Sunday, January 30, 2011

Waterford...Results of the Dungarvan 10 - Sun 30 Jan 2011

More than 1000 people turned out for the Dungarvan 10, in bright and sunny, but rather cold conditions. This represents an increase of 63 over the 2010 finishers.

RESULTS.....The results are now online on the West Waterford AC site.

Chip timing was used for fast and accurate results. If you did not return your chip at finish line, or were unable to run today, please make arrangements to return your bib/chip.

The next race in the
John Buckley Sport Munster Spring Series will be the Ballycotton 10 on Sunday 6th march at 1.30pm (entries are now closed)

Bantry AC are holding the 2nd
Mealagh Valley 10 Mile race on Sunday 13 Feb 2011.
Entries limited to first 300.The
Mallow 10 has been rescheduled for Sunday 27th March at 12:30pm

Photos........(Updated Thurs 3rd Feb 2011)
1) Supplied by Paudie Birmingham of Mallow AC at around the 0.8 mile mark. A slideshow of photos can be seen
HERE or you can see them individually by visiting Paudie's website HERE

2) Again supplied by the roundabout near the finish. A slideshow of photos can be seen HERE or you can see them individually by visiting Paudie's website HERE

3) West Waterford have 2 very large galleries of photos HERE and HERE

Comments.....Did you run the race today? What did you think of it? The course? The organisation?.....Click on the comment link below


The 20th Annual Quantum life Dungarvan 10 mile hosted by West Waterford Athletic Club saw a record turn out of 1050 finishers in today’s race. Held in cold but dry conditions, the race was got under way by Villierstowns favourite son John Treacy who also completed the course himself. Conditions were ideal and the proof of this came in the way of both course records falling.

In the Men’s race, victory went to Latvian Mareks Floroseks in a time of 49.26. Indeed, the second finisher was also inside that old record when Clonliffe Harriers Sergiu Ciobanu clocked 49.49, third was Sandis Bralitis of West Waterford AC who previously held the course record of 50.08. His time today was 51.15.

In the Ladies race it was gun to tape victory for Siobhan O’ Doherty of Borrisokane AC with a splendid time of 56.28. She finished 22nd overall in the race. Angela McCann of  Clonmel AC broke the 60 minute mark for the very first time with a splendid 59.50 to finish 2nd and Kilmore AC's Jackie Cart was 3rd in 61.33.



In the inaugural John Treacy club challenge which was held in conjunction with the Quantum Life Dungarvan 10, we saw a great battle for the team challenge cups with all runners counting. It was based on the accumulative score of the top 3 runners in each team.

In the Men’s race West Waterford took the team win with Sandis Bralitis, Philip Harty and Raivis Zakis in a time of 2.38.19 from St.Finbarrs AC with 2.45.44 sec and Armagh AC 3rd in 2.49.28.

CORRECTION : In the Ladies team event, it was a much closer affair with victory going to Eagle AC with 3:17:18. In second place were Waterford AC with 3.21 .21 and St Finbarrs AC  were 3rd with 3.22.56.

Olympic Silver Medalist John Treacy was on hand to present the winners with the perpetual cups and beautiful crystal mementos for each team member.

Category Results...
MENS RESULTS1 Mareks Floroseks Latvia 49.26 (COURSE RECORD)
2 Sergiu Ciobanu Clonliffe 49.49
3 Sandis Bralitis WWAC 51.15
4 Colin Merritt Carraig na Bhfear 52.19
5 Philip Harty WWAC 52.58
6 Georgie Waugh Rising Sun AC 53.26
7 Raivis Zakis WWAC 54.00
8 Evan Scully DSD 54.16
9 Barry Donovan UCC 54.22
10 Cornelius Marshall St. Finbarrs 54.26

Over 40...Jim Baldwin Waterford A.C. 59.01, Derek Cullen West Limerick 59.43
Over 45...Cathal O’ Connell St. Finbarr’s A.C. 54.38, Paul Moran Individual 57.38
Over 50...Dermot Kerr Armagh 55.49, Gerry O’ Connell North East Runners 56.22
Over 55...Joe Ahearne Bilboa A.C. 65.30, Michael Walsh Gowran 69.47
Over 60...Pat Twomey Eagle A.C. 65.16
Over 65...Peter Gaffney Mallow A.C. 67.59

