Thursday, March 31, 2016

Notice...Castleisland 10 mile race & 5k run - Sun 17th Apr 2016

The annual 10 mile road race & 5km run in Castleisland, Co.Kerry is coming up on Sunday the 17th of April 2016...

Considering its location, it is sure to attract a lot of runners from Kerry, west Limerick and the general west Munster region. Castleisland is only a short distance from Killarney and Tralee and the race should be of particular interest to runners there.

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

You can enter and find a lot more info on the race website...

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

Previews....A preview of the 10 mile course can be seen HERE  ....and the 5 km course HERE

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tipperary...Video clip of the Loughmore 7.5km John Kelly Memorial Run - Fri 25th Mar 2016

Tipperary...Loughmore 7.5km John Kelly Memorial Run...Fri 25th Mar 2016

Waterford...Photos & Video of the Aglish 5k & 10k charity run - Mon 28th Mar 2016

The Aglish Charity 5k & 10k runs were held on Easter Monday the 28th of March 2016. Proceeds to Crumlin Childrens Hospital. No results were published.

DC Images has a gallery of the event HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Moyne Templetuohy GAA Juvenile 5K Fun Run...Sun 27th Mar 2016

90 runners turned out for this 5k run in aid of the Moyne Templetuohy GAA Juvenile Development Fund on  Sun 27th Mar 2016

Position     Name     Time
1     Joey Feery     17.35
2     Derek Leahy     17.38
3     Liam Kelly     18.09
12     Caramel Fitzgibbon 21.08
15     Louise Fogarty     21.31
19     Mary Kennedy     22.36

The full results can be seen HERE

Monday, March 28, 2016

Notice...Ballyhoura Mountain Trail Marathon, Half-Marathon & Ultra - Sat 30th Apr 2016

This 26.2 mile mountain marathon takes place on Saturday the 30th of April 2016 on the Ballyhoura Mountains on the Cork - Limerick border. The race starts and finishes in the town of Kilfinane and weaves it's way through narrow country roads and up forest trails as it takes in a large loop. Runners usually finish from 4-6 hours, and the walkers coming in anything up to 9 hours.

Also included this year for the first time is a 13.1 mile half-marathon and a 36 mile Ultra option.

Registration...Please follow steps:
1. Go to
2. Create a myimra id password etc. (This is what allows access to purchase area). If you have one already, log in.
3. Register as a 2016 member of imra. (If you aren't already)
4. Go to purchase IMRA products and buy from the Half, Full or Ultra.

"You must have race number or know your race number to collect race pack on the morning. We will not be able to look for your race number online. If you do not have a physical number with you on the day, please bring the print out of membership confirmation and we will write you one"....Thanks - Ballyhoura Race Team

Online only entry....Sat 30th April... Half Marathon €35, Full Marathon €55, Ultra €65

All runners will have: Aid stations, dri fit tee shirt, hot meal & dessert, showers, and commemorative mug.

All runners must be IMRA members 2016 to reg.

From the IMRA...."There is a mandatory kit for those running on the mountains in any IMRA race. The list comprises of a rain proof Jacket which is compulsory, Map of the event and compass, a whistle, a foil blanket, some food and water and in some cases a phone. Everyone should have these items with them but the race director on the day will decide the kit depending on conditions on  the day and that may only be the Jacket.  "

Details on the IMRA website.....Marathon ... Half-Marathon ... Ultra Marathon

This is the route and info for 2016.

Marathon and Ultra.....The full marathon will start at 8am in Kilfinane. The Ultra will start an hour or two earlier. This is the route for the first 13 miles...

The first 6 miles are a mixture of forest trails and quiet country roads. The hardest part is after 6 miles where you gradually climb up to Seefin which is the highest point in the Ballyhouras (~10 mile mark).

The is the profile for the first 13 miles...

Half-Marathon.....Anyone taking part in the half will be taken by bus from Kilfinane to the start line at Ballyorgan which is at the half way mark in the full marathon. The half will start at 10am.

The two highest points are around miles 4 and 9. This equates to miles 17 and 22 in the full marathon.

The profile is shown below. Note that the gradient is exaggerated somewhat. The first ascent is about 800ft / 250m.

