Saturday, August 17, 2019

Guest Post : JIM HONOURED FOR HIS STEWARDING SERVICES ...by John Walshe

JIM HONOURED FOR HIS STEWARDING SERVICES... by John Walshe


At last night’s GSK 5-Mile road race in Dungarvan, the penultimate event in the Intersport Elverys/Asics Summer Series, a special presentation was made to Jim Veale to mark his many years stewarding at West Waterford events.

Jim – father of James, a man so associated with athletics not only locally but on an international level – has been involved with the club since its formation back in 1994. He is an ever-regular at all the local races and in particular at the club’s famous Winter League which takes in 13 Wednesday nights from October to February.

Whatever the winter weather, be it hail, rain or snow, Jim has be there in his fluorescent jacket making sure the runners make their way in safety around the streets of Dungarvan. He is seen here receiving his presentation from Gerry Cantwell, another loyal servant and athlete with the West Waterford club over the years.

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A list of John Walshe's guest posts can be seen on this page.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Race calendar updated with Tipperary and Waterford events

The race calendar is now updated with upcoming races and running events in Counties Tipperary and Waterford.

Click HERE to view.

A look at the Three Counties Race Series

The annual Three Counties Race Series is organised by Carrick Road Runners and has been going for over 10 years. There are currently 4 races in the series and they are held in Tipperary, Waterford and Kilkenny.

The 2019 series finished up recently and this is what the numbers for each race looks like...

The numbers for the Piltown 10k this year were well up which helped offset the drop in numbers for the Faugheen 5k and Portlaw 5 mile.

If we look at the current four races in the series and work out an average for them over the years, this is the chart we get...


As can be seen, there was a big drop from 2013 to 2017 but it seems to have stabilised since then.

All the results of the races in the series for 2019 can be found on the Carrick Road Runners website.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Race calendar updated with Clare and Limerick events

The race calendar is now updated with upcoming races and running events in Counties Limerick and Clare.

Click HERE to view.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Limerick : Results of the Michal Rejmer 5 mile Series in 2019

The Michel Rejmer Run Series took place in the first half of 2019 and in this post, we take a look at the race numbers.

In 2017, there were just two races in the series. This increased to four in 2018 and dropped to three in 2019.

In terms of numbers, the average for 2017 was 86. This rose to an average of 107 for the four races in 2018. In 2019 however, the average dropped back to 80.

The results of each five mile race in 2019 can be seen below...

Race 1 ... Race 2... Race 3

Limerick : Results of the Bruff 5 mile - Fri 28th June 2019


Just catching up on some results. A total of 91 runners turned out for this years Bruff 5 mile road race in Co Limerick. As the chart above shows, there has been more than a 50% reduction in numbers since 2016.

The results are HERE

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Limerick : Results & Photos of the Curraghchase - Sun 11th Aug 2019



There was another large turn out for this years Curraghchase 10k in Co Limerick with 484 finishers. That is up over 30% on the number for 2018!

1 262 Declan Moore Male 00:32:57
2 475 Thomas Klimas Male00:37:38
4 341 Tomas Regan Male 00:39:54
3 336 Jessica Coyne Female 00:39:02
11 478 Val Sheehy Female 00:42:02
17 352 Noreen O'Sullivan Female 00:43:07


Full results

Photos...
1) The organisers have a large number of photos...
...Pre-Race
...Race
...Finish
...Post Race

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Clare: Results of the Johnny Hayes Memorial 5k in Lissycasey - Wed 7th Aug 2019

Clare Ladies & The 3rd Annual Johnny Hayes Memorial 5k Frure, Lissycasey Co Clare Wednesday 7 August 2019. 7:00 pm
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:18:43    DAVID LYONS,     Ennis Track AC    M    74    1
    2    0:20:00    KIERAN DILLON,     St Marys AC    M    88    2
    3    0:20:17    DAVID CORRY,     St Marys AC    M    92    3
    4    0:20:19    AARON KELLY,     St Marys AC    M    488    4
    5    0:21:43    LIAM KEANE,     Lissycasey    M    170    5
    6    0:21:51    ANTHONY CULLIGAN,     Fergus AC    M    89    6
    7    0:22:22    JIMMY DOYLE,     Ennis Track AC    M    94    7
    8    0:22:25    THOMAS FAUGHNER,     Fergus AC    M    498    8
    9    0:22:26    AINE GARRY,     Fergus Ladies GAA    F    493    9
    10    0:22:41    SAOIRSE CROWE,     Kilrush Ladies GAA    F    65    10
    11    0:23:05    AINE BERMINGHAM,     Kilrush Ladies GAA    F    67    11

