Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Kerry...Preview of the Beaufort 10km Road Race - Fri 1st Jan 2009 (2pm)

This 10 km road race take place in the small village of Beaufort which is just a few kms to the West of Killarney. The numbers are usually pretty small yet by all accounts, it is supposed to be a really nice race. The route is along nice quiet country roads with the mighty MacGillcuddys Reeks providing a backdrop to the south.

How to get there........if you are coming from the Cork direction, take the relief road around Killarney and take the N72 for Killorglin. After Fossa, pass the turn off left for Gap of Dunloe and take the next left.

See this link for a map.

A race flyer can be seen HERE.

Waterford...Results of the 'Baldy Man' Beach race - Sun 27th Dec 2009

This must have been one of the few races that actually went ahead and wasn't cancelled over the Christmas period. The race was in Tramore on the Waterford coast and attracted an impressive 261 entries.

The full results are HERE.

There are some photos of the event HERE.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Kerry & Tipperary...Races on St.Stephens Day cancelled!!

Kerry..........Sat 10:15am.......I have received a text saying that the 4 mile road race today in Faranfore has been cancelled. There is no info yet as to whether it will be on at a later date.

Tipperary.......the 4 mile road race in Clonmel has been cancelled. The provisional new date for the race is now the 10th of Jan.....which is the date for the Mallow 10 race!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Races in Munster - 26th & 27th Dec 2009

Here is a selection of the road races in Munster just after Christmas Day...

Sat 26th...
Cork......there is a 4 mile race in Belgooly to the south of Cork city. This race starts at 12 noon and is likely to attract in excess of 500 runners.

Kerry......there is a 4 mile road race in Farranfore which is on the road between Killarney and Tralee. The race starts at 12 noon.

Tipperary........there is a 4 mile road race in Clonmel at 12 noon. There is a flyer for this race HERE.

Waterford.......there is a charity run in Dungarvan in the west of the county. Details are as follows....
"Dungarvan GAA Club St. Stephen's Day Charity Run at 11 am
Registrations at the Dungarvan GAA centre, off the N25 bypass.
No entry fee to the race but donations are greatly appreciated as all proceeds will be donated to charity.
Changing, showers and refreshments will be available at the centre where the race starts and finishes."

Limerick.....there is the county 10 mile senior road championships. No more info on this one. I presume it is for members of Limerick clubs only?

Sun 27th...
Waterford...there is the 'Balyman' beach run in the seaside town of Tramore to the south of Waterford city. This event starts at 11am.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

GOAL Mile at various locations in Munster...

The traditional GOAL Mile takes place on Christmas Day, the 25th of December at various locations throughout the province. Most of them are during the morning time. You just turn up, make a donation to GOAL and run your mile.

Here are the locations in Munster...

Cork...Ballydesmond...Meet in the Church Grounds...25th Dec. 11:30am
Cork...Bantry...The Square...25th Dec. 12.45pm
Cork...Cork IT, Bishopstown...25th Dec. 10am - 12.30pm
Cork...Mallow...Doneraile Park...25th Dec.10am - 12 noon
Cork...Ballynoe near Fermoy...Ballynoe, St Catherine's GAA...25th Dec. 11am - 12.30pm
Cork...Youghal...Tower Park...25th Dec. 11am - 12noon

Kerry...Castleisland...Castleisland Athletic Club...25th Dec 10am - 12pm
Kerry...Cahersiveen...South Kerry Sports Centre...25th Dec 10am - 11am
Kerry...Kenmare...Faungorth Activity Centre (on the Cork Road)...25th Dec 10am - 12pm
Kerry...Killarney...River Walk, Knockreer (Deeniagh Lodge)...25th Dec. 10:30am - 11.30am
Kerry...Killorglin...The Dragon's Den, Intermediate School...25th Dec. 11am - 12.30 pm
Kerry...Listowel...Town Park (Cow's Lawn)...25th Dec 11am - 12pm
Kerry...Sneem...Outside RC Church...25th Dec. noon
Kerry...Dingle...The Quay (Waterside Restaurant)...25th Dec 12:30
Kerry...Tralee...Kerins O’Rahillys Football pitch...25th Dec 10am – 11am

Clare...Ennis...Fairgreen (St Joseph's Hospital Side), Ennis...25th Dec. 11am - 12 noon

Limerick...Limerick...University of Limerick Athletics Track...25th Dec. 11am - 1pm

Tipperary...Carrick-on-Suir...Ormonde Castle...25th Dec. 11am
Tipperary...Clonmel...Knocklofty House Hotel...27th Dec. 12 noon
Tipperary...Fethard...Town Hall...25th Dec. 12noon
Tipperary...Thurles...Outside Sarsfield Sports Centre...20th Dec. 11am

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Races in Munster this weekend...Sat 19th & Sun 20th Dec 2009

With Christmas Day just around the corner, there are many road races available in Munster over the Christmas period. To start off with, here are the races happening this weekend...

19th Dec...Starting off with this weekend, there is a 10k fun run in Killarney, Co.Kerry on Saturday, the 19th of December at 2pm. More details on this website. Elsewhere in East Cork, there is the Shanagarry Christmas 5k. More details on the Running in Cork website.

20th Dec....There is the Newmarket to Kanturk 5 mile road race in North-West Cork. Again, more details on the Running in Cork website. Further east in Waterford, there is a 5 mile charity run in Pulla just to the south-west of Dungarvan. It is described as follows...."A 5 mile road race in aid of local charity. The race begins at the Marine Bar, Pulla, Ring at 11 am. Registrations and refreshments and the prize giving will also take place at the Marine Bar. The entry fee is €8. "

Monday, December 14, 2009

Kerry...Results of the 'Feet First' 5 km series

With the 4th and final race last Sunday, this popular 5 km race series in Kerry has come to a close. The overall positions are now available HERE.

Updated...Tues 15th Dec....22:40pm.....the results of the final 5 k race last Sunday (13th Dec) are now available HERE.

Report on the overall series by John Dunphy...
While the majority of our friends were running around the Marina on Sunday morning, a few Cork based athletes were getting ready at the start line for the final race in the Feet First 5k road race series. Mark McMahon and brother Connor from West Muskerry AC had all but secured a prize in their categories with some great performances in the first 3 races of the series. Going into the final race, both Mark and Connor looked in great form and really up for the challenge that lay ahead. They didn't disappoint with both athletes putting in a good run in under 18 minutes and securing second overall in the senior section for Mark and 1st place in the over 40 category for Connor. Well done guys!!

