Saturday, May 29, 2010

Waterford...Results of the Clashmore 5 - Fri 28 May 2010

The Ger Wyley Sports Summer Series 2010 resumed on Friday, with the fourth race at Clashmore.

Joe Salmon presents overall winner Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC with his prize.

Pauline Lambe who set a new course record at the Old Still Bar 5 mile road race last Friday evening is pictured receiving her prize and course record bonus check from Joe Salmon race sponsor.

A great evening was had by all 171 runners who finished this year's Clashmore 5 road race, sponsored by the Old Still Bar.
Runners conditions were thankfully cooler than last week's Portlaw 5 race.
I felt it was nice to be running on roads lined with trees.
The first mile was pretty easy. From 1 to just after 3 was a slow, continuous rise, getting rather steep around the 3 mile mark. Once we reached the peak at the 3.25 mile mark, the road widened, the surface was much better, and it was all downhill to the end.
My Garmin indicates the peak was about 400 feet, which to put into perspective, is about two-thirds the rise in the Dungarvan Marine Climb 6.

The roads were well supervised, with very little traffic, until right at the end, when various tractors, trailers, combined-harvesters, and other farming machines I just couldn't describe, came from all directions.
It may help if organizers could clear parked cars on the main street from the bridge towards the old church ?

Whilst waiting for the results to be compiled, runners got to watch the end of Republic of Ireland vs. Algeria, and refreshments at the Old Still Bar.

A new Ladies course record was set by Pauline Lambe of Tullamore Harriers in a time of 29:45 -- an improvement of 22 seconds on the record she set last year.

The full results are now up on the West Waterford AC site.

The category results were :-
Men's Results

1 Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 25.00
2 Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 26.29
3 Danny Smith Ballynonty AC 27.20
0/40 Johnny O'Connor West Waterford AC 29.32
0/45 Martin McCarthy West Waterford AC 29.29
0/50 Colin Lyons West Waterford AC 32.51
0/55 Con Kelleher Waterford AC 34.33
0/60 John Foley West Waterford AC 40.22
Team: West Waterford - Kevin Kenneally (5th) Liam Budds (12th) Des Feeney (14th)

Ladies Results
1 Pauline Lambe Waterford AC 29.45 (Course Record)
2 Norma Wall West Waterford AC 31.33
3 Corinna Walsh West Waterford AC 32.17
0/35 Triona Wall West Waterford AC 36.29
0/40 Diane Behan Waterford AC 33.46
0/45 Liz Nolan Waterford AC 34.57
0/50 Bernie Prendergast West Waterford AC 37.06
0/55 Marie Moore West Waterford AC 49.40
Junior:Anna Ballot N/A 44.48,
Team: West Waterford - Anne Whelan, Karen Ryan and Josie Ui Chuirrin

The next race in this series is the Touraneena 5k mile race, which takes place at 8pm on Friday 4th June 2010. Please note the both the day and the time.

Thanks to James Veale, and West Waterford AC for the above results and pictures.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Waterford...Preview of the Clashmore 5 - Fri 28 May 2010

The 9th Annual Old Still Bar Clashmore 5 Mile Road Race takes place at 8pm in Clashmore.

This is the fourth race in the Ger Wyley Summer Series. In 2009, this race attracted a field of 206 runners.

Directions: If you ran in the John Treacy Classic Villierstown 10 two weeks ago, there's a good chance you drove through Clashmore on the way.
From the N25, turn off at Piltown/Kinsalebeg, near Discount Fuels, heading north on the R671.
Also from the N72, turn off near the Welcome Inn, heading south on the R671.

Registration is €8 at the Old Still Bar, which is alongside the river running through the village.

The start line is almost a mile out from the village, on the south side. Allow extra time to get there.
You run back into the village, and head two miles out the other side, and take a right turn and loop back towards the village on a minor road.
Has been described as a "challenging course". This of course means there's a bit of a hill somewhere, but we're promised a downhill finish :)

Refreshments and the prize-giving will take place at the Old Still Bar after the race.

