Friday, August 30, 2019

New 5k parkrun starting in Waterford City on Sat 31st Aug 2019

A new 5k parkrun is starting in Waterford City on Saturday the 31st of August 2019.

It will be held at the Waterford Nature Park which is at the Regional Sports Centre.

This is a FREE weekly 5k run and it will be held every Saturday at 9:30am.

The event website is here...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Notice: Moycarkey Coolcroo 5km & 10k race, Tipperary - Fri 30th Aug 2019

The annual Moycarkey Coolcroo AC 5km & 10km road race in Littleton, Co.Tipperary is coming up on Friday the 30th of August 2019.

Registration will be in the newly built Littleton Community Centre with the start and finish lines close by.

From Moycarkey Coolcroo AC.... Moycarkey Coolcroo AC will be hosting its 5k & 10k road races in Littleton on Friday 30th of August @7pm. The cost is is €10 for either race.

Both Races start at the same time @ 7pm both starts are a short distance from race registration & there is parking at the Moycarkey Borris Community & Sports Center Littleton to the left of the church of Ireland, 

The 5k start line is 100m or so ahead of the 10k start line and both groups will have  a different color race number to differentiate the distance, 

We hope to be joined by Team Kerr who are a family from Co Down who are doing a 32 county challenge with Tipperary the last county to complete 32 races in 32 counties!

TEAM KERR is a running team from Northern Ireland, consisting of Mum (Sandra), Dad (David) and the main man Aaron!! Many of your website viewers might have seen them at previous races around Ireland they have also accomplished 39 marathons more info is on their website  and facebook pages

As they don't have a sponsor they also have a donation page if anyone would like to help and support their cause to help with their travel expenses etc at the end of this page.

Preview.......A preview of the 5k 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 Littleton is just off the M8 motorway so it's easy to get to.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Results & Photos of the Clonmel Half-Marathon - Sun 25th Aug 2019

The main race in Munster last weekend was of course the Boston Scientific Half-Marathon with a grand total of 824 runners crossing the finish line.

First woman across the line... Siobhan O'Doherty

Top 10 men...
1 David Mansfield     Clonmel AC       1:10:07 SM     525
2 John Kinsella     Bilboa AC       1:11:42 SM     464
3 Paul Minogue     Clonmel AC       1:15:52 SM     587
4 Paul Fitzgerald     Limerick AC       1:16:49 SM     281
5 Johnny O'Sullivan     Galtee Runners AC       1:17:13 M45     800
6 Joey Feery     Clonmel AC       1:17:48 SM     269
8 Dennis Lyons     St. Finbarrs AC       1:18:54 M40     509
9 John Murphy     Grange Fermoy AC       1:19:08 M50     635
10 Conor Ryan     Clonmel AC       1:19:38 1:19:38     SM     873
12 John Beecher     St Catherines AC 1:20:20 SM     16

Top 10 women...
7 Siobhan O'Doherty     Borrisokane AC       1:18:34 SF     711
11 Angela Mccann     Clonmel AC       1:19:50 F45     541
25 Linda Grogan     Dundrum AC       1:24:43 F35     335
75 Antoinette Coleman     Cappamore       1:31:17 F45     126
77 Dymphna Ryan     Dundrum AC       1:31:34 F35     875
81 Kealey Tideswell     Clonmel AC       1:31:54 F35     944
88 Aine Roche     Clonmel AC       1:32:42       1:32:37     35     855
89 Joan Mahony     Waterford       1:32:46 F40     523
94 Orla O'Rourke     Ballymore Cobh AC       1:33:31 F50     787
106 Kelly Foley Togher AC       1:34:55 F35     297

Full results

Photos...(Updated 28th Aug 11:51am)
1) John D Kelly has a number of small galleries...
...Gallery 1
...Gallery 2
...Gallery 3
...Gallery 4

2) Paul Condon Photography has an album HERE

3) Andy O'Rourke Photography has 4 galleries
...Album 1
...Album 2
...Album 3
...Album 4
4) Susan Parker Laste has 400+ photos HERE

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Limerick : Results of the Dooneen AC 5k at the Racecourse - Sun 24th Aug 2019

65 turned out for this 5k at Limerick racecourse with another 48 in the one mile race.

