Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kerry...Couch to 5k starts in Castleisland 7th October

From the organisers...An Ríocht AC........Couch to 5K returns to An Ríocht Athletic Track on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm. The start date is October 7th. at 7pm.

A Walkers club option has also been added this season and is designed for people who want to exercise but have no aspirations to become a ‘jogger. This is a no pressure exercise group that lends itself to being a great social outlet. By getting out on the track on Tuesday and Thursdays you will be part of a real feel good atmosphere with music to help you on your way.

Couch to 5k is aimed at those who, in the past, perished at the thought of physical movement of any kind. Its aim is to transform those who struggled to move much more than from couch to fridge into regular exercisers with an ability to jog or even jog and walk 5k.

Everybody works at their own pace and with such the crowd that descends on An Ríocht for the session, one will always have someone beside them working at the same pace as themselves.

Another unique aspect of couch to 5k at An Ríocht is that everyone, literally from 8 to 80 is taking to the track at the same time. This would be hard to do in any other setting or sport but children and teenagers are joining the parents and grandparents for the session, which is fantastic to see!

Some people find that it is easier on the body to walk on the track under the safety of flood-lighting, some find that the buzz of mass participation keeps them going, others are pushed by the music but undoubtedly there is a great energy around An Ríocht from 7pm on Tuesdays and Thursday!

For those of you who have already completed a 5k or can run for 20 minutes without needing a break this is for you! The 5k-10k training group aims to get you to break through that 5k barrier. With a mixture of proven techniques including distance, intervals, hills and strength work this should be a challenging yet thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Training will end coming up to Christmas with a Charity Run, the proceeds of which will go to St. James Hospital Dublin in memory of the late Donal Curtin of Knocknagoshel.

The cost per night is just €2.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Clare...Results of the Scariff 5k & 10k - Sun 28th Sept 2014

1 34:09    JULIO CESAR F CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare
2 34:45    COLM TURNER,     Limerick A. C.    M 
3 34:56    DECLAN  MOORE,     Bilboa A. C.    M 
4 34:59    VIVIAN MOLONEY,     Scariff    M 
5 37:28    CHRIS JUEKEN,     tuamgraney    M
6 37:32    PATRICK HANRAHAN,     Ballinasloe    M 
1 41:19    IMOGEN COTTER,     Ennis Track Club A. C.    F
2 42:51    MICHELLE O HALLORAN GUERIN,     Quin    F
3 46:32    MAEVE FLANNERY,     Mountshannon    F
4 47:34    JOAN CROTTY 10K WALK,     Scariff    F
5 48:17    MICHELLE MC NAMARA,     tuamgraney    F  
6 49:53    ANNA MC HELLINNEY,     Ogonnelloe    F 

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Killarney 10 Mile Road Race - Sat 27th Sept 2014

A total of 271 runners turned out for the inaugural Killarney 10 mile race in Kerry on Sat 27th Sept 2014. Proceeds from this event will go towards the development of a 200m athletics track in Killarney which will then be used by the local clubs.

1    Michael HERLIHY 53:08 Ages 18-39  (1)    Male  (1)
2    Phillip HARTY 53:39 Ages 18-39  (2)    Male  (2)
3    Tim OCONNOR 54:48 Ages 18-39  (3)    Male  (3)
4    Danny SMITH 56:45 Ages 18-39  (4)    Male  (4)
5    Stephen GRIFFIN 58:47 Ages 40-44  (1)    Male  (5)
29    Lucy BRENNAN 1:07:12 Ages 50+  (1)    Female  (1)
39    Denise CASEY 1:12:19 Ages 40-44  (1)    Female  (2)
41    Alison KIRWAN 1:12:54 Ages 18-39  (1)    Female  (3)
42    Kerry MONAHAN-GAUGHAN 1:13:09 Ages 50+  (2)    Female  (4)
48    Elaine OKEEFFE 1:14:37    Ages 18-39  (2)    Female  (5)

The full results can be seen HERE

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Medical Plan now required for all AAI approved races...

For those members of athletic clubs who are involved in organising road races...."Going forward Athletics Ireland will require a Medical Plan to accompany a Permit Application."

