Thursday, March 16, 2023

Notice: IMRA Clonmel Trail Half-Marathon - Sat 25th March 2023

IMRA are holding their Clonmel Trail Half-Marathon on Saturday the 25th of March 2023. Note that this one is reasonably challenging with a total ascent of 826-metres. 

The maximum elevation is only about 400m which isn't that high compared to local mountains so it's not a case of running to a top of a mountain and back down again. It's the undulating course that is responsible ascent of 826m.

Enter here...

DESCRIPTION: Clonmel Trail Half-Marathon
COUNTY: Tipperary
DATE: Saturday 25 March, 2023
TIME: 11:00
CLIMB (M): 826
DISTANCE (KM): 21.10
RACE MARKING: Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
ENTRY CLOSES: 2023-03-18 18:00:00

Friday, March 3, 2023

Notice: IMRA Trail Race in Bansha Woods in Tipperary - Sun 5th March 2023

This IMRA 9.5km trail race will be held in Bansha Woods in Tipperary on Sunday 5th March 2023.


COUNTY: Tipperary
DATE: Sunday 5 March, 2023
CLIMB (M): 200
RACE MARKING: Route fully marked - Route fully marked
ENTRY CLOSES: 2023-03-04 18:00:00
ENTRY COST: €7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Lovely winding Forest trails and rolling hills all the way


Bansha Wood Carpark

Please park as advised on arrival. Parking is limited. As per IMRA rules rain jacket must be carried by all runners. 4k Short course, Also accompanied kids run 1k

Under IMRA rules for competitor's safety, IT IS MANDATORY TO WEAR OR 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!

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Results & photos of the Adare 10k - Sun 26th Feb 2023

The annual Adare 10k road race was held on Sunday the 26th of February 2023 and attracted a field of 773 runners. This race sold out months ago and is one of the most popular events in Limerick.

Top 3 men & women...
1 William MAUNSELL 30:32 10 MS Clonmel A.C.
2 Niall SHANAHAN 30:44 4 M40 An Bru A.C.
3 John KINSELLA 31:50 9 M40 Bilboa A.C.
1 Ide NIC DHOMHNAILL 33:59 7 FS West Limerick A.C.
2 Mary MULHERNE 34:44 704 FS Portlaoise A.C.
3 Kate MCDONALD 36:43 2 FS Ballyroan Abbeyleix & District A.C

Full results HERE

1) Eamon Doody took about 800 photos.
Album 1 ... Album 2 ... Album 3 ... Album 4

Report from West Limerick AC

Curtins Londis Adare 10k 2023

On Sunday we had the 29th year of our club Adare 10k. West Limerick Athletics Club would like to thank our main sponsor David Curtin and all of our other sponsors, volunteers, Gardai, Red Cross, the village of Adare and our race entrants for making Adare 10k 2023 such a special and memorable race event.

The race was sold out in one week in October which just shows how highly anticipated our race has become. Sunday was a perfect day for racing and runners from all over the country converged on Adare for what has become one of the premier club races in Munster.

At 1pm we were under starters orders. The elite runners set off at a blistering pace, the smiles at the finish line were gone and it was time to go to work. The support of the local , stewards and race supporters helped everyone around the challenging route.

It would become a day where both winners had family connections to past winners. William Maunsell was the overall winner in 30:31. His brother Kevin won in 2020 setting a course record at the time of 30:18. They are the second set of brothers to become winners , following in the footsteps of the famous Power brothers from Co.Clare. Dermot won in 1997 and Seamus in 2003. 

Ide Nic Dhomhnaill was the winner in the ladies race. Ide set a course record of 33:59 while winning and took home our Corn na mBan for first West Limerick woman to cross the finish line. Ide’s sister Sorcha has won Adare 10k twice previously in 2017 and 2020.

The top three men were William Maunsell Clonmel A.C. 30:31, Niall Shanahan An Bru A.C. 30:42 and John Kinsella Bilboa A.C. 31:50

The top three women were Ide Nic Dhomhnaill West Limerick A.C. 33:59, Mary Mulhare Portaoise A.C. 34:44 and Kate McDonald Ballyroan Abbeyleix & District A.C. 36:42.

The winners of the team prizes were West Limerick A.C. men and Dooneen A.C. ladies.

