Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tipperary...Results of the Holycross 5k run - Wed 27th May 2015

A total of 270 people turned out for the St Michael's NS Holycross 5K Fun Run on Wednesday 27th May 2015.

1    JACK CORBETT    17:10
2    DENIS SHANAHAN    17:17
3    PETER MADDEN    18:10
12    LINDA GROGAN    20:30
19    EILEEN MCCULLAGH    20:33
24    JACQUELINE HUGHES    21:15

The full results can be seen HERE

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tipperary...Results of the John Kelly Memorial 7k road race, Loughnane - Fri 1st May 2015

A total of 53 runners took part in the John Kelly Memorial 7k road race on Fri 1st May 2015. Organised by Templemore AC, the proceeds of the race went towards Loughnane National School.

James Grufferty    24.39    M
Tony Fogarty    25.54    M
Glen Austin    26.29    M
Margaret Tangari    27.14    F
Eileen McCullagh    29.45    F
Kate Harrison    31.19    F

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Poulmucka 5k & 8k race - Fri 22nd May 2015

A total of 308 runners turned out for the two races in Poulmucka, Co.Tipperary on Fri 22nd May 2015....216 in the 8k and 92 in the 5k.

1    Kevin Maunsell    Clonmel AC    M Sen    25:00
2    David Ryan    Clonmel AC    M40    26:19
3    Aaron O'Donnell    Carrick-on-Suir    M Sen    27:03
26    Claire Annan    Clonmel AC    F Sen    30:18
33    Aine Roche    Clonmel AC    F Sen    31:15
34    Sinead Smyth    Cahir Meet & Train    F Sen    31:16

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Cahir Tidy Towns have a gallery HERE 
2) Cahir News have a gallery HERE

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Waterford...Results of the Ardmore 5 mile road race - Fri 22nd May 2015

1st Brian Murphy Carrick AC 25.31
2nd John Meade St.Finbarrs AC 26.10
3rd Noel Murphy Waterford AC 26.58
1st Corinna Walsh West Waterford AC 31.49
2nd Maebh Fenton N.U.I.Galway 32.18
3rd Sandra Prendergast West Waterford AC 32.57 

The full results can be seen HERE

1) David Coleman has a gallery HERE 
2) West Waterford AC have a gallery HERE

Limerick...Results of the Kilmallock 5 mile road race - Fri 22nd May 2015

1    Declan Moore    Bilboa A C    SM    26:21
2    Julio Cesar    Kilmurry/Ibrickane A C    SM    26:43
3    Finchra Mac Domhnaill    West Limerick A C    SM    27:02
41    Noelle Ahern    West Limerick A C    SF    32:15
43    Lorna Fitzgerald    Mallow A C    SW    32:25
44    Clotilde Fitzgibbon    Grange/Fermoy A C    F40    32:27

The full results can be seen HERE

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tipperary...Notice for the Deadmans 5 mile road race, Carrick-on-Suir - Fri 5th June 2015

The third race of five in the Three Counties Challenge is coming up on Friday, the 5th of June with the Deadman's 5 mile in Carrick-on-Suir in S.Tipperary.

From the organisers......The 3 Counties Challenge moves back to County Tipperary for Race 3 in the series, the "Deadman's 5" mile road race on Friday 6th June @ 7:30 sharp. This race, now in it's 9th year, starts at the picturesque Ormonde Castle in Carrick on Suir, and goes through the center of the town before taking in a loop of the famous Deadman's Boreen, finishing on a lovely long straight stretch at the back of the Town Park , 5 Miles in total. It is mostly flat, with a short drag in the middle, but mile 4 on is slightly downhill, so a good time is possible.

More details from the organisers....... Registration takes place at the Carrick Swan GAA Hall (behind the Garda Barracks) from 6:00 p.m. Please note the race must start on time at 7:30 as part of the route goes over a railway crossing, so Registration will close at 7:10. Entry fee is €10.00

There will be changing and shower facilities after the race in the Club Hall, and also after race refreshments will be in the hall this year.

Don't forget, as well as the usual prizes (please see flyer) , there will be a Draw for a pair of Mens and Womens New Balance Tech Runners (RRP €135) on the night -all non prize winning runners will be entered.

Please see www.carrickroadrunners or the club facebook page for further info.

There will be changing and shower facilities after the race in the Club Hall, and also after race refreshments will be in the hall this year.

Course Map...

 The 5 mile course starts and finishes in the town and takes in a loop to the north.

Closer look at the town section...

Preview.....A full preview of the course with photos can be seen HERE

Kerry...Results of the Castleisland 10 mile & 5k race - Sun 17th May 2015

A total of 322 runners took part in this event organised by An Ríocht AC...127 in the 10 mile race and 195 in the 5km.

