Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tipperary...Results of the Ballynonty 10 mile road race - Sun 28th July 2013

Ballynonty A.C. 10 Mile Road Race...Ballynonty, Sunday 28th July 2013

Place Name Club Category Time
1 Mick Traynor Raheny Shamrocks AC SNR 55.16
2 David Ryan Clonmel AC SNR 55.49
3 Danny Smith Ballynonty AC SNR 56.57
4 Sean Murphy United Striders O35 62.06
5 Patrick Bookle St Joseph AC O45 62.47
6 Angela McCann Clonmel AC SNR LADIES 63.12
7 Declan Curley Clonmel AC O40 64.08
8 Shane Mullaney Thurles AC SNR 65.08
9 Nelius Aherne Midleton AC O55 65.09
10 Anthony Boyle BMOH AC O35 65.45
11 Tom Halpin Ballynonty AC O55 66.10
12 John Fitzgibbon Thurles AC SNR 66.37
13 Gerry Cantwell West Waterford AC O55 66.40
14 Frank Moran Clonmel AC O35 66.43
15 Dymphna Ryan Dundrum AC SNR LADIES 66.50
16 Brian Carroll Clonmel AC O40 68.09
17 Madeline Loughnane Thurles AC SNR LADIES 68.41
18 Owen Fanning Ballynonty AC SNR 68.43
19 Tom Duggan Clonmel AC O40 69.03
20 Marie Fitzgibbon Thurles AC SNR LADIES 72.26
21 Mark Corcoran Clonmel AC O40 72.27
22 Martina Ryan Thurles AC F40 73.04
23 Edmond Kinane Fethard AC O45 74.33
24 Tadgh Vaughan Coolquill AC O45 74.34
25 Neilie Hall Ballynonty AC O50 74.56
26 Deirde Ni Chearbhaill Crusaders AC O35 75.33
27 Martin Brady Mullingar AC O45 75.40
28 Tom Egan Carrick On Suir AC O40 76.08
29 Antoinette Coleman U/A F035 77.07
30 James O Brien Clonmel AC SNR 77.14
31 Ned O Brien Clonmel AC O55 78.53
32 Conor Colman U/A O40 78.54
33 Dan Daly U/A O40 80.02
34 Tommy Archabald Mullingar AC O60 80.12
35 John Walshe East Cork AC O60 80.24
36 John Durnin Ballynonty AC O45 81.55
37 Thomas Moloney Aherlow O35 84.47
38 Dan O Keefee U/A O35 87.21

39 Michael O Sullivan Mullingar AC O55 89.41
40 Edwin Moore U/A SNR 91.16
41 Seamus Healy Ballynonty AC O45 96.11
42 Jimmy Butler Ballynonty AC O45 96.12
43 Marie Robinson Carrick AC SNR LADIES 100.33

Clonmel Half-Marathon...Closing date for cheap entries is Wed 31st July

Please note that the closing date for the cheapest entries for this year's Clonmel Half-Marathon is Wednesday, the 31st of July.

More info from the race organiers...Clonmel AC....
Boston Scientific Half Marathon – 18th August

This is the only Half Marathon in the Premier County, so come along and achieve your PB over this classic distance in Clonmel on Sunday 18th August. This race is ideal preparation for anyone aiming for the Dublin City Marathon as there are ten weeks between both events and as such offers everyone an ideal opportunity to test their fitness and pace over the Half.

The early entry fee of 25 Euros ends on the 31st July, after that date it will rise to 35 Euros, so get your entry in early and avoid disappointment. postal entries at 25 Euros will be accepted up to the 31st July as well. This is the best value Half Marathon in Munster at 25 Euros. All entrants will receive a special designed performance T-Shirt as well as plenty of refreshments in their goody bags. 

This year the prize list is as follows: 1st 5 Men, 1st 2 0/40, 0/45, 0/50 and 0/55, 1st 5 Women, 1st 2 0/35, 0/40, 0/45, and 0/50. There will also be spot prizes to be won as well as post race refreshments. 

To down load the postal entries or to register online, go to http://www.clonmelathleticclub.com/ where there is also a load of information on the course and past results etc. For further information on the Boston Scientific Half Marathon please contact Niall at 086 1660888.

Event notice...Knocknagoshel 5km run and walk, Kerry - Sun 11th Aug 2013

This 5 km run is coming up in the Knocknagoshel, North Kerry on Sunday, the 11th of August 2013.

Knocknagoshel is just 3 kms off the N21 road between Castleisland and Abbeyfeale.

More details with maps and photos can be seen HERE

The run is part of the Knocknagoshel Harvest Festival...

Race notice...Clogheen 5 km road race, Tipperary - Thurs 1st Aug 2013

This 5 km road race in South Tipperary is coming up on Thursday, the 1st of August. Located centrally to the towns of Mitchelstown, Cahir and Clonmel, this race should be of interest to a lot of runners.

Against the backdrop of the Knockmealdown  Mountains, it's a lovely spot for a race.

Preview...Maps, directions and a preview of the course can be seen HERE 

From the organisers...Clonmel AC...
This very popular race takes place this Thursday night at 8pm. Last year we had a record entry of 142 athletes that included a good number of walkers. The Entry fee is 10 Euros and there will be prizes in all the usual; categories as well as spot prizes for both joggers and walkers. There will be post race refreshments as well. Entries will be taken at the Community Hall from 6.30pm onwards. The course is good with a slight uphill on the way out of Clogheen along the Clonmel road and as you take the first turn off. The course then levels out and the last 3k is flat and downhill all the way to the finish, so a good course to achieve your PB for 2013.