Dooneen AC 5k at the Racecourse, Co Limerick  24 August 2019.
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:16:33    GARY SCULLY,     Nenagh AC    M  5k    129    1
    2    0:17:18    SEAN QUIRKE,     Bilboa AC    M  5k    92    2
    3    0:17:59    CORMAC DOWNES,     Dooneen AC    M  5k    29    3
    4    0:18:10    JESSICA COYLE MILE & 5K,     Dooneen AC    F  5k    58    4
    5    0:18:18    PAUL CAULFIELD,     Ind.    M  5k    81    5
    6    0:18:49    HENRY DOWNES,     Dooneen AC    Male  O/50 5k    119    6
    7    0:18:51    MARTIN DOODY/PACER,     Dooneen AC    M  5k    132    7
    8    0:19:54    SINEAD MC DERMOTT,     Dooneen AC    F  5k    102    8
    9    0:19:55    LIAM LEAMY,     Ind.    M  5k    93    9
    10    0:20:07    ROBIN PHILIPS,     United States    Male O/40  5k    99    10

Friday, August 23, 2019

A look at the 2019 Waterford Viking Marathon numbers

The Waterford Viking Marathon started in 2012 and the numbers for each of the events so far are shown above.

Marathon.... As a new marathon in the county, a lot of Waterford natives did it the first year. In 2018, the full marathon had to be cancelled due to the heat. In 2019, it had its lowest ever number of finishers. Perhaps a sign that the flagship event is in decline?

Half-Marathon... This reached a peak in 2017. It has declined since then but at nearly 1,000 finishers is still a very healthy number.

Quarter..... This started in 2014 and the 6.05 mile option has proved to be popular. Like the half, it peaked in 2917 and has declined since. Still a respectable number of finishers in 2019.

The 2019 results can be found HERE

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Notice : Clonmel 5k on Fri 23rd Aug 2019

This 5k organised in association with Clonmel AC is coming up on Fri 23rd Aug 2019 at Powertown Park in Clonmel, Tipperary.

Saturday, August 17, 2019



At last night’s GSK 5-Mile road race in Dungarvan, the penultimate event in the Intersport Elverys/Asics Summer Series, a special presentation was made to Jim Veale to mark his many years stewarding at West Waterford events.

Jim – father of James, a man so associated with athletics not only locally but on an international level – has been involved with the club since its formation back in 1994. He is an ever-regular at all the local races and in particular at the club’s famous Winter League which takes in 13 Wednesday nights from October to February.

Whatever the winter weather, be it hail, rain or snow, Jim has be there in his fluorescent jacket making sure the runners make their way in safety around the streets of Dungarvan. He is seen here receiving his presentation from Gerry Cantwell, another loyal servant and athlete with the West Waterford club over the years.


A list of John Walshe's guest posts can be seen on this page.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Race calendar updated with Tipperary and Waterford events

The race calendar is now updated with upcoming races and running events in Counties Tipperary and Waterford.

Click HERE to view.

A look at the Three Counties Race Series

The annual Three Counties Race Series is organised by Carrick Road Runners and has been going for over 10 years. There are currently 4 races in the series and they are held in Tipperary, Waterford and Kilkenny.

The 2019 series finished up recently and this is what the numbers for each race looks like...

The numbers for the Piltown 10k this year were well up which helped offset the drop in numbers for the Faugheen 5k and Portlaw 5 mile.

If we look at the current four races in the series and work out an average for them over the years, this is the chart we get...

As can be seen, there was a big drop from 2013 to 2017 but it seems to have stabilised since then.