10 mile...
1 Tim O CONNOR 53:17 Ages 40 – 49 (1) Male (1)
2 Donal O’CALLAGHAN 55:56 Senior (1) Male (2)
3 Sean O SULLIVAN 56:15 Senior (2) Male (3)
14 Kate MURPHY 1:05:57 Senior (1) Female (1)
20 Sharon CAHILL 1:08:22 Ages 50 – 59 (1) Female (2)
22 Margaret CARLIN 1:09:21 Ages 50 – 59 (2) Female (3)

1 Shane SIMCOX 16:33 Ages 40 – 49 (1) Male (1)
2 Arthur FITZGERALD 16:36 Senior (1) Male (2)
4 Tommy OBRIEN 16:56 Ages 40 – 49 (2) Male (3)
3 Shona HEASLIP 16:52 Senior (1) Female (1)
5 Martina KIELY 17:37 Senior (2) Female (2)
11 Niamh O’SULLIVAN 18:40 Senior (3) Female (3)

1) A small gallery of photos before the race HERE
2) Some presentation photos HERE
3) Peter Murphy has a very large gallery of photos HERE (Facebook account required to view)

Limerick...Results of Mugret St Pauls 10k road race - Sun 17th May 2015

A big turnout of 558 people turned out for this 10k in Limerick.

1    Kenneth RODGERS      00:31:18    Senior  (1)    Male  (1)
2    Niall MCCORMACK  00:32:26    Senior  (2)    Male  (2)
3    David MANSFIELD (1262)    00:32:52    00:32:51    Senior  (3)    Male  (3)
11    Margaret DANAGHER  00:37:32    Senior  (1)    Female  (1)
26    Ann MACPHAIL  00:39:40    Ages 40-49  (1)    Female  (2)
59    Louise MATTHEWS  00:44:19    Ages 40-49  (2)    Female  (3)

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Moyne Templetuohy Juvenile GAA 5k fun run/walk - Sun 17th May 2015

154 took part in this event.

1    Paddy Cummins    18.07
2    Richie Daly    18.20
3    Ben O’Dwyer    19.25
6    Katie Harrison    19.35
7    Eileen McCullagh    19.43
19  Roisin Daly    22.36

The full results can be seen HERE

Waterford...Results of the Faithlegg 5 mile - Fri 15th May 2015

172 runners turned out for this 5 miler in Waterford.

1    Murphy    Brian    26:53    5:22/M    Top Fin    Carrick on Suir AC
2    O'Byrne    Iain    28:17    5:39/M    Top Fin    Waterford AC
3    Scollard    Pj    28:50    5:46/M    Top Fin    Waterford AC
7    Murray    Orna    31:21    6:16/M    Top Fin    Ferrybank
16    Savage    Meabh    33:50    6:46/M    Top Fin    Waterford AC
18    Mahony    Joan    34:27    6:53/M    Top Fin    Waterford AC

The full results can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the Ennistymon Hurling Club 5k fun run/walk - Sat 16th May 2015

Ennistymon Hurling Club 5k Road Race/Walk at Ennistymon Saturday 16 May 2015. 11:00 am

1    17:38    WILLIE DEVITT,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
2    21:06    LIAM SHANNON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
3    21:12    NIALL HOGAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM Primary School
17    29:38    ANGELA O LOONEY,     Ennistymon    F
20    32:06    DEIRDRE MC DONAGH,     Ennistymon    F

21    32:40    ROISIN SHANNON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF Primary School

The full results can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the Clare Soccer 5k fun run/walk - Sun 17th May 2015

Clare School Boys/Girls Soccer 5k Road Race/Walk at the Lees Road Sunday 17 May 2015

1    0:16:28    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
2    0:19:07    CIAN MC DONAGH,     Avenue Utd    M
3    0:20:38    COLIN CARMODY,     Coonnolly Celtic    M
14    0:24:15    CHLOE NEYLON,     Connolly Celtic    F
15    0:24:24    HANNAH MORRISSEY,     Fern Utd    F
16    0:24:26    AILBHE MORRISSEY,     Fern Utd    F

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Kerry...Results of the Lakes of Killarney Marathon - Sat 16th May 2015

The annual Lakes of Killarney Marathon & Half-Marathon was held on Saturday the 16th of May in Killarney National Park. The numbers were down a bit this year in the half dropping from 199 down to 149...a 25% drop. The numbers for the full remained much the same...88 this year compared to 84 last year. The chart below shows the numbers...

It's a bit suprising that it has never really grown in numbers? It's a lovely spot for a half and a full and the time I did it as a pacer for the full, it seemed well organised. The only thing is that  it's a low key event so maybe the organisers want to keep it like that?

