Sunday, April 30, 2017

Notice...Annerville 10k road race, Clonmel - Sun 7th May 2017

Located in South Tipperary, this 10 km road race should be of interest to a lot of runners.

From the organisers Clonmel AC.......The Annerville 10K Road Race......This very popular sporting event takes place on Sunday, 7th May, in Clonmel at 10:55am. The entry fee is 12 Euros. Entries will be taken at the Clonmel Vocational School, the Mall from 8:30am am onwards. The course has been officially measured by the Jones Counter and has an AAI permit.

Please note the new course in 2017 which should result in faster times.

This year the organising committee has put together a great array of prizes that will include many Spot Prizes for down the field finishers. There will also be post race refreshments served in the Clonmel Vocational School. 

This race is going on since 1986 when it was then called the Bianconi 10K and the top ten finishers were as follows

1986 Bianconi 10K Road Race

Address Clonmel unless stated.
1, Nick O'Brien, Manchester and Clonmel. 30.32:
2, Gerry Deegan. Waterford. 30.42;
 3, John Fitzgerald. 30.47;
4, Tony Ryan, Dungarvan. 31.31;
5, Gerry Ryan. Loughrea. 31.54;
6, Noel Grace. Deise, 31.56;
7. John O'Halloran. Tipp town. 31.57;
8, Patsy Pagan, Tinryland. 32.04;
9, Frank Daly. Loughrea. 32.37;
10. Tom Payne, Tinryland. 32.54;
For further enquiries please contact Niall O Sullivan at 086 1660888.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tipperary...Results of the Loughmore NS John Kelly 7.5km - Fri 14th Apr 2017

Tipperary...Fri 14th April 2017 (6pm)...Loughmore National School John Kelly 7.5km Memorial Run...

About 150 runners and walkers took part in this event.

1 James Maher     Templemore AC     M 1     25.22     1st Male
2 John Dooley     Thurles Crokes     M 2     26.28     2nd Male
3 Sean Percy     Templemore AC     M 3     26.43     3rd Male
1 Sharon Cleere     Gowran     F     10     28.15     1st Female
2 Linda Grogan     Dundrum     F     14     28.41     2nd Female
3 Madeline Loughnane     Thurles Crokes     F     15     28.47     3rd Female

Results below...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Notice...Cahir Run4Fun 4 mile road race - Wed 26th Apr 2017

This 4 mile road race is coming up in Cahir, South Tipperary on Wednesday, the 26th Apr 2017...

With it being so close to the M8 motorway, it should attract runners from a wide catchment area.

Directions...Cahir is located in the south of Tipperary, just off the M8 motorway from Cork to Dublin...

If you are coming from the motorway, follow all the signs for Cahir. This will take you into the centre of the town and this T-junction shown below. Cahir Castle is about 300m to your left but you need to turn right here and drive up the hill. The start line is outside Morrisons Garage which you will see on the left.

Course......The 4 mile race takes in a loop to the south and west of the town...

Race HQ is Morrisons Garage with the race starting and finishing just outside.

You can see a full preview of the course with photos here...

From Clonmel AC...Cahir RUN4Fun in aid of South Tipp Hospice

On Wednesday 26th April all roads lead to Cahir for our very popular Cahir Run4Fun 4 mile road race at 7.30pm. This year the event will raise much needed funds for South Tipp Hospice. This event is promoted by Clonmel Athletic Club and sponsored by Morrison Mini Cahir. Last year’s event was a brilliant success with 365 athletes competing. This event over 4 miles caters for all levels of ability from Walkers to joggers to athletes.

For every participant there will be a donation made to South Tipp Hospice, so the more participants the more funds this worthy cause will benefit from.

The race will start on the Clogheen road outside Morrison BMW Garage and the athletes will proceed out the Clogheen road turning right before Cahir Golf Club. From here they will proceed for about 2k to the Mitchelstown Road where they will turn right and head for Cahir with the race finishing outside Morrison BMW premises.

There will be Cash Prizes for the following categories:
1st 2 Senior Men, 1st 2 Master Men 0/40 and over.
1st 2 Senior Women, 1st 2 Master Women 0/35 and over.

There will also be a lot of Cash Prizes allocated in an Open Draw on finishing positions during the race. This type of competition will see prizes allocated to athletes right down throughout the race, a prize for every 12 finishers. Among these prizes there will be a prize of €100 as well as many other Cash Prizes. One prize per athlete. 

