Sunday, February 17, 2019

Clare : Results of the Love to Run 4 mile in Ennis - Sun 17th Feb 2019

Love to Run Tracy Guilfoyle 4 Mile and 4 x 1 mile Relay at Centrepoint Ennis Co Clare Sunday 17 February 2019.

Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order. Race Race
1 0:22:14 LIAM NAUGHTON, Ennis Track AC M 248 1
2 0:22:36 BRIAN SHEEDY, Newmarket On Fergus M 278 2
3 0:22:50 WILLIE DEVITT, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM 274 3

4 0:23:20 JOHN O GORMAN, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M 1514 4
5 0:23:26 ANNE MARIE LAURA MARY PAT RELAY, Ennis Track AC Relays 4 x 1mile 67 5
6 0:24:20 COLIN MALONE, Ennis Track AC M 287 6
7 0:25:00 KEVIN SYNOTT, Ennis Track AC M 282 7
8 0:25:03 MICHAEL MOYNIHAN, Kilnaboy M 253 8
9 0:25:08 TRACY BRIAN DARA ANNE MARIE Love 2 Run Running Club Relays 4 x 1mile 66 9 RELAY,
10 0:25:15 LIAM SHANNON, Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M 1546 10
11 0:25:22 AIDAN & ANNE DOWNES COUPLE, Clare Crusaders Male Couple 1584 11
12 0:25:29 SELENIA CULLIGAN, Ennis Track AC F 229 12
13 0:25:45 MIKE CLUNE, Ennis Track AC M 265 13
14 0:26:19 CORMAC DOWNES, Ennis M 256 14
15 0:26:33 PETER TONGE, Ennis Track AC M 1539 15
16 0:26:58 ANTHONY CULLIGAN, Fergus AC M 230 16
17 0:27:11 SEAN CULLINAN, Clarecastle M 244 17
18 0:27:50 JIMMY DOYLE, Ennis Track AC M 1589 18
19 0:27:53 RITA KIERCE, St Marys AC F 1587 19
20 0:27:54 SOPHIE MAHER , Lissycasey Junior Ladies 1520 20

21 0:28:08 GER DONOHUE, B. M. O. H. M 1545 21
22 0:28:21 GER SLATER, Country Club Limerick M 266 22

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Kerry : Results of the Tralee 10 mile race & 5k - Sat 16th Feb 2019

There was a modest turnout of 152 for this 10 miler in Tralee.

1 Robert PURCELL    01:00:45 429    M (1) Gneevguilla Ac
2 Stephen MOORE    01:00:53 387    M (2)  An Riocht
3 Niall THOMPSON    01:01:21 474    M (3)
10 Grainne O CALLAGHAN    01:07:07 420    F (1) North Cork Ac
20 Mary O SHEA    01:10:37 410    F (2) Gneevguilla
27 Michelle O REGAN    01:13:02 419    F (3)


There was 162 in the associated 5k giving a total of 314 overall.

In 2018, there was 164 in the 10 mile and 95 in the 5k, a total of 259 overall.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Kerry : Results of the Valentines 5k race in Killarney - Sat 9th Feb 2019

The Valentines 5k race in Killarney was held on Saturday the 9th of February 2019 and was organised by local club Gneeveguilla AC.

1    67    Mark Walsh    SnrM    Leevale AC    0:16:01
2    100    Tim O'Connor    O40M    An Riocht AC    0:16:15
3    104    Donal White    O40M    An Riocht AC    0:16:26
14    66    Niamh Moore    SnrF    Leevale AC    0:18:50
17    102    Niamh O'Sullivan    O55F    An Riocht AC    0:19:08
21    92    Marie McCarthy    O40F    FFMV AC    0:19:30

The full results are now available on the Gneeveguilla AC website.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Notice : Kilsheelan 10 mile road race in Tipperary - Sun 10th March 2019

This 10 mile road race organised in association with Clonmel AC is coming up on Sunday the 10th of March 2019.

The race HQ is in the village of Kilsheelan which is located just east of Clonmel in South Tipperary.

The race HQ is at the local community centre pictured below. This is just off the road north from Kilsheelan.

