Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Waterford...Results of the Dungarvan Mini-Marathon - Sun 26th Sep 2010

The results are now up on the Carer's Association web-site.

Dungarvan Mini Marathon 26th September 2010

The Dungarvan Mini Marathon got off to a great start with the weather in our favour ensuring a great day out for all. The overall winner was Alan Lyons in a time of 38.40. The first woman home was Sylvia Malone with a time of 41.02. Participants of all ages came out and showed their support for The Carers Association. Over €2,242.00 has been raised in fundraising to date.

List of Participant Race Times

Note: Results are in Microsoft Excel format.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend - Thu 23rd to Sun 26th Sep 2010

Thursday 23rd September
Limerick......UL Rowing Club Winter Run Series

A 5k/10k - 10 week Run Series organised by the University of Limerick Rowing Club.
The run course winds through the grounds of UL taking in both the North and South campus via the Living Bridge. Begins Thursday the 23rd of September. Choice of distance each night.
Registration begins at 6.30 with the race starting at 7pm.
Entry fees are 5 euro for adults or 3 euro for students.
Prizes for overall fastest male, female and most improved male and female after the final race.
All runners of every ability are welcome.
To get to UL Boathouse, enter the main gates of UL, at the first roundabout take the first exit, and the next roundabout take the first exit again. Continue straight on until you arrive at the Boathouse.
Saturday 25th September
Clare......The Cliffs of Moher Half-Marathon at 9am

Sunday 26th September
Waterford......The Dungarvan Mini Marathon 10k is at 12noon.
Entry fee €12 online at Run Ireland. Late entry €15 on the day.
In Aid of the Carers Association.

Cork......Cork Ladies Mini Marathon at 1pm
See Preview on the Running in Cork blog.

Tipperary......Kilsheelan 10k at 1.30pm
Entry fee €10

The village of Kilsheelan will be hosting a 10k road race in aid of their local community centre.
Entry on the day at Kilsheelan Community Centre from 10am-12.30pm, you can also enter online before September 23rd @ runireland.com
Entry fee is €10 for runners and walkers and there will be prizes the first three ladies and gents and 1st over 40,45,50. There will be goody bags and spot prizes on the day.
Parking and changing facilities are available at the Community Centre.
Contact: Catherine Crotty (086) 309 7304
Organized by Carrick Road Runners.

Tipperary...Results of the Ladies Mini Marathon - Sun 19th Sep 2010

There was a big turnout of 735 runners for the first Tipperary Womens Mini Marathon.

The full results are now up on the Tipperary Mini Marathon site.

Clare...Results of the East Clare 10k - Sat 18th Sep 2010

The results of this race are now up on the Marian AC web-site.

Note: Best viewed with Microsoft Word, but should be readable in WordPad too.

Races in Munster this weekend - Sat 18th to Sun 19th Sep 2010

Saturday 18th September
Clare......East Clare 10k at Kilkishen is on at 11am
Family Entry Fee: €20
Student entry fee: €5

Sunday 19th September
Kilkenny......The 2nd Kilkenny and Half-Marathon is on
Entry fee: Half Marathon - €35, 10 km - €25 at The Ormonde Leisure Centre.

Cork......Cork BHAA Garda/IPS 5k at the Marina.
This is over the same course as the John Buckley Sports 5k.
Entry €5/€8 at the Lee Rowing Club.
See preview on the Running in Cork blog.

Tipperary......The Ladies Mini-Marathon takes place in Thurles at 2pm.
See the route map.

Clare...Results of the Scariff 10km race - Sun 12 Sep 2010

The results are now up on the Marian AC web-site.

Note: Best viewed with Microsoft Word, but should be readable in WordPad too.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Kerry...Results of the Killarney Summerfest 5k - Sat 24 July 2010

There doesn't seem to be any results made public for this one but here is a video clip of the finish......(Edited by John Desmond)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tipperary...Results of the Michael Cahill 5 km - Fri 3rd Sep 2010

The results of this race are now up on the Tipperary Athletics web-site.

Races in Munster this weekend - Thu 9th to Sun 12th Sep 2010

Thursday 9th September
Cork......There is a new 5km road race in Cloyne at 7.30pm
preceded by a walk at 7pm
See full preview on the Running in Cork blog.
Entry fee: €8 for runners and €5 for walkers.

