Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kerry...Results of the Killarney 5km race - Sat 27th Feb 2010

This was the 4th and final race in the Spring series of 5 km races in Killarney organised by Gneeveguilla AC for the month of February.

Race Report by John Dunphy...
Another fine performance by Ed Murphy of Gneeveguilla AC saw him take the overall title by claiming his third victory in this 5k road race series held in the  Killarney National park. After four very good outings, John Barrett also of Gneeveguilla AC picked up second place overall to cap a very enjoyable series in which John was never above 17 minutes in any of the four races.Niall Collins (No Club) and Billy O'Brien of An Riocht took third and fourth place overall with some excellent performances from both lads throughout this series.

In the Women's section Maureen Harrington of An Riocht AC and Anna Meria Costello of Gneeveguilla AC produced a fine race between the two in which both ladies were at each other's heels from the off. Maureen held on at the finish to win by 3 seconds from the overall series winner Anna Meria Costello. Mary O'Connor of An Riocht took second place in the series with some fine performances through out each race. Geraldine O'Sullivan of Bantry finishing a very creditable third place over all in the series.

After the race the athletes enjoyed some nice refreshments in the Kerry Parents & Friends (Old Monastery), Port Road.where all the category prizes were awarded to each individual in their respective categories.

I would like to congratulate Gneeveguilla AC on putting on this excellent and well organized series and I'm sure all that took part really enjoyed each event. Well done to all at Gneeveguilla AC!!.........
John Dunphy, Eagle AC

The results for the race on the 27th of Feb 2010 are HERE

The overall results for anyone completing 3 out of 4 races in the series is HERE

The category prizewinners for the series are HERE

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Race in Munster this weekend...Sat 27th-Sun 28th Feb 2010

There is no shortage of races this weekend in Munster with a road race in almost every corner of the province.

Saturday 27th Feb...
Kerry...In Killarney, Gneeveguilla AC are holding the final race in their Spring 5k series. The previous 3 races have attracted around 80 runners on each occasion and the race on Saturday will probably attract a similar number. The race starts at 11am. Scroll down this page for details of the registration.

Sunday 28th Feb...
On the Sunday, there is a choice of 3 races...

Cork...Eagle AC are holding their annual 5 mile road race in Carrigaline at 11am to the south of Cork City. More details about this race later on the Running in Cork website.

Waterford......In Dungarvan, West Waterford AC are holding a 10 km road race in the town. More details below...
"The Dungarvan Business Centre 10K is the fourth and final race of the Michael Roche Carpets Spring Series.
The race starts at 11 am with entries taken at the Dungarvan sports centre.Quanns behind Parish Church in the town,(same venue as that used for Quantum life Dungarvan 10) from 9.30 am onwards. The race itself starts close by. Entry fee is 8 euros. Changing, showers, refreshments and prize-giving will all take place at the Sports centre.
The following are the race categories for The Dungarvan 10k.Men’s 1st 3, 1st Junior, 1st over 40,45,50,55,Team event, 1st Men’s teams,
Ladies first 3,1st Junior,1st over 35,40,45,501st Ladies team.
1.Individual winners of Men’s and Ladies races  can come from any category.
2.Teams consist of 3 athletes.
3. Plenty of spot prizes will be raffled among non-prize-winners.
4. .One prize per athlete applies.
5. Entry fee is 8 Euro"

Limerick / Clare...In Castleconnell to the North-East of Limerick City, there is a 10 km race at 2pm. Despite the fact that it starts in Co.Limerick, most of the course is in Co.Clare! More details on the race website.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Waterford...Results of the Kilmacthomas 5 Mile Road Race - Sun 21st Feb 2010

There was a large turnout of 210 runners for this 5 mile road race in West Waterford.

The category results were...

MENS RESULTS1st Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 24.24
2nd Robert Wade  Pacers 24.47
3rd Brian Murphy Carrick ON Suir AC 26.17
o/40 Brendan Delaney Coolquill AC 27.59
o/45 Martin Hayes West Waterford AC 29.15
o/50 Larry Lacey St.Josephs AC 28.41
o/55 Joe Gough West Waterford AC 29.09
Junior Garry Cantwell K.C.K. 28.58

1st Diane BehanWaterford AC 31.23
2nd Norma Wall West Waterford AC 32.01
3rd Adele Walsh St Senans AC 32.56
o/35 Catriona Gough Waterford AC 34.48
o/40 Anne Whelan West Waterford AC 34.45
o/45 Clare Fowler Waterford AC 33.54
o/50 Bernie Prendergast Waterford AC  35.58

The full results are available at this LINK.

