Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Weekend Races 20th - 22nd Jan 2017

Races This Weekend -  13 races so far, see below! Where are you Running?



                                                                                                                               

FEATURE RACE - BALLYFIN DEMESNE 6K

This week the feature race of the weekend is the very unique Ballyfin Demesne 6K, hosted by Ballyfin GAA club in Laois. This is unique as the race is held in the very exclusive grounds (that are normally not accessible to the public) of the fanntastic Ballyfin estate.


The 6K route will start in the exclusive grounds of Ballyfin House just off the main avenue where it heads through the farm buildings and up to the Tower taking in just some of the 614 acres of Park lands. Following this avenue participants will soon catch sight of the majestic Main House, long admired as the most lavish Regency mansion in Ireland, which has recently been restored to its former glory.
The route runs along the front of the House itself, and makes its way out the avenue where it turns down by the 'caves' before meandering onto the walkway surrounding the lake. The route then goes all around the lake taking in some of the most spectacular views, climbing back up to the main avenue and making its way towards the 'Main Entrance' Gate with the finish on the avenue within the grounds.

ENTRY TAKEN ON THE DAY:
  • ADULT: €10
  • JUVENILE (15 & UNDER) : €5
  • FAMILY(2 ADULTS & 2 CHILDREN): €20

                                                                                                                                


Here's the list of running races on by county this coming weekend. If there are any that I've missed, just chat a message below and I'll update.


Connaught


Leinster
Laois
Sunday 22nd - Ballyfin GAA Run - 6K

Dublin
Saturday 21st - BHAA, Eir Cross Country - 2Mile / 5Mile

Kilkenny
Sunday 22nd - Kilmanagh Fundraiser (Corcoran Family) - 5K / 10K

Kildare
Sunday 22nd - Kilcullen GAA - 5K

Wexford
Sunday 22nd - Ballymurn Fun Run - 5K


Munster

Cork
Sunday 22nd - Cloyne Commons - 4K

Sunday 22nd - Great Glenville Run - 4Mile

Tipperary
Sunday 22nd - Newcastle - 5K

Kerry
Saturday 21st - Puck Warriors - Duathlon


Ulster
Armagh
Saturday 21st - Run Forest Run Series, Gosford Forest Park - 5K / 10K

Tyrone
Saturday 21st - Sperrin Harriers Winter League, An Creagan - 5Mile

Derry
Saturday 21st - St Patrick's College Dungiven - 5K / 10K

Sunday 22nd - Ballykelly Trail Run - 5K (trail)

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Weekend Races 13th - 15th Jan 2017

Races This Weekend -  races so far! Where are you Running?




Here's the list of running races on by county this coming weekend. If there are any that I've missed, just chat a message below and I'll update.

Nominations for "Races of the Year" Open Now



Connaught
Galway
Sunday 15th - Tuam AC Road Race - 8K


Leinster


Munster

Cork
Sunday 15th - Cork BHAA, FMC - 4Mile

Tipperary
Sunday 15th - St.Joseph's CBS Nenagh Fun Run - 5K / 10K


Ulster

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Weekend Races 6th - 8th Jan 2017

Races This Weekend -  12 races so far! Where are you Running?




Here's the list of running races on by county this coming weekend. If there are any that I've missed, just chat a message below and I'll update.

Nominations for "Races of the Year" Open Now



Connaught
Leitrim
Sunday 8th - Carrick on Shannon Rowing Club fundraiser - 5K


Leinster
Dublin
Saturday 7th - BHAA, Bank of Ireland Cross Country - 2Mile / 4Mile

Wexford
Sunday 8th - Arachas Ferrycarrig 5 - 5Mile

Sunday 8th - Kilanerin Village New Year Run - 5K / 10K

Westmeath
Sunday 8th - Lough Lene Gaels New Year Challenge - 5K / 10K

Munster

Cork
Sunday 8th - Cork BHAA, ESB Cross Country Challenge - 5K

Tipperary
Saturday 7th - Marathon Club Ireland - Marathon


Ulster
Donegal
Sunday 8th - Letterkenny AC / Michael Murphy Sports Fun Run - 3K / 5K

Fermanagh
Sunday 8th - The Knocks - 10K

Antrim
Saturday 7th - Moira Cross Country meet

Down
Saturday 7th - Run Forest Run, Tollymore - 5K / 10K

Tyrone
Saturday 7th - Sperrin Harriers, Winter League Lough Fea - 5K

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Races around New Years

Races This NEW YEARS -  16 races so far! Where are you Running?




