Friday, December 24, 2010

Races in Munster over the Christmas period...

This is a list of road races in Munster over the Christmas period subject to weather conditions...

Sat 25th Dec....
The GOAL mile will be held in various locations...

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

Cork Ballydesmond Meet in the Church Grounds 25th Dec. 11.30am
Cork Bantry The Square 25th Dec. 12.45pm
Cork Cork Cork IT, Bishopstown 25th Dec. 10am - 12.30pm
Cork Fermoy Town Hall 25th Dec. 11.30 am
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 - 12 noon
Cork Inniscarra Coachford GAA club 25th Dec. 12 p.m.

Kerry Castleisland Castleisland Athletic Club 25th Dec. 10am - 12 noon
Kerry Cahersiveen South Kerry Sports Centre 25th Dec. 10am - 11am
Kerry Kenmare Faungorth Activity Centre (on the Cork Road) 25th Dec. 10am - 12 noon
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 Tralee Kerins O'Rahilly's Football Club pitch 25th Dec. 10am - 11am

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

Tipperary Carrick-on-Suir Ormonde Castle 25th Dec. 11am
Tipperary Fethard Town Hall 25th Dec. 12noon

Sun 26th Dec....
Cork.....Belgooly 4 Mile road race....12 noon.....~8 miles S of Cork City on the road to Kinsale.
Waterford......Dungarvan GAA 5 Mile Charity Fun Run.....11am
Kerry.....Farranfore 4 Mile Road Race....12 noon
Tipperary......Clonmel 4 Mile Road Race......12 noon........

Sat 1st Jan....
Tipperary Ned Kelly 4 Mile Road Race 1st Jan 11:11am.......Moyglass
Waterford Duncannon Duncannon Beach 1st Jan. 11.30am

Kerry.....Beaufort 10k...2pm

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Races in Cork cancelled...

The races in Shanagarry and Newmarket-Kanturk are cancelled.

More info on the Running in Cork website

Not sure about the one in Co.Clare. Check with the organisers before travelling.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend - Sat 18th - Sun 19th Dec 2010

There are 3 road races in Munster this weekend, weather and ice permitting!

Sat 18th.....
Clare.....The Frost Bite series continues with a 5 km road race in Mullagh, Co.Clare. Entry is €5 at the local community centre.

Cork......The Shanagarry Christmas 5 km road race is in Shanagarry, East Cork at 12:30pm.

Sun 19th...
Cork....The annual Newmarket to Kanturk 5 Mile Road Race takes place in North West Cork at 2pm.

More details about the Cork races on the Running in Cork website.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Waterford...Half Marathon in Waterford postponed until the 15th of Jan...

Updated 8:30pm......The Half-Marathon in Waterford has now been postponed until Sat, the 15th of Jan at 12 noon.

See the statement below..."We have decided to postpone the race this Saturday. Looking at the route today there is no way it will be clear even if it was 40 degrees tomorrrow and Friday. The conditions would be too dangerous. We will run the race on Saturday 18th December  15th January at 12 noon...........Waterford AC "

Monday, December 6, 2010

Kerry - Results of the Feet First 5k race in Killarney...Sat 4th Dec 2010

The 4th and final race in the Feet First 5k Winter Series went ahead on Saturday in Killarney Co.Kerry. A total of 157 runners turned out for last race.

The full results can be found HERE

Friday, December 3, 2010

Waterford - Race walker Kate Veale features on RTE News programme...

There was a short but interesting clip on the RTE Six-One News on Tuesday, the 30th of November featuring the race-walker Kate Veale from West Waterford AC. Kate is just 16 years old yet she has already represented Ireland at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore this year finishing in a very credible 4th position. Despite being just outside the medals, she still managed to set a new Irish record for the 5 km.

Please note that the video clip which is available from the RTE Player service will probably not last too long so try and watch it as soon as you can.

1) Go to this link....
2) Press play and you'll have to watch the ad's...
3) Once the News starts, click on the box near the bottom right for 'Full Screen'.
4) Note that the News is around 49 minutes long. Drag the slider at the bottom up as far as 41:20 and then wait for the relevant section to start.

Kate was also in action in Derry last Sunday (...running this time!) in the All Ireland Cross Country Championships where she won the U18 race.

Races in Munster this weekend - Sat 4th - Sun 5th Dec 2010

Things are pretty quiet in Munster this weekend with just one race in Kerry. Perhaps it's just as well considering the poor conditions in the east of the province.

Kerry.....The 4th and final race in the FeetFirst 5k series takes place in Killarney, Co.Kerry at 11am. It seems as if the Kingdom has escaped the worst of the icy weather and as of the Friday, the course in Killarney was ice free. Considering that the temperature in Valentia is around 5 deg C at 7pm on Friday evening and there is a big bank of cloud coming in from the west then ice / frost on the course is very unlikely and this race is almost certain to go ahead. If anything, it may be a bit on the wet side ;o)

Entries for the race are taken near the Catheral at the western side of Killarney. The price is only €8 with part of it going to charity.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ballycotton '10' limit of 2,500 reached. No more entries unless you qualify...

Ballycotton Running Promotions have just released the following statement...

Thursday December 2nd, 11pm


Please refrain from sending any more entries for the Ballycotton ‘10’ UNLESS you qualify through the AAI club, Summer Series or overseas system (this procedure is detailed on the entry form and also on the website).

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cork...Ballycotton '10' 2011 Entry Form is out

The eagerly anticipated
Ballycotton '10' entry forms went online this afternoon !

See more details on the Running in Cork web-site.

The faster you get your signed entry in the post, the better chance you have of being accepted.
Preferably today, Tuesday.

This will be the 34th running of this race, and will take place on Sunday 6th March 2011 at 1.30pm

It will be the third race in the John Buckley Sports Munster 10 Mile Spring Classic Series.

More details on each race closer to race date.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Waterford - Winter League event (1st Dec) cancelled

Please note the following message from West Waterford AC............"This Wednesdays winter league has been cancelled due to the weather, please spread the word thanks. James Veale"

Kerry - John Lenihan - Mountain Running Legend Pt.3 of 3

This is the 3rd and final video segment in the running memories of John Lenihan. It is approx 44 mins long.

