Sunday, March 31, 2013

Waterford...Results of the Easter Bunny Run 5 mile - Sun 31st Mar 2013

This 5mile run in aid of the Irish Cancer Society attracted a field of 306 runners, joggers and walkers.

#    Last Name    First Name   Gun Time    Chip Time    Pace    Category    Club
1    O SHEA    ALAN    26:20    26:20    5:16/M    M    Bantry AC
2    BRALITIS    SANDIS   26:39    26:39    5:20/M    SM    West Waterford AC
3    QUINLAN    FRANK    27:39    27:38    5:32/M    M    Waterford AC  
22    MC CANN    ANGELA    31:12    31:10    6:14/M    F40    Clonmel AC
26    MALONE    SYLVIA    31:40    31:38    6:20/M    SF    Waterford AC
29    BOLGER    MAGS    32:05    32:03    6:25/M    F   

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 6k - Wed 27th Mar 2013

This was a dry run for the main 6k race series coming up in April in that people could run with their watches and see what their times were. In the 4 races in the series, watches are not allowed and points are allocated based on how far people finish away from their estimated finishing time.

Report on Wednesdays run from the organisers....
Report on Practise Run...Please find attached the results of last night’s race, the Practise run, over the 6K course. It was great to see such a large entry, 187 athletes running at their own pace over the course, last year we had 156 participating. Indeed well done to all the Captains who had their teams out practising. Indeed well done to the many first timers, hopefully you enjoyed running this distance at your own pace and it could be the start of a budding running career. Indeed many a running career started with the athlete first taste of running this series of 6ks. 

That is the purpose of this series, where an athlete can run at their pace and set their own times and try and achieve it, for many it can be a Personal Best. We all know that today’s Personal Best is Tomorrow’s Motivation. So hopefully you will be motivated to participate in this series and we look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday next.

More info on the series HERE

Full results of the practice run HERE

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Kerry...Results of the Ballybunion Half-Marathon and 10k - Sat 30th Mar 2013

Almost 750 people turned out for these two races in Ballybunion in North Kerry. On what was a cold but dry day, there were 545 in the 10k race and 202 in the Half-Marathon. These numbers are down on last year so it looks as if the new Tralee Marathon which was on in mid-March most likely had an impact.

In 2011, the 10k had 506 finishers. That increased to 686 in 2012 but this year, it has dropped back by about 20% to 545.

In the Half-Marathon, the drop has been even more dramatic. In 2011, it was 319. That went up to 378 in 2012 but this year, the numbers have dropped by 47% to 202. Considering that the Tralee Marathon had the option of doing a Half-Marathon then it's probably safe to assume that a lot of local people did that one instead.

In terms of hard cash, that means that this race took in about €11,600 less than last year, a drop of about 36%.

1 Matthew Horrigan Rathfarnham AC     M     MS  (34:33)     34:33
2 Robert PURCELL  M     M40 (35:56)     35:56
3 Tim FORDE  M     MS (38:15)     38:15
10 Selenia NOLAN  F     F40  (40:09)     40:09
21 Joanne HANNAN  F     FS  (43:16)     43:24
28 Cliona O'Conner      F     FS  (43:47)     43:57

The results of the 10k race can be seen HERE

1 Phil DAVIESPEERLESS        Wirral AC     M     MS (1:16:17)     1:16:17
2 Donal WHITE        Kerry Crusaders     M     MS (1:18:55)     1:18:55
3 Joe WALSH  M     M40 (1:20:36)     1:20:36
19 Sheila BUCKLEY Midleton AC     F     FS (1:31:44)     1:31:46
31 Helen GILROY  Midleton ac     F     F40 (1:36:49)     1:36:52
38 Niamh KELLY   F     FS (1:39:12)     1:39:15

The results of the Half-Marathon can be seen HERE 

1) Some commercial photos from Hartney Photographics HERE

Clare...Results of the Eamon Moloney 10k, Ennis - Sat 30th Mar 2013

A total of 454 people turned out for this 10k in Ennis, Co.Clare

Pl.    Name Club               Cat.    #    Result
1 Michael Shannon St Johns     M 31:20
2 Kenneth Rodgers St Johns     M 31:41
3 James Murphy Clare Crusaders     M 33:58
6  Barbara SANCHEZ Raheny Shamrock     F 35:25
14 Angela McCann Clonmel AC     F 36:58
15 Dymphna Ryan Dundrum AC     F 37:25

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, March 29, 2013

Kerry...Results of the Good Friday 5 mile Run - Fri 29th Mar 2013

This 5 mile race in Killarney, Co.Kerry attracted a field of 481 runners. Like last year, women made up the majority of the field accounting for 61%, just down on the 62% of last year. In a typical 5 mile road race, women would usually account for about 35 - 40% of the field.

Pl.    Name   Club/City/Country    Cat.    Subcat.    # Gross
1 Mark Hanrahan        John Buckley Sports     M     MS   24:07
2 James McCarthy        East Cork AC     M     MS  24:29
3 Cian Murphy        Iveragh     M     MS   26:30
10 Laura Crowe        An Riocht     F     FS  27:50
20 Angela McCann        Clonmel AC     F     F40   29:49
32 Nollaig O Neill             F     F40  31:12

The full results can be found HERE

1) A set of photos from Billy Dermody HERE

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Preview of the Boherbue to Kiskeam 4 mile road race...Mon 1st Apr 2013

The Jack O'Keeffe 4 mile road race is coming up in North-West Cork on Easter Monday, the 1st of April.

