Sunday, January 31, 2016

Results & Photos of the Dungarvan 10 mile road race...Sun 31st Jan 2016

The annual Dungarvan 10 mile road race was held on Sunday the 31st of January and a huge number of runners from Cork made the trip to West Waterford. Conditions for the race on the whole were pretty good with mostly dry conditions although there was a strong headwind from miles 3 to 5.

The full results are available HERE

Prizewinners HERE

See statement from the organisers....
Update on Race Results.......We are still working through the race results and will have them published in full on Thursday Morning. As you know we had a technical difficulties with our chip timing system but as any good club would, we had a back up plan in the event of any failure. However it just takes some time as there was over 2000 finishes and a lot of footage to go through. Times will be accurate once published. Please bare with us. Thanks! once they are cross checked.

As for club finishers, here is a breakdown of some of them.... West Waterford AC 161, Clonmel AC 83, Eagle AC 64, Midleton AC 56, Mallow AC 54, Wibbly Wobbly Wonders 53, Waterford AC 52, Youghal AC 41, St.Finbarr's AC 37,  Slaney Olympic AC 31,  Galtee Runners 31, Ballintotis Fit4Life 28, Kilkenny City Harriers 24, Togher AC 19, Tramore AC 18, Watergrasshill AC 17, St.Catherines AC 16,  Thurles Crokes AC 16, Leevale AC 14, Waterford Tri Club 14, An BrĂș AC 13, Carraig na bhFear AC 12, Grange Fermoy AC 12, West Limerick AC 9, Bandon AC 8, Donoughmore AC 8, Carrick-on-Suir AC 8, St.Senan's AC 8, Carrigtwohill AC 7, Dromahane Road Runners 7, Kinsale Tri Club 7, Aghada Running Club 6, Ballymore Cobh AC 6, Tracton AC 5, Dooneen AC 4, Happy Feet Running Club 4, Riverstick Kinsale AC 3,

Top men...
1st Sean Hehir Rathfarnham AC 50.15
2nd Tim O Donoghue East Cork AC 52.44
3rd Alan O Shea Bantry AC 54.04
4th Frank Quinlan Waterford AC 54.39
5th John O'Connell Leevale AC 54.43
6th Michael Morgan St.Finbarrs AC 55.00
7th Brendan Murphy Crusaders AC 55.17
8th Danny Smyth Ballynonty AC 55.41
9th Declan Power Clonliffe Harriers AC 55.45
10th Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 55.50
Junior. Andrew Maher Togher AC 71.43

O/40...1st Michael Harrington Bantry AC 57.58 // 2nd P.J. Scollard Waterford AC 59.03
0/45...1st Tony Kelleher Togher AC 56.51 // 2nd Paul Duggan St.Finbarrs AC 58.47
O/50... 1st Paul Moran Rathfarnham AC 57.24 // 2nd Kevin Murphy Slaney Olympic AC 60.13
O/55...1st Gerry O'Connell Ind 59.19 // 2nd Gerry Cantwell West Waterford AC 67.33
O/60... 1st Joe Gough West Waterford AC 64.02
O/65...1st Maurice Tobin Grange Fermoy AC 72.54

1st Barbara Sanchez Clonliffe Harriers AC 57.35
2nd Siobhan O’Doherty Borrisokane AC 59.06
3rd Jane Ann Healy Meehan Athenry AC 59.37
4th Maria Mc Cambridge Dudrum South Dublin AC 60.32
5th Una Plant Murphy Ind 63.41
6th Clare Annan Clonmel AC 64.27
O/35...1st Karina Tehan St.Finbarrs AC 65.00 // 2nd Gail Phibbs Lakeshore AC Striders 66.02
O/40... 1st Adele Walsh St.Senans AC 66.29 // 2nd Siobhan McHugh Clonmel AC 70.48
O/45... 1st Anna Doris Midleton AC 65.46 // 2nd Dolores Duffy Watergrasshill AC 67.39
O/50... 1st Joan Ennis Grange Fermoy 64.50 // 2nd Helen Gilroy Midleton AC 71.35
O/55... 1st Mary Sweeney St.Finbarrs AC 69.39

TEAM PRIZEWINNERS 2016 (Provisional)
MEN CLUB.......(Taken from those who are outside the individual prizes)
1st...Leevale A.C....David Comber 15th, Michael Creed 30th, Conor Collins 31st...Total 76 points
2nd...St. Finbarr’s A.C....Eoin O Keeffe, 17th, Christopher Murnane 35th, Michael Corbett 40th...Total points 92
3rd....Eagle A.C.....Alan O Brien 12th, Edwin Sutton 25th, Vivian Foley 65th.....Total points 102

1st...West Waterford A.C....Sandra Prendergast 267th, Liz Nyhan 479th, Laura Flavin 518th...Total points 1,264

1st Club...Rathfarnham WSAF A.C....Sean Hehir 50:15, David Power 56:37, Paul Moran 57:24 ......Total time 2:44:16

1st Club.......St Finbarr’s A.C........Karina Teehan 1:05:00, Niamh Cronin 1:06:13, Mary Sweeney 1:09:39...........Total time 3:20:52

Photos...(Updated Mon 1st Feb 21:30)
1) Joe Murphy of Eagle AC has a gallery HERE
2) Paul Condon Photography has an album HERE
3) Susan Parker Laste Photos have a gallery HERE
4) The Wibbly Wobbly Wonders have two albums... HERE and HERE
5) There is a gallery of photos on the Running in Cork Facebook page HERE and HERE    
6) DC Images has a gallery HERE    

Photos.......(Facebook account required to view)
1) Tom Flynn has a gallery HERE
2) Trevor McGrath has a small gallery HERE and a larger one HERE
3) Martin T Landers has a gallery HERE and HERE 

Video clip from West Waterford AC about the club and the race...