John Lenihan - My Memories (Part 3) from Terrace Talk on Vimeo.

Part 1 of 3 can be seen HERE

Part 2 of 3 can be seen HERE

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Results of the Munster Masters Cross Country Championships - Dungarvan, Sun 21st Nov 2010

The Munsters Masters Cross Country Championships took place in Dungarvan, West Waterford on Sunday, the 21st of November 2010. The weather conditions were perfect with the races taking place in cool conditions in the weak winter sunshine.

The mens race was run over a fast 7 km route and was won by Con Marshall of St.Finbarr's AC. The full results can be found HERE.

The ladies race was over a similar 3.5 km route and was won by Rhona Lynch of Eagle AC. The results can be seen HERE.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Kerry - Results of the Killarney 5 km race - Sat 20th Nov 2010

This was the 3rd race in the Killarney 5k series which was organised by Feet First.

They are having a few problems with their website at the moment so the results are available here.

There is a slideshow of some photos HERE

Position Race Number Name Time

1 729 Martin McCarthy 15.25
2 114 Owen O Sullivan 15.55
3 163 Ed Murphy 16.09
4 128 Donal Coakley 16.11
5 1439 John Barrett 16.33
6 139 Adrian Lenihan 16.40
7 73 Robert J Purcell 16.45
8 718 Kieran Reid 16.49
9 21 Peter Francis 16.51
10 1418 Ronan Woogan 17.11
11 164 Niall Collins 17.13
12 109 Ian Egan 17.14
13 143 Paul Griffin 17.22
14 728 Michael Dunne 17.27
15 113 Billy O Brien 17.43
16 1435 Patrick O Shea 17.10
17 1415 Laura Crowe 18.12
18 72 Robert C Purcell 18.20
19 734 Connor McMahon 18.23
20 133 John Foley 18.27
21 86 Jan Swiechowicz 18.35
22 149 Sean Callihane 18.40
23 135 Donal Kelly 18.42
24 11 Declan Corridan 18.44
25 1444 Kevin Griffin 18.50
26 29 Kenneth Hayes 18.56
27 138 Michael O Shea 18.58
28 53 Humphrey Murphy 19.00
29 6 Tomas Bubendorfer 19.08
30 60 Eugene O Connor 19.12
31 737 Ger O Shea 19.14
32 96 Tim O Leary 19.17
33 142 Paddy Sheehan 19.17
34 121 Rachel Hawker 19.18
35 727 Stephen Moore 19.21
36 77 Roland Rogers 19.22
37 20 Niall Brendan Foley 19.26
38 104 Seamus Murphy 19.27
39 102 Derek Middleton 19.29
40 1451 Padraig Regan 19.37
41 131 Maura Heffernan 19.43
42 717 Killian O Leary 19.48
43 82 Joseph Smyth 19.58
44 714 Con O Brien 19.59
45 172 Ian O Shea 20.00
46 1424 Hugh McKenzie Vass 20.02
47 145 Matty Angland 20.04
48 34 Denis Kelleher 20.06
49 716 Mary O Connor 20.08
50 735 Brian McMahon 20.15
51 46 Aidan McCarthy 20.19
52 1450 Gerry Geaney 20.21
53 106 Deirdre Enright 20.26
54 110 Jack O Brien 20.33
55 118 John McSweeney 20.34
56 61 Adelle O Connor 20.43
57 1456 Tony Foley 20.48
58 4 Denis Broderick 20.54
59 1417 Mike O Connor 20.54
60 1452 Gerard Carroll 20.56
61 1454 Aoife Pierce 21.01
62 1423 Jonathan Goggin 21.06
63 725 Connor Slattery 21.18
64 116 Billy Lacey 21.21
65 71 David Prenderville 21.24
66 55 Sean Murphy 21.25
67 761 David Pierse 21.30
68 70 Cian O Lionsigh 21.30
69 715 Natalie McSweeney 21.36
70 1422 Eamonn Groves 21.43
71 49 Rory McShane 21.43
72 720 Fergus Grey 21.51
73 137 Liam Murphy 21.55
74 99 Vincent Hooley 21.56
75 762 Donal Reen 22.02
76 38 Patrick Kissane 22.03
77 84 Brid Stack 22.08
78 42 Pat Lucey 22.10
79 144 Geraldine O Sullivan 22.15
80 27 Diarmaid Griffin 22.21
81 1428 Derry Doyle 22.23
82 1427 John Walsh 22.30
83 78 Mark Rohan 22.35
84 1453 Shonagh Ryan 22.35
85 156 Bridget Flynn 22.43
86 1414 Francis Cleary 22.45
87 76 Mike Riordan 22.46
89 103 Janos Jakus 22.52
90 150 Stephen Murphy 22.53
91 174 Diarmuid Leen 22.53
92 721 Danny Riordan 23.02
93 10 Brian Coffey 23.05
94 126 Suzanne O Sullivan 23.07
95 1420 Peter Tancred 23.14
96 112 Ciaran Breain 23.18
97 151 John Guerin 23.22
98 719 Lina Boyd 23.25
99 136 Seamus Falvey 23.29
100 41 Martina Lawless 23.42
101 47 Ann McGlynn 23.46
102 1426 Gerard Foley 23.52
103 119 Jayne Kearney 23.53
104 726 Michael Dineen 24.00
105 130 Elanor O Halloran 24.02