The full and the half will finish in Kilfinane. There will be a cut off time for the Ultra runners who will need to complete a 10 mile loop to the east of Kilfinane.

Ultra...The extra 10 miles of the Ultra are shown below...

Profile.......A pretty gradual climb of about 1000ft / 300m.

Start of the 2016 Ballyhoura Trail Marathon

Clare...Results of the Miltown Malbay Ladies Football 5k - Mon 28th Mar 2016

A total of 106 runners and walkers took part in the St.Josephs Miltown Ladies Football Club 5k fun run/walk on Easter Monday 28th Mar 2016.

Miltown Malbay Ladies 5k Fun Run/Walk in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare Monday 28 March 2016.
1    0:17:20    THOMAS GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
2    0:18:40    JOHN CAHILL,     West Clare Tri Club    M
3    0:18:54    JAMES FLANAGAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
5    0:21:46    AINE KEANE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF
6    0:21:55    EIMEAR KEANE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF
11    0:23:16    SUE GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF

The full results can be seen HERE

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Kerry...Results & Photos of the Kenmare Bridge Run - Sat 26th Mar 2016

Conditions were pretty awful for this 5k and 10k race in Kenmare Co.Kerry on Saturday the 26th of March 2016. Between the two races, a total of 98 runners braved the conditions.

There was also a mile race for kids when the conditions were a lot

1. Barry Yelverton 20.02
2. Mark Torpey 22.06
3. Ricky Costello 22.31
1. Yvonne MacAuley 20.05
2. Caroline Buckley 23.26
3. Sue Nikolovski 26.51

1. James Grufferty 25.57
2. David Comber 36.23
3. Kevin Gilleece 36.58
1. Geraldine O'Shea 44.56
2. Shauna O'Shea 45.48
3. Regina Comber 47.36

The results of both races can be found on the Kenmare AC website HERE

1) The organisers have a number of photos...Presentation...Set 2...Set 3...Set 4...

Kerry...Results of the Maurice Collins 4 mile race, Banna - Sun 27th Mar 2016

This 4 mile race near Banna Strand in N.Kerry attracted a very small field of just 43 runners.

1 Padraig O Dubhgain Leevale AC 24:12
2 Richard Murphy 25:19
3 Francis Maunsell 25:42
1 Sharon Quill 29:47
2 Ursula Barrett 30:12
3 Cathy Quilter 32:47

The full results can be seen HERE

1) There is a big gallery of 300+ photos from the organisers HERE

Clare...Results of the Eamon Moloney Memorial 10k race, Ennis - Sat 26th Mar 2016

The annual Eamon Moloney Memorial 10k race in Ennis, Co.Clare was held on Saturday the 26th of March 2016. This is one of the most popular races in the county and this year it attracted about 800 people in total...about 200 in the 5k walk and 622 in the 10k race.

That however is well down on 2015 when there were about 1160 people taking part in the two events. In 2015, there were over 800 in the 10k race and that was down by over 20% this year to 622. Still though, as races go in Co.Clare, 622 is a good number of people especially for a 10k.

Just two unusual features of the race...
1) In most 10k races, women make up about roughly 45% of the field. For whatever reason, women made up 54.5% in this one.
2) The overall times were pretty slow with just 17 runners breaking 40 minutes. Compare this to say the Adare 10k in Co.Limerick last February when 58 out of 545 broke 40 mins.

1 Kenneth     Rodgers           32:10     M
2 Colm     Turner     Limerick Ac     34:13     M
3 Willie     Devitt     Kilmurry Ibrickane    36:38     M
18 Aine     Roche     Clonmel Ac     40:36     F
23 Caroline     Kelly           40:50     F
66 Sue     Garray     Kilmurry Ibrickane     44:33     F 

The results can be seen on the event website HERE  (Note...only 473 of 622 shown)

Just in case that link ever breaks, there is a copy HERE

Kerry...Results of the Ballybunion Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 26th Mar 2016

The annual Ballybunion Half-Marathon & 10k was held on Saturday the 26th of March 2016 and like many other recent races, the numbers were down. In the Half-Marathon, there were 123 finishers...a drop of 24% on last year. In the 10k, there was an even bigger drop with 233 taking part...down 33%.

