Sunday, February 27, 2011

Waterford...Results of the Dungarvan 10k - Sun 27th Feb 2011

This 10 km road race in West Waterford attracted 169 runners. The winner of the mens race was Raivis Zakis in a time of 32:52 (5:17/mile). The ladies race was won by Angela McCann of Clonmel AC in a time of 36:43 (5:54/mile).
Alan Ryan of Dungarvan Business Centre sponsors of the Dungarvan10k road race presents
the overall Ladies prize to winner Angela Mc Cann Clonmel AC

Raivis Zakis...winner of the mens race

The full results can be found HERE

Kerry...Category Results of the Lapping of the Lakes 10k - Sat 5th Feb 2011

The category results for this 10k race in Killarney are now available. If I get the full results, I'll post them here.

Also, a short note from the organisers..."Monica Lynch & Patrick Cleary had left before the prizegiving and were winners – could they please contact Tom Tobin on 087 2338575 to collect their prizes"

Lapping of The Lakes 10K run – February 5th 2011....In aid of the Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club
Female: 1st - Maureen Harrington 40:18.05, 2nd - Mary O’Connor 42:53.03, 3rd - Catherine Kiely 44:16.02, 4th - Maire Heffernan 45:41.04, 5th - Brid Stack 47:02.05, 6th - Geraldine O’Suillivan 47:51.00

Over 35’s : 1st – Sylvia Leslie 55:31.6, 2nd – Marie McShane 55:36.9
Over 40’s: 1st – Gina Donovan 50:19.8, 2nd – Monica Lynch 56:25.9
Over 45’s: 1st – Ann McGlynn 50:55.2, 2nd – Breda Barrett 51:20.0
Over 50’s: 1st – Aileen O’Brien 58:07.9
Junior Females : Joint 1st – Shona O’Sullivan & Aoife Cooper 53:01.1

1st – Ed Murphy 33:29.4, 2nd – Tim O’Connor 34:12.7, 3rd – John Barrett 34:37.9, 4th – Simon Mangan 36:14.2, 5th – Billy O’Brien 36:39.0, 6th – Ross Higgins 37:58.7

Male over 35’s: 1 – Sean Cahillane 38:30.7, 2 – Donal Kelly 40:12.4
Over 40’s: 1 – Thomas McCarthy 39:24.8, 2 – Robert Flannery 40:29.5
Over 45’s: Humphrey Murphy 39:05.7, Ger Morgan 42:36.0
Over 50’s: Mathy Angland 42:45.1, Timothy Horgan 44:09.5
Over 55’s: Ger Power 1:05.39
Over 60’s: Patrick Cleary 48:11.8
Junior Male: Cillian Tierney 44:16.7

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Races in Munster...Sat 26th / Sun 27th Feb 2011

Sat 26th Feb...
Kerry......Gneeveguilla AC are holding the first of their four races in the 5 km series. This will start in Killarney at 11am.

Details on the series below...

This series is open to all runners, joggers and walkers.
Dates: 26th Feb, 5th, 12th & 19th March.
Race start time: 11am
Distance: 5km
Registration: 10am in Kerry Parents & Friends (Old Monastery), Port Road, Killarney
Entry fee: 5 euro per race
Location: Race takes place within the national park. Similar route to the first race of the Feet First series, but with a different start point.(Starting within the park, at Killarney House)
Requirement: 3 out of the 4 races must be completed to qualify for a prize.
Also perpetual cup for both the winning male (Daniel O'Connell cup) & female (Nora Brosnan cup) of the series.

Directions to the start if you are coming from the Cork side of Killarney...
Coming from Cork, go straight through the first roundabout(at Dalys supervalu), straight through the next roundabout(Tralee rd roundabout), at the next roundabout, take the left for the town centre, which is the second road off this roundabout(straight on at this roundabout is Killorglin), you are now on Port rd. Go straight down this road and just beyond the road to the left and before the traffic lights is Kerry Parents & Friends building.

Sun 27th Feb...
Tipperary...The Tipp AAI Novice Road Championships take place in Clonmel. This is an inter club event.

There is a 10 km road race in Dungarvan in West Waterford. Details below...