Here's the list of running races on by county this coming weekend. If there are any that I've missed, just chat a message below and I'll update.

Nominations for "Races of the Year" Open Now



Connaught

Mayo
Saturday 31st - Garymore GAA - 5K

Sunday 1st - Westport Leisure Park Resolution Run - 5K


Leinster
Laois
Sunday 1st - Run Killenard - 6K

Kildare
Sunday 1st - Caragh New Years Day Run - 5K / 10K


Munster

Clare
Friday 30th - Fanore Burren - 5K / 10K

Cork
Saturday 31st - Shandrum AC fun run - 5K

Sunday 1st - Bandon - 5Mile

Tipperary
Sunday 1st - Burgess Duharra Camogie Club fun run - 5K

Kerry
Sunday 1st - Charles O'Shea Memorial - 5K / 10K

Limerick
Saturday 31st - Mooreabbey Milers AC One Mile Dash - 1Mile

Sunday 1st - Limerick Country Club road race - 5Mile

Waterford
Sunday 1st - Irish Kidney Association Sponsored Run - 8K / 10K


Ulster
Antrim
Tuesday 2nd - Belfast New Year Run - 5K / 10K

Tuesday 2nd - Ballymena AC, Race over the Glens - 10K (Trail Race)

Armagh
Friday 30th - Fergal Caraher Memorial, Cullyhanna - 10K

Tyrone
Saturday 31st - Loughmacrory - 5Mile


Thursday, 22 December 2016

Races around Christmas

Races This CHRISTMAS -  38 races so far! Where are you Running?



Here's the list of running races on by county this coming weekend. If there are any that I've missed, just chat a message below and I'll update.

Nominations for "Races of the Year" Open Shortly, keep an eye on the Blog / Social Media



Connaught

Mayo
Monday 26th - Ardagh GAA - 5K

Monday 26th - Manulla FC - 4Mile

Galway
Monday 26th - Fields of Athenry - 10K

Monday 26th - Pieta House Wren Run - 3K / 6K

Monday 26th - Great Eyrecourt Mud Run - 5K (Adventure Race)