Kerry....Results of the Killarney 5 km Road Race - Sat 20th Feb 2010

This was the 3rd race of the 4 in the Gneeveguilla AC 5k series of races in Killarney for the month of February. A total of 86 runners took part which is about the same as previous races. From what I hear, the weather was kind once again with blue skies and sunshine for the race.

Race Report by John Dunphy...
A good turn out of 86 runners and walkers showed up on a cold but very sunny morning. When conditions are like this, there is no better place than Killarney National Park to hold a 5k road race with such beautiful scenery.The race itself took place on a very flat and fast course with little or no wind and conditions were ideal for some fast times.

In form Ed Murphy of Gneeveguilla AC continued where he left off in last weeks race by securing top spot for the second week in a row with a impressive time of 15.54, knocking 19 seconds off from his winning time in last weeks race. Another man showing some great form at the moment is John Barrett of Gneeveguilla AC beating his previous times in this series of 17.00 and 16.37 mins to take second place today in a time of 16.36. Third man home was ever present Billy O'Brien of An Riocht AC with another fine performance running 17.21 to finish with 13 seconds to spare over Kenneth Barry (no club) in fourth spot.

Anna Meria Costello also of Gneeveguilla AC was first lady home showing some good form in a time of 18.59 and for the second week running taking top spot in the senior female category. Mary O'Connor of An Riocht AC was second lady home with another solid performance in this series after competing in the previous two races.

Thumbs up to Gneeveguilla AC for another terrific and well organized 5k road race in the fabulous Killarney national park.

John Dunphy......Eagle AC

The results of the 5 km road race are HERE

The overall results after 3 races are HERE

The 4th and final race in the series is next Saturday, the 27th of February at 11am in Killarney

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend...Sat 20th-Sun 21st Feb 2010

There are 3 races on offer in the province of Munster this weekend...

Sat 20th Feb...
Kerry...Gneeveguilla AC are continuing with their series of four 5 km road races in Killarney for the month of February. The first races in the series were on the two previous Saturdays (6th & 13th Feb). 

This races starts at 11am and more details can be found on an earlier post.

Sun 21st Feb...
Cork......The Cork BHAA are holding their annual 5km race in Mahon in Cork City. More details on the Running in Cork website.

Waterford........In the Deise, there is a 5 mile road race in Kilmacthomas. This is on the Dungarvan / Waterford City road and is within easy reach a lot of people.
More details......
Race 3 of the Michael Roche Carpets Spring Series.
The race is held in the town of Kilmacthomas at 11 am. Registrations take place in the community Hall from 9.30 am onwards. Entry to the race is 8 euros. Changing and showering facilities will be in the community Hall and the presentation of prizes will be held in Kirwan's Bar where refreshments will also be provided.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kerry...Results of the Killarney 5 km Road Race - Sat 13th Feb 2010

This was the 2nd race in the Gneeveguila AC series of 5 km road races in Killarney for the month of February. There were 90 finishers this time out as compared to 79 back on the 6th of Feb.

The full results are available HERE.

The overall results after 2 races are available HERE.

The next race in the series is next Saturday, the 20th of Feb in Killarney again.

Waterford...Results of the AnneValley 5 Mile Road Race - Sat 13th Feb 2010

There was an impressive turnout of 363 runners for this year's race, a 51% increase on last years figure of 240.

The full results for the 2010 race are available HERE.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend...Sat 13th-Sun 14th Feb 2010

There are no less than 4 races on offer in Munster this weekend with events in Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

Sat 13th Jan...
Kerry....Gneeveguilla AC are holding the 2nd race in their February 5 k series in Killarney. The 1st race in the series attracted almost 80 runners and this one will probably attract a similar number if not more. The race starts at 11am and the entry fee is only €5. More details in an earlier post or just scroll down the page.

