Thursday, February 9, 2017

Notice...Kilmacthomas 5 mile road race, Waterford - Sun 12th Feb 2017

The annual Kilmacthomas 5 mile road race will be held on Sunday the 12th of February 2017 at 11am.


As you can see from the race flyer above, it is being organised by West Waterford AC and only costs €8 to enter.


The village of Kilmacthomas is just off the N25 road and is roughly half way between Dungarvan and Waterford City.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Notice...Adare 10k road race, Co.Limerick - Sun 26th Feb 2017

The annual Adare 10k road race is coming up on Sunday the 26th of February 2017 at 1pm. Organised by West Limerick AC, this is always a popular race and attracts a large field of about 500 runners, way beyond the usual 200 or so most races get.

Please note that the entries have already passed the 500 mark so all the t-shirts are gone.

From the organisers......The 2017 edition of the Adare 10k will take place on Sunday February 26th at 1pm. Entry to the race is limited to 850 entries *.  Every finisher will receive a medal. 

Entry fee is €20 plus booking fee online. Entry in person on Saturday or Sunday of the race weekend is €25 for the chip timed run or €10 for the non competitive walk.

Registration will take place in the Adare village hall on Saturday 25th from 2pm to 5pm and on Sunday from 10am to 12.30pm. There will be no entries after 12.30pm as the race will start at 1pm sharp.

There will be Individual, Category and team prizes presented in the Village Hall after as well as tea/coffee and food for all race participants.
 

You can register online HERE



Walkers can enter on the weekend for €10 and get a medal only, but not chip timing or t shirt.


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

* Update : 11th Feb 2017
Adare 10k Update 11-2-2017

IMPORTANT RACE UPDATE

Following a recent meeting of the organizing committee we have had to reduce the entry number of Adare 10k to 850 entrants for health and safety reasons. This is to ensure that everyone who enters has a safe enjoyable race. Should we reach this number we will be unable to let anyone else register.

As of this morning we have 550 people registered online.

The 2017 edition of the Adare 10k will take place on Sunday February 26th at 1pm. Entry to the race is now limited to 850 entries.  Every finisher will receive a medal.

Entry fee is €20 plus booking fee online. Entry in person on Saturday or Sunday of the race weekend is €25 for the chip timed run or €10 for the non competitive walk.

Registration will take place in the Adare village hall on Saturday 25th from 2pm to 5pm and on Sunday from 10am to 12.30pm. There will be no entries after 12.30pm as the race will start at 1pm sharp. This is necessary to have all data entered and correct for race day information.

There will be Individual, Category and team prizes presented in the Village Hall after as well as tea/coffee and food for all race participants.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Adare in two weeks time.

Adare 10k organising committee
West Limerick Ac

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Results of the Killarney 5k race...Sat 4th Feb 2017

The first race of four in the Killarney Spring 5k Series was held on Saturday the 4th of February 2017.

Position    Name    Club    Category    Time
1 Tim O'Connor    An Riocht AC    SnrM    15:55
3 Sean O'Sullivan An Riocht AC    M35    16:35
4 Shane Simcox    Mallow AC    M40    16:49
2 Shona Heaslip    An Riocht AC    SnrF    16:30
11 Sinead Tangney    Sportsworld AC    SnrF    18:21
12 Marie McCarthy    FFMV AC    F40    18:22


The full results can be seen HERE

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Notice...Killarney Winter 5k Series - Sat 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Feb 2016

Gneeveguilla AC in Co.Kerry are holding their annual 5k series of races in Killarney in February 2017. The first race starts on Saturday the 4th of February with the remaining three races on the 11th, 18th & 25th of February 2017.


Each 5k race is on a route which is probably one of the fastest in Co.Kerry. It has been accurately measured by Jones Counter. The series also has an Athletics Ireland permit.

Each race starts at 11am sharp and costs just €6 to enter.

Prizes...To qualify for a prize, you must complete at least three out of the four races. After the 4th and final race, there will be refreshments and the series prizes will be given out. There are a substantial number of prizes which take the form of vouchers for local retail outlets in Killarney. One prize per person. In the event that someone wins a top 10 prize and a category prize then they will win the prize of greater value.

