Thursday, April 19, 2018

Notice : Cahir Half-Marathon in Tipperary - Sat 7th July 2018

The Cahir Half-Marathon in South Tipperary is coming up on Saturday the 7th of July 2018 and should be of interest to a lot of runners. Located just off the M8 motorway, it's a very easy venue to get to.



Entries... The half-marathon costs €30 to enter and you can enter online HERE

From the organisers....On Saturday, July 7th 2018 at 2pm the Cahir Half Marathon and Team Relay will once again take a picturesque tour of 13.1 miles of the delights of Cahir town and the surrounding countryside in Co. Tipperary.  In the fourth year of the event, Mooreabbey Milers A.C. are delighted to welcome you to this historical town.

The ever popular Half Marathon event is on the same lovely route as last year. A lovely flat course with an overall height gain of only 70 metres. It is the perfect course for your first half marathon or for those seasoned runners who are looking to get a new PB.  It is also a perfect race for those training for any marathons in Autumn 2018.




For the second year running, we will again have the extremely popular Relay event.  This proved to be a huge hit last year!  Two team mates each run 6.5 miles, with the clock ticking it will be a joint effort to get their best possible time.

This year proceeds from the race will be used to support the wonderful work of South Tipperary Hospice Movement and also Aspect Autism Day Support which is based in Cahir.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Notice...The Brendan Kinane 5k, Dundrum, Tipperary - Wed 2nd May 2018

Following the sudden death of club member Brendan Kinane in Dec 2015, the members of Dundrum AC in Tipperary organised a 5km road race in his honour in May 2016. After the success of the inaugural race, it has been decided to make the race an annual event.

The race starts at 8pm on Wednesday the 2nd of May 2018.



Everyone is always well looked after in Dundrum with arrays of buns and treats to be savoured post-race, this is more than just a race. Again this year Ballydoyle Racing have come on board as the main sponsor.

In terms of 5k courses, this is one of the fastest in Tipperary and Munster.

The current course record of 15:12 (Coillte 5k for juniors) is held by Darren Dunne. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 1st in the Over Categories for both Males and Females. The entry fee on the night is €10 and there is chip timing by Premier Timing.

The village of Dundrum is located about 9 miles to the NW of Cashel.


Course Preview.......You can find a full preview of the course with maps and photos HERE

More info...The 3rd annual running of the BK5K will take place on May 2nd at 8pm in Dundrum village, Co Tipperary. The race is in memory of former club member Brendan Kinane. It is chipped timed and is €10 per person or €20 per family (using one race number). 

This really is a "Premier" 5k in Munster and a definite course for anybody seeking a 5k PB. Among the best fast 5k races in Ireland 🇮🇪. It's a the perfect race to kick start the summer. Great course, atmosphere and perhaps most importantly the fantastic spread of tea, coffee, sandwiches and desserts after the race which definitely standout from other races. 

It's a race not to be missed and is suitable for the most competitive athlete to the family with the buggy just wanting to enjoy a nice 5k. So young or old, walk, jog or run, this is the perfect 5k. There will be km markers along with 800m and 400m signs to go. Huge crowd expected with a fantastic turnout the first two years. 

Proceeds from this year's race will go towards the development of the track at the Scout Hall. We have seen a huge increase in numbers, with Juveniles, Fit4Life and Senior athletes in the last couple of years and the facility is great for training with some improvements needed. Looking forward to seeing you all.

From Dundrum AC....The race is in memory of a great club mate of ours and athlete that is fondly remembered by everyone for many clubs throughout Tipperary.

The following words are from our Chairman John Moore shortly after Brendan’s passing.
On Wednesday 16th December 2015 the sudden death of Brendan Kinane stunned everyone that knew him. I first met Brendan in 2006 after he had returned from Japan where he had spent over a decade working in the Horse racing scene.



I remember seeing him at our annual summer road race in Dundrum which he was taking part in. Word had it that this lightly built lad was training with some of his Ballydoyle colleagues in Clonmel. Not long after he had joined our athletic club in Dundrum.

Brendan brought great enthusiasm to the club and quickly immersed himself in all club activities. His responsible work in the world famous Ballydoyle racehorse training facility where one wrong move could cost millions of euros meant he was meticulous in whatever he did.


He quickly immersed himself in the training sessions with the club. He took one of our younger athletes the then sixteen year old Kevin Moore under his wing and they had many training sessions together. He organised training sessions with his great friend Michael Ryan along the roads around Cashel for the club athletes based in that area. His outgoing personality meant he built up a great relationship with athletes from all clubs.


Road running was his favourite discipline and he took great pride especially this year when he beat some established performers in the over fifty category. But above all Brendan's great legacy in the few short years we new him was what he contributed to the club. His work in laying out cross country and road race courses for competition when the club hosted races was a huge help to the club. He was also available whenever asked to assist at our twice weekly juvenile training sessions. He was the driving force along with Michael Ryan to honour the people with a presentation who kept the clubs annual summer road race going every year for the past thirty years last July. He took on the role of club PRO and only filed his last report on the County Senior and Junior Cross Country on the eve of his death.

His popularity was there to be seen at the removal of his remains to Knockavilla Church and burial the following day in Ardmayle Cemetery where his work colleagues from the horse racing family, athletic community, neighbours and friends were in attendance. The funeral cortege was met with a guard of honour on arrival to Knockavilla church organised by Dundrum Athletic Club and joined by other athletic clubs from the county,the local Knockavilla Kickams GAA club and the Dundrum Badminton Club where Brendan was also a member.


