Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Notice: Clonmel 4 mile road race in Tipperary - Thurs 26th Dec 2019

The big race in Tipperary over the Christmas period is the annual 4 mile race in Clonmel on Thursday the 26th of December 2019.

From the organisers Clonmel AC...MSD 4 Mile – St Stephen’s Day, 12 Noon

This very popular race takes place again on St Stephen’s Day, the 31st promotion of this event. The Club is very grateful to MSD for sponsoring this year’s event. The Club started promoting this event in 1989 to encourage people to participate in the Sport over the festive season. As such we have seen it grown in stature over the years and it is now firmly established in the athletics calendar, as it caters for all levels of fitness. 

Race Registration will be taken on the day at Colaiste Cheitinn, the Mall from 10am onwards. The entry fee is 10 Euros. The route is relatively flat and is noted for fast times.

This year there will be Prizes for the following categories, Men: 1st 5 Men, 1st 2 0/40, 0/45, 0/50, 1st 0/55, 0/60, 0/65, 0/70 and 0/75 plus 1st 2 Junior Men. The list of Prizes for the Ladies is as follows: the 1st 5 Senior Ladies, 1st 2 0/35, 0/40, 0/45, 1st 0/50 0/55 and 0/60 plus 1st 2 Junior Ladies.

There will also be some great Spot Prizes for down the field finishers to be won, so come along and participate in a great Sporting event. This is an ideal event to raise funds for local charities.

There will also be Post Race Refreshments in the Colaiste Cheitinn, the mall afterwards as well as the Presentation of the Prize Awards.

There will also be Post Race Refreshments in the Vocational School. This year’s event will be Chip timed by Premier Timing Systems. This event has an Athletics Ireland Race Permit.

The entry Fee is 10 Euros. Enquiries to Niall at 086 1660888.

Maps and directions HERE


Saturday, December 7, 2019

Results of the Waterford Half-Marathon - Sat 7th Dec 2019

Just over 2,000 runners turned out for this years Waterford Half-Marathon on Saturday the 7th of December 2019. From what I hear, the modified course was a bit on the hilly side.

1 Derese Yared     3027     1:04:13 4:54/M     Carrick Aces A.C.    
2 Clohisey Mick 3022     1:05:23 4:59/M     Raheny Shamrock A.C.    
3 Keogh Eric     3020     1:07:48 5:11/M     Donore Harriers
35 Fitzgerald     Ruth     3024     1:20:00 6:06/M     Waterford A.C.    
50 Kehoe Fiona     3006     1:21:38 6:14/M     Kilmore A.C.    
60 Carthy Jackie 3029     1:22:58 6:20/M     Kilmore A.C.

Full results

1) Kieran Laffan has some photos HERE
2) Waterford AC have some presentation photos HERE 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Kerry: Results of the Run Rudolph 5k in Castleisland - Sun 1st Dec 2019

Place     Bib     First name     Last name     Gender     Time     Category
1     572     Conor     O'Mahony     Male     15:41     Senior Men
2     619     Derek     Griffin     Male     16:15     Senior Men
3     646     Tommy     O Brien     Male     16:22     Men 40
4     645     Tim     O Connor     Male     16:28     Men 40
5     579     Darragh     Oleary     Male     17:06     Junior Boys
6     656     John     Heaphy     Male     17:17     Senior Men
7     566     Luke     O Callaghan     Male     17:30     Junior Boys
8     526     Oisin     Murray     Male     17:36     Junior Boys
8     668     Arthur     Fitzgerald     Male     17:36     Senior Men
10     657     Seamus     Hickey     Male     18:06     Senior Men
11     616     Carol     Finn     Female     18:21     Senior Women
12     622     Niamh     O Mahony     Female     18:22     junior girls
13     615     Nick     Hogan     Male     18:27     Senior Men
14     586     Kevin     Griffin     Male     18:51     Men 50
14     609     Martin     Liston     Male     18:51     Senior Men
16     663     Garrett     Scollard     Male     19:03     Men 40
17     655     Daire Doyle     O Brien     Female     19:15     Junior Boys
18     667     Alan     Regan     Male     19:27     Senior Men
19     517     John     Culloty     Male     19:29     Men 40
20     578     John     Oleary     Male     19:39     Men 40
21     514     Sean     O Sullivan     Male     19:42     Men 40
22     647     Finbar     Corcoran     Male     19:50     Senior Men
23     580     Sean     Oleary     Male     20:01     Junior Boys
24     549     James     Clifford     Male     20:11     Junior Boys
25     582     Gabriele     Gambino     Male     20:14     Junior Boys
26     577     Sharon     Cahill     Female     20:16     Women 50
27     672     Mike     Reidy     Male     20:20     Senior Men
28     525     Darragh     Cahill     Male     20:21     boys u16
29     605     Caroline     Murphy     Female     20:41     Women 50
30     570     Alan     Burton     Male     20:47     Senior Men