The 29th Annual Dungarvan Business Centre 10k The race gets under way at the 11 AM. Dungarvan Sports Centre is our race headquarters for this years race where race entries will be taken from 9.30 AM,Entry fee 8 euro, changing and shower facilities will be provided at the centre too and teas and sandwiches will be available after the race. The prize presentation will also be held in the centre also.This race is the final race in the Michael Roche carpets spring series and the various category winners will be presented with their prizes.

The following are the race categories for Sunday’s race.
Men’s 1st 3 seniors, 1st Junior, 1st over 40,45,50,55,
Team event, 1st Senior Men’s team
1st 3 Ladies, 1st Junior, First over 35, 40, 45, 50,1st Ladies team
1. Overall individual winner of Men’s and Ladies race can come from any category.
2. Teams consist of 3 athletes.
3. Plenty of spot prizes will be raffled among non-prize-winners.
4. One prize per athlete applies.
5. Entry fee is 8 Euro

The Castleconnell 10 km starts at 2pm just to the NE of Limerick City. More details on the race website HERE

Monday, February 21, 2011

Results for Sat 19th/Sun 20th Feb 2011

Sat 19th Feb 2011
Limerick.......The Irish Mountain Running Association held a race from Combe Wood to the top of Temple Hill and back. At 785m, Temple Hill is the most westerly mountain in the Galtees.
There are a series of photos on the IMRA website HERE
No results yet.
Sun 20th Feb 2011
Waterford.....The Kilmacthomas 5 mile road race attracted 176 runners.

L to R...Race organiser Michael Dee with a little helper, Michael Murphy 3rd,
Sandis Bralitis 1st and Raivis Zakis 2nd


1st Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 25.13
2nd Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 25.56
3rd Michael Murphy Carrick On Suir AC 27.23
0/40 Jim Baldwin Waterford AC 28.07
0/45 John Dalton Waterford AC 28.21
0/50 Tom Moroney West Waterford AC 33.23
0/55 Maurice Boland Clonmel AC 34.51

Junior Garry Cantwell K.C.K. 28.59
1st Martin O’Dwyer Carrick On Suir AC 30.03
2nd Sylvia Molone Waterford AC 30.26
3rd Norma Wall West Waterford AC 30.52
0/35 Kathleen Horgan Sportsworld AC 31.45
0/40 Diane Behan Waterford AC 32.10
0/45 Liz Nolan Waterford AC 33.55
0/50 Marian O’Neill Clonmel AC 37.26
The full results in PDF format can be found HERE

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Races next weekend....Sat 19th & Sun 20th Feb 2011

This weekend, there are 2 off road events on the Saturday with a number of runs and races on the Sunday...

Sat 19th Feb 2011.....
Limerick.......The Irish Mountain Running Association are organising a race up to the top of Temple Hill in the Galtee Mountains. Details from IMRA as follows...
This is our first official race for 2011.We have a new course to start a new season,(Combe wood to temple hill )Combe wood is just up a mile from Angelsborough. If you are coming from Mitchelstown you turn off at the Firgrove roundabout for limerick (R513) you keep on this route for about two miles,at the far side of the glen there is a right turn for Angelsborough. When you get to Angelsborough take a sharp right hand turn at the Community centre the Church is on your left and the national school will be on your right when you turn up this road, follow this road for about a mile Combe wood is the only forestry on your left hand side,if you find yourself going  down a very steep hill have passed it by. 
The course starts 200 metres from the barrier on forestry roads we stay on the forest road for 2 and a half miles where you come to sheep pins and a style to the open mountain at this point we leave the forest road and head for the summet the ridge takes you to the right by a rocky outcrop then you keep to the left as you come to the top where the trig point is on top of a rocky pile touch this and it is all down hill from here back the way you came to the point you started at(if the day is foggy this could be tricky) Remember this may be called temple hill but it is a proper Mountain and even though the open mountain section is just over half a mile it is very steep. There will be refreshments afterwards in Angelsborough in the local pub.if you want to pre enter please email me and i will hold your number or if you have raced this year and have a number let me know and all you have to do is turn up on the day with your 10 euro.

