Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Notice: West Waterford AC Summer Series - May to July 2024



There are six races in this years West Waterford AC Summer Series with most of them in or to the west of Dungarvan. Each race costs just €10 to enter online or €15 on the night.

From West Waterford AC... "We are delighted to announce our Summer Schedule of races 2024.

1. 10-May Friday Ballinroad 5k

2. 24-May Friday Ardmore 5ml - WWAC race page - Entry link HERE

3. 07-Jun Friday Dromana 5ml - WWAC race page

4. 28-Jun Friday Ballymacarbry 5ml - WWAC race page

5. 05-Jul Friday Deise College Dungarvan 10k - WWAC race page

6. 19-Jul Friday Ballinameela 5k - WWAC race page

You can enter 5 of the races individually for 10 euro per race online. Individual race entries will open two weeks before each race. If you come along on the night of any race it will be 15 euro so get your online entry in is the answer here.

The Dromana 5 mile this year is celebrating its 30th edition, so thanks to our sponsors of 30 years Dungarvan Leader we will be distributing a very nice Nike yes Nike running Tee Shirt to all participant’s who complete the run on the night. The fee for this race will be covered if you have enter all the series for 60 euro and if not it will be 15 online entry and 20 euro on race night.

Eurofins Greenway Half Marathon will have a separate entry nearer the date.

Friday, May 10, 2024

Notice: IMRA Purple Mtn 13km trail race in Co Kerry - Sun 12th May 2024


Tomies / Purple Mountain Race is now open for entry until Saturday 11th of May at 6pm.

Entries & info... https://www.imra.ie/events/view/id/2432

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Notice: Ballinroad 5k road race in Dungarvan - Fri 10th May 2024


From West Waterford AC... "Our first race in our summer road race programme for 2024 will get underway with the AHS Tuning Ireland sponsored Ballinroad 5k on Friday May 10th at 7.30 pm.  

Firstly our sincere thanks to John Coleman of AHS Tuning for his continued sponsorship of this race which he has sponsored for the past 9 years.

This year once again we are delighted to be able to help and support the local community in Ballinroad as the local soccer club Ballinroad A.F.C. will be benefactors of the race , with monies donated towards their Pitch fund. 

The race will incorporate a fun run/walk with proceeds from them going towards the clubs fund for this project.

 This is a very fast flat course and will start the summer of racing off with a bang!  Number collection will be at Ballinroad Hall (X35KT53) up until 7pm.

Please note: Each race of the Series can be entered online separately prior to the event for €10 but entry on the night to each race will be €15.  Entry to Dromana will be €15 online and €20 on the night as there will  be a dri fit tshirt for all runners."

ENTRY LINK HERE: https://eventmaster.ie/event/ZvYySMWcZY

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Results of the BK5K in Dundrum, Tipperary - Wed 1st May 2024


The annual BK5K road race in Dundrum, Co Tipperary was held on Wed 1st May 2024 with 253 runners taking part, up 3% on last year.

Top 3 men & women...
1 Daniel Ryan Ellis Nenagh Olympic AC     15:28 MS 417
2 Emmet Mc Namara Fethard AC     15:34 MS 343
3 Kevin Finn Nenagh Olympic AC     15:45 MJ 279
12 Dymphna Ryan Dundrum AC     17:04 F40 382
36 Louise Fogarty Moyne AC     18:36 FS 283
43 Breda Gaffney Mallow AC     18:55 F50 284

Full results HERE

Photos...
1) John Kenrich has a gallery HERE
2) Niall Moran has a gallery HERE

Friday, April 26, 2024

Notice: BK5K road race in Dundrum, Tipperary - Wed 1st May 2024



Dundrum Athletic Club in Co Tipperary are holding their annual BK5K road race on Wednesday the 1st of May 2024 at 8pm.

This is one of the fastest 5k courses in Munster as it's pretty much dead flat with long straight sections.

The entry fee is €15. To register, click on this link: https://eventmaster.ie/event/MdBETbdiBz

The 5k race will be held in the small village of Dundrum which is located about 9 miles / 14kms to the NW of Cashel.


Course Preview.......You can find a full preview of the course with maps and photos HERE

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Notice: Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k - Sat 8th June 2024


The annual Run Killarney Half-Marathon & 10k is coming up this year on Saturday the 8th of June 2024. This event is popular with a lot of runners as it's a scenic route and many use it as a weekend away in Killarney.