As numbers go for races in Kerry, it was still reasonable with 356 between the two races. It is still though a long way from the combined total of 1064 in 2012.

Ballybunion Half Marathon                                                
1 Matthew Horrigan SE    Male    1:16:15
2 Derek Griffin    SE    Male    1:17:00
3 James Doran    m40    Male    1:17:05
17 Lisa Griffin     SE    Female    1:30:59
25 Murna O'Malley    SE    Female    1:34:56
29 Rachel Stokes     SE    Female    1:36:48

Ballybunion 10k                           
1 Patrick  o connor    m40    Male    36:43
2 Darragh Browne    SE    Male    37:29
3 James Daley    SE    Male    38:24
15 SELENIA NOLAN    f40    Female    44:21
18 Elaine O'Keeffe    f40    Female    45:13
19 Val Vaughan     SE    Female    45:18

The full results for both races can be seen HERE

Errors & corrections to richie AT timingsolutionsireland DOT com

1) John Kelliher has a gallery HERE

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Kerry...Results of the Good Friday Run in Killarney - Fri 25th Mar 2016


A total of 453 runners turned out for this years Good Friday Run in Killarney on the 25th of March 2016. As 5 mile races go in Kerry, the numbers are very good but it is down on the peak in 2014. Perhaps yet again a sign of there being too many races on the calendar?

1 Stephen YOUNG 27:29    MS (1)    Leevale AC
2 Shane SIMCOX     27:45    M40 (1)    Mallow AC
3 Tony HARTY     27:46    MS (2)   
7 Laura SHAUGHNESSY    28:57    FS (1)   
20 Helen BROUDER    30:50    FS (2)    Sportsworld
22 Noreen BROUDER    31:15    FS (3)    Sportsworld

The full results can be seen HERE

Photos...(Updated Sun 27th @22:43)
1) Chris Grayson has a number of photos split up into numerous posts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
2) Joe Murphy has a gallery HERE

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Results of the University of Limerick Rowing Club 5km...Thurs 10th & 17th Mar 2016

Results of the University of Limerick Rowing Club 5km...Thurs 10th & 17th Mar 2016

Both can be seen HERE

Limerick...Results of the Gerry O'Connor Memorial 10k, Cappagh - Sun 20th Mar 2016

A total of 98 people turned out for this 10k in Cappagh, Co.Limerick.

1 MIKE CARMODY     33:40
2 JJ CREMMIN    37:46
3 VITO KURSUBA    38:16
19 LIZZY LANE      44:43
28 DYMPNA LAWLOR         47:52
32 MARIE KEANE    48:09

The full results can be seen HERE

Limerick...Results of the Cliona's Foundation 4 mile run - Sat 19th Mar 2016

A total of 64 people took part in this 4 mile charity run on Sat 19th Mar 2016 in Co.Limerick

1. Derek Casey 24:00
2. Ciaran Bouse 24:33
3. Joe O Brien 25:39
1. Leona Keogh 29:05
2. Lisa Hartnett 29:35
3. Eileen Connery 29:44

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Ardfinnan GAA 5k & 10k - Thurs 17th Mar 2016

A total of 221 people turned out for the Ardfinnan GAA 5k & 10k on the 17th of March 2016. In the 5k, there were 130 while there were 91 in the 10k.

Ardfinnan GAA 5K Fun Run / Walk results     17th March 2016     

1     Noel Ryan         21:02     Clonmel
2     Brian O Gorman         21:13     Cahir 
4     Padraig Carroll         23:57     Clonmel
3     Sharon Cleere         23:21     Thurles
5     Pamela Kiely         24:16     Callan
6     Ruby Carroll         24:24     Clonmel

1     Niall McCormack         33:51 Clonmel A C     SM 
2     David Ryan         34:59 Clonmel A C     SM
3     John Fitzgibbon         35:03 Thurles Crokes     SM
10     Aine Roche         41:33  Clonmel A C     SW
15     Anne Marie Boland         43:09 Clonmel A C     SW 
16     Yvonne O Connor         43:16  Clonmel A C     W40 

The full results from both the 5k and 10k can be seen HERE

1) Ardfinnan GAA have a gallery HERE   and HERE
2) Susan Parker Laste has a gallery HERE

Photos...Facebook account may be required to view
1) John O'Neill has a gallery on Facebook HERE with a second one HERE
2) Anthony Power has a gallery HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 6k race - Wed 23rd Mar 2016

A large crowd of 254 runners turned out for the race in the Clonmel Athletic Club 6K Series on Wed 23rd of March 2016. This was a practice run for the other races in the series in that runners were allowed to wear watches for this one. For the remaining four races, participants will have to guess their finish time and run without watches or phones.