Sligo
Monday 26th - West Sligo Run - 10K

Roscommon
Moday 26th - Four Roads Camogie Club Run - 5K

Leinster
Wicklow
Monday 26th - Streets of Wicklow - 5K

Longford
Monday 26th - Shane Brennan - 5K

Tuesday 27th - Ardagh Challenge - 5K / 10Mile

Dublin
Tuesday 27th - Santry, ERP Christmas Cracker - 5K

Wednesday 28th - Sutton Fat Turkey Run - 10K

Westmeath
Sunday 25th - Kinnegad GAA track run - 5K 

Tuesday 27th - Coole, Carers Road Race - 5K / 10K

Kilkenny
Monday 26th - St.Joseph's AC Pink Rock - 10K

Monday 26th - Stoneyford FC - 5K

Wednesday 28th - Tullaroan AC, Run off the Pudding - 5K / 10K

Munster

Clare
Monday 26th - Killanena, Dromindoora NS - 5K / 10K

Monday 26th - Kilrush Turkey Run - 5K

Tuesday 27th - Ennis, Christmas Cracker - 5K

Tuesday 27th - Burren Charity Challenge - 5K / 10K / Duathlon

Cork
Monday 26th - Charleville Tidy Towns - 8K

Monday 26th - Kilworth GAA - 5K

Monday 26th - Belgooly - 4Mile

Monday 26th - Kilcorney National School Fun Run

Tuesday 27th - Togher AC Road Race - 5K

Tuesday 27th - Boherbue Fun Run - 5K

Tipperary
Monday 26th - Clonmel - 4Mile

Kerry
Monday 26th - Farranfore - 5K

Limerick
Monday 26th - Caherdavin - 10K


Ulster
Armagh
Tuesday 27th - Poyntzpass, Run for Raff - 5K / 10K

Tyrone
Monday 26th - Greencastle Road Race - 5Mile

Monday 26th - Western Building Systems Brocagh Bay - 5K / 10K

Cavan
Monday 26th - Cavan Charity Christmas Dash - 5K

Monday 26th - Turkey Trot - 7K / 10K

Derry
Tuesday 27th - Eglinton Trail Run

Down
Monday 26th - Burren Townlands - 6Mile / 12Mile

Tuesday 27th - Castlewellan FC, Christmas Cracker

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Weekend Races 16th - 18th Dec 2016

Races This Weekend -  10 races so far! Where are you Running?



Here's the list of running races on by county this coming weekend. If there are any that I've missed, just chat a message below and I'll update.


Connaught

Mayo
Sunday 18th - Ballina, Santa Run - 5K

Roscommon
Sunday 18th - Canicross Ireland, Connaught Meet, Lough Key Forest Park - Dog Running


Leinster
Wicklow
Saturday 17th - Avoca Santa Dash - 5K / 10K

Louth
Sunday 18th - Drogheda & District AC - 5K


Munster

Cork
Sunday 18th - Duhallow AC, Newmarket - 5K

Sunday 18th - Cloyne Commons - 4K

Sunday 18th - Castlelyons Turkey Trot - 5K



Ulster
Armagh
Sunday 18th - Race around the Lake - 7Mile

Down
Saturday 17th - Run Forest Run, Kilbroney - 10K

Sunday 18th - Cavehill Run - 5Mile (Trail Run)

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Weekend Races 9th - 11th Dec 2016

Races This Weekend -  19 races so far! Where are you Running?




                                                                                                                               

FEATURE RACE - BALLYROAN 10 MILE

This week the feature race of the weekend is the Ballyroan AC 10 mile (and 5K) event in Laois.


I've always been unashamedly biased when I see a race that offers some nice "bling", see pic above. But the Ballyroan Athletic Club also have a good track record of putting together well run events, and good courses. This Saturday they have the following on offer:

  • Over €2,000 in prizes
  • Team prizes
  • AAI approved
  • Chip Timing
  • Free tshirt and medal for first 500 entries
  • Fab refreshments post race (I believe this has been a pretty good spread in the past, another 'draw' for me!!)
The organisers have told me that they will expect to have some spaces available on the day, if you get there by 10am to register. But I would recommend registering online in advance, particularly if you plan on travelling to the race





                                                                                                                                


Here's the list of running races on by county this coming weekend. If there are any that I've missed, just chat a message below and I'll update.


Connaught

Galway
Sunday 11th - Santa Dash - 5K / 10K

Sligo
Sunday 11th - St John's FC, Turkey Trot - 4K


Leinster
Laois
Saturday 10th - Ballyroan AC - 5K / 10Mile

Wicklow 
Saturday 10th - Sugarloaf Trail Race - 10K

Dublin
Saturday 10th - Aware Christmas Run - 5K / 10K

Sunday 11th - Swords CFR Santa Run - 5K / 10K

Kilkenny
Sunday 11th - Santa Run, Kilkenny Castle - 5K

Kildare
Sunday 10th - KTRTC, 12K's of Christmas - 6K / 12K


Munster

Cork
Saturday 10th - Mallow Macra Santa Dash - 5K

Sunday 11th - Glantane - 5K (and kids race)

Sunday 11th - Cork BHAA Turkey Trot - 4Mile

Kerry
Sunday 11th - Tralee Santa Fun Run - 5K


Ulster
Armagh
Sunday 11th - Crossmaglen Rangers, Santa Fun Run - 5K

Tyrone
Saturday 10th - Rudolph Run, Eskra - 10K

Saturday 10th - Sperrin Harriers Winter League, Davagh Forest - 10K

Sunday 11th - Runher Parkanaur Forest Park - 5K / 10K

Sunday 11th - Run for SVP, Cookstown - 5Mile / 10Mile

Down
Saturday 10th - Hillsborough Santa Run - 5K / 10K

Sunday 11th - Crossgar Santa Run - 5K / 10K