Safety announcement :-
For exact details, checkout the MapMyRun (created by Deiseach39)

Course record :-
F: Pauline Lambe, Tullamore AC, 30.07 (2009)
M: Sandis Bralitis, West Waterford AC, 24.58 (2007)

Organized by West Waterford AC
Contact: Norma Wall (087) 9385965, James Veale (086) 818 4762
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend...Tue 25th - Mon 31st May 2010

Tuesday 25th May
Tipperary......Ballynonty 4 x 1 Mile Relay
5th race of 5 in the Ballynonty Road Series

Thursday 27th May
Tipperary......Fethard 6k road race

Cork......Ballandreen 5, 1st race in the Ballycotton 5 Mile Summer Series
There will be a preview on the Running in Cork web-site.

Friday 28th May
Waterford......Clashmore 5
-- Race 4 in the Ger Wyley Sports Summer Series 2010 at 8pm.

Saturday 29th May

Kerry......Killorglin 10km & 5km race Killorglin Rugby Club at 11am.
Registration on the morning begins at 9.30am with the 5km starting at 11.00am and the 10km starting at 11.30am
Entry €20 ?!?

Sunday 30th May
Clare......Salty Faces 10 km race at Spanish Point.
To register log on to
Closing Date for Advance Entries 6.00pm Friday 28th May.
All Entries on the day will not recieve a Free T-shirt.

Monday 31th May
Cork......CorkBHAA Cork BHAA 'Harvey Norman' 5 Mile road race at Glanmire.
There will be a preview on the Running in Cork web-site.

Kerry...Results of the Killarney Lions 10k - Sun 23 May 2010

The results have been published on the Killarney Lions web-site.
There are no times shown outside of the category prizes.

Was it a very hot day in Kerry too ?

Clare...Results of the Clare Burren Marathon - Sat 22 May 2010

There is a spreadsheet of results on the Clare Burren Marathon Challenge site, listing all finishers, but it does not give a breakdown by event.

It would appear that Vasiliy Neumerzhitskiy is the quickest of those listed with a split time.

Was it hot, and did this affect people's times ?

Was running three event simultaneously a good idea ?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Waterford...Results of the Irish Red Cross Portlaw 5 - Sat 22 May 2010

The 2nd annual Tom Jordan Memorial 5 Mile road race in aid of Portlaw Irish Red Cross took place on Saturday, on what was an exceptionally warm May evening.
This race is organised in conjunction with Carrick Road Runners.
There was no shortage of ambulances and first-aiders at this race !

The results are now available online as a Google Docs scanned image.
Thanks to Brian Nugent for supplying the above results.

Tipperary...Results of the Poulmucka 8km - Fri 21 May 2010

On a very warm summer evening, 137 runners completed the third race of the Tipperary 29k challenge.
The results are now online, at the Tipperary Athletics web-site.

The next race in the series, is the fourth and final race, the Fethard 6k Road Race, on Thursday 27th May 2010 at 8pm.

Tipperary...Results of the Ballynonty 4 Mile - Tue 18 May 2010

The fouth race in the Ballynonty Summer Series took place with Shane Mullaney of Thurles Crokes winning all four races so far in the series.

The results are now available on the Tipperary Athletics site.
The next race is the fifth and final race, is the 4 / 1 Mile relay, on Tuesday 25th May 2010 at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend...Tue 18th - Sun 23rd May 2010

Tue 18th May
Tipperary......The fourth race in the Ballynonty AC Summer Series 2010 is the 4 Mile event at 8pm.

Cork......There is 5k Fun Run Charity Fundraiser in aid of the "little fighters" Combined Twins Fund at 8pm.
Entry Fee €5 at Midleton Fitness Centre, Enterprise Park, Dwyers Road, Midleton.

Wed 19th May
Limerick......There is a 9km / 240m mountain running event at Murroe at 8pm.
This is part of the IMRA Munster Wednesday League.
Some sources say this is in Kerry, but the comments on the IMRA site give specific directions.

Thu 20th May
Cork......Eagle AC and Fota Wildlife Park are holding the Cheetah Run
4 Mile at 8pm.
The first race in 2009 attracted an unexpectedly large field of 662 runners.
Entry fee €10. Be sure to arrive early.
More details at Running in Cork site closer to the day.

Fri 21th May
Tipperary......Poulmucka 8k at 7.30pm
This is the third race in the Tipperary Challenge 2010 on the R687 New Inn to Clonmel Road.
Entry €10

Sat 22nd May

The biggest event of the weekend is the Clare Burren Marathon Challenge, which actually consists of three events -- Mini Marathon, Half Marathon & Full Marathon. All the events start together at exactly 9am on the pier at Ballyvaughan.
You can still enter online via their web-site, up to 21:00 Thursday, and collect your number at the marquee on the pier on Saturday morning.
Note: Be sure to fully complete entry including credit card details.