Sincere sympathy from Dundrum Athletic Club and all other athletic clubs in the County also from Tipperary Athletics County Board to Brendan's wife Ruth daughter Ava mother Rose sister Ann her husband John and the extended Kinane and Stapleton families. Thanks for the memories Brendan may you rest in peace.
J.M.

Notice...Ballyhoura Mountain Trail Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10k & Ultra - Sat 5th May 2018


There are 4 race distances on offer as part of the Ballyhoura Trail Marathon event which takes place on Saturday the 5th of May 2018 in the Ballyhoura Mountains on the Cork - Limerick border.


The events start and finishes in the town of Kilfinane and the routes weave their way through narrow country roads and up forest trails as they loop through the countryside. Runners usually finish from 4-6 hours.


Online entries only and it will close on Friday 20th April.

Please visit the individual event pages (click on links below) on www.imra.ie for further details on each event and on how to register: There is also information on the Ballyhoura Trail Marathon Facebook page.

Ballyhoura Trail 10k... 6.25 miles ... €25 ...  12 noon

Ballyhoura Trail Half Marathon... 13.1 miles... €35... 10:30 am

Ballyhoura Trail Marathon... 26.2 miles... €45... 8:30 am

Ballyhoura Trail Ultra Marathon... 36 miles... €55... 6:30 am

Entry to any of the 3 events will include:
Fully marked course with aid stations (refreshments, water)
Race T-shirt (Technical long sleeve)
Race Mug
Hot meal afterwards
Hot Showers
Great atmosphere!



This is the route and info for 2018.

Marathon and Ultra.....The full marathon will start at 8am in Kilfinane. The Ultra will start an hour or two earlier. This is the route for the first 13 miles...



The first 6 miles are a mixture of forest trails and quiet country roads. The hardest part is after 6 miles where you gradually climb up to Seefin which is the highest point in the Ballyhouras (~10 mile mark).

The is the profile for the first 13 miles...

Half-Marathon.....Anyone taking part in the half will be taken by bus from Kilfinane to the start line at Ballyorgan which is at the half way mark in the full marathon. The half will start at 10am.


The two highest points are around miles 4 and 9. This equates to miles 17 and 22 in the full marathon.

The profile is shown below. Note that the gradient is exaggerated somewhat. The first ascent is about 800ft / 250m.

The full and the half will finish in Kilfinane.

Ultra...The extra 10 miles of the Ultra are shown below. Runners will need to complete a 10 mile loop to the east of Kilfinane before starting off on the full marathon course.


Profile.......A pretty gradual climb of about 1000ft / 300m.


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Limerick...Results of the Michal Rejmer 5 mile race #2 of 4 - Fri 13th Apr 2018



The second race of four in the Michal Rejmer race series was held on Friday the 13th of April to the north-west of Limerick City. A total of 104 runners finished the race, up 1 on last week!

Photos...
1) Joe Chawke has a gallery HERE
2) Dooneen AC have a few presentation photos HERE and some finish line photos HERE

1    444        Niall     Shanahan    senior    1    Male    1    An bru ac
2    984        Kevin    o grady    junior    1    Male    2    Dooneen AC
3    951        Patrick     o connor    over 40    1    Male    3    An Riocht
4    983        shane    o sullivan    senior    2    Male    4    Dooneen AC
5    999        thomas    kilmas    over 40    2    Male    5    Dooneen AC
6    996        john    hannon    over 40    3    Male    6    Bmoh
7    450        micheal    lynch    senior    3    Male    7    
8    952        joe    laffan    senior    4    Male    8    Go Tri
9    978        mark    purcell    over 40    4    Male    9    West Limerick AC
10    414        Anthony    Boyle    over 40    5    Male    10    Bmoh
11    395        Neil    O Conaill    over 50    1    Male    11    St Finbarrs
12    364        Stephen    Evans    senior    5    Male    12    
13    371        Anthony    Harty    junior    2    Male    13    Dooneen AC
14    445        tracey    johnson    senior    1    Female    1    Dooneen AC
15    437        Pat    Hartigan    over 40    6    Male    14    Limerick country club
16    356        Kevin    Broughton    over 40    7    Male    15    Bilboa AC
17    361        Brendan    Cross    over 40    8    Male    16    Gotri
18    953        sinead    mc dermott    senior    2    Female    2    Dooneen AC
19    993        caroline    conroy    over 40    1    Female    3    

20    362        Paul    Crotty    over 40    9    Male    17    West Limerick

Clare : Results of the Kilnaboy 10 mile - Sun 8th Apr 2018



As can be seen from the chart above, the Sonny Murphy Memorial 10 mile road race in Kilnaboy has a long history and the race this year on the 8th of April was its 34th edition.

In the early years, the numbers hovered around the 100 mark until the race got a boost in the late 2000's from being part of the Munster 10 mile Spring Classics Series and the general running boom. With the demise of the series, the numbers fell back until it became part of a popular Clare race series in 2015. It is now no longer a part of that series and the numbers have dropped a lot.