The Entry fee will be €10 and entries will be taken on the night at Morrison BMW, Cahir from 6pm onwards. 

This race has an Athletic Ireland Permit.

There will also be Post race refreshments. This event will be chip timed by Premier Timing Systems.

For further Enquiries please contact Niall O Sullivan at 086 1660888.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Clare...Results of the Cree 5k - Sun 16th Apr 2017

The Ring of Cree 5k on Sun 16th Apr in memory of Grainne Golden got a huge turnout of just over 700 runners and walkers.

1 16:15    KENNETH RODGERS,     St Johns AC    M
2 16:56    JULIO CESAR CASTRO,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare M
3 18:14    GERARD TROY,     St Johns AC    M 
9 20:35    RIANNE MC HUGH,     Ennis Track AC    F 
12 21:30    MAEVE FLANNERY,     Derg AC    F
15 21:54    MARIAN KELLY,     Cree    F

Full results below....

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Kerry...Results of the Ballybunion Half-Marathon & 10k...Sat 15th Apr 2017

There was a drop off again in numbers for this years Ballybunion Half-Marathon & 10k which was held on Easter Saturday the 15th of April 2017. In the half-marathon, there were just 92 finishers which is down 25% on last year. The 10k did much better getting 217 which is good for a race in North Kerry. It was down 7% on last year.

As you can see from the chart above and below, the numbers for this event have changed hugely over the years. At its peak in 2012, it was attracting 1064 runners. In 2017, that number has dropped to 309 which is also down 13% on last year.

As for why the huge drop? I have heard that the course is a bit hilly but other than that, I haven't heard anything bad about it. I'd guess that the main reason is that there are just too many races and this one just gets lost in the noise.

1        Tom Shanahan        Male                        1:20:44
2        Martin  Hennessy        Male        Kilfinane AC                1:23:51
3        David Toomey        Male                        1:24:21
19        Maire Walsh        Female        Midleton AC    1:39:59   
32        Michelle Kearney        Female      1:49:02   
35        Linda  Mcmahon        Female                O40   1:50:41     

1    123    Patrick O'Connor    Male        An Ríocht    O40    0:36:42
2    119    Padraig O Dubhgain    Male      Leevale AC        0:36:47 
3    250    Mark Daly    Male       0:39:04 
8    2068    Rachel Stokes    Female     O40    0:41:18
21    112    Niamh Quinlan    Female   0:44:21
23    41    Elaine O'Keeffe    Female     O40    0:44:41

The full results can be seen below...

1) John Kelliher has 3 photo albums... Album 1 ... Album 2 ... Album 3

Limerick...Results of the Michael and Brenda Nolan Memorial 5k in Shanagolden - Sun 16th Apr 2017

This 5k in Shanagolden Co.Limerick was held on Sunday the 16th of Apr 2017 and a small crowd of 48 runners took part.

1    Sean Hehir    Rathfarnham W.S.A.F. A.C.   15:01    SM   
2    Colm Turner    Limerick AC     16:16    SM   
3    Derek Casey    An Bru AC      17:47    SM    An Bru
6    Aislinn Nic Dhonmnaill    Donore Harriers    18:07    SW   
7    Helen Brouder    Sportsworld      18:31    SW   
13  Shona O'Flynn    Dooneen A.C.  19:55    SW    Red Team

The full results can be seen below...

1) Paul Askin has a gallery HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Tipp Wheelers Good Friday 5k - Fri 14th Apr 2017

This 5k in Tipperary Town was organised by the Tipp Wheelers Triathlon Club and attracted a small field of 68 runners. 

1    Rory Sexton    Grange Fermoy        15:40 
2    Colm Bradshaw    Dundrum AC        16:54 
3    John Shanahan    Dundrum AC        17:37
15    Michelle Doherty    Clonmel AC        20:27
21    Sandra Gleeson    Tipperary        22:43 
22    Aileen Kiely    Tipperary        22:46  

The full results can be see below

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel AC 6k road race - Wed 12th Apr 2017

The fourth race of five in the Morrison Mini Cahir 6k series was held in Clonmel on Wednesday the 12th of April 2017 and attracted a field of 231 runners.

No timing devices were allowed for the race as runners had to guess their finish time in advance.

