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).