Monday, January 21, 2019

Poll for the best Half-Marathon in Munster in 2018



Thanks to everyone for the nominations.

Charleville Half-Marathon (Sept 2018)
Cork City Half-Marathon (June 2018)
Dingle Half-Marathon (Sept 2018)
Clonmel Half-Marathon (Aug 2018)
Clonakilty Half-Marathon (Dec 2018)
Run Killarney Half-Marathon (July 2018)
Cahir Half-Marathon (July 2018)
Rosscarbery Surf, Turf 'n' Tar Half-Marathon (May 2018)
Waterford AC Half-Marathon (Dec 2018)
Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon (Sept 2018)
East Cork Harbour Half-Marathon (Aug 2018)
The poll for the best Half-Marathon in Munster in 2018 is now open.

Visit this link to vote... https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CPC7MSZ

We'll close it at the end of the month.

Poll for the best 10 mile race in Munster in 2018



Thanks to everyone for the nominations.

John Treacy 10 mile road race in Dungarvan (Feb 2018)
Kingdom Come 10 mile in Castleisland (Apr 2018)
Mallow 10 mile (March 2018)
Duhallow 10 mile in Newmarket (Apr 2018)
Blackwater 10 mile in Clondulane nr Fermoy (May 2018)
John Buckley Sports 10 Miler in Cork City (Sept 2018)
Sonia O'Sullivan 10 mile in Cobh (Apr 2018)
Killarney 10 mile (Sept 2018)

The poll for the best 10 mile race in Munster in 2018 is now open.

Visit this link to vote... https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2HFSQM9

We'll close it at the end of the month.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Waterford : Proceeds of Paddy Joe Memorial Turkey Trot presented to Waterford Hospice



From West Waterford AC....Pictured are the Paddy Joe Curran memorial Turkey Trot committed at the Marine ,Making a Presentation of €3,355  from the proceeds from the recent fun/run walk in aid of Waterford Hospice.

The main event sponsor was Cleanzone Technology ltd.

A huge thank you to all participants and sponsors and helpers on the day.

Pictured l-r back row Eoghan O'Neill, Pat Whelan, Tom Leahy, Christy O'Neill, Sean Drohan, Kevin Donnelly

Front row l-r Sandra Healy, Michelle Healy, John Moran and Joan Sheehan Waterford Hospice, Anne Whelan

Photo.( Michael Kiely )

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Kerry : Results of the Brosna 4k - Sun 13th Jan 2019

3 Counties 4k Fundraiser Brosna Run 5 Results -Sunday 13th of January 2019
Position Time
1st 271 James Doran 14:00 1st Man
2nd 22 Tim Long 14:42 2nd Man
3rd 11 David O Connor 15:00
4th 44 Daniel O Connor 15:16
5th 34 John Cahill 15:20
6th 10 Adam Barry 16:39
7th 32 Billy Daly 17:01
8th 94 Peter Curtin 17:06
9th 35 Darragh Cahill 17:09
10th 108 Ger Nash 17:30
11th 18 Saoirse Thompkins 17:41 1st Woman
12th 56 Mike McCarthy 17:48
13th 27 Anne Mangan 17:59 2nd Woman
14th 19 Catroina Shanahan 18:35
15th 46 Grace Cahill 18:42 


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Limerick : Results & Photos of the Tom Walsh Memorial 10k - Sun 6th Jan 2019

 
There was a good turn out of 149 runners for this years Tom Walsh Memorial 10k race race in Caherconlish on Sun 6th Jan 2019.

1. 338 Brian Maher m Kilkenny City Harriers 00:30:36 (New course record)
2. 648 Colm Turner m Limerick AC 00:34:18
3. 216 Tom Lupton m Portlaoise AC 00:35:50
11. 191 Carol Finn w Leevale AC 00:38:51
12. 217 Hilkka Kontro w Limerick AC 00:39:05
19. 342 Sharon Cleene w 00:39:55


1st over 40 male: Sean Quirke - Bilboa A/c - 35.59
1st over 50 male: Tom Blackburn - Moore abbey milers - 36.51
1st over 40 lady: Maurna Griffin O’Malley - Limerick tri - 40.03
1st over 50 lady:Niamh Yelverton - Limerick Tri - 48.39.