Others to impress were Billy O'Brien from An Riocht taking the senior title and Maureen Harrington also from An Riocht taking the Women's title with Mary O Connor also An Riocht taking second spot.

A big well done to Joe Murphy Eagle A.C.taking 2nd place over 50. Well done to all that took prize's in the series and all that took part. I'm sure that all of you enjoyed the races and the organizer's hope to run it again next year.

I must take time to congratulate Kathleen and the crew from Feet First in getting this series up and running and a big thank you to all that gave up their time to help out......especially the ladies after each race with the tea, soup and cakes!!

Overall they had great numbers at each race despite the terrible weather conditons. I hope everyone enjoyed as much as I did............John Dunphy, Eagle A.C.

Waterford...Results of the Waterford Half-Marathon - Sat 12th 2009

There was a huge turnout for this Half-Marathon in Waterford with well in excess of 900 runners taking part. Going on this, the numbers for the Dungarvan 10 mile at the end of January are likely to hit record numbers.

The full results are now available HERE.

There are some photos of the event here from the Munster Express Newspaper.

There is a searchable gallery of photos at the RacePix365 website.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Races in Munster this weekend...Sat 12th and Sun 13th Dec 2009

There are several races on offer this weekend with distances from 5 kms to a Half-Marathon (21 kms). (Updated Sat 12th)

Waterford........The main event this weekend is the Half-Marathon in Waterford which starts at 11am. There are still a limited number of entries on the day before 10am. This race starts in Waterford city and is mostly along the main rain from Waterford to Tramore. More information on the Waterford AC website.

Sunday...........there is a choice of 3 races.
Cork.......The Cork BHAA are holding a charity 4 mile run on the Marina in Cork City near Pairc Ui Choaimh. This race starts at 11am.

Kerry......There is the final race in the 'Feet First' 5 km race series. This starts at 11am in the western side of Killarney. You can find a flyer for the series at this LINK.

------->The overall positions after the first 3 races can be seen HERE.

Clare.......There is a charity 5 mile run in Killaloe in East Clare at the base of Lough Derg. Registration is at the local GAA club and the race starts at 12 noon. More details on this website.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Looking ahead to 2010...Ballybunion Half-Marathon

This is the first of a series of posts looking ahead to some new races coming up in Munster in 2010.
Ballybunion 10k and Half-Marathon...3rd April 2010
These are 2 new races for 2010 and are run around the scenic seaside town of Ballybunion in North Kerry. They could probably be best described as being run on a 'commercial basis' rather than the more usual races organised by running clubs.

For the 10k race, it costs €15 if you enter before Jan 1st and €20 if you enter after it.

For the Half-Marathon, it costs €40 if you enter before Jan 1st and €50 if you enter after it.
(Note that this does not include the online registration fees)

You can find a PDF map of the course HERE.

You can find more information about the races HERE.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Kerry...Results of the 'Feet First' 5k road race - Sun 6th Dec 2009

I'm not sure what happened at this race but there seems to have been some mix up around the 3k mark with some runners going the wrong way. Here is a message and the results from the organisers..........

"Well done to every one that took part today. We appreciate the large turnout again on a cold winter day! Because of the flooding over the last few weeks we used the 2nd course again today for safety reasons. Due to unfortunate events, the front runners took a short wrong turn after the 3k mark which lead to 2 runners withdrawing from the race. Up to ten runners were affected and we apologise for this. We look foward to seeing everyone out for our final race of the year next sunday at 11 am sharp."

The results are as follows:Race Number
Name Time Club
315Conor McMahon 18.00West Muskerry