106 64 Kieran O Flaherty 24.07
107 101 Tony Fleming 24.10
108 54 James T Murphy 24.10
109 1445 James McGarr 24.15
110 1 Michael Ashe 24.17
111 80 Kathryn Shaw 24.19
112 134 Karen Smith 24.25
113 125 Annette O Brien 24.26
114 1425 Niamh Cullinane 24.47
115 13 Tina Donovan 24.48
116 1457 Ger Sweeney 24.50
117 1437 Gerard Murphy 24.51
118 115 Maurice O Shea 25.03
119 1429 Caoimhe Doyle 25.03
120 155 Mike Spillane 25.04
121 1430 Shona O Sullivan 25.04
122 39 Karen Lam 25.09
123 170 Siobhan Darcy 25.10
124 744 Liasa Hayden 25.16
125 743 Oisin Sheehan 25.17
126 751 Donna O Regan 25.19
127 12 Mary Devane 25.23
128 1419 Roisin O Shea 25.24
129 107 Noelle Rohan 25.25
130 108 John Galvin 25.28
131 120 Karen Hill 25.30
132 746 Louise Devaney 25.36
133 732 Kate Flannagan 25.41
134 173 Sean O Sullivan 25.46
135 1446 Caroline Conroy 25.49
136 141 Sean Sheehan 25.57
137 69 Gerry O Sullivan 26.12
138 740 Monica Lynch 26.13
139 95 Siobhan Falvey 26.14
140 1416 Denis Manning 26.20
141 74 Catriona Quilter 26.24
142 748 Katheryn Foley 26.25
143 124 Mossie Brosnan 26.33
144 760 Francis Henderson 26.36
145 51 Laura Moynihan 26.37
146 152 Mairead Foley 26.37
147 1433 Aidan Walshe 26.38
148 28 Mary Griffin 26.39
149 1443 Sheila Kerley 26.47
150 158 Ann Boyle 26.55
151 153 Aoife Cooper 27.11
152 66 Emma O Mahony 27.12
153 98 Peter Bellew 27.23
154 63 Norma O Connor 27.25
155 160 Audrey O Sullivan 27.30
156 755 Aileen O Brien 27.35
157 159 Mary Mahony 40+ 27.40
158 85 Ciara Stoat 27.43
159 100 Johnny Quinlan 27.43
160 713 Mike Fleming 27.53
161 1431 Katherine Cremin 27.58
162 23 Dorian Genster 27.59
163 756 Nora Holland 28.01
164 147 Veronica Kennelly 28.01
165 722 Deirdre Kearney 28.04
166 132 Triona O Neill 28.07
167 731 Jim Garvey 28.17
168 123 Eileen Sweeney 28.25
169 753 Marie Murphy 28.26
170 754 Catriona Callihane 28.33
171 165 Danielle Hellon 28.34
172 146 Mary Devane 28.38
173 1455 Fabio Ciulla 28.41
174 736 Brenda Ni Chathasaigh 28.54
175 25 Tabea Genster 28.58
176 31 Daniela Lacopino 29.02
177 62 Anne O Connor 29.06
178 5 Karen Brosnan 29.11
179 94 Niamh O Sullivan 29.12
180 757 Sheila Daly 29.17
181 1434 David Enright 29.18
182 161 Felicity Sheehy 29.20
183 1436 Aine Brosnan 29.23
184 43 Caroline Lynch 29.25
185 167 Monica O Halloran 29.25
186 166 Sheila Kelly 29.35
187 140 Eileen Falvey 29.36
188 52 Maria Murphy 29.39
189 1442 Mary Ryan 29.39
190 154 Stella Moloney 29.40
191 92 Noel Wheatcroft 29.49
192 168 Dorothy Daly 29.55
193 1441 Eilis Loughrey 30.07
194 16 Sinead Edwards 30.09
195 7 Sarah Buckley 30.10
196 88 Sheila Vickery 30.12
197 162 Fergal O Carroll 30.19
198 749 Ann O Sullivan 30.22
199 1421 Noreen Nagle 30.24
200 68 Sheila O Sullivan 30.25
201 111 Eileen O Leary 30.25
202 122 Christine O Brien 30.26
203 745 Robert Shaw 30.27
204 105 Jackie Murphy 30.28
205 1438 Gretel O Sullivan 30.40
206 750 Julie O Sullivan 30.41
207 97 Marion Donohue 30.47
208 148 Angeline Galvin 30.48
209 1447 Susan Dineen 30.55
210 1448 Nollaig Murphy 30.56
211 742 Sarah Brosnan 30.59
212 741 Sinead Farrelly 31.02
213 33 Anthony Keane 31.02
214 724 Lucy Johnston 31.05
215 723 Ciara O Callaghan 31.07
216 26 Longa Genster 31.07
217 56 Trish Murray 31.08
218 1440 Peg Wickham 31.16
219 733 Fran McElligott 31.21
220 30 Karen Herlihy 31.31
221 738 Brid Murphy 31.36
222 93 Siobhan Ni Luasa 32.13
223 169 Aidan Murphy 32.30
224 1449 Geradette Kelliher 32.45
225 763 Denise Murphy 33.19
226 752 Angela Walsh 33.29
227 48 Ina McGrath 33.34
228 117 Maria Moynihan 33.44
229 1432 Alison Shaw 33.56
230 89 Melanie Walsh 34.50
231 24 Borlinghaus Genster 35.09
232 730 Helen Daly 35.16
233 67 Mary O Mahony 35.58
234 739 Madeline Frissung 36.37
235 50 Patrice Moore 36.38
236 759 Sheila Cantillon 36.53
237 758 Breda Lynch 36.37
238 171 Aine O Donoghue 41.53
239 129 Sive Lenihan Bolt 45.43
241 79 Mairia Ryan 46.31
242 87 Thomas Vickery 46.37
243 157 Maria Walsh 46.58
244 3 Caroline Bradshaw 47.04

