Sunday, August 2, 2015

Kerry...Results of the Annascaul 5k & 10k fun run...Sat 1st Aug 2015

The 79 in the 5k and 53 in the 10k

The results can be seen HERE

Results of the Dan O'Halloran 10k, Kilmihil...Sat 1st Aug 2015

1 34:59    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
2 35:09    WILLIE DEVITT,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
3 38:04    DAVID GHILARDI,     Marian AC    M
10 40:04    SHARON RYNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF
14 42:20    FIONA KINSELLA,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF
19 45:02    DYMPNA O DWYER,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF 

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Kilkenny...Results of the Piltown 10k road race - Fri 31st July 2015

The fifth and final race in the Three Counties Series was held in Piltown, Co.Kilkenny on Friday the 31st of August. A total of 128 runners took part in the 10km race.

1  32:54 SHEIL, Niall St Killians Senior Men 05:17.6
2  33:00 MURPHY, Brian Carrick AC Senior Men 05:18.5
3  33:55 SMITH, Danny Ballynonty Senior Men 05:27.4
28  39:26 ANNAN, Claire Clonmel AC Senior Ladies 06:20.6
32  39:52 HORE, Annaleigh Kilmore ac Senior Ladies 06:24.8
48  42:02 NOLAN, Kate Waterford AC Senior Ladies 06:45.7  

The full results can be seen HERE

1) There is a small gallery of photos from the organisers HERE

Friday, July 31, 2015

Clare...Results of the Kilmurry-Sixmilebridge 10k & 5k - Fri 31st Aug 2015

A total of 106 people turned out for this event....77 for the 10k and 29 for the 5k.

1    0:23:01    DAVID KENNEDY,     Kilmurry    M 5k
2    0:23:02    ORAN CAREY,     Kilmurry    M 5k
3    0:24:19    JACK HUGHES,     Kilmurry    M 5k
1    0:30:15    HOLLY PARKINSON,     Kilmurry    F 5k
2    0:30:55    ELIZABETH QUIGLEY,     Kilmurry    F 5k
3    0:30:58    SIOBHAN RYAN,     Kilmurry    F 5k

1    0:34:07    JAMES LIDDANE,     B. M. O. H.    M
2    0:34:23    JAMES MC INTYRE,     B. M. O. H.    M
3    0:35:13    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
1    0:42:19    MICHELLE QUERIN,     Quin    F
2    0:44:29    CAROLINE O NEILL,     B. M. O. H.    F
3    0:50:19    TARA PARKINSON (DUBAI),     Newmarket On Fergus    F

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Notice...Piltown 10k road race, Kilkenny - Fri 31st July 2015

The 5th and final race in the Outfield Sports 3 Counties Challenge takes place in Piltown, Co.Kilkenny on Friday, the 31st of July at 7:30pm.

Info from the organisers Carrick Road Runners...The fifth and final race in this year's Three Counties Challenge will take place on Friday next, 31st July, with the ninth annual running of the Morris Oil Piltown 10k in County Kilkenny. The race will start on the grounds of Kildalton Horticultural College, Piltown, at 7:30pm and takes in the scenic college grounds and some quiet country roads before finishing in Piltown GAA Club grounds. The race route is fast and provides runners with a great opportunity to achieve a personal best time for the 10k distance.

There will be prizes for first 3 Men and Women, as well as the usual Age Category prizes. There will also be a Mens and Womens Team Prize. As this is the last race of this year's series, the 3 Counties Challenge Series Shield will be presented to the best placed Man and Woman in the Series. They will each also receive a pair of Technical New Balance Runners.

Race entry is €10 and entries will be taken from 6pm in Piltown GAA Club.   Runners who complete four of the five races in this year's Challenge will receive a €25 voucher for New Balance Technical running shoes which can be used at series sponsor, Outfield Sports, Carrick-on-Suir.

Parking and changing/shower facilities will be available in Piltown GAA Club and prize-giving and post-race refreshments will also be held in the club's complex after the race.

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

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Notice...Ballynonty 10 mile road race, Tipperary - Sun 26th July 2015

This 10 mile road race is coming up on Sunday the 26th of July 2015 at 11am. It could probably be best described as a 'back to basics, no frills' 10 mile race. No chip timing, no dry fit tops, no medals, no goodie bags and all of the other stuff. Just a good quality 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

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Kerry notice...Gneeveguilla One Mile Summer Series - July & August 2015

Gneeveguilla AC have recently announced their one mile race series for the months of July and August in Co.Kerry...