312Tom Shanahan 18.02An Riocht
406Billy O Brien 18.15An Riocht
409Orla Drumm18.16UCC
405David Comber 18.18n/a
408Sean Maher 18.20East Cork AC
204Humphrey Murphy 18.22An Riocht
207Ray Wallace 18.24
426Patrick O Shea 18.26Iveragh
411Nick White 18.26Saffron Striders
Jonathan Leniston 18.31Gneeveguilla AC
302Mark Bickerdike 18.34Lee Vale
314Mark McMahon 18.39West Muskerry 18.37
311Tim Healy 18.38n/a
341Patrick Quill 18.39n/a
304Joe Murphy 18.47Eagle AC
351Mike O Shea 18.53Iveragh
233Thomas Bubendorfer18.57
305Mike McGrath 19.00Eagle AC
438Maureen Harrington 19.02An Riocht
432Tomas McCarthy 19.06n/a
421Niall Foley 19.14n/a
335John Dunphy 19.17Eagle AC
313Seamus Murphy 19.20Gneeveguilla AC
431Dave McBride 19.21An Riocht
316Dan McCarthy 19.23n/a
239John Barrett 19.25Gneeveguilla AC
369Michael Mangan 19.32Star Of The Laune
310Con O Brien 19.44n/a
336Padraig Regan 19.47Schull
308Michael McNeela 19.49Castlebar AC
306Hugh McKenzie 19.54Muckross RC
203Chris Slattery 19.55
325Barry McDermot19.59Dromahane
430Pat Murphy 20.03An Riocht
407Mary O Connor 20.05An Riocht
428Neupauer Frantisek20.06n/a
413Michael O Connor 20.13Farranfore Maine Valley
234Kenneth Hayes 20.19
320Matty Angland 20.22Gneeveguilla AC
318David Russell 20.27Gneeveguilla AC20.2
8338Brian O Kefffe 20.30n/a
214Tim O Leary 20.3
3440Owen Kelly 20.36n/a
317Kevin Ennis 20.40n/a
410Rebecca White 20.42Saffron Striders
352Brendan Connors 20.44Military Madness
213Brona Croke 20.57
215John O Leary 21.0
3371Tim Horgan 21.05n/a
367Tim McCarthy 21.07Killorglin
324Pakie O Riordan 21.10West Limerick AC
374kevin Smith 21.12n/a
420Patrick Lucey 21.13n/a
227Kathyrn Freeman 21.28
353Pat Chawke 21.30n/a
330fergal O Dowd 21.31n/a
401Jim Langan 21.34Tullamore Harriers
319John Walshe 21.39East Cork AC
229John Doona 21.43
301John F Walsh 21.49Cobh AC
228Brid Stack 21.51
237Martin O Neill 21.53
342Geraldine O Sullivan 21.58Bantry
333Mike Sandover 22.12Gneeveguilla AC
334Marie Harty 22.30n/a
209Tom Tehan 22.31
360Breda barrett 22.43Gneeveguilla AC
429Maria Moriarty 22.47Farranfore Maine Valley
347Niamh O Shea 22.57Gneeveguilla AC
226Michael Dineen 22.59
414Derry Doyle 23.01Muckross RC
303Mary Murphy 23.02St Finbarrs AC
216Mike Riordan 23.23
412Suzanne O Sullivan 23.27An Riocht
211Melanie Sandover 23.35
231Ann McGlynn 23.37
340Kevin Longeran 23.44n/a
439Lisa Staplebrook 23.48Kenmare Tri Club
223Daniel McMahon 24.02
225John Reen 24.07
329Niamh Cullinane 24.08n/a
224Timothy McCarthy 24.19
359Justin Bennett 24.24n/a24.27
327Jan Swiechowicz24.34n/a
326Brenda Doody 24.53Nisus
212Brian Crowke 25.14
348Michael Stack 25.34Gneeveguilla AC
403Eleanor Shanahan 25.43n/a
404John Glynn 25.44n/a
358Margaret O Leary 25.51Gneeveguilla AC
364Mary O Connor 25.52n/a
357Tommy Sheehan 25.20n/a26.33
436Siobhan Davies 26.35Fit For Life
232Mary Clifford 26.37
217Annette O Brien 26.40
230Liz Fenton 28.41
402Niamh O Shea 26.42Fit For Life
201Karen Lambe 26.44
221Jayne Kearney 26.45
415Caoimhe Doyle 26.53Muckross RC
346Michelle Byrne 26.55n/a
433Liz Downey 27.03Fit For Life 27.1327.22
365Martina O Neill 27.25Fit For Life
350Mike Lynch 27.48An Riocht
309Angela Tobin 27.58Macroom
417Aileen O Brien 28.07Fit For Life
370Mary Devane 28.22n/a
322Ian Burke 28.23n/a28.2428.28
355Aoife Cooper 28.34n/a
425Fiona O Neill 28.40n/a
368karen McCarthy 28.50Killorglin 28.5028.51
238Davina Griffin 28.52
435Fergal O Carroll 28.53n/a
328Brenda Ui Chathasaigh28.55Nisus 28.5
728.5828.59375Dorothy Daly 29.04Tralee Harriers
337Tomas O Sullivan 29.49n/a
418Nora Holland 29.51Fit For Life
356Aoife Daly 30.09n/a
349Abina O Sullivan 30.11An Riocht
354Deirdre o Callaghan 31.04n/a
343Marie O Sullivan 31.08Fit For Life
345Treasa Scanlon 31.10Fit For Life
202Connor Slattery 31.11
362Caroline Fogarty 31.25Gneeveguilla AC
235Sinead Lalor 31.35
236Tara Borst 31.41
205Tracey Coyne 32.06
210Brid Nolan 32.26
363Denise Fogarty 32.41Gneeveguilla AC
321Joanne Stoat 33.00n/a
422Eileen O Connell 33.25n/a
366Bernie McAuliffe 33.34n/a
427Caroline Lynch 33.34n/a
208Mary Conellan 33.3633.42
219Deirdre Coleman 35.55
218Caitriona Webb 36.12
220Michelle Creamer 36.29
373Mckella Daly 36.34n/a
372Ann Daly 36.59Gneeveguilla AC
331Niamh Cagney 37.01Muckross RC
416Alanna Grealy 38.14Muckross RC
339Alison Shaw 38.33n/a
437Ann O Donoghue 38.57Fit For Life
423Gabriel Dowling 39.09Nisus
419Nora Horgan 39.23Fit For Life
332Ellen Cagney 40.00Muckross RC
424Nora Flynn 40.04Fit For Life
306Leigh Huggard 41.15Muckross RC
307Neisha Clifton 41.15Muckross RC

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Races this weekend in Munster...Sun 6th Dec 2009

As far as I know, the only race this weekend in Munster is the Feet First 5k in Killarney, Kerry. You can find a flyer for the series at this LINK.

See below the message from the organisers....
Rescheduled Race
Due to flooding in the Killarney National Park Feet First have resheduled the 3rd race in the Mizuno 5k Road Series which was scheduled for the 22nd of November to the 13th of December. Our race on the 6th of December will go ahead as planned next sunday at 11 am sharp.
The organisers would like to thank everyone who has participated so far and look forward to seeing large numbers at our final two races this December. They promise that there will be plenty of hot soup and hot tea available afterwards to all participants.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Kerry...Results of the Killorglin 'Jingle Run' 10k - Sat 28th Nov 2009

A total of 186 people took part in this tough 10k run in Killorglin in Kerry on Saturday, the 28th of November 2009. The full results are now available HERE

Monday, November 30, 2009

Results of the Munster Masters Cross Country - Sun 29th Nov 2009

The Masters Cross Country Championships took place in Moyglass in Co.Tipperary this year on Sunday, the 29th of November.

The full results are now available.......

Masters Men and Masters Women

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Races in Munster this weekend...Sat 28th-Sun 29th Dec 2009

There are a choice of 3 races this weekend......a cross country race in Tipperary and 2 road races in Kerry.

Sat 28th Dec...
Kerry......the 'Puck Warriors Jingle Run' 10km takes place in Killorglin to the west of Killarney. The run starts at 11am and registration opens at 9:30am. I think the entry fee is €20 and going on last year's reports, it is a hilly course. Addition info below...
Puck Warriors 10km Jingle Run Will be held at A Fit Body Fitness & Sports Therapy Centre on Saturday 28th November.
Race start 11am. Registration from 9am. Run in the amazing Kerry countryside, This is a challenge for all fitness levels, undulating course with outstanding views. Runners and Walkers of all abilities welcome.
Water stations dotted throughout the route. Join in on the fun, bring your Santa hat and get in the festive spirit!
Entry Fee €20

Sun 29th Dec...
Tipperary.......there is the Munster Masters Cross Country race in Moyglass, Co.Tipp. This is for club runers only and anyone interested should contact their club secretary.

Kerry........there is the RNLI 'Reindeer Run' in Killarney which starts at 11:30am. The route takes in the National Park and is supposed to be flat, fast and '100% floodproof'!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Waterford...Launch of the Dungarvan 10 race

The official launch of the 'Quantum Life' Dungarvan 10 mile road race took place last week. The numbers taking part in this race have grown substantially in recent years. Next year however, there will be one major change....anyone interested in doing it MUST pre-enter! They will NOT be taking entries on the day of the race.
The race will take place on Sunday, the 31st of January 2010 which is slighty earlier than the usual February date.