The Course records stands at 15 mins for the men set by Gerry Ryan of Loughrea in 2009 while Siobhain O Doherty of Borrisokane holds the Women's record set in 2007 of 17 mins 51 secs.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Race notice...Piltown 10 km road race, Kilkenny - Fri 2nd Aug 2013

 The fifth and final race in this year's Outfield Sports 3 Counties Challenge takes place next Friday, the 2nd of August with the Piltown 10 km road race.

From the organisers.....The fifth and final race in this year's Outfieldsports.ie Three Counties Challenge will take place on Friday next, August 2nd, with the sixth annual running of the MorrisOil Piltown 10k in County Kilkenny. The race will start on the grounds of Kildalton Horticultural College, Piltown, at 7:30pm and takes in the scenic college grounds and some quiet country roads before finishing in Piltown GAA Club grounds. The race route is fast and provides runners with a great opportunity to achieve a personal best time for the 10k distance. Last year's race was won by Philip Harty (Donore Harriers) in 31:50 while Siobhan Doherty (Borrisokane) took the ladies' race in 36:00.

Race entry is €10 and entries will be taken from 6pm in Piltown GAA Club. Online entry is also available on http://www.runireland.com/ . There will be prizes in all of the usual categories as well as a goody bag for all runners on the night. Runners who complete four of the five races in this year's Challenge will receive a €25 voucher for Adidas Technical running shoes which can be used at series sponsor, OutfieldSports, Carrick-on-Suir.

Parking and changing/shower facilities will be available in Piltown GAA Club and prize-giving and post-race refreshments will also be held in the club's complex

Preview...Maps, directions, photos and a course preview can be seen HERE

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Kerry...Results of the Tralee RFC 5k fun run - Sat 20th July 2013

Waterford...Results of the Ballymacbry 5 mile race - Fri 26th July 2013

A total of 133 runners turned out for this year's Ballymacarbry 5 mile race, the 9th race of 10 in the ongoing Ger Wyley Sports/SKINS series.

1    ZAKIS, Raivis    West Waterford A.C    S/M    0:26:04    05:12.7
2    MURPHY, Brian    Carrick-on-Suir AC    S/M    0:26:39    05:19.7
3    LYONS, Michael    Grange/Fermoy    S/M    0:27:39    05:31.7
18    O'NEILL, Nollaig    leevale    F/40    0:31:36    06:19.1
23    WALSH, Corinna    West Waterford A.C    F/35    0:32:29    06:29.7
29    ROCHE, Aine    Clonmel AC    S/F    0:33:11    06:38.1

The full results can be seen HERE

Michael Doocey of Doocey's Oriel Bar, the sponsor of the Ballymacarbry 5 mile race is pictured presenting the winners Raivis Zakis of West Waterford AC and Nollaig O'Neill of Leevale AC with their prizes

Limerick...Results of the Kilteely 7 km road race - Fri 26th July 2013

The Kilteely 7 km road race was held on Friday, the 26th of July and attracted a field of 95 runners. This was also the 3rd race of 7 in the ongoing Ballyhoura Limerick Series.

1 23:46 MOORE, Declan Bilboa A C Senior Men
2 24:20 LINEHAN, Adrian Duhallow A C O35 Men
3 24:51 CUNNINGHAM, Mike Moreabbey Milers O45 Men
25 29:11 CONROY, Caroline West Limerick A C O35 Women
30 30:16 DUGGAN, Loretto St Mary's Clare O40 Women
36 31:17 MAC DOMHAILL, Carmel West Limerick A C O55 Women 

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, July 26, 2013

Race notce...Piltown 10k road race, Kilkenny - Fri 2nd Aug 2013

The 5th and final race in the Outfield Sports 3 Counties Challenge takes place in Piltown, Co.Kilkenny on Friday, the 2nd of August at 7:30pm.

Info from the organisers Carrick Road Runners...The Final Race of the outfieldsports.ie 3 Counties Challenge takes place in Co. Kilkenny on Friday 2nd August @ 7:30 with the sixth running of the Morris Oil  Piltown 10Km Roadrace. This race, organised by Carrick on Suir A.C. starts in the beautiful grounds of Kildalton Agricultural College, taking in the grounds and lake of the college before looping around the Piltown Countryside before ending at Piltown GAA Club. As such, it is one of the flattest 10 k courses in the South East and is a great race for a PB at this distance.

Registration takes place at the Piltown GAA complex from 6:00 p.m. or Enter online at www.runireland.com. As a thank you for the great support in this years series, there will be a free Goody bag for every runner on the night, and anyone who has run 4 out of 5 of the Races in the series will receive a €25 Voucher for Adidas Technical Running Shoes to be used at Series Sponsors Outfield Sports in Carrick on Suir.

The usual 3 Counties prizes will be given on the night as well as the overall Race series Shield.

More to follow...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Race notice...Kilmeedy 5 mile road race, Limerick - Fri 2nd Aug 2013

The Kilmeedy 5 mile road race in West Limerick is coming up on Friday, the 2nd of August 2013. It starts at 7:45pm and is the 4th race in the Ballyhoura Limerick Road Race Series.

Kilmeedy is a small village located about 10 kms or 6 miles to the south-east of Newcastle West.

Registration is at Áras Íde Resource Centre at the crossroads in Kilmeedy.
5 Mile road race/walk in aid of: S.O.F.T. Ireland - Support Organisation for Families of children with Trisomy 13/18.  (Patau‘s and Edwards' Syndrome)
Friday 2nd August,  2013 at 7.45pm walkers and 8.00pm runners
Accurately Measured Course— Full AAI permit
T—shirts to all finishers , Prizes in all categories
In conjunction with West Limerick A.C. and Ballyhoura Summer Road Race Series 2013
Race entry — €10 runners and walkers
Contact Details - Joe Healy 087-2422940

A full preview of the course with maps, directions and photos can be seen HERE

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Race notice...Ballymacarbry 5 mile road race, W Waterford - Fri 26th July 2013

The 9th race of 10 in the Ger Wyley Sports/SKINS Summer Series continues on Friday, the 26th of July 2013 with the Ballymacarbry 5 mile road race. Located on the R672 road between Dungarvan and Clonmel, the race which starts at 7:30pm should attract a good crowd.