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Looking at the first year of parkruns in Co.Kerry...Sat 30th Jan 2016

2015 saw plenty of changes in the running scene in Co.Kerry with two new 5km parkruns starting up in the county. The first one to start was in Tralee on the 24th of January 2015 and this was followed by one in Killarney on the 6th of June 2015.

Tralee parkrun....The chart below shows the weekly numbers over the last year.....

Since it has started, the Tralee parkrun has had 1327 registered runners to date with an average of 112.1 per week. As you can see from the chart, there was an initial surge of interest which then settled down over the Summer months and picked up again over the Autumn. The recent surge is no doubt due to the publicity from the Operation Transformation TV programme.

Looking back about 5-10 years, there was almost a complete lack of any races in the Tralee area in marked contrast to what was happening in Killarney. In the last few years, there have been new commercial races organised by Run the Kingdom but at €20 a pop with medals and dry fit tops, they're not for everyone. It's not all doom and gloom however as no doubt the free weekly parkruns will introduce a lot of people to running and some of them will in time go on to run in the some the longer events like the Tralee Marathon and Half-Marathon organised by the same company.

Killarney parkrun.....The chart below shows the weekly numbers...

The numbers in Killarney have been lower with an average of 42.1 runners per week. A total of 535 registered runners have taken part in the event since it started last June. As you can see from the chart, there was the initial surge due to the novelty factor. This stabilised about about 30-40 over the Autumn but it was hit badly by the wet weather in December. The recent surge is again due to the Operation Transformation TV programme.

One point of interest is that the average of 42.1 in Killarney is in marked contrast to the 112.1 average in Tralee. The town of Tralee has population of about 24k which is 1.7 times the size of Killarney. The parkrun average in Tralee is 2.7 times larger than that of Killarney. As for why the large difference? Perhaps there are several....more choice of modest priced races near Killarney? The fact that the parkrun in Killarney is about 3 miles south of the town centre? The marked difference between race prices in Tralee and the free parkrun?

Third parkrun??......Is there scope for another parkrun in the county? The thing about Co.Kerry is that Tralee and Killarney are really the main population centres and the other towns are quite small. If Killarney with a population of 14k2 has only an average of 42.1 runners per week then would a third parkrun get enough people to justify it? In terms of population, the third largest town is Listowel with 4,800 inhabitants which is about one third the size of Killarney. However if the examples in Cork have shown anything then it's that a parkrun can pop up just about anywhere.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Looking ahead to the 2016 Dungarvan 10 mile road race...Sun 31st Jan 2016

The big race in Munster this weekend of course is the Dungarvan 10 mile road race. This sold out months ago and the entry list can be seen HERE

First off, the weather forecast looks a bit mixed. There is likely to be rain in the morning as a front passes over but it should be largely out of the way by the time the race starts. Behind the front, there will be strong westerly winds which will keep the temperatures in the low teens. There may be a chance of showers at race time but hopefully, the worst of it will have passed. All going well, it will hopefully be just overcast, mild and windy.

In the past, the Dungarvan 10 has been noted for freezing cold winds. Not this time around. If you are racing then a singlet or a short sleeve dry fit top should be enough.

As for the course, it is the same as last year which involved some changes. The updated preview can be seen  here...

The course map is shown below. The strong wind is likely to be a factor betweens miles 1 & 2 and 3 & 5. It will be behind the runners for a lot of the course.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Notice...Barlo Motor Group 4k Series, Clonmel - Every Wed - 13th Jan to 10th Feb 2016

 Clonmel AC are holding their usual 4k Series on 5 evenings in January and February 2016. There is no requirement to pre-register, just turn up on the night.

From Clonmel AC......Clonmel Athletic Club 4k Series sponsored by BARLO MOTOR GROUP

This is an ideal opportunity to get fit and keep fit for 2016 as this series of races caters for all levels. We have athletes running this distance between 14 and 29 minutes.

Clonmel AC are delighted to have this popular series of races sponsored by the Barlo Motor Group again this year. We are delighted to announce with the help of the Barlo Motor Group that everyone that competes in the series of races will have an opportunity to win the use of a new car for a week, so Five weeks, Five Cars. Last Year’s lucky winners were Aine Hayes, Patrick O Gorman, Gillian Prendergast, Noel Curran and Amanda Williams.

This series of races takes place on Wednesday 13th, 20th, 27th of January as well as on the 3rd and 10th of February. On Wednesday 17th of February we will have our Charity Run. The 4k event will start at 7pm sharp each night. The pre-registration gives an ideal opportunity for you to set yourself a GOAL in 2016, pay for the 5 races and then participate in all five events, for a mere €15.

The Race format for Race One will be Lucky Dip. Here we will have pre selected finishing positions and the lucky people that cross the finishing line in these positions will win a prize, one of them will be the use of a new car from the Barlo Motor Group, for one week.

Entries will be taken on the night of each race at the Brothers of Charity car park, Silversprings from 6.15pm onwards with the entry fee of €4.

All participants MUST wear a Reflective bib, a bright yellow top is not a Reflective bib, so no Reflective Bib, No Run, we are thinking of your safety. This series of races is part of the South Tipp Physio 500K Team Challenge.

For further enquiries please contact Niall at 086 1660888.

Preview...Directions, preview, maps, etc of the course can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Barlo Motor Group 4k race, Clonmel - Wed 27th Jan 2016

The third race of five in the Barlo Motor Group 4K series in Clonmel was held on Wednesday the 27th of January 2016.

