Saturday, November 29, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Pre-Season Track & Field Meet in Castleisland - Sat 29th Nov 2014

This Track & Field competition was held in Castleisland Co.Kerry and the events were....150m, 600m, 3000m and long jump. Photos HERE

Race 1 150 Sprint
Position Athlete Lane Club Time
1 Robert Bennett 2 CIT 17.20 Sec
2 Johnny O Sullivan 1 Listowel AC 17.63 Sec
3 PJ Galvin 4 Riocht AC 17.67 Sec
4 William O Connor 5 Riocht AC 17.84 Sec
5 Ger Cremin 3 Riocht AC 18.03 Sec
6 Roland Pika 6 Limerick AC 18.20 Sec
7 Liam O Brien 7 Togher AC 18.20 Sec
8 Dara O Carroll 8 Tralee Harriers 18.48 Sec

Race 2 150 Sprint
Position Athlete Lane Club Time
1 Risteard Clifford 2 Riocht AC 18.34 Sec
2 Keneth Lee 4 Templemore AC 18.45 Sec
3 Nikolai O Connor 8 Tralee Harrriers 18.64 Sec
4 kevin Lynch 6 Listowel Ac 18.64 Sec
5 Cian Talbot 7 Tralee Harrriers 18.70 Sec
6 Corey Kissane 3 Riocht Ac 18.96 Sec
7 Jason Roche 5 Tralee Harrriers 19.42 Sec

Race 3 150 Sprint
Position Athlete Lane Club Time
1 Aoife O Carroll 6 Tralee Harriers 19.47 Sec
2 Rachel Moriarty 7 Listowel Ac 19.91 Sec
3 Aobhinn O Brien 5 Tralee Harriers 20.44 Sec
4 Niamh Cullen 3 Listowel Ac 20.56 Sec
5 Rachel Bowler 4 Tralee Harriers 21.04 Sec

Race 4 150 Sprint
Position Athlete Lane Club Time
1 Johnny O Sullivan 4 Listowel AC 17.71 Sec
2 Pj Galvin 3 Riocht Ac 17.83 Sec
3 Nikolai O Connor 5 Tralee Harriers 18.71 Sec
4 Corey Kissane 6 Riocht Ac 18.94 Sec
5 Rachel Moriarty 7 Listowel AC 19.95 Sec

Position Athlete Club Time
1 Liam O Brien Togher Ac 1 min 25.52 Sec
2 Risteard Clifford Riocht Ac 1 min 26.51 Sec
3 Kevin Lynch Listowel Ac 1 min 28.82 sec
4 Dara O Carroll Tralee harriers 1 min 29.78 sec
5 Michael O Se FFMV 1 min 29.82 Sec
6 Daragh Browne Listowel Ac 1 min 39.58 Sec
7 Aoife O Mahony Listowel Ac 1 min 51.98 Sec

3000 Meters Men
Position Athlete Club Time
1 James Doran Riocht Ac 9 Min 20.17 Sec
2 Daragh Browne Listowel Ac 9 Min 43.16 Sec
3 Donal White Kerry Crusaders 9 Min 52.91 Sec

3000 Meters Women
Position Athlete Club Time
1 Aoife O Mahony Listowel Ac 11 min 18.98 Sec
2 Miriam McKenna Listowel Ac 11 Min 21.89 sec

Long Jump men
Position Athlete Club Best Distance Round 1 Round2 Round 3 Round 4
1 Pj Galvin Riocht Ac 6.02 Meters 5.81 5.99 6.02 5.71
2 Roland Pika Limerick Ac 5.88 Meters 5.66 foul 5.72 5.88
3 Tomas Griffin Riocht Ac 5.67 Meters 5.67 5.48 5.47 foul
4 Nikolai O Connor Tralee Harriers 4.33 Meters foul 4.33 foul foul

Long Jump Women
Position Athlete Club Best Distance Round 1 Round2 Round 3 Round 4
1 Aobhinn O Brien Tralee Harriers 5.06 Meters Foul 5.06 4.93 4.93
2 Rachel Bowler Tralee Harriers 4.79 Meters no jump 4.65 foul 4.79
3 Aoife O Carroll Tralee Harriers 4.69 Meters 4.38 4.69 4.62 Foul

Clonmel AC take National Senior Marathon Team Title

After about a delay of about a month, Athletics Ireland have now updated the results of the national marathon which was part of the Dublin Marathon back in late October. It has now been confirmed that Clonmel AC senior womens team won the national title.