This 4 mile road race starts in Boherbue and finishes in the village of Kiskeam. As you can see from the map below, it's a central location for a lot of people...i.e. N Cork, Mid and N Kerry, W Limerick.

This map below shows the exact location on the R577 road....

 If you are coming from the direction of Mallow then take the N72 road to Killarney and turn off right at this junction...

Follow this road to Boherbue and you'll see the Co-Op store on the far side of the town where the race will start. Keep driving and 4 miles later, you'll see the entrance road to the local GAA grounds as you enter the outskirts of Kiskeam..

The race is being organised by Gneeveguilla AC, one of the largest athletic clubs in Kerry. The entry fee is €15 on the day and there is a huge array of prizes on offer. These are usually in the form of vouchers for the Supervalue store in Boherbue and are pretty generous. The prize for the first man and woman is €300 each.

Plenty of parking available at race HQ in Kiskeam
 As this is a point to point race, there will be a bus available to take runners to the start line in Boherbue. If you are going as part of a group in a few cars then it might be as well to arrange your own transport......leaving one car in Kiskeam and drive back to Boherbue.

Note that the race starts at 3pm. It would be advisable to arrive in plenty of time to allow for the bus transport, especially if it has to make more than one trip.

As far as I know, a cotton T-shirt will be given to all finishers at the end of the race.

There will be the usual refreshments of tea, coffee, sandwiches, etc afterwards as well.

A full preview of the course can be seen HERE

Prizes......again a reminder......if you win a prize then make sure you spend it in Boherbue before you drive home.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Kerry...Results of the Glounaguillagh School 5k and 10k fun run...Sun 24th Mar 2013

1 Anthony Glover18:07
2 Seamus Murphy 20:22
3 Sean Murphy 21:18
9 Melanie Sugrue 78 22:50
15 Sarah Clifford 27:07
16 Mairead Birminghan 27:45

1 Ed Murphy 33:32
2 George McCarthy 33:34
3 Maurice Beahan 35:06
4 Maria McCarthy 35:43
6 Alison Kirwan 39:58
11 Elma Houlihan 44:08

The full results can be seen HERE

1) A set by David Quirke HERE

Join Ray for 5k...Clonmel...Tues 26th Mar 2013

Following the Join Ray for 5k in Killarney on Monday, Ray Darcy of Today FM moved to Clonmel on Tuesday and another huge crowd turned out.

In this one, Clonmel Athletic Club were involved in the organisation of it.

1) Tipperary Photos have several photos on their site HERE
2) Another gallery from the South Tipp Volunteer Centre HERE

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cork Marathon entry fees go up on the 1st of April

Just a quick reminder that the entry fees for the Cork City Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relay are going up on the 1st of April...

If you have decided to do one of the events then you should enter asap. More details on the Running in Cork site.

Limerick...Results of the Monaleen 10k charity run - Sun 24th March 2013

A total of 231 people took part in this 10k charity run.

1 Kevin Moore 34:34
2 Declan Moore 34:43
3 Kenneth O'Regan 37:40
1 Aideen Shinners 41:37
2 Marie Fitzgibbon 41:41
3 Laura Collins 42:39

The full results can be seen HERE

Join Ray for 5k - Killarney - Mon 25th Mar 2013

Some 700+ people tuned out for the Join Ray for 5k run in Killarney on Monday, the 25th of March.

A selection of photos can be seen HERE

Monday, March 25, 2013

Clonmel 6k race series...April 2013

This 6k road race series is organised by Clonmel AC and is coming up on Wednesday evenings during the month of April 2013. Some details below from the club....

Clonmel AC is delighted to announce that Morrison BMW Cahir is once again sponsoring our Inter Firms Road Race series and we would like to thank Gary Morrison for such sponsorship. Last year’s event attracted 60 teams and it was a brilliant success.

This year’s series gets underway on Wednesday 27th March at 6.15pm with a practise run over the route while the event itself gets underway on Wednesday 3rd, 10th and 17th of April. Then on Wednesday 24th of April we will hold the Annual Handicap race.

This is an event where you the athlete set the target, you decide every night what your finishing time is and then you have to run as close to that time to help your team. For instance, you could predict 30 mins for the 6k and then run the race in 30 mins 1 second and you score one point for your team. Then you have another athlete on your team who predicts his finishing time as 21 mins and runs the race in 21 mins 31 secs, he scores 30 points for the team. The three athletes that score the lowest points will count on your team, it is not based on your finishing position it is based on your time and what you predicted.

For this event to run fair and proper, anyone caught wearing a watch or Ipod, their team will be penalised heavily.

Now is the time to be organising your team of five athletes with the best three performances (closest to their predicted times) to count each night.

This sort of competition allows every athlete to set their own pace and regardless of where they finish in the race they can all help their team to win the competition.

For further details please contact Niall O Sullivan at 086 1660888.

The Course...The race starts outside the LIDL car park on the Waterford Road. The athletes then run down the Waterford road to the Bulmers Roundabout, turning right and going over Sir Thomas's Bridge, then right again and along by Kilganey, the Coleville road and finishing outside the entrance to the Loreto Convent. The same route that was used for the recent County Tipperary Novice mens 6k road championships.

Another date for your Diary is Wednesday 1st May when Clonmel AC will promote our first race in Cahir in association with Morrison BMW with the FUN4RUN 4 mile road race. More details to follow.

