Friday, January 21, 2022

14-week training programme for the Limerick Half-Marathon on the 1st of May 2022

The Great Limerick Run Half-Marathon is coming up on Sunday the 1st of May 2022.

While there are plenty of generic 'one size fits all' plans about, many if not most are of little value. Every person is different and any proper training plan should be specific for each individual.

A 14-week training programme for the Limerick Half-Marathon starts on the 23rd of January 2022 and costs €79. 

A 12-week programme for those doing the 6-mile event starts of the 6th of February and cost €69. There is also the option of making it 14-weeks for €79 if someone wants a bit more time to get ready.

Each programme is sent out weekly and is tailored for each individual. Weekly feedback by email is required.

If interested, send an email to johndesmondrunning AT gmail DOT com

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Results & photos of the Ballyhoura Winter Moonlight Challenge - 14th Jan 2022

The IMRA Ballyhoura Winter Moonlight Challenge was held on Friday evening the 14th of January 2022 with an impressive 176 runners finishing the course. That's pretty amazing for a 28km trail race that was run in the dark in the middle of January.

Top 5 men & women...
1 Barry McEvoy 118 M 2:06:43 Laois
2 Raivis Zakis 652 M40 2:07:49 West Waterf... Waterford
3 Michael Lyons 497 M35 2:21:25 Grange Ferm... Cork
4 Paul Tierney (Tipp) 846 M40 2:24:35 GoTri Adven... Tipperary
5 Sam Hand 141 M 2:24:58 Kilmallock ... Limerick
13 Laura O Driscoll 731 F40 2:39:15 North East ... Louth
34 Michelle Nolan 186 F50 2:52:00 Cork
40 Elaine Collins 235 F 2:55:05 Cork
42 Roisin Howley 716 F 2:55:58 Clare
68 Cora Fenton 677 F50 3:08:27 Kilmallock ... Limerick

Full results HERE

1) The Irish Mountain Running Association has two galleries... Album 1 ... Album 2... 

Notice: Adare 10k in W Limerick - Sun 27th Feb 2022

The annual Adare 10k road race is coming up on Sunday the 27th of February 2022 at 1pm.

Organised by West Limerick AC, this is a hugely popular race and attracts a large field of about 700 runners, way beyond the usual 200 or so that most races get. It sells out every year.

Update 18th Jan 2022: This race has now sold out! It's really impressive to see such strong demand for this race with 1000 places filled. While many races struggle to attract runners, others are going from strength to strength.

The first batch of 600 went on sale on the 4th of November 2021 and filled out within days. The second batch of 400 went on sale on the 14th of January and sold out in about three days.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Notice: Bill Fox Memorial 10k Run in Ballylanders - Sun 6th Mar 2022

The Bill Fox Memorial 10k run is coming up in the village of Ballylanders in SE Limerick on Sunday the 6th of March 2022. - Please note this has been changed from the original date of the 9th of January.

Details... Bill Fox Memorial Run (10k) taking place on the 9th of January. Online registration only. Entry fee €15 plus booking fee. Starting at the Ballylanders GAA clubhouse. Money raised will be in aid of Marymount Hospice and Ballylanders GAA.

Online entry HERE


The village of Ballylanders is situated in the south-east corner of county Limerick and is located on the R513 road which runs from Limerick City to Mtchelstown. It is located about 12kms from the M8 motorway (exits 12 & 13).

The 10k course takes in a large loop to the south-west of Ballylanders.