Waterford.....The annual AnneValley 5 mile challenge road race starts at 12 noon. This race takes place in the countryside just a few kms to the west of Tramore. More details on the race website.
Sun 14th Jan...

Cork......On the Sunday, there is a selection of 2 road races in Cork..........
A cross country race organised by the Cork BHAA in Beaumont in Cork City. More details on the Running in Cork website.

The 2nd race on offer is a 10 mile road race in the Mealagh Valley near Bantry in West Cork. This race costs €10 to enter and starts at 11am. More details on the race website.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Kerry...Results of the Killarney 5k road race - Sat 6th Feb 2010

This race took place in bright and sunny conditions in Killarney with the mountains of the Reeks providing a picturesque backdrop to the South. There was 79 runners for this 1st race in the Gneeveguilla AC series which is pretty good when you consider that a lot of people will be heading to North Cork on Sunday for the Mallow '10'. The 2nd race in the series is next Saturday, the 13th of February at 11am.

The full results are now available...

1st Male - Niall Collins - 16:57
2nd Male - John Barrett - 17:00
3rd Male - Billy O'Brien - 17:14

1st Female - Trish O'Donnell - 19:31
2nd Female - Mary O'Connor - 20:02
3rd Female - Geraldine O'Sullivan - 21:44

Pos Name ...# ...Category ...Club ...Time
1 Niall Collins 837 SM 16:57
2 John Barrett 859 SM Gneeveguilla17:00
3 Billy O’Brien 805 MO35 Riocht 17:14
4 Kenneth Barry 878 Senior Mallow 17:34
5 John Foley 821 Senior Gneeveguilla17:58
6 Tomas Bubendorfer851 MO40 Star of the Laune 18:01
7 Humphrey Murphy 818 MO45 Riocht 18:14
8 Simon Mangan 867 SM Gneeveguilla18:41
9 Stephen Mangan 868 SM 18:57
10 Hugh McKenzie-Vass 812 SM Gneeveguilla19:07
11 Seamus Murphy 841 MO40 Gneeveguilla19:09
12 Ger O’Shea 827 SM Iveragh 19:20
13 James Barry 817 SM Tralee Harriers 19:30
14 Trish O’Donnell 809 WO35 Tralee Harriers 19:31
15 William Brosnan 832 MO35 19:46
16 Mary O’Connor 808 WO40 Riocht 20:02
17 Mattie Angland 825 MO50 Gneeveguilla20:13
18 Kevin Smith 842 SM 20:15
19 Tim Horgan 865 MO50 20:24
20 Patrick O’Sullivan 873 SM 21:12
21 Jerry McCarthy 830 MO40 21:29
22 Geraldine O’Sullivan 815 FO50 Bantry 21:44
23 Tony Foley 810 MO40 Gneeveguilla21:52
24 Mary O’Connell 801 FO35 Gneeveguilla 21:53
25 Diarmuid Leen 879 MO40 22:17
26 Tom Teahan 811 MO45 22:19
27 Brid Stack 806 FO35 Gneeveguilla22:21
28 Breda Barrett 858 FO45 Gneeveguilla22:30
29 Liam Murphy 843 MO35 22:38
30 Niamh O’Shea 866 FO35 Gneeveguilla22:52
31 Pat Cuffe 864 MO40 Gneeveguilla22:56
32 Joe O’Connor 880 SM Riocht 23:03
33 Brenda Doody 871 F035 Fit4Life 23:05
34 Donal Cremin 804 SM 23:08
35 Bridget Flynn 855 SF Castlemaine 23:23
36 Michael Stack 807 MO40 Fit4Life 23:28
37 Terrence O’Halloran 853 MO35 Racing Club Benildus 23:43
38 Deborah Daly 823 SF Fit4Life 23:51
39 Ian Houlihan 824 MO35 23:52
40 Martin Stack 819 SM 24:09
41 Kathleen Fitzgerald 857 FO50 24:20
42 Nora Flynn 840 FO45 Gneeveguilla 24:22
43 Stephen Murphy 862 SM 24:54
44 Olivia Fitzgerald 813 SF Gneeveguilla 25:08
45 Jerry Sullivan 870 MO60 Tralee Harriers 25:33
46 Samantha Williams 861 SF Gneeveguilla25:36
47 Jane Kearney 856 FO35 26:00
48 AnnMarie Sheehan 872 SF Gneeveguilla26:14
49 Rachel Sheehan 869 SF Kenmare AC 27:09
50 Martina O’Neill 822 FO35 Fit4Life 27:10
51 Joe O’Donoghue831 SM 27:24
52 Christina Nash 848 SF 27:39
53 Michael O’Sullivan 802 SM 27:43
54 Sharon O’Sullivan 803 SF Fit4Life 27:43
55 Helen Cleary 875 SF Fit4Life 27:47
56 Ann Horgan 814 FO40 Fit4Life 28:02
57 Marie O’Sullivan 838 FO35 Fit4Life 28:33
58 Treasa Scanlon 839 SF Fit4Life 28:34
59 Aileen O’Brien 846 FO55 Fit4Life 28:43
60 Caroline Roche 874 SF Gneeveguilla29:12
61 Fergal O’Carroll 826 MO35 30:42
62 Eileen Falvey 836 FO40 30:43
63 Louise Doolan 860 FO35 Fit4Life 30:51
64 Catherine Foley 852 FO35 Fit4Life 30:57
65 Marie Murphy 863 FO35 Fit4Life 31:05
66 Eilish Loughrey 847 SF Fit4Life 31:09
67 Sheila Daly 850 FO40 Fit4Life 31:11
68 Mary Murphy 849 SF 31:24
69 Joyce McCabe 816 FO40 Fit4Life 31:34
70 Moira Dineen 820 FO40 Fit4Life 31:34
71 Catriona McCarthy 834 FO35 34:24
72 Daniel O’Donoghue876 SM Fit4Life 34:30
73 Gretel O’Sullivan 828 FO35 Fit4Life 38:08
74 Fidelis O’Shea 829 FO35 38:08
75 Helen O’Shea 833 FO40 41:46
76 Siobhan Fell 835 FO40 41:46
77 Bridget Dineen 844 Walker Gneeveguilla44:40
78 Bridette Dineen 845 Walker Gneeveguilla44:40
79 Hilary Lynch 854 SF 46:00

