Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tipperary...Results of the Tipperary Womens 10k mini-marathon - Sun 29th Sept 2013

Just under 900 people took part in this 10k in Clonmel, Co.Tipperary.

Place    Last Name    First Name   Time   Pace/m    Region
1    O' DOHERTY    SIOBHAN 35:17    5:41/M    Tipperary
2    MC CANN    ANGELA 38:03     6:08/M    Tipperary
3    ANNAN    CLAIRE 38:18      6:10/M    Tipperary
4    AGAR    TERESA  39:07   6:18/M    Kilkenny
5    ROCHE    AINE  40:54     6:35/M    Sligo
6    TIDESWELL    KEALEY  41:23  6:40/M   
7    RICE    CATHERINA 43:04     6:56/M    Tipperary
8    CULLIGAN    STEPHANIE  43:41   7:02/M    Tipperary
9    THORPE    NOELLE   43:43   7:02/M    Kilkenny
10    O' KEEFFE    SANDRA  44:18   7:08/M    Tipperary

The full results can be seen HERE

Kerry...Results of the Castleisland Autumn 5k road race - Fri 27th Sept 2013

This was the 3rd race of 4 in the ongoing Castleisland Autumn 5 km series organised by An Ríocht AC and attracted an large field of 192. The last and final race is on the 4th of October.

1 Ed Murphy 494 SM 16:09
2 Arthur Fitzgerald 577 SM 16:18
3 David Kavanagh 496 JM 16:29
16 Niamh O Sullivan 541 SW 17:57
17 Maria Mc Carthy 429 SW 18:03
25 Siobhan Daly 420 SW 19:15

The full results can be seen HERE

Limerick...Results of the Southill 5 km road race - Fri 27th Sept 2013

There was a small turnout of just 54 runners for this race. Due to an error by the lead car, the final results show 9 completing a 3.5 k race and the rest doing the full 5 kms.

1 20:10 CUNNINGHAM, Mike Moreabbey Milers O40 Men
2 20:47 QUIRKE, Sean Bilboa A C Senior Men
3 20:54 O SULLIVAN, John Individual O40 Men
17 23:54 CARTY, Mary Individual O40 Women
18 24:14 FALAHEE, Bridget Individual Masters Women O50
23 26:23 SLAVIN MC NEIL, Mary Individual Senior Women

The results can be seen HERE

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Reminder about last two races in the Castleisland 5k series in Kerry

With two races already completed, there are now two left in the Castleisland 5k road race series. The entry fee is €5 for the next one on Friday 27th Sept with the last one at the start of October costing €10.

The series is organised by An Ríocht AC and registration for each race is at their club house at the track in Castleisland, Co.Kerry.

More info about the location of the track and the race route can be seen HERE

Monday, September 23, 2013

Tipperary...Results of the Templemore 4 mile Track & Trail race - Sun 15th Sept 2013

A total of 145 people turned out for this 4 mile track and trail run in Templemore, N.Tipperary.

1 Tony Fogarty Thurles Crokes AC Men 21.42
2 Conor Tierney East Cork AC Men 22.39
3 Andrew Smyth Coolquill AC Men 22.51
14 Marie Fitzgibbon Thurles Crokes AC Ladies 25.30
18 Eileen McCullagh Ladies 26.03
22 Claire Kelly Templemore AC Ladies 27.00

The full results can be seen HERE

Kerry...Results of the Tralee Ladies Rugby FC 5k fun run - Mon 16th Sept 2013

The results of this 5k fun run can be seen HERE

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Limerick...Results of the Westfest 10k run - Sun 15th Sept 2013

Just 67 people turned out for this 10k run/walk in Newcastlewest in Limerick.

1    Mike Cunningham    36:47
2    Denis Kearns    37:21
3    Mike Brosnahan    40:11
9    Loretta Duggan    45:29
12    Carmel McDomhaill    47:06
13    Carmel folan ryan    47:08

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Cashel 8 km fun run/walk - Sun 22nd Sept 2013

The Rock Run 22 September 2013 Cashel

1    Tony Fogarty (1st Adult Male) 26:58.1
2    Fintan Rice (2nd Adult Male) 28:22.3
3    Michael Ryan (3rd Adult Male) 28:49.1
8    Madeline Loughnane (1st Adult Female) 30:01.9
15    Carmel Fitzgibbon A/F (2nd Adult Female) 32:55.7
16    Eileen McCullagh A/F (3rd Adult Female) 33:05.1

The full results can be seen HERE

From the organisers.....We had a great day today in Cashel for the first ever “Rock Run” in aid of St John the Baptist BNS school. The weather gods were definitely smiling on us as the sun shone brightly throughout the event. 175 participants registered for the run/walk and included adults and young people of all ages. This created a fantastic atmosphere from start to finish.