From the organisers West Waterford AC......
All roads lead to Ballymacarbry next Friday evening, July 26th for the 9th race in the Ger Wyley Sports/SKINS Summer Series. This race has always proved very popular down through the years and a large crowd is expected Friday night also. We wish to sincerely thank our race sponsor Doocey’s Oriel Bar who have generously sponsored the race once again this year. Starting at 7.30 p.m., the entries will be taken in the local community centre from 6.30 p.m. After the race showers and changing will be available in the community centre and then it’s over to Doocey’s Bar for the refreshments and the prize-giving.  

With only two races left in the series, there are a number of athletes on target to complete all of the ten race programme and will receive an award for this feat courtesy of our sponsors and of course for those runners who complete 5 from the 10 races they will receive a 30 euro voucher for SKINS product at Ger Wyley Sports. Looking through the division tables for the overall series many of the divisions are very close at the moment so the Ballymac race will be a very important race for many to seal their fate on those divisional tables. The entry fee is just 5 euro (where would you get it). Thanks to all our friends in Ballymacarbry for their efforts once again this year making it possible to hold this race. The course records here are held by Pauline Lambe of Tullamore Harriers AC 29.48 set in 2010 and a brand new course record set last year 2012 by David Mc Carthy West Waterford AC 23.55  for the men. 

The prizes categories are as follows:
Men 1st 3 Senior, 1st Junior, 1st 0/40, 0/45, 0/50 and 0/55
Ladies 1st 3 Senior, 1st Junior, 1st 0/40, 0/45, 0/50 and 0/55

Directions........from Dungarvan, take the R672 Clonmel road. From East Cork, branch off N25 at Kinsalebeg, take the R671 road through Clashmore.
From Clonmel, take the R671 south.

Preview...Maps, directions, photos and a preview of the course can be found HERE

Monday, July 22, 2013

Clare...Results of the Shannon 5k fun run - Fri 19th July 2013

Position Number Time Name Club Category
1 184 17:23 Paul Fitzgerald Limerick AC M30-34
2 163 17:44 Mairtin Grealish Ennis Track M30-34
3 100 18:33 JJ Cremin cork M25-29
4 147 18:49 John Ryan clare crusaders M35-39
5 4 18:53 Eddie Shanagher Shannon M35-39
6 102 18:57 Shane Collins BMOH M40-44
7 82 19:12 Diarmuid Griffen West Clare M20-25
8 99 19:47 Mike Cremin cork M45-49
9 29 19:50 Paul Horan sixmilebridge M40-44
10 197 19:52 Alan Webb shannon M30-34
11 5 19:56 Mike Heaney GoLimerick M35-39
12 77 20:02 Tony O'Donovan Limerick AC M45-49
13 98 20:07 Becky Coughlan Ennis Track F30-34
14 95 20:18 Barry O'Callaghan West Limerick M30-34
15 96 20:25: Tony Fitzgerald Tony Fitzgerald M35-39-
16 74 20:41 Donal Madden M25-29
17 79 21:06 Liam Kitson Ennis Tri M45-49
18 83 21:12 Jason Hanrhan West Clare M40-44
19 97 21:23 Grace Eade Ennis Track F25-29
20 80 21:44 Neil Jordan shannon M40-44
21 93 21:51 Sarah Boland GoTri F35-39
22 73 21:55 Paul Kirby GoTri M30-34
23 185 22:06 Brendan Btyeral Country Club M35-39
24 88 22:34 Ray Hickey Boru M35-39
25 21 22:53 Colm Grealish Gort - Brazil M25-29
26 25 23:04 Michael Fahy M50-55
27 109 24:00 John O'Gormqn GoTri M40-44
28 92 24:12 Aoife Fennell Ennis Tri F35-39
29 149 25:26 Edwin Nijs Boru M40-44
30 172 25:45 Sinead Buckley F30-34
31 123 26:07 Kevin Ryan M40-44
32 72 26:49 John Bridges Shannon M25-29
33 108 26:53 Kay O'Gorman shannon Roadruner F40-44
34 75 29:20 Keith O'Gorman M30-34
35 155 29:20 Peter Webb shannon M40-44
36 89 29:41 Kate Flynn BMOH F30-34
37 90 29:53 Sandra Merriman BMOH F35-39
38 158 32:17 Theresa Midade F50-55
39 151 33:25 Avril Clancy GoTri F20-24
40 94 34:01 Anne Quinlan GoTri FU20
41 19 34:22 Mags Jones GoTri M30-34
42 148 34:47 Olivia Hayes GoTri F30-34
43 7 36:14 Siobhan Kenedy F30-34
44 150 37:22 Patricia Hough GoTri F35-39
45 2 39:38 Eavan Dempsey shannon M30-34
46 84 41:00 Kevin Shaloo West Clare M40-44

Results of the Run Killarney Marathon...Sat 20th July 2013

In terms of scenery, conditions were perfect for the Run Killarney Marathon which was held on Saturday, the 20th of July. From the high point at Molls Gap, some of the highest mountains in Ireland were clearly visible and made for a great backdrop on the way down to Killarney itself.