Sponsored by Morrison BMW Cahir           
1    Nigel O Flaherty         21:44
2    Joey Feery    The Merry Munch    21:55
3    Jimmy Boland         22:23
20    Aine Roche    O Gormans Bakery    24:12
30    Se Harney    MSD Team 7    24:57
32    Siobhan McHugh    MSD Team 1    25:08

The results of the first race can be seen HERE

Report from Clonmel AC....Great start to the Morrison BMW Cahir 6K Road Race Series
The first race of the Morrison BMW Cahir 6K road race series took place in ideal running conditions and it was great to see 254 athletes competing, just short of the record of 266 competitors set in 2014. Looking down through the entries, there are many athletes who are not on teams. If they want to go on a team they can contact Niall at niallfosullivan1 AT eircom DOT net and we will put them on teams for the 6k series. The closing date for teams and individuals has been extended to Sunday 27th March. Just send in the name of the team and the names of the team members and payment can be made on race night. The Race Headquarters for the 6K series is Colaiste Cheitinn, the Mall. Teams can collect their numbers here when they come to register their predicted time for the distance each night.

Tonight's race was won by Nigel O Flaherty in 21 mins 44 secs, 2nd was Joey Feery in 21 mins 55 secs, 3rd was Jimmy Boland in 22 mins 23 secs, 4th was Conor Fleming in 22 mins 43 secs, 5th was Lar Martin in 23 mins 3 secs and 6th was Gareth McGlinchey in 23 mins 8 secs. The top six women finishers were Aine Roche in 24 mins 12 secs, Se Harney in 24 mins 57 secs, Siobhan McHugh in 25 mins 8 secs, Kealey Tideswell in 25 mins 34 secs, Angela Walsh in 26 mins 9 secs and Annemarie Boland in 26 mins 11 secs. The Club would like to thank the ETB for the use of their fine facilities at Colaiste Cheitinn, the Gardai and all our stewards for ensuring the whole event was a great success.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Notice...Clonmel AC 6km Inter-Firm Road Race Series...Wed 30th March & Wed 6th, 13th & 20th April 2016

Clonmel AC 6K Inter Firm Road Race Series...The Club is once again promoting the Clonmel A C 6K Inter Firm Road Race Series sponsored by Morrison BMW, Cahir. The Club would like to thank Morrison Motors and especially Gary Morrison for their very generous sponsorship.

This year the races gets underway on Wednesday 23rd March at 6.15pm SHARP with a practice run over the route while the event itself gets underway on Wednesday 30th March and 6th,13th and 20th of April. On Wednesday 20th of April the race format will be “lucky dip” based on pre selected finishing positions.

We would ask all athletes to refrain from blocking up the entrance to LIDL and keep the main road free to traffic prior to each race.

Due to the high level of interest we have to go with Chip Timing and the cost is 20 Euros for all 5 races.
Colaiste Cheitinn is the Race Headquarters for each race and numbers can be collected there from 5.30pm on the 23rd March and from 5.45pm on all the other nights.

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

The three races on March 30th and April 6th and 13th will see athletes predict their time each night when they enter and collect their number. They must then run the course without a watch or Iphones.
If an athlete is caught wearing a watch or IPod, their team will be penalised.

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

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

Last year’s event was a brilliant success with 77 teams competing, which saw 329 athletes compete the 1st night, 328 athletes the 2nd night and 316 athletes the 3rd night. This event caters for all levels and last year we had athletes running the 6k from 20 mins 22 secs to 49 mins.

The Lucky Dip Race will take place on Wednesday 20th April.