More on the 6k series HERE

1 Keith O Brien Sidney Striders   22:20
2 Brian Carroll Kipchoge's Crew  21:49 
3 Michael O Sullivan Sidney Striders   22:20
9 Claire Annan Pedal to the Metal  23:10
19 Linda Grogan Individual  24:00
20 Suzanne Shine Pedal to the Metal  25:00

Full results below...

Waterford...Results of the Tallow Community Council 5km - Sat 15th Apr 2017

This 5km in Tallow in Co.Waterford attracted a small field of 57 runners and was held on Saturday the 15th of April 2017.

1. Andrew Hamilton 19.31
2. Pat Costigan. 19.40
3. Dennis McCarthy East Cork AC 19.42
1. Kate Veale West Waterford AC 21.04
2. Natalie Nickalson. 21.57
3. Sarah Mulcahy. 21.58 

Full results below...

Tipperary...Results of the Killea 10 mile, 10k & 5k - Sun 9th Apr 2017

This was the second year of this particular event with a 5k race being added this year. In 2016, they got 111 in the 10 mile and 112 in the 10k which gives a total of 223 finishers. This year, they got 64 in the 10 mile, 68 in the 10k and 88 in the 5k.

That gives a total of 220 finishers which is about the same as 2016. While the numbers are roughly equal, there were a lot fewer runners in each event which would have meant much bigger gaps between runners.

Full results below...

Kerry...Results of the Kerryhead/Ballyheigue Family Resource Centre 10k - Sun 9th Apr 2017

The annual Kerryhead/Ballyheigue Family Resource Centre 10k was held on Sunday the 9th of April 2017. There were 56 runners in the 10k with another group in the 5k which wasn't timed.

FRC 10k & 5K Prize Winners
10 K Male Winners
142 1st place Billy O’Brien 37.46
86 2nd place James Barry 42.25
91 3rd place Mick Harkin 43.56
10K Female Winners
79 1st place Annameria Costello 45.40
96 2nd place Maggie Carlin 46.17
69 3rd place Marie McKenna 46.47

5K Male Winners...1st place Jason Gavin 24.03, 2nd place Thomas Gaynor 25.38, 3rd place Aran Horgan 25.52
5K Female Winners... 1st place Marian McElligott 29.49, 2nd place Jackie O’Carroll 32.12, 3rd place Gretta O’Connell 32.20

The full results can be seen below.

1) The organisers have a gallery HERE

Kerry...Results & photos of the Castleisland 10 mile & 5k race - Sun 9th Apr 2017

The annual Kingdom Come 10 mile and 5km road race in Castleisland was held on Sunday the 9th of April 2017 and attracted a total of 309 runners over the two events. Proceeds from this race will go towards the upgrade of the only full 400m athletics track in Kerry.

10 mile...
1 Donal O'CALLAGHAN (29) 55:27 Senior (1) Male (1)
2 Derek GRIFFIN (1500) 55:32 Senior (2) Male (2)
3 Sean O Sullivan (709) 55:55 Senior (3) Male (3)
11 Joan ENNIS (2) 1:05:24 Ages 50 - 59 (1) Female (1)
12 Deirdre NAGLE (1543) 1:05:32 Senior (1) Female (2)
16 Sharon CAHILL (1501) 1:07:11 Ages 50 - 59 (2) Female (3)

1 Ger O SULLIVAN (663)    17:30    Ages 40 - 49  Male  (1)
2 Donal LEAHY (1584)    17:52    Ages 40 - 49  Male  (2)
3 Aidan Mccarthy (1529)    18:13    Senior  Male  (3)
8 Niamh O Sullivan (1571)    19:08    Ages 50 - 59  Female  (1)
19 Catherine O SULLIVAN (1547)    20:55    Senior  Female  (2)
23 Majella Diskin (745)    22:05    Ages 60-69  Female  (3)

The full results can be seen on the race website...

1) The Maine Valley Post has a number of nice photos HERE
2) An Ríocht AC has a gallery of the start of the 10 mile and some 5k pics out along the course HERE
3) Reelgirls Fishtoo has a gallery HERE 

Waterford...Results of the Ballinroad 5k - Fri 7th Apr 2017

The annual Ballinroad 5k road race was held in Dungarvan, Co.Waterford on Friday the 7th of April 2017 witha total of 277 runners taking part. This was also the 1st race of 11 in the Intersport Elverys Summer Road Race Series.