From a running point of view, the temperature which later climbed into the mid 20's made conditions tough for many. A problem with the delivery of enough water to the stations on the Half-Marathon route meant that those who were running about 1:55 or slower had no water available to them. As a result, hydration and staying cool was an issue. This was of course important for the Marathon runners as well early on although they did have enough in the second half even if the gaps for it were a bit long in sections.

211 took part in the full Marathon...
1    Simon MANGAN    02:49:56    02:49:56    Senior    Male Gneeveguila
2    George WAUGH    02:52:04    02:52:02    Senior    Male Bandon AC
3    Jacek LATALA    02:56:40    02:56:38    Senior    Male Polishrunteam
4    Andrzej FIEDOREK    02:58:53    02:58:15    Senior    Male
5    Eddie HICKEY    03:04:37    03:03:58    40-49    Male
9    Anna Meria COSTELLOE    03:14:12    03:14:08    Senior    Female 1 Gnneveguilla
22    Alison KIRWAN    03:30:43    03:30:19    Senior    Female 2 Star of the Laune AC
25    Caroline KELLY    03:31:45    03:31:42    40-49    Female   3 MARATHON CLUB IRELAND
37    Aoife O'DONNELL    03:43:36    03:43:30    Senior    Female    4   
58    Lily DYU    03:53:25    03:53:14    40-49    Female    5    Hay Hot Footers

The results of the full Marathon can be seen HERE

646 took part in the Half-Marathon...

1    Ciaran CARR    01:14:53    01:14:51    Senior    Male    1    Newbridge Ac
2    Stephen GRIFFIN    01:17:50    01:17:45    50-59    Male    2   
3    Donal WHITE    01:18:42    01:18:39    Senior    Male    3   
24    Theresa LOWRY    01:25:10    01:25:05    Senior    Female    1   
34    Siobhan DEMPSEY    01:29:17    01:29:02    40-49    Female    2   
39    Caitriona BARRY    01:30:22    01:30:18    40-49    Female    3    Farranfore Maine Valley

 The results of the Half-Marathon can be seen HERE

 693 took part in the 10k...
1    Arthur FITZGERALD    00:35:02    00:34:57    Senior    Male    1    Farranfore / Maine Valley
2    Matthias SCHONENBERGER    00:35:33    00:35:30    Senior    Male    2    Ktv Wil
3    Tommy PAYNE    00:35:49    00:35:45    50-59    Male    3    Tinryland
12    Aoife JOYCE    00:41:25    00:41:22    40-49    Female    1   
19    Tara SHIRLEY    00:43:34    00:43:26    Senior    Female    2   
22    Deirdre ENRIGHT    00:44:19    00:44:17    Senior    Female    3    An Riocht

The full results of the 10k can be seen HERE

Photos...(Updated 6pm 22nd July)
1) Kerry Through a Lens have 600+ photos HERE  ...and loads of finish line photos HERE

What did you think of the event? Click on the comment link below and leave your opinion...

Tipperary...Results of the Newport 10k road race - Sun 21st July 2013

A total of 105 people took part in the 10k road race while another 54 were in the 6k fun run/walk.

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Some photos from James Sexton can be seen HERE

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tipperary...Results of the Clerihan 5 mile road race - Fri 19th July 2013

A total of 217 people turned out for the Clerihan 5 Mile Road Race in S.Tipperary on Friday evening, the 19th of July 2013.

Race report from Clonmel AC...Michael Harty and Dymphna Ryan win in Clerihan
The inaugural Clerihan 5 Mile road race took place in Mediterranean conditions last Friday night attracting 252 entrants, many from the local community, which was brilliant to see. There was a brilliant atmosphere and buzz in the village for the whole event with the whole community coming out and supporting. 

The race was won by Michael Harty of East Cork AC who went into the lead right from the start and came home a very convincing winner in 25 mins 59 secs. Then we had Brian Murphy of Carrick on Suir 2nd in 26 mins 22 secs with Harry Lupton of Portlaoise 3rd in 27 mins. 

Dymphna Ryan of Dundrum won the Ladies race in 29 mins 58 secs with Angela McCann of Clonmel 2nd in 30 mins 29 secs and Orlaith Moynihan of Clonmel 3rd in 32 mins 45 secs. Dymphna was also the first recipient of the Laura Taylor Memorial Shield, presented to her by Donna Nagle, of Clonmel A C, to the first women finisher from a County Tipperary Club, in honour of Laura Taylor who died tragically last year. Dymphna was also presented with a Special framed photo of Camelot signed by Aidan and Joseph O Brien of Ballydoyle where Laura worked for many years.

This was a great community effort and the Club would like to thank everyone who helped to make this event such a success. The Post Race refreshments were greatly appreciated by everyone and the two water stations on the course were also very much appreciated by everyone.

1    Micheal Harty    East Cork A C    Senior Men    25    59    1st Man
2    Brian Murphy    Carrick on Suir A C    Senior Men    26    22    2nd Man
3    Harry Luptan    Portlaoise A C    Senior Men    27    0    3rd Man
7    Dympha Ryan    Dundrum A C    Senior Women    29    58    1st Woman
8    Angela McCann    Clonmel Athletic Club    Senior Women    30    29    2nd Woman
18    Orlaith Moynihan    Clonmel Athletic Club    Senior Women    32    45    3rd Woman

The full results can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the Clarecastle Regatta 10k fun run - Sat 20th July 2013

Clarecastle Regatta 10k fun run...Saturday 20 July 2013.

A total of 78 people took part in this 10k fun run.

Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order. Pace Race Race
1  36:39 KENNETH HICKEY,  Ennis Track Club M
2  37:24 AMBROSE HEAGNEY,  Kilnaboy A. C. M
3  38:02 WILLIE DEVITT,  Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M
7  42:07 AIDEEN SHINNERS,  Limerick F
12  44:20 ZELMA POWER,  Ennis Track Club F
18  46:22 NIAMH O BRIEN,  North Cork A. C. F

The full results can be seen HERE

1) There is a gallery of photos from James Sexton HERE

Clare...Results of the Tulla 10k fun run - Fri 19th July 2013

Tulla Soccer Club 10k fun run...Friday 19 July 2013

A total of 74 people took part in the 10k fun run.

1 32:06 KENNETH RODGERS,  St Johns (Clare) M 
2 34:00 JULIO CESAR F CASTRO,  Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M
3 34:53 DAMIAN LANDERS,  St Johns (Clare) M
12 42:00 SIOBHAN LENNON,  Ennis Track Club F40
16 43:08 RITA KIERCE,  St Marys (Clare) F50
21 44:34 LORETTO DUGGAN,  Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare F40

The full results can be seen HERE

1) There is a gallery of photos from James Sexton HERE

Friday, July 19, 2013

Clare...Results of the Clare Athletics Graded 5k at Lees Road - Thurs 18th July 2013

Clare Athletics Summer Road League graded 5k at Lees Road Thursday 18 July 2013

63 runners took part in this graded 5k race.
18:11 JOHN MC SWEENEY,     Ennis    M  
21:40 ELAINE SHANNON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Ladies

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Some photos by James Sexton HERE

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Limerick...Results of the Doon 10k fun run - Sat 13th July 2013

Doon 10k Results 2013
Position Time(h:mm:ss) Name M/F
1 0:37:24 Mike Curley Cunningham m
2 0:39:01 John Fitzgibbon m
3 0:39:07 Sean Quirke m
4 0:39:41 John Kelly m
5 0:41:32 Brian G Berkery m
6 0:41:45 Michael Carey m
7 0:42:11 Paddy Julian m
8 0:42:21 James Burke m
9 0:43:56 Pat Butler m
10 0:44:08 Lar Cleary m
11 0:44:54 Leonard Leahy m
12 0:45:41 Marie Fitzgibbon f
13 0:45:41 Derek O'Toole m
14 0:47:09 Eamonn Wade m
15 0:47:57 Antoinette Coleman f
16 0:49:15 Martin White m
17 0:49:15 Niamh Julian f
18 0:49:37 Brian McPartlend m
19 0:50:18 David O'Toole m
20 0:51:09 Oliver Ryan m
21 0:51:30 P.J. Quirhe m
22 0:52:21 Joe Balfry m
23 0:53:04 Pat Laffan m
24 0:53:18 Joey Berkery m
25 0:53:22 Clare Barett f
26 0:53:34 Anne Berkery Balfry f
27 0:53:53 Cathal Berkery f

28 0:55:00 John Bourke m
29 0:55:25 Kelly Caulfield f
30 0:55:25 Francesco Bellomo m
31 0:56:52 Patrick Lonergan m
32 0:58:23 Nuala Sheehan f
33 0:59:40 Anite Berkery f
34 0:59:51 Sheila Ryan f

35 0:59:53 John Lynd m
36 1:03:37 Martina Moloney f
37 1:04:01 Angela Corby f

38 1:10:05 John Phelan m

Race notice...Kilteely 7 km road race - Fri 26th July 2013

The 3rd race of 7 in the Ballyhoura Limerick Series is coming up on Friday, the 26th of July with the Kilteely 7 km road race. Please note that this is a change from the usual 5 mile course of previous years. The 7 km race will actually start and finish in the village of Kilteely itself and is not near the old course.

Kilteely is in the east of County Limerick near the border with Tipperary. It is easily reached via Pallas Green on the N24 Limerick-Tipperary road or from the south via Hospital.

The entry fee is €10 and the race itself starts at 8pm. Walkers can enter for €5 and they may have a separate start time. Race entries will be taken at the Communtiy Centre just across the road from the national school. Post race refreshments and prize giving in Ahern's pub nearby.

Directions, maps, photos and a full preview of the course can be seen HERE

Carrigtwohill 5k road race on Wed 17th July cancelled

Please note that due to the a sudden passing of a community member, the Carrigtwohill 5k road race which was due to take place on Wednesday evening, the 17th of July has been cancelled.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Event notice...Clerihan 5 mile road race, Tipperary - Fri 19th July 2013

The Clerihan 5 mile Road Race is coming up on Friday evening, the 19th of July at 7:30pm in S.Tipperary...

From Clonmel AC........Clerihan is the venue this weekend when on Friday 19th July the inaugural promotion of this event takes place. Preparations for this event are going very well with at least 80 local participants taking part, for many it is their first such venture. The entry fee is €10 and entries will be taken at the Community Hall from 6 pm onwards. There are prizes in all the usual categories as well as Spot Prizes with over 700 Euros in Cash Prizes.

This race will also see the Club presenting the first County Tipperary women finisher with a special award, the Laura Taylor Perpetual Shield, in honour of one of the Club’s finest athletes who died tragically last July.

Clerihan is located about 4 miles to the north-west of Clonmel on the R688 road to Cashel...

A full description with maps, photos and a preview of the course can be seen HERE

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Kerry...Results of the Tralee Ladies Rugby 5k fun run - Sat 6th & 13th July 2013

Tralee Ladies Rugby 5k fun run...