    12    0:23:14    AIMEE BARRETT,     Clarecastle Ladies GAA    F    19    12
    13    0:23:19    JOHN MC MAHON,     Fergus AC    M    490    13
    14    0:23:28    AINE SLATTERY,     Fergus Ladies GAA    F    178    14
    15    0:23:31    CAOIMHE MC MAHON,     Fergus AC    F    489    15

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Clare : Results of the Dan O'Halloran 5k in Kilmihil - Sat 3rd Aug 2019

The 10th Annual Dan O Halloran 5k Road Race in Kilmihil, Co Clare Saturday 3 August 2019. 1:00 pm
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:17:11    NICK BOWKER,     Clapham Chasers London    M    197    1
    2    0:18:18    DERMOT GALVIN,     St Johns AC    M    290    2
    3    0:19:05    BARRY CONWAY,     Fergus AC    M    224    3
    4    0:19:52    ANNE HATCHARD,     Adelaide Australia    F    215    4
    5    0:20:21    CORMAC TOOMEY,     Clapham Chasers London    M    242    5
    6    0:20:42    GERARD DUNNE,     St Johns AC    M U/14    212    6
    7    0:20:51    STEPHEN CONNORS,     West Clare Sports & Fitness    M 40    733    7
    8    0:20:53    LAURA EGAN,     Kilmihil    F    268    8
    9    0:21:00    EAMONN MORGAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 40    100    9
    10    0:21:03    AOIBHE CARR,     Craughwell    F    95    10
    11    0:21:04    LIAM CLANCY,     Dublin    M 40    739    11
    12    0:21:13    VERONICA COLLERAN,     Ennis Track AC    F 50    250    12

Notice : West Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon - Sat 14th Sept 2019

The 3rd West Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon is coming up this year on Saturday the 14th of September 2019 at 9am.
 

Update - Sat 3rd Aug 2019 : Demand for entries has been very high and it is nearly sold out!

Entry link HERE


The Greenway which runs from Waterford City to Dungarvan follows the route of the old railway line and opened in 2017. With a combination of mountain and coastal views, it has been really popular with walkers, runners and cyclists.

This Greenway goes from Kilmacthomas to Dungarvan going across several viaducts and through the 400 metre long Ballyvoile tunnel. This video below gives a flavour of what the greenway is like.



This is likely to fill up fast so don't delay entering if you are interested.

This race is organised by West Waterford AC and they have all the info up on their website HERE 


Some info about the Greenway HERE

Friday, August 2, 2019

Clare : Results of the Run the Banner 5k in Ennis - Thurs 1st Aug 2019

RUN THE BANNER Clare Athletics 5k Summer Series Race No.4 Lees Road, Ennis Co Clare Thursday 1 August 2019. 7:00 pm

Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:17:29    JOHN MOLONEY,     Ennis Track AC    M    289    1
    2    0:18:00    JOHN O GORMAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    49    2
    3    0:18:19    DARA MULCONROY,     Tulla AC    M    32    3

    4    0:18:55    MICHAEL MOYNIHAN,     Kilnaboy    M    362    4
    5    0:19:02    DAVID CORRY,     St Marys AC    M    23    5
    6    0:19:08    COLM RYAN,     St Cronans AC    M    276    6
    7    0:19:11    AISLING KELLY,     St Johns AC    F    30    7
    8    0:19:16    BRIAN TROY,     St Johns AC    M    363    8
    9    0:19:17    SEAN CAHALANE,     Love 2 Run Running Club    M    367    9
    10    0:19:20    AARON KELLY,     St Marys AC    M    55    10
    11    0:19:33    PETE TONGE,     Ennis Track AC    M    298    11
    12    0:19:34    BRIAN SHEEDY,     Newmarket On Fergus    M    293    12
    13    0:19:34    ANN MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F    309    13
    14    0:19:41    TOMAS WHELAN,     Kilnaboy    M    25    14
    15    0:19:43    LIAM SHANNON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    271    15
    16    0:19:50    MIKE CLUNE,     Ennis Track AC    M    7    16
    17    0:19:50    PAT BAKER ,     Kilnamona    M    444    17
    18    0:19:53    KEVIN SYNOTT,     Ennis Track AC    M    284    18
    19    0:20:10    JIM CARRIGAN,     Ennis Track AC    M    297    19
    20    0:20:20    JAMES CROSSE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    13    20
    21    0:21:01    CLAIRE MADIGAN,     St Johns AC    F    279    21
    22    0:21:06    IAN CAROLAN,     Clare Crusaders    M    278    22
    23    0:21:14    ROBERT DWANE,     Tulla    M    325    23
    24    0:21:17    JOHN GRAY,     Galway    M    291    24

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Notice: Clogheen 5km road race, Tipperary - Thurs 1st Aug 2019

This 5 km road race in South Tipperary is coming up on Thursday, the 1st of August 2019. Located centrally to the towns of Mitchelstown, Cahir and Clonmel, this race should be of interest to a lot of runners.