From Clonmel AC........We have just received confirmation that our Senior ladies team in this year’s National Marathon Championships which was run in association with the Dublin City Marathon are the National Senior Women Inter Club Marathon Champions. Congrats to Angela McCann, Siobhain McHugh and Aine Roche on a brilliant team achievement, absolutely fantastic, this team event was decided on a combined time of each club’s best three finishers. For the record Angela McCann ran 3 hours 5 mins 50 secs, Siobhain McHugh ran 3 hours 19 mins 4 secs and Aine Roche ran 3 hours 36 mins 43 secs for a combined time of 10 hours 1 min 37 secs with Crusaders of Dublin 2nd on a combined time of 10 hours 9 mins 12 secs and Dundrum South Dublin 3rd on 10 hours 22 mins 18 secs.
These were three fantastic achievements and a special congrats to both Siobhain McHugh and Aine Roche on winning their first All Ireland medal and Gold at that, absolutely fantastic and everyone at Clonmel AC are truly delighted for this talented trio.
Indeed Clonmel Athletic Club are maybe the only Club outside of Dublin to have teams that have won both the Senior Men’s and Senior Women’s Inter Club National Marathon Titles.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pre-Season Track & Field Meet...Castleisland, Co.Kerry - Sat 29th Nov 2014

Pre-Indoor Season Track & Field Meet in Castleisland...Sat 29th Nov 2014

Meet start time will be 12 noon , Saturday 29th November at Riocht AC Facility in Castleisland Co.Kerry.

Events...150m, 600m, 3000m, Long Jump, Shot Putt

Entries by email to

From the organisers......Simply drop us an email with your name , age, club . ( you don't need to be in a club)
State Your event or events . If you are entering the 150m sprint state your 100 or 200 Pb. for the 600 state your 400 or 800 pb. for the 3000 state your 1500, or 5k pb . Or indeed if you have a Pb for 150, 600 or 3000 feel free to state. long jump or shot Putt state PB. We will use the PB's to grade the meet. If you do not have a Pb then that's fine too we will grade you in a race to achieve a first Pb.
€5 entry fee can be paid the day of the Track meet. First event will be the 150s . meet will be concluded by 2pm.

Saturdays Track meet starts at 12 noon this coming 29th , first races will be the 150 sprints , from 12 to 12 :20 , followed by 3000 at 12:30 and 12:45 , the 600s will be on track at 1 :30 so plenty recovery for any long sprinters that wish to double up . Long Jump at 1 pm and Shot at 1:30 . Please register and collect numbers from 11 to 11:30


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Puck Warriors 5k & 10k - Sun 23rd Nov 2014

5K Top finishers
1   Ger Ladden   20:11
2   Declan Murphy   21:34
3   Jeremy Foley   22:02
1   Mary O'Connor   23:33
2   Rosemary Browne   24:42
3   Geraldine O'Sullivan   26:38

10K Top Finishers
1   Donal O'Callaghan, An Riocht   35:23
2   Tony Harty, An Riocht    36:13
3   Conor Kissane, FFMV    36:53
1   Alison Kirwan, SOTL   42:54
2   Norah Golden   43:07
3   Elaine O'Keeffe,   43:23

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 4k road race - Wed 19th Nov 2014

