Ballyhoura Active

As we move into November and the clocks are gone back the hour, we have only a short run in to Christmas and the New Year. But looking back at the Bank Holiday weekend and the Dublin City Marathon (photo shown by: Stephen McCarthy/ Sportsfile) had record numbers the 19 and a half thousand entry’s and almost 17 thousand finishers.

There were four different start times or waves the first Irish man home was Sergiu Ciobanu in 2.17. We had a lot of runners from the Ballyhoura region who took part in the event and well done to all who took part and finished. They are too numerous to mention just check out the club’s web pages for more results on Ballyhouraactive.

We can’t forget all those who went to Germany and ran the Frankfurt Marathon as well this is a much flatter route than Dublin so I hope all the lads who went got that all important P.B. We can safely say they didn’t get better weather than we did in Dublin.

Ballyhoura Duathlon

With just two weeks to the Ballyhoura Duathlon, time is running out so if you want to be part of this event sign up before all the places are filled out. Full details are on the website so if you fancy running the 4km and cycling the 6km and running the final 2km then remember the 12th of November is the day and you will need to have a Mountain bike and helmet for the event – no racing bikes allowed.

If you don’t have a bike of your own Trailriders hill hire you one at a very reasonable rate, and remember this is a race and most of the people who are in the event are only beginners to the sport, it’s all off road on trial roads and fire roads. There will be T-shirts for the first 50 to enter and there will be refreshments after.

Clonmel Trail Run/Walk – The Long Way Round

If you are into trail running or walking there is an event coming up on Saturday 26th in Clonmel this has been running for the last 3 years. It is a Night run or walk from the Mountain Rescue centre in Clonmel to the Cross on top of the hills to the south of the town and back to the Rescue centre. The money collected goes to the South Eastern Mountain Rescue service, this is one of their main fundraisers during the year so your support would be gratefully received.

You will need to have a head torch on the night and you can enter online on The event can be viewed on the South eastern mountain rescue website and there is a link there to entry.