More details.......
The Practise run takes place on Wednesday 27th March with the closing date for the series on Friday 29th March. This is a Series that caters for all levels as every athlete set their own target, the predicted Finishing time, and then run the route without a watch or I phone etc. as regards Individuals not on teams, when they register for the event we will put them on teams. We also cater for the individual who only wants to run one or two of the races; we will charge them 5 Euros per night to participate. All levels are catered for like last year where we had athletes completing the course between 21 mins 28 secs to 47 mins 52 secs. 

On Wednesday 27th March we will hold the Practise run over the 6K Course. For this race and this race only of the Series, athlete’s can wear their watches. 

Entries will be taken in the Suirside Car Park near the Gashouse Bridge from 5.45 pm onwards and then athletes can jog down to the start at Lidl, on the Waterford road, approx 1Km. There will be no Parking near the Loreto Convent, plenty of parking available in the Suirside Carpark. We will be sending the athletes off in groups of 10 at approx every minute and all athletes must obey the rules of the road at all times. There will be no entry fee for the Practise Run.

Also NO IPODS – if an athlete is caught with one while in the race, the team will be penalised. Remember it is for your Safety and that of the other athletes that we are preventing the use of IPODS.
As regards the 6k series, starting on April 4th and Individuals not on teams, they can compete, by just sending their name by text – 086 1660888 or by email – and they will be allocated to a team. 

We will also cater for individuals who may just want to run one or two nights and do not want to be on a team. In that case just come down and enter early on that night and they will be charged 5 Euros a race.

Registration each night of the series will take place in the Suirside carpark only from 5,45pm onwards, there will be no registration at the LIDL Carpark. We would ask all team captains to come early and register your teams and their predicted times each night. 

Please note closing date for entries is Friday 29th March. The teams can be emailed to me by Friday 29th March and the entry fees can be paid on any of the nights. Make the cheques payable to Clonmel Athletic Club

Course Preview....Directions and a full course preview can be seen HERE

Results of the Munster Masters Road Championships...Sun 24th Mar 2013

The Munster Master’s 4 Mile Road Championships were held in Moyglass, Co.Tipperary on Sunday 24th March 2013

Masters Men overall....1 Wieslaw Sosnowski Eagle Cork 20:54, 2 Colm Moore Leevale Cork 20:55, 3 Shane Simcox Mallow Cork 21:10

Masters Men O35...1 Colm Moore Leevale Cork, 2 Shane Simcox Mallow Cork, 3 Frank Quinlan Waterford A.C. 

Masters Men O40...1 Wieslaw Sosnowski Eagle Cork, 2 Allen Whitaker St. Finbarr's Cork, 3 David Ryan Clonmel Tipperary
Masters Men O45...1 John Barrett Gneeveguilla Kerry, 2 Robert Purcell Gneeveguilla Kerry, 3 Keith Ryan Limerick AC Masters Men O50...1 Walter Keane Waterford A.C. Waterford, 2 Michael Moore Dundrum Tipperary, 3 Denis McCarthy East Cork Cork
Masters Men O55...1 Eugene Moynihan Marian Clare, 2 Tom Mackey Kilmurry Ibrickane/N. Clare, 3 Colm Murphy Leevale Cork
Masters Men O60...1 Patrick O'Shea Iveragh Kerry, 2 Tommy Madden Marian Clare, 3 Pat Twomey Eagle Cork

Men O35 Team...1 Leevale 2, 17, 23, 52 94 / 2 Clonmel A 7, 22, 31, 42 102 / 3 Thurles Crokes 9, 11, 40, 46 106
Men O50 Team...1 Kilmurry Ibrickane/N.Clare 64, 76, 98 238 / 2 Eagle 79, 86, 88 253 / 3 Dundrum 47, 108, 119 274

Men O35 Team County...1 Cork 1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 17 46 / 2 Tipperary 7, 9, 11, 14, 19, 22 82 / 3 Limerick 13, 15, 18, 29, 33, 57 165
Men O50 Team County...1 Clare 36, 64, 68, 76 244 / 2 Tipperary 47, 77, 80, 87 291 / 3 Cork 59,75, 79, 81 294

Master Women overall...1 Angela Mc Cann Clonmel Tipperary 23:50, 2 Maria Carey Ennis Track Clare 24:58, 3 Ann McPhail Dooneen Limerick 25:02

Masters Women O35...1 Maria Carey Ennis Track Clare / 2 Johanna Lacy Clonmel Tipperary / 3 Sharon Woods Mallow Cork
Masters Women O40...1 Angela Mc Cann Clonmel Tipperary / 2 Ann McPhail Dooneen Limerick / 3 Helen Leonard Leevale Cork
Masters Women O45...1 Siobhan Lennon Ennis Track Clare / 2 Helen Gilroy Midleton Cork / 3 Clotilde Fitzgibbon Grange Fermoy Cork
Masters Women O50...1 Joan Hough Midleton Cork / 2 Carol Quish Moorabbey Milers Tipperary / 3 Mary B. Walshe Midleton Cork
Masters Women O55...1 Carmel Parnell Leevale Cork / 2 Anne Fitzgerald Waterford A.C. Waterford / 3 Carmel Mac Domhnaill West Limerick Limerick

Women O35 Team...1 Leevale 4, 6, 7 17 / 2 Ennis Track 2, 8, 14 24 / 3 Clonmel 1, 9, 27 37
Women O45 Team...1 Midleton 12, 21, 32 65 / 2 Waterford A.C. 19, 29, 30 78 / 3 Clonmel 35, 43, 45 123