1 872 RORY CHESSER, Male M Ennis Track AC 00:54:55
2 488 JULIO CESAR CASTRO,  Male M Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare 00:57:24
3 26 BRIAN MURPHY,  Male M Ennis Track AC 00:57:41
4 480 DARRAGH LYNCH,  Male M Ennis Track AC 00:58:15
5 481 LIAM NAUGHTON,  Male M Ennis Track AC 00:58:40
15 199 BECKY COUGHLAN, Female F Ennis Track AC 01:06:55
19 73 SELENIA CULLIGAN, Female F Fergus AC 01:07:34
27 95 ANN MARIE CONNELLAN,  Female F Ennis Track AC 01:09:36
40 1351 DEIRDRE BROPHY,  Female F40 Athenry AC 01:11:04
42 41 MARY CAHILL,  Female F40 Ennis Track AC 01:11:37


Full results

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 6k - Wed 11th Apr 2018

A total of 181 runners turned out for this 6k race in Clonmel on Wed 11th of April 2018.
1 James Sullivan James Sullivan Running Programmes 21 55
2 Nigel O Flaherty Road Rage 22 11
3 Michael O Sullivan Mac Attack 22 17
8 Dymphna Ryan Where is the Finish 23 12
16 Claire Annan Pedal to the Metal 24 9
26 Aine Roche Team IP Physical Therapy A 24 58


From Clonmel AC... The 4th race of the Morrison BMW 6K series took place tonight in dry conditions and once again we had a very good entry. Once again, the Club is indebted to Morrison BMW for their very generous sponsorship. Competition was very keen throughout all the Divisions and the majority of the final placings were only decided tonight. Indeed, great credit must go to all the team Captains for encouraging all their teams to compete and it was just brilliant.

Tonight’s race was won by James Sullivan (James Sullivan Running Programmes) in 21 mins 55 secs, 2nd was Nigel O Flaherty (Road Rage) in 22 mins 11secs and 3rd was Michael O Sullivan (Mac Attack) in 22 mins 17 secs. The top three women finishers tonight were 1st Dympna Ryan (Where is the finish) in 23 min 12 secs, 2nd was Clare Annan (Pedal to the Metal) in 24 mins 9 secs and 3rd was Aine Roche (Team IP Physical Therapy A) in 24 mins 58 secs.

At this stage the Club would like to thank Tess Kiely of Colaiste Cheitinn for all her help, the Loreto Convent, the Gardai and the Civil Defence for all their help and assistance and to our many stewards for helping to make the whole event such a success, a big thank you to everyone who made this series of races such a success, especially the Team Captains.

In the team competition, here are the top 3 teams as well as the best team (lowest score) on tonight’s performance that finished outside the top 3, they also win a prize.

The Presentation of Prizes will take place in Mulcahy’s Gladstone Street from 9pm on next Wednesday night, April 18th, where there will be food and music. A great night is guaranteed, and ALL the above-mentioned teams will collect their hard-earned prizes. The 4th race of this series takes place next Wednesday night at 7pm where athletes can collect their numbers at Colaiste Cheitinn from 6pm onwards. Athletes can wear their watches for this race as the race format is Lucky Dip. In this race we will have pre-selected finishing positions and athletes who finish in these positions will win a prize and these prizes will also be presented in Mulcahy’s Gladstone Street that night after 9pm. We would encourage as many members of the victorious teams to come along next Wednesday night and collect their awards, the more the merrier.

Cahir RUN4FUN 4 mile, this year’s race takes place on Wednesday 25th April at 7.30pm in Cahir where the race headquarters is Morrison BMW showrooms. This year’s race will raise funds for the Tomas Kelly Fund, a very worthy cause. So, mark the 25th April in your Diary.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Notice...Castleisland 10 mile race & 5k run in Co,Kerry - Sun 22nd Apr 2018

The annual 10 mile road race & 5km run in Castleisland, Co.Kerry is coming up on Sunday the 22nd of April 2018...


The 10 mile race costs €21.40 while the 5k race costs €11.40. You can enter online HERE

Please note that the race starts at 10am.


Considering its location, it is sure to attract a lot of runners from Kerry, west Limerick and the general west Munster region. Castleisland is only a short distance from Killarney and Tralee and the race should be of particular interest to runners there.


This race is organised by An Ríocht Athletic Club, one of the major clubs in the county.

You can enter and find a lot more info on the race website... http://castleisland10mile.wordpress.com/

It's worth mentioning also that money raised from the road race will be used for maintenance of the outdoor track in Castleisland. It is the ONLY 400 metre track in Kerry and is used by athletes from clubs in Kerry and west Limerick. If children are going to be involved in the sport then they need access to proper local facilities like this. Perhaps for that reason alone, this race is worth supporting.

Previews....A preview of the new 10 mile course is up on the race website. The 5 km course is HERE


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Kerry...Results & Photos of the Ballybunion Half-Marathon & 10k - Sun 31st March 2018



One from last week. The numbers were much the same as previous years and still well down on the peak back in 2012.

The half-marathon results are HERE

The 10k results are HERE

Photos...
1) John Kelliher has a gallery HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 6k - Wed 4th Apr 2018

 196 runners turned out for the Clonmel AC 6k on Wed 4th Apr 2018.

1 Michael O Sullivan     Mac Attack     22:15
2 Nigel O Flaherty     Road Rage     22:41
4 Larry Martin Outciders     23:09
3 Dymphna Ryan Where is the Finish     22:49
11 Claire Annan Pedal to the Metal     24:00 
22 Grainne O Callaghan South Tipp Physio Team     24:47


Report & Results from Clonmel AC.......