Saturday, November 30, 2019



Some weeks ago we were made aware of the commencement of road works on the Lacken Road at mile 7 of our half marathon route. We have been engaged with Waterford City & County Council since and although the road is closed to the public our plan had still been that the route could be run as normal. Unfortunately now due to circumstances outside of our control this is not possible. Following meetings with An Garda Siochana and Waterford City & County Council they have supported us in devising an alternative route. We understand this is short notice but we were however conscious we wanted to avoid a postponement or cancellation of the event especially for the many participants travelling from outside the county. Our sincere thanks to the team that have helped us find a solution. We will now continue to work with An Garda Siochana and Waterford City & County Council to make the necessary adjustments to our health and safety plan.

Link to the route:

High level route description as follows:
Starting at the back of WIT Arena (close to our regular starting point)
Turning left down Oliver’s Hill and left on to the Western Link road
The next 6 miles remain unchanged from previous years
After completing the 1.5 mile out and back section on the Western Link road we turn left onto the Old Kilmeadan Road
Turning right into the IDA industrial estate after 1.3 miles
Exiting the industrial estate after 1.7 miles onto the cork road and turning down witches lane
Entering Ballybeg drive towards the Waterford City Fire Station
Turing right on to Kilbarry Road towards the outer ring road
Turning right on to the Outer Ring Road for 1.4 miles
Turning left at the Butlerstown Roundabout towards Kilmeadan for 1.1 miles
Turning on to Tramore Crossroad and continuing on to the Old Kilmeadan road back towards WIT Arena for the remaining 2.6 miles
Race packs and transfers
An post received all race packs this week and they now should have started to arrive. If you have not received your race pack before next Wednesday 27th please let us know. If you transferred your number after Monday the 25th the pack will already have been sent to you so you must make arrangements to get the pack to the new participant. Transfers will remain open until Tuesday 3rd. After this giving your number to someone else is strictly prohibited.

Waterford AC Half Marathon Organising Committee

Monday, November 25, 2019

Notice: Run Rudolph Run 5k in Castleisland, Kerry - Sun 1st Dec 2019

This Christmas 5 km race is coming up in Castleisland, Co.Kerry on Sunday the 1st of December 2019 at 11am.

The event is organised by An Ríocht AC and registration is at their clubhouse at the track in Castleisland.

More info about the location of the track and the race route can be seen HERE

From the organisers.... Run Rudolph Run 5k
This year the Run Rudolph Run 5k will be held on Sunday December 1st and we are hoping it will be bigger and better than ever. This is going to be a fantastically Christmassy, family orientated, fun event not focusing on the competitive element at all. 

Adult registration on the day €15. Children €5.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Notice : Tom Walsh 10k race in Caherconlish, Limerick - Sun 19th Jan 2020

The annual Tom Walsh 10k race is coming up in Caherconlish to the south-east of Limerick City on Sunday the 19th of January 2020 at 12:30pm.

From the organisers...This is an Athletics Ireland event. We have chip timing, full changing facilities and a great spread of food afterwards in the Millennium Centre Caherconlish. 

Pacers for 40, 45, 50, 55 & 60 mins.

Entry Fee : Runners €15, Walkers for the 5 mile €5, Family for the walk €10

You can enter online HERE

The map below shows the race route to the south-east of Caherconlish.