6th July 2013...(40 runners)
1 Ed Murphy 16:41
2 John Barett 16:58
3 Billy O'Brien 17:02
8 Caitriona Barry 19:19
12 Mary O'Connor 20:00
16 Ann McGlynn 23:07

13th July 2013...(34 runners)
1 John Barrett 16:46
2 Billy O'Brien 17:00
3 Robert Purcell 17:50
10 Ann McGlynn 22:48
13 Caroline Roche 23:40
19 Catherine O'Sullivan 26:44

The full results for both days can be seen HERE

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Clare...Results of the Shannon 5k fun run - Fri 12th July 2013

This 5k fun run in Shannon on Friday, the 12th of July attracted a small field of 43 runners.

1 1 163 16:43 Mairtin Grealish M30-34
2 2 184 17:00 Paul FitzGerald M30-34
3 3 170 17:52 Paul Tierney M30-34
4 1 193 18:06 JJ Cremin M25-30
5 1 156 18:35 Anna Crooks F25-29
6 1 174 19:03 John Ryan M35-39
7 1 102 19:09 Shane Collins BMOH M40-44
8 2 194 19:12 Keith Daly M35-39
9 4 197 19:39 Alan Webb M30-34
10 3 5 19:40 Mike Heaney M35-39
11 4 167 20:17 Eoghan Concannon M35-39
12 1 191 20:21 Becky Coughlan F30-34
13 5 9 20:23 Shane Murphy M35-39
14 1 183 21:55 Neil Jordan M45-50
15 2 171 21:55 Grainne Kissane F30-34
16 5 188 22:03 Paul Kirby M30-34
17 6 182 22:14 Ray Hickey Boru Tri M35-39
18 1 159 22:29 Roisin Doran F35-39
19 1 25 22:29 Mike Kelly M50-54
20 7 160 24:05 Donal O Donovan M35-39
21 2 161 24:16 Olivia Morris F35-39
22 Junior M 200 25:09 Jamie Kelly Jun M
23 2 176 26:03 Paddy Harrold M40-44
24 3 172 26:21 Sinead Buckley F30-34
25 1 108 26:32 Kay O Gorman F40-44
26 1 1 27:09 Martina Clancy F45-49
27 3 123 27:13 Kevin Ryan M40-44
28 1 179 28:30 Declan Cox M45-49
29 1 155 28:44 Peter Webb M60-64
30 Junior M 178 29:03 Thomas Cox Jun M
31 4 166 29:11 Linda Maher F30-34
32 6 165 29:11 Tony Maher M30-34
33 2 169 29:12 Joanne O Donnell F40-44
34 1 158 29:18 Theresa McDade F50-60
35 2 157 30:28 Kathleen Healy F45-49
36 5 189 32:11 Olivia Hayes F30-34
37 1 187 32:30 Avril Clancy F20-24
38 2 173 32:53 Anne Quinlan F20-24
39 6 7 33:33 Siobhan Kennedy F30-34
40 2 180 33:46 Patricia Keane F25-29
41 3 180 33:46 Shauna Ryall GoTri F35-39
42 4 6 34:27 Patricia Hough F35-39
43 7 2 36:15 Eavan Dempsey F30-34

Waterford...Results of the Rathgormack 5 mile road race - Fri 12th July 2013

Rathgormack 5 Mile 2013...Friday 12 July 2013. This was the 4th race of 5 in the ongoing Three Counties Challenge organised by Carrick AC.

Place Time Name Team Race Age Category min/mile No
1  24:57 CIOBANU, Sergiu Clonliffe Harriers Senior Men 04:59.8
2  26:08 ZAKIS, Ravis West Waterford Senior Men 05:14.0
3  26:43 MURPHY, Brian Carrick AC Senior Men 05:21.0
12  31:17 MCCANN, Angela Clonmel AC Ladies Over 40 06:15.9
14  31:35 O'DWYER, Martina Carrick AC Ladies Over 35 06:19.5
28  34:59 FORRISTAL, Sally St Josephs Senior Ladies 07:00.3

The full results can be seen HERE

Race report from the organisers Carrick AC...
Three Counties Challenge. The heat did not inconvenience pre-race favourite, Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers), who made his intentions clear from the outset and set a blistering early pace. As the runners passed through the village with a mile completed, Sergiu already enjoyed a clear lead over Ravis Zaikis (West Waterford) and Brian Murphy (Carrick AC). This lead was never to be relinquished - in fact, Sergiu stormed further clear for a spectacular win and set a new course record of 24:57 in the process. Ravis and Brian maintained their positions to take second and third prizes, clocking 26:08 and 26:43 respectively. In the ladies' race there was a more closely fought contest for first place with Angela McCann (Clonmel AC) just getting the better of Martina O' Dwyer (Carrick AC) ahead of St. Joseph's AC runner, Sally Forristal.

Carrick AC would like to thank all who helped in organising this year's race and making it such a success. Thanks to all who undertook stewarding duties and helped with registration and race timing and results. Special thanks to Finola Walsh and the Carrick-on-Suir Red Cross team for providing medical backup at all our races.

The club is also very grateful for the continued sponsorship of this race by AutoPower, Carrick-on-Suir and to Outfield Sports for sponsoring the overall series.