Info from the organisers....
Date of Race: Sunday 10th March 2019
Race Length: 10 miles
Race starting time: 11am Kilsheelan village
Entry Fee: 20 euro plus online registration fee of €2.10
Entry Fee on the day will be €20.
Prize Money: €1,000
Numerous spot prizes based on preset finishing places.
All walkers welcome as 1 hour walking route included
All Race participants including walkers will receive a quality Free Reusable Coffee Mug
Refreshments afterwards
All runners will be chip timed by Premier Timing Systems.

Course.... There is a new 10 mile course for 2019 and some of the hills have been removed. The race starts to the north of Kilsheelan and takes in Ballypatrick around 2.5m and Kilmurry at about 5m.

The finish is on the N24 near Kilsheelan.

Profile.....The profile is shown below. There is one drag from about 2 to 3 miles but it's only an ascent of 80ft spread out over a mile.

Overall, it should be a pretty fast course.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Tipperary : Results of the Newcastle 5k race - Sun 20th Jan 2019

145 runners turned out for this 5k race in Newcastle, Tipperary on Sun 20th January 2019.

1     Paddy Cummins     Moycarkey Coolcroo  16:12     SM
2     Gareth McGlinchey     Dundrum AC  17:07     SM
3     Conor Ryan     Clonmel AC 17:17     SM
19     Kealey Tideswell     Clonmel AC  20:05     SF
20     Suzanne Shine     Clonmel AC 20:51     SF
21     Anne Marie Halpin     Clonmel AC  20:53     SF

Full results

Photos of the Munster Senior and Masters Indoor Track Championships - 10th Feb 2019

Some photos of the Munster indoor championships in Nenagh on the 10th of Feb 2019...

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Waterford : Results of the Anne Valley 5 mile Challenge - Sat 9th Feb 2019

 There were 301 finishers in this years Anne Valley 5 mile Challenge in Dunhill, Co.Waterford on Sa 9th Feb 2019. That's slightly on the 325 of last year.

1 Murphy     Noel     2040     27:40 5:32/M     Open     Waterford ac   
2 Hearne     Eoin     1995     29:08 5:49/M     Open     Ferrybank ac   
3 Quinlan     Tony     1948     29:17 5:51/M     Open     Waterford AC
19 Murphy     Sinead     1914     32:52 6:34/M     Open    
24 Hutchinson     Mollie     1862     33:11 6:38/M     Open     Ferrybank AC   
30 Tideswell     Kealey     2092     33:46 6:45/M     Open   


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Notice : Kilmacthomas 4 mile in Co Waterford - Sun 17th Feb 2019


From West Waterford AC.... The 16th Annual Kilmacthomas 4 mile. This is race number 4  in the Michael Roche Carpets series. Entries will be taken at the community hall Kilmacthomas at the top of the town with the entry fee being 8 Euro pre reg on link below or 10 euro on race day. Shower facilities will also be available in this hall after the event for both men and women. Presentation of prizes will take place in te Community hall where refreshments will be available to all.

Online entries

Monday, February 4, 2019

Results & Photos of the John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile road race - Sun 3rd Feb 2019

Over 2,400 runners turned out for this years John Treacy 10 mile road race in Dungarvan with huge numbers from Cork taking part.

This is a breakdown of the top clubs with more than 20 members finishing...

Top 10 men and women...

1 Kevin MAUNSELL    Clonmel A.C.    MS    3135    49:36
2 David FLYNN    Clonliffe Harriers    MS    3125    49:53
3 Tomas FITZPATRICK    Tallaght A.C.    MS    3122    50:02
4 Cillian O'LEARY    Raheny Shamrocks A.C.    MS    3121    50:06
5 Conor DUFFY    Glaslough Harriers    MS    600    50:28
6 Sean HEHIR    Rathfarnham WSAF A.C.    MS    776    51:04
7 David MANSFIELD    Clonmel A.C.    MS    604    51:22
8 Chris MINTERN    Leevale A.C.    MS    3134    52:46
9 Kevin O'BRIEN    East Cork A.C.    MS    2619    52:55
10 Colin MERRITT    M45    3132    53:01
44 Grace LYNCH    Iveragh A.C.    FS    9768    58:00
59 Laura O'SHAUGHNESSY    D.S.D.    FS    3123    58:56
91 Siobhan O'DOHERTY    Borrisokane    FS    1444    1:00:18
117 Sinèad LAMBE    Donore Harriers    FS    2270    1:01:30
122 Fiona SANTRY    East Cork A.C.    FS    1960    1:01:37
157 Adele WALSH    St Senans A.C.    F40    1142    1:02:57
159 Rhona HAYDEN    FS    746    1:02:59
174 Angela MCCANN    Clonmel A.C.    F45    601    1:03:54
191 Katie HICKSON    Cork Triathlon Club    F40    1456    1:04:18
197 Ann GEARY    Midleton A.C.    F40    319    1:04:23

