Monday, November 30, 2009
The full results are now available.......
Masters Men and Masters Women
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Race start 11am. Registration from 9am. Run in the amazing Kerry countryside, This is a challenge for all fitness levels, undulating course with outstanding views. Runners and Walkers of all abilities welcome.
Water stations dotted throughout the route. Join in on the fun, bring your Santa hat and get in the festive spirit!
Entry Fee €20
Monday, November 23, 2009
The race will take place on Sunday, the 31st of January 2010 which is slighty earlier than the usual February date.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Cork.......the Cork BHAA are holding a 4 mile road race near Inniscarra in the countryside to the west of Cork city. More details on the Running in Cork website. This race starts at 11:30am.
Please note that this race in Cork has been cancelled until a later date due to local flooding.
Kerry......the 3rd race in the 5km 'Feet First' series takes place in Killarney at 11am. There was a very respectable turnout of 174 for the 1st race in October and the results can be seen in this earlier post. The weather played havoc with the recording equipment for the 2nd race so there were no results for this one.
Details.......Entries on the day only cost €5 at the Kerry Parents and Friends Centre near the catheral on the western side of the town. If you are coming from the Cork direction, take the bypass as if you were heading towards Killorglin and take the left back into the town at the 2nd roundabout...(after the roundabout with the turnoff for Tralee).
You can find a flyer for the series on the right hand side of this page.
Update Sunday 12:30pm......In an earlier e-mail from the organisers on Saturday evening, everything looked ok for this race and they said it was going ahead.
However due to continuous overnight rain, todays 5km race in Killarney has been cancelled due to flooding.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
-- Fiona O'Riordan
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Race Report by John Dunphy....
The 2nd race in the Feet First 5k road race series took place last Saturday in awful weather conditions. The majority of runners had made their way to the start line a good 10 to 15 minutes before the 11am start to be greeted with a massive downpour of rain which sent runner's flying for cover under trees at the side of the road. When we were called to the start line, we were all soaked to the skin while we had to wait for the race to begin which in fairness to the organiser's got off at 11am. First to go was Jerry Forde of Blarney AC and very soon afterwards the 200 or so runners were off. The organiser's had to change the course for this race due the original course being flooded which meant we would not see the very flat and fast course that a few of us managed some Pb's on last time out but what can you do! The new course was a nice course in my opinion and not long after the start, we took a left turn off the main road to head into the National park. The running to the first 1k was very flat and fast. Soon after the 1km mark, we took a sharp right out into the wide open park and it was here running along to the 2k mark is where we all took a battering from the wind and driving rain. It was extremley hard running against that type of weather but soon we were to head in the opposite direction which gave us a bit of relief with the wind and rain to our backs. But this was going to prove our toughest test with a long pull to the 3k mark. Soon after this, we were running downhill and what was going to prove the fatest 2k of the race. With a small pull to the finish line, I'm sure all were glad to see the end after that type of weather.
Arthur Fitzgerald (Faranfore-Maine Valley AC) took the mens race with Maureen Harrington (An Riocht AC) winning the ladies race. One again quiet a few of the Cork runners took apart which is great to see well done to all on the day..........John Dunphy, Eagle AC.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tuesday November 10th 2009
Tuesday December 1st 2009
Tuesday December 22nd 2009
Tuesday January 12th 2010
Tuesday February 2nd 2010
Tuesday February 23rd 2010
Participant registration at the boathouse 6.30pm (registration closes at 6.50pm)Race start time 7pm from UL boathouse around UL campus – see flyer
Distance: 5km on the first three Thursdays 5th, 12th & 19th in November,
Increase to 7km on next three Thursdays 26th Nov, 3rd Dec & 10th December
Resume in January with a 10km distance over three Thursdays 7th, 14th & 21st
Entry fee €5
Student entry fee €3
Prizes will be given for overall fastest male, female and most improved male & female after the final January race.
All runners of every ability are welcome. ALL PARTICPANTS MUST WEAR HIGH-VIS VESTS.