A word of thanks to all the participants who performed so well, and to everybody connected with the school who helped out so willingly both today and for the past month. A huge effort was put in to the making the run as professional as possible, and everybody can be very proud of their efforts.

The tent at the end created a lovely ambience as people could stay behind for refreshments while enjoying spectacular views of both Hore Abbey and the Rock of Cashel.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir. Hope to see you all next year le cúnamh Dé.

You can contact me at if you have any queries/comments re: the race. Or if you have pictures! I’d love to get some pictures for our website as we didn’t take many!

Waterford...Results of the Munster Express 10k fun run - Sun 15th Sept 2013

1    MURPHY    BRIAN    33:19    5:22/M    SM
2    POWER    TREVOR    33:35    5:24/M    SM
3    POWER    GRAHAM    34:56    5:38/M    SM
10    WALSH    ADELE    38:32    6:12/M    SF
11    FINN    SUSAN    38:39    6:13/M    SF
13    MALONE    SYLVIA    39:04    6:17/M    SF

The full results can be seen HERE

Kerry...Results of the Castleisland 5k road race - Fri 20th Sept 2013

A total of 177 people took part in the second race in the Castleisland 5k Autumn series.

1 John Barrett SM 16:25
2 Robert Purcell M40 16:44
3 Willie Reidy SM 16:53
12 Maria McCarthy SW 18:26
19 Siobhan Daly SW 19:18
24 Lorna Davey-Fitzgerald SW 19:58

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Limerick...Results of the Analog 6k road race - Fri 20th Sept 2013

1 19:46    TOUHY, Niall    UL Athletic Club    Senior Men
2 20:26    CUNNINGHAM, Mike    Moreabbey Milers    Masters Men O40
3 20:48    QUIRKE, Sean    Bilboa A C    Senior Men
15 23:05    JOHNSON, Tracey    Dooneen A C    Senior Women
44 27:38    DONNELLY, Tracy    Dooneen A C    Senior Women

47 27:53    KEOGH, Finoula    Country Club A C    Masters Women O40

The full results can be seen HERE

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Presentation to West Waterford Athletic Club...Wed 18th Sept 2013

Donal Power presents James Veale chairman of West Waterford athletic club with the James Hughes perpetual cup for cross country. Also pictured are Kevin and Michael Power. James Hughes was their grandfather and was an Irish international cross country athlete. Donal gave a very in depth talk on his grandfather in association with the Waterford Museum Society in the Town hall theatre Dungarvan on Wednesday evening. This was attended by members of the Museum society and local athletics enthusiasts. The cup will be awarded each year to the winner of the West Waterford AC open  cross country race which is celebrating its 21st year this year. The race goes ahead at St Augustine's College on October 6th at 2 pm where Waterford counties best cross country runners battle it out to make their own piece of history by being the first name inscribed on this magnificent trophy. Donal and members of  the Power family will be along on race day to present the cup to the race winner.

From Donal O'Donoghue....Donal Power had a Powerpoint presentation of 77 slides shown via overhead projector, to an audience of about 60 people.

This was a very interesting talk that covered James Hughes life from his early years on the family farm, and running locally for clubs in Co Louth.
There was no blog covering races back then, so the most reliable records of the era were the many newspaper clippings he kept in his scrapbook, along with a few photos.

Circa 1911 James Hughes moved to Surrey, working for the Pearl Life Assurance company for most of the next 37 years, and joined the local Surrey Athletic club.

In early 1915 he took a break from Pearl, and joined the Royal Munster Fusiliers of the British Army, and was sent back to Ireland to his training at Fermoy and Mitchelstown. He was in the trenches of the Western Front during the 1916 Easter Rising, where the opposing Germans raised banners taunting the Irish soldiers. He fought at the Battle of the Somme, and in particular the Battle of Guillemont, 3–6 September, where his athletic career was cut short, which his right leg was seriously injured by shrapnel, and what remained had to be amputated.