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Races next weekend in Munster...Sat 6th & Sun 7th Feb 2010

There's no getting away from the fact that the main event in Munster is the Mallow 10 mile road race in North Cork on Sunday, the 7th of Feb. This race which is part of the Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series was supposed to take place on the 10th of January but had to be cancelled due to the icy conditions back then. If you are going to do it, you should pre-register online to take advantage of the cheaper entry fee and avoid the queues on the day. More details on the Running in Cork website...

On the Saturday the 6th, there is a 5 km road race in Killarney, Co.Kerry at 11am. This is the 1st race of 4 in the Gneeveguilla AC 5k series. There was a very similar and successful 5 k race series in Killarney at the end of last year and this one will no doubt prove to be as popular.

Details on the series below...
This series is open to all runners, joggers and walkers.
Dates: 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Feb.
Race start time: 11am
Distance: 5km
Registration: 10am in Kerry Parents & Friends (Old Monastery), Port Road, Killarney
Entry fee: 5 euro per race
Location: Race takes place within the national park. Similar route to the first race of the Feet First series, but with a different start point.(Starting within the park, at Killarney House)
Requirement: 3 out of the 4 races must be completed to qualify for a prize.
Also perpetual cup for both the winning male (Daniel O'Connell cup) & female (Nora Brosnan cup) of the series.

Directions to the start if you are coming from the Cork side of Killarney...

Coming from Cork, go straight through the first roundabout(at Dalys supervalu), straight through the next roundabout(Tralee rd roundabout), at the next roundabout, take the left for the town centre, which is the second road off this roundabout(straight on at this roundabout is Killorglin), you are now on Port rd. Go straight down this road and just beyond the road to the left and before the traffic lights is Kerry Parents & Friends building.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Some photos from the 2009 Dingle Half-Marathon & Marathon...

Just a quick selection of photos that someone never got around to until recently.

A lot of them are just photos of the back of the crowd but there are a few where you might pick yourself out.