The 2013 series will come to its conclusion with the MorrisOil Piltown 10k race on Friday, August 2nd in Piltown, Co. Kilkenny. All runners who complete four of the five races in the series will receive a voucher for €25 off Adidas running shoes at Outfield Sports, Carick-on-Suir. Further details from Mark (086-1608165) or Susan (087-2931430)

AutoPower Rathgormack 5 Winners:
Senior Men: 1. Sergiu Ciobanu (Clonliffe Harriers) 24:57  2.  Ravis Zaikis (West Waterford) 26:08   3. Brian Murphy (Carrick AC) 26:43
O/40 : Michael O' Sullivan (Carrick)
O/45 : Ger Murray
O/50 : Walter Keane (Waterford AC)
O/55 :  Larry Lacey (St. Josephs AC)
O/60 : Joe Gough (West Waterford)
Team: Carrick AC - Patrick Roche, Derek Walsh and Tommy Falconer

Senior Ladies:  1. Angela McCann (Clonmel AC) 31:17  2. Martina O' Dwyer (Carrick AC) 31:35   3. Sally Forristal (St. Josephs) 34:59
O/35 : Mary Molloy
O/40 :  Diane Behan (Waterford AC)
O/45 :  Ann Dunford (West Waterford)
O/50 : Bernie Prendergast (West Waterford)
O/55 : Assumpta Kirwan
Team : Carrick AC - Emer O' Brien, Geraldine Houlihan and Ann Cronin

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Limerick...Results of the Dromcollogher 4 mile road race - Mon 8th July 2013

The Dromcollogher Festival 4 mile Road Race was held on Monday, the 8th of July 2013. This was the 2nd race of 7 in the Ballyhoura Limerick Race Series.

1  21:39 AOGHAN MAC DOMHNAILL,  West Limerick M
2  22:20 ADRIAN LINEHAN,  Duhallow A. C. M
3  23:08 THOMAS BLACKBURN,  Mooreabbey Milers M45
7  24:38 SORCHA NIC DOMHNAILL,  Donore Harriers A. C. F
13  26:09 AOIFE CARROLL,  Mallow F 04:03.7
22  27:09 CAROLINE CONROY,  West Limerick F 

The full results can be found HERE

1) There is a slideshow of photos from James Sexton HERE

Clare...Results of the Sixmilebridge 10 Marathons in 10 Days

Between Thursday, the 4th and Saturday the 13th of July, a total of ten full 26.2 mile Marathons will be held in Sixmilebridge, Co.Clare.

Updated 13th July...The ongoing results can be seen HERE

Monday, July 8, 2013

Event notice...Rathgormack 5 mle road race, NW Waterford - Fri 12th July 2013

The 4th race in the ongoing Outfield Sports 3 Counties Challenge is coming up next Friday, the 12th of July in Rathgormack, N Waterford.

Note from the organisers...The AutoPower Rathgormack 5 mile road race will this year form the fourth and penultimate leg of the OutfieldSports.ie Three Counties Challenge. This five-race series has proved to be hugely popular with all runners this year. After very successful races in Faugheen, Portlaw and Carrick-on-Suir, the action will move to County Waterford and the picturesque village of Rathgormack on Friday, July 12th with the race starting at 7:30pm. Entry costs €10 and registration will take place at the Hiking Centre, Rathgormack, from 6pm. Alternatively, you can register online at http://www.runireland.com/ . This race has a full AAI permit and will be the ideal preparation for the final race in the series, the MorrisOil 10k in Piltown.

There will be prizes in all of the usual categories as well as team prizes for men and ladies. Prize-giving and refreshments will be at the Hiking Centre afterwards. Last year's men's race was won by Sandis Bralitis (West Waterford) in a time of 25:46 while Clonmel AC's Angela McCann took the ladies' race in 29:48. For further details contact Johnny (086-8483210) or Susan (087-2931430).

The series  sponsor Outfieldsports.ie will give a €25  Adidas voucher to  any one running 4 out of 5 races in the series  for Adidas running Shoes, including the revolutionary new Adidas Boost Runners.

Location...Rathgormack is located to the south-west of Carrick-on-Suir. It is approx 2 miles NW of the crossroads between the R676 and the R678.

Race HQ is Rathgormack Hiking Centre which is located next to the church...

Last call for entries to the Run Killarney 10k, Half & full Marathon...

The Run Killarney Marathon is coming up on Saturday, the 20th of July and the entries for the 10k, half and full Marathon close this week.

Due to the nature of the course and the fact that runners have to be transported to the start line by bus, once all of the entries have been filled then that's it.

More details about the race in this earlier post.

You can get enter the race directly by going to the race website...http://www.runkillarney.com/

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Discount offer for the FIT Magazine City Series 10k in Cork...

As outlined in an earlier post, the FIT Magazine City Series 10k race is coming up in Cork City on Sunday, the 21st of July 2013.

The race will start and finish on the Centre Park Road. The route goes down the Marina....past Blackrock Castle and onto the walkway by the waterfront. It then returns on the old railway track back to the finish line on Centre Park Road.

While the 'early bird' offer has now closed, the organisers are offering readers of the Running in Cork blog a €5 discount. See below...

“The early bird has unfortunately come and gone. But we know here at FIT how you die hard runners aren’t thinking of signing up just yet. So we’re extending the offer to you. Get a €20 entry to the FIT Magazine City Series in Cork on July 21st. To do so simply enter the code ‘RunningInCork’ at the checkout to receive your €5 off....Happy running all!”

This race has an Athletics Ireland licence and has been accurately measured by Jones Counter. Chip timing will also be used. The race starts at 1pm.

You can enter the race online HERE

For those of you not familiar with the course, here it is.....10 kms in one minute!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Results of the Dungarvan 5 mile road race - Fri 5th July 2013

A large crowd of 238 runners attended this year's Dungarvan 5 mile road race in West Waterford, a jump of 9% up on the previous year. Sponsored by Glaxosmithkline, all proceeds from the race went to the Jack & Jill Foundation.
(L-R) Michael Verling GSK, Dermot Dwyer GSK, Denise Regan GSK, Gregor McNabb site manager presenting a cheque for €4,500 to Kieran O'Connell on behalf of the Jack and Jill foundation, Micheál Callaghan GSK and Aoife Walsh GSK.
This was also race number 8 of 11 in the Ger Wyley Sports/SKINS summer series.