Waterford......The 2nd annual 'Tom Jordan Memorial' 5 mile road race in aid of Portlaw Red Cross takes place at 7pm. There is also a Joggers/ Walkers event at 6.45 pm
Entry Fee: Adults €10, Junior €5, €20 for Families at The Forge Bar.

Sunday 23rd May
Cork......The Emer Casey Memorial 10km race is at Youghal at 1.30pm
Entry fee €20 -- expensive, but this is all for charity, and you get a tee-shirt.
More details at Running in Cork site closer to the day.

Tipperary......Newport 10 km road race
The inaugural Newport 10k takes place in Newport at 2pm.
Registration on the day from 12-1.30pm at the Newport Community Centre
Course: The run is a loop past the Clare Glens on a 'rolling course' and back in to the Town via the Murroe road.
Contact: Niamh Yelverton

Kerry......Lions Club 10 km race. The Killarney Lions Club Mini Marathon will be run over a 10k course in the Killarney National Park, starting at 3pm.
Entry fee €10 in aid of Kerry Hospice & Deenagh Lodge Down Syndrome Project.

Waterford......Comeraghs Mountain event
There is a mountain running event in The

Tipperary...Results of the Ballynonty 3 Mile - Tue 11 May 2010

The third race in the Ballynonty Summer Series took place with Shane Mullaney of Thurles Crokes achieving a three in a row.

The results are now available on the Tipperary Athletics site.
The next race is the fourth race, over four miles, on Tuesday 18th May 2010 at 8pm.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Limerick - Results of the Kilfinane road race...Sun 16th May 2010

This was a 2 part race with the men running over a distance of 4 miles and the ladies over 2 miles. Both races were the Limerick AAI county road championships but they also doubled as the 2nd event in the new Ballyhoura Active Summer Series which no doubt helped to boost numbers. Looking through the mens results, at least 20% of the field were from outside Co.Limerick.

The mens 4 mile race was over a tough hilly route. The results can be found HERE

The ladies 2 mile race was somewhat easier and their results can be seen HERE

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Waterford...Results of the John Treacy 10 Mile Classic - Sun 16th May 2010

Race Report.......Out of the many road races that I have taken part in recently, I have to say that this one was excellent. It was a well organised race and everything seem to go really well. Plenty of parking, loads of stewards, chip timing, etc. In fact, you really got the impression that if 1,000 runners had turned up then they could have handled that many with ease.

The biggest suprise this year with this race was the drop in numbers. A total of 280 ran on the day and that compares to roughly 400 last year. That's a 30% drop. Why??

Make no mistake....This is an excellent race. Entry on the day was €20 and you got an excellent dry-fit running top for that as well. Mind you, it's bright enough to be seen from space but that's another issue ;o)

Why the drop? Are there too many other races on? Lack of publicity?

Leave a comment by clicking on the comment link below. If you didn't do this race for some particular reason then let us know why.

............John Desmond

Photos........Paudie Birmingham of Cork Running Pictures has a gallery of 215 photos HERE

James Veale has sent some excellent photographs :-

Updated Monday evening 19:00
The full results are now available on the John Treacy Classic web-site.

Category Prizes

Mens Results
1 Philip Harty WWAC 53.24
2 Brian Murphy Carrick 54.52
3 Timmy Evans Gowran 55.35
4 Danny Smith Ballynonty 57.09
5 Finbarr Kirwan Bray Runners 58.01
6 George Murray East Cork 58.13

1 Michael Dwyer WWAC 63.16
2 Brendan Aspel WAC 63.54

1 Martin McCarthy WWAC 62.24
2 Aidan McGrath Donore Harriers 62.44

1 Eddie Walsh Tinryland 61.09
2 Tom Burns WAC 63.47

1 Charlie O’ Neill Donore Harriers 67.09
2 Pat Sullivan Slaney Olympic 69.05

1 Chris O’ Driscoll BHAA 74.47

1 Tony O’ Brien Waterford RR 77.20

1 Brian Talbot N/A 96.5

Men's Team Prize
Carrick On Suir AC - Michael Murphy, James Fox, David Waters

Ladies Results
1 Caitriona McKiernan Cavan 61.34
2 Angela McCann Clonmel AC 63.08
3 Martina O’ Dwyer Carrick AC 63.48
4 Norma Wall WWAC 68.24
5 Mary Molloy Clonmel AC 69.00
6 Diane Behan WAC 70.08