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kerry - John Lenihan - Mountain Running Legend Pt.2 of 3

The 2nd part of this video which is roughly 43 minutes covers John Lenihan's early running career and his arduous training regime.

John Lenihan - My Memories (Part 2) from Terrace Talk on Vimeo.

Part 1 of 3 can be seen HERE

Part 3 of 3 can be seen HERE

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Kerry - Results of the Killarney 5k race...Sat 13th Nov 2010

A total of  258 runners turned out for this 5 km race in the National Park in Killarney.

The full results can be seen HERE

A slideshow of photos can be seen HERE

Friday, November 12, 2010

Kerry - John Lenihan - Mountain Running Legend Pt.1 of 3

For the last 2 decades, the name of John Lenihan has been synonymous with the sport of Mountain Running in Ireland. The man from Toureen in County Kerry has won multiple races over his career as well as becoming the World Mountain Running Champion in Switzerland back in 1991.

He has won the Carrauntoohil race in Kerry on 19 occasions and holds the current record of 71 minutes 43 seconds.
That time of just over 71 minutes is not the time for just getting to the summit. It's the time taken to run from the base of the mountain, up to the top of Caher, Irelands 3rd highest mountain (1001 metres asl)........accross the ridge to Carrauntoohil, the highest mountain in the country (1039 metres asl) ......and then return by the same route! An incredible time.

A 2 hour video has now been compiled and is available in 3 parts of roughly 40 minutes each.

Part 1 of 3 is shown below...

John Lenihan - My Memories (Part 1) from Terrace Talk on Vimeo.

Part 2 of 3 can be seen HERE

Part 3 of 3 can be seen HERE

Monday, November 8, 2010

Results of the Munster Intermediate Cross Country Chamionships - Sun 7th Nov 2010

The Munster Intermediate Cross Country Championships took place in Charleville on Sunday, the 7th of November. The men ran over an 8 km course while the womens course was 4 kms long.

The results can be found in PDF format HERE. (Scroll down to the end of the page)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Clare...New Marathon Event in Sixmilebridge

One of Ireland's newest Marathons will kick off next Sunday, the 14th of November 2010 in the village of Sixmilebridge in Co.Clare. This race is unique in that it basically consists of 26 one mile loops! As you can imagine, keep track of the runners and the number of laps requires a lot of work and as a result, the number of entries had to be restricted. Entries for the 2010 race are now closed with runners from all over Ireland expected to attend.

Click on the image below to read a recent newspaper article.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Munster Intermediate Cross Country Championships...Sun 7th Nov 2010

Charleville Hosts Munster Championship

On Sunday next, the 7th of November, the North Cork AC will host the Munster Juvenile Uneven age and Intermediate Cross Country Championships at the Charleville Showgrounds at 12 noon. The juvenile races for club athletes ranging from Under 9 to Under 19 will be first off with the adult races to follow where there are large fields of competitors expected. The event is open to spectators from the public with an admission fee of 5 Euro for Adults and 2 Euro per child.

There has been a significant increase in numbers joining athletics clubs in the last year or so from around Munster at all ages and thus a similar increase has been seen in athletes competing at these events at all levels, from county to national championships. There is expected to be up to 1500 people attending the race on Sunday so it will be a great spectator event as well as a great event to take part in.

Michael Herlihy.....Outdoor Recreation Officer

Ballyhoura Fáilte, Kilfinane, Co. Limerick

Friday, October 29, 2010

Limerick...Pallasgreen 10k - Sun 31st Oct 2010

The race will commence at The Idler Bar, Knockane, Pallasgreen on Sunday 31st October 2010 at 14.00 hours

Registration will take place from 12.30 on race day. All registered participants will receive a race number.

Families and walking clubs are welcome as the route will be limited to one circuit of the course being 5K.

Entry Charge €10per runner - €10 per family

Calling all Families – A special prize will be given for the best Halloween Themed Dressed Family
A Warm up stretching session will begin at 13.30 hrs.

A baggage drop-off facility will be available at the location. There are no changing facilities so it would be advisable to arrive in running gear
Prizes: 1st - A Meal Voucher for two for The Ballykisteen Hotel,

2nd Prize - €50 sports voucher

Special Prize – A special prize will be awarded for best Halloween Themed Dressed Family.
For further information contact; - 0872588980

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Results & Photos of the 2010 Dublin City Marathon

Conditions for the 2010 Dublin City Marathon were perfect with cool temperatures, blue skies and constant sunshine. There was a record entry for this year's event and there were plenty of faces from Cork in the race and out along the course. As an occasion, the Dublin City Marathon is truely the National Marathon with runners from all corners of Ireland taking part. It has a unique atmosphere that isn't found in any other Irish Marathon.

This year, I ran the Marathon from the unique perspective as one of the 3:45 pacers. One suprising aspect was the sheer number of runners on the road. I thought perhaps in the later stages, the road out ahead might clear a bit but it never did. The road was constantly full and at times, it got pretty congested when the route got narrow.

Results.....if you haven't seen them, you can check your times on the Dublin City Marathon website.

Photos......(Updated Tues 6:30am)

1) Fergus McNally has a gallery of 895 photos at

2) Brian Mc? has a small gallery of 37 photos near Kilmainham at

3) David Bradshaw has a large gallery at the 18.5 mile mark....
Runners faster than the 3 hour pacer at
Between the 3 and 3:15 pacers at
Between the 3:15 and 3:30 pacers at
Between 3:30 and 3:45 pacers at
Between 3:45 and 4 hour pacers at
Those slower than the 4 hour pacer at

Monday, October 25, 2010

Kerry - Results of the Killarney 5 km race - Sat 25th Oct 2010

A total of 252 runners turned out for the first race in the 5 km race series in Killarney, Co.Kerry.

The full results are available HERE

Friday, October 22, 2010

Races this weekend....Sat 23rd - Mon 25th Oct 2010

Sat 23rd.....
Kerry.....Feet First 5 km road race in Killarney. Registration on the day will take place at the Kerry Parents and Friends building near the Catherdral. Registration will take place from 9am and will close after 10.30. The race will begin at 11 am Sharp.

This is the 1st race in the series of 4...
•All race courses are accurately measured and full results will be available shortly after each event. Category prizes and distribution of series t-shirts and spot prizes will follow the final race.

•A specially designed, souvenir t-shirt will be awarded to everyone who enters the series and completes all 4 races.

•€5 for races 1, 2 and 3. €8 for race 4.

•Post race food and banter after each race at a venue to be confirmed.

•These races are specifically designed with the beginner in mind and are perfect for the many members of the Fit4Life groups that have become established all around the county. Runners of all standards are welcome to take part. AAI Permit Granted.
Sun 24th.....
Cork.....Bandon 10 km road race.....details on the Running in Cork website

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tipperary...Dundrum Athletic Club 50th Anniversary Celebrations

The club is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and as part of the celebrations the club will be holding a function in Dundrum House Hotel on Saturday the 9th of October at 8:30 pm .

It is hoped to get as many athletes and members from the early years of the club present on the night as possible, along with present members and people from other clubs. If anybody has any photos from the 1960/1970 era could they give them in advance to club members for display on the night.

