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.

Results... http://www.runthebanner.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/RTB_2019_FunFriendsFitness_series_5k_results.pdf

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... http://castleisland10mile.wordpress.com/

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.

Link... https://www.tipperarylive.ie/news/sport/358287/the-first-tipperary-man-ever-to-run-100-marathons-some-man-for-one-man.html

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... https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CPC7MSZ

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... https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2HFSQM9

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