1st club Carrick A.C. (93 points)...Tommy Falconer, Brian Murphy, Michael Murphy
2nd Team Waterford A.C. (103 points)...Brian Swaby, Frank Quinlan, David Cunningham
3rd Team West Waterford (110 points)...Robert Fuller, Rory Moloney, Shane Power

1 Siobhain O’ Doherty Borrisokane 56.28
2 Angela McCann Clonmel 59.50
3 Jackie Carthy Kilmore A.C. 61.33
4 Sylvia Malone Waterford A.C. 63.40
5 Norma Wall WWAC 64.25
6 Annmarie Holland Eagle A.C. 64.26

Over 35...Barbara Cleary Individual 65.19, Kathleen Horgan Sportsworld 65.88
Over 40...Diane Behan Waterford A.C. 68.18, Deirdre Finn Bilboa 68.41
Over 45...Liz Nolan Waterford A.C. 71.48, Angela McEvoy St. Finbarrs 72.18
Over 50...Mary Sweeney St. Finbarrs 65.26, Margaret Harty Individual 78.44
Over 55...Bernie Sexton Carrick A.C. 91.40
Over 60...Maggie Dunne Carraig na Bhfear 86.49

1st Club Eagle A.C. (41 points)...Deirdre Nagle, Maura Regan, Collette Holland

Friday, January 28, 2011

Preview of the Dungarvan 10 mile course

Update : Sun 9:30am.....Current temp -3 deg C....v little wind...clear

The Dungarvan 10 mile road race has a reputation of being a fast course. If your target is trying out for a PB then this is the one to run. The route takes in a small loop through the town before leaving Dungarvan to take in a bigger loop in the countryside.

(Click on any of the images below for a closer look)

The start point is approximately 1 km from the Sports Centre. The road here is very wide and there is plenty of space. Please note that your time starts with the gun. Even with 1000+ runners taking part, there is no major delay in everyone starting at more or less the same time.

As you can see from the image below, the road rises just after the start. Coming at the start of the race, it's a lot easier than later when you're tired.
After an initial steep section, the going gets easier as you begin the loop around the town. As you can see from the image below, you keep running straight.....take in a short loop.....and then run downhill and re-join the main road and turn right.
You then run back down towards the start line....passing the 1 mile mark....and then on towards the roundabout at the entrance to the town, you take a left and out the main road to the south....

The coure here is now very fast. You will be running inside the hard shoulder and the road up to the 2 mile mark is flat before becoming a gradual downhill......until it's time to turn off right...

Now you are onto a quiet narrow country road and the road rises again gently...

Eventually, the road widens as it approaches the town and an industrial area. The road here is pretty fast and flat. Not long after the 3 mile mark, you rejoin the main road...

However, you're only on this short section of main road for about 100 metres. Then it's straight through the roundabout and take the 2nd left...

.....and then it's onto a reasonly flat road as you leave the town...

The next mile or so is reasonably flat. There are a few very small drags but certainly nothing worth noting.

Just after the 5 mile mark, you reach the most westerly point as the course takes a sharp left. As you approach the corner, you will see other faster runners at the other side of the field...

This section is narrow but dead flat until you turn right at the next junction...

Just around the corner, you soon pass the 6 mile mark. This is followed by a gentle uphill section.....

Nothing too serious but coming at 6 miles, it can have an impact. Eventually, the road flattens out and this is followed by a steep downhill section...

At the end of the hill, you cross a small bridge over the River Brickey and take a sharp left...

The road now follows the river so it's dead flat............(well, slightly downhill but nothing that you would notice ;o)

It's like this for about 1.3 miles as you pass the 7 and 8 mile mark along the way. At around 8.2 miles, you rejoin the main N25 and you run inside the hard shoulder as you head back towards Dungarvan. Initially the road is flat but soon begins to climb. It nevers gets too serious but coming at 8.3 miles, it can have a huge impact if you are tired. This is arguably the hardest part of the course.

Soon, you pass the 9 mile mark and you are now back on familar ground as you are on the same section of road that you were running on earlier. The road begins to flatten out and it stays like this until you reach the roundabout at the entrance to the town. At this stage, you are getting very close to the finish....

Just after the roundabout, you'll see the sign for the turn off to the left...

