Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
This race is the first race of the Michael Roche Carpets Spring Series. The other races are the Quantum Life Dungarvan 10 mile (Jan 31st ), the Bausch and Lomb Kilmacthomas 5 mile (Feb 21st) and the Eason's Dungarvan 10K (Feb 28th)
Directions: At the Kilrush roundabout on N25 take the Cappoquin Road and at the Master McGrath Monument take a right for Clonmel and Ballymacarbry, take the next right for Colligan Wood"
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The Good Friday Run 2010
One not to miss - Under the Killarney Starlight on Good Friday 2nd April 2010.
The official launch of The Good Friday Run took place on Sunday the 13th of December at Feet First (Running & Walking specialists), High Street, Killarney. The Feet First team are delighted that Gneevenguilla Athletic Club have leant their support in securing an AAI permit for the event. They would also like to thank The Killarney Gardai and Killarney Town Council in their assistance for the event.
Feet First hope that Killarney will become the hub for running in 2010, and that the town and local businesses will benefit from the event. The organisers hope that the event can combine fun runners, joggers, club athletes and top class internationals competing over a fast 5 mile course through the streets of Killarney by night.
To register for the event register via the website www.thegoodfridayrun.ie or download a registration form from the website. Numbers are limited for this event.
This year “The Good Friday Run” will benefit The Kerry Stars and Down Syndrome Kerry. The Stars Special Olympics Club was formed in September 2002 by a group of families. Its objective was and still is to provide athletes with special needs the opportunity to be productive and respected members of society through participation in an all year round sports and competition programme. This in turn creates a more positive self image, inclusion, enjoyment and new friendships for the athletes. The Kerry Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland supports people with Down Syndrome and their families. The branch is organised and run by parents and siblings and activities and services represent the wishes of our members. The main services that we provide are speech therapy, occupational therapy and supported employment. We also run swimming classes, junior and senior Christmas parties, summer banquets and family fun day and other social activities. Their aim is to help each individual develop their full potential and make their futures as bright and independent as possible.
Each online entry will automatically receive a sponsorship card for these charities.
Race Details: This event is being professionally timed by Red Tag Timing. The first man and woman will receive €400 each with an additional bonus of setting the course record for next year. Prizes will be on offer to all category winners and everyone who takes part in the event receives a substantial goody bag. The entry fee to this unique event is €20.
The race will also have a specific emphasis on promoting physical activity and introducing newcomers to the sport of running and a number of initiatives with Fit 4 Life Groups, training groups and individual training beginning in the New Year. There will be a strong family emphasis to this event where Feet first have incorporated a Number of Family events taking place throughout the evening including a children’s egg and spoon race to incorporate the Easter festivities.
So put the 2nd of April down on your running/New Year’s Resolution calendar and take part in what will be a very special road race through the streets of Killarney. This is a preregistered event so remember get your entry in as soon as possible as places are limited.
For Further Information: Contact Catriona at Feet First on 087 2851266, 064 6627422 or log onto www.thegoodfridayrun.ie
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
The 22nd annual Beaufort 10k, organized by Star of the Laune AC, took place today, Friday the 1st of January.
After many events were cancelled at Christmas, this was a last chance to get in a competitive race over the holiday period.
Last year's event was at a chilly 6C. This year, New Year's Day forecasts differed, but eventually on the day, it was *minus* 2C, but calm, dry and slightly overcast.
There was the appearance of frost on every field and hedgerow, but the most important thing was that the roads themselves were virtually ice free. None the less, warnings were given at the start, to exercise due care.
84 people finished the race this year, which was down somewhat on the 98 that competed last year.
However I believe it was due more to nationwide driving-conditions, rather than fear of the cold on the course itself. Despite this, there were runners from as far away as Dublin and even France & Slovakia!
The course itself was over 10k, on very quiet roads, and marked in metric at each kilometre. It started started outside the Beaufort Garda Station, and ending outside the Community Centre. There was only one real icy patch in the last kilometre, which was clearly marked out by traffic cones. There was a water station at 5k, but given the very cold temperatures, many declined ;o)
Unlike last year, there was no severe wind on the course. However there were very few onlookers.
The local Community Centre was the hub of activity, hosting registration and some much appreciated refreshments and prize-giving. As an indication of the very cold temperatures, the pipes feeding the kitchen were frozen, and locals had to bring buckets of water, to make hot tea!
All runners received a commemorative tee-shirt, and all finishers received pint of Milk from Lee Strand Co-Op.