The drop in number in the half this year may well be due to the Castleisland 10 mile being on the same weekend.

1    Fozzy FORRISTAL All Ages  (1)    Male  (1)    02:58:51
2    Denis KEANE All Ages  (2)    Male  (2)    03:02:20
3    John P FOLEY All Ages  (3)    Male  (3)    03:03:44
25    Dolores DUFFY All Ages  (1)    Female  (1)    03:39:09
27    Annie LARDNER All Ages  (2)    Female  (2)    03:41:15
32    Mandy PRENDERGAST COOKE All Ages  (3)    Female  (3)    03:45:25

1    Tony HARTY 01:19:15    Male  (1)
2    Christopher MURNANE 01:21:05 Male  (2)
3    Martin CROWLEY 01:23:55    01:23:40 Male  (3)
17    Lisa GRIFFIN 01:34:26    01:34:10 Female  (1)
21    Sinead O CONNOR 01:36:48    Female  (2)
23    Colette O' DONOGHUE 01:37:17    Female  (3)

The full results can be seen HERE

Limerick...Results of the Galbally 5 mile road race - Fri 15th May 2015

The annual Galbally 5 mile in E.Limerick was held on Friday the 15th of May 2015. A total of 161 runners took part, down about 18% on the 198 of 2014.

2 DAVID RYAN    CLONMEL AC    M40       26:45
3 DECLAN MOORE    BILBOA AC    SM       27:00
17 CAROL FINN    LEEVALE AC    SW       30:32
24 AINE ROCHE    CLONMEL AC    SW       31:53 

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Anthony Dinan has a gallery HERE

Reminder...Casteisland 10 mile & 5k in Kerry - Sun 17th May 2015

Just a reminder that you can still enter the Castleisland 10 mile and 5k race on the morning of the race.

This race is organised by An Ríocht Athletic Club, one of the major clubs in Kerry.

You can enter and find a lot more info on the race website...

It's worth mentioning also that money raised from the road race will be used for maintenance of the outdoor track in Castleisland. It is the ONLY 400 metre track in Kerry and is used by athletes from clubs in Kerry and west Limerick. If children are going to be involved in the sport then they need access to proper local facilities like this. Perhaps for that reason alone, this race is worth supporting.

Previews....A preview of the 10 mile course can be seen HERE  ....and the 5 km course HERE

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tipperary notice...Poulmucka 8km & 5km road race - Fri 22nd May 2015

This 8 km road race organised in conjunction with Clonmel AC is coming up on Friday, the 22nd of May at 7:30pm.

Poulmucka is located in South Tipperary, about 5 miles to the north-west of Clonmel...

From the N24 road running from Cahir to Clonmel, look for the turn off for Newinn and Cashel (R687)...
Turn off 2.2 miles from the roundabout on the western side of Clonmel
Poulmucka is located on the R687, about 2.4 miles from the junction above.

The village itself is no more than a pub and a few houses...

Course....The 8 km route takes in a triangular loop to the north-west of Poulmucka...

There are also some hills along the route with the most serious climb around 2.5 miles / 4 kms...

Course preview...A full preview of the 8 km course with photos can be seen HERE

For the 5k fun run, runners will be brought out to the 3k mark and they run to the finish with both races going off the same time.

Limerick... Possible Research Paticipation Injury advice

To whom it may concern,

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The first part has involved a brief 15 min phone interview detailing the impact achilles tendon pain has on running performance, daily activities etc. The second part is providing achilles tendon pain sufferers with a comprehensive and tailored rehab program based on their symptoms and deficits by assessing strength, biomechanics, posture etc as well as providing info an appropriate training load and activity.

We are non profit researchers, our only aim is to help people with achilles tendon pain by understanding it more and providing education and rehabilitation free of charge. We have been actively involved with running clubs around the Limerick area for the past 2 years and we are hoping to expand this further if possible. Given the popularity of your website we are wondering if there would be a possibility of providing information about our studies if readers were interested.

Kind regards

Seán Mc Auliffe (BSc),

PhD Candidate, Department of Clinical Therapies, Health Science Building, University Of Limerick.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tipperary...Results of the Annerville 10k road race, Clonmel - Sun 10th May 2015

A total of 277 runners took part in this years Annerville 10k road race in Clonmel on Sunday the 10th of May 2015.