From Clonmel AC.......The 4th race of the Pre Christmas 4k series took place on Wednesday evening in good conditions and we witnessed some great performances. Before the series is over we will do a check on all the performances and see who improved the most over the series. The race format was Predict your finishing time and run the distance without a watch. We had some great performances. We had 5 athletes who matched exactly their predictions and they were Bernard Feery 6th in 14 mins 58 secs, great to see Bernard running so well again, Lar Martin 1th in 15 mins 30 secs, John Tobin 21st 16 mins 40 secs, Niall McCarthy 42nd in 17 mins 30 secs, Jane English 78th in 19 mins, Jurita Wall 108th in 20 mins 50 secs and Damien Whelan who was 135th in 22 mins 30 secs. Aine Roche was 1 second inside her Prediction when finishing 15th in 16 mins 19 secs as were Neil Proven who was 47th in 17 mins 32 secs, Eddie Prendergast who was 57th in 17 mins 54 secs, Orla Durand who was 71st in 18 mins 38 secs. Roberta Ryan was 2 seconds outside her prediction when 141st in 23 mins 12 secs. There will be double celebrations in the Durand family as Benoit Durand won the 1st year Boys race in the South Tipperary Post Primary Schools Cross Country event today in Marlfield.

Race five format next week, November 26th, will be Lucky Dip and then we are onto our Charity Race on December 3rd when the very worthy charity in 'My Canine Companion for Autism' a very worthy cause and all monies collected on that night will be donated to this very worthy cause, so let's get as many people as possible to come along and participate, be it Run, Jog or Walk, 2 laps.
Once again the Club would like to thank the brothers of Charity for the use of their carpark, the Civil Defence for First Aid and to our many stewards who ensured the whole event was promoted very successful.

1    Shane Mullaney    14:11
2    Michael Ryan    14:17
3    Brian Carroll    14:41
12    Claire Annan    15:56
15    Aine Roche    16:19
39    Elaine Walley    17:12

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, November 21, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Run the Gauntlet Half-Marathon - Sun 16th Nov 2014

1    Eoin Sugrue    1:20:47
2    Derek Griffin    1:23:10
3    Roland Eager    1:25:21
8    Carol Finn    1:32:47
13    Alison Kirwan    1:37:58
38    Loretto Duggan    1:45:12

The results can be seen HERE

Monday, November 17, 2014

Entry deadline to the Waterford Half-Marathon extended until Wed 19th Nov

The deadline for entries to the Waterford Half-Marathon has now been extended until midnight on Wednesday the 19th of November. The race is on Saturday the 6th of December at 10am.

In 2013, this race attracted a field of over 1300 runners and this year is likely to be as big again if not bigger.

More info in this previous post.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Results of the Fergus AC road race & cross country...Sun 16th Nov 2014

Results of the Fergus AC road race & cross country...Sun 16th Nov 2014...

Results of the Limerick Senior Cross Country Championships...Sun 16th Nov 2014

Report from Verena Tarpey of Dooneen AC...

University of Limerick
The County Seniors is always a fantastic race and attracts runners from all levels out to compete for the coveted title. The University of Limerick was the location for this year’s final. We must thank Limerick AC for hosting the event and providing hospitality afterwards and also to Mossie Woulfe and Ann Cullinane who are hard working volunteers that compile results and work in the background on all these events. Their work does not go unnoticed.

Senior Ladies
The ladies ran 8k over difficult terrain including mud and hills. Carolyn Hayes, West Limerick AC lead from the start and was the winner over Tracey Johnson of Dooneen AC in second and Noelle Fitzgerald of West Limerick AC in third. Caroline Conroy of West Limerick was fourth, her clubmate Fiona Bourke in 5th, Niamh Harnett and Orla Downes both of Dooneen AC in 6th  and 7th, Carmel Mac Domhnaill and Edel Henriques of West Limerick were 8th and 9th and Karen Raine of Dooneen AC made 10th spot. It was great to see An Bru field a team in one of their first cross country seasons and Helen Hartigan, Breda Bridges, Lousie Lynch and Ann Byrnes flew the flag for An Bru. Karen O’Brien, Norma Brosnahan and Audrey O’Dwyer also ran for West Limerick. A huge congratulations to West Limerick AC for collecting the much coveted first placed Senior Team, Dooneen and second and An Bru in third.