Barraduff is on the N72 road from Killarney to Mallow. Registration for the first race takes place in Sweeney’s bar, Barraduff from 6:30 pm. Please note that this race will start at 7:30 sharp.

Fossa is just a few kms west of Killarney on the road to Killorglin. Just after you pass the turn off for Milltown/Dingle, look for the church on the left.

Knocknagree is well signposted from the centre of Rathmore on the N72 Killarney to Mallow road.

The small village of Gneeveguilla is a few kms tothe north-west of Rathmore. About 1.2 kms west of Rathmore on the way to Killarney, you’ll find the turn off for Gneeveguilla which is 4kms from the N72 road.

There is a special page for the series on the Gneeveuilla AC website.

Kerry...Results of the Rathmore Ladies GAA 4 mile road race - Sun 12th July 0215

Updated 24th July...The full results of this 4 mile road race can now be found on the Gneeveguilla AC website.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Tipperary...Results of the Cahir Downhill Half-Marathon - Sun 12th July 2015

The inaugural Cahir Downhill Half-Marathon was held on Sunday the 12th of July 2015. The race started on Kilbehenny and followed the old Cork-Dublin N8 road and finished in the town of Cahir.

1    FREDDY KERON STUK     1:15:09    RAHENY SHAMROCKS    05:44    SM
2    MIKE CURLEY CUNNINGHAM     1:16:48    MOOREABBEY MILERS A C  05:52    M50
3    THOMAS BLACKBURN     1:17:06    MOOREABBEY MILERS AC         05:53    M45
34    ANGELA MCCANN     1:27:12    CLONMEL A C        06:39    W40
41    KATE NOLAN     1:28:36    FOCUS ON FITNESS        06:46    SW
50    ORLA O ROURKE     1:29:48    BALLYMORE COBH A C        06:51    W45 

The full results can be seen HERE

Waterford...Results of the Rathgormack 5 mile road race - Fri 10th July 2015

The 4th race of 5 in the Three Counties Series was held in Rathgormack on Friday the 10th of July 2015.

1 27:34 SMITH, Danny Ballynonty Senior Men 05:30.7
2 28:33 O'DONNELL, Aaron Carrick AC Senior Men 05:42.5
3 29:46 DOYLE, Seamus Balance Fitness Mens Over 40 05:57.1
14 32:48 FORRISTAL, Sally St Josephs Senior Ladies 06:33.5
16 33:40 PRENDERGAST, Sandra West Waterford Senior Ladies 06:43.9
29 35:45 MOLLOY, Mary Carrick AC Ladies Over 35 07:08.8  

The full results can be seen HERE

1) A small gallery of photos from John Murphy Photography can be seen HERE

First 3 women

Danny Smith of Ballynonty AC...First man

Kerry...Results of the Brandon Bay Half-Marathon & 10k Beach Run - Sat 11th July 2015

A total of 365 runners took part in this years Brandon Bay Half-Marathon & 10k Beach Run which is almost exactly the same of the 366 of 2014. The big change was that the numbers in the half-marathon dropped from 98 to just 77 which when spread out over 13.1 miles means that huge gaps appear between runners. The 10k by contrast went from 267 to 289.

The gender balance in each race showed some big differences. In the 10k, 58% of the field were women whereas in a normal 10k race, about 40% would be the norm. In the Half, 30% of the field were women.

1 Cian Cunningham,            MALE     41:15  
2 Dominik Huber,            MALE     42:40  
3 Jimmy O Grady            MALE    42:48   
36 Ciara Lanigan,            FEMALE     51:25  
38 Ann Mcglynn,            FEMALE      51:27  
39 VĂ©ronique Haefeli,            FEMALE     51:28  

1  Edwin Sutton,            MALE     1:24:09  
2  Billy O Brien            MALE    1:25:43  
3  Martin Crowley,            MALE    1:29:24  
18  Margaret Carlin,            FEMALE     1:43:25  
22   Sophie Kiely            FEMALE   1:44:10  
30   Audrey Gahan,            FEMALE    1:51:21 

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Clare...Results & Photos of the Exclusive Run 5k in Buratty Folk Park - Wed 8th July 2015

155 runners turned out for this 5k race in S.Clare.