Full results

Photos...
1) The organisers have a nice gallery HERE

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Race calendar passes 300,000 page views


At the end of 2018, the race calendar on the Running in Munster site reached an important milestone when it passed 300,000 page views!

The problem with most race calendars is that they don't list all the events or they list events at the other end of the country which are of no interest.

The objective of this calendar is to list all the running events in Munster plus the three counties in the south of Leinster... i.e. a race calendar for the southern counties of Ireland.

The main calendar is on the Running in Cork site and this gets updated nearly every day. After a few days, the complete calendar is copied across to the Running in Munster site.

Between the two sites, the race calendar has racked up just under 1 million page views.

https://corkrunning.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

https://munsterrunning.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Notice : Tom Walsh 10k race in Caherconlish - Sun 6th Jan 2019


The annual Tom Walsh 10k race is coming up in Caherconlish to the south-east of Limerick City on Sunday the 6th of January 2019 at 12 noon.


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, Cash prices for 1st 3 male/female and 1st over 40 and 50 male and female. 

We are going to open registertion sat evening the 5th of Jan from 5pm to 7pm and Sunday from 10am to 11.30am also in the Millennium centre.
 

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

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...

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Kerry: Results of the Charles O'Shea 10k & 5k in Beaufort - Tues 1st Jan 2019

The annual Charles O'Shea 10k race organised by Star of the Laune AC was held on New Years Day 2019 and got a big turnout of over 200 runners.

In the 10k, there was 109 finishers and in the 5k, it was 97 giving a grand total of 206. Last year, the total was 153.


As can be seen from the chart above, Star of the Laune AC introduced a 5k option in 2017 and this resulted in a major drop in the 10k numbers. In 2018, the total numbers recovered to about the 150 mark again. In 2019, the total numbers hit a new high.

Full results below...

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Limerick : Results & Photos of the Limerick Country Club 5 mile - Tues 1st Jan 2019


Clare : Results of the Miltown Malbay 5k race - Tues 1st Jan 2019

Just to note that the first person across the line in this 5k race was Barbara Cleary of Donore  Harriers who beat all the men!

The Maggie Cullen & Miltown Malbay GAA 5k Road Race in Miltown Malbay Co Clare Tuesday 1 January 2019.
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:18:24    BARBARA CLEARY,     Donore Harriers    F    18    1
    2    0:19:10    SEAN MEADE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    13    2
    3    0:19:21    EAMON DUNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    605    3
    4    0:20:11    JOHN O MALLEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    113    4
    5    0:21:10    CONAL MEADE,     Miltown Malbay    Junior Men    102    5
    6    0:22:00    JOSHUA MOLONEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    109    6
    7    0:22:21    ANDREW O CONNOR,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    36    7
    8    0:22:48    GARY CARROLL,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    45    8
    9    0:22:54    CILLIAN KEAVEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    49    9
    10    0:22:56    SEAN NEYLON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    97    10
    11    0:22:58    SUE GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF    9    11
    12    0:22:59    GARY RUSH,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    10    12
    13    0:23:00    LOUIS GRIFFIN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    60    13
    14    0:23:00    JAMES DOWNES,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    99    14
    15    0:23:01    TONY CARROLL,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    46    15
    16    0:23:11    PAT MURRAY,     Miltown Malbay    M    73    16
    17    0:23:28    CONOR NEYLON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    96    17
    18    0:23:29    HELEN MC MAHON ,     Waterford    F    116    18
    19    0:23:32    TOM O CONNOR,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    37    19