Directions & Preview...A full preview of the new course with directions and maps can be seen HERE

Overall........A stunning location for a race series. Nice fast accurate 5 km course in a park that most towns in Ireland would love to have. It costs just €6 to enter each race and is suitable for runners of all abilities...from serious to joggers. People come from all over the world to visit this location. If it's on your doorstep then make the most of it.

For more info on Gneeveguilla AC, visit their website... http://gneeveguilla.wordpress.com/

Friday, January 13, 2017

Notice...29th Annual Colligan Cup race in West Waterford - Sun 15th Jan 2017



From the organisers..........
MICHAEL ROCHE SERIES-RACE 3.

29th  ANNUAL KIELY MONUMENTAL COLLIGAN CUP.

The 29th Annual Kiely Monumental Colligan cup takes place in Colligan wood. This unique event will of course use as it has for the past 29 years the Timing handicap system, What makes the handicap timing system so appealing to all levels of runner’s and joggers is the fact that every participant no matter what their level of fitness, have exactly the same chance of winning. All it takes is for you to know to the second exactly how long it will take you to cover 5 miles of the Colligan wood circuit. The Colligan cup is race 3 in the Michael Roche Carpet Series, Entry to the race itself is 8 Euro. Adult 5 mile starts at 12 noon and the Juvenile Colligan shield starts at 11 A.M.
The race is organised by West Waterford AC.
Directions.....Colligan Wood is located about 6 kms or 3.5 miles North-West of the town of Dungarvan in West Waterford.

From the Kilrush Roundabout on the ring road around Dungarvan, take the R672 for Clonmel. After about 3 kms, take the road right at the Master McGrath Monument (see photo below). After about 2 kms, take the next right (see photo) and then drive about another km on a narrow road to the car park for Colligan Wood (see photo).



Coming from Dungarvan, take the right at the Master McGrath Monument


Coming from Dungarvan, take right turn on the bend for Colligan Wood

Car Park for Colligan Wood

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Clare...Results of the Maigh NS 5k & 10k - Sun 8th Jan 2017

109 people took part between the two races. 

1    0:20:47    GARRY TWOMEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM 5k
2    0:21:10    CILLIAN ROUINE,     Lahinch    M 5k
3    0:21:25    GARY RUSH,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM 5k
5    0:22:32    AINE KEANE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k
6    0:22:54    EIMEAR KEANE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k
7    0:23:11    DYMPNA O DWYER,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k 


31    0:35:54    THOMAS GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 10k    847    31
36    0:38:06    JOHN O MALLEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 10k    848    36
41    0:40:45    LIAM SHANNON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 10k    855    41
59    0:46:22    MAGS TWOMEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 10k    888    59
85    1:03:00    SILE O LOUGHLIN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 10k    35    85
86    1:03:00    ROISIN SHANNON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 10k    36    86


The combined results are below...


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Limerick...Results of the Mooreabbey Milers One Mile Dash - Sat 31st Dec 2016

A total of 109 runners took part in this one mile race on Saturday the 31st of December 2016 in Galbally, Co.Limerick.

1     Kieran Lees     Mooreabbey Milers          4:48     SM
2     James Maher     Templemore          4:57     SM
3     Liam Shanahan     Thurles Crokes          5:03     SM 
19     Cathriona Farrell     An Bru AC          5:40     SW
26     Linda  Grogan     Dundrum AC          5:48     SW
31     Marie O'Shea     Mooreabbey Milers          6:00     SW 


Photos...
1) Mooreabbey Milers have a number of small albums... #1 ... #2 ... #3 ... #4


Full results below...

Limerick...Results of the Caherdavin 10k - Mon 26th Dec 2016

134 runners turned out for the Caherdavin 10k in Limerick on St.Stephens Day.

1st    Colm Turner, Limerick AC in  33:18.75
2nd  Keith Lynch, BMOH in 33:59.07
3rd  Thomas Grimes, East London Runners in 35:31.75
1st Shona Keane , Sportsworld in 39:15.83
2nd  Shona O’Flynn, Dooneen in 42:24.90
3rd Roisin Doran, Limerick Country Club in 42:23.23


The full results can be seen HERE

Kerry...Results of the Farranfore 5k - Mon 26th Dec 2016

A large crowd of 411 runners turned out for the annual 5k race in Farranfore on St.Stephens Day.