The first two miles of the 10k course is on the R513 road which may have some traffic. After that at about 2.3 miles, runners turn off to the left and onto quiet country roads for the rest of the race.

The profile above shows the humps and bumps out on the course. There is a slight pull around the 5 mile mark but this is followed by a downhill finish.

Course video below gives a feel for what the 10k looks like...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Waterford: Results of the Old Parish Turkey Trot - Sun 17th Nov 2019

There was a turnout of 124 runners for this years Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile near Dungarvan in West Waterford.

1ST MAN Raivis Zakis West Waterford A.C. 27.07.
2ND MAN Anthony Flynn    West Waterford A.C. 27.48
3RD MAN John O'Rourke    Ferrybank A.C.   27.53
1ST LADY Kealy Tideswell    West Waterford A.C. 34.12
2ND LADY Phyllis Flynn Stragglers A.C.    34.42
3RD LADY Stephanie Johnson Ind 35.13

The full results are HERE

a) West Waterford AC have a gallery HERE

Top 3 women in the 2019 Old Parish race (L-R) ... Phyllis Flynn (2nd), Stephanie Johnson (3rd) & Kealy Tideswell (1st)

Friday, November 15, 2019

Notice: Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile in Waterford - Sun 17th Nov 2019

This 5 mile race near Dungarvan in W Waterford is coming up on Sun 17th Nov 2019...

From the organisers.... On Sunday November 17th the 10th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile run and 4 mile walk will take place at the Marine Bar, Pulla, Dungarvan. The 4 mile walk will begin at 11 am, while the 5 mile run will get under way at 12 noon. Entry fee 8 euro/donation.

The walk will commence at 11am.

More info on the West Waterford AC website

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Training Programmes for the 2020 Dungarvan 10 mile...

Every year, I put together training programmes for groups of people training for the John Treacy 10 mile road race in Dungarvan.

If anyone is interested in following a programme tailored especially for a 10 mile race then here are the details...

a) Choice of 3 programmes based on training 3, 4 or 5 days a week.

b) Aimed at club & non-club runners who are targeting finish times between 65 and 95 mins.

c) The training programme is sent out by email every two weeks. There is email support if you have any questions about training or if you want to tweak the programme to suit your own schedule.

The programme starts on Monday the 18th of November and the cost is €30.

If you are interested then email johndesmondrunning AT gmail DOT com and outline how many days a week you want to train, your target time and some of your recent race times... 5k, 10mile, half-marathon.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Clare: Sixmilebridge Marathon event cancelled

Every year in November, a race series is held in the village in Sixmilebridge. Co Clare and it usually consists of a half-marathon, a full marathon and an ultra marathon. It consisted of multiple loops on a one-mile circuit in the village.

Perhaps it's just a sign of the times but it has been cancelled this year due to lack of interest.

On the 1st of November, the organisers said it was 'filling up fast'?!?! Then on the 5th, it was announced that they might have to cancel it. And finally on the 9th of November, it was cancelled.

It had been due to take place on the 17th of November.

From the BMOH Facebook page....

1 Nov... Registration is filling up fast, every year we have let’s request from people looking for a place, we are limited to 200 participant, please book early to avoid disappointment....

5 Nov... Hi Everyone, Registration numbers are well down this year, if numbers do not significantly increase before Friday November 8th, We will unfortunately need to CANCEL this years event which we do not want to do, so if you are planning to run but have not registered yet , please do so before Friday. Thanks BMOH AC Committee

9 Nov 2019.... 2019 Bridge Loops CANCELLED. we are disappointed to inform all Athletes who have registered that this years event is cancelled due to low numbers. Apart from turning it into a loss making event for the Club, we also felt the low numbers would take from the atmosphere that is always created around the course when we have 200 people running. The Club will look to host some form of running event in 2020 to help bring top class runners back into our village. Again, we are very sorry to share this unfortunate news this evening. BMOH AC Commitee

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Notice: Clonmel 4k Series - Every Wed 30th Oct to 27th Nov 2019

Clonmel AC are organising a series of 4 km races every Wednesday evening from the 30th of October to the 27th of November 2019.