1 Loreta Duggan St. Mary’s AC 73.01
2 Triona Wall WWAC 76.02

1 May O’ Connor An Riocht 72.25
2 Ann Dunford WWAC 76.07

1 Josie Ui Chuirrin WWAC 76.42
2 Christina Organ Kilmurray 83.06

1 Mags Power Carrick AC 88.30

Rose Foley N/A 88.59

Terry Gough WWAC 103.06

Catherine O’ Regan Slaney 89.31

Team prize-West Waterford AC-Karen Ryan, Angeline Drennnan and Marie Dwyer

With thanks to James Veale, West Waterford AC, and Waterford Sports Partnership for the above results.

Night of Champions - A Night to Remeber

James Veale, West Waterford AC has sent a report on the event at the Town Hall Dungarvan, and a selection of photos...

Despite a small enough attendances at the town hall theatre last Saturday night for the night of champions seminar with John Treacy, Eamon Coughlan and Catherina Mc Kiernan it still turned out to be an occasion to remember for those in attendance, Organised by Waterford Sports Partnership as part of the John Treacy 10 mile classic weekend the organisers are to be congratulated on bringing together three of Irelands all time legends of the sport..

MC for the evening was that great athletics correspondent of radio and press Fintan Walsh and he brought his own style and humour to the occasion making it a most enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere for all. All three guests spoke of their time competing at the top of their sport and then a piece of video was shown of them in some of their more high profile races. A question and answers session followed which gave a very interesting insight into the training and dedication required to compete on the world stage .There was plenty of photo opportunity and chat after the formalities of the evening rounding off a great night of athletics nostalgia for all.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Waterford - Preview of the John Treacy 10 Mile Classic...Sun 16th May 2010

Waterford.......The main event this weekend in Munster is of course the John Treacy 10 Mile Classic road race in Villierstown, West Waterford. You can enter on the day and the cost is €20. Note that there are some traffic restrictions near the village on the day so follow the stewards instructions.

This is the 2nd year of this road race and it looks likely to attract a large turnout following the success of the event last year.

Note that the race starts at 1pm

The map below shows the route...
The race starts in the village and heads East for the first 2 miles. There is a very gradual climb and nothing too bad to worry about. After that, you join a larger road and a lot of the running here is downhill and fast until you turn off left just after the 3 mile mark. 

From here till about mile 6, you are on nice quiet country roads with nothing too much in the way of climbs. After mile 6, you run over Dromana bridge which must be one of the strangest bridges in the country!

From this low point, there is a bit of work to do with some small climbs over the next 2 miles until you reach the 8 mile mark. Here you hit a steep section and you're bound to lose time here. Soon the gradient eases off and the climb becomes somewhat easier. 

After the hill, there is plenty of fast running and you run downhill towards Villierstown. You take a left in the village around the back of the town before heading for the finish. Please note that the finish line is just around the last corner so don't expect to see it way off in the distance as you finish.

More info on the official race website

Overall.......a nice 10 mile race run on scenic quiet country roads in West Waterford. The entry fee is modest....especially when compared to the commercial races......and is well organised. 

Definitely one to do.........John Desmond

Monday, May 10, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend...Tue 11th - Sun 16th May 2010

Tue 11th May
Tipperary......The third race in the Ballynonty AC Summer Series 2010 is the 3 Mile event at 8pm.

Wed 12th May
Cork......The CorkBHAA / Pfizers 6 Mile road race takes place at Ringaskiddy at 8pm.
There will be a preview on
CorkRunning blog.

Sun 16th May
Waterford AC......The big event of the weekend is the second John Treacy Classic 10 Mile at Villierstown at 1pm. There is also a 5k fun run event.

Limerick......The second race of the Ballyhoura ACTIVE Summer Series is at Kilfinane, where there will a 2 Mile ladies at 2pm and 4 Mile mens race at 2.30pm.