Once you turn left, it's only a short run of about 100 metres to the finish.

At the finish line, there will be a timing mat which will record your time as you cross it.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Quick look ahead to the Dungarvan 10.....Sun 30th Jan 2010

The big race in Munster next weekend is of course the Dungarvan 10 mile in Waterford. The organisers have got around 1,300 entries for this race and it is now closed. There will be no entries taken on the day.

Only a few years ago, this race only attracted a few hundred runners. The organisers, West Waterford AC have built on it year after year until it is now one of the main 10 mile road races in the country. This of course didn't happen by accident. They put on a well organised event every year and this is reflected in the fact that people keep going back.

At this stage, all entrants should have received their race packs by post. The main item in this is the race number which also contains a timing chip. This should be worn on the front of your singlet.

To see a full list of entrants, click HERE ( PDF format)

If you did the race last year and you want to check how you did, click HERE ( PDF format)

For general info on the race, the organisers have an excellent website HERE

What I am going to concentrate on here are additional details that may not be so obvious on the race website.
You should be able to click on the map above to get a larger image. This is to give you some idea of where the start point, the finish point and the sport hall are located.

Directions...if you are coming from the Cork direction on the main N25 road, you will need to turn right at the first roundabout at the entrance to the town. As you drive through Dungarvan, you will see a church on the right.....

Take the right just after the church and the Sports Centre is just down this road.

Please note that unless you arrive early, parking in this area may be full. There are plenty of other areas to park in the town.

Sports Hall to Start Line......1 km
Finish Line to Sports Hall......1.5 kms

More tomorrow when we have a closer look at the course.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Galway...Slieve Aughty Challenge...Sat 29th Jan 2011

Not exactly Munster ;o) but might be of interest to runners in Co.Clare or Tipperary.

This charity run is in the south of Co.Galway and starts at 2pm next Saturday, the 29th of Jan 2011. Click on the image below for a closer look...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Waterford...Results of the Colligan Cup....Sun 23rd Jan 2011

This race in Colligan Wood in West Waterford attracted 122 runners. The winner of this race was based on who predicted their finish time.

 Liamy Sandford winning the 23rd Kiely monumental Colligan cup

The full results in PDF format can be seen HERE

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tipperary - Results of the Senior Cross Country Championships...Sun 23rd Jan 2011

Results from the Tipperary AAI County Senior Cross Country
The Womens Race.....Dymphna Ryan (Dundrum AC) won with Angela McCann (Clonmel AC) a close 2nd and Catherine Kelly (Dundrum) 3rd, The team event was really close. Both Dundrum and Clonmel were level on 13 points each. On count back to the 4th woman home Clonmel were declared the winners, 3rd Team went to Templemore AC.

In the Mens race it was another close affair with Mark Gleeson (Nenagh AC) in front for most of the race until the last 600m where Tony Fogarty(Thurles Croke AC) made his move and defended his title. But it wasn't enough for Thurles to win the Team event as Nenagh had 4 athletes in the Top 10 and were worthy winners in the end. 2nd Team were Dundrum with Ballynonty 3rd with Thurles Croke 4th team.

Link to the full results in PDF format HERE

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Last call for the Dungarvan 10...

Message from the organisers....


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Results of the Waterford Half-Marathon...Sat 15th Jan 2011

Almost 700 runners turned out for this Half-Marathon in what were wet and windy conditions.

The full results can be seen HERE

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Preview of the Waterford Half-Marathon....Sat 15th Jan 2011

Entries...Online entries are closed but you can still enter on the day for €30 at the Regional Sports Centre.

More info from the organisers...
For those entered the WAC half Marathon on 15th January number collection is available upstairs at the RSC on the following dates;