The relevant form can be seen on the Munster Athletics website.

Notice...Gneeveguilla 5k run, Kerry - Sun 28th Sept 2014

This 5k in the small village of Gneeveguilla in Co.Kerry and is organised in association with Gneeveguilla AC with the aim of raising funds for the local national school.

Event details: Gneeveguilla N.S. 5k - Run, Jog, Walk, Family Fun Run
Sunday 28th September @ 1pm
Registration open at 11.30am
AAI permit granted
In association with Gneeveguilla Athletic Club
Headquarters & registration in Gneeveguilla GAA Hall

More info on the Gneeveguilla AC website.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Reminder...Killarney 10 mile road race - Sat 27th Sept 2014

For anyone interested in a 10 mile race, the inaugural Killarney 10m is coming up next Saturday the 27th of September. The primary purpose of this race is to raise funds for the development of a 200m outdoor track in Killarney which will be used by all of the local athletic clubs.

The race starts at 1:30pm and you can enter online here... http://register.sportstiming.ie/ps/event/Killarney10Mile

If you are in the Killarney area, you can enter at Feet First 28 High St or at the Kerry Outdoor Sports Shop, Fairhill, Killarney.

A number of high profile former athletes have given their support to the event. One of those is Gillian O'Sullivan who represented Ireland in the 20km race walk at the Sydney Olympics and won a silver medal in the same event at the World Championships in Paris in 2003..........I think the new track in Killarney is a very exciting project. It gives the local community a great chance to make exercise part of their lifestyle. One of the main barriers to people maintaining their fitness is accessibility to facilities. Now people will have a fantastic facility at their doorstep. What I really like about it is that for children and young adults exercise can become a routine no matter what the time of year or weather conditions. It encourages adults and children to keep a healthy lifestyle. In addition if there are children who excel in athletics, they can maintain their training all year round. I know I would have loved to have such a facility when I was starting out.....Gillian O'Sullivan

More info in this earlier post and on the race website.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Tipperary...Results of the Glen of Aherlow Trail Race - Sat 20th Sept 2014

Results of the Glen of Aherlow Ultra Trail Run...Sat 20th Sept 2014...Co.Tipperary

39.3 Mile Stag Course...
1 Jason King  M 5:33:40 Carrick Road Runners
2 Vasily Neumerzhitskiy M40 5:37:25 Clonmel Tipperary
3 John Beecher M 5:47:06 St. Catherines Cork
10 Donna McLoughlin F 6:43:06

26.2 Mile Fox Course...
1 Andre Brodkorb M40 3:37:10 Midleton AC Cork
2 Brendan O'Mahony M40 3:44:53 Grange-Ferm... Cork
3 Michael McSweeney M40 3:54:22  West Musker... Cork
4 Ide Kelleher F40 3:56:40 Mallow AC Cork
12 Betty Walsh F40 4:13:28  Mayo
30 Amanda Halligan F40 5:16:37 trail runne... Wicklow

13.1 Mile Hare Course...
1 Mike Cunningham M40 1:25:48 Mooreabbey Milers ... Limerick
2 Sean Quirke M 1:29:29 Bilboa A/C Limerick
3 Torben Dahl   M 1:29:49 Crusaders AC... Dublin
16 Suzanne Kenny F 1:51:07 Clonliffe Harriers...
17 Mary Louise Ryan F 1:52:03 Mooreabbey Milers ... Tipperary
18 Mary Walsh F40 1:52:11 

The full results can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the East Clare 10k - Sat 20th Sept 2014

East Clare 10k  Road Race / 10k Cycle/5k Run/Walk in Kilkishen Co. Clare Saturday 20 September 2014

1 30:59    KENNETH RODGERS,     St Johns    M
2 32:14    JULIO CESEAR F CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
3 34:43    COLM TURNER,     Limerick A. C.    M
13 40:00    LORNA DAVEY FITZGERALD,     Mallow    F
29 43:59    MARY CAHILL,     Ennis Track Club A. C.    F

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Womens 10k mini-marathon - Sat 20th Sept 2014

1 Michelle Finn  18-39  36:08
2 Shona Heaslip  18-39 37:26
3 Niamh O'Sullivan  50  38:24
4 Karina Teahan  18-39   39:06
5 Anna Meria Costello 18-39  39:41
6 Katie Murphy  18-39 39:55
7 Alison Kirwan  18-39   41:47
8 Sharon Cahill 50  43:19
9 Mary O'Shea 18-39 43:30
10 Elaine O'Keeffe 18-39  43:45

The full results can be seen HERE

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tipperary...Results of the Templemore 4m track & trail race - Sun 14th Sept 2014

134 took part in this 4m race organised by Templemore AC.