Senior Men
The men’s contest turned out to be just that and for those who were cheering them along, it was a terrific event. It was a tough 10k route around the fields of UL. Colm Turner of Limerick AC proved to be the winner, staying behind for the first couple of kilometres but gradually taking the lead and moving ahead. Niall O’Callaghan of West Limerick is an amazing runner as well and came a worthy second with Declan Moore of Bilboa in thurd. Ger Guina of West Limerick was 4th and proved on Sunday that he is definitely back on form, his club mate Mike O’Brien not far behind in 5th. in 6th, 7th and 8th were 3 Limerick AC runners, Paul Fitzgerald, Martin Doody and Mark Guerin. Fiachra McDomhnaill was 9th and Sean Quirke 10th.  It was great to see such strong teams including Dermot Kearns, Dermot Power, Brian Flannelly and Sean Harte of Dooneen work together as a team as they did during this race. West Limerick AC had other strong runner such as John O’Shea, Mike Brosnahan, Declan O’Keefe and Paul Crotty.

Limerick AC had large numbers in this event including Keith Ryan, Vincent O’Brien, David Beary, Keith Daly, Mike Lynch, Brian O’Sullivan, Tony O’Donovan and Pat O’Riordan. Bilboa AC also fielded a team consisting of James Bourke, Kevin Wilkinson and Barry O’Brien. Dooneen also had a large group of men running – Kevin Johnson, Joe Chawke, Shane Larkin, Darragh Maguire, Sean Hudson, Niall Lynch and Frank O’Sullivan. An Bru also had Paul Ryan and Brendan Hennessy competing.

Once again, the much anticipated title was at stake and club officials were all tallying the numbers on each lap to predict where the title would go. At one stage, the points were even but West Limerick moved away to clinch the title in first place, Limerick AC in second, Dooneen in third and Bilboa in fourth.

Full Results of Cross Country Men
1 Colm Turner Limerick AC
2 Niall O’Callaghan West Limerick
3 Declan Moore Bilboa
4 Ger Guina West Limerick
5 Mike O’Brien West Limerick
6 Paul Fitzgerald Limerick AC
7 Martin Doody Limerick AC
8 Mark Guerin Limerick AC
9 Fiachra Mac Domhnaill West Limerick
10 Sean Quirke Bilboa
11 Dermot Kearns Dooneen
12 Dermot Power Dooneen
13 Brian Flannelly Dooneen
14 Aaron O’Brien West Limerick
15 Keith Ryan Limerick AC
16 Vincent O’Brien Limerick AC
17 Sean Harte Dooneen
18 Dave Beary Limerick AC
19 Kevin Johnson Dooneen
20 Keith Daly Limerick AC
21 Mike Lynch Limerick AC
22 Joe Chawke Dooneen
23 Shane Larkin Dooneen
24 Darragh McGuire Dooneen
25 Sean Hudson Dooneen
26 John O'Shea West Limerick
27 Brian O’Sullivan Limerick AC
28 Tony O Donovan Limerick AC
29 Pat O’Riordan Limerick AC
30 Mike Brosnahan West Limerick
31 Paul Ryan An Bru
32 Niall Lynch Dooneen
33 James Bourke Bilboa
34 Declan O’Keefe West Limerick
35 Kevin Wilkinson Bilboa
36 Barry O Brien Bilboa
37 Frank O'Sullivan Dooneen
38 Brendan Hennessy An Bru
39 Paul Crotty West Limerick

Club Team Points
Place Club Positions
1 West Limerick 2, 4, 5, 9
2 Limerick AC 1, 6, 7, 8
3 Dooneen 11, 12, 13, 17
4 Bilboa 3, 10, 33, 35