Women O35 Team County...1 Cork 4, 5, 6, 7 22 / 2 Clare 2, 8, 14, 18 42 / 3 Tipperary 1, 9, 27, 35 72
Women O45 Team County...1 Cork 12, 13, 21 46 / 2 Clare 8, 23, 24 55 / 3 Waterford 19, 29, 30 78

The full results can be seen HERE

Kerry...Results of the Killarney Lions Club 5k - Sat 23rd Mar 2013

Number First Name Surname Category Time Place R4
99 Arthur Fitzgerald Senior Men 17.20 1
10 Robert Purcell Senior Men 18.22 2
2 Conor Kissane Boys U17 19.23 3
20 Tony Casey Senior Men 20.40 4
53 Daniel Culloty Men Over 45 20.51 5
52 Aidan McCarthy Senior Men 21.12 6
98 Niall Thompson Senior Men 21.24 7
92 Sean Cahillane Men Over 40 21.44 8
96 Jason Kerins Senior Men 21.58 9
55 Peter J Murray Men Over 45 22.12 10
21 Eamonn Groves Men Over 50 22.28 11
51 Diarmuid Leane Men over 45 23.14 12
89 Patrick Hubbard Men Over 45 23.19 13
41 Linda Mannix Senior Ladies 23.54 14
91 Martin Randles Senior Men 24.19 15
56 Rory O Sullivan Senior Men 24.51 16
11 Andrew Purcell Boys U17 24.59 17
31 Bernie O Mahony Ladies Over 40 25.17 18
45 Patsy Sheehan Men Over 45 25.26 19
93 Catherine McCarthy Ladies Over 45 26.02 20
42 John Paul Mannix Senior Men 26.22 21
90 Michael O Connor Senior Men 26.22 22
26 Thomas O Leary Men Over 55 26.47 23
9 Marybeth Hourigan Senior Ladies 26.45 24
16 Mary O Connor Ladies Over 35 27.30 25
85 Patricia Quane Ladies Over 50 28.31 26
43 Margaret McCarthy Ladies Over 50 28.50 27
87 Lucy O Connell Senior Ladies 29.17 28
88 Jerry O Connell Senior Men 29.17 29
40 Emer Furlong Senior Ladies 29.40 30
97 Fergal O Carroll Senior Men 29.49 31
95 Sheila Phelan Ladies Over 45 31.15 32
94 Joan Mcloughlin Ladies Over 50 31.16 33
77 Elaine Drumm Senior Ladies 37.14 34
78 Maire Mannix Senior Ladies 37.14 35

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Clare...Result of the Pakie Ryan Memorial 10k & 10 mile fun run - Sat 23rd Mar 2013

This 10k and 10 mile run in Newmarket on Fergus in Co.Clare attracted a big crowd of runners and walkers....

Type Race Time First Name Last Name
10k 32:01 Michael Shannon
10k 32:04 Kenneth Rodgers
10k 34:21 Keith Lynch
10k 38:44 Veronica Colleran
10k 43:50 Aisling Ryan
10k 44:27 Rita Kierce

The full results of the 10k run are HERE

Type Race Time First Name Last Name
10m :55:24 James Liddane
10m 1:13 Niall Shanahan
10m 1:01:57 Mike Cunningham
10m 1:08:28 Tracey Guilfoyle
10m 1:09:56 Aishling Power
10m 1:13:19 Melanie Hassett

The full results are HERE

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Waterford...Results of the Corrigan Hill League - Wed 13th & 20th Mar 2013

The Colligan Hill league started off on the 13th of March in Colligan Woods to the North-West of Dungarvan in West Waterford. People have a choice of 3 routes and on the first night, they got 78 runners. On the second night, the number had dropped a bit to 68, still a very good number considering the time of year and the early start.

Wed 13th March results...HERE

Wed 20th March results...HERE

The remaining two events are on Wednesday, the 27th of March and the 3rd of March. It starts at 6:15pm and it only costs €2 to run. More details on the West Waterford AC website.

Kerry...Results of the Killarney Lions Club 5k - Mon 18th Mar 2013

43 people turned out for this 5k fun run

First Name Surname Category Place Time
Robert Purcell Senior Men 1 17.21
Anthony Mannix Senior Men 2 18.13
Conor Kissane Boys U17 3 18.31
Brendan Lynch Senior Men 4 19.16
Rob Purcell Jnr Senior Men 5 19.40
John O Leary Men Over 40 6 20.18
Leigh Hewerdine Senior Men 7 20.27
Daniel Culloty Men Over 45 8 20.32
Michael O Connor Men Over 60 9 20.36
Thomas O Sullivan Senior Men 10 21.10
Tony Casey Senior Men 11 21.17
Aidan McCarthy Senior Men 12 21.25
Peter J Murray Men Over 45 13 21.52
Diarmuid Leane Men over 45 14 22.32
Mick Casey Men Over 45 15 23.16
Kerry Constant Men over 55 16 24.26
Fergal O Connor Senior Men 17 24.32
Anne Kelly Ladies Over 45 18 25.04
Bernie O Mahony Ladies Over 40 19 25.10
Andrew Purcell Boys U17 20 25.14
Denis Walsh Boys U17 21 25.29
James Tobin Men Over 55 22 25.34
Peter Bellen Men Over 45 23 25.42
John Paul Mannix Senior Men 24 26.04
Thomas O Leary Men Over 55 25 26.15
Aine Howard Ladies Over 45 26 26.41
Mary O Connor Ladies Over 35 27 27.17
Anthony O Mullane Men Over 50 28 27.20
Veronica McCarthy Senior Ladies 29 27.58
Patricia Quane Ladies Over 50 30 29.27
Maria Tobin Ladies Over 50 31 30.04
Paul Farrell Men Over 50 32 30.05
Andrea McGurn Senior Ladies 33 30.50
Kenneth Joyce Senior Men 34 30.50
Trish Gaffney Senior Ladies 35 30.58
Alan Grady Senior Men 36 30.58
Tina O Donoghue Senior Ladies 37 32.17
Elaine Drumm Senior Ladies 38 34.46
Laura Purcell Girls U17 39 34.52
Christine Purcell Ladies Over 45 40 35.42
Maire Mannix Senior Ladies 41 35.42
Ruth Murphy Ladies Over 40 42 35.42
Mary F O Connor Ladies Over 60 43 40.00