Monday, December 31, 2018

Clare : Results of the Kilkee Sub Aqua 5k & 10k - Mon 31st Dec 2018

Kilkee Sub Aqua 5k & 10k at the Bandstand Kilkee Co Clare Monday 31 December 2018.
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:19:07    GERARD DUNNE,     St Johns AC    M 5K    54    1
    2    0:20:46    CONOR MC GIBNEY,     Spa Fenit Barrow Killarney    M 5K    303    2
    3    0:21:07    BARRY COLEMAN,     West Clare Tri Club    M 5K    4    3
    4    0:22:02    LIAM KEANE,     St Johns AC    M 5K    164    4
    5    0:22:03    GER KEANE,     St Johns AC    M 5K    163    5
    6    0:22:58    GEORGE COMERFORD,     Dunboyne A C    M 5K    25    6
    7    0:23:00    MARIE HOWARD,     West Clare Tri Club    F 5k    41    7
    8    0:24:48    TIM FRAWLEY,     Limerick    M 5K    102    8
    9    0:25:20    JAMES HOWARD,     Kilkee    M 5K    34    9
    10    0:26:03    JESSICA MC GIBNEY,     Spa Fenit  Barrow Killarney    F 5k    154    10
    11    0:26:14    WILLIE KEANE,     St Johns AC    M 5K    165    11
    12    0:26:29    OISIN MC GIBNEY,     Spa Fenit  Barrow Killarney    M 5K    153    12
    13    0:26:35    JOHN O NEILL,     Kilkee    M 5K    33    13
    14    0:27:32    ELIZABETH COMERFORD,     Dunboyne A C    F 5k    24    14
    15    0:27:52    JANE DUFFIELD,     West Clare Tri Club    F 5k    39    15
    16    0:27:58    SENAN O BRIEN,     Cooraclare    M 5K    59    16
    17    0:28:37    SEAN ROCHE,     St Johns AC    M 5K    72    17
    18    0:29:06    BRYAN ROCHE,     St Johns AC    M 5K    74    18
    19    0:29:22    EILEEN FINN,     Lough Derg Sub Aqua    F 5k    15    19
    20    0:29:22    KEVIN FINN,     Lough Derg Sub Aqua    M 5K    16    20
    21    0:29:41    LISA O NEILL,     kildare    F 5k    30    21
    22    0:29:46    EMMA FRAWLEY,     Limerick    F 5k    101    22
    23    0:30:06    LIAM CAREY,     Kilkee    M 5K    87    23
    24    0:30:07    FRANK CAREY,     Kilkee    M 5K    84    24
    25    0:30:14    KATE ROCHE,     St Johns AC    F 5k    73    25
    26    0:30:27    MARIE WALSH,     Cooraclare    F 5k    48    26
    27    0:31:49    FIONA COMERFORD,     Dunboyne A C    F 5k    23    27
    28    0:33:52    DEBORAH HICKEY,     Kilkee    F 5k    103    28
    29    0:33:54    ASSUMPTA CONCANNON,     Kilkee    F 5k    71    29
    30    0:33:55    ALAN LANE,     Meath    M 5K    32    30
    31    0:34:04    JOAN MC NAMARA,     Kilkee    F 5k    58    31
    32    0:35:11    DAIRE GARVEY,     West Clare Tri Club    M 5K    52    32
    33    0:36:39    BRENDA HANRAHAN,     Shannon    F 5k    46    33
    34    0:37:13    CLARA GRIFFIN,     Limerick    F 5k    13    34
    35    0:37:41    UNA BRITTON,     Kilcoole    F 10k    26    35
    36    0:38:50    JOHN KEOGH,     Kilmihil    M 10k    31    36

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Clare : Results of the Maigh NS 5k & 10k Fun Run...Sun 30th Dec 2018