The Charles O'Shea Memorial Cup was awarded to the overall finisher, Ciaran O'Lionaird of Leevale AC, who finished streets ahead, in a time of 30:15, which is an amazing 4:52/mile -- despite the arctic temperatures!
This performance makes him the 2nd fastest overall finisher in the 22 races.
In second place was Cian Murphy of Iveragh AC, despite being faster than his winning time in 2009.
Lizzie Lee, was the first lady home, finishing 8th overall, nearly 4 minutes ahead of last year's winner, making it a double for Leevale AC. Gneeveguilla AC had the largest club entry, and took many prizes. Race organizer Mike Mangan led the Star of the Laune AC, taking 23rd position. John Walshe of Ballycotton Running Promotions was also on hand to take entries and produce some prompt results.
There were prizes in many categories, including a special category for local people from Beaufort, and even a special prize for Garda Enda who supervised!
It was announced that Star of the Laune AC will be holding their annual Summer race at Kilgobnet on the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Charles O'Shea Memorial Cup BEAUFORT '10K'
Friday 1 January 2010. 2:00pm
Place Time Name Team Race Age Category min/mile
1 0:30:15 O'LIONAIRD, Ciaran Leevale AC M 04:52.0 222
2 0:32:39 MURPHY, Cian Iveragh AC M 05:15.2 240
3 0:33:33 O'LEARY, Ian Dundrum South Dublin AC M40 05:23.8 215
4 0:33:40 FITZGERALD, Arthur Farranfore-Maine Valley AC M 05:25.0 284
5 0:35:05 KING, Brendan Iveragh AC M40 05:38.6 280
6 0:35:49 O'BRIEN, Billy Riocht AC M35 05:45.7 220
7 0:36:06 EGAN, Francie Gneeveguilla AC M 05:48.5 247
8 0:36:09 LEE, Lizzie Leevale AC F 05:48.9 208
9 0:36:29 CAHALANE, Sean Gneeveguilla AC M35 05:52.2 270
10 0:36:53 O'SHEA, Patrick Iveragh AC M55 05:56.0 275
11 0:37:17 DORAN, James Riocht AC M 05:59.9 212
12 0:37:43 BARRETT, John Gneeveguilla AC M40 06:04.1 217
13 0:38:06 FOLEY, John unatt/Listry M 06:07.8 261
14 0:38:09 DINAN, Paul St. Finbarrs AC M50 06:08.3 283
15 0:38:13 BARRY, Kenneth unatt/Mallow M 06:08.9 269
16 0:39:19 MAHONY, Tomas West Waterford AC M40 06:19.5 258
17 0:39:35 MCCARTHY, Fergus unatt/Firies M 06:22.1 268
18 0:39:49 HARRINGTON, Maureen Riocht AC F 06:24.3 241
19 0:40:06 MURPHY, Humphrey Riocht AC M45 06:27.1 218
20 0:40:16 MCDONNELL, Edward Mallow AC M35 06:28.7 292
21 0:40:46 MAHONY, Maire unatt/Old Parish F35 06:33.5 257
22 0:41:09 CARROLL, Denis Eagle AC M50 06:37.2 273
23 0:41:26 MANGAN, Mike Star Of The Laune AC M50 06:40.0 276
24 0:41:48 MURPHY, Seamus Gneeveguilla AC M40 06:43.5 274
25 0:42:00 MCKENZIE-BASS, Hugh Gneeveguilla AC M 06:45.4 238
26 0:42:01 O'CONNOR, Mary Riocht AC F40 06:45.6 219
27 0:42:02 MCBRIDE, David unatt/Castlelyons M35 06:45.7 256
28 0:42:05 O'SHEA, Cormac unatt/Beaufort M 06:46.2 242
29 0:42:09 COFFEY, Philip Carraig na bhFear AC M35 06:46.9 211
30 0:42:13 O'SULLIVAN, Gerard unatt/Killarney M 06:47.5 255
31 0:42:17 CORRIDON, Tony unatt/Tralee M 06:48.2 246
32 0:42:29 RUSSELL, David Gneeveguilla AC M 06:50.1 221
33 0:43:03 GALBRAITH, John unatt/Beaufort M 06:55.6 204