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Three Counties Race Series...Waterford/Tipperary/Kilkenny...Apr-Aug 2013

The Outfield Sports 3 Counties Challenge is a popular race series which runs from April to August every year. This year, the organisers Carrick-on-Suir AC have included an extra race to make it 5 in total covering the three counties of Waterford, Tipperary and Kilkenny.

Location of race series.....within easy driving distance of Waterford, Dungarvan, Clonmel, Cashel, Thurles and Kilkenny.

Here is some additional info from Carrick-on-Suir AC.......

Big Changes at 3 Counties!
Carrick on Suir A.C.’s 3 Counties Challenge has firmly established itself in the South East Running Calendar since its inception in 2007, with the series growing from a single race with 100 runners to last year’s successful 4 race series with close on a thousand participants. One of the keys to their success has been the clubs ability to change and improve the series, and 2013 will continue that trend with a new race (Now making the 3 Counties challenge a 5 Race series), a new venue and some new sponsors.

Because of the expansion, the Series will now start on Friday 26th April with the first running of the Faugheen 5Km Road race, kindly sponsored by Bobby Fitzgerald Accountants. This flat course will be held on the famous Faugheen 50 Motor bike circuit in the pretty Tipperary village, and we are sure it will become a runner’s favourite very quickly.

This will be followed closely by the second new addition in the series, the  O’Neill Pharmacy Tom Jordon Portlaw 5 Mile Road race on Friday 8th May. This race has been organised by the Portlaw Red Cross for several years, with the help of Carrick A.C., so it was a natural progression to include this fantastic 5 Mile  Co. Waterford course in the Series. Feedback from runners in the last few years has been extremely positive about this course, and we think many of the series participants will be eyeing this race for a P.B.!

The third race in the series will see us return to County Tipperary and the ever popular Carraig Hotel Deadman’s 5 Road race on Friday 7th June. Now in its eighth year, this race starts outside the beautiful Ormond Castle in the Centre of Carrick on Suir, taking in a scenic 5 Mile run around the Deadman’s Boreen (hence the name!)  and finishes on a lovely straight stretch passing the tree-lined Town Park. 

The penultimate Race in the Series sees us visit County Waterford again, and the picturesque village of Rathgormack for the Auto Power Rathgormack 5 on July 12th. This challenging, undulating course is an ever popular addition to the series, thanks mainly to the beautiful scenery of the Comeragh Mountains and the superb home cooking in the Hiking Centre after the Race.

Finally, the Series will end in County Kilkenny with the Morris Oil Piltown 10Km Road race on Friday 2nd August. Another scenic trek, the race starts in the grounds of the Kildalton Agricultural College, winding its way down by the Lake and tree-lined avenue before a circuit of the flat roads around Piltown. Another firm favourite in the series, 2013 will be the sixth running of this race.
The club is delighted to welcome back local specialist running store Outfield Sports of Carrick on Suir as the Series sponsor for the Seventh year (now promoting its new website, hence the 3 Counties Challenge), and is delighted that International Sports Brand Adidas are also involved as title sponsors. We are very grateful to our sponsors for their continued support and it is great to see the same names supporting our series year after year. As usual, the message from the club is for all of the series runners to return the support to these businesses who have been good enough to help us, despite the harsh economic climate.

The Prize fund for the series will be in excess of €10,000, with €200 First prize for the Men’s and Women’s races and prizes in all the usual age categories. There will also be a Team Prize at each race as well as spot prizes all the way down the field. There will also be a race souvenir for anyone running 4 out of 5 races, as well as a €25 voucher for Adidas Running Footwear at Outfield Sports.
Pre Entry can be availed of at , and up to date information will be available on the club website at and on our club Facebook page.

Despite all the changes this year there are a few things will remain the same:- A race series that is ideal for new runners to progress from 5km to 10 km through the summer, well stewarded, accurately measured courses, good grub after the race and the famous Carrick AC welcome to all our runners. Looking forward to meeting all our friends (New & Old) this summer in the sunny South East!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tipperary...Results of the Cty Intermediate Road Championships - Sun 3rd Mar 2013

The Tipperary County Intermediate Road Championships were held in Two Mile Borris on Sunday, the 3rd of March 2013. The mens race was over 8k while the womens race was 4k.

