Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tipperary.....Inter-firm Road League - Wed 31st March 2010

Just a quick reminder that the Inter-Firm road league is on this evening in Clonmel, Co.Tipp.

Details below.....

This League will commence on Wednesday 31st March and will continue on Wednesday 7th and 14th of April. On the 21st April we will have the handicap race. This year all athletes must predict their finishing time for each race when entering. Then everyone must run the course without a watch. Their finishing times will be recorded at the finish. An athlete will score points for his team by the number of seconds he/she is closest to his/her time. This year it will be the cumulative combined time for the best three athletes on each team closest to their predicted time. So if one athletes predicts 30 mins and runs 29 mins 30 secs, its -10 secs another athlete on the team runs 29 mins and predicts 29 mins 10 secs, that plus 10 seconds while the 3rd athlete to count on the team runs 29 mins 5 secs while predicting 29 mins, that plus 5 seconds, so their combined score is 5 seconds. The team with the lowest number of points wins. The best three athletes, who finish closest to their time, not where they finished in the race, will count for their team. So you, the athlete, can set your own time each night and go for it.
So now is the time to be organising your teams and remember teams can be mixed and members can come from different places of employment. Teams can consist of five athletes with three to count each night. The entry fee is €12 and it covers all four races. For further enquiries please contact Niall O Sullivan at 086 1660888

Clare.....New website for the Kilnaboy '10'

Now that 3 of the 4 races in the John Buckley Sports Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series are over, it's time to have a quick look ahead to the 4th race in the series...the Kilnaboy '10'.

The Kilnaboy '10' or to give it it's full title, the Michael (Sonny) Murphy Memorial Kilnaboy 10 Mile Road Race is on Sunday, the 11th of April. This will be the 26th running of the event which must surely make it one of the oldest 10 mile road races in the country.

There is now a new website for the race and it can be found HERE.

Links for the results of the first 3 races and the overall positions now can be found on Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series website.

Clare...Race 2 in the Fun Run Series 2010

The racing scene is beginning to get really busy in Munster this Easter holiday weekend. There are no less than 8 races from Wednesday to Monday, across the province.

On Wednesday, the second race in the Clare Sports Partnership Fun Run Series 2010 takes place at 7PM, over a 6.4km flat course in Shannon. Organized by Clare Sports Partnership and Clare Athletics Association.

The second event of the 5k race series takes place this Wednesday March 31st at St Senan's Rugby Sports Complex in Shannon at 7pm
The race will be run over a relatively flat course around Shannon Town Centre over a distance of 6.4k
This fun run is open to all runners, joggers, walkers, meet and train groups and there is still time to compete in four out of the five events.
Spot prizes on the night.

The results of the first race can be seen here.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Results of the Munster AAI Masters Road Championships....Sun 28th Mar 2010

This event took place in the town of Rathkeale in West Limerick on Sunday, the 28th of March 2010. The ladies race was over a 2 mile out and back route while the men completed a 4 mile loop.

The results of the mens 4 mile race are HERE.
The results of the womens 2 mile race are HERE.

In the meantime, there is a gallery of 84 photos up on the Eagle AC website.

Gordon Thomson has a gallery of 112 photos HERE.

Another 36 photos HERE.

Start of Mens 4 mile race

Start of Ladies 2 Mile race

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend...Sat 27th-Sun 28th Mar 2010

The AAI Juvenile Indoor Championships - Weekend 1 takes place at Nenagh, Co Tipperary.

Sat 27th Mar...
Clare...Marian AC are holding the 'Pakie Ryan Memorial' 5k Walk /10k Run /40k Cycle in Association with the Mid-Western Cancer Foundation, Clare Crusaders and Milford Care Centre. Starting at 11am at Newmarket Celtic Soccer Grounds,
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare. Entry fee is €20, which is a bit steep for 10k :(

Flyer and and Race Entry Form.

Notes from
local Parish newletter...

Race number collection: Your race number will be available for collection from 7pm to 9pm on the Friday Night before the race and from 9am to 10.15am on race day, 27th March at our HQ in Scoil na Maighdine Mhuire, Newmarket on Fergus. For insurance purposes no-one will be allowed compete in the event without a race

Waterford...there is a Duathlon taking place at Butlerstown, Co Waterford.

Sun 28th Mar...
Limerick...The AAI are holding the Munster Masters Roads Championships at Rathkeale, Co. Limerick, at 1:00pm, over 2 and 4 mile courses.
Contact: Michael Lillis, Leitrim, Kilmihil, Co. Clare 065-9050051

Please Note: The clocks change this weekend !
Summertime begins at 01:00 on Sunday.
Clocks spring forward by one hour, so you lose an hour's sleep on Saturday night.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Cork - Bay Run 2010 on 2nd May

Just a reminder -- Registration for the Bay Run 2010 closes on 31st March 2010.