Some notes from Clonmel AC....O'Reilly Total Health Pharmacy 4K Series
This popular series of races gets underway at 7pm, outside the Brothers of Charity carpark, Race Headquarters, St Patrick’s Road, Silversprings, Clonmel. The dates of this year’s races are Wednesday 30th October 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th of November. 

The Club is very grateful to Barry Horgan for such generous sponsorship. This series of races caters for all levels of fitness and an ideal opportunity to keep fit and stay fit until the end of November. The entry fee for each race is 4 Euros and there will be a special prize for all participants that compete in three out of the first four races. There will also be an opportunity to win among the prizes each night, a very generous hamper, well worth entering for alone.

We have three rules that have to be strictly adhered to: 

Rule One: No High Viz, No Run, a bright yellow top is not a High Viz. 
Rule Two: Obey the stewards at all times, they are there for your safety as well as everyone else and they give of their time voluntarily. 
Rule Three: No Headphones.

Registration will take place at the Brothers of Charity carpark on St Patrick’s Road from 6.15pm onwards and we are indeed very grateful to the Brothers of Charity for the use of their carpark. We advise people to come early and enter as we are expecting a big entry. We will also have a special Hamper prize raffled off from all the race numbers handed in at the finish each night, so make sure to hand back you race number to give yourself a chance of winning this wonderful prize.

For further enquiries please contact Niall at 086 1660888.

Also go to

Preview...Directions, preview, maps, etc of the course can be seen HERE

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Sports First Aid Course in Limerick City - Sat 16th Nov 2019

This Sports First Aid course is coming up in the South Court Hotel in Limerick City on Saturday the 16th of November 2019.

The course runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm, costs €45 and is organised by Limerick Sports Partnership.

More info HERE

Clare: Results of the Bernie Meaney Memorial 5k - Sun 3rd Nov 2019

The 44th Annual St Marys & Bernie Meaney Memorial 5k Road
Race in Kilmurry Mc Mahon, Co Clare Sunday 3 November 2019.
1:00 pm
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order. Race Race
1 0:16:02 KENNETH RODGERS, St Johns AC M 383 1
2 0:16:03 DAMIAN LANDERS, Ennis Track AC M 357 2
3 0:18:18 DERMOT GALVIN, St Johns AC M 494 3
4 0:18:22 KEITH LYNCH, St Marys AC M 354 4
5 0:18:35 DAVID LYONS, Ennis Track AC M 374 5
6 0:18:52 ALAN CONSIDINE, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M 478 6
7 0:19:00 FERGAL GROGAN, St Marys AC M O/40 394 7
8 0:19:03 MICHAEL HEHIR, South Galway AC M O/45 356 8
9 0:19:08 DEREK LYNCH, Fergus AC M 487 9
10 0:19:19 BRIAN EGAN, St Johns AC M 365 10
11 0:19:33 KIERAN DILLON, St Marys AC M O/45 353 11
12 0:19:36 BILLY MC KENNA, Ennis Track AC M 613 12
13 0:20:05 JOHN CAHILL, St Johns AC M O/50 395 13
14 0:20:07 GERARD DUNNE, St Johns AC M U/16 387 14
15 0:20:09 SEAMUS FOUDY, Ennis Track AC M 390 15
16 0:20:22 BRIAN WALLACE, St Marys AC M U/16 605 16
17 0:20:24 ANNE MARIE CONNELLAN, Ennis Track AC F 362 17
18 0:20:26 JOHN O MALLEY, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M O/45 373 18
19 0:20:29 DAVID CORRY, St Marys AC M 128 19
20 0:20:34 EAMONN MORGAN, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M O/45 389 20
21 0:20:38 JOHN CONROY, Ennis Track AC M O/45 484 21
22 0:20:43 LAURA EGAN, St Johns AC F 496 22
23 0:20:56 GER KEANE, St Johns AC M O/45 127 23
24 0:20:58 EAMON DUNNE, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M 198 24
25 0:21:14 JAMES KENNY, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M O/60 483 25
26 0:21:15 MIKE CLUNE, Ennis Track AC M O/55 361 26
27 0:21:23 AARON KELLY, St Marys AC M 477 27
28 0:21:32 MARYANNE MURRAY, St Cronans AC F 355 28
29 0:21:33 JOHN KEOGH, St Marys AC M O/40 469 29
30 0:21:36 RITA KIERCE, St Marys AC F 470 30

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Dungarvan 10 mile entries open on Fri 1st Nov 2019

Please note that entries to the 2020 John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile road race open on Friday the 1st of November 2019.

