Monday, August 24, 2015

Notice...Glen of Aherlow Loop de Loop Half, Full & Ultra Marathon - Sat 19th Sept 2015

This event is coming up on Saturday the 19th of September in Co.Tipperary and there is a choice between a 13.1 mile half-marathon, 26.2 mile marathon and a 39.3 mile ultra-marathon.

The course is a 13.1 mile loop. You complete it once for the half, twice for the full and three times for the ultra.

From the organisers.......Registration for this years LOOP DE LOOP is now open.You have to register on the IMRA Irish Mountain Running association then open up MYIMRA and you will be able to purchase entry to the race.
The cost of this years event is the same as last year,
Half marathon 35 euro
Marathon 40 euro
Ultra Marathon 45 euro

If you are planning on doing this event try and get registered early as places are limited to 200 entrants.
Looking forward to seeing you all this year at the Glen of Aherlow.

All finishers will get a dry fit top...

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Some recent results from Tipperary...July & Aug 2015

Tipperary...Fri 17th...Clerihan 5 mile road race...results

Tipperary...Sun 26th...Ballynonty 10 mile road race...results

Tipperary...Thurs 30th...Clogheen 5k road race...results

Tipperary...Fri 31st...Kilcommon Festival 5k & 10k fun run...results...

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Tipperary...Sat 8th...Cashel 5k Charity Fun Run/Walk...results

Tipperary...Sat 8th...Glen of Aherlow 5k...results...

Recent results of races in Waterford...July & August 2015

Just catching up on some recent results. There have been three races in West Waterford over the last few weeks and the one common feature is that the numbers seem to be down on previous years. Perhaps a sign of too many races on the calendar?

Ballymacarbry 5 mile....This 5 mile race was held on Friday the 24th of July with 165 runners turning out. This was down slightly on the 175 of 2014 which was a record year.

Full Results   Prizewinners

Rás na Rinne...This race over roughly 5.5 miles on the Ring Peninsula on Fri 7th Aug had a field of 94 runners. This is down from the 111 of 2014 and is well down on the peak of 177 back in 2009. Looking through the results for races in Waterford over the Summer, it does seem as if the harder ones like Rás na Rinne and the Marine Climb were well down in numbers while the shorter easier ones fared a lot better. Maybe an ongoing trend?

Full Results   Prizewinners

Dungarvan GSK 5 mile...This race was on Fri 21st of August and 254 turned out. This is down on the 272 of 2014 although up on the 238 of 2013.

Full Results   Prizewinners

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Update on the Clonmel Half-Marathon...Sun 16th Aug 2015

At this time of year, there is always a batch of half-marathons and 10 milers around the country in preparation for the Dublin Marathon. The first one up is the Clonmel Half-Marathon next Sunday the 16th of August.

Since the building of the motorway, Clonmel is now a lot easier to get to and the travel time from Cork City is about 75 minutes.

Boston Scientific Half Marathon Update from the organisers.......Entries are still coming in and we are heading for a record entry, we have surpassed last year’s entry of 549 finishers. You still have time to enter but please remember that the entry fee is now 35 Euros online and the Online Registration closes on Thursday 13th August at 9pm.

However we will be taking Entries on Saturday at our Race Headquarters at the LIT Campus on the N24 between the Cashel Road Roundabout and the Fethard Road Roundabout from 2.30pm to 5pm and on Race Day at the same venue from 8.30 am to 10.30 am. 

This year we have this top quality T Shirt as well as this top Quality Medallion for all participants along with a Post Race pack and Post Race Refreshments. Come to the Premier County for the Premier Event. For further enquiries, contact Niall at 086 1660888.

The race website is

Monday, August 10, 2015

Notice...Moycarkey Coolcroo 7km road race, Tipperary - Fri 21st Aug 2015

The annual Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 7km road race is coming up on Friday the 21st of August 2015. This year, it includes a 5k fit4life plus a 1k Juvenile race for 12 years. Both the 7k & 5k are chip timed.

Registration will be in the small community all across from the church in Two-Mile-Borris from 6:30 onwards. All races will start at the same time. The start is about a 1k jog from the community hall maybe less. There will be a bus to transport the fit4life participants to their start which is 2k from the start of the 7k start. the finish is the same for everyone and is about 100m or so from the community hall. The 1k Juvenile race will start 1k from the finish all runners will be keeping to the left hand side of the road.