Michael O Sullivan wins Morrison BMW 6K
The Morrison BMW 6k races series continued tonight in cold but dry conditions and once again we had a very good entry of 196 finishers. Once again, the club is very grateful to Gary Morrison for sponsoring our series of races again this year. Thanks also to the Gardai, the Civil Defence and our many stewards who ensured that the whole event was a brilliant success. Tonight’s race was won by Michael O Sullivan of Mac Attack in 22 mins 15 secs with Nigel O Flaherty of Road Rage 2nd in 22 mins 41 secs and Lar Martin of the Outciders was 3rd man in 23 mins 9 secs. Dympna Ryan (Where is the finish) ran a great race when finishing 3rd overall in 22mins 49 secs with Clare Annan (Pedal to the Metal) 2nd in 24 mins and Grainne O Callaghan (South Tipp Physios) 3rd in 24 mins 47 secs.
In the team competition we have 5 Divisions this year and there is great competition in all five Divisions going into the last night next week, with prizes for the top three teams in each Division, so all to run for.


Limerick...Results of the Michal Rejmer 5 mile race #1 of 4 - Fri 6th Apr 2018



The first race of four in the Michal Rejmer race series was held on Friday the 6th of April to the north-west of Limerick City. A total of 103 runners finished the race, up 26% on the 82 of 2017.

1 Patrick O Connor    00:28:15    over 40    1    Male    1    Riocht
2 Aoghlan Mac Domhnall    00:28:45    senior    1    Female    1    West Limerick
3 Ciaran Bouse    00:29:22    senior    1    Male    2    Eagle AC

22 Roisin Doran    00:34:15    over 40    1    Female    2    LTC
24 Caroline Conroy O Malley    00:34:39    over 40    2    Female    3    West Limerick
34 Noreen O'Sullivan    00:35:32    senior    2    Female    4   

Photos...
1) Joe Chawke has a gallery HERE
2) Dooneen AC have a gallery HERE

Full results below....

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Notice...Annual Intersport Elverys / Asics Summer Road Race Series, Waterford - Apr to Aug 2018

The annual Intersport Elverys / Asics Summer Road Race Series will start on Friday the 6th of April and continue until the 31st of August 2018. Organised by West Waterford AC, there are a total of 12 races in the series.



24TH ANNUAL INTERSPORT ELVERYS / ASICS SUMMER SERIES 2018

Race 1... Fri 6th Apr (7pm)... Ballinroad 5k nr Dungarvan...€7 pre-entry / €10 on the day ... info on WWAC site...

Race 2... Fri 13th Apr (7pm)... Butlerstown 4 mile nr Waterford City...€7 pre-entry / €10 on the day ... info on WWAC site...

Race 3... Sat 28th Apr (7pm)... Waterford to Tramore 7.5 mile...€10 pre-entry / €15 on the day ... info on WWAC site...

Race 4... Fri 11th May (7:30pm)... Ardmore 5 mile... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... info on WWAC site...

Race 5... Fri 25th May (7:30pm)... Touraneena 5k... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... info on WWAC site...

Race 6... Fri 8th June (7:30pm)... Clashmore 5k... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... info on WWAC site...

Race 7... Fri 22nd June (7:30pm)... Dromana 5 mile... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... info on WWAC site...

Race 8... Fri 6th July (7:30pm)... Ras na Rinne 6 mile nr Dungarvan... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... info on WWAC site...

Race 9... Fri 20th July (7:30pm)... Ballymacarbry 5 mile... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day ... info on WWAC site...

Race 10... Thurs 2nd Aug (7:30pm)... Marine Climb 6 mile Dungarvan... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... info on WWAC site...

Race 11... Fri 17th Aug (7:30pm)... GSK 5 mile in Dungarvan... €10... info on WWAC site...

Race 12... Fri 31st Aug (7pm)... Ballinameela 5k nr Dungarvan... €7 pre-entry / €10 on the day... info on WWAC site...


From West Waterford AC........It's that time of year again when we turn our attention to the summer series which we are doing now for the 24th time. Many of the races have remained the same for much of these 24 years with some new ones added as time has elapsed, As we know with many things you can't sit still and you have to change and evolve and update as time goes by to help freshen things up as we go along. With that said we are always trying to loom at new ideas while always trying to keep our core traditional events unchanged as much a possible for as we all know tradition is important.

Last year as you all know we changed our overall series sponsor to Intersport Elverys  bringing together a power house sports retail name in  the industry in Ireland along with an athletics house hold brand in Asics. So looking forward the series more or less keeps the same format, we will include a brand new race bringing the total of events now to 12, the only road racing series in the country with this many races. We are introducing a brand new race The Ballinameela 5k which will slot in as the final race in the series for 2018, this event we are very excited about with a brilliant community spirit out in Ballinameela and a super fast course also it will round off the event in great style.

The 12 race program will be held over the summer months from April to August with a diverse programme of events which holds something in it for everyone, both distance and terrain wise. We will have some other slight changes also this year with Clashmore changing to a new 5k course, Ras  Na Rinne will also see a change to the Cunnigar leg of the course.

We are looking forward to meeting all our old friends throughout the summer months and hopeful we make also make many new acquaintances along the way as well.

For further information please contact James 086-8184762 or info AT westwaterfordathletics DOT org


For more information on the race series, visit the West Waterford AC website

RACE ENTRY INFORMATION
We are finding that many are now using our online pre entry to many of our races which is a huge help to the race organisers .This year our online entry will be 7 euro and if you wait to enter on the night of the race it will be 10 euro. Also we are continuing our online race series package which will cost you 40 euro. The overall prize fund for the series will remain the same as last year and this is achievable with thanks to the generosity of our great sponsors. As a non-profit making club which has always strived to cater for all levels of participants and promoted itself as having events organised for runners by runners, we know from the feedback that runners appreciated the effort’s being made by our club in this matter and participants from far and near came and supported our events . We're really looking forward to seeing runners of all standards back again this coming summer series. But remember save yourself money and get your online race entry in.