All the results of the races in the series for 2019 can be found on the Carrick Road Runners website.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Race calendar updated with Clare and Limerick events

The race calendar is now updated with upcoming races and running events in Counties Limerick and Clare.

Click HERE to view.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Limerick : Results of the Michal Rejmer 5 mile Series in 2019

The Michel Rejmer Run Series took place in the first half of 2019 and in this post, we take a look at the race numbers.

In 2017, there were just two races in the series. This increased to four in 2018 and dropped to three in 2019.

In terms of numbers, the average for 2017 was 86. This rose to an average of 107 for the four races in 2018. In 2019 however, the average dropped back to 80.

The results of each five mile race in 2019 can be seen below...

Race 1 ... Race 2... Race 3

Limerick : Results of the Bruff 5 mile - Fri 28th June 2019

Just catching up on some results. A total of 91 runners turned out for this years Bruff 5 mile road race in Co Limerick. As the chart above shows, there has been more than a 50% reduction in numbers since 2016.

The results are HERE

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Limerick : Results & Photos of the Curraghchase - Sun 11th Aug 2019

There was another large turn out for this years Curraghchase 10k in Co Limerick with 484 finishers. That is up over 30% on the number for 2018!

1 262 Declan Moore Male 00:32:57
2 475 Thomas Klimas Male00:37:38
4 341 Tomas Regan Male 00:39:54
3 336 Jessica Coyne Female 00:39:02
11 478 Val Sheehy Female 00:42:02
17 352 Noreen O'Sullivan Female 00:43:07

Full results

1) The organisers have a large number of photos...
...Post Race

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Clare: Results of the Johnny Hayes Memorial 5k in Lissycasey - Wed 7th Aug 2019

Clare Ladies & The 3rd Annual Johnny Hayes Memorial 5k Frure, Lissycasey Co Clare Wednesday 7 August 2019. 7:00 pm
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:18:43    DAVID LYONS,     Ennis Track AC    M    74    1
    2    0:20:00    KIERAN DILLON,     St Marys AC    M    88    2
    3    0:20:17    DAVID CORRY,     St Marys AC    M    92    3
    4    0:20:19    AARON KELLY,     St Marys AC    M    488    4
    5    0:21:43    LIAM KEANE,     Lissycasey    M    170    5
    6    0:21:51    ANTHONY CULLIGAN,     Fergus AC    M    89    6
    7    0:22:22    JIMMY DOYLE,     Ennis Track AC    M    94    7
    8    0:22:25    THOMAS FAUGHNER,     Fergus AC    M    498    8
    9    0:22:26    AINE GARRY,     Fergus Ladies GAA    F    493    9
    10    0:22:41    SAOIRSE CROWE,     Kilrush Ladies GAA    F    65    10
    11    0:23:05    AINE BERMINGHAM,     Kilrush Ladies GAA    F    67    11

    12    0:23:14    AIMEE BARRETT,     Clarecastle Ladies GAA    F    19    12
    13    0:23:19    JOHN MC MAHON,     Fergus AC    M    490    13
    14    0:23:28    AINE SLATTERY,     Fergus Ladies GAA    F    178    14
    15    0:23:31    CAOIMHE MC MAHON,     Fergus AC    F    489    15

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Clare : Results of the Dan O'Halloran 5k in Kilmihil - Sat 3rd Aug 2019

