Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Notice: IMRA Glengarra Woods Trail Race nr Mitchelstown - Sun 29th Jan 2023

After a very successful trail race at Corrin Hill Woods on the 15th, the IMRA are holding their next trail race on Sunday the 29th of January 2023 at Glengarra Woods near Mitchelstown. This is a good introduction to trail running for anyone starting off.

The distance is 7.3kms with a 187m climb. If you can run a 10k comfortably on the road then you should be ok for this. 

Details and registration at https://imra.ie/events/view/id/2263

Note that IMRA membership is required which costs €10 for the year. The trail race costs €7.

From IMRA... " Our next trail race will be at Glengarra Woods, in the foothills of the Galtee Mountains, on Sunday 29th January. We have long (7.3km) and short (3km) courses available. If you're new to trail running, this would be a great course to try out.

Details and registration at https://imra.ie/events/view/id/2263
DESCRIPTION: Glengarra Woods
COUNTY: Tipperary
DATE: Sunday 29 January, 2023
CLIMB (M):187
ENTRY CLOSES: 2023-01-28 18:00:00
ENTRY COST:€7 for seniors, €5 for over 65s and under 18s. Online entry only for this race.

Glengarra Woods is just off the M8 motorway between Mitchelstown and Cahir. If you're coming from near Cork City then take exit 12 and follow the old N8 road.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Results of the Tom Walsh 10k in Caherconlish, Limerick - Sun 15th Jan 2023

The annual Tom Walsh 10k road race was held in Caherconlish, Limerick on Sunday 15th January 2023 and attracted a large field of 267 runners. This is down slightly on the 289 of last year.

As road races go in Co Limerick, this is one of the larger ones.

Top 3 men & women...
 1 Conor MCCAULEY 31:37 459 MS Leevale AC
2 Rory CHASSER 32:37 1487 MS
3 Declan GUINA 33:23 173 MS West Limerick AC
1 Dymphna RYAN 36:45 1467 F40 Dundrum AC
2 Carol FINN 37:59 1486 FS Leevale AC
3 Angela MCCANN 38:17 456 F50 Clonmel AC

Full results HERE

1) Ian Horgan has a number of galleries... 
a) Pre-race 
b) Finish 1 of 4
c) Finish 2 of 4
d) Finish 3 of 4
e) Finish 4 of 4

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Notice: Tom Walsh 10k race in Caherconlish, Limerick - Sun 15th Jan 2023

The annual Tom Walsh 10k race is coming up in Caherconlish to the south-east of Limerick City on Sunday the 15th of January 2023 at 12 noon.

The entry fee is €25 (& fees) and this includes a dry fit top for the first 250 to enter.

Enter HERE

From the organisers...All Proceeds from this years race will go to the following local clubs and charities:
Underage soccer club
Local St Vincent de Paul
Senior citizens 
Tidy Towns

The map below shows the race route to the south-east of Caherconlish.

The first two miles of the 10k course is on the R513 road which may have some traffic. After that at about 2.3 miles, runners turn off to the left and onto quiet country roads for the rest of the race.

The profile above shows the humps and bumps out on the course. There is a slight pull around the 5 mile mark but this is followed by a downhill finish.

Course video below gives a feel for what the 10k looks like...

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Notice: Colligan Woods 5mile in W Waterford - Sun 15th Jan 2023

West Waterford AC are organising a 5-mile race in Colligan Woods to the NW of Dungarvan on Sunday 15th January 2023. It starts at 12 noon and the entry fee is €10.

Entry link... https://eventmaster.ie/event/RpY2uL5h76


This coming Sunday the 15th January 2023, we will host the 34th Annual Kiely Monumental Colligan Cup. The Juvenile race starts at 11 am. The senior race has a 12 noon start and is over the usual 5 miles Colligan wood circuit and Juveniles will have a single 1-mile circuit to run. 

The Colligan cup is a unique event in that it is run on a handicap basis where you simply predict your finishing time over a 5 mile run, with the winner being the person who is nearest to that predicted time.

This makes the race open to all no matter what your standard is, everyone has the same chance of taking the title. Now in its 34th year we would like to thank sincerely our sponsor for all of those 34 years David and Margaret Kiely of Kiely Monumental for their on-going support for the local running club West Waterford AC. So for a great fun event on the yearly running calendar Colligan is where you need to be come next Sunday 15th January.


The race timing system itself will remain the same as the one Victor Mullins devised 34 years ago. The following is how the handicap timing system works, the run begins when the clock starts with the time of the slowest predicted runner’s time, say 60 minutes. As the clock counts backwards down to zero every runner begins when his or her predicted time shows up on the clock. 

The runner with the fastest predicted time will be the last runner to start the race. The winner of the Colligan Cup is the runner who is the first person to cross the finish line after the clock reaches zero-it is that simple. All you have to do is get your prediction right. 

Remember, no watches allowed or music head phones. So if you would like to become part of local athletics history and have your name inscribed on the now famous Colligan plaque which was erected in the wood some years ago by the race sponsor David Kiely of Kiely Monumental come along next Sunday. We must also mention and thank Coillte for their permission and help in letting us hold the race. We urge all going to Colligan on Sunday to please allow plenty of time as parking will be restricted on the road to one side. Please do not park where your car might obstruct the flow of traffic or interfere with the runners. This is a great family event with something for everyone. The Colligan Cup itself will be awarded to the winner of the senior race, while the Shield will be awarded to the first lady finisher. The Victor Mullins cup will be awarded to the 1st runner on the right side of the clock who is running the event for the very first time. The Juvenile Shield will be presented to the Juvenile winner. The junior race is organized by the club’s juvenile section over one lap of the Colligan circuit and it gets under way at 11AM sharp and this too is a guess your time handicap event. The senior race will start at 12 noon. All are welcome to participate.

entry online at link below.