Photos... (updated Tues 5th Feb @9:04am)
1) There will be 9 albums up on the Running in Cork Facebook page
...a) Start
...b) Near 1 mile mark
...c) Near 3 mile mark
...d) Finish line - First place to about 1h 09m 45s
...e) Finish line - roughly 1h 09m 45s to 1h 18m 30s
...f) Finish line - roughly 1h 18m 30s to 1h 26m 00s
...g) Finish line - roughly 1h 26m 30s to 1h 33m 30s
...h) Finish line - roughly 1h 33m 30s to 1h 42m 30s
...i) Finish line - roughly 1h 42m 30s to 2h 03m 30s

2) Small gallery of groups from Mick Dooley

3) DC Images has a gallery of 417 photos

4) John Troy has over 500 photos here

5) West Waterford AC have a gazillion photos here 

6) Anthony Foley has about 900 here

Great video from Anthony Foley giving an aerial view of the start of the 2019 Dungarvan 10 mile road race...

Donation of €5000 to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland from the proceeds of the 2019 John Treacy  10 mile road race in Dungarvan.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Clare : Results of the Run the Banner New Year, New You 5k - Sat 19th Jan 2019

This was the first race in the Run the Banner series and attracted a field of 264 runners, up from the 185 in 2018.


Even though the entry fee was €15 for a 5k, it didn't seem to have any impact on the numbers taking part.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Notice : Castleisland 10 mile race & 5k run in Co Kerry - Sun 14th Apr 2019

The annual 10 mile road race & 5km run in Castleisland, Co.Kerry is coming up on Sunday the 14th of April 2019.

Entries >> You can enter online HERE

The 10 mile race costs €25 while the 5k race costs €11.50. 

Please note that the 10 mile race starts at 11am with the 5k race starting 20 minutes later at 11:20am.

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 new 10 mile course is up on the race website. The 5 km course is HERE

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Sonic the Hedgehog completes 100 marathons and raises 40,000 Euro for charity

If you have done any of the marathons in Cork and Dublin over the last few years, you may have noticed someone running in a 'Sonic the Hedgehog' outfit.

That was none other than Neilie Hall of Ballynonty AC in Tipperary who was raising funds for the South Tipperary Hospice Movement. Over the last few years, he has raised over 40,000 Euro!

Neilie also recently completed his 100th marathon and was the first Tipperary man to do so.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Notice : Valentines 5k in Killarney, Kerry - Sat 9th Feb 2019

Gneeveguilla AC are organising a 5k race in the Killarney Demense on Saturday the 9th of February 2019.

The race HQ is at the Old Monastery on Port Road.

Entry fee for adults is €10 and €5 for students.

Prizes for all finishers – medals

Special Prize for Senior, Junior & Master Men & Ladies. First five men & women. First & second in each categories O35, O40, O45………… to O70. Under 19, Under 16, Under 14 & Under 12

Prize giving and refreshments after the race in the Old Monastery.

An overall prize will be given for those who participate in our 3 Spring races:- Killarney on the 9th Feb, Rathmore East to Rathmore West 4K March 9th at 11:30 and Jack O’Keeffe Boherbue to Kiskeam 4 Mile on Easter Monday 22nd April at 1 p.m.
Prizes for all finishers – medals

Special Prize for Senior, Junior & Master Men & Ladies. First five men & women. First & second in each categories O35, O40, O45………… to O70. Under 19, Under 16, Under 14 & Under 12

Prize giving and refreshments after the race in the Old Monastery.