1    Colm Ryan    Run for Wine    14:34
2    Gareth McGlinchey    The West and South    15:09
3    Larry Martin        15:11
17    Ann Marie Boland    Run for Wine    16:31
18    Kealey Tideswell    Fun Runners    16:33
20    Linda Grogan    The West and South    16:38

The full results can be seen HERE

Report from Clonmel AC......Great performances at the Barlo Motor Group race 3

We again had a brilliant entry of 168 athletes on what was a good night for running, cold but dry and it was great to some impressive performances, indeed from week one it is great looking down through the results to see athletes improving at all levels. We will do a report on the performances to date in a later report. As regards the times tonight anyone wearing numbers 1 to 99 should have gone off with the first group and likewise athletes wearing numbers 100 to 199 should have gone off with group Two and Group Three was for all athletes who were wearing numbers 200 plus. I say this because I then deducted 20 seconds off any athlete in Group Two and I took 40 seconds off anyone in Group Three as we had stagger starts. It is up to the athlete to stay in the Group that their number is for.

The race format for tonight's race was again Lucky Dip and the Lucky winners were as follows: Mark Corcoran, Damien O Keeffe, Gerry Burgess, Peter Kiely, Michael O Sullivan, Paul Higgins, Michelle Lonergan, Pat Tobin, Caitriona O Flynn, Bernie Walsh, Yvonne Doheny, Carmel Long and the Lucky winner of the use of a New Car from the Barlo Motor Group was Catherine Delahunty.

Tonight's race was won by Colm Ryan in 14 mins 34 secs with Gareth McGlinchey 2nd in 15 mins 9 secs and Lar Martin 3rd in 15 mins 11 secs. The top three Women finishers were Anne Marie Boland 1st in 16 mins 31 secs, 2nd Kealey Tideswell 16 mins 33 secs and 3rd Linda Grogan 16 mins 38 secs.

Just a reminder that Race 6, the Charity Race, of this year's series, on February 17th, is in aid of SERT (South East Radiotherapy Trust) , a very worthy cause. This service provides free transport for seven patients 260 days of the year to Oncology Treatment at UPMC Hospital, Whitfield, Waterford on a completely voluntary basis. Transport is provided at no cost to the patient and relies on voluntary contribution to cover transport replacement, motor tax, insurance and maintenance. All Administration, including Driving is done on a totally voluntary basis, nobody is paid, so a very worthy cause. So all monies donated and collected at our 4K on Wednesday 17th February will go to this very worthy cause, so spread the word.

Tipperary...Results of the Barlo Motor Group 4k race, Clonmel - Wed 20th Jan 2016

The second race of five in the Barlo Motor Group 4K series in Clonmel was held on Wednesday the 20th of January 2016.

1    Jimmy Boland    Run for Wine    14:02
2    Colm Ryan    Run for Wine    14:35
3    Michael J Ryan        14:49

9    Clare Annan        15:18
15    Aine Roche        16:08
24    Linda Grogan        16:37

The full results can be seen HERE

Report from Clonmel AC......Barlo Motor Group Race 2 report...Near record entry at 4K race

The 2nd race of the Barlo Motor Group 4K series took place on the 20th of January in reasonably good conditions and there were 193 athletes competing, which is brilliant. The record entry at the moment stands at 198 set on the 5th November 2014 while the 12th November 2014 equals last night's entry. 

It is brilliant to see such an entry as this series of races caters for all levels of fitness. The main thing is to train at your own pace and also run at your own pace and we saw last night athletes making great progress on all levels right throughout the race. Looking at the results, please note that we allocated your place on your finishing time and please take into account that we had a staggered start with Group One athletes going off at zero seconds, Group Two going off at minus 28 secs and Group Three going off at minus 48 secs. 

It was great last night to see everyone wearing a High Viz, No High Viz No Run is our Rule for your Safety. Please note that we will start the race at 7pm each night so allow time to register, so come as early as possible.

Last night's race Format was Lucky Dip and here we had Pre Selected Finishing positions drawn before the race and the lucky winners were Liam Morrissey, Bobby Jarabek, Vincent McHugh, Adrian Lonergan, Liam Cooney, Michelle Lonergan, Shane Jackson, Siobhan Roche, Tracey Gibson, Norma Sorohan, Claire Wilkinson and Helen Gillman. Jason Burke was the Lucky winner of the use of a New car from our sponsors, Barlo Motor group for the week.

In last night's race the top 3 men finishers were Jimmy Boland in 14 mins 2 secs, Colm Ryan 14 mins 35 secs and Michael J Ryan 14 mins 49 secs. The top 3 women finishers were Clare Annan 15 mins 18 secs, 2nd was Aine Roche in 16 mins 8 secs and 3rd Linda Grogan in 16 mins 37 secs.

The Club would like to thank the Brothers of Charity for the use of their car park as race Headquarters and the Civil Defence for looking after First Aid. The Club would also like to thank our many stewards who helped at taking entries and ensuring the route was safe for all the participants. 

The Club has also decided to award kms to anyone on a team that helps with taking entries, stewarding at the following events, our 4k races, our 6k races, the Annerville 10K, the Boston Scientific Half Marathon and our St Stephen's Day 4 miler. We are finding it increasingly hard to get stewards for our events and without our stewards these events couldn't take place. So hopefully this new initiative will encourage athletes to give us a helping hand at any of the above mentioned events. To qualify you must let us know a week in advance of such help, coming along on the day or night of the event and offering help won't do.

Lucky week 2 car winner Jason Burke collecting his new car to use for a week from Ivan Barlow as part of the ‪Barlo Motor Group 4k series‬

Tipperary...Results of the Barlo Motor Group 4k race, Clonmel - Wed 13th Jan 2016

The first race of five in the Barlo Motor Group 4K series in Clonmel was held on Wednesday the 13th of January 2016.