You can register
online, or by post by printing off the Application Form.

The price is €50 for both runners and walkers, which may be a little expensive, but you get a bus transfer from Bantry to Glengarriff, a teeshirt, and refreshments at the end, with rapid chip-timed results.

Tipperary - Results of the Moyglass 4 Mile

The results of St. Patrick's Day 'Ned Kelly' 4 Mile, held at Moyglass are now online at the Tipperary Athletics site.

Cork - Results of the Ballycotton 10...

The annual Ballycotton 10 Mile race took place in excellent conditions on Sunday.
There were 2366 finishers, and links to the results and many photographs can be seen on the Cork Running blog.

For those who missed out on this race, there will be three more 10 milers in Munster in the near future :-

Friday, March 19, 2010

Kerry...2 weeks to go to the 'Good Friday' Run

The following message was received from the organisers of the Good Friday Run on the 2nd of April....

The Good Friday 2nd of April 2010

Just a quick reminder that The Good Friday Run is less than 2 weeks away. This year registration is available on the day at Feet First, 28 High Street, Killarney from 2pm to 7pm. Registration will NOT be taken after 7pm.   Race starts at 8pm Sharp.

You can enter online at

The Good Friday Run takes place on the 2nd of April 2010 through the streets of Killarney. 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.

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. The race has an AAI permit.  Prizes will be on offer to all category winners and everyone who takes part in the event receives a goody bag. The entry fee to this unique event is €20.

This year The Good Friday Run will benefit The Kerry Stars and Down Syndrome Kerry. 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 race to incorporate the Easter festivities.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Clare - Fun Run Series 2010...

Clare Sports Partnership and Clare Athletics Association
are running a
Fun Run Series (5 events) in March / April
and May. The events will take place in Carron, Shannon and
There will be spot prizes on each race night and an overall
prize within different categories at the end of the series.
The series is open to all over 18. You do not have to be a
member of a club or meet and train group to enter. You can
walk, jog or run.
This is a five race series (€20 or €5 per night), and to be
eligible for the overall prizes you will have to compete in four
out of the five races.

Date Venue Time Distance
Fri 19th March Ennis 6.00pm 5km Road
Wed 31st March Shannon 7.00pm 6.4km Road
Thur 15th April Ennis 7.00pm 5km Grass
Fri 23rd April Carron 7.00pm 5km Road
Fri 7th May Ennis 7.00pm 5km Road

The first race takes place on Friday evening at 6pm at Lees Road in Ennis.

Contact: Catherine 065 6865434

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Limerick - Endurance Workshop on 25 March 2010

There was a handout at the finish line of the Croom 6k race.

Endurance Workshop - Preparation for the Great Limerick Run

Date: Thursday 25th march 2010 - 7-9pm
Venue: Limerick Institute of Technology Room 3B.05
Cost : 5 Euro per person
Places are limited - Booking is essential, by 19th March.

Speakers: Coach Joe Chawke, AAI Development Officer Steven Macklin and Dietitian Maria Bowles.

Who is it for?

Participants jogging/running in the 10k, half or full marathon.

To book your place please call Carole on 061-468542 or e-mail:

(The Great Limerick Run takes place on Sunday, 2 May 2010, and is a sporting event that is unique to Ireland. It is the first ever time that a 10K, half marathon and a full marathon have been held in the same location in one day)

Results of the Races in Munster on St. Patrick's Day - 17th March 2010...

(Croom Start Line)

Three races took place today across Munster, probably the warmest racing day so far in 2010.

Cork.........The Rising Sun AC 'Paddy Desmond' 4 Mile took place at 11:00 at Ballinhassig, Co Cork. 189 ran and the results can be seen on the Cork Running blog.

Tipperary.......The 'Ned Kelly' 4 Mile took place at 12:00 at Moyglass, Co Tipperary. There was a small turnout of just 61 runners for this race. The results are now available HERE

Limerick........And finally the 'Joey Hannan' 6km took place at Croom, Co Limerick at 14:00. Numbers may have been down slightly on last year, but running conditions were ideal. All proceeds went to the Croom Church Heating Project and the Croom Peruvian Children's Project.
The results are now available HERE

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Races in Munster on St.Patricks Day...17th March 2010

As far as I can tell, there are 3 road races in Munster on Wednesday.

Rising Sun AC are holding their annual 4 mile road race in Ballinhassig which is about 8 miles south west of Cork City just off the main Bandon road. This starts at 11am. More info on the Running in Cork website.