Entries and info on the event website... https://runkillarney.com/

UPDATE - 23rd April: The Half-Marathon has sold out. Fewer than 70 places left now for the 10k.


The Half-Marathon starts at 8am while the 10k starts at 9:30am.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Results & photos of the IMRA Torc Wood trail race - Sun 24th March 2024

First place finish for Carol Finn in Torc Woods trail race

The IMRA race last weekend was the 8k trail event in Torc Wood near Killarney last Sunday 24th March 2024. A total of 87 runners completed the course.

Top 3 men & women...
 1 Nick Hogan 838 M40 36:37 Cork
2 Conor McElroy 2077 M35 38:25 Killarney V... Kerry
3 Michael Furlong 2757 M 39:14 East Cork A... Cork
1 Carol Finn 899 F35 40:51 Cork
2 Michelle Kenny 742 F45 41:49 Leevale Cork
3 Faye O'Riordan 921 FJ 44:13 Carraig na ... Cork

Full results... https://imra.ie/events/results/id/2426/category/O/

Photos HERE

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Notice: IMRA Torc Wood 8km trail race - Sun 24th March 2024


The IMRA Torc Woods 8km trail race in Co Kerry is coming up on Sunday 24th March 2024.

DESCRIPTION: Torc Wood
COUNTY: Kerry
DATE: Sunday 24th March, 2024
TIME: 11:00
CLIMB (M): 300
DISTANCE (KM): 8.00
RACE MARKING: Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
GPS ALLOWED: No
LEAGUES: Coillte Winter/Spring Trail League, Munster 

MANDATORY KIT: Level A - Basic. Showerproof, windproof jacket. All runners must bring the above items to the race. The actual kit to be carried during the race will be finalised on the day, depending on conditions etc., and clearly advised at Registration. You should also have the means to carry all the kit in case required. Failure to have the required items may lead to you being denied entry to the race, or disqualification. Random checks may be carried out.

ENTRY CLOSES: Saturday 23rd March 2024, 18:00
ENTRY COST: €7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
ENTRY LIMIT: 130

Results of the Croom 10k - Sun 17th Mar 2024

 Results HERE

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Results & Photos of the IMRA Clonmel Trail Half-Marathon - Sat 24th Feb 2024


In contrast to Sunday 25th, Saturday the 24th of February 2024 was a lovely Spring day and ideal conditions for the IMRA Clonmel Trail Half-Marathon. The photo above captures it nicely... a runner is heading back to the town of Clonmel with Slievenamon in the background.

There were 125 finishers in this trail half-marathon and the top 3 men & women were...

1 Enda Cloake 231 M 1 1:40:24 Slaney Olympic AC Wexford
2 Barry Hartnett 580 M40 1 1:42:33 Tipperary
3 Henry Browne 616 M40 2 1:47:24 West Muskerry AC Cork
1 Kealey Tideswell 435 F40 1 1:49:19 Clonmel AC Tipperary
2 Carol Finn 899 F35 1 2:01:59 Cork
3 Sorcha Kearney 229 F45 1 2:03:18 St. Finbarr's AC Cork

Full results HERE

Photos...

1) IMRA have a large gallery of photos HERE

Monday, February 26, 2024

Results of the Nenagh Half-Marathon & 10k - Sun 25th Feb 2024

The results for this one are a bit of a mess as all of the half marathon and 10k runners are listed in one set of results and it's obvious from the times that some people are listed in the wrong event.

The results can be found HERE

Results of the Adare 10k - Sun 25th Feb 2024

On a pretty wet day, a total of 799 runners took part in this years Adare 10k road race in Co Limerick.

Top 3 men & women...

 1 Niall SHANAHAN 31:34 5 M M40
2 Declan MOORE 31:42 1019 M MS
3 Karl FITZMAURICE 31:54 3 M MS
1 Carolyn HAYES 39:28 2 F FS
2 Pamela KIRBY 40:26 256 F F40
3 Clare COLEMAN 40:30 79 F FS

Full results HERE 

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Notice: IMRA Clonmel Trail Half-Marathon - Sat 24th Feb 2024


IMRA are holding a trail half-marathon on the hills to the south of Clonmel on Saturday 24th Feb 2024. Note that this one has a total ascent of 826m and would be suitable for someone who is comfortable doing 15-20 mile (25-32km) runs on the road.

