Friday, September 18, 2009

Kerry...Dingle Marathon...More photos

Joe Murphy of Eagle AC now has a set of 101 photos up on the Eagle AC website.

Kerry...More Dingle Marathon video clips...

The first video clip is of the finish of the Dingle Half-Marathon...

Jerry Forde of Cork starting the Dingle Marathon...

Getting the crowd worked up...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kerry...Video clip of the Dingle Marathon

This is a 4 minute video clip showing the start of the Dingle Half and Ful Marathon last Sunday.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kerry...More photos and reports of the Dingle Marathon

Photos...There is a photo gallery with 148 shots at this LINK. Some of the photos give a glimpse of the outstanding scenery on the day.

News Article.........there is a report on the Marathon on the Dingle News website.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Kerry...Results of the Dingle Half and Full Marathon - Sat 12th Sept 2009

What an amazing event! In terms of weather, it couldn't have been any better....sunshine, blue skies and a gentle breeze. It all made for what was probably the best Half and Full Marathon in Ireland this year.

So, what was it like?

The start was pretty normal for the start of any big race. Once the race got under way, it was pretty obvious why the roads had to be closed as the runners filled the narrow road out of Dingle. As the route wound it's way through Ventry and on towards Slea Head, there were plenty of small pulls. As we gained height, the view out over Dingle Bay was incredible. Ireland's highest mountains on the next peninsula were all clearly visible as well as the Skelligs in the distance rising out of the sea.

Past Slea Head and onwards to Dunquin with the Blaskets on the left. In terms of weather and scenery, it really was at it's best. At Dunquin, the vast majority of runners peeled off left to finish their half Marathon while the Marathon runners carried on towards Ballyferriter. The field was now pretty stretched out with big gaps in between the runners. Along this section, it was sheltered from the breeze and at times, it almost felt as warm as the Cork Marathon!

After the 21 mile mark, there was a serious climb but once you reached the highest point, it was all downhill into Dingle. Overall, a very well organised event. It's not a course for fast times but in terms of quality, it is way ahead of any of the city races.

On a final point, it will be on 1 week earlier next year so it won't clash with the Cork Half or the Triathlon in Kenmare.


1) The full marathon results are HERE.

2) The half-marathon results are HERE.


1) There are some commercial photos at

Friday, September 11, 2009

Kerry.......Dingle Half-Marathon and Marathon, Sat 12th Sept

I was hoping to put up some additional info on this route but didn't have time. Details of the route can be found on the Dingle Marathon website.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Limerick...Coaching Workshop

Coaching Workshops in Limerick...

September 16th & 21st
On Wednesday 16th September from 7-9.30pm there will be a Throws Workshop in UL for all coaches and experienced athletes aged 17+. Two of the countries most experienced coaches will lead the workshop in John Sheehan Javelin and Sean Whitney Shot. You can register on the night 6.45pm sharp and the cost is 5 Euro.
On Monday 21st September there will be a Road Running/Endurance Workshop also at UL from 7-9.30pm and it takes place in the classroom in the sports arena. It is aimed at all athletes, road runners and coaches 18+ interested in endurance running. The cost of the course is 5 Euro payable on the night at registration 6.45pm sharp. Guest speaker on the night will be Irish Olympic 800m runner Thomas Chamney. The following topics will be covered:
- Different types of Endurance training
- Heart rates and training
- Recovery Methods
- Planning
- Important Tips
- Training for 5km, 10km & Marathon
- Question & Answer session

Tipperary......Recent results

Here are some results of recent road races in Co.Tipperary...

1) Tipp 10 Mile Road Championships.......23rd August 2009.......Results

2) Tipp Masters Road Championships......29th August 2009.......Results...Photos

3) Michael Cahill 5 km road race, Ballingarry..........4th Sept 2009.....Results ...Photos

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tipperary...'Michael Cahill' 5km road race...Fri 4th Sept 2009

With the evenings getting shorter, this must be nearly the last evening road race in the Minster region.

Coolquill Athletic Club13th Annual Michael Cahill 5k ClassicRoad Race and Walk
Out and back flat course at Ballingarry, via Killenaule, Co Tipperary.
Starting at Ballingarry ConventFriday 4th September 2009 at 7:30pm

Map of area HERE.

Race flyer HERE.