This is quite simply one of the best 10 milers in the country and all 3000 entries are likely to sell out within a day. Last year, it took just a few hours.

ENTRIES >>> Link for entries ...

From West Waterford AC.... 29th ANNUAL JOHN TREACY DUNGARVAN 10 .
Welcome To The 29th John Treacy Dungarvan 10 Mile Road Race - Entries Open November 1st

As and from November 1st, entries will open for the 29th Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 which will be held on Sunday February 2nd 2020, with a start time of 1.30pm. West Waterford Athletic Club have announced details of the event which has established itself as a must run race on the Irish road running calendar with participants from all four corners of the country and beyond participating. The race has grown year on year and is a pre entry race which will close when 3,000 entries is reached. ( please note this race was full in a very short time last year ).

West Waterford Athletic Club is delighted with the support it receives from its sponsors for this event, we are fortunate to have the support of AIB Bank, Garveys Super-Valu, Tipperary Water, Flahavan's, Munster Signs & Print, Déise Design, along with many other local businesses and individuals who are all giving valuable support helping to make the day a great occasion for the town of Dungarvan. The race also incorporates the popular John Treacy Club Challenge Cup for men's and ladies teams which has proved to be hugely competitive. We will again be calling on all the athletic clubs of Ireland to take on the challenge in 2020. The John Treacy Dungarvan 10 brings together the ideal race combination of fun runners, joggers, club athletes and top class internationals who compete over a fast flat 10 mile course around the historic town of Dungarvan, we look forward to welcoming you to our town on February 2nd 2020. Don't be disappointed as many were last year get your entry in as soon as entries open November 1st.

John Treacy Club Challenge - The John Treacy Club Challenge is now a firmly established Competition Nationwide, previous winners of the men's team event include the host club West Waterford AC and Clonliffe Harriers AC and East Cork AC while Eagle A.C. Leevale AC and St.Finbarrs AC have been to the fore in the Ladies event. The current holders are Leevale AC in the men's with a combined finish time of 2.42.27 while St. Finbarrs AC hold the ladies title with their finish time of 3.16.53 Who will be the next club to take the title?

Monday, October 28, 2019

Clare: Results of the Clare Red Cross 5k in Ennis - Mon 28th Oct 2019

The Clare Red Cross and the John Kerin Memorial
5k Lees Road, Monday 28 October 2019. 11:00 am
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order. Race Race
1 0:20:21 VERONICA COLLERAN, Ennis Track AC F 372 1
2 0:20:47 KIERAN LIDDANE, Sixmilebridge M 364 2
3 0:22:05 PADRAIG BREATHNACH, Ennis M 374 3
4 0:22:49 FRANCIS MC MAHON, Kilnaboy M 172 4
5 0:22:54 SEAN WHELAN, Ennis Track AC M 351 5
6 0:22:55 SUE GARRAHY, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare F 363 6
7 0:25:05 KIERAN MEEHAN, Lahinch M 350 7
8 0:25:56 CATHAL WALSH, Sixmilebridge M 365 8
9 0:27:16 COLM DIVILLY, Galway M 347 9
10 0:27:44 BRENDAN CUSACK, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M 367 10
11 0:29:50 LIAM O NEILL, Inagh M 158 11
12 0:35:59 MARIANNE O NEILL, Inagh F 156 12
13 0:35:59 HAZEL SLATTERY, Bodyke F 373 13
14 0:37:40 PATRICK MORRISSEY, Ennis M 110 14
15 0:37:40 JOHN RYAN, Irish Wheelchair Assoc. M 366 15
16 0:40:10 DEIRDRE O NEILL, Shannon F 120 16

Friday, October 25, 2019

Waterford: Dungarvan Winter League - Wed 6th Nov 2019 to 12th Feb 2020

26th  Annual "Forde's Daybreak" West Waterford Athletic Club Winter League - Dungarvan, Co.Waterford.