The Ned Kelly 4 mile starts at 12pm in Moyglass, Co.Tipperary. ( from Shane in comment on this post)

In Limerick, there is a 6.2 km race in Croom which starts at 2pm.
More info from Donal O'Donoghue...

The sixth annual Joey Hannon Memorial 6 km road race takes place in
Croom, over the same course as last year.

This event took place in excellent weather last year, and the forecast
for Wednesday is similar!

Registration is at the local Community Centre.

Walkers set out at 1:30 and runners at 2pm.

The race starts outside, and proceeds downhill, past the AIB, and
turning sharply right onto Main Street.

At the far end of the town, turn right near the Garda Station, and then gradual uphill, passing the Mid-Western Regional Orthopaedic Hospital.

The middle section of the race is over quiet narrow country roads, with slight humps over disused railway bridges.

There is a sharp left at Caherass Nursing Home, which brings you back onto the old main Limerick Road.
While this is a wider section of road, you will encounter road traffic, and probably begin to overtake the walkers, who may be several abreast.

The final few hundred metres will overlap with the start, so remember there's a *steep* hill ahead right at the end.

Refreshments and spot prizes in the Community Centre.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Results of the Munster Road Championships - Sun 14th March 2010...

The Munster Road Championships took place in Ballyea in Co.Clare on Sunday, the 14th of March.

The results of the Senior Mens Road Race can be found HERE

The results of the Senior Womens Road Race can be found HERE

The results of the Novice Mens Race cab be found HERE

The results of the Novice Womens Race can be found HERE

There is a gallery of 91 photos by Gordon Thomson HERE

Friday, March 12, 2010

Quiet weekend in Munster.......

Amazingly enough, there don't seem to be any kind of race in Munster this weekend. Every weekend, there seems to be a choice of races and this weekend...none. Feast or famine! ;o)

Of course, the following weekend we have the Ballycotton '10' coming which should attract runners from all corners of Cork, Munster and the Ireland.

More info on this race on the Running in Cork website over the next week

Monday, March 8, 2010

Limerick - Results of the Adare 10k road race...Sun 7th Mar 2010

There was a huge turnout of 346 runners for this road race in Co.Limerick.

The full results can be found on this Excel sheet HERE

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Video Clips from the All Ireland X Country in Feb 2010...

The All Ireland Cross Country Championships took place back in February up in Co.Roscommon. While this is a little bit outside of Munster ;o) , plenty of runners from Munster took part in the event.

The first video clip is of the mens race. Note there is no sound...

The second video clip is of the Ladies race with audio!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Road Races in Munster this weekend...Sun 7th Mar 2010

There are 2 races in Munster this weekend....both of them on Sunday, the 7th of March.

In Little Island to the east of Cork City, there is the Cork BHAA 'Janssen' 4 mile road race. More details on the Running in Cork blog.

In Adare, Co.Limerick there is the Adare 10 km road race. As far as I know, this event starts at 2pm.

Limerick...Results of the Castleconnell 10 km road race - Sun 28th Feb 2010

There was a very large turnout of 303 entrants for this 10 km road race in North-East Limerick / South-East Clare.

The full results in Excel format are HERE

There is also a large gallery of photos HERE

Monday, March 1, 2010

Waterford...Results of the Dungarvan 10k road race - Sun 28th Feb 2010

This 10 km road race in West Waterford attracted a field of 218 runners. The photo above shows Alan O'Shea of Bantry AC leading the mens race finishing with a comfortable lead of over 2 minutes over the second man home.

The category results are shown below...

1. Alan O’ Shea                       Bantry                          30.51
2. Raivis Zakis              West Waterford           33.19
3. Brian Murphy                       Iveragh             33.26
0/40 Jim Baldwin                      Waterford AC              35.39
0/45 Denis McCarthy               East Cork                     36.44
0/50 Tom Byrne                       Waterford AC              38.43
0/55 Con Kelleher                    Waterford AC              41.01
Men’s Team Prize: West Waterford AC
Kevin Kenneally 35.34, Sean Stilwell 35.50 and Phillip Harty 35.53

Ladies Results
1. Corinna Walsh          West Waterford AC                 39.24
2. Norma Wall             West Waterford AC                 39.52
3. Diane Behan             Waterford AC                          40.35
0/35 Esther Murphy      St. Finbarr’s AC                       43.50
0/40 Ann Dunford        West Waterford AC                 45.21
0/45 Anne Whelan        West Waterford AC                 44.32
0/50 Bernie Prendergast West Waterford AC               47.05
Ladies Team Prize: West Waterford AC
Josie Ui Chuirrin 45.41, Brigid Coffey 46.49 and Triona Wall 46.54

The full results are HERE