1 15:24.2 James     Ledingham     KCH     M
2 15:27.1 Tim     O Connor     An Riocht AC     M
3 16:06.4 Sean      O Sullivan     An Riocht AC     M
19 17:58.6 Carol     Finn     Leevale AC     F
20 18:08.6 Sinead     Tangney     Sportsworld Running Club     F
24 18:19.6 Maria     McCarthy     Farranfore Maine Valley AC     F


Results below...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tipperary...Results & Photos of the Clonmel 4 mile - Mon 26th Dec 2016

A record 511 runners took part in the Clonmel 4 mile race on St.Stephens Day on the 26th of December 2016. That's a 23% jump on last year and is all the more impressive if you consider that a lot of other races are in decline.

1    Richard Horton    Roscrea    SM        18:58
2    William Maunsell    Clonmel AC    SM        19:06
3    Brian Maher    Kilkenny City Harriers    SM        19:10 
18    Siobhan O Doherty    Borrisokane AC    SW        21:52
41    Claire Annan    Clonmel AC    SW        23:49
51    Sally Forristal    St Josephs AC    SW        24:13

Photos...
1) Tipperary Photos have a gallery HERE

The full results can be seen further down this page...


Report from Clonmel AC....The MSD be Well 4 Mile road race took place in Clonmel on St Stephen’s Day at 12 noon. The weather was ideal for running mild and dry and as such they came out in their hundreds, 526, a new record entry and we were treated to a brilliant event. 

The race started at Loreto Convent and soon a group set the pace that included William Maunsell of Clonmel AC, last year’s winner, Brian Maher of Kilkenny City Harriers and Richard Horton from England with a large group in close attention. Then as the leaders approached Sir Thomas’s Bridge Brian Maher and Brian Horton had a 10m lead on William Maunsell with another few metres to the chasing pack. Then on the return journey to Clonmel, Brian Horton opened a 10 metre lead on Brian Maher with William Maunsell in closer attention. Brian Horton kept the pace going to come home a convincing winner in 18 mins 58 secs, just 4 secs off the course record set by Sandis Bralitis of West Waterford in 2008, brilliant performance. Then we had William Maunsell putting in a great effort over the final 2km to finish 2nd in 19 mins 6 secs with Brian Maher of Kilkenny City Harriers 3rd in 19 mins 10 secs. William’s previous best was 19 mins 49 secs in 2014, some improvement. Then we had Emmet Dunleavy of Sligo AC 4th in 19 mins 33 secs with Kevin Moore of Dundrum AC dipping under 20 mins when finishing 5th in 19 mins 57 secs. 

The Master Men’s awards were won by the following athletes: 1st over 40 Denis Shanahan Thurles Crokes 21 mins 35 secs, 2nd over 40 David Ryan Clonmel AC 21 mins 54 secs, 1st over 45 Dermot Hayes Dundrum AC 22 mins 30 secs, 2nd over 45 Conor Fleming Clonmel AC 23 mins 17 secs, 1st over 50 Richard O Gorman Clonmel AC 24 mins 29 secs, 2nd over 50 Corneilius McFadden Clonmel AC 24 mins 35 secs, 1st over 55 Michael Moore Dundrum AC 25 mins 4 secs, 1st over 60 Matt Alexander Coolquill AC 26 mins 40 secs, 1st over 65 Eamonn Crowley Clonmel AC 33 mins 25 secs, 1st over 70 Myles McHugh Clonmel AC 35 mins 13 secs, 1st over 75 Pierce Purcell Clonmel AC 53 mins, 1st Junior Man Darren Dunne Nenagh Olympic 20 mins 5 secs and 2nd Junior Man Fred Crowley Thurles Crokes 23 mins 31 secs.


The women’s race was also very competitive and here we had Siobhan O Doherty (Borrisokane AC) a great supporter of this event coming home a worthy winner in 21 mins 52 secs, just 2 secs outside her course record set in 2013, great running. Then we had Claire Annan of Clonmel AC also running very well when finishing 2nd woman in 23 mins 49 secs with Sally Forristal (St Joseph’s AC) 3rd in 24 mins 13 secs and Maebh Fenton 4th in 24 mins 30 secs and Linda Grogan (Dundrum AC) 5th in 24 mins 36 secs. 