1 BLACKWELL, Niall West Waterford A.C. Junior Male  16:13
2 ZAKIS, Raivis West Waterford A.C. Senior Male 16:20
3 KLAVA, Dzintars West Waterford A.C. Male O/40 16:36
27 FORRISTAL, Sally St Josephs A.C Senior Female 18:47
38 ROCHE, Aine Clonmel A.C. Senior Female 19:11
50 TIDESWELL, Kealy Clonmel A.C. Senior Female 20:00

The full results can be seen HERE

1) West Waterford AC have a gallery HERE

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel AC 6k road race - Wed 5th Apr 2017

The third race of six in the Morrison Mini Cahir 6k series was held in Clonmel on Wednesday the 5th of April 2017 and attracted a field of 227 runners.

No timing devices were allowed for the race as runners had to guess their finish time in advance.

More on the 6k series HERE

1    Jimmy Boland    Smooth Operators      20:55
2    Mark Darmody    The Pacers      21:05
3    Keith O Brien    Sidney Striders      22:04
13    Claire Annan    Pedal to the Metal      23:28
27    Kealey Tideswell    Fun Runners      24:42
30    Aine Roche    O Gormans Bakery      24:46

Full results below...

Tipperary...Results of the Golden National School 5k - Wed 5th Apr 2017

The 5k organised by Golden National School in Tipperary attracted a field of just 47 runners.

Some basic maths... 47 runners x €10 entry fee = €470. And the chip timing has to be paid for out of that as well as any other expenses. 

 1.  Gareth McGlinchey m  17:19
2.  Colm Bradshaw m  17:24
3.  Michael Ryan m  17:35
7.  Sharon Cleere w  18:55
18.  Barbara Doherty w  20:59
19.  Ali O'Connor w  21:13 

Full results below...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Notice...Ballyhoura Mountain Trail Marathon, Half-Marathon & Ultra - Sat 29th Apr 2017

There are 3 race distances on offer as part of the Ballyhoura Trail Marathon event which takes place on Saturday the 29th of April 2017 in the Ballyhoura Mountains on the Cork - Limerick border.

The events start and finishes in the town of Kilfinane and the routes weave their way through narrow country roads and up forest trails as they loop through the countryside. Runners usually finish from 4-6 hours.

This is online entries only and it will close on Sunday 16th April.

Please visit the individual event pages (click on links below) on for further details on each event and on how to register: There is also information on the Ballyhoura Trail Marathon Facebook page.

Ballyhoura Trail Half Marathon... 13.1 miles... €40... 10:30 am

Ballyhoura Trail Marathon... 26.2 miles... €55... 8:30 am

Ballyhoura Trail Ultra Marathon... 36 miles... €65... 6:30 am

Entry to any of the 3 events will include:
Fully marked course with aid stations (refreshments, water)
Race T-shirt (Technical long sleeve)
Race Mug
Hot meal afterwards
Hot Showers
Great atmosphere!

This is the route and info for 2017.

Marathon and Ultra.....The full marathon will start at 8am in Kilfinane. The Ultra will start an hour or two earlier. This is the route for the first 13 miles...

The first 6 miles are a mixture of forest trails and quiet country roads. The hardest part is after 6 miles where you gradually climb up to Seefin which is the highest point in the Ballyhouras (~10 mile mark).

The is the profile for the first 13 miles...

Half-Marathon.....Anyone taking part in the half will be taken by bus from Kilfinane to the start line at Ballyorgan which is at the half way mark in the full marathon. The half will start at 10am.

The two highest points are around miles 4 and 9. This equates to miles 17 and 22 in the full marathon.

The profile is shown below. Note that the gradient is exaggerated somewhat. The first ascent is about 800ft / 250m.

The full and the half will finish in Kilfinane.

Ultra...The extra 10 miles of the Ultra are shown below. Runners will need to complete a 10 mile loop to the east of Kilfinane before starting off on the full marathon course.

Profile.......A pretty gradual climb of about 1000ft / 300m.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Notice...The Brendan Kinane 5k, Dundrum, Tipperary - Wed 3rd May 2017

Following the sudden death of club member Brendan Kinane in Dec 2015, the members of Dundrum AC in Tipperary organised a 5km road race in his honour in May 2016. After the success of the inaugural race, it has been decided to run the event again.