2 Keith Daly        Limerick ac     M40     17:46
4 BRIAN KENNEDY     BMOH    M     18:42
3 Cushla HEHIR        ennis track    F     18:11
26 Miriam DARCY            F     22:25
27 Maeve Flannery            F     22:31

The full results can be seen HERE

1) DJD Photography has a gallery of photos HERE
2) Martin Molloy Photography has a gallery HERE
3) Kevin Doherty has a gallery HERE

Friday, July 10, 2015

Reminder...Run Killarney entries close Fri 10th July

Just a reminder that entries to the Run Killarney Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10k close today Friday the 10th of July.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Notice...Clogheen 5km road race, Tipperary - Thursday 30th July 2015

This 5 km road race in South Tipperary is coming up on Thursday, the 30th of July. 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 

Tipperary...Report on the Coillte 10k from Dundrum AC

Wins for O’Doherty and Hunter in Coillte 10K Dundrum

Wednesday  1st July the Coillte 10k road race was ran for the 30th consquetive year. On a beautiful sunny evening a entry of 249 athletes went to the start line including 15 athletes in the Junior  5K.
Appropriately enough with Coillte the main sponsor Minister for Forestry Mr Tom Hayes blew the whistle to set the field on their way. The early leaders were led by Stephen Hunter St Michaels, Declan Moore Bilboa, Danny Smith Ballynonty, James Liddane B.M.O.H, Kevin Moore Dundrum, Liam Shanahan Thurles Crokes and the two Laois Masters Roibeard Miller Ballyfin and James McCormack Portlaoise. At halfway  the former Clonmel athlete Stephen was out in front and looking good with the rest of the field in Indian file behind. Seven times senior winner and Junior record holder Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane was well clear in the women’s race and mixing it with the leading men. On the second lap Stephen increased his lead and was full of running as he came home a impressive winner in a time of 32:51 to add a new name to the 30 winners of the race. Declan ran a great race to match his second placing in the recent Bilboa his own club’s 10k in 33:34 .The ever consistent Danny Smith had another great race to match his position of 3rd last year in 33:43. In the process Danny also won the Tim Crowe trophy for the fourth time for been the first Tipperary athlete over the line. The trophy been presented to Danny after the race by Dominic Moore who himself finished 3rd in the first race 30 years ago. James ran on well for 4th in 34:42 while last year’s winner Kevin kept the home flag flying in 5th in 34:46 with the ever improving Liam 6thin 35:10.

In the Masters categories the two Laois men ran on well with Roibeard Miller  winning the over 40 section in 34:49 and James McCormack winning  the over 45 section in 34:56.The over 50 section was won in style by Mike Curley Cunningham Mooreabbey Milers in 35:35.In the over 55 section.  Six times winner of the Senior race Michael Hassett made a dramatic return to the over 55 section to come home a clear first in 35:51 and in the process knock over 2 minutes off the old record. The over 60 section also had a good winner in Jim O’Sullivan from Tipp town in 41:34.

Siobhan who won a bronze medal as part of the Irish team at the last European Cross Country championships had a great race to come home a clear winner in 35:15 with Dymphna Ryan Dundrum keeping the home flag flying with a good run for second in 40:50. Michelle Keenan made the trip from Ballyroan for 3rd  in 41:09. Another Dundrum athlete Catherine Kelly ran a solid race for 4thin 42:49,Angela Fogarty Moyne had a great run for 5th in 44:20 with Jacqueline Hughes Thurles Crokes 6th 44:41.

In the Master categories Kate Kennedy Templemore was first over 35 in 44:24.Stephine Johnson Clonmel had a good win in over 40 in 43:42.While Deirdre Finn made the trip from Derg AC for a great win over 45 in 43:10. Eileen Carey continued a good night for Thurles Crokes with first over 50 in 50:40.Bernie Prendergast West Waterford took first over 55 in 47 :51

The Junior 5k men was won by Aaron Quigley Nenagh in 17:29 with Jack Moore Moyne second in 18:00 and Michael Boland Dundrum 3rd in 18:06.While the women’s race was won by 17 year old Eimear Loughman Dundrum in a great time of 20:53 followed by Nuala Fitzgibbon Thurles Crokes in 23:01.Congrats to all who competed.

Results & Photos in this previous post.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Limerick...Results of the Dromcollogher 4 mile road race - Mon 6th July 2015

Despite the fact the day started out wet and miserable, the rain had stopped and the sun made an appearance in time for this years Dromcollogher 4 mile road race on Monday the 6th of July 2015. A total of 171 runners took part which is an increase of 9% on last years numbers. There were an additional 56 walkers bringing the total number to 227.