The evening will consist of a talk on the history of the club followed by a finger buffet and to round off the night music by local band After Hours.

Tickets are available from club members (and on the door) at a cost of 10 euro each.

Dundrum Athletic Club, Co. Tipperary

1960-2010 50th Anniversary


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Waterford...Results of the Dungarvan Mini-Marathon - Sun 26th Sep 2010

The results are now up on the Carer's Association web-site.

Dungarvan Mini Marathon 26th September 2010

The Dungarvan Mini Marathon got off to a great start with the weather in our favour ensuring a great day out for all. The overall winner was Alan Lyons in a time of 38.40. The first woman home was Sylvia Malone with a time of 41.02. Participants of all ages came out and showed their support for The Carers Association. Over €2,242.00 has been raised in fundraising to date.

List of Participant Race Times

Note: Results are in Microsoft Excel format.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend - Thu 23rd to Sun 26th Sep 2010

Thursday 23rd September
Limerick......UL Rowing Club Winter Run Series

A 5k/10k - 10 week Run Series organised by the University of Limerick Rowing Club.
The run course winds through the grounds of UL taking in both the North and South campus via the Living Bridge. Begins Thursday the 23rd of September. Choice of distance each night.
Registration begins at 6.30 with the race starting at 7pm.
Entry fees are 5 euro for adults or 3 euro for students.
Prizes for overall fastest male, female and most improved male and female after the final race.
All runners of every ability are welcome.
To get to UL Boathouse, enter the main gates of UL, at the first roundabout take the first exit, and the next roundabout take the first exit again. Continue straight on until you arrive at the Boathouse.
Saturday 25th September
Clare......The Cliffs of Moher Half-Marathon at 9am

Sunday 26th September
Waterford......The Dungarvan Mini Marathon 10k is at 12noon.
Entry fee €12 online at Run Ireland. Late entry €15 on the day.
In Aid of the Carers Association.

Cork......Cork Ladies Mini Marathon at 1pm
See Preview on the Running in Cork blog.

Tipperary......Kilsheelan 10k at 1.30pm
Entry fee €10

The village of Kilsheelan will be hosting a 10k road race in aid of their local community centre.
Entry on the day at Kilsheelan Community Centre from 10am-12.30pm, you can also enter online before September 23rd @
Entry fee is €10 for runners and walkers and there will be prizes the first three ladies and gents and 1st over 40,45,50. There will be goody bags and spot prizes on the day.
Parking and changing facilities are available at the Community Centre.
Contact: Catherine Crotty (086) 309 7304
Organized by Carrick Road Runners.

Tipperary...Results of the Ladies Mini Marathon - Sun 19th Sep 2010

There was a big turnout of 735 runners for the first Tipperary Womens Mini Marathon.

The full results are now up on the Tipperary Mini Marathon site.

Clare...Results of the East Clare 10k - Sat 18th Sep 2010

The results of this race are now up on the Marian AC web-site.

Note: Best viewed with Microsoft Word, but should be readable in WordPad too.

Races in Munster this weekend - Sat 18th to Sun 19th Sep 2010

Saturday 18th September
Clare......East Clare 10k at Kilkishen is on at 11am
Family Entry Fee: €20
Student entry fee: €5

Sunday 19th September
Kilkenny......The 2nd Kilkenny and Half-Marathon is on
Entry fee: Half Marathon - €35, 10 km - €25 at The Ormonde Leisure Centre.

Cork......Cork BHAA Garda/IPS 5k at the Marina.
This is over the same course as the John Buckley Sports 5k.
Entry €5/€8 at the Lee Rowing Club.
See preview on the Running in Cork blog.

Tipperary......The Ladies Mini-Marathon takes place in Thurles at 2pm.
See the route map.

Clare...Results of the Scariff 10km race - Sun 12 Sep 2010

The results are now up on the Marian AC web-site.

Note: Best viewed with Microsoft Word, but should be readable in WordPad too.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Kerry...Results of the Killarney Summerfest 5k - Sat 24 July 2010

There doesn't seem to be any results made public for this one but here is a video clip of the finish......(Edited by John Desmond)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tipperary...Results of the Michael Cahill 5 km - Fri 3rd Sep 2010

The results of this race are now up on the Tipperary Athletics web-site.

Races in Munster this weekend - Thu 9th to Sun 12th Sep 2010

Thursday 9th September
Cork......There is a new 5km road race in Cloyne at 7.30pm
preceded by a walk at 7pm
See full preview on the Running in Cork blog.
Entry fee: €8 for runners and €5 for walkers.

Saturday 11th September
Wexford......The 3rd Kilmore AC 10km is at 5pm
Entry fee: €20 for runner and €10 for walkers.
Tee-shirts for first 200 entries.
Chip timing.
Kilmore is on the R739 road in south-east Wexford. It's not in Munster, but we've been assured a Munster man has had a hand in organizing this popular race!

Sunday 12th September
Cork......The main event of the weekend is the Cork Half-Marathon at 11am
There will be a preview on the Running in Cork blog.
Incorporating the Munster Half Marathon and Cork Half Marathon Championships 2010
Sponsored by John Buckley Sports
Chip timing by Precision Timing
Entry fee: €20.00 (€25.00 on the day)
Organized by St Finbarrs AC

Clare......Scariff Community Council 10k road race at 2pm
in Aid of Raheen Hospice

Limerick......Glenroe Harvest Festival 10k run at 2pm
Entry fee: €15
Just off the R517 Kilfinnane to Mitchelstown road

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Results of the 2010 Dingle Half, Full and Ultra Marathon - Sat 4th Sept 2010

Before the event, it looked as if this event might be a wet affair with a cold front passing over. As it happened, the rain arrived early and the weather was ok for the big occasion in Dingle.

This year, there were 3 races on offer.

1) The Half-Marathon attracted around 1355 runners, up slightly on last years figure of 1326. The full results can be seen in XLS format HERE

2) A total of 382 runners took part in the full Marathon which is up from the 2009 figure of 314. The full results can be seen in XLS format HERE

When you compare the numbers to the Galway and Longford events then the Dingle certainly held it's own.
In the Half, Dingle got a huge turnout of 1355 which compares to 684 in Galway and 342 in Longford.
In the full Marathon, Dingle got 382 compared to 210 in Galway and 186 in Longford. Admittedly, the Galway and Longford events did go head to head yet still, it's hard to imagine that either event would have been as popular as Dingle.