(Edit.....also more info HERE........John Desmond)

Cork......Belarussian Orphange Project, 5k Fun Run, Saleen Village to East Ferry at 3pm

Cork......Rising Sun AC 7th Annual Straight Mile at Lisfehill Road, Ballinhassig at 7pm.
All proceeds to the Lavanagh Centre, Ballintemple.
There will be a preview on CorkRunning blog.

Clare...Results of Race 5 in the Fun Run Series 2010 - Fri 7th May 2010

Marian AC in Ennis are hosting the results of all five races, and the overall results for people who completed at least 4 races :-
Organized by Clare Sports Partnership and Clare Athletics Association.

Tipperary...Results of the Annerville 10k - Sun 9th May 2010

A big crowd turned up for the combined 10k race and walk over the newer flatter course.
results of this race are now up on the Clonmel AC site.
Almost 300 runners, and 28 walkers took place.

This was the second race in the Tipperary 29k Challenge 2010.

Conditions were warm and sunny at about 16C.
Registration at the school greeted you with signs "Silence - examination in progress"...
There was one water station at 3.36 miles, and everybody got a water bottle at the end.

The flyer description of a "very flat course" may be relative to the previous steep course.
There were plenty of stewards at all the junctions, and even some on the bends with red flags to warn any oncoming traffic.
The sight of all those big green tanks at Magners on the N24 was pretty impressive.

I have uploaded the route to MapMyRun.

The next race in this series is the Poulmucka 8k on the New Inn to Clonmel Road - Friday 21st May at 7.30 pm.

Clonmel AC are also holding the Boston Scientific Half-Marathon and 5k Fun Run/Walk on Sunday 8th August 2010, at 11am. Entry €25 up to 23rd July, and late entries €35 up to 6th August. 5k is €10 on the day.
Contact: Niall O'Sullivan (086) 166 0888

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Waterford...Results of the Waterford-Tramore 7.5 - Sat 8 May 2010

The 41th annual Waterford to Tramore road race, held in memory of Paddy Flanagan, took place on a great evening, with an increase of 24 over 2009.

I must say that this race, had the poshest registration I've seen yet, at the Theatre Royal, The Mall. Did somebody sprinkle rose petals at the front door, or did the wind do it ?

Chip Timing was used, and full results were produced by the time prizes were presented.

New course records were set by Sandis Bralitis, West Waterford AC (- 1:09) and Pauline Lamb, Tullamore Harriers AC (- 0:05)
Significant work has been done by the local council on the R675, from Tramore Road Roundabout, to Ballindud Roundabout - perhaps this helped ?

Water station was brought forward to 3.5 mile, outside Grace Dieu.
The finish line was moved slightly to outside Splashworld, and all finishers received a water bottle and banana.

Saturday 8th May 2010, 19:00
Sponsored by Bausch and Lomb
The results are now up on the West Waterford AC site.

Individual prizes winners :-
1st Sandis Bralitis WWAC 36.44
2nd Raivis Zakis WWAC 38.25
3rd Ruairi OÂ Donnell Limerick AC 39.19
4th Graham Power Ferrybank 39.50
5th Rory Moloney WWAC 39.59
O/40 Michael Dwyer WWAC 45.00
0/40 Brendan Aspel WAC 45.06
O/45 Gabriel Murphy WAC 43.42
0/45 Martin Hayes WWAC 44.11
O/50 Larry Lacey St. JosephÂs A.C 42.50
0/50 Thomas Burns N/A 46.24
O/55 Joe Gough WWAC 43.59
1st Junior Shane Maher 42.12

1st Pauline Lambe 44.03
2nd Angela McCann Clonmel AC 45.21
3rd Jackie Carthy Kilmore 45.51
4th Norma Wall WWAC 47.07
5th Adele Walsh St. SenanÂs 47.55
O/35 Sylvia Malone WAC 48.34
O/40 Diane Behan WAC 48.44
O/45 Liz Nolan WAC 51.40
0/50 Bernie Prendergast WWAC 55.18

Waterford AC won both the Ladie's and Men's team prizes.

All prizes were presented by Mrs. Flanagan, wife of Paddy Flanagan,
Also a special prize was given to the Waterford Athlete of Mrs. Flanagan's choice.

Did anybody have issues with the distance recorded by GPS watches, e.g. Garmin ?

The next race in this series is the Clashmore 5 mile race, which takes place at 8pm on Friday 28th May 2010.