Last year the club raise enough funds to buy a defibrillator for the parish. This year the race will also be used to help the parish with its defibrillator installation in the Knockavilla section of the parish.

The race starts at 8pm on Wednesday the3rd of May 2017.

Everyone is always well looked after in Dundrum with arrays of buns and treats to be savoured post-race, this is more than just a race. Again this year Ballydoyle Racing have come on board as the main sponsor.

In terms of 5k courses, this is one of the fastest in Tipperary and Munster.

The current course record of 15:12 (Coillte 5k for juniors) is held by Darren Dunne. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 1st in the Over Categories for both Males and Females. The entry fee on the night is €10 and there is chip timing by Premier Timing.

The village of Dundrum is located about 9 miles to the NW of Cashel.

Course Preview.......You can find a full preview of the course with maps and photos HERE

2016 Results & Photos

From Dundrum AC....The race is in memory of a great club mate of ours and athlete that is fondly remembered by everyone for many clubs throughout Tipperary.

The following words are from our Chairman John Moore shortly after Brendan’s passing.
On Wednesday 16th December 2015 the sudden death of Brendan Kinane stunned everyone that knew him. I first met Brendan in 2006 after he had returned from Japan where he had spent over a decade working in the Horse racing scene.

I remember seeing him at our annual summer road race in Dundrum which he was taking part in. Word had it that this lightly built lad was training with some of his Ballydoyle colleagues in Clonmel. Not long after he had joined our athletic club in Dundrum.

Brendan brought great enthusiasm to the club and quickly immersed himself in all club activities. His responsible work in the world famous Ballydoyle racehorse training facility where one wrong move could cost millions of euros meant he was meticulous in whatever he did.

He quickly immersed himself in the training sessions with the club. He took one of our younger athletes the then sixteen year old Kevin Moore under his wing and they had many training sessions together. He organised training sessions with his great friend Michael Ryan along the roads around Cashel for the club athletes based in that area. His outgoing personality meant he built up a great relationship with athletes from all clubs.

Road running was his favourite discipline and he took great pride especially this year when he beat some established performers in the over fifty category. But above all Brendan's great legacy in the few short years we new him was what he contributed to the club. His work in laying out cross country and road race courses for competition when the club hosted races was a huge help to the club. He was also available whenever asked to assist at our twice weekly juvenile training sessions. He was the driving force along with Michael Ryan to honour the people with a presentation who kept the clubs annual summer road race going every year for the past thirty years last July. He took on the role of club PRO and only filed his last report on the County Senior and Junior Cross Country on the eve of his death.

His popularity was there to be seen at the removal of his remains to Knockavilla Church and burial the following day in Ardmayle Cemetery where his work colleagues from the horse racing family, athletic community, neighbours and friends were in attendance. The funeral cortege was met with a guard of honour on arrival to Knockavilla church organised by Dundrum Athletic Club and joined by other athletic clubs from the county,the local Knockavilla Kickams GAA club and the Dundrum Badminton Club where Brendan was also a member.

Sincere sympathy from Dundrum Athletic Club and all other athletic clubs in the County also from Tipperary Athletics County Board to Brendan's wife Ruth daughter Ava mother Rose sister Ann her husband John and the extended Kinane and Stapleton families. Thanks for the memories Brendan may you rest in peace.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Notice...Annual Intersport Elverys / Asics Summer Road Race Series, Waterford - Apr to Aug 2017

The annual Intersport Elverys / Asics Summer Road Race Series will start on Friday the 7th of April and continue until the 18th of August 2017. Organised by West Waterford AC, there are a total of 11 races in the series.


Race 1 - Ballinroad 5k ...7th April 2017 ...7pm on the West Waterford AC website

Race 2 - Butlerstown 4 Mile ...14th April 2017 ...7pm on the West Waterford AC website

Race 3 - Waterford to Tramore 7.5 Mile ...29th April 2017 ...7pm on the West Waterford AC website

Race 4 - Ardmore 5 mile ...19th May 2017 ...7:30pm on the West Waterford AC website

Race 5 - Touraneena 5K ...26th May 2017 ...7:30pm on the West Waterford AC website

Race 6 - Clashmore 5 Mile ...9th June 2017 ...7:30pm on the West Waterford AC website

Race 7 - Dromana 5 Mile ...16th June 2017 ...7:30pm on the West Waterford AC website

Race 8 - Ras Na Rinne 6 Mile ...30th June 2017 ...7:30pm on the West Waterford AC website

Race 9 - Ballymacarbry 5 Mile ...21st July 2017 ...7:30pm on the West Waterford AC website

Race 10  - Marine Climb 6 Mile ...4th August 2017 ...7:30pm on the West Waterford AC website

Race 11  - GSK 5 Mile ...18th August 2017 ...7:30pm on the West Waterford AC website

From West Waterford AC........