VALUE SUMMER SERIES RACE PACKAGE
This unique Race Package allows participant's to enter West Waterford A.C.'s own races in the Intersport Elverys/Asics Summer Series. So for €40 you are entered for The Ballinroad 5k on April 6th, Ardmore 5 Mile on 11th May, Clashmore 5K on 8th June, Dromana 5 Mile on 22nd June, Ras Na Rinne 6 Mile on 6th July, Ballymacarbry 5 Mile on 20th July, and Marine Climb on 3rd August.  If you will be pre entered for all the listed races and your race number will be available for pick up at each race headquarters.

Here is the link for the series package... https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=52685153

CAN YOU COMPLETE SEVEN FROM TWELVE?
We will continue again this year with the rewards system where any runner that completes 7 out of the 12 races over the series will once again qualify for an Intersport Elverys/Asics voucher to the value of 30 euro which will be  redeemable at the Intersport Elverys Sports store in Dungarvan for Asics product. For the best value summer series in the country it's got to be the Intersport Elverys/Asics series - where would you get it?

Pictured at the launch at Intersport Eleverys Dungarvan of the Intersport Elverys/Asics summer series of road races were l-r Tiernan Russell Intersport Elverys Dungarvan, Michael Hatton Asics Ireland and James Veale West Waterford athletic club

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Results of the Clonmel 6k...Wed 28th March 2018



From Clonmel AC....The Morrison BMW sponsored 6k road series got off to a fantastic start on Wednesday 28th March in ideal conditions for running with 214 athletes representing 50 teams, brilliant and thanks to all the team Captains for all their help. Thanks also to the Gardai, the Civil Defence and our many stewards who ensured that the whole event was a brilliant success. The Club would also like to thank Morrison BMW for generously sponsoring this series of races.


Notice...Clonmel AC 6km Road Race Series...Wed 21st & 28th March & Wed 4th, 11th & 18th April 2018

Clonmel AC 6K Road Race Series...The Club is once again promoting the Clonmel AC 6K Road Race Series sponsored by Morrison Mini, Cahir. The Club would like to thank Morrison Motors of Cahir and especially Gary Morrison for their very generous sponsorship.




Colaiste Cheitinn, the Mall is the race headquarters for each race and numbers can be collected there from 5.45pm on all nights with a 7pm start.

Now is the time to be organising your team of five athletes with the best three performances (athletes who are closest to their Predictions) to count each night.

The three races on March 28th and April 4th and 11th will see athletes predict their time each night when they enter and collect their number. They must then run the course without a watch or IPods.

If an athlete is caught wearing a watch or IPod, their team will be penalised.

This sort of competition allows every athlete to set their own pace and regardless of where they finish in the race they can all help their team to win the competition.

This is an event where you the athlete set the target, you decide every night what your finishing time is and then you have to run as close to that time to help your team. For instance you could predict 30 mins for the 6k and then run the race in 30 mins 1 second and you score one point for your team. Then you have another athlete on your team who predicts his finishing time as 21 mins and runs the race in 21 mins 31 secs, he score 31 points for the team. The three athletes that score the lowest points will count on your team, it is not based on your finishing position it is based on your time and what you predicted.


For further details please contact Niall O Sullivan at 086 1660888.

The route can be seen at http://munsterraceroutes.blogspot.ie/2013/02/tipperary001.html

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Kerry...Results of the Kenmare Bridge Run 5k & 10k - Sat 31st March 2018



129 runners turned out for this years Kenmare Bridge 5k & 10k run on Saturday the 31st of March 2018.

5k...
1 Nigel Sheehan 16:46
2 Cian Murphy 17:07
3 Jeffrey Brophy 19:14
6 Karina Murphy 19:41
13 Clionadh Daly 24:40
16 Mairead Moore 25:21


10k...
1 Cathal O Donnabhain 33:16
2 Todd Horton 35:25
3 David Comber 36:45
9 Suzanne Purcell 41:59
14 Alison Hortan 44:29
17 Tricia Isevan 46:56


Full results HERE

Photos...
1) Kenmare AC have several small galleries...
...a) Prize winners
...b) 5k & 10K...pt1
...c) 5k & 10k...pt2 
...d) 5k & 10k...pt3
...e) 5k & 10k...pt4
...f) 5k & 10k...pt5
...g) 5k & 10k...pt6
...h) 5k & 10k...pt7
...i) 5k & 10k...pt8