1 Tony Fogarty Templemore 21.32
2 John Fitzgibbon Thurles Crokes 22.34
3 Paddy Cummins Moycarkey Coolcroo 23.09
11 Margaret Danagher (1st F) Templemore 24.40
14 Carmel Fitzgibbon (2nd F) Thurles Crokes 25.14
21 Eileen McCullagh (3rd F) Thurles Crokes 25.56 

The full results can be seen HERE or on the Tipp Athletics website HERE

Kerry...Results of the Asdee 10k & Half-Marathon - Sat 13th Sept 2014

The numbers in this new event were very low indeed with only 26 in the half-marathon and 33 in the 10k. Only 7 runners broke the hour mark in the 10k.

The full results can be seen HERE

Limerick...Results of the Doon 10k race - Sun 14th Sept 2014

Doon 10K 2014 Results
Finishers Under 60 Minutes
Position Name M/F Club Time(h:mm:ss)
1 Declan Moore M Bilboa A.C 0:35:23 1st Male
2 Dermot Kearns M Dooneen AC 0:36:29 2nd Male
3 Sean Quirke M Bilboa A.C 0:36:41 3rd Male
4 Mike Lynch M Limerick AC 0:37:47
5 John Kelly M Cappawhite A.C 0:38:01
6 Larry Arthur M DERG AC 0:38:33
7 Pat Butler M Thurles crokes 0:41:17
8 Paddy Julian M Cappawhite 0:41:37
9 Andy Quinlan M 0:42:02
10 Joe Connolly M 0:42:30
11 Tom Madden M Marian AC 0:42:43
12 Tom Lynch M 0:42:46
13 Brian Berkery M Doon 0:42:48
14 Damien Kiely M 0:43:33
15 Kieran O'Donovan M Limerick AC 0:44:01
16 jack armshaw M Cappawhite AC 0:45:46
17 Louise Matthews F Dooneen A.A 0:45:54 1st Female
18 Morgan Crowe M 0:47:33
19 Jimmy Doyle M Ennis Track 0:47:43
20 Lousia O'Dwyer F Cappawhite 0:48:37 2nd Female
21 Oliver Ryan M 0:50:06
22 fiona ryan f Cappawhite 0:50:11 3rd Female
23 Robert Coll M Rosbrien 0:50:51 1st Over 55
24 Cara Quish F Moore Abbey Millers 0:51:50
25 Joe Berkery M Doon 0:52:28
26 Jo Stokes F Doon 0:53:31
27 Joe Balfry M 0:53:42
28 Mairead Julian F Cappawhite 0:53:59
29 Kate Ryan F 0:54:27
30 Annette Byrne F Doon Morning Runners 0:58:01
31 Anita Berkery F Doon Morning Runners 0:58:02
32 Martina Crowe F Doon 0:58:10
33 Michelle Butler F Doon Morning Runners 0:59:00
34 Eileen Berkery F Doon Morning Runners 0:59:01
35 Bridget Ryan F 0:59:10

Tipperary...Results of the Kilsheelan 10k road race - Sun 14th Sept 2014

A total of 183 runners took part in this 10k race organised by Clonmel AC.

1 KEVIN MAUNSELL       31:45    CLONMEL AC    SM
22 ANGELA MCCANN       40:23    CLONMEL AC    SF
26 SIOBHAN MCHUGH       40:52    CLONMEL AC    SF
39 SUZANNE SHINE       43:56    CLONMEL AC    SF

The full results can be seen HERE

Report from Clonmel AC.......
Kevin Maunsell wins Kilsheelan 10K..........In glorious weather the Kilsheelan 10k took place today with 187 participants starting. The pace was strong from the whistle as a trio of Clonmel AC athletes dictated the pace and they were Niall McCormack along with the Maunsell brothers, Kevin and William. These three athletes last clashed over the Clogheen 5k with the finishing order of Niall, William and Kevin, how were they going to fair out today? 