 1 Martin Keane 15:07
2 Keith O Brien 15:14
3 Donal Keane 15:15
4 Clare Annan 15:16
16 Ann Marie Boland 16:56
21 Angela Walsh 17:13

The full results can be seen HERE

Report from Clonmel AC......The first race saw the start of the eagerly awaited Barlo Motor group 4K series. Conditions were very good for running - dry and cold. The start was delayed a while due to the huge numbers that entered on the night...170 in total, brilliant to see them all running so well. Well done to all our stewards who ensured that the route was safe for all participants and thanks to the Civil Defence for looking at the First Aid. The Club would also like to thank the Brothers of Charity for the use of their car park as the Race Headquarters.

The race format was lucky dip where athletes who finished in Pre determined positions were the Luck winners. Tonight's winners were Brian Looram 7th in 16 mins 1 sec, Vincent McHugh 23rd in 17 mins 22 secs, Robert Dower 34th in 17 mins 49 secs, Jane English 57th in 19 mins 13 secs, Brendan O Keeffe 64th in 19 mins 29 secs, Helen Linnane 75th in 19 mins 58 secs, Mellissa McCarthy was the Lucky athlete who won the use of a New Car from Barlo Motor Group when finishing 89th in 20 mins 54 secs, Maureen Kelly 97th in 21 mins 19secs, Marie Laste 113th in 23 mins 2 secs, Elaine Begley 125th in 24 mins 14 secs, David O Mahoney 137th in 24 mins 55 secs and Tina Whelan 158th in 26 mins 59 secs.

The top three men were martin Keane in 15 mins 7 secs, 2nd Keith O Brien 15 mins 14 secs and 3rd Donal Keane in 15 mins 1 5secs. The top three women were Clare Annan 15 mins 16 secs, 2nd Ann Marie Boland 16 mins 56 secs and 3rd Angela Walsh 17 mins 13 secs.

Tonight's race was the launch of the Club's 500K team Challenge sponsored by The South Tipp Physio and it was great to see team members competing and clocking up their Kms already. It is worth noting that anyone who runs in this series of races and any other races before the end of February and who joins a team before the end of February will have these kms allotted to their total, so keep on running and start thinking about organising teams. We will also help athletes to form teams if they submit their names but the real fun in this Challenge to form a team among your friends and work mates and the banter throughout the year will be great.

Week 1 car winner in our 4k series Melissa McCarthy collecting a Hyundai Tucson from Paul Lyttleton of Barlo Motor Group. Happy driving Melissa!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The 2016 South Tipp Physio 500K Team Challenge........promoted by Clonmel AC

The South Tipp Physio 500K Team Challenge...promoted by Clonmel AC

From Niall O'Sullivan of Clonmel AC........Welcome to the Clonmel A C 500k Team Challenge sponsored by the South Tipp Physio. Over the year, Clonmel Athletic Club will promote 28 events during 2016 consisting of 12 races over 4k, 6 races over 5k, 5 races over 6k, 2 races over 6.4k, 2 races over 8k, 2 races over 10k and a Half Marathon (21K), a total of 165kms.

Full list of races HERE

A team consists of 5 athletes and this Challenge is open to everyone, Joggers, Fun Runners and athletes, Club and non club alike and it is a team effort to achieve the 500km. This Challenge is achievable especially by someone who is only starting to take up running as the longest distance you have to run is 6K to achieve the 100k. As a team effort we would encourage each member to try and run as many Km as possible to achieve the 500K Challenge, the GOAL of the team is to run 500K in 2016 with all team members contributing to the final total.

This Challenge is open to everyone and it is not the pace that matters but the number of Kilometres that you can achieve at your own pace over the next 12 months. Doing this challenge as part of a team is a great motivator and all team members can play their part in cajoling and tormenting their fellow team members out to train and participate in the listed events. Achieving this Challenge with your friends, hopefully you will all still be friends at the end of 2016, is a brilliant experience and I have no doubt there will be plenty of laughs and fun along the way and to help you along the way we will have a Special award for all our Achievers.

There is no entry fee for this Challenge and we would ask the team captains to submit their teams by the end of February 2016. So let’s start working on the teams, maybe some of your work colleagues and friends might be interested in this Challenge.

If you want any more information on this Challenge, please contact Niall O Sullivan at 086 1660888.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Tipperary...Results of the Moyne AC 5k run - Sun 24th Jan 2016

Top 10 men & women

1 William Maunsell, Clonmel 15.14
2 Denis Shanahan, Thurles Crokes
3 John Fitzgibbon, Thurles Crokes 16.50
4 Roibeard Miller, Ballyfin 16.55
5 Colm Fitzgerald, Portlaoise 17.03.
6 Liam Kelly 17.30
7 Domhnall O’Farrell, Portlaoise 17.32
8 Stephen Flanagan 17.41
9 Dermot Hayes Dundrum 17.46 
10 Joey Feery, Fethard 17.52.
1 Sharon Cleere, Gowran AC 19.06
2 Annmarie Boland, Clonmel 19.47
3 Kealey Tideswell 19.56
4 Angela Fogarty in 20.20
5 Jean McEvoy, Ballyroan/Abbeyleix 20.24
6 Sandra Fitzpatrick also of Ballyroan/Abbeyleix 20:45
7 Kate Harrison 20.46 respectively
8 Orla Healy 21:07
9 Lorraine Healy 21:07
10 Michelle Maher, Thurles Crokes 21.57.

1) Billy Loughnane has a gallery on Facebook HERE (account required to view)

Waterford...Results of the St.Paul's Parish 5 mile run - Sun 24th Jan 2015

A total of 155 runners turned out for this 5 mile race in Waterford City on Sunday 24th Jan 2016.