 NEW SPONSOR ANNOUNCED FOR 2017.....The famed Ger Wyley Sports Summer Series heads into its 23rd year this year but with a big change to the title sponsors. Our loyal sponsor and supporter of 23 and more years Ger Wyley has sold on his thriving sports store business to Intersport Elverys. With this change of business ownership comes a change in our summer series title sponsor also.

His support of the Summer Series in particular was significant as he helped to bring in the associate sponsors Fila, Nike, Skins and now his latest deal, bringing together the latest sports retailer and the largest running brand Intersport Elverys and Asics on board as sponsors. This will see the continuation of this great series of road races which have given us all so much pleasure and enjoyment over so many years not to mention the thousands upon thousands of euro raised for various clubs-charity organisations etc as all the 11 races in the programme have one benefactor or another across a wide spectrum around the county.

So looking forward the series'  keeps the same format and is the same 11 race summer race program which will be held over the summer months from April to August with a diverse programme of events which holds something in it for everyone, both distance and terrain wise. In thanking Ger above we now welcome on board our brand new double sponsorship of Intersport Elverys/Asics.

The Inter sports Elverys/Asics Summer Series in West Waterford gets under way on Friday 7th April with the 4th Annual M T S Broadband Ballinroad 5k road race. There is an 11 race programme during the summer months, culminating in the GSK 5 mile on Friday August 18th.

For further information please contact James 086-8184762 or info AT westwaterfordathletics DOT org

For more information on the race series, visit the West Waterford AC website

RACE ENTRY FEE STILL STAYS AT ONLY 5 EURO....A few years ago  the club reduced its race entry fee to 5 euro and the results was increased numbers participating in our events. This year once again indeed for the fifth year in succession we have decided to continue this trend with a 5 euro entry fee for club organised races in the series when you enter online. This is brilliant value and is not repeated by any other race series or race anywhere taking into consideration also that our races are chipped timed with no added cost to you the runner.

Please note if you wait to enter any of the series races until the night of the race you will pay 8 euro for our club organised events, so it basically pays to pre enter for the 5 euro. As as an added incentive this year we are offering a once off payment for all the races in the series listed below for 35 euro including entry to the series itself. Now were talking race value.

The Ballinroad 5k on April 7th
Ardmore 5 Mile on 19th May
Clashmore 5 Mile on 9th June
Dromana 5 Mile on 16th June
Ras Na Rinne 6 Mile on 30th June
Ballymacarbry 5 Mile on 21st July
Marine Climb on 4th August.

The overall prize fund for the series will remain the same as last year and this is achievable with thanks to the generosity of our great sponsors. We will continue with the same prize fund for this year also. As a non-profit making club which has always strived to cater for all levels of participants and promoted itself as having events organised for runners by runners, we know from the feedback that runners appreciated the effort’s being made by our club in this matter and participants from far and near came and supported our events . We're really looking forward to seeing runners of all standards back again this coming summer series. But remember save yourself money and get your online race entry in.

VALUE SUMMER SERIES RACE PACKAGE....This unique Race Package allows participant's to enter West Waterford A.C.'s own races in the Intersport Elverys/Asics Summer Series. So for €35 you are entered for The Ballinroad 5k on April 7th, Ardmore 5 Mile on 19th May, Clashmore 5 Mile on 9th June, Dromana 5 Mile on 16th June, Ras Na Rinne 6 Mile on 30th June, Ballymacarbry 5 Mile on 21st July, and Marine Climb on 4th August.  If you will be pre entered for all the listed races and your race number will be available for pick up at each race headquarters.

Here is the link for the series package.