Thank you also to our volunteer race pacers on the day. We had Dermot Kearns & Sean Cunningham for 40 minutes, Mark Lenihan, Martin Lyons & Kieran Carr for 45 minutes, Sheila Clavin & George O Sullivan for 50 minutes, Eddie O Sullivan & Sean McAuliffe for 55 minutes, Ger Meehan & Mark Ryan for 60 minutes.

A final thank you to everyone who ran yesterday, those who come back year after year and make our club fundraising race so special.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Notice: IMRA Trail race in Torc Woods nr Killarney - Sun 26th Feb 2023

IMRA are organising an 8km trail race in Torc Woods near Killarney on Sunday the 26th of February at 11am. This event has a total ascent of 300m and would be suitable for anyone that can comfortably run 10 miles / 16kms on the road.

DATE: Sunday 26 February, 2023 
TIME: 11:00
CLIMB (M): 300
RACE MARKING: Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
ENTRY CLOSES:2023-02-25 18:00:00
ENTRY COST: €7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Runners will start just after the barrier and ease into a steady climb for 800m on forest double track before starting a 2.5k descent on a steep grassy hill and turning onto the Queens Drive past Killegy Lodge. From here, slot left into the wood on "Lemmings" single track . Hairpin left ,then more steep downhill double track running before turning hairpin right for more level ground. Turn left past a natural reservoir into single track woods and meandering through the "Pine Needles" trail, then left again for a short distance before slotting right towards "Queens Drive" From here , the fun starts with a nice steady uphill before turning left into the woods to ascend "Murphs Trail". Nice 200m lung buster in the middle of this and then a lovely mossy downhill through a stream and right onto "Mossy Farm" double track which continues right and carries you back towards Killegy Lodge again. Continue back the way you came, up the hill but this time turn right and next left to climb "Bombholes". Another wee lung buster. It's all downhill upon turning right and right again on double track before square left and the final 800m to the finish just next to the carpark. Double track can be muddy if wet but is quite level. Single tracks tend not to be as muddy except for Bomeholes but roots will be treacherous on all. And we are planning on having junior/kids race too

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Results & Photos of the Dungarvan 10-mile road race - Sun 5th Feb 2023

First place finish for William Maunsell

Over 2,700 runners took part in this years John Treacy Dungarvan 10-mile race race and in terms of the weather, it was one of the best ever. There are loads of of photos to follow...

The first woman home in this years John Treacy Dungarvan 10-mile road race was Irish international cross country runner Mary Mulhare of Portlaoise AC

Top 10 men & women...

1 William MAUNSELL 00:49:52 3496 M MS Clonmel A.C.
2 David MCCARTHY 00:51:04 3467 M MS West Waterford AC
3 Conor MCCAULEY 00:51:26 1855 M MS
4 Neil WIKTORSKI 00:51:39 684 M MS Solid Running
5 Jamie GAHAN 00:52:06 1836 M M40 Kilkenny City Harriers
6 Mossy BRACKEN 00:52:28 27 M MS Moycarkey Coolcroo AC
7 Pat FITZGERALD 00:52:31 437 M MS Waterford AC
8 Noel MURPHY 00:52:40 1699 M MS Waterford AC
9 Donal COAKLEY 00:52:40 410 M MS Leevale AC
10 John MEADE 00:53:25 3472 M M40 St Finbarrs AC
1 Mary MULHARE 00:55:48 3389 F FS Portlaoise AC
2 Sally FORRISTAL 00:59:34 2226 F FS St Joesphs AC
3 Aoife O'LEARY 01:00:19 3392 F F40 Sportsworld RC
4 Lauren DERMODY 01:00:56 2002 F FS Castlecomer AC
5 Angela MCCANN 01:01:49 2582 F F50 Clonmel AC
6 Adele WALSH 01:02:11 2372 F F45 St Senans AC
7 Catherine MURPHY 01:02:21 2040 F F45 Eagle AC
8 Linda O'SULLIVAN 01:02:24 2303 F F50 Watergrasshill AC
9 Shona KEANE 01:02:39 3268 F F40
10 Jean LUCEY 01:03:02 2989 F F35

Full results HERE


1) There are loads of photos going up on the Running in Cork Facebook page
a) Some pre-race photos HERE
b) Just after the start HERE
c) Finishers under 59:18 HERE

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Notice: IMRA Glengarra Woods Trail Race nr Mitchelstown - Sun 29th Jan 2023

After a very successful trail race at Corrin Hill Woods on the 15th, the IMRA are holding their next trail race on Sunday the 29th of January 2023 at Glengarra Woods near Mitchelstown. This is a good introduction to trail running for anyone starting off.