Monday, April 2, 2018

Clare... Results of the Cree 5k - Sun 1st Apr 2018

The 2nd Annual Ring of Cree 5k in Memory of Sile Callinan and Cystic Fibrosis Sunday 1 April 2018.
Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
1 0:17:59 JULIO CESAR CASTRO, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M 587
2 0:18:40 RONAN DONNELLAN, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M 792
3 0:19:32 SEAN MEADE, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M 665
4 0:19:53 JOHN CAHILL, St Johns AC    M    432
5 0:20:12    KIERAN DILLON,     St Marys AC    M    767 5
6 0:20:39    SHANE MC NAMARA,     Cree    M    286    6
    7    0:20:46    JOHN O DONOGHUE,     St Cronans AC    M    721    7
    8    0:20:58    GEAROID KING,     Galway    M    627    8
    9    0:21:28    DAVID CORRY,     St Marys AC    M    796    9
    10    0:22:15    DIARMUID WHELAN,     Miltown Malbay    M    787    10
    11    0:22:25    MARGARET FALSEY,     Cree    F    583    11
    12    0:22:30    PATSY DOWNES,     St Johns AC    M    870    12
    13    0:22:41    KIERAN HASSETT,     Cooraclare    M    729    13
    14    0:23:01    DANIEL BYRNE,     Dublin    M    540    14
    15    0:23:05    AIDEN CONSIDINE,     Cooraclare    M    137    15
    16    0:23:05    SEAN MORRISSEY,     Cooraclare    M    599    16
    17    0:23:21    THOMAS LENIHAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane    M    472    17
    18    0:23:30    COLETTE CORRY,     St Marys AC    F    795    18
    19    0:23:34    JOHNNY WILSON,     Miltown Malbay    M    700    19
    20    0:23:42    SEAN BROWNE,     Cree    M    502    20
    21    0:23:47    JOHN MC MAHON,     Fergus AC    M    747    21
    22    0:23:48    DARRAGH TOWNSEND,     Cooraclare    M    439    22
    23    0:23:53    ORLA BOLAND,     Ennis Track AC    F    773    23
    24    0:23:53    KEITH FARRELL,     Coolmeen    M    657    24
    25    0:24:00    STEPHEN MURPHY,     Mullagh    M    727    25

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Clare...Results of the West Clare Tri Club 5k in Kilrush - Fri 30th March 2018

West Clare Tri Club 5k in Kilrush ...Friday 30 March 2018. 6:30 pm

Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
1 18:16    RONAN DONNELLAN, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    355
2 18:23    DECLAN KENIRY, St Johns AC    M    366
3 18:46    JOHN KEOGH, West Clare Tri Club    M    393
4 19:04    JAMES FLANAGAN, West Clare Tri Club    M    406
5 19:07    KIERAN DILLON, St Marys AC    M    456
6 19:44    STEPHEN CONNORS, Kilmihil    M    404
    7 19:48    BARRY COLEMAN,     West Clare Tri Club    M    316
    8 19:53    SHANE O CARROLL,     Limerick    M    365
    9 20:51    ALEX HARVEY,     O Currys GAA    M    385
    10 21:01    SHANE GRAHAM,     West Clare Tri Club    M    339    10
    11    0:21:11    MARIE HOWARD,     West Clare Tri Club    F    310    11
    12    0:21:46    PATSY DOWNES,     St Johns AC    M    469    12
    13    0:21:47    GRAINNE LYNCH,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    311    13
    14    0:22:34    JACOB GREENE,     Doonbeg    Junior Men    454    14
    15    0:22:50    SINEAD KEOGH,     Castlegar AC    F    389    15
    16    0:23:04    DEREK GARVEY,     West Clare Tri Club    M    306    16
    17    0:23:24    JORDAN KELLY,     Happy Feet    M    423    17
    18    0:23:34    MIKE MEANEY,     Doonbeg    M    349    18
    19    0:23:35    DIARMUID KEARNS,     Kilkee    M    386    19
    20    0:23:44    JOHN O CONNELL,     St Marys AC    M    460    20

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Results & Photosof the Tralee Marathon & Half-Marathon...Sun 18th March 2018


The annual Tralee Marathon & Half-Marathon was held this year on Sunday the 18th of March on what was a cold but dry overcast day.

As can be seen from the chart above, the numbers for the marathon continue to decline and were down 31% this year to just 139 runners. Spread out over 26 miles, it makes for a lonely race, especially in the second half. If the numbers continue to decline, you'd have to wonder if they will drop the full marathon altogether?

The numbers for the half-marathon held up this year after three years of decline. A 5k and 10k were introduced last year and those numbers were up this year with 132 and 144 taking part respectively.

Full Marathon...
1 Alex O SHEA    02:38:22 M (1)    M40 (1)    St Finbarrs AC
2 Derek GRIFFIN    02:39:16 M (2)    MS (1)    Tralee Harriers AC
3 Mick MCKENNA    02:42:38 M (3)    MS (2)
16 Dolores DUFFY    03:12:43 F (1)    F50 (1)    Watergrasshill AC/ MCI
32 Kathy REA        03:36:24 F (2)    FS (1)    Saturday Road Runners
38 Mandy PRENDERGAST    03:41:44 F (3)    F40 (1)    Marathon Club Of Ireland

Half-Marathon...
1 Brian MURPHY    01:17:54 M (1)    MS (1)    Ennis Track A.C.
2 Declan MURPHY    01:19:47 M (2)    MS (2)   
3 Lance DOHERTY    01:20:42 M (3)    M40 (1)    St Finbarrs AC
12 Shona KEANE    01:25:37 F (1)    FS (1)   
24 Michelle OREGAN    01:29:06 F (2)    FS (2)   
27 Sharon CAHILL    01:29:49 F (3)    F50 (1)

Full results

Photos...
1) Jerry Walsh has a gallery HERE

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Notice...Kenmare Bridge Run 5k & 10k road race - Sat 31st March 2018

The annual Kenmare Bridge Run 5km & 10 km road race in Co.Kerry is coming up on Saturday the 31st of March 2018 at 12:30pm.


As always, the race headquarters is at the local community centre...


This is a map of the two courses.....