Place Athlete's Name Club Mins Secs
1 Patrick Hughes Thurles Crokes 27:04
2 Denis Shanahan Thurles Crokes 27:14
3 Declan Doherty Thurles Crokes 27:15

Mens Teams
1 Thurles Crokes A 1, 2, 3, 19 25 points
2 Dundrum 7, 8, 12, 16 43 points
3 Coolquill 10, 11, 13, 14 48 points

1 Johanna Lacey Clonmel 15:34
2 Maria Fitzgibbon Thurles Crokes 15:46
3 Carmel Fitzgibbon Thurles Crokes 16:03

Womens Teams
1 Clonmel 1, 5, 6 12 points
2 Thurles Crokes 2, 3, 12 17 points
3 Moyne 4, 8, 10 22 points

The full results are now available HERE

Tipperary...Results of the IMRA Galtybeg Mountain Race -

This 8 km mountain race in the Galtees was held on the 10th of March in somewhat wet conditions.

      NAME                  CAT    TIME CLUB    COUNTY
1    Tom Blackburn      M40    30:04 Moorabbey...    Limerick
2    Mike Cunningham    M40    31:55 Bilboa AC    Limerick
3    Keith Ryan    M40    32:04 Limerick
4    Brian Flannelly    M    33:26 Tipperary
5    John Paul Daly    M40    34:11 Eagle AC
7    John Hallahan    M40    36:17 Leevale    Cork
8    James Burke    M40    37:29 Bilboa AC    Limerick
9    Michael Hallahan    M40    37:38 Middleton...    Cork
10    Kevin Wilkinson    M    37:51
11    Brian Mahoney76    M    38:46
12    George Murray 1    M    39:31
13    Sean O'Neill Clare    M60    40:13 Clare
14    Justin O'Connor    M    40:43
15    Deirdre Finn    F40    41:03 Tipperary
16    David Bosonnet    M40    41:25
17    Patricia Blackburn    F40    41:40 Bilboa AC    Limerick
18    Mark Morrissey    M40    41:55
19    Tim O'Callaghan    M40    42:15
20    Chloe McCarthy    F    42:26
21    Michael Mackessy    M    42:28
22    Loretto Duggan    F    44:24 St. Marys...    Clare
23    Patrick Cleary    M60    44:50 Kerry O    Kerry
24    Finbarr McCarthy    M40    44:59
25    Barry O'Brien    M    45:29 Limerick
26    Shane Mc Carthy    M50    45:35
27    Sharon Lucey    F    46:30 Cork
28    Peter Bishop    M50    49:02
29    Jennifer Murray    F    49:53

Tipperary...Results of the Borrisokane 10k road race - Mon 18th Mar 2013

1 CIOBANU, Sergiu Clonliffe Harriers Senior Men 31:41
2 BRADY, Liam Tullamore Harriers Senior Men 32:28
3 BUCKLEY, Paul Ferbane Senior Men 32:45
8 O DOHERTY, Siobhain Borrisokane Senior Ladies 35:25
14 DANAGHER, Margaret Templemore Senior Ladies 38:23

29 FITZGIBBON, Marie Thurles Crokes Senior 42:10

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Ned Kelly 4 mile road race - Sun 18th Mar 2013

This 4 mile road race in Moyglass, Co.Tipperary attracted a field of 85 runners.

Place Athlete's name Club Category Mins Secs
1 MickTraynor Raheny Shamrocks Senior Men 21 4
2 Kevin Moore Dundrum Senior Men 21 30
3 Patrick Hughes Thurles Crokes Senior Men 21 35
15 Angela McCann Clonmel A C Senior 24 06
25 Aine Roche Clonmel A C Senior Women 25 33

31 Maire Fitzgibbon Thurles Crokes Senior Women 26 07

The full results can be seen HERE

(Note some of the times are missing)

Limerick...Results of the Croom 10k run - Sun 17th Mar 2013

The Joey Hannon Memorial 10k run in Croom, Co.Limerick was held on Sunday, the 17th of March 2013.

 Place    Name        Time:
1    Michael Shannon        32:20
2    Declan Moore        33:35
3    Mike Cunningham        35:08
7    Tracey Johnson        37:43
8    Veronica Colleran        37:50
14    Ann MacPhail        38:42

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Results of the Tralee Half and Full Marathon...Sat 16th Mar 2013

The Tralee International Marathon  got off to a fine start with blue skies and sunshine greeting the runners as they lined up for the inaugural event. Roughly 1300 runners took part between the full Marathon and the Half-Marathon.

The route for the full Marathon headed north-west to Ardfert before heading south-west towards Fenit and then back east towards Tralee. Overall, it was suprisingly tough with a lot of small hills along the way.

Most of the roads were not closed although this really didn't cause much of an issue except perhaps for the section between Fenit and Tralee. There were so many runners on the road that the traffic that was there wasn't going anywhere fast. I'm not sure if any of this traffic could have been diverted but it did have a feel of there being no traffic management along this section.

The course mile markers were clearly visible with most of them in the correct spot. However, the ones from about 15 to 18 miles were certainly out, some probably by as much as 200 metres.

The finish was as good as you could get in any Marathon as it approached Tralee along the canal and great support on both side close to the finish line.

No doubt some things could have been approved upon but for the first event, it seemed to go very well. With the sun shining, it really is a very scenic route with all of the mountians along the Dingle peninsula clearly visible. Unless you are from the area, the area to the north-west of Tralee is probably one that most people won't have visited and it's really nice.

At present, there are no shortage of Half-Marathons and full Marathons in the country. With this full being in March, it seems to have have found it's own niche in that it's not really clashing with anything else. Whether it loses some of it's novelty in future years remains to be seen but at least it got off to a fine start.

