Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The 2021 Dungarvan 10 mile road race is postponed


The next John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile road race was due to be held on Sunday the 7th of February 2021. Unfortunately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has had to be postponed.

This is one of the biggest events on the road race calendar and it was a focus for many training over the Winter period.

Here is a statement from the organisers...

It's that time of year when traditionaly we would be opening entries for the 2021 John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile road race but alas the club race commitee have decided that due to the current covid pandemic situation, the race will not go ahead on the February date.

However it is hoped that a date later in the year might be possible if guidelines permit.
It is as disapointing for all of us as well as it is for you our many friends who come in your thousands to this race each year.

For now keep safe and keep running.!!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

End of the road for Ballynonty AC


After 26 years in existence, Ballynonty AC in Co.Tipperary have finally pulled the plug. While the club was never a big one, it does show the problems that some of the smaller rural clubs are having.

Most of the older runners on the race circuit will have come across Ballynonty AC members at races over the years and the club will be remembered for holding a low key 10-mile road race every July which had its own following.

In a statement, Neilie Hall said..." It's with great sadness that I have to announce the end of Ballynonty AC as of the 1st of October 2020. We had some great times over the last 26 years but the runners and leaders have gone. I would like to thank everyone who helped out over years."