The text of the launch is shown below...

19 TH ANNUAL QUANTUM LIFE DUNGARVAN 10 LAUNCHED. At a press launch and photo shoot last Wednesday evening at Dungarvan Sports Centre, West Waterford Athletic Club announced details of their 19th Annual Dungarvan 10 Mile Road Race, sponsored again in 2010 by Quantum Life. In the presence of deputising Dungarvan Town Mayor, Cllr Ann Marie Rossiter, Mr Mel Shanley, of Quantum Life (sponsor) announced his continued support of the event and said he was delighted to be associated with such a well organised race.

West Waterford’s Club Secretary, Norma Wall, thanked our loyal sponsor and spoke of how the race has grown hugely in recent years with a large increase in the numbers participating year on year. Adding to the popularity of the race is the fact that it is race number two in the popular Michael Roche Carpets Spring Series and also race number two in the John Buckley Sports Munster Classics. Norma said the event has now become a must run race on the Irish road running circuit and is attracting participants form all four corners of the country and beyond. The club’s road racing coordinator Gerry Cantwell announced some very important details about this year’s race. The Quantum Life Dungarvan 10 will take place on Sunday 31st January 2010, starting at 1.00pm. Gerry went on to say that with the increase in numbers participating the organising committee have decided that the race will be a pre-entry event only with an entry cut off date of Monday January 18th 2010. No entries will be taken after this date and no entries will be accepted on race day.

The race headquarters will again this year be at the Dungarvan Sports Centre located at Quanns in the town centre. Tom Keith, Centre Manager, who was also in attendance at the launch, spoke of his delight at being involved in such a successful event. The town’s sports centre is the hub on the day for this popular event. Along with the key sponsors of the race Quantum Life, West Waterford Athletic Club are delighted with the local support from the towns governing bodies Dungarvan Town Council and Waterford County Council. Deputising Town Mayor Cllr Ann Marie Rossiter spoke of how the local authorities are delighted to be involved with the race.

West Waterford Athletic Club have not alone put the club name to the fore in the athletics world, but also the club have done good for the town and local businesses, hotels, B&B’s, etc, all benefiting from such an event. Indeed Cllr Rossiter went on to speak of the many races that the local club hold over the year all bringing a huge influx of people to our beautiful town. Mel Shanley finished by saying that the event brought together the ideal race combination of fun runners, joggers, club athletes and top class internationals who compete over a fast flat 10 mile course around the historic town of Dungarvan and as sponsors we look forward to an even bigger and better event on January 31st next. RACE DETAILS.There will be a total prize fund of €3000. The first man and woman will receive €400 each with an additional €250 bonus for breaking the course record. Cash will be on offer to all category winners and everyone who takes part in the event receives a dry fit running shirt and a substantial goodie bag. Last year’s event attracted a top class field and was won by Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC who finished the race in 51.36 . Rose Mary Ryan of Bilboa AC collected a hansome cash bonus recording a new course record 57.27 when taking the Ladies title. The entry fee to this prestigious race is €20. Entry forms can be obtained from the West Waterford club website by logging onto www.westwaterfordathletics.org or alternatively you can register online via the same website. Participants are asked this year to note that the event is a pre registration race only with the closing date for online and postal entries Monday January 18th. All race numbers will be posted out the week prior to the event, and there will be strightly no race entries on the day. Teas, sandwiches, showers and changing facilities plus the presentation of prizes will all take place at Dungarvan Sports Centre. The course for this year race will remain the same starting at the Youghal Road, The course is a very flat fast course and is noted for the personal best times recorded by many. With the recent surge of interest in running for health, fun and fitness in the country presently, a big turn-out on the day is guaranteed. With the success of West Waterford’s 'Fit4Life' running leagues and groups along with the country’s longest running winter league which aims to introduce newcomers to the sport and to the fun of running, the race organisers are particularly keen to see as many of these Fit4Life group members as possible take part in the race on Sunday January 31st .

Along with all the above and the elite field expected, it should be a really great day for athletics in our town and there will definitely be a place in this race for everyone.We're really looking forward to seeing runners of all standards and our promise is that everyone will be made welcome. Remember get your entry in before January 18th . For further information please contact James 086-8184762 or info@westwaterfordathletics.org

Friday, November 20, 2009

Races this weekend in Munster....Sun 22nd Nov 2009

There are 2 road races this weekend, both of them on Sunday the 22nd of November.

Cork.......the Cork BHAA are holding a 4 mile road race near Inniscarra in the countryside to the west of Cork city. More details on the Running in Cork website. This race starts at 11:30am.
Please note that this race in Cork has been cancelled until a later date due to local flooding.

Kerry......the 3rd race in the 5km 'Feet First' series takes place in Killarney at 11am. There was a very respectable turnout of 174 for the 1st race in October and the results can be seen in this earlier post. The weather played havoc with the recording equipment for the 2nd race so there were no results for this one.

Details.......Entries on the day only cost €5 at the Kerry Parents and Friends Centre near the catheral on the western side of the town. If you are coming from the Cork direction, take the bypass as if you were heading towards Killorglin and take the left back into the town at the 2nd roundabout...(after the roundabout with the turnoff for Tralee).

You can find a flyer for the series on the right hand side of this page.

Update Sunday 12:30pm......In an earlier e-mail from the organisers on Saturday evening, everything looked ok for this race and they said it was going ahead.
However due to continuous overnight rain, todays 5km race in Killarney has been cancelled due to flooding.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Kerry...Results of the 'Run the Gaulntlet' Half Marathon - Sun 15th Nov 2009

A total of 136 turned out for the 1st running of this half-marathon through the Gap of Dunloe in Kerry. From what I hear, there were some showers but the race took place in mostly dry conditions with some great scenery. Anyone breaking 2 hours is suppose to get a specially designed running top while the 50 or so outside the 2 hour mark get nothing despite the fact they paid the same expensive entry fee of €50...........hardly seems fair, does it?

Photos........there are a series of photos here from the Gneeveguilla AC website

Results.......the full results can be found HERE.
Race Report........by Fiona O'Riordan
I ran this race last Sunday and whilst it was a great course for those who like fantastic scenery and hills, it was a bit expensive. To set the scene it was a cold and windy November day when 136 runners lined up. There was water at the 3.5ish mile, 7ish and 9.5ish mile mark. We received a medal when we finished and unfortunately you had to buy your own cup of tea after the race in Kate Kearneys Cottage. People who finished in sub 2 hours received a t-shirt (well not yet it seems, it has to be posted), I wasn't one of them. It's a fantastic location, I would rival it with Connemara or Dingle, I did both this year and thought they were fantastic but I felt a bit ripped off after this race. I think I'll just run it as a training run another time and keep my €50.
-- Fiona O'Riordan

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Waterford....Results of the Brickey 5 mile road race

Just under 80 runners turned out for this 5 mile race near Dungarvan in west Waterford. The full results can be found HERE.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Races in Munster this weekend...Sat 14th-Sun 15th Nov

There are quite a number of events this weekend, mostly on the Sunday.