The Women’s Category prizes were won as follows: 1st over 35 Suzanne Shine Clonmel AC 26 mins 18 secs, 2nd over 35 Tracy Culleton Ballynonty AC 27 mins 16 secs, 1st over 40 Phil Ryan Ballynonty AC 26 mins 11 secs, 2nd over 40 Siobhan McHugh Clonmel AC 26 mins 32 secs, 1st over 45 Angela McCann Clonmel AC 27 mins 7 secs, 2nd over 45 Frances Long Moyne AC 32 mins 1 sec, 1st over 50 Anna Byrne Clonmel AC 28 mins 17 secs, 1st over 55 Bernie Hopkins Clonmel AC 33 mins 18 secs, 1st over 60 Ann Ryan Clonmel AC 42 mins 4 secs, 1st Junior Woman Louise Stack Portlaoise 24 mins 30 secs and Sorcha Moloney Ballyroan 24 mins 33 secs.


The Club would like to thank ETB for the use of their fine facilities at Colaiste Cheitinn as our race Headquarters and in particular to the caretaker, Noel Lonergan, for all his help. The Club would also like to thank the Gardai, the Civil Defence and the many Club stewards and officials who ensured that the whole event was a brilliant success.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Clare...Results of the Christmas Cracker 5k, Ennis - Tues 27th Dec 2016

305 people took part in this 5k in Ennis on the 27th of Dec 2016.

1    0:17:52    SCOTT WATSON,     Hyde Park Harriers    M
2    0:18:15    ANTHONY SHARKEY,     Ennis Track AC    M
3    0:18:44    ALAN BYRNES,     Tulla    M
9    0:20:35    SHONA O FLYNN,     Ind.    F
12    0:20:40    ANNE MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F
13    0:21:03    VERENA TARPEY,     Dooneen AC    F 


Full results below...

Clare...Results of the Miltown Malbay Santa 5k - Mon 26th Dec 2016

145 runners took part in this 5k race in Miltown Malbay on the 26th of Dec 2016.

1 16:10    BARRY DONOVAN,     Leevale AC    M
2 16:31    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
3 16:42    THOMAS GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
5 18:57    SHARON RYNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F
14 20:07    NOREEN MACKEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F
17 21:09    DYMPNA O DWYER,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F


Full results below...


Clare...Results of the Miltown Malbay GAA 5k - Sun 1st Jan 2017

114 turned out for this 5k race in Miltown Malbay on New Year Day 2017.

1    0:18:46    CAOILFHIONN O DEA, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
2    0:19:09    JOHN O MALLEY, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
3    0:19:26    CORMAC FLANNERY, erg AC    M
13    0:21:14    AINE KEANE, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F
14    0:22:09    EIMEAR KEANE, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F
16    0:22:25    MAGS TWOMEY, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F


Full results below...


Friday, December 23, 2016

Notice...Clonmel 4 mile road race - Mon 26th Dec 2016



From the organisers Clonmel AC...Preparations are going well for this year's race which once again takes place on St Stephen's Day at 12 noon. This year's event is sponsored by MSD and we are very grateful for such sponsorship. This race has grown in stature over the years and is now firmly fixed on everyone calendar over the festive season. This race over a good course caters for all levels of abilities and all ages.

The race will start at 12 noon outside the Loreto Convent, so the best way to get to the start is to go out the Main entrance of Colaiste Cheitinn and turn right and then go right at the Traffic lights and up to the next roundabout and the start is approx 100m after the 1st exit. The race will finish close to Barlo Motors, which is approx 300m from the traffic lights outside the Race Headquarters, Colaiste Cheitinn.

Maps and directions HERE

 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Major upgrade to Nenagh Indoor athletic track

The 200m indoor track in Nenagh, Co.Tipperary is the only one of its kind in Munster and is used every year for various Munster & County Indoor Championships. In the past, it was the venue for the National Championships but that is now held at the  new state of the art facility in Athlone IT.


As indoor facilities go, it's pretty basic but it's an indoor track all the same. The host club Nenagh Olympic AC have now embarked on a major upgrade.

See below for more...