The distance is 7.3kms with a 187m climb. If you can run a 10k comfortably on the road then you should be ok for this. 

Details and registration at

Note that IMRA membership is required which costs €10 for the year. The trail race costs €7.

From IMRA... " Our next trail race will be at Glengarra Woods, in the foothills of the Galtee Mountains, on Sunday 29th January. We have long (7.3km) and short (3km) courses available. If you're new to trail running, this would be a great course to try out.

Details and registration at
DESCRIPTION: Glengarra Woods
COUNTY: Tipperary
DATE: Sunday 29 January, 2023
CLIMB (M):187
ENTRY CLOSES: 2023-01-28 18:00:00
ENTRY COST:€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s. Online entry only for this race.

Glengarra Woods is just off the M8 motorway between Mitchelstown and Cahir. If you're coming from near Cork City then take exit 12 and follow the old N8 road.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Results of the Tom Walsh 10k in Caherconlish, Limerick - Sun 15th Jan 2023

The annual Tom Walsh 10k road race was held in Caherconlish, Limerick on Sunday 15th January 2023 and attracted a large field of 267 runners. This is down slightly on the 289 of last year.

As road races go in Co Limerick, this is one of the larger ones.

Top 3 men & women...
 1 Conor MCCAULEY 31:37 459 MS Leevale AC
2 Rory CHASSER 32:37 1487 MS
3 Declan GUINA 33:23 173 MS West Limerick AC
1 Dymphna RYAN 36:45 1467 F40 Dundrum AC
2 Carol FINN 37:59 1486 FS Leevale AC
3 Angela MCCANN 38:17 456 F50 Clonmel AC

Full results HERE

1) Ian Horgan has a number of galleries... 
a) Pre-race 
b) Finish 1 of 4
c) Finish 2 of 4
d) Finish 3 of 4
e) Finish 4 of 4

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Notice: Tom Walsh 10k race in Caherconlish, Limerick - Sun 15th Jan 2023

The annual Tom Walsh 10k race is coming up in Caherconlish to the south-east of Limerick City on Sunday the 15th of January 2023 at 12 noon.

The entry fee is €25 (& fees) and this includes a dry fit top for the first 250 to enter.

Enter HERE

From the organisers...All Proceeds from this years race will go to the following local clubs and charities:
Underage soccer club
Local St Vincent de Paul
Senior citizens 
Tidy Towns

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...

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Notice: Colligan Woods 5mile in W Waterford - Sun 15th Jan 2023

West Waterford AC are organising a 5-mile race in Colligan Woods to the NW of Dungarvan on Sunday 15th January 2023. It starts at 12 noon and the entry fee is €10.

Entry link...


This coming Sunday the 15th January 2023, we will host the 34th Annual Kiely Monumental Colligan Cup. The Juvenile race starts at 11 am. The senior race has a 12 noon start and is over the usual 5 miles Colligan wood circuit and Juveniles will have a single 1-mile circuit to run. 

The Colligan cup is a unique event in that it is run on a handicap basis where you simply predict your finishing time over a 5 mile run, with the winner being the person who is nearest to that predicted time.

This makes the race open to all no matter what your standard is, everyone has the same chance of taking the title. Now in its 34th year we would like to thank sincerely our sponsor for all of those 34 years David and Margaret Kiely of Kiely Monumental for their on-going support for the local running club West Waterford AC. So for a great fun event on the yearly running calendar Colligan is where you need to be come next Sunday 15th January.


The race timing system itself will remain the same as the one Victor Mullins devised 34 years ago. The following is how the handicap timing system works, the run begins when the clock starts with the time of the slowest predicted runner’s time, say 60 minutes. As the clock counts backwards down to zero every runner begins when his or her predicted time shows up on the clock. 

The runner with the fastest predicted time will be the last runner to start the race. The winner of the Colligan Cup is the runner who is the first person to cross the finish line after the clock reaches zero-it is that simple. All you have to do is get your prediction right. 