More details on the Gneeveguilla AC website.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Poll for the best Half-Marathon in Munster in 2018

Thanks to everyone for the nominations.

Charleville Half-Marathon (Sept 2018)
Cork City Half-Marathon (June 2018)
Dingle Half-Marathon (Sept 2018)
Clonmel Half-Marathon (Aug 2018)
Clonakilty Half-Marathon (Dec 2018)
Run Killarney Half-Marathon (July 2018)
Cahir Half-Marathon (July 2018)
Rosscarbery Surf, Turf 'n' Tar Half-Marathon (May 2018)
Waterford AC Half-Marathon (Dec 2018)
Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon (Sept 2018)
East Cork Harbour Half-Marathon (Aug 2018)
The poll for the best Half-Marathon in Munster in 2018 is now open.

Visit this link to vote...

We'll close it at the end of the month.

Poll for the best 10 mile race in Munster in 2018

Thanks to everyone for the nominations.

John Treacy 10 mile road race in Dungarvan (Feb 2018)
Kingdom Come 10 mile in Castleisland (Apr 2018)
Mallow 10 mile (March 2018)
Duhallow 10 mile in Newmarket (Apr 2018)
Blackwater 10 mile in Clondulane nr Fermoy (May 2018)
John Buckley Sports 10 Miler in Cork City (Sept 2018)
Sonia O'Sullivan 10 mile in Cobh (Apr 2018)
Killarney 10 mile (Sept 2018)

The poll for the best 10 mile race in Munster in 2018 is now open.

Visit this link to vote...

We'll close it at the end of the month.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Waterford : Proceeds of Paddy Joe Memorial Turkey Trot presented to Waterford Hospice

From West Waterford AC....Pictured are the Paddy Joe Curran memorial Turkey Trot committed at the Marine ,Making a Presentation of €3,355  from the proceeds from the recent fun/run walk in aid of Waterford Hospice.

The main event sponsor was Cleanzone Technology ltd.

A huge thank you to all participants and sponsors and helpers on the day.

Pictured l-r back row Eoghan O'Neill, Pat Whelan, Tom Leahy, Christy O'Neill, Sean Drohan, Kevin Donnelly

Front row l-r Sandra Healy, Michelle Healy, John Moran and Joan Sheehan Waterford Hospice, Anne Whelan

Photo.( Michael Kiely )

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Kerry : Results of the Brosna 4k - Sun 13th Jan 2019

3 Counties 4k Fundraiser Brosna Run 5 Results -Sunday 13th of January 2019
Position Time
1st 271 James Doran 14:00 1st Man
2nd 22 Tim Long 14:42 2nd Man
3rd 11 David O Connor 15:00
4th 44 Daniel O Connor 15:16
5th 34 John Cahill 15:20
6th 10 Adam Barry 16:39
7th 32 Billy Daly 17:01
8th 94 Peter Curtin 17:06
9th 35 Darragh Cahill 17:09
10th 108 Ger Nash 17:30
11th 18 Saoirse Thompkins 17:41 1st Woman
12th 56 Mike McCarthy 17:48
13th 27 Anne Mangan 17:59 2nd Woman
14th 19 Catroina Shanahan 18:35
15th 46 Grace Cahill 18:42 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Limerick : Results & Photos of the Tom Walsh Memorial 10k - Sun 6th Jan 2019

There was a good turn out of 149 runners for this years Tom Walsh Memorial 10k race race in Caherconlish on Sun 6th Jan 2019.

1. 338 Brian Maher m Kilkenny City Harriers 00:30:36 (New course record)
2. 648 Colm Turner m Limerick AC 00:34:18
3. 216 Tom Lupton m Portlaoise AC 00:35:50
11. 191 Carol Finn w Leevale AC 00:38:51
12. 217 Hilkka Kontro w Limerick AC 00:39:05
19. 342 Sharon Cleene w 00:39:55

1st over 40 male: Sean Quirke - Bilboa A/c - 35.59
1st over 50 male: Tom Blackburn - Moore abbey milers - 36.51
1st over 40 lady: Maurna Griffin O’Malley - Limerick tri - 40.03
1st over 50 lady:Niamh Yelverton - Limerick Tri - 48.39.

