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