Kerry......Wild Rest Run is an off road half Marathon going from Kenmare to Killarney on the old Kenmare Rd. Details below...
Date: Saturday, 19 February 2011 - 11:00am.....Contact Sean McKeown....Contact Number: + 44 7808 158950....Email:
Half Marathon Trail Run - Kenmare to Killarney National Park. Race follows 'Old Kenmare Rd' from Kenmare town centre to Muckross House in Killarney. Coach transport included - departs Scotts hotel Killarney 9:00am on race day. Shuttle to Killarney from Muckross post-race . Entertainment provided in Killarney in the evening Prizes Male and Female - 1st €300 running gear +more; 2nd €100 gear+more; 3rd €75 gear + more. Runners will receive a goody bag worth €25 including tshirt, gels/bars etc

Course Details:...First 2.6m are on tar road, from 2.6 to 6m is basically a jeep track on a 'green road' with some rocky/marshy areas but generally 'good running' - from 6m to 6.3m is an old tarmac road, so a good surface. 6.3m to 8.7m is mostly narrow tracks with little room for overtaking as its broken rocky terrain with a section of railway sleepers across a bog - thus, pretty 'technical' at this point - particularly on the descent, for the last mile of this section. From 8.7m to 11m is good running on a gravel track with plenty of room for overtaking, and the last stretch is solid tar up to Muckross House

Note. Only the very start in Kenmare will involve being on National Road - we will cross the 'Ring of Kerry' by use of an underpass at Torc Waterfall.

Sun 20th Feb 2011....
Cork....There is a 5 mile road race in Carrigaline, just to the South of Cork City. More details on the Running in Cork website.

Waterford.....The Kilmacthomas 5 mile road race will start at 11am
Sunday February 20th at 11 AM the 8th Annual Bausch and Lomb sponsored Kilmacthomas 5 mile road race will take place. All Proceeds from the race again this year will be donated to a worthy cause.Held over the fast Kilmac 5 mile course.The event is also race number three in this years Michael Roche Carpets spring series of road races.Entries will be taken at the community hall Kilmacthomas at the top of the town from 9.30 am, with the entry fee 8 Euro.Shower facilities will also be available in this hall after the event for both Men and Women. With the help of the very generous sponsorship very kindly given by Bausch and Lomb a very attractive prize fund will be on offer for the top competitors and plenty of spots for down the field finishers.

The categories are as follows:

MEN-1st 2nd and 3rd, 1st over 40,45,50,55.

LADIES- 1st 2nd and 3rd, 1st over 35,40,45,50,

Presentation of prizes will take place by kind permission at Kirwans Bar on the Main St. where sandwiches and refreshments will be available to all.
Clare.....The Patricia Corbett Memorial Walk/Run takes places from St.Kierans Centre, Labasheeda, Co.Clare
Start and Finish at St. Kierans Centre....Walk/Run €10 starts at 1pm....Half Marathon €20 starts at 1:30pm...Refreshments served afterwards....All proceeds to St. Lukes Hospital Dublin & Clare Crusaders Daycare Center Barefield.....For more info contact John O'Connell @ 087 967 2441
Tipperary....For Tipperary clubs, the Road Relay Championships take place in Dundrum at 1pm.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Results for the weekend....Sat 12th & Sun 13th Feb 2011

There was no shortage of races on this weekend. Here are links to some of the results....(Updated Wed 16th)

Sat 12th Feb 2011...
Waterford.....The Annevalley 5 mile challenge attracted a large field of 378 runners. The full results can be found HERE .....and a slideshow of photos can be seen HERE

Clare..........The last race in the 5k Frost Bite Series took place on Sat 12th in Ennis and attracted just over 100 runners. The full results can be found HERE

Sun 13th Feb 2011...(Updated Tues 15th Feb 2011)
Clare....The AAI Munster Senior Cross Country Championships took place in Kilnaboy, Co.Clare. The results can be found in PDF format HERE

Wexford.....Not exactly Munster ;o) but still close! The Enniscorthy 10k attracted 432 runners and the results can be found HERE .......and a gallery of 69 photos HERE

Cork....The Mealagh Valley 10 mile road .....results on the Running in Cork website......

More to follow...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Races in Munster this weekend...Sat 12th & Sun 13th Feb 2011

This is a busy weekend for races in Munster and there is no shortage of events to attend.

Sat 12th Feb 2011...