Registration Night : Wed 30th Oct 2019

Online entry now open for the Winter League at the link below...

Dates - Wednesday @ 6:45pm

Nov 2019 - 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
Dec 2019 - 4th, 11th & 18th
Jan 2020 - 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th
Feb 2020 - 5th & 12th

From West Waterford AC....Wednesday October 30th sees the registration take place for the 2019/20 26th Annual Forde’s Daybreak winter league which will be run over 13 weeks and organised by West Waterford athletic club. 

The event for those few who are not familiar with it caters for all types of runners and especially for those that have never ran before, we provide plenty of advice and encouragement so please don’t feel that you might be the only person trying it for the first time as guaranteed there will be many coming along again this year for the very first time just like you. 

There are 2 distances to choose from and they are commonly known as the long route 5.4 miles and the short route 2.3.miles

Come along on the night and register for whichever route you wish to do. Please bare in mind that you are not stuck with the course you choose at the start, if you wish to change after a while then you may do so. We will be available to answer any questions you may have tonight or any other night. 

There is no official run on registration night, however many people do run the course but there will be no stewards on the course until round 1 which is the official start of the league. If you can’t register on registration night, you can do so the following week or any other night but we do urge as many as possible to come along and register in order to speed up proceedings for the following week. Your cooperation with this matter is much appreciated.

Once-off registration fee of €5

When you register, there will be a fee of €5 to cover the cost of the waterproof number and timing chip attached. This number and chip will be issued to you and you only and it will be your number for the duration of the 13 week league so it’s most important that you have it and wear it every Wednesday night, please pin it to the front of your bib only. This is a once-off fee, payable on the night you get your number and then after that it will be just €2 each night that you run for members and €3 for non-members. 
Last year we introduced a once off payment for the entire league and this was taken up by half of all winter league runners who save themselves some money by doing so. For WWAC club members you can pay 30 euro (this includes the 5 euro once off number payment) and for non members you can pay a once off payment of 40 euro which also includes the 5 euro number payment charge.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Notice: Brickey 5k nr Dungarvan in Waterford - Sun 3rd Nov 2019

This 5km race organised by West Waterford AC is coming up at the Brickey GAA grounds on Sunday the 3rd of November 2019. For anyone familiar with the Dungarvan 10 course then the GAA grounds are near the 5 mile mark which is just to the west of the town.

From West Waterford AC... MICHAEL ROCHE CARPETS SERIES.RACE 1. 26th ANNUAL MURRAYS PHARMACY BRICKEY 5k .... Date: Sunday, November 03, 2019 11:00 am


Bushy Park GAA grounds is the venue for the 26th Brickey Run Ssponsored by Murrays Pharmacy Dungarvan which will be held on Sunday 3rd November.  The course is a really fast flat course. The race will get under way at 11 am with registration taking place from 10.15 onwards in the GAA clubhouse Bushy Park. The Martin Curran Cup will be awarded to the first man on the day and the Jim Lyons memorial shield will be awarded to the first lady. The prize-giving will take place in the club house immediately after the race and refreshments will also be provided for all the runners. Entry fee is €8 Euros online and €10 on the day.

Info on WWAC website.... Click HERE

You can enter online HERE or on the day of the race.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Notice: Adare 10k road race, Co.Limerick - Sun 23rd Feb 2020

The annual Adare 10k road race is coming up on Sunday the 23rd of February 2020 at 1pm.

Organised by West Limerick AC, this is a hugely popular race and attracts a large field of about 700 runners, way beyond the usual 200 or so that most races get. It sell out every year.

Entries......You can enter HERE

Update: 15th Oct... 350 places gone
Update: 16th Oct... Over 500 gone
Update: 17th Oct... Over 690 gone
Update: 18th Oct... 950 gone. Sold out!

Limit is 950

From the organisers......West Limerick A.C. are delighted to announce that our online entry for Adare 10k 2020 is now open.

Register here:

The race will take place on Sunday Feb 23rd 2020 at 1pm.