1    MURPHY    BRIAN    87    25:49    25:49    5:10/M    Top Fin   
2    QUINLAN    FRANK    52    26:08    26:08    5:13/M    Top Fin   
3    POWER    TREVOR    92    26:27    26:27    5:17/M    Top Fin   
37    DULLAGHAN    SUZANNE    27    33:18    33:17    6:39/M    Top Fin   
51    MAHONY    JOAN    936    34:26    34:25    6:53/M    Top Fin   
61    MURPHY    JENNIFER    892    35:38    35:37    7:07/M    Top Fin    

The full results can be seen HERE

Waterford...Results of the Colligan Cup Trail Race - Sun 17th Jan 2016

The annual Colligan Cup event organised by West Waterford AC was held on Sunday the 17th of January 2016. Despite the wet conditions, 103 took part in this timed race around Colligan Woods and the winner was the person closest to their predicted times.

The full results can be seen HERE

1) David Coleman has a gallery of photos on the West Waterford AC Facebook page HERE

Not a photo you see every day. The race is sponsored by Kiely Monumental and is now in its 28th year. The winners names are put onto a stone monument in Colligan Woods.

Results of the Munster Indoor Senior and Masters Track & Field Championships...Sun 17th Jan 2016

The annual Munster Indoor Track & Field Championships for Seniors & Masters was held in Nenagh on Sunday the 17th of January 2016.

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Newcastle 5k road race - Sun 17th Jan 2016

249 runners turned out for this 5k race in Newcastle, Co.Tipperary.

1    DANNY SMITH    BALLYNONTY AC        16:34    SM
2    JIMMY BOLAND    CLONMEL AC        17:05    SM
3    COLM RYAN    TOURANEENA RUNNERS        17:35    SM
17    KEALEY TIDESWELL    CLONMEL AC        19:57    SF
18    ANN MARIE BOLAND    CLONMEL AC        20:15    SF
21    LINDA GROGAN    DUNDRUM        20:25    SF 

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Cahir Media have 204 photos HERE

Friday, January 22, 2016

West Waterford AC Beginners Group.....Starting February 2016



West Waterford AC is delighted to announce a new initiative for 2016 ‘Lets Run’. This is an 8 week mentored programme that will introduce you to our wonderful world of running. During the 8 weeks you will be guided by our professionally qualified coaches and we will hold your hands through the entire programme so that you can become the runner you do not wish to admit you are. The programme will culminate in everyone participating in the Ballinroad 5k race on April 8th 2016.

We do not expect you to be fit but we do need you to be healthy so if you have any health concerns please get clearance from your GP before you join us.There will be a fun, social atmosphere with no shouting just encouragement and advice to keep you on track. We subscribe to the ‘Sean Kelly School of weather’ whereby we do the training and then decide afterwards if the weather was unsuitable.

Unless you are struck down we expect to see you every week. Running in all types of weather conditions make for good running character so commit to the 8 weeks and don’t let yourself down

When – Tuesdays at 630pm commencing 16th February 2016

Where – Meet at Park hotel Leisure centre, Dungarvan

Who – anyone who is new to running. In 8 weeks you will be ‘a runner.
Cost - €30

For further information & to book your spot please contact Claire Kennedy on (087) 9116997 or Irene Clark on (086) 824234

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Kerry...Results of the Puck Warriors Turkey Burn Off 5k, Killorglin - Sat 16th Jan 2016

A total of 64 runners took part in this 5k run in Killorglin, Co.Kerry.

1. Damien Foley m 18:09
2. Thomas Bubendorfer m 18:14
3. Declan Murphy m 18:15
1. Jessie Mccarthy w 21:52
2. Bernie O'Mahoney w 23:28
3. Anna Foley w 23:32

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Notice...Killarney Winter 5k Series - Sat 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Feb 2016

Gneeveguilla AC in Co.Kerry are holding their annual 5k series of races in Killarney in February 2016. The first race starts on Saturday the 7th of February with the remaining three races on the 13th, 20th & 27th of February 2016.

Each 5k race is on a route which is probably one of the fastest in Co.Kerry. It has been accurately measured by Jones Counter. The series also has an Athletics Ireland permit.

Each race starts at 11am sharp and costs just €6 to enter.

Prizes...To qualify for a prize, you must complete at least three out of the four races. After the 4th and final race, there will be refreshments and the series prizes will be given out. There are a substantial number of prizes which take the form of vouchers for local retail outlets in Killarney. One prize per person. In the event that someone wins a top 10 prize and a category prize then they will win the prize of greater value.

Directions & Preview...A full preview of the new course with directions and maps can be seen HERE
Overall........A stunning location for a race series. Nice fast accurate 5 km course in a park that most towns in Ireland would love to have. It costs just €6 to enter each race and is suitable for runners of all abilities...from serious to joggers. People come from all over the world to visit this location. If it's on your doorstep then make the most of it.

For more info on Gneeveguilla AC, visit their website...

Friday, January 15, 2016

Kerry...Results of the Star of the Laune 10k race - Fri 1st Jan 2016

150 runners took part in this 10k race in Beaufort, Co.Kerry on New Years Day.

1 Harty Michael M 1 East Cork 1 31:43
2 O'Conor Tim M 1 An Riocht 2 33:31
3 Murphy Cian M 1 Iveragh 3 33:56
1 Finn Carol F 1 Leevale AC 26 39:44
2 Teahan Karina F 1 St. Finabars A.C. 30 40:22
3 Daly Siobhan F 1 Gneeveguilla A.C. 37 41:02 

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Suir Haven 6km Charity Run, Thurles...Sun 3rd Jan 2016...

Tipperary...Sun 3rd Jan 2016...Results of the Suir Haven 6km Charity Run...Thurles

1 John Fitzgibbon Crokes AC 20:35
2 Noel Marum Portlaoise AC 20:48
3 Conor Ryan Templemore AC 21:04
9 Madeline Loughnane Crokes AC 22:56
30 Colette Murray Crokes AC 24:40
38 Jacqueline Hughes Crokes AC 25:28

The full results can be seen HERE

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Limerick...Results of the Mooreabbey Milers One Mile Race, Galbally - Sun 27th Dec 2015

84 people turned out for this years one mile race in Galbally, Co.Limerick, the exact same number as last year.