Friday Jan 14th from 18:30 to 20:30 & Saturday Jan 15th from 9:00 to 11:15…..Race day
Goody bag will be presented immediately after the race as athletes hand back in their race number.
Shower facilities are available at the RSC on the day as well as 800 carpark spaces
There will be 3 water stations on the course
As well as water and bananas at race finish refreshments will be available immediately after the race upstairs at the RSC.
The prize giving will be trackside at 3pm.
Entries will be accepted on the day until 11:15am.....(€30)
Race starts at 12 noon.
The course....Essentially, the race starts in Waterford City near the Regional Sports Centre and then takes in a small loop in the town. You then head south in the hard shoulder on the Waterford to Tramore road. As you approach Tramore, you turn off left into the countryside, re-appear near Tramore and then head back to Waterford on the same main road but on the opposite side. The finish is on the track of the Regional Sports Centre. There are no major hills on the route but there are a few small drags. The course could be considered reasonably fast.
Weather....Basically.....windy, wet & mild! The temperature is expected to be around 11 deg C so it won't be cold. The day is expected to be wet but it's hard to say whether during the race what it will be like? It's might be a light mist or it might be a downpour. It will certainly be very windy. The 1st half of the race will be directing into the wind while the wind will be behind the runners for the 2nd half.
Overall.....It's probably not the nicest of routes in that you spend a lot of time running inside a hard shoulder but it certainly isn't the worst. It is essentially a half-marathon organised by club runners for club runners and this is evident by the level of organisation on the day.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Last call for entries to the Dungarvan '10'...


Time is "running" out for those interested in registering for the up coming Quantum Life Dungarvan 10 mile road race on Sunday January 30th at 1:00pm. Race entries close on January 17th and there are no race entries accepted after this date and no race entries on race day. Enter the race at, It's 20 Euro to register with the early bird 15 euro entry fee now closed.

Pictured putting the final touches to the course for the upcoming Quantum Life Dungarvan 10 mile road race on Sunday January 30th at 1 pm are l-r James Veale West Waterford Athletic club, Ray O'Dwyer Waterford County manager, Mel Shanley Quantum Life race sponsor, John Treacy, Dennis Mc Carthy Dungarvan town manager and Rosarie Kealy Waterford Sports Partnership.

The race as well as being the second race in the Michael Roche carpets spring series is also race number two in the John Buckley Sports sponsored Munster 10 mile classic series. All finishers of the Quantum Life Dungarvan 10 will receive the now famous West Waterford AC goody bag, plus a Nike dry fit running top will be awarded to all finishers, shower facilities will be available at the Dungarvan sports center at back of St. Marys Parish church in the town centre, Presentation of prizes will take place at the sports centre where teas and sandwiches will also be provided. The course used for this race is now regarded as one of the fastest10-mile courses in the country. If it's your first attempt at a 10 miler or if personal best's are your goal this race is the one for you, over a fast course at the classic 10-mile distance.

This year's race will see substantial cash prizes for the top runners with the first Lady and Man getting 400 Euro each plus 250 to the first athlete to break either course records, ( Sandis Bralitis West Waterford A.C.(50.08) and Rosemary Ryan Bilboa A.C. (57.27).) There is a huge array of cash prizes on offer in all categories totaling 4.000 Euro and all is now set for what will be the biggest 10 mile road race ever held in Co. Waterford."

Get your entry in today!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Kerry...Results of the Beaufort 10K - Sat 1st Jan 2011