Maigh National School 5k & 10k Fun Run in Maigh Co Clare Sunday 30 December 2018.
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:23:33    JAMES SEXTON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM 5k    17    1
    2    0:23:36    AINE KEANE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k    137    2
    3    0:23:46    FIONN RUSH,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 5k    100    3
    4    0:24:19    GAVIN TWOMEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 5k    4    4
    5    0:24:22    PAT MURRAY,     Miltown Malbay    M 5k    156    5
    6    0:24:24    EIMEAR KEANE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF 5k    139    6
    7    0:24:46    GARRY TWOMEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 5k    2    7
    8    0:24:57    STEVEN MURPHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 5k    151    8
    9    0:25:03    SARAH MEADE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k    117    9
    10    0:26:51    MICHEAL TWOMEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 5k    6    10
    11    0:26:54    SEAN O CONNOR,     Miltown Malbay    M 5k    113    11
    12    0:27:17    MARIE EABHA GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k    13    12
    13    0:27:17    DYMPNA O DWYER,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k    12    13
    14    0:28:06    MAURA FALSEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k    102    14
    15    0:28:13    NICOLE MEADE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k    118    15
    16    0:28:35    KEVIN NUGENT,     Miltown Malbay    M 5k    131    16
    17    0:28:41    NIALL TWOMEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 5k    3    17
    18    0:32:10    HANNAH DOWNES,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k    136    18
    19    0:33:43    SEAN TWOMEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 5k    5    19
    20    0:35:01    MOLLY CONSIDINE,     Maigh National School    F 5k    121    20
    21    0:35:04    EMER KIERCE,     Kilnaboy    F 5k    143    21
    22    0:35:26    KATE MURPHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k    150    22
    23    0:35:30    THOMAS GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM 10k    11    23
    24    0:35:30    REUBAN HANLEY,     Maigh National School    M 5k    28    24
    25    0:35:37    AISLING HANLEY,     Maigh National School    F 5k    25    25
    26    0:35:46    SHEILA MURPHY,     Miltown Malbay    F 5k    149    26
    27    0:36:17    BRIAN MURPHY,     Ennis Track AC    M 10k    155    27
    28    0:36:40    ALISON REIDY,     Ennis Tri Club    F 5k    154    28
    29    0:36:45    TARA QUIGLEY,     Maigh National School    F 5k    63    29
    30    0:38:30    ISOBEL MOLONEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k Junior    24    30
    31    0:38:30    ROISIN MOLONEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k    10    31
    32    0:38:52    JOHN O GORMAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 10k    162    32
    33    0:39:29    JOHN O MALLEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 10k    130    33
    34    0:39:39    SOPHIA MEADE,     Maigh National School    F 5k Junior    170    34
    35    0:40:48    EAMON DUNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 10k    166    35
    36    0:42:07    LIAM SHANNON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 10k    9    36
    37    0:42:15    NOREEN MACKEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF 10k    16    37
    38    0:43:40    JACKIE O CONNOR,     Maigh National School    F 10k    71    38
    39    0:43:47    SEOIDIN HENDERSON,     Maigh National School    F 5k Junior    37    39
    40    0:43:48    PAT BAKER ,     Kilnamona    M 10k    141    40
    41    0:44:04    OSCAR HENDERSON,     Maigh National School    M 5k Junior    36    41
    42    0:44:05    LUCA HANLEY,     Maigh National School    M 5k Junior    27    42
    43    0:44:10    ROISIN CONSIDINE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 10k    140    43
    44    0:44:37    TOM MACKEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 10k    14    44

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Kerry : Results & Photos of the Farranfore 5k - Wed 26th Dec 2018

 
There was a large turn out of 456 runners for this years Farranfore 5k road race on St.Stephen's Day, up an impressive 35%.

1     15:46.7     Conor     O Mahony     An Riocht AC
2     15:55.6     Tim     O'Connor     An Riocht AC
3     16:12.8     Eddie     O connor     Listowel AC
10     16:48.2     Michelle     Finn     Leevale AC
11     16:52.8     Grace     Lynch     Iveragh AC
17     17:20.7     Sorcha     NicDhomhnaill     Donore Harriers AC