Kerry....there is the 'Lapping of the Lakes' 10 km race. From what I have been told, the entry fee is €20 and entries are at St.Brendan's College on the west side of Killarney near the catheral. The route consists of 2 laps mostly inside the National park near Muckross.......(Note! This may be reduced to 8km due to flooding)

Cork....there is the County Intermediate & Masters Cross Country in Bandon at 1pm

Kerry...there is a half-marathon called 'Run the Gauntlet' through the Gap of Dunloe. The entry fee is pretty expensive at €50.

Waterford...they are having the County Masters Cross Country. If you are interested in taking part, contact Derek Grant on 087-2893485.

Waterford...in the west of the county near Dungarvan, there is the Brickey 3 and 5 mile road race.

Directions.....The event centre for this race is at the Brickey GAA grounds which is just to the West of Dungarvan. Directions to the GAA Grounds (Bushy Park) are as follows:
1: On entering Dungarvan from the Cork Side, you proceed on the N25 through the first roundabout. At the second roundabout "Spring Roundabout" you should take the 2nd exit (Aglish Road)(Follow Blue line on Map above) Proceed on that road for approx 3 miles and Bushy Park is on your right.
2: On entering Dungarvan from the Waterford side, proceed to the sixth roundabout "Spring Roundabout" Take the 4th exit (Aglish Road)(Follow Blue line on Map below) Proceed on that road for approx 3 miles and Bushy Park is on your right.

16th Annual McGrath Newsagents 3 and 5 mile road races,Entries at Brickey G.A.A. Centre. Showers and changing. Entry 8 euro. Special Mens weight catagories in 5 miler. Seperate prizes for 3 mile also.Refreshments after the race at centre and presentation of prizes.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kerry...Results of the Feet First 5 km road race - Sat 7th Nov 2009

It looks as conditions were a bit on the damp side for this, the 2nd race of 4 in the 5 km series in Killarney, Co.Kerry.

Race Report by John Dunphy....

The 2nd race in the Feet First 5k road race series took place last Saturday in awful weather conditions. The majority of runners had made their way to the start line a good 10 to 15 minutes before the 11am start to be greeted with a massive downpour of rain which sent runner's flying for cover under trees at the side of the road. When we were called to the start line, we were all soaked to the skin while we had to wait for the race to begin which in fairness to the organiser's got off at 11am. First to go was Jerry Forde of Blarney AC and very soon afterwards the 200 or so runners were off. The organiser's had to change the course for this race due the original course being flooded which meant we would not see the very flat and fast course that a few of us managed some Pb's on last time out but what can you do! The new course was a nice course in my opinion and not long after the start, we took a left turn off the main road to head into the National park. The running to the first 1k was very flat and fast. Soon after the 1km mark, we took a sharp right out into the wide open park and it was here running along to the 2k mark is where we all took a battering from the wind and driving rain. It was extremley hard running against that type of weather but soon we were to head in the opposite direction which gave us a bit of relief with the wind and rain to our backs. But this was going to prove our toughest test with a long pull to the 3k mark. Soon after this, we were running downhill and what was going to prove the fatest 2k of the race. With a small pull to the finish line, I'm sure all were glad to see the end after that type of weather.

Arthur Fitzgerald (Faranfore-Maine Valley AC) took the mens race with Maureen Harrington (An Riocht AC) winning the ladies race. One again quiet a few of the Cork runners took apart which is great to see well done to all on the day..........John Dunphy, Eagle AC.

Photos........there is a gallery of 80 photos HERE. Note that some of the shots are a bit on the 'blurry' side.........possibly due to the poor light conditions......or was it because the runners were moving so fast? ;o)

Results.......from what I understand, there was a problem with some recording equipment due to the rain. So it would seem as if there will be no results for this one.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Road Races in Munster this weekend...Sat 7th & Sun 8th Nov 2009

There are a choice of 2 road races in Munster this weekend...

1) Kerry.........the 2nd race in the Killarney 5 km series takes place on Saturday, the 7th of November and it starts at 11am. There was a very respectable turnout of 174 for the 1st race in October and the results can be seen in this earlier post.

Details.......Entries on the day only cost €5 at the Kerry Parents and Friends Centre near the catheral on the western side of the town. If you are coming from the Cork direction, take the bypass as if you were heading towards Killorglin and take the left back into the town at the 2nd roundabout...(after the roundabout with the turnoff for Tralee).

You can find a flyer for the series on the right hand side of this page.

2) Cork.........Lisgoold GAA club are hosting a 5 km road race in this village just to the North of Midleton in East Cork. More details can be found on the Running in Cork website.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Winter evening Leagues in Munster...

Now that the clocks have gone back and the evenings are dark, 2 Winter leagues are about to start...

1) Tipperary/Kilkenny........Carrick-on-Suir AC are organising a 5km race every Tuesday evening at 7pm in Kildalton College, Pilltown....just a few kms to the east of Carrick-on-Suir. The first race is on Tuesday, the 3rd of November and runs for 11 weeks until the 19th of January, 2010. More details can be found on this flyer.

2) Waterford City.......Waterford AC are starting their series of 2 and 4 mile runs on Thursday, the 5th of November. They start each evening at 7pm and run from Thurs the 5th of November until Thurs the 17th of December. They continue again in the new year starting on Thurs the 7th of January and finishes on Thurs the 4th of Feb. More information can be found on the Waterford AC website.

3) Dungarvan, West Waterford........meanwhile in Dungarvan in West Waterford, their Winter League has already started. They are on Wednesday evenings and start at 7:15pm. More details below....

