Monday, September 29, 2008
After the success of the Cork Ladies Mini-Marathon with almost 10,000 entries, it is now the turn of Limerick City to host an event. The 'Limerick Leader' Womens Mini-Marathon takes place over a 7 km circuit on next Sunday, the 5th of October at 2pm. The race takes place on the University of Limerick campus on the East side of the city.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
There are 2 reports on the Kerry Athletics website about the runners from the Kingdom who took part in the National Half-Marathon in Waterford and the Munster Half-Marathon in Blarney, Cork.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Almost 1,000 people took part in this charity event in Waterford on a wet day on Sunday, the 14th of September. A report on the race is now available online on the Munster Express website.
The category prizewinners can be seen at http://www.munster-express.ie/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/fun-run-results-2008.pdf
According to their website, they state that the full results will be carried in next week’s edition of the newspaper.
A selection of photos can be seen HERE.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
It's that time of year again when thousands of women in Cork and Limerick take part in the annual mini-marathons. Some will run it, most will walk it but thousands will raise huge sums of money for various charities.
While these races are still off a bit, the closing dates for online entries are fast approaching.
Cork Mini-Marathon...This is over a 4 mile circuit on Sunday, the 28th of September. The closing date for online entries is next Friday, the 19th of September. You can find the entry page HERE.
Limerick Mini-Marathon...This is over a 7km /4.3 mile circuit on Sunday, the 5th of October. The closing date for online entries for this one is Friday, the 26th of September. Limerick Athletic Club are helping to organise this one and you can find entry details on their website.
Monday, September 15, 2008
The Cork Half Marathon on Sunday, the 14th of September also doubled up as the AAI Munster Half Marathon championships. For this competition, it was up to individuals and club officials to enter people and teams on the day.
The full results of the Cork Half Marathon can be seen on the Running in Cork blog along with pictures of the event.
The results of the Munster Half Marathon championships are now available HERE.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Next Sunday in Munster, there are 2 road races.
1) Cork Half Marathon..........The annual Cork Half Marathon takes place in Blarney just to the North West of Cork City on Sunday, the 14th of September at 11am. Entries on the day are €25. A full preview of the race can be found on http://corkrunning.blogspot.com/
2) Munster Express 10km Fun Run........This fun run takes place in Waterford City at 12 noon. Note that there will be no entries taken on the day and the date for pre-entry was last Monday, the 8th of September. For anyone already entered, you can find more information at these links...
Posted by John Desmond at Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
The National Half-Marathon this year was hosted by Waterford AC and I have to say, they made a fantastic job of it. The sports centre in Waterford city was the perfect location to base the race, they had loads of stewards on the roads and junctions, there were plenty of water stations out along the course and they had enough sandwiches afterwards to feed a small city in China ;o)
The winning mens team was West Waterford AC (shown above).....L to R...Raivis Zakis (3rd -68m 51s), Mareks Floroseks (5th - 69m 43s) and Sandis Bralitis (2nd - 68m 03s)
Well done lads, take a bow...
A total of 430 runners took part in this very competitive field. The course was over a slightly hilly course from Waterford City to the outskirts of Tramore and back again. A slightly tough but fair course. The winner of the race was Cillian O'Leary of Raheny Shamrock AC in a time of 67m 22s. The winner of the ladies race was Maria McCambridge of Dundrum South Dublin AC in a time of 77m 12s.
The full list of the 430 finishers can be found HERE.
The list of medal winners can be found HERE.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The AAI National Half Marathon takes place in Waterford City on Sunday, the 7th of September at 11am. The registration point is the Waterford Regional Sports Centre just off the N25 Cork to Waterford road. The race starts on the main road and heads South towards Tramore and back to Waterford again to finish on the track at the Sports Centre.
The map above shows where the start and finish point is.
The map below shows the complete route.
Waterford AC are the club running the event and more information can be got from their website.
It costs individuals €10 to run on the day and an entry form can be got HERE.
Elsewhere in Munster this week, there is also the Cork BHAA 'PTAA' 5k road race in Togher in Cork City. A full preview is available on the Running in Cork blog.
Also coming up on the 14th of September is the Cork Half Marathon in Blarney. Please note that the deadline for cheap entries (€20) is Saturday, the 6th of September. After that, it will cost €25. An entry form can be found HERE.