Gregor McNab site manager GlaxoSmithKline Dungarvan presents the overall race winner of the 14th Annual GSK 5 Andrew Connick Ferrybank AC with his prize

1st Andrew Connick Ferrybank AC 25.24
2nd Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 25.46
3rd Brian Murphy Carrick AC 26.40
4th Shane Simcox Mallow AC 26.46
5th Michael Lyons Grange/Fermoy AC 26.53

Overall Ladies winner at the GSK 5 mile road race Dympna Ryan Dundrum AC is presented with her prize by with her prize by Gregor McNab site manager GlaxoSmithKline Dungarvan
1st Dymphna Ryan Dundrum AC 29.24
2nd Jackie Carty Kilmore AC 29.33
3rd Martina O’Dwyer Carrick AC 30.41`
4th Nollaigh O’Neill Leevale AC 30.59
5th Sylvia Malone Waterford AC 31.25

The full results can be seen HERE

1) John Coleman has a gallery of photos HERE
2) David Coleman has a gallery HERE

Friday, July 5, 2013

Clare...Results of the Clare AAI 5k road race - Thurs 4th July 2013

Results of the Clare AAI 5 km road race...Lee's Road, Ennis...Thurs 4th July 2013

1  17:33 KENNETH HICKEY,  Ennis Track Club M
2  18:10 MIKE CUNNINGHAM,  Mooreabbey Milers M
3  18:12 PETER MAHER,  Ballynacally M
1  19:21 TRACY GUILFOYLE,  Kilnaboy A. C. F45
2  19:32 SHARON RYNNE,  Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare F
3  20:03 VERONICA COLLERAN,  Ennis Track Club F45 

The full results can be seen HERE

1) A set of 157 photos from James Sexton HERE

Weather forecast for Munster...Fri 5th to Sun 7th July 2013

A high pressure system has become established over the country which will push the fronts coming from the Atlantic well to the north.

Everyday is much the same...dry and sunny with temperatures up in the low 20's. The coolest areas will be near the coasts but well inland, it could get up into the mid-20's. It looks as if the fine weather will continue well into next week as well. As long as the high pressure system stays put then the weather should be fine.

This will probably be one of the finest weekends of the year. Make the most of it.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Race notice...Dromcollogher 4 mile road race - Mon 8th July 2013

The Dromcollogher 4 mile road race is coming up on Monday evening, the 8th of July at 8pm. Or to give it it's full title, it's the Christy Brown Markie O'Shea Memorial 4 mile road race. This will be the 2nd race of 7 in the current Ballyhoura Limerick Series.

This 4 mile road race starts at 8pm in the town of Dromcollogher in south Co.Limerick. As a race, it may not be as high profile as say those located closer to say Limerick or Cork City but it is an event with a lot of character and a long history.

The race was originally started back in the time of the original running boom in the late 70's and early 80's by Christy Brosnan and Joe Quaid of North Cork AC. The original idea was for it to be part of the Dromcollogher Carnival which has been going since the 1940's and for the race to take place on Monday evening, a tradition that survives to this day.

In it's heyday, the race used to attract some of the top runners from all over Munster even though the prizes were always modest in comparison to other races at the time. On one occasion, Liam O'Brien from Cork won the race the day after winning the National 3000m steeplechase title! The triangle shaped course started and finished in the main square of the town much to the delight of the crowds. This did however mean that the race was in fact 'slightly' longer than the advertised 4 miles ;o)

One of the other unusual features of the race at the time was that the winner received a small porcelain figurine. One of the biggest employers at that time in the town was Irish Dresden, a German company which made high quality collectable porcelain items in the town which employed over 60 people, a huge number in what was and still is a rural area.

Since becoming part of the Ballyhoura Active Series in 2009, this race has been given a new lease of life. From a figure of just 52 runners in 2009, the numbers were up to 144 in 2011 and 207 in 2012. West Limerick AC are helping out with the organisation of the race and they are putting up a cup in memory of Christy Brosnan who unfortunately has now passed away. This replaces the old cup which was named after Marky O'Shea who used to run in the local races of the late 70's and early 80's barefoot, a long time before minimalist running and Vibram Five Fingers became all the rage ;o)

Getting there.....

Dromcollogher is located to the west of Charleville near the Limerick - Cork border. If you are coming from say Limerick city then the easiest way is probably to head south towards Cork and turn off at Charleville and follow the directions for Newtownshandrum, Milford and Dromcollogher. If you are travelling north from Cork then turn off at Buttevant and go via Liscarroll.

As you enter the town from the east then you should see that the road forks into two where the central square is. Take the right here, drive a few hundred metres on what is a very straight road and you will pass the start line just opposite a service station. The GAA hall where the entries will be taken is just beyond this on the left.

€10 in the GAA hall (walkers €5). Registration opens at 6:30pm. Prizes for the top 3 runners and the top runner in each category.

Refreshments and prize giving later in the local community hall which is about 400m away.

The modern course has been measured properly with a Jones Counter so there is no more starting in the town. As for the start line, it's hard to miss it with a big yellow line across the road with 'START' painted on the lampost ;o)

The course is basically in the shape of a triangle and is unusual from most races in that a lot of the route is dead straight. From the start, the road is straight and flat for the 1st mile. On straight to about 1.4 miles and you turn off left...

This road is now narrower but is still largely straight and level. At about 2.6 miles, you hit the next junction and it's left again....

From here, it pretty straight again with only a few bends and some very minor pulls. As you re-enter the town, you pass the church...

...and from here, there is only few hundred metres and the only really hill in the race to finish in the square.

Overall.....A short race in south Co.Limerick with a lot of history. If you want a fast 4 mile course then this is the one.

There is also a walking event and this starts at 7:45pm.