Saturday 11th September
Wexford......The 3rd Kilmore AC 10km is at 5pm
Entry fee: €20 for runner and €10 for walkers.
Tee-shirts for first 200 entries.
Chip timing.
Kilmore is on the R739 road in south-east Wexford. It's not in Munster, but we've been assured a Munster man has had a hand in organizing this popular race!

Sunday 12th September
Cork......The main event of the weekend is the Cork Half-Marathon at 11am
There will be a preview on the Running in Cork blog.
Incorporating the Munster Half Marathon and Cork Half Marathon Championships 2010
Sponsored by John Buckley Sports
Chip timing by Precision Timing
Entry fee: €20.00 (€25.00 on the day)
Organized by St Finbarrs AC

Clare......Scariff Community Council 10k road race at 2pm
in Aid of Raheen Hospice

Limerick......Glenroe Harvest Festival 10k run at 2pm
Entry fee: €15
Just off the R517 Kilfinnane to Mitchelstown road

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Results of the 2010 Dingle Half, Full and Ultra Marathon - Sat 4th Sept 2010

Before the event, it looked as if this event might be a wet affair with a cold front passing over. As it happened, the rain arrived early and the weather was ok for the big occasion in Dingle.

This year, there were 3 races on offer.

1) The Half-Marathon attracted around 1355 runners, up slightly on last years figure of 1326. The full results can be seen in XLS format HERE

2) A total of 382 runners took part in the full Marathon which is up from the 2009 figure of 314. The full results can be seen in XLS format HERE

When you compare the numbers to the Galway and Longford events then the Dingle certainly held it's own.
In the Half, Dingle got a huge turnout of 1355 which compares to 684 in Galway and 342 in Longford.
In the full Marathon, Dingle got 382 compared to 210 in Galway and 186 in Longford. Admittedly, the Galway and Longford events did go head to head yet still, it's hard to imagine that either event would have been as popular as Dingle.

3) The 3rd race in Dingle was of course the 50 mile Ultra-Marathon! This started at 7am and it must have been very lonely as the half and full Marathon runners were long gone by the time the Ultra runners arrived in Dingle around the 24 mile mark. This race attracted 45 hardy souls and was won by Vasiliy Neumerzhitskiy of Clonmel AC in a time of 6h 22m. What's even more remarkable is that Vasiliy had finished 2nd in the Longford Marathon just 6 days earlier in a time of 2h 45m!!

The challenge of a 50 mile race is of course completing it rather than just time.

The Ultra roll of honour can be seen in XLS format HERE

Photos.....there are a selection of photos on the RacePix website

A small slideshow of some Ultra runners HERE on Flickr

Did you take part in any of the 3 races? What did you think of it? Click on the comment link below and leave a comment...

Some Video clips from the start...

A few miles into the course...

Interview with the 1st lady home in the 50 mile Ultra...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend - Wed 1st to Sun 5th Sep 2010

Wednesday 1st September
Cork......Cork BHAA 'Togher PTAA' 5 km road race

Friday 3rd September
Tipperary......Michael Cahill 5 km road race at 7pm
See flyer on the Tipperary Athletics site.
Entry fee €10
Organized by Coolquill Athletic Club
Contact (052) 915 4236 and (052) 915 4278

Cork......Liscarroll 10 km road race Cork at 8pm
This is the final race in the Ballyhoura ACTIVE Summer Series 2010.
See preview on the Running in Cork blog., and the Liscarroll AC site.

Saturday 4th September
Kerry......Dingle Half-Marathon, Marathon & Ultra Marathon at 9am
I believe registration has now closed for this race.

Clare......Bunratty 10km Run & Walk at 3pm
Entry fee Adult €20.00, Student €15.00, Family €45.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Registration can be done on line @ www.runtoafrica.com
Register in the Bunratty Shannon Shamrock Conference Centre between 11am and 2pm.
T-shirts and refreshments provided.

Wexford......Mick Murphy Memorial 4 mile road race at 5.30pm
Ferns village, Wexford

Sunday 5th September
All Ireland Hurling final at 3.30pm
Kilkenny V Tipperary

(Quick edit for Tipp supporters ;o)....a little clip.....John D.

Waterford...Results of the Alan Everett Woodstown 5 Mile - Sun 29th Aug 2010

The results of this race are now up on the Waterford AC web-site.

Tipperary...Results of the Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 7km Road Race - Fri 27th Aug 2010

The results for all these races are now up on the Tipperary Athletics web-site.