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tipperary...Results of the Birdhill Half-Marathon, 10k & 5k - Sun 4th Dec 2016

The annual Birdhill Half-Marathon, 10km & 5k was held on Sunday the 4th of December 2016. 

Half-Marathon...First 3 men & Kate Veale of West Waterford AC..1st woman


Photos...
1) The organisers have 600+ photos HERE

Half-Marathon...
1 892 Rory O Connor M SEN 1:16:30 1:16:30
2 1002 Niall O Riordan M SEN 1:17:57 1:17:57
3 583 Shane Scully M SEN 1:18:25 1:18:25
26 898 Kate Veale F SEN 1:33:40 1:33:38
34 625 Deirdre Finn F O50 1:37:20 1:37:19
42 1022 Maeve Flannery F SEN 1:39:14 1:39:13

10km...
1 828 10km Mike Carmody M SEN 0:32:23
2 1029 10km Colm Turner m SEN 0:34:22
3 413 10km Eoin Woolley M SEN 0:37:49
10 881 10km Ann Macphail F O40 0:40:49
11 873 10km Kealey Tideswell F SEN 0:40:52
16 878 10km Mary Gavin F O40 0:43:20

5km...
1 768 5km Arron Quigley M 0:17:45 0:17:45
2 752 5km PJ Carey M 0:18:40 0:18:40
3 763 5km Jerzy Gindera M 0:19:05 0:19:04
10 762 5km Veronica Colleran F 0:20:17 0:20:16
15 772 5km Laura Collins F 0:21:24 0:21:22
20 255 5km Maire O'Doherty F 0:24:16 0:24:15

Full results below...

Tipperary...Results of the Templemore Christmas Cracker 5k - Sun 4th Dec 2016



122 people turned out for this 5k Christmas run in Templemore, Co.Tipperary.

1    Gareth McGlinchey    16.38
2    John Fitzgibbon    16.43
3    Liam Shanahan    17.06
8    Louise Stack (1st F Junior) 18.42
14    Lorraine Healy (1ST F)    19.21
17    Ciara Cummins  (FJ)    19.57

 
Photos...
1) Fit4Life Templemore have a gallery HERE


Full results below...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Waterford...Results & photos of the Waterford Half-Marathon - Sat 3rd Dec 2016





This years Waterford Half-Marathon was held on Saturday the 3rd of December 2016 and 1735 runners took part.


1 Ciobanu    Sergiu    1:05:51    Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
2 Hehir        Sean    1:06:11    Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C.
3 Hamilton    Paddy    1:06:20    Slieve Gullion Runners
31 Hodgins    Jill    1:20:54
45 Carthy    Jackie    1:22:25
60 Malone    Sylvia    1:23:58 Waterford A.C.


The full results can be seen HERE

Category results HERE

Award winners HERE 

Photos...
1) Waterford AC has a small gallery HERE
2) Ger Broderick has a gallery HERE
3) Andy O'Rourke has 4 galleries... #1 #2 #3 #4 

Waterford...Results of the Old Parish Turkey Trot - Sun 27th Nov 2016

144 runners turned out for this years Old Parish 5 mile charity run on Sunday the 27th of November 2016.
Winner of old parish turkey trot Damien Murphy being presented with his prize by John Curran of Clean zone Technology
Cleanzone Technoloy Ltd...Paddy Joe Curran Memorial Turkey Trot

1 Damian MURPHY West Waterford AC 00:26:43
2 Danny SMYTH Ballynonty AC 00:28:03
3 Nigel SHEEHAN Youghal AC 00:28:05
1 Kate VEALE West Waterford AC 00:32:45
2 Sinead BRANNIGAN Waterford AC 00:33:31
3 Deirdre ANSBRO Youghal AC 00:34:12


The full results can be seen HERE
 
Race report from West Waterford AC...

Monday, December 5, 2016

Kerry...Results of the Puck Warriors 5k & 10k in Killorglin - Sat 26th Nov 2016


The numbers recovered somewhat for this years Puck Warriors Jingle Run in Killorglin on Sat 26th Nov 2016. In the 10k race, there were 70 while there were 48 in the 5k. While the numbers are still down on two years ago, they're well up from last year.


Photos...
1) The organisers have an album HERE

The full results can be seen below...