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.

Tipperary...Results of the 'Deadmans' 5 Mile Road Race - Fri 7th Aug 2009

The final race in this year's Outfield Sports/Asics 3-Counties Challenge was the popular Carraig Hotel Deadman's 5 mile race held in Carrick-on-Suir on August 7th. The series which is organised by Carrick Roadrunners has gone from strength to strength with large fields of athletes lining up for all four races in counties Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford. Starting at the historic Ormonde Castle and taking in the famous Sean Kelly Square,this year's race saw a new course record of 24:27 set by the overall series winner, Sergiu Ciobanu from Clonliffe Harriers. In second place was Brian Kirwan (St. Lawrences) in 25:34, while third place went to Carrick-on-Suir's Brian Murphy (26:47).Gowran AC were winners of the men's team prize.
The ladies' race was won by Madeline Loughnane (Thurles Crokes) in 29:04. Second place went to Pauline Lambe (Tullamore Harriers) who also took first prize in the overall series. West Waterford's Corinna Walsh finished third with a time of 30:43 while the team prize went to Clonmel AC. Total Finishers 165

Results........the result of the 'Deadmans' 5 Mile race is available HERE and the overall result of the 3 Counties challenge is available HERE.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tipperary...Deadman's 5k, Carrick-on-Suir - Fri 7th Aug 2009

The 4th and final race in the 3 Counties Challenge take place in Carrick-on-Suir next Friday, the 7th of August at 7:30pm. Details in the flyer above...