Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Notice: IMRA Top of the Coom Trail Race - Sun 21st Aug 2022

This 11km trail race is coming up on the Cork-Kerry border to the SW of Macroom on Sunday the 21st of August 2022. Note the 11km distance and the 350m of ascent.



DATE: Sunday 21 August, 2022


CLIMB (M):350


RACE MARKING: Route fully marked - Route fully marked

ENTRY CLOSES: 2022-08-20 18:00:00

ENTRY COST: €7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s

ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Nice fast course, Forrest trail, Bog road, and open Mountain.

GETTING THERE: Top of Coom Ireland's Highest Pub Coolnolhill, Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry, V93 EW90. From Cork, N22 through Macroom and Baile Mhuirne (Ballyvourney), turn left at the Mills Inn, take minor road through CĂșil Aodha (Coolea), and continue uphill on this minor road as far as Top of Coom Pub. From Kerry, N22 from Killarney, turn right onto the R569 road to Kilgarvan and Kenmare, about 3km before Kilgarvan turn left over Morleys Bridge and continue uphill on this minor road as far as Top of Coom Pub.

ORGANISERS INSTRUCTIONS:TIME:12:00 (Adult race). 11:15 (Kids). 11.30 (Juniors). 

ENTRY DETAILS: Adults (16+) €7. Over 65s & juniors €5. Plus €10 one-off annual IMRA Membership fee. No cash payment accepted at race. Purchase race entry & membership online before race. Kids under 10 (accompanied) Free.

Entries & more info here...

Monday, August 1, 2022

Notice: West Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon - Sat 3rd Sept 2022

The Eurofins West Waterford Greenway Half-Marathon is coming up this year on Saturday the 3rd of September 2022 at 9am. This scenic half will certainly sell out so I would advise anyone that is interested to enter asap.

ENTRIES: You can enter the half-marathon HERE

From West Waterford AC.... On 3th September 2022 at 9am West Waterford Athletic Club will host our now annual Greenway Half Marathon.

Limited to 750 entries and entry fee is €35 online at

Entry fee inlcludes transport to the start line in Kilmacthomas and a dri fit tshirt !

Once again we are delighted to have local company Eurofins as our title sponsor for this unique event and we thank them for their commitment to this race and to our club. In conjunction with Waterford City and County Council this is a  13.1 mile race along the now famous old Waterford/Dungarvan Railway line.  

This fantastic amenity opened officially in 2017 and has already experienced visitors from all over the country and beyond. Users are amazed by this 47 km spectacular off-road cycling and walking trail along an old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan.

As the map shows below, the half-marathon starts near Kilmacthomas and finishes in Dungarvan.

As it was an old railway line, the course is very slightly downhill overall and is certainly a LOT flatter than the average race on public roads.