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 400 gone

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

Register here: https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/Adare10k2020

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... http://munsterraceroutes.blogspot.ie/2013/02/limerick014.html

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.

Sign up HERE

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... https://www.runinthedark.org/limerick/

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Waterford : Results & photos of the Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon - Sat 14th Sept 2019

There were a grand total of 635 finishers in this years Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon on what turned out to be a lovely sunny day.

Top 10...
1 Pat HENNESSY    01:10:20 615    M (1)    MS (1)    West Waterford A.C.
2 Philip HARTY    01:12:47 782    M (2)    M40 (1)    Ferrbank A.C.
3 Raivis ZAKIS    01:13:54 783    M (3)    MS (2)    West Waterford A.C.
4 Adam PORTER    01:14:17 766    M (4)    MS (3)    Waterford A.C.
5 Joe LILLIS    01:14:30 224    M (5)    MS (4)    United Striders A.C.
6 Noel MURPHY    01:16:25 786    M (6)    MS (5)    Waterford A.C.
7 Warren FLAVIN    01:17:11 349    M (7)    M40 (2)   
8 Trevor SWIFT    01:18:06 767    M (8)    M40 (3)    Waterford A.C.
9 Noel EARLY    01:18:11 784    M (9)    MS (6)    St Catherines A.C.
10 David GREENE    01:18:26 636    M (10)    M40 (4)    Grange Fermoy A.C.
49 Liz NYHAN    01:27:58 55    F (1)    F45 (1)    West Waterford A.C.
59 Mags DEMPSEY    01:29:29 732    F (2)    F45 (2)    Tracton A.C.
68 Angela TOBIN    01:31:22 167    F (3)    FS (1)    West Waterford A.C.
69 Deirdre MURPHY    01:31:27 281    F (4)    F45 (3)   
91 Susan MCGRATH    01:33:44 453    F (5)    F50 (1)   
104 Esther MURPHY    01:34:48 311    F (6)    F45 (4)    Midleton A.C.
109 Kelly FITZGERALD    01:36:15 34    F (7)    FS (2)    West Waterford A.C.
112 Mary MOLLOY    01:36:41 720    F (8)    F40 (1)    Carrick-on-Suir A.C.
120 Elaine HORGAN    01:37:51 699    F (9)    F40 (2)    Clonmel A.C.
128 Ciara BURKE    01:38:25 617    F (10)    FS (3)    West Waterford A.C.

Full results

Photos ...
1) There are 3 galleries up on the Running in Munster Facebook page
...a) Album 1 
...b) Album 2
...c) Album 3

2) West Waterford AC have three galleries...
...a) Pre-race, Early stages & Faster finishers
...b) Finish 1
...c) Finish 2

3) DC Images has an album HERE

Friday, September 13, 2019

Notice : MMRA Glen of Aherlow Trail Half-Marathon, Marathon & Ultra - Sat 21st Sept 2019

This years MMRA Glen of Aherlow Trail Half-Marathon is coming up on Saturday the 21st of September 2019 at 12 noon. There is also a 26.2 mile marathon (10am) and 39.3 mile Ultra (8am) option.

The course is a 13.1 mile loop with marathon and ultra runners doing it two and three times respectively.

Entries close at 11pm on Sat 14th Sept. Entry includes a dry fit top.

More info here... https://www.imra.ie/events

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Clare : Results of the September Series 2k in Clonreddan - Fri 6th Sept 2019

The SEPTEMBER SERIES 2k in Clonreddan , Cooraclare Friday 6 September 2019. 7:30 pm
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
1 0:06:47 THOMAS GARRAHY,  Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM  2  1
2 0:06:50 BARRY CONWAY,     Fergus AC    M    170 2
3 0:06:56 DERMOT  GALVIN,     St Johns AC    M    14    3