Thanks to James Veale, and Waterford AC for the above results and pictures.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Waterford...An Evening with Champions - Sat 15th May 2010

On the evening preceding the John Treacy Classic 'Villierstown 10', there will be a special event held, featuring famous Irish athletes John Treacy, Eamonn Coughlan & Catherina McKiernan.
  • Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan
  • Saturday 15th May 2010 | 7.30pm
  • Admission €10.00 | Students: €5.00
  • All proceeds in aid of Concern Haiti Appeal
Tickets can be purchased from Monday 10th May at the Customer Care desk, Waterford County Council, Civic Offices, Dungarvan. For telephone booking and information call (058) 22000. Booking essential - limited seating.

Waterford...Preview of the Waterford-Tramore 7.5 - Sat 8 May 2010

The 41st Annual Bausch And Lomb Waterford To Tramore 7.5 takes place at 7pm on Saturday.

This is the third race in the Ger Wyley Summer Series. In 2009, there were 354 finishers.

It's a point-to-point race, so there are some logistical issues to be considered.

Whilst pre-entry has been encouraged, you can still register on the day from 5.45 to 6.45 sharp at The Theatre Royal, The Mall, Waterford.
Entry fee on the day: €12 (or Juniors u20 at €5) All entrants must be over 16.

Last year, the weather was ideal. This year, the forecast is for potential rain in South Munster / South Leinster.

Chip timing will be used. This will be stapled to the back of your bib, and must be returned at the end of the race.
The start line will be about 200m from the Theatre Royal.
The course is outbound from Waterford via Parnell Street, to Tramore, along the R675 road. It will be supervised, but not closed to road traffic. After 2 miles, there is a decent hard-shoulder on both sides. There are no serious hills. As I recall from last year, it was running on the left-hand side all the way; and the
re was one waterstation, about half-way outside Steinberg Fireplaces, at Coolgower, about 4 miles out, plus water at the finish line, which is just outside the Tramore Bus Éireann depot, opposite the Majestic Hotel.

If you managed to do the first race in the series - the 'Marine Climb 6', then you should have no difficulty over this distance. If you felt comfortable at the 'Butlerstown 10k', then it's just 20% extra distance, over similar terrain.

There is a Bus Éireann service Route 360 between Waterford & Tramore.
You could either drive to Tramore early, and get the bus into Waterford; or park in Waterford, and get a bus back after the race.
Or travel in pairs to Tramore, and share a car back to Waterford.

There will be showers, refreshments, results & prizes at the Tramore GAA Clubhouse afterwards. At about 6.5 miles, as you enter Tramore, there is a roundabout at a high-point on the road. The GAA club is to the left (east) of this roundabout.

Safety announcement :-
For exact details, checkout the MapMyRun (created by Waterford AC)

Course record :-
F: Pauline Lambe, Tullamore Harriers AC 44.08 (2009)
M: Sandis Bralitis, West Waterford AC 37.53 (2008)

Organized by Waterford AC
Contact: Malachy Mc Glynn (086) 824 7605, Derek Grant (087) 2893485, James Veale (086) 818 4762
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Clare...Race 5 in the Fun Run Series 2010 - Fri 7th May 2010

On Friday, the fifth and final race in the Clare Sports Partnership Fun Run Series 2010 takes place at 7PM, over a 5k course in Ennis.

Organized by Clare Sports Partnership and Clare Athletics Association.

Clare Fun Run Series Race 5 of 5
5k Road Race in Lees Rd at 7pm
The series is open to all over 18. You do not have to be a member of a club or meet and train group to enter. You can walk, jog or run. There will be spot prizes on each night and an overall prize for different categories at the end of the series.
This is a five race series and to be eligible for the overall prizes you will have to compete in 4 out of the five races
Cost of entry; €5 per race or €20 for all 5 races
Location: Lees Rd
Contact: Catherine 065-6865434

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend...Thu 6th - Sun 9th May 2010

*** The Great Limerick Run - feedback ***

Reminder - entry deadline 10th May 2010 !

Thu 6th...
Cork......Midleton AC are holding the 'Joe Hourigan Memorial' 5 mile on Thursday night.
Entry €10 at Midleton GAA Club See this pin in the map.
(2€ of entry goes to the local "Lets Get Together" Foundation)
This race changed to a new course last year, attracting almost 300 runners.
There is some distance between registration and the start line, so arrive early.
See preview on CorkRunning site.