Preview.......A preview of the route with maps and photos can be seen HERE

The club's website is

As can be seen from the map below, the village of Twomileborris is just 1.5kms from the M8 motorway so it's easy to get to.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Clare...Clare Athletics 5k, Ennis - Thurs 6th Aug 2015

 102 runners turned out for this 5k race in Ennis organised by Clare Athletics.

1 16:14    PATRICK CHESSER,     Ennis Track AC    Junior Men
2 16:26    JAMES LIDDANE,     B. M. O. H.    M
3 17:15    LIAM NAUGHTON,     Ennis Track AC    Junior Men
1 20:19    CLAIRE MADIGAN,     St Johns AC    F
2 20:35    FIONA KINSELLA,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 45
3 20:43    MICHELE O MAHONY,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    F 50 

The full results can be seen HERE

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Notice...Curraghchase 10km run/walk, Co.Limerick - Sun 16th Aug 2015

This scenic charity 10k through Curragh Chase Forest Park is coming up on Sunday the 16th of August at 12 noon.

From the organisers.......Whether you are an enthusiastic runner looking for a challenge or looking for a walk through some of Munsters most stunning scenery, then the Curraghchase 10km has it all.

Now in its 4th year, the Curraghchase 10km Run/Walk is being held on the 16th of August 2015 in conjunction with Enable Ireland.

The Curraghchase 10Km Run/ Walk will be staged through the picturesque woodland area of Curraghchase Forest Park and around the former residence of famous Irish poet Aubrey de Vere.

Run Registration Details:
Registration Fee: € 20
Under 18’s €10
Under 12’s are free
For further information please contact

The first 500 registered receive deluxe sports packs that include a draw string bag, a 2015 jersey and various offers and promotions from our sponsors in the bag.

Race number, sports pack and jersey can be picked up at the Kilcornan Community Centre at the following days and times.

6pm to 9pm on Friday 14th

5pm to 9pm on Saturday 15th

9am to 11.15am on Sunday 16th

Just remember to bring your confirmation of your registration that you received via email and you should be good to go! You can also register at the times above if you haven’t done so already online

Course Preview....More info about the course can be seen HERE 

Notice...Open Cross Country, Newcastlewest, Co.Limerick - Sun 30th Aug 2015

With the cross country season coming up in late Autumn, West Limerick AC are organising an event which should appeal to club athletes in training as well as those who have never tried X-Country before.

From the organisers...West Limerick AC...The Demesne is a parkland so the races will be run on short grass.  The Fit4Life event will be a flat course on short grass within the park.

Both Open events will include some hills, and will cross two bridges, all also within the park.

All events are open to everyone, non-club runners are very welcome. The event is AAI permitted.

We are hoping that it will give those new to athletics a taste of what cross country running is about and may attract more athletes to competing in Co. Championships in time. For the more experienced we hope it will be a good pre-season run for anyone targeting upcoming cross country championships.

The race HQ is the  local community centre.

Directions........Detailed directions on how to get there can be seen HERE

This is a map of the course...

Juvenile race...

Special guest John Lenihan will be there on the day to start the races and present prizes after. Kerry athelete John is a World Mountain Running Champion and recently released his book "Tough As Leather" which will be available to purchase on the day.

Notice...Cill na Martra 5k Run & Walk, West Cork - Tues 25th Aug 2015

This 5k run & walk is coming up in the village of Cill na Martra near Macroom on Tuesday 25th of August 2015.

The easiest way to get there is to take the turn off at the Mons Bar on the N22 Cork to Killarney road.

Mons Bar is about 5 miles from Macroom and it's 1.8 miles from there to Cill na Martra. The Prince August factory in the village is well signposted from the main road.

Registration is at the local GAA club. Prizes are €50, €30 & €20 for male and female 1,2 & 3. They will also have approx €150 worth of spot prizes as well.

Course Preview........A more detailed view of the course with maps, directions and photos can be seen HERE

Waterford...Results of the Woodstown 5 mile race - Fri 17th July 2015

116 runners turned out for this 5 mile race in Waterford.