4 0:07:04 GERARD DUNNE,     St Johns AC    M    184    4
5 0:07:48 DANNY GALLAGHER, West Clare Sports & Fitness  M 175 5
6 0:07:54 SEAN NEYLON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 185 6
7    0:07:55    NOEL GAVIN,     West Clare Sports & Fitness    M    179    7
    8    0:07:56    JIMMY GALLAGHER,     West Clare Sports & Fitness    M    176    8
    9    0:08:08    AINE GARRY,     Fergus AC    F    196    9
    10    0:08:15    BEN WRAGG,     Fergus AC    M    172    10
    11    0:08:19    JAMES DOWNES,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    189    11
    12    0:08:21    AOIFE LILLIS,     St Marys AC    F    193    12
    13    0:08:22    CLARA KEOGH,     St Johns AC    F    199    13

    14    0:08:29    CONOR NEYLON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    186    14
    15    0:08:30    ALEX PELCZAR,     Fergus AC    M    183    15
    16    0:08:37    LISA NICHOLOAS ,     Tulla AC    F    180    16
    17    0:08:42    EVIE QUINN,     Tulla AC    F    181    17
    18    0:08:49    EWAN WRAGG,     Fergus AC    M    173    18

Clare : Results of the Declan Hayes Memorial 10k in Doonbeg - Sat 7th Sept 2019

The 7th Annual  Declan Hayes Memorial 10k Doonbeg Co Clare Saturday 7 September 2019. 11:00 am

Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
1 0:40:50 JOHN O MALLEY,  Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M 256 1
2 0:41:02 AISLING KELLY,  St Johns AC    F    236    2
3 0:42:28 CONOR BLAKE,  Doonbeg    M    275    3
4 0:42:43 STEPHEN MC INERNEY,  Kilrush Trialton    M    243    4

5 0:42:59 VERONICA COLLERAN, Ennis Track AC    F    255    5
6 0:43:26 DIARMUID KENNEALLY,  Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    226    6
    7    0:44:04    JOHN ROCHE,     St Johns AC    M    220    7
    8    0:44:42    MEBRAHTU SBHATU,     Miltown Malbay    M    249    8
    9    0:45:14    JIMMY DOYLE,     Ennis Track AC    M    274    9
    10    0:46:39    GARY CARROLL,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    257    10
    11    0:46:51    PATSY DOWNES,     St Johns AC    M    344    11
    12    0:47:50    MARIE WRIGHT,     Bilboa AC    F    244    12
    13    0:48:08    KENNETH OWENS,     Kilkee    M    250    13
    14    0:48:35    JOHN CONVEY,     Fergus AC    M    251    14
    15    0:49:05    LIAM BUTLER,     Tipperary    M    238    15
    16    0:49:31    MONICA LILLIS,     Cooraclare    F    265    16
    17    0:49:32    MARIAN LILLIS,     Cooraclare    F    266    17
    18    0:49:39    SHANE KERIN,     Clarecastle    M    230    18
    19    0:50:06    MARY MEANEY,     West Clare Tri Club    F    215    19

Clare : Results of the Scariff 10k & 5k - Sun 8th Sept 2019

The 11th  Annual Scariff 10k and 5k Fun Run in Scariff , Co Clare Sunday 8 September 2019. 12:30 pm
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:28:18    KIERAN MC LEARN,     Galway    M 5k    808    1
    2    0:28:24    MARK DALY,     Ennis Track AC    M 5k    288    2
    3    0:29:26    PAUL DILLON,     Limerick    M 5k    558    3