Fri 7th...
Clare......The fifth and final race of the Clare Sports Partnership Fun Run series takes place at 7pm at Lees Road, Ennis.

Sat 8th...
Waterford......Race 3 of the Ger Wyley Sport Summer Series is the annual Waterford to Tramore 7.5 mile race at 7pm
Entry: €12 on the day,
at the Theatre Royal ,The Mall up to 6:45pm.
Organized by Waterford AC
Please note the earlier time!
More details tomorrow...

Sun 9th...
The Annerville 10k road run takes place at 2pm, on a new flat course.
This is the second race in the Tipperary Challenge 2010
Entry €10 at Clonmel Vocational School, The Mall.
Organized by
Clonmel AC.
Contact: Niall O’Sullivan (052) 6138287

Clare......Clare Athletics Association Juvenile Track and Field Championships (Day 2)
U/8 to U/19's at the new 400m Track at Lees Road Complex starting at 11:00am.

Kerry......Day 2 Juvenile Track & Field Championships 2010 at An Riocht Athletic Track, Castleisland.

Results of the UL Rowing Club 5/10k - Thu 29th April 2010

The West Limerick AC web-site is hosting the results of this race. (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Limerick - Results of the Great Limerick Run...Sun 2nd May 2010

This was the first year of The Great Limerick Run which consisted of a full Marathon, a Half-Marathon and a 10 km fun run. The full Marathon started at 9am and about 800 runners took part. Two hours later at 11am, the Half-Marathon started and they ran the exact same route as the 2nd half for the full Marathon runners. The 10 k event started at 12:30pm.

Thousands take part in the Great Limerick 10 k fun run

Events.....10 km Fun Run
This event attracted thousands of walkers and runners and was a huge event. The actual course was not measured with a Jones counter and was probably short of the proper 10 km distance by a few hundred metres. Considering that entrants had paid €25 to enter, surely the course should have been measured accurately? Despite this, the 10 km event with all of the runners in it really added to the whole event and party atmosphere in the city on the day.

3:30 pace group in The Great Limerick Run Marathon

Marathon & Half-Marathon....
The Marathon and Half-Marathon courses were accurately measured with a Jones counter and had an AAI licence. So what was the course like? As a city Marathon and comparing it to Cork and Dublin, I thought that the chosen course was a case of where it 'could' go rather than 'should' go. You got the feeling that the chosen route was selected to cause the minimum of disruption to the city rather than what would make for a good Marathon route. There was a bit too much jumping up up and down off footpaths, some sections especially by the river were very narrow and there were plenty of bollards and traffic cones you could have an accident with especially where the runners were bunched together. There were some talk before the event about gates along the route but they must have been removed as there was no issue there.

As for whether it was a fast course, there were a suprising number of short pulls. There was nothing major but you certainly couldn't call it a flat fast course.

Considering that there were 3 major races taking place and it was the first year, the whole event went reasonably well. I know there were some major issues like congestion on the 10 k route, the lack of a properly measured 10 k route and some of the faster Marathon runners taking a wrong turn and finishing early due to some stewarding issues. No doubt lessons will be learnt this year to improve the event for the future.

Overall, it was a great sporting event for the city of Limerick. There was a fantastic atmosphere in the city and it as a great opportunity for local runners to participate in a Half and Full Marathon in their home town. The 10 k event no doubt attracted a lot of first time runners and in a region where there is a serious shortage of road races, that is no bad thing. It will be interesting to see in future years how this event progresses now that it has got off to a flying start.

There are results of a kind now available at this LINK

Put in your name or race number and your time with splits should appear towards the bottom of the page.

Photos......(Updated Thurs 6th 11:30pm)
We have a large selection of photos by Paudie Birmingham of Cork Running Pictures...
1) 21 shots of the start of the Limerick Marathon HERE
2) 63 photos near the 1 mile mark HERE
3) 171 photos near the 11 mile mark HERE
4) 112 photos towards the end. There should be loads of Half-Marathon runners in here as well. Click HERE
5) Another set of 122 photos near the end HERE

A great slideshow is available HERE

A series of photos on this Facebook page

Some commercial photos on this website.