Full results

Photos...
1) The organisers have a small gallery HERE

Female Age Category Top Finishers
19:37.7     Deirdre     Nagle     Farranfore Maine Valley AC     O35
20:32.0     Catroine     Lenihan     West Limerick AC     O35
19:31.4     Michelle     Pierse     Listowel AC     O40
20:33.5     Rachel     Cleary     Unattached     O40
19:44.0     Caitriona     Barry     Farranfore Maine Valley AC     O45
21:59.4     Eileen     Brennan     Unattached     O45
21:40.4     Caroline      Murphy     Gneeveguilla AC     O50
25:41.7     Eileen     O Sullivan     Hartstown Meet and Train     O50
26:56.2     Pauline     O Meara     Burlington Runners     O55
29:27.2     Anne     Tierney     Unattached     O55
21:53.2     Anne     Mangan     Star of the Laune AC     O60
22:37.2     Majella     Diskin     Riocht     O60
40:00.0     Eileen     Hayes     Unattached     O70
19:18.7     Ella     Doherty     Ennis Track AC     U17
21:09.2     Aoife     Mahony     Listowel AC     U20

Male Age Category Top Finishers
Time     NAME     SURNAME     CLUB     Cat.
16:28.0     Sean      O Sullivan     An Riocht AC     O40
17:05.0     Flor     O'Donoghue     Unattached     O40
16:42.1     Sean     Murphy     Trim AC     O45
17:12.4     Donal     Leahy     Listowel AC     O45
17:21.2     Robert        Purcell     Gneeveguilla AC     O50
18:48.9     Eamonn     Monaghan     Enniskillen R.C     O50
19:39.5     Padraig     Sheahan     Millstreet AC     O50
18:54.2     Kevin      Griffin     An Riocht AC     O55
21:10.5     Gerard     Ladden     Farranfore Maine Valley AC     O55
21:40.0     James     O Meara     Burlington Runners     O60
25:15.7     Malachy     McCarthy     West Limerick AC     O60
21:17.5     Mike     MacDomhnaill     West Limerick AC     O65
22:25.5     Geoff     Stacey     Unattached     O65
26:18.0     Martin     Walsh     Unattached     O70
28:43.5     Ian     Hancock     Unattached     O70
18:50.4     Luke     O Callaghan     An Riocht AC     U17
19:24.0     Mark     Monaghan     St. Michaels AC     U20

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Clare : Results of the Miltown Malbay Ladies GAA 5k Santa Run - Wed 26th Dec 2018

Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare and Miltown Malbay Ladies GAA Club  5k Santa Run/walk Miltown Malbay  Co Clare Wednesday 26 December 2018.

Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:17:44    THOMAS GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    44    1
    2    0:18:12    WILLIE DEVITT,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    66    2
    3    0:18:23    RONAN DONNELLAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    55    3
    4    0:18:29    BARBARA CLEARY,     Donore Harriers    F    98    4
    5    0:18:38    AISLING KELLY,     St Johns AC    F    59    5
    6    0:18:57    JOHN O GORMAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    441    6
    7    0:19:14    SEAN MEADE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    47    7
    8    0:19:26    JOHN O MALLEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    38    8
    9    0:19:48    NOREEN MACKEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    372    9
    10    0:20:04    EAMON DUNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    442    10

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Running events over the Christmas period... Tues 25th Dec 2018 to Tues 1st Jan 2019

I have been more or less updating the race calendar every single day since the start of December with events that are coming up over the Christmas period.

There is at the latest count 96 running related events in the area shown in the map.

These are broken down as follows...

Cork 25, Kerry 14, Clare 12, Tipperary 11, Wexford 10, Limerick 9, Kilkenny 7, Carlow 5 and Waterford 3.

There is something in there for everyone... road race, parkruns...the usual ones and extra ones, trail runs, fun runs, GOAL miles, etc.  No matter where you live, there is bound to be something close by.

There is no point in putting them all up here as there are just too many! As always, have a look at the race calendar for the full listing and latest info... https://munsterrunning.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Notice : Clonmel 4 mile race in Tipperary - Wed 26th Dec 2018

The big race in Tipperary over the Christmas period is the annual 4 mile race in Clonmel on Wednesday the 26th of December 2018.