CAN YOU COMPLETE SIX FROM ELEVEN???...We will continue again this year with the rewards system where any runner that completes 6 out of the 11 races over the series will once again qualify for an Intersport Elverys/Asics voucher to the value of 30 euro which will be  redeemable at the Intersport Elverys Sports store in Dungarvan. For the best value summer series in the country it's got to be the Intersport Elverys/Asics series-where would you get it.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Limerick - Results of the Michael Rejmer 5 Mile (Race 1)...Fri 31st Mar 2017

This new 5 mile race in Limerick was organised by Dooneen AC and was held on Friday the 31st of March 2017. The race attracted a field of just 82 runners which is pretty low for a race in a city.

1 29:16 Thomas Klimas, Team Dooneen AC
2 30:05 Adrian Casey, Team Tullamore Harriers
3 31:28 Kevin Johnson, Team Dooneen AC
11 34:48 Mairead Mason
14 35:05 Aisling Ahern, Team An Bru
15 35:14 Louise Matthews, Team Dooneen AC

Full results below...

Clare...Results of the Pakie Ryan 10k & 10mile in Newmarket-on-Fergus - Sat 1st Apr 2017

The annual Pakie Ryan 10km and 10mile race was held in Newmarket-on-Fergus in Co.Clare on Saturday the 1st of April 2017. There was a slight recovery in numbers this year with a total of 706 runners taking part in the two races. There was also a very large number of walkers in the 5k walk event.

The 10k race was the bugger of the two races with 584 taking part.

1 Keith Lynch 10k male 33:54
2 Colm Turner 10k male 34:21
3 Brian Murphy 10k male 34:43
19 Sharon Kiely 10k female 38:56
20 Sharon Rynne 10k female 39:00
44 Jane O Leary 10k female 42:51

The 10k results are HERE

The 10 mile race had 122 participants which is still on the low side.

1 David Richardson 10m male 59:04
2 Niall Shanahan 10m male 1:03:41
3 Niall Harris 10m male 1:03:58
5 Susan Murnane 10m female 1:07:35
10 Shona O Flynn 10m female 01:10:48
14 Maeve Flannery 10m female 01:11:16

The 10 mile results are HERE

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel AC 6k road race - Wed 29th Mar 2017

The second race of six in the Morrison Mini Cahir 6k series was held in Clonmel on Wednesday the 29th of March 2017 and attracted a field of 243 runners.

No timing devices were allowed for the race as runners had to guess their finish time in advance.

More on the 6k series HERE

1    Jimmy Boland    Smooth Operators    21:13
2    Joey Feery    Boston Scientific A    22:12
3    Brian Looram    The Pacers    22:18
18    Linda Grogan    Individual    24:23
23    Suzanne Shine    Pedal to the Metal    24:48

30    Aine Roche    O Gormans Bakery    24:56 

Full results below...

Tipperary...Results of the Clonmel AC 6k road race - Wed 22nd Mar 2017

The first race of six in the Morrison Mini Cahir 6k series was held in Clonmel on Wednesday the 22nd of March 2017 and attracted a field of 163 runners.

While participants were allowed to wear their watches for the first race, there will be no timing devices allowed for the remaining five as runners will have to guess their finish time in advance.

More on the 6k series HERE

1 Jimmy Boland    21:17
2 Joey Feery    22:56
3 Keith O Brien    22:57
12 Claire Annan    23:43
19 Aine Roche    24:11
23 Linda Grogan    24:21

Full results below...

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Tipperary...Results of the Ardfinnan GAA 5k & 10k - Fri 17th March 2017

The Ardfinnan GAA 10K and 5k race was held on St.Patrick's Day and attracted a total of 197 people, a pretty good number for an event in Tipperary. There were 75 in the 10k while there were 122 in the 5k.

The overall numbers were down by 24 on last year, a drop of about 11%.

1     David Ryan     Clonmel AC         36:20     SM
2     Shane Kearney     St. Catherines         38:16     SM
3     Shane O Sullivan     Dooneen AC         39:29     SM
12     Suzanne Shine     Clonmel AC         42:15     SW
20     Siobhan McHugh     Clonmel AC         44:03     SW
21     Clodagh McMorrow     St. Finbarrs AC         44:07    SW

1     Pat  O'Connor     Clerihan         19:45
2     Craig Carrigan     Ballybacon         21:23
3     Kevin Leahy     Dungarvan         21:29
7     Ruby Carroll     Clonmel         22:19
15     Anne Maher     Clonmel         24:26

16     Sinead English     Ballylooby         25:20

The full results can be seen below...