1    0:20:46    AOGHAN MAC DOMHNAILL,     Donore Harriers    M
2    0:21:01    DAVID RYAN,     Clonmel    M O/40
3    0:21:27    JAMES DORAN,     Riocht AC    M
13    0:23:35    MARTINA KIELY,     St Finbarrs AC    F
15    0:24:12    CUSHLA BRID HEHIR,     Ennis Track AC    F
24    0:26:02    IDE NIC DOMHNAILL,     Donore Harriers    F 

The full results can be seen HERE

Monday, July 6, 2015

Notice...Clerihan 5 mile road race, Tipperary - Fri 17th July 2015

The Clerihan 5 mile Road Race is coming up on Friday evening, the 17th of July at 7:30pm in South Tipperary...

Organised in association with Clonmel AC, this is the third year of this race. 

Clerihan is located about 4 miles to the north-west of Clonmel on the R688 road to Cashel...

Preview.......A full description with maps, photos and a preview of the course can be seen HERE

Notice...Rathgormack 5 mile road race, Waterford - Fri 10th July 2015

The 4th race of 5 in the ongoing Outfield Sports 3 Counties Challenge is coming up next Friday, the 10th of July in Rathgormack, NW Waterford. Note that the race starts at 7:30pm.

Note from the organisers...Are you up for the Comeragh Challenge! Had a nice Summer of running Nice, Flat Road Races? Fancy a challenge? Why not check out Race 4 of the Outfield 3 Counties challenge at Rathgormack Co Waterford , right under the Comeragh Mountains on Friday 10th July. The Auto Power Rathgormack 5 mile Road race, is a toughie, with 2 big Up Hills, although slightly compensated with 2 nice down hills, so a competitive time is still possible. What is not in question is the beauty of the scenery in this lovely part of Co Waterford, as well as the warm welcome that awaits you after the race in the Hiking Center .

There will be prizes for First 3 Mens and Women, and usual Age Catagories and Team Prizes. And the Fantastic Draw for a pair of Mens and Womens New Balance Tech Runners (Worth €135) from our series sponsors Outfield Sports will also be open to everyone in the race who hasn't won a prize. There will also be loads of Spot Prizes on the Night.

Registration is open from 6:00 at the Hiking Center and Race Entry is just €10.00 . So break up those long flat Runs this summer and take on the Comeragh Challenge!  Looking Forward to seeing you there!

Location...Rathgormack is located to the south-west of Carrick-on-Suir. It is approx 2 miles NW of the crossroads between the R676 and the R678.

Race HQ is Rathgormack Hiking Centre which is located next to the church...

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

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Clare...Results of the Mountshannon 5k & 10k - Sun 5th July 2015

189 people took part between the two events.

F 10k    Race    Race
    1    0:42:48    MICHELLE GUERIN,     Quin    F10k    33    73
    2    0:45:50    MICHELLE MC NAMARA,     Tuamgraney    F    7    85
    3    0:48:15    MAEVE FLANNERY,     Mountshannon    F    14    103

M 10k     Race    Race
    1    0:36:26    MIKE CURLEY CUNNINGHAM,     Mooreabbey Milers AC    M    39    43
    2    0:36:53    VIVIEN MOLONEY,     Mountshannon    M    50    47
    3    0:37:05    ENDA COLLINS,     Mountshannon    M    42    48

F 5k    Race    Race
    1    0:26:36    DEIRDRE CAHILL,     Mountshannon    F 5k    307    14
    2    0:27:32    AINE MALONE,     Tuamgraney    F 5k    324    15
    3    0:29:21    SIOBHAN AURAE,     Mountshannon    F 5k    302    19

M 5k    Race    Race
    1    0:20:32    KIERAN MC CLEAN,     Borrisokane A.C.    M 5k    280    1
    2    0:22:37    MARTIN PEARL,     Ballina    M 5k    35    2
    3    0:22:37    JOHN HOGAN,     Whitegate    M 5k    262    3

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Clare...Results of the Clare 10k road race - Sat 27th June 2015

A total of 636 runners turned out for this years Clare 10k in Ennis on Saturday the 27th of June 2015. While it is still one one the biggest races in Co.Clare, the numbers were down 16% on last year.

As can be seen from the chart above, the numbers are roughly half of what they were 7-8 years ago. Perhaps it is due to the number of races on at the moment although there may be other factors.

1 James MC INTYRE        BMOH    M     33:55
2  Brian Murphy        Ennis Track    M     34:04
3 Keith Lynch        BMOH    M     34:23
14 Cushla Hehir        Ennis Track    F     38:43
18 Ann MacPhail        Doneen    F    F45     40:20
21 Maebh Fenton        Dooneen AC    F     40:56

The full results can be seen HERE