From the organisers Clonmel AC...Preparations for this year’s event on St Stephen’s Day are going very well. This Club event is once again sponsored by MSD and we are very grateful for such sponsorship. The race starts at 12 noon and entries will be taken from 10.30am onwards at Colaiste Cheitinn, the Mall. Last year we had over 450 athletes competing, this event caters for all levels of fitness.

This year’s Prize list is as follows: The winner of the race will receive 150 Euros. 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 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

 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Kerry : Results of the Barradubh 5k - Sat 15th Dec 2018

This 5k and 2.5k event was organised by Gneeveguilla AC and was held in Barradubh on Saturday the 15th of December 2018.

The full results are here... https://gneeveguilla.wordpress.com/results/2018-2/results-of-the-barradubh-5k-sat-15th-dec-2018/

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Running events coming up next weekend... Sat 15th & Sun 16th Dec 2018


The Christmas period is one of the busiest times of the year for running events and it really kicks off next weekend.

The list below which is extracted from the race calendar gives a good idea of what is on offer. Which event you take part in really depends on where you live.

The big race in Co.Cork next weekend is the annual Newmarket 5k organised by Duhallow AC on Sunday the 16th of December. They have had quite a large number of pre-entries to date and you can still enter on the day.

These are the running events in the South of Ireland on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of December 2018.

- - - December 2018 - - -

Sat 15th (9:30am)... 5k parkruns - Various locations - Free
Cork - Ballincollig, Macroom, Clonakilty, Rineen Woods, Glengarriff Woods, Bear Is /// Limerick - University of Limerick, Newcastle West /// Kerry - Killarney, Tralee, Listowel, Inch /// Clare - Ennis, Kilrush, Clarisford /// Tipperary - Clonmel, Templemore /// Waterford - Tramore /// Kilkenny - Kilkenny Castle /// Carlow - Carlow town /// Wexford - New Ross, Gorey, Johnstown ///

Kerry... Sat 15th (8:30am)... Glenageenty Trail Marathon... €40... NE Kerry...
Kerry... Sat 15th (9:30am)... Glenageenty Trail Half-Marathon... €30...
Kerry... Sat 15th (10:30am)... Glenageenty Trail 10k... €20...

Cork... Sat 15th (9:30am)... Jingle Jog/Walk in Rosscarbery... €5...
Kerry... Sat 15th (10am)... Barradubh Santa 5k Fun Run / Walk... €7... Also 2.5k option...
Cork... Sat 15th (12 noon)... Glanmire 5k Santa Charity Fun Run... €20...

Sun 16th (9:30am)... 2k Junior parkruns - Various locations - Free
Cork - Cobh /// Limerick - Shelbourne Park /// Kerry - Tralee /// Wexford - Heritage Park ///

Cork... Sun 16th (9:30am)... Cloyne Commons 4k... €5... info...
Clare... Sun 16th (10:30am)... Run Santa Run Ennis... €5... Clare County Council Car Park... in aid of Clare Crusaders Clinic...
Kerry... Sun 16th (11am)... Tralee 5km Santa Fun Run... €10...

Cork... Sun 16th (1pm)... Newmarket Christmas Classic 5k road race... €15 on the day... organised by Duhallow AC ...info...

https://corkrunning.blogspot.com/2018/11/notice-newmarket-5km-road-race-sun-16th.html

Race calendar... http://corkrunning.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Elite entries for the 2019 Dungarvan 10 mile road race

The normal round of entries for the 2019 John Treacy 10 mile road race in Dungarvan closed at the start of November. They are however accepting 'Elite Entries' and the standard required is shown below...

From West Waterford AC..."If you wish to apply as an elite runner please send your information to info AT westwaterfordathletics DOT org stating your name, date of birth, club and fastest time and location for either half marathon or 10 mile race ran in the last 3 years.

Half Marathon time: Under 1.20 for men (1.30 for women)
10 Mile Time: Under 60 mins for men (65 for women)"

The race starts at 1:30pm on Sunday the 3rd of February 2019.