Waterford.........The Annevalley 5 mile road race will take place in Dunhill in Waterford. More info from the race website. The race starts at 12 noon. There will be registration on the morning of the race up to 11.30am in Harneys Bar. For all the people that have registered online, you can pick up your number from Harney's Bar on the morning of the race (Saturday 12th) anytime from 9am to 11.30am.

Clare...........The final race in the Frost Bite Series finishes with a 5 km road race in Ennis. Entry is €5. The start is on Lee's Road at 10:30am.

Sun 13th Feb 2011...
Cork........There are 2 races in Cork on Sunday. A 10 mile road race near Bantry and a Cork BHAA Cross Country race in Blackrock in Cork City. More details on the Running in Cork website.

Wexford....For those in the east of the province, there is a 10 km road race in Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford which might be of interest. The race starts at 12 noon and there is limited entries for €20 on the day up to 10:30am. More info...
€150 - Winner, €100 - Second, €80 - Third, €60 - Fourth, €50 - Fifth. Men/Women. Categories: U-19, 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+. Category win €40. Men/Women. Teams: 4/team. Winning team €200. Men/Women.

Parking/Changing/Refreshments...You are asked to obey traffic instructions from Slaney Olympic Stewards and An Garda Síochána. Parking is available at the venue - Shamrocks GAA club. Overflow parking is available at the Shamrock Rovers soccer club adjacent to the venue. Refreshments will be provided in the St Senan's school hall where the prize giving will take place. This is beside the Registration/Changing area. (Shamrocks GAA club house). More info HERE

Clare.....The Munster AAI Senior Cross Country Championships take place in Kilnaboy. This is an inter club event only.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Races coming up this weekend....Sat 5th & Sun 6th Feb 2011

There are 2 events coming up this weekend and both are in Kerry...

Kerry....Sat 5th Feb 2011
The Lapping of the Lakes 10K run or walk through Killarney National Park takes place at 2pm on Saturday February 5th. Registration from 12 noon at Kerry Parent’s & Friends. Entry €20. All proceeds to the Kerry Stars Special Olympic club. AA permit has been granted.

Kerry Parents & Friends is located at the Old Monastery on Port Road...
If the weather co-operates, this should be a stunning location for a race as it goes through the National Park with the mountains of Kerry as a backdrop.

Note that the registration and the race is on the Western side of the town of Killarney. If you are coming from Cork, the quickest route is probably to take the Northern bypass as if you were heading for Killorglin but turn in towards the town at the last roundabout. Look for the church spire and you can't go wrong.
Kerry...Sun 6th Feb 2011
This race/run is off-road and is being organised by Munster IMRA. Details below...
The gathering place for the race will be O Riadas Bar and Restaurant which is on the right hand side about 4 miles out of Castleisland on the Tralee road at grid ref Q94290-12042, for people coming from the Abbeyfeale side they will no longer go through Castleisland but will take the by pass for Tralee, this will bring them onto a roundabout about half a mile on the Tralee side of Castleisland and from there to O Riadas is approx 3 miles, from O Riadas to the junction where the race will start is about .8 of a mile so a nice warm up, the run to O Riadas from the finish is approx 1.5 mile but all downhill on road,

At the start of the race there will be 1 mile of tar road and then half a mile of forest road and after that it will be a lot of narrow winding trail so a good position will be important at the end of the road as passing will be difficult but by no means impossible in a large section of the course after this.

More info from John Lenihan...
The distance of Sundays run is just under 5 miles but due to the steepness of the terrain peoples times will be closer to their 10k times. We will use the new trail which we are building here in Ballymacelligott as a venue for a trail race/ fun run/walk. The entry will be 10 euros for the runners and 6 euros for those who want to do the walk event. Hot food will be served at O'Riadas resturaunt afterwards and this is costing the organizers 6 euro per person thus the 6 euro entry fee for walkers.

The event starts at 1 o clock and the start is about a 10 minute walk from the registration area.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Tipperary...Results of the Moyne 5k road race - Sun 30th Jan 2011

There was a small turnout of 49 runners for this 5 km road race in S.Tipperary. I presume the race in Dungarvan would have taken a good few runners from this event?

The results in PDF format are available HERE