Transport will be provided for anyone doing the 5k to take them from the Community Centre to the start line at the Sheen Falls Lodge. Most runners would probably use this section as a warm up for the race itself as the distance is only around 1.4 miles / 2kms.

You can enter on the day of the race from 10:30am.

Organised by Kenmare AC

Preview...A preview of the 10 km course can be seen HERE

A preview of the 5k course can be seen HERE

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Tipperary... Results of the Ardfinnan GAA 10k - Sat 17th March 2018

Just 45 runners took part in this 10k in Ardfinnan, Tipperary on St. Patrick's Day 2018.

Ardfinnan GAA 10K Race Results                
                             
Position     Name     Club      Gun Time     Division     Bib
1     Willie O'Connor     Galtee Runners         39:08     SM     163
2     Conor Fleming     Clonmel AC         39:21     SM     73
3     James Condon     Ballyporeen         40:04     SM     173
4     Shane Hanley     Galtee Runners         41:04     M40     27
5     Kealey Tideswell     Clonmel AC         41:42     SW     170
6     Aine Roche     Clonmel AC         42:12     SW     162

7     Verling John Fitzgerald     Galtee Runners         43:07     M45     176
8     Brendan Walshe     Clonmel AC         43:17     M40     183
9     James Denn     Clonmel AC         43:22     M40     65
10     Alan Carter     Clonmel AC         43:40     M40     63
11     Ciaran O'Gorman     Galtee Runners         43:52     SM     165
12     Ann-Marie Boland     Clonmel AC         44:01     SW     174
13     Peter Kiely     Clonmel AC         44:15     M40     187
14     Anthony Power     Clonmel AC         44:26     M45     57
15     Neil Proven     Clonmel AC         44:26     M45     7

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Tipperary...Results of the Kilsheelan 10 mile road race - Sun 11th March 2018

137 runners turned out for the inaugural Kilsheelan 10 mile road race held on Sunday the 11th of March 2018.

1 David Mansfield Clonliffe Harriers     53:07     SM
2 Trevor Power     Waterford AC   54:38     SM
3 Joey Feery     Clonmel AC   58:35  SM 
10 Maria McCarthy     Farranfore AC     1:03:36     SF
21 Kealey Teadswell     Clonmel AC   1:07:14     SF
32 Aine Roche     Clonmel AC   1:09:36     SF



Full results below...

Waterford : Results of the Dungarvan 10k...Sun 11th Mar 2018


Deise College Dungarvan 10k

Men's Prize Winners
1st Andrew Connick Ferrybank A.C 32.37
2nd Noel Murphy Waterford A.C. 34.48
3rd Anthony Flynn West Waterford A.C. 35.00
1st O/40 James Whelan West Waterford A.C. 39.44
1st O/45 Sean Dwyer N/A 39.58
1st O/50 Stephen Deveraux Youghal A.C.39.09
1st o/55 Ron Isley N/A 43.43
1st Junior Cian O'Riordan West Waterford A.C. 39.32

Team
1s West Waterford A.C
4thRaivis Zakis, 13th Pat Fitzgerald 14thAllen Cullen



Women's Prize Winners
1st Sally Forristal St Joseph's A.C 39.23
2nd Louise Morgan Ferrybank A.C 41.47
3rd Julie Kenneally Youghal A.C. 42.53
1st O/35 Clodagh O'Mara Tramore A.C. 47.23
1st /40 Eveleen Drohan West Waterford A.C. 46.50
1st O/45 Stephanie Johnson N/A 44.18
1st O/50 Stephanie Isley N/A. 45.44
1st Junior Judith Campbell n/A. 46.46

Ladies Team
West Waterford A.C.
10th Sharon Nugent 11th Claire Kennedy 12th Catriona Kiely


Full results

Photos....
1) DC Images have a nice gallery HERE

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Clare...Results of the Hurley Hoey 10k in Gurteen - Sat 10th March 2018

The 6th Annual Hurley Hoey 10k Run-Walk & 30k & 50k Cycle in Gurteen Co Clare Saturday 10 March 2018. 11:00 am
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:33:59    ROB LENNON,     Castlegar AC     M    4078    1
    2    0:34:13    TOM LUPTON,     Roscrea    M    4083    2
    3    0:34:36    JOHN WHIRISKREY,     South Galway AC    M    4296    3
    4    0:35:05    OWEN BYRNE,     Galway City Harriers AC    M    4297    4
    5    0:35:19    GREG LUNDON,     South Galway AC    M    4295    5
    6    0:36:16    GERRY CARTY,     Galway City Harriers AC    M    4113    6
    7    0:36:25    JAMES MC INTYRE,     B. M. O. H.    M    4054    7
    8    0:37:30    JAMES LIDDANE,     B. M. O. H.    M    4202    8
    9    0:37:35    MICHAEL CARTY,     Blackrock A C Dublin    M    4144    9
    10    0:39:37    RUAIRI MILLANE,     Ennis    M    4091    10
    11    0:39:49    GER O BRIEN,     Ind.    M    600    11
    12    0:39:57    COLM FITZGERALD,     Ennis SC    M    4268    12
    13    0:40:28    MARTIN LILLIS,     Doora-Barefield GAA    M    4266    13
    14    0:40:43    DECLAN O CONNOR,     Gort    M    4133    14
    15    0:40:44    KEVIN SYNOTT,     Ennis    M    4132    15
    16    0:40:54    BRIAN MULLINS,     Love 2 Run Running Club    M    4247    16
    17    0:41:27    PAT BAKER ,     Kilnamona    M    4258    17
    18    0:41:57    BRENDAN NOHILLY,     AERCAP    M    4107    18
    19    0:42:33    LIAM CLANCY,     Newmarket On Fergus    M    4213    19
    20    0:42:49    MAN HURLEY,     Doora-Barefield GAA    M    4695    20
    21    0:43:03    DAMIAN MC MAHON,     Barefield    M    4037    21
    22    0:44:14    RONAN MALONE,     Ennis    M    4076    22
    23    0:44:33    CHARLIE HANNON,     Doora-Barefield GAA    M    4194    23
    24    0:44:44    JOE CONSIDINE,     Cree    M    4115    24
    25    0:44:50    DECLAN MORRISSEY,     Ennis    M    4007    25
    26    0:46:08    PATSY FAHEY,     Doora-Barefield GAA    M    4223    26
    27    0:46:14    PAUL TIGHE,     Quin    M    4127    27
    28    0:46:24    RONAN MC HUGH,     Ennis Tri Club    M    4252    28
    29    0:46:31    SIMON HILL,     Ennis    M    4024    29
    30    0:46:34    SHIOFRA HASSETT,     Ennis    F    4178    30
    31    0:46:42    DEIRDRE COLLINS,     Graney AC    F    4246    31
    32    0:46:44    DARRAGH O DRISCOLL,     Doora-Barefield GAA    M    4216    32
    33    0:46:44    LIAM MALONE,     Doora-Barefield GAA    M    4039    33
    34    0:47:03    MEABHDH O CONNOR,     Doora-Barefield GAA    F    4235    34
    35    0:47:24    TONY CROSBIE,     Ennis    M    4217    35