3) The 3rd race in Dingle was of course the 50 mile Ultra-Marathon! This started at 7am and it must have been very lonely as the half and full Marathon runners were long gone by the time the Ultra runners arrived in Dingle around the 24 mile mark. This race attracted 45 hardy souls and was won by Vasiliy Neumerzhitskiy of Clonmel AC in a time of 6h 22m. What's even more remarkable is that Vasiliy had finished 2nd in the Longford Marathon just 6 days earlier in a time of 2h 45m!!

The challenge of a 50 mile race is of course completing it rather than just time.

The Ultra roll of honour can be seen in XLS format HERE

Photos.....there are a selection of photos on the RacePix website

A small slideshow of some Ultra runners HERE on Flickr

Did you take part in any of the 3 races? What did you think of it? Click on the comment link below and leave a comment...

Some Video clips from the start...

A few miles into the course...

Interview with the 1st lady home in the 50 mile Ultra...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend - Wed 1st to Sun 5th Sep 2010

Wednesday 1st September
Cork......Cork BHAA 'Togher PTAA' 5 km road race

Friday 3rd September
Tipperary......Michael Cahill 5 km road race at 7pm
See flyer on the Tipperary Athletics site.
Entry fee €10
Organized by Coolquill Athletic Club
Contact (052) 915 4236 and (052) 915 4278

Cork......Liscarroll 10 km road race Cork at 8pm
This is the final race in the Ballyhoura ACTIVE Summer Series 2010.
See preview on the Running in Cork blog., and the Liscarroll AC site.

Saturday 4th September
Kerry......Dingle Half-Marathon, Marathon & Ultra Marathon at 9am
I believe registration has now closed for this race.

Clare......Bunratty 10km Run & Walk at 3pm
Entry fee Adult €20.00, Student €15.00, Family €45.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)
Registration can be done on line @
Register in the Bunratty Shannon Shamrock Conference Centre between 11am and 2pm.
T-shirts and refreshments provided.

Wexford......Mick Murphy Memorial 4 mile road race at 5.30pm
Ferns village, Wexford

Sunday 5th September
All Ireland Hurling final at 3.30pm
Kilkenny V Tipperary

(Quick edit for Tipp supporters ;o)....a little clip.....John D.

Waterford...Results of the Alan Everett Woodstown 5 Mile - Sun 29th Aug 2010

The results of this race are now up on the Waterford AC web-site.

Tipperary...Results of the Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 7km Road Race - Fri 27th Aug 2010

The results for all these races are now up on the Tipperary Athletics web-site.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend - Thu 26th to Sun 29th Aug 2010

Please Note: With shorter evenings ahead, many evening races are now at the earlier time of 7.30pm, if not earlier.

Thursday 26th August
Cork......The Ballycotton 5 Mile at 7.30pm
This is the fourth and final race in the Ballycotton Summer Series 2010.
This is possible the premier 5 Mile event in Co Cork, and attracted 504 runners in 2009.
Entry fee €6 (€1 goes to charity)
See full preview on the Running in Cork blog.
Organized by Ballycotton Running Promotions.

Limerick......There is a 6km race from UL boathouse ?

Friday 27th August
Cork......Shannonvale 10km road race, Clonakilty at 7pm

Tipperary......Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 7km Road Race (Senior) and 3k (Fit4Life) at 7.30pm
See flyer and course map.
Entry fee €10 at Two-Mile-Borris Community Hall.
This is about 2 km from Junction 5 of the M8 motorway (entrance only ?)
Contact: J Ryan (086) 828 1969, Billy Purcell (087) 246 7226

Saturday 28th August

Sunday 29th August
Waterford......The Alan Everett Woodstown 5 Mile Road Race at 12noon
Entry fee €10 for Adults (€12 on the day) and €8 for Juniors (€10 on the day).
Also 5 Mile walk starting at 11:30am.
Contact: Michael Leechmere (087) 786 6461 or
Organized by Waterford AC.

Waterford......Veale smashs Irish record at Singapore Games

The first ever Youth Olympic Games have been taking place in Singapore.

"Kate Veale, West Waterford AC put in the performance of her career to date when competing in the finals of the 5000 meters walk at the Singapore Youth Olympic Games at the Bishan Stadium..."
See the full article at the Athletics Ireland web-site.

Also RTE news.

Edited....Also see the video clips below....(John Desmond)

Tipperary......Results of the Nenagh 4 Mile - Fri 20 Aug 2010

The results and a race report are now up on the Nenagh Triathlon web-site.

Note: Results require Microsoft Excel.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Waterford......Results of the Ballinameela 5 - Fri 20 Aug 2010

There were in 84 finishers in the 2nd annual Ballinameela 5 Mile road race, held in on a glorious Autumn evening, in a quiet part of north-west Waterford.

This was mainly a fund-raiser for the local Ballinameela GAA club, who made a huge effort in getting out stewards at every road junction, and provided welcome refreshments at the end in the Community Centre.

There was a water station, at the junction just short of 3 miles, after which there were several sections where you were running straight into the setting-sun on the horizon. The last 50m and finish were on the GAA pitch itself.

The race had the same overall winners as 2009, however the initial course records set then, remain unbroken.
  • M: Sandis Bralitis, West Waterford AC 25:11 (2009: 24:53)
  • F: Corinna Walsh, West Waterford AC 31:10 (2009: 31:40)
The results are now online at the West Waterford AC site.

I've uploaded the route to MapMyRun.

Organized by West Waterford AC and Ballinameela GAA.

Limerick......Results of the Kilteely Festival 5 mile road race - Fri 20 Aug 2010

There were 73 runners in the Kilteely Festival 5 Mile on Friday evening.

This was the sixth and penultimate race in the Ballyhoura ACTIVE Summer Series 2010.