Entry link... https://imra.ie/events/view/id/2422

DESCRIPTION: Clonmel Trail HM
COUNTY: Tipperary
DATE: Saturday 24th February, 2024
TIME:11:00
CLIMB (M):826
DISTANCE (KM):21.10
RACE MARKING: Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
GPS ALLOWED: No
LEAGUES: Munster Half-Marathon League 
MANDATORY KIT: Level B - Standard - Waterproof jacket, Hat or buff, Gloves, Whistle, Charged mobile phone with emergency number stored, Foil blanket, bivvy bag or equivalent. All runners must bring the above items to the race. The actual kit to be carried during the race will be finalised on the day, depending on conditions etc., and clearly advised at Registration.
You should also have the means to carry all the kit in case required. Failure to have the required items may lead to you being denied entry to the race, or disqualification. Random checks may be carried out.
ENTRY CLOSES: Saturday 17th February 2024, 23:59
ENTRY COST:€25
ENTRY LIMIT:200

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Results of the IMRA Bansha Woods 8.5km trail race - Sun 4th Feb 2024

Carol Finn in second place

While the main focus on Sunday was on the Dungarvan 10-mile in Waterford, IMRA were holding an 8.5km trail race in Bansha Woods near Tipperary Town.

First 3 men & women...

1 Barry Twohig 893 M45 1 30:55 St. Finbar's AC Cork
2 Barry Hartnett 580 M40 1 32:47 Tipperary
3 Seán Quirke 968 M45 2 33:45 Bilboa AC Limerick
1 Kealey Tideswell 435 F40 1 35:46 Clonmel AC Tipperary
2 Carol Finn 899 F35 1 36:09 Cork
3 Catherine Fogarty 1825 F45 1 40:12 Tipperary

Full results HERE


Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Notice: IMRA Bansha Woods 8.5km Trail Race - Sun 4th Feb 2024


This IMRA trail race in Bansha Woods is a few kms to the south-east of Tipperary Town and is coming up on Sunday 4th February 2024. As with all IMRA events, annual membership of IMRA costing €10 is required for insurance reasons.

This one is 8kms long with 260m of ascent and would suit someone who can comfortable run 16k/10m on the roads.

DESCRIPTION: Bansha Woods
COUNTY: Tipperary
DATE: Sunday 4th February, 2024
TIME: 11:00
CLIMB (M): 260
DISTANCE (KM): 8.50
RACE MARKING: Route fully marked - Route fully marked
GPS ALLOWED: Yes
LEAGUES: Coillte Winter/Spring Trail League, Munster 

MANDATORY KIT: Level A - Basic - Showerproof, windproof jacket. All runners must bring the above items to the race. The actual kit to be carried during the race will be finalised on the day, depending on conditions etc., and clearly advised at Registration. You should also have the means to carry all the kit in case required. Failure to have the required items may lead to you being denied entry to the race, or disqualification. Random checks may be carried out.

ENTRY CLOSES: Saturday 3rd February 2024, 18:00
ENTRY COST: €7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s

Entries... https://www.imra.ie/events/view/id/2421

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Munster Results Roundup - Jan 2024

  Kerry ... Mon 1st Jan 2024 (12noon)... Charles O'Shea Memorial Cup 5k & 10k ...https://www.myrunresults.com/events/beaufort_10k_road_race_2024/5024/results

 Kerry ... Sun 14th Jan 2024 (9:30am)... Tom Kelly 8k... €20... 148 finishers... https://stbrendansac.blogspot.com/2024/01/tom-kelly-8k-2024-results.html

 Waterford ... Sun 14th Jan 2024.. (12noon)... Kiely Monumental / WWAC Colligan Cup 5-mile... 96 finishers... https://www.westwaterfordathletics.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/ColliganCup_2024_Results.pdf

 Clare ... Sat 27th Jan 2024 (11am)... Spanish Point 5k ... €?... Race 1 of 4 in the Run Clare Series... 442 finishers... https://results.sporthive.com/events/7156990445285818368/races/488309

 Kerry ... Sun 28th Jan 2024 (11am)...  Kerins O'Rahillys GAA 5k & 10k ...260 finishers... https://www.myrunresults.com/events/kerins_o_rahillys_gaa_club_annual_10km__5km/5020/results

 Carlow ...Sun 28th Jan 2024 (11am)... Charlie Curran Memorial Run 5-mile... 509 finishers... https://www.popupraces.ie/race/charlie-curran-memorial-run-2024/

 Tipperary ... Sun 28th Jan 2024 (12noon)... Newcastle 5k... 177 finishers... https://www.premiertimingsystems.ie/2024-results/Newcastle-School-5K-Results

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Results & Photos of the IMRA Glengarra Woods 7.3km trail race - Sun 21st Jan 2024


The big trail race last weekend in Munster was the IMRA 7.3km event in Glengarra Woods in Co Tipperary with a total of 84 runners taking part. 