    4    0:31:31    OISIN HAYES,     Derg AC    M 5k    589    4
    5    0:33:09    MARY ANN MURRAY,     St Cronans AC    F 5k    540    5
    6    0:33:55    DECLAN MOORE,     Bilboa AC    M 10k    557    6
    7    0:34:13    BRIAN HARTE,     Scariff    M 5k    584    7
    8    0:34:15    PATRICK NUGENT,     Scariff    M 5k    135    8
    9    0:34:17    EOIN NUGENT,     Scariff    M 5k    136    9
    10    0:34:27    ANDREW MC NAMARA,     Scariff    M 5k    811    10
    11    0:38:10    MARTIN MC NAMARA,     Scariff    M 5k    274    11
    12    0:38:28    DAVID LYONS,     Ennis Track AC    M 10k    594    12
    13    0:40:15    NICOLA KILLEEN,     Ennis    F 5k    816    13
    14    0:40:57    TOJO LAZZARI,     Mayo    M 10k    556    14
    15    0:41:03    JAMES KENNY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 10k    282    15
    16    0:41:40    JOE MOONEY,     Derg AC    M 10k    570    16
    17    0:41:40    MARTIN GLYNN,     Ind.    M 10k    281    17
    18    0:43:10    ANTOINETTE COLEMAN,     Bilboa AC    F 10k    854    18
    19    0:43:13    STEPHEN CORRIDAN,     Killaloe    M 5k    595    19
    20    0:44:08    GEAROID MADDEN,     Scariff    M 5k    823    20
    21    0:44:08    MICHAEL RODGERS,     Scariff    M 5k    534    21
    22    0:44:10    MEAVE FLANNERY,     Derg AC    F 10k    268    22
    23    0:44:16    DENISE BARRETT,     Loughrea    F 10k    582    23

    24    0:44:21    JOANNE BESTON,     Mountshannon    F 5k    870    24
    25    0:45:09    JESSICA RYAN,     Ballina    F 10k    569    25
    26    0:45:44    JAMIE  WALSH,     Scariff    M 10k    145    26

Friday, August 30, 2019

New 5k parkrun starting in Waterford City on Sat 31st Aug 2019

A new 5k parkrun is starting in Waterford City on Saturday the 31st of August 2019.

It will be held at the Waterford Nature Park which is at the Regional Sports Centre.

This is a FREE weekly 5k run and it will be held every Saturday at 9:30am.

The event website is here... https://www.parkrun.ie/waterfordnature/

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Notice: Moycarkey Coolcroo 5km & 10k race, Tipperary - Fri 30th Aug 2019

The annual Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 5km & 10km road race in Littleton, Co.Tipperary is coming up on Friday the 30th of August 2019.

Registration will be in the newly built Littleton Community Centre with the start and finish lines close by.

From Moycarkey Coolcroo AC.... Moycarkey Coolcroo AC will be hosting its 5k & 10k road races in Littleton on Friday 30th of August @7pm. The cost is is €10 for either race.

Both Races start at the same time @ 7pm both starts are a short distance from race registration & there is parking at the Moycarkey Borris Community & Sports Center Littleton to the left of the church of Ireland, 

The 5k start line is 100m or so ahead of the 10k start line and both groups will have  a different color race number to differentiate the distance, 

We hope to be joined by Team Kerr who are a family from Co Down who are doing a 32 county challenge with Tipperary the last county to complete 32 races in 32 counties!

TEAM KERR is a running team from Northern Ireland, consisting of Mum (Sandra), Dad (David) and the main man Aaron!! Many of your website viewers might have seen them at previous races around Ireland they have also accomplished 39 marathons more info is on their website http://www.teamkerr.net/  and facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/teamkerr/

As they don't have a sponsor they also have a donation page if anyone would like to help and support their cause to help with their travel expenses etc at the end of this page.

Preview.......A preview of the 5k route with maps and photos can be seen HERE

The club's website is http://moycarkeycoolcrooac.com

As can be seen from the map below, the village of Littleton is just off the M8 motorway so it's easy to get to.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Results & Photos of the Clonmel Half-Marathon - Sun 25th Aug 2019

The main race in Munster last weekend was of course the Boston Scientific Half-Marathon with a grand total of 824 runners crossing the finish line.