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Notice...Dungarvan 10k in Waterford - Sun 11th March 2018

This 10k race in Dungarvan is coming up on Sunday the 11th of March 2018 and is organised by West Waterford AC.



The online entry fee is €8 or €10 on the day. The online entry link is https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=52261151

The race HQ is at the Dungarvan GAA grounds.

Details from the organisers....36th ANNUAL DEISE COLLEGE DUNGARVAN 10K.

The final race in the Michael Roche carpets spring series, the Déise College Dungarvan 10K will take place at 11am. Now in its 36th year and one of the oldest races on the local road running calendar the Déise College  Dungarvan 10k is always one of the more popular races on the busy West Waterford AC calendar. The event will also see a number of perpetual trophies being presented. We have the Seamus Power memorial trophy to the first male finisher and the Mikey Roche memorial trophy for the first local female finisher. We will be using the fast canal circuit for this race,with the race headquarters at the Dungarvan GAA club house which is where the presentation will also take place.

The Michael Roche Carpets series prizes will also be awarded after this race.


Location of Dungarvan GAA club HERE

Monday, March 5, 2018

Notice...Michal Rejmer Run Series in Limerick City - Fri 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Apr 2018


The 5 mile road race series organised by Dooneen AC in memory of former club member Michal Rejmer takes place every Friday evening in April of 2018 at 7pm.

Each race is on the same course every week and is an ideal way to measure your progress. Each race costs €10 to enter online or €15 on the day.

The link for online entries is HERE

The race HQ is at the Country Club, Old Cratloe Road on the north-west side of Limerick City.




Each race starts and finishes near the Country Club and the route has one climb from about 1.3 to 2.3 miles.


This is followed by a very fast descent!

First 200 online entries for the whole race series are guaranteed a special limited-edition Michal Rejmer Memorial T-Shirt.

More info on the race series website... http://www.michalrejmerrunseries.com/

Top Irish 400m hurdler & Olympic athlete Thomas Barr with members of Dooneen at the launch of the 2018 Series

Monday, February 26, 2018

Waterford...Results of the Kilmacthomas 4 mile - Sun 25th Feb 2018

A total of 195 runners turned out for this 4 mile race in Kilmacthomas, Co.Waterford on Sunday the 25th of February 2018. That's a jump of 32% on the numbers last year that turned out for the 5 mile edition so the change to the shorter distance and putting half of the course on the popular Greenway seems to have been a good move.

O'Reilly Butchers Kilmacthomas 4 Mile Road Race

Mens Results
1st Man     Sean Mc Grath     East Cork  A.C.     20.35
2nd Man     Brian Murphy      Carrick On Suir A.C. 20.47
3rd Man     Eoin Lyons   Focus On Fitness   21.05
1st O/40 Male    Frank Quinlan     Waterford A.C.     21.35
1st O/45 Male    Sean Dwyer  West Waterford A.C.     25.00
1st O/50 Male    Ray Hahesy   West Waterford A.C.     24.44
1st O/55 Male    Joe Gough   West Waterford A.C.     24.37

Ladies Results
1st Lady     Lorna Davy Fitzgerald    Mallow A.C.  25.18
2nd Lady    Naomi Doonan     Saturday Road Runners  25.38
3rd Lady     Kate Veale   West Waterford A.C.    25.42
1st O/35 Female   Louise Morgan     Ferrybank A.C.     25.56
1st O/40 Female   Martina O'Dwyer   Carrick on Suir A.C. 25.48
1st O/45 Female   Maria Griffin  St Joseph's A.C.    27.04
1st O/50 Female   Onra Power  West Waterford A.C.    31.07

Full results

Photos...
1) West Waterford AC have some photos of the prize giving HERE
2) John Troy has a nice gallery HERE


Winner of the Kilmacthomas race Sean McGrath of East Cork AC with James Veale of West Waterford AC. Photo: John Troy