Top 3 men & women...
1 Marcus Bishop 1630 M 28:32 Kildare
2 Nick Hogan 838 M40 28:38 Cork
3 Barry Quinn 1124 M35 31:43 Tipperary
1 Faye O'Riordan 921 FJ 34:33 Carraig na bhFear AC Cork
2 Barbara Gill 1443 F40 37:37 Clare
3 Helen O'Callaghan 350 F50 38:47 Cork

Full results HERE

Photos HERE

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Notice: IMRA Glengarra Woods 8km trail race - Sun 21st Jan 2024


IMRA are holding an 8km trail race in Glengarra Woods in Co Tipperary on Sunday 21st January 2024 at 11am.

Glengarra Woods is on the southern slopes of the Galtee Mountains and is just off the old Mitchelstown to Cahir road. This is one of the easier IMRA events and would be suitable for anyone used to running 10k on a result basis.

Annual membership of IMRA costing €10 is required for insurance purposes. 

Info & entries... https://www.imra.ie/events/view/id/2418

DESCRIPTION: Glengarra Woods
COUNTY: Tipperary 
DATE: Sunday 21st January, 2024
TIME: 11:00CLIMB (M):187
DISTANCE (KM): 8.00
RACE MARKING: Only major junctions marked - Only major junctions marked
GPS ALLOWED: Yes
LEAGUES: Coillte Winter/Spring Trail League, Munster 
MANDATORY KIT:  Level A - Basic - Showerproof, windproof jacket
All runners must bring the above items to the race. The actual kit to be carried during the race will be finalised on the day, depending on conditions etc., and clearly advised at Registration.
You should also have the means to carry all the kit in case required.
Failure to have the required items may lead to you being denied entry to the race, or disqualification. Random checks may be carried out.
ENTRY CLOSES: Saturday 20th January 2024, 18:00
ENTRY COST: €7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s
ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Forest trail and fire road.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Notice: Colligan Woods 5-mile nr Dungarvan - Sun 14th Jan 2024


West Waterford AC are organising a 5-mile race in Colligan Woods to the NW of Dungarvan on Sunday 14th January 2023 starting at 12 noon.

Enter HERE

https://eventmaster.ie/event/e05yUrKF8x

From West Waterford AC... ALL ROADS THIS SUNDAY LEAD TO COLLIGAN WOOD FOR THE 35th ANNUAL KIELY MONUMENTAL COLLIGAN CUP.

This coming Sunday the 14th January 2024, we will host the 35th 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 35th year we would like to thank sincerely our sponsor for all of those 35 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 14th January.


HOW COLLIGAN CUP TIMING SYSTEM WORKS.

The race timing system itself will remain the same as the one Victor Mullins devised 35 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... https://eventmaster.ie/event/e05yUrKF8x

David Kiely/West Waterford AC 'Colligan Cup 2024 - Permit has been approved, cert.no: 23/520 

Contact: http://www.westwaterfordathletics.org

35TH ANNUAL KIELY MONUMENTAL COLLIGAN CUP.

ROLL OF HONOUR

COLLIGAN CUP WINNERS (1989-2023).
1989 Willie Henry
1990 Nicky Sheehan
1991 Richie Moore
1992 Martin Geoghegan
1993 Liam Rossiter
1994 Gerry Cantwell
1995 John Lyons
1996 Tom Meehan
1997 Colin Lyons
1998 Kathleen O’Connell
1999 Tom Fitzgerald
2000 John Whelan
2001 Ray Dwyer
2002 Ann Cronin
2003 Tony Shalloe
2004 Michael Dwyer
2005 Mark Langford
2006 Brian Collins
2007 Maurice Boland
2008 Michael Tutty
2009 Ger Wyley
2010 Kelly Cantwell
2011 Liam Sandford
2012 Conor Blackwell
2013 Michael Dwyer
2014 Ray Hahesy
2015 Dermot Dwyer
2016 J.P Curtin
2017 Patrycja Daly
2018 Brigid Coffey
2019 Martin Hayes
2020 Paula Collins (RIP)
2021 ( postponed covid)
2022 Anthony Dwyer
2023 James Ryan

