Thursday, 7 December 2017

Weekend Races 8th - 10th December 2017

Races This Weekend - 11 races so far, see below! 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 Charlestown Fun Run 5K 10K

Leinster

Laois Saturday Ballyroan 10 5K 10Mile
Kildare Saturday 12K's of Christmas 6K 12K

Munster

Cork Saturday RunClon 10K Half Marathon Marathon
Sunday Kinsale Santa Dash 5K    
Charleville RFC Christmas fun run 5K    
Kerry Sunday Run Rudolph Run 5K    
Tipperary Sunday Bohar Christmas Fun Run 5K 10K  

Ulster

Tyrone Saturday The Rudolph Run Eskra 5K 10K
Down Sunday Crossgar Santa Run 5K 10K
Monaghan Sunday Castleblaney Care Santa Run 5K

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Run Clare Series

In 2014 a group of runners in Clare came together to provide a series of quality races in the county, and the "Run Clare" race series was born in 2015. The idea for the series had come on the back of their very successful 10K race in 2013, the "Eamon Moloney 10K". From looking at feedback on these races year over year, and looking at what the organisers are providing for runners, this does seem like a series of races that you should strongly consider travelling for.


What is it:

This is 4 races over 4 months: a 5K, a 5 Mile, a 10K and a 10Mile. But each race is now in a different location around Clare, giving you the opportunity to experience some of the best of the beautiful banner county.



The 5k will be in the lovely village of Barefield, it'll be a great way to start the journey around the country lanes. The 5 mile takes you to the seaside town of Lahinch where the views on your route will be breathtaking. Back to Ennis for the Eamon Moloney 10k, where the urban location is known for its family atmosphere and fast, flat route. Finally, you head to East Clare and Tuamgraney for the 10 mile, you'll have spectacular views over Lough Derg in your last event before collecting your great finisher's gift.

What you get

The organisers each year strive to improve the quality of their medals / souvenirs / gifts. In an age where many runners will travel for a nice medal (a little bit guilty there myself!!), they certainly have some nice pieces for the collection.....check out the picture below:


Registration

I have put in the links for the registration for each race below, however, it's definitely worth considering the €70 option. Last year, around 700 runners completed the full series, but this year the registrations are already up over 800 with another 2 months to go. I expect this series is going to be hugely popular this year (and probably into the future), so don't go kicking yourself for missing out when you see others posting their pictures online!!


FULL SERIES LINK


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Weekend Races 1st - 3rd December 2017

Races This Weekend - 17 races so far, see below! 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 Belleek Woods Run 10K
Sligo Sunday St. John's FC Christmas Turkey Trot 5K
Roscommon Sunday Lough Key Santa Dash 6K

Leinster

Dublin Saturday Jingle Bells 5K, Phoenix Park 5K  
Sunday Santa Dash Dublin 5K 10K
Carlow Sunday CRYS Jingle Bells Jog 5K  
Laois Sunday Family Fun Run 5K  
Louth Saturday Wild Goose Chase 5K 10K

Munster

Waterford Saturday Waterford Half Marathon Half Marathon

Ulster

Tyrone Saturday Sperrin Harriers Winter Series, Lough Fea 5K  
Down Sunday Hillsborough Santa Run 5K 10K
Son of The Griddle 10K  
Armagh Saturday Run Forest Run, Loughgall 5K 10K
Antrim Saturday Malcolm Cup    
Sunday Cash for Kids Santa Dash 5K  
Donegal Sunday Turkey Trot 5K  
Derry Sunday St Brigids PS Santa Fun Run 5K  

Friday, 24 November 2017

Weekend Races 24th - 26th November 2017

Races This Weekend - 15 races so far, see below! 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

Galway Sunday Galway Santa Dash 5K 10K
Sligo Saturday Dash in a Tash 5K
Roscommon Sunday Ballyfarnon Fun Run 6.5K

Leinster

Dublin Saturday Clontarf Half Marathon 5Mile Half Marathon

Munster

Cork Saturday Joseph Murphy Fundraiser 5K
Sunday RNLI Reindeer Run 5K 10K
Sean Hurley Memorial Fun Run 6K
Great Glenville 4 mile race 4Mile
Kerry Saturday Puck Warriors Jingle Run 5K 10K
Waterford Sunday Joe Curran Memorial Turkey Trot 5Mile

Ulster

Down Saturday Loop the Lough Marathon Ultra Marathon
Sunday Home Start Santa 10k And Fun Run 10K
Fermanagh Sunday Fermanagh Half Marathon 5K 10K 10Mile Half Marathon
Antrim Saturday Seeley Cup 10K   
Monaghan Sunday Castleblayney SuperValu Road Race 5K

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Jack White's 5K/10K Run

A new event coming on 7th April in Wicklow is the Jack White's 5K / 10K Run. This event is organised by the same race director that has brought numerous similar events, such as the Brittas Bay Run and the Wicklow Santa Dash.

All these events are run in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin (and when I say in aid of....all the money goes there, not a percentage!).


If you don't know the area, Jack White's Inn is an iconic landmark. And once again the organisers have done a great job with their medal design to reflect this, so I'd be confident that there will be a lot of runners out there that will want this souvenir.

Entry / Registration

There is early bird registration for this (€13 for 5K, €16 for 10K) until the end of February. However, you can get FREE entry if you take a sponsorship card for the Children's hospital.

Free entry deal:  Take a sponsor card and raise €50 for a free single entry. Or raise €80 for a free family entry (2+2).  All card holders get 1 free Crumlin T-shirt along with the medal (all entrants get the medal, not just the cardholder).

To get the sponsorship card, email the race director on: waynedriscoll02@gmail.com

Family Day Out

Beyond the race, this should be a good day out for all the family. Entertainment mega slide bouncy castle, spider man castle, face painting, puppet show, sack race for kids, egg and spoon race for kids, kids dash 500 metres and a DJ pumping out the tunes.

REGISTER HERE



Thursday, 16 November 2017

Weekend Races 17th - 19th November 2017

Races This Weekend - 21 races so far, see below! 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

Galway Sunday Leenane 5 Mile Run 5Mile
BDN 10K 10K
Mayo Sunday Hollymount International Road Race 3K 6K 10K
Sligo Saturday Calry St Joseph's GAA Run 5K

Leinster

Dublin Saturday BHAA, Irish Life Cross Country 6K
Sunday RNLI Reindeer Run 1K 5K 10K
Kilkenny Saturday The Stook 5K 10Mile
Wicklow Saturday Glendalough Trail Run 8.6K Trail 15.5K Trail
Annacurra Camogie's Challenge 5K 10K
Laois Sunday Gingerbread Run Half Marathon
Louth Saturday Annagassan Viking Coastal Run 10K

Munster

Clare Sunday Eddie Murphy Memorial Run Half Marathon Marathon Ultra  Double Marathon
Cork Friday SPAR Fitlive Run Series - Cork Runway 5K      
Sunday Cloyne Commons 4K      
Cork BHAA, Little Island 5K      
Valley Rovers Camogie Club fun run 7K      
Kerry Sunday Run The Gauntlet Half Marathon      
Waterford Saturday Beat the Train for Down Syndrome 10Mile      

Ulster


Tyrone Saturday Run Forest Run - Drum Manor 5K 10K
Down Sunday Co Down 5KM Championship 5K
Donegal Sunday Finn Valley Remembrance run 10K