Full results

1) The organisers have a nice gallery HERE

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Race calendar passes 300,000 page views

At the end of 2018, the race calendar on the Running in Munster site reached an important milestone when it passed 300,000 page views!

The problem with most race calendars is that they don't list all the events or they list events at the other end of the country which are of no interest.

The objective of this calendar is to list all the running events in Munster plus the three counties in the south of Leinster... i.e. a race calendar for the southern counties of Ireland.

The main calendar is on the Running in Cork site and this gets updated nearly every day. After a few days, the complete calendar is copied across to the Running in Munster site.

Between the two sites, the race calendar has racked up just under 1 million page views.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Notice : Tom Walsh 10k race in Caherconlish - Sun 6th Jan 2019

The annual Tom Walsh 10k race is coming up in Caherconlish to the south-east of Limerick City on Sunday the 6th of January 2019 at 12 noon.

From the organisers...This is an Athletics Ireland event. We have chip timing, full changing facilities and a great spread of food afterwards in the Millennium Centre Caherconlish, Cash prices for 1st 3 male/female and 1st over 40 and 50 male and female. 

We are going to open registertion sat evening the 5th of Jan from 5pm to 7pm and Sunday from 10am to 11.30am also in the Millennium centre.

Entry Fee : Runners €15, Walkers for the 5 mile €5, Family for the walk €10

The map below shows the race route to the south-east of Caherconlish.

The first two miles of the 10k course is on the R513 road which may have some traffic. After that at about 2.3 miles, runners turn off to the left and onto quiet country roads for the rest of the race.

The profile above shows the humps and bumps out on the course. There is a slight pull around the 5 mile mark but this is followed by a downhill finish.

Course video below gives a feel for what the 10k looks like...

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Kerry: Results of the Charles O'Shea 10k & 5k in Beaufort - Tues 1st Jan 2019

The annual Charles O'Shea 10k race organised by Star of the Laune AC was held on New Years Day 2019 and got a big turnout of over 200 runners.

In the 10k, there was 109 finishers and in the 5k, it was 97 giving a grand total of 206. Last year, the total was 153.

As can be seen from the chart above, Star of the Laune AC introduced a 5k option in 2017 and this resulted in a major drop in the 10k numbers. In 2018, the total numbers recovered to about the 150 mark again. In 2019, the total numbers hit a new high.

Full results below...

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Limerick : Results & Photos of the Limerick Country Club 5 mile - Tues 1st Jan 2019

Clare : Results of the Miltown Malbay 5k race - Tues 1st Jan 2019

Just to note that the first person across the line in this 5k race was Barbara Cleary of Donore  Harriers who beat all the men!

The Maggie Cullen & Miltown Malbay GAA 5k Road Race in Miltown Malbay Co Clare Tuesday 1 January 2019.
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:18:24    BARBARA CLEARY,     Donore Harriers    F    18    1
    2    0:19:10    SEAN MEADE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    13    2
    3    0:19:21    EAMON DUNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    605    3
    4    0:20:11    JOHN O MALLEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    113    4
    5    0:21:10    CONAL MEADE,     Miltown Malbay    Junior Men    102    5
    6    0:22:00    JOSHUA MOLONEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    109    6
    7    0:22:21    ANDREW O CONNOR,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    36    7
    8    0:22:48    GARY CARROLL,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    45    8
    9    0:22:54    CILLIAN KEAVEY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    49    9
    10    0:22:56    SEAN NEYLON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    97    10
    11    0:22:58    SUE GARRAHY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF    9    11
    12    0:22:59    GARY RUSH,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    10    12
    13    0:23:00    LOUIS GRIFFIN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    60    13
    14    0:23:00    JAMES DOWNES,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    99    14
    15    0:23:01    TONY CARROLL,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    46    15
    16    0:23:11    PAT MURRAY,     Miltown Malbay    M    73    16
    17    0:23:28    CONOR NEYLON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    96    17
    18    0:23:29    HELEN MC MAHON ,     Waterford    F    116    18
    19    0:23:32    TOM O CONNOR,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    Junior Men    37    19