34 0:43:10 MORGAN, Ger unatt/Kenmare M40 06:56.7 226
35 0:43:18 ANGLAND, Matty Gneeveguilla AC M50 06:58.0 209
36 0:43:37 DENNEHY, Anthony Star Of The Laune AC M 07:01.0 205
37 0:43:39 KENNEDY, John unatt/Castlegregory M 07:01.4 264
38 0:43:46 FOLEY, Tony Gneeveguilla AC M40 07:02.5 259
39 0:43:49 HORGAN, Timothy unatt/Killarney M50 07:03.0 278
40 0:44:00 BENSON, Aidan Farranfore-Maine Valley AC M40 07:04.7 260
41 0:44:25 PALMER, Tom unatt/Kenmare M40 07:08.8 225
42 0:44:30 GYVES, Paddy Mallow AC M60 07:09.6 277
43 0:44:40 NEUPAUER, Fradisek unatt/Slovakia M50 07:11.2 254
44 0:44:46 O'KELLY, Aidan Tralee Harriers M45 07:12.1 213
45 0:45:49 WALSHE, John East Cork AC M55 07:22.3 202
46 0:45:50 MURPHY, Caroline Gneeveguilla AC F45 07:22.4 245
47 0:45:56 O'CONNELL, Mary Gneeveguilla AC F35 07:23.4 262
48 0:45:56 O'SHEA, Michael Duhallow AC M45 07:23.4 214
49 0:46:35 CLEARY, Patrick unatt/Tralee M60 07:29.7 251
50 0:46:40 SCANLON, Danny unatt/Castlegregory M 07:30.5 265
51 0:46:49 BRENNAN, Michael unatt/Ballincollig M40 07:31.9 281
52 0:47:36 SHINE, Donie Duhallow AC M55 07:39.5 271
53 0:47:40 O'SHEA, Ian unatt/Beaufort M35 07:40.1 291
54 0:48:21 MURPHY, Sean unatt/Killorglin M 07:46.7 295
55 0:48:30 MCCARTHY, Aidan unatt/Firies M 07:48.2 267
56 0:48:36 TWOMEY, Jerry Duhallow AC M50 07:49.1 272
57 0:48:54 HEALY, Brian Midleton AC M45 07:52.0 203
58 0:48:56 O'SULLIVAN, Suzanne Riocht AC F35 07:52.4 244
59 0:49:13 DALY, Anne Gneeveguilla AC F35 07:55.1 290
60 0:49:17 BRENNAN, Patrick unatt/Killorglin M 07:55.7 201
61 0:49:33 DINEEN, Micheal Gneeveguilla AC M45 07:58.3 229
62 0:49:39 O'DONOGHUE, Donal unatt/Little Island M40 07:59.3 299
63 0:49:58 BARRETT, Breeda Gneeveguilla AC F45 08:02.3 216
64 0:51:40 COLEMAN, John unatt/Cork M40 08:18.7 250
65 0:52:02 JUFFS, Vivian unatt/Killorglin F35 08:22.3 282
66 0:52:05 O'LEARY, Margaret Gneeveguilla AC F40 08:22.8 248
67 0:53:01 BRADLEY, Keith unatt/Cork M 08:31.8 232
68 0:54:43 LAUGIER, Simon unatt/France M 08:48.2 294
69 0:55:25 DALY, Emma Gneeveguilla AC F35 08:54.9 289
70 0:55:29 O'BRIEN, Annette unatt/Firies F35 08:55.6 252
71 0:55:32 FLYNN, Nora Gneeveguilla AC F45 08:56.1 263
72 0:55:55 GRIFFIN, Stephen unatt/Beaufort M35 08:59.8 293
73 0:56:32 GRANTFIELD, Elaine unatt/Killorglin F 09:05.7 297
74 0:56:40 FENTON, Liz unatt/Killarney F 09:07.0 286
75 0:56:41 O'DONOGHUE, Eleanor unatt/Beaufort F35 09:07.2 296
76 1:00:08 O'CONNELL, Mary T Gneeveguilla AC F 09:40.5 287
77 1:00:09 O'SHEA, Anna-Marie unatt/Kenmare F40 09:40.6 206
78 1:01:26 MORIARTY, Ciaran unatt/Killorglin M 09:53.0 298
79 1:05:20 MCGILLICUDDY, Liz unatt/Killarney F45 10:30.7 288
80 1:05:21 CAHILL, Denise unatt/Killorglin F 10:30.8 224
81 1:06:05 AMERLIMG, Courtney unatt/New York F45 10:37.9 279
82 1:06:07 PADDELL, Norman unatt/Newcastle West M50 10:38.2 243
83 1:07:02 TOHER, Mary Midleton AC F50 10:47.1 266
84 1:07:03 O'SULLIVAN, Joan Gneeveguilla AC F50 10:47.3 210
WHEELCHAIR: FORDE, Jerry Blarney-Inniscarra AC M55
Organised by Star of the Laune AC
Results produced by Ballycotton Running Promotions.