2 MULCAHY THOMAS     AN BRU AC          5:06     SM
3 SHANAHAN LIAM     THURLES CROKES A C          5:13     SM
16 FARRELL CATRIONA     AN BRU AC          5:51     SW
18 MULCAHY JOAN     AN BRU AC          6:02     SW
21 RYAN MARY LOUISE     MOOREABBEY MILERS AC          6:06     W35

The results can be seen HERE

1) Gerard O'Sullivan has a gallery of Black & White photos HERE

Limerick...Results of the Caherdavin 5 mile & 10 mile race - Sat 26th Dec 2015

The numbers for this event were down 23% this year with 174 taking part compared to 227 in 2014. No doubt the wet weather was a factor in this.

There was also some problem with a turn around point on the course which might be the reason for the slower than usual 5 mile times.

5 mile...
1 30.02 FAHY, Jason Individual Senior Men
2 30.28 LYNCH, Keith BMOH A C Senior Men
3 30.45 GRIMES, Thomas East London Runners Senior Men
6.31 RYNNE, Sharon Kilmurry/Ibricken A C Senior Women
9.13 MACPHAIL, Ann Dooneen A C Masters Women O40
17.01 HASSETT, Catriona Individual Senior Women

The full results of the 5 mile race can be seen HERE

10 mile...
1 55.4 1 LUPTON, Tom Portlaoise AC Senior Men
2 56.02 2 DANAGHER, Kevin Rathfarnham Senior Men
3 56.2 3 TOBIN, Bryan Individual Senior Men
10 1.00.18 JENNINGS , Sinead Donore Harriers Senior Women
14 1.02.39 NASH, Sinead BMOH A C Senior Women
15 1.02.39 NASH, Brid BMOH A C Masters Women O40

The full results of the 10 mile race can be seen HERE

The results of the Limerick County 10 Mile Road Championships can be seen HERE

Kerry...Results of the Farranfore 5k road race - Sat 26th Dec 2015

A total of 313 runners turned out for the Annual St. Stephen's Day 5K Road Race in Farranfore, Co.Kerry on St.Stephen's Day.

Senior Men:
1 14:38 Mark Hanrahan Leevale AC
2 15:34 Sean McGrath East Cork AC
3 15:38 Aodh O Neill Iveragh AC
Senior Women:
1 16:26 Laura Crowe An Riocht AC
2 18:16 Carol Finn Leevale AC
3 18:26 Sorcha Nic Dhomhnaill Donore Harriers AC 

The full results can be seen HERE

1) The organisers have a gallery of photos HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Thurles Rotary Challenge 6k run - Sat 26th Dec 2015

Tipperary...Results of the Thurles Rotary Challenge 6k run - Sat 26th Dec 2015

1. William Hughes 19:50
2. Denis Shanahan 20:10
3. John Fitzgibbon 21:08
8. Madeline Loughnane 22:40
23. Jaqueline Hughes 25:07
30. Emma Condon 26:00

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Waterford...Results of the Waterford Half-Marathon - Sat 9th Jan 2016

The re-scheduled Waterford Half-Marathon was held on Sat 9th of Jan 2016 and attracted a field of 1341 runners. It's looks as if there were plenty of fast runners in the mix with 149 breaking 90 minutes.

1    Clohisey    Mick    29    1:04:25    4:55/M    Top Fin    Raheny Shamrock AC
2    Hanrahan    Mark    14    1:05:09    4:58/M    Top Fin    Leevale AC
3    Meade    John    17    1:11:19    5:27/M    Top Fin    St. Finbarr's A.C.
4    Quinlan    Frank    2916    1:13:11    5:35/M    Top Fin    Waterford AC
5    Morgan    Michael    13    1:13:16    5:35/M    Top Fin    St Finbarr's AC
14    Gibbons-Mccarthy    Claire    36    1:16:45    5:51/M    Top Fin    Leevale AC
19    O'Doherty    Siobhan    11    1:18:08    5:58/M    Top Fin    borrisokane
38    Curley    Pauline    24    1:20:32    6:09/M    Top Fin    Tullamore Harriers
44    Carthy    Jackie    37    1:21:17    6:12/M    Top Fin   
54    Kearney    Charlotte    9    1:23:11    6:21/M    Top Fin    Donadea RC

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Waterford AC have a large gallery of photos HERE
2) There is a small gallery of photos from Mick Dooley HERE

Photos...Facebook account required to view
1) Noel Browne has a gallery HERE 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Clare...Results of the Maigh NS 5k, Lahinch - Sun 3rd Jan 2016

The Maigh National School 5k & 10k Fun Run was held in Maigh , Lahinch, Co Clare on Sunday 3 January 2016. 

1 20:56    GARRY TWOMEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M
2 22:15    MICHEAL VAUGHAN,     Maigh    M 5k
4 23:07    CONOR MALONE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 5k
3 22:24    AINE KEANE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k
5 23:16    EIMEAR KEANE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k
7 25:12    DYMPNA O DWYER, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 5k

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Limerick...Results of the Doon GAA 8km fun run - Fri 1st Jan 2016