The Presentation of Prizes will take place in Mulcahy’s, Gladstone Street on Wednesday 22nd April at 9.30pm where refreshments and music will be provided, this was a brilliant night last year.
For further details please contact Niall O Sullivan at 086 1660888.

The route can be seen at

Clare...Results of the Pakie Ryan Memorial Run 10k & 10 mile - Sat 19th Mar 2016

 The Pakie Ryan Memorial takes place every year in Newmarket on Fergus, Co.Clare and raises funds for local charities. There are multiple events taking part including walks, cycling and a 10k and 10 mile road race.

The numbers in the two road races were down this year by quite an amount. This was most likely due to the commercial Wild Atlantic Run 10k and half-marathon in Loop Head.

The numbers in the 10k dropped by 35% and the 10 mile by 45%. I first thought it might be just some walkers weren't included in the results but that's not the case. Last year, 382 runners broke the hour mark in the 10k and this year, it was 282. In the 10 mile, 122 ran sub 90 mins last year and it was 67 this year.

1 Karl Fitzmaurice 10K male 32:57
2 Colm Turner 10k male 33:22
3 Brian Murphy 10K male 33:43
8 Sharon Rynne 10k female 39:03
18 Veronica Colleran 10K female 41:04
36 Jane O Leary 10K female 43:42

10 mile
1 Niall Shanahan 10M male 57:29
2 Willie Devitt 10M male 58:54
3 Martin Carey 10M male 1:03:50
8 Dee Grady 10M female 1:06:41
16 Fiona Kinsella 10M female 1:10:26
20 Deirdre Finn 10M female 1:12:20

The results of the 10k are HERE and the 10 mile HERE

1) Brian Arthur Photography has a gallery HERE
2) Up the Banner Photography has a gallery HERE
3) Paul Jeremiah has a gallery HERE 

Clare...Results of the Wild Atlantic Run 10k & Half-Marathon in Loop Head - Sat 19th Mar 2016

This commercial race in Loop Head Co.Clare was a new fixture on the race calendar and is the third run in the franchise with others taking part in Mayo and Sligo. It was held on Saturday the 19th of March 2016 and was held on the same weekend as the Pakie Ryan race in Co.Clare which is an established event.

It consisted of two events....a 10k and a half-marathon. The numbers were reasonable but certainly nothing out of the ordinary. In the 10k which cost €24 to enter, there were 177 finishers. In the half-marathon which cost €53, there were 150 finishers.

1 Cormac O'SHEA            Male    39:02   
2 Derek LAWLOR            Male    39:55   
3 Jack GLEESON            Male    41:45   
4 Mary FINN            Female    41:54   
15 Lorraine HORAN        Female    47:05   
17 Karen CROAL            Female    47:24   

1 Jacek LATALA            Male    1:20:58   
3 Sean TRAVERS            Male    1:25:30   
4 Arthur BEADES            Male    1:27:49   
2 Hannah FOTHERGILL        Female    1:23:10   
18 Emer O MAHONY        Female    1:36:45   
22 Siobhan GALLAGHER        Female    1:39:40

The full results can be seen HERE

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Limerick...Results of the Croom Gets Moving 10k - Thurs 17th Mar 2016

This event was held in the village of Croom, Co.Limerick on Thursday the 17th of March 2016. There were 49 in the 10k race which was timed and 55 in the non-timed 6km fun run/walk.

10k winners...
1 Declan Moore    1    male    34:31
2 Mike Cunningham    2    40:01
3 Finbar O'Brien    3    male    40:27
10 Clare Coleman    1    female    44:53
12 Liz Leonard    2    female    46:11
13 Martina Reidy    3    female    46:14

The 10k results can be seen HERE

Errors & corrections to richie AT timingsolutionsireland DOT com

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Notice...Kenmare Bridge Run 5k & 10k road race - Sat 26th Mar 2016

The annual Kenmare Bridge Run 5km & 10 km road race is coming up on Saturday the 26th of March at 12:30pm.

As always, the race headquarters is at the local community centre...

This is a map of the two courses.....

Transport will be provided for anyone doing the 5k to take them from the Community Centre to the start line at the Sheen Falls Lodge. Most runners would probably use this section as a warm up for the race itself as the distance is only around 1.4 miles / 2kms.

