Friday, December 23, 2016

Notice...Clonmel 4 mile road race - Mon 26th Dec 2016

From the organisers Clonmel AC...Preparations are going well for this year's race which once again takes place on St Stephen's Day at 12 noon. This year's event is sponsored by MSD and we are very grateful for such sponsorship. This race has grown in stature over the years and is now firmly fixed on everyone calendar over the festive season. This race over a good course caters for all levels of abilities and all ages.

The race will start at 12 noon outside the Loreto Convent, so the best way to get to the start is to go out the Main entrance of Colaiste Cheitinn and turn right and then go right at the Traffic lights and up to the next roundabout and the start is approx 100m after the 1st exit. The race will finish close to Barlo Motors, which is approx 300m from the traffic lights outside the Race Headquarters, Colaiste Cheitinn.

Maps and directions HERE


Friday, December 9, 2016

Major upgrade to Nenagh Indoor athletic track

The 200m indoor track in Nenagh, Co.Tipperary is the only one of its kind in Munster and is used every year for various Munster & County Indoor Championships. In the past, it was the venue for the National Championships but that is now held at the  new state of the art facility in Athlone IT.

As indoor facilities go, it's pretty basic but it's an indoor track all the same. The host club Nenagh Olympic AC have now embarked on a major upgrade.

See below for more...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tipperary...Results of the Birdhill Half-Marathon, 10k & 5k - Sun 4th Dec 2016

The annual Birdhill Half-Marathon, 10km & 5k was held on Sunday the 4th of December 2016. 

Half-Marathon...First 3 men & Kate Veale of West Waterford AC..1st woman

1) The organisers have 600+ photos HERE

1 892 Rory O Connor M SEN 1:16:30 1:16:30
2 1002 Niall O Riordan M SEN 1:17:57 1:17:57
3 583 Shane Scully M SEN 1:18:25 1:18:25
26 898 Kate Veale F SEN 1:33:40 1:33:38
34 625 Deirdre Finn F O50 1:37:20 1:37:19
42 1022 Maeve Flannery F SEN 1:39:14 1:39:13

1 828 10km Mike Carmody M SEN 0:32:23
2 1029 10km Colm Turner m SEN 0:34:22
3 413 10km Eoin Woolley M SEN 0:37:49
10 881 10km Ann Macphail F O40 0:40:49
11 873 10km Kealey Tideswell F SEN 0:40:52
16 878 10km Mary Gavin F O40 0:43:20

1 768 5km Arron Quigley M 0:17:45 0:17:45
2 752 5km PJ Carey M 0:18:40 0:18:40
3 763 5km Jerzy Gindera M 0:19:05 0:19:04
10 762 5km Veronica Colleran F 0:20:17 0:20:16
15 772 5km Laura Collins F 0:21:24 0:21:22
20 255 5km Maire O'Doherty F 0:24:16 0:24:15

Full results below...

Tipperary...Results of the Templemore Christmas Cracker 5k - Sun 4th Dec 2016

122 people turned out for this 5k Christmas run in Templemore, Co.Tipperary.

1    Gareth McGlinchey    16.38
2    John Fitzgibbon    16.43
3    Liam Shanahan    17.06
8    Louise Stack (1st F Junior) 18.42
14    Lorraine Healy (1ST F)    19.21
17    Ciara Cummins  (FJ)    19.57

1) Fit4Life Templemore have a gallery HERE

Full results below...

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Waterford...Results & photos of the Waterford Half-Marathon - Sat 3rd Dec 2016

This years Waterford Half-Marathon was held on Saturday the 3rd of December 2016 and 1735 runners took part.

1 Ciobanu    Sergiu    1:05:51    Clonliffe Harriers A.C.
2 Hehir        Sean    1:06:11    Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C.
3 Hamilton    Paddy    1:06:20    Slieve Gullion Runners
31 Hodgins    Jill    1:20:54
45 Carthy    Jackie    1:22:25
60 Malone    Sylvia    1:23:58 Waterford A.C.

The full results can be seen HERE

Category results HERE

Award winners HERE 

1) Waterford AC has a small gallery HERE
2) Ger Broderick has a gallery HERE
3) Andy O'Rourke has 4 galleries... #1 #2 #3 #4 

Waterford...Results of the Old Parish Turkey Trot - Sun 27th Nov 2016

144 runners turned out for this years Old Parish 5 mile charity run on Sunday the 27th of November 2016.
Winner of old parish turkey trot Damien Murphy being presented with his prize by John Curran of Clean zone Technology
Cleanzone Technoloy Ltd...Paddy Joe Curran Memorial Turkey Trot

1 Damian MURPHY West Waterford AC 00:26:43
2 Danny SMYTH Ballynonty AC 00:28:03
3 Nigel SHEEHAN Youghal AC 00:28:05
1 Kate VEALE West Waterford AC 00:32:45
2 Sinead BRANNIGAN Waterford AC 00:33:31
3 Deirdre ANSBRO Youghal AC 00:34:12

The full results can be seen HERE
Race report from West Waterford AC...