Against the backdrop of the Knockmealdown  Mountains, it's a lovely spot for a race.

Course Preview...Maps, directions and a preview of the course can be seen HERE 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Tipperary : Results & Photos of the Ballynonty 10 mile - Sun 28th July 2019


The annual Ballynonty 10 mile road race was held this year on Sunday the 28th of July 2019.

1st    0:55:02    Derek Walsh    Carrick On Suir AC    M40    17
2nd    0:55:05    Gareth McGlinchey    Dundrum AC    M35    8
3rd    0:55:56    Paddy Cummins    Moycarkey Coolcroo AC    SEN M    20
1st    1:08:31    Antoinette Coleman    None    F45    33
2nd    1:08:32    Karen Coughlan    Dundrum AC    F35    34
3rd    1:35:52    Aisling Lane    Mallow AC    SEN F    6


Full results, category prize winners and photos can be seen HERE

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Clare : Results of the West Clare LGFA 5k in Kilkee - Fri 5th July 2019

West Clare Gaels LGFA 5k in Kilkee, Co Clare Friday 5 July 2019. 7:00 pm
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:18:06    DERMOT GALVIN,     St Johns AC    M    325    1
    2    0:18:19    SEOIRSE COMERFORD,     Dunboyne A C    M    565    2
    3    0:18:19    JOHN CAHILL,     St Johns AC    M    401    3
    4    0:18:34    DAVID CORRY,     St Marys AC    M    406    4
    5    0:20:10    SEAN CAHALANE,     Love 2 Run Running Club    M O/40    404    5
    6    0:21:02    RITA KIERCE,     St Marys AC    F    405    6
    7    0:21:10    JOHN ANTHONY ROCHE,     Doonaha    M O/40    312    7
    8    0:21:29    STEPHEN MC INERNEY,     Moyasta    M    83    8
    9    0:21:44    ANNA CAMPBELL,     Dooneen AC    F    84    9
    10    0:21:49    JOE MC MAHON,     Querrin    M    31    10
    11    0:22:11    PAUL MC MAHON,     Querrin    M O/40    24    11
    12    0:23:36    AMY MEANEY,     West Clare Tri Club    F    89    12
    13    0:24:11    MARY MEANEY,     West Clare Tri Club    F    90    13
    14    0:24:29    AILISH BREW,     West Clare Ladies GAA    F    555    14
    15    0:24:31    NIAMH MORRISEY,     West Clare Gaels    F    323    15

Friday, July 26, 2019

Notice : Ballynonty 10 mile road race, Tipperary - Sun 28th July 2019

This 10 mile road race is coming up on Sunday the 28th of July 2019 at 11am. It could probably be best described as a 'back to basics, no frills' 10 mile road race.



There is no chip timing, no dry fit tops, no medals, no online entries, no early bird entry, no late bird entry, no goodie bags or any of the other stuff. Just a good quality old fashioned 10 mile road race over an accurately measured course for a very modest price with a great spread afterwards.


The village of Ballynonty is in South Tipperary and is just a few miles off the M8 motorway.


The race is organised by Ballynonty AC who have a website HERE.

Course Preview....A full preview of the course with maps, profile, directions, photos, etc can be seen HERE

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Notice: An Riocht AC 5k Series, Castleisland Co.Kerry - Aug & Sept 2019

This Autumn 5 km race series is coming up in Caslteisland, Co.Kerry on three Friday evenings in August & September 2019. The entry fee is €8 for each race or €20 for the series.


As can be seen from the post, the dates are...
Friday 30th August 2019 @7:15pm
Friday 6th September 2019 @7:15pm
Friday 13th September 2019 @7:15pm

The series is organised by An Ríocht AC and registration for each race is at their club house at the athletics track in Castleisland.

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

Notice - Clonmel Half-Marathon, Tipperary ... Sun 25th Aug 2019

The Clonmel Half-Marathon is coming up on Sunday the 25th of August 2019 and there is an entry limit this year of 1,000 runners. Since it first started back in 2010, it has grown in popularity every year and if you are interested then you should enter as soon as possible.

Update : Wed 24th July ...Please note that there are only 25 spaces left!



The standard entry fee is €40 and that includes a dry fit top.

REGISTER HERE FOR BOSTON SCIENTIFIC HALF MARATHON 2019

A €3.45 transaction fee applies to all online applications.