The price is €25 inclusive of processing fee. You have the option of selecting your race number to be posted to you if you wish.

Race entries are up on last year but strictly limited to 950 entries. There are medals and race T-Shirts for all entrants and these will be revealed in due course.

Please note : The Adare 10k sold out in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2019 we were sold out in just three weeks. As in previous years if we sell out before the event we will not be taking any entries on the weekend of the race.

Numbers and T Shirts can still be collected at race hq (Adare Village Hall) on the weekend of the race. Medals will be presented at the finish line.

Chip timing will be provided by MyRunResults for our third year working together.

Our race had a permit granted by our governing body Athletics Ireland. You must be a minimum of 15 years of age on the day of the race to take part. This is in accordance with Athletics Ireland race permit rules. If you register someone under this age they will be removed from the race.

As always there will be individual race prizes, age category and team prizes for athletics clubs. There is a bonus of €100 if the course record is broken.

Course records:
Rory O Connor 30:43 in 2019
Barbara Cleary 36:00 in 2014

We will also be delighted in welcoming back all of our previous winners.


Course.....The 10k course starts and finishes in Adare and takes in a loop to to the north-west.

Course Preview.....You can find maps, directions, photos and a preview of the course at...

Monday, September 23, 2019

Notice: West Waterford AC Open Cross Country Event in Dungarvan - Sun 29th Sept 2019

There is an Open Cross Country race in West Waterford coming up on Sunday 29th Sept 2019.

Note that it is an 'Open' event. It's just like a road race except it's on grass. You don't have to be from Waterford either! Entry only €5.


The Ladies race over 4,000 metres ( 2 laps ) will start at 12 noon and include Senior, Junior and under 18 Ladies.

The men’s Senior race over 10.000 metres ( 4 laps ) will start immediately after ladies race and include Senior, Junior and under 18 Men. The Junior and under 18 men will run 6,000 metres (3 laps).

Open race prizes.
1st 3 men-1st over 40-45-50-55 and junior.
1st 3 Ladies-1st over 35-40-45-50 and junior.

1st 3 Individuals Gold ,Silver and Bronze.
1st three club teams with 4 to score. Gold, Silver and Bronze.

1st 3 Individuals Gold , Silver and Bronze

Directions below.......

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Notice: Run in the Dark 5k & 10k in University of Limerick - Wed 13th Nov 2019

This years Run in the Dark event is being held in multiple locations around the country including one at the University of Limerick Campus.

From the organisers...Run in the Dark Limerick – Join us for a 5k or 10k run on 13th November
Run in the Dark Limerick takes place on Wednesday the 13th  November 2019 at 8.00pm. Every November, as darkness sweeps the globe, thousands of people in 50 cities across the world will pull on their running shoes and red flashing armbands and hit the streets to Run in the Dark.
We know there are lots of running events out there, so why choose Run in the Dark?!

Apart from being a unique night run taking place in iconic locations around the world, there’s also an important cause fuelling this fundraising run. Run in the Dark is a global running movement helping to cure paralysis in our lifetime.

Run in the Dark is organised by the Mark Pollock Trust, named after blind Irish adventure athlete Mark Pollock. Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark Pollock suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury in 2010 when he fell from a second story window that left him paralysed. As Mark strives to walk again, his most complex journey is ahead of him – to find a cure for paralysis.

By taking part in Run in the Dark you are enabling ground-breaking collaborations and research which could change the lives of millions of paralysed people around the world.

Every donation, every step, every study, moves us towards a cure for paralysis and enabling people to walk again.

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There are a limited number of places available so make sure to sign up early so you don't miss out!

The route leaves the UL Boathouse and heads back towards the University - there is a wide cycle path as an alternate to the road. At the LERO roundabout turn left and continue towards the bridge. Take the canal path down to the riverbank and turn left. Continue following the path to the turn point. On return, turn right at the boathouse to return to the start point.

Whether you are completing the 5km run or 10km run, please aim to arrive at 19.30 (7.30pm) so that we can ensure everyone will receive their flashing armband and buff and have a group photo before we go running!

More on the Run in the Dark Limerick website...