Did you take part? What did you think of it? Click on the comment link below and let others know what you think.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tipperary...Results of The John Joe Barry 5km - Fri 30th April 2010

This was the first race in the Tipperary Challenge 2010. The next race is the The Annerville 10k Road Race at Clonmel on Sunday 9th May at 2pm.

John Joe Barry 5km Road Race - The Commons, Ballingarry
Friday 30th April 2010 8pm

Place Time Name Team Category
1 Shane Mullaney Thurles Crokes 15.59
2 Kenny Curran Ballynonty 16.39
3 Mark Gleeson Nenagh Olympic 16.45 1st O/45
4 Kevin Moore Dundrum 16.47
5 Denis Shanahan Thurles Crokes 16.59
6 James Ryan Dundrum 17.25 2nd O/45
7 Michael Ryan Dundrum 17.41
8 Ross Alexander Coolquill 17.42
9 Andrew Smyth Coolquill 17.45
10 Billy Phillips Thurles Crokes 17.49
11 Joe Gough West Waterford 18.01 1st O/55
12 Padraig Coen Dundrum 18.07
13 David Kennealy Thurles Crokes 18.21 1st O/40
14 Donal Horgan Coolquill 18.35
15 Robbie Condon Clonmel 18.36
16 John Walsh Clonmel 18.46
17 Tommy Moloney Thurles Crokes 18.47 1st O/50
18 Angela McCann Clonmel 18.49 1st Lady
19 James Fox Carrick on Suir 18.50
20 Tadhg Vaughan Coolquill 18.53 2nd O/40
21 Brendan Kinane Dundrum 18.55
22 Matt Alexander Coolquill 19.01 2nd O/55
23 Aine Roche Clonmel 19.09 2nd Lady
24 Mary Molloy Clonmel 19.17 3rd Lady
25 Austin Ryan Thurles Crokes 19.28
26 Keith O'Brien U/A 19.33
27 Anthony O'Brien Clonmel l 19.42
28 Nigel O'Flaherty U/A 19.43
29 Ned O'Brien Clonmel 19.54
30 Neilie Hall Ballynonty 20.02
31 Tommy Cahill Clonmel 20.06
32 Conor Morkan Clonmel 20.10
33 Con Corbett Thurles Crokes 20.20
34 Billy O'Grady U/A 20.23
35 Pakie Ryan Ballynonty 20.24
36 Jim McDonnell Coolquill 20.27
37 Billy Prout Killusty 20.34 2nd O/50
38 Liam Marshall Dundrum 20.49 1st Junior Man
39 Jack Alexander Coolquill 20.50
40 Andrew Galloway Coolquill 20.56
41 Damien McDonnell Moyne 21.07
42 Seamus Healy Ballynonty 21.12
43 Cormac Harte Clonmel 21.14
44 Maurice Boland Clonmel 21.15
45 Franny Lafford U/A 21.18
46 Tom Power U/A 21.29
47 Brendan Maher Thurles Crokes 21.42
48 Matt Greene Carrick on Suir 21.45
49 Mark King Moyne 21.55
50 Jon Marshall Dundrum 22.02
51 Michael Mockler Moycarkey Coolcroo 22.04
52 Tim Hayden Moycarkey Coolcroo 22.08
53 David Hogan U/A 22.24
54 Bobby Farrell Thurles Crokes 22.36
55 Donal O'Donoghue Little Island 22.38
56 Dave Johnson U/A 22.46
57 Donna Nagle Clonmel 22.51 4th Lady
58 Joe Grinsell Clonmel 22.54 1st O/60
59 Martin Ivors Coolquill 22.54
60 Tom Halley Clonmel 23.17
61 Margaret Power Carrick on Suir 23.22 1st O/50
62 Ann Cronin Carrick on Suir 23.34 1st O/45
63 Mick O'Shea Carrick on Suir 23.39
64 Patrick Barrett Kerry 23.45
65 Bernie Sexton Carrick on Suir 23.53 2nd O/50
66 Myles McHugh Clonmel 24.15 2nd O/60
67 Aisling Skerritt Carrick on Suir 24.28 1st O/35
68 Paddy O'Dwyer U/A 24.33
69 Orla Donovan Thurles Crokes 25.22 1st O/40
70 Margaret Looby Thurles Crokes 25.57 2nd O/40
71 Nuala Dorney Thurles Crokes 26.07
72 Michael Brannigan Clonmel 29.11

Thanks to Edie Smyth for the above results.