"The 16th Annual All-rounder Sports winter league at 7.15 pm from Dungarvan Sports Centre. Quanns. All levels are catered for and all are welcome no matter what your background or what your sport may be. If you feel like keeping fit over the winter months The All-rounder Sports winter league is there for you. We have our usual two distances the 2.5 mile and the 5.6 mile runs, so a distance to suit all. We will have eight nights before Christmas and eight nights after Christmas.".............West Waterford AC website.
4) Midleton, East Cork.......This series of 3 km races started on Tuesday, the 20th of October and repeat every three weeks. Each race starts at 7:30 pm. These are the remaining dates...
Tuesday November 10th 2009
Tuesday December 1st 2009
Tuesday December 22nd 2009
Tuesday January 12th 2010
Tuesday February 2nd 2010
Tuesday February 23rd 2010
5) University of Limerick campus..........the UL Rowing club are holding a series of runs on Thursday evenings at 7pm. Details below...
Participant registration at the boathouse 6.30pm (registration closes at 6.50pm)Race start time 7pm from UL boathouse around UL campus – see flyer
Distance: 5km on the first three Thursdays 5th, 12th & 19th in November,
Increase to 7km on next three Thursdays 26th Nov, 3rd Dec & 10th December
Resume in January with a 10km distance over three Thursdays 7th, 14th & 21st
Entry fee €5
Student entry fee €3
Prizes will be given for overall fastest male, female and most improved male & female after the final January race.
All runners of every ability are welcome. ALL PARTICPANTS MUST WEAR HIGH-VIS VESTS.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Waterford...Results of the MT Motors Cross Country event - Sun 11th Oct 2009

Here are the results of the Cross Country race which took place in Dungarvan last Sunday.

Ladies race
Corinna Walsh 14.08
Diane Behan 14.33
SuzanneDullaghan 15.48
Mary Doolin 16.11
Brenda Lowe 16.32
Anne Whelan 16.50
Brigid Coffey 17.38
Josie Uí Chuirrin 17.53
Siobháin Heylin 17.54
Rebecca Maher 18.30
Catriona O’Kiely-O’Brien 19.53

Mens Race
Sandis Bralitis 23.39
Sean Mc Grath 24.33
Raivis Zakis 25.01
Conor Rochford 25.55
Rory Moloney 26.13
Kieran Ryan 26.16
Mark Gleeson 26.19
FrankO’Carroll 26.37
Patrick Flynn 26.52
Kevin Kenneally 27.10
Padraig Healy 27.34
Philip Harty 27.38
Kenny Curran 27.39
Eric Meade 27.48
Jim Baldwin 28.20
Brian Gallagher 28.23
Dennis McCarthy 28.34
Alan Hickey 28.44
Sean Stilwell 28.51
Eoin Palmer 28.55
Shane Power 29.12
Des Feeney 29.24
Joe Gough 29.47
Brian Hallissey 29.48
P.J.Dwyer 30.02
Tomás Mahony 30.15
Conor Murray 30.18
Conor Phelan 31.39
Con Kelleher 31.39
Yevgenniy Chizhikov 31.42
Pascal Rochford 33.35
Declan Mooney 33.47
Vincent Tutty 33.52
John O’Connell 34.16
Michael Wade 34.43
Richie Power 35.02
Michael McCarthy 38.22
(.........from the West Waterford AC website)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Kerry...Results of the 'Feet First' 5 km road race - Sun 11th Oct 2009

It looks like the first race in the 'Feet First' series was a great success with 174 runners taking part despite the damp conditions. Looking through the results and photos, there was a large contingent from Cork who made the trip to Killarney and this no doubt helped to swell the numbers.

The 2nd race of the series is on Saturday, the 7th of November.

Photos......there are a series of 68 photos up on the Gneevequilla AC photo gallery.

There is another set of 47 photos HERE.

PLACE...Time Name
1...16.46 Joe O Connor
2...17.13 Mark McMahon
3...17.16 John Barrett
4...17.26 Patrick O Shea
5...17.56 Connor McMahon
6...18.03 Mike O Shea
7...18.05 Tom Shanahan
8...18.14 John Dunphy
9...18.24 Ray Wallace
10...18.40 Hugh Carberry
11...18.50 Thomas Bubendorfer
12...18.52 Tim Healy
13...18.54 Aoife O Connor
14...18.57 Michael McGrath
15...19.01 Joe Murphy
16...19.10 Brian Moriarty
17...19.19 Trish O Donnell
18...19.23 Eugene O Connor
19...19.27 Dan McCarthy
20...19.32 Barry McDermott
21...19.40 Kenneth Hayes
22...19.48 Con O Brien
23...20.02 LaurenceCourtney
24...20.07 Mary O Connor
25...20.23 Patricia Ennis
26...20.25 Kevin Smith
27...20.30 Gerard Hussey
28...20.33 David Sharpe
29...20.34 Brona Croke
30...20.35 Matt Angland
31...20.40 Martin O Neil
32...20.52 Catherine Freeman
33...20.54 Jan Pawel Swiechowicz
34...21.00 Fergus Crey
35...21.01 Fiona O Donoghue
21.03 Declan Histon
37...21.04 Jim Langan
38...21.06 Lina Boyd
39...21.13 Brendan Connors
40...21.23 Paul Finn
41...21.44 John Walshe
42...21.49 June Twomney
43...22.01 Sean o Brien
44...22.07 Oliver Moynihan
45...22.13 Aidan McCarthy
46...22.17 Sean Murphy
47...22.26 Sean Dunne
48...22.27 Bernard Cantillon
49...22.23 Mike O Donoghue
50...22.24 Bgt O Sullivan
51...22.43 Joe O Shea
52 ...22.44 Mike Riordan
53 ...22.44 Pat Chawke
54 ...22.45 Bernie O Shea
55 ...22.55 Ann McGlin
56 ...22.57 Justin Barrett
57 ...23.00 Michael Dineen
58 ...23.05 John Doona
59 ...23.09 Brid Stack
60 ...23.18 Jim O Dwyer
61 ...23.20 Tom Teahan
62 ...23.46 Sheena Doyle
63 ...23.55 Hugh McKenzie Vass
64 ...24.07 Jason Courtney

65 ...24.15 Lisa Stapelbroek
66 ...24.16 Jane O Halloran
67 ...24.20 Mark Barrett
68 ...24.31 Brian Croke
69 ...24.34 John Reen
70 ...24.37 Marie O Keefe
71 ...24.53 Jerry Sullivan
72 ...
24.54 Siobhan Darcey
73 ...24.56 Pauline Deenigan
74 ...25.02 Karen o Leary
75 ...25.05 Barry Goodman
76 ...25.19 Timothy McCarthy
77 ...25.20 August Wilson
78 ...25.21 Susan Fitzgerald
79 ...25.21