The 10th Annual Dan O Halloran 5k Road Race in Kilmihil, Co Clare Saturday 3 August 2019. 1:00 pm
Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:17:11    NICK BOWKER,     Clapham Chasers London    M    197    1
    2    0:18:18    DERMOT GALVIN,     St Johns AC    M    290    2
    3    0:19:05    BARRY CONWAY,     Fergus AC    M    224    3
    4    0:19:52    ANNE HATCHARD,     Adelaide Australia    F    215    4
    5    0:20:21    CORMAC TOOMEY,     Clapham Chasers London    M    242    5
    6    0:20:42    GERARD DUNNE,     St Johns AC    M U/14    212    6
    7    0:20:51    STEPHEN CONNORS,     West Clare Sports & Fitness    M 40    733    7
    8    0:20:53    LAURA EGAN,     Kilmihil    F    268    8
    9    0:21:00    EAMONN MORGAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M 40    100    9
    10    0:21:03    AOIBHE CARR,     Craughwell    F    95    10
    11    0:21:04    LIAM CLANCY,     Dublin    M 40    739    11
    12    0:21:13    VERONICA COLLERAN,     Ennis Track AC    F 50    250    12

Notice : West Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon - Sat 14th Sept 2019

The 3rd West Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon is coming up this year on Saturday the 14th of September 2019 at 9am.

Update - Sat 3rd Aug 2019 : Demand for entries has been very high and it is nearly sold out!

Entry link HERE

The Greenway which runs from Waterford City to Dungarvan follows the route of the old railway line and opened in 2017. With a combination of mountain and coastal views, it has been really popular with walkers, runners and cyclists.

This Greenway goes from Kilmacthomas to Dungarvan going across several viaducts and through the 400 metre long Ballyvoile tunnel. This video below gives a flavour of what the greenway is like.

This is likely to fill up fast so don't delay entering if you are interested.

This race is organised by West Waterford AC and they have all the info up on their website HERE 

Some info about the Greenway HERE

Friday, August 2, 2019

Clare : Results of the Run the Banner 5k in Ennis - Thurs 1st Aug 2019

RUN THE BANNER Clare Athletics 5k Summer Series Race No.4 Lees Road, Ennis Co Clare Thursday 1 August 2019. 7:00 pm

Provisional Results for All Competitors in finish order.    Race    Race
    1    0:17:29    JOHN MOLONEY,     Ennis Track AC    M    289    1
    2    0:18:00    JOHN O GORMAN,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North ClareM    49    2
    3    0:18:19    DARA MULCONROY,     Tulla AC    M    32    3

    4    0:18:55    MICHAEL MOYNIHAN,     Kilnaboy    M    362    4
    5    0:19:02    DAVID CORRY,     St Marys AC    M    23    5
    6    0:19:08    COLM RYAN,     St Cronans AC    M    276    6
    7    0:19:11    AISLING KELLY,     St Johns AC    F    30    7
    8    0:19:16    BRIAN TROY,     St Johns AC    M    363    8
    9    0:19:17    SEAN CAHALANE,     Love 2 Run Running Club    M    367    9
    10    0:19:20    AARON KELLY,     St Marys AC    M    55    10
    11    0:19:33    PETE TONGE,     Ennis Track AC    M    298    11
    12    0:19:34    BRIAN SHEEDY,     Newmarket On Fergus    M    293    12
    13    0:19:34    ANN MARIE CONNELLAN,     Ennis Track AC    F    309    13
    14    0:19:41    TOMAS WHELAN,     Kilnaboy    M    25    14
    15    0:19:43    LIAM SHANNON,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    271    15
    16    0:19:50    MIKE CLUNE,     Ennis Track AC    M    7    16
    17    0:19:50    PAT BAKER ,     Kilnamona    M    444    17
    18    0:19:53    KEVIN SYNOTT,     Ennis Track AC    M    284    18
    19    0:20:10    JIM CARRIGAN,     Ennis Track AC    M    297    19
    20    0:20:20    JAMES CROSSE,     Kilmurry Ibrickane/North Clare    M    13    20
    21    0:21:01    CLAIRE MADIGAN,     St Johns AC    F    279    21
    22    0:21:06    IAN CAROLAN,     Clare Crusaders    M    278    22
    23    0:21:14    ROBERT DWANE,     Tulla    M    325    23
    24    0:21:17    JOHN GRAY,     Galway    M    291    24