After the war he continued to work for Pearl, until his retirement in 1948. He had married a lady Mary Kehoe from Waterford, but had to continue to work in Surrey while the family grew up in Ireland. He retired to Abbeyside where he passed away in 1961, but kept active throughout his life, despite his severe injury.

Several Great War campaign medals and one surviving Athletic medal, which were left to Donal Power, were on display, along with the new Trophy, which will be presented annually at the West Waterford Cross Country race. This 21th running of this race will take place on Sunday 6th October at St. Augustine’s College.

An interesting side note in this lecture is that Cross Country was an Olympic event in the early years, until an incident in 1924 Paris Olympics. The race was won by Paavo Nurmi, the "Flying Finn".
This was the era before Hydration was taken seriously. In 40C heat, many runners failed to finish. Some who did collapsed. Many hours after the race, Olympic officials and French Red Cross were still out searching the course for lost runners! As a result the Olympic Committee decided to drop Cross Country from the Games, and it has never been reinstated since. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tipperary...Results of the Kilsheelan 10 km road race - Sun 14th Sept 2013

A total of 112 runners took part in this 10k race in Kilsheelan, Tipperary.

1    Fintan Rice    Fethard AC Men 0/45    36:28 
2    Martin Keane    Dundrum AC Men 0/40    36:44
3    Derek Nolan    Clonmel AC Men 0/50    37:40
5    Dymphna Ryan    Dundrum AC Senior Lady    38:52
10    Clare Annan    Carrick On Suir AC Senior Lady    41:10
19    Mary Molloy    Clonmel AC Lady 0/35    45:34

The full results can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the East Clare 10k race, Kilkishen - Sat 14th Sept 2013

A total of 136 people took part in this race.

1 30:06 SEAN HEHIR,  Rathfarnham WSAF A. C. M
3 35:09 MARTIN GREALISH,  Ennis Track Club M
1 38:05 VERONICA COLLERAN,  Ennis Track Club F
2 40:58 GRACE SHALLOO,  Ennis Track Club F
3 42:58 IMOGAN COTTER,  Ennis Track Club F

The full results can be seen HERE

1) There are some photos of the race HERE

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Kerry...Results of the Dingle Marathon - Sat 7th Sept 2013

Just catching up on some more results. The Dingle Marathon was held on Saturday the 7th of Sept 2013 and attracted 1,869 runners in total...60 in the 50 mile Ultra-Marathon, 340 in the full Marathon and 1469 in the Half-Marathon. That's down somewhat on last year but is probably no great suprise considering the number of people that traveled from Cork to Dublin for the All-Ireland hurling final.

Maura Regan of Eagle AC...winner of the 2013 Dingle Half-Marathon

1 Eoin Sugrue 2:44:02
2 Pat Dunworth 2:47:30
3 Michal Rejmer 2:51:22
28 Aideen Shinners 3:19:38 
30 Jo Reeve 3:21:24
31 Fionnuala Desmond 3:22:1

1 Paul Stephenson     1:14:14   
2 John Meade 1:14:24   
3 Gary Hynes 1:17:05   
40  Maura Regan 1:30:15   
41 Suzanne Quinn     1:30:28
43 Gillian Cotter 1:30:42

50 Mile Ultra-Marathon...
1) Sean Brosnan, 6:38:54
2) Rory Campbell, 6:47:57
3) Daibhi O'Leary, 6:49:28
6) Amy Masner, 7:10:47
9) Col Conway, 7:25:32
14) Caroline Kelly, 7:42:45

Note that Amy Masner broke the Ultra course record (set in 2012) by 25 minutes (and Ruthann Sheahan's time in 2010 by 40 minutes).

The full results can be seen HERE

1) Dingle Photo have a gallery HERE
2) Dingle Peninsula have a gallery HERE
3) The organisers have their own gallery HERE

Kerry...Results of the Killarney 10km mini-marathon - Sat 25th Sept 2013

1 Niamh OSULLIVAN 50+  37:11
2 Siobhan DALY An Riocht     18-39  40:53
3 Mary OCONNOR 45+ 41:38
4 Orla GORMLEY Raheny Shamrocks     45+   42:11
5 Sheila CRONIN 18-39  43:42

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, September 13, 2013

Limerick...Results of the Rathkeale 4 mile road race - Fri 13th Sept 2013

A small turnout of 63 runners took part in this 4 mile road race in Rathkeale, Co.Limerick.