You can enter online HERE    ...or on the day of the race from 10:30am.

Organised by Kenmare AC

Preview...A preview of the 10 km course can be seen HERE

A preview of the 5k course can be seen HERE

Monday, March 14, 2016

Kerry...Results of the Tralee Marathon & Half-Marathon - Sat 12th Mar 2016

Approximately 620 people took part in this years Tralee Marathon & Half-Marathon on Saturday the 12th of March 2016. This is how it compares to previous years..

As you can see, the numbers for both the half and full were down 27% this year despite the fact that the weather was dry and mild. This follows on from another drop in 2015 as well. When the numbers drop by say 5-10% then it's not a disaster but a drop of 27% is pretty big. If it were to continue like that, the full marathon would become unfeasible as the numbers wouldn't justify the effort & cost of having the longer course.

As for why the big drop?? It's not the cheapest of events with an entry fee of €50 for the Half-Marathon and €60 for the full but then again, there are a lot of events like that. The main reason is probably just the sheer number of races and events on the calendar at the moment.

1 Sean O SULLIVAN 1:11:46     Senior  (1)     Male  (1)
2 Donal O CALLAGHAN 1:13:03     Senior  (2)     Male  (2)
3 Derek GRIFFIN 1:13:16     01:13:14     Senior  (3)     Male  (3)
22 Sharon CAHILL 1:28:33     Ages 50-54  (1)     Female  (1)
24 Alison KIRWAN  1:28:57     Senior  (1)     Female  (2)
26 Lisa GRIFFIN 1:29:14 Senior  (2)     Female  (3)

Full Marathon....
1 Gary O HANLON 2:29:59 Senior  (1)     Male  (1)
2 Alex O SHEA 2:43:39 Ages 40-44  (1)     Male  (2)
3 John GRIFFIN 3:02:56     Senior  (2)     Male  (3)
31 Margret CARLIN 3:30:36     Ages 50-54  (1)     Female  (1)
33 Deirdre ENRIGHT 3:33:30     Senior  (1)     Female  (2)
44 Mandie PRENDERGAST 3:38:33 Senior  (2)     Female  (3)

The full results for both events can be seen on one page HERE

Start of the 2016 Tralee Half-Marathon...

Start of the 2016 Tralee Marathon...

1) Mary Mockett has a gallery of photos on her Facebook page HERE

Limerick...Results of the Monaleen Cancer Support 10k - Sun 13th March 2016

116 people took part in this 10km charity race in Monaleen, Limerick City on Sunday the 13th of March 2016.

1    Dermot Kearns    M    36:07
2    Jonathan Coleman    M    42:30
3    Cezary Wisniewski    M    42:30
8   Rachael Clancy    F    43:40
18  Catriona Hassett    F    47:17
19  Triona Crosse    F    47:29

The full results can be seen HERE
(Updated 17th March)

Errors & corrections to richie AT timingsolutionsireland DOT com

Friday, March 11, 2016

Notice...MMRA Trail race in Glenanaar, Ballyhouras, Co.Cork - Sun 13th Mar 2016

From the Munster Mountain Running Association.......NEW to the race calendar for 2016 is the 3rd round of our Munster Sunday League on Sunday the 13th of March 2016. The trail race is in Glenanaar where the route will follow the Canon Sheehan Loop around this forested area in North County Cork.

The route is approximately 10km in length, taking in around 200m of climb to reveal some wonderful views of the Ballyhouras. The adult race starts at 12pm and there will be a juniors race before this at 11:45am.

Route Description: The route will follow the marked Canon Sheehan Loop with a short detour to take in some fine views over the Ballyhoura Mountains.

Getting There: Glenanaar Woods, Ballyhoura

Parking is limited, please make every effort to carpool!

From Cork direction, on the N73 between Mallow and Mitchelstown, take the left turn immediately after the turn to Doneraile on the R522. The correct turn is signposted Ardpatrick. Glenanaar is on the left after 5km
From Limerick direction, head to Ardpatrick on the R512 from Kilmallock. From Ardpatrick, follow signs for the mountain bike trail centre. Continue past this (following signs for Canon Sheehan Loop) and Glenanaar is on the right after 6km

Organisers Instructions: Race registration will open from 11:00 to 11:45.
3.2km Junior and 1km accompanied kids races start at 11:45 sharp.