Position    Name    Time    Adult/Junior    Male/Female    Position    Category
1    Mike Lynch    29:58:00    A    M    1    Male
2    John Shanahan    30:13:00    A    M    2    Male
3    Ruaidhri Devitt    30:33:00    A    M    3    Male
4    Willie O'Donoghue    31:20:00    A    M       
5    Tadhg O'Callaghan    31:33:00    A    M       
6    Stephen Ryan    32:01:00    A    M       
7    Liam Butler    33:14:00    A    M       
8    John McCormack    33:16:00    A    M       
9    Jim Hally    33:52:00    A    M       
10    Lenny Fitzgerald    34:31:00    A    M       
11    Jerry O'Brien    35:05:00    J    M    1    Juvenile
12    Dubhan O'Grady    35:28:00    J    M    2    Juvenile
13    Barry O'Brien    35:32:00    A    M       
14    Sheelagh Jones    35:40:00    A    F    1    Female
15    John Bryan    35:56:00    J    M       
16    Jean Mulcahy    35:59:00    A    F    2    Female
17    Claire Devitt    36:01:00    A    F    3    Female

18    John Stokes    36:33:00    A    M       
19    Morgan Crowe    37:31:00    A    M       
20    Eamonn Stapleton    37:55:00    A    M       
21    Shane Ryan    38:00:00    A    M       
22    Arthur Crowe    38:03:00    A    M       
23    Eddie Stokes    38:08:00    J    M       
24    Jo Stokes    38:09:00    A    F       
25    Ger McPartland    38:35:00    A    M       
26    Rachel Hayes    39:47:00    A    F       
27    Ben Begley    41:04:00    A    M       
28    Ger Madden    43:18:00    A    M       
29    Marian Anderson    44:24:00    A    F       
30    James McPartland    45:53:00    A    M       
31    Adam English    47:02:00    J    M       
32    Mary C Ryan    47:10:00    A    F       
33    Unknown    47:54:00    N/A           
34    Kathleen Kiely    48:25:00    A    F       
35    Tony Berkery    49:10:00    A    M       
36    Margaret Stokes    51:37:00    A    F   