Charles O'Shea Memorial Cup
23rd BEAUFORT '10K'
Saturday 1 January 2011. 2:00pm
Place Time Name Team Category Pace Bib
1 0:32:26 MURPHY, Cian, Iveragh AC M 05:13.1 431
2 0:33:39 COAKLEY, Donal, Togher AC M 05:24.8 881
3 0:34:08 PURCELL, Robert, Gneeveguilla AC M40 05:29.5 409
4 0:35:03 FITZGERALD, Arthur, Farranfore-Maine Valley AV M 05:38.3 842
5 0:35:37 MANGAN, Simon, Gneeveguilla AC M 05:43.8 877
6 0:35:40 O'BRIEN, Billy, Riocht AC M 05:44.3 834
7 0:36:06 BARRETT, John, Gneeveguilla AC M45 05:48.5 872
8 0:36:57 O'SHEA, Patrick, Iveragh AC M60 05:56.7 833
9 0:38:13 REIDY, Willie, Riocht AC M40 06:08.9 900
10 0:38:22 BURNES, Aodhan, Spa Mucross AC MJ 06:10.3 852
11 0:38:34 LADDEN, Ger, Farranfore-Maine Valley AV M45 06:12.3 845
12 0:38:45 MONAGHAN, Eamonn, unatt/Fermanagh M45 06:14.0 180
13 0:39:06 BERMINGHAM, James, unatt/Fermoy M 06:17.4 439
14 0:39:11 MURPHY, Humphrey, Riocht AC M45 06:18.2 432
15 0:39:20 DUNPHY, John, Eagle AC M40 06:19.7 436
16 0:39:39 PURCELL, Robert, Gneeveguilla AC MJ 06:22.7 410
17 0:39:46 HARRINGTON, Maureen, Riocht AC F40 06:23.9 418
18 0:39:51 MAHONY, Tomas, West Waterford AC M40 06:24.7 429
19 0:39:57 SWEENEY, Mary, St. Finbarrs AC F50 06:25.6 438
20 0:40:09 O'BRIEN, Sean, unatt/Knock M 06:27.6 891
21 0:40:24 ROGERS, Roland, unatt/Tralee M40 06:30.0 844
22 0:40:34 MULLINS, Brian, unatt/Blarney M 06:31.6 846
23 0:41:00 KIELY, Catherine, Gneeveguilla AC F 06:35.8 840
24 0:41:10 MAHONY, Maire, unatt/Old Parish F 06:37.4 427
25 0:41:44 MACSWEENEY, John, Galway City Harriers M55 06:42.8 847
26 0:41:51 DINAN, Paul, St. Finbarrs AC M50 06:44.0 893
27 0:41:58 O'SULLIVAN, Flor, unatt/Kenmare M45 06:45.1 426
28 0:41:59 MANGAN, Mike, Star Of The Laune AC M50 06:45.3 899
29 0:42:00 MURPHY, Seamus, Gneeveguilla AC M40 06:45.4 440
30 0:42:02 O'CONNOR, Mary, Riocht AC F40 06:45.7 835
31 0:42:12 CAREY, Liam, Star Of The Laune AC MJ 06:47.4 422
32 0:42:21 MORGAN, Ger, unatt/Kenmare M45 06:48.8 424
33 0:42:38 O'SHEA, Ian, unatt/Beaufort M40 06:51.5 851
34 0:42:42 DIXON, Greg, Dunshaughlin AC M 06:52.2 414
35 0:42:48 KELLEHER, Denis, Midleton AC M45 06:53.1 430
36 0:43:34 CLIFFORD, Niamh, Star Of The Laune AC FJ 07:00.5 417
37 0:44:02 DENNEHY, Anthony, Star Of The Laune AC M 07:05.1 892
38 0:44:07 ANGLAND, Matty, Gneeveguilla AC M50 07:05.9 832
39 0:44:09 BRENNAN, Michael, unatt/Dungeel M40 07:06.2 435
40 0:44:45 CLEARY, Pat, unatt/Tralee M60 07:12.0 876
41 0:45:00 FOLEY, Tony, Gneeveguilla AC M40 07:14.4 843
42 0:45:48 BENSON, Aidan, Farranfore-Maine Valley AV M40 07:22.1 837
43 0:45:57 DOYLE, Michael, unatt/Beaufort M 07:23.6 884
44 0:46:22 O'DONOGHUE, Fiona, unatt/Glenflesk F 07:27.6 894
45 0:46:24 GROVES, Eamonn, unatt/Ballyhar M50 07:27.9 839
46 0:46:28 MURPHY, Gerard, unatt/Kilcummen M 07:28.5 441
47 0:46:33 O'SULLIVAN, Suzanne, Riocht AC F35 07:29.3 836
48 0:46:35 WALSHE, John, East Cork AC M55 07:29.7 408
49 0:46:39 BARRY, Caitriona, unatt/Tralee F 07:30.3 853
50 0:47:12 DARCY, Rory, unatt/Glenflesk M 07:35.6 895