As they approached Ballypatrick they reached 5k in 16 mins 9 secs. Then Kevin went to the front and put in a very strong sustained effort that eventually shook off both Niall and William and he kept that pace going all the way to the line to win in 31 mins 45 secs, fantastic running and setting a new course record by beating the old record of Patrick Hogan (Ferrybank) of 31:47 set in 2012. Then we had William Maunsell running well to finish 2nd in 31:51 and Niall McCormack 3rd in 32:38. David Ryan of Clonmel AC won the men’s over 40 award in 35:35 with Tom Bourke of Clonmel AC winning the over 45 award in 41:14 and Bernard Feery of Fethard winning the over 50 award in 38:59. 

In the Ladies race Angela McCann of Clonmel AC went into the lead early on in the race and made every stride a winning one when coming home to win in 40 mins 23 secs with her training partner Siobhain McHugh 2nd in 40 mins 52 secs and Suzanne Shine of Clonmel AC 3rd in 43:56. Yvonne O Connor of Clonmel AC won the Ladies over 40 award in 46 mins 2 secs with Anna Byrne of Clonmel AC winning the Ladies over 45 award in 48:13 and Joan Guidera of Clonmel AC winning the Ladies over 50 award in 53:23. 

The organising committee would like to thank the Gardai, the Civil Defence, stewards and anyone who helped to make this event such a success. The Ladies committee are to be complimented on the Post Race refreshments they were appreciated by everyone.

Limerick...Results of the WestFest 10k, Newcastlewest - Sat 13th Sept 2014

This 10k was organised by organised by Newcastlewest GAA club in association with West Limerick AC. A total of 64 runners took part.

1 Aogan Mac Domhnall        34.05        1ST MALE
2 Mike O’Brien        35.49        2ND MALE
3 Ger Guina        36.43        3RD MALE
10 Ide Nic Domhnaill        39.54        1ST FEMALE
11 Tracey Johnson        41.04        2nd Female
14 Paula Collins        44.05        3rd Female

The full results can be seen HERE

Monday, September 15, 2014

Clare...Results of the Zimmer 6k, 10k & 10m Charity Run - Sat 13th Sept 2014

A total of 291 people took part in these 3 charity runs in Shannon, Co.Clare on Saturday the 13th of Sept 2014.

M 10 mile    Race    Race
1 55:16    PAUL FITZGERALD,     Zimmer    M 10 mile
2 55:20    THOMAS GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM 10 mile
3 57:48    SHANE SCULLY,     Nenagh Tri Club    M 10 mile
1 1:13:32    GINA CLIFFORD,     Kildimo Limerick    F 10 Mile
2 1:13:41    LIZ GLOVER,     Limerick    F 10 Mile
3 1:14:57    SUE GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF 10 Mile

M 10k    Race    Race
1 35:54    BRIAN FLANNELLY,     Dooneen A. C.    M 10k
2 37:02    KEITH LYNCH,     B. M. O. H    M 10k
3 39:15    JOHN MOLONEY,     Ennis Track Club A. C.    M 10k
1 40:09    VERONICA COLLERAN,     Ennis Track Club A. C.    F 10k
2 41:37    LAURA SCHWILT,     Crusaders A.C.    F 10k
3 42:26    MONIKA WHITE,     Shannon    F 10k

M 6k    Race    Race
1 26:55    LIAM FAHY,     Ennis    M 6k
2 26:56    RAY HICKEY,     Boru Tri Club    M 6k
3 27:33    DANIEL ORLAS,     Dromoland Castle    M 6k
1 32:18    LORETTA O CONNOR,     Ruan    F 6k
2 33:55    BREEGE O BRIEN,     Kilmallock    F 6k
3 34:29    FIONA MANN,     Ennis    F 6k

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, September 12, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Castleisland 5k road race - Fri 12th Sept 2014

This was the third and final race in another successful Autumn 5k road race series organised by An Ríocht AC. The first race on the 29th of August had 173 finishers. The second one on the 5th of September had 189. The third and final one on the 12th of September had the largest turnout of the series...202 finishers.