First woman across the line... Siobhan O'Doherty

Top 10 men...
1 David Mansfield     Clonmel AC       1:10:07 SM     525
2 John Kinsella     Bilboa AC       1:11:42 SM     464
3 Paul Minogue     Clonmel AC       1:15:52 SM     587
4 Paul Fitzgerald     Limerick AC       1:16:49 SM     281
5 Johnny O'Sullivan     Galtee Runners AC       1:17:13 M45     800
6 Joey Feery     Clonmel AC       1:17:48 SM     269
8 Dennis Lyons     St. Finbarrs AC       1:18:54 M40     509
9 John Murphy     Grange Fermoy AC       1:19:08 M50     635
10 Conor Ryan     Clonmel AC       1:19:38 1:19:38     SM     873
12 John Beecher     St Catherines AC 1:20:20 SM     16

Top 10 women...
7 Siobhan O'Doherty     Borrisokane AC       1:18:34 SF     711
11 Angela Mccann     Clonmel AC       1:19:50 F45     541
25 Linda Grogan     Dundrum AC       1:24:43 F35     335
75 Antoinette Coleman     Cappamore       1:31:17 F45     126
77 Dymphna Ryan     Dundrum AC       1:31:34 F35     875
81 Kealey Tideswell     Clonmel AC       1:31:54 F35     944
88 Aine Roche     Clonmel AC       1:32:42       1:32:37     35     855
89 Joan Mahony     Waterford       1:32:46 F40     523
94 Orla O'Rourke     Ballymore Cobh AC       1:33:31 F50     787
106 Kelly Foley Togher AC       1:34:55 F35     297

Full results

Photos...(Updated 28th Aug 11:51am)
1) John D Kelly has a number of small galleries...
...Gallery 1
...Gallery 2
...Gallery 3
...Gallery 4

2) Paul Condon Photography has an album HERE

3) Andy O'Rourke Photography has 4 galleries
...Album 1
...Album 2
...Album 3
...Album 4
4) Susan Parker Laste has 400+ photos HERE

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Limerick : Results of the Dooneen AC 5k at the Racecourse - Sun 24th Aug 2019

65 turned out for this 5k at Limerick racecourse with another 48 in the one mile race.

Dooneen AC 5k at the Racecourse, Co Limerick  24 August 2019.
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:16:33    GARY SCULLY,     Nenagh AC    M  5k    129    1
    2    0:17:18    SEAN QUIRKE,     Bilboa AC    M  5k    92    2
    3    0:17:59    CORMAC DOWNES,     Dooneen AC    M  5k    29    3
    4    0:18:10    JESSICA COYLE MILE & 5K,     Dooneen AC    F  5k    58    4
    5    0:18:18    PAUL CAULFIELD,     Ind.    M  5k    81    5
    6    0:18:49    HENRY DOWNES,     Dooneen AC    Male  O/50 5k    119    6
    7    0:18:51    MARTIN DOODY/PACER,     Dooneen AC    M  5k    132    7
    8    0:19:54    SINEAD MC DERMOTT,     Dooneen AC    F  5k    102    8
    9    0:19:55    LIAM LEAMY,     Ind.    M  5k    93    9
    10    0:20:07    ROBIN PHILIPS,     United States    Male O/40  5k    99    10

Friday, August 23, 2019

A look at the 2019 Waterford Viking Marathon numbers

The Waterford Viking Marathon started in 2012 and the numbers for each of the events so far are shown above.

Marathon.... As a new marathon in the county, a lot of Waterford natives did it the first year. In 2018, the full marathon had to be cancelled due to the heat. In 2019, it had its lowest ever number of finishers. Perhaps a sign that the flagship event is in decline?

Half-Marathon... This reached a peak in 2017. It has declined since then but at nearly 1,000 finishers is still a very healthy number.

Quarter..... This started in 2014 and the 6.05 mile option has proved to be popular. Like the half, it peaked in 2917 and has declined since. Still a respectable number of finishers in 2019.

The 2019 results can be found HERE

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Notice : Clonmel 5k on Fri 23rd Aug 2019

This 5k organised in association with Clonmel AC is coming up on Fri 23rd Aug 2019 at Powertown Park in Clonmel, Tipperary.

Saturday, August 17, 2019



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.


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