Friday, January 1, 2016

Clare...Results of the Maggie Cullen 5k, Miltown Malbay - Fri 1st Jan 2016

Maggie Cullen & Miltown Malbay GAA 5k Fun Run/Walk Miltown Malbay Co Clare Friday 1 January 2016. 12:00 am
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:20:31    GARRY TWOMEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    38    1
    2    0:21:00    JOHN WALKER,     Lahinch    M    35    2
    3    0:21:04    TOM MACKEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    221    3
    4    0:21:25    CILLIAN O MALLEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    232    4
    5    0:22:03    JOHN TODD,     Tullamore Harriers AC    M    19    5
    6    0:22:33    JAMSIE O CONNOR,     Miltown Malbay    M    26    6
    7    0:23:04    SUE GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF    2    7
    8    0:23:08    MAGGIE MALONE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF    37    8
    9    0:23:49    PAT MURRAY,     Miltown Malbay    M    74    9
    10    0:23:54    MAEVE FLANNERY,     Mountshannon    F    10    10
    11    0:23:58    FRANCES CAHILL,     Miltown Malbay    M    86    11
    12    0:23:59    PAT KEANE,     Miltown Malbay    M    20    12
    13    0:24:35    MEAVE O MALLEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    233    13
    14    0:24:37    LUCY FLANAGAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    24    14
    15    0:24:48    DAVID HILLERY,     Miltown Malbay    M    34    15
    16    0:24:59    HANNAH SHANNON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    78    16
    17    0:25:06    SHANE O CONNELL,     Miltown Malbay    M    22    17
    18    0:25:18    CIARA GORMAN,     Dunshaughlin AC    M    30    18
    19    0:25:23    RORY KILCULLEN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    6    19
    20    0:25:27    MAIRE DONOHUE,     Lahinch    F    28    20
    21    0:25:45    PAULINE KEAVEY GORMAN,     Dunshaughlin AC    F    31    21
    22    0:25:49    CATHAL TALTY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    47    22
    23    0:26:06    ITA KILCULLEN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    7    23
    24    0:26:07    MICHAEL HEHIR,     Miltown Malbay    M    1000    24
    25    0:26:07    TOMAS MC KENNA,     Miltown Malbay    M    1001    25
    26    0:26:39    CONALL MEADE,     Miltown Malbay    M    36    26
    27    0:26:44    AMY SEXTON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    49    27
    28    0:26:45    CONOR CLEARY,     Miltown Malbay    M    226    28
    29    0:26:45    AINE TALTY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    45    29
    30    0:26:49    GRAINNE MC MAHON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    56    30
    31    0:27:00    MICHELLE MC CAW,     Miltown Malbay    F    225    31
    32    0:27:08    EOIN GORMAN,     Dunshaughlin AC    M    33    32
    33    0:27:08    RONAN KEAVEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    82    33
    34    0:27:14    DECLAN KEAVEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    80    34
    35    0:27:57    EABHA O MALLEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    234    35
    36    0:27:57    EIMEAR MURRAY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    76    36
    37    0:28:09    KATE MURPHY,     Miltown Malbay    F    68    37
    38    0:28:23    CILLIAN KEAVEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    81    38
    39    0:28:23    KIAN KEAVEY,     Oranmore    M    32    39
    40    0:28:34    SILE MURPHY,     Miltown Malbay    F    67    40
    41    0:28:34    SEAN NEYLON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    71    41
    42    0:28:49    AOIFE TALTY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    46    42
    43    0:29:51    JOSEPHINE TALTY,     Miltown Malbay    F    44    43
    44    0:29:51    MICHAEL FLYNN,     kildare    M    1    44
    45    0:36:25    EANNA O CONNOR,     Miltown Malbay    M    27    45
    46    0:36:25    MARIE NEYLON,     Miltown Malbay    F    70    46
    47    0:36:43    MAEVE KEAVEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    79    47
    48    0:36:43    PATRICK FLANAGAN,     Miltown Malbay    M    42    48
    49    0:36:44    CONOR MALONE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    58    49
    50    0:37:03    SHAY KILCULLEN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    8    50
    51    0:37:03    ANNA MC CAW,     Miltown Malbay    F    224    51
    52    0:37:04    KATHLEEN MALONE,     Miltown Malbay    M    83    52
    53    0:37:04    NORA O BRIEN,     Miltown Malbay    F    235    53
    54    0:37:04    TERENCE O BRIEN,     Miltown Malbay    M    236    54
    55    0:38:04    MEADBH MURRAY,     Miltown Malbay    F    63    55
    56    0:38:08    DIARMUID SULLIVAN,     Miltown Malbay    M    17    56
    57    0:38:30    MICHELLE FLANAGAN,     Miltown Malbay    F    50    57
    58    0:38:31    MARTINA FLANAGAN,     Miltown Malbay    F    53    58
    59    0:39:12    AOIBHIN MURRAY,     Miltown Malbay    F    77    59
    60    0:39:15    AOIFE KILCULLEN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    9    60
    61    0:39:20    SIOBHAN MURRAY,     Miltown Malbay    F    75    61
    62    0:39:20    PEADER CLEARY,     Miltown Malbay    M    228    62
    63    0:39:20    JOHN O SULLIVAN,     Limerick    M    14    63
    64    0:39:21    SEAN CLEARY,     Miltown Malbay    M    227    64
    65    0:39:22    CAROLINE CLEARY,     Miltown Malbay    F    51    65
    66    0:40:10    UNA CLEARY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    231    66
    67    0:40:44    BRID MURRAY,     Miltown Malbay    F    72    67
    68    0:40:44    CIARA MALONE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F    57    68
    69    0:40:44    MICHAEL MALONE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    59    69
    70    0:41:06    NIALL TWOMEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    40    70
    71    0:41:07    PAT HENNESSY,     Realt Nc Mara    M    215    71
    72    0:41:51    AINE MURRAY,     Miltown Malbay    F    73    72
    73    0:41:52    AILEEN BYRNE,     Miltown Malbay    F    213    73
    74    0:41:52    DEORDRE NI DHORCHAI,     Miltown Malbay    F    229    74
    75    0:41:52    MARIA LOONEY,     Miltown Malbay    F    55    75
    76    0:41:52    GERALDINE MURRAY,     Miltown Malbay    F    61    76
    77    0:41:52    EILISH O SULLIVAN,     Miltown Malbay    F    15    77
    78    0:43:01    JOE MARTYN,     Cooraclare    M    65    78
    79    0:43:18    FRANCES HENNESSY,     Maigh    F    11    79
    80    0:46:15    CAROL MARTYN,     Cree    F    66    80
    81    0:50:25    MARTIN MALONE,     Miltown Malbay    M    237    81
    82    0:50:25    MICHAEL MACKEY,     Miltown Malbay    M    217    82
    83    0:50:49    BRIDGET HARAN,     Miltown Malbay    F    219    83
    84    0:50:50    SOFIA FABRICA,     Miltown Malbay    F    223    84
    85    0:50:50    KIERAN O CONNELL,     Miltown Malbay    M    230    85
    86    0:50:50    JOHN O CONNELL,     Miltown Malbay    M    218    86
    87    0:50:51    TOM FITZPATRICK,     Miltown Malbay    M    220    87
    88    0:50:52    STEVEN MURPHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    69    88
    89    0:50:53    PADDY KEAVEY,     Miltown Malbay    M    84    89
    90    0:50:54    MICHEAL MALONE,     Miltown Malbay    M    85    90
    91    0:50:55    JOE CULLEN,     Miltown Malbay    M    1006    91
    92    0:50:56    MICHAEL O LOUGHLIN,     Miltown Malbay    M    1004    92
    93    0:50:57    MICHAEL KENNEALLY,     Miltown Malbay    M    64    93
    94    0:50:58    CHRISTY CURTIN,     Miltown Malbay    M    54    94
    95    0:50:58    BRIAN CURTIN ,     Miltown Malbay    M    48    95
    96    0:50:58    GAVIN TWOMEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    39    96
    97    0:50:59    EOIN CLEARY,     Miltown Malbay    M    52    97
    98    0:50:59    MICHAEL O GORMAN,     Miltown Malbay    M    25    98
    99    0:50:59    MICHAEL MURRAY,     Miltown Malbay    M    62    99
    100    0:51:00    MICHAEL HILLERY,     Miltown Malbay    M    216    100
    101    0:51:00    JOHN COYNE,     Miltown Malbay    M    3    101
    102    0:51:01    MARY COYNE,     Miltown Malbay    F    4    102
    103    0:51:02    MARGARET O BRIEN,     Miltown Malbay    F    60    103
    104    0:51:02    FRANCES SEXTON,     Miltown Malbay    F    29    104
    105    0:51:02    MARIE MACKEY,     Miltown Malbay    F    222    105
    106    0:51:03    KATHLEEN MALONE,     Miltown Malbay    F    41    106
    107    0:51:05    EILEEN RYAN,     Miltown Malbay    F    43    107
    108    0:51:07    AILEEN BYRNE,     Miltown Malbay    F    214    108
    109    0:51:07    JOHN CONSIDINE,     Miltown Malbay    M    5    109
    110    0:51:07    ANNE TALTY,     Miltown Malbay    F    12    110
    111    0:51:09    CATHERINE CLAIR,     Lahinch    F    13    111
    112    0:51:09    CIARA O SULLIVAN,     Miltown Malbay    F    16    112
    113    0:51:09    MICHAEL MC DONAGH & FAMILY,     Miltown Malbay    M    18    113
    114    0:52:00    TERESA CURTIN,     Miltown Malbay    F    23    114
    115    0:52:02    ANNA CURTIN,     Miltown Malbay    F    21    115
    116    0:52:02    MARY CLEARY,     Miltown Malbay    F    1007    116
    117    0:52:02    UNA O CONNOR,     Miltown Malbay    F    1005    117