1    21:02    TOUHY, Niall    U. L.  A C    Senior Men
2    21:05    DORAN, James    An Riocht    Senior Men
3    21:06    MURPHY, Cian    Iveragh AC    Senior Men
14    24:34    JOHNSON, Tracey    Dooneen A C    Senior Women
18    26:01    FITZGERALD, Noelle    West Limerick A C    Senior Women
22    27:54    BROUDER, Rita    West Limerick A C    Senior Women

The full results can be seen HERE

Kerry...Results of the Tralee Ladies Rubgy FC 5k fun run - Mon 2nd Sept 2013

The results of the 5k fun run back on the 2nd of Sept 2013 can be seen HERE

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Clare...Results of the Shannon Lions Club 10k race - Wed 11th Sept 2013

Just 53 people turned out for this combined 10 km road race and 5k fun run.

1 31:21 KENNETH RODGERS,  St Johns (Clare) M
2 36:06 PAUL RYAN,  Limerick M
3 36:59 GER BOWEN,  Shannon M
13 44:47 MARY CAHILL,  Ennis Track Club F
14 45:11 LORRAINE CARR,  Shannon Road Runners F

The results can be seen HERE

1) This is a small number of photos by James Sexton HERE

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Event notice...Doneraile 5 km race, N Cork - Sat 14th Sept 2013

The Great Doneraile SteepleRACE (5k - 3.1 miles) is coming up in Doneraile Park in North Cork on Saturday the 14th of September 2013 at 11am. This is the 6th race of 7 in the Ballyhoura Cork Series.

From the organisers...September 14th, local club Awbeg Valley Athletic Club will host its annual 5k SteepleRace.  Borrowing from its history as the location of the first Steeplchase, the 5k will be run between the two local churches and respective Steeples.  There are no jumps involved .  The run will incorporate the town of Doneraile as well as Doneraile Park itself.  The race is the 6th race in the Ballyhoura Cork Road Race series for 2013.  This years SteepleRACE will be followed by a Barbecue at Doneraile Court.  Entry fee is €5 for the race and €5 for the barbecue.

Start time is at 11am and entries will be taken at the Protestant Church, near the golf course.  Entries close at 10.45am. Prizes are as follows...Men & Women 1,2,3 -  €75, €50 and €30. Masters men and women - €75, €50 and €30

Location....Doneraile is located about 6 miles or 10 kms to the north-east of Mallow in North Cork.

Preview...A preview of the course with maps, photos & directions can be seen HERE

The Steeplechase......While the word 'steeplechase' today is associated with an Olympic track event or a horse race, the very first steeplechase took place here in Doneraile in the 18th century.

By most accounts, the first steeplechase race was held in 1752 in County Cork, Ireland, where a horseman named O’Callaghan engaged Edmund Blake in a match race, covering approximately 4 1/2 miles from Buttevant Church to St. Mary’s Doneraile, whose tower was known as St. Leger Steeple. Indeed, church steeples were the most prominent — and tallest — landmarks on the landscape, and the sport took its name from the chase to the steeple.

Drawing on that tradition, this 5 km race goes from the steeples of the two churches in the town of Doneraile.
Doneraile 5k race...from steeple to steeple

Talk in Dungarvan, W Waterford about Irish International Cross-Country runner: James Hughes, 1908 to 1916

Press release...Waterford County Museum presents The life and athletic career of an Irish International Cross-Country runner: James Hughes, 1908 to 1916)...By Donal Power.

Our lecture season kicks off with a local flavour this season .This power point Presentation and talk is delivered by Abbeyside’s, Donal Power and the subject matter is his grandfather; James Hughes. Never heard of him? If we mention ‘Christy’s Shop at Abbeyside. This then is the local connection. The event will deal with his life (1884 – 1961). In this presentation Donal’s talk and illustrations will deal with the formation of early athletic organisations in Ireland; The Olympic Games, 1908 and 1912; running champions and their record times 100 years ago.

It will deal with James Hughes who was Donal’s grandfather, his achievements; fame in England; life as a soldier in World War One ; International sports newspaper reports ; the tragic abrupt end to his athletic career ; his return to Ireland and his life in Abbeyside in the 1950s and 1960s.This most certainly is not a talk to be missed. Anyone who has an interest in Athletics should add the date to their diary. Donal Power is a well known Abbeyside personality, through his music and recordings and fundraising efforts. He is presently residing in Carrigaline with his wife and family.