1 SERGIU CIOBANU    CLONLIFFE HARRIERS       30:33    SM    04:56
2 WILLIAM MAUNSELL    CLONMEL AC       31:49    SM    05:08
3 NIALL MCCORMACK    CLONMEL AC       31:55    SM    05:09
37 AINE ROCHE        CLONMEL AC       39:04    SW    06:18
45 ANGELA MCCANN    CLONMEL AC       39:39    W40    06:24
47 BREDA MAHONY    CLONSILLA       39:57    W35    06:27

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Tipperary Photos have a gallery HERE
2) Clonmel AC have some presentation photos HERE

Photos...(Facebook account required to view)
1) Susan Parker Laste has a gallery HERE

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Waterford...Results of the Portlaw 5 mile road race - Fri 8th May 2015

The annual Tom Jordan Memorial 5 mile road race was held in Portlaw, Co.Waterford on Friday the 8th of May 2015. A total of 192 runners took part, a jump of 14% on the number for 2014.

This was also the 2nd race of 5 in the Three Counties Challenge organised by Carrick on Suir AC.

From Carrick-on-Suir...
O' Neill Pharmacy Tom Jordan Memorial 5-miles

The second race of the 2015 Three Counties Challenge saw 195 runners line up for the O' Neill Pharmacy Tom Jordan Memorial race in Portlaw on Friday evening last. This was the seventh running of this very popular event and the third year in which it formed part of the five-race series organised by Carrick-on-Suir AC. The heavy rain during the day cleared just in time for the race and runners enjoyed good conditions for the five mile challenge.

The course which was used for the first time last year received very favourable reviews and again produced some fast times. Victory in the men's race went to Clonmel AC's Kevin Maunsell who led for practically the entire route and finished with a time of 24:55. David Mansfield from Clonliffe Harriers had taken the first race of this year's series in Faugheen and again ran a fine race to finish in second place in 25:15. Carrick AC runner, Brian Murphy, was close behind in third place, clocking 25:24.

The ladies' race was won in fine style by Clonmel AC's Claire Annan who broke the 30-minute barrier with a superb time of 29:54. Sylvia Malone from Waterford AC took the runner-up prize with Anna-Leigh Hore from Kilmore AC taking third place.

Carrick AC would like to thank all who helped make this such a successful event. Thanks to O' Neill Pharmacy, Portlaw, for once again kindly sponsoring the race and to Alan Treacy, Outfield Sports, Carrick-on-Suir for the continued sponsorship of the overall series. The Portlaw branch of the Red Cross once again excelled with their race organisation. It has been through the dedication and hard work of Brian Nugent and his Red Cross colleagues that the race has become so firmly established on the road-race calendar.

A big thank-you also to all of the race stewards who ensured the safety of the runners and to all who helped with race registration, timing, results and post-race refreshments at the Forge Bar.

The third race of the series will be the Deadman's 5-miles in Carrick-on-Suir on Friday, 5th June at 7:30pm.

O' Neill Pharmacy Tom Jordan Winners:
Senior Men ; 1. Kevin Maunsell (Clonmel AC) 24:55 2. David Mansfield (Clonliffe Harriers) 25:15 3. Brian Murpohy (Carrick AC) 25:24
O/40 : Frank Quinlan (Waterford AC) 26:42
O/45 : Richard Hayes (Waterford AC) 29:52
O/50 : Ray Hahessy (West Waterford AC) 30:37
O/55 : Walter Keane (Waterford AC) 29:54
O/60 : Tommy Cahill (Clonmel AC) 32:41
Junior : Mark Condon (Waterford AC) 30:50
Team : Waterford AC ( Noel Murphy, Brian Swaby, PJ Scollard

Senior Ladies : 1. Claire Annan (Clonmel AC) 29:54 2. Sylvia Malone (Waterford AC) 30:24 3. Anna-Leigh Hore (Kilmore AC) 30:51
O/35 : Maedbh Savage (Waterford AC) 31:45
O/40 : Angela McCann (Clonmel AC) 30:51
O/45 : Mairead Murphy (St. Senans AC) 37:46
O/50 : Liz Nolan 35:43
O/55 : Bernie Prendergast (West Waterford AC) 37:41
Junior : Mary Stafford
Team : Waterford AC (Joan Mahony, Sinead Brannigan, Sarah Lee)

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Carrick Road Runners have a small number of photos HERE

Friday, May 8, 2015

New 5k parkrun to start in Killarney in June 2015

It was announced recently that a new 5k parkrun will be starting in Killarney on Saturday the 6th of June 2015. The 5km route will be in the Killarney Demense and will start at 9:30am every Saturday morning.

Slowly but surely there are more parkruns being rolled out across the country. On the 23rd of May, a new one will be starting in New Ross in Co.Wexford.

Parkruns are free timed 5k runs and are held in numerous locations. To take part, you just need to be registered first and then you print out a bar code which you take to all future events.

You can register by going to the parkrun website.

You can see the list of parkruns in Munster by looking at the race calendar.