Remember, no watches allowed or music head phones. So if you would like to become part of local athletics history and have your name inscribed on the now famous Colligan plaque which was erected in the wood some years ago by the race sponsor David Kiely of Kiely Monumental come along next Sunday. We must also mention and thank Coillte for their permission and help in letting us hold the race. We urge all going to Colligan on Sunday to please allow plenty of time as parking will be restricted on the road to one side. Please do not park where your car might obstruct the flow of traffic or interfere with the runners. This is a great family event with something for everyone. The Colligan Cup itself will be awarded to the winner of the senior race, while the Shield will be awarded to the first lady finisher. The Victor Mullins cup will be awarded to the 1st runner on the right side of the clock who is running the event for the very first time. The Juvenile Shield will be presented to the Juvenile winner. The junior race is organized by the club’s juvenile section over one lap of the Colligan circuit and it gets under way at 11AM sharp and this too is a guess your time handicap event. The senior race will start at 12 noon. All are welcome to participate.

entry online at link below.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Results & Photos of the Clonmel 4-mile road race - 26th Dec 2022

A total of 288 runners turned out for this years Clonmel 4-mile road race on St Stephens Day 2022.

Top 3 men & women...
 1 Peter Lynch Kilkenny City Harriers  18:37 SM 53
2 David McGlynn Waterford 18:49 SM 187
3 William Maunsell Clonmel AC  19:14 SM 253
12 Courtney McGuire Clonmel AC 22:02 SF 230
14 Layla Roebke Real Training 22:04 SF 110
19 Dymphna Ryan Dundrum AC 22:30 SF 172

Full results HERE


1) Clonmel AC have a gallery HERE

2) Paul Condon Photography has 3 galleries... a) Album 1 b) Album 2 & c) Album 3

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Notice: Dungarvan Charity Run - 26th Dec 2022

From West Waterford AC... "In association with The organizers Dungarvan GAA club We are delighted to be back in person with our Charity St Stephen's day run. 

This years chosen charity is Mercy Cancer Appeal. 

Please all come along to the Dungarvan GAA CLub grounds Clogherane  at 11am St Stephens morning and walk or run off all that turkey!! 

You can register online HERE or on the day. Look forward to seeing you all."

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Notice: Clonmel 4 mile road race in Tipperary - Mon 26th Dec 2022

The big race in Tipperary over the Christmas period is the annual 4 mile race in Clonmel on Monday the 26th of December 2022.

Entry link HERE

From the organisers Clonmel AC...MSD 4 Mile Festive Road Race

Preparations for this year’s event on St Stephen’s Day are going very well. This Club event is once again sponsored by MSD and we are very grateful for such sponsorship. 

The race starts at 12 noon and entries will be taken from 9.30 am onwards at Colaiste Cheitinn, the Mall. E91K2E2.

Last year we had over 300 athletes competing, this event caters for all levels of fitness. 

This year’s Prize list is as follows:
This year there will be Prizes for the following categories, Men: 1st 5 Men, 1st 0/40, 0/45, 0/50, 0/55 and 0/60. 
The list of Prizes for the Ladies is as follows: the 1st 5 Ladies, 1st 0/35, 0/40, 0/45, 0/50 and 0/60. 1st Junior Man and Woman under 18.

There will be a new Course record for 1st man 17 mins 45 secs and 1st woman 21 mins 32 secs. 

There will also be Post Race Refreshments in the Vocational School. This year’s event will be Chip timed by Premier Timing Systems. This event has an Athletics Ireland Race Permit.

The entry Fee is 15 Euros online at Enquiries to Niall at 086 1660888.

Maps and directions HERE


Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Results of the Waterford AC Half-Marathon - Sat 3rd Dec 2022

The Waterford AC Half-Marathon was held on Saturday the 3rd of December 2022 on what was a cool but dry day.

I had forgotten just how big this half marathon is. With almost 1900 runners taking part, it's one of the largest half-marathons in Munster and is certainly way bigger than the Waterford Viking Half-Marathon which had 676 finishers this year.

Why the big numbers? Maybe it's the time of year when there are fewer races? There aren't that many races in the South-East so this would be an attractive race for runners in Waterford, Kilkenny and Wexford. The entry price of €30 would certainly help as opposed to say €50-€60. Or maybe it's the Bobbly Hat! 

The exact number of finishers was 1894 finishers which is down 15% on the last outing in 2019. As can be seen from the chart above, the peak was back in 2018 and it declined the next year.