1 Carolyn Hayes West Limerick
2 Tracey Johnson Dooneen
3 Noelle Fitzgerald West Limerick
4 Caroline Conroy West Limerick
5 Fiona Bourke West Limerick
6 Niamh Hartnett Dooneen
7 Orla Downes Dooneen
8 Carmel Mac Domhnaill West Limerick
9 Edel Henriques West Limerick
10 Karen Raine Dooneen
11 Helen Hartigan An Bru
12 Breda Bridges An Bru
13 Karen O’Brien West Limerick
14 Louise Lynch An Bru
15 Ann Byrnes An Bru
16 Norma Brosnahan West Limerick
17 Audrey O’Dwyer West Limerick

Club Team Points
Place Club Positions
1 West Limerick 1, 3, 4, 5
2 Dooneen 2, 6, 7, 10
3 An Bru 11, 12, 14, 15

1) Loren Hamett has a gallery HERE
2) Dooneen AC has loads HERE

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Kerry...Results of the Feet First 5k in Killarney - Sat 15th Nov 2014

A total of 160 people turned out for the 3rd race in the ongoing Feet First 5k series in Killarney.

1 Shane Simcox        Mallow    M40 17:13
2 Conor Kissane        Farranfore Maine Valley    M 17:20
3 Gearoid O'Leary        Eagle AC    M 17:32
11 Siobhan Daly        Gneeveguilla AC    F  19:25
16 Stephanie Perrinel     F 20:08
24 Elaine O'Keeffe       F  20:31

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, November 14, 2014

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 4k road race - Wed 12th Nov 2014

From Clonmel AC...The 3rd race of the Pre Christmas 4K series took place in good conditions and once again we had a brilliant entry of 193 athletes, fantastic. It was brilliant to see the big entry and confirms last week's record entry of 198 wasn't a once off. The Club would like to thank the Civil Defence, the Brothers of Charity and our many stewards in helping to make last night's event such a success. The race format was a Lucky Dip where pre determined finishing positions are selected prior to the event and the winners last night were: Paudie O Connor, Andrew Downey, Paul Bowe, Oliver McGrath, Andrew McHale, Tom Tierney, Orla Durand, Keith Robinson, Tyrone Power, Tony Duggan, Mellissa McCarthy, Mary O Gorman, Anne Marie O Flynn, Josephine Brett, Jackie Walsh and Carol Dowling.
Just a reminder, No High Viz No Run - we barley had enough High Vizs for last night's race, so please don't forget to bring your High Viz with you for the 4Ks.
The 1st 3 men last night were 1st David Ryan 13 mins 29 secs, 2nd Michael Ryan 14 mins 16 secs and 3rd Nigel O Flaherty 14 mins 18 secs. 

The 1st 3 Women were 1st Aine Roche 16 mins 21 secs, 2nd Elaine Walley 17 mins 12 secs and 3rd Yvonne O Connor 17 mins 33 secs

The full results can be seen HERE

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Results of the Munster Intermediate Cross Country Championships...Sun 9th Nov 2014

The Munster Intermediate Cros Country Championships were held on Sunday 9th November 2014 in Newmarket-On-Fergus, Co. Clare.

Intermediate Men
1 Wiliam Maunsel Clonmel Tiperary
2 Michael Harty East Cork Cork
3 Tim O’Conor An Riocht Kery

Club Team Points
Place Club Positions Points
1 Waterford A.C. 10, 12, 16, 17...5
2 KIB/N. Clare 6, 13, 19, 45...83
3 Limerick AC 14, 30, 31, 34...109
4 An Riocht 3, 18, 41, 48...10
5 Dundrum 9, 36, 39, 40...124

County Team Points
Place County Positions Points
1 Clare 4, 6, 8, 13, 19, 23...73
2 Tiperary 1, 5, 9, 1, 24, 25...75
3 Waterford 10, 12, 16, 17, 27, 38...120
4 Limerick 14, 15, 2, 26, 28, 30...135
5 Cork 2, 7, 20, 37, 43, 46...15
6 Kery 3, 18, 21, 32, 41, 48...163

Intermediate Women
1 Shona Heaslip An Riocht Kery
2 Amy O' Donoghue Emerald Clare
3 Grace Lynch Iveragh Kery