51 0:47:14 KENNEDY, John, unatt/Castlegregory M 07:35.9 830
52 0:47:24 CANTILLON, Bernard, unatt/Glenflesk M40 07:37.6 897
53 0:47:28 CAHILLANE, Mike, unatt/Killorglin M 07:38.2 416
54 0:47:31 SHINE, Donie, Duhallow AC M55 07:38.7 878
55 0:47:35 MURPHY, Caroline, Gneeveguilla AC F45 07:39.3 838
56 0:48:06 KELLY, Jimmy, unatt/Glenflesk M 07:44.3 896
57 0:48:10 O'SHEA, Michael, Duhallow AC M50 07:45.0 421
58 0:48:14 BRENNAN, Patrick, unatt/Killorglin M40 07:45.6 413
59 0:48:42 SCANLON, Danny, unatt/Castlegregory M 07:50.1 831
60 0:48:47 FLYNN, Bridget, Gneeveguilla AC F 07:50.9 445
61 0:49:00 MURPHY, Mary, St. Finbarrs AC F45 07:53.0 437
62 0:49:40 O'DONOGHUE, Donal, unatt/Little Island M40 07:59.4 898
63 0:49:55 O'CONNOR, Philip, unatt/Beaufort M 08:01.9 433
64 0:49:58 O'SHEA, Niamh, Gneeveguilla AC F35 08:02.3 850
65 0:50:17 DINEEN, Micheal, Gneeveguilla AC M50 08:05.4 444
66 0:51:33 KELLEHER, Brendan, unatt/Killarney M45 08:17.6 888
67 0:51:36 O'BRIEN, Annette, Gneeveguilla AC F35 08:18.1 882
68 0:52:08 STAPELBROEK, Lisa, unatt/Kenmare F 08:23.3 423
69 0:52:13 SHANAHAN, Caitriona, unatt/Beaufort F 08:24.1 890
70 0:52:30 O'DONOGHUE, Eleanor, unatt/Beaufort F35 08:26.8 874
71 0:52:54 MONAGHAN, Siobhan, unatt/Fermanagh F40 08:30.7 407
72 0:56:43 BROWNE, Shane, Duhallow AC M 09:07.5 879
73 0:56:48 BARRETT, Breeda, Gneeveguilla AC F45 09:08.3 849
74 0:56:49 O'CALLAGHAN, Michael, unatt/Killorglin M 09:08.5 885
75 0:57:36 TWOMEY, Jerry, Duhallow AC M50 09:16.0 880
76 0:59:25 FOLEY, Cian, unatt/Killorglin MJ 09:33.6 883
77 1:00:40 MCGILLICUDDY, Liz, Gneeveguilla AC F45 09:45.6 889
78 1:00:50 ENRIGHT, David, Gneeveguilla AC M40 09:47.2 848
79 1:01:16 CAHILL, Denise, unatt/Killorglin F 09:51.4 443
80 1:01:24 COLEMAN-HORGAN, Rachel, Star Of The Laune AC FJ 09:52.7 412
81 1:01:24 FENTON, Liz, unatt/Killorglin F35 09:52.7 886
82 1:01:29 PURCELL, Christine, unatt/Listowel F40 09:53.5 411
83 1:01:56 SWEENEY, Eileen, Gneeveguilla AC F40 09:57.9 829
84 1:03:38 MURPHY, Aileen, unatt/Beaufort F35 10:14.3 425
85 1:03:40 MURPHY, Maire, Gneeveguilla AC F35 10:14.6 420
86 1:04:11 O'SHEA, Anna-Marie, unatt/Kenmare F40 10:19.6 415
87 1:04:12 COFFEY, Eileen, Gneeveguilla AC F40 10:19.7 887
88 1:06:34 MULRYAN, Breda, Gneeveguilla AC F40 10:42.6 854
89 1:06:35 DINEEN, Susan, Gneeveguilla AC F 10:42.8 873
90 1:06:37 O'SULLIVAN, Josephine, unatt/Beaufort F35 10:43.1 871
91 1:07:02 O'SULLIVAN, Gretel, Gneeveguilla AC F35 10:47.1 841
92 1:07:52 LOUGHREY, Eilis, unatt/Castleisland F 10:55.1 442
93 1:07:53 O'SHEA, Fidelis, Gneeveguilla AC F35 10:55.3 875
94 1:07:54 JOY, Edel, unatt/Beaufort FJ 10:55.5 434
95 1:17:07 TOHER, Mary, Midleton AC F50 12:24.4 419
Wheelchair: FORDE, Jerry Blarney-Inniscarra AC M55 60:39

Organised by Star of the Laune AC

Results produced by Ballycotton Running Promotions.

Waterford...Results of the Baldy Man Beach Run...27th Dec 2010

A total of 200 people turned out for this beach race in Waterford.

The full results can be found HERE