Ballyhoura ACTIVE Summer Series
Friday 20 August 2010. 8:00pm

Place Time Name Team Category Pace Bib

1 0:26:11 HERLIHY, Michael North Cork AC M 05:14.1 716
2 0:28:11 MURPHY, Timmy Grange-Fermoy AC M 05:38.1 703
3 0:28:26 GUINA, Ger West Limerick AC M 05:41.1 723
4 0:29:03 SIMCOX, Shane Mallow AC M 05:48.5 753
5 0:29:32 NEUMERZHITSKIY, Vasiliy Clonmel AC M40 05:54.3 709
6 0:29:38 O'RIORDAN, Niall West Limerick AC M 05:55.5 728
7 0:30:28 ROCHE, Tracey Dooneen AC F 06:05.5 748
8 0:30:37 JOHNSON, Kevin West Limerick AC M 06:07.3 749
9 0:30:41 MOORE, Declan Bilboa AC MJ 06:08.1 701
10 0:31:10 O'CONNELL, Paul Mallow AC M 06:13.9 707
11 0:31:31 O'SULLIVAN, Diarmuid North Cork AC M 06:18.1 752
12 0:31:42 CUNNINGHAM, Mike Bilboa AC M45 06:20.3 745
13 0:32:00 CARROLL, Denis Eagle AC M50 06:23.9 727
14 0:32:08 CASEY, John Galtee Runners AC M50 06:25.5 737
15 0:32:14 BUTLER, Liam Dundrum AC M50 06:26.7 714
16 0:32:19 O'RIORDAN, Noel unatt/Ballyneety M 06:27.7 713
17 0:32:22 MCMAHON, Anthony unatt/Fedamore M 06:28.3 717
18 0:32:30 BEECHER, John Galtee Runners AC M 06:29.9 738
19 0:32:33 CAHILL, Dan unatt/Newcastle West M 06:30.5 722
20 0:32:38 HOGAN, Aidan unatt/Caherconlish M 06:31.5 765
21 0:32:47 UNKNOWN, NDB 06:33.3 1000 21
22 0:34:11 LEES, Kieran unatt/Emily M 06:50.1 726
23 0:34:13 O'MALLEY, Darragh West Limerick AC M 06:50.5 743
24 0:34:14 O'RIORDAN, Pakie West Limerick AC M45 06:50.7 724
25 0:34:17 MULLINS, Mike North Cork AC M40 06:51.3 750
26 0:34:27 CREEDON, Stephen Mallow AC M 06:53.3 712
27 0:34:32 DOWLING, Tony unatt/Kilmallock M 06:54.3 741
28 0:34:35 BUCKLEY, Aidan Mallow AC M 06:54.9 705
29 0:35:20 HANLEY, Shane Galtee Runners AC M 07:03.8 735
30 0:35:24 O'MEARA, Paul unatt/Limerick M 07:04.6 704
31 0:36:13 LEES, Tomas unatt/Emily M 07:14.4 725
32 0:36:21 O'CONNELL, Vinnie Kilfinane AC M 07:16.0 721
33 0:37:09 GAMMELL, Mathew unatt/Kilmallock M 07:25.6 742
34 0:37:17 O'CALLAGHAN, Grainne Kilfinane AC F 07:27.2 731
35 0:37:29 AHERNE, Paul unatt/Kilfinane M 07:29.6 759
36 0:37:30 O'CONNOR, Dave unatt/Kilfinane M 07:29.8 732
37 0:37:56 HOLMES, Fiona Bilboa AC FJ 07:35.0 772
38 0:38:07 MCDONAGH, Conor Corran AC M 07:37.2 729
39 0:38:22 WALSHE, John East Cork AC M55 07:40.2 715
40 0:38:53 PLAUDIS, Gints Clonmel AC M 07:46.4 720
41 0:39:23 O'KENNEDY, Ciaran Galtee Runners AC M 07:52.4 710
42 0:40:25 RODAHAN, Ger Bilboa AC M45 08:04.8 756
43 0:40:53 MURPHY, Liam unatt/Hospital M 08:10.4 719
44 0:41:15 ORGAN, Christina Kilmurry-Ibrickane NC AC F45 08:14.8 764
45 0:41:37 CASEY, Mike Galtee Runners AC M40 08:19.2 734
46 0:41:38 COLLINS, Nuala unatt/Kilmallock F35 08:19.4 746
47 0:42:10 DALY, Niamh unatt/Annacotty F 08:25.8 766
48 0:42:23 MCCARTHY, Deirdre unatt/Kilmallock F40 08:28.4 702
49 0:42:26 MULLINS, Maria North Cork AC F40 08:29.0 751
50 0:42:26 BUCKLEY, Noreen North Cork AC F35 08:29.0 754
51 0:43:58 HICKEY, John unatt/Dromkeen M50 08:47.4 757
52 0:43:58 POWER, Carol unatt/Kilmallock F 08:47.4 747
53 0:44:46 CUMMINS-COUGHLAN, Ann unatt/Galbally F35 08:57.0 769
54 0:44:47 RUANE, Colin North Cork AC M 08:57.2 711
55 0:44:48 O'HANLON, Don unatt/Cork M 08:57.4 755
56 0:45:08 MORONEY, Michelle unatt/Galbally F 09:01.4 771
57 0:45:42 EARLS, John unatt/Kilfinane M40 09:08.2 733
58 0:46:00 CONDON, Grainne unatt/Emily FJ 09:11.8 744
59 0:46:01 CARRON, Mary unatt/Kilfinane F 09:12.0 758
60 0:46:15 BOURKE, Ann unatt/Hospital F50 09:14.8 767
61 0:46:56 HANLEY, Claire Galtee Runners AC M 09:23.0 736
62 0:47:14 SLAVIN, Mary unatt/Knockainey F 09:26.6 763
63 0:47:30 CARMODY, PJ unatt/Hospital M 09:29.8 739
64 0:47:31 CARMODY, Emily unatt/Hospital F 09:30.0 740
65 0:49:24 O'REGAN, Mary unatt/Bruree F 09:52.6 760
66 0:50:38 MURPHY, Anne-Marie unatt/Hospital F 10:07.4 718
67 0:51:16 RYAN, Patricia unatt/Galbally M 10:15.0 768
68 0:53:28 O'SULLIVAN, Amy Kilfinane AC F 10:41.4 730
69 0:55:12 DONOVAN, Martina unatt/Galbally F35 11:02.2 770
70 0:55:30 MADDEN, Sharon unatt/Knockainey F 11:05.8 762
71 0:57:45 LEONARD, Ciara unatt/Bruff F 11:32.8 761

Organized by Bilboa AC

The next local race in Munster is on Thursday 26 August, the Ballycotton 5 Mile at 7.30pm.
This will be race 4 in the Ballycotton Summer Series.