Club Team Points
Place Club Positions Points
1 Enis Track 4, 6, 13, 20...43
2 Malow 10, 12, 16, 22...60
3 An Riocht 1, 14, 23, 25...63

4 KIB/N.Clare 1, 19, 21, 24...75
5 East Cork 7, 17, 26, 28...78

County Team Points
Place County Positions Points
1 Kery 1, 3, 5, 9...18
2 Clare 2, 4, 6, 11...23
3 Cork 7, 8, 10, 12...37

The full results can be seen HERE

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Limerick...Results of the Shanagolden 5 mile road race - Sun 9th Nov 2014

Place    Name    Club    Time
1    Michael Carmody    Ennis Track    27:33
2    Mike Curley Cunningham    Mooreabbey Milers    28:05
3    Mike Sheehy    West Limerick    30:27
4    Sean Hudson    Dooneen    30:39
5    Richard Murphy    An Riocht    31:45
6    Shane Larkin    Dooneen    32:07
7    Fred Browne    An Riocht    33:59
8    Seamus Twoomey        34:41
9    Kevin O'Donoghue    West Limerick    34:46
10    Ger Hanlon    West Limerick    35:22
11    John Barrett    West Limerick    35:55
12    Maggie Carlin        36:15
13    John O'Connell        36:40
14    Seamus Cawley    West Limerick    37:07
15    Edel Henriques    West Limerick    37:40
16    James Dalton    West Limerick    37:42
17    Barry Nix        37:52
18    Malachy McCarthy    West Limerick    37:58
19    Ann McGlynn    St. Brendan's    38:35
20    Patrick Moroney        38:50
21    Pat Sheehy    St. Brendan's    38:55
22    Sean Kelly        39:20
23    James Tobin        40:50
24    Antoinette Breen    West Limerick    41:02
25    Dympna Lawlor        41:22
26    Raymond Mulcahy        41:27
27    Cathy Quilter        42:55
28    Eamonn Dunne        43:13
29    Paul Crotty    West Limerick    43:14
30    Sharon O'Donovan        44:09
31    Breda Murphy        44:35
32    Edith McMahon        44:35
33    Patricia O'Sullivan        45:27
34    Paula Wright        45:48
35    Yvonne O'Connor    Fealefit    46:35
36    Tom Normoyle        46:59
37    David Bailey        49:50
38    Patrick Mason        49:50
39    Jerry Forde    Blarney    51:04
40    Regina McNamara        53:12
41    Edel O'Keeffe        53:15
42    Caroline Moroney        53:18
43    Mick Hennessy        53:18
44    Karena Moroney-Barry        53:24

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel 4k race - Wed 29th Oct & Wed 5th Nov 2014

The Clonmel 4k series has now ben underway for two weeks and already new record have been set.

The first race in the 4k series was on Wednesday the 29th of Oct 2014 and 128 people took part.
1 Jimmy Boland    14:10
2 Shane Mullaney    14:24
3 Michael Ryan    14:42
22 Elaine Walley    17:43
25 Yvonne O Connor    17:51
34 Angela Walsh    18:18

The full results can be seen HERE

The second race was on Wednesday the 5th of November 2014 and a new record of 196 took part.

1    Michael Ryan    14:12
2    Shane Mullaney    14:34
3    Joey Feery    14:47
35    Elaine Walley    17:08
37    Yvonne O Connor    17:21
52    Angela Walsh    18:07

The full results can be seen HERE

The series continues every Wednesday evening in Clonmel until the 3rd of December. More details HERE

Kerry...Results of the Feet First 5k in Killarney - Sat 8th Nov 2014

175 took part in this 5k race in Killarney, the second in the Autumn series.

1 Tony Harty   MS    17:18
2 Conor Kissane        Farranfore Maine Valley    M    17:18
3 Robert Purcell     M45    17:38
8 Maria McCarthy    Farranfore Main Valley   FS 18:58
12 Siobhan Daly     Gneeveguilla AC   FS  19:43
19 Stephanie Perrinel  FS   20:47

The full results can be seen HERE

Friday, November 7, 2014

Run in the Dark comes to Killarney...Wed 12th Nov 2014

For anyone who couldn't get into the Cork Run in the Dark event, this one might be of interest. A 5k will be organised in Killarney on the same night at the same time...Wed 12th Nov 2014 at 8pm.