The post pandemic drop of 15% is pretty typical of a lot of races as quite a number of people have  stopped running or old habits have been broken. The unknown is whether it will continue its slide, stay static and grow again. I suspect the numbers will decline slowly in the years ahead but it will remain to be one of the most popular half-marathons.

Top 10 men & women...

1 Ryan CREECH 01:05:02 01:05:02 2472 M MS Leevale AC
2 Yared DERESE 01:05:49 01:05:50 2480 M M40 Carrick Aces AC
3 Sergiu CIOBANU 01:07:18 01:07:19 285 M MS Clonliffe Harriers
4 Tudor MOLDOVAN 01:09:16 01:09:17 1469 M MS Clonliffe Harriers
5 Conor MCCAULEY 01:09:16 01:09:17 1369 M MS Leevale AC
6 Tomas FITZPATRICK 01:11:40 01:11:41 702 M M40 Tallaght AC
7 Cillian O'LEARY 01:11:47 01:11:48 1787 M M40 Raheny Shamrock AC
8 Noel MURPHY 01:12:03 01:12:03 2549 M MS Waterford AC
9 Vivian FOLEY 01:12:20 01:12:21 2413 M M50 Eagle AC
10 Paul DORAN 01:12:31 01:12:32 569 M M40 United Striders
1 Aoife COOKE 01:12:58 01:12:58 2515 F F35 Eagle AC
2 Fiona KEHOE 01:19:31 01:19:31 1081 F F40 Kilmore AC
3 Aoife O'LEARY 01:21:31 01:21:32 1788 F F40 Sportsworld RC
4 Sally FORRISTAL 01:22:13 01:22:14 761 F FS St Joesphes AC
5 Catherine O'CONNOR 01:22:31 01:22:33 1694 F F45 Sli Cualann AC
6 Angela MCCANN 01:22:07 01:22:37 1345 F F50 Clonmel AC
7 Megan MCCARTHY 01:23:24 01:23:28 1366 F FS
8 Adele WALSH 01:23:50 01:24:09 2301 F F45 St Senans AC
9 Linda O'SULLIVAN 01:24:28 01:24:38 2471 F F50 Watergrashill AC
10 Elle O'DRISCOLL 01:24:52 01:25:08 1739 F FS Liffey Valley AC

Full results HERE

1) Waterford AC have a gallery HERE

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Dungarvan 10 mile entries open on Thurs 1st Dec 2022...

The John Treacy Dungarvan 10-mile road race will be held on Sunday the 5th of February 2023 and now is the time to look at some key dates. 

Thursday 1st December 2022: Entries open for athletic club members. You will need your AI membership number for this. The entry fee is €30 and there may be additional registration fees.

The entry link is via Event Master and it opens at 8am - Enter HERE

Thursday 8th December 2022: Entries open for everyone. The entry fee is again €30 but non-club runners will have to pay the new Athletics Ireland 'One-Day Licence' which costs an additional €2.

Entries will remain open until the limit of 3,750 is reached.


History & Analysis... The first thing is not to get in a panic about entering. In 2019, all 3,000 places were snapped up in 3-hours. 

In 2021, entries opened a week early for club runners with the non-club runners entering a week later. Even with that, it still took 27-hours to fill all 3,000 places.

This year, the numbers of entries has gone from 3,000 up to 3,750. Despite the impression some people might give, the vast majority of runners out there are not members of an athletics club.

As long as you're ready to enter on the morning of the 8th of December then you should have no problem getting in.

Training Programme: For anyone interested, I am currently running a training programme which started a few week ago. If anyone is interested in a shorter programme at a reduced price then let me know. We only have 9-weeks from the 4th of December so we don't have much time to work with. Info in this previous post HERE.

Statement from West Waterford AC... "31st annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 Mile.

Club members online entry opens this Thursday 1st December. Race date Sunday 5th February 2023 11am start.

As and from December 1st entries will open for the 31st Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 which will be held on Sunday February 5th 2023, start time of

This race is a permitted A.A.I. event and once again this year we will open on Thursday 1st December to AI club members.  You just need your Life Membership number to enter.  Remaining places will then go on offer on the 8th December.

 The entry fee for this year’s race is €30. 

The race has grown year on year and is a pre-entry race which will close when 3,750 entries have been reached.