542 finishers in the Marathon HERE

741 finishers in the Half-Marathon HERE 

Photos...(Updated 17th Mar @11:30am)
1) Thousands of commercial photos from the Kerry Eye HERE 
2) Peter Mooney has a small gallery HERE 

Video...(Updated 19th Mar)
1) In the first mile...

Comments.......Did you do this event? What did you think of it? Leave a comment below...

Clare...Results of the Cliffs of Moher 5 mile charity run - Sat 16th Mar 2013

Cliffs of Moher 7k Run/Walk at the Cliffs of Moher Saturday 16 March 2013. 11:00 am

Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order. Pace Race Race
1  24:56 WILLIE DEVITT,  Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M  3:33.7
2  25:23 THOMAS GARRAHY,  Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M  3:37.5
3  25:41 JOHN HANNON,  BMOH M  3:40.1
12  30:33 DEIRDRE DALY CAHILL,  Ennis Track Club F40  4:21.8
13  30:37 MUIREANN O SHEA,  Marian A. C. F  4:22.4
14  31:03 LORETTA DUGGAN,  St Marys (Clare) F40  4:26.1 

The full results can be seen HERE

1) A small gallery by James Sexton HERE

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Race notice...Boherbue-Kiskeam 4 mile, NW Cork - Mon 1st Apr 2013

Looking ahead to some more races coming up in the near future, this one might be of interest to anyone west or north of Cork City, in Kerry or south and west Limerick. The Jack O'Keeffe 4 mile road race is in North-West Cork on Easter Monday, the 1st of April.

This 4 mile road race starts in Boherbue and finishes in the village of Kiskeam. As you can see from the map below, it's a central location for a lot of people...

The race is being organised by Gneeveguilla AC, one of the largest athletic clubs in Kerry. The entry fee is a flat €15 on the day...i.e. there are no online entries with additional costs. There is also a huge array of prizes on offer and these are usually in the form of vouchers for a local co-op and are pretty generous.

There will be the usual refreshments of tea. coffee. sandwiches, etc afterwards as well. More details closer to the date.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Race notice...Castleisland 10 mile road race - Sun 21st Apr 2013

This is the second year of the Lee Strand Kingdom Come 10 mile road race in Castleisland, Co.Kerry. Considering it's location, it's sure to attract a lot of runners from Kerry, west Limerick and the general west Munster region. Castleisland is only a short distance from Killarney and Tralee and the race should be of particular interest to runners there.

This race is organised by An Ríocht Athletic Club, one of the major clubs in the county.

Sunday 21 April 2013...Event Start Time:

Bibs can be collected anytime from the 1st April from the clubhouse.

1st 6 Men, 1st 6 Women, 1st 2 Junior Men, 1st 2 Junior Women
Masters...1st 3 Men & Women 0.40, 1st 2 Men & Women 0.50, 1st 2 Men 0.60, 1st 2 Women 0.55

All participants will receive a goody bag including a running top when they cross the finish line.

Post Race Event: Live Entertainment, Challenges, Stalls promoting their produce and much much more.

Entry on the day for the 10 Miler will be €25.00 can enter online HERE or download the entry form HERE and post it in.

It's worth mentioning also that money raised from the road race will be used for maintenance of the outdoor track in Castleisland. It is the ONLY 400 metre track in Kerry and is used by athletes from clubs in Kerry and west Limerick. If children are going to be involved in the sport then they need access to proper local facilties like this. Perhaps for that reason alone, this race is worth supporting.

A preview of the 10 mile course can be seen HERE 

More details to follow...

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Kerry...Results of the Killarney Lions Club 5k - Sat 9th Mar 2013

A small crowd of 35 runners turned out for this 5k race in Killarney organised by the L=local Lion club.

First Name Surname Category Place Time
Robert Purcell Senior Men 1 17.24
Conor Kissane Boys U17 2 18.46
John O Leary Men Over 40 3 19.31
Tony Casey Senior Men 4 20.29
Michael O Connor Men Over 60 5 21.04
Daniel Culloty Men Over 45 6 21.17
Joseph Reynolds Senior Men 7 21.29
Peter J Murray Men Over 45 8 21.55
Aidan McCarthy Senior Men 9 22.21
Diarmuid Leen Men Over 45 10 22.51
Maurice Wren Senior Men 11 23.03
Mick Casey Men Over 45 12 23.2
John Healy Men Over 45 13 23.28
Finbarr Casey Senior Men 14 23.38
Linda Mannix Senior Ladies 15 23.58
Kerry Constant Men over 55 16 24.18
Denis Walsh Boys U17 17 25.04
Fergal O Connor Men Over 35 18 25.1
Sean McCarthy Senior Men 19 25.4
Anne Kelly Ladies Over 45 20 25.51
Bernie O'Mahony Ladies Over 40 21 25.59
Rory O Sullivan Senior Men 22 26.02
Thomas O Leary Men Over 55 23 27.02
Daniel Horgan Boys U17 24 27.1
Mary O Connor Ladies Over 35 25 27.17
John Paul Mannix Senior Men 26 27.25
Paul Ashe Senior Men 27 27.31
Margaret McCarthy Ladies Over 50 28 28.57
Ann Cahill Ladies Over 40 29 29.08
Niamh O Carroll Senior Ladies 30 29.2
Paul Farrell Men Over 50 31 29.38
Emer Furlong Senior Ladies 32 30.15
Catriona O Shea Ladies Over 35 33 LATE ST
Claire Griffin Ladies Over 35 34 LATE ST
Mary T Cooper Ladies Over 40 35 LATE ST

Monday, March 11, 2013

Race notice...Great Island 10 mile, Cobh - Sun 21st Apr 2013

Following the Mallow 10, the next big 10 mile road race in Cork is the Great Island 10 in Cobh. Starting at 10:30am on Sunday, the 21st of April 2013, this race is sure to attract a large turnout. Last year, they got 604 runners, up from the 394 in 2011.