LADIES SHIELD WINNERS (1994-2023).
1994-Monica Power
1995 Paula Keohan
1996 Paula Keohan
1997 Frankie Devlin (RIP)
1998 Kathleen O’ Connell
1999 June Twomey
2000 Ann Cronin
2001 Martina Budds
2002 Ann Cronin
2003 Kathleen O Connell
2004 Helene Hayes
2005 Annette Long
2006 Josie Uí Chuirrin
2007 Catriona Mulcahy
2008 Diane Behan
2009 Brigid Coffey
2010 Kelly Cantwell
2011 Aine Lombard
2012 Anne Whelan
2013 Karen Ryan
2014 Diane Behan
2015 Mary Harney
2016 Mary Harney
2017 Patrycja Daly
2018 Brigid Coffey
2019 Nicola Cunniffe
2020 Paula Collins (RIP)
2021 (posponed)
2022 Edel Curry
2023 Grainne Dwyer

Mc GRATH NEWSAGENTS JUVENILE SHIELD WINNERS (1993-2023).
1993 Alan Moore
1994 Darren Harty
1995 Ronan Dennehy
1996 Rosemarie Curran
1997 Dervla O’ Connor
1998 Rosemarie Curran
1999 Brian Kelleher
2000 David Buckley
2001 Natasha Behan
2002 Mary Ryan
2003 Lorraine McCarthy
2004 Sarah Flavin
2005 Michelle Norris
2006 Lughaidh 0’Mahony
2007 Rachel French
2008 Aaron Whelan
2009 Bobby Landers
2010 Sean Patmore
2011 Eoin Dwyer
2012 Gillian Whelan
2013 Tony Dwyer
2014 Mary Kate Prendergast
2015 Ronan Mansfield
2016 David Butler
2017 Aimee Ryan
2018 Kevin Butler 
2019 Natalie Barry
2020 Kyla Flavin
2021 (posponed)
2022 Sebastian Byrne
2023 Eoin Tobin

THE VICTOR MULLINS CUP WINNERS (2009-2023)
2009 Michael Moloney
2010 Mark Cliffe
2011 Aine Lombard
2012 Tony Ferncombe
2013 Brendan Foran
2014 Keith O'Driscoll
2015 Claire Fitzpatrick
2016 Paddy Gilhooley
2017 Colm Ryan
2018 David Traynor
2019 Alan Hogan
2020 Tom Nyhan
2021 (posponed)
2022 Thomas Finn
2023 Jamie Hynes

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Results & Photos of the Clonmel 4-mile road race - Tues 26th Dec 2023

Start of the 2023 MSD Clonmel 4-mile road race

There was a big turnout for this year's MSD Clonmel 4 Mile Road Race on St Stephen's Day with a total of 424 runners crossing the finish line, up a whopping 47% on last year. 

Sean Owens of sponsors MSD presenting the winners prize to Sean Tobin

In the men's race, Sean Tobin of Clonmel AC missed out on the course record of 17:45 he set in 2019 by just one second, recording a time of 17:46. Peter Lynch (KCH), last year's winner, was 38 seconds faster on this occasion when finishing second 17:59. Paul Hartnett (East Cork) was third in 18:51.

In the women's race, Shona Heaslip (Riocht) and Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny) both bettered the course record when both finished in a time of 20:46, well inside the previous best of 21:32 set by Lizzie Lee in 2017. Lee, in third place, was also inside her old record with her time of of 21:25.

Top 5 men & women...

Place Athletes Name Club Division Gun Chip Bib  
1 Sean Tobin Clonmel AC MS     17:46 246
2 Peter Lynch Kilkenny City Harriers MS  17:59 376
3 Paul Hartnett East Cork AC MS 18:51 86
4 David Williams St Senans AC MJ  19:24 264
5 John Eves Hoddesdon M40 19:38 57
19 Shona Heaslip An Riocht AC FS 20:46 88 Course Record
21 Annmarie McGlynn Letterkenny AC FS 20:46 330
28 Lizzie Lee Leevale AC FS 21:25 118
36 Niamh Moore Leevale AC FS 21:57 155
37 Dympna Ryan Dundrum AC F40 22:03 380

Full results HERE

First place finish and a new course record for Shona Heaslip from Kerry

Photos...
1) John D Kelly has some race day photos HERE and HERE

2) Gearóid Ó Laoi has four galleries... Album 1 ... Album 2 ... Album 3 ... Album 4 ...

3) Perri Williams Photography has a gallery HERE

With thanks to John Walshe for the photos and report