Thanks to John Walshe of Ballycotton Running Promotions for the above results.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Limerick......Preview of the Kilteely Festival 5 mile road race - Fri 20 Aug 2010

This will be the sixth event in the Ballyhoura ACTIVE Summer Series of races.

Kilteely is in East Limerick. It’s not far from where the Bilboa 10k was held. It's on the other side of the N24 Limerick to Tipperary road …just 4km from the N24 exit to the start line so easy enough to get to even if travelling up from Cork via the main roads. There will be plenty of signage from the main roads.

The race organizer have an excellent map. Just zoom-out to see the general location.

One of the quickest ways out of Cork City on a Friday evening, would be to head up the M8 Motorway, pay the toll, and go straight to J10, at Cahir (North), and go left onto the N24.

We've received the following from update from Michael Herlihy :-
Kilteely Community Festival 5 Mile Road Race and Walk
"Next Friday 20th August at 8pm the Kilteely Festival road race and walk will take place and this year there is expected to be a large increase in numbers attending the event in East Limerick. This is the 6th event in the Ballyhoura ACTIVE Summer series of road races and walks. At each event in the series so far the numbers have been increasing and this is likely to continue at this race with the extra attraction of the festival weekend in the local community. Runners and walkers alike will also be attracted by the quiet country roads and scenic surroundings along the 5 mile course which the route will follow.
Entry to the race is on the evening of the race from 6p.m. to 7.45p.m. with a 10 Euro charge for runners and just 5 Euro for Walkers. The entries are taken near the start of the race from An Teach Community Centre, Cloverfield which is just 4km from the N24 main Limerick to Tipperary road. There will be signs from the N24 road near Pallasgreen to Cloverfield directing people unfamiliar with the area. For anyone seeking further information about the race, please contact Michael Herlihy of Ballyhoura Failte on 086 3168954 or search for the Kilteely festival road race. Alternatively email Michael on This road race and walk is organised in conjunction with Ballyhoura to encourage physical activity and tourism in the area so all are welcome from far and near!"

Also please note that while this race is at 8pm, the next & final race, the Liscarroll 10k will now be at the earlier time of 7.30pm

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend...Wed 18th to Sun 22nd Aug 2010

For ongoing feed-back on the Clonmel Half-Marathon issues, click here...

Please Note: With shorter evenings ahead, many evening races are now at the earlier time of 7.30pm.

Wednesday 18 August
Cork......The Cork BHAA are holiding the annual Army/Navy 5 Mile road race at 7.30pm
Entry fee €5/€8 at the Naval Base, Haulbowline.
Take the N28 Carrigaline / Ringaskiddy road.
See preview on Running in Cork blog.

Friday 20 August
Tipperary......There's the Nenagh 4 Mile at 7pm
Organized by Nenagh Triathlon & Nenagh Olympic.
Entry fee €10 at the GAA Complex
Contact: Kevin Sherlock (086) 860 2011

There is a 5 Mile road race at Ballinameela at 7.30pm
Organized by West Waterford AC, in association with Ballinameela GAA club
Also a 3 Mile sponsored walk.
Entry fee €8 at Ballinameela Community Centre
Contact: Gerry Cantwell (086) 818 4762, James Veale (086) 350 3571, John Fletcher (086) 884 8345

Limerick......The Kilteely Festival 5 Mile is at 8pm
This will be race 6 in the Ballyhoura ACTIVE Summer Series 2010.
Entry fee: €10 runners, €5 walkers.
See separate post tomorrow.

Sunday 22 August
Wexford......There's the Oylegate Half-Marathon and Fun Run Walk at 10am
Entry fee: €25 for runners and €10 for walkers.
Contact: (087) 811 1855

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Results of the Clonmel Half-Marathon - Sun 15th Aug 2010

This was the first year of the Boston Scientific Half-Marathon in Clonmel but it seems as if didn't go as smoothly as planned. From what I have heard, the lead car took a wrong turn which resulted in the race doing 2 loops of the Clonmel town instead of 1. The end result was that the race was roughly 14.3 miles in length instead of the correct 13.1 miles.

Here is part of an e-mail that was sent to me....

I ran the half-marathon in Clonmel today. There seemed to be about 400, The start was on a good wide street. The plan was 1 loop of the town for a little over a mile then head out to the country. We ran the first loop no bother, then we came to the famous junction on the second time round, where we were supposed to turn right, however the lead car took a left and then we all had to follow, there were a few clonmel lads in the group with me and they shouted at the stewards that we should be going right. However we had to stay going.
To make matters worse there was no obvious 1mile marker, so those of us w/out garmins had no clue of pace. We came back to the junction yet again and this time we turned right, ran on a while and there she was the 2 mile mark. The garmin wearers all agreed we were at 3.2 miles instead of 2. It was the most galling feeling I’ve had in a race, pace out the door, but it was so annoying to know that you had to run the extra, on such a hot day. I hoped they might move the finish line to the 12 mile mark but no hope of that, we had to run the full 14.3.
At the finish line all garmins were saying 14.3+
Apart from that it was well organised, good food,physios etc. Good hq, lots of toilets,easy parking

I suppose it's easy to be critical in hindsight when a mistake by one individual has such a large consequence when other elements of the race may have been well organised? However when you consider that the entry fee was €35 then I presume that a lot of people will feel very disappointed.

To put the €35 entry fee into context, the Mallow '10' mile costs €10, the Ballycotton '10' costs €15 and the Dungarvan '10' costs €20. Why should a race that is only 3.1 miles (.....or 4.3 miles ;o) longer cost more?

Photos.........there are a selection of photos at this link

More photos HERE

Results...I have put up a temporary set of results HERE. Leave a comment if you have trouble seeing them and I'll try a different format.