Monday, December 5, 2016

Kerry...Results of the Puck Warriors 5k & 10k in Killorglin - Sat 26th Nov 2016

The numbers recovered somewhat for this years Puck Warriors Jingle Run in Killorglin on Sat 26th Nov 2016. In the 10k race, there were 70 while there were 48 in the 5k. While the numbers are still down on two years ago, they're well up from last year.

1) The organisers have an album HERE

The full results can be seen below...

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel AC 4km race - Wed 30th Nov 2016

This was the 6th race of 6 in the Clonmel AC Pre-Christmas 4k Series.

Report from Clonmel AC... Great finale to our 4K road Race series

The curtain came down on the Club’s very successful Pre Christmas 4K road race series with the 6th race of the series. This race was our Charity race and this year’s event was in aid of the 5 Steps to Living Well with Dementia in South Tipperary, represented by Peggy O Sullivan and Richie Molloy, with all monies collected going to this worthy cause. The amount raised was 665 Euros.

The race attracted a very good entry of 118 participants on a cold dry foggy night. The race was won by Anthony Bowen in 14 mins 42 secs, Billy Moloney was 2nd in 15 mins 8 secs and Joey Feery was 3rd in 15 mins 18 secs. Claire Annan was 1st woman in 15 mins 17 secs, Siobhan McHugh was 2nd in 17 mins 6 secs and 3rd was Michelle Doherty in 17 mins 31 secs.

The Club would like to thank the Brothers of Charity for the use of their car park as race headquarters, the Civil Defence for First Aid and all our stewards who ensured the whole event was safely marshalled.

The Club’s next event is the St Stephen’s Day 4 mile at 12 noon, sponsored by MSD. Entries will be taken at Colaiste Cheitinn the mall from 10 am on the morning of the race. A New Year’s Resolution – we will be holding our New Year 4k series in 2017 starting on Wednesday 11th January at 7pm.

Clonmel AC 4K Race 6 Results below

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel AC 4km race - Wed 23rd Nov 2016

This was the 5th race of 6 in the Clonmel AC Pre-Christmas 4k Series.

Report from Clonmel AC...The 5th race of the Clonmel AC pre Christmas 4K Road Race series took place in ideal running conditions, no wind to contend with and relatively mild weather. The race attracted a very good entry of 125 athletes and we saw some great performances. 

The 1st 3 Men were Paddy Cummins 14 mins 4 secs, 2nd Nigel O Flaherty 14 mins 15 secs and 3rd Joey Feery 14 mins 24 secs while the 1st 3 Women were Clare Annan 15 mins 27 secs, 2nd Aine Roche 16 mins 12 secs and 3rd Kealey Tideswell 16 mins 27 secs.

Once again we would like to thank the Brothers of Charity for the use of their carpark as race headquarters and the Civil Defence for doing First Aid. We would also like to thank our many stewards who ensured the safety of everyone in the race.

Tonight’s race format was Lucky dip and the winners were Jimmy Boland 4th 14 mins 56 secs, Brian Carroll 16th 16 mins 4 secs, Kealey Tideswell 26th 16 mins 27 secs, Paddy Hackett 41st 17 mins 20 secs, Maurice Boland 52nd 17 mins 55 secs, Michael Duggan 55th 18 mins 11 secs, Tom Hartigan 72nd 19 mins 41 secs, Eamonn Crowley 87th 21 mins 54 secs, Elaine Doyle 103rd 23 mins 31 secs and Moira Molloy 116th 24 mins 26 secs.

Clonmel AC 4K Race 5 Results below

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel AC 4km race - Wed 16th Nov 2016

This was the 4th race of 6 in the Clonmel AC Pre-Christmas 4k Series.

Report from Clonmel AC...The 4th race of the Clonmel AC 4K road race series took place in cold but dry conditions where athletes had to contend with a strong breeze up along the Waterford Road. Once again we had a very good entry of 150 athletes. The race was won by Emmet McNamara in 13 mins 53 secs, 2nd Losq Rona 14 mins 11 secs and 3rd Nigel O Flaherty in 14 mins 12 secs.

The first three women were Aine Roche in 16 mins 6 secs, Yvonne O Connor 16 mins 38 secs and Suzanne Shine in 16 mins 43 secs.

The race format tonight was Lucky Dip and the lucky winners were 3rd Nigel O Flaherty 14 mins 12 secs, Daniel Kennedy 19th in 16 mins 20 secs, Michelle Doherty 40th in 17 mins 35 secs, Francis Connolly 62nd in 18 mins 30 secs. Chris Maher 80th in 19 mins 29 secs, Andy Ryan 95th in 21 mins 21 secs, Aidan Barry 113th in 23 mins 17 secs, Mary Walsh 126th in 24 mins 25 secs, Honor Goonan 129th in 24 mins 38 secs and Tess Kiely 144th in 26 mins 20 secs.

The Club would like to thank the Brothers of Charity for the use of their carpark as Race headquarters and thanks also to our many stewards who ensured that the whole event was a great success.

Full results below...

Clare...Results of the Shannon Town Utd 5k fun run & walk - Sat 5th Nov 2016

Just 21 people turned out for this 5k fun run in Shannon, Co.Clare.