strong wind the runners had to contend with. Luckily participants could complete their distance at any point over the course of 6th to 14th March, the weather being considerably milder for those who did theirs earlier in the week.

Blackrock A.C. Results

Blackrock A.C. F4L Bohermeen

Below is an extract of Blackrock A.C. participants’ results. The full results from the Bohermeen Virtual Half Marathon, 5k and 10k 2021 can be viewed here.

Bohermeen Virtual 5k

Well done Ray Murphy who finished 15th overall and first in his age category

Place Name Gross Time Cat Sub Cat
15 Ray MURPHY  00:22:31 M M55

Bohermeen Virtual 10k

Paddy McCormack was first home from Blackrock A.C., first in his age category and third overall. James Curran was first in his while Imelda Curran and Janel Gleich finished third in their age categories.

Place Name Time Cat Sub Cat
3 Paddy MCCORMACK  00:41:15 M M40
16 James CURRAN  00:47:56 M M55
26 Janel GLEICH  00:57:14 F F45
31 Imelda CALLAGHAN CURRAN  00:58:43 F F55

 

Bohermeen Virtual Half Marathon 2021

Congratulations to Rob Asher, Igor Pashchenko and Ted Burke who were the fastest trio home from Blackrock A.C. in the half marathon. As a result, they came second in men’s team standings overall.

Blackrock A.C. F4L Bohermeen half marathon

Congratulation also to Dorit McCann, Karen McGeough and Deirdre Nally who came sixth in the women’s team standings. Two big results for Blackrock A.C.

Other great performances from Gráinne Grennan and Dermot Hughes who finished second in their age category. Ger O’Toole and Rob Asher finished fourth in theirs while Dorit McCann, Igor Pashchenko and Ted Burke came sixth in their age category.

Well done to everybody who took part and shared their experiences. Hopefully next year we will be on the road to Bohermeen to take part again.

Place Name Gross Time Cat Sub Cat
13 Rob ASHER  01:26:35 M MS
20 Igor PASHCHENKO  01:27:58 M MS
26 Ted BURKE  01:29:24 M M40
35 Ger O’TOOLE  01:32:50 M M50
148 Jamie KENNEDY  01:49:59 M M50
153 Grainne GRENNAN  01:50:47 F F60
159 Dorit MCCANN  01:51:43 F F50
160 Karen MCGEOUGH  01:51:44 F F40
192 Deirdre NALLY  01:54:54 F F40
195 Gerry FLAHERTY  01:55:08 M M50
224 Johnny SHEEHAN  01:56:51 M M50
250 Patricia FORDE  01:59:28 F F50
258 Valeria SOFIA  02:00:43 F F40
279 Monica KEANE  02:04:20 F F50
285 Rachel KIELY  02:05:20 F F50
286 Kevin O HAGAN  02:05:27 M M50
297 Aideen SHEEHAN  02:08:23 F F50
318 James DOWLING  02:14:29 M MS
351 Lisa KEALY  02:27:58 F F50
359 Sarah CONROY  02:32:01 F F40
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