Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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
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.
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 results of the first race can be seen here.
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.
Monday, March 29, 2010
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.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
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 :(
See 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
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.
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
Thursday, March 18, 2010
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
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.
(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)
To book your place please call Carole on 061-468542 or e-mail: email@example.com
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.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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.
In Limerick, there is a 6.2 km race in Croom which starts at 2pm.
More info from Donal O'Donoghue...
Monday, March 15, 2010
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
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
The full results can be found on this Excel sheet HERE
Saturday, March 6, 2010
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
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.
The full results in Excel format are HERE
There is also a large gallery of photos HERE
Monday, March 1, 2010
The category results are shown below...
DUNGARVAN BUSINESS CENTRE 1OK RESULTS
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
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