Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Notice: IMRA Glenageenty Trail Marathon, Half-Marathon & 10k in Co Kerry - Sat 10th Dec 2022

The Irish Mountain Running Association (IMRA) are holding their final event in Munster for 2022 at the Glanageenty Woods in Co. Kerry. This is just north of the main road between Castleisland and Tralee.

There are a choice of three trail courses on Saturday the 10th of December... 

1) Trail Marathon -8:30am - 42.2 kms & 1300m of ascent - €45 - Enter HERE

2) Trail Half-Marathon - 10am - 21.1 kms & 650m of ascent - €35 - Enter HERE

3) 9.1km Trail - 11:30am - 9.1kms & 318km of ascent - €25 - Enter HERE

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

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Notice: 14th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile run in W Waterford - Sun 27th Nov 2022


On Sunday November 27th the 14th Annual Paddy Joe Curran Old Parish Turkey Trot 5 mile run and 4 mile walk will take place at the Marine Bar, Pulla, Dungarvan. This is about 5kms to the SW of Dungarvan on the N25 road to Youghal.

All proceeds from this year's event will go to Dungarvan Community hospital. The event is once again kindly sponsored by Cleanzone Technology Ltd of which were most grateful.  

The 4 mile walk will begin at 11 am, while the 5 mile run will get under way at 11.30.

Online entry is €10 and the link is here...

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Results of the Brickey 5k - Sun 13th Nov 2022

83 runners turned out for this 5k near Dungarvan in Waterford.

Top 3 men & women...

1 SHEIL, Niall St Killians A.C, 0:16:52 Male 45 05:25.6
2 ZAKIS, Raivis West Waterford A.C. 0:17:01 Male 40 05:28.5
3 SPITERI, Paul Middleton A.C. 0:18:24 Male 40 05:55.2
7 VEALE, Kate West Waterford A.C. 0:19:22 Female Senior 06:13.9
13 SPITERI, Vicki Middleton A.C. 0:19:56 Female 35 06:24.8
18 CARTHY, Jackie Kilmore A.C 0:20:33 Female 50 06:36.7

Full results HERE

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Training programme for the 2023 Dungarvan 10-mile road race

The 2023 Dungarvan 10-mile road race is coming up on Sunday the 5th of February 2023. It is 13-weeks from the 6th of November.

If anyone would like to optimise their training then I will be starting individualised training programmes. 

The programme is sent out every week by email and weekly feedback is required. That will determine what the programme is like for the following week.

The cost is €99 and it starts Monday 7th of November 2022. (There is a reduced rate for those who have trained with me before)

If anyone wants to train for a different event then send me an email and we can plan for that.

Send an email to johndesmondrunning AT gmail DOT com

Sunday, November 6, 2022

1000 places for the Adare 10k sell out in 8-days


West Limerick AC are the organisers of the Adare 10k road race and it is coming up on the 26th of February 2023.

The entries for this race went on sale on Friday the 27th of October and all 1,000 places sold out in just 8-days!

A lot of the road races locally have seen much lower numbers this year compared to those back in 2019 before the pandemic. It's encouraging to see such a strong demand for this race in 2023 which shows that races can be successful if the organisers can market them properly.

It's also a little unusual in that the high demand is usually for events like the 10-mile and the half-marathon. Maybe there should be more 10k races if the interest for this one is anything to go by?

1) Race notice HERE

Notice: Brickey 5k nr Dungarvan in Waterford - Sun 13th Nov 2022

This 5km race organised by West Waterford AC is coming up at the Brickey GAA grounds on Sunday the 13th of November 2022. For anyone familiar with the Dungarvan 10 course then the GAA grounds are near the 5 mile mark which is just to the west of the town.

From West Waterford AC... After a 2 year break the Murray's Pharmacy 5k is back for 2022 and what a course this is.  If  you're new to running and want to try the 5k distance for the first time or a seasoned runner who wants to check this progress this this route is for you.  

The race will have an 11am start and number pick up will be at the Brickey Rangers G.A.A. club (by kind permission) from 10am.

Murray's Pharmacy Brickey 5K - Sunday, November 13, 2022 - BRICKEY RANGERS GAA CLUB (X35 YP02)

You can enter online HERE which would help out (no extra charge). You can also enter on the day.