80...25.22 Aileen Goodman
81 ...25.25
82 ...25.45 Marguerite O Donoghue
83 ...25.46 Shelly O Neil
84 ...25.53 Lucy Curtayne
85 ...25.54 Siobhan Quinlan
86 ...25.56 Deidre Clifford
87 ...26.02 Sheila O Keefe
88 ...26.03 Annette O Brien
89 ...26.04 Thomas O Sullivan
90 ...26.18 Ann o Keefe
91 ...26.20 Tracy Bolger
92 ...26.21 Deidre O Halloran
93 ...26.23 Sinead O Connor
94 ...26.24 Catriona O Shea
95 ...26.28 Ann Marie Sheehan
96 ...26.31 Jackie Kearney
97 ...26.32 Sharon Breen
98 ...26.34 Aine O Connor
99 ...26.42 Mary Clifford
100 ...26.48 Angela Tobin
101 ...26.49 Olive Sharp
102 ...26.49 Jane Lynch
103 ...26.52 Aileen Buckley
104 ...26.53 Anna p Murphy
105 ...26.54 Fiona O Brien
106 ...26.55 John McCarthy
107 ...26.56 Karen Lam
108 ...27.00 Mgt O Brien
109 ...27.06 Mary O Connell
110 ...27.09 Bgt Flynn
111 ...27.10 Jayne Kearney
112 ...27.18 Liz Downey
113 ...27.34 Martha Marran O Dee
114 ...27.35 Una McCarthy
115 ...27.42 Ann Horgan
116 ...27.43 Catriona Murphy
117 ...27.44 Davina Griffin
118 ...27.45 Tracey Murphy
119 ...27.46 Olga McDonagh
120 ...27.47 Mary Cussen
121 ...27.50 Johnny Quinlan
122 ...27.58 Michelle Byrne
123 ...28.01 Emma O Keefe
124 ...28.02 Rachael Quigly
125 ...28.04 Elaine Grandfield
126 ...28.29 Irene O Leary
127 ...28.31 Martina O Neil
128 ...28.33 Louise Halliwey
129 ...28.34 Tracy Coyne
130...28.36 Fiona o neil
131 ...28.45 Brenda Ni Chathsaigh
132 ...28.48 Tommy Sheehan
133 ...28.55 Katrina Fogarty
134 ...29.16 Niamh Doyle
135...29.24 Ciara Stoat
136...29.40 Justine O Connor
137...29.45 Ann Boyle
138...29.57 Mary Dowling
139...30.16 James O Mahoney
140...30.17 Barbara Lehane
141...30.18 Dorothy Deely
142...30.31 David Enright
143...30.35 Denise Cahill
144...31.22 Tara Borst
145...31.23 Sinead Lalor
146...31.30 Stephen Ryan
147...31.31 Catriobna Deesy
148...32.06 Denise O Connell
149...32.07 Jeane Curtayne
150...32.08 Emma Corkery
151...32.12 Jerry Forde

152...32.47 Mary Connellan
153...33.26 Mary Mahony
154...33.27 Marie O Sullivan
155...33.28 Therese Scanlon
156...33.29 Kathleen Horgan
157...33.31 Mary Ryan
158...33.49 Anglea Ryan
159...33.50 Mary Dowling
160...34.04 Leonie Ni Brien

161...34.25 Colette O Donoghue
162...34.27 Moira Dineen
163...34.28 Sarah Mc Conkey
164...34.29 Patricia Quane
165...35.27 Maria Falvey
166...36.28 Caroline McCarron
167...36.43 Brid Nolan
168...36.44 Helen Slattery
169...36.45 Nora Flynn
170...37.52 Caroline Lynch
171...39.14 Mary O Donoghue
172...39.15 Annie O Donoghue
173...34.31? Eileen Falvey
174...34.35? Aine Brosnan

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Running events next weekend in Munster...

With the onset of winter, we are now heading into the cross country season. Next weekend, there is a choice of cross country events and one road race in Munster.

Cork...There is the county Novice and Under 23 cross country race for club runners. Details on the Running in Cork website.

Waterford....There is a cross country event in Dungarvan organised by West Waterford AC. Here is some info from the club..."The clubs annual Cross Country event of the year takes place next Sunday October 11th at St. Augustine’s College with a 2.30 pm starting time. As in previous years, Sunday’s event is open to all and caters for all levels of runners from elite runners, club runners, fun runners and joggers all are more than welcome, The distances on the day will be for Ladies 2 lap’s of the College grounds which is (4km) and the Men’s event will see them cover 4 laps run (8km). There will be prizes on offer in the usual categories with plenty of spots prizes too. Entries are expected from many of the surrounding counties as well as a huge local involvement. The presentation of prizes will take place immediately after the race at the College grounds."

Kerry....For anyone who would like to stay on the road, there is a 5 km road race in Killarney in Kerry at 11am on Sunday. This is the first of a series of 4 races which take place over October to December. Entries on the day only cost €5 at the Kerry Parents and Friends Centre near the catheral on the western side of the town. If you are coming from the Cork direction, take the bypass as if you were heading towards Killorglin and take the left back into the town at the 2nd roundabout...(after the roundabout with the turnoff for Tralee).

A flyer for the series can be found HERE

Monday, October 5, 2009

Limerick...Results of the Ladies mini-marathon - Sun 4th Oct 2009

Over 3000 took part in this charity event in Limerick city on Sunday, the 4th of October 2009.

The full results are available HERE while the category results are available HERE.

There is a gallery of photos HERE.

More details on the race can be found on the Limerick AC website.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Races in Munster this weekend....Sun 4th Oct 2009

There are 2 events on offer in Munster on Sunday, the 4th of Oct...
In Cork, there is the annual Cork BHAA 'Cork to Cobh' 15 mile road race. This starts at 9:30am in Cork city and you can enter on the morning of the race. More details on the Running in Cork website.

In Limerick, there is the Limerick Womens mini-marathon which starts at 1pm outside University of Limerick arena. More details on the Limerick AC website.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Kerry...Dingle Marathon...More photos

Joe Murphy of Eagle AC now has a set of 101 photos up on the Eagle AC website.

Kerry...More Dingle Marathon video clips...

The first video clip is of the finish of the Dingle Half-Marathon...

Jerry Forde of Cork starting the Dingle Marathon...

Getting the crowd worked up...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Kerry...Video clip of the Dingle Marathon

This is a 4 minute video clip showing the start of the Dingle Half and Ful Marathon last Sunday.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kerry...More photos and reports of the Dingle Marathon

Photos...There is a photo gallery with 148 shots at this LINK. Some of the photos give a glimpse of the outstanding scenery on the day.