The talk takes place at the Town theatre on Friary Street on Wednesday September 18th at 8 PM and as always, all are welcome admission €5.

Where: Town Hall Theatre, Dungarvan
When: Wednesday 18th September 2013
Time: 8pm
Admission €5

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Waterford...Results of the Cill Barra / Ballybeg 6 km race - Sat 7th Sept 2013

1    QUINLAN    FRANK    19:22    5:14/M    SM    Waterford AC   
2    SWABY    BRIAN    19:48    5:21/M    SM    Waterford AC   
3    SWIFT    TREVOR    20:35    5:34/M    SM        Ballybeg
9    O'DWYER    MARTINA    21:23    5:47/M    F35    carrick on suir   
11    MALONE    SYLVIA    21:57    5:56/M    F35    Waterford AC   
12    FINN    SUSAN    22:05    5:58/M    SF

The full results can be seen HERE

Kerry...Results of the Castleisland 5 km road race...Fri 6th Sept 2013

The Autumn 5k Series got off to a great start in Castleisland with a turnout of 207 runners. 

1 Ed Murphy 145 SM 15:48.1
2 Arthur Fitzgerald FFMV Men 287 SM 16:09.6
3 Robert Purcell 184 M40 16:47.8
8 Niamh O'Sullivan 40 SW 18:19.2
12 Maria McCarthy 200 SW 18:32.2
19 Siobhan Daly 112 SW 19:27.9

The full results are HERE

The second race in the Autumn 5k Series organised by An Ríocht AC is on the 20th of September.

Clare...Results of the Doonbeg Half-Marathon & 10k fun run - Sat 7th Sept 2013

1 1:13:24 JULIO CESAR F CASTRO,  Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM Half Marathon
2 1:18:31 TOMAS O LOUGHLIN,  Kilnamona M Half Marathon
3 1:19:23 OLIVER MC INERNEY,  Ennis Triathlon Club M Half Marathon
11 1:26:09 VERONICA COLLERAN,  Ennis Track Club F Half Marathon
17 1:33:55 SUSAN MURNANE,  Limerick F Half Marathon
19 1:35:18 TRACY GUILFOYLE,  Kilnaboy A. C. F Half Marathon

The full results can be found HERE

1) A selection of photos can be seen HERE

Photo...Sharon Rynne...winner of the 10k

Tipperary...Results of the Emly 13 km road race - Fri 6th Sept 2013

This was the 7th and final race in the Ballyhoura Limerick Race Series.

1    45:11    MOORE, Declan    Bilboa A C    Senior Men
2    46:38    CUNNINGHAM, Mike    Moreabbey Milers    Masters Men O45
3    46:40    SHANAHAN, Denis    Thurles Crokes    Senior Men
10    52:17    LOUGHNANE, Madeline    Thurles Crokes    Senior Women
17    55:22    FITZGIBBON, Marie    Thurles Crokes    Senior Women
20    56:54    GEARY, Fiona    North Cork AC    Senior Women

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, September 6, 2013

Athletics Ireland courses for the Autumn & Winter in Cork, Kerry, Limerick & Tipperary

These are some of the upcoming Athletics Ireland Coaching & Development courses in Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.

Limerick...Wed 18th Sept Throws Workshop UL 7-9pm
Cork...Sat 21st Sept Athletics Leader Course Cork IT 9.00am-5pm
Cork...Fri 27th Sept Jumps Workshop (LJ/HJ/PV) Cork IT 7-9pm  
Cork...Sat 28th Sept Assistant Coach Course Cork IT 9.00am-5pm 
Kerry...Wed 2nd Oct Sprints/Hurdles Workshop Castleisland 7-9pm
Cork...Tues 8th Oct Strength & Conditioning Workshop Cork IT
Limerick...Wed 9th Oct Road Running/Endurance Workshop UL 7-9pm...POSTPONED
Cork...Fri 11th & Sat 12th Oct Level 1 Coaching Course- Part 1 Cork IT 6pm-10pm and 9am-5pm
Kerry...Fri 18th & Sat 19th Oct Level 1 Coaching Course- Part 2 Castleisland Co Kerry 6pm-10pm and 9am-5pm
Cork...Sports Psychology Workshop Cork IT (Building next to Athletics Track Stand)
Limerick...Sat 2nd Nov Sprints/Hurdles Workshop UL Track 10am-12pm
Limerick...Sat 9th Nov Athletics Leader Course UL 9am-5pm
Tipperary...Wed 13th Nov Sports Psychology Workshop Clonmel Co Tipperary 7-9pm
Tipperary...Sat 16th Nov Assistant Coach Course Templemore Co Tipperary 9am-5pm
Tipperary...Wed 27th Nov Road Running/Endurance Workshop Thurles Co Tipperary 7-9pm