 All race numbers will be posted out the week prior to the event, and there will be strictly no entry on the day. 

The prize fund for 2023 is €6,000"


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Notice: IMRA Glenageenty Trail Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k in Co Kerry - Sat 10th Dec 2022

The Irish Mountain Running Association (IMRA) are holding their final event in Munster for 2022 at the Glanageenty Woods in Co. Kerry. This is just north of the main road between Castleisland and Tralee.

There are a choice of three trail courses on Saturday the 10th of December... 

1) Trail Marathon -8:30am - 42.2 kms & 1300m of ascent - €45 - Enter HERE

2) Trail Half-Marathon - 10am - 21.1 kms & 650m of ascent - €35 - Enter HERE

3) 9.1km Trail - 11:30am - 9.1kms & 318km of ascent - €25 - Enter HERE

As with all IMRA events, annual membership costing €10 is required.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Notice: 14th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile run in W Waterford - Sun 27th Nov 2022


On Sunday November 27th the 14th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile run and 4 mile walk will take place at the Marine Bar, Pulla, Dungarvan. This is about 5kms to the SW of Dungarvan on the N25 road to Youghal.

All proceeds from this year's event will go to Dungarvan Community hospital. The event is once again kindly sponsored by Cleanzone Technology Ltd of which were most grateful.  

The 4 mile walk will begin at 11 am, while the 5 mile run will get under way at 11.30.

Online entry is €10 and the link is here...

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Results of the Brickey 5k - Sun 13th Nov 2022

83 runners turned out for this 5k near Dungarvan in Waterford.

Top 3 men & women...

1 SHEIL, Niall St Killians A.C, 0:16:52 Male 45 05:25.6
2 ZAKIS, Raivis West Waterford A.C. 0:17:01 Male 40 05:28.5
3 SPITERI, Paul Middleton A.C. 0:18:24 Male 40 05:55.2
7 VEALE, Kate West Waterford A.C. 0:19:22 Female Senior 06:13.9
13 SPITERI, Vicki Middleton A.C. 0:19:56 Female 35 06:24.8
18 CARTHY, Jackie Kilmore A.C 0:20:33 Female 50 06:36.7

Full results HERE

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Training programme for the 2023 Dungarvan 10-mile road race

The 2023 Dungarvan 10-mile road race is coming up on Sunday the 5th of February 2023. It is 13-weeks from the 6th of November.

If anyone would like to optimise their training then I will be starting individualised training programmes. 

The programme is sent out every week by email and weekly feedback is required. That will determine what the programme is like for the following week.

The cost is €99 and it starts Monday 7th of November 2022. (There is a reduced rate for those who have trained with me before)

If anyone wants to train for a different event then send me an email and we can plan for that.

Send an email to johndesmondrunning AT gmail DOT com

Sunday, November 6, 2022

1000 places for the Adare 10k sell out in 8-days


West Limerick AC are the organisers of the Adare 10k road race and it is coming up on the 26th of February 2023.

The entries for this race went on sale on Friday the 27th of October and all 1,000 places sold out in just 8-days!

A lot of the road races locally have seen much lower numbers this year compared to those back in 2019 before the pandemic. It's encouraging to see such a strong demand for this race in 2023 which shows that races can be successful if the organisers can market them properly.

It's also a little unusual in that the high demand is usually for events like the 10-mile and the half-marathon. Maybe there should be more 10k races if the interest for this one is anything to go by?

1) Race notice HERE

Notice: Brickey 5k nr Dungarvan in Waterford - Sun 13th Nov 2022

This 5km race organised by West Waterford AC is coming up at the Brickey GAA grounds on Sunday the 13th of November 2022. For anyone familiar with the Dungarvan 10 course then the GAA grounds are near the 5 mile mark which is just to the west of the town.

From West Waterford AC... After a 2 year break the Murray's Pharmacy 5k is back for 2022 and what a course this is.  If  you're new to running and want to try the 5k distance for the first time or a seasoned runner who wants to check this progress this this route is for you.  

The race will have an 11am start and number pick up will be at the Brickey Rangers G.A.A. club (by kind permission) from 10am.

Murray's Pharmacy Brickey 5K - Sunday, November 13, 2022 - BRICKEY RANGERS GAA CLUB (X35 YP02)

You can enter online HERE which would help out (no extra charge). You can also enter on the day.