The race is being organised by Clonmel AC and they have plenty of information up on their website... http://www.clonmelac.com/

This is the race route...



left to right - Conor Fleming, Frank Lynch, Mark Darmody, Nicola Maunsell, Peter Kiely (Quality Engineer, Boston Scientific), Kieran Dunne (HR Director, Boston Scientific) and Niall O’Sullivan.  The run takes place on Sunday, August 25th at 10.00am.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Kerry: Results of the Kilmoyley Tidy Towns 5k & 10k - Sun 31st June 2019

 

As the chart shows, the number seemed to be well down this year.

Tidy Towns Kilmoyley 5k & 10k Fun Run Results

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Kerry : Results & Photos of the Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 20th July 2019



Conditions were almost perfect for this years Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k as almost 2,500 runners took part.

The overnight rain had cleared by early morning and the 13.1 mile run from Moll's Gap down to Killarney was really spectacular this year with some great views of the surrounding mountains and the valleys below.

Half-Marathon... 
1    Senior    Alan O'BRIEN (#590)    01:09:13
2    40-49    Michael MORGAN (#459)    01:10:44
3    40-49    Vivian FOLEY (#212)    01:11:05
1    40-49    Teresa MURPHY (#480)    01:22:46
2    Senior    Helen HEALY (#263)    01:24:20
3    Senior    Claire O'BRIEN (#1259)    01:24:46


Half-Marathon Results

10km...
1    40-49    Kieran MCKEOWN (#3081)    00:33:28
2    Senior    Lowan QUERE (#3275)    00:35:45
3    Senior    John GOGGIN (#2219)    00:35:52
1    40-49    Mary DALY (#2126)    00:38:01
2    Senior    Laura MOONEY (#1797)    00:39:13
3    Senior    Michelle FITZPATRICK (#2870)    00:41:20


10k results

Photos... (Updated 26th July 9:10am)
1) Keep an eye on the Run Killarney Facebook page where several galleries should be posted over the next few days.
...a) Gallery 1
...b) Gallery 2
...c) Gallery 3
...d) Gallery 4
...e) Gallery 5
...f) Gallery 6
...g) Gallery 7 
...h) Gallery 8
...i) Gallery 9
...j) Gallery 10 
...k) Gallery 11
...l) Gallery 12
...m) Gallery 13
...n) Gallery 14

Friday, July 19, 2019

Clare : Results of Run the Banner 5k in Ennis - Thurs 18th July 2019

RUN THE BANNER and Clare Athletics 5k Summer Series Race No.3 Lees Road, Ennis Co Clare Thursday 18 July 2019. 7:00 pm
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:15:04    KENNETH RODGERS,     St Johns AC    M    374    1
    2    0:17:14    JAMIE KELLY,     Ennis Track AC    M    426    2
    3    0:17:21    DAVID RICHARDSON,     South Galway AC    M    409    3
    4    0:17:25    RORY SEXTON,     Quin    M    9    4
    5    0:17:29    DAVID MC CORMACK,     St Johns AC    M    416    5
    6    0:17:34    PETER POWER,     Shannon Run Crew    M    442    6
    7    0:17:36    JOHN O GORMAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    49    7
    8    0:17:38    JOHN MOLONEY,     Ennis Track AC    M    427    8
    9    0:17:42    DAVID LYONS,     Ennis Track AC    M    429    9
    10    0:18:11    DERMOT GALVIN,     St Johns AC    M    430    10
    11    0:18:20    DARA MULCONROY,     Tulla AC    M    32    11
    12    0:18:52    GERRY MOCKLER,     Doora Barefield    M    415    12
    13    0:18:54    JAMES FLANAGAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    440    13
    14    0:19:13    AARON KELLY,     St Marys AC    M    55    14
    15    0:19:19    CLAIRE MADIGAN,     St Johns AC    F    323    15
    16    0:19:20    JOHN O MALLEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    418    16
    17    0:19:25    CORMAC FLANNERY,     Derg AC    M    450    17
    18    0:19:35    COLM RYAN,     Ennis    M    438    18
    19    0:19:49    ANN MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F    309    19
    20    0:19:51    MIKE CLUNE,     Ennis Track AC    M    7    20
    21    0:19:52    PAT BAKER ,     Kilnamona    M    444    21
    22    0:19:56    NOREEN O SULLIVAN,     Broadford    F    424    22
    23    0:20:00    TOMAS WHELAN,     Kilnaboy    M    25    23
    24    0:20:02    BRIAN SHEEDY,     Newmarket On Fergus    M    437    24
    25    0:20:04    KIERAN MC CARTHY,     Clare Crusaders    M    443    25