The full results can be seen HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Borrisoleigh 5k - Wed 8th July 2015

The full results can be seen HERE

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Kerry...Results of the Annascaul 5k & 10k fun run...Sat 1st Aug 2015

The 79 in the 5k and 53 in the 10k

The results can be seen HERE

Results of the Dan O'Halloran 10k, Kilmihil...Sat 1st Aug 2015

1 34:59    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
2 35:09    WILLIE DEVITT,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM
3 38:04    DAVID GHILARDI,     Marian AC    M
10 40:04    SHARON RYNNE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF
14 42:20    FIONA KINSELLA,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF
19 45:02    DYMPNA O DWYER,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareF 

The full results can be seen HERE

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Kilkenny...Results of the Piltown 10k road race - Fri 31st July 2015

The fifth and final race in the Three Counties Series was held in Piltown, Co.Kilkenny on Friday the 31st of August. A total of 128 runners took part in the 10km race.

1  32:54 SHEIL, Niall St Killians Senior Men 05:17.6
2  33:00 MURPHY, Brian Carrick AC Senior Men 05:18.5
3  33:55 SMITH, Danny Ballynonty Senior Men 05:27.4
28  39:26 ANNAN, Claire Clonmel AC Senior Ladies 06:20.6
32  39:52 HORE, Annaleigh Kilmore ac Senior Ladies 06:24.8
48  42:02 NOLAN, Kate Waterford AC Senior Ladies 06:45.7  

The full results can be seen HERE

1) There is a small gallery of photos from the organisers HERE 

Race report from the organisers......
Morris Oil Piltown 10k
The 2015 OutfieldSports Three Counties Challenge came to its conclusion on Friday evening last with the eighth running of the Morris Oil Piltown 10k in Co. Kilkenny. A field of 130 runners lined up for this race and thankfully the forecast rain held off to leave ideal running conditions.  The race started on the grounds of Kildalton Horticultural College and as the field made its way through the scenic first mile it was Carrick AC's Brian Murphy who took up the lead. Brian was closely followed by Niall Sheil from St. Killians AC and the race for first place was to develop into a great tussle between these two consistent athletes. It was inside the final mile that Niall overtook Brian and finished the final stretch into Piltown GAA club grounds very strongly to record a convincing victory. This win also ensured Niall's overall race series win and he received the series shield and a pair of technical running shoes for his efforts. Ballynonty AC's Danny Smith ran another fine race to finish in third place.

In the ladies' race it was Claire Annan from Clonmel AC who took the winner's prize with a strong run timed at 39:20. In second place was Annaleigh Hore from Kilmore AC in 39:52 and Kate Nolan from Waterford AC took third place in 42:02. The ladies' overall series prize was won by Carrick AC's Mary Molloy for the second consecutive year.

Carrick AC would like to thank all who helped in the organisation and running of this year's race. We are especially grateful for the continued generous sponsorship of Morris Oil, Fiddown over the past eight years. Thanks also to Alan Treacy, Outfield Sports, Carrick-on-Suir for once again sponsoring the series. As always, Carrick-on-Suir Red Cross was on hand to provide medical assistance when needed and we are very grateful to Finola Walsh and her team for their invaluable help. We would also like to thank Kildalton Horticultural College and Piltown GAA Club for the use of their grounds and facilities.    

Morris Oil Piltown 10k winners:
Senior Men1. Niall Sheil  (St. Killians AC)  32:54   2.  Brian Murphy  (Carrick AC)  33:00    3.  Danny Smith  (Ballynonty AC)  33:55O/40 :  Frank Quinlan (Waterford AC)  34:20O/45 : Ger Murray   38:15O/50 : Ray Hassey  (Waterford AC)  38:46O/55 : Declan Flynn  (West Waterford)  39:29O/60 :  John Foley (West Waterford)  48:16Junior : Jonathan Crowley(St. Senans AC) 39:11Team :  Waterford AC  ( Noel Murphy, Pat Grant and John Nolan)

Senior Ladies1. Claire Annan  (Clonmel AC)  39:26   2. Annaleigh Hore  (Kilmore AC)  39:52   3. KateNolan  (Waterford AC)  42:02O/35 :  Joan Mahony  (Waterford AC) 42:55O/40 : Yvonne O' Connor  (Clonmel AC)  43:46O/45 :  Liz Jolly  49:56O/50  :  Phyllis Flynn (West Waterford)  42:10O/55 : Terri Gough (West Waterford)  66:00Team :  Carrick AC   ( Mary Molloy, Geraldine Houlihan and Ann Cronin)