For more info on these courses, go to the Athletics Ireland website or contact Steven Macklin (087) 6335565 or

Waterford...Sat 5th Oct Athletics Leader Course, Waterford City 10am. Location – The Kingfisher Club, Tramore Road, Waterford.
Waterford...November 1st,2nd,22nd, 23rd - Level 1 Coaching Course, Waterford City.
Friday 1st + Sat 2nd November and Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd November.
(6pm – 10pm Fridays and 9.30am – 5.00pm Saturdays). Applicants must have previously completed an Athletics Leader or Assistant Coach course. Location – The Regional Sports Centre Track, Cork Rd, Waterford

For more info on courses in Waterford, go to the Athletics Ireland website or contact Colin Byrne (087) 0632326 or

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Kerry...Castleisland Autumn 5 km race series...Sept & Oct 2013

This Autumn 5 km race series is coming up in Caslteisland, Co.Kerry on various Friday evenings in September and October. The entry fee is €5 for the first three with the last one casting €10.

The series is organised by An Ríocht AC and registration for each race is at their clubhouse at the track in Castleisland.

More info about the location of the track and the race route can be seen HERE

Limerick...Results of the Loughill/Ballyhahill 5k & 10k fun run...Sun 1st Sept 2013

Results of the Loughill/Ballyhahill 10k/5K fun run.. Sun 1st Sept 2013

1    214    17.12.25     Robert Purcell    1st Male 5km
2    218    18.27.87    John Lynch    2nd Male 5km
5    244    22.13.78    Siobhan Kelly    1st Female 5km
6    236    22.54.67    Sarah Buckley    2nd Female 5km   
46    48    36.35.28    Robert Purcell Snr    1st Male 10km
47    74    36.55.66    Ian Kelly     2nd Male 10km
93    72    49.00.34    Denis O'Riordan    1st Female 10km
94    2    49.05.95    Bridhid Liston    2nd Female 10km

The full results can be seen HERE

Monday, September 2, 2013

Event notice...Emly 13 km road race - Fri 6th Sept 2013

The 7th and final race in Ballyhoura Limerick Series is coming up next Friday, the 6th of September with the Emly 13km road race. This race is unusual in some ways in that the distance isn't usual.......13 kms is approx 8.1 miles.......and Emly is in Co.Tipperary! That said, much of the course is on the Limerick / Tipperary border and should be within easy access for a lot of people.

The race starts at 7pm and the entry fee is €10. Entries will be taken at Byrnes Tavern near the church at the eastern side of the village.

From the organisers......Emly 13k Road-Race.....The village of Emly is busily gearing itself  for its first ever 13k road-race on Friday, September 6th next at 7.00pm. Following last year's well-supported and successful 10k event, the Emly organisers applied for inclusion in this year's Ballyhoura Active Summer Series of road-runs and were quickly accepted. The new course is a loop-circuit of the Northern reaches of this historic parish, skirting the Limerick/ Tipperary border, and passing through the townslands of Knockane, Duncummin and Ballyvistea in the Old Pallas/ Kilteely direction.

The 13k distance was chosen with  the upcoming Charleville Half-Marathon in mind, to provide a longer work-out for those preparing for that event, the final run in the 2013 series, on Sept.22nd next. This is a flat course with a solid surface, well-marshaled and with the promise of a warm welcome and refreshments for all runners. In addition to the road-run, the organisers will also stage a fun-walk in the vicinity of the village, with some surprise entertainment for all comers!

Registration commences at 6.00pm.

Preview........A full preview of the course with maps, directions and photos can be seen HERE

Clare...Results of the Scariff 10k road race - Sun 1st Sept 2013

1 33:35 JULIO CESAR F CASTRO,  Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M
2 33:42 DECLAN MOORE,  Bilboa A. C. M
3 35:36 MIKE CUNNINGHAM,  Mooreabbey Milers M
8 38:25 SHARON RYNNE,  Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare F
11 39:15 VERONICA COLLERAN,  Ennis Track Club F
15 41:40 MARIE FITZGIBBON,  Thurles Crokes F

The full results can be seen HERE