Athletics

Two Kilkenny competitions win 2017 race awards

There were a number of competitions shortlisted as well

Two Kilkenny competitions won 2017 race awards.

The JJ Reddy Danesfort 10K run won the 10k competition while the Reign of Terror was named
Obstacle Course of the Year.

There were also local competitions shortlisted….

Here’s the full run down…..

Marathon of the Year
Winner: SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon
Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Cork – Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon
Derry – SSE Airtricity Walled City Marathon
Dublin – SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon
Kerry – Dingle Marathon
Limerick – Barrington Hospital Great Limerick Run Marathon

Half Marathon of the Year
Winner: Dingle Half Marathon
Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Cork – Charleville Half Marathon
Dublin – Rock n Roll Half Marathon
Kerry – Dingle Half Marathon
Offaly – Tullamore Harriers Quinlan Cup, Half Marathon
Waterford – Waterford AC Half Marathon

Ultra Marathon of the Year
Winner: Connemara 100 Mile Challenge
Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Donegal – The Quadrathon Challenge
Galway – Connemara 100 Mile Challenge
Kerry – Kerry Way Ultra
Kerry – Tralee Marathon Club Ultra
Kilkenny – Tullaroan Ultra Marathon

10 Mile of the Year
Winner: John Treacy, Dungarvan 10 Mile
Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Dublin – SSE Airtricity Frank Duffy 10Mile
Kilkenny – Gowran AC The Stook 10Mile
Roscommon – RosHarriers AC 10 Mile Road Race
Tyrone – Fergals 10 Miler
Waterford – John Treacy, Dungarvan 10 Mile

10K of the Year
Winner: JJ Reddy Danesfort Run 10K
Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Clare – Eamon Moloney 10K
Cork – Bweeng Trail Blazers, Mallow 10K
Cork – St Nicholas AC, Thomas Kent 10K
Kildare – Naas Town 10K
Kilkenny – JJ Reddy Danesfort Run 10K

Short Distance race of the Year
Winner: Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Runway 5K
Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Derry – Acorn Blue Belles 5K
Dublin – Dublin Pride Run 5K
Kildare – 12K’s of Christmas 6K
Kilkenny – JJ Reddy Danesfort Run 5K
Waterford – Dara Fitzpatrick Memorial Runway 5K

Adventure Race of the Year
Winner: Dingle Adventure Race
Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Donegal – Wild Atlantic Adventure Race (Waar)
Galway – Connemara Adventure Challenge
Galway – Women’s Adventure Race
Kerry – Dingle Adventure Race
Kerry – Quest Killarney

Obstacle Course of the Year
Winner: Reign of Terror
Finalists (in alphabetical order):

Cork – d’Hillbillies Mud Run
Kerry – Sandstorm
Kilkenny – Reign of Terror
Meath – Tough Mudder
Wicklow – Hell and Back

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