1 Tim O'Connor 15.27 SM
2 Conor Kissane 16.42 JM
3 Maurice Whelan 16.45 SM
8 Shona Heaslip 17.51 SW
14 Niamh O'Sullivan 18.41 SW
27 Sharon Cahill 20.10 F50

The full results can be seen HERE

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Endorsement of Killarney 10 mile from former Olympian Peter Maher...

The Killarney 10 mile road race is coming up on Saturday the 27th of September. Proceeds from this race will go towards the development of a 200m micro track which will be used by the local college as well as local athletic clubs. More info in this earlier post.

One of those supporting this initiative is Peter Maher who is a former Olympian having represented Canada at the 1998 and 1992 Games.

This is from the organisers.......Peter Maher (former Sem Boy) lends his support to the Killarney 10 Mile. He swapped the shamrock for the maple leaf (country of his birth), and represented Canada in the marathon at the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games, and at the 1987, 1991, 1993 and 1995 World Championships, 1991 he set a world record for a 25km road race when he ran 1:14:29 in Indianapolis, USA - his split times at 5 mile was 22:57, 10km was 29:05 and 10 mile was 46:29. He has competed in some 50 marathons worldwide with a total of 19 victories. Peter Maher now runs his own physical therapy business in Carrigaline, Co. Cork – and often writes for the Irish Runner magazine. He has asks anyone training for the Dublin city marathon to use this event.

The race website is... http://killarney10mile.com/index.html

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Upcoming women's mini-marathons in Munster...

There are a number of women's mini-marathons coming up in Munster over the next few weeks.

Killarney...20th September 11.00am...www.killarneywomensminimarathon.ie
Cork...28th September 1.00pm...www.eveningecho.ie/minimarathon
Tipperary...28th September 10.30am...www.tippminimarathon.ie
Limerick...26th October 2.00pm...www.limerickminimarathon.com

The Irish Cancer Society is asking people to consider raising much needed funds for them.

From the ICS...To enter and join Team Irish Cancer Society, Register for a fundraising pack online now at www.cancer.ie/minimarathon or CallSave 1850 60 60 60. Money raised will enable the Irish Cancer Society to continue to provide vital cancer care services such as our free National Cancer Helpline Freefone 1800 200 700 and our Counselling Service. We offer face to face advice at Daffodil Centre’s in hospitals throughout the country. Every euro raised will help us to invest in more research resulting in a better understanding of breast cancer and treatments.

Results & photos of the Dingle Marathon...Sat 6th Sept 2014

A total of 1822 runners took part part in this years Dingle Marathon with 42 in the 50 mile Ultra, 326 in the full marathon and 1454 in the Half-Marathon. Between runners, friends and family, it's likely that roughly 3,000 people descended on the small town of Dingle just when the tourist season would be winding down.

50 Mile Ultra
1 Jan UZIK M35 6:07:14
2 James SLOWEY St Finbarrs M35 6:23:25
3 Thomas BUBENDORFER Star of the Laune A.C. M40 6:54:01
5 Simone DURRY F35 7:23:51
18 Catherine GUTHRIE F40 9:05:01
19 Lillian DEEGAN F35 9:12:49

26.2 mile marathon
1 Gary OHANLON M 2:29:59
2 Eoin SUGRUE M     2:44:26
3 Sean MURPHY trim ac M40 2:50:55
14 Orna DILWORTH Sportsworld F 3:13:56
18 Sally FORRISTAL St. Josephs Ac F 3:19:03
31 Lean NICHIOBHAIN Chiltern Harriers F 3:26:53

13.1 mile half-marathon
1 John MEADE St.Finbarr's AC M 1:14:51
2 Ciaran CARR Newbridge AC M 1:16:57
3 Paul OCONNELL Sportsworld M35 1:19:18
26 Gillian COTTER St.Finbarr's AC F40 1:29:12
29 Laoise NITHUAMA F 1:29:27
30 Aoife QUIGLEY Crusaders AC F 1:29:36   

Results........These can be found on the Precision Timing website. There is also a link there after each name for finish line photos that can be bought.

1) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery of photos HERE
2) Michael Kenny has a gallery HERE 
3) Marathon Foto have commercial photos HERE 
4) Dingle Photo has a gallery of photos on Facebook HERE


Monday, September 8, 2014

Clare...Results of the Doonbeg Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 6th Sept 2014

281 people took part in this event....223 in the 10k which included a lot of walkers and 58 in the Half.

1 1:14:21    JULIO CESAR F CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM Half Marathon
2 1:18:55    WILLIE DEVITT,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM Half Marathon
3 1:21:48    MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM,     Mooreabbey Milers    M Half Marathon
1 1:28:50    SELENIA CULLIGAN, Fergus A. C. F Half Marathon
2 1:34:01    NIAMH CRONIN,     St Finbarrs F Half Marathon
3 1:40:53    LAOISE GRIFFIN,     Limerick Tri Club F Half Marathon

1 38:26    JOHN KEOGH,     Kilmihil    M 10k
2 39:24    MICHEAL CLANCY,     St Johns    M 10k
3 39:49    GER GRIFFIN,     Mooreabbey Milers    M 10k
1 40:24    SHARON RYNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 10k
2 46:02    AILBHIE MORRISSEY,     Ennis Track Club A. C.    F 10k
3 47:08    JANINE MC DERMOTT,     Boston U S A    F 10k

The full results can be seen HERE

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Waterford...Results of the Cill Barra Ballybeg 6k fun run - Sat 6th Sept 2014

164 turned out for this 6k fun run in Waterford.

1 MURPHY BRIAN 18:31 5:00/M
2 POWER TREVOR 18:34 5:01/M
3 SWABY BRIAN 20:44 5:36/M
9 FINN SUE 22:04 5:58/M
15 O DONOVAN  ELAINE 23:41 6:24/M
27 BEHAN DIANE 24:36 6:39/M

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Clare...Results of the Fanore Burren 5k, 10k & Half-Marathon - Sat 23rd Aug 2014

Results of the Fanore Burren 5k, 10k, Half-Marathon...HERE

Clare...Results of the TLCF Charity 6k & 11k fun runs - Sat 6th Sept 2014

This was held in Kilnaboy, Co.Clare. There were 30 in the 6k and 27 in the 11k.

Results HERE

Clare...Results of the Bunratty 10k road race - Sat 6th Sept 2014

I'm not sure what the story is with this one. I'm a bit shocked to be honest...just 31 finishers! It had an AAI licence and was properly measured by Jones Counter. There was a charity run in Kilnaboy but the numbers there weren't huge. Where was everyone? Was the €15 entry fee too expensive?

Bunratty 10k Results 2014
Position    Name    Gender    Club    Bib    Time
1    Mike Lynch     M    Limerick AC     18    00:36:26
2    Keith Ryan    M    Dooneen    13    00:36:55
3    Kevin Johnson    M    Dooneen    15    00:37:30
4    Niall O'Riordan    M    NA    24    00:37:53
5    Tracey Johnson    F    Dooneen    14    00:40:16
6    Michelle O Halloran Guerin    F    NA    31    00:41:14

7    Rory Neville    M    Kilkishen    26    00:43:17
8    Karl O'Donnell    M    An Brú AC     19    00:43:35
9    Gina Clifford    F    NA    23    00:44:23
10    Damian Landy     M    NA    32    00:44:23
11    Rob Stephen    M    NA    21    00:47:03
12    Barry O'Brien    M    NA    11    00:48:06
13    Liam O'Brien     M    NA    27    00:48:37
14    Shane Purcell    M    NA    16    00:50:19
15    Thelma Chaplin    F    NA    17    00:51:00
16    Patrick Harkins    M    NA    2    00:51:13
17    Kevin Thompstone     M    NA    1    00:52:18
18    Sandra Ryan    F    NA    9    00:53:18
19    Eugene Moloney    M    NA    8    00:55:33
20    Marie Naughton     F    NA    22    00:58:34
21    Joanne Lee    F    NA    30    01:00:55
22    John Reidy    M    NA    34    01:05:32
23    Diane Whyte     F    NA    33    01:05:33
24    Theresa O Gorman     F    NA    28    01:06:10
25    Ann Marie Chaplin    F    NA     29    01:07:13
26    Michelle Lee    F    NA    3    01:15:49
27    Lisa Sheehy    F    An Brú AC     20    01:17:14
28    Ciara O'Calaghan    F    NA    6    01:22:59
29    Louise Lynch    F    NA    7    01:22:59
30    Lorraine Lee    F    NA    4    01:23:30
31    Kathy Clune    F    NA    5    01:23:30