From the organisers.....We are delighted to announce that the Mark Pollock run in the dark is coming to Killarney! The Josef Urbanszky fund committee has organised a pop up version of the event which will take place next Wednesday November 12th at 8pm. You can register online at The entire registration fee goes to the Mark Pollock fund which seeks to find a cure for spinal cord injury. For anyone who wishes we have sponsorship cards available the money from which goes directly to the Josef Urbanszky fund.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Notice...Shanagolden 5 mile race, Limerick - Sun 9th Nov 2014

This 5 mile road race is coming up in Shanagolden in the west of Co.Limerick on Sunday the 9th of November 2014 at 2pm.

Maps and directions HERE

More details to follow.........

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Notice...Tipperary...Clonmel 4k race series - Oct to Dec 2014

Clonmel AC are organising a series of 4 km races every Wednesday evening from the 29th of October to the 3rd of December 2014.

Some notes from the organisers....The Autumn 4K Road Race Series This very popular series of races caters for all levels of fitness and it gets underway on Wednesday 29th October at 7pm. This year’s series will consist of six races finishing on Wednesday 3rd December. The entry fee is 4 Euros and there will be prizes to be won every night of the series. We will use different race formats during the series. 

This series will cater for all levels of fitness as we will have three stagger starts catering for three different level of fitness. It is an ideal opportunity to Get and Stay Fit for the winter months in the company of others. This is a great way to encourage people to train during the Winter months, especially when the evenings get dark and it is easier to sit at home and watch TV. This year we are encouraging as many people as possible to come out to Get and Stay Fit. 

This series of races are also part of the Joe Grinsell 100km Challenge. We are indeed very grateful to the Brothers of Charity for the use of their Car park for registration. As regards parking please obey the stewards. 

There are a few Rules to be observed for this Series and we ask all participants to co operate: 
1. All runners must wear reflective bibs, luminous jackets or tops are not sufficient for running in the dark. It is part of the club’s health and safety policy that all runners MUST wear REFLECTIVE gear so please obey this rule. Proper reflective bibs can be bought at most Sports shops and we will have ones to borrow when you REGISTER each night. 
2. You must wear your number at the front of your bib as your number will be recorded as you cross the line and we can then work out your time. Please pin your number either above or below the reflective strip on your bib, pinning your number on the reflective strip will mean that you will not be visible to traffic. 
3. Watches, headphones, ipods or MP3 players are strictly forbidden. You must be able to hear the instructions of the stewards and you also need to be able to hear the traffic from all directions, there will be no exceptions to this rule. Stewards will take note of your number and we will know who you are, please don’t let this happen. 

This series of races is an ideal opportunity for everyone to Get and Keep Fit for the Winter at their own pace in the Company of other athletes as these races caters for all levels of fitness from Jogging to running. Indications are that this year’s series of races will attract a great entry so everyone is asked to come early and enter. Entries will be taken at the Brothers of Charity car park, Silversprings, from 6.15pm onwards each night. The Club would like members to come forward and help with the marshalling of these races. 

For further enquiries please contact Niall at 086 1660888.

Preview...Directions, preview, maps, etc of the course can be seen HERE

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Notice...Waterford Half-Marathon - Sat 6th Dec 2014

The annual Waterford Half-Marathon is coming up on Saturday the 6th of December 2014. Last year, this race attracted over 1300 runners so it's hugely popular. The race is organised by Waterford Athletic Club and costs €25 to enter.

Entry costs €25 and includes:
Race entry
One of WAC’s now famous half marathon hats
A medal (new for 2014)
Post-race refreshments (plenty of Blaas!!)
Goodie bag
Race pack postage

The deadline for entries has been extended until midnight on Wed 19th Nov.

You can enter and find more info on the race website...

Maps & Directions HERE