Friday, December 31, 2021

Notice: IMRA Ballyhoura Winter Trail Challenge Marathon - 14th Jan 2022

The Munster branch of IMRA (Irish Mountain Running Association) are holding a full marathon in the Ballyhoura mountains on the Friday the 14th of January 2022. Not only will this be held in the middle of Winter but it will also be held in the dark!


DESCRIPTION: Ballyhoura Winter Trail Challenge
COUNTY: Limerick
DATE: Friday 14 January, 2022
CLIMB (M): 900
DISTANCE (KM): 26.00
RACE MARKING: Route fully marked - Route fully marked
ENTRY CLOSES: 2022-01-07 23:59:00
GETTING THERE: Scoil Pol, Kilfinane, Co Limerick

As with all IMRA events, annual membership costing €10 for 2022 is required.

ORGANISERS INSTRUCTIONS: Registration will take place at Scoil Pol in Kilfinnane Co Limerick from 5:30pm on Friday 14th January. Entry online only. Complete an lovely 26km course taking in many of the local woodlands and also topping out over Seefin Mountain. 

There will be a cut off point at the check point approx 15km into the course. Those not getting here on the time (tbd) will not be allowed up over the mountain section. Marshals will man the route at sections along the way. The Checkpoint will have water etc and food depending on the weather at the time but defo jellies, biscuits etc. 

Mandatory Kit is: Rain jacket, full vizi vest, headlamp with spare batteries, mobile phone charged and volume on loud, face covering.

PRIZEGIVING LOCATION: On finishing, finishers will receive a souvenir Beanie and a hot roll with tea/coffee.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Tipperary: Results of the Clonmel 4 mile road race - 26th Dec 2021

This years Clonmel 4 mile road race had a total of 318 finishers, a drop of about 30% on the last race in 2019. As can be seen from the chart above, it's the lowest number for at least 11 years.

Top 3 men & women...
 1 Shay McEvoy Kilkenny  18:44 SM 218
2 David McCarthy West Waterford AC  18:48 SM 207
3 Kevin Moore Dundrum AC  18:59 SM 247
16 Dymphna Ryan Dundrum AC  21:56 SF 370
21 Ciara O Neill Clonmel AC  23:13 SF 318
25 Angela McCann Clonmel AC  23:28 SF 206

The full results are up on the Premier Timing Systems website HERE

Kerry: Results of the Farranfore 5k - 26th Dec 2021

This years Farrranfore 5k on St Stephen's Day attracted a field of 301 runners. While this is down 6% on the number for the last outing in December of 2019, it's still only a small drop and a good number of runners for a 5k race in Co Kerry.

First 3 men & women...
1 15:13 Oisin Spillane M Sen Tralee Harriers
2 15:58 Derek Griffin M Sen 
3 16:02 Aogán MacDomhnaill M Sen West Limerick AC
1 16:05 Michelle Finn F Sen Leevale AC
2 16:19 Sorcha Ní Dhomhnaill F Sen Donore Harriers
3 17:20 Niamh O'Mahony F Sen An Ríocht

Results HERE

First 3 women (L-R) 2nd Sorcha Ní Dhomhnaill, 1st Michelle Finn, 3rd Niamh O'Mahony

Friday, December 24, 2021

Running events over the Christmas period - 25th Dec 2021 to 2nd Jan 2022

I updated the race calendar over the last few days and there are a huge number of running events in Cork and Munster... parkruns, GOAL miles, road race, charity runs and so on. No matter where you live in Munster, there is probably some event nearby.

Check out the race calendar HERE

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Waterford: Photos of the Old Parish 5 mile Turkey Trot - Sun 5th Dec 2021

The 12th annual Paddy Joe Curran Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile was held on Sunday the 5th of December 21st 2021 in West Waterford. A total of €3810 was raised for charity.

Top 3 men...

1st Adam O’Connor United Striders AC 27.35 
2nd Raivis Zakis West Waterford AC 27.53
3rd John O'Rourke IND 28.10

Top 3 women...

1st Elaine Horgan Clonmel AC 33.53 
2nd Liz Nyhan West Waterford AC 34.09
3rd Beth O’Connor United Striders AC 36.03

1) James Veale of West Waterford AC has 300+ photos HERE

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Notice: Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile in Waterford - Sun 5th Dec 2021

The annual Paddy Joe Curran Memorial Turkey Trot 5 mile will beheld in West Waterford on Sunday the 5th of December 2021 at 12 noon.

13th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Turkey Trot (An tSean Phobail) in Association with West Waterford Athletic Club.  All proceeds to Solas Cancer Support Centre Waterford.

100% of funds raised goes to Solas Cancer Support Centre.

There will be prizes for the first 3 men and women and these will be presented at the finish line.  

Sponsors   Cleanzone Technology Ltd

Entries HERE

The race HQ is at the Marine Bar which is a few kms from Dungarvan on the Dungarvan to Youghal road.