In the last three years, this race has raised €78,000 for the Irish Cancer Society. You can enter online HERE or by post for €18. It costs €20 on the day.

The race website is HERE.

There is also a 5k fun run and walk on the day for those not up to a 10 mile run. There is no entry fee but you are expected to take a sponsorship card.

A preview of the 10 mile course can be seen HERE

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Waterford...Results of the Mount Sion 5 mile - Sun 10th Mar 2013

Mount Sion 5 Mile...Waterford...March 10, 2013

Place    Last Name    First Name Bib Gun Time Chip Time Pace Age Group Desc
1    QUINLAN    FRANK  28:03    28:02    5:37/M    SM
2    MURPHY    NOEL  29:21    29:21    5:52/M    SM
3    NOLAN    JOHN 30:21    30:21    6:04/M    SM
32    O DONOVAN    ELAINE 38:04    38:00    7:37/M    SF
35    MC GRATH    MICHELLE 38:27    38:25    7:41/M    SF
37    MURPHY    JANE 38:52    38:50    7:46/M    SF

The full results can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the Hurley Hoey 10k - Sat 9th Mar 2013

Pl.     Name                Club/City/Country     Cat.  
1   Michael Shannon         St Johns AC     M    32:00
2   Kenneth Rodgers         St Johns     M    32:06
3   Robert Staunton         Galway City Harriers     M  32:54
17  Dymphna RYAN         Dundrum AC     F  37:28
22  Maria Carey         Ennis Track     F  39:02
26  Ann MACPHAIL         Doneen     F  39:39

The full results can be seen HERE

1) There is a small selection HERE

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Limerick...Results of the IMRA Combaun Wood to Templehill 11k Mtn Race - Sun 17th Feb 2013

Just to catch up on one old result....the Irish Mountain Running Association had a 11k race in the Galtees on Sunday, the 17th of Feb 2013. The course went from Combaun Wood to Temple Hill and attracted 36 people.

1    Mike Cunningham     M40    35:42 Bilboa AC    Limerick
2    Keith Ryan    M40    36:21 Limerick    Limerick
3    Brian Flannelly    M    36:40 Cork Orienteering Club     Tipperary
1    Mary Louise Ryan   F    42:22 Bilboa AC    Limerick
2    Loretto Duggan    F    45:15 St. Marys AC Clare
3    Maggie Chojan    F    46:44  Cork

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of Cty Road Campionships in Feb 2013

There were two road championships in Tipperary in February.

On the 10th of February, the County Senior Road Relay Championships were held in Dundrum. The team results can be seen HERE

On the 17th of February, the County Novice Road Race Championships were held in Clonmel. The mens race was held over 6kms and Thurles Crokes AC were by far the dominant team...

Place Athletes Name Club Mins Secs
1 Denis Shanahan Thurles Crokes 20 11
2 Patrick Hughes Thurles Crokes 20 18
3 Declan Doherty Thurles Crokes 20 23

1 Thurles Crokes 1, 2, 3, 22 28 points
2 Coolquill 8, 10, 11, 12 41 points
3 Clonmel A 5, 6, 18, 23 52 points

The womens race was over 3 kms and the local club Clonmel AC were to the fore...

Place Athletes Name Club Mins Secs
1 Johanna Lacey Clonmel 11 30
2 Maria Fitzgibbon Thurles Crokes 12 10
3 Carmel Fitzgibbon Thurles Crokes 12 13

1 Clonmel A 1, 4, 5 10 points
2 Clonmel B 7, 9, 10 26 points
3 Moyne A 6, 8, 12 26 points

The full results can be seen HERE

Monday, March 4, 2013

Clare...Results of the Ballynacally 4 mile fun run - Sun 3rd Mar 2013

Ballynacally Meet and Train 4 mile fun/walk Sunday 3 March 2013

This 4 mile fun run attracted 198 runners and walkers

Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order. Pace Race Race
1  23:03 COLIN DALY,  Ennis Track Club M
2  24:11 ANTHONY BOYLE,  Shannon Road Runners M
3  24:40 JOHN MURPHY,  Ennis Track Club M
6  25:41 TRACEY GUILFOYLE,  Kilnaboy A. C. F
15  28:13 BERNIE HARTE,  South Galway A. C. F
17  28:31 LORAINE HAYES,  Ennis Track Club F

The full results can be found HERE

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Kerry...Results of the Killarney Lion Club 5k - Sat 2nd Mar 2013

Just 42 people took part in the Killarney Lions Club 5k run in Killarney.

Number First Name Surname Category Place Time
 Ed Murphy Senior Men  16.16
 Donal O Callaghan Senior Men 16.19
 Robert Purcell Senior Men 17.23
 Linda Mannix Senior Ladies  24.13
 Anne Kelly Ladies Over 45  25.08
 Bernie O Mahony Ladies Over 40  26.35

The full results can be found HERE