Kerry...Results of the Castleisland Autumn 5k - Fri 5th Sept 2014

Another big turnout for this 5k race in Castleisland with 189 taking part.

1 Tim O'Connor 15:36.3 SM
2 Maurice Feehan 16:33.4 SM
3 Conor Kissane 16:40.3 JM
13 Shona Heaslip 18:06.7 JW
16 Niamh O'Sullivan 18:27.6 SW
26 Caitriona Barry 19:45.1 SW

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, September 5, 2014

Notice...Hercoileán Adventure Challenge, Castleisland, Co.Kerry - Sat 11th Oct 2014

From An Ríocht AC...Castleisland Rugby Club and An Ríocht Proudly Launch: Hercoileán...Saturday 11th October 2014

Hercoileán is a military style challenge course, 7.5km in distance. Think military bootcamp meets childhood fantasy of taking on the world and getting pretty messed up doing so. This style of event has become all the rage and it’s time that we in the island take it on!!

Competitors will be faced with a variety of obstacles as they make their way around the course. Obstacles will test the body and mind but while doing so are sure to make you laugh out loud and leave you with a feel good factor!!

It is sure to be a truly unique event and makes a great change from the regular 5 or 10k runs. Hercoileán can be competed or just completed with teams and individuals having the option of taking on the clock or putting aside the competitive aspect for the sake of simply having the craic…..also very important!!
Teamwork: It’s true, strength comes in numbers, usually anyway!! Hercoileán can be done as an individual test but we recommend that you partake as part of a team!! Put together a team of 3 and take on the course together. It will mean tackling each and every obstacle together as well as having someone to curse your way around the course with!! Once completed, it’s the perfect excuse to get together for a celebration of your athleticism, toughness and heroism on the day….or simply a time to revel in your combined ability to look ridiculous whilst overcoming obstacles.

Festival Feel: There is sure to be a festival atmosphere throughout the day around the town. Hermitage Green will headline the after party in the marquee at An Ríocht. Tickets can be purchased from An Riocht for €10 or free in your race pack when you enter Hercoileán.

For those who want to make of a weekend of it the River Island Hotel in Castleisland are giving a special rate of €30 pps for those who quote Hercoileán when making a booking.

Registration: Enter at or post registration form to An Ríocht, Crageens, Castleisland, Co. Kerry or online at http://www.active.com/co-kerry-munster/running/races/hercoilean-2014

Entry Fee: Individual- €30
Team of 3- €80
(Ticket to Hermitage Green included)

All participants must be over 16

Accommodation: Make a weekend of it, the River Island Hotel right here in Castleisland town are offering a special rate of 30 pps for anyone who quotes Hercoileán when making the booking. Call them on this number 066-7142555.


• Parking will be available in the Mart Car Park which is adjacent to An Riocht and Castleisland RFC and will be well signposted.

• Check-in will happen in An Riocht Clubhouse, there you will be given your participant bib number and race pack with ticket to after party.

• Course: 2 lap course 7.5km in total.

Come Prepared:

• Old/Normal running shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
• Light weight clothing and, very importantly, a change of clothes for afterwards
• A copy of your entry receipt or confirmation
• A towel
• Energy
• Attitude

What’s Involved:
Particpants can compete for time or complete for fun. You can literally crawl from obstacle to obstacle. Your goal can be to attempt every obstacle, with how much ‘commitment’ is completely up to yourself!

Start times: Event will be held in waves. Your wave number and start time will be emailed or texted to you on the week of the event. Start times will be dependent on overall numbers.