This race is open to all and the cost is €10. There is no pre-registration for this race.
If you have already run an IMRA race this year, please bring the race number given to you at that race as it is valid for the full year.

However, if this is your first IMRA race this year, you must purchase yearly IMRA membership for €10 per person. Please download the membership form, and fill it out beforehand to speed up registration (they will be available on the day too). You will then be given a race number that is used for other IMRA races this year.

Under IMRA rules for competitors safety, it is mandatory to bring and carry a jacket that is shower and wind proof for the entire race. Any competitor seen not carrying or wearing their jacket at any stage in the race will be disqualified. There are no exceptions to this rule!

Info on IMRA website


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Results of the County Tipperary Intermediate Road Championships...Sunday 6th March 2016

County Tipperary Intermediate Road Championships...Sunday 6th March 2016 in Faugheen, Carrick-On-Suir. The men's race was 8kms and the women's race was 4kms.

1 Denis Shanahan Thurles Crokes A.C. 26 21
2 Jimmy Boland Clonmel A.C. 26 51
3 Aaron O'Donnell Carrick-on-Suir A.C. 27 02

Mens Teams
1 Thurles Crokes A.C. (1,4,5,14) 24 Points
2 Clonmel A.C. A (2,7,16,17) 42 Points
3 Dundrum A.C. (9,11,15,21) 56 Points

1 Aine Roche Clonmel A.C. 14 54
2 Phil Ryan Ballynonty A.C. 15 31
3 Linda Grogan Dundrum A.C. 15 35

1 Clonmel A.C._A (1,4,9) 14 Points
2 Ballynonty A.C._A (2,7,14) 23 Points
3 Moyne AC_A (5,10,11) 26 Points

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Carrick on Suir AC have a few photos...Womens race...Mens race

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Clare...Results of the Hurley-Hoey 10k fun run/walk - Sat 5th Mar 2016

A total of 374 runners and walker took part in this 10k event.

Hurley Hoey 10k 05/03/2016
1    Willie    Devitt    00:34:22    M
2    Shane    Simcox    00:34:34    M
3    Gerry    Carty    00:35:20    M
33    Siobhan    Lennon    00:43:15    F
36    Karen    Hartigan    00:43:40    F
38    Niamh    Harte    00:44:01    F

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, March 4, 2016

Notice...Shandrum Road Runners 5k fun run/walk, Doneraile Park - Sat 12th Mar 2016

This 5k run in Doneraile Park in North Cork is coming on Saturday the 12th of March and is organised by Shandrum Road Runners. It is in reality mostly on narrow roads and paths within Doneraile Park.

Doneraile is located just to the north-east of Mallow so access is very easy from the N20 Cork to Limerick road. If you are coming from say South Tipperary, then it's just off the N73 Mitchelstown to Mallow road.

As for Doneraile Park itself, it really is a lovely spot. It's basically an old country estate and is now a grassland park with some small forested areas. It's a superb spot for a run or walk.

The entry fee is €10 at the local community centre which is shown in the preview below. There will be prizes for the top 3 men and women.

Preview.....Directions, photos and a preview  HERE.

Shandrum Road Runners have their own Facebook page HERE

Limerick...Results of the UL Rowing Club 5k - Thurs 18th, 25th Feb & 3rd Mar 2016

The results for the last three weeks can be seen HERE

Kerry...Final results of the Killarney 5k race - Sat 27th Feb 2016

The 4th race of 4 in the Killarney 5k Series organised by Gneeveguilla AC was held on Saturday the 27th of February 2016.

1 Tim O’Connor M SM An Riocht AC 15:32
2 John O’Connell M M35 Leevale AC 16:03
3 Donal Coffey M M35 Leevale AC 16:23
15 Siobhan Daly F SF Gneeveguilla AC 19:07
23 Kerry Eager F U14 F Star of the Laune 20:33
24 Mary O ‘Shea F SF Gneeveguilla AC 20:40

The results of the fourth race can be seen HERE

The overall results of the Killarney 5k Series can be seen HERE