News Article.........there is a report on the Marathon on the Dingle News website.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Kerry...Results of the Dingle Half and Full Marathon - Sat 12th Sept 2009

What an amazing event! In terms of weather, it couldn't have been any better....sunshine, blue skies and a gentle breeze. It all made for what was probably the best Half and Full Marathon in Ireland this year.

So, what was it like?

The start was pretty normal for the start of any big race. Once the race got under way, it was pretty obvious why the roads had to be closed as the runners filled the narrow road out of Dingle. As the route wound it's way through Ventry and on towards Slea Head, there were plenty of small pulls. As we gained height, the view out over Dingle Bay was incredible. Ireland's highest mountains on the next peninsula were all clearly visible as well as the Skelligs in the distance rising out of the sea.

Past Slea Head and onwards to Dunquin with the Blaskets on the left. In terms of weather and scenery, it really was at it's best. At Dunquin, the vast majority of runners peeled off left to finish their half Marathon while the Marathon runners carried on towards Ballyferriter. The field was now pretty stretched out with big gaps in between the runners. Along this section, it was sheltered from the breeze and at times, it almost felt as warm as the Cork Marathon!

After the 21 mile mark, there was a serious climb but once you reached the highest point, it was all downhill into Dingle. Overall, a very well organised event. It's not a course for fast times but in terms of quality, it is way ahead of any of the city races.

On a final point, it will be on 1 week earlier next year so it won't clash with the Cork Half or the Triathlon in Kenmare.


1) The full marathon results are HERE.

2) The half-marathon results are HERE.


1) There are some commercial photos at marathon-photos.com

Friday, September 11, 2009

Kerry.......Dingle Half-Marathon and Marathon, Sat 12th Sept

I was hoping to put up some additional info on this route but didn't have time. Details of the route can be found on the Dingle Marathon website.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Limerick...Coaching Workshop

Coaching Workshops in Limerick...

September 16th & 21st
On Wednesday 16th September from 7-9.30pm there will be a Throws Workshop in UL for all coaches and experienced athletes aged 17+. Two of the countries most experienced coaches will lead the workshop in John Sheehan Javelin and Sean Whitney Shot. You can register on the night 6.45pm sharp and the cost is 5 Euro.
On Monday 21st September there will be a Road Running/Endurance Workshop also at UL from 7-9.30pm and it takes place in the classroom in the sports arena. It is aimed at all athletes, road runners and coaches 18+ interested in endurance running. The cost of the course is 5 Euro payable on the night at registration 6.45pm sharp. Guest speaker on the night will be Irish Olympic 800m runner Thomas Chamney. The following topics will be covered:
- Different types of Endurance training
- Heart rates and training
- Recovery Methods
- Planning
- Important Tips
- Training for 5km, 10km & Marathon
- Question & Answer session

Tipperary......Recent results

Here are some results of recent road races in Co.Tipperary...

1) Tipp 10 Mile Road Championships.......23rd August 2009.......Results

2) Tipp Masters Road Championships......29th August 2009.......Results...Photos

3) Michael Cahill 5 km road race, Ballingarry..........4th Sept 2009.....Results ...Photos

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tipperary...'Michael Cahill' 5km road race...Fri 4th Sept 2009

With the evenings getting shorter, this must be nearly the last evening road race in the Minster region.

Coolquill Athletic Club13th Annual Michael Cahill 5k ClassicRoad Race and Walk
Out and back flat course at Ballingarry, via Killenaule, Co Tipperary.
Starting at Ballingarry ConventFriday 4th September 2009 at 7:30pm

Map of area HERE.

Race flyer HERE.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Kerry.......Dingle Half-Marathon and Marathon info...

Just received this reminder.........
"On line entry will remain open until midnight on Wednesday the 26th of August. Race packs will be sent out from Friday the 28th of August."

Friday, August 21, 2009

Races in Munster this weekend.....Fri 21st-Sun 23rd Aug 2009

This is what is on offer this weekend in Munster......

Fri 21st Aug......
Waterford.....there is a 3 mile and 5 mile road race in Ballinameela, West Waterford.
Ballinnameela is a few kms to the west of Dungarvan in west Waterford. See this map.
Details from the West Waterford website........Ballinameela 3 and 5 mile run/walk.race starts at 7.30 pm entry fee 8 euro,entries will be taken at Ballinameela community centre where changing,showers and refreshments will be available,The course has been measured by Jones Counter and is a fast , flat course.
The race flyer says the entry is €7.

Sat 22nd Aug......
Kerry......there is a 5km race in Killarney at 3pm.

Sun 23rd Aug......
Tipperary......the Tipperary AAI have their own 10 mile road championships in Clonmel at 11am. This is open to Tipperary runners only.

Limerick.......there is a 5 mile road race in Kilmeedy, Co.Limerick.
Kilmeedy is 10 kms north of Dromcolliher in west Limerick and about 18 kms west of the main Cork/Limerick road.
There is a race flyer with map HERE.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Waterford...Results of the Ardmore 5 mile road race - Fri 14th Aug 2009

A record crowd of 238 turned out for the Ardmore 5 mile road race in west Waterford. Judging by the faces at the race, there was a large contingent of Cork runners who when added to the Waterford regulars helped boost the numbers.

The full results are now available HERE.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Waterford...Ardmore 5 Mile road race - Fri 14th Aug 2009

The 10th and final race of the Ger Wyley / Nike Summer Series takes place in Ardmore, West Waterford at 7:30pm on Friday, the 14th of August.

Directions........If you are coming from the Cork direction, take the Youghal bypass and look for the turnoff right for Ardmore. At the crossroads in the centre of the village, take a left and the GAA pitch is a few hundred metres out this road on the right.

Course.....the start point is about 1 km from the GAA hall. The route is then basically a large loop circuit that you run 1.5 times........i.e. You start out in the countryside, you run into Ardmore, then back into the countryside again and complete the loop.......pass the start point again and then finish in Ardmore itself. There are a few small drags but nothing serious.

Overall.........this race in the West Waterford seaside town seems to attract a large crowd. As well as the usual West Waterford crew, it attracts a fair few runners from Cork considering that it's only just East of Youghal.

From the West Waterford AC website...
Entries taken at Ardmore G.A.A.centre,showers and refreshments.Entry fee is €8. Presentation of prizes will take place at An Tobar Bar along with the presentation for the overall series.
Prizes: 1st 3 men and 1st 3 ladies. First man and woman in each of the 12 zodiac star signs.