On Site Facilities:
• Shower/Changing Facilities
• Bar Food Stalls open throughout the day
• First Aid

Forms... Entry Form & Poster ...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Limerick...Results of the West Limerick AC Open Cross Country - Sun 31st Aug 2014

On the 31st of August, West Limerick AC organised an Open Cross Country event in Newcastlewest, Co.Limerick. The purpose was to promote the sport and to introduce new people to it.

39 men took part in their race over 8k while 17 women took part in a shorter 5k race.
1    139    MAC DOMHNAILL, Aogan    Donore Harriers    Senior Men
2    127    MICHAEL, Dullea    Skibbereen AC    Senior Men
3    131    O CONNOR, Tim    An Riocth AC    Senior Men
1    JOHNSON, Tracey    Dooneen AC    Senior Women
2    AHERNE, Noelle    West Limerick AC    Senior Women
3    BOURKE, Fiona    West Limerick AC    Masters Women O40
Team results...       
Position    Team Name    Totals
1    Limerick Ac    39
2    West Limerick AC    47
3    Limerick Ac    75
4    Bilboa AC    94
5    West Limerick AC    103
6    West Limerick AC    140
Results of Womens Team Competition       
Position    Team Name    Totals
1    West Limerick AC    14
2    Doneen AC    31

The full results can be seen HERE

1) A gallery of photos from Declan Guina can be seen HERE

From West Limerick AC.......
The Demesne Newcastle West was the venue for the first cross country of the season on the last day of August 2014.First race off was our Fit4life race. This was the brain child of Liam Healy club chairman and it turned out a major success. It was a non competitive race for newcomers to cross country over a two mile course and it was great to see runners take on cross country for the first time.

Second race was our Ladies 5km event. Top three were Tracey Johnson, Noelle Ahern and Fiona Burke. Tracey had a fine run and was pushed all the way by our very own Noelle and Fiona who are naturals over the grass.Next in were Paula Collins and Rita Brouder also West Limerick Ac. That made it four West Limerick ladies home out of the top five. Next home in the green and white were Carmel MacDomhnaill 8th, Karen O'Brien 10th, Tara Carr 11th, Joanne Kelly 13th and Barbara Kelly 14th. Great to see so many ladies out on the day. When you have four in the top five it goes without saying West Limerick took the team prize followed by Dooneen Ac.

Final race for the day was the Mens 8km race which was five loops of the one mile course. When you see the top three athletes in this event running for clubs in Dublin, Cork and Kerry you know this event has potential. First home was Aogan MacDomhnaill who was a very popular winner ahead of Michael Dunlea and Tim O'Connor. These three had a battle throughout the race with Aogan making the telling break on the final lap. In fourth spot was Paul Fitzgerald closely followed by Dermot Kearns in fifth and Ger Guina sixth. Next home for West Limerick were Denis Hayes 12th, Liam Hurrell 13th, Niall O'Riordan 22nd, Declan O'Keefe 24th, John Barrett 27th, George O'Sullivan 30th, Gerard Dore 33rd, Gerard Donovan 34th, David Condan 36th, John Barrett 37th and Kieran O'Connor 39th. It was great to see so many of our own runners out today representing the club with pride. In the team event Limerick Ac were clear winners with 39 points, 8 points clear of West Limerick Ac in 2nd place. The winning Limerick Ac team were Paul Fitzgerald,Vincent O'Brien,Keith Ryan and Keith Daly. It was great to see a strong Limerick contingent in the race with Limerick Ac, Bilboa and Dooneen represented.

Not everyone can run when you are hosting an event like this and thanks has to go to all club members and friends of the club who helped out on the day whether you were on the computer, donated a spot prize, Ballygowan for supplying the water, took entries, set out the course, marshaled, on the pr system, gave out the spot prizes or helped feed people. Thanks to every one and hope ye all come back next year to make it a bigger and better event.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tipperary...Results of the Cty 10 mile road race championships - Sun 31st Aug 2014

55 members of Tipperary clubs turned out for the County 10 mile road race championships in Ballynonty on Sunday 31